elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

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2898 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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Celebrate farm-fresh American cuisine at elements, one of the best restaurants in Paradise Valley. Sanctuary touts the evolution of a favorite Scottsdale restaurant that offers a distinctive experience for AZ luxury dining. Discover the cutting-edge kitchen of Food Network celebrity and Executive Chef Beau MacMillan, where the best local organic produce is used to create seasonal menus.

With the expansion of elements restaurant, enjoy distinctive venues for luxurious Scottsdale dining, including the private chef’s table, XII, where you will witness the kitchen activity firsthand…and Praying Monk, for indoor/outdoor events overlooking the beauty of Camelback Mountain. With spectacular scenery and unique settings, jade bar and edge are the perfect places to sip and savor fresh cocktails on inviting outdoor patios at sunset.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Asian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(888) 828-1522
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Beau MacMillan
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Catering
For more information on private dining, please call 480.624.0105 .
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
McDonald and Superstition Lane
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Parking details
Our valet is complimentary
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Entertainment
Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00pm-11:00pm for live entertainment in our Jade bar.

Join us every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm-5:00pm for live music in our Jade bar, as well as 1/2 off bottles of wine.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

elements offers several unique options for private dining. Indulge in stunning views of the valley and elements' signature farm-fresh American cuisine for an unforgettable wedding, meeting, event or dining experience.

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5.0Dined 18 hours ago

Our experience with elements at the Sanctuary was simply delightful. From the pot stickers to our entrees of the nairagi tuna and the seabass. And for our wine drinkers, they have an awesome selection, that at our visit was offering half off of selected wines.
Highly recommend the visit!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant where the staff goes out of it's way too ensure a terrific experience. They use your name when serving you, and made or anniversary very special.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The sea bass entree was the best I’ve had. They went to extra lengths to make sure my meal was completely gluten free and brought out a beautiful sorbet dessert for our anniversary.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic evening. Everything was perfect, only sorry it's taking us so long to visit. Quality of food, service and the view are hard to beat and will be definitely returning soon.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Really lovely location with amazing views. Not an extensive menu but something for everyone with high quality reasonably priced items. Only thing I did not like was the gratuaty being added for a party of four. I didn't notice the first time and ended up paying it twice plus 20% on the original gratuaty charge. Staff very attentive, we had Jen as our server and she was really nice and even remembered our names when we came back s few days later. Also want to shout out to the lovely guy who kept our water glasses filled.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Ambiance food and service were excellent. Mother Nature provided us with a spectacular lighting thunder rain and wind monsoon thru the glass windows.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Food, service, wine and ambiance is top-notch...I have been there a number of times and with the 50% off wine, it is a must do before September.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Absolutely wonderful. Had the bento box for lunch. Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Their French toast is one of the best I have ever had in my life! Also, they offer half-priced bottles of champagne on Sundays.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Last time we went to elements was a few years ago and we were a bit disappointed, so after being on our list of places we would go a few times a year, it fell off the list. We had friends in from out of town and wanted to take them somewhere unique, with a great view ( that could be enjoyed indoors, away from 112 degree heat). I thought we should try elements. I'm so glad we did. We had four fabulous entrees (daily special diver scallops, Marlin, salmon and sea bass). We each got to taste all four. And wow, everyone of the four were spectacular! Kudos. The service was impeccable. The views devine. Just an exceptional dinner. We will add elements back into our 'regular' list!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We are NEVER disappointed when we come to Elements for dinner. The food is fantastic. It is so flavorful and unique and we love it. the wine was super, the staff is polite and super nice. The ambiance is really great and the whole experience is just amazing. I can't say enough good things about it.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great views and very invented and tasteful food. Service was impeccable. I will return to try new options as the menu changes.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Food was amazing as always. Saddly there was a coakrache in the ceiling and we couldn’t have desert. But service was impecable as always.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Occasion was a late lunch with my beautiful spouse. We has a great view in a nice little booth looking across to Mummy Mountain. We started with seasonal Element soup and the miso soup. The seasonal Element was one of the specials of the day - a creamy tomato bisque. The bisque was favorable, but a little too spicy and salty for our taste. The miso soup was salty, but carried it well. Very rich in flavor and full of shiitake mushrooms and fresh scallions. I ordered the Elements feature of the day - an authentic Cajun Oyster Po' Boy and my spouse ordered the steak frittes with béarnaise. The Po' Boy was good, albeit a little salty. The oysters were breaded and very crunchy, but had a little 'fishy' off-taste. The Cajun tartar sauce, that accompanied the Po' Boy, was great and not too spicy. It truly made the sandwich. The sandwich was coupled with some of the best homemade potato chips I have ever had! Marvelously crisp and rich in potato flavor; they should bag them! The steak frittes was excellent. Prepared medium (pink) as requested and not salty at all. It was served with several sauces (including the béarnaise sauce), but the additional sauces were not needed. The steak was smothered in a very rich merlot burgundy mushroom sauce. It was so good, I ate it with a spoon! The frittes (french fries) were absolutely fantastic! Crisp and crunchy on the outside and smooth and creamy on the inside. Clearly made from fresh potatoes and worth a plating of their own! For dessert, we tried a trio of the gelato and sorbet offerings - chocolate gelato, coconut sorbet and lemon sorbet. The lemon sorbet was unarguably the best. Slightly sweet and lemony tart, it was the perfect palate refresher. The chocolate gelato was creamy and smooth and very chocolaty. The coconut sorbet was mild and refreshing. Worthy of a second visit, Elements is already on our calendar.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Live in Arizona for over 25 years and this was our first time. The food, service and scenery were beyond our expectations. The food was locally sourced and beautifully presented. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helped with our selections. All we can say is we'll be back.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

An absolutely incredible experience! Came here after a performance at the Arizona Broadway Theatre and everything was exceptional. From the food to the amazing views, it was a perfect find. I will definitely recommend Elements!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Always an amazing evening. The chefs and service staff go out of their way to accommodate our vegan diet and make it unique and memorable each time. We love Elements and can’t wait to visit again when next on Scottsdale and staying at Sanctuary. Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

One bonus of staying at The Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain is the fact that the hotel's restaurant is stellar at all meals with dinner no exception.
Everything is fresh. Don't miss the double pork chop!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great food with lots of flavor! Each section of the menu, we tried something from. Cocktails and wine options were fantastic!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We went for our 34th wedding anniversary. I had been to Elements a few times for business lunches but my wife had never been, so we chose it for our dinner. It is a beautiful spot, well appointed, and very romantic. We found the menu a bit precious with more than just a skew toward Asian cuisine. We love Asian food, but felt that some of the sauces overwhelmed the main ingredient of the dishes. For example, I had the Kurobuta pork chop which was smothered in the 5 spice hoisin sauce, much to the pork's detriment. My wife had the scallop special which she enjoyed. We had the Oysters Rockefeller as a appetizer, which was very good. We were, however, underwhelmed by the peanut butter chocolate dessert, which was light on the ice cream and cloying. The waitstaff was pleasant and professional, if a little obsequious. If we return we will better research the menu beforehand.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We had a great time! Your wine sommelier (forgot her name) helped us select a great bottle of French wine at a great price. Overall the food and experience were excellent. Next time we come back when it's not so hot and sit outside to enjoy the view even more!

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Off season should not mean off service, off kitchen.
The prices do not change, the expectation does not either.
Need to get back in step, both in the front of the house as well as the back. Signed a Disappointed Loyal Guest

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The meals are delicious and creative, and the service and atmosphere are outstanding! Never had a "bad night" there, yet!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This place is amazing. It has some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. The view is so beautiful. Try to make your way there for sunset!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Companion & I dined at Elements for lunch. The view was spectacular & the food was more than delicious! Our server, Taylor, guided us through every aspect of our dining experience. He offered excellent wine suggestions & answered our many questions regarding the preparation of our menu selections. We ordered the seared tuna special & the fried chicken thighs. Both were outstanding! The desert, a key lime tart, was to die for! I had been to Elements several times in the past, but this visit was the best, due to our server's guidance & attention. Thank you, Taylor!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I took my husband to elements to celebrate his birthday. It was our first time there and we had a fantastic time. The service was outstanding, the atmosphere romantic, and the food was delicious. Our dinner reservation was made so that we saw the sunset through the mountains. After dinner, we took our remaining wine and went to their bar, The Jade, to hang out and relax. They had great live music, which we really enjoyed. Highly recommend elements. We’ll be back for our next special occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

You cane come here to eat on a business lunch or just a quick stop to eat. Great food great service very classy on budget

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Wonderful evening, food, view, wine (excellent sommelier, wish I could remember her name). We had a snifter of delicious Grand Marnier Quintessence to cap off the evening. We live down the street, and we love coming to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Amazing, plain and simple! From the food quality to the service to the atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Love the sanctuary! Amazing food and service! Pricey but well worth it!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Our service was excellent and the food was something I thought of all day today. This is a one of a kind dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Great food and beautiful view!

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2018

It was Beautiful location with underwhelming food.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

My boyfriend and I were on a weekend getaway visiting from Orange County and decided to splurge a little bit for this dinner. It was hands down my favorite fine dining experience. The food was so delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. We had a table that looked right out into the desert sunset. My favorite item was the brussel sprouts and our waiter suggested the PB bomb for dessert that was so yum!

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food always disappoints. One of the prettiest dining rooms in Phoenix, but have never eaten here when one thing is not awful. Salmon over cooked and accompanying noodles a mushy, over-sauced mess. Eggplant summer rolls were sloppily executed, barely edible...in fact, I believe it to be perhaps the worst dish I have ever sampled at a fine dining restaurant. The pork belly Buddha buns were bomb; better than David Chang’s. Desserts were amazing as well.
Service was good, but seemed to lose interest half way through.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Birthday Dinner

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Overall very good
They failed to honor my table request

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Nice, but pricey. Breakfast was a better experience than dinner here because we got outdoor seating.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Fantastic food & quality service loved it! Definitely will be back.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Bat was really loud. Views are beautiful

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