elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

4.8
2938 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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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Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at Elements restaurant last night. Service was outstanding. From the complimentary valet to our wait staff, every person we encountered was extremely friendly and helpful. We were celebrating our anniversary and everyone wished us a happy anniversary. The food was super yummy!Portions were large and the presentation was beautiful. Everything was seasoned and cooked to perfection. Great meal and one of the best high end restaurants we have been to in Phoenix. Also, the grounds and view are outstanding - must do at sunset.

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SK
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a 12 year break from Elements we were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful food, extremely well-versed and creative menu. We've always loved the view!

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WC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience with quality customer service. This place has gorgeous views of Paradise Valley, and is lively without being too loud. It is great for romantic dates and special occasions, we will be returning when the weather’s cooler for outdoor seating.

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EK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sanctuary is the perfect location for any special event. It is world claa

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GB
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, service and food. Sarah was a perfect server - prompt without feeling rushed. We will be back.

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SG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is wonderful! Great ambiance, service and food. Our server highly recommended the daily special and we both ended up getting it-- and loved it. Dessert was amazing as well. I'd highly recommend this place.

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SR
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food experience - everything served was a superb taste experience! Service was generally good, but when we ordered a starter, soup and entree, we specifically asked if each serving would be spaced with appropriate time between serving - and we were assured it would be, but the soup came out while we were still enjoying our starter. This may seem picky, but when considered to be one of the premier restaurant spots, this should never happen. It was disappointing but certainly did not ruin the incredible tastes and seasonings of each serving - truly outstanding!

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JD
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view with food to match. Asian oysters Rockefeller were a great starter.

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MS
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. All points of service were fantastic. Can’t wait to go back.

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CB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We were two couples enjoying lunch at Elements. One of our party had a broken ankle was consequently using a knee scooter. The guys at the valet station were super helpful in getting him into the dining room via their golf carts. Excellent service, guys! The food, the service and the ambiance were all excellent. We will be returning.

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DG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with an amazing view. The food was delicious and the staff was extremely professional, nice and friendly. If you never been there it is worth to try it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My husband enjoyed his food. I did not. The shrimp in the shrimp cocktail was some of the toughest I've ever had. Seabass was good but noodles were unimaginative. Service was good. Evening lacked pizzazz we've had other nights at other places.

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SM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Elements is our favorite restaurant to bring guests it is always a guaranteed special night. Wonderful food and a beautiful view not to mention very good waiters.

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RB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

4th time dining at Elements while visiting from out of town. This past dining experience was the best yet. From ambiance to incredible the dinner, everything was exceptional. Incredible view is always a special treat as well.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner and ambience. Our sever Gavino was the best.

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Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous views, attentive service and outstanding food. I dined with 2 friends, and we were all delighted with our menu choices. One friend had the Cobb Salad and said it was the best she‘d ever had. Other friend had a turkey burger on a pretzel bun, and he loved it. I had the chef’s speciality du jour which consisted of tempura shrimp, thinly sliced steak in a light ginger marinade, served over sticky rice with sauteed shittake mushrooms - all topped with a drizzle of a spicy aioli. It was amazing!

Two us each enjoyed a Brown Derby craft cocktail. Delicious.

This is my 4th time dining at Elements.. Love this place.

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d
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch there was probably one of the best hamburgers I have ever eaten. The fries alone would bring me back. Had a great time and isn’t as expensive as one would think.

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BM
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elements never fails to impress! The view were fantastic, the food equally fantastic and the service impeccable.

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M
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience from service to ambiance, food, drinks/wine etc. Have been coming here for 12 years and still one of my top 3 favorites and never been disappointed.

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m
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good... sauce was a 7 out of 10. A bit overpowering. More soy? To make it a little less sweet/garlicky.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything you expect from a perfect restaurant in Scottsdale

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KI
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner for our son’s birthday. Love this place. Have been coming here for years.

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JK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

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SD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was wonderful. Be sure to get “a little RnR” if you like champagne!

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GG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

I have eaten there a number of times in the best and have always had great service, but this time it was terrible. We told the waitress that we would order wine when dinner came and she never asked us about it again. We had to ask them to put the shades up as the sun went down. We had coffee and they never came back to see if we wanted refills, water refills we had to ask for. The only positive was the food was excellent.

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j
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our 3rd time at Elements. We had wonderful service from Noor. The restaurant was quite full and very noisy. The food was good especially the homemade chips and onion dip.

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S
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Disappointing; terrible service, food was good but nothing special. Not worth the price of admission.

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NN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round

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LO
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had the most amazing dinner server we have ever had - very charismatic and extremely efficient!

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DH
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

From start to finish EXCELLENT Staff, View, Bars service and drinks were Fantastic - Table service, Excellent - a bit underwhelmed on the food. Great wines. Soup was EXCELLENT. Ribs needed some excitement (and less fat) - Chop was good but underdone. Salmon was just OK. Please understand, this would have been acceptable at a lessor establishment but with the chefs reputation as well as cost, we have had better at other top end restaurants.
Will we return? YOU BET! Overall a nice experience. (fun place to people watch too)

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T
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, food great, ambiance was good.

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MA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service! Beautiful location.
Had a nice Saturday lunch. Food is innovative and interesting. A little too salty for my taste.
Had the lobster bisque- really good, the tea brined chicken- one of the best fried chicken dishes I ever had ( just too salty) and the pork belly special, again really nice charred pork belly, brussel sprouts, but again, too salty.
Wine list by the glass on the high side.

On a Saturday at 1:30 PM, place was quite full. Make reservations ahead!

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a
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the views stunning!

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CC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This has always been one of my favorite Phoenix-area restaurants but we were both disappointed in our food selections. Hopefully this was a one-time occurrence.

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MH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was incredible from start to finish. Excellent service, very elegant touches with sunsets that are gorgeous to watch while you dine. Recently celebrated our 11th Anniversary here and it was perfect. Thank you to all the staff from inside to out.

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GC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service I’ve had in years. I would recommend to anyone for any occasion.

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AH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, beautiful views with 1st class service and since they've changed the chefs there the food is outstanding.

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Phoenix
150 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad we returned! We brought a friend to Elements for her b'day dinner, having given her several restaurant choices, and crossed our fingers. We used to love Elements, but our last time in - over a year ago - was not a happy event, so we had not returned. It was fabulous - our friend was treated like royalty, our service was great, and the food was spectacular. For appetizers we had the melon/prosciutto/buratta, the Japanese oysters rockefeller, the tomato soup with charred zucchini and goat cheese. We were all very happy with our choices! Our entrees were the duck breast special, the Opah, the short rib, and we had way more duck and ribs than we could finish, so happily took some home. Dessert was yummy, chocolatey and b'day decorated. A truly special evening, and we will definitely be back in the near future.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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HH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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