Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows

4.5
307 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
From the creative mind of renowned chef Charles Wiley, Hearth ‘61 believes in ingredient-driven cuisine made with time-honored flavor pairings and cooking styles rich in tradition. We let the food inspire creativity and serve up seasonal fare that’s delightful in its simplicity. The authentic cuisine is enhanced by glass walls, a large patio surrounded by gorgeous desert scenery and a bar with unimpaired views that allow you to take in the ambience around the hotel.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! We went for our anniversary, and they did a great job making the evening special for us.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience in all ways. Team should be applauded. Well trained and it shows.

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RS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chuck Wiley and his teams have been great at every location, and Hearth '61 is no exception! The freshness of the ingredients, how well they are prepared, and how sincerely they are served are outstanding. We really appreciate the delicious and fun experiences they provide our community.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great. The noise levels were such that we couldn't really effectively communicate at dinner without raising our voices. Hope that they can fix this.

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a
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant atmosphere, great service, great food. I highly recommend for dinner.

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KW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambience was both trendy and relaxing. Everything about the experience was high-quality and worth the cost.

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Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was excellent except for the fact that our reservation coincided with their monthly wine dinner and the people speaking over the microphone were quite loud while we were trying to enjoy our dinner. Too bad they don’t have a separate room for such functions. Will make sure we never book during a wine dinner!

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JH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great, the view of Camelback mountain was great, the service was very good. The only knock I have is apparently once a month on a Sunday evening they utilize about half of the restaurant for a prix fixe dinner. During this dinner they had a speaker with a microphone that drastically increased the noise level where my wife and I found it hard to hear each other. Our waiter eventually was able to have the volume turned down but it was still a nuisance. Would definitely go back but not on prix fixe night.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived in pouring down rain to a lot of noise. After we were seated in the very nice fine dining area the noise was less but until happy hour was over it was a challenge to hear others in our party talk. The service and food were outstanding. We experienced loud noise in most of the restaurants we visited in our 2 week stay. It’s really a sad situation when you are with good friends you have not seen for a year.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows for a get-together with out-of-town visitors because of its location and view. They were blown away by both, but equally by the restaurant's great service and tasty Sunday brunch. Thank you!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s was a good pick for a casual date night

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I went to this place for Valentine's day with my love. Here's what I thought...

Service:
I had made a reservation at 8, but they didn't have a table available - they asked us to sit at the bar and wait 15 min. We ended up waiting 30 min, but they ended up covering our drinks, which I thought was a classy move. Still, 30 min? What a first world problem to have.

Food:
The food was quite delicious. To start, we had oysters and ahi tartare.
The oysters were ok, but the accompanying sauce had almost no flavor - you better love the taste of a fresh oyster to have them. Also, there weren't enough lemon slices, and the lemon slice I got was so thin I couldn't squeeze it. I was sour about that.
The tartare was delightful an came with a bold presentation. The seasoning was perfect and it came with what looked like a chic

For entrées, my wife had the beet salad while I got chicken.
The chicken had a delicious, crunchy skin on top, with a succulent, meaty middle. I thought with the crunchy top, the inside would be dry, but it wasn't, and it made my night.

The portions were pretty hearty, so we skipped dessert.

Drink:
The drinks on the menu were all designed by the bartender at the bar we sat at while waiting for our table. I'm so sad I didn't get his name because I wanted to send some praise his way. Here's to you, unknown beverage soldier...
I had what I could describe as a negroni, but with more volume. It was a little less bitter, but still great.
Wifey had some sort of concoction with pineapple, tequila, and sriracha. It was delicious!

Overall, the experience was good, but the food was a skosh too pricey. I would probably go back, but it will have to be a special occasion.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Visited Hearth ‘61 for the first time. Server gave some recommendations but didn’t know if the oysters were good, we tried anyway and they were good. The lobster bisque was very good. My husband had a martini and the lamb which was highly recommended but we both thought the meat was very bland and chewy. I had a glass of rose and the sea bass which was good but not amazing. I was slightly annoyed the server never once asked how our appetizers, dinner, or if we would like another drink. I don’t think the service or food is good enough to be considered upscale. It’s not that I hated it, I just would never recommend or go back. Nothing special

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance was outstanding. Ordered a Tomahawk Steak for two. Really bland and chewy. Good place for drinks however.

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BA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I came for Valentines Day lunch. Service was a little slow, but it may have been because the food is exceptional. Everything fresh and freshly prepared.

We ate the following:
1. Shrimp cocktail - fresh and perfectly prepared
2. Winter squash soup - best I’ve ever had
3. Wife had the Steak salad - bleu cheese flavor was too strong for her taste but everything else was good.
4. I had the Ahi Tuna salad - perfect!
5. Peanut butter crunch for dessert - Top 3 Desserts of All Time!

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Phoenix
103 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious polenta dnd prawn starter. Also delicious Moroccan lamb chops. Anita was an excellent server

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GS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Sally our server was outstanding. The restaurant was absolutely beautiful.

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EJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really delicious started and entrees, weaker desserts. Great service all around, and a very cool place to eat. Very retro and with nice live music in the adjoining bar area.

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Phoenix
63 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

This was a birthday dinner. We were so greeted when we arrived. When the entree dishes were cleared wthe server presented the dessert menu without offering anything, and we declined. not right. There was a private party behind a curtain and the nloise level was deafening an d made our evening less than enjolyable. A curtain to a private room does nothing for the dinner guests merely offers privacy for the nolisemakers!! Although tghe food was very good, I doubt if we will returen becaujse of the potential noise level.Also. the valet is not evident and I had to search for someone to tske my car...he said the owners wanted the valet to be discreet and not spoil the exterior by having a valet window.?????

h.l.winograd m.d.

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SR
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very disappointing. Sable fish was substituted for swordfish in a dish which sounded interesting. The sable fish was clearly frozen and was mushy. Just an awful dish. Desserts were equally disappointing. Service was amateurish. Never going back.

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OT
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is our second time, and we all loved our meals both times. It is a little noisy, but not terrible. General Manager happened to be closing off a private dining area next to us and mentioned they are installing noise baffles and also changing from tile to carpeting; I think that will make it perfect. Excellent, not-huge, menu. Salmon done to perfection; scallops looked great, and our friend loved the dish. First time, I had the short rib meat ensconced in pasta shells; delicious. This time, having seen friends order roast prime rib [Saturday special only], I tried it, and it, too, was very tasty. Beautiful setting in a modern, upscale, venue. Very much recommend.

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F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

it was my birthday and our first time at Hearth '61. It turned out to be a great place to celebrate! My scallops were delicious; as was the heirloom salad. My husband enjoyed his swordfish and duck confit as well. Service was paced well; not too rushed or too slow.

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VV
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was great. Cocktails could have been better - general consensus from all four guests.

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great salad. Very pleasant place.

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PK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New Years dinner was a set menu and outstanding

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g
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was not stated anywhere on Open Table that it was a fixed dinner for tonight! $120/person was a little steep, service very slow!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great dinner. Wasn't busy so service was great and food was excellent. I have been here when service was a bit lacking but definitely not the case tonight.

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GC
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Handsome architecture & great food. But the staff was hit/miss - the waters were great. The runners/servers were all in a bad mood. One almost slammed the plates of food on the table. Definitely not a good reflection on Mountain Shadows.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Only disappointment was that the website did not mention that the daily menu would not be available on Christmas. We had all picked out what we wanted to order from the menu displayed on the website, but a Christmas menu was the only one available. Selections & prices were different.

Service was great, so was food, disappointed that the ravioli serving was only 1 ravioli and that ice cream was the size of a melon ball, not a scoop of ice cream.

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E
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a fantastic Christmas Day lunch with family

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was a very special treat and we felt like we were treated like kings and queens, it was very special.
Thanks,

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MH
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

We were very disappointed with the service, as well as the food. Pulling up to the valet, we were unsure where to go - the entrance was dark, there was no valet desk that we could see, and no immediate attendant. We ordered drinks, and an appetizer (oysters - which were delicious). The oysters arrived, and the server asked if we would like plates - really ? We then ordered our entrees and sides - Short Rib Agnolotti, Sword Fish, Broccolini, and Potatoes. The pasta was tough (overcooked?), and the Sword Fish which had a blackened seasoning, was overspiced. The sides didn't make it out with the rest of the meal until we were about 1/2 way through our meal; the server at least did not charge us for the sides. This was a $100/person dinner, such a disappointment. We will not be going back.

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F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our son’s graduation and the restaurant was slow that night, so I think we got extra special service. We really enjoyed our dinner and the restaurant is simplistic and beautiful.

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j
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We recently celebrated our anniversary at this restaurant. Since it was a Monday night the restaurant was empty. Our server was friendly and tuned our meal perfectly. All the servers attending our table were friendly and efficient. The meal was well paced by our servers. My husband had the oyster appetizer which he enjoyed. I had a mixed green salad which was well prepared and delicious. My husband enjoyed the beet salad. For dinner my husband enjoyed the well prepared scallops and I had the filet. Both entrees were wonderful! We enjoyed the flourless torte and peanut butter crisp with coffee. Unfortunately the restaurant sat a large loud crowd next to us at the end of our meal which brought our evening to a quick end. I suggest you seat large loud tables away from those looking for a quiet dining experience, especially since the rest of the restaurant was empty.

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OT
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did not know what to expect but had heard good things about the chef. My wife had the salmon; she loved it. Our two friends order the Saturday special: Roast Prime Rib; it was cooked perfectly and was a generous portion. I tasted it; I never eat Prime Rib, but I'm going back again on a Saturday just to have Prime Rib. I ordered the Short Rib dinner, and our server explained they do it differently. The Short Rib meet is stuffed into pasta shells; the meat was tender and the sauce was delicious. In all, we could not have been happier with the experience.

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MM
San Francisco
102 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and service. First time at Hearth '61 and intend to go back. Server was knowledgeable, helpful and polite. Food was excellent for all courses.

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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food ambience was awesome!

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ST
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Kinda defeats using OT to make a reservation then having to wait 30 minutes for a table.

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great experience!!!

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s
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lively bar ... although the live music was over by 8. ;( Rack of lamb was outstanding. The short rib pasta was good but not enough to have again. A bit heavy. They have a nice wine selection. The complimentary dishes from the chef were very good as well as the ahi tartare and beet salad

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