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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two nights in a row we had Jose as our waiter and he was simply amazing! Food was incredible but the service was second to none.

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JSSG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Being a longtime customer, we were looking forward to dinner at the Meritage. The food fell way short of what we have had on previous visits. The 2 salads we had, the strawberry and the wedge were both extremely bland and not worth the money.

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Brownie
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience. Food was outstanding and well presented
Very comfortable setting.
Good selection on the menu

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vipLaurie1
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner out on the patio with a good vibe. All diners enjoyed their selections and cleaned their plates. Service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Our service was super slow. Our waitress was sub par. For the amount we paid for a mid week meal??
Usually they are spot on and busier. Will be a while that we return

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RichardG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My sea bass was dry and way overcooked even though it was the special of the day. My wife's scallops were very good. The place is expensive and then they want to charge you $8 to self park. They do validate but the system wasn't working so I had to go back into the restaurant and have the manager free me from the gated lot. Not a good Valentine's evening. Probably not going back.

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Charmom
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatloaf was amazing! We had a wonderful Valentine's day dinner on the patio! Service was fantastic and everyone enjoyed the food. We'll definitely be back.

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and attentive service. Food was outstanding.

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vipMikeshy
Cleveland
62 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We stopped in for a light dinner. Our revive was excellent. E started with the spinach an artichoke appetizer appetizer. It was excellent. My wife had a wedge sad and I had a bowl of chicken gumbo. Both were very good. The ambiance is very nice.

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vipJacquelineE
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Understaffed. Service great but poor server stretched thin and kitchen seems understaffed as well....very slow — probably due to convention at the hotel.

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Ithorian
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

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vipEdworms
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

For the money this place charges the food should be much much better. It's not bad, but it's inconsistent. Also, the prep time also seems very long - especially for a resort with as much convention space as this. they should be used to big crowds during big events. Friends waited insanely long at lunch then we waited unacceptably long at dinner. Marriott hotels usually have much more timely and reliable service.

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vipCarolK
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Food and service.

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vipWgilkison
Phoenix
74 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good burger, great fries, huge Caesar salad needed more dressing. Good atmosphere. Too bad it doesn’t have a view of the golf course. At night, when we were there, it’s a moot point!

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foodforfun
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We wanted an early dinner on NY eve and this turned out to be a perfect choice. Food was good and the service from Jose was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal!

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vipDelicious
Jacksonville
290 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a T’day dinner here. The service was outstanding. But the first special turkey dinner was served cold. It was returned & brought back hot shortly.

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LindaM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had the beef short rib and it was very moist and tender. They served it with a sweet corn polenta and blackberry chutney that was really wonderful. I am going back to enjoy this meal again. I am also going to purchase a couple of these to-go, and leave them at my home when my mother house sits for me.

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MarcoD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we had dinner here last week. service was pretty good. food was very good and there was a lot of it. we had the hummus apptzr-enough for 4 people ( only 2 of us)
I had the pork chop-very tasty and a lot of veggies included. my better half had one of the vegeterian dishes. prices are moderate. wine is pricey. we took our glasses out to the fire pit to finish. a good choice if you are on site.

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asilv1
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really nice food in an rustic lodge sports bar environment. Staying in hotel and very convenient with a bit of a premium pricing for the convenience.

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vipRaluK
Montreal
51 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was good and nice terrace, however, the service was really slow on one of the days. We were there for a conference and the staff was probably overwhelmed with the number of people coming over for lunch. However, we had to wait more than an hour to get some salads...

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mothership
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was something of a last minute choice. We had originally intended to to dine at a Scottsdale restaurant, but as the day went on, we just didn’t feel like more time in the car. We checked out the options at the resort, and Meritage was perfect. Casual (it’s the 19th hole for the golf course) but sophisticated decor and menu. My husband had the trout and I enjoyed the scallops with black rice. Both were delicious. The waitstaff was friendly and the atmosphere laid back. We had a great time and definitely recommend it. They also have very nice outdoor seating.

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AaronD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty filet and interesting desserts too. Burgers and salads were also tasty and presented nicely! Thanks

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JustsayinJoe
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is basically a hotel restaurant. For special dining experience, go out of the hotel premise.

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Kathyoung
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 9 there for a late lunch (and a reunion). This was no problem for the hostess. Everyone was friendly, the food was excellent, and (as seniors), we were able to chat freely and hear each other well. The server, Jose, was very accommodating. I forgot to apply my MVC discount, and he re-did my bill happily.

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vipPaulH
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipMadolyn
Grand Rapids
44 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with Laurie at Meritage at the JW Marriott in Phoenix that we cancelled another reservation in order to go back & have her wait on us again. We had asked her to pick a wine based on our taste & WOW did she deliver. The Austin Hope she chose was perfect. And then the scallops! And the split Caesar's salad. What a perfect 2 night's dinners! Consider us impressed.

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vipMadolyn
Grand Rapids
44 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Laurie, was phenomenal! She made the perfect wine selection for us. And then food choices! The chicken veggie soup was dee-lish. Scallops were fabulous! But, again, LAURIE! She was confident, knowledgeable & a great personality!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful. Service was below average. The food was amazing and so was the setting. The server was negligent. Brought a bottle of beer, open, no glass. Left the other guest at the table without her drink. Then didn’t come back for 10 minutes. Had to be called back to the table and acted surprised that we needed something. Without her, the experience was perfect!

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viphhdrf
Indiana
90 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food is excellent.

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vipTiffanyB
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - we live nearby and come here for the food and atmosphere.

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vipPullmanCritic
Phoenix
73 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice updated menus and attentive service in this urban gastro pub. Shrimp and grits and scallops are superb

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Antones6
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was cool and under seasoned. Service was sparse. Seemed management was focused on the events on the terraces with only 1 server for the nine tables inside the restaurant. There was plenty of staff but no organization steering the ship.

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viphhdrf
Indiana
90 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was delicious!

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Funfoodie
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We ate dinner at this restaurant with our daughter while we were staying at the JW Marriott.......we were pleasantly surprised how good it was!

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vipJCfromNJ
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ordered the Ribeye. It was cooked a little more than I had ordered, but overall it was good. The vegetables on the side were very good. Atmosphere was relaxed and plenty of TVs. Good number of beer choices. A solid choice if you feel like staying in the hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We accidentally arrived on a night when you could not order from the menu- it was a bbq buffet only. Due to a pop up storm- we chose to stay and eat. Food was good and would have been better if we hadn’t been thinking steak all day! Attentive staff, clean, quiet with good cocktails

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CynthiaM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress Monday 8/19/19!! Celebrating our anniversary ..... she was AWESOME! Wish I would have written down her name !

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vipKatieS
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meatloaf was spot on and delicious - great service.

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Meritage an Urban Tavern at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa is rated 4.3 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.