Meritage an Urban Tavern at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
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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.
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.
Excellent ambience. Food was outstanding and well presented
Very comfortable setting.
Good selection on the menu
Nice dinner out on the patio with a good vibe. All diners enjoyed their selections and cleaned their plates. Service was outstanding.
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
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.
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.
Very nice and attentive service. Food was outstanding.
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.
Understaffed. Service great but poor server stretched thin and kitchen seems understaffed as well....very slow — probably due to convention at the hotel.
Love this place.
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.
Excellent service, food and atmosphere
Very good Food and service.
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!
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.
Excellent service and meal!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Tasty filet and interesting desserts too. Burgers and salads were also tasty and presented nicely! Thanks
This is basically a hotel restaurant. For special dining experience, go out of the hotel premise.
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.
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.
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!
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!
As always, food is excellent.
Love this place - we live nearby and come here for the food and atmosphere.
Nice updated menus and attentive service in this urban gastro pub. Shrimp and grits and scallops are superb
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.
As always food was delicious!
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!
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.
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
Wonderful waitress Monday 8/19/19!! Celebrating our anniversary ..... she was AWESOME! Wish I would have written down her name !
Meatloaf was spot on and delicious - great service.
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.