Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap

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222 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Needle Rock Kitchen & Tap received 2019 Diners’ Choice Awards for "Best American Cuisine" and "Best Value" in both the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. Our culinary team works hard every day to earn these amazing reviews!

Spectacular Mazatzal Wilderness views blend beautifully with the contemporary design and welcoming atmosphere of Needle Rock Kitchen & Tap. At the centerpiece stands a wood-fired grill where our freshly prepared artisan pizzas are crisped to perfection above a natural flame.

Our new, chef inspired menu features seasonal favorites with a regional flare, from hearty salads to grilled prime cuts all perfectly paired with local brews, hand crafted cocktails or your favorite bottle of wine.
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M
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing views!!!! We sat outside, so go soon before it gets too cold. Our server, Brooke, was great. This was our first visit and we will definitely go again.

MW
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service wonderful as always. Our waitress Ryann provided cheerful, courteous service. Our party of four each had something different from the menu and were all very happy diners. Great head chef and kitchen staff. And the ambiance is hard to beat.

DM
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was friendly excellent service & food.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sabrina was terrific, perfect balance between attentiveness and relaxed. Thanks for the suggestion for the Tuna Hamachi, EXCELLENT!!

c
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place to eat. Good food and a beautiful views!

KS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was an "alright" dining experience. Nothing special. The good was alright, and the service was what you would expect. But the noise level was out of control. The acoustics need some work. It had been about a year since our last visit. The noise level at that time was pretty awful. We felt that in the past year something was probably done to take care of that. We were wrong.

J
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and spectacular views!!!
Servers were very friendly

DP
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated immediately on the outside patio area. Gorgeous views of the Mazatzal mountains and the Trilogy Golf course. Our server was very professional and very helpful in our dinner selections. My wife was craving a burger so she had the Millionaire Burger. I ordered the Pot Roast. Both were delicious. I highly recommend either.

MW
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as always. You can’t beat the view and ambiance. All four of our dishes were excellent. Service by Sabrina top notch. An absolutely wonderful place to dine.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on October 2, 2019

We're so glad to hear that you all loved your meals and Sabrina! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We can't wait to host you again soon!

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NA
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent salmon. Beautiful dinner on the patio.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thanks Nancy, we are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Now that the weather is cooling down, the patio is the perfect spot!

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B
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being a member of Trilogy at Verde River has its advantages. One of them being able to dine at the outstanding restaurant-Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap. The menu offers specials daily as well as their regular options. Our sever, Megan, was outstanding. She was attentive and was able to have Chef make a salad I desired.
I enjoy a restaurant that allows you to improvise a bit.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you Barb for your nice note. We will make sure to pass that along to Megan. Thanks for your continued support of the restaurant. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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JB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a wonderful time here and the staff is fantastic.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thanks Jeanne for dining at Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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MF
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our dinner

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on September 24, 2019

Awesome, thanks Michael!

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BA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Owners definitely need to correct acoustics and bring in extra staff during peak hours.

RW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh additions to the menu at Needle Rock; service efficient, friendly and professional (as usual). Do yourself a favor and try Needle Rock Kitchen, worth the drive if you are not in Rio Verde--the setting is beautiful!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you for your review, we look forward to hosting you again soon.

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RD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb Dinner was the best ever !!!! Please do that again!

FF
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our first Sunday brunch at Needle Rock. Even though the menu is somewhat limited, everyone found something delicious to eat.

PS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

two loud tables that made the experience forgettable

DM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had 3 meals there and they were all excellent. When I want to see if a restaurant is to my liking, I always try a ribeye. I like it medium rare and it was exactly that. It was topped with mushrooms and cippoli onions that went well with the meat. Their service is top notch. Will definitely go back!

FF
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prime rib special was delicious & we got to enjoy the awesome butter cake for my husband’s birthday. Service is always top notch!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad to hear your experience was wonderful and we appreciate the opportunity to be included in your birthday celebration! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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FF
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner special of shrimp & calamari pasta was great! Very disappointed in new arugula salad with peaches. Yuck! Had to send it back! Wish you would have kept the original arugula salad with beets & goat cheese. Service & view are always outstanding!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on August 11, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're happy to hear about your satisfaction with the service and pasta feature for the evening. We appreciate your feedback on the new arugula salad as we're always looking to improve ourselves and our restaurant. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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T
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new menu being featured now at Needle Rock! Excellent new mozzarella salad added that should not be missed. Two new steaks; a delicious ribeye and a huge 28 oz. porterhouse for the carnivore in your family.

During this visit we had the pleasure of Brooke being our most excellent server! The staff at Needle Rock is beyond compare each and every time.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on August 11, 2019

We appreciate your review and we're very happy to hear your visit with us was wonderful! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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j
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good environment, even better waitress (Sabina), and delicious food at a reasonable price.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on July 25, 2019

Thanks John for dining with us and your kind words. See you soon!

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JK
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You gotta get the butter cake and the Brussel sprouts. Sooooo delicious! We'll be coming back for sure!!!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on July 25, 2019

Thank you for your great review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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TB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at the Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap! The food, service, ambiance, and view are all top-notch. Everything we have ordered here has been excellent!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on July 25, 2019

Thanks Tina for your kind words and 5-star review. See you again soon!

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FF
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good as usual & service top notch. View is spectacular!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on July 7, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon!

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c
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is so loud. The restaurant wasn't even completely full when we ate there. Maybe 5 or less tables, but whoever designed the interiors did not account for any materials that would absorb the sound. The waitress was very friendly & genuine. It was hard to find the restaurant since it's in a gated community & there are no signs in front of the building. We only ate here because it was less than 15 mins from our hotel. The food was satisfying. Would not go again, though.

DV
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, service and view are outstanding. The noise level needs to be moderated.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on July 7, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! We are currently working on a solution for the noise in the restaurant and hope to continue to create a great environment for all of our guests!

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S
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The outdoor patio has amazing views, the service was fabulous. My 2 complaints would be large amount of flies on the patio and the large group noise coming from the Captains dining area. I believe the group was booked for indoor and outdoor seating, looks to be over 30 people mixing and mingling. We could not hear each other in conversation once this group arrived. The restaurant really needs to address noise levels for both indoor and outdoor seating.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on July 7, 2019

Thank you for your feedback! We are always striving to improve ourselves and our property. Thank you for your thoughts, we hope to see you again soon!

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Steak Frites I’ve had anywhere in the world, and I am not exaggerating.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 24, 2019

Wow! What a compliment. We appreciate it. Come back soon!

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NR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here 2 nights in a row while visiting and it was the best food ever. Great chef! Loved it!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thanks for dining with us and your kind words Nancy. We hope you can join us again soon!

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f
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! Service was great! Sat outside with a Beautiful view! Would definitely go back! Ask for Sabrina! She was upbeat and helpful!!

c
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal very much and also the beauty of the area. We will be residence there when our home is built.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and your kind words. Come back soon to dine with us again!

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FF
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday night prime rib was absolutely outstanding! Service was great & view is spectacular!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 13, 2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating. We hope to see you soon!

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T
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One can never go wrong dining at Needle Rock. This week the Craft Beer specials were fantastic.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to see you back at Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap soon.

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A
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review! We hope to see you back at Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap soon.

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B
Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

To loud to slow service.

DM
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wait staff; beautiful outdoor view; and excellent food.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review and kind words! We hope to see you back at Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap soon.

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FF
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great view and good food. Our waiter was not very personable, but did his job. The butter cake is excellent, just like everyone says!

SS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and we were amazed at the view from the restaurant patio. The service was excellent and the food was very good without being crazy expensive. We will be back soon.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on May 31, 2019

Yes, we hear about the spectacular views all of the time. Great feedback on the service and pricing, thanks!

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