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Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort

4.2
4.2
360 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
The stylish southwestern Palo Verde restaurant at the Boulders Resort is a popular stop that isn’t just for resort guests, but for local residents and visitors alike. Comfortably casual with warm décor in colors inspired by the desert setting and breathtaking views of the resort’s 6th fairway, the legendary south golf course, with scenic duck pond and dramatic rock landscape.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (480) 595-4621
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Please contact the Restaurant Manager for large group bookings at (480) 595-3564.
  • Private party facilities
    With a contemporary southwestern-inspired menu and breathtaking views of the resort’s 6th fairway, the legendary south golf course with a scenic duck pond and dramatic rock landscape. Special features include a Private Wine Cellar Room, as well as patio seating.
  • Private party contact
    Restaurant Manager: (480) 595-3564
  • Neighborhood
    Carefree
  • Cross street
    Carefree Highway and Scottsdale Road
  • Parking details
    Both self parking and complimentary Valet parking for all guests is available at the front circle of the resort.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 360 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scottsdale

    Good for business meals

  • Scottsdale

    Unspecified

360 Reviews
  1. HBLocal

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful breakfast on the patio. The eggs Benedict on the gluten free bread was excellent. I’d go back just for that. We also order the fruit and took that back to our room to eat over a couple of days. The pineapple was great. My daughter had the French toast and it was a large portion that could definitely fed two. The basic breakfasts were also good.

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  2. ConstanceB

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The Boulders has been going downhill for several years after it was sold to Marriott. I have been a guest for over 30 years, so I am familiar with special event buffets. This was a $110 plus buffet that offered three entrees. I was there for prime rib. I don’t drink alcohol nor do I eat shellfish - but I am a healthy carnivore. The first prime rib served was raw. The replacement slice was the end piece of the rib - full of fat and no center meat. I was insulted that a chef would serve a slice of fat to any guest. The mashed potatoes were so salty, I could not eat it either. After the plate was removed (I have a photo ) the omelet station saved the day. So the bottom line is that I paid $150 for an omelet , salad in a plastic dish , and dessert - several in plastic as well. Mother’s Day without my family was a disaster - a memory I won’t forget - and I will never repeat.

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  3. Kenn

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, variety, service and setting. These are professionals, well prepared for Mother’s Day, and they delivered!

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  4. Melody

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely setting. Delicious food and superior service while enjoying a Happy Mother’s Day. A singer/ guitarist was a special addition to the Brunch. A friendly atmosphere.

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  5. Deedeesone

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The coffee and waffles were awesome and looked forward to going back the next day to try the breakfast enchiladas that I heard were exceptional.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very very very slow service. They are understaffed.

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  7. Phoenixfoodlover

    Phoenix

    41 reviews

    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    $150 per person Easter Brunch in a hotel ballroom. Never again. Next year we cook at home! This was having water, no alcohol. Includes automatic 20 percent tip. Food wasn’t bad. I was surprised there weren’t any carving stations. Entree portion was very small. It was a rainy cold day in Phoenix today and the ballroom setting added to the gloom. Getting into the restaurant with several wet stone steps was hazardous.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Pricing was off the charts. The prices from last year to this year went up 40%.

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  9. DrBlairH

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing chef and manager. Will Definitely return.

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  10. Ferg

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely breakfast here before our morning golf round. The server was attentive and friendly, and even brought a cupcake for my birthday.

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  11. Renae

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined early on a Wednesday night so the dining room was quiet. Great service. Decent selection but not much for the non-meat eater. No pasta dishes. They wanted to charge a splitting fee for splitting a Caesar salad. We contested it as we thought that was ridiculous. Three of our four meals were very good. My chicken dish was overcooked and dry. Two salads, 4 entrees, 3 drinks, $315.

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  12. SimonE

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good staff and ambience. Food of poor quality for the price.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was busy and not enough servers so we wouldn’t get served in a timely fashion, food was good but cold, and ordered dessert and after 45 minutes told them we were leaving and just give us our check… disappointed

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  14. Wgilkison

    Phoenix

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Too expensive and too noisy. Saturday morning breakfast; room was full. Noise level made conversation very difficult. Had we sat outside there would have been no problem, but inside was horrible. Wheelchair ramp to Palo Verde May have been the longest and least direct I have ever had to use!

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  15. KennB

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a beautiful setting…outdoor patio. Staff were friendly, polite and attentive. Food is very good with some unique flavor combinations that have a southwestern flare. Definitely made our special occasion even more fabulous. Want to try staying at the resort sometime now that we’ve dined there.

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  16. Cared

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. Food was wonderful, great experience.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was incredibly slow. It took 40 minutes to get our drinks and food wasn’t much faster. Ambience was lackluster. Avoid.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! We went for Valentine’s Day. Our server Alex was phenomenal. We had a great time!

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  19. Local

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    overpriced .. food average. Disappointing experience

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  20. SarahM

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to Palo Verde for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Everything was amazing, but what really made the experience A++ was Alex, our server. He was fantastic. He is very attentive, personable and very knowledgeable. He had great recommendations from dinner and desert to drinks and breakfast the next morning. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!

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  21. JillK

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service, lovely atmosphere and excellent food.

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  22. BrandonM

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Atmosphere was not as expected with other customers wearing crop tops and looking like they were an escort. Servers seemed unprofessional and not qualified for this establishment.

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  23. Debbie

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly service Food was amazing and creative

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  24. BrianM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, meal and ambiance. Great drinks too. Highly recommend.

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  25. DeLynnC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was way overpriced. I had filet and was served with cold Hollandaise on top. Vegetable also served cold, not sure there was even a chef in the kitchen. Did not even recognize what the potatoes were. Restaurant was not busy so no excuse there. Our bill was over $300 and I have to ask…for what? Sorry for the bad review but you asked.

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  26. ErinS

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for our anniversary dinner and it was delicious. The overall ambiance was perfect for the evening. Our server, I don't recall her name, was fabulous. He truly waited on us and was there in an instant to refill water or champagne or see how we were doing. The only down side to the dinner was a pair of couples on the other end of the restaurant talking so loud, we could hear everything and it kind of ruined the vibe at times. But overall, would highly recommend!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ate here because we were staying at the resort and were very underwhelmed. The salmon crudo seemed cooked and was not cold. We sent it back and it wasn’t any better the second time. The sea bass didn’t seem high quality. It was more like a “cutlet” not a typical thick and flaky sea bass filet. Our waiter was highly attentive but struggled to communicate about the menu. Overall I would not recommend this restaurant or go back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service, great food, and attentive. Would 100% come back and recommend to others.

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  29. DanaK

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The Thanksgiving meal was an awful experience. You choose to come to a nice resort to celebrate a holiday and you have a set of expectations of how you will be treated and how decadent the food will be. The service was awful. We sat for 25 minutes before we were even offered water. Then after asking multiple times for bread, we were served cold, clearly supermarket dinner rolls. The rest of the food was good but the time between courses and how often our server came was atrocious. Several times we had to wave down the manager and when we did things were rectified quickly. But you shouldn’t have to sit with no drinks and dirty plates for 40 minutes in between courses.

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  30. Momcat

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It started out badly and just continued…….seating was next to a vent blowing cold air and a glass door to the terrace that blew cold air onto us when servers came and went. Waited 20 minutes before seeing a server for a cocktail order and then 20 minutes befor drinks were delivered. Had to ask for bread and then salad was served before cocktails were finished. Wrong bottle of wine delivered and when food arrived, the plate was cold. Enormous amount of turkey served over squash cubes that were partially cooked. Brought the wrong dessert and eventually received a dried out mini cheesecake. Manager said the meal and drinks would be comped, but then received a check that did not fully reflect his promise. This meal was a disaster on so many levels and they kept apologizing over and over. I am embarrassed for them. As locals, we try to support businesses within our community. This is one that we would never return to without some major changes. The experience was grossly overpriced and under delivered.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful setting, The Boulders and the grounds are unparalleled as beauty, atmosphere was very relaxed but also sophisticated and upscale. The food was great with the only( minor) caveat that the eggs for the hash were ordered over easy and they were slightly harder than we wanted. Biscuits and gravvy were spectacular. Absolutely recommended

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  32. RichardM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, attentive, and very friendly staff. The manager treated us like family. Our meal was beautiful! Excellent amount of drinks selections. Great date night with my wife!

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  33. TomaZoom

    Pittsburgh

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. Maddy was very attentive and pleasant.

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  34. ChristyM

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Limited but interesting breakfast menu and good service, but the food was just fair. Several of us had the eggs benedict and in each case the egg yolk was hard cooked. Definitely expected better from this resort-based spot.

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  35. Carrie

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow- it took forever to get our food. There’s no bartender so they don’t offer mixed cocktails. Definitely not a team culture amongst the staff here- lots of “this isn’t my table”, “I’ll ask YOUR server to help you.” Ended up going to the host desk myself to get a kid’s menu for the 5 year old in our party because when we asked the busser, Kaylee for one she said she’d have to find our server to get us one. Really? Also heard our server telling the table next to us that she couldn’t help them because she wasn’t their server. Lots of opportunities for improvement in the team culture here.

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  36. GrgWln

    Pittsburgh

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate there for dinner and for breakfast. Food is excellent. Beautiful setting. Breakfast service was fantastic, dinner service was SLOW. The server would disappear for 30 minutes at a time, which made the evening less enjoyable.

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  37. joeg

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Maybe turn on the misters when its 90+ out, also saw empty tables inside… Food was great, great selection, and quality. Polite professional timely wait staff.

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  38. BrianA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a good experience at all. We went on a Friday night at around 7pm and the place was nearly empty. There was a single, older couple inside and about 10 people outside on the patio. We chose to sit out on the patio. So given that there was hardly anyone there, we were shocked by the slow service. We were there for a few minutes and the server stopped by and asked if we wanted anything to drink. My wife was looking at the drink menu so the server said she'd get us some water and be right back to get our drinks order. She didn't return for another 15 minutes and apologized for the delay. Took another 10 minutes to get our drinks. We ordered an appetizer and our food. It took about another 30 minutes to bring out a salad and some bruschetta. I started noticing that other couples that came in before us had no food and were just sitting there looking a little annoyed. There was a larger table of about 5 women who were grumbling about something, and then I noticed the manager approach their table and apologize about the long wait for food. During this time we saw our server once, and I asked for a soda, which she forgot about and brought me one 15 minutes later. About 30-40 minutes went by and the manager approached our table to apologize for the long wait and explain that the kitchen staff had fallen way behind and had to call in their executive chef to help pick up the slack. She stated she would discount our food and apologized again. Mind you, there was still only about 15 people in the entire restaurant. They finally brought our food out at around 8:45pm. The steak I ordered for $64 was about the size of a double stacked slider and undercooked. My wife ordered chicken, and it was overcooked, dry and had no flavor. The server finally returned at about 9:15p to bring the bill, apologized again and left for about another 10 minutes. The manager came back, gave us a free bottle of wine and they ended up comping the entire meal. This was our 23rd wedding anniversary.

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  39. DarleneH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were excellent, but the kitchen was very slow! It took a very long time to get our food. The food was delicious!

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  40. ChristopherA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    First impressions were the South Western decor was a little much for our tastes, but we sat outside for breakfast, and the quietness along with the views made up for it. Regarding the service staff, everyone was very nice and inviting when we were greeted at the door. Although I felt like our server could have been a little more friendly. Our food impressions were that everything was good, but not to the level that it matched the prices, which were very high. I have no problem paying for high quality food. Both of our meals there left us wanting for more. Overall, I enjoyed my meal, the location and the staff were mostly very friendly. I just wish either the food quality matched the prices or the prices were lower.

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FAQs

Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort is rated 4.2 stars by 360 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort

34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Carefree Highway and Scottsdale Road
  • Neighborhood
    Carefree
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Both self parking and complimentary Valet parking for all guests is available at the front circle of the resort.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (480) 595-4621
  • Catering
    Please contact the Restaurant Manager for large group bookings at (480) 595-3564.
  • Private party facilities
    With a contemporary southwestern-inspired menu and breathtaking views of the resort’s 6th fairway, the legendary south golf course with a scenic duck pond and dramatic rock landscape. Special features include a Private Wine Cellar Room, as well as patio seating.
  • Private party contact
    Restaurant Manager: (480) 595-3564
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