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Sapiens Paleo Kitchen, Scottsdale, AZ

Sapiens Paleo Kitchen

4.6
4.6
327 Reviews
$30 and under
French

100% Paleo French Cuisine. Sapiens Paleo Kitchen is a unique, chef-owned restaurant BYOB with sociable ambiance, striking décor, and attentive service. An avid promoter of good health and well-being, Chef Aurore is committed to using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, grass-fed meats, and fresh produce. Sapiens Kitchen welcomes consumption of all Meats, Fish, Seafood, Eggs, High-Quality Fats, Vegetables, Seeds and Fruits while strictly avoiding all Grains, Dairy Products, Processed Sugars, Legumes, Trans fats, GMO foods, Corn and Soy due to their adverse effects on health. Stylish, relaxing and reasonably priced, Sapiens Kitchen is an ideal place for a casual meal, a business meeting or an intimate dinner. Discover the best of French cooking delivering the promise of optimal health. Interested in healthy meals delivered to your door every week ? We are offering ready-to-eat meals for only $12.99 each. KETO, AIP, VEGAN or custom. Visit sapienskitchen.com/Meal-Prep for more info.

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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 771-5123

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Cheque Gourmet, Diners Club, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Aurore de Beauduy

  • Catering

    Sapiens Paleo Kitchen offers a full-service, off premise catering for any occasion. Would you like us to cater an event in your back yard or any other location? Let us help you find a venue or make any arrangements for your wedding or a special celebration. Corporate events are welcome. Rental arrangements, waitstaff and bartender services are available. For simple private or corporate meals, lunches, business meetings or team events, please order directly from our Catering Menu on sapienskitchen.com. For larger business and private events, weddings and fundraising galas, please call us to discuss a custom menu and services.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your event at Sapiens Kitchen! Our dining room accommodates 30 people and available for private use on Sundays and Mondays. Sapiens Kitchen is an ideal place for intimate family gatherings or small corporate meetings. High quality service and Chef Aurore's delicious food will make your event the one to remember for years to come. Please call us for more information and custom menu choices. Would you like us to cater an event in your back yard or any other location? Sapiens Kitchen offers a full-service off premise catering. Let us help you find a venue or make any arrangements for your wedding or a special celebration. Corporate events are welcome. Please call us for custom menus and quotes.

  • Private party contact

    Roman Yasinsky: (480) 231-0480

  • Neighborhood

    North Scottsdale

  • Cross street

    Thompson Peak Pkwy & McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 327 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Healthy

  • Scottsdale

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    marvelous birthday celebrations, we come back every year for delicious, fresh French cuisine, 100% gluten-free kitchen! See you next year, or sooner whenever I can come visit family in Arizona.

  2. AG

    AmyG

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely incredible food. Don’t forget that it’s byob. If you want wine with your dinner you must bring it.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the best dinner I have ever had in my 39 years of life.

  4. TC

    TeresaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything we ate was delicious! The paleo bread platter, bone broth, salmon, apple crumble- and all made with fresh ingredients and good for you! Will definitely be a regular of Sapiens and also will do meal prep too. Great place and food! Such a hidden gem.

  5. FO

    FanOfSapiens

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Incredible dining experience! I have to eat paleo due to autoimmune disease and desire to be healthy. To find a restaurant where I could eat everything on the menu is a rare find, and even more rare is a full menu offering appetizers, entrees and desserts - and not just a salad or bowl. Sapiens is a culinary delight, delicious, healthy, with good size servings. My husband usually cringes at a paleo restaurant (concerned he is going to eat unsavory or exotic food) and French fare (rich food with tiny servings) but thoroughly enjoyed all the flavors and portion sizes. We will be back!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was very tasty, but the service had a few challenges. Arriving at 4pm, it was surprising that the main course of a Prix Fixe event took over 1 hr 20 min to be served. Multiple dishes included veggies not listed on the menu, and one of the dishes was served lukewarm after the long wait. The staff did address the warmth of the food, but little discussion was held to explain the delays and menu changes.

  7. VI

    VINOAZ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is Paleo, so not for everyone. Chef Aurora is French trained and is excellent.

  8. VE

    VERSEA

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love that there is a paleo restaurant nearby. The owner is passionate about healthy food and the connection to good health. As am I. Everything was delicious. The beef filet was grass fed and cooked perfectly. The asparagus soup was spectacular. Dessert was equally delicious. We are lucky have this restaurant close by. If healthy eating is important to you, I highly recommend this place. There restaurant is small so I would also recommend reservations.

  9. C

    Charles

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Disappointed, considering the overall good reviews. Food was good and as expected, though "French" in description is not accurate. Regular menu not available and only a 3 course menu offered for Mother's day, with no choice for desert. There were 4 of us and 2 ordered the filet and both were quite overcooked. Our food came intermittently in a haphazard manner. The worst part was the service, or lack of. Our waitress was totally disinterested and disengaged. She looks she did not want to be here. Another waitress kept refilling our water and was more pleasant and had a smile. Based on the service, will not return and cannot recommend.

  10. C

    Cinbel

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was fantastic-everything we ordered was delicious. Will definitely be back!

  11. AB

    AntB

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great!! Everything was fantastic. I just didn’t care for bread platter personally But the food was main course was great!!!

  12. B

    Brenna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Beyond amazing to have a paleo restaurant in town— plus the food is superb. Haven’t had something I didn’t love and I’ve almost tried the whole menu.

  13. BD

    BernieD

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    I had a very good experience. I love that fact its BYOB and was able to bring a nice bottle of wine I enjoy. The service was good, the food was very good. Portions were just right. Its a lovely French bistro style restaurant. Maybe 10 tables. Our server was very attentive. We enjoyed the onion soup, vegetable bruschetta and for dinner Liver and onions and the paleo meatloaf. All were amazing full of flavor. Dessert was freaking good, yes - the Sapiens Creme Brulee is amazing.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! I love that it’s healthy and delicious!

  15. l

    leelas

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    remains one of my go to favorite restaurants here in AZ

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful Paleo meal! We love the meal from appetizer la to dessert.

  17. NS

    NancyS

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1

    There was no warm greeting & was not allowed inside restaurant until reservation time exactly. Nothing to drink was offered other than the room temperature water poured into a glass at each place. Paper menus were at each place. A very meek young girl asked each of us to name our choice for the starter and then our entree choice. All 6 of us were served our starters at about the same time. 5 of us were served our entrees at the same time, but the 6th person did not receive her meal for about 10 minutes and was the exact same as 2 others at the table so it was not an unusual item. No one ever asked how we were doing or if we needed anything else. The food was excellent, but service and know how to make guests feel welcome or appreciated is totaling lacking It's a shame, but this excellent chief must improve the front room experience to ever be a top choice of mine.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easter Brunch

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2

    This place was a surprise. The service was great. The food was great and presentation was just as great. Except that it was our 8 wedding anniversary, we didn't get a piece of cake or any thing to celebrate! Other restaurants always acknowledge special occasions!

  20. F

    Firsttime

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience2

    Lamb shank was over cooked and could hardly cut through it with a steak knife. They took it back and refunded me. Paleo dip was delicious. Desserts were also delicious.

  21. RE

    RogerE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    If you like creative, fresh, delicious food eat here. We had the Kraut Sapiens and the Farmers flatbread as the appetizers. The Kraut was by far the most flavorful sauerkraut I have had. For entrees we had the Keto Burger and the Meatloaf Paleo; again absolutely delightful and paired with lightly roasted fresh seasonal vegetables. All this, plus excellent service = 5 stars

  22. RS

    RichardS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Interesting Paleo concept but basically a very good French-inspired restaurant Rather small and delightfully quiet. All entrees in our party of six were very good to excellent. I had the liver & onions and it was excellent. It is BYOB so bring your own wine.

  23. MR

    MaRo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great little gem in Scottsdale. Parking: Plenty Seating indoors: Dim, calm, and relaxing with a view of the mountains Outdoor seating on the weekend. The food was great and the chef was very knowledgable on food and the holistic ways. If you're looking for paleo and high quality ingredients this would be your goto. Bruschetta was fun with maca tiger nut bread 10/10 Stuffed mushrooms similar to crab cakes 10/10 Burgers were very flavorful with plantains and french onion style potatoes on the side. Overall a great little spot if you want to enjoy high quality ingredients and happy to support a small business doing it RIGHT by not feeding their customers gmos and toxic ingredients like all the rest.

  24. s

    sharonc

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    I had the rabbit stew. It was tasty, but a little dry and the brussel spourts in the stew were almost raw and very large. they were hard to eat, and cutting them in the bowl was difficult. My husband had the meat loaf and it was very good. However, the serving size was small for the cost. Items were certainly more pricey than other restaurants, so we expected a much higher level of food.

  25. M

    Mushie

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about this restaurant is perfect. Delicious food. Great service. BYO. Family run. Mom is the chef. Husband and daughter run the restaurant and service. Believe it or not the food is prepared either Keto and or Paleo. Try the escargot appy. It is the best we ever had anywhere!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service Amazing flavors Really a great place

  27. KZ

    KimberlyZ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place. Great Chef!! Healthy and delicious tasting cuisine!!!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Excellent food. Excellent service. It is located in a strip mall so it isn’t the nicest place, but it is perfectly fine!

  29. RD

    RobertD

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's a niche, quaint place. I had a fantastic experience. It's hard for me to find food that goes along with my lifestyle and finding this restaurant was a real treasure. Plus, there was a nice view out the window.

  30. CS

    ChristyS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wow the food was very impressive. Would go back just for multiple appetizers plus dessert!

  31. MS

    MSBAZ

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service! And a BYO !!!

  32. H

    Happyfoodie

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very healthy delicious food. My husband liked his meatloaf and my salmon was very good. Potatoes were good too. Mushrooms stuffed with crab and salad were excellent and fresh. I never had bread made from vegetables before and that was very good like whole wheat bread with a nutty taste but totally gluten free. If you have actual celiac disease this restaurant is totally gluten free

  33. O

    Outwithfam

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love having a safe place to eat and have a fabulous meal! We have gluten, dairy, soy, plus other allergies and eating paleo is safe for us. But beyond that, food was amazing!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding!!! I highly recommend this restaurant especially if you want great food that’s healthy!!! So glad we went there. We will definitely be back!!!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our second time visiting Sapiens and was equally impressed this time around. Saturday evening with another couple at 5:30. Went early based on our previous visit when we saw how quickly this small restaurant filled up. We were greeted promptly and seated. Nikita was again our waitress/server and (again) did a fantastic job of taking care of us for the entire evening. Three of the four of us enjoyed two of the specials (a 24oz, bone-in ribeye and a seafood medley (scallops & shrimp)). My wife enjoyed the roasted chicken from the regular menu (a tad dry, but othewise very flavorful). The steaks were huge and cooked perfectly - I’ll be enjoying the rest of mine this evening on a nice salad at home. They were served with a small portion of a vegetable lasagna. Our friend said her seafood was very good as well. There was a bit of a wait between ordering and when our entrees were brought out, but considering the times we’re living in and the challenges faced daily by restauranteurs everywhere, not really a problem. We love the paleo concept and options offered by Sapiens, not to mention the quality execution of them. Keep up the good work - we look forward to coming back! Remember, this is a BYOB restaurant, so don’t forget to take your wine of choice with you (we LOVE this concept and approach!).

  37. JM

    JMSBeantown

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Food took 60 minutes to arrive. The. The burger was raw. Sent it back. Took 20 minutes to return. Wasn’t worth the wait.

  38. RP

    RPM1

    Phoenix

    53 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    So disappointed! We had been to Sapiens 3 times and each was better than the last. After our great first experience, we introduced two different couples to Sapiens. Every single one of us raved about the food. These 3 visits had acceptable to good service. Then came Saturday February 19, 2022. This visit was terrible. The service was frequently non-existent. At other times, two of the servers were canoodling - yes, you read that right. After waiting for over an hour, the food was the most disappointing of all. The burger was dry and flavorless. The filet was very ho hum. The expensive venison special looked amazing, but was woefully under seasoned and just OK. The vegetables of the day were excellent, but some side vegetables were practically raw and had zero seasoning. We believe in the restaurant's concept and want it to succeed, but it will be a long while before we get up the nerve to try again.. We also left a comment card to try to give constructive criticism, but all we got back was crickets.

  39. KT

    KerriT

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Valentine disaster.. Service was very weak.. not fine dining service. We were not addressed at our table from waitress, she gave menu changes to table next to us and when we looked over she said you can both listen too. It was odd. I believe the 2 seatings for night, made it difficult for the kitchen to keep up we waited an hour and 20 minutes for our dinner at $180 for the two of us to eat a very dried out plate of quail and my husband getting a fillet that was about a fourth of the size of the filet at the table next to us was a bit unacceptable. We eat An organic keto diet we have been here several times and really want to like it it unfortunately it’s just not worth it. I make it a habit of trying to leave positive reviews when earned this just wasn’t the case here unfortunately this needs to be addressed. Hoping management takes this to heart.

  40. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant continues to shine. We had their Valentine's Day Prix Fixe menu and the food was outstanding. I had the chilean sea bass which was cooked and seared to perfection, it came with beetroot risotto and sat on top of a rose wine sauce. My wife had the filet which was topped with crab and potatoes. For desert, a dark chocolate with orange slices on top and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Roman came by and spoke to us for about 10 minutes about our meal and we really felt his passion for the organic, healthy food they cook. A+++++

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Sapiens Paleo Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Sapiens Paleo Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 771-5123.

Sapiens Paleo Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Sapiens Paleo Kitchen

10411 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd Ste 120 Scottsdale, AZ 85255-8699

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Thompson Peak Pkwy & McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    North Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Tue 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Cheque Gourmet, Diners Club, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Aurore de Beauduy

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 771-5123

  • Catering

    Sapiens Paleo Kitchen offers a full-service, off premise catering for any occasion. Would you like us to cater an event in your back yard or any other location? Let us help you find a venue or make any arrangements for your wedding or a special celebration. Corporate events are welcome. Rental arrangements, waitstaff and bartender services are available. For simple private or corporate meals, lunches, business meetings or team events, please order directly from our Catering Menu on sapienskitchen.com. For larger business and private events, weddings and fundraising galas, please call us to discuss a custom menu and services.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your event at Sapiens Kitchen! Our dining room accommodates 30 people and available for private use on Sundays and Mondays. Sapiens Kitchen is an ideal place for intimate family gatherings or small corporate meetings. High quality service and Chef Aurore's delicious food will make your event the one to remember for years to come. Please call us for more information and custom menu choices. Would you like us to cater an event in your back yard or any other location? Sapiens Kitchen offers a full-service off premise catering. Let us help you find a venue or make any arrangements for your wedding or a special celebration. Corporate events are welcome. Please call us for custom menus and quotes.

  • Private party contact

    Roman Yasinsky: (480) 231-0480

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