The Grill at The Boulders Resort

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125 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located at the award-winning Boulders Golf Course and overlooking the lush fairways of the 18th greens. The Grill offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, featuring an All-American menu, with great burgers, mouth-watering salads and sandwiches at lunch, and succulent appetizers and traditional favorite entrées for dinner. The lounge's casual ambiance is the perfect spot for an early morning breakfast and for relaxing after a day on the course. The dining room is a cozy atmosphere with attentive service. Open daily.
**Newly constructed 75 seat deck overlooking our beautiful 18th green and lake**
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Grill
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Hours of operation
Bar
7am-11am Breakfast
11:30-3pm Lunch
3p-9p Dinner

The Grill Dining Room
11:30-3pm Lunch
3p-9p Dinner
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Phone number
(480) 488-9020
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Carefree Highway & Scottsdale Road
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Parking details
There is plenty of parking located next to The Club at The Boulders.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 125 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre. We ordered dessert to go and did not receive anything to eat it with.

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l
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were served efficiently and with careful attention to detail

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GG
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food here is really nice, the choice on the menu makes each visit interesting. What to eat, what to drink! Choices!

Grumpy Gus Says:
On this visit the waiter and supporting staff let the restaurant down; Our whole “evening” felt rushed.
Seriously, it felt like we weren’t loading the bill; eating enough or drinking enough, that the staff decided that they would get us off the table as soon as they could to get hungrier and thirstier customer (larger bill... larger tip)!
Once they’d made the decision we’d finished the Cheque was put on our table.
We were here on vacation so we’re taking it slow... or trying to.
Almost as soon as I signed the Cheque the support staff stood over our table like a Vulture! No Joke!
It started to make us feel really uncomfortable! Not what you’d expect!
At this point I was about to rip up the signed cheque and ask for another to half my quite generous tip.
The Vultures obviously realised this and whipped it off the table ASAP!
As we got up to leave the table was cleared... As, not after! Literally as we put our napkins on the table and pushed our chairs out, the Vultures descended!

On leaving the restaurant one of the management team asked how we’d enjoyed our meal, I’m sorry to say that Grumpy Gus kicked into overdrive!
He assured us that there was no reason why the staff should’ve acted in this way.

As a guest at the hotel, using one of the many restaurants on site, I felt the staff in this restaurant let the whole property down.
This is a Luxury Resort, backed by the Hilton Waldorf brand.
I wanted to have a relaxing meal in a wonderful location not hounded off a table by two over enthusiastic members of staff!
After this experience I’m going to struggle to return.

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D
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A beautiful venue. Food and service superb.
Will definitely make this a go to for lunch and dinner.

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CM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Fish and chips was not to par, and my wife is British so she should know. The ribeye steak was pounded to an inch thick and no where near medium rare. Finally, on the children’s menu, the desserts were not available. How does that work? Never coming here again.

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CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

So very disappointing. There is no good time for a bad meal but one on vacation is even worse. Our server was unattentive, meal was not cooked as requested. Would not expect this from a restaurant of this caliber. It was more like TGI Fridays experience.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After 20 minutes of being ignored we left. The menu did not match what was online. Basically bar food.

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Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Love the Grill. The ribeye was chewy and fatty, but tasty. The nicely presented potato casserole side was very good and the grilled asparagus was outrageously delicious. The meatloaf was too loose for our taste. But the setting is so wonderful, we will be back next week and try something else off the new menu. Sadly, the great seafood pasta is not on the new menu. But things keep changing and rotating. This is very nice formal/casual dining. You pay a price for it, but it is a pleasure to dine there. The grazing herd of javelinas on the golf course made for a special viewing treat.

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s
Toledo
83 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor patio very nice on a pleasant evening. Fish and chips (on Fridays) is very good as is the meatloaf and chicken. Kori is a GREAT server....knowledgeable, attentive and very nice.

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m
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautifull views of the golf course..great fish and chips

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s
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loves the chili and the burger!!

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M
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Out server, Clay, was rude and inefficient.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grill at The Boulders was an excellent choice for meeting friends, being able to visit, and enjoy a delicious lunch in a lovely outdoor setting on the restuarant's porch.

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Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time dining on the outdoor patio. We have dined inside several times and always had great food and service. The outdoor patio is surprisingly large and has good space between the tables. The golf course and sunset views are wonderful. It seems the quality of food and service have risen to the levels of the old Latilla dining room at the Boulders main building. We loved the seafood pasta! This was the best meal we have had for quite some time in the Phoenix area.

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w
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

A disappointing experience. Over rated for certain, lacking in atmosphere, mediocre service, limited menu, food was fair.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service was awful. We didn’t order wine or drinks and we were essentially ignored. Water glasses were not refilled for the whole meal. Our salad came with Gorgonzola which we asked to be held. While struggling to remove it our waiter never asked if there was a problem. We won’t rush back there.

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DI
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I usually have a good meal here. The venue is beautiful but the meal was poorly prepared. Ordered a French Dip asking for medium rare beef; it was so well-done I left the sandwich in the plate.

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SD
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We went to The Grill at the Boulders Resort for lunch after finishing up a round of golf. It is a great place to have lunch with a nice lunch menu. There is ample seating outdoors, the service was good, and overall it was a solid meal! I would recommend the Ahi Tuna poke especially!

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MC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were staying at The Boulders and it was a nice, close, easy option with good options in a comfortable environment. We were there on a weekday and it was a quiet night but I could imagine that it would still be a calm and comfortable environment even if the place was full. Staff was great, food was good...a great option if you're staying at the Boulders.

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DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good

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L
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. The atmosphere was cozy and the service excellent. The food was delicious. I had the flat iron steak and shared the seafood linguine special with my husband. They were both really wonderful.

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m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful lunch with girlfriends at The Grill. Lovely atmosphere, great food and helpful waitstaff. Will definitely do it again!

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Dull dreary interior and food seemed over cooked, dry and uninspired.

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T
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed eating on the patio, looking out over the 18th green. The food was good overall. I am not a fan of arugula, it is too weedy for me in a salad. The broccoli soup was very good. Nice time.

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R
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

As one guest put it, "It was okay; it was good." This is our second experience with Boulders Resort restaurants under our Scottsdale's Diner's Card Plan. The administration doesn't seem to respond well to this plan.

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SS
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A total surprise. The food and service were superb. It far exceeded expectations for a clubhouse restaurant. We will definitely return.

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E
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Large group came in. Clear they were there to celebrate an occasion which is fine, but got very loud in dining room to a point it was difficult to hear at our table with 4 of us.

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G
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for the first time and will definitely go back! Food and service were excellent!

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H
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was one of the most miserable dining experiences we have ever had. Let's start with the new menu. The former menu had more casual fare at more reasonable prices. We were unpleasantly surprised to discover how overpriced this place has become. Second - our lousy server. He had too many tables to take care of and paid little to no attention to us. I had to flag him down after half an hour to get my husband a soda refill and request bread for the table. Third - I looked up at one point and saw nobody in the kitchen. Not a good sign. After more than an hour elapsed with no dinner, explanation or apologies from our server, we left. As we were about to walk out our order appeared. Too late! The kitchen as well as the wait staff was clearly understaffed. We should have been notified when we walked in so we could make a decision as to whether or not to stay. The manager claimed to have no idea we where waiting for over an hour, Gotta call bs on that as the entire restaurant was forced to wait for at least as long as we did. The table next to us waited 45 minutes just to get some hummus! We have eaten at this place several times and never had such a lousy experience. It could not have been more disappointing. We are not running back anytime soon, if ever.

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j
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Expected something special for Christmas Eve but no. Lamb shank was very good as was the apple salad.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We have eaten at The Grill at the Boulders several times, but the abysmal service we’ve had on our last two visits assures we won’t return. There were only three tables occupied when we arrived early on Sunday night. After 10 minutes of waiting for a server, I went looking for one and encountered the manager and a server. I told them of the poor service we’d had previously, and they assured me they would take good care of us. The drinks for the four of us arrived at varying intervals over a ten minute period. There was something in my wife’s salad that the server identified as a bandaid, but which the manager said was a wrapper from the greens. They said they would comp the salad, which they didn’t do on our bill until asked. One of the entree was wrong, so one of us ate after the others had finished. The checks the server brought were completely wrong. In short, for a first class resort hotel like The Boulders, The Grill is an embarrassment.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We actually got married at the boulders and my wife thought it would be nice to have our anniversary dinner there. We took her parents who were in town and every person was impressed with food quality and service. We had a great time and will continue the tradition moving forward. Also we will be having dinner there monthly from here on out.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food, drinks and service were fine but we have had better quality for much less - not worth the cost...

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great restaurant and atmosphere --- it was restaurant week so had the 3 course tasting menu -- food was excellent service was attentive and overall experience was casual yet elegant --- I must becoming old as I just don't get why some people don't dress appropriately for a great meal but I won't blame that not on the restaurant

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very casual place seems that the only place to eat dinner while staying at the boulders is the grill. Fit for everyone including families.

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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The Boulders is a beautiful resort whose restaurants don't generally live up to the standard that should be expected. We ate on the terrace of The Grill, which is a wonderful venue. The food was only average...a nice rib-eye, a good ceasar salad, and a shrimp pasta that was short on shrimp. The server was very poor. Any request (rolls, a glass of ice, a take-away box) had to be repeated 2 or 3 times before he responded. Very disappointing.

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PN
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Never again - what a waste of money & time.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We have been at this restaurant a couple times before and had a very good experience. The main courses were a disappointment. I had the fish of the day a crusted filet of sole over rice. The fish was overcooked and was not fresh , the rice however was very good. My wife and son both had the Chiopino which was somewhat better except for the sword fish which was very dry. The deserts where excellent. No complaints with the service or atmosphere.

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l
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Very Disappointing! Only one server was working .
Several tables needed busing! Our initial impression was that it was messy and unkempt!
The TV's were too loud.
The Sandwiches were mediocre! The fries were cold!
We usually like eating at the Boulders - but due to the summer season, the main restaurant was closed, so we decided to try the Grill!
We wont be back - there are too many nice hotel restaurants and grills available to Scottsdale locals in the summer!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice place and good service but the half roasted chicken came a undercooked to the point you could not cut it. The waiter offered free dessert but we didn't want it-I felt the dish should've been waived but they didn't do that. I wouldn't go out of your way to eat here.

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