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elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley, AZ

elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

4.8
4.8
5385 Reviews
$50 and over
Unspecified
Indulge in culinary delights and impeccable service at elements featuring an array of farm-fresh American Cuisine with Asian accents. Presented by Chef de Cuisine, Samantha Sanz, the seasonal menus incorporate local, organic produce and sustainable seafood. Savor delicious, diverse fare, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (855) 245-2051

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Landon Post

  • Catering

    For more information on private dining, please call 480.624.0105.

  • Private party facilities

    elements offers several unique options for private dining. Indulge in stunning views of the valley and elements' signature farm-fresh American cuisine for an unforgettable wedding, meeting, event or dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    Restaurant Sales Manager: (480) 624-0105

  • Neighborhood

    Central Scottsdale

  • Cross street

    McDonald and Superstition Lane

  • Parking details

    Our valet is complimentary, self parking is also available in the lower lot.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas Dinner at The Sanctuary

    $212.52 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Celebrate Christmas with great food, friends, and family! Enjoy an exquisite four-course dinner, from James Beard nominated chefs in Elements with spectacular valley views from every table. Please note that the cost of the dinner is set for adult clientele only. If you have guests that are 12 years and under please add additional notes when making your reservation or reach out to us directly at 855-245-2051. Cancellations received on or after December 19th, 2022 or that do not attend their scheduled reservation will be subject to the entire pre-payment of the reservation as penalty.
  • New Year's Eve Dinner

    $386.40 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    New Year's Eve Dinner Ring in the New Year with great food, friends, and family! Enjoy an exquisite dinner, from James Beard nominated chefs in Elements with spectacular valley views from every table. Please note that the cost of the dinner is set for adult clientele only. If you have guests that are 12 years and under please add additional notes when making your reservation or reach out to us directly at 855-245-2051. Cancellations received on or after December 24th, 2022 or that do not attend their scheduled reservation are subject to forteiture of pre-payment deposit in full. Dinner service begins at 8:00pm, please make sure that you arrive promptly by this time. Join us in Jade for our New Year's 2023 celebration. Call for details.
  • New Year's Eve Dinner

    $354.20 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Ring in the New Year with great food, friends, and family! Enjoy an exquisite dinner, from James Beard nominated chefs in Elements with spectacular valley views from every table. Please note that the cost of the dinner is set for adult clientele only. If you have guests that are 12 years and under please add additional notes when making your reservation or reach out to us directly at 855-245-2051. Cancellations received on or after December 24th, 2022 or that do not attend their scheduled reservation are subject to forteiture of pre-payment deposit in full. Dinner service begins at 5:30pm, please make sure that you arrive promptly by this time. Join us in Jade for our New Year's 2023 celebration. Call for details.

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What 5,385 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Ambiance

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  • Scottsdale

    Best Ambiance

  • Scottsdale

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was absolutely amazing. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Hands down a great brunch experience. Definitely will visit again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and romantic ambiance!! The pork chop was one of the best meals of my life.
  3. L

    Laureninaz

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather was our server and she was amazing. Also, thanks to Stephanie who fulfilled my request for a window table
  4. LM

    LoriM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    While the location is lovely, I have to say I was very disappointed with the service, food and experience at this top ranked restaurant. While I server was nice, no one cleared plates or refilled water until we asked. The truffle fries came out over cooked, some burnt and all end bits like it was the bottom of the bag. Not impressed!
  5. A

    Alex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was exceptional. Juan-Carlos was our waiter and he went above and beyond for our dinner. He showed us good spots to take pictures and answered any questions we had. The environment is beautiful and the staff was very experienced.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Went for breakfast, clever photos make this report look far nicer than it actually is, quiet disappointing Food was ok but would not visit again, had far better breakfasts elsewhere
  7. J

    Jenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our date/anniversary spot. My boyfriend proposed to me at dinner and Bradley made it all happen. He was so attentive, I loved the energy he exerted all night. All of our food came so fast, we were beyond happy!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good but nothing special.
  9. CC

    ChristianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing, the pictures don’t do it justice. The only thing better than the food and the view was the service.
  10. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place. Great food and beautiful location.
  11. AA

    AArevalo

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had a drink in the bar first and the bartender made amazing cocktails. Unfortunately had a very negative experience with the hostess who had short, dark hair which put a bad taste in our mouths. I haven’t experienced that level of snootiness, sarcasm and overall rude behaviour in a service setting before. Luckily our server, the food and the hilarious man who brought our food out was able to turn around our experience.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The Chilean Sea bass was inedible. The fish was clearly old and tasted fishy. The rest of the food was unremarkable. I will not return.
  13. G

    Gigi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance and very good food. However wine list is too pricy. Our $166 bottle of Gevry Chambertin was barely a cheap table wine and not acceptable at any price. We will be more careful in the future in selecting a wine.
  14. DK

    DanielK

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as was the atmosphere and service just a tiny bit less (only that we waited for our courses a little more than I expected). However, our server’s recommendation was spot on. I had the filet of beef and my wife had the pork chop. Both incredibly done and delicious. We both wound up taking home some of the delicious entrees. Always a place for a celebration or just a special meal!
  15. PP

    PertPat

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had not realized that an early a.m. brunch would not be served where we had a view. One of our more fussy members felt jis bacon was not to his liking and the eggs quite small. My abocado toast was wonderful. The other two patrons seemed to enjoy their choices.
  16. MB

    MBFA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live in the neighborhood and value the Sanctuary and elements as great assets to have so close. Jeff & Janet Mitchell
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julio was amazing! We will be back.
  18. B

    Bmeyerz

    Chicago

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding creative meal with endless views. Inventive cocktails and superb wine list. The service attentive.
  19. TW

    TedW

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for special occassions, service, food, and ambiance were all outstanding one of the best restaurants in the Phoenix area
  20. DN

    DanN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. We enjoyed everything about the place. We are not only going to dine there again, but fully intend to make arrangements to stay at the resort in the future.
  21. LC

    LarryC

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been coming here for our anniversary for the last couple years and it never disappoints!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    sooooo beautiful and everything we ordered was fantastic
  23. DZ

    DianeZ

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and great service. We go for Sat. or Sun. brunch and it is always a pleasure.
  24. PD

    ProfessionalDiner

    Dallas

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Resort guests- ate four meals at Sanctuary Elements; two breakfasts and two dinners. Service in the BAR was excellent (thank you Aspen!), but bar area was too loud to hear each other, and the resort plays THROBBING Bass-y repetitive music in the bar AND restaurant at an annoying volume. We ended up not eating the pork chop, as it was really tough. The waitress took it off our bill. (Thank you Aspen!) Breakfast of morning one: good food, service was COMPLETELY missing in action. We were forced to get our own condiments etc. Server was seen TWICE during meal: taking order and bringing bill. Dinner 2 was at Elements. Waited for 20 mins to be seated with a reservation, for which we checked in by name two minutes early. I checked in 10 minutes later, hostess, scattered and disorganized, asks "WHO are you?" Finally seated (20 minutes after reservation time) AFTER my husband told the hostess "you were simply clearing a table for us?" She acted surprised, checked the table and immediately seated us. Food was better than good, but not great. Service was, again, MIA. We spoke with manager, who was apologetic. It was a frustrating experience, especially as this was an anniversary trip/dinner. Breakfast 2: excellent service from Carli, and excellent brunch! Food served hot, very fresh, Carli checked in often. Overall, experience was ..... uneven. This seems like training and management issues to me, having worked in the hospitality sector during undergrad and grad school. Beautiful property, spotty service.
  25. NY

    NYMomof3

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    A vacation trip for 2 couples from NY. We enjoyed the excellent food and wine. Our waiter Rick was passive aggressive, full of himself and proceeded to turn us off even more by the end of our meal by making our simple question into a political debate. Shame on Rick as he ruined our evening as well as the ability to get a very generous tip!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambience
  27. PD

    PamelaD

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful breakfast menu, views are superior! Wait staff was spot on!!!
  28. h

    homecook

    Phoenix

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely enjoyed our dinner at the Element. This restaurant is always very elegant, classy with great sound proof. We can hear ourself talk and having a great conversation. The lighting is also perfect! The menu is simple with many interesting items so you will find something you like and enjoy the cuisine. This is one of my most favorite restaurants in town. 10/10!!!
  29. AI

    AIMEES

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful time! The sunset views were beyond beautiful and JuanCarlo was wonderful!
  30. DM

    DennisM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views, great service and a wonderful meal!
  31. JC

    JanC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Disappointing. Mediocre food. Octopus and Caesar salad fair, nothing special. Chilean sea bas was lousy. Frozen fish, poor texture.
  32. CM

    CarolynM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fantastic meal. Our server was very attentive and the food came out quickly.
  33. PN

    PatN

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Service was very good and food was very good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. The Pear salad and Caesar salad were both excellent. The cacio pepe was delicious and the fiery Calamari was excellent. The dumplings were a bit hard and not great. The sea bass and short ribs were divine! The wine was gorgeous. Our server, C.J., was fabulous and brought complimentary dessert for my birthday!
  35. t

    tfgordon

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was creative, and well executed. You pay for the experience, as the prices are at the top end of the Scottsdale restaurant market, but the comfort of the restaurant space and the beautiful views from all the tables almost makes up for it. Service was a little less refined than in our previous visits, with a few fumbles along the way, and a slightly obsequious waiter, but nothing to be concerned about. Main course portions are generous, and the grilled octopus appetizer was excepetional and large enough for three of us to share. The octopus was fork-cuttable tender, and the accompaniments and sauce made the dish noteworthy.
  36. EB

    EricB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was delicious, the atmosphere was romantic and lovely, the service great.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining in an absolutely gorgeous setting.
  38. C

    Carrie

    Oklahoma City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate here a couple of years ago when staying at the Sanctuary and still remains as one of my favorites! Excellent service, beautiful view and outstanding food!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I was looking forward to Sunday brunch to celebrate my birthday. The brunch was hyped to me so I was very excited, but the food was very mediocre. I have had excellent dinners at Elements in the past, but the brunch was very disappointing. We had a chia parfait that was literally flavorless…nothing like the description. And the $38 lobster roll was one of the worst I have ever had. It was all bread (and the bread was hard and crusty, not even a soft brioche which I would expect in a lobster roll) and the little meat that was in the roll was relatively bland. My husband had a turkey club that was overly salty and ingredients that were reminiscent of a sandwich you would get from the grocery store. The monkey bread was ok and the fries were good, but the saving grace were the brunch cocktails and the view. Overall, very disappointing.
  40. RE

    RachelE

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    I usually do not write negative reviews, but this was our anniversary and was pretty disappointed with our experience. I have been coming to Elements for 20 plus years. I wanted to bring my fiancé there to experience the views and the food. The hostess was great and gave us a great table. The restaurant was not busy when we came in. Once we sat down it took 15 min for the waiter to come over to greet us. Another 10-15 min to get our drinks. The busser saw that we didn’t have water yet, so he brought it over to us. Once we got our food, it was ok, I probably would not come back for brunch, it was something I could have gotten from a lower end breakfast place. Our empty plates were sitting for 15 min before my fiancé had to get up and ask for a menu for desert. We waited another 20 min.. I had to go the hostess stand to get the menu, and did say we were very disappointed. No manger came by to even check on us, and when it was time to pay, we had to get up and find out waiter. They were clearly understaffed, which is unfortunate. I was in the restaurant business for several years, and if there was one thing we always made sure if there was not enough staff, that manger better be out there helping out. Hopefully they get their acts together, I wish I would have chosen a different place on our special occasion.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain is rated 4.8 stars by 5385 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 71 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

5700 E McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Additional information

  • Cross street

    McDonald and Superstition Lane

  • Neighborhood

    Central Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Our valet is complimentary, self parking is also available in the lower lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Landon Post

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (855) 245-2051

  • Catering

    For more information on private dining, please call 480.624.0105.

  • Private party facilities

    elements offers several unique options for private dining. Indulge in stunning views of the valley and elements' signature farm-fresh American cuisine for an unforgettable wedding, meeting, event or dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    Restaurant Sales Manager: (480) 624-0105

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