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About Roaring Fork - Scottsdale

Roaring Fork is an American Western Bistro. We utilize a combination of ingredients indigenous to the American West and locally grown, including produce, to capture the 'spirit' of the west. The restaurant offers a comfortable, laid back environment that includes friendly professional service and the highest quality food. A great deal of attention is paid in creating the recipes and always using ingredients that are found in the American West. Western cuisine is not a ceremony; it's a celebration! The robust flavors and the courage to try something different is what we are all about. We would like to invite everyone to experience our 'spirit' while enjoying our food and hospitality.

4800 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southwest, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Happy Hour 4pm-7pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Cross Street:
SW corner Chaparral, located in bottom corner of Office Building

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 947-0795

Website:
http://www.roaringfork.com/

Executive Chef:
Scott Mortensen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Roaring Fork's Wood Fired Cooking captures the spirit of bold American cuisine, creating flavors that crackle with a rugged edge. In the Old West, the best food was prepared on a simple wood fire. This same spirit, freshness and flavor are at the heart of every dish we serve.

Roaring Fork - Scottsdale Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (61)
Special Occasion (58)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
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Good for Birthdays (46)
Happy Hour (41)
Cozy (41)
Business Meals (40)
Romantic (40)
Comfort Food (37)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Worth the Drive (32)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Casual (31)
Good for Groups (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Authentic (24)
Fun (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Healthy (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
People Watching (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Seasonal (9)
Kid-friendly (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Food and service both great. Love the atmosphere. Will definitely go again!

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Shea our server was great

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·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food, wonderful service.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

We were seated on patio in a very dark corner by the curtains. The road noise was terrible. The service was extremely slow from drinks (only one in our party had a drink) to the food. Salads were very slow to come out and main course ' even slower. We had no appetizers and only one person had a drink and we were served our food one hour after we sat down. Way too long for a quick dinner. Bread plates were removed from the table although we had just been served a plate of bread. Table was set incorrectly...napkin, glass, silverware. All in all a bad night with friends from out of town. (kettle of pork chili was fatty and very little chili; mostly fatty pork and water)

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·Dined 4 days ago

Jason the waiter he was very nice and helpful I specially liked that the food was pleasantly prepared in a timely manner we did not waited too long (came from Prescott) so we had a long drive but it was worth the drive Thank you
my friend just love her fish meal!!!!*She will be back as well

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was very good. Because it was Valentine's day we were placed on the enclosed porch which was not nearly as nice as the main restaurant. Nonetheless the meal was quite good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

The food here is very good. This was my 3rd trip to Roaring Fork. Inside is nice if you can get lucky enough to get an inside seat. The men restroom is shared with the building and is a hike. Outside dinning is ok. My wife was cold the whole time, creme brulee is really good here. I would go more often in they would move to a bigger location.

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

We visited on Valentines Day so of course was very busy. The food and service were outstanding even considering the fact they were packed. The only negative was that they were seating people in a covered and enclosed outdoor area and there was a lot of very noisy car traffic from time to time. Also our table was very dark and near the door so the ambiance was not quite what we would have liked but we will definitely visit again at a less busy time. Everything including the bread and drinks were delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Best red trout I've ever tasted. Loved the date salad. They did a wonderful job of handling a packed Valentine's day crowd.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Nice environment with great food. Service is excellent and atmosphere provides for either quite evening or a nice social meeting location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Nothing like being seated for a special meal feet within a noisy highway.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Three of the four dinners were great. The pork loin dinner was not cooked adequately and the rest of the plate was cold. We had a reservation and for the second time we were seated next to a door, we asked if we could get another table and we were accommodated. Overall a good experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was very friendly and natural. She seemed to be there when we needed something, but did not hover.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Healthy, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Best trout ever!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

ALL was delicious and a “must to” restaurant to dine when you’re in the area!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Cold food. Uninterested waiter

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first visit to the Roaring Fork and it did not disappoint. Our table had a variety of chicken, salmon and pork chops and all was amazing. Our server was excellent and the bartender was very friendly while we waited for our table. Definitely will go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food especially the green chili macaroni and hamburger.
My favorites.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We ordered a Caesar salad to share. We have dined at Roaring Fork many times. We have a loyalty card. This is the first time this salad came with an anchovy on it. The two bites I took of the salad were very fishy. We asked for a house salad with romaine. Waiter said no problem. Our friends finished their salads. Our new salads did not come. We told waiter to cancel our salads because we didn’t want our friends to wait for us before getting their entrees. The entrees didn’t come for quite awhile. That’s not the service we are used to. We were disappointed.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Absolutely awesome. However I'm being forced to write a minimum of 50 words. Perfect in every way. The Roaring Fork has been a premier restaurant in Scottsdale for many years. Each time we have eaten there, it has always been a mouth watering treat.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

It was very very good.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Been there several times . For some reason, service was bad . Maybe our server was stretched out too far but maybe not !

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 6, 2018

What a great find! Food and service wonderful. Atmosphere was very relaxing.
Great place to come for s romantic dinner or special occasion. The hamburgers are huge...save room they are awesome!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Can't find a better steak! Happy Hour is really good here and lasts all night on Sundays.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Simply love the fork for casual dining. Since we live next door at the Optima Camelview, we consider it a property value additive as well.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

What a great dinner spot! We had a quiet table on the patio near the fireplace. Our server was friendly and efficient without being intrusive. We both enjoyed the dinner special of salad, filet and dessert. When the steak arrived the server asked us to confirm its proper preparation. My steak was undercooked and they whisked it back to the grill for quick remedy. I truly enjoyed the evening, and would highly recommend a visit.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food was excellent, as always. However, the 4 of us were shocked to be seated at a booth that had cracked, peeling seats on both sides--enough so that it was rough as sandpaper. I pointed it out to the person seating us that I didn't want to sit on it, for fear that it would snag my slacks & long top. Even though there were empty tables elsewhere, she did not offer us another table. The far end of the seat was OK, so I held myself up to get down to the uncracked part. When we go to a nice restaurant, we do not expect to be afraid to sit on the seats for fear of ruining our clothes. :(

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food and service were both excellent. The setting is quiet and enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fantastic evening. Food was outstanding and service was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Entrees were not cooked enough - they were raw. They took them back to the kitchen. They did not replace them - they simply re-cooked them. When they came back out, all of the accompanying items were cold. Managers talked to us with “attitude” when we wanted compensation for the mistake.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a favorite !! Wine and the steaks are incredible

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful food and experience

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

First time in Scottsdale. Restaurant was a local favorite. I would recommend because the food was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, great service- a wonderful restaurant experience for our Scottsdale vacation

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

We arrived about 45 minutes before our reservation and were worked in within 10 minutes on a very busy night. The Salmon and Duck Breast were excellent! Only problem was finding the restaurant. GPS sent us in the wrong direction when we were within a block or the Roaring Fork. We will be back. I’m anxious to try their NYStrip.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Reunion with friends

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Always good food with Punctual Seating

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We took some friends here that were in town for a month long visit. They had never been there and we are from Michigan but have been there a few times. The Ambiance was great and my friends said it was the best restaurant they had been to the entire time they've been in Arizona. Phenomenal food and exceptional service. We will definitely be back again next time we visit Arizona!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Organic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I ate here while visiting Scottsdale. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant and the menu options - seemed like there would be something for everyone. I had the roasted chicken, which was delicious and I loved the stuffing that came with it. My husband had the short ribs and enjoyed them very much - I know they were good because I tried some too! We shared an order of the Mac & Cheese... it had just enough spicy flavor and Parmesan crunch on top. I’d recommend it for anyone looking to share a side. I can’t comment on appetizers or desserts, but overall this was a great meal and the service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely dine here again!

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