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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Good for a Date (61)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
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Good for Birthdays (48)
Comfort Food (40)
Business Meals (39)
Cozy (38)
Good for Groups (36)
Happy Hour (36)
Romantic (36)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Casual (33)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Worth the Drive (31)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Bar Seating (27)
Fun (24)
Authentic (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Notable Wine List (18)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
People Watching (11)
Healthy (10)
Seasonal (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Quick Bite (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Great date night venue with great, regionally inspired food along with the more traditional fare.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great, everything cooked to perfection as usual. Great atmosphere, server was friendly and attentive and our waters were constantly kept filled. Always a great place to eat. One of our favorite Scottsdale restaurants. Of course we will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I went for our anniversary.
Best experience ever at any restaurant.
Asked for a "anniversary" note at the time of reservation for my wife. Not only did they place a red rose on our table but the note/card was signed by the crew.

I didnt know any of the staff and this was our first time here. Definitely will be back!

Thanks also to our server Roo! She and the rest of the staff were friendly and attentive.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Pecan pie. Just do it.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was 3+. Service was a 6 out of 5. But the booth we had was tattered, and the silverware hda seen better days.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Went for an anniversary and had a memorable time. Arrived to a table with a single rose and a card wishing us a happy anniversary. The card was signed by every staff member of Shift for the night. Will definitely come back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent Dinner. Great prices. Good service. We had a terrific time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We found the hostess very unwelcoming. To be fair, we were 20 min late for our reservation, however, I felt the hostess was chastising us for this which really set the evening off poorly. As we were unfamiliar with Phoenix, we had no idea it would take us so long to get there. We were seated in the bar which appeared fine until we realized their was a significant, cold breeze every time the patio door was opened. We implored the staff to shut the door as soon as they went through, but were completely ignored, leaving it open while guests chatted in front of it. Our waitress, who otherwise seemed sincere, ran off when we tried to talk to her about it. The food itself was OK but certainly not worth the rave reviews we had seen. I love horseradish, but the amount in the horseradish mashed potatoes was just too much. Presentation was also poor. When you order a nice steak, is it really too much to expect a bit of garnish on the plate? How much would it cost to put a few carrots/lettuce on the plate for visual appeal? The asparagus side was also visually unappealing and tasteless.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great food, service and value.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food was phenomenal and our server was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This was our first time at Roaring Forks. The food was fabulous! Lots of flavor, without being hot & spicy. Our server was seated with 4 tables at once, so Mark, the manager, stepped in to help out, as they don't want you to sit and wait. Mark did a great job fielding food allergy questions. Everything is made in house, so there was no problem with knowing exactly what is in their food, and if a minor substitution is needed. Overall, the dinner was wonderful. The portions are large, so expect leftovers. I highly recommend the tortilla soup and pork carnitas. We will be back!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Scottsdale!!! The food is always fantastic and has a very warm cozy feel. The only suggestion would be to make sure the soup is served at the proper temperature. All four of our guests had their world famous tortilla soup. Unfortunately it was just luke warm when it was served

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent menu and great service. A favorite in our neighborhood. We like to entertain out of town guests here because of the consistent quality of the food and personalized service by the knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

We came for dinner to celebrate my 68th birthday - the food was wonderful - I cook a lot so when I say wonderful I mean just that. My birthday cheesecake was split 4 ways, now I wish I had not split it :) The staff was responsive to our needs and really made the experience fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food is really good. The portions are large especially the sides - meant to be shared. We had a reservation, but had to wait for a table - although the restaurant wasn't busy. It is very good and worth a short wait.

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We sat on the patio, the bar was packed, great happy hour value. All went well.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was delicious. Friendly service. Cozy ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Nice ambiance, great service and food. Trout and short ribs are standouts.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

My wife and I came here for her birthday dinner. First timers to the finer dining options out there, despite feeling a bit out of place in an unfamiliar environment the wait staff was courteous, friendly, and patient with us. Food was delicious, drinks were amazing. Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our go to spot for a great meal in Scottsdale. Service & good have always been good. Great Green Chili Pork Stew, Burgers, Fried Chicken... Huckleberry margarita is delicious!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

First time here and very much enjoyed it. A little hard to find, but great ambiance, excellent food, and service was well paced. Nice place for our birthday celebration and would definitely recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I was very disappointed, I never leave reviews but my experience was awful. Service was terrible, I mean terrible. Our waiter was in Lala land the entire time. I have had a better steak at lone star for $25. I paid $55 for a steak that was full of fat and chewy. $15 for a glass of wine that took 15 minutes to get. I would not recommend to anyone

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We always try to catch a meal here when in Scottsdale. The trout with almonds is beyond amazing and the chocolate pecan pie is one of my all-time favorite desserts.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I enjoyed eating at Roaring Fork. The only reason why this isn't 5 stars is because while the quality of the food is good, I did not feel the quality matched the high(ish) prices charged. I definitely would recommend it as a cute date place or a neat place to get a glass of wine and an appetizer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I took my girlfriend here for a New Year's Day date/celebration. We had a great meal and a great time. Great atmosphere and I'm sure we'll be returning in the near future.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent dinner - great service. Will go back when back in area

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great service, excellent food, very friendly and accommodating. Reasonably priced. Will definitely be going back again.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great experience, would go back! Nice all around restaurant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We’ve eaten here so many times and the food is consistently delicious. It’s simply a winner!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Guacamole was salty. Short ribs had a lot of fat and were in some places. Too much cumin in tortilla soup. All else was good.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service. Dessert was to die for. Service is great on the bar side as well

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

WE love coming to the Roaring Fork and this was no exception. Our only minor annoyance was being seated right next to the kitchen. We did as a diner who was also seated near the kitchen and they were happy. We chose not to ask to be reseated and would probably do so in the future. We will come back...great menu, above average service and generally very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was great, but our waitress Shea was phenomenal. Our son was visiting from another state was impressed. We will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Organic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service was great, dinner was outstanding! Highly recommend for a special occasion or anytime. We’ve been there for happy hour before also.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 22, 2017

My only negative was on the service side. Had reservation and the table where they tried to seat us was right next to the kitchen. When I make a reservation i don’t like to have the worst table dumped on us. They moved us.The other thing was weird that the busboys were reaching over us to take extra silverware while we were still eating - this was our first time in the dining room after doing many happy hours that were great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Thanks for the nice evening and of course the good food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Both the food quality and service were exceptional. My only criticism of Roaring Fork is that I would prefer more steak options, I only recall seeing 3.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

The event being celebrated was anniversaries for 2 couples and we had been there for our anniversaries several years ago and enjoyed it so much we had to do it again. Our server was so great. When we were seated, he wished us Happy Anniversary. After our meal and getting ready to leave, I asked our server about the red roses that we had been given before and he was surprised that we didn't have them on our table when we were seated. He went back to the kitchen or where they were kept and brought out 2 for us ladies. We were very impressed and delighted. One couple had been married 66 years and my marriage was 65 years.
Thank you for making it a memorable night for us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was great ! The staff made us feel very special for our 25 th wedding anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I really enjoyed the appetizers and entrees. Huge portions!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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