Top of the Rock Restaurant at the Marriott Buttes Resort

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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Enjoy a memorable dining experience in a comfortable environment with a panoramic view of the Valley of the Sun. Treat yourself to the Top of the Rock Restaurant. Our menu features a seasonal selection of local artisanal cuisine with a southwestern influence. Pair your dinner with a bottle of wine from our wine list featuring Arizona selections or local spirits and craft beers.

Take in beautiful views of the Valley on the updated outdoor patio or take advantage of happy hour featuring house-infused cocktails and scrumptious appetizers in the lounge. Also, take a peek as our chefs prepare your meals in the exhibition kitchen!


Please note: Window and Patio tables are assigned based on the date reservations were made, with a request noted; there are no guarantees for any table.

Large parties 10 or more all one check or evenly split checks.
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughter’s birthday here tonight. The food was delicious and the wait-staff superb. A waiter, who was not our waiter, encouraged us to go on the patio to look at the full moon rising. Kristina, our waitress was perfectly attentive and deliggtful. This place is classy without being pretentious or stuffy.

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for Happy Hour after having a spa day at the Narande Spa. Absolutely perfect! Wonderful views, attentive service and on point food. Do consider spending an afternoon/evening here!!!!

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Overall, it was a pleasant experience. My boyfriend really enjoyed the Charcuterie board but that was the highlight of the meal. My pasta lacked consistancy in texture, some was Al dente in some of it was undercooked. The steak and short ribs were both good but nothing extraordinary.

SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Andrew our waiter was superb.

B
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner two nights in a row. Ask for Guillermo’s section- the best

GJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The menu. Presentation and quality has slipped from previous dining experiences.

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top of the Rock is one of our favorite restaurants. It has it all. Amazing city and sunset views. The staff are very knowledgeable with the wine and food menu. We have tried all the main courses and everyone one of them was outstanding. If you like seafood both their Alaskan halibut and Arctic Char are perfectly prepared, not over cooked. We would highly recommend dining at Top of the Rock.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent visitors here and will always highly recommend it! This is where we got engaged and where we continue to celebrate big events in our lives! The view is killer without having to drive too far, the service is top notch, and the food/drinks are delicious. Thanks to William who served us on Tuesday night, you made our anniversary so special ☺️

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Neysa was AMAZING! Best server I’ve ever had! If you happen to go here, please ask for her by name. She went above and beyond!

KT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just had dessert. The view, service, and surroundings were amazing! Will definitely be back!

OT
Grand Rapids
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic view

SB
Central Coast
44 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice setting for outdoor tables. Octopus appetizer was not good, either texture or taste-wise, and was overpriced. Tofu main course was very good. Sever was nice and efficient.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We came for my girlfriends birthday, it was really nice ambience, the service was a little slow, we waited around 30-45 mins to order but the scenery was nice to have while we waited. Food was great! They gave us a free piece of cake for her bday.

M
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great view of Phoenix and surroundings, while enjoying good food and drinks. Service was great and attentive.

MP
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was just okay. Nothing special. They were out of a lot of items we wanted like the ravioli and a cocktail drink. The Thai shrimp was the only thing really good. The chicken donuts were hard and dry.
The Mac and cheese and Gnudi was just ok. Lacked flavor.
The view was spectacular, patio is amazing! But we won’t be back unfortunately

RM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location / ambiance, food and drink !... and, terrific service (shout out to Evan !)

SB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

People are drawn to this restaurant for the beautiful view and food. Although, we did not make reservations 2 weeks in advance - the front desk said that we could not sit on the patio - although only three tables were occupied. We were seated in booths way in the back. We were there over an hour and a half and never was the patio area tables all occupied. We observed a couple who were originally seated in the booth next to us and after a short conversation were moved to the patio. We are Marriott owners and have been to this restaurant several times before. To think that a person must protest or maybe give the front desk a few bucks to buy their way to the patio is a restaurant we do not want to refer or support. We would think that Marriott would want to give all their guests the best experience to encourage repeat business. There are far better restaurants with excellent food in the Phoenix area.

A
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Awesome views of the city

RB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Requested window table tues night for 4 - really great food and view!

TN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I was in town from Austin visiting my ASU son and we wanted a fun place for dinner. Top of the Rock looked interesting to us and we were excited when we drove up and saw the lovely structure. We were seated outside on a gorgeous evening but the food was very average. My son ordered the filet which looked like it was carved from the tenderloin with a butter knife. It was so mangled and way over cooked but he didn’t send it back because he was hungry. At least it tasted ok. The Mac and cheese was not good/ runny. It’s so easy to make it good-just add good cheese!! The TOR salad was pretty good and I added the roast chicken. The gnuddi was awful! Gnuddi should be light pillows if ricotta- these were a heavy thick version of gnocchi and that’s bring generous. Just so heavy I could only eat a couple of bites. This restaurant could be a diamond for Marriott if they would up their food game! I think people go for that “special meal” because of the setting and it’s one and done. If they cared more about the food it would be a destination over and over.

L
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At the end of dinner I told my wife that I never want to eat anywhere else. The bread and butter was a great start. The ravioli were sweet, savory, and so very delicious. My wife had the Arctic Char that was paired perfectly with a delictable butter sauce. It was cooked to perfection, and it was devine. I had the Wagyu Short Rib. This meal will be the meal I order on my deathbed. The polenta was so very creamy and savory, and it paired perfectly with the Wagyu Short Rib, which was like butter. It was simply phenomenal. When the Passion Fruit Creme Brulee arrived, we figured it had to be amazing, because the meal had been incredible. This dessert far exceeded our expectations. The service and ambiance was 5 stars, and the pace of the meal was ideal. This was, without a doubt, the best meal I have ever eaten. We will be back, again and again. Bravo T.O.R.!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, spectacular and the food, delicious combined with the level of service made for a divine experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriend’s birthday and wanted to take him for a nice dinner. I am glad i selected this place. It is amazing. Great food, great service, great views

c
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate a birthday and it was a lovely night. The views from the Top of the Rock are amazing. I visit Phoenix annually and I always try to dine here. The food is wonderful, the specialty drinks are top notch and the service is impeccable. Perfect for a special occasion or romantic evening.

JP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful spot to sit out on the back deck and enjoy the evening! Food was fabulous as was our waiter Guillaume - wonderful night -

HM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

I HAD NEVER BEEN HERE & WANTED TO GIVE IT A TRY FOR RESTAURANT WEEK. THAT'S HOW WE TRY OUT NEW RESTAURANTS TO SEE IF WE LIKE THEM. Our server was not very experienced, we had to ask several times for everything, like a wine list! The menu choices were very strange. I got the egg custard, it was (I think) very under cooked, runny & the grilled shrimp were definitely undercooked. I got the pork jowls, they were great. My husband got the Hanger steak, it was almost charred, he had asked for medium rare. the Halibut in a paper wrap, was just ok, not much flavor. Deserts were great. so if that's the type of food here, we won't be back. we were all very disappointed in our visit.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

We were here for the restaurant week menu, ordered the TOR salad and Halibut. Both not worth the price. The salad was just spring mix with dressing. The halibut came out with paper wrapped, no presentation at all, and just taste like boiled fish with soy sauce. Over all experience subpar. Maybe if we ordered off the main menu, food would taste better.

CW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I have had in a long time, maybe ever. Unique experience.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first experience here was exquisite!!! We arrived for Restaurant Week, got exactly the secluded outdoor table we wanted at just the time we reserved, and were well attended by the most polite and attentive staff I've ever interacted with in the Phoenix valley. The food and wine were miles beyond what I expected, and the leftovers that they packaged up beautifully for us allowed us to experience the deliciousness well after the evening was over. I will return as soon as my schedule allows! Thank you for the beautiful evening!!!

RI
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The view of the valley is spectacular

S
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Originally we were seated in the back right next to some air vents which were blowing freezing air directly on us, luckily they allowed us to move to another more comfortable table. We did not meet our server nor take our order for a full 30min after being seated (had to request the menu as well), we did not receive food we ordered until 90min after being seated. We were asked multiple times if we would like bread to snack on while waiting but only one person actually brought us bread. For all of this I would have given a very low rating however the waiters that served our table did an incredible job despite not being able to make the food come out any faster (there were many vacant tables I’m guessing they were just understaffed). I was given a sample to try the soup before ordering it, offered a complimentary beverage or appetizer or “anything to make it right,” sincere concern expressed, surprised with a hand written note to take home with recipe for our favorite drink. Once we got food it was more pleasant and the food was prepared well (although my entree was lukewarm at best). I would give them a second chance on a less busy day, and recommend coming here during daylight to take advantage of the view. I did feel the other tables had more attention than ours. Maybe my review is too generous but I’d like to try the food again with a better table.

JB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view! We enjoyed our dining experience at the Top of the Rock Restaurant. Sunday night was nice and quiet.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was disappointing. View was mediocre. Would prefer Point of View. Service was slow. Manager was good about it and comp'd drinks. However, due to disappointing food, would not go back.

BT
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. The food was just wonderful and so was the presentation! The view has to be one the best in the Phoenix area!

DR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic open space. Really great view. Loved it, and the staff were so great!

LS
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food. First time of many more visits to come.

J
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Not what we were expecting. Experience with host staff was poor. Food was less than ok.

R
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and server was very attentive and explained the menu. See also acknowledged our anniversary which is why we were there.

SG
Phoenix
93 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

SEDONA GIRL and her husband enjoyed dinner and a great light show from a storm. The salad and sides we enjoyed were delicious although the sides were a bit salty for us as we use little salt. We had a booth which was more comfortable as the tables and chairs look rather stiff. The ambiance and view are superior.

MP
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view and good staff. I wish the menu had a few more choices.