Vincent on Camelback

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434 reviews
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Vincent Guerithault, chef/owner of Vincent on Camelback, is considered by many to be Phoenix"s culinary prize. For almost 30 years, Vincent has been combining his expertise in classic French cooking with Southwestern ingredients to create a unique blend of flavors that has become his signature. His style is constantly evolving. Critics note that his food is always "intriguing and inspiring." Patrons say it's sumptuous. Vincent was the first chef ever to receive a Citation of Excellence from the International Food & Wine Society. He has enjoyed countless commendations, including the James Beard award as "America's Best Chef: Southwest" and the prestigious Chevalier de L'Ordre du Merite Agricole on behalf of the Republic of France. In 2003 Vincent's on Camelback was placed 24th on the World's Top 50 Restaurants by British based Restaurant Magazine. Zagat has ranked his restaurant "most popular" and "best in area." We look forward to welcoming you to Vincent's!

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Vincent on Camelback featuring our a la carte menu or special prix fixe menu created for this special evening.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow.

Good waiter but need to be more attentive.

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K
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, friendly and knowledgeable wait staff, but they had too many tables, seated at similar times to cover.

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JA
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had evening specials elk, cauliflower soup, and magnificent salad with lime lemon and honey dressing (unbelievable). Wine was good. Service and auxiliary staff fantastic. Thanks for great evening

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j
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were top notch. Would def eat here again.

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AG
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vincent’s has always been the place to go for special occasions

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AF
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Greg is a wonderful waiter. Vincent's is a special treat. Good food and a romantic atmosphere. It was a wonderful evening. Dover sole. Yum. Burrata salad with avocados and tomatoes. and an orange tart for dessert. Perfect.

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BG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner for New Year’s Eve. The food was delicious and plentiful, the wine list extensive and reasonably priced.
Our waiter was great. Offered us excellent suggestions and treated us respectfully but not too formally. Just a great experience.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vincent’s food and service are amazing. It’s an experience with consistent excellence!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I get it, I’m in Phoenix, but there’s a definite mismatch between the menu and the decor. It has the vibe of Rosa Mexicano, not a kind-of-French restaurant. The decor is not the only outdate thing. If you have nostalgia for a dinner cart — they rolled out my two plates on a cart — you’re in luck!

I started with the Anaheim Chile stuffed with wild mushrooms, lobster, and goat cheese. They were the star of tue meal and the only reason I’m giving this restaurant three stars.

I had the heirloom tomatoes with burrata cheese, arugula and beets with my dinner entree. The tomatoes and cheese were cold, like they just came out of the refrigerator. The salad would have benefitted from a warm rest and a bit more salt.

I had the Beef Wellington with potatoes. The cut was a bit tough —. I’d be surprised if it were a USAD Prime cut. I found the pastry oily and the spinach needed more dressing. Gordon Ramsay’s reputation as the “king of Beef Wellington” is safe.

I ended with the soufflé with a Grand Marnier demi glacé. The “crust” was rubbery. Umm, is that how it’s supposed to be prepared?

The wine pairings were great.

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Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Memorable dinner with friends during a holiday visit. Beautiful food, wine, and service and a chat with the chef himself afterward. Couldn't have been more perfect!

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SM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We (four) had dinner on Christmas Eve (reservation early) and the staffing and service was a little iffy for about the first hour or so--not enough staff to attend properly to guests in what is a fairly complex service. More staff appeared after the first hour or so. That said, the food was absolutely exceptional, particularly the foie gras and scallop appetizers, the elk entree special. The salads were huge so glad we shared. Two of us had the Dover sole meuniere special which was cooked properly be not particularly flavorful. We cook that ourselves in France, having purchased fresh sole Francaise from the local fishmonger and ours is better. It may just not be possible to send good Dover sole all the way to Arizona. All that said, we will definitely return and likely try the Bistro as well. Now if they just had carollers for Christmas Eve....

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently the best restaurant in Phoenix!
Always fantastic food, great service, knowledgeable wait staff, and ambiance!

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F
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can say again, as we have said before, Vincent's never fails to impress.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had any food here that was not exceptionally good. We've never been disappointed, ever. Now the good part: we drive 130 miles each way for dinners here, so we make it an overnight by booking a nearby room. Yeah, the food is so good that we plan an overnight around it. I love duck, order it often, cook it at home, but I have never had duck as tender and flavorful as the duck confit with cherry sauce. The wines are not expensive and always good. My wife had veal and said it was the best she'd ever had. The staff is wonderful and friendly - we always feel welcome here. All in all, a great dining experience with a French flair. We'll keep making the drive as long as Vincent is here.

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KG
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best elk Ive ever had. Husband loved the duck confit. Beautiful souffles. Lovely wines. Memorable meal. We are looking forward to another visit.

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B
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall very good. A bit old and antiquated inside and the mood is very quiet. Not a bustling atmosphere like more of the newer restaurants in the Biltmore/Arcadia area. Older clientele for sure. But service and food was very good. My date ordered the scallops and I ordered the beef Wellington. They brought out a chocolate soufflé for dessert which was incredible and FREE. I probably wouldn’t go again but I can see why people like this place. Very good but can use some music to liven up the joint so you don’t have to hear people’s conversations.

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DA
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not my idea of a gourmet restaurant. 1st the chairs were uncomfortable metal chairs with a thin cushion. The table was too small for 4 people for a Vuillard course meal. The selection was limited and maybe overpriced. But the wine list was crazy with 90% of the wines over $100 and not many of them good values. Not going back when diner was a $100 a piece for an average meal.

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RK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

You will not be disappointed. Don’t be deterred by the “fusion” stereotype. Vincent’s is true to the classic French roots with simple, good ingredients executed very well. Flavors are both subtle and sumptuous and we couldn’t eat another bite after the amazing soufflés. We will be back when in town again and recommend them to locals and travlers alike.

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OT
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best French cuisine in the Valley! We love the southwest influence of the traditional French flavors.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Birthday dinner!

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RA
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and service. Have been going for 20 years and never disappointed.

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EI
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a special anniversary dinner and so enjoyed the entire experience! Will be back soon!

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visiting Phoenix for the first time and found this gem, had a fabulous dinner, albeit rich in French flavor but enjoyed it all!

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and my birthday at Vincents. We had a wonderful experience and we regret that it had been so many years since our last visit. It is very difficult finding French cooking and the ambiance of Vincents in the Phoenix area. We look forward to our next visit.

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DC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef's creations are always full of amazing flavor and beautiful presentation. The service is always attentive without being overbearing.

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o
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife had the macadamia encrusted scallops, which she felt were some of, if not the, best scallops she'd ever had. I had the steak which was simply run of the mill. My wife had the lobster potatoes which were outstanding, and for dessert we split a carmel dish, which was very good, while we also had a piece of chocolate cake, which my wife found very good as well (I don't eat cake). The disappointing aspect of the evening was the alcohol selection. It was very limited. My wife enjoys a nice cabernet sauvignon from the Marlborough region of NZ, and they only had a selection of 3. That would have been okay, except they were out of 2 of them, and the only one left was one of the few she has tried and didn't like. She had to settle for a pinot grigio from Italy, which was pleasant, but when out for a special occasion, you should never have to settle. Likewise, their beer selection left something to be desired, and after my first Peroni, they were out of that. The service was extremely good.

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NK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vincent's was a rare fine while on a short trip to Phoenix. The food was excellent and I would highly recommend going (again & again).

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C
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food French with a touch of southwest. Visit this restaurant and wait to be amazed.

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MP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the waiters were fun and friendly.

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P
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vincent's on Camelback always offers an interesting and diverse menu. The food is always excellent, as is the wine. The staff is top notch and the service outstanding. It is worth the money.

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KC
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first experience at Vincent’s was to celebrate my birthday, and we were impressed. The ambiance is quaint and comfortable. The staff is friendly without being overly attentive. And the food is delicious and perfectly prepared and presented. We will be returning for sure.

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s
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smoked Salmon appetizer and portobello mushroom entree were best I’ve experienced.
Excellent service. Full house noise was moderate to low; very enjoyable evening.

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HD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I always enjoy the ambience of the Vincent’s. Restaurant week offers great value.

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JT
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in all areas. Valet service prompt and courteous. We were greeted with "Happy Anniversary" at the front desk upon entering and leaving. Professional wait staff who were prompt and courteous. Able to explain menu clearly. Right portions. We use this restaurant for special occasions. One candle each on dessert plates was a nice touch.

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ME
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely fantastic dining experience. We will definitely go back!

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DH
Phoenix
150 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Vincent on Camelback is a Valley Icon. The food is always delicious and impeccably presented. The servers know their business from being able to describe every item on the menu and giving wine and food recommendations to making sure the table is perfectly maintained and the water and wine glasses remain filled.
Tonight, we visited during Arizona Restaurant Week and tried the pre-fix meal choices. We started with the creamy Wild Mushroom Soup and the truly inspired seasonal salad. This was followed by the Beef Wellington and topped off with their famous flourless chocolate cake with house-made ice-cream and the tiramisu. The wine selection was the Cote ‘d Rhone which all melded together for a wonderful evening.
Vincent is never a disappointment.

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MO
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and service here. We try to fly in from Chicago once a year so I can have the duck. Everything is always delicious and we love it. Some classic French meals which are not always easy to find. When done right, a true pleasure.

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TF
Phoenix
75 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Where was that that James Beard awarding wining food?
Where was the service ????
The only thing present was the price !

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T
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant week menu. ( our second year) Our waiter, (Howie?) was very efficient and personable. We all loved the food and atmosphere

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T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is fantastic. Every bite of food was delicious. Our waiter was amazing. Will come again when in Phoenix.

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