Tempe >Food & Dining > Top of The Rock Restaurant At The Marriott Buttes Resort
2000 W Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ | Directions 8528233.403538 -111.970940
What a great meal! – The menu has changed at this rest. They have a lot of shared light bites that are to die for! I had the filet with and it was so tasty. I normally have a steak sauce. This steak did not need anything. It was PERFECT! I am in the area for business. I had heard that this was a great restaurant, but mainly for a special occassion. All the tables were full with casual clad guest. Between the price, food quality and view. I would mke this restaurant a choice for every day. CDS washington
Bad start to a New Years Eve. evening – We had dinner at top of the rock for New Years Eve. The service is very poor. Took us 15 min. before server came 2 our table. For $ 85 a person we had a 4 course dinner. We were ther 55 min before we got our salads (should have had appetizer first, another server took it to the wrong table). I had to signal our server to see where our appetizers were. She went ahead and got our salads 15 min. later cause they were out of crabcakes & it would be another 5 min. for them. In between each course we waited atleast 30 min. After looking around I could see other customers frustrated also. Over all from time of arrival we were leaving there 2 & half hrs later. We decided because the gtatuity is included in meal, the service really didnt matter. I do have to give kudos to the chef, the food was worth the wait. To bad the service didn't match. The place wasnt that busy, but you think for a holiday the kitchen would have been better prepared.
Birthday tradition – We have made the Top of the Rock our birthday tradition for the past year. Everyone looks forward to their "moment" in the limelight as the staff takes extra special care to be sure they are having a memorable time. With such a wide variety of excellent food, there is something to please everyone. This time, think we'll try a limo so no one will have to be DD and we can all enjoy our champagne.
Smoking Waitress – It was a special night on the town for me and my lady. We had reservations and were dropped off a few minutes early by our driver. The restaurant was beautiful and empty. I thought great, but quickly found out that it was not so. The hostess barely greeted us, but requested we wait a few minutes. So we did. We were the only ones in the restaurant when we were seated and to my displeasure we were seated at a table without view. I did not say a word because everything I wanted to look at was seated at my table already. When our waitress came over to the table she smelt fresh from the smoking lounge. My date and I are non-smokers and found the stench unappealing. We both ordered Peach Martinis. Neither of us were able to take more than a few sips. They were awful. Salads came. Ceasar salad was ok. I prefer the Ceasar anywhere else and The Top of the Rock salad was oily, I'm not sure how, but it was not good. I had the steak Dianne. It was very good. My date had sea bass. It was too fishy and the rice was mushy and not in a good-to-eat way. Dessert was the only saving grace. Creme Brulet. It was devine. I will never go back. The service was ok if you are able to get past the cloud of smoke, and the food was just not enough boom for your buck.
Slow Service – The environment was nice, but service was VERY slow. It took forever to get our drinks...appetizers and even the bread!
The main dishes were nothing too special but very $$.
Really enjoyed the whole experience – The atmosphere was elegant but relaxed, our waiter was very friendly and helpful, the menu had some very interesting selections, and we enjoyed our food and wine very much. The view might be better during the day, as the desert scape is more interesting during the day than the Tempe lights at night. It is a good choice for a romantic evening.
Poor service, Great food... – When we went to Top of The Rock we decided to go in for brunch after having a very late night on Saturday. We didn't make reservations and walked into an EMPTY dining room at 11:30 and we were asked IF WE HAD RESERVATIONS? We stated that we didn't, and then it took a minute for the hostess to see if she could find us a seat. She then took us to the CENTER OF THE ROOM WHERE THERE IS NO VIEW! All of the tables right by the window were open, and we asked if we could sit there. She replied with a very curt "No, we save those for our reservations." We were waited on by a very heavy set girl who seemed to judge us as soon as we sat down. We were both very tired (we had a late night the night before) and we knew we looked like it, but the last thing we needed was our server giving us the once over. She proceeded to ignore us, and talk with other co-workers. We had to wave her down more than once. I don't recommend this restaurant to anyone as far as service is concerned. However, the brunch was outstanding. Kudos to the chef.
Spectacular views and great food for special occasions. – In Short
Perched atop a craggy peak, it features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Valley. This dramatic-looking restaurant is the perfect spot for a birthday or anniversary celebration, as well as a romantic tryst. Southwestern roots emerge, but signature dishes remain constant, like the lobster Napoleon appetizer (Maine lobster mixed with boursin cheese and served on a crispy wonton with chervil beurre blanc).
TERRIBLE SO TURN AND RUN! – The hostess tricked us into sitting at the absolute worst table by asking us if we would like a window seat; all this table offered was a nasty view of the parking lot and several ugly thermostats. Our female server neglected us the entire time. We spent an extra hour just waiting for her to give us the dessert menu and check so we could get the heck out of that horrible place. Later decided against dessert. The tasteless LAMB came swimming in a pool of OIL, and no amount of salt could rescue that waste of a dish. The potato cake (that came with the filet) exhibited a thick carcinogenic layer of black crust poisoning our lungs, if not our stomachs. Service was TERRIBLE and rude. Take your money and run to any of the OTHER excellent restaurants in the valley. Dont say you werent warned
Brunch was awesome! – My husband and I went to Top of the Rock for their brunch for our 6th anniversary. It was terrific! Service was tremendous...our drinks were never empty, napkins were always re-folded and our chairs were turned each time we left the table. The view was wonderful, the unobtrusive music was great, service was great, food was wonderful and each of the employees at the stations were kind and helpful. There were many food stations to choose from. No way you could try everything. We left full and happy! We would recommend this brunch for any celebration.
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