Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap

4.7
421 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Spectacular Mazatzal Wilderness views blend beautifully with the contemporary design and welcoming atmosphere of Needle Rock Kitchen & Tap. At the centerpiece stands a wood-fired grill where our freshly prepared artisan pizzas are crisped to perfection above a natural flame.

Our new, chef inspired menu features seasonal favorites with a regional flare, from hearty salads to grilled prime cuts all perfectly paired with local brews, hand crafted cocktails or your favorite bottle of wine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 421 people are saying
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Delphie
Denver
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal. Four of us gals all had the short ribs and they were delish. We had a great server named Sabrina and she was adorable.

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DarleneG
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly and professional. Wedge salad delicious (asked if I’d like it cut up- appreciated that!) and the potatoes were really really good with the tempura cod good.

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hungarian
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, I had Halibut, the server was able to request the chef to make adaptions, which was very nice. The scenic area was delightful, would go back again!

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gumby
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & beautiful views.

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vipMarkB
Phoenix
93 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience!

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vipKaren
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening food and service excellent

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vipBarb
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The entrees we ordered were good. They have to do better at serving all entrees at once., especially when there is just four people in your party. Server, Felicia, was excellent.

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SueM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining here, great service, great food & wonderful views!

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vipGrace
Phoenix
132 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very nice place to go for brunch. Food was good and service was very nice and friendly.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hello Grace, Thank you for the 5 star review and great feedback. We hope you join us again soon whether it be for brunch, lunch or dinner! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage 480-508-7865

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Always great‼️

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Great to see your 5 star review and comments. We hope to see you again soon! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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JeffreyR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So we go out quite a bit and we went first drove in, we thought it would be a lot of the older crowd. (we are in our low 50s so maybe we're part of this crowd 🤔) First, the server (stephen) was excellent and just very friendly and kind. We had two managers come over during the meal to just talk with us about questions we had about the Trilogy community. The food was delicious and not expensive for an upscale place. We walked out the back where you could see the mountains and nature. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place. Great great place. Thank you.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hello JeffreyR, Thank you for the 5 star review and recommendation. We will be sure to recognize Steven as well! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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MatthewS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at this restaurant. The views were beautiful, food was good, and all at a reasonable price.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hello MatthewS, Great to see your 5 star review and wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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DakotaD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing appetizers, entrees, and dessert was some of the best we've ever had. Service was good and the value was perfect. Will definitely be back

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on August 16, 2021

Hello DakotaD, So great to see your review and the 5 stars all around. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was attentive and pleasant. The food was pretty tasty. Our view at a window was spectacular. The best part of our experience!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on August 16, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank for the review and feedback. We look forward to making it 5 stars all around on your next visit. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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DickV
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The new short rib entre was excellent. Christian's service was excellent also.

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MichaelC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solid choice for good dining at a fair price. Service is excellent with good menu choices-mainly American.

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vipJohnC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent and Steve, our server was knowledgeable and appropriately attentive. Mike, the Assistant Manager, introduced himself and was very informative about the services offered by the restaurant.

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EveN
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Needle Rock is a beautiful restaurant overlooking the golf course at Verde River Golf Club. The food is consistently good, service is always great in the ambience is perfect.

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vipFoodforFun
Naples
57 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

As a homeowner who used to frequent Needle Rock we were extremely disappointed with how we were treated. We had a reservation for 5:45. Hostess refused to seat us at 5:38; indicating we had to wait so servers could catch up. This place has gone consistently downhill. Food is not good & help is pathetic. Won’t return anytime soon.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hello Food for Fun, Thank you for the review and feedback. I am sorry to hear of your disappointing visit and would welcome the opportunity to speak with you to gain a better understanding of your experience. I can be reached directly at 480.508.7863. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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vipnjfran
Phoenix
268 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch on a Sunday. This restaurant is a hidden jewel in the Trilogy golf course community. Happy it is open to the public. Will return.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hello njfran, Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review and feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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vipAirchow
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience…food is consistently good and prices are reasonable.. portions are perfect!!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hello Airchow, So great to see your 5 star review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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melissaw
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Simply the most beautiful setting! Get here early enough to see the sun set.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on July 3, 2021

Hello melissaw, Wonderful to see your 5 star review. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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Carla
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I thought the restaurant was beautiful with wonderful views. The staff was friendly and attentive. I felt the brunch items were over priced. I thought the food was good.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on July 3, 2021

Hello Carla, Thank you for the review and feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and making it 5 stars all around! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Father’s Day Brunch. Our server was nice but not very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food wonderful views an bery professional stay. Good experience

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 21, 2021

Hello, Great to see your 5 star review and feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch and the service was amazing. Christian Ramirez was our server and he was so nice and was very attentive. Beautiful restaurant, great ambiance, and absolute wonderful staff.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 20, 2021

Hello, Wonderful to see your great feedback and review. We will be sure to share with Christian as well! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 15, 2021

So great to see your 5 star review. We hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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DonD
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As members of Trilogy Golf and Social Club, we try to eat at Needle Rock at least once a week. Misters make it comfortable to sit outside, and the views of the Tonto National Forest are spectacular. Sunsets can be awesome, too.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 12, 2021

Hello DonD, Thank you for the 5 star review and great feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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vipJillW
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous as usual!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 15, 2021

Hello JillW, Wonderful to see your review and feedback. Great to hear you've enjoyed the experience on a consistent basis! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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vipHarold
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food/drinks. Wonderful views.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 12, 2021

Hello Harold, Great to see your 5 star review and feedback! We hope to welcome you back very soon. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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vipTerryK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food ambience and service. Very reasonably priced for the quality of the food.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 12, 2021

Hello TerryK, Thank you for the great 5 star review! It's wonderful to see you enjoyed everything. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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CoyoteTom
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around a great consistent experience. Reasonably prices good meals and excellent service. Highly recommend!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 9, 2021

Hello CoyoteTom, Thank you for the 5 star review and feedback. Greatly appreciate the recommendation! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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RoddW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service always the best-they go out of their way to be helpful. Quality of food seems to be on the rise since the pandemic has tapered off.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 9, 2021

Hello RoddW, Great to see your 5 star review. We hope to welcome you back soon! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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Leah
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great view!! Only complaint would be the flies right by our table outside.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 5, 2021

Hello Leah, Thank you for the review and feedback. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed the food, service & views! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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vipCiaBella
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining here. Food is great along with the spectacular views. We love all of the staff- Christian is great! Very relaxing evening.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on June 2, 2021

Hello CiaBella, Wonderful to see your 5 star review. We will be sure to recognize Christian! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Received a gift certificate from our daughter in December 2019 and then COVID hit and here we are May 2021 to try Needle Rock Kitchen. We enjoyed having a late lunch with our friends. Food was wonderful and the dessert was out of this world.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on May 26, 2021

Hello, Thank you for the 5 star review! Great to hear you enjoyed your lunch, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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viptryingnewplaces2017
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server was super nice but very slow

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on May 27, 2021

Hello tryingnewplaces2017, Thank you for the review and feedback. Our apologies for the delayed service. We hope to welcome you back soon and making it a 5 star experience! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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vipFoodforFun
Naples
57 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food is just okay with not many healthy interesting menu items. Service was good this time but, maybe need to be turned down in volume a bit, if possible.

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vipDAVIDS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Paul & his crew continue to Amaze with the menu offerings. The Double Cut Pork Chop was outstanding.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on May 19, 2021

Hello DAVIDS, Thank you for recognizing Chef Paul & his team! Great to hear of your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous views, amazing service (Christian was fabulous!) and delicious food. Definitely coming back!!!!

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap
Responded on May 19, 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for the review and feedback, we will be sure to recognize Christian. We look forward to having you back soon! Regards, Tim Roos Director of Food & Beverage

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You can order delivery directly from Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap using the Order Online button. Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 508-7865.

Needle Rock Kitchen and Tap is rated 4.7 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.