Friday, March 10, 2017

Marriott Camelback Inn's New Resturant: Lincoln

By: The Food Hunter

After just one bite of Chef Chris Neff's bourbon brined pork belly, several years ago at Cooks & Corks, I knew immediately that I wanted to try more of his cooking. As it turned out, it wasn't until this past Saturday night that I was able to make that happen.

Chef Neff currently leads the kitchen at Lincoln Restaurant at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn, a unique space with breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain. Specializing in both seafood and beef the menu is a creative mix of steakhouse fare. I love that they feature a seafood tower and that you can order as much or as little of it as you want. I'm a huge crab fan so I was able to get a tailored crab plate.

We started our meal with the Lincoln Chopped Salad, a delicious mix of smoked salmon, Mizuna greens, and local Hayden Mills wheat berries, lightly dressed in a buttermilk. Chef sent out an order of his signature fried cauliflower for us to try and I'm so glad he did. Served with a smoked yogurt sauce and pickled vegetables this appetizer should not be passed over.

More often than not I will order a seafood entree and that is exactly what I did at Lincoln. The bacon wrapped sea-bass with lentils tasted as spectacular as it sounds. The snow white fish was tender and moist with a hint of sweetness from the orange dressing.

The real star of our meal was the 16 ounce bone-in, 30 day, dry-aged rib-eye. Chef Neff cooks some of the best quality meats and finishes them with a dollap of Lincoln Steakhouse butter and hickory smoked sea salt.

Sides are served a la carte and include: various potato and vegetable options. We decided to try the fries which were served with chipolte aioli & horseradish chive dip. And an order of the asparagus coated in olive oil and sea salt.

For a true indulgence, and an utterly delicious way to end a meal, I would recommend the warm butter cake topped with vanilla bean ice cream and whiskey sauce. It is amazing.

If you are seeking a fine dining experience in Scottsdale and enjoy quality steak & seafood, dinner at Lincoln is a delicious option.

Lincoln Restaurant
JW Marriott Scottsdale 
Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, 
5402 E Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

This experience was provided complimentary, all opinions are my own. 


  1. So much deliciousness!! Am drooling at that salmon salad.

  2. I'm loving that fried cauli and all the seafood!!! YUMMMM.

  3. Every course sounds incredible! I can see why you wanted to try more from this chef.

  4. That looks like a great restaurant and I love the emphasis on local ingredients!

  5. What an incredible looking meal! Thank you for sharing!

  6. What a fantastic restaurant! That ribeye and the whiskey cake look amazing!