Lincoln Restaurant, Bar 1936 to replace BLT Steak at Paradise Valley's Camelback Inn Resort

Posted at 2:29 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 17:29:15-04

Earlier this week, ABC15 reporter Angie Koehle reported that the signature restaurant and steakhouse at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, BLT Steak, would close its doors next month after eight years.

In a statement at the time, the resort said it "is always looking for new opportunities to innovate its offerings for both locals and travelers alike."

BLT Steak would be replaced by another restaurant, according to the spokesperson, but details could not be released at the time.

On Thursday, the news was revealed.

In October, Lincoln Restaurant and Bar 1936 will open.


The restaurant is named after the street the resort is located on -- Lincoln Street -- and will have a "desert-to-table" menu with "modern American cuisine" and "simple evoke the essence of the Sonoran Desert," according to the announcement.

It will utilize ingredients from local farms and businesses, such as Buckeye's Crow's Dairy, McClendon's Select farm in Peoria, Abby Lee Farms in Phoenix, Kearny's Jojoba Beef Company, Sacaton's Ramona Farms, and Hayden Flour Mills in Queen Creek.

Signature dishes include Arizona Cheddar "Yorkies" (a smaller version of English Yorkshire pudding), Country Fried Chicken and the Lincoln Burger.

BAR 1936

1936, which pays homage to the year the resort opened, will highlight crafted cocktails and house-made mixers. The bar will feature local ingredients, like spirits from CaskWerks Distilling Co. and Arizona Distilling Co., both in Tempe.


The kitchen will be led by 29-year-old Chef Chris Neff, who most recently was at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. The cocktail menu will be crafted by David Kent, the resort's beverage director.

BLT Steak's last day is September 9. Lincoln Restaurant and 1936 will then open in October.

5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253
Lincoln Restaurant - Every day, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
1936 - Every evening, 4 p.m. - midnight (Happy Hour, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.)