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Arizona Inn - Dining Room
Arizona Inn - Dining Room

Arizona Inn - Dining Room Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arizonainn.com
  • Phone: (520) 325-1541
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Every day: 6:30am - 11am
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm (until midnight daily in the bar & patio)
    Dinner: Every day: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Audubon Bar & Patio:
    6:30am to midnight daily (full menu available)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, American, International
  • Executive Chef: Sam Allison
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer private dining spaces for 15 to 150 guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Arizona Inn offers several private dining options - accommodating groups of most any size. Our unique dining rooms are decorated with antiques, high-beamed ceilings, windows and French doors opening onto patios or adjacent flowering gardens.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator (877) 796-8149
  • Entertainment: We feature live Piano Music every night from 6:00pm - 10:00pm in the Audubon Bar.
    Reservations are not accepted for bar or patio dining - seating is available on a walk-in basis.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elm Street and Campbell
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: A complimentary lot and valet parking are available.
    (street parking is also available on evenings and weekends)
A word from Arizona Inn - Dining Room
The Arizona Inn is an historic resort spread over 14 tranquil acres of gardens, flowers and lawns in the heart of mid-town Tucson.
The Inn offers AAA Four Diamond Award winning dining in our Main Dining Room with cathedral-ceiling and fireplace as well as our more intimate Catlin Room with views of the gardens. The Dining Room provides legendary service in an elegant yet comfortable setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Chef Allison combines classic cuisine with seasonal ingredients and innovative techniques. The menus change with the seasons to feature the freshest ingredients. Wine Spectator has recognized the wine list with an Award of Excellence.
The Audubon Bar, with live piano music nightly and patio seating, provides a perfect setting for enjoying a classic cocktail.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated a friend's birthday here with a special lunch. The experience was wonderful from start to finish: Beautiful location, attentive service, and good food capped off with a complimentary birthday dessert! We ate in the main dining room with its understated elegance; indoor/outdoor dining is also available in the adjacent bar. After, we strolled the beautifully manicured grounds. Lovely!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Brunch was a pre fix menu. Nice touch with complimentary champagne to start. 6 to 7 "first selections" on the Brunch Menu. Many, many other "second" selections to complete your meal. A separate desert menu was presented later with complimentary coffee or tea. $30 per person seemed fair. Excellent service. At 11:30 am the main dining room was 1/4 full. I expect more action occurs "in season"."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "warm wine, stuffy server, raw steak, wilted salad that was wine. Manager sort of said I'm sorry, and never returned to our table again, so I say we'll never return again, after 10 years of great dining, tonight was the last.... was to be a special meal, which one of us never even ate dinner.... no one seemed to even care. Plus other diners had several dogs, dirty clothes on and should never have been seats...."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Exceptional venue and ambience. Visiting the area and had dinner with friends on the patio. Dinner and drinks were wonderful. Our server, Melody, and additional waitstaff provided exceptional service. Piano player was great. Will definitely dine here again when we are in Tucson. May even stay overnight. Very neat grounds. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We needed a place with good food, nice ambience and quiet enough to have a serious discussion. The Arizona Inn fit the needs very well. Our lunch and discussion lasted over two hours and we never felt rushed. The staff was attentive, but not obtrusive. Very pleased."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed a quiet, romantic dinner at the Arizona Inn to celebrate our 18th anniversary. Everyone was so attentive, from seating us to helping us decide on our selections. For starters, we enjoyed a marvelous five cheese/fruit/cracker appetizer and French onion soup. The onions were still slightly crisp, but well carmelized. The gruyère cheese was tasty, but not overpowering. The broth was not salty, but full flavored. Our entrée was the pork tenderloin with apple fennel relish, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, carrot puree and tender asparagus. We savored every flavor! Our wine steward helped us select a fine Argentinian Malbec. A complimentary desert with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate capped our dining experience. Perfecto!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "This is a very nice place to celebrate a special occasion. Food was excellent, great ambience and noise level was perfect. After dinner, it's worth taking a stroll around the hotel, beautiful place!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This old ,historic Inn , is lovely to walk through and around the garden property. A nice greeting upon arrival at the restaurant. It is elegant but not stuffy and by the way parking is easy with the lot across the street. We ,a party of three had brunch on Sunday. Nice Choices ,tasty meal on a prix fixe dinner with choices. On another occasion we were in the bar and cocktail lounge .Nice appetizers and piano music. Great place to celebrate or go on a date .,Go and enjoy !"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The Arizona Inn is truly a walk into the past, the setting is a beautiful, historically maintained resort. Not lavish by any means, but lovely gardens, peaceful setting. The restaurant there had excellent food, I had the lamb chops which were nicely flavored and prepared. The pea soup was excellent. The wine list is modestly priced. Service was excellent. Not crowded at all."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Have been to Arizona Inn for dinner many times, this was a birthday celebration. Absolutely fantastic food and service, Will continue to recommend this wonderful restaurant and Inn. Sue S."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "From beginning to end our celebration at the Arizona Inn was truly special. The staff at the AZ Inn is so well trained and accommodating. Can't wait to go back. They took care of diner's special food needs without calling attention to them. The day before the event I got a call from the Inn just doubling checking on the reservation."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Arizona Inn is the best place in town to have a fine meal on our special day. 18 years of being married. This was our second anniversary dinner here and plan to have many more here. We had the best tenderloin in town...We hope to stay over night sometime to enjoy the grounds. They are so beautiful.."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We were in Tucson for a convention, which happened to be the same weekend as my birthday, and my husband wanted to take me someplace nice. We found the Arizona Inn on a few resto review sites, all with excellent ratings, and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed! Good food, quiet atmosphere, and friendly service."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed our dining experience at the Inn. We had out of town guests and wanted them to get the feel of elegant Tucson dining. The Inn did not disappoint! We had drinks in the bar, followed by a deliciously prepared dinner in the main dining room. Food was great and service excellent! We will return"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "PLUS: * Good food * Good service * Nice atmosphere - quiet MINUS: * Large formal lounge area had soiled napkins, cups, saucers on most of the tables that appeared to had been there for a bit. We were in the room for over 30 minutes and they were not removed, or after 90 minutes or so after dining. * Linens on our dining table had multiple stains * Food was good, but not outstanding as it had been many many times before OVERALL: Perhaps just an off-day for the Arizona Inn, but it was disappointing to see stained table linens on dining and all of the dirty service items in the formal lounge. Not up to the usual standards at ~$28 a plate. We will return, but if it has not improved to previous standards we will not return."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "As this IS THE Arizona Inn that we're reviewing, we were - once again - dismayed that the wait staff seem to not have been properly trained. We're not saying that they were unfriendly, inefficient or did not do they job well enough. Instead, we've noted that they did not know how to serve properly. This is not their fault - it's the lack of attention by the restaurant management. Well enough is NOT Good Enough for The Arizona Inn."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Very charming historic hotel in downtown Tucson. Great place for Sunday brunch - it's an ala carte menu (3 courses). Food is excellent and service is top notch."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The Arizona Inn is a great spot for a quiet dinner or lunch. Food was GREAT as was service. This is old Tucson at its best"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "great restaurant! Have loved it for years. I go back every chance I get. The food is fresh and wonderful tasting."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Ever since we were introduced to the Arizona Inn on Elm, we have made it our special place to celebrate. From the clean, white, table cloths, to the gigantic, fresh, flower arrangement in the center of the room, the atmosphere is plush, inviting, comfortable and beautiful. The food flavors are fabulous. There is a newness and freshness while using familiar ingredients in a unique way. We are moving away from Tucson and we will greatly miss the Arizona Inn for entertaining, birthdays, and anniversaries."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Stopped there for lunch after discovering this place on Open Table. The best chicken salad I have ever had in my life and everything else looked great."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Went for brunch on Father's Day, food was great. Service was not. We waited 15 minutes for water and another 10 to order. I love Arizona Inn but service needs improvement."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We love the AZ inn an routinely celebrate special occasions there. You cannot beat the ambience, food (mostly), and the service is very good. Ok, here is the criticism, lose some of the rosemary and upgrade the bread. Face it, bread makes a first impression and you know what they say about those! The rosemary overpowers the bread and the hanger steak pesto. The bread offered at the beginning of the meal and used on the sandwiches was also fairly dry. Fix that and no complaints. The salads and desserts were a stand out! The wine list is thoughtful and well priced."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "An elegant dining room with wonderful food and prompt, attentive service. This will definitely be a special occasion restaurant for us. Not inexpensive but worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have been going to the Arizona Inn for years and never been disappointed. It is truly a fine dining restaurant!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My wife has many fond childhood memories of swimming and having pool-side lunches here, in the 50's and 60's. Together, we have enjoyed a number of excellent dinners here, in 35 years of marriage. It's always fun to return to this special place. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The Arizona Inn maintains an excellent image, but I don't think the hostess staff, wait staff, or prep staff exemplify that image. I didn't find the hostesses very friendly or welcoming. That was the first disappointment. The wait staff were many and worked hard (we had a large party) but wish they would have been more attentive in bringing enough cream to table, checking to see if there were any needs. The food was very good, just not quite excellent. I do love the ambiance of the hotel and dining room. It just isn't quite excellent."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great Place for Special Occasions such as anniversary, birthday, etc."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Brunch in the dining room is attentive with a nice selection of items. First course corn & cauliflower soup was not a hit, being thick & bland but others enjoyed the fresh berries & the wedge salad. Flavorful entrees, ranging from bacon omelettes to chicken Caesar salads to halibut. Dessert was a winner, with a thumbs up for the crème brulee & especially the espresso crème brulee. I'm not a fan of red velvet, as I find the cake batter usually too dry without much flavor, so while the red velvet mini donuts looked festive with their white chocolate drizzle, I thought they were overrated."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Arizona Inn has been a longtime favorite of ours for years. We enjoy the atmosphere for it is relaxing, quiet and eloquent. As soon as you walk in you can feel the old school charm and class. While in the dinning room you feel like dressing up, while in the bar you feel relax and comfortable. While on the grounds you feel at home or wish home was like this. A real Gem."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The Arizona is one of my favorite places in Tucson. The food and service is always outstanding. I enjoy going to the Arizona Inn for lunch, dinner, and evening drinks. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We have been here a number of times and were really looking forward to our evening. There were 2 wedding parties at the hotel which might explain the poor food. Bread was barely warn, corn and cauliflower soup tasteless, salmon salad OK, veggie burger cool and not tasty. My wife's daqueri just did not taste right. Sorry, we usually do not complain, but will probably not go back . The place has a great ambience, and we enjoyed that, but not the dinner.I have had good meals there. Hopefully it was a fluke ."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Interesting and tasty food, well presented, pleasant and restrained service, in a magnificent historic atmosphere. A thoroughly enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Always a special place to eat. It has the old Tucson charm and is first class. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Four of us had lunch on a Friday in the main dining room. Some of the food was very good (crème brulee, ceviche, halibut, cheese plate), but most of it was mediocre/indifferent and not worth the price (Caesar salad, Poblano chili, red velvet doughnut, Tequila Sunrise, side dishes for the halibut, shrimp & quinoa pasta dish). We had drinks, appetizers, main course and dessert, and dropped more than $200 -- but other than the special occasion, the meal itself was not memorable. Our main server was eager to please, but a bit tentative (she appeared to be new, and didn't know details of some of the menu items). "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The best thing turned out to be the tiny grilled scallop on a bed of corn salsa served as the chef's "treat"; the spinach/kale salad was also fine, but the Chef Salad was gummed up with cherry tomatoes and too many croutons. The BLT appetizer was too sweet, though the biscuits were fine. My main course of salmon was oddly served on a wide pasta,and broccoli seriously undercooked ; the duck breast was fine but the "forbidden rice" overwhelmed it; and the beef tenderloin was good but not outstanding. Of the desserts, the sampler was best. The so-called blueberry cheesecake was pretty, but more of a mousse,with a great pistachio crust. Service attentive, traditional ambiance, lovely grounds to wander and good art to look at."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Beautiful setting with music from piano player in the bar. It is downhill from there. Duck, pork tenderloin and halibut inedible. Dry and over cooked. Honestly, I'm not certain that I could have identified the protein that I was served as duck. The restaurant only modestly busy. I had to track down our waiter to get our check. Then the waiter had to ask where we were sitting. As our plates were finally cleared no one seemed curious that our food was largely uneaten. Everything was so disappointing that sending it back seemed like a waste of time. I could say more, but I trust that you get the message."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had dinner at the Arizona Inn on the outside patio. The service was really not that great. We took appetizers and an entree and they brought the entrees when we were not even finished with the appetizer, I had to ask the server not to take away my appetizer plate while my mouth was still full... The food was very mediocre. And also, we were sitting close to a bush and there was a small rat in the bush... not the greatest experience, especially for the price. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was delicious and well presented. Good variety even for lunch. Atmosphere was very inviting and comfortable. We all felt special as the staff was attentive and thoughtful. We look forward to our next visit here. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014