Arizona Inn - Dining Room
Arizona Inn - Dining Room

Arizona Inn - Dining Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arizonainn.com/
  • Phone: 5203251541x
  • 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 8777968149
  • 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Arizona Inn - Dining Room reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)romantic (36)neighborhood gem (29)great for lunch (25)great for brunch (23)fit for foodies (23)great for outdoor dining (18)notable wine list (18)good for groups (9)scenic view (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • EXCELLENT TUCSON TRADITION
    Cowboy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Sunday brunch at the Arizona Inn is a great Tucson tradition and the food is wonderful. We were sorry to see tha the basket of bread/rolls is no longer part of the brunch and the kitchen made an error finishing and delivering one meal pror to the other five in the group which resulted in some cold eggs. So, not perfect but still a nice Tucson Sunday Brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I love the Arizona Inn. On my recent visit the service was excellent. Unfortunately the food was horrid. I ordered the coq au vin and it was practically unedible. The chicken was cut into chicken mcnugget size pieces and had no flavor. The sauce was pasty; the vegetables inappropriate with the dish. My salad was also a disappointment. The dressing was a hideous shade of pink and entirely too sweet. I did enjoy the vegetable spring rolls.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Off-night? Or the usual?
    AJMarinVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Every restaurant and chef can have an off-night. Perhaps it was our bad luck on Saturday evening Sept. 13 2014. But perhaps it was not just on one night. In my view, the Chef's "interpretation" of Coq au Vin would cause the French to leave NATO. Small "diced" pieces of chicken in a thin wine sauce that looked more like "Kung Pao Chicken" from a Chinese restaurant is NOT Coq au Vin. For the first time in over 20 years, I returned a meal. And the Caesar salad was mediocre at best. Not a good dining experience. [As an aside, my girlfriend accompanying me that evening is a chef and she was appalled by the "dish". Need I say more?]
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Very Special Lunch
    28anniv
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I made a lunch reservation for our Anniversary. It was our first visit and we were very impressed with our whole experience. Everything was outstanding. It made our day very special. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • northenderVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    labor day probably meant the chef was off as the food was also
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old Tucson is ALIVE
    Chicago12
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Arizona Inn is an outstanding destination in mid-town Tucson. Driving up to this historic Inn built in 1930 by the original and current owners. This is a magic place to go back in time but with every modern convenience. The food and service are best in Tucson and the atmosphere is pristine. You will enjoy your experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely lunch!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    DTWOB
    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".
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Again
    1starVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Working lunch
    dolunch
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem In the Heart of Tucson
    AZRoseandDon
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice!
    Jksam
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10sparkle10
    10sparkle10
    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 !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Historic venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gourmet Experience
    moochie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arizona Inn, it's something Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary
    stemel
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    TarCan
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth it's Stars
    Lainiebc
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Good - Not Outstanding
    WoodyC
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wait Staff Need Proper Training
    mjt520
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    veggiediner
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Tucson jewel...
    TucsonGreg
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kirkson
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    great restaurant! Have loved it for years. I go back every chance I get. The food is fresh and wonderful tasting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • contemporary and classic
    BRIDEYJ
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    THE ARIZONA INN IS A BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC HOTEL WITH A MENU THAT IS BOTH CLASSIC AND NEW. THE TASTING MENU WITH WINE PARING IS NOT TO BE MISSED. STROLL THE GROUNDS AND TREAT YOURSELF, YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Restaurant in Tucson, AZ
    Bobo770
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A find.
    jhsev
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service needs help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wannabejulia
    wannabejulia
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    JJPLAPVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long-time favorite.
    Inn4dinner
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good, Not Excellent
    EllenTHVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great Place for Special Occasions such as anniversary, birthday, etc.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun brunch
    incredibleedible
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Favorite
    Home
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arizona Inn on Elm St. (Tucson AZ)
    fitforfoodies
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Notsure
    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 .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thoroughly enjoyable
    Sophie
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Interesting and tasty food, well presented, pleasant and restrained service, in a magnificent historic atmosphere. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 623 reviews are from the Arizona Inn - Dining Room reviews archive.