Azul Restaurant and Lounge
Azul Restaurant and Lounge

Azul Restaurant and Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.westinlapalomaresort.com/tucson-restaurant
  • Phone: (520) 742-6000 ext. 7020
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: 6:30 am - 11:00 am daily
    Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm daily
    Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm nightly

    Sunday Brunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Azul Lounge: 2:00 pm daily - midnight (Daily).
    Featuring Happy Hour from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm with monthly specials in the AZuL lounge.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Russel Michel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Mason Malesevich 5207426000x7894
  • Entertainment:
    Join us for Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm featuring a carving station, omelets made to order, a vast selection of breakfast items, inspired entrees, and a lavish display of desserts complete with our indulgent chocolate fountain.

    In the evenings the AZuL lounge sets the mood with blue lighting and occasional lounge music, creating a stylish, sophisticated atmosphere and a relaxing yet energizing hot spot for cozy dining, Happy Hour, or the adventurous late night crowd.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Swan
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Azul Restaurant and Lounge

Join us at Azul Restaurant & Lounge. An upscale, contemporary cocktail and dining experience featuring Southwest Infused Cuisine and bar libations.

Breakfast at AZuL is the perfect way to start the day with fresh selections including our Signature Superfoods; anti-oxidant-rich ingredients to power you through your day.

Come to AZuL for lunch where panoramic views of the Catalina Mountains are the perfect backdrop for a casual and relaxing lunch or dinner, for either business or pleasure.

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Azul Restaurant and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (9)special occasion (8)great for outdoor dining (7)fit for foodies (7)romantic (6)great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (3)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great Meal
    hgmg
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Had a great dinner here the other night. Lovely views and good food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LashVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Wife and I dined on the superb patio at this resort. Great views of the mountains and was a very pleasant evening. We shared a salad which was fresh, crisp and very good. I had the scallop diner, and they were prepared just as they should be. Excellent! My wife ordered their strip steak, med. The steak arrived cooked as ordered, but was not a good quality. She found it to be tough and chewy. When waiter inquired about the meal, she informed him the steak was not up to standard and he promptly offered a replacement. She opted to go with the pork chop, and judged it to be excellent. The restaurant comped her meal to make up for the extra wait. Overall, it was a very good dinner and we would not hesitate to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't be returning
    Dave
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Menu was very limited. We ordered scallops, and they were accompanied by an inedible green stringy vegetable of indeterminant origin plus cubes of inedible bacon/pork. Very discouraging for such a nice outdoor venue. We will not be returning anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey but very good
    1starVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Zach our server was excellent and the food was excellent, but very small portons for the cost. Sort of the place you only go once a year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappoointing
    Tucsonan43years
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had dinner at Azul with another couple to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant had few diners and should have been pleasantly quiet but the live music from the open lounge was extremely loud. The service was excellent. We were served delicious hot rolls quickly upon being seated and they were replenished again during the meal. The bread was the highlight of the dinner. The entrees were very skimpy. Two people ordered the scallops that consisted of three medium scallops and some sauteed greens. That make each scallop cost $10. The restaurant called early in the day and asked about a celebration. We were told there would be a complimentary dessert. Nothing was provided. Strange since they initiated the call.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely
    socialdiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I'm sure Azul has not been discovered by many in the area. I will do my best to spread the word. This is a lovely gem for special dining! Great food, view, service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing and Delicious
    Sweetbanana
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed Azul for an early dinner. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. Plus I had a gorgeous mountain view to admire during my dinner. The food was very tastey and the service was excellent. Lovely place.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great setting...
    AZNorb
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Sitting on the outside patio with the mountains as a backdrop makes it a pleasant spot to enjoy a meal. The food presentation was excellent and the added flavors of the Southwest make it unique. The wine list is adequate with many selections and price points. It can't compare with some of the top lists in the country but it serves the purpose. Our server wasn't as entertaining as some we had in the past at Azul but overall we were given good service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 306 reviews are from the Azul Restaurant and Lounge reviews archive.
  • experienceddiner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We ate twice for breakfast and one evening meal. All were very good and enjoyable. The setting is dramatic and the staff was great. Doesn't get much better!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Azul
    Vladik
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The filet mignon was such an incredible dish, plus we had a perfect window view to the mountains. One of the best dinning experiences I've had.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • moochie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We would not go back to this restaurant. We both ordered medium rare steak, and it was really just medium. We never saw our waiter after the food was delivered, except to ask us if we wanted dessert. When the other man brought out the appetizers, we asked for a plate, and he said we already had a plate that our bread was on!!!! I don't mind paying high prices for good food and service, but we had neither.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Birthday Dinner at Azul
    DesertDweller
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Went here for my husband's 61st birthday dinner, and it was excellent. The wait staff was attentive, and they explained how each dish is cooked and the sauces and seasonings that are used. Azul really knows how to cook vegetables. The asparagus appetizer with tomatoes and beans was incredible because it had so much flavor. We shared a Caesar salad, and it was huge with really good dressing. For entrees, my husband had the BBQ chicken and I had the salmon, which were both cooked just right. Again, the vegetables served with the entrees were so good, we wanted to ask for more. We'll definitely go back to Azul. And yes, the view of the Catalina mountains can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, quiet, peaceful and DELISH!
    KANIKE
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We both were looking for a very quiet lunch and got in at the tail end of lunchtime. Our main salads were FABULOUS, only disappointment was the polenta croutons that Chef didn't make that day, that went with one of the orders....especially for my Italian friend who was very curious about them and had just arrived from Italy to Tucson....sooooo maybe next time! They did give us a surprise dessert and that made up for the lack of the polenta croutons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Declicious
    drficker
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Everything was very tasty. The service was great. The only complaint I had was that it did take a while to get the entrée but it was worth the wait and everything was at the right temperature.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb!
    Terryt
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our dining experience was just exceptional from the moment we were greeted by the hostess and taken to our beautiful requested window with a view table. Service was spot on and the food was just delicious. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys being pampered.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    KatieB
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This was the first time for our friend we had brought with us and she enjoyed the whole dinning experience! We wanted to take her to a special place as a thank you for taking care of our dog while we were out of town! Azul fit the spot we were looking for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool at AZUL
    Kaelbe
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The atmosphere at AZUL is nice. The hotel is beautiful and the restaurant was classy. The waitress was very good when she was there, but nowhere to be seen when you wanted something. The check was slow to come as was the food. When the food arrived it was tasty and hot, so no complaint there. If you sit inside make sure your bring a coat or sweater or wear something warm. The AC is frigid and the waitress said the cool temp was year round.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An elegant dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Azul was an elegant dining experience. The food was prepared extremely well. The menu was small, but gave choices for all tastes. The service was excellent. Definitely a restaurant for anyone interested in truly fine dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet restaurant, good food
    out4din
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Azul is part of the La Paloma resort. Have been there 3 times and always enjoy. The food has always been good...It is quiet with a nice view back at the Catalina Mountains.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day after the rush
    FrequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This restaurant held a big Mother's Day brunch. We went for dinner and it was quiet, but I think most of the staff had gone home or were tired. Our drink order was wrong, our medium rare filets were well done (twice), etc. We did not send our steaks back the second time because it was getting late. Our server was very apologetic. To be fair, we have dined here before and always enjoyed it. They are very accomodating, even if mistakes are made. The were generous to offer a complimentary dessert. The views and setting are beautiful and the staff is friendly. The summer menu is a little limited, we used to enjoy the rib eye steak, now they offer a filet and New York. The pork chop was outstanding. The scallops were a little minimal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but....
    MartyG
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The food is good, the service was terrific and the setting is very nice. The only drawback is the very limited menu. There were very few choices available for us to choose from. I would like to see some more items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous views
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    This is a wonderful spot to enjoy the views of the Santa Catalina mountains as you eat your dinner. The new menu is out for Spring. The consistent problem is the wait for the main course and even desert to arrive is way too long. If this could be fixed, the ratings would improve.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth it
    TucsonLocal
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Worst margarita I've ever had. Could not even drink half of it. Food was average at best. There are many better places to dine in Tucson at this price point. We will not be comming back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful setting
    greatfood
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Our meal was wonderful & the service was great. We had the lasagna, chicken & fish and everything was fabulous. The setting is absolutely outstanding. We sat outside on the patio overlooking the La Paloma pool and Finger Rock.
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious dinner
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Four of us enjoyed a Sunday evening dinner outdoors overlooking the pools and the beautiful Santa Catalina mountains. The waiter was very attentive although the kitchen was a bit slow in preparing the food but it was well-prepared when it was presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Weekend
    msts2
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was a special dinner for us Azul made our evening very special! We were out for a celebratory weekend and our Saturday dinner was exquisite! We enjoyed dinner so much, we enjoyed a scrumptious brunch on Sunday as well. Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    AZgigi
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Took my husband to Azul for his birthday and the dinner was wonderful. Although the menu is relatively small, it had a good variety of entrees. We shared the chorizo-stuffed dates and pea/blue cheese/pecan salad for appetizers. He had the scallops and I had the steak, both of which were cooked to perfection. The view of the Catalina Mountains was great and our server Jennifer was perfectly attentive, checking on us frequently, but not hovering. The evening was very nice and my husband said he really enjoyed this birthday celebration. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an early lunch on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    We had an early lunch on the patio, where we met friends who we hadn't seen for a long while. It was quiet and suitable for conversation. The food was substantial and very good. We will do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible tasting and expensive
    Shirl67
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    New York strip ordered medium well by two and medium rare by two and all came the same - well done and tough with lots of gristle and parsnips on the side. Who serves parsnips? For $30 bucks one would expect something a bit nicer, meat without gristle, done to your liking. This was a joke!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • experiance
    Paul
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    3 days prior to arriving I received a phone call to inquire about my appetizer request. After a few minutes of talking we decided on letting the chief surprise us, and I am extremely happy that we did, I have never seen my wife so happy with the oysters she got. As for the dinner, the only word that come to mind is exceptional, the pork loin was cooked perfectly. The staff never missed a beat, not sure if they do this with everyone but the staff made my wife and I feel as we were the only ones in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Restaurant
    joocurry
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    A small and cozy atmosphere. Service and food was excellent. It was perfect place for our anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    sssss
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This resort dining has attentive staff but not hovering. The meals were beautifully prepared, presented, and delicious. I had a New York steak cooked perfectly with creamy mashed potatoes. My mother had scallops which she said were perfect. The dining room overlooks the pool area and the mountains for a fabulous view. Everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • absolutely delicious
    mzkiki
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This restaurant not only had the best tasting food by far but it also was very beautiful to dine in. The staff was amazing. It was the perfect place to have our wedding dinner. We will definitely will be coming back to Azul.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs work
    Luvoutdoors
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I loved the outdoor area. Amazing views. The food was good (Try the chorizo stuffed dates - the were delicious). The service was ok; Our food took forever...about 30 minutes. The waiter apologized and comped us a round of wine. There were only a handful of diners outside and instead of spacing us out, they sat people next to us on both sides. Then, the people behind us wanted the patio heater lit because they were cold (we were fine, it was a perfect night). The staff pushed the heater away from their table about a foot towards us. No one asked us if that was okay. I had my back to the heater which was only about a foot away from me. It was too close to us and hot. We ended up paying the bill and getting out of there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Freat Food OK
    MartyG
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    As I wrote on my Trip Advisor review, dining at Azul is a mixed bag experience. The service is always very good. The staff is always willing to oblige individual tastes by making requested changes to the menu items, however, the food often misses the mark. Three of our party ordered the strip steak and the consensus was that it was ok. This is a special occasion place and the food should be better than ok. The ambiance is very good and Azul is good for a romantic celebration.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant was empty and food
    MezvVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Restaurant was empty and food was average. Many better restaurants in Tucson.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but questionable
    Craig
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The food was great. The service was very good, but the waiter had no knowledge of his wine list. The thing that seemed disturbing was there dress code. We, as were like most of the patrons, dressed moderately casual, nice shirt and pants, etc. As we sat eating our meal a pair of older gentleman that looked like they had just come off the golf course were ushered to a table. But wait it gets even better, here comes the hostess with 3 young girls with very high cut off baggy shorts, tee shirts, and flip flops. The place is beautiful and really classy. Their web site says upscale casual dinning. Just remember that when you go.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor food
    JackVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    We went to this hotel restaurant because it was convenient. The staff was nice but the food was very poor. The hotel will take guests to the many nearby good places and that is a much better option. I had the pork tenderloin and my wife had a risotto dish. They were both tasteless and the risotto was over done. When I asked hotel staff for their recommendations none mentioned their own place. I should have known better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Eskimos
    Jimbo6VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Long waits between courses, frigid temperatures and mediocre food. Dining area is located in a great hall. It's like eating in the hotel lobby.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deserves to be be better known
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    The thoughtful menu, the attentive service and the luxurious ambiance of this hotel restaurant bring us back to it. One of the reasons we like Azul is that it is possible to have a good conversation with dining partners. If it were more popular, it might well be more noisy, which would be a shame. There are far too few quiet restaurants these days.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.