Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais
Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais

Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rendezvoustucson.com/
  • Phone: 5203237373
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Chef Gordon Berger
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From our lunch or dinner menu we offer catering. It is best to make an appointment with our Manager or Chef de Cuisine to plan for your catering event.
  • Private Party Facilities: For small private parties, we have a private dining room, in the main restaurant, for up to 80 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Gordon Berger 5203237373
  • Special Events: Bastille Day July 14th Vive la France!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alvernon
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer private parking in the back of the Restaurant.
A word from Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais
This is the perfect place for an impressive business engagement or a romantic interlude. A distinguished wine Cellar and exquisite desserts promise a memorable dining experience. Now offering a bistro fare lunch.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (67)romantic (52)fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (28)notable wine list (27)great for lunch (18)good for groups (9)late-night find (7)great for brunch (7)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Always Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    An iconic restaurant in Tucson with preparations that bring you to France. Most highly recommend for a most memorable experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A gem in Tucson
    Teacher
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais remains one of the best restaurants in Tucson. From its small plate menu to its magnificent wine list it never fails to please. Our visit last Saturday evening featured my favorite, escargots, then the vichyssoise, and beef Wellington. All were prepared to perfection. My partner had brie en croute which was described as sublime, and mignons de veau au Calvados, which was expertly prepared and delicious. Service is attentive but non-intrusive. If you want a conversation with your server, he or she will oblige, but otherwise they seem to always anticipate your needs and deliver silently and expertly. If you love good food, this place must be on your list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sets the bar for french food
    francopile
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    i have only had better in Franch. This food is the best of it's kind. great wait staff, small very well thou;gut out affordable wine list, food like work of art. you want to take some home but cannot, it is just so fresh and thoughtfully prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Evening
    ljwmdphdVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been coming to Le Rendez-vous for 9 years and enjoy the food, service and atmosphere. Dinner on Saturday was exceptional. The service was attentive and professional. The food was excellent from wonderful Escargot and Saint-Jacques to perfectly prepared Canard Montmorency and Filet au Poivre Vert. Their Souffles are generally very good, but were excellent this evening. The presentation of the dishes was well done. Overall we're happy to see that even after 9 years we can still be surprised with even better dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Pleasure
    SaddleBrookeFoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We are never disappointed when we choose to dine at Le Rendezvous. Although they were having some difficulties with their background music it did not detract from the excellent service and wonderful food. We treated ourselves to Crepe Suzette for dessert, and it was prepared table-side. Well done Le Rendezvous!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely for lunch
    HappyBuddha
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Had a great lunch. Food delicious as always. Good pace to the service; and, it was not a packed house so very comfortable as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Un soir parfait
    Winternomads
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I live in Tucson, but this was my first visit to Le Rendez-vous. I took an out-of-town guest who loves French restaurants. It was a bit of a puzzle to find a place to park, and to find the entrance to the restaurant, but once inside we were greeted immediately and shown to a very nice table. Service was attentive without being intrusive from beginning to end. The food was superb, from the mushroom and brie turnover, through the salad and vichyssoise, to the roast duck and salmon entrees. The dining room is just about the right size, large enough for comfortable space between tables but not cavernous, quiet, and very pleasantly appointed. All in all, a perfect evening, as my guest agreed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite
    Lainiebc
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This little bit of France in Tucson never fails! It has been our go to special treat for any occasion. With the bistro menu it has also become a favorite drop in for a lite bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Except for Service
    cactus
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My movie group met here for wine and small plates, and we all enjoyed it very much. The food was quite good although one or two healthier choices for Happy Hour would be appreciated. (Yes, I know it's a French restaurant, but still....) Our only issue was that it took ages for the server to come for our order, and she never checked back to see if we needed anything. Only three tables in the bistro were full at the time, so....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ideal for a Special Ocassion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I took to girl out to Le Rendez-vous to celebrate her birthday, it was very special and she was very satisfied with the food and the service and after the great food the dessert was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We took our neighbor for a (90th) Birthday celebration and we ll greatly enjoyed it. Special food and special treatment from the staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    INFoodies
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We truly enjoyed dining at the Rendezvous. Appreciated the menus, both the "Small Plate Menu" and the specialties. Thrilled to find sweetbreads among the Hors d'Oeuvres. Overall the selections were top notch and not overwhelming. Pricing was correct. Kudos! This was our first visit, and we definitely will be back. We will bring friends the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for the First Time Here
    CaliGirlNew2Tucson
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was amazing! The presentation and taste was right on point. The bartender (Emily) was outstanding. She knew her drinks. She even made up a drink just for my husband. The only down side to the experience was that it honestly took a long time for us to get our food wether it was the appetizer or our main dishes. The waitress would say your foods almost ready or about fifteen minutes. Half an hour later still no food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best French Cuisine in Tucson
    Sneakypedro
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Been dining at Le Rendez Vous for years and although there were some concerns about the passing of the torch to a younger generation, the transition has gone smoothly. Old favorites are on the menu (I am especially fond of sweetbreads and love their treatment) as well as new things to try out. Be sure to reserve the duck when you make your reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ONE OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS
    oldtimer
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I've lived in Tucson many years and spent many hours dining at various restaurants both for business and pleasure. Le Rendez-vous has always been at the top of my list. Jean Claude's son has done an outstanding job of continuing the fine dining experience established years ago by his father.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laney
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a group of eight for an annual event. Every one of us enjoyed the ambiance, the food and the service. Definitely would recommend and definitely will return. The crab souffle was to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Demise of a Favorite
    SanDiegoBob
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This use to be my most favorite of places to celebrate and bring my sweetie for her birthday celebration, usually on Bastille Day. But on this last Bastille Day, I was so very disappointed in the quality and atmosphere of this lovely place. It seems that with the renovation of the old section of the dining area, they removed the kind, caring and deliciousness that was the Le Rendez-vous. The Vichyssoise was stringy and lacking the comfortable smoothness of the past. The wait-staff was attentive and on-the-spot but the friendliness of the past was gone. Given that this was a Monday when they aren't normally open, the menu just seemed to be lacking that certain something that made this 'Le Rendez-vous'.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner 20 and 22 Jul
    Oscarito
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    20 Jul pepper steak--delicious but for veg du jour 2 Brussels sprouts -- looked a bit empty--Manhattan was tops - service good had to wait for the bread-music didn't go with a French restaurant 22 Jul--business was good--ordered the cabrillo and it was perfect--sent the Manhattan back--wrong glass and had ice-waiter asked us to order as soon as possible since there were many in the other room--that was ok--I have been going there for years--It has gotten a bit less classy and a bit more friendly--the wine we ordered suited my taste and the music we heard was soft and had French lyrics
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Service
    IronMike
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Although we've been dining at Le Rendez-vous for years, it continues to be unparalleled in food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Romantic Place
    DateNightMom
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was excellent, the ambience was tres romantique!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dinner
    Lelette
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had an amazing dinner. The service was incredible. My mother really enjoyed speaking French to Tibault. The food was exquisite as well. We had a lovely time and would love to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinerVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Typically we enjoy dining at Rendezvous. This visit was quite different. The service was slow, errors were made when our order was delivered, and we were not served at the same time. My dining partner was served his entree quite some time before mine was served. All in all, it was not a good experience. However, since we have had good luck in previous visits we are willing to consider this "off" night an aberration and will eat there again in the future in the hopes that this poor experience will not be repeated. However, it this type of service persists, we will reconsider having Rendezvous as one of our top five restaurants in Tucson.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French in Tucson
    Steak34
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    By far the best French restaurant in Tucson and maybe Phoenix. Sublime vichyssoise and wonderful veal in calvados sauce. Service good but a little slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    My previous visit was much better and I felt like I had a superb dining experience. I am writing to give constructive feedback and not just to criticize. First, we were seated in the front area, assuming that we were there to take advantage of happy hour specials. Upon my request, we were repositioned in the front room even though a previous party were first given a choice. The food was very tasty but only luke warm and all of the other plates were cleared before the last diner had finished. Finally, the service wasn't great and I found them inattentive even when the restaurant was less than full. There were several apologies but it ruined my expectations as a first class dining organization.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first date...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went there on a first date and the food was an amazing contribution to an already wonderful experience. Sharing small plates (5 of them) and dessert made for good companionship, conversation, and tantalizing tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Joe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is a great little place with awesome food . We were on time for our reservation however we had to wait an extra 30 mins to be seated. The service was a 5 out of ten as we were seated a group of eight arrived . It felt to me and my guest that the staff were keyed in on these guests and we were taking up space . It felt like we were an after thought on the floor . Staff should spread the love you never know who you will be serving .
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fading
    Joshie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    One of my favorites in Tucson. However since change in ownership the food quality has slipped. My veal medallions were tough and the spinach salad was just ok. No lamb on the menu and no more Caesar salad. Little things mean a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was very good and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Tucson
    Best4best
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Just got back from Paris. Felt like we never left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Dinner
    BlkSwan56
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The restaurant was easy to locate. The staff was very attentive, although a bit presumptive to place the appropriate fork on the salad plate. Delicious wine selections, both white and red. Nice to have the small plates to try foods for the first time. Absolutely heavenly desserts. I would definitely dine here again. My father-in-law LOVED it. It was his first opportunity to have truly French cuisine in many years.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as usual
    SaddleBrookeFoodie
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We love this place and consider it a hidden gem in Tucson. It is a small local french restaurant and the chef does his best to bring excellent ingredients to patrons in a unique fashion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love at First Bite!
    Lolo
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We've been dining at this restaurant for twenty plus years. The food is always outstanding. True to French Cuisine, their sauces always make me want to come back for more. This is a great place for special occasions! Bon Appetit to future patrons!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    love2dine
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great for special occasions. Service and food were excellent but at a price level we can only do for special occasions. (And worth it.)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new special occasion place.
    Cdr777
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Our first experience at Le Rendez-boys. We had a reservation and were seated immediately on arrival. Staff was just the right amount of interaction. Very eager to please but we're hands off enough to not be imposing. Food was excellent! No better way to put it. We will continue to return until they give us a reason not to.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 Ambience Killers
    AnniversarySpot4Two
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Change location, get central A/C and play French music (in French language) not back hills Kentucky music. First time experiencing the curtains open and loved the natural sunlight, but the view and many passers-by just inches from the window weren't appealing at all, which detracted from the "Frenchness". Too warm inside so needed AC. Wait staff all VERY friendly and attentive. We both ordered duck as usual and both thought it was not as good as usual, not as flavorful and was a bit too dry. Paté was as good as ever but batter on frog legs reminded me of same batter as on Burger King's onion rings. Mixed feelings for this visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Once again we had a wonderful time at Le Rendez-vous. Gordon prepared an outstanding vegan, gluten free meal for me which was a special treat since we were celebrating my birthday. It could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 466 reviews are from the Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais reviews archive.
  • This place should close
    lairbear
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Imagine four large, tough scallops fried in the same frying pan with sliced potatoes and brussels sprouts. Then imagine that this tasteless concoction is billed as something called Saint Jacques. Then think about poorly mashed duck livers crumbled over a bed of lettuce billed as country pate. All of this billed as French food. This restaurant has never been the same since the founder retired. It would not last a week in France. It should close. And from the occupancy of the place as we left on a Saturday night, this event may not be far away.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very cliché French restaurant
    TraderDon
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This place is a very cliché French restaurant; it has all the typical French dishes which I like. Food was good but my guest said his escargot was a little chewy, but liked it. I had the wellington which was very tender and tasty. I would recommend the soufflé and give the chef a heads up since this does take time to prepare. The chef was also gracious enough to prepare foie gras off the menu which is always a sign of a potentially good establishment, but it was a little over cooked, but I digress, all in all a very pleasant experience. The staff was attentive, I will caveat that there were only four to five other diners in the restaurant, so in the final analysis I would say go for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    pusherpilot
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    For the most part the service was good -bread, water and drinks were promptly brought to the table. The escargot starters were excellent. However there was a long wait for the entrée. The chateaubriand was warm and excellent, but the plates had to be sent back because the potatoes and veggies were cold. They were brought back promptly and were warm. The noise level was quite high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodbet
    Mychoice
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is the best restaurant in Tucson. Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet