Lon's at The Hermosa
Lon's at The Hermosa

Lon's at The Hermosa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hermosainn.com/lons/
  • Phone: 6029557878x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily 7:00am-10:00am


    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:00pm


    Weekend Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am-2:00pm

    Dinner: Nightly 5:30pm-9pm


    Last Drop Bar Happy Hour Daily 4-7pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: James Ducas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live acoustic music Wednesday - Friday during Happy Hour
  • Special Events: Come celebrate local Arizona cuisine and ambiance with us! We have a Chef's tasting menu everynight (prices vary) with optional wine parings. In addition, we have available gulten free and vegetarian/vegan/pacsaterian options.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stanford Dr. & North Palo Cristi Rd
  • Public Transit: Effective until further notice 2014-Due to construction, Stanford Drive is closed from 32nd Street to 40th Street. Please access Hermosa Inn from Palo Cristi Road via Lincoln Drive. Hwy Dept. detour signs are posted.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking.
A word from Lon's at The Hermosa
LON’s at the Hermosa is an authentic Arizona hacienda surrounded by spectacular scenery. Its elegant dining room melds homemade adobe and rustic ironwork with flattering lighting and carefully set tables. Enjoy award-winning Artful American Cuisine on the spacious patio, or by one of the fireplaces throughout the lounge and dining areas, adorned with art pieces by Lon Megargee. The menus at LON’s offer a memorable culinary experience, which captures spirit, creativity and warmth using bold flavors and compelling combinations that reflect a contemporary take on the multitude of foods originating in the Western Hemisphere. Our chef and master gardener grow a wide selection of organic herbs, heirloom vegetables and fruit on the grounds. Harvested at the peak of their flavor and combined with other locally grown produce, the ingredients are incorporated into brilliantly creative dishes.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Lon's at The Hermosa reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (79)romantic (75)special occasion (74)fit for foodies (42)notable wine list (36)neighborhood gem (34)scenic view (31)great for brunch (19)good for groups (19)great for lunch (10)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great food & great and great staff!
    dmusca
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This place is beautiful. Especially the outdoor dining. The staff was very accommodating. I was cold inside and they quickly set up a table outside for us. The short ribs are amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marciaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have enjoyed dining at Lons for awhile now. The food is delicious. The outdoor patio is gorgeous. The staff is very attentive. We had a wonderful evening with friends who we celebrated their anniversary with. They truly enjoyed themselves and they felt very special. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    ricemilitaryeater
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I took my husband here for a milestone birthday recently and had a wonderful time. The food was great, but what was even more memorable was the fantastic service. They really made us feel special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Lovely
    SPie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is setting for a peaceful lunch or a romantic dinner. I went for a "ladies lunch" and it was just so nice. I would recommend it for indoor or outdoor dining if you want a dependable experience and a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gem
    londonmanVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    seems many of the top restaurants in the area are centered around steak, but Lon's was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming place
    Oldtimer
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Went to Lon's to celebrate our anniversary. We were given a card signed by all of the staff. Lon's is a pleasant old house with good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Lon's
    restaurantsweluv
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The ambience was very good - beautiful décor and quiet even though there were 2 parties of 5 people each on either side of us. The service was excellent, everyone was very friendly and eager to please. The Hermosa Salad and the Tortilla soup were both very tasty and enjoyable. Unfortunately the main entrees were disappointing. My fish arrived undercooked. Even after it was re-done it lacked taste other than a coating on top that had excessive salt. The small pieces of peas and prosciutto were also tasteless. Not worth the $42 price tag. For the prices we paid at Lon's we felt there were other restaurants where the entrees were tastier and less expensive. A shame because everything else about the experience was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A desert classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Lon's is our favorite restaurant. Great food that changes seasonally, a nice wine list, some good local beers, and impeccable service. If you can dine outside, their patio it is picture perfect. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lon's always delivers amazing...
    Phxrocks
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was great, service was seamless, views gorgeous, whether it be for brunch or a pick-me-up, Lon's always is amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing again!
    Booster
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The paella cooked outdoors was fabulous! Great service and environment. Wonderful spot to celebrate my birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • charming spot
    angel
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Lon's has a three course meal which offers excellent choice of starters, entree and dessert. Nice wine list and staff is very accomodating to special requests. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a special meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Dining
    RichVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is a great place for all occasions. This trip was to show a guest to Arizona style. The food is fabulous, although the portions are a bit smaller than most restaurants. The service is top notch, and the dining experience is just great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth it
    bigkev58
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    take the time to drive out and experience Lon's. excellent food, excellent service, excellent wine list, couldn't ask for more....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food & Service
    Hungry
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had some of my husbands customers in town, and Lon's did not let us down. The Food was wonderful, and the Service perfect, they made sure everyone was happy, and my husbands customers felt like royalty!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sanjuans
    Sanjuans
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Inn was beautiful, the ambiance wonderful. The food was good but wouldn't consider it spectacular. The only real disappointment was our waiter, Eric, who came across, to us, as unprofessional; he didn't seem to know what was in our selected entrees and actually came back to correct himself of the ingredients he thought were included, and he didn't give any explanation about the desserts offered. I actually learned about them from the waiter at the next table explaining to his customers after we had ordered. Was not impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grampy
    Grampy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great location, excellent wait staff and food was as expected, perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lon's
    Cosmo
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I have been to Lons several times in different seasons and each time has been awesome. I especially enjoyed eating on the outdoor patio in the spring. The grounds are beautiful and the stars above make it especially romantic. The patio is dark and therefore very intimate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal & experience
    Diner3
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our small group of three enjoyed the evening at Lon's very much, great meal and service. We look forward to the next opportunity to dine at Lon's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have been to Lon's on several occasions and have had a good dining experience. This time was not up to par. We will wait some time to return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Legendary Lon's
    Manero
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Upon our arrival we were greeted with a smile and Happy Anniversary from Andrew, as he read on our reservation we were celebrating our Anniversary. He seated us in a perfect location overlooking the dining area and a lovely view of the outside. He then presented us with an Anniversary card signed by the entire staff - it really touched our heart! Our waiter , Brett, was perfect in recommendations, service, and timing! He recommended The Aviator which is excellent! The wine list is outstanding with some big wines that are delicious! The food is excellent- unique choices and pairings- we loved it! A must is the Dry Aged Filet, the truffle Mac and cheese- wow- impressive! Anytime we are in Scottsdale Lon's is a must for our trip! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scottsdale JGM
    JSMAZVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    A recent lunch here with a group was a 5 Star rated experience: INCREDIBLE food, service, ambiance, and location. It is a MUST for brunch, lunch, happy hour, or dinner if you want an exceptional experience; a WINNER!
    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, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch!
    Savvydinnerchic
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I received a recommendation to Lon's at The Hermosa from a co-worker and it turned out to be an excellent choice. The food was great, I had the Hangar Steak & Frites, the steak was tender and moist. The others in my party (it was 6 of us) all raved about their brunch selections. The atmosphere I would describe as "rustic- cowboy", there is a beautiful outdoor seating area, if it wasn't 100 degrees on the day we went I would have elected to sit outside. In all Lon's was excellent, great service and ambience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ahhhh!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Although the menu is limited (only 5 or 6 entrees), the list changes often ... and in my experience, each is masterfully prepared!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Experience
    finedining
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Lon's was an amazing experience. I would recommend it to anyone who is searching for a upscale dining experience. The food was amazing and the wine list provided choices that would dazzle even the most discriminating connoisseur.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere, very poor food
    TheFineFoodCriticVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This was our third attempt at this restaurant. Because the ratings are so positive, we thought we must have had uniquely poor food on our first two attempts. Unfortunately, once again, we each received very poorly prepared and unpleasant food. A real shame, because we absolutely love the atmosphere, and really hoped to be able to return. This will be our last attempt at dinner or lunch, but we will try again at breakfast.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    While the service was above par, the food was not. First of all the lunch menu was too small. We opted to have the foie gras appetiser which was good. We then had the chopped salad. There was one piece of chicken in mine and the vegetables were fibrous. We could not determine what they were as they had no taste or color. There was nothing else on the menu which appealed to us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not good food
    Norm
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The special Father's Day dinner was exceptionally poor. BBQ food should not be all dried out with smoke the only taste present. The peach tart had almost no peaches and was also exceedingly dry though the ice cream was OK.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Father's Day brunch
    Gregf
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I'd been years since being there. The restaurant still has the feel of an old southwest building. The food is excellent. Everyone enjoyed what they'd ordered and polished their plates. Highly recommended for special times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A little disappointed with service. Served wrong food belonging to another table. Dining room was dark. Not exactly what we expected from this establishment. We will give it another try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lackadaisical service
    Irena
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my family to Lon's Father's Day on Sunday and was very disappointed not only with the food but the service. We had to ask three times for a high chair (took almost 30 min after arrival to get one), the appetizer never came out and the waitress didn't even care to apologize. The food was just ok. I expected more give the great reputation of the chef but that didn't really bother me so much as did the lackadaisical service we got from our waitress. The setting was nice as always and the drinks were great too. It will be a while until I decide to dine here again but might go for The Last Drop or Happy Hour.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Our reservations were made and acknowledged to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our tab was quite pricey for two - in the $250. range partially due to an expensive bottle of chardonnay. We would have thought that they might comp a dessert for our special occasion (we even exchanged cards and gifts at our table), but sadly no. We won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in Phoenix!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We loved everything about Lon's. Breads, Hermosa salad, short ribs and salmon-all were perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining under the trees
    BabsVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our dinner was very good, nice bread assortment that we din't have to request, delicious salad, the entrees were excellent, side of Brussels sprouts were very tasty and the desserts were yummy. Will definitely go back, hopefully soon. This is what restaurant food should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still one of my favorite
    LeesyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The old, Arizona loveliness. Beautiful, secluded and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We have never been disappointed with Lon's after a number of visits. The food and service are top notch. Whether a casual dinner, special occasion or holiday it should be on everyone's list of where to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - Slow Service
    Cacs2000
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Dinning was nice and food was great. Signature drinks were refreshing and delicious. Our table was across from the wait staff pantry service area which was distracting. Very slow service due to a lack of staff being on duty. Our waiter did a nice job but appeared to be preoccupied in trying to manage several other diners. We would recommend but caution that service could be slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lackluster
    AlwaysHopeful
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    On our 35th anniversary we thought it would be fun to return to the venue of our wedding reception, Hermosa Inn. It happened to fall in restaurant week so that was even better. While the ambience is lovely and the service was fine, our food was (at best) mediocre. I'm hoping if we'd ordered a $72 steak off the menu it would have been better. On a side note, as a business, this was an opportunity to make clients feel very special and to perhaps let the joy "spill over" quietly to nearby tables. A simple inexpensive complimentary glass of champagne would have been an easy and appropriate gesture. We had a stock greeting card on our table. In contrast Seasons 52 & Del Frisco's celebrated with us when we dined with our kids the night prior.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely!
    Local1
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    As usual, everything was perfect! We were greeted warmly. Service was exceptional. The food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Foodielover
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Based on the previous reviews I was looking forward to eating here.We had booked and when we arrived (on time) we chose to sit at the very pretty outdoor tables (which are a big plus).We were told the table was not ready(short staffed and "lots of walk ins").We loitered for 5mins until finally seated.It was restaurant week and had the option of set menu or normal.I felt the set menu was a bit boring and didn't reflect much of what was on their core menu(which is v pricey).My first choice on the set menu had run out.I chose a soup instead which was nice.My husbands corn soup was bland.My trio of pork was over cooked/tough and vegetables under.His beef was ok.his desert was the only saviour of the whole evening. Overall very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Back In Time
    David
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Went here for Restaurant Week (first-timers). Enjoyed it for the most part. We dined in the outdoor patio and a old western singer was performing. He added a lot to the Old Phoenix feeling.I enjoyed the gazpacho but my wife didn't We both liked the hanger steak cooked as we ordered, she had basil mashed while I had the fries. I'm all for "steak frites," but this was a giant serving, way out of proportion to the dish. They were OK, nothing special. Desserts were top notch (peach cobbler, raspberry mousse cake). Nice selection of unusual cocktails and wine by the glass. We'll return--especially if that cowboy's singing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate