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: (602) 955-7878
  • 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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Lon's at The Hermosa reviews from OpenTable diners
170 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (150)special occasion (134)romantic (120)fit for foodies (89)neighborhood gem (75)scenic view (61)notable wine list (59)great for brunch (37)good for groups (36)great for lunch (21)hot spot (10)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • This was my third visit to
    MattfromLAVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    This was my third visit to the restaurant. It has always been memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We've been to the best restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/11/2008
    We've been to the best restaurants in phoenix, including T-Cooks, Tarbells.. Lon's is by far the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have never had such quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/10/2008
    I have never had such quality service. Exceptional is an understatement. Thank you for the great evening. My car was even waiting for me at the valet when I walked out the door as the valet recognized me as we were talking to the host while leaving.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An excellent dinner. We mentioned
    Act3VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2008
    An excellent dinner. We mentioned we were celebrating 2 anniversaries that night, but no staff member ever commented on that during the entire time we were there (might be helpful for pr). Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A super brunch... superior
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/8/2008
    A super brunch... superior ingredients, creatively interpreted and presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was excellent.
    Yufred
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    The service was excellent. The waiter was very knowledgeable of food, wine, and the place. I did not specify the outdoor table, but they accomodate my request in last minute, although it was Friday evening and the place was crowded.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We just had a perfect meal
    GregVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    We just had a perfect meal and experience here. We recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could not have been more enjoyable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    Could not have been more enjoyable. Can be on the high-end $$$ if you hit the wine list and/or dessert. Great food! Great ambience! Great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NOT THE FIRST TIME I HAVE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    NOT THE FIRST TIME I HAVE BEEN THERE. I TOOK A CLIENT ON THIS OCCASION, AND LON'S DID NOT DISAPPOINT. I WILL BE BACK.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything about our experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Everything about our experience was exceptional. The restaurant staff welcomed us like old friends and went out of their way to recommend fine food and wine. The meal was delicious. The short ribs melt in your mouth and the goat cheese grits were outstanding. The meal was served with class and elegance. When the waiter learned it was a special celebration, our desert was delivered with a 'happy anniversary' message scripted in chocolate on the plate. We will savor this experience until our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very friendly greeting; we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Very friendly greeting; we were seated at a very nice table. Always our favorite when we visit Scottsdale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We celebrated our 20th Wedding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    We celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary at Lon's on our weekend get-away from our kids. When visiting from the Bay Area again we will go back to Lon's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant seemed expensive
    DiningdelightVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    This restaurant seemed expensive for the quality of food and service that was delivered. Some tables were told about specials for the evening but others were not. Entrees were incorrect. There were long pauses between some courses and others served almost on top of each other.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I dined there in April and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    I dined there in April and was able to sit outside. I have to say it was much nicer outside. The flowers were beautiful and the noise level was down. Part of it too, was that we were seated very close to the kitchen and with the staff coming & going on a regular basis it was not quite as lovely as our outside experience. We are part-time residents and we will be back to see you next year. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were sad were could not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    We were sad were could not eat outside. This is our 4th time here and we love sitting outside. So we ate inside and it was wonderful. The service was the best and the food excellent ( like always) and the wine by the glass very good and affordable. We will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a very pleasant dining
    Tracy
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    We had a very pleasant dining experience on our way to see The Police. The dining room has a stunning decor yet it's very relaxing and comfortable! It was a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my second time at
    Visitor
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    This was my second time at Lon's. Always an interesting menu. Outside is always nice even whe it gets dark. Their fires make it special. All items oredered were prepared and served well. Will not hesitate to return when I am in Arizona again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great place for great food,
    azmaggie
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    A great place for great food, good ambiance without being to fussy and snotty. My husband hates to go fancy but loves a good meal. He got a great view, great food, relaxed yet romantic patio seating and a he didn't have to "dress up". Loved the sampler dessert!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waitress Michelle was exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Waitress Michelle was exceptional as was the patio dining experience and food. Both my fiance. Susan, and birthday woman guest, Maureen, said their salmon dish was the best that had ever eaten. Both woman are very experienced diners. I thought the grilled sweet potatoes were exceptional as they were a special request and made to meet my last minute desire. The desert with Happy Birthday writing in cholocate on the side of the dish was excellent thoughtful touch to compliment the welcome rose and warm B'day greeting card at the table when we arrived. Congratulations to the Lon staff!!! Well done. I'll send a proper thank you via surface mail. Peter Booth Susan Hanley Maureen Keene
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I THINK YOU SHOULD WORK ON
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    I THINK YOU SHOULD WORK ON THE TASTE OF YOUR FOOD. IMPROVEMENT NEEDED!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my 5th visit to Lon's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    This was my 5th visit to Lon's and it was an excellent experience. In this case I had a visitor from Germany who was very impressed. The food and service was excellent. The setting is truly unique and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved the atmosphere, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/12/2008
    We loved the atmosphere, the outdoor patio was beautiful. The food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We ate on the patio - the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    We ate on the patio - the food and ambience were fabulous. We made reservations to return next week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Our dining experience was a total success. Everything was excellent and we would look forward to eating there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The atmosphere at Lons was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    The atmosphere at Lons was superior. The outdoor dining is something I look forward to going back and trying. I was disappointed in how close together they sat our party of 4 to a party of 2. We were sitting so close by the end of the meal we were joining in conversation with them. There were several tables that were not being used, so it was a surprise that such a fabulous restaurant would seat us so close together. The food was good, but not as great as at other locations. I would go back to try something else to see how it compared to the dry chicken I had. The dessert was great!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable dining outdoors.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Very enjoyable dining outdoors. We made our reversation for 6:30 and it was perfect with the sun going down and the mountain in the back ground. The menu was perfect for outdoor dining, and the meals really did complement the outdoor dining. It is on my Phoenix list of restaurants! Without your site I would have probably missed this experience. Robert F. Hinely Jr. Newnan, Georgia.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was not that wonderful
    Capost
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Food was not that wonderful for the price. spent over $350 dollars and expect more for that price. i get the same type of food for $200 and the wine was too pricey also.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best meal I've had in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    The best meal I've had in a long time. I chose the tasting menu with wine paring, it was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a fantastic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    We had a fantastic evening at Lon's. The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. The setting was magical with amazing views of Camelback Mountain. We so enjoyed our evening and would love to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You must call to request a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    You must call to request a patio table. Online reservations are seated inside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had an outstanding bruch
    trippes
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    We had an outstanding bruch and as we were leaving our server asked us if we would like a tour of the facilities. He showed us the board room, library and wine cellar while giving us the history of the resaurant and resort. A very memorable occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed our dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    We enjoyed our dining experience on the whole. We particularly wanted to dine outside, but it seemed as it got darker reading the menu was very hard and no extra light was offered. They should offer little personal flashlights when they offer the menus it would make the experience so much better. I also did not like the fact our server was wearing jeans. I was dressed appropriately for the restuarant I expect the server to make me feel special too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Great food and atmosphere in this truly hidden gem in Paradise Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    The food was delicious and appropriately priced for the quality. Staff were pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A delightful, comfortable,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    A delightful, comfortable, casually elegant restaurant with excellent service and beautifully prepared, delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great time, the only
    MarianCBVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    We had a great time, the only comment that I would make is that my entree was not as hot as I would of liked it. Otherwise we had a great time and the staff was very gracious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was amazing and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    The service was amazing and the food was even better. The waiter said he would give his first born son for their pork tenderloin sauce; and I agree that I would too. Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice restaurant in a
    NaplesmanVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Very nice restaurant in a most unique setting. Great outdoor dining but you have to have your reservation before 6:45...I didnt know that
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a fabulous experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Always a fabulous experience. The food was amazing and we had a window seat with a view of their spectacular patio/garden area. The wait staff couldn't have been more attentive or more kind. We entertained a guest who can be 'difficult' and they took it all in stride, bless their hearts. We love to entertain at Lon's because of their excellent menu and great service. The ambiance is also pretty cool -- adobe hotel/restaurant and intimate casitas. It's classic old Phoenix charm with all the amenities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a lovely Brunch, Lons'
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    What a lovely Brunch, Lons' would also be a great spot for anniversary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate