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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Lon's at The Hermosa reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since July 25, 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 (144)special occasion (129)romantic (113)fit for foodies (86)neighborhood gem (74)scenic view (58)notable wine list (57)great for brunch (35)good for groups (35)great for lunch (18)hot spot (9)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    This was a spectacular evening and dinner event Fantastic meal, a touch loud but otherwise no complaints. Highly recommend this venue.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Designer2272
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Lon's has become a classic. The setting is beautiful and quiet. Brunch was delicious and the live music perfect on a sunny Az day. The service was great....very friendly...from the hostess to the bus boys. Our waiter was charming and so helpful. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A desert oasis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    What a beautiful setting, romantic, serene, engaging. The staff is attentive and thorough. The food is wonderful, the wine list is extensive. Terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jenny
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We are in Phoenix for my daughter to compete in the Arizona Ironman. They gave her a special dessert with good luck written on it as a surprise. Service is excellent, so is the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delightful way to dine.
    jk16
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Lon's patio would be reason enough to dine here but great food is what it is really all about. All dishes we ordered were delicious and the plate arrangements were artistic. The waiter was efficient and knowledgeable. He answered all questions and did not need to check with the chef for responses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining under the stars
    JC224
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Lon's was nothing short of spectacular! From the setting in the mountains to the food to the service - the surrounding gardens are incredible. A special place for sure! Make sure to order the side of truffle Mac & cheese, it's off the charts! They have a live band playing outside, guy on a guitar playing James Taylor, Cat Stevens etc...doesn't get any better!! PS we liked it so much we checked into their hotel the next day which is equally incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My wife's birthday was complete, the staff was great, setting magnificent, Food very good, we will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Outdoor Courtyard for Lunch
    sushiloverVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We had a lovely lunch on a beautiful day on Lon's outdoor courtyard. The flowers and water fountain are a perfect setting for a relaxed outdoor meal. The food and wine were also very nice. Service was attentive and thoughtful. All in all, a perfect lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food; poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    While the food and ambiance were outstanding, the service left much to be desired. The hostess will never win a "Ms Congeniality" award. Our friendly waiter promptly took our order; however, he and the rest of the staff disappeared after our food was served, resulting in empty water glasses and empty wine glasses. We ordered ice cream for dessert, and were given forks instead of spoons with which to eat the dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite place
    lonsisthebest
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I love dining at Lon's at the Hermosa Inn. The food is always great and the atmosphere is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desert Gem
    PussycatVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The outdoor patio is relaxing with a beautiful garden view. Our waiter recommended entrees and dessert, and he was "spot on". Definitely try those crab cakes or short ribs. This place feels European, as the wait staff expects you to linger over lunch. They don't hurry you, which is delightful. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTiC!!!
    LA49
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    A perfect setting to enjoy great food. Inside is great, but the outside patio is perfect! Service, food and atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio is perfect
    PJSPA
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Sitting on the patio for a leisurely lunch at Lon's is just delightful!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing, as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our family has always loved Lon's. It is one of the few remaining old-school gems, and we continue to love it. With a recent addition of a true mixologist in the Last Drop Bar, they've added a great fashionable experience without it feeling like a trendy flash-in-the-pan. Wonderful food, impeccable service, and ambiance to die for. We always bring out of town visitors and business associates to Lon's for a WOW factor experience. You cannot go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had a lovely dinner. The outdoor seating with the fountain, lights in the trees and soft music made for a very romantic setting. The staff was very attentive and did a great job helping me celebrate my birthday. I highly recommend this restaurant for a memorable night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful
    loudiner
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner here during our anniversary week-end in Phoenix. We had a table on the patio, which was so romantic. The lighting, music, and ambiance was just perfect for a special night out. Our server was very knowledgable of the menu, and recommended the Pork Chop (which was the best I've tasted), and the salmon (which was good, but not the best I've tasted). The yellowtail ceviche was great! They had a 2 man band playing lightly in the background which set a great tone for a memorable evening. Will definitely come back when in Phoenix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • $$$
    tink
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    While the food was good I think it was over priced for what you got. $30+ for a filet, and that was for the steak only! Had to buy extras!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Hosted a couple in from New Jersey and they were definitely impressed with the beautiful outside setting with music, fireplace, great food and a staff that went above and beyond including a personal tour of the restaurant including the wine cellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LorenVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The setting outside in warm weather can't be beat . Service in the bar a little chaotic and confused. Menu has become a little foodieish. Next time we'll count on the traditionally good dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful October evening
    DCSBob
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Sigh . . . this was our fifth time dining at Lon's, and we save and savor our visits there for special occasions. We were celebrating an anniversary, which I offhandedly mentioned to the woman on the phone when I called to request patio dining. When we arrived, we had a drink in the bar even though our table was ready, and then leisurely moved to our table after 30 minutes or so. Imagine our surprise when we were led to our table and found a Happy Anniversary card waiting signed by all the wait staff, management, and kitchen staff. Very unexpected and thoughtful, but that is Lon's! The evening continued with great food (my wife's Osso Buco was tremendous), a sensational setting, and great service. Thank you Lon's! We recommend you to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Patio in the Valley!
    Wickenburgers
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Our dinner at Lon's was outstanding, from every aspect. The patio is lovely, the weather was perfect, the guitar player's music was subdued and very pleasant, the food and wine were wonderful, and our waiter was true gem! What more can one say about this special place? Thank you, Lon's, for your continuing excellence in food, service and ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful settinng
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food and ambience were fantastic. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. they were very busy yet the service was consistent. There was a manager or maître'd who was awkward, as well as a sommelier who was very busy. He was out of two of the wines chosen and less professional than the setting called for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lon's, a fine dining experience
    DakotaKivaVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I have lived in Scottsdale for over 17 years, and have visited Lon's numerous times. Sitting beneath the stars, in a beautiful setting, continues to make you think that you are on holiday and having a special time. The wait staff is attentive , and the food seems to have gotten even better. This night I had a lovely dish on a corn tortilla with Foie gras with a black cherry demi glaze, which was cooked very well, and had a lovely presentation. The Jidori de-boned chicken was a delight. My wife had a lovely double ribbed pork chop which she liked very much. The wine list was more than adequate and reasonable in price. We had a wine by the glass, which was fine and not costly: A Beringer Chardonnay, and a simple Rioja. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special evening celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience with friends on Sunday evening. Enjoyed the atmosphere, music, food, and our waiter, Guy. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful outdoor setting
    HiexpectationsVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Being social director for Sunday brunch, I was excited to hear about Lon's .Service was like being at a poorly run fast food establishment. The quality of the food was mediocre at best. The higher end the establishment and higher prices.....higher expectations. Will try the bar for a happy hour and see if there are any differences.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    Rolando
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I celebrated an outstanding anniversary dinner at the Lon's. The 5 course chef's choice menu, accompanied with a different glass of wine each course, was a memorable enjoyment for palate and eyes. Excellent cuisine with excellent service! We will come back, next time however we'll stay the night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • romantic local getaway restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Absolutely wonderful! The service is impeccable; the food outstanding and the wine-pairings were perfect! A lovely meal with a bit os southwestern twist. Rustic, romantic and tucked away in Phoenix - quite a gem. Will definitely return. May even catch a wine tasting event in their basement cellar! If you want to catch acoustic rhythm on the patio, no reservations - just arrive a bit early, enjoy a wine or cocktail and listen to the music as you await your table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lon's did not disappoint
    Traveler
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have dined at Lon's on the patio at the beginning of fall for many years. We normally order off the regular menu but on this visit we tried the tasting menu with wine pairings. We really enjoyed the wines with each course and we really enjoyed each course with the exception of the shrimp starter. It was just ok. Overall we had another really nice evening with perfect weather and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    this restaurant has it all - wonderful ambiance, great food, impeccable service. we return again and again and have never been disappointed. it is clearly one of the very best restaurants in the Phoenix area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fall Lunch
    SouthwestFoodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great food, great service & unbeatable charm & ambiance! One of my all time favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming hidden gem
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Hotel tucked away in the middle of a residential area. Came to celebrate a friend's birthday. Beautiful setting. Service extremely attentive. Loved the Sunday Supper w/ smoked prime rib. Absolutely delicious. Food quality exceptional, servings generous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fine dining experience
    lloydl2
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our second time to Lon's and we were once again pleased with the friendly courteous service, the food and wine selections, the outdoor dining atmosphere - amongst the best in town and or course the menu selections and perfection in preparing, plating and serving. We had a very leisurely and fine dining experience and look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't Go Back
    RP4704
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    After years of going to Lon's at the Hermosa Inn and always enjoying it we had a horrible evening. The service was terrible, some items didn't even make it to the table and the food was not up to par based upon what we typically expected from the restaurant. We will not be visiting Lon's again for dinner. Very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place was fantastic
    ErinBroVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We were recommended Lon's by friends of ours since we were traveling to the area. Lon's didn't disappoint. I could go there every night. Lovely outdoor seating with lights strung through trees and fireplaces lit. The live entertainment, an acoustic single man guitar and singing show, was phenomenal. The noise level was perfect. It was not too lound if you wanted to have conversation, but just right if you wanted to listen and sing along. Our waiter was knowledgable and outstanding. All of the ingredients are fresh and local, and you can taste the freshness. Highly recommend this place to anyone, local or traveling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still 5 Stars
    Raysreviews
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Another 5 star outdoor dining experience at Lon's. We always go here for special occasions and the last was perfect in every way. You can't beat Lon's for outdoor dining. Note: Our server told us that they are introducing a new menu next week. We plan on going again to try it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pumpkinVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The outside dining is wonderful. The fire place and the whole ambience is charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love, love Lons!!!
    luvagreatmeal
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Lon's is a must visit every time we vacation in Scottsdale...fab food, fab atmosphere!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still Charming
    FoodieGuyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Went here for outside dining on a Saturday night. The hostess service was a bit uncoordinated, but once we were seated, all was good again. We had the tasting menu with wine pairings and it was fantastic. Highly recommended. Sean the GM was also very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    Andi
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our first time at Lon's and they made our anniversary very special. The staff was honestly the best I've ever experienced at a restaurant. At the end of dinner they reserved us a table on the patio in front of the musicians so we can have a drink and enjoy the evening. They offered to have our car pulled up front from thr valet for us. Best experience ever!! We will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Evening
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    From the moment we checked in with the hostess until we left this restaurant, we were treated very well. Top marks on service. We sat on the outdoor patio which is absolutely beautiful. Live Music playing in the background was excellent. Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.