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
106 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (79)great for outdoor dining (77)romantic (72)fit for foodies (45)neighborhood gem (40)notable wine list (38)scenic view (28)good for groups (24)great for brunch (15)great for lunch (7)hot spot (5)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Local Gem!
    DBG1
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have not been to Lon's in several years - we went for a Birthday Brunch and I could not have chosen a better venue. Wonderful outdoor dining with well spaced tables and beautiful landscaping. The Service was impeccable - they even gave my friend a Birthday card signed by the staff. The Brunch menu is delicious - offering a la carte as well as a buffet. We decided not to do the buffet & servings were generous. Lastly, they brought a delicious desert with a candle. The Valley has a lot of good restaurants to choose from - I would add this to the list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Quiet, rustic atmosphere
    bh325
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I brought my date to Lon's for restaurant week; we like to try to get to at least two or three places every time restaurant week comes around. The menu at Lon's is small, the portions are not. Our server was a little bored at first and made sure we knew every tidbit about the place and the menu, which we found amusing. This is not a place for a quick dinner, though, expect to spend at least an hour. Our favorite part was the Blinker mocktail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    RogeritatoVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went for dinner with a group of 7. Had made a reservation since it was Restaurant Week. Since it had was raining they had to juggle tables around inside. We lucked out getting the downstairs wine cellar dining room with our own waiter (Michael). The service was top notch and the food is always fantastic. We didn't want to leave our unique dining room but will be back again for dinner, just won't get the wine cellar as it has a minimum cost of $1,500 usually.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent dining on the patio
    adrnaln
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The sevice wa impecable, the food was delicious, the music added to the ambiance. Overwall, we had as great evening and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Showgirl
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My husband and I made an impromptu date night at Lon's during Restaurant Week. Late in lingering September heat, we dined out on the patio, and it was absolutely lovely. Rustic lanterns at every table, string lights in the trees, trickling fountains, and a mellow vocalist all added up to a romantic evening. Service was excellent, whether it was our waiter, or the many attendants who refilled water glasses or removed dishes. The salad and potato leek soup for the first course were delicious and perfect proportions. It was dark by the time our entree arrived, making it difficult to appreciate how lovely was the salmon atop the tomato risotto, but it was truly delicious! My husband is still talking about the pecan pie and honey gelato!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Location! Value's Not There
    WhatPricePatio
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Hermosa has turned Lon's into a major operation with apparent emphasis on corporate groups business and special occasion diners. The location is wonderful, the patio absolutely beautiful and the service reasonably professional. However, the tables are dark even with the gas lamps (nice touch) on high so it's a bit difficult to see. Also the bread while delicious was cold. When the waiter returned with warm bread, the butter container was still cold, which of course isn't acceptable. The food was good but for $90 (with tip)) 2 entrees, no drinks, no sides, appetizers or desserts, all-in-all, the experience wasn't there. We don't need to know the waiter's name. Warm bread would be better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Entertained East coast friends at this restaurant for dinner and they loved it. The patio setting, food and service were all perfect for our little group. I appreciated the authentic "Arizona" feel to show off to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was excellent, but...
    DiningDuo
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We visited for Restaurant Week, so we chose from their special menu. Although the service was excellent, the venue great, the food was average & we felt the portions were smaller than we're used to (possibly because it was Restaurant Week). My husband wasn't impressed and didn't feel he had got enough to eat for the money paid, even with a small salad, main course (he had a small piece of salmon), & small dessert (we were expecting a slice of pecan pie, but received a small round tart that tasted store bought with lots more crust than filling), neither of us cared for it. We probably wouldn't go back unless it's to try breakfast or lunch and see how that goes. The outdoor patio is lovely & they had a cowboy singer, which was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love their steaks!
    FlyingYaYa
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Lon's is consistently very good. We came again during AZ Restaurant Week but decided to go with an entre off their summer menu instead...steak! Meat was very good and cooked perfectly! The service was very attentive and sometimes a bit too much, but I rather have too much service than not enough! If it was just a little cooler outside we would have dined in their lovely patio area...but we chose inside this time which is always nice too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lon's: Surprisingly (only) 'Good'.
    Scraps
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We dined at Lon's during Arizona Restaurant Week. We thought it would be an excellent introduction to the restaurant. As it turned out, it was only a 'good' introduction to Lon's. The ambiance on the patio was exceptional, with live music in the background. Though the temps were warm outside, it was a perfect night to be on the patio. The service was well paced and attentive. Our expectations were high, but surprisingly, the food was simply 'good'...surprisingly. The appetizers of salad and squash were both 'good', but not exceptional. The entrees of steak and the Scottish Salmon were good, but not memorable. The dessert - "cheesecake not to be missed" - was good, but not the best. Surprisingly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Team Effort!
    Ribeyemaven
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was our first experience at Lon's, and it could not have been better. The hosts were warm and friendly, and the service staff was very friendly and responsive. The team seemed genuinely interested in ensuring that we had a wonderful meal and a positive experience. The food was excellent, both in taste & appearance. The Inn itself was beautiful as well, and the patio dining was very pleasant. Truly a memorable experience.
    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.
  • Beautiful setting n' great service
    TrilogyTravelers
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We did the Open Table menu and have to say we were just satisfied. Presentation was wonderful, but all of the courses were just so so, especially for the price. The ambience was stellar, music the best, service superb, but for the price of the food we wouldn't come back. There are so many great restaurants out there and we'll continue forward!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as always
    Pete
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    One of the best dining experiences in the valley. Great food, ambiance and service. Could not ask for a better evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lon's is a must! 6 stars!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Lon's is a must for any person who enjoys excellent ambiance, food, and service. Whether you sit outside to enjoy the weather and it you are lucky the music which was a harpist and guitarist when we dined on a Friday. Just a beautiful place. I will be back more often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service so so food.
    PHXlocal
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our third visit to the Hermosa. Service and ambience is always outstanding. Food is cooked well however, it has consistantly lacked depth and flavor. Our steaks and salmon were under seasoned each visit. Deserts are ok with the exception of the Lon's candy bar which is quite delicious. Wine list is solid as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming spot with wonderful food
    Cronzio
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Lon's was the perfect choice for my recent anniversary. We sat outside near the fountain and soaked in the ambience. Asked to speak with the som to order a nice bottle of wine, and had fish that was perfectly cooked. The waitstaff was over accommodating and we can't wait to return!
    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.
  • Service to kill for...
    rep22
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    What a beautiful restaurant! This was my first time to visit, although Its been recommended by friends several times. The service was outstanding!!! I took advantage of the unbelievable Pinot Noir selection from Wilamette Valley, so I don't remember our servers name..... I had the Himalayan Salt Seared Ahi Tuna and it was unbelievable, what a presentation! I also had the Pecan Wood Grilled Beef Tenderloin, which was a bit disappointing, nice presentation, but not a lot of flavor, but the ambience, service and wine (did I mention the Pinot Noir selection) made up for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Always great and worth the 500 mile drive! Rich D. is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    ElmhurstCathy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Lon's is a beautiful restaurant with delicious food and really amazing service. This is the second birthday we have spent at Lon's. We stay at the near by Biltmore and discovered Lon's last year. Everything about the food is delicious from the bread to the entrees to the dessert and of course the service is awesome. Love it. I wish we lived in Phoenix so we could go there more often. They are known for giving a birthday card to the person celebrating and I love this about them. Just excellent all the way around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lon's
    CosmoVIP
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.