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The Flying V at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
The Flying V at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

The Flying V at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.loewshotels.com/en/restaurants/flying-v-bar-grill/overview
  • Email: rsaul@loewshotels.com
  • Phone: (520) 615-5495
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday 5:30 - 9:00
    Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 10:00
    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Thursday 5:30 - 6:30, Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 6:00
    Closed: Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Cathey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact General Manager, Rock Saul, for any of your catering needs at (520) 615-5495 or rsaul@loewshotels.com or let Chef Cathey customize your next event with delicious Southwestern flair.

  • Private Party Facilities: Contact manager Rock Saul, and bring all your friends to The Flying V, where they can taste a variety of Southwestern dishes, in a fun and comfortable atmosphere. For groups of 12 or more, we offer several four-course menus priced at from $48 per perosn. Chef de Cuisine Brandon Cathey and the culinary team will also customize a menu to your group tastes and budgets. In season, our picturesque outdoor patio seats 125 guests, and overlooks the 18th hole of one of two signature Tom Fazio golf courses. The restaurant is available for buy-outs and seats up to 80 guests. The Flying V has a maximum seating of 12 per table in order to make sure your dining experience is both fun and intimate. Menu prices are subject to 20% service charge and tax for parties of 6 or more.
  • Private Party Contact: H.Rock Saul (520) 615-5495

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Kolb/Sunrise
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet or self-parking is available for local guests dining at The Flying V.
A word from The Flying V at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Our Regional Southwestern Grill with spectacular views and fresh mountain air is nestled at the base of the breathtaking Santa Catalina Mountains and was once the site of the famous Flying V Ranch. Today, the Flying V Bar & Grill and manager H. Rock Saul, offer guests sweeping canyon views, glowing sunsets and of course our famous Tableside Guacamole. Chef de Cuisine Brandon Cathey showcases his twist on traditional American cooking with Spanish & Mexican influences, while focusing on locally sourced ingredients. Favorites from the grill include ahi, a variety of steaks & his famous baby back ribs. Gather at the bar or on the patio fireside with friends to sample one of 75+ tequilas, sip one of our signature cocktails and enjoy the view.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthwest
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "In a town not known for its food scene, The Flying V was a pleasant surprise. I woundnt consider the menu cutting edge but the ingredients were fresh and the meals delicious. Amazing patio ambience and OUTSTANDING service made this a great value."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We've eaten at "the V" for years and keep going back, knowing that the service and food will be exactly right. Once Rock, the manager gets to recognize you as a local, "everyone knows your name". Start with the table side made guacamole. I had lamb chops last night, just the way I like them."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Lovely atmosphere and service. Entrees disappointing. Rack of lamb very average and pricey for quality. Duck arrived over cooked After requesting medium rare. It was graciously Replaced but ruined the tempo of the dining Experience for dinner for two"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Nice and courteous servers. Food brought in perfect time. Very nice restaurant manager."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed every part of our meal - starting with the excellent choice of wines and table side guacamole. My rack of lamb was the best I have ever had and all of the entrees exceeded expectations (NY Strips and filets were perfectly cooked and delicious -as were the seared scallops). We were treated royally, enjoyed every minute, and will definitely come back (if we are ever in Tucson again)."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "If they can make a Brussels sprout taste worthy, come on. I had salmon-best I ever had. I'm finiky! Husband's filet, melted on your tongue. Shrimp cocktail-bam! Sauce lit you up. Waitstaff knew us by name. Two staff members looked after you. Amazing!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Attentive service, except my check was added with alcoholic drinks, considering that I don't drink alcoholic beverage. The check was corrected. I checked my credit card statement, and the charges was more than the error made at the restaurant. Disappointing."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We always enjoy our visits to Flying V. We read a recommendation about it when first visiting Tucson 3 years ago and have been each time since. It is a highlight of the trip. Great Guacamole made at tableside, skillet bread, and draught beers."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We frequent the Flying V monthly and we are never disappointed in the creative entrees, service and the atmosphere. This certainly is a must visit, for travelers and locals alike. The service is always gracious and they take great care in pleasing our 86 year old Mother, much to her delight. This last time we had Scallop's done in a chipolte sauce that was superb. The Scallop's were the freshest I have had throughout our many oceanside tours and they were cooked to perfection. The blending of ingredients by the chef for the nightly specials is a culinary masterpiece. We will continue to go back and the sunsets with a prickly pear Margarita are legendary."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We were so impressed with the Flying V. It started with table side guacamole that was out of this world and stayed at that level throughout the meal. Beet salad was excellent. All our entrees were to die for. Wine list very good. Can't wait to come back to Tucson. Will stay at Loews next time for beautiful ambiance and Flying V."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Had a nice time and danced in the lounge after dinner."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Lovely atmosphere, excellent and friendly staff. Whether a late night snack at the bar or a dinner with friends in front of the fireplace; The Flying V never disappoints. It's a regular stop for us."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was perfect. You MUST have the tableside guacamole."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a very relaxing dinner with attentive staff. My husband and I both had steaks that were prepared perfectly. Caesar salad was tasteless and not fresh. Cornbread was delicious. Polenta was good and creamy. I love cauliflower but flavor was not enjoyable."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We have always loved this restaurant. When the patio opens, it become the place for views, sunsets, bad golf shots and the best guacamole this side of the rockies. The ribs are excellent - not too saucy and extremely meaty. Margaritas are not as good as mine but will do in a pinch"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We impressed out of town guests with this fabulous restaurant. The service could have been a bit better this visit....a larger bill for the bar if asked. But overall a nice time."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to the Flying V for a Valentine's Day dinner, having never told her where we were going because I wanted it to be a surprise. Now, I also had never been to the Flying V, so I was relying on recommendations and hoping that it would be a nice place to go for a romantic evening. I wasn't let down. We both loved going. We were a bit early so we stood outside by the water, enjoying the lights of the resort and the cool breeze and ambiance. Dinner then was delicious. We ordered the table side guacamole where they wheel a cart to your table and prepare fresh guacamole to your taste, and, for our entrées, she had the salmon and I had the beef filet. Both were delicious, packed with flavor, and expertly cooked. A great night."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Excellent food and staff is very attentive and welcoming. Great ambiance."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Perhaps we got off on the wrong foot, but the manager who greeted us seemed stuffy and insincere. When we said we had reservations and gave him our name he indicated his hostess would be right back, if he's at the host stand why wouldn't he seat us? They gave us a nice table and then we waited and waited and waited. If only we understood that was the way the evening would go, the slow service was disappointing. We indicated that we had a sensitivity to garlic and she said everything had garlic in it. I ordered the Valentines Day 3 course special which was wonderful. My wife ordered the filet which she thoroughly enjoyed. If only we had realized that we would have to wait for everything, including the bill. We suffered later with the garlic."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service was very good--but not great. For example, it took a long time to get a wine list--did not get it until my fellow dinner received a cocktail. The food was overspiced to the point you could not tell what your were eating."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The Flying V has a great mix of excellent food, great service, and ambiance. The patio is the best of any restaurant in Tucson. It has a view of mountains, waterfall, lake, and golf course. If you love steaks, they are aged and cooked to perfection. We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall this was a wonderful evening. Our service was wonderful. Our table was next to a post and not very view friendly. The food had great flavors...love the table side guacamole. Our main course a little overcooked. The creme brule was cold and some of the fruit toppings had a bid of mold. But easy to overlook most issues."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was adequate, but not impressive. I had a quail appetizer which was over spiced and overwhelmed the endive. The meal followed the recipient but did. to pull together. The bright spot of the meal was the desert."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We unfortunately dined at night, so we did not get the great views that were obviously associated with the area. The restaurant was vibrant, and the staff very accommodating. The toquilla selection was outrageous. (really great) The specialty drinks were incredible as well. The food was terrific. The quail and seared tuna...not to miss. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This was one of the best meals that I have ever had! Every dish was packed with flavor. The table side guacamole is a must. I loved the ceviche , beet salad, and salmon special. it was our server Scott that made our experience so great. - highly intuitive and anticipatory of our needs, and went well above and beyond all throughout the meal. PROMOTE him! thanks for an awesome meal! I can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "First time to visit this restaurant and based on reviews, it was a good find. They provided lots of food outside of what we ordered and everything was very well prepared. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "We have been dining here for years and this place is now tops! High quality ingredients, delicious preparations, great service. beautiful atmosphere, and reasonable sound level, make this a winner. The guacamole prepared table side was amazing, salads were fresh and delicious and the entrees of scallops and ahi tuna were superb! A terrific dining experience!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband an I arrived at sunset and were given a window table overlooking the lake and hills, as I had requested in our reservation. Fabian provided top notch, expert service throughout the evening -- always there when we needed him but never hovering. While pricey, the table side guacamole was unique (mango was a special ingredient of the evening) and definitely worth ordering. We took advantage of Happy Hour pricing (until 7 PM during the week) when selecting Margaritas and wine. This wonderful dining experience will be tough to beat!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We chose the Flying V for my wife's birthday because it has never disappointed in any way any time we have eaten there. No exception this time. The food was exceptional - all three of us had something different and all agreed on just how good the meals were. The service was perfect - a little something extra was done for the birthday thing since I had noted it ahead. The experience was another great one for us at one of the great restaurants in a city full of restaurants."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Our first visit was in early January 2014 to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was excellently prepared, served and presented. The service was top notch and the ambiance very simpatico. The complimentary birthday dessert was out of this world creme brule, both chocolate and regular. The outside view was very nice but would clearly be more spectacular during daylight hours."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Ate at the Flying V twice during our stay at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, once for their NYE special prix-fixe menu, and then again the next evening after a long hike in the canyon. Both nights the service was outstanding, as was the food. My husband had the beef tenderloin twice, and I had seabass one night and chicken the next. Everything was extremely flavorful and the beef was cooked exactly to the right temperature. They also have an excellent selection of tequilas. The ambiance is comfortable and welcoming and not too posh or snooty. My only complaint would be that the price of the prix-fixe meal was a little high, but then again, what isn't pricey on NYE?"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • ""We love the relaxed feel of this place - like dining at home with friends. We definitely will return. The duck was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The chocotini desert was mouth-watering. The service was well-timed and friendly, suggestion for a 12-year Rum was a big hit."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We found The Flying V once we learned our original restaurant pick was having a buffet rather than open menu. Food was excellent and our server, Brian, was a gem!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Food was great. Great selection and prices were reasonable. Service also was very attentive but not intrusive."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The food was superb, to begin with. Wait staff was very amenable and thoughtful about responding to a special dietary need. Waiter also pointed out the happy hour nearing an end and extended for us. While we didn't have a view of the city, some are available."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We had a great experience at the Flying V. The staff was friendly and the menu had many great options. We really liked the Guacamole, especially knowing they make subtle changes to the ingredients by season. We also enjoyed the beet salad, tuna and filet. Worth going to if you stay at the resort or in the area looking for a upscale meal."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "A quiet balance with attentive service. Duck was good but glazed carrots and parsnips a wonderful side. Filet done medium and tasty. Atmosphere defined a special Closeness to dinner partner . Wait staff very friendly, taking time to spend if patron was requiring (staff did not give impression of trying to hurry and get to their job). Will go again. This was first time visit."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We were warned when we checked in to ther adjoining hotel that we may not get in but walked in to an almost empty restaurant at 9 PM on a Saturday. The lamb and salmon dishes were cooked very nicely. Risoto was perfect. Nice wine list. Waiter was a little inexperienced but very attentive."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Restaurant honored 7:30 reservation and promptly seated us, despite being quite crowded. Service staff was quite busy, and probably not as attentive as they would normally be. Prix Fixe menu was a bit disappointing, but a la carte ordering was possible. Overall good experience."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The Flying V at Loews Ventana Canyon resort is wonderful place to dine. The menu is always fresh and exciting. The ambience is comfortable, not pretentious, and "Tucson." The service is attentive but not intrusive. The food is always prepared to perfection and served in a relaxed unhurried manner. The wine selection (both by the glass and bottle) is comprehensive. Every time we have dined at this fine establishment it has a been a culinary pleasure and well worth the money."
    Dined on 11/29/2013