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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
  • Phone: (520) 615-5495
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 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: Sundays & 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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthwest
Diner Reviews
  • "Had reservations and arrived about 15 minutes early. They were able to quickly accommodate us and sat us immediately. An added bonus was that we were able to sit outside. Dinner was delicious, spirits were weak."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We loved the food, atmosphere and wait staff. Our waiter heard it was our anniversary and treated us to a free dessert. This is a great place to eat with your "someone special". Want to go back again!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Have eaten here a few times while we stayed in the Tucson area. Great ribs - my only complaint this time around was that we had not finished our appetizer and our meal was already out. Definitely felt rushed."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Delicious food, and attentive service. We enjoyed dining here while we stayed at Loew's Ventana Canyon Resort. We recommend this restaurant for those who want something special. We notice that they easily accommodate larger parties. Yum !"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was our first time at The Flying V and we were celebrating our anniversary. We heard good things about the table side guacamole and I must say it is all that everyone said it was and more! We both ordered the beef tenderloin for dinner. They were cooked perfectly! We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Tableside guacamole is a treat. Perfect portions for dinner. No rush."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We have eaten here on every trip to Tucson and stayed at Loews..They do a great job, with food and service."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We visit Ventana several times each year and always try to eat at the Flying V for dinner. The food is always good and the ambience is perfect for a quiet dinner."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a great dinner - Of course we started with the house table side guac! and Tina rocked it! the best ever!!!! for dinner I had the Ahi and my date had the grilled scallops - both indicated on the menu as house favorites and they were amazing....one of the best dining experiences we have had all year! Even the bread ( jalapeno corn bread and other varieties with homeade butters...) and butter was great! We had 7pm reservations and sat out on the patio - inside seemed lively - but we love to be outside. LOVED every second of it. Service and Food were top notch! It made for a FUN evening!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Service was good and the setting adjacent a pond with water flow outdoors was lovely. Food was overpriced for what it was. Outdoor lighting was unattractive. This could be so much nicer with a redesign."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "From the moment we walked through the doors to the moment we got up to leave, this was a great experience. Outstanding food and presentation without any pretentiousness. Great service. Beautiful views. The perfect way to celebrate our anniversary!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food, service,& ambience was absolutely wonderful."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "For our anniversary, we made reservations and told them of our occasion. Chef Jerry Morgan came out of the kitchen to our table and took fabulous care of us. That kind of treatment really made us feel special. The food was amazing. There was nothing that we had that wasn't delicious - from appetizers to drinks and desserts. My only regret is that I couldn't stuff another bite of dessert into my mouth! We loved the Tres Leches cube so much that we ordered it a second time the next day. The view out over the lake was serene and the noise level was good - not too loud but not a library, either."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "They accommodated us by making an appetizer from the scallop entree - a great beginning followed by a fresh and flavorful arugula salad. The menu descriptions do not do justice to all the flavors. The 1/2 off 1st bottle of wine Wednesday promotion was an added feature."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Through Open Table, the earliest reservation we could get any night was 8pm. When we arrived the restaurant was not even half full. To us this says the hotel has a policy of limiting outside reservations so there is always a table for its guests. We have stayed there as guests. We now own a home here and 8pm is very late to start a dinner out, with all the driving. So we request that Loews reduce the size of its guest allotments and open up a few early reservation times! We would come back much more often than we plan to now!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The table-side guacamole was great!, and all four of us loved our meals--not a scrap was left on any plate!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We came up to the Flying V for our anniversary dinner at sundown we had a quiet and relaxing dinner, great service and the table side guacamole was awesome (New Your doesn't have a clue) Margaritas, Guac and an Arizona Sunset. what more can you ask for."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "From the glasses of water to the bill, everything was great. However, I don't remember them re-filling the water. The food was good....no complaints. The waitress was exceptional, coming back to check on us often. We like to come at least once a year; and always go to the Café for brunch! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "As always, the table side guacamole was the best ever! My shrimp tacos were a little spicy for my taste, but I enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The chef created a vegan entree that was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My wife and I were pleasantly surprised when we celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary this weekend. My wife ordered a delicious well prepared meal of scallops. I ordered paella and I must say it was unsurpassed. The portions were generous but not overfilling."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I cant say enough about the Flying V. The setting is gorgeous. The host staff instantly makes you feel welcome. The wait staff provides exemplary service with grace and a sense of humor and most importantly the chefs are culinary geniuses. The food was superb. Everything from the appetizers (table side guacamole made exactly how you request it) to the entrees (we were a large party so there was a wide variety to our selections and all of them were plated beautifully and tasted great-salmon was the favorite) to the desserts (tres leche cake!!) are done with great attention to achieving a top knotch flavor profile. I highly recommend the margaritas here too. I cannot think of one thing we would have changed about our meal."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our visits to the Flying V. I had arranged a two-night stay at the resort--celebrating our Ninth wedding anniversary--and we were extremely pleased with the food, service and ambiance at the Flying V. Special thanks to Aaron and our server, Mike. The table-side preparation of fresh Guacamole was a wonderful adjunct to the Salmon dish recommended by our server, Mike. We look forward to future visits. I would have no reservation about recommending the Flying V to our friends and family "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The service at Flying V is top-notch. The waiter was attentive and quickly answered all questions about the menu. He was attentive but not intrusive. The food was good but not at the quality one would expect for the price. I had the pork scallopini and while tasty, pork was somewhat tough (perhaps overcooked?) and was not hot. The ambience was noisy, the tables are too crowded, and the decor is old and looks worn. Time for a remodel."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went there for my wife's birthday & asked for a private table with a view. We got exactly what we wanted & the place is very cool & picturesque. One of the finest places to dine in Tucson. We will return."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "One of the top dining restaurants in Tucson. Always have a great meal and evening here."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Love the table side Guacamole....it's the best! The scallops entree is also outstanding! Tonight I tried the paella which was excellent although I would have appreciated a more generous portion. Corn bread is also great! Generously poured cocktails and nice wines by the glass! This place is top notch!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was very good. The ceviche starter and the gazpacho soup were yummy. The sesame lavash was very tasty, and cornbread fresh out of the oven was the best I've ever had. Two of us had the scallops and they were perfectly grilled and served with a bacon apple risotto and asparagus. Delish. Mom had the beef tenderloin and it was perfectly cooked to order. Definitely better than filet mignon served at other similar caliber restaurants in Tucson. The bonus was that our 6:00 pm reservation was during happy hour so our drinks were $5.00 each. The house margaritas were really good. The house red was William Hill Cabernet - a very nice Napa wine. Only negative was the busboy spilled food onto & in my purse :( otherwise I'd give 5 stars. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place has the whole package, great food, friendly staff, beautiful view and all around perfect setting for a nice dinner. Everything we had, flavors just popped. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Overall the food was average, especially for the price. We much rather enjoy the abbey or lodge on the desert for amazing dishes. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Must try the guac! You cannot go wrong on the menu."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We sat outside with a magnificent view of the 18th hole of the Canyon golf course at Ventana Canyon on a balmy warm evening. The food and service were excellent. The scallops entree was absolutely delicious and the NY steak was great as well! Always tops here!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "One of the most beautiful places to eat in the entire southwestern United States. You can sit by the water and listen to the cascading waterfall while taking in the beautiful Arizona sunset or you and several of your friends can sit around one of the firepit tables and enjoy the good times. There's a nice bar and inside seating as well but you might as well live a little and enjoy nature. The service is friendly, attentive, and are noticeable only when you need them. The wine list is long and the food quality is top-notch. The oysters are fresh and the steak is to die for. Don't forget dessert. The prices are reasonable for the quality. Highly recommended for that romantic evening or client dinners. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food was very good and service was spot on. The guacamole made table side was excellent."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The food and service were very good. It was nice sitting out on the deck near the waterfall."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "My Wife and I come here every year for our aniversary and every year we are never disapointed. See you next year for aniversary #14"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "They were out of the creamy polenta. The carrot cake was dry and tasteless. The lamb chops were tender but flavorless. They came with a blob of garlic mashed potatoes and a some lonely looking asparagus. You couldn't see the tuna under the shaved brussel sprouts. Overall, the presentation was miserable. The table we were seated at had a glaring sun in the eyes of the guests despite a "sun shade" that didn't work. The wine? My brother had the very same bottle on his counter at home - he had gotten it at Costco. The dining room is not conducive to conversation with huge tables and intimidating settings. This was our third visit. Wouldn't go back again and (other than for the view) wouldn't recommend it, certainly not for it's food. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Great service and food. The resort is a beautiful place."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "What beautiful views. Food is good. Service is good. The restaurant was very busy and took awhile to prepare our food, it came out of the kitchen after a little while of waiting. Need to try to be a bit faster, but the waiter handled it well. Very apologetic. Nice place to take guests from out of town!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was great. We were greeted and seated promptly, choosing to sit on the patio. It was busy, but not overrun, always having empty tables in sight. The meal started well and we had a very nice waiter. But as time went by, we got more and more different people "taking care" of us. And things were missed. It took 2 requests to get a knife in my service. Someone new delivered our plates, so didn't know who to serve which meal to. Someone else brought drinks. Someone else brought a wine list. NO ONE took the wine order, and my friend never got her drink. And where was our dedicated waiter during all this? Who knows. He only returned to give us the check. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014