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About Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
The Canyon Cafe is the perfect spot to savor modern American cuisine with southwest soul. Soak in breathtaking views of the Catalina Mountains from both indoor and outdoor seating.
Join us every Sunday, when we feature our Blues, Brews & BBQ Brunch, voted #1 Tucson Brunch two years in a row by Tucson Guide. Traditional and not-so-traditional brunch fare including locally brewed beer and favorites from the grill. Enjoy live music from the Tucson Jazz Society. A hip and casual way to relax on a Sunday. $42.00 per person.
Chef Ken Harvey showcases his modern American cuisine with a southwest twist, while focusing on locally sourced ingredients.
Tucson, AZ 85750
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am,
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
N Kolb / Sunrise
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music every Sunday during Brunch, featuring Local Blues Artists.
Self Parking and Complimentary Valet available
Private Party Facilities:
For private events in one of our banquet rooms, please contact our Catering
Team. We can accommodate parties from 10-600 guests in size for
weddings, fundraisers, corporate meeting, or any special occasion.
Private Party Contact:
Audra Barrios: (520) 529-7912
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Ratings and Reviews
We ended up having to eat in the lounge area because the restaurant was closed at the time of our reservation. The food in the lounge area was the same as the Canyon Cafe menu. The food was good, but the prices are steep. We were also frustrated by not having a table when we had made a reservation well in advance.
My daughter was in from out of town and we wanted to celebrate with the Sunday brunch. All staff were outstanding, food delicious, champagne flowing and topped off with great and yummy desserts. The musicians were terrific. Two thumbs up for a memorable experience. I will be writing a great review with photos. Many tx
Me and my fiancé attended the Blues, Brews, and BBQ brunch. My advice, come very hungry. Tons opf BBQ, Sushi, Breakfast, and desserts! Endless mimosas brought to your table and bottomless brews. A live band to top it all off = a 2 hour brunch where you can get stuffed and entertained.
I have heard wonderful things about brunch at Ventana Canyon and unfortunately, we were very disappointed. The food was sooooo bland as though nothing was seasoned. We did enjoy the seafood section and the dessert bar as well as the champagne. We were so excited about all of the offerings at the grill but again, no seasoning and it was all very dry. That said, there were tons of people there and they all seemed to be enjoying themselves. I really wish it had been incredible but it just was not.
I have been to numerous Sunday Brunches across the country and in all the years I have been enjoying them, only two stand out as exemplary: Salty's on the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon and the Canyon Cafe at the Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. We went to the Canyon Cafe this past Sunday to celebrate my birthday. We live here in Tucson but still used Open Table to make a reservation (as we did at Salty's). When we arrived exactly at our reservation time the restaurant was crowded but we were taken immediately to a table with a "reserved" sign on it. We were seated right next to large window with a beautiful view of the mountains behind the resort as well as the outdoor portion of the buffet where the BBQ tables and grills were.
I was having a tooth problem and was restricted to items that did not require a lot of chewing so I concentrated on the seafood bar which was well stocked with fresh shrimp, oysters, mussels and sushi. I then found a platter with smoked salmon at the salad bar and got more than my money's worth there. I should also mention that from the moment we sat down our champagne glasses were kept filled until we stopped eating. (you can also have unlimited Mimosas or craft beer)
My wife, not being handicapped with a bad tooth, immediately went out to the patio and came back with BBQ chicken which she proclaimed to be superb as well as the BBQ'd veggies. There was also BBQ beef, prime rib and other meats available.
The last course was at the dessert table and the choices were almost overwhelming. The variety of desserts was amazing and delicious and was topped off by one more glass of bubbly.
The service was hard to rate as all they really had to do was take away the dirty plates and fill our champagne glasses but it was done cheerfully and efficiently and added to the enjoyment of the whole dining experience.
Whether you live in Tucson or just visiting, I highly recommend the Sunday Brunch at the Canyon Cafe.
Brunch is always the BEST and the Christmas Tea has been a family tradition for 7 years. This year I have plans for tea with my family, with girlfriends the next week and my employers family the following week. It is the best Christmas gift I can give!! I love Ventana.
It was very quiet when we arrived because they were steam cleaning everything; I assume they were getting ready for winter guests. We had to walk through the Barista and wander around before we discovered ho to get to the dining room. Although that was a bit crazy, the food was good and our waitress was delightful.
Tone Blues & Beer Brunch has become a family tradition for our family when we’re all together. In my estimation it is the finest brunch I’ve ever eaten at. It has surpassed my old favorite brunch at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago. The grilled meats are superb, the mac & cheese is fantastic, amazing seafood, unique cheeses, velvety/lemony hollandaise covering perfectly poached eggs benedict and an incredible array of decadent deserts combine to make this brunch a cut above all others.
This is our third year going to the brunch at Ventana and we were not disappointed! The variety of choices from breakfast food to dessert is simply amazing. The wonderful vegetables and fruits fixed on the grill are also great! Having the mimosas and bloody marys included are just an added bonus. We'll be back!
My wife and I have been to the Canyon Cafe at Lowe's Ventana Canyon a number of times for Sunday brunch. The food selection is waning and the quality of BBQ selections is fair to just OK. The prime rib must be "select" or lower grade...fat fat fat tough tough tough. Also, shirtless diners dining in the dining room should not be allowed. There were two shirtless diners selecting from buffet tables during our brunch visit yesterday, 10/15/17. Tasteless and tacky.
A very nice experience with friends. The grilled meat and veggies were great. Shrimp were amazing! Desserts were enjoyable. Plenty of everything including drinks. Very easy to talk group at table. The music was a nice addition to the background. Will definitely return!!
It was the first time we had visited this resort in many years. It is, of course, in a beautiful setting. Although there were many options for brunch, the three stations (an up-three-stairs shrimp/oysters/mussels/sushi and desserts), (omelets and breakfast items with some salads), and an (outdoor grill with prime rib, salmon, chicken, ribs, and grilled vegetables), made it difficult to more around and impossible for my husband who has limited mobility. The staff seemed busy enough but yet inattentive and we took to putting our dirty plates on an empty table. The prime rib was VERY rare and fatty; the chicken and salmon overcooked. The restaurant charges $45 per person and automatically charges a 20% gratuity. I believe I prefer the Casino del Sol Sunday Brunch at $28.
Limited lunch menu, but we were able to find options that sounded good. Drinks and food were both decent, but not special. Overall gorgeous view of the Catalina foothills, but I would probably only eat there if I happened to be at the resort for some other reason.
Food is very good but service was very slow. Its hard to eat brunch when they didn't clear your dishes. I had to move our dirty dishes to another table. Our waiter needs to be trained on how to multi-task. Fill a glass and take away dishes. And he needs to write down the drinks so he gets it right. He got it wrong twice.
I've been going to Canyon Cafe's Sunday brunch every so often for over a year now. We always ask for Dannelle as our server! She takes great care of us, as do the rest of the staff, and we're always treated to amazing food in the beautiful Sonoran desert. If you like a wide variety of food, bottomless mimosas, and great service, then this is definitely the place for you :)
From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, our server Melonie and her assistant Denis were very accommodating. Fantastic variety of foods to choose from. Though we were unable to try many things on offer at the buffet (because we were so full), everything we did have was very tasty and the bottomless mimosas were also a really nice touch.
We will definitely be back.
Six of us went for the Buffet. It has the best variety of seafood, meats, desserts, etc. and great Mimosas. Service is excellent, our dishes are picked up once they are empty so we may get more food.. We have gone numerous times over the years and the quality of the Canyon Cafe has never changed, always fantastic. Danelle our server always has a smile and is very efficient. I ask for her when making reservations. You never feel rushed when sitting and enjoying the conversation of the people you are with. It is a great place, we will return again soon.
Have been to brunch a few times. Each time it seems to decrease in quality. Breakfast food was cold. Waffles were cold, stale and that was usually my kid's favorite part. Dessert cookies stale. Granola berry bake was also stale and not edible. the Mac and Cheese is normally the best but this time it was left out sitting too long and cold, clumpy. I tried to tell someone about the waffles and cookies but they just looked at me. Breakfast food not rotated and was cold. BBQ stuff was good. I hope it gets better. Mothers day was awesome and fathers day was great. This time, not so much, especially for such a heafty price tag.
We've done the Champagne brunch with our bunch several times. You can't beat the variety of food.......omelets on demand, eggs Benedict, Sushi, oysters, salmon on the grill, roast beef, grilled veggies and of course, Mac and cheese. Don't miss this if you are in Tucson on a Sunday. 11:00 till you quit. Oh yeah, live music too and the servers are great.
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