About GOLD

A AAA Four Diamond winner for 17 consecutive years, GOLD offers a new, more contemporary culinary adventure. A completely new menu concept created by the resort’s new Executive Chef James Wallace blends fresh and innovative contemporary American cuisine with a touch of desert-inspired flavor. Panoramic mountain and city views.

245 E. Ina
Tucson, AZ 85704
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am- 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sundays:
Breakfast 6:30am - 10:00am
Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Oracle

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 917-2930

Website:
http://www.goldtucson.com/

Parking Details:
Valet and Hotel Parking Available.

Executive Chef:
James Walllace

Private Party Facilities:
Large party reservations available include personalized menus and service. Please contact a manager for more information. Private rooms available through Westward Look Resort.

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Overall Rating

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4.0

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4.0

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4.1

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3.5

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Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

My wife and I took friends to the Gold room for dinner on Tuesday of this week. We had been there once or twice many years ago and based on reviews we decided to try it again. The food was so awful that I was embarrassed to have brought friends. I should have raised some objection at the time but didn't want to make a scene in front of friends. I had Halibut, the special; it was way over cooked, no evidence of the Halibut remained, it had the consistency of chicken and and very dry. Looked like it started out as a nice piece of fish that was totally ruined. Two other meals were scallops, four very small pieces that were also over-cooked; tough and grainy. It is shame to ruin originally high quality food by cooking it to dust.

The evening was, in general, an embarrassment to me.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent scallops over corn risotto. Interesting brussel sprout salad. Good lamb tenderloin with roasted potatoes though overall that dish was not very hot. Berry cobbler for dessert seemed a little pedestrian. Nice views of the city. Knowledgeable, attentive, friendly waitress. Not so much with the hostess who had slotted us for a booth. When we asked for a table (we both have back issues) you would have thought we were asking to move to the next town. She told us she had only one table for two left (which turned out to be less desirable) and then proceeded to seat other couples at more desirable tables after us. So much for making a reservation. We felt maybe we were being punished for making what we felt was a reasonable request, despite having done so politely.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We met friends for brunch on a Sunday, having eaten there before. A nice brunch, not overly large but more than satisfactory with lots of options and a great price. However, service was terrible. Took more than 10 min to even be noticed and sat, despite the restaurant only having 3 tables with people at the time. Took forever to get drinks and to pay.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The Gold Room at the Westward Look resort has beautiful views and the property itself is lovely. The restaurant menu is not large but does feature local products when possible. Our food was well prepared and tasty but is quite expensive for what you get. My husband ordered crab fritters as his starter. One less fritter and they would be required to call it a FRITTER... In other words, the dish contained just two very small fritters on a pile of greens. My salad was called a beet salad, but beets were not the star. The beets had been sliced paper thin and there were about six slices under the pile of greens.
The scallops were delicious and plentiful -- they should be for $30. My husband's steak was well prepared and presented beautifully. He reported that he has had better filets.
The key lime pie had a very odd flavor -- perhaps it was topped with toasted coconut that masked what should have been a fresh citrus flavor.
The wine list provides a lot of expensive options -- they are really proud of even modest wines.
We are locals and probably won't return.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The view was great, and would be even better at a time when it's warm enough to sit on the patio. It was nice and quiet (a change from most places these days), but that's because the dining room was deserted, which is a little odd for a resort in Tucson in January. It was so empty that you could easily hear the conversations of the few who were there, which made us feel self conscious about our own conversation topics. The menu was enticing--a nice mix of vegetarian, seafood, and meat. The quality of food was very good. They were prompt in bringing a generous plate of good bread before we even ordered. And they gave us a free dessert--of their choosing--for the birthday guest. It wasn't bad, but we would have rather chosen our own dessert. In spite of all this goodness, this will be a "one and done" place for us--the prices were just too much for what we ordered, especially the $13 crab fritters which consisted of two grape (at best)-sized "fritters" perched on top of a parfait glass stuffed with lettuce. The salads were very good, but very small as well. The seared & smoked scallops were interesting and delicious, and possibly worth the price. It wasn't a horrible experience by any means, but we probably won't be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great service. Atmosphere lovely and service fabulous

Tags: Fun
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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Took my fiance here for our two year dating anniversary. Food and service were fantastic! Made a great anniversary dinner date.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Menu was a bit limited, but the food was well prepared and tasty. Service was slow (e.g. 10 min to get water) and the kitchen seemed backed up on this Tuesday evening. Our order of scallops had to be redone for some reason which may have caused our delay. Other diners who arrived after us were served before we got our meals.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Made reservations for wife's birthday dinner & were seating right away. I had flowers arrangement delivered to hotel and they were on the table waiting for us. Special dessert whipped up by the kitchen and the evening was perfect. Quiet atmosphere is conducive to romance, celebration, business or just relaxing. Indoor & outdoor seating are equally great with views (it is Arizona after all). We even witnessed a successful marriage proposal at the table next to us! Great place, can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Nice outdoor patio but the food was just OK. Cost was high relative to slow service and level of quality. The name of the restaurant does not define the experience. More like bronze.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 28, 2017

So enjoyable, we are returning next week with other friends!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Gold is usually great but this night I found the food dull. It was good but lacked the zing that makes you want to come back and eat it again.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My wife and I frequent Gold multiple times per year. We live about 20 miles north of the resort but it is worth the trip. We ordered the filet's this time and they were cooked perfect. The only criticism I have is the wine list. It is loaded with $200 + wines. That is ridiculous. They need to add more wines to the list in a more moderate price range.....$50 to 75. I certainly enjoy a good wine but 2012 to 2014 vintages are just about as good as something from 1996. I don't want to pay for a wine being rare. I am sure the White Hall Lane wine was well past its peak no matter how well it was stored. An expensive wine list does not make a restaurant very good. An extensive wine list makes it better for a person to choose what range they want to pay.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 4, 2017

First, my wife and I have had dinner several years ago and the food was outstanding. The ambiance was as beautiful as we remembered and the service was good. The food presentation was great but both dishes were extremely over spiced and salted so that you could not even taste the Salmon or the Scallops. The best thing we ate was the strawberry salad. I am not sure we will try again at this point.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 2, 2017

A repeat restaurant for us. The scallops are to die for. Wine list is fair....you can find something you will like. A lot of tables have a good scenic view. Service has been very good to excellent every time we have gone there.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Gold is great! It always pleases us with superior food, excellent service and a quiet atmosphere. I had the shrimp with polenta and my husband had the salmon. Service was prompt but non-intrusive. We were four people and all had a delightful time. Thanks Gold.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Another wonderful meal at Gold! Our appetizers were perfect, the salads were fresh and beautifully presented, and we asked to split an entrée. The kitchen split our portions perfectly and each was served elegantly. Dessert was a house made gelato that was out of this world. Our server Katie was , as always, fantastic. Thanks to everyone on the team for making it another great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 23, 2017

They did not actually have our reservation listed from Open Table, but there was not trouble getting a table. GOLD is one of our favorite fancy, special occasion restaurants.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Stayed at Westward Look for a solo runaway and booked a reservation at Gold as I do each time I stay. My server was great and she took perfect care of me. Nice wine selections by the glass, a lovely charcuterie plate and a delicious chicken rice soup. The entire meal was enjoyable and delicious. I saw some local couples dining here while I was there and that made me happy!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 29, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant. We had the filet and it was so tender and tasted wonderful. The service was fantastic. The wine is pricey, but they have a good selection. The view is beautiful at night. Highly recommend this place for a nice romantic dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tucson)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We had an early dinner on a hot summer evening at the Gold Room, so, although the hotel was fully booked, there were only a few other diners in the room. We had a lovely view over Tucson. We were seated right at a window table, but we were besieged by an annoying fly. Our waitress was excellent, and she recommended that we move to another table further from the window; that took care of the fly problem. The wine was good and reasonably priced, and the smoked scallops were outstanding. We will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I took my 89 year old father there for father's day and he really enjoyed it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Went there to celebrate our 25th anniversary. I took my wife there on a date ~25 years ago. The place is OK. Flowers were on our table (nice touch) but they were a few days old and droopy. The service was good when the server was present - there were periods of time when you couldn't find a server. The bread served early was yummy but, we waited again for a pretty good piece of time and when the bread showed up, one type (rosemary) was cold while the other (garlic) was warm. ? We were sitting at a nice table but it was directly under a A/C vent. When I mentioned that I was freezing and that I had to adjust where I was seated at the table because I was beginning to freeze under the vent, the server immediately shut the fan off (nice touch.) Parking was a breeze - parked right next to the front door. They packed us a desert (anniversary extra gift) which was nice. We didn't order it - it was a "freebie" from the restaurant.

I noted that I wouldn't recommend GOLD to my friends on this survey however, it is not that the place is BAD, it is just that I think given our experience, I think there are other restaurants that they would be more interested in.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We dine at Gold regularly. The restaurant is consistent having a good menu, tasty food, great service and the option of eating outside weather permitting. This last visit was to celebrate my wife's birthday. We find the price point to be very acceptable for a resort based restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 10, 2017

There were very few people in the restaurant but, nevertheless, service was very slow and it took a long time for the meal to finally get to our table. The $8.00 salad we ordered was the smallest salad we have ever been served at a restaurant. The glass of wine my wife had cost more than an entire bottle of the same wine at Total Wine. The view was great.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2017

I showed up to celebrate my 7th wedding anniversary and found an empty restaurant and no one staffing the desk. I was ignored by the staff that was focused on setting up for a massive business group (Caterpillar) that started pouring into the restaurant and pushing us out of the way. A manager came by but didn't ask anything and just said someone will be by. We continued to wait and decided our money would be better spent elsewhere. I used to hear amazing things about The Gold Room, but GOLD is a pathetic shadow of the former restaurant. Unless you're part of a large group of important business people that are bringing money into the hotel, don't except to be paid attention to at GOLD. You're better off anywhere else.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Party of six, dined on their outstanding patio. lovely evening enjoying the views. Service was outstanding! Everyone enjoyed the meal and drinks. Grits & shrimp was an especially good dish. Scallops, steaks & salads were among the main course items ordered. All were prepared excellently . Highly recommend Gold.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 4, 2017

The staff was very polite and recommended several wines . Also, recommended several dishes that were wonderful!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food. The quiet atmosphere was a wonderful change from most of today's noisy restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner and breakfast at the The Gold Room. We will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We went to GOLD on our anniversary and had a wonderful time! The waitress was very attentive to our needs and very helpful in suggesting and recommending item on the menu we might like. The atmosphere was quiet and the view was to die for!

We will definitely come here for special occasions with family and friends!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 20, 2017

This was our 15th wedding anniversary and we so appreciated the congratulatory greetings when we arrived. The food was very good, cooked the way we ordered. Our surprise dessert was also very good. Service was attentive and quick for refills or to ask how everything was. We appreciated all the attention given!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on April 15, 2017

While the food was ok it took forever to get. Then after we finally got our food the server never checked back yet insisted that she did- it was a very tense and uncomfortable dinner. What made it even more surreal was the fact it was a slow night there.

Tucson has many dining choices- leave Gold for the hotel guests.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Understaffed but our server was very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Gold is old tired and uninspired. The kitchen is barely going through the motions. The wine list is designed to swallow your wallet, although there are good choices on it the list is definitely a profit center. Examples include a spinach and pecan salad, sans nuts and overly dressed. Roasted chicken sans any spice or accents to make it more appealing than a base for stock. The raviolis must have come from Venice, they were swimming in butter and cream.
The view was great, at sunset you get to appreciate the elevation over the city. The wait staff was helpful as best they could be. With so many good dining locations in Tucson, unless you're a captive at the hotel, this is one to avoid.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Generally good food, service and quiet atmosphere. We visited during a trip to the area. Good food but not a wow factor for the price. If you are staying at the resort, a good choice but I would explore other options if visiting the area for only a short time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 8, 2017

We had a fantastic time. The service was attentive but unobtrusive, and the food was top-notch. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and will come back again.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Great View !! Try to get there for sunset. Ask for a table next to the window.
Food and service were great .........They were very accommodating to our special requests.
Pricey, but great for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Food was excellent. Had a great ceviche, followed by one of the best nicoise salads I've eaten, including some in France.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2017

A great view with no hurry dining. Our service was excellent and food was fine dining.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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