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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great service. Atmosphere lovely and service fabulous
Took my fiance here for our two year dating anniversary. Food and service were fantastic! Made a great anniversary dinner date.
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.
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.
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.
So enjoyable, we are returning next week with other friends!
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.
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.
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.
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.