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About Arizona Inn - Dining Room

The Arizona Inn is an historic resort spread over 14 tranquil acres of gardens, flowers and lawns in the heart of mid-town Tucson.
The Inn offers AAA Four Diamond Award winning dining in our Main Dining Room with cathedral-ceiling and fireplace as well as our more intimate Catlin Room with views of the gardens. The Dining Room provides legendary service in an elegant yet comfortable setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Chef Allison combines classic cuisine with seasonal ingredients and innovative techniques. The menus change with the seasons to feature the freshest ingredients. Wine Spectator has recognized the wine list with an Award of Excellence.
The Audubon Bar, with live piano music nightly and patio seating, provides a perfect setting for enjoying a classic cocktail.

2200 E. Elm Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American, American, International

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Every day: 6:30am - 11am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm (until midnight daily in the bar & patio)
Dinner: Every day: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Audubon Bar & Patio:
6:30am to midnight daily (full menu available)

Cross Street:
Elm Street and Campbell

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 325-1541

Website:
http://www.arizonainn.com/dining

Entertainment:
We feature live Piano Music every night from 6:00pm - 10:00pm in the Audubon Bar.
Reservations are not accepted for bar or patio dining - seating is available on a walk-in basis.

Catering:
We offer private dining spaces for 15 to 150 guests.

Parking Details:
A complimentary lot and valet parking are available.
(street parking is also available on evenings and weekends)

Public Transit:
Less than a mile away from the streetcar

Executive Chef:
Sam Allison

Private Party Facilities:
The Arizona Inn offers several private dining options - accommodating groups of most any size. Our unique dining rooms are decorated with antiques, high-beamed ceilings, windows and French doors opening onto patios or adjacent flowering gardens.

Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: (877) 796-8149

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Arizona Inn - Dining Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
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Creative Cuisine (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Romantic (24)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for a Date (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Great for Brunch (15)
Cozy (15)
Authentic (14)
Business Meals (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Afternoon Tea (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Seasonal (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (4)
Live Music (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined a day ago

Christmas tradition - Brunch at the Arizona Inn!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and atmosphere. Definitely a hidden gem in Tucson

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

We loved the Christmas tree, the gift shop and the dessert menu!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

My dinner was great but my friend s inn burger was undercooked twice. She finally got a quesadilla she really enjoyed. The staff was wonderful about it so was the waitress, embarrassing to say the least. There is no excuse for the chef to have done it twice. We had a good time except for this issue. Thanks for trying to Make my friends dinner right. I will be back on the Thursday, December 21st for dinner at 530 with my sister and our friends, and we are looking forward to it!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

The venue was superb; the problem/complaint I have is that I received only 100 points for this reservation, when I should have gotten at least 1,000. I have another Open Table reservation at this lovely, historic inn for Christmas, and have gotten only 100 points AGAIN. VERY upsetting! Please contact me and tell me how I can get at least 1,000-2,000 more points for these reservations. Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Our small group of friends have been coming here for years to celebrate Christmas. We have a wonderful meal, share gifts, and then have our picture taken in front of the Christmas tree. This year no one was in the living room to take our picture so we went back into the dining room and asked the Maitre d if he could spare someone for a few minutes. Instead he dropped everything and came into the living room to take our picture himself. He took six just to be sure one turned out OK. This is typical of the above and beyond service you get at the Arizona Inn.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Arizona Inn is always a delight and tonight was no different.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I’ve been here several times when I’ve visited Tuscon. The food is incredible, the service impeccable and the environment classy. It is pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was excellent and the food was superb. Great use of local ingredients. Servers were attentive but not overbearing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We love going to the Arizona Inn for lunch year-round, but especially at Christmas. It's just an extra treat to enjoy all the lovely decorations - really puts you in the spirit. And, of course, the food always is terrific. We had a chicken salad surrounded by fresh fruit that was truly wonderful. Service was excellent. And a stop at the little gift shop is a "must" whenever we go. They always have unusual items. This is a great place to go for a special occasion or just a gathering of friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food excellent, as always. Impeccable service. Christmas decorations are beautiful. Great place to go for a relaxed business lunch or special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A very classy place for dinner. Very nice food, and quiet atmosphere.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We enjoyed a non traditional Thanksgiving dinner. From the moment we entered the dining room until we finished dinner we felt welcome and taken care of. The staff was friendly and accommodating to a couple of requests. We enjoyed the departure from the typical Thanksgiving buffet,

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner; a treat with friends. Very enjoyable and our waitress was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Seated promptly, friendly courteous staff and an excellent waiter. Beautiful holiday decor but housekeeping could have spent a little extra time dusting light fixtures.
Fabulous appetizers, wine and holiday liquor. Unfortunately turkey, dressing and potatoes were salty and also gelatinous due to excessive gravy. The meal was saved by an incredible dessert and outstanding coffee.
Overall a good experience, but I would try another holiday meal, NOT the turkey.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We celebrated our 45 th anniversary and felt very special.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

The salsa, guacamole and chips appetizer had no salsa (only pico de gallo) and very small portions of pico and guacamole.

The steak was tough.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful and historic. Good food and great service.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Up-market environment with service and food quality to match. Usually the noise level here is very low, this visit there was a large group that was quite loud.

We enjoyed a nice Sunday lunch, never hurried, and appreciated the staff's professionalism.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful patio setting . Enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Special evening called for a special venue and the Inn more than delivered. I don't think there was a glitch anywhere, and the perfection continued at brunch the next day. So good! So classy! So dependable at exceeding expectations!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A lovely local place with history. The food was okay but not too special and the prices are a bit high to make this a go to place very often. The service was a bit slow but competent and friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Delicious and creative menu with wonderful ambiance!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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food5
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 30, 2017

WE have enjoyed the AZ Inn for years as it has an elegance about it. Soft piano music
with good service and a nice menu. Always do a great job.. the Library is a priceless treasure.
The Patio for lunch.. the bar for piano music.. the dinning room to feel special..
will continue to come back...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful gem near the University of Arizona. The ambience is elegant, with attentive service. I have eaten there twice, once breakfast and once lunch, and both times the food was wonderfully prepared and extremely flavorful. Highlights from the lunch menu were a seared ahi tuna appetizer featuring creative ginger, scallion, and soy condiments; crispy pork belly mac & cheese (not at all salty), and braised short rib tacos with house-made tortillas and delicious salsa and sauce.

I consider this to be one of the better restaurants in Tucson for the quality of food alone. Coupled with the ambience, this is in the top few for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We ordered the Chef’s tasting menu with the wine pairings— very good and our service from Jose couldn’t have been better. Always love the historic feeling of the dining room.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent “old world” experience. A lot of history with the Arizona Inn, and it shows in the attention to detail. Creative food choices, and quality service.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 19, 2017

What an absolutely lovely and delightful evening! We enjoyed a beautiful date night and were treated to absolutely five-star service by Melody. The atmosphere was quaint and lovely as Bob, the pianist there for over 40 years played beautifully in the bar area and could be heard throughout the restaurant. The tasting menu and the diver scallops were fabulous. History in this beautiful place is definitely worth the visit and we will return during our next visit to AZ (from Iowa).

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I really want to like this restaurant however it just keeps going" down hill". We have frequented the Arizona Inn since 1992. Up until 2012 it had kept it's reputation as a first class establishment. Lately, that has changed. This evening was not an enjoyable event. Waiting 1/2 hour for our wine, my entree was the wrong entree and had to be sent back for a replacement and my wife's pork tenderloin was over cooked and not in keeping with the menu description. Not happy and will not return.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Dinner was great. The food was excellent and the kitchen was very accommodating.

Our two servers were great. We were there on Monday October 9th at around 7.15pm. I apologize that I do not have the names or our 2 servers.

We will be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love coming here for breakfast and lunch. Service has always been great. Try sitting on the patio in the cooler months! Definately a Hidden gem for locals

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch yesterday before a play. The food quality was so high, that it made us want to try the main dining room for dinner soon. Whoever was in the kitchen (and buying the fruit and other ingredients) definitely knew what he/she was doing --much better than ever!

As always, the dining room is gorgeous and perfect for good conversation!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Arizona Inn is a classic! Always consistently excellent ... traditional upscale restaurant, great ambiance, just a pleasure to sit, relax, and enjoy really good food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was too heavily seasoned for our taste The waiter was great Loved dessert

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The chef does not know how to prepare a filet medium rare to rare. My husband sent his meal back twice. First one was med well to well done. Next time it was well done. I think It was dis-respectful as it got further away from what was ordered. It was a $42 filet and we should not expect it to be dry and overdone. Not what we anticipated from such a nice restaurant. We were celebrating a new home in the state. 😒 They made it right by not charging for the bad filets and giving us a desert. Lame. I believe much is on the chef but also on the server who merely delivers it? Replace that level of service and judgement with a robot. Not charging for the $42 filet is not enough. Our evening was ruined and my wife ate but I went home Hungary after spending $100 plus. $50 plus bottle of wine and a $45 duck. At least bring me another filet for free or something to eat!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have a tradition of taking our daughter there for a birthday breakfast each year. The Arizona Inn never disappoints, and this time they provided a beautiful free birthday dessert at the end of the meal. A lovely experience, as always.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Vegan, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Arizona Inn was excellent with good food, great service, and a warm ambiance

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A lovely, somewhat old fashion room.
Imaginative food and superb service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Went to have breakfast with a dear friend and had a lovely time. I love your Brussels spouts and cheese dish you make there. I asked if they could make it even though we were there for breakfast and they made an exception for us! It was as great as when I had it for a appetizer a few days earlier. I believe our gal was training and she did a great job! The gift shop was great too and we found some unquie items.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Friends were visiting from California, and wanted a spot for a quiet lunch with my wife and me. I immediately thought of the Arizona Inn: it is convenient to where we live (about a mile), I have had several excellent lunches there over the years, and the ambiance is conducive to conversation. It met all our expectations!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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