We stopped at the Inn on our way to Carlsbad Caverns. It was such a great experience that we returned on our way back west, just for another Duck Dinner.
The dining room was really loud when we enetered, because of a wedding next door. Thankfully that quieted. We were offerred the table by the door, where everyone had to pass. We declined and they sat us where we wished. I watched later diners NOT be offered that table, and it reemained open all night. Were they unhappy we had reserve on OpenTable? Why the bad location when others were availabale and we had reservations? The service was S L O W, not just to us but the whole dining room. I herad multople tables questioning why the food had not come out. My salmon was dry when it arrived, but tasty. After all we heard about the Arizona Inn, it was a disappointment.
We decided to celebrate our anniversary dinner here because our neighbors recommended this place. We mentioned to the restaurant ahead of time it was our anniversary and would be our first time dining here.
The hostess greeted us with very little enthusiasm or friendliness and never acknowledged anything about it being a special occasion even though it was mentioned on our reservation.
We waited a rather long time for our main entrees after having an appetizer. The waitress apologized for the entrees taking so long and then the manager also came out and apologized and gave some excuse about a mix up in the kitchen.
After they brought the dessert menu and we decided not to get any, they brought the check and only then did they even wish us a happy anniversary.
This is a nice, traditional venue with nice, traditional food--a great place to bring the grandparents. Nice portions but don't expect anything exciting, seasonal, or local. We both had the tasting menu and while the apps and dessert looked like they were assembled with some care, the entrees looked like they come from a buffet table (sloppily thrown together surf and turf, but tasty enough). They could not honor our #10 award certificate, so be warned. Danielle was an excellent server--we'll ask for her if we ever go again.
EXEMPLARY!!! Arizona Inn has been a family spot for 35+ years. There continued excellence and attention to detail has not wavered even as times and technology move along at an incredible pace. Life seems to slow to a pleasant pace in this little slice of heaven. THANKS TO ALL THE STAFF!
FANTASTIC in every way. Lunch in the outside seating area was wonderful. Like heaven on earth with beautiful flowers and gardens. Exemplary service and cuisine. Top recommendations in all categories.
This is one of those hotel restaurants that readily stands alone as a destination, rather than a nice restaurant for hotel guests.
We were early diners on a Wednesday evening and had the room to ourselves; but only for a brief period before the room began to rapidly fill, most appearing to be locals versus hotel guests. We ordered a nice bottle of Cab, reasonably priced for the label, and delivered at the perfect room temperature. We split a wedge with 1000 Island versus blue cheese and both had the Duck entree’. Neither of us care for bell peppers and the slaw side featured them, so we asked the chef for a substitute.
The wedge was a bit small on the split; but crisp, cold and very fresh. The bacon bits were wonderful, crisp, dry and freshly cooked. There was a generous portion of Blue Cheese and diced tomatoes as well. When the duck arrived, the chef had made the perfect substitution of Mandarin Oranges for the slaw. The breast slices were small; but there was a large portion and the meat was cooked perfectly. The Forbidden Rice was delightful, almost sweet with a honey like infusion. The sweet snap peas were crisp with a hint of spice.
The desert list was undeniably scrumptious; but we were too full to partake.
Our server(can’t remember her name and I should) was a true professional, her timing was perfect and her assist Lacy did a great job in support of an excellent dining experience.
Wonderful first experience at the Dining Room at the Arizona Inn. Lovely, historic hotel. Refined dining with exemplary service. Tasting menu with wine pairings was perfect to celebrate our milestone anniversary. White tablecloths, well trained staff, live piano music, conversation friendly, professional from start to finish. Best meal we've ever had in Tucson. First time but won't be our last. Close to UA campus but a world away. If you want an extraordinary meal, this is THE place to dine well.
The food and the service at this inn/restaurant were both excellent. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone who wants to have a special evening and be treated very well.
Basically, Ho Hum. We are here visiting on a business event. Our server never introduced herself or explained the chefs menu. I overheard another server explain that you got all the selections not just 1 choice in each category. We might of done this had we known. My expectations were better food and service. We split a wedge salad.( extra charge for splitting.) it was good and had plenty of Gorgonzola, bacon and tomatoes. I choose lamb T bones for my entree. They were flavorful but there was not much meat on them. The broccolini that came with it had no flavor but salt. My husband had the scallops and enjoyed them but commented the beet and items that came with them were a bit sweet. The second glass of wine we ordered did not arrive until we were finished eating and we were not charged for it. The ambiance was quiet and unexciting.
Always one of my favorite restaurants, whether it's for breakfast lunch or dinner. There's a nice assortment of foods and not so overwhelming that you can't choose. Also, try some of their local dishes, like the prickly pear margarita.
We are regulars and love this place... we visit the patio
the bar and the dinning room regularly. a real Tucson treasure to accommodate
any time of day.
Dined here on 04/07/18 before heading to a show.
Made a reservation at 5:30 and were promptly seated right as the restaurant opened. The tables were nice and the rustic decor was a nice change from some of the hipster restaurants we had been eating at.
We both decided to do the tasting menu which is a great deal ($55 a person) if you like to try everything. My only complaint is that the appetizer course is very small. The "salad" wasn't even a full piece of lettuce, more like a scrap of lettuce on a huge piece of cheese. It tasted fine, but I am a salad girl so I felt a bit deceived by the menu. Luckily my boyfriend and I also ordered the chips and salsa otherwise we might have left hungry. The main course was absolutely divine, however they cooked potatoes to look just like scallops which was again, deceiving. The dessert that came with the tasting menu was the best part! It was a mousse wrapped in cake that I wished I could've had two of!!
The service was great and relatively quick for the amount of people they had dining. We had a show to catch and made it in and out within our allotted hour and a half without problem. Overall, I would return but probably would ask more questions about the tasting menu next time before diving in, I would also order a full salad to go with it.
We had not dined at the Arizona Inn for 40 years and we were very pleased that their standards and attention to detail are still at a very high level. It is a truly special place and one of our favorite places.
Only thing better than the food was the personal service
We found the dining at the Arizona Inn to be very quiet, peaceful and relaxing. The menu was very good and the food was excellent. The presentation of the food was beautiful. The service provided by Naomi was superb. Great setting for good food and excellent service. Highly recommended for a quiet and peaceful meal. Not a place to rush through the meal. Enjoy it.
Exceeded expectations. The chef’s menu with wine pairings was outstanding.
Easter food was not up to the standards of this restaurant. Service was not adequate and menu limited.
We had a lovely Easter brunch and the service and atmosphere was fantastic
We had a wonderful lunch on Easter day. The service was a bit slow and I would like for that to be corrected. The food was amazing as usual.
Who ever is cooking likes Salt! I do too , but wow! The vegetables and potatoes were way over salted.
First time there, I would definitely go back...
The Arizona Inn is a landmark and a "must do" in Tucson. Its lovely, but not pretentious. The food is very good. My only complaint is the lack of attention from the server - no matter who it is. Each time I've been here, I've had to look around (sometimes getting up and asking for help) for our server for more water, another glass of wine, etc. I know it is a no-pressure atmosphere, but servers need to make themselves visible in case their tables need something.
I entertained guests from France who thoroughly enjoyed their meal. They were surprised by the high quality and affordable prices.
Excellent place for lunch with friends and family. I love the historic ambiance of the main dining room. The service is impeccable. Nice wine list. The food is very good. I gave it 4 stars because, although five us in our party of six enjoyed their selections (Ahi Nicoise Salad and Chicken Rockefeller Sandwich), one member found her selection (Turkey Sandwich) generous with turkey, but not especially exciting in terms of flavor. Bottom line: I will return to this lovely venue again and again.
The appetizers were the stars of our meal: the roasted brussels sprouts with panna cotta, roasted tomato soup, and green salad were delicious. The combination of carmelized brussels sprouts and panna cotta was inspired. The entrees, not so much. The pork tenderloin was tasteless. The duck was flavorful, but it tasted terrible with beet puree. The salmon was the best of the lot. The amuse bouche was awful: cold venison with chopped sweet potatoes. The wine list is mediocre. The Arizona Inn has plenty of old Southwest charm, but the food is not what it should be for the prices.
Excellent service and food highly recommended for all occasions
Excellent food at one of Tucson's historic venues. The room was quiet and service was good. The hotel is a little tired and could use an update, but the food service was outstanding.
Arizona Inn is a quaint gem hidden away from the hustle and bustle from university life nearby. The atmosphere is calming, as is a walk along the plants. You would never know there was so much action nearby. The food was wonderful - the taste well balanced. I would recommend splurging on the entrees. Save the burgers for a burger joint.
Food and menu are awesome! We were one of 3 tables for breakfast though and didn’t feel like the staff spent much time checking in on us. Found myself having to get up for salt and pepper which was disappointing. They also need some background music. The room was awkwardly quiet. Otherwise, amazing meal!
Perfect experience and outstanding service. Wonderful time on a special night!
Brunch was very tasty! Always a pleasure to visit this beautifully landscaped resort!
This is a special place my husband and I dated a lot before we got married. It always brings special memories back for me. It was great to take an old friend there for a nice breakfast.
This was a pre-theater dinner with our two grand-daughters, so we had to leave by 7. Unfortunately dinner service didn't begin until 5:30. Nevertheless, I thought we would have enough time. Even though we informed our server about our time issues, dinner came slowly. We did not get our main courses until 6:25, so we were quite rushed at the end. Since we ordered from the regular menu, I thought we could have been served a bit sooner. Also, if the restaurant wants any pre-theater business (it is the closest nice dining restaurant to Centennial Hall, at the U of A), they might consider moving up their dinner service to 5PM on theater nights.
That being said, the food was very good, service-except for pacing was good, and the atmosphere was great. Our grand-daughters loved it.
Loved the atmosphere and everyone in the party enjoyed their meal. It was a bit noisy at first but was very pleasant. My wife is in a wheel chair and they were very accommodating and helpful in directing us to ramps etc. Highly recommend the Inn.
Excellent food. A nice place to meet friends to talk and catch up.
Impeccable service. Food was very good. Salmon and duck were excellent. The scallops tasted fine but two of us ordered them. One plate was lovely and presentation was excellent. The other looked like the plate had been dropped or at least bumped hard. Veggies were not in a nice grouping, zucchini was thrown on top rather haphazardly and the sauce was all over the plate. The taste was delicious but the presentation for one of our guests was not good.
A very nice place to have a great dinner. Quiet, good food, good service and non intrusive staff. The wine list could use some additions.
Great ambiance, and a must for history buffs.
Very disaapointing. We had the lamb burgers and they were overcooked and tasteless. The gluten fee pretzel rolls were awful. They were dry and tasteless. The french onion soup was pathetic. Lots of bread and little soup
We recently relocated to Tucson and are set to exploring this city. The Arizona Inn came highly recommended by several people. We chose to try Sunday brunch. The Bloody Marys were great! Just the right level of spicy. I had southwestern eggs Benedict. Delicious doesn’t begin to describe how good they were. I highly recommend seating outside to enjoy the gardens. It is definitely a repeat for us.
This is my second time for breakfast. The historic hotel is fascinating and the grounds and ambiance is lovely.
I was disappointed at the cost of a traditional breakfast and my bagel with cold salmon.
They even had run out of their homemade preserves . Cost with tip was $ 40.00 , I though this was excessive for what we got.
Two times is enough for me.