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.
Tucson, AZ 85719
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)
Elm Street and Campbell
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa
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.
We offer private dining spaces for 15 to 150 guests.
A complimentary lot and valet parking are available.
(street parking is also available on evenings and weekends)
Less than a mile away from the streetcar
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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,
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.
We were in Tucson for a gourmet dinner outing and generally stay at the Arizona Inn. Part of the treat of staying here is the Arizona Inn dining room. You can have your meals either outside, in the bar area or in the main dining room, depending upon your ambiance preference, with the same menu at each. We had breakfast and dinner both - breakfast outside and dinner in the main dining room. Everything is done well, and the service is generally very good to outstanding, and the servers are very pleasant.
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...
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.
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).
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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!
This was by far the best dining experience we have had since leaving the Philadelphia area 7 years ago. The service was of the highest professional quality. The Chef's Tasting Menu was very well presented with just the right portions. We are already planning a return when out-of-state friends visit, as well as a repeat for the same special occasion next year.
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