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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Tucson

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Tucson? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Bob's Steak & Chop House - Tucson National Resort restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1693)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Casas Adobes
About the restaurant
Bob’s Steak & Chop House is ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country for a reason. We serve the best prime steak you’ve ever had. Our service is experienced, the wine list is extensive and the drinks are stiff.

If you’re not a regular already, come by and let us prove why we’re so proud of what we do. Enjoy our exquisite indoor and outdoor seating with impeccable views of the Catalina Mountains, 18th Hole of the Catalina Golf Course and gorgeous sunsets.

We are located at the Omni Tucson National Resort off I-10 West and Cortaro Road.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Service was excellent, timely and courteous. It was our anniversary and the menu given to us had Happy Anniversary on it. Also, upon arrival we were greeted with Happy Anniversary. The food was very good and seating was quiet with panoramic view. We were given a choice of a special dessert in honor of our anniversary. Everyone and everything was awesome!
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Tucson restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2199)
$31 to $50
Steak
Foothills
About the restaurant
Discover Fleming's in Tucson, conveniently located in Tucson Foothills on the corner of Campbell and Skyline, adjacent to the Embassy Suites at Paloma Village, where you'll find exceptional USDA Prime steaks, storied wines and stellar service. Whether you're marking a special occasion, hosting a business dinner, or simply savoring a night out, our Dining Room or Outdoor Patio provide a memorable setting. Explore our Dinner Menu with seven different steak cuts, best-in-class seafood and innovative vegetarian options. Join us for lunch starting at 11AM on weekdays for flavorful sandwiches and salads or enjoy our Social Hour Menu Sunday through Thursday 4PM to 6PM with shareable bar bites and $9 handcrafted cocktails.

Planning an event? Explore our Events & Catering Menu for a variety of options, both in our restaurant and off-site.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined today
Christopher our waiter offered phenomenal service. Food was pure perfection.
A photo of Vivace Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8600)
$31 to $50
Italian
Foothills
About the restaurant
Rated number one for food in Tucson, by Zagat Survey, this Foothills restaurant has a Tuscan decor providing northern Italian fare, thoughtfully prepared with reasonable prices and wine list. Choose from a selection of appetizers, salads, pasta and main plates such as crab filled breaded chicken breast or grilled fresh salmon and rock shrimp. Relaxed inside and patio dining.
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DonaldK
Dined 3 days ago
We went with another couple who frequently go to Vivace for lunch. We’ve gone several times in the past and have always liked it, but it’s not the first restaurant that comes to mind when we are thinking of going out. Our lunch was outstanding; the food was fresh and delicious. Our server was gracious, very friendly and very accommodating. Nothing can match the view out the windows. Our only regret was that we were so full that we didn’t have any room to try their desserts.
A photo of Persian Room - Tucson restaurant
4.8
4.8 (638)
$30 and under
Persian
Oro Valley
About the restaurant
Amidst an atmosphere of plush elegance, enjoy the exotic aroma and flavor of carefully blended herbs and prime quality fresh meats and vegetables, prepared to tease the palate and tantalize the senses. Thousands of years of traditional recipes and methods combine to provide a wide menu of taste treats, from fresh clay oven baked bread and award winning appetizers to rich traditional desserts. A wide array of delicately marinated prime beef, filet mignon, lamb, chicken, fish and sea foods are grilled to perfection and served perfectly prepared with saffron scented basmati rice. For over 25 years the Persian room has provided exquisite Persian cuisine to the valley of the Sun, in a tradition of pride and excellence that will continue far into the future.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
This was our second time with a large party. Everything was perfect. Quality, quantity and taste of food, service, timing of ordering, delivery of drinks, food and check, distance to other parties, and noise level were spot on. Server was friendly and professional. You can tell they truly care about this restaurant. It’s a rare find in today’s world.
A photo of Le Rendez-vous Bistro & Restaurant Francais restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2582)
$31 to $50
French
Foothills
About the restaurant
This is the perfect place for an impressive business engagement or a romantic interlude. A distinguished wine Cellar and exquisite desserts promise a memorable dining experience. Now offering a bistro fare lunch.
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henmar
Dined 4 days ago
Delicious food and friendly, relaxed ambience. The wait staff was both professional, efficient and fun to interact with. Definitely recommend this restaurant for a wonderful dining experience.
A photo of Maynards restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2308)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown Tucson
About the restaurant
Nestled in the historic train depot, Maynards offers an authentic dining experience featuring locally-inspired dishes, an award-winning wine list, and hand-crafted cocktails. Market-driven and fueled by a passion for the Southwest, Maynards delights guests with ephemeral seasonal dishes that celebrate the harvests of the Sonoran Desert in an elegant, romantic atmosphere.

Downtown Tucson’s Historic East End is both a destination and a hub for those seeking the heart of urban Tucson.
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KelleyM
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Very nice good food good service Just an FYI if you are wheelchair-bound, the dining room is not wheelchair accessible. There is a few steps you must walk down in order to access the dining room. The hostess did offer to carry a table up for us to help accommodate. 
A photo of Churrasco de Brasil restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2342)
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Foothills
About the restaurant
Churrasco de Brasil offers a unique and exciting way to enjoy the delicious traditional Brazilian-style of cooking. Known for outstanding service, the authentic “churrascaria” offers more than 14 flavorful cuts of meat including lamb, pork, sausage, chicken and beef on skewers carved tableside by gauchos. In addition to several cuts of meat, the continuous service includes a trip to the fresh and unlimited salad bar. Fried bananas, buttery mashed potatoes and mouthwatering pao de queijo (cheese bread) are served family style. A carefully crafted wine list and authentic Brazilian cocktails complement the unlimited fare.
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NickF
Dined 1 day ago
We were very impressed the the service and quality of food. Will definitely bring more friends there.
A photo of The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Oro Valley restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4109)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Oro Valley
About the restaurant
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar serves the finest cuts of succulent steak, aged for tenderness and grilled to perfection. Prime rib is a Keg specialty, slow-roasted, hand-carved, and perfectly seasoned. The restaurant also serves delicious seafood, memorable appetizers, crisp salads, and decadent desserts.

Reservations are for Dining Room Seating only. We do not reserve tables for Happy Hour. Call for patio reservations after 7pm.

A casual ambiance and friendly, very knowledgeable staff are proud and reliable trademarks of The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. You'll find a truly comfortable and satisfying dining atmosphere accompanied by a fun and up-scale bar setting where guests can enjoy an excellent wine list, signature Keg martinis, and fresh-squeezed juice cocktails.

Takeout From The Keg
If you'd rather enjoy around your own table, you can also place an order for takeout online and pick up curbside. Visit our website, or copy and paste this link: www.kegsteakhouse.com/en/takeout.
Top review
KerryBvip
Dined 3 days ago
Our last couple of visits have been less than stellar, but we are diehard Keg fans and we know that not every visit can be outstanding. Last night was outstanding. The service was excellent, the martini was excellent, the bacon-wrapped filet was excellent and the peppercorn New York was heavenly. Ray was the on-duty manager and he was personable and gracious. This was my birthday celebration but it went unnoticed which was a tad of a bummer. The only thing that would have made this a home run would have been if Brandon would have been present. All in all, this visit was a winner. Awesome food, fantastic service and totally cool atmosphere. The Keg is the diamond in the community of Oro Valley. Nothing else compares.
A photo of Wild Garlic Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2663)
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
Downtown Tucson
About the restaurant
Dine- in, takeout and delivery
Wed- Sun 12:00PM-9:00PM

At the heart of the vibrant Tucson gastronomic scene is a quaint, family owned restaurant that has made a name for itself by combining the classical French education of Executive Chef Steven Schultz with the flavors of traditional southwest cuisine. Driven by the vision of casual fine dining that he shares with wife and Maudi Gourdin, the pair have managed to make The Wild Garlic Grill one of Tucson’s premiere destinations for food lovers from all walks of life. That all too familiar aroma of garlic will titillate your senses from the moment you step through the front door, followed instantly by the pageantry of Chef and his crew hard at work in the open kitchen where you can watch your meal as it is prepared. One can sense the warmth that emanates from their comradery and dedication and it doesn’t take long to notice that the front of house staff shares the same passion. It’s almost as if they are one big happy family…
Top review
SusanS
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
A first time visit was fabulous. The food was over the top. Beats most of the restaurants in Tucson. Liked going for a late lunch, nice and quiet, which is what I preferred for conversation. Wild Garlic will be my "go to " place for special occasions.
A photo of Core Kitchen and Wine Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain restaurant
4.5
4.5 (720)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Marana
About the restaurant
True American cuisine that is approachable, innovative and inspired by Sonoran and regional influences. The menu is complemented by an extensive wine list in an elegant, yet casual atmosphere. The open kitchen highlights the culinary team creating á la carte offerings with plenty of interaction. The private dining room provides an option to entertain larger parties and family gatherings with a personalized chef menu. The chef’s table sets the tone for a world-class interactive, personalized gourmet dining experience.
CORE serves breakfast and dinner.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
Food was amazing and super creative - tuna tartare appetizer was incredible. Service was excellent. Very expensive, but great special occasion spot and excellent food.
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