The Flying V at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

4.6
1315 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southwest

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Our Regional Southwestern Grill with spectacular views and fresh mountain air is nestled at the base of the breathtaking Santa Catalina Mountains and was once the site of the famous Flying V Ranch. Today, the Flying V Bar & Grill offer guests sweeping canyon views, glowing sunsets and of course our famous Guacamole. Chef de Cuisine Tyler Lapotosky showcases his twist on traditional American cooking with Spanish and Mexican influences, while focusing on locally sourced ingredients. Gather at the bar or on the patio fireside with friends to sample one of 100 tequilas, sip one of our signature cocktails and enjoy the view.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
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4.5
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4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Not what I expected. Over 2 hours for dinner. (2 courses took dessert to go.) Waitress was over worked but she did the best she could. Food was good but nothing new or different. No specials. View at sunset was beautiful but not worth the meal.

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vipJames
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on the patio. Sound of waterfall in the distance. Wonderful ambiance.
Halibut was outstanding. The service was professional and friendly. A most
enjoyable evening.

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vipFrankF
Tucson
75 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outdoors at sunset at the Flying V is a Tucson experience not to be missed, even when you live here like we do! Add in the great food and wonderful service and you get the perfect evening!

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AspiringGeek
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We dined twice at the Flying V. Both times service was awesome. We were very disappointed with our dinners. The baby back ribs were way overdone, not at all juicy, nearly meatless (from a skinny pig?), & the caramelization was way past the point of yumminess—let’s face It, they were burnt. The bowl of guacamole was tasty, but at $18 was ridiculously overpriced (however, the chips were light & tasty). Breakfast was surprisingly yummy, but like most everything was overpriced. The breaky menu was neither online, nor posted, nor even available at the front desk. Dining on the patio was lovely. And again, service for both meals was awesome.

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JRod
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a delicious dinner on the patio. The filet and rib-eye steaks, as well as the salmon and halibut dishes were superb. Desserts ordered were churros and creme brûlée and were very tasty. We look forward to visiting again on our next trip to Tucson.

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AmyH
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and a wonderful setting! Would highly recommend!

KD
KaykayD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

My friends and I went there to eat on Friday night. The service was slow and the filets were full of gristle. The horseradish potatoes looked like 6 small hard marbles and had no horseradish flavor, the mashed potatoes were fine. Then the waitress rang all 3 orders in wrong, I guess she mixed up the credit cards and now we have to wait 2 days to get that sorted out as she was unable to cancel her error. I felt like we got the “B” team. I had been there 2weeks ago and had a wonderful experience

MA
MarnieA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and incredible cuisine!

RJ
RebelJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The few was delicious! The service was excellent! We had breakfast and were thoroughly pleased. We will be going back.

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BruceB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was delicious and the atmosphere was excellent, worth the price. We had the Guacamole dip, Wagyu Hanger Steak, Scallops, and Cinnamon Churros with ice cream

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very clean restaurant, nice view and very friendly employees! Dinner took some time to be served.

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vipbarryh
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

from the outside, this just looks like a golfers' bar, but be sure to continue on inside. we would recommend having dinner outside on the patio. it is gorgeous! and...very romantic. food was very good & service was very good also.

LM
vipLauraM
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flying V is excellent and has one of the best views (of the 18th hole) with the waterfall ever.

DB
DennisB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our anniversary dinner at the Flying V. We sat outside on the terrace which was perfect on this warm evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

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vipStaceyS
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We heard a lot about this restaurant and were eager to try it. Unfortunately, we were not at all impressed.
We opted for the course menu - five courses plus a sorbet between the fish and red meat courses. The courses were comically small, even for a multi-course meal and each course was room temperature at best. None of the food was hot. My dinner partner commented: "your scallops at home are better."
We made the reservation and indicated "anniversary" in the special occasion box. No one acknowledged our special occasion. They did, however, acknowledge a table not far from ours "I hear we're celebrating a special occasion tonight." Whatever. Over $210 for two. Won't be back.

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BrookP
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to The Flying V every year for my birthday and the experience is always outstanding. I am the type to always order to same menu item (exciting, I know), but I just cannot get enough of the scallops! I think they are the best in town. They are fresh, light, delicious, and the sauce complements the dish just perfectly. The SO, however, always tries something new and every item has been delightful (I always snag a few bites of his just to taste it). We usually share a bottle of wine, enjoy our dinner, indulge in a tasty dessert, and then finish the rest of our wine out on the patio either by the fire or standing up and enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds of the waterfall. They do it well at The Flying V and we highly recommend it to everyone. Cheers!

TC
vipTexasCat
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome property and staff..food was amazing!

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JohnR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Sunday brunch and everyone enjoyed their meals.
I ordered the paella and it was delicious, especially the seared scallops.
The service was attentive and friendly.
The views overlooking the golf course, lake and Catalina mountains wereawesome.
Will definately be going back again.

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viptp3902
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointed with the eggs Benedict as one egg way undercooked and hash browns were inedible
Staff did not ask why meal was half eaten
Also entire dish was overly salty

CG
vipChuckG
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Had the Ribs and a Filet. Both excellent. Had the Guacamole as well!

JC
JuliaC
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Booked our 34th wedding anniversary dinner at the Flying V after discussing post-COVID dining options with the hotel. I was assured there was the option of outdoor seating, and when I asked about bringing our own wine, was also assured that there was a corkage fee. The day of our reservation, I received a voice mail from the restaurant telling us there was not, in fact any outside seating options and we would have to eat inside. After bringing our special wine, we were told they could not serve outside beverages. However, our server Preston was kind and gracious, and the food was fabulous. The only thing that marred the experience was the confusion and miscommunication. Hopefully, after things return to a more normal setting, that will improve. It is challenging at best to find fine dining options when you are concerned about virus risk.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience. Beautiful seating area, wait staff is friendly, food is amazing, drinks delicious, and dessert is a must. A go to date night location!!

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vipKaren
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing five course dinner with wine pairing!

JB
JohnB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Firstly, there is no outdoor dining at the moment. It was very upsetting to only find this out when we got to the restaurant as this is part of the reason we booked. The food was very good but,, I have to say, the service was not what you would expect at such a high price point. Our server did not engage with us at all, seemed disinterested and, frankly, didn’t seem to care about our experience.

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vipdianeC
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful guacamole! I had the beef quesadilla, the accompanying salsa was excellent. My husband got the burger and he said it was great.

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SamS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a romantic place to eat. Great for birthdays and wonderful for anniversary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Can’t wait to enjoy the full menu again!

SM
SebastianM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience3

A Burrata dish with 10% of the ingredients with the the other side of the dish empty.

Houston’s we have a problem!!!!!

Next time learn from a gourmet chef and don’t improve it .

Don’t blame it to the virus please , you can learn and be better.

Thank you and do be mediocre and

DW
DavidW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I live close to Ventana resort, but rarely go there. Now I remember why.
Look, this place sits in an amazing location. I've lived in Tucson for over 45 years and used to come to this area before this resort even existed (it was nicer then honestly). I still routinely hike in Ventana canyon.

The resort is fine for what it is...which is a place for folks to experience the Sonoran Desert. It might also be a place that exploits those with more dollars than sense.

But getting back to the Flying V, this isn't a place you come to for the quality of food...which honestly is mediocre at best. This is a place you come for ambiance. I and my girlfriend made the 3 minute drive from our house on a stormy monsoon night for dinner. The wait staff were all wearing masks and there appeared to be at least "some" social distancing in place. Both good things.

The not-so-good was the food. The waitress was hawking a "special" tomahawk steak "for only $170". Wait...WHAT? Are you f'ing serious? Yeah hard pass on that one. My gf is vegetarian. There were no large choices specifically for vegetarians or vegans. The waitress said she could order some of the sides from the entree menu...which she did. Look, if you're going to charge "these" kind of prices? You better damn well have more vegetarian options.

Back to the "steak" thing. A tomahawk is basically a fancy ribeye cut with ~ 5" of bone left on it. No one eats the bone and they had a ribeye for ~$45 on the menu. So for about 4 times less $, I can get basically the same steak and you keep the bone? Ok. This should be a tip; "we only want your $ due to our self-imposed status". The steak I received was...mediocre.

Look, I get charging tourist prices to a degree but this is ridiculous. Especially in a restaurant-heavy town like Tucson. Tourists could get a limo ride into town and back, get a FAR better meal at dozens more eateries, for less than 1/3rd the $ this place charges...and still save $. This is exactly what I recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and great food, would definitely go back!

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rusty
Tucson
20 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Highly recommend for both the food and the service. The waiter greeted us by calling us by our last name (a nice touch). My wife had the scallops which were outstanding! I had the halibut that was a little over cooked and dry. After finishing most of it (it was a large portion), I mentioned that to the waiter just so he could pass it on to the chef. When our bill came, to our surprise, they had taken off over half the cost of the halibut (a very class act). It's pricey but the portions are quite large and merit the price. Could not have been a nicer evening out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner, wonderful staff

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside with our dogs. It was gorgeous. Sean the bartender was awesome and all of the staff as well. Best poached salmon and beef quesadilla ever. Highly recommend!!!

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ValerieC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner experience on Saturday evening was exceptional. Our server, Cole, was phenomenal and gave us an appetizer recommendation when I was torn between a couple. The service was perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday Brunch

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vipNancy
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a terrific experience even with COVID-19 restrictions. Service was excellent. We will be back.

NR
NathanR
Tucson
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! Chef Nathan rocks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!!!

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tucsonbill
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service started out good. We told our server we would take our time in ordering our meal. Ordered an appetizer, that arrived in short order. We did not see our server for another lengthy period of time. Keeping in mind that the restaurant was not busy at all. We then ordered for our table of 4. After a very long wait, with our server not to be seen: (we were watching for her), she and the food appeared. The food was cold upon arrival. Our server then promptly disappearing again. When she finally reappeared we let her know the food was cold when served. She apologized with "I'm sorry" and offered no remedy. I have enjoyed the Flying V in the past. This is the second time in a row the we have had issues with the food.

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The Flying V at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 615-5495.

The Flying V at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is rated 4.6 stars by 1315 OpenTable diners.

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