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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

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2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719 (Elm Street and Campbell)
(520) 325-1541
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6:30 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Arizona Inn is an historic resort spread over 14 tranquil acres of...
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.
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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine dining in the old west

Wonderful meal. The Arizona inn has been in Tucson since 1930. t was on the outskirts of town, but the city has grown around it's original neighborhood. The dining room was 1039,s Tucson except, fortunately for the air conditioning. The wait staff was wonderfully trained and very knowledgable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Robert L
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Huntington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Huntington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Wonderful meal. The Arizona inn has been in Tucson since 1930. t was on the outskirts of town, but the city has grown around it's original neighborhood. The dining room was 1039,s Tucson except, fortunately for the air conditioning. The wait staff was wonderfully trained and very knowledgable. This is definitely a place for an anniversary of business meeting. Take... More 

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San Diego
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I liked the service... its the best... food great... the clientele is a little uppity. We are middle class but the menu seemed high end, food we normally do not see. I guess the uppity clientele love their own uppity food... with a piano bar and all, inside and outside seating... you come in you seat yourself... quite liberal, no?

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Guadiaro, Spain
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134 reviews 134 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The dining room is impressive and of great character. For some reason our waiter made errors in the orders and the Seabass became salmon. By the time the replacement food had been cooked the other party had finished the "t bone of lamb". The Seabass with the risotto was tasty and good. The definition of "t bone" was stretching the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The food was cooked to perfection. The staff was magnificent! I ordered the pork chop and it was cooked perfectly. My significant other orders the hanger steak, and once again, PERFECTION! I would definitely eat here again and recommend this restaurant to all my friends, Great atmosphere and overall dining experience.

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Tucson
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I love to come here for special occasions. This time we tried the tasting menu, which is wonderful if you like variety- 3 small appetizers and several meats and veggies for entrees. Then five little delicacies for dessert. Also, most of the menu is gluten-free (and very tasty!). Most of the clientele is "mature."

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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My wife and I spent a weekend in Tucson visiting our sons. We had a free evening for just the two of us so we picked this restaurant because it was on opentable and the website made the grounds and foods look inviting. The location is quiet and the Inn itself is somewhat expansive. There is plenty of parking across... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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139 reviews 139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We ate here twice. Once for a dinner in the main dining room which was wonderful. Tasty food and great service. The server was very personable and as it was our anniversary the chef provided a complementary dessert. The second time we ate at the Arizona Inn was on the patio for lunch. I had a roast beef sandwich which... More 

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Portland OR
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Sunday Champagne brunch was so much fun and so much great food, it was hard to choose what to eat. In fact, we ate so much, we didn't have another bite all day!

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Houston, Texas, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

On a visit to Tucson, and on a whim, I stopped in with three others for a drink in the bar of this wonderful old hotel. The room was charming and felt like a throw back to another era. We were right next to the restaurant and decided to have dinner also. The meal was delicious, the service was good... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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128 reviews 128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The room is lovely and elegant. The service was impeccable. Some of our party ordered the chef's tasting menu that includes a starter, entree and dessert. You can also include wines with each course. Others in our party chose to order separate items. The salads and the French onion soup were delicious. We had the scallops, salmon, and a beef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719
    (Elm Street and Campbell)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 325-1541

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 42
  • Cuisine: American, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm

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