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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 325-1541
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Ranked #33 of 1,709 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $42
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Cuisines: American, Continental
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Elm Street and Campbell
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.
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a visit to the Arizona Inn for lunch. There is an excellent selection of smaller plates to satisfy many. Great service.

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Los Angeles, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is an upscale restaurant. Nice menu selections. Friendly staff. Prices match the upscale nature of the restaurant. Food was well prepared and presented. Excellent quality.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have now had lunch at the Arizona Inn both times I found myself in Tucson on business. Had a great time both times. It is a wonderful location "to be seen" since those who know others in Tucson tend to lunch here. The service, food and atmosphere are terrific.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went here directly from work for an early dinner reservation on New Year's Eve. Parking is across the street in a lot (not on the street) and it was very convenient just to cross the walkway and you are at their front door. We ate in the Dining Room which is spacious, and were seated as soon as we... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My husband and I had an outstanding dinner in the dining room at The Inn. Our appetizers were tuna nicoise and Brussels sprouts with goat cheese panna cota - just fabulous. Our entrees were beef tenderloin in a Cabernet sauce and duck breast served oven forbidden rice. Dessert was creme brûlée, and a sampler of blackberry cheesecake, macaroon, chocolate cake... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

From the call to the reservation desk to the complimentary dessert, this was an anniversary experience to remember. My wife and I liked everything about our evening. The service was attentive, not obtrusive; the atmosphere friendly and formal without being stuffy. My wife ordered the Vegetable Paella, while I had the Sea Bass. Both meals were impeccably prepared and served... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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185 reviews 185 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

What a great overall dining experience. We enjoyed every course. The brazino and tenderloin were phenomenal as was the Ahi appetizer. Nice atmosphere, crowded but not noisy. Lots of different choices and flavors in all the dishes we tried and all beautifully presented. The blueberry cheesecake was incredible. A very memorable meal in a good way. We noted that the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The tradition 6 of us have, is to dine at the Arizona each holiday season. We make reservations a long time in advance for our favorite table. We have this routine down. Last night was embarrassing. Almost an hour wait from the time our drinks (one was incorrect) arrived until the soup/salad course arrived. There was an additional lengthy wait... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Dinner menu should reflect the local south western cuisine instead of trying to copy east coast food and fall short.

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Los Angeles
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very good food well prepared and beautifully presented. The prices are fair for the type of restaurant. If you like quiet, elegant dining with a nice clientele and good service you will like this place. I had a wonderful vichyssoise (thank God for spell check on that one) and my entree was duck breast. The only very slight caveat I... More 

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Additional Information about Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

Address: 2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone Number: (520) 325-1541
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 42
Cuisine: American, Continental

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