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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

#36 of 1,604 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Hours:
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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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 54
    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
Dinner with friends so we're staying for 2 nights.

We met these friends from Scottsdale who drove down to spend 2 evenings at the Inn. We had been there 2 other times but had never eaten in the main dining room. It was wonderful, an elegant dining experience. Our waiter was Kiernan and he was most attentive. The atmosphere is exceptional... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Carol H
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Marana, Arizona
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Marana, Arizona
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We met these friends from Scottsdale who drove down to spend 2 evenings at the Inn. We had been there 2 other times but had never eaten in the main dining room. It was wonderful, an elegant dining experience. Our waiter was Kiernan and he was most attentive. The atmosphere is exceptional. Tucson is fortunate to have such a place.

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Chula Vista, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Me and the husband came here for lunch. No reservations needed on a Wednesday. Service was good, fast and delicious. We shared the short rib poutine appetizer. It was excellent. Except....it was topped with cheddar cheese.? I had a Cobb salad, just a bit dry for my likes but was enjoyable. I was surprised that bread/butter was not offered. I... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Menus were creative, Chef is very talented and very Trendy! Staff is well trained and detailed and knows their menus, wine list and and how to serve guest in a luxury setting. Love this Place will be back in October!

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Huntington
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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149 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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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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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, International

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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