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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 51
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful dinner, good sandwiches

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
mntraveler35
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Minneapolis, MN
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Minneapolis, MN
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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122 reviews 122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Mukilteo, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Friends gave me a gift card to be used at the Arizona Inn for my birthday. We knew nothing about the inn or the restaurants since we live in Seattle area. Our friends knew we'd be visiting and wanted give us a nice experience during our month-long stay. My husband was sure we were lost when we drove into a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place to go. I recommend anyone to go and visit. Great staff, delicious food, couldn't have asked for much more.

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Toronto
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202 reviews 202 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Last year, the cuisine in this restaurant was as good as any in North America. Hopefully this was just an off night but the over spiced pork tenderloin, flat onion soup and soggy risotto / scallops show the kitchen was just going through the motions. The service is also off from last year. We love the patio for breakfast and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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152 reviews 152 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?