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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

2200 E. Elm Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 325-1541
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Ranked #44 of 1,669 restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $80
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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81% Recommend
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Happy wife, happy husband. I chose the dining room and came out a winner. If you would like to dress up and experience old world elegant dining, book your reservation. I would return in a heartbeat to enjoy their dinner menu and service.

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122 reviews 122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I would put this food up against Daniel's in New York anytime and by far it's the number one dining experience in Tucson. It is an exquisite foodies delight! The service is French and flawless but lacks a bit of polish. The ambiance is that of a charming 50's style resort and it's fun to explore the grounds of the... More

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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The inn and main dinning room are a wonderful step back in time. The menu had a nice selection of options, but we selected the Chefs Tasting Menu including wine pairings. No one at the table was disappointed. You should plan to walk the flowered, well maintained grounds before or after dinner.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A long-time friend hosted my husband and me to dinner at the Arizona Inn. It was a first visit for us all and from the moment we were greeted at the Inn's entrance we knew we were in for a treat. The atmosphere is 1930's elegant, the decor rich for the eyes…then there's the beautifully plated and delicious meal. We... More

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

What a beautiful place, wonderful food, and perfect service. Need I say more? We had breakfast and everything was absolutely perfect.

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Brunch was exquisite. Good daring. Gaspachio. Haddock on a bed of shrimp rizoto. 5 little bites dessert included way too little, a spoon full, of rosemary honey I've cream. Excellent scones fresh out of oven. Service elegant even if a little slow. Only for the patient. Worth the wait!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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71 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Had dinner with friends. Service was generally good, but food was only fair. Presentation was nice and facilities are warm and inviting, but is overpriced for the quality of the food. Will not return.

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60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Four of us had dinner. The setting is beautiful. the service was flawless. The extras were nice - like the amuse bouche, etc. However, the main courses for most of us were sort of bland. The food just lacked pizzazz, kind of disappointing considering the price. One of us who had the chef's menu had the best variety and interesting... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We just had a delectable lunch at the Arizona Inn with excellent service in a gracious environment. The quinoa salad was so good, that I sent a message to the chef! Serving sizes are generous and the chocolate truffle with finger bowls to finish the meal were a lovely surprise. Don't miss this old world charm in a beautiful historic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We frequently eat here for Valentine's Day. This time we were seated in a smaller side dining room which was initially quieter. The service was very prompt and the meal was tasty. Our tenderloin was done perfectly. The real joy is that the food was presented so beautifully. We were so full we had to bring our desert home. Our... More

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