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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

#37 of 1,743 Restaurants in Tucson
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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: 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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  • 100
    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
Elegant, expensive, stately

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
AZMerrie
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Tucson
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tucson
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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205 reviews 205 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?