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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

#19 of 1,695 Restaurants in Tucson
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$$$
American, International
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This place is a white-table cloth restaurant in a charming dining room at the Arizona Inn. The menu is extremely varied. It offers a price fix dinner, full course entrees and lighter fare that is less expensive. So, you can go with something formal and upscale or order things that are more like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a white-table cloth restaurant in a charming dining room at the Arizona Inn. The menu is extremely varied. It offers a price fix dinner, full course entrees and lighter fare that is less expensive. So, you can go with something formal and upscale or order things that are more like lunch, all at dinner time. The cocktails... More 

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Thank GreatBess
Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is one of the best in Tucson. I've been for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the course of 10 or so years. All were good experiences. The dinner menu is varied, from salads and sandwiches, to duck breast and paella. They have gluten-free options for most of their menu, although we don't require that so didn't take advantage.... More 

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Thank FoodFan1966
Rochester, NY
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229 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at the inn, we decided to eat a dinner here based on the TripAdvisor reviews. It was a mistake. Too many things went wrong. We were seated promptly, our waiter answered questions and brought a nice bottle of white wine. As we drank our first glasses we asked for bread and an ice bucket for the bottle which had... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a town full of high end resorts, The Arizona Inn is is an often overlooked gem. The key to really enjoying the Arizona Inn experience is taking your time. Be sure to have one of the excellent bar tenders craft a cocktail and enjoy it in the library prior to being seated. The Main Dining Room provides fantastic service... More 

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Thank Kipp M
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Arizona Inn and checked in late too tired to go find a restaurant. More than pleased to find a great menu that more than fulfilled it's promise once the meal came. Top that with wonderful service and we are there again during our visit!

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Thank Kathie B
Olympia, Washington
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237 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We celebrated Thanksgiving here. It was our first visit to The Inn. It was a prix fixed meal for the holiday. i had the turkey and my husband had the fish and we shared a bottle of bubbly. Our dinners were good and the service was excellent. The restaurant staff were very gracious. The Christmas tree in the library was... More 

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Thank Cathy C
Paris, France
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We celebrated New Year's Eve at the Arizona Inn, and had a fabulous experience. The food was excellent - the brussels sprout dish was a dream - as was the service.

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Thank mcparis2016
Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The front of the house staff is a bit young and could learn from some seasoning from top restaurants in Scottsdale, San Francisco, Barcelona. But it is evident they try. If you are arriving just before or upon opening, at 5 p.m., they will not seat you and send you to the bar but will not come and get you... More 

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Thank spindrmathis
Tucson, Arizona
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258 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This is our 3rd year having Christmas dinner here and every year is better then the year before. The atmosphere is charming, the staff are very professional and extremely courteous and the food is superb. If you have any special event that includes dinner, then The Arizona Inn is the place to hold it

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Thank Paul G
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The French Toast is superb and most amazing this visit was our waiter who took the menu selections for six of us without recording it on paper! It's an annual dining event for our book club.

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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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?