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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

#36 of 1,604 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 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
Good Meal in a Grand Old Hotel

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Eric H
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Houston, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Houston, Texas, United States
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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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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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went here directly from work for an early dinner reservation on New Year's Eve. Parking is across the street in a lot (not on the street) and it was very convenient just to cross the walkway and you are at their front door. We ate in the Dining Room which is spacious, and were seated as soon as we... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My husband and I had an outstanding dinner in the dining room at The Inn. Our appetizers were tuna nicoise and Brussels sprouts with goat cheese panna cota - just fabulous. Our entrees were beef tenderloin in a Cabernet sauce and duck breast served oven forbidden rice. Dessert was creme brûlée, and a sampler of blackberry cheesecake, macaroon, chocolate cake... 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, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children

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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