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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

#27 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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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 56
    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
Food

Service and food was excellent. Staff was very friendly. Price ws reasonable . We sat outisde and enjoyed the quite and enjoyed the gardens, later we went for a lovely walk around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2013
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Harrisburg, PA
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The setting was beautiful, the service was excellent, but the food was a disappointment -average at best.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Service and food was excellent. Staff was very friendly. Price ws reasonable . We sat outisde and enjoyed the quite and enjoyed the gardens, later we went for a lovely walk around.

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Tucson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

With food allergies dining out becomes complicated and often just too much trouble but not at the Arizona Inn. By calling ahead (which I usually do) the servers were aware but more importantly the chef was aware. I could order anything on the menu, which never happens, and I even had sauces that were safe. It isn't a cheap meal... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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428 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Best of everything. Elegant old world atmosphere, professional service, and really excellent food. Highly recommended.

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Sasketoon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Oh Dear! We came for the good reviews but the food completely missed the mark. We had the chef's tasting menu but virtually nothing on the plate tasted as it should. The starter plate representing three specialities was almost inedible. Old dry bread topped with a few chopped vegetables next to a deep fried ravioli with indeterminate contents, on an... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We met friends for lunch at the Arizona Inn. It was not crowded and we had excellent food and service. Good for a special event or occasion.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

An old style bar - piano player in the corner playing your favorites. The martinis are perfect. Enter into the dining room after your drink - a magnificent room with fireplace in the corner - tuxedoed waiters and waitresses. Extensive wine list - a little pricey. Everything on the menu is fixed to perfection. You are not rushed. It is... More 

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Miami, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This is an elegant dinner house with extremely courteous waiters. The food was great with comfortable portions. If visiting Tucson again, I would make it a point to dine there.

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Toronto
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Definitely upscale, cosy, quiet room. The bread served with the meal was probably made with flour but I had several times better at Il Fornello at Bayview Village in Toronto the night before. My wife and I quite enjoyed the Caesar salad. I had the Branzino as my main meal. The fish itself was excellent, but I didn't care that... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I've been dining at the Arizona Inn since the 1970's. During my most recent visit I enjoyed the changes in the menu, an updated style in the presentation, with great service. I always enjoy this place for lunch or dinner. The Christmas tree in the library is not to be missed. Also, the grounds/flowers in the spring are spectacular.

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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, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?