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“Best of the best-excellent food and impeccable service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lodge on the Desert

Lodge on the Desert
306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
5203253366
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Ranked #175 of 1,748 Restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern, Eclectic
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Alvernon and Broadway
Transit: A SunTran stop is conveniently located less than one block from the Lodge's main entrance.
New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Best of the best-excellent food and impeccable service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

There are many choices in Tucson. It is a city for food lovers. But, that being said, as a solo traveler, I pay attention to many small details that might g unnoticed if you're with a group or dining as a couple. First of all, the food s top notch. There is a diverse and interesting menu, obviously developed by a top chef with fresh ingredients and gluten-free options. Loved the choices and a good value. But what made this place special and allowed it to rise above the competition was the impeccable service and attention to the customer as someone valued. As a solo traveler, I was checked on often, offered my choice of table, and visited twice by the manager to see if I needed anything. The food I ordered, the salmon dish, was just perfectly cooked. There was great attention to details, the plating for one, the choice of accompanying sides. The atmosphere was relaxing, slow paced and, in every way made for a really enjoyable fine dining experience. Do go. You will not be disappointed.

Visited April 2014
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Simply fantastic service and accommodations!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This facility and the staff are truly amazing! Best server/bartender EVER is Jerry Lohrentz . . . Professional, friendly, fun, knowledgeable, and charismatic. We had a large
group and Jerry took such great care of us! He made the week for us.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Gluten Free Friendly AND good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The staff understands gluten intolerance for the most part and the standard menu has many dishes clearly indicating GF. They are not the only restaurant doing this, but to do it with standouts like Maple-Glazed Duck Breast and Truffle Risotto or Blue Corn Tamales is a treat. The bar has equally eclectic and well executed food as well as unique drink options. Even if you don't stay at the lodge, I highly recommend the restaurant and bar.

Visited November 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Took Clients for Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We brought some out of town clients for lunch because Lodge regularly offers locally sourced food with southwestern flair. We ate on the patio, the food was delicious (the side of fruit with one sandwich was stunning!), they were out of the green tea agave lemonade but the desert flower tea was given race reviews and my prickly pear lemonade was excellent! It was an excellent choice for lunch and our clients said they will be back.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Felt like we were eating in France”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The food was amazing....tender, delicious, and melted in our mouth.
I got the seared rainbow trout....way to go chef!!

Visited January 2014
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