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“Turn-of-the-Century Elegance and Interesting Food Options” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room
2200 E. Elm Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 325-1541
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Ranked #29 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American, Continental
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Elm Street and Campbell
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.
Clinton, Washington
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“Turn-of-the-Century Elegance and Interesting Food Options”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Arizona Inn is worth a visit just to walk the grounds and enjoy its history. FDR and Eleanor stayed here and the owner was her personal secretary. The library is worth a visit for it's atmosphere. But the food is mediocre and bit pricey. I recommend the cold vichyssoise, tiny BLTs and the chef's selection of small bites for dessert. The prickly pear lemonade gives a refreshing bit of Old Tucson too. They serve afternoon tea, but only for guests of the inn.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Flower Mound, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“A beautiful setting for a special occasion dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Come for the atmosphere. The service is also quite good. I agree with other reviewers that the food did not live up to the promise of the setting. We enjoyed visiting in the library after our meal. Thank you, Arizona Inn, for taking such good care of a beautiful historic property.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, AZ
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“A+ service & atmosphere B+ food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is a gorgeous setting with impeccable service but the food should be fantastic for the price. It wasn't. My Price fixe dinner had excellent hors d'eouvres and wine but pretty ordinary beef stew "beef bourguignon". My wife's appetizer was straight out of Safeway.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Thanksgiving”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The food was OK but overpriced for a standard Thanksgiving Turkey dinner. It might be worth trying on a non holiday.

Visited November 2012
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“Yum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

A bit spendy, but worth it for the atmosphere and convenience. Service was top notch, wine list extensive and food delicious. I got the caprese salad and scallops. They have a 3 course meal with paired wine if you are up for it.

Visited March 2013
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