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“Prickly Bear Rules”
Review of The Gold Room

The Gold Room
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Ranked #151 of 1,995 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Oracle
Description: A AAA Four Diamond winner for 17 consecutive years, GOLD offers a new, more contemporary culinary adventure. A completely new menu concept created by the resort’s new Executive Chef James Wallace blends fresh and innovative contemporary American cuisine with a touch of desert-inspired flavor. Panoramic mountain and city views.
Decatur, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Prickly Bear Rules”
Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at Gold tonight. I thought it was called The Gold Room but apparently they have changed the name. The address says Ina Road but it isn't really on Ina; you must turn off at the Westward Look Resort. The restaurant overlooks Tucson. Beware that your GPS may tell you have arrived at your designation and you don't it.

Our waitress was Bernadette and she was very competent. She checked back with us frequently except when we were ready for dessert but that may have been because she had a large table. We asked for a recommendation on a semi-sweet wine and she recommended the Pinot Grigio... A good choice.

My husband ordered the ribeye but chose not have the mushroom demi-glace since he doesn't like mushrooms. I opted for the salmon with pistachio crust and balsamic onions. Before our meal arrived Bernadette brought us bread, sourdough and honey molasses. The prickly pear whipped butter that was served with it was delicious.

My husband's ribeye was served with shallot mashed potatoes and green beans. The plate was beautiful with the potatoes displayed in a soft serve ice cream like fashion. However, the steak was thin and over cooked; he ordered medium and it was medium well. The Demi-glace may have prevented the slight dryness.

My salmon, on the other-hand, was superb! It was perfectly prepared and was sitting on a bed of spinach with balsamic onions on top. The onions set off the whole dish and the pistachio crust was good as well.

For dessert we shared prickly pear sorbet that was prepared at the restaurant. We are in Tucson, how can we resist more prickly pear!

Thank Hrpamw
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great outdoor dining experience”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We really enjoyed our dinner here, good variety on the menu, very friendly staff in spite of a grumpy baby. The outdoor seating with sunset and night view was very enjoyable.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank AlaskaLH
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Tubac, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Romance and views”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Service - Excellent.. Food - although the menu changes has always been top notch. Views of the city from the outside terrace - best of seen here in Tucson.

Thank Maryball27
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Romantic Venue for Ambience, Service and Delicious Meal”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

The Gold Room is one of our restaurants of choice for a romantic setting, attentive service and a perfect meal. The sunset and view from their location is "icing on the cake." Although their menu is always good, I find their red meat selection to be my favorite. The wine selection will not disappoint and the the service has always been quick and friendly. And, importantly, this is one meal to be enjoyed without a lot of back ground noise and distractions. Always a treat for us to dine here.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank hgreenleaf2
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Elegant dining in all ways”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Fine dining at the Gold Room is a tradition that has been part of my life for 40 years. The history of this restaurant is longer than that. The menu is thoughtfully designed, expertly prepared, with service to match. Whether for an elegant evening, or an infomal lunch, this is a great place and the views of Tucson are unmatched

Visited July 2012
1 Thank James M
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