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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room
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Ranked #46 of 2,023 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $42
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, 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.
Reviewed May 15, 2013

I've dined here on holidays and regular days and have always found the food to be rather mediocre and over-priced. The dining room is lovely, though, and the service has always been very good.The only reason I have returned throughout the years is that hope springs eternal and the restaurant has been the choice of some of my visitors who have heard positive reports about the Arizona Inn. My recommendation: Check out this historic inn and its beautiful grounds and consider enjoying a drink on the patio; but avoid eating in the main dining room.

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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.

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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.

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Thank onecentworth
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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.

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Thank Bird-Fanatic
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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.

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