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“Delicious breakfast”

Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room
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Ranked #40 of 1,995 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $42
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Seattle, WA
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Delicious breakfast”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

The starter scones and biscuits were delicious. French toast was prepared as ordered and very good. Our companions enjoyed their eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros. When I asked if the OJ was fresh squeezed, the waiter admitted it was not, but said it was from Phoenix and tasted like fresh, and he was right.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
1,853 reviews
688 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,224 helpful votes
“Eat Elsewhere”
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.

Visited April 2013
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Clinton, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
522 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Turn-of-the-Century Elegance and Interesting Food Options”
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
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Flower Mound, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A beautiful setting for a special occasion dinner”
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
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Thank onecentworth
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Tucson, AZ
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“A+ service & atmosphere B+ food”
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
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Thank Bird-Fanatic
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