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“They aim to impress but don't always hit the mark” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room
2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 325-1541
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Ranked #38 of 1,912 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $42
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“They aim to impress but don't always hit the mark”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I've been here several times with my grandparents for my birthday or one of theirs. I have always been impressed with the appearance and professionalism. You feel like a wealthy individual just walking in the door and being greeted. Very fun place to visit and nice atmosphere. The service has been at times incredible and at other times lacking. Just depends on the visit I suppose and who is serving you.

The food is the same with the service, some things quite tasty and other not worth the price. The one thing I can say that has always impressed has been the deserts. I cannot recommend highly enough splurging and trying any desert. I have had almost all of them and they are amazing.

I will continue to go back here for the atmosphere and desert, which make up for anything else that might not be 100%.

  • Visited December 2013
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Austin, TX, USA
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Casual yet elegant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We got cought in a time crunch trying to make a graduation and get lunch/brunch. It fell during a normal "down" time for the main dining room. But they were accomodating and made sure we were able to get seated and served before running into the next service time. And they did it without making us feel rushed. AND, the food was delicious!

Visited May 2014
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Bridgman
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

So glad this restaurant was in the hotel. We found a variety of offerings on the menu, a courteous waitstaff, and excellent service. Food was very good, and we would return.

Visited July 2013
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Lake Mary, Florida
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114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Food plus Elegant and Charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were there with a big group and the service was excellent! The food was absolutely delicious! The grounds were beautiful. The interior of the restaurant was charming and elegant.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bailieboro, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“such class !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

we enjoyed a lovely meal one evening here.......gorgeous grounds and dining ! the service was impeccable as was the food.....very attentive servers ...really top marks all around ! can t say enough about it ....you must experience it yourself !!! highly recommend !!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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