Tucson, Arizona enjoys a wealth of fine dining restaurants with an abundance of creative cuisine to delight just about any taste. The fine dining restaurants offer atmosphere, beauty and unique menus. Enjoy dining at some of Tucson’s top rated restaurants. Following are some of the best restaurants in Tucson.
The Ventana Room at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. New America cuisine is complemented by the prefect wine to the melodious sounds of classical guitar. The Ventana Room was chosen by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top restaurants in the Southwest by Conde Nast Traveler and Zagat. AAA Five Diamond. Mobile Four Star. 520-615-5494.
Acacia at St. Phillips Plaza 520-232-0101.
Anthony’s in the Catalina’s. Anthony’s is located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina mountains, with breath-taking views. Dinner menu features entrees including Chateaubriand, Lamb Wellington, Grilled Rack of Venison, Rack of Lamb, Medallions of “Beef Tenderloin, Veal Catalina, Filet Migon, Roast Duckling, Mixed Grill, Chicken Rosmarino, Pork Tenderloin, Seafood Pasta, Shrimp Santorini, Sausage Bucatini and Marinated Grilled Quail. The dessert Menu features Creme Brulee, Triple Mousse Tower, Traditional Cannolli, Anthony’s Baked Alaska and Molten Lava Cake. The wine list features wines from around the world. Awards include the Award of Excellence, the DiRoNA Award, the Grand Award from Wine Spectator and AAA Four Diamond. 520-299-1771.
The Gold Room at Westward Look Resort. The Gold Room’s floor to ceiling windows overlook the Rincon Mountains and the Tucson Valley below. the ambiance at the Gold Room is contemporary with Southwestern accents. Chef Jame harvests ingredients from around the resort, including edible desert plants, fruits, Herbs and regional and exotic produce. Dinner entrees include Braised Beef Short Ribs, Filet of Beef Tenderloin, Cowboy Steak, Garlic and Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Moroccan Spice Scallops, Korean Spiced Ahi Tuna, Duck Trilogy, Pan Seared Scottish Salmon, Roasted Lamb Chops and Pork Tenderloin. Diners can enjoy delicious desserts such as Chocolate Bomb, Creme Brulee in Phyllo Cup, Mixed Berry shortcake and Hazelnut Parfait.The Gold Room has earned the AAA Four Diamond award and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. 800-722-2500.
Janos Restaurant and J Bar features a menu with exotic entrees including Brazilian Style Black Cod, Grilled New York Strip with Molasses and ground coffee and red chile, Lamb from the Hear of Mexico, Pecan Crusted Slow Roasted Chicken with Chiptole Molasses, Green Tea Smoked Duck, Rosemary Marinated Pork Loin, Surf ‘n Turf Janos Style and Ten House Beef Short Rib with a Kick.
Scrumptious desserts include Warm Chocolate Truffle Souffle and Kahlua Ice Cream, Toasted Cashew Black Bottom and Salted Caramel Mousse Tart, Warm Cherry clafouti with Hazelnut Crumble,and Dark Chocolate Jalapeno Ice Cream Sundae. Awards include: AAA Four Diamond, Mobile Four Star, Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence, Zagat Arizona’s Highest Rated Restaurant and more. 520-615-6100.
Main Dining Room at the Arizona Inn. The Historic Arizona Inn is a 1930’s resort. The Main Dining Room has cathedral ceilings, fireplace and an award winning menu. Dinner entrees include Beef Bourguignon, Chilean Sea Bass, Grilled Medallion of Beef with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Bouillabaisse and Grilled Maple Glazed Pork Medallions. The Main Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. AAA Four Diamond. 520-3225-1541.
Primo at JW Marriott. Primo features an inventive menu inspired by the cuisine of Italy, Spain and France. The inventive menu features entrees such as Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut, Grilled Wild King Salmon, Chicken alla Milanese, Dry Aged Niman Ranch NY Strip and Grilled Moulard Duck Breast. Desserts include warm Chocolate cake, hand made cannoli and Espresso float. AAA Four Diamond. 520-792-3500.
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