Best Romantic Restaurants in Tucson
There’s nothing quite like a dinner out with that special someone. When you think of great cities for people who enjoy fine dining, you might think of New York or Paris. You should think of Tucson, Arizona. This beautiful, warm-weather town is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet meal. Here are some of the best romantic restaurants in Tucson, perfect for a night to remember, whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or just planning a nice surprise for someone you care about.
Wildflower American Cuisine
Rated one of Tucson’s 5 best restaurants by Tucson Lifestyle, Wildflower is conveniently located at 7037 N Oracle Road. The Mission-inspired entry gives way to the soft lighting of a classic French Bistro, but without the pretentious tiny plates. Instead, you’ll enjoy the romantic, luxurious ambiance while dining on filling, comforting cuisine that reminds you of mom or grandma’s favorite recipes. Dinner options include classic fish and chips, grass fed New York strip steak, pork tenderloin, and even a mesquite grilled cheeseburger, as well as an array of seafood and fresh salad choices such as lemongrass skewered scallops and kale Ceasar salad.
If You Go
Wildflower American Cuisine is open for lunch every day from 11am to 4pm. Dinner service starts at 4pm and continues until 9pm. Happy Hour is 3pm-3pm daily, and the restaurant offers half priced bottles of wine on Tuesday. The restaurant’s phone number is 520.219.4230.
Another option among the best romantic restaurants in Tucson is Vivace. Created by renowned chef Daniel Scordado, this eatery gives you the ambiance of a private Italian villa, with food to match. The menu offers authentic Mediterranean fare, created with the passion and commitment to detail. The luxurious presentation makes this a great place to take a first date (or anyone you want to impress). Dinner menu items include Pear and Walnut wedge salad, Artichoke-Goat Cheese Cannelloni, Osso Buco, and Grilled Fresh Salmon and Rock Shrimp.
If You Go
Vivace is located at 6440 N. Campbell Ave. Hours are Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm and Friday-Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm. Closed Sunday. Reservations can be made at the restaurant’s website (vivacetucson.com), or by calling (520) 795-7221.
Blue Willow Tucson
A final entry in our list of the best romantic restaurants in Tucson is the Blue Willow. Located at 2616 North Campbell Ave, this hidden treasure is perfect for a taste of classic Arizona cuisine, prepared to perfection. Offering a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, the Blue Willow is the perfect destination no matter what your definition of “date time” happens to be. Dinner options include Fresh Idaho Rainbow Trout Filets with Lemon Butter, a variety of steaks, as well as a selection of pastas and salads. The restaurant also offers a vegan and gluten-free menu, just in case you (or your special someone) has specific dietary needs.
If You Go
The Blue Willow is open 7am-9pm weekdays and 8am-9pm weekends. Reservations are not required but you may want to reserve a table if you plan to visit on the weekend. You can contact the restaurant at (520) 327-7577. The restaurant’s central location makes it an ideal first stop for a night out on the town.
There are lots of great romantic restaurants in Tucson, and the ones listed above certainly aren’t all there is. If you’d like something that isn’t listed here, a quick internet search will turn up the ideal place for your evening, whether you want something elegant or a place you can wear flip-flops to. Pick the right one for you and your special someone, and you’re on your way to the perfect date.
The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is an exclusive community featuring some of the most exquisite luxury homes in Tucson, Arizona. This luxury Dove Mountain real estate community includes expansive custom homesites as well as eight superb floor plans, giving you the opportunity to design your dream home. Management by The Ritz-Carlton provides the added touch of world-class service, with valets and concierges, and the option of cooks and housekeepers. Your Tucson custom home will be a relaxing haven where you can unwind while we handle the details of housekeeping, yard work and exterior maintenance. For more information visit www.theresidencesdovemountain.com.