Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ

Top 5 Romantic Restaurants in Tucson, Arizona

Celebrating a special anniversary?  Wanting to find that perfect place to propose to your high school sweetheart?  Wanting to make a killer impression on your first date? For anyone looking for a romantic table for two, Tucson has several restaurants that fit the bill. Many are casual, and a few are fancy, but they will all set the scene for a memorable evening for two. From intimate rooms with flickering candles to amazing views of the Santa Catalina Mountains to sunset-bathed patios with twinkling lights, here are five of our favorite romantic restaurants in Tucson, Arizona, and the greater Tucson area.

Romantic date night in Tucson, Arizona

1. The Coronet

The Coronet is cozy and stylish and offers a unique atmosphere inspired by European cafes and vintage train cars.  It is located in one of the most historic buildings in Tucson and has a charming and intimate interior with dim lighting, and plush seating.  There is also a beautiful outdoor patio with fairy lights and greenery, just perfect for a romantic dinner.  The menu at the Coronet features a mix of classic and modern dishes with a focus on seasonal, local ingredients sourced from nearby farms and ranches whenever possible, and the menu changes frequently to showcase the best ingredients the seasons and regions have to offer.  They also offer a selection of small plates, charcuterie boards, and top-notch craft cocktails.  They have the most beautiful antique bar that is staffed by some of the best and most engaging mixologists around.  If a romantic after-dinner drink is what you’re after, their Night Jar bar is just the ticket.

Couple on romantic date night in Tucson

2. Maynards Kitchen & Bottle Shop

Maynards is a popular restaurant and wine bar housed in a historic train depot and features a charming and sophisticated atmosphere with high ceilings, vintage decor, and a beautiful outdoor patio. Maynards is known for its seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine, which emphasizes local and sustainable ingredients.  The restaurant’s menu changes frequently to reflect the best ingredients available, but some popular dishes include the grilled octopus, the duck confit, and the smoked pork chop.  In addition to the restaurant, Maynards also has a wine bar and market with a cozy and intimate atmosphere with dim lighting and cushy seating making it a great place for a romantic night out.  The outdoor patio is a twinkle-lit wonderland where you can enjoy and sumptuous meal while enjoying the trains go by.

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3. The Grill at Hacienda del Sol

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol is an upscale restaurant offering a romantic and elegant atmosphere with stunning mountain views and a cozy fireplace.  The menu at the Grill features a mix of classic and contemporary American cuisine with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients.  Some popular dishes include the pan-seared scallops, the roasted rack of lamb, and my personal favorite, the bone-in-ribeye.  In addition to the food, The Grill has an extensive wine list with a focus on Arizona and California wines as well as an array of signature cocktails and craft beers.  The restaurant also has a beautiful outdoor patio with stunning views of the surrounding mountains making it a perfect spot for a special occasion.

Couple at romantic restaurant in Tucson

4. Vivace Restaurant

Vivace is an example of some of the finest dining Tucson has to offer and some of the most stunning views of both the Santa Catalina Mountains from one side of the restaurant and a beautiful view of the city lights from the other.  This Italian upscale restaurant has a gracious and luxurious decor but also has a beautiful outdoor patio.  The menu at Vivace features classic Italian dishes such as homemade pasta,  fresh seafood, and wood-fired pizza.  Some popular dishes include the lobster ravioli, and the osso buco plus end your meal with their famous tiramisu for dessert.  Their extensive wine list focuses on Italian wines but their cocktail game is also strong.  Vivace’s elegant atmosphere, authentic Italian cuisine, and extensive wine list make it a perfect choice for a special occasion like an engagement or proposal!

Cocktail at a romantic restaurant in Tucson, Arizona

5. BATA

BATA is one of the newest on the scene of romantic restaurants in Tucson, Arizona.  It is a beautifully appointed space, dimly and romantically lit with a large open and immaculate kitchen. They say that their menu is a celebration of the region and changes based on what is best on any given day; what is on the menu one day may not be the next. Their menu format may be a bit adventurous for some guests but with a little leap of faith, it makes for a cozy and romantic experience.  They also have a great bar, “speakeasy” style downstairs to end your evening with a cozy nightcap.

Romantic date night getaway in Tucson

So if you are looking to celebrate something special with that someone special, we’ve got you covered.  Elevate your “romance” game and treat your special someone to one of our Date Night Packages here at the Armory Park Inn which includes an overnight stay in one of the most romantic inns in Southern Arizona, a bottle of wine upon arrival, a signature API floral arrangement, a box of Tucson’s own Monsoon Chocolate bonbons, a $100 gift certificate to a restaurant of your choice and, to keep that romantic flame alive, an Armory Park Inn signature scented candle, our gift to you upon departure.  Give us a call for details and let us know how we can make your special celebration, extra special.

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We at The Armory Park Inn are so excited to welcome you to Tucson for an authentic southwestern getaway. We have curated unique packages and experiences to enhance your romantic stay. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Cheers, Amy Draper
(Owner of The Armory Park Inn)

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