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About Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
The Canyon Cafe is the perfect spot to savor modern American cuisine with southwest soul. Soak in breathtaking views of the Catalina Mountains from both indoor and outdoor seating.
Join us every Sunday, when we feature our Blues, Brews & BBQ Brunch, voted #1 Tucson Brunch two years in a row by Tucson Guide. Traditional and not-so-traditional brunch fare including locally brewed beer and favorites from the grill. Enjoy live music from the Tucson Jazz Society. A hip and casual way to relax on a Sunday. $42.00 per person.
Chef Ken Harvey showcases his modern American cuisine with a southwest twist, while focusing on locally sourced ingredients.
Tucson, AZ 85750
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am,
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
N Kolb / Sunrise
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music every Sunday during Brunch, featuring Local Blues Artists.
Self Parking and Complimentary Valet available
Private Party Facilities:
For private events in one of our banquet rooms, please contact our Catering
Team. We can accommodate parties from 10-600 guests in size for
weddings, fundraisers, corporate meeting, or any special occasion.
Private Party Contact:
Audra Barrios: (520) 529-7912
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Ratings and Reviews
Very disappointing all the way around. Was really looking forward to brunch and booked a table for 7 to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. When I confirmed my reservation I was told that the birthday would be recognized. We arrived and were seated a table for 6, not 7. We had to find an extra chair on our own and waited 10 minutes for service and to get an extra place setting. I asked for coffee but my husband had to ask again 20 minutes later to remind the server to bring coffee. Although all of the adults at the table drank coffee we never got refills. We had to ask almost every time to get refills on our mimosas. The food selection was varied but most of the food was marginal at best. The service was terrible. We had to stack used dishes on our table as a hint to the servers to clear the table. Although we saw other servers recognizing birthdays at other tables, my husband's birthday was never acknowledged. The biggest insult was that a 20% gratuity, which in my opinion should be reserved for service that is well above average, was automatically added to our check with no option to adjust appropriately. Ridiculous. Do yourself a favor a pay the extra $10/person for Hacienda del Sol. I will never return.
We have been there many times over the years and will continue to return. Everything is beyond reproach, there is absolutely nothing to complain about. Wish there were more restaurants that valued their patrons as they do here. Food is always good. . Service is great when you consider how many people they serve. Danielle is our favorite server, always very attentive and smiling. Robert makes a good omelet.
We celebrated a birthday at the Canyon Café and it was lovely. After the meal we took the short walk up to the 30 foot waterfall along a beautiful rock pathway beside a gurgling little stream. The setting and the beauty of this awesome resort always fills my heart. It is one of the loveliest places in all of Tucson and hence a real favorite of mine.
The resort is in a nice place, and the staff is pretty nice. The problem is the food, the oysters looked like popped balloons full of mud. The ribs were dry. The mac n cheese was watery. Truly, not terrible. Nevertheless, it's not worth the price of 42 greenbacks per person. I would only recommend it if you plan on getting your moneybag worth in drinks. If you want to get tanked, this might be a good value.
This is our 4th visit to the Canyon Cafe brunch at Ventana Canyon in Tucson. The food is consistently delicious and plentiful. Service can be slow but not painfully slow....just a lag between the request and having your needs met by the wait staff. Nothing major. The Jazz is phenomenal as are the mimosa's. The brunch has become an "anything goes" as far as dress code which takes away from the ambiance a bit, but it is a resort so to some degree that is expected. Bottom line, the main thing is the food and it is amazing. Definitely go and enjoy yourself!
One of the best brunch experiences ever! Service was excellent, food was superb, ambiance was perfect. Delicious selection of entrees, side dishes and desserts. Service was unobtrusive and professional. Refills offered in a timely manner and empty plates removed efficiently. Comfortable and casual with beautiful views.
I have attended Sunday Brunch at Loews Ventana Canyon in the past and they have always been enjoyable and the price was $42.50 a person. Decided to take my husband, son and daughter-in-law to Loews for Easter Brunch. First off, you have to book online through Open Table since you could only get voice mail recording every time you called hotel directly. Booked on open table a reservation for 4. There was never any indication on Loew's Ventana Canyon website or on Open Table about the cost of the brunch. I nearly fell out of my chair when I got the bill for $80 a person. I almost cried and my family felt sorry for me handling such a large bill. My husband does not drink, and is on a restricted diet so it was a waste paying for drinks for him. My son is diabetic so the same applies. I do have to say the selection of food was truly outstanding. We were seated outside under the tent and it felt like we were at one huge wedding celebration. The lamb while delicious was very fatty same for the prime rib. We all commented that so many of the meals contained too many weird spices. (must be because we are so close to the border) While we all enjoyed the brunch it was ruined by the sticker shock of the bill.
Great Easter Brunch. Probably the best Easter brunch I have had in many years. So many choices and all were excellent. Non-stop champagne and Bloody Marys. Fantastic desert bar. Puts many of the Vegas buffets to shame. A bit pricey at $80 a person but worth it once a year.
My son from the United Kingdom is visiting us and I really wanted him to enjoy the brunch at Loews Ventana Canyon. This was not a good idea. The food just did not taste well. The barbecue vegetables outside on the grill had been blackened (burnt) and the vegetables were still raw... not even crispy the way I like it. I remembered that this was the reason why we had not returned here for 2 years. We are international travelers and a simple meal on the streets of Croatia would have tasted like heaven comparing with we had Sunday. I'm very disappointed especially the cost of the food - does NOT justify the lack of taste and flavor. Wont return to this establishment.
I took my wife to the Sunday buffet for her 75th birthday. The selection can please anyone’s palette; you can select from their outdoors grill with ribs, lamb prime rib, chicken and various grilled vegetables. Inside you have a seafood bar with shrimp, mussels, oysters on the half shell and ceviche. They have a breakfast area for omelets and eggs plus various salads and if you’re into desserts they temp you when you enter down the hall to the hostess with a 30 foot table of calories galore. You also get all the champagne or mimosa you want plus Craft Beers though I stayed with the champagne.
The sea food doesn't taste nor smell fresh or good, it all tastes farm grown and not fresh nor appetizing. The prime rib was really chewy and had a lot of fat in it, the pork robs were also incredibly chewy and had a lot of fat and pieces of tendon. The ceviche is really not good, Ive tried great ceviche in mexico, and this was flat out the worst. The shrimp I will say everything else was very good. Seirously, every single other type of food there was delicious.
This was the third time we've made Sun brunch reservations. The open table option was easy; hadn't used it before. Service was quick, efficient & staff was very friendly. The outside grill is unique. It includes grilled veggies, various meats & fruit. Inside start with shrimp, sushi, several different salads. Order an omlet to taste. There's bacon and sausage and many other choices. Another unique offering is craft beer on the patio. This is the first time I've ever seen beer included in a Sunday champagne brunch. The restaurant rselves. itself is large & beautifully decorated. The views amazing. They offer valet parking; we parked ourselves. They have a regular menu but we've only been for brunch. We live in No Nevada but spend winter in Tucson. This is one of our go-to spots.
This is a hotel restaurant. We hoped to have lunch at the highly recommended Flying V restaurant at the resort, but they are only open for dinner. This is a very attractive room--quiet and with a view of the mountains and pool area, very pleasant ambiance. The lunch menu is very standard. There are sandwiches a few salads and some soups. We hoped for something a bit more imaginative. That said, The dishes are all very well prepared, however, with some imaginative twists. They are all reasonably priced. The steak salad had a substantial steak, but almost no salad. There were some radicchio leaves, almonds and blue cheese. Sadly, the steak was well cooked but lacking flavor. The guacamole was delicious, and the service was impeccable. Since there are few dining options in far Northeast Tucson, I would recommend this cafe for lunch for convenience, but I wouldn't recommend a special trip.
Fantastic visit to Loews Ventana Canyon Resort for brunch. Enormous selection of tasty and attractive dishes, attentive but not cloying service. It was our second visit in as many years. Considering we don't live in Tucson, I'd say that's a good recommendation all by itself. We will return when we come through next year.
The music was very good. Although the selection of food was wide, overall, the food was mediocre. I went to the grill bar and was given an entire T-bone (I asked for a piece) and when I got back to the table, it was overcooked and cold. The breakfast food buffet was no better or worse than most, but certainly not first class.
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