Tucson >Food & Dining > Anthony's In The Catalinas
6440 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ | Directions 8571832.323794 -110.928303
Neighborhoods: Catalina Foothills Estates
Good... Not great – That was my wife & I's take of Anthony's. While the views and the Wine selection was great, that is where the greatness ended. Service was good and could be great if you kept the waiters in the Burgundy vests (head waiters I am guessing) over with the snobs and let the regular waiters in the black vests do their jobs. The regular waiters were great and very easy to talk to and get recommendations from. As far as the food goes, it was good... no real complaints other than price. Again, Good not great. Also, we are not fans of open floor dinning, one big room with tables lined up. It is like eating in a church set up with tables; a nice building, just not where I like to eat, the other diners are to close and to loud. I take customers to dinner fairly often and this is not somewhere I would take them and try and talk business.
what a memorable experience – we went there for my 69th birthday, my boyfriend is in a wheelchair and the madre D let us park right outside the door as the handicap parking was full, he then took the wheelchair out of the trunk and pushed him himself into the restaurant. that nite we got engaged he proposed on bended knee right in Anthonys, They gave us a complimentry baked alaskan for my birthday the food was outstanding... Anthonys staff made this the most wonderday event of my life. Our captain Paul was warm friendly,professional and knowledgable dont miss this place its Great.
A wonderful place – My husband and I went there for our wedding dinner and the staff was so amazing they treated us and our guest like we were royalty!!! The whole staff came to congratulate us which just added to the friendly atmosphere!!!! This is such a romantic set up the pianist plays such classical music for such a perfect setting!! The food and appetizers were so delicious!!!! It was the best time I had in my life!!! We were given a complimentary bottle of wine that we had ordered and my husband and I saved it to open on our one year anniversary to remember the great day that we shared with our friends and family and the wonderful staff that made all this happen. If that wasn't enough they gave us and our guest a complimentary desert that was over the top!!!!! The views are so amazing the dinning area which we sat was so beautifuly decorated and looked out to the beautiful mountains and the city. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!!!! Thank you all for such wonderful service and making our day so special!!!!!!
An amazing place...especially for a special occasion!!!! – Anthony's in the Catalina's Tucson is the PERFECT place for a special event! My boyfriend proposed to me at Anthony's and as soon as the wonderful staff at caught wind of what took place...they treated us as though we were royalty. After we were given some time to enjoy our moment...we were congratulated by the ENTIRE staff on duty. Even the chef came out to greet and congratulate us!!! We were given a complimentary appetizer...which was the best LOBSTER tail I've ever had in my life!!! Our entrees were soooooo delicious and we were given more than enough food to last us for DAYS!!! As though a complimentary appetizer was not enough...we were also given a complimentary dessert. Even the other patrons at Anthony's were super friendly and added to the already welcoming atmosphere!!! One outgoing waitress even offered to take us outside for some post engagement photos!!! The scenery outdoors is amazing...a view of Tucson, a large fountain, white twinkly lights, etc. The indoor atmosphere is equally as beautiful. There were beautiful decorated mantles, a piano player and a very swanky tablescape! I can not say enough good things about Anthony's! My fiance and I even agreed that no matter where we end up in the world we would fly back to Tucson solely to enjoy another dinner at Anthony's. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to anyone!!!!
Dont Bother – If all you care about is good service, then this is your place. To be honest, the appetizers were good, but the main dish was terrible. It wasn't just me either, all of us at the table felt let down. The best thing the owner could do is remodel a blah atmosphere and scrap the menu. I can't recommend this place to anyone.
In this economy... Anthony's is too little for too much. – Anthony's is perhaps the most overrated restaurant in Tucson. The entrees are overpriced. One could find better quality at various other upscale restaurants for about half the price. The staff is condescending and the service style is overwhelming. As a guest you are forced to remember which staff member you need to ask for a particular thing. For instance, if you want a cocktail, you have to talk to the cocktailer. Any of the other waiters, the captain, front waiter, back waiter, waiter's assistant, busboy, wine steward, etc cannot help you if you want a refill on that gin and tonic. Apparently they have the most impressive wine list in the universe, but in this economy, who has the cash to dig into that cellar for an ultrarare $500 bottle of bordeaux? Especially when you could find it at a good wine store or special order yourself for a fraction of the price? Atmosphere is lacking as well. In addition to the brusqueness of the staff, the acoustics in the place can be maddening. Everything from other tables' conversations to the maitre d' barking at the waiters in the kitchen echos through the dining room. On a crowded evening it sounds like a cafeteria in there. For the same bloated prices, one would do better paying out for more creative dishes served from the kitchens of Hacienda del Sol or the Ventana Room.
Well not so bad, but no as good as most think – The food was Ok for those who have dined around the world. For Tucson it is definitely above average. But seriously it isnt saying much. There are quite a few new restaurants popping up that really are going to push Anthonys to stop playing around. Their prices are insane, the servers are average at best. The views are great. But that cant be all there is. Anthonys has had a good run, we have enjoyed them for years. But its time to catch up to some of the newer restaurants in Tucson, Oro Valley, etc.
Wonderful Restaurant – Anthonys is actually the only DRONA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) restuarant in Tucson. And it shows! The service was the best you can get in Tucson. The food was amazing and the views are beautiful! A great place to go, one of the best in Tucson!! You will not be disappointed, can even be compared with some of best in NYC, which is hard to do around here. So do not listend to this TucsonJoey character, he must not know what a an upscale restaurant should be like.
HUGE WAST OF MONEY – The employees uniforms were absolutely filthy! Food was average. Wine glasses smelled like old bar rags, Vintage Champagne ordered from wine list was not what what Solmelier brought out, yet he didn't bother to mention it. Had to point it out to him! This once good restaurant is way passed it's prime and belongs on Kitchen Nightmares! Janos is a way better choice.
The Ambience is out of this world – I had a really great experience at Anthony's. I found the restaurant to be extremely romantic. If you like wine, the wine list is absolutely amazing. We enjoyed wine on the front porch, while enjoying a sunset. I really loved the live music they had that night. The dining room was impressive, as you could see Tucson and the mountains from all angles with the huge panoramic windows. The service was excellent. My lobster bisque was probably the best lobster bisque that I ever had. I ordered the duck au poivre, and I was actually disappointed with that. I found the sauce to be somewhat gross. The duck was decent. My boyfriend's veal was delicious, though. We enjoyed our desert. I found it to be a little over-priced, but then again, you are paying for a beautiful environment, live music, terrific service, as well as some compliments of the chef. If you don't mind paying top dollar, then you would enjoy Anthony's. This is the perfect place for an anniversary or special occasion!
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