Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Lodge on the Desert

306 N. Alvernon Way (Broadway Blvd. S.) Send to Phone
520-320-2000 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Surrounded by an historic, boutique hotel, the dining room attracts people from all over the city.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Features

* Click here for rating key

Dining room at Lodge on the Desert, Tucson, AZ

Lodge on the Desert Restaurant Review

: Lodge on the Desert’s kitchen utilizes local ingredients, which are the key to the popularity of this tiny dining room. Start your meal with roasted beets dressed with goat cheese and pecans from nearby Green Valley. Or perhaps you’d like to sample the chef’s cutting board with mini-baked Brie, cured meats, pickled mushrooms and Tohono O’odham cactus syrup. Gnocchi are made from Yukon Gold potatoes and served with pork belly and a snappy slaw. Entrées include herb-roasted chicken with Arizona olives, cherry tomatoes, artichokes and pasta. There’s steak and fish, of course, but the prosciutto-wrapped pork tenderloin with native tepary beans and Brussels sprouts painted with a mustard sauce won’t disappoint. And for something truly different, consider the blue corn tamales with tomatoes, black beans and corn salsa from Marcus van Winden, who replaced former chef Ryan Clark. Cocktails are king --- don’t be afraid to try something unique.

User Ratings & Reviews for Lodge on the Desert
Average rating    5
Reviews 1 - 1 of 11
It's in the Details
by skankinway on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:45 pm
 
If you haven't been to Lodge on the Desert then you are missing out on the best of the best. Everything from the food to the cocktails is dynamite. Serious eats that are well designed and executed are from the kitchen of chef Ryan Clark. An award winning chef that is on his way to something huge. With the details being closely looked at you can bet I will keep an eye on Lodge and the Desert and this terrific chef.
 
Reviews 1 - 1 of 11



RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.