About The Flying V at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

7000 N. Resort Drive
Tucson, AZ 85750
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Our Regional Southwestern Grill with spectacular views and fresh mountain air is nestled at the base of the breathtaking Santa Catalina Mountains and was once the site of the famous Flying V Ranch. Today, the Flying V Bar & Grill and manager H. Rock Saul, offer guests sweeping canyon views, glowing sunsets and of course our famous Tableside Guacamole. Chef de Cuisine Erick Sutter showcases his twist on traditional American cooking with Spanish & Mexican influences, while focusing on locally sourced ingredients. Favorites from the grill include ahi, a variety of steaks & our famous baby back ribs. Gather at the bar or on the patio fireside with friends to sample one of 75+ tequilas, sip one of our signature cocktails and enjoy the view.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest, American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:30 - 9:00
Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 10:00
Happy Hour: Sunday - Thursday 5:30 - 6:30, Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 6:00

Cross Street:
North Kolb/Sunrise

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 615-5495

Website:
http://www.loewshotels.com/ventana-canyon/dining/restaurant

Catering:
Please contact General Manager, Rock Saul, for any of your catering needs at (520) 615-5495 or rsaul@loewshotels.com or let Chef Cathey customize your next event with delicious Southwestern flair.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet or self-parking is available for local guests dining at The Flying V.

Executive Chef:
Ken Harvey

Private Party Facilities:
Contact manager Rock Saul, and bring all your friends to The Flying V, where they can taste a variety of Southwestern dishes, in a fun and comfortable atmosphere. For groups of 12 or more, we offer several four-course menus priced at from $48 per perosn. Chef de Cuisine Brandon Cathey and the culinary team will also customize a menu to your group tastes and budgets. In season, our picturesque outdoor patio seats 125 guests, and overlooks the 18th hole of one of two signature Tom Fazio golf courses. The restaurant is available for buy-outs and seats up to 80 guests. The Flying V has a maximum seating of 12 per table in order to make sure your dining experience is both fun and intimate. Menu prices are subject to 20% service charge and tax for parties of 6 or more.

Private Party Contact:
H.Rock Saul: 5206155495x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Flying V at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.3

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
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Great ambience, great service, excellent ...

Dined 6 days ago

Great ambience, great service, excellent food. Ahi tuna was wonderful.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

review of service, comfort, food quality, etc.

Dined 7 days ago

For the impatient, I will get right at it. My wife and I found our visit to be absolutely FLAWLESS, A PERFECT EXPERIENCE! From the Gentleman at the desk who assigned our table, to the lady that seated us, to the ladies that served our water, got us prepared for our meal, to our outstanding Server, Abraham, and all the other men that served us, it again was a perfect experience. We were really impressed with the way Abraham and all the personnel kept very attentive, made our meal a seamless event. I was impressed how quick Abraham was able to keep our dinner moving which, I'm sure, speaks well of the kitchen staff, also. The food was excellent and enjoyable. Could not have been any better. In view of the service and quality of our food I must say the pricing was very appropriate, so no problems there. We have not been to the Flying V for a couple of years, but it sure was nice to experience such a wonderful evening again. Some years back we used to go to Anthony's and always had good food and excellent service. I can tell you that Abraham and his team surpassed even those previous events at other places. It is a long drive for us but we now have renewed interest in the Flying V and are looking forward to a return visit. We hope our satisfaction with our evening is passed on to those who served us. One other item of importance to us is the noise level. When we were there the other night it was reasonably quiet which made our conversing a pleasure. Keep up the great work and effort, you made us happy!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great Night Out

Dined on April 25, 2016

Four of us went to just eat and talk and this is a perfect place for great ambience and food. The ahi tuna was the best I have had sine Cape Cod. Guacamole as always was delicious. Hard to beat the view too. The service was just right. Competent and efficient, but not intrusive.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Returned with friends

Dined on April 24, 2016

We enjoyed our early evening dinner experience. Beautiful view, excellent service and the food was delicious. All 4 of us rated our meals excellent and we each had a different entree! I recommend the V for a delicious meal.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

Food was disappointing.

Dined on April 23, 2016

Guacamole was amazing! I ordered the tenderloin and it was okay. Asparagus and mashed potatoes were good. My date ordered the chicken and it was very spicy. He was very disappointed and didn't eat it. Dessert was okay. We ordered the chocolate tart to share, very dry. Cocktails were okay. Tequila mule was okay and the jalapeno margarita was super strong and almost too spicy. The meal was just okay. No plans to dine there again. I was very disappointed as this place had such great reviews. I say get the guacamole and a couple beverages, save dinner for a better place.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Beautiful outdoor eating. Great good, su ...

vip
Dined on April 15, 2016

Beautiful outdoor eating. Great good, superb service.

food3
ambience4
service5
value4

Nice golf course view.

Dined on April 4, 2016

We went for our wedding anniversary. The restaurant is beautiful inside. Has a old world feel. The service is excellent. Only issue was the food was a little disappointing. Our food had to much salt. My husband had to send his salmon back because i the strong taste of salt. The manger took care of and brought him another meal, but it was 25 min after my food was brought. So watched each other eat. They did not charge my husband for his meal but took a little away from the experience. Service was perfect. They brought a dessert and another apology . Wine list is ok not very impressive. The outside seating looked nice to sit off the golf course to have a drink while the sunset might be a good pick.

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The restaurant has excellent cuisine. T ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

The restaurant has excellent cuisine. The presentation of the various dishes ordered was impressive.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Sunset dinner on the patio

Dined on March 22, 2016

View was beautiful and the food was excellent. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. Tableside guacamole was delicious.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service5

This is a lovely dining experience with ...

vip
Dined on March 21, 2016

This is a lovely dining experience with good food and professional wait staff. Have the table side guacamole. It is freshly made at the table and delicious.

food5
ambience5
service5

The food and service was excellent and t ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

The food and service was excellent and the staff was very accommodating to us.

food4
ambience4
service5

I thought The Flying V was pretty nice. ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

I thought The Flying V was pretty nice. It's situated next to the golf course at the resort, with many golfers walking by early in the evening. The crowd was a bit on the older side, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I'd say the atmosphere was pretty relaxed with an element of fine dining. The food was all pretty solid. The guacamole seems a bit steep at $18, but it's undeniably good. I had the Ahi Tuna, and it was pretty good as well. I'm always a tad hesitant to order seafood in the desert, but it tasted just fine. The Flying V margarita was great, and I'm sure I'd love to try their many other margarita options available. All in all, we had a nice, relaxing, tasty dinner with excellent service.

food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Great evening

Dined on March 15, 2016

We hD not been back to the Flying V for a couple years. It was absolutely delightful. Servoce was wonderful, As was the food and ambiance. We were wonderfully surprised. Thoroughly enjoyed.

food5
ambience4
service5

The food here is always good. Their menu ...

Dined on March 14, 2016

The food here is always good. Their menu changes frequently, so chances are good that the online menu on their website or Open Table is not current. Either way, you are sure to find something delicious.

food2
ambience3
service3
value2

Just OK.

Dined on March 9, 2016

Staff was cordial, food was average but not par for cost. Expected better. Ordered the special T-bone (as recommended by staff), it was a bit dry, thin, and over done. Anyway....not on the recommended list.

food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Love the Tableside Guacamole

Dined on March 6, 2016

This is a great place for outside dining on the patio and watching the sun go down. The tableside Guacamole is a must. Excellent. Service is very good and the menu always has something new to offer. The ribs are excellent as well as the cornbread that comes with dinner. The menu is varied and always something new to try. If you love tequila they have an excellent selecton. This is a favorite that we continue to go back to time and time again.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Resturant

Dined on March 6, 2016

This was our first visit to the Flying V. I totally agree with all the positive reviews . I had the Butternut squash salad which was wonderful! For a main course I had the Carne Asada Quesadilla it was delicious. My husband had the Rabbit Chilie Rellno which was excellent. For a main course he ordered the Barramundi special. It was prepared with a delicious sauce. We felt the helpings were large and were too full to eat desert. The service was very good and eating outside on the patio made the experience perfect. We will go back.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Food and Great Service

Dined on February 28, 2016

The food and service at the Flying V was awesome! We highly recommend it for an evening out or a weekend brunch.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food1
ambience2
service4
value1

Disappointing food, overpriced, great service.

Dined on February 24, 2016

My husband and I left wondering how this could possibly be the best restaurant in Tucson (per Yelp and Trip Advisor). We understand the price point given it's somewhat secluded location at the Loews Ventana, but the only reason we went instead of leaving the hotel was because of the rating. Besides the level of service (excellent on all accounts), This is nothing more than a typical hotel restaurant with mediocre and overpriced food with a mature clientele. All of the vegetables that we were served were undercooked and underseasoned. I ordered the tenderloin and it was served sliced in half horizontally. I have never seen such a thing and it ruined the piece of meat.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A must stop.

Dined on February 20, 2016

The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. Food is consistently excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Dining Perfection

Dined on February 18, 2016

Our waiter was perfect!! Non intrusive but there when we needed him. Made knowledgeable suggestions. The food was incredibly delicious!! The beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection. The jack cornbread and spread, moist and delicious. Garlic mashed potatoes, great. The beef cheek french fries, incredible. A perfect fine dining experience. The entire staff was friendly.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food3
ambience4
service4
value2

Wickster

Dined on February 17, 2016

Not a good nite! Meals were over priced and food quality was lacking. Tough tenderloin, ravioli was over cooked and shared salad was very small. We have loved thos place in the past but this was a bad experience.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Amazing staff

Dined on February 15, 2016

I took my special someone to the Flying V Bar on Valentine's day and the staff made everything possible for me to give her a night she will always remember. The staff was kind and very professional with every aspect one expects from a fine dining restaurant. I would consider going there again in the future!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Valentine's Dinner

Dined on February 15, 2016

Our second visit here and dined on Valentine's Day. We had a better experience on our first visit. On Valentine's Day, they have limited selection on their menu. We were expecting to see a Prix fixe menu sine it is a special occasion. The atmosphere is still romantic, and the service is impeccable.

Tags: kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Scenic and fun spot

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Nestled in the mountains, the restaurant provides great views. The guacamole made table side was delicious. My husband had the ribs which were also well prepared. I was however disappointed in the scallop entree. Somewhat tasteless. The wait staff was very attentive and service was fast considering that it was Valentine's weekend and very busy. Prices of entrees were reasonable .

Tags: special occasion, scenic view
food3
ambience2
service1
value2

the food was just OK. Service very indi ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

the food was just OK. Service very indifferent. Typical large convention hotel restaurant.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Birthday Evening

Dined on February 13, 2016

We had a wonderful birthday dinner. The table side guacomole was fabulous. The service was great. Our entrees were delicious. We enjoyed a special evening.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Personalized service

Dined on February 11, 2016

Wonderful server, Michael, and all of the other servers talked to us by name and provided us with a very special evening for our anniversary. We enjoyed the evening. The food was delicious!

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience5
service5
value4

Great time with guests

Dined on February 10, 2016

Excellent again and a fun spot for the out of town guests. Remains a favorite dining place for us.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great, as always!

vip
Dined on February 4, 2016

Dining at the Flying V is a must when I am Tucson. It has never disappointed. Extremely good food, great table side guacamole, and a nice wine list are a great combination. Rock Saul made sure to accommodate my wife and I on a special variation from the menu we requested in advance, and Fabian provided his usual attentive service. We enjoyed this visit very much.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We had a wonderful time at the Flying J.

Dined on February 4, 2016

We even watched the Arizona basketball game at the bar, as our room did not carry Pac 12.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great customer dinner

Dined on February 2, 2016

Very nice meal, table size guacamole was fantastic. Everyone in group had good food, never rushed.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Nice sunset

Dined on January 30, 2016

We ate early and enjoyed the sunset. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was excellent. It was nice to also have room between tables so as to have some privacy with conversations.

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

Wonderful Ambiance

Dined on January 29, 2016

This restaurant is expensive, but the ambiance is worth it.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

Not what I expected

vip
Dined on January 25, 2016

Both the Open Table version of the menu and the resort's own menu listing represented a clear Southwestern influence on the preparations. Except for the guacamole and margaritas there was precious little offered in the Southwestern style. What we got was okay and the wait staff was helpful but overall the price/value just wasn't there. The wines by the glass were respectably priced.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food2
ambience4
service4

The menu listed on the OpenTable app was ...

vip
Dined on January 24, 2016

The menu listed on the OpenTable app was materially different than what was offered in the restaurant. The prices were higher at the restaurant and house specialty items such as the Lobster Tacos were not offered. The food was mediocre and the portions were too small but the service and ambiance were good.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Always Great Service and Food

Dined on January 24, 2016

We have been eating at the Flying V Grill for many years. Always a pleasure and Rock Saul sets a great tone for his employees. Everyone is very courteous and nice and they pay great attention to you. The table-side guacamole is to die for. I had the scallops and they were very good. Always an interesting spin on things. The shrimp appetizers were unusual, but tasty. I have also had the fish and steak in the past and they were prepared very well. Flying V puts a slightly different spin on things. Cannot beat the view....

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wish it wasn't so far away

vip
Dined on January 21, 2016

Hotel restaurants often aren't all that great, but this one is truly an exception. The service, food, and ambiance is outstanding. Definitely recommend the Ahi Tuna and Guacamole. Hope to come back to visit again!

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Business dinner that exceeded our expectations

Dined on January 20, 2016

Several of us had the ribeye steak, which was perfect, along with fantastic, but not overly intrusive service. Good wine selection, and a nice atmosphere. A great dinner was had by all.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Last night dinner in Tucson

Dined on January 15, 2016

We had a fabulous dinner in a beautiful setting for our last night in Tucson.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view

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