The menu offers veal, duck, chicken, halibut, swordfish and butternut squash flan. Jazz plays softly. The décor is Spanish colonial. Muted voices laugh quietly. No screaming kids. No ringing cell phones. Everyone is polite. In the men's room, an old photo shows a stunning panorama of the place years ago, all by itself in the foothills, surrounded by nothing but saguaro-filled desert. The changes in Tucson are enough to break your heart, but Hacienda del Sol soldiers on. The Grill at Hacienda del Sol is the place where you go to celebrate, to regain your sanity and to savor some of the best food and wine anywhere.
2. Janos, Westin La Paloma, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive, 615-6100, www.janos.com
3. Anthony's in the Catalinas, 6440 N. Campbell Ave., 299-1771, www.anthonyscatalinas.com