Best Upscale Dining

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol

In Tucson, there are two places that attest to your having achieved stardom: Sierra Tucson Rehab and Hacienda del Sol resort. Hacienda del Sol is the easier to get in and out of, and although we've heard the food is pretty good at Sierra Tucson (for $1,000 a day, we'd hope so), nothing locally compares to The Grill at Hacienda del Sol. The exquisite view, the carefully crafted menu, an incredibly extensive wine list (you won't find that at Sierra Tucson!) and an attentive staff with an eye for detail and comfort, all combine to create one of Tucson's outstanding dining experiences. There's also lighter and more affordable casual dining at the Terraza, with its misted patio.

Runners up:

2. TIE
  • Anthony's in the Catalinas, 6440 N. Campbell Ave., 299-1771
  • Janos J Bar, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive at Westin La Paloma Resort, 615-6100
Sign of the impending apocalypse: Macaroni Grill, one vote