A relatively upscale steakhouse located in the Best Western Premier, the Coronado Room is Tusayan’s most refined dining option. This fine dining destination offers tasty classic cocktails alongside both traditional and innovative main dishes. Although the price tag is going to be higher than other restaurants in this town, the special experience is worth the expense.
Coronado Room Ambiance
As an older restaurant in Tusayan, the Coronado Room is a bit retro in décor. It’s designed to really feel like a classic, old-fashioned steakhouse, so the lighting is low and the color palate is on the darker side. Although it is a high-end dining option, due to its location in a popular tourist destination, you’ll find the atmosphere relaxed and casual. No need to worry about dress codes or fitting in with the other customers; they’re likely all Grand Canyon visitors, too.
Coronado Room Food
The food here is expertly cooked, evoking the sumptuous cuisine of a steakhouse you might find in a much bigger city. Begin with a generous bread course (be careful not to fill up!), before you move on to a soup or salad course. There are limited soup options, but a more varied salad selection, including a seared tuna salad and their Coronado salad (essentially a Waldolf salad).
Appetizers are primarily high-end seafood offerings, include crab cakes, shrimp cocktails, mussels, and calamari. The main course is where the menu really shines. They offer traditional cuts of beef, plus unique options like elk medallions and bison burgers. You’ll also find salmon, Chilean sea bass, seafood pasta, and even buffalo short ribs – plenty of variety in your choices.
They also offer local microbrew and themed cocktails, a fun nod to Arizona culture at every turn.
Coronado Room Details
It’s located in a hotel, but is actually a little hard to see at first, so just look for the Best Western sign. There are also other restaurants within the Best Western itself, so be sure you’re headed to the Coronado Room if steak is what you’re after. They don’t accept reservations and do not have a kid’s menu.
Located on the southern end of Tusayan, the Coronado Room is near a number of other Tusayan hotels and attractions. If you’re interested in coming here for dinner, there is plenty to do in town beforehand. You can shop for souvenirs in the Grand Canyon Trading Post or at RP’s Stage Stop Internet Café & Gift Shop. Learn more about the Grand Canyon before you venture forth with the IMAX film at the National Geographic Visitor Center. There are also a number of tours that depart from Tusayan, including Pink Jeep tours and Papillon helicopter tours.