Birthday? Anniversary? The Grill at Hacienda del Sol is such a classic place to celebrate that they'll ask you what the occasion is when you make the reservation. Even getting there is special. The winding drive up to the old luxury guest ranch in the foothills between River Road and Sunrise Drive makes you feel as if you're going somewhere out of the ordinary, perhaps even secret--and you are. Old-fashioned and old Tucson in all the best ways, The Grill features warm, graceful service and a gorgeous view that creates an inimitable glow around a big night out. The rooms are splendid in a way newer restaurants can only try to imitate, and the food--which isn't old-fashioned at all--is lovely. And if you want to really pull out all the stops, the wine cellar is famous.
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