Garden Bistro 2018-05-15T16:03:08+00:00

TOHONO CHUL GARDEN BISTRO

Join us for breakfast, brunch, and lunch on one of our gorgeous patios! If you’re in need of refreshment, our beverages satisfy any thirst. Each dish is plated to look as lovely as the gardens surrounding the Bistro and the flavors are amazing, truly! The menu changes seasonally, and even daily, based on what local, organic fresh ingredients are available.

Open Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Last seating at 4:30 p.m.) Closed 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

For parties of 6 or more, reservations are recommended. Call 520.742.6455 x 501

Garden Bistro Menus

Breakfast
Monday – Friday
8 – 11 a.m.

Breakfast Menu
    • Features

    • Biscuits & Gravy

      14.75

      Bistro Baked Biscuit, Crispy Chicken, Chul Sausage Gravy, Smashed I’itoi Onion-Thyme Spuds, Two Eggs*

    • Scone French Toast

      12.95

      Smashed I’itoi Onion-Thyme Spuds, Choice Of Bacon, Ham, Chul or Vegan Sausage

    • Salmon-Boursin Benny

      14.95

      House-Smoked Salmon, Herb Cream Cheese, Rye Tartinette, Dill Hollandaise, Tomato, Poached Eggs*, Crispy Capers, Breakfast Salad

    • Pancho Villa Chilaquiles

      14.5

      Blue Corn Gorditas, Chorizo, Red Chile Sauce, Two Eggs*, Mexican Cheeses, Cilantro Crema, Smashed I’itoi Onion-Thyme Spuds

    • Originals

    • Salted Caramel-Pretzel Pancakes

      12.5

      Buttermilk Pancakes, Peanut Butter Powder, Chul Sausage

    • Two Potato Hash

      15.95

      Sweet & Gold Potatoes, Two Eggs*, Chul Sausage, Smoked Red Peppers, Dried Corn, Onion, Pico de Gallo, Local Spinach

    • Personal Quiche

      15.95

      Chef’s Daily Quiche, Local Greens, Smoked Hard Egg, Shallots, Marinated Cucumber & Tomato, Tohono Citrus

    • Chicken & Waffles

      16.5

      Crispy Chicken Breast, Blue Corn-Green Chile Waffle, CC Pollen Chilitepin-Mesquite Honey, Tajin Seasonal Melon

    • Breakfast Specialties & Omelets

      Served with Smashed I’itoi Onion-Thyme Spuds

    • Garden Grown Benny

      14.5

      English Bread, Poblanos, Smoked Red Peppers, Local Spinach, Mushrooms, Medium Poached Eggs*, Arugula Pesto Hollandaise

    • Classic Benedict

      14.25

      English Bread, Honey Ham, Medium Poached Eggs*, Hollandaise

    • Platillo Americano

      12.75

      Two Eggs*, Toast, Choice of Three Strips of Bacon, Ham, Chul Sausage or Vegan Sausage

    • Dos Rancheros

      14.75

      Two Eggs*, Native Fry Bread, Seasonal Squash Calabacitas, Ranchero & Tomatillo Sauces, Choice of Chorizo, Bacon, Ham, Chul Sausage or Vegan Sausage

    • Omelet

      14

      SERVED WITH TOAST | CHOOSE UP TO THREE INGREDIENTS
      Bacon · Ham · Chorizo · Chul Sausage · Vegan Sausage · Smoked Salmon · Herb Cream Cheese · Mexican Cheeses · Cheddar
      Swiss · Cotija · Horseradish Cheddar · Feta · Bell Pepper · Avocado · Roasted Chiles · Onion · Spinach · Arugula
      Mushrooms · Tomato

    • Graze

      Vegetarian & Vegan

    • Garden Bistro Hash

      13.5

      Sweet & Gold Potatoes, Vegan Sausage, Smoked Peppers, Dried Corn, Mushroom, Onion, Local Spinach, Arugula Pesto

    • Avocado Toast

      12.75

      Avocado, Grilled Whole Grain, Tomato, Smoked Peppers, Yogurt

    • Native Bowl

      14.75

      Willcox Charro Beans, Calabacitas, Native Fry Bread, Smashed I’itoi Spuds, Cactus Fritas, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Cotija, Vegan Sausage

    • Tres Breakfast Tacos (gf)

      13.95

      Vegan Calabacitas, Cabbage, Sweet Dried Corn, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Vegan Willcox Charro Beans

    • Seasonal Squash Calabacitas Tacos (gf)

      16.5

      Vegan Calabacitas, Corn Tortillas, Pickled Red Cabbage, Sweet Dried Corn, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Vegan Willcox Charro Beans

    • Breakfast Sides

    • Vanilla Yogurt Brulee (gf)

      5.5

      Gillespie Farms Granola, Seasonal Berries

    • Fresh Seasonal Fruit & Berries (gf)

      5.5
    • Toast & Chef's Preserves

      3.5

      Choice of English Bread · Multigrain · Sourdough

    • Croissant

      3.25

      with Whipped Butter

    • Bistro-baked Scone

      4.5

      with Whipped Butter

    • Protein

      4.5

      Honey Ham · Smoked Bacon · Chul Sausage · Chorizo · Vegan Sausage

    • Smashed I'itoi Onion-Thyme Spuds (gf)

      4.5
    • Two Eggs* (gf)

      4.5
    • Split Plate Charge

      4

      Entrée is served on two plates with sides and garnishes on each plate

Lunch
Monday – Friday
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lunch Menu
    • Features

    • Chicken Chile Relleno

      19.25

      Chipotle-Tomatillo Sauce, Red Chile Sauce, Pico de Gallo, Willcox Charro Beans, Cilantro Crema

    • Salmon Cakes

      16.95

      Sautéed Spinach, Willcox Charro Beans, Seasonal Squash Calabacitas, Onion, Garlic, Poblano Pan Sauce

    • Three Sisters Gnocchi

      16.5

      Crispy Potato Dumplings, Smoked Seasonal Squash, Dried Corn, Willcox Charro Beans, Mushrooms, Spinach, Chipotle-Tomatillo Sauce, Cotija, Chul Micro Sprouts

    • Bistro Steak Sandwich

      16.95

      Skirt Steak, Horseradish Aioli, Marinated Tomatoes, Sautéed Mushrooms, Tumbleweed Onions, Baguette, Arugula, Crispy Fries

    • Garden Grown

    • Tres Ensaladas

      16.5

      Caper Dill Tuna Salad, Pecan-Cherry Chicken Salad, Classic Egg Salad, Local Greens, Local Breads

    • Bistro Salad (gf)

      10.25

      Local Greens, Smoked Hard Egg, Dried Corn, Shallots, Marinated Cucumbers & Tomatoes, Mexican Cheeses, Crispy Tortilla Strips

    • Seared Salmon* Salad

      19

      Spinach & Arugula, Tajin Seasonal Melon, Herbed Feta Cheese, Tart Cherries, Sunflower Kernels, Crostini, Blood Orange Vinaigrette

    • Personal Quiche

      15.95

      Chef’s Daily Quiche, Local Greens, Smoked Hard Egg, Shallots, Marinated Cucumber & Tomatoes, Tohono Citrus

    • Tohono Topopo Salad (gf)

      16.95

      Market Fresh Greens, Crispy Tortilla Strips, Tomatoes, Roasted Chiles, Cactus Fritas, Sour Cream, Mexican Cheeses, Guacamole, Cilantro Vinaigrette, Choice of Carne Asada, Shredded Chicken, or Calabacitas

    • Lunch Regional Favorites

      Served with Seasonal Squash Calabacitas or Vegetarian Willcox Charro Beans

    • Blue Corn Sopes

      16.95

      Red Chile Sauce, Mexican Cheeses, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Chul Sprouts, Choice of Carne Asada, Chicken or Seasonal Squash Calabacitas

    • Griddled Quesadilla

      15.95

      Mexican Cheeses, Roasted Chiles, Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Arbol Salsa, Choice of Carne Asada, Shredded Chicken, or Seasonal Squash Calabacitas

    • Street Side Tacos

      16.5

      Carne Asada & Guacamole, Shredded Chicken & Cascabel Sriracha, Corona Battered Cod, Crystalized Ginger Aioli & Arbol Salsa

    • Chicken & Waffles

      16.5

      Crispy Chicken Breast, Blue Corn-Green Chile Waffle, Chilitepin-Mesquite Honey, Tajin Seasonal Melon

    • Lunch Lids

      Served on Locally-Made Breadsmith Breads with Spiked Golden Fries. Add 1.5 for Sweet Potato Fries

    • Tohono Rueben

      16.25

      Corned Beef, Horseradish Cheddar, Chul Sauce, House Red Kraut, Pickled Jalapeños, Russian Rye Baguette

    • Croissant

      15.95

      Choice of Caper Dill Tuna Salad, Pecan-Cherry Chicken Salad, or Classic Egg Salad

    • Half Croissant

      14.75

      Choice of Caper Dill Tuna Salad, Pecan-Cherry Chicken Salad, or Classic Egg Salad

    • Cuban Carne Sandwich

      16.75

      Skirt Steak, Honey Ham, Horseradish Cheddar, Caramelized Onions, Green Chiles, Spicy Mustard, Dill Pickles

    • The Chul Burger*

      17.95

      Bacon, Cheddar, Tumbleweed Onions, Chul Sauce

    • The 1/2 pound Cheeseburger*

      15.95

      Choice of Cheese

    • Graze

      Vegetarian & Vegan

    • Valley Vegan Salad

      11.95

      Local Greens, Marinated Cucumbers & Tomatoes, Shallots, Seasonal Squash Calabacitas, Smoked Peppers, Tart Cherries, Crostini, Balsamic Vinaigrette

    • Grilled Vegetable Quesadilla

      15.95

      Mexican Cheeses, Seasonal Squash Calabacitas, Roasted Chiles, Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Arbol Salsa, Willcox Charro Beans

    • Vegan Sausage & Peppers

      16.75

      Grilled Baguette, Grilled Mushrooms & Onions, Smoked Peppers, Avocado, Spicy Mustard, Golden Spiked Fries

    • Seasonal Squash Calabacitas Tacos (gf)

      16.5

      Vegan Calabacitas, Corn Tortillas, Pickled Red Cabbage, Sweet Dried Corn, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Vegan Willcox Charro Beans

    • Lunch Sides

    • Vanilla Yogurt Brulee (gf)

      5.5

      Gillespie Farms Granola, Seasonal Berries

    • Fresh Seasonal Fruit & Berries (gf)

      5.5
    • Golden Spiked Fries

      4.5
    • Sweet Potato Fries

      6
    • Bistro-baked Scone

      4.5

      with Whipped Butter

    • Chef's Soup of the Day

      7
    • Side Salad

      4
    • Split Plate Charge

      4

      Entrée is served on two plates with sides and garnishes on each plate

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Brunch Menu
    • Originals

    • Personal Quiche

      15.95

      Chef’s Daily Quiche, Local Greens, Smoked Hard Egg, Shallots, Marinated Cucumber & Tomato, Tohono Citrus

    • Salted Caramel-Pretzel Pancakes

      12.5

      Buttermilk Pancakes, Peanut Butter Powder, Chul Sausage

    • Brunch Specialties

      Served with Smashed I’itoi Onion-Thyme Spuds

    • Classic Benedict

      14.25

      English Bread, Honey Ham, Medium Poached Eggs*, Hollandaise

    • Platillo Americano

      12.75

      Two Eggs*, Toast, Choice of Three Strips of Bacon, Ham, Chul Sausage or Vegan Sausage

    • Dos Rancheros

      14.75

      Two Eggs*, Native Fry Bread, Seasonal Squash Calabacitas, Ranchero & Tomatillo Sauces, Choice of Chorizo, Bacon, Ham, Chul Sausage or Vegan Sausage

    • Omelet

      14

      SERVED WITH TOAST | CHOOSE UP TO THREE INGREDIENTS
      Bacon · Ham · Chorizo · Chul Sausage · Vegan Sausage · Smoked Salmon · Herb Cream Cheese · Mexican Cheeses
      Cheddar · Swiss · Cotija · Horseradish Cheddar · Feta · Bell Pepper · Avocado · Roasted Chiles · Onion · Spinach
      Arugula · Mushrooms · Tomato

    • Brunch Lids

      Served on Locally-Made Breadsmith Breads with Spiked Golden Fries. Add 1.5 for Sweet Potato Fries

    • Tohono Rueben

      16.25

      Corned Beef, Horseradish Cheddar, Chul Sauce, House Red Kraut, Pickled Jalapeños, Russian Rye Baguette

    • Croissant

      15.95

      Choice of Caper Dill Tuna Salad, Pecan-Cherry Chicken Salad, or Classic Egg Salad

    • Half Croissant

      14.75

      Choice of Caper Dill Tuna Salad, Pecan-Cherry Chicken Salad, or Classic Egg Salad

    • Cuban Carne Sandwich

      16.75

      Skirt Steak, Honey Ham, Horseradish Cheddar, Caramelized Onions, Green Chiles, Spicy Mustard, Dill Pickles

    • The Chul Burger*

      17.95

      Bacon, Cheddar, Tumbleweed Onions, Chul Sauce

    • The 1/2 Pound Cheeseburger

      15.95

      Choice of Cheese

    • Garden Grown

    • Tres Ensaladas

      16.5

      Caper Dill Tuna Salad, Pecan-Cherry Chicken Salad, Classic Egg Salad, Local Greens, Local Breads

    • Bistro Salad (gf)

      10.25

      Local Greens, Smoked Hard Egg, Dried Corn, Shallots, Marinated Cucumbers & Tomatoes, Mexican Cheeses, Crispy Tortilla Strips

    • Tohono Topopo Salad (gf)

      16.95

      Market Fresh Greens, Crispy Tortilla Strips, Tomatoes, Roasted Chiles, Cactus Fritas, Sour Cream, Mexican Cheeses, Guacamole, Cilantro Vinaigrette, Choice of Carne Asada, Shredded Chicken, or Calabacitas

    • Brunch Regional Favorites

      Served with Seasonal Squash Calabacitas or Vegetarian Willcox Charro Beans

    • Griddled Quesadilla

      15.95

      Mexican Cheeses, Roasted Chiles, Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Arbol Salsa, Choice of Carne Asada, Shredded Chicken, or Seasonal Squash Calabacitas

    • Street Side Tacos

      16.5

      Carne Asada & Guacamole, Shredded Chicken & Cascabel Sriracha, Corona Battered Cod & Crystalized Ginger Aioli, Arbol Salsa

    • Chicken & Waffles

      16.5

      Crispy Chicken Breast, Blue Corn-Green Chile Waffle, Chilitepin-Mesquite Honey, Tajin Seasonal Melon

    • Chicken Chile Relleno

      19.25

      Chipotle-Tomatillo Sauce, Red Chile Sauce, Pico de Gallo, Willcox Charro Beans, Cilantro Crema

    • Brunch Sides

    • Vanilla Yogurt Brulee (gf)

      5.5

      Gillespie Farms Granola, Seasonal Berries

    • Fresh Seasonal Fruit & Berries (gf)

      5.5
    • Toast & Chef's Preserves

      3.5

      Choice of English Bread · Multigrain · Sourdough

    • Croissant

      3.25

      with Whipped Butter

    • Bistro-baked Scone

      4.5

      with Whipped Butter

    • Two Eggs* (gf)

      4.5
    • Protein

      4.5

      Honey Ham · Smoked Bacon · Chul Sausage · Chorizo · Vegan Sausage

    • Smashed I'itoi Onion-Thyme Spuds (gf)

      4.5
    • Golden Spiked Fries

      4.5
    • Sweet Potato Fries

      6
    • Chef's Soup of the Day

      7
    • Side Salad

      4
    • Split Plate Charge

      4

      Entrée is served on two plates with sides and garnishes on each plate

Beverages

Beverage Menu
    • Cocktails

    • Traditional Mojito

      10

      Cruzan Rum, Fresh Mint, Simple Syrup, Lime, Soda Water

    • Flavored Mojito

      10

      Prickly Pear, Raspberry, Strawberry, or Coconut

    • Patron Margarita

      11

      Patron Silver, DeKuyper Triple Sec, Lime and Lemon Juice, Salted Rim, Over Ice

    • Sauza Prickly Pear Margarita

      10

      Sauza Blue Reposado Tequila, Prickly Pear Syrup, Lime and Lemon Juice

    • Prickly Pear Mimosa

      10

      Orange Juice, Prickly Pear Syrup, J Roget Sparkling Wine

    • Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria

      10

      Vodka or Tequila, Lime, House-made Bloody Mary Mix, Salted Rim

    • Sonoran Cucumber Bloody Mary

      11

      EFFEN Cucumber Vodka, House-made Bloody Mary Mix, Salted Rim

    • Cosmopolitan

      9

      Stolichnaya Vodka, Triple Sec, Lime, Cranberry Juice

    • Beefeater Collins

      9

      Beefeater Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Club Soda

    • Chul Mule

      10

      Tito's Handmade Vodka (gf), Lime Juice, Gosling's Ginger Beer

    • Jim Beam Old Fashioned

      10

      Bourbon, Cherry, Bitters, Orange

    • Screwdriver or Greyhound

      9

      Vodka, Orange or Grapefruit Juice

    • Beer

    • Domestic Beer

      5

      Coors Light | Miller Light | Miller Genuine Draft | Non-Alcoholic

    • Imported & Craft Beer

      6

      Dos Equis Lager & Amber | Blue Moon | Fat Tire | Seasonal Local Selection

    • Wine

    • Wine by the Glass

      Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi | 7.5

      J Roget Sparkling (1.87ml) | 8

      Weekly Feature | 7

    • Wine by the Bottle

      26

      White Zinfandel | Sauvignon Blanc | Chardonnay | Pinot Grigio | Pinot Noir | Cabernet Sauvignon

Desserts

Dessert Menu
    • Dessert

    • Churromisu

      8.5

      Caramel Filled Churros, Kahlua, Cinnamon Mascarpone, Abuelita Pastry Cream

    • Dutch Apple Personal Pie to Order

      8.5

      Organic Date Sugar Struesel, Farm to Foodie Vanilla Bean Gelato

      (please allow 30 minutes)

    • Pineapple Polenta Upside Down Cupcake

      8.5

      Farm to Foodie Burnt Lime Gelato, Butterscotch-Rum Glaze, Cured Citrus Peel

    • Coconut Macaroons

      8.5

      Salted Caramel Creme Friache, Seasonal Berries, Iced Coffee Shot

    • Farm to Foodie

      6.5

      Seasonal ice cream, gelato, & sorbet

    • Ibarra Chocolate Flan

      8.5

      Salted Cajeta, Phyllo, Almond Joy Dust, Seasonal Berries

Garden Bistro Private Rentals

The Garden Bistro has several fabulous settings for your next special occasion or group gathering. Weddings, Memorials, Bridal and baby showers, luncheons and business meetings can all be accommodated! Private rooms and patios are available (fees may apply).

Inquire Here

The Management

The Tohono Chul Garden Bistro is under the management of Patrick and Rose Fahey and Jason and Kendell Hartenbach. They also operate Flight Grill at the Pima Air & Space Museum, the Mobile Bistro Gourmet Food Truck, and Edge Catering.

We love to hear from our guests! Please contact us with any comments, suggestions or questions!

Contact:

Garden Bistro Management | gardenbistro@tohonochul.org | or (520) 742.6455, ext. 501

John Pratt | Executive Chef | jp@tohonochul.org

Rose Fahey | Special Events/Billing | rfahey@tohonochul.org

Art du Jour

Dee Cox | January – March 2018 | Garden Bistro

Art du Jour features artwork by local and regional artists displayed throughout the dinning rooms of the Garden Bistro. The work of longtime Tucson artist, Dee Cox is currently featured in the Bistro. Cox uses her clay forms as a foundation for storytelling. Painting intricately with glazes, she creates works bearing lively narratives that celebrate a wide variety of subjects.

Image . Dee Cox . Lemur . glazed ceramic