The Arizona Bitmore: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece
Frank & Alberts. Frank and Alberts is the Bitmore’s more casual dining choice. Service is great here and the food is decent, although a bit overpriced for the quality & casual setting. In addition, the menu definitely could use a bit more variety. If the weather is nice, you can enjoy your meal in the beautiful lush outdoor patio.
The breakfast buffet is decent, although not quite worth the $25 price tag. Made to order omelets, quiche, fresh fruits, meats, assorted pastries, roasted potatoes, pancakes with prickly pear syrup, coffee, and juice are included. While it is a great value as part of the all-inclusive stay, it is not really worth the cost if paying out of pocket. In this case, Wright’s is the better option.
Lunch is pretty standard with basic salads and sandwiches comprising most of the menu. A bit more diversity could spice up the menu. The Stone Fruit and Quinoa salad is the highlight here.
The dinner menu is pretty much the same as lunch with the addition of a few seafood, meat, and pasta based entrees. For starters, the jumbo onion rings an artichoke dip are must trys. The Fettuccine Bolognese is a great choice for anyone wanting to treat themselves to a few tasty carbs while on vacation.
The highlight of Frank & Alberts is the enticing dessert menu which includes a tempting selection of sweet treats such as the famous Tableside S’Mores, White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, and a delicious Kahlua Cream Cake.
High Tea in the lobby. High tea on Sunday afternoons is one of the Bitmore’s favorite traditions, dating back 87 years! The elegant presentation includes 5 sandwiches, 4 desserts, 2 pastries presented on a fancy 3 tiered serving tray, along with your choice amongst a long list of black, white, green, and herbal teas. It’s quite pricey at $40 per person for Summer Tea and $50 per person for the Classic High Tea, although worth it if you are looking for an elegant, relaxed weekend activity.