dedicated to delicious.
We are a neighborhood favorite and culinary destination all in one. The atmosphere is as fresh as the flavors, creating an approachable take on unique dishes. Share small plates with someone special or forge new bonds while casually chatting with the chef. Pair each bite with an equally delicious cocktail for a curated experience you can’t wait to share with others. You’ll feel at home, worlds away, and decidedly delighted all at once.
The restaurant is better than ever with a completely redesigned space, still inspired by the hotel’s classic mid-century modern design. Enjoy a revamped, imaginative menu, with brunch now served every day. Our new 'ZuZu, Take the Wheel' dining option is perfect for curious foodies; sit back and let the chef plate up dish after dish until every craving is satiated. Enjoy dinner and a show at The Kitchen Table—our new chef demo station that's front and center in the dining room—or bring your friends for a special private dining experience in The Rosie Room. We’ve also got colorful new craft cocktails to try, and myriad bottles of wine to choose from with the new Vine Vault. Come in and check-out the brand-new ZuZu, where the table is set for an unforgettable meal.
THE ZuZu Story.
The restaurant, along with our new private dining space—The Rosie Room—is dedicated to Rosalyn “Rosie” Bennett Lyon, also known as ZuZu. She was the beloved matriarch of the family that owns Hotel Valley Ho, as well as a fantastic cook, who believed that food is better when it's shared with the people you love. This little restaurant personifies what we love about Arizona; the rich sense of history, warm hospitality, and all its gentle reminders that we should never take ourselves too seriously.
EXECUTIVE CHEF russell lacasce.
Chef LaCasce's culinary career spans over 20 years and a variety of cuisines from around the globe. His extensive training includes a culinary arts degree and working under some of the best chefs in Arizona, including Beau MacMillan of elements at Sanctuary, also part of the Westroc Collection. Russell's creative eye for menu design and sincere passion for cooking are reflected in the inventive shared plates served at ZuZu.