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Agustin Kitchen
Agustin Kitchen

Agustin Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.agustinkitchen.com
  • Phone: (520) 398-5382
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch

    Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner

    Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

    Brunch

    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Clark
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: specialevents@agustinkitchen.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Chef Ryan Clark can make any special event a reality. Space within the Mercado San Agustin can accommodate up to 500 guests. Other entertainment areas include the AK Rooftop, Bar/Lounge, Dining Room, Patio and Private Dining Room. Please, inquire about more information by visiting our website.
  • Private Party Contact: Ryan Clark (520) 398-5382
  • Entertainment: Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1-10
  • Public Transit: Tucson Streetcar(Mid 2014)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is currently widely available. A 1 mile taxi cab from the restaurant will bring you to the front door of almost any downtown show or event. A key way to avoid the downtown congestion.
A word from Agustin Kitchen
Chef Ryan Clark’s creative farm-to-table cuisine inspired by Tucson’s local offerings includes amazing house specialties, an exciting ‘all domestic’ wine list and an arrangement of local draft beers. An award winning bar staff finds the niche in the menu with carefully created craft cocktails and house infusions. The kitchen crew works magic at this Downtown Tucson hot spot that takes sustainability seriously as it sends out tasty locavore lunches and sophisticated dinners, all at prices that are reasonable for what you get; a setting that’s a perfect mix of informal and beautiful and knowledgeable, friendly service complete the picture.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "My friend and I thought the salmon dish was superb and our waitress was exceptionally helpful. I have eaten at Agustin Kitchen several times and will return many more."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The atmoshere is Chic and soothing combining marble and dark wood .Service was very friendly,wait time short .Many unusual cocktails with interesting infusions .The first time food * OUTSTANDING :Berkshire Pork Shank roasted ,melt in mouth tender, mashed potatoes ,carmelized pearl onions , apple slaw with lemon mash. Second time*GOOD: specialty Margarita , fried Calamari -crisp /spicey very tasty."The asterisks" were the items at half price unfortunately the asterisks were small and faint and we picked items without ,ended up paying more for apps and drinks than dinner .Dinner was good.Clams in an indiscernable broth without bread necessary for sopping and a Seafood Pho.Shrimp and Pork in Pho but pork missing unless it was a Pork broth?"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "While the menu is diverse and we applaud their use of locally acquired ingredients the execution of the dishes is average. Ordering food for someone with a food allergy is always a challenge and the menu had very limited choices that could be modified. When the dish arrived it was indeed safe to eat but was also very bland. It was disappointing that the chef/kitchen couldn't season chicken and mashed potatoes with something tasty when pepper was removed from their options. The bar used small open champagne glasses to serve martinis which is just ridiculous! Other cocktails were served in appropriate glassware and the owners should be aware enough in this era of martini popularity to use the correct glassware!!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I had wonderful scallops, my husband had a mediocre and small enchilada, one friend had a good burger, the other had a disappointing chicken dish. This person also thought her Manhattan was on the small side. We ate early. By the end of our meal, it was so noisy, we had trouble hearing each other. Why do most restaurants refuse acoustics? We were looking forward to eating at Agustins. It was a disappointment."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Fully enjoyed our birthday-anniversary dinner last weekend. All four of us had different entries and all were prepared perfectly. The chocolate bread pudding was supurb!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I went on the recommendation of a friend. I love fine dining, he is a beer and burger guy. This place hit the nail on the head for both of us. He had a Kilt Lifter in a can, I had a gin infusion and a house red wine both $5 for happy hour if I recall correctly. Awesome oysters and steak tartare. He had the enchiladas. I had the "succotash and such." Probably the best vegetarian dish I've ever eaten. He said he liked his food too- Actually a glowing review from the most laid back diner ever. $100 out the door for 5 drinks, 3 apps and 2 entrees. Well worth it!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Treated two friends for their birthday lunch and can't remember having such a great eating experience like this one, ever, in my many years in Tucson. We all raved about the menu and our choices. Our waiter and service could not be improved upon. Love the location and easy parking."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "When Ryan Clark became the new chef with the opening of Agustin Kitchen, my favorite restaurant changed. Absolutely, have enjoyed every dinner at the Kitchen and the food never disappoints. I especially value the philosophy of the Kitchen and the personal involvement of the staff to make sure that "Farm to Table" is the standard to which they aspire and it shows. Although there are others, the Salmon at the Kitchen is the best I have ever tasted; so perfectly tender that it almost melts! Veggies are never belabored and always add a fresh crunch full of flavor. We are huge fans and love visiting the Mercado whether for the Santa Cruz Farmer's market, the shops there or other special events. We will keep coming back and always recommend"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A friend and I visited Agustin Kitchen for the first time this week. What a pleasurable experience. The food was so fresh and delicious! We both tried the salmon and spinach salad. The best salad I have ever had at a restaurant! The service was perfect. I can't wait to visit this gem of a restaurant again. Oh, it is right on the new streetcar line, so easy to get to without having to worry about parking (there is plenty available)."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A variety of dishes, some comfort food, but with a twist, vegetarian, and great appetizers (from oysters to unique "smears" for dipping with bread) and salads. Everything was very fresh and beautifully prepared."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The greeter was engaging and helpful; the server just the opposite. The cioppino was like eating seafood in spaghetti sauce--too thick and overwhelming the tender seafood."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Had a very enjoyable dinner with the family for my birthday. One of the best dining out experiences we've had lately."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food was phenomenal, great service and prices were very reasonable."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had an overall very good experience. It was a romantic dinner for us - 34th anniversary and the food was excellent. We started with fresh oysters and then on to wonderful salads - fresh & tasty with a different flair. I had the prime rib (served on Sunday nights) which was very tender and juicy. My husband had an interesting pasta dish. Not very romantic place, but the atmosphere was very nice. Imaginative menu with something for everyone. There was a good selection of wines by glass or bottle."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "New menu, new chef - we've always enjoyed going but this time was even better. More decisions to be made regarding the menu. Our appetizer, salad and dinners were very good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Agustin Kitchen; what a great addition to Tucson's downtown experience!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The menu selections are limited but a lot better with the change in the head chef. For example, there was only one beef entree, the Hanger Steak, but it was very good. The room is also improved a bit after the wall blocking the kitchen was removed -now it is visible from the dining room. But the noise level can get a bit sharp with all the hard surfaces that sound can bounce off of. This isn't the place for a quiet romantic evening but it is a very nice restaurant that is an asset to the West Congress neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Ryan has a wonderfully creative menu -- Best in Tucson!! The hangar steak was MMM!, as was the Top Knot Enchilada. His cookbook is intriguing as well!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Wow, what a spot! Out of the 3 places we chose to visit while in Tucson this was the best(even beat a well know 5 star establishment brunch!) First, out of all the places we went, Augustin's was the only place to recognize that my husband and I were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Also we were celebrating his recent remission from cancer. (This was mentioned in the notes when I booked for all 3) We got the calamari and smears as appetizers, execellent! And the 'Amuse bouche' that was sent over was delicious and made us feel special. This estab. will definitely be on my revisit list."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is truly a Tucson gem. Food, service and ambiance all terrific"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We absolutely love this place. This was our third visit and we brought some foodie friends along this time. They loved it and will be back. The food is fresh and usually local. On this last visit we all shared the oysters and steak tartare. We unanimously thought they were great. I had a pork shank that was more flavorful and tender than any I can remember. My wife had the the salmon and she all but licked her plate. For the brunch be sure and try something with their house cured bacon. Go early because sometimes certain dishes and wines are so popular that they run out of ingredients. Chef Ryan Clark is a rock star and a very personable fellow. The wait staff knows what they're doing. AK is a Tucson gem. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Although the restaurant is close to our home, we tend to stay with the downtown restaurants that we like. I'm glad we changed it up and made a reservation for Agustin Kitchen; we will add it to our "short list" of faves. We ordered a variety of things - the calamari appetizer, some bread with freshly made pesto, a spinach salad with julienned apples, bleu cheese & candied nuts, and the diver scallops with risotto. The scallops were seared perfectly, and still juicy and sweet inside. It's difficult to find a properly made risotto, but ours was creamy deliciousness. The wine list is short but thoughtfully chosen. Our server was attentive and answered our questions. We were very happy when we left, and we'll be back! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was our second time enjoying dinner. We've done happy hour numerous times with friends and that's always wonderful, but dinner was exceptional once again. The chef treated us to a complimentary amuse bouche course to say "thank you" for dining again. Nice touch, for sure. Entrees were delicious, sous vide hangar steak and veg pot pie, although the jam that topped the pot pie could've used a little more acidity. Certain bites left you thinking fruit pie, rather than veg pie. The pistachio gelato for dessert was crisp and fresh and the perfect ending to our meal. Can't say enough about the cocktails the bar is putting out either. Arguably Tucson's two best bartenders in one place. Looking forward to next time! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Just had another wonderful evening of great food and service at Agustin. I am never disappointed by a meal at Agustin Kitchen."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Impressed by everything! The minute you think you'br seen all that Tucson has to offer...you find an interesting homemade twinkie cruton in your ceasar salad. Inventive and fun. Flavor profile on all the dishes were complete and expressive, you have to try the arancini+ciopino!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Wonderful internal architectural details, excellent attentive service. Four in our party. Everyone enjoyed their meals, except my mussels were in a broth that was far to spicy to enjoy. But overall, a terrific dining experience."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "So glad Ryan has his own place - absolutely fabulous flavor combinations. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Third dinner here this year, and it was, again, outstanding. All four of us enjoyed our meals. The pork shank was fabulous. Scallops were both cooked and presented beautifully. The Salmon and pork tenderloin special got high marks. Cocktails very impressive. Service in the bar and at the table was spot on. Our new favorite restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I eat at Agustin whenever I can. I think that says it all!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I went with a group of 4 other people for brunch. The highlight would be the mimosas, they came in a giant mason jar, and I'm pretty sure the juice was fresh, either way they were amazing. The dish I had (forgot the name) had eggs served over french fires with hollandaise and gravy...perfect for a hangover. The staff was very friendly, however it did seem like there may have been a little confusion as to who our server was because we were greeted multiple times and offered beverages 3 times before we actually were served. A server/manager also frequently stopped by the table, almost too many times during the meal. While all of our entrees were awesome, the donuts we had as a starter could have been better. They were pretty dry and hard"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We will be back and will spread the word! Excellent food (We had salmon, prime rib, and a wonderful salad). We would return just for the salad -intriguing blend of flavors. Service was impeccable - "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the cocktails were wonderful. This is a group of people who are super talented."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "While the menu has limited choices, what is offered is very good."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "A group of good friends were celebrating 2 birthdays and one retirement; our waiter was very accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed trying another great new Tucson restaurant!!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Like this restaurant very much. Service is okay- could be a bit more efficient....if you go before theater need to give it plenty of time."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Ryan Clark, Tucson's whiz kid in the kitchen, has started his own restaurant, Augustin Kitchen. Located just west of downtown on Congress St. a foodies delight. Make sure to get the Current Jars. Sous-Vide Hanger Steak and Chef's special - DungenessCrab were delicious. We saved room for dessert --> Local bread pudding -- a chocolatety ending to a great meal. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Went to AK to celebrate Mother's Day with my parents and son. This was my third or fourth visit and was excellent as always. The service was wonderful, they were very accomodating and the kitchen took care of my food allergies perfectly. I love the ambience and design of the restaurant and for whatever reason find their booth seats to be the most comfortable in town. We started with the jars appetizer, this one included these amazingly flavorful oven roasted tomatoes, and oysters which were perfect. I had the pork shank and was stuffed by the time I was halfway through. We ended the night with some espresso and split the bread pudding. Everyone left satisfied and happy!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We were seated right away & greeted by our server who took our drink orders. Lunch was slow in coming. Have never been to another establishment that charged for their bread....why do you when your prices are on the high side??? Food was very good"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Third time eating here and if was wondwrful . Had the scallop s and risotto (which was wonderful). Oysters for the appetizer-good also."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Outstanding service and food. Perhaps overall the best in Tucson."
    Dined on 5/7/2014