DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.downtownkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 5206237700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday 5:00-9:00pm
    Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - Close,
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

    Happy Hour:
    Everyday 4:00pm-6:00pm

    Late Night
    Friday-Saturday 10:00pm-Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Janos Wilder
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: BROADWAY + 6TH AVE
  • Public Transit: If you are arriving on the public bus system you can stop at the Rondstat Center downtown and walk 1 1/2 blocks south on 6th Ave. to 135 S. 6th ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: DOWNTOWN Kitchen+Cocktails has a share lot on the north side of the building.
A word from DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
DOWNTOWN Kitchen+Cocktails is a New American restaurant. The menu is influenced by local seasonal produce combined with worldly cultural food that has influenced American cuisine. We also feature a creative wine list and a progressive cocktail menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (111)special occasion (76)neighborhood gem (64)great for outdoor dining (52)vibrant bar scene (44)good for groups (42)hot spot (41)romantic (41)late-night find (29)notable wine list (26)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great food
    Foodcritic79VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I think that they need a better dessert menu . We had the jalapeño icecream was not for my taste how ever their food was very good and tasty with every bite
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • donna
    donna
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    we had a very enjoyable experience at downtown kitchen...four of us each ordered something and each one of us were very satisfied with our choices...the restaurant is very loud and does have a decent happy hour menu which we plan to come back to try..we were on a time schedule due to theater arrangements and our waitor got us out exactly on time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    wildrad
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Downtown Kitchen is one of our favorites. Consistent may sound boring, but it's not meant that way. The food, cocktails and service are always terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gourmet delight
    outoftownfoodies
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent service, creative Peruvian menu. Every one's meal was a gastronomic feast. Presentation was colorful, flavors rich, quantities adequate. Would return in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special !!!
    bolennik
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food was excellent if you like exotic and very spicy one ... but only Peruvian dishes don't make your guest always happy !!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had high expectations knowing that this was a Janos restaurant but was extremely disappointed. The food was mediocre, nothing special at all, just passable. I had the meatloaf wrapped in bacon and mashed potatoes. I am from LA which has many similar restaurants with much better food. The ambiance is fun and the downtown scene is happening, but come on, they need to up their food game.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    FabSDWeekend
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service was fantastic. Very attentive, personable, and professional. Food was just ok to us. But a very nice restaurant that we would try again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to the Hype
    QECFoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We are new to Tucson and had heard wonderful things about the Downtown Kitchen. We were not disappointed! From the cocktails and appetizers to the main courses and desserts it was a fabulous experience! The server was knowledgable and helpful! I can't wait to go back and see what is on their menu next!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Count on an innovative menu; as usual, I had a difficult choice to make but was quite pleased with the duck entree. The somen noodles were fine but not more than that; the dessert, however, was outstanding, not only in concept but in richness and pure chocolate decadence. Can't go wrong at this restaurant, and with the ever-changing focus of the menu, can't get bored.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Quality
    Z4Alex
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always very good and well worth eating here when in Tucson
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going down hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were there November of last year, with a group of people for my birthday. It was a great experience. Service was great & so was ambience! This last visit was a bit different. It went from a higher standard to mediocre. The staff was in t-shirts, which made us feel over dressed! Second, we were a table of 4 & were celebrating a birthday & anniversary. Our server did acknowledge, which was great. However, in celebration for our events, she brought us two plates with a single candle on it. For goodness sake, decorate it a little. I'm not even asking for a piece of cake, but perhaps, a little presentation. Use a little chocolate syrup & write Happy Birthday. Take a little time to show you care! Unfortunately we won't be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eccelctic
    LisaDVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Interesting mix of food available. We chose a limited time menu from Jerusalem - nice to try something we wouldn't have otherwise. Food was obviously fresh and homemade.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant in Tucson
    rsx2VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Completely enjoyed this restaurant in Downtown Tucson. The menu is creative and the food is amazing! The chef was very agreeable to making some of the entrees vegetarian to accommodate our needs. The service was excellent! We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible
    MissSouthCarolina923
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We moved here from South Carolina. We had the She Crab soup....simply horrible... Who puts citrus zest in it? The catfish was drowning in a myriad of overpowering sauces. The food was awful, the "hipsters" that served and/or worked were cliche. HORRIBLE food. Horrible restaurant. They were trying too hard to be unique. Don't do Low Country food unless it's done right. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • World Menu
    J2zona
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The special offerings on the Jerusalem menu were delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Loved the entire experience. Great food, great service and no need to yell to be heard. Love it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Before the show dining.
    Early2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service was outstanding. The best calamari in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner and service
    Tucsonfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've dined here numerous times and have never been disappointed. The food was delicious.. this menu featured specialties from Jerusalem and the lamb was excellent. The service is always friendly, well informed and well thought out. This restaurant should not be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing Special.
    MrMeeps
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was decent enough but not worth the cost, and not notable. The one thing that stood out about the restaurant was the attentive servers. While the menu did have some unique items the dishes my friend and I had were nothing very good. I was very excited to see a calamari dish, but was greatly disappointed by it (perhaps that is my fault for ordering it in the desert). If the food were less money it would be worth it, but only go here if you want average food at a great food cost.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little pretentious
    Ncareybrad
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great concept to feature regional foods (different countries featured) but regular menu is a bit pricey and the food is good but not great. Service was exceptional and it has great ambience so if you want to try something new that you probably haven't seen in Tucson before and don't mind paying for different then go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eatery
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We selected the Jerusalem menu and all ordered the chicken. The blending of flavors was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A reliable place to eat downtown
    Sueaz
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was my second time eating at this restaurant, and I enjoyed both meals. The owner tries to cook with local ingredients and is an award-winning chef, so what's not to like? This second time, the entire menu was devoted to middle-eastern dishes, many of which sounded absolutely decadent. Although I usually prefer fish, I ordered the vegetarian plate, which included sweet potatoes, eggplant, figs and grapes in a pomegranate molasses. Heavenly! They don't have a huge wine list, but the selection is ample and very well suited for the food. I had a glass of Garnacha, which paired quite well with my entrée. The restaurant can get quite loud when it is full of people, but the food is very good and the wait staff is very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DOWNTOWN KITCHEN IS GREAT
    JimW
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our party had a wonderful dinner. Our 2 guests had not been there before and now they are sold on the place. My favorite when I want imaginative food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trolley to Taste
    jimmyc0409
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Dropped in after a trolley ride with friends from Prescott for happy-hour and dinner on a Sunday evening about 5. Had some great drinks and food at the bar (the calamari and the lamb-tongue tacos were wonderful. Then got our table and thoroughly enjoyed some of the Jerusalem offerings and one of Janos' great hamburger with the Peruvian purple potato chips. All diners reported high levels of satisfaction with all the offerings. Not our first time, and definitely won't be our last.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    CLJAKOVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were really looking forward to the "Jerusalem" dinner -- and were sadly disappointed. While the food wasn't bad, it wasn't good either. Our biggest criticism was that most of the appetizer and dinner entrees were bland and tasteless. The title "lamb schwarma" was a bit of a misnomer; rather it was, as described on the menu, roast leg of lamb marinated in a number of spices. The roast chicken thighs were similarly disappointing as the fennel was not existent and the rind, left on the oranges, was very bitter. That pretty much left dessert out of the question. Finally, the air conditioning must have not been working properly as it was uncomfortably warm. As a highlight, our service was outstanding. Expect a lot more from Janos.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Food was amazingly good, also service. Attractive and sophisticated. Creative menu. Needs: pepper mills and some moderately priced wines (e.g., below $50/bottle). Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downtown Tucson is growing up
    Mark
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The Downtown Kitchen was a wonderful find. We enjoyed the Prix Fix menu. All our meals were cooked to perfection. The peach cobbler which we all were anticipating was a disappointment, it lacked enough peaches. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Drinks were wonderful, dinner was fresh and delicious. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Downtown Kitchen was great again. Once I made sense of their menu, which is always interesting, I found a great choice. Food was excellent as was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun vibrant spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great local spot with plenty of food options. We tried a number of entrees and all were wonderful including the bacon wrapped meatloaf, the fried rice, and the burger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Drinks were great, service was bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Drinks were great but the service was awful. Food was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasn't blown away, but good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My experience was good. My biggest issue was that my food was not hot enough. It was somewhat warm. The flavor was good though. Our servers did a great job. As for the atmosphere, it was a little warm. At times, I could feel the air come on and cool things off. I was also disappointed that they didn't have a small complimentary dessert to celebrate my friend's birthday. The waitress brought over a lighted candle on a saucer. That was a first. So, it was a good experience overall, but I wasn't blown away. For the money, I would want to be impressed with everything. It was not an experience that made me want to rush back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really hot and sweaty
    hatetobehot
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    the s Carolina menu was very good we didn't know we were also going to experience s Carolina weather. it was unbelievable hot because the AC was not working. No one in Tucson wants to go out for a nice meal and have the AC down in the middle of summer. Please people let us know before we get in and order drinks that of dining experience is going to be miserable and get your AC fixed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Happy Hour!
    Dmblonde622
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I went to Downtown Kitchen for the happy hour menu/drinks from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The house wine is $5.00, and it was nice and light for summer. We shared 4 appetizers. Calamari (fantastic, we were surprised at the amount of calamari) - in a Thai style sauce with ginger, peanuts, calamari, dressed in greens. Hamburger - good value for the money. French fries - mole sauce, pulled pork, oaxacan cheese - yum! Green papaya salad - delicious with Asian flavors. Brittany, our bartender, was very attentive and we were pleased with the service. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    dacactuskid
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Fresh ingredients, great menu and wonderful service. Don't miss this place! We wil keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Janos ~ enough said...
    Live2eat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have a James Beard award winner in downtown ~ what more could we want? It's beyond delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly a great meal
    Wild4stella
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The Patron margarita cocktail was Limey & delicious. The She crab soup was extraordinary - creamy & enhanced with lump crabmeat. Dipping the crunchy warm bread in made it great. I had the calamari appetizer which was disappointing, as the calamari was not crunchy as stated & also not hot. Should have been flash fried last & added on top with the patron mixing it together. The service was wonderful - our server was celebratory & wanted us to enjoy ourselves. I will certainly dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Original Food
    SotoPerez2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Was the first time here and we went to celebrate our Anniversary, really good food (different) we love love the dessert. Really nice place and hope we can come back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This place is beautiful and I do mean stunning! Love the atmosphere I have been here once before however my coworkers and I decided to come eat dinner here to have a meeting. Plus, they had never been and we had a Groupon so they could check it out we got the $60 off of our bill. Let me break it down, beautiful place however I personally do not feel that it is worth the price.We had an appetizer of Calamari now I will say that was the best part of our meal! The calamari was pretty amazing!! :)I had the half ceaser salad and that was a joke 3 lettuce leaves, 3 croutons, and parmesan...let me just say our bill was still $200 and none of us left satisfied. The entrees were okay but none of us were in love with our food. Nice ambiance
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Evening
    DTx2
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We always enjoy Downtown Kitchen, our anniversary was this last week so here we were again. The food was awesome as usual. Our server Robyn was great and very knowledgeable and informative, very fun. We were stuffed, no room for dessert, great night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.