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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DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails reviews from OpenTable diners
160 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (107)special occasion (76)neighborhood gem (64)great for outdoor dining (51)vibrant bar scene (44)hot spot (42)romantic (41)good for groups (40)late-night find (27)notable wine list (22)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Seems like the chef is trying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/9/2010
    Seems like the chef is trying too hard; both the honey-glazed "Asian" duck and the pseudo-Moroccan lamb were too fussy and overpowered by the flavorings on the plate. For fans of Janos, stick with J-Bar or his eponymous flagship restaurant, where you can't go wrong.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our dinner experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/9/2010
    Our dinner experience was very enjoyable once we positioned ourselves out of the spot lights. The dinners offered were almost exotic and covered the meat eater's appetite as well as our fishatarian's needs. Kudos to Jano's for creativity. We were dismayed at the time it took to order drinks in an establishment using Cocktails in it's name. Then more time to have fresh drinks delivered.....way too long for us and maybe for Jano's bottom line. Our desert request for the B-day guest was noted and provided perfectly; our thanks to the staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good, I particularly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/8/2010
    Food was good, I particularly enjoyed the soup. Cocktail list was inventive and I really enjoyed the blueberry martini I had. Service was a little slow and at the end of our meal we felt rushed to leave to make it to the theatre. The ambiance was very noisy, hard to have a conversation with those at my table and the decore does not fit the building. Overall I thought it was nice but not fantastic, I will return as we have season tickets to ATC and it is the most convienent. Don't know I would go out of my way to go there otherwise.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • THE PORK ENTREE WAS A BIT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/5/2010
    THE PORK ENTREE WAS A BIT DRY AN PERHAPS OVERCOOKED. THE TROUT DISH WAS GOOD BUT COULD USE A BIT MORE PUNCH IN FLAVOR ANDA BIT BLAND. THE AFRICAN SQUASH(??) SOUP WAS EXCELLENT. GOOD WINE AND BEER. IT IS VERY NOISY WHEN FULL DUE TO THE HIGH CEILINGS, VERY DIFFICULT TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WHEN SITTING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM, EVEN THOUGH WE WERE AT AN END OF THE AISLE AND WE WERE ONLY A PARTY OF FOUR.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful that Janos Wilder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/5/2010
    Wonderful that Janos Wilder has opened this great restaurant in downtown Tucson. Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really fun cocktail list.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/4/2010
    Really fun cocktail list. Great eclectic menu - something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had been told by friends
    AZJSVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2010
    We had been told by friends that the new Janos restaurant was disappointing, so our expectations were low for our dinner. Somehow, the experience was even worse than we had heard - the food was uninspiring, my soup was cold, the server tried but the service was impersonal. We were seated near the door and asked to be moved since it was a cold and drafty night but there was no other table. The hostess tried to keep the door closed,but most people entering and leaving did not notice that the door was not self-closing, so there were many times it was left open until the hostess could run out and close it. All in all, not a dining experience worth repeating. We dine out a couple times/week but not here again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food wasn't quite as good
    agoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 11/27/2010
    The food wasn't quite as good as last time, but still enjoyable. The mussels were cold, but the calamari was very tasty, as were the mushrooms on griddled bread. My husband loved the trout w/ oysters and corn, but my duck leg was bland and paired with overly soy-sauced rice. I love the booths and banquettes. Next time I'll try the bar menu - Janos told me that his lamb tongue tacos are on it (and they're terrific, as I recall from his other restaurant).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A fabulous new addition to
    Eric55
    Dined on 11/27/2010
    A fabulous new addition to the downtown restaurant scene. Fabulous food at a reasonable price for Tucson gourmet. Congratulations to Janos
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Janos has another big hit
    Macotak
    Dined on 11/27/2010
    Janos has another big hit here. Food is excellent, Service is outstanding. The wine list is short but very well and carefully selected. Don't expect a quiet romantic spot (unless you can snag one of a handful of booths), however, this is an energetic spot. Perfect for before/after downtown events.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My dinner was excellent,my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/26/2010
    My dinner was excellent,my companion's was pretty good but not exceptional. We made the mistake of ordering dinner at the same time we ordered our drinks. Our salads came and a long time passed before we just couldn't stand it anymore and flagged someone down to get our drinks. The staff was very apologetic and all went well from then on. The front door opens into the restaurant and sends a flash of cold air (when it is chilly, which it was when we were dining)making the center area (were we were first seated) of the restaurant uncomfortable. We asked to be moved and were pleasantly accommodated. This design flaw could be easily addressed and solved. Tucson weather is usually quite pleasant, but door opening is still a distraction.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Need more vegetarian options,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/24/2010
    Need more vegetarian options, although we hugely appreciated the willingness of the kitchen to cobble together a plate of all the vegetables they were serving. Thx for your flexibility.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food with attention
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/24/2010
    Excellent food with attention to detail of presentation. Something for everyone on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • With the resurgence of celebrity
    InFromTucsonVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2010
    With the resurgence of celebrity chefs across the country doing high end burgers it was just a matter of time when it would show up from the premier chef in the southwest region. Unfortunately, it appears the meat was handled way too many times because it fell apart. The flavor and consistency was not balanced. The accompanying french fries were so ordinary and disappointing. The ahi tuna sandwich was placed on I believe a toasted English muffin that was difficult to cut, wrong selection of bread here. He's been open only a couple of weeks but more effort needs to be made to pull everything together.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Ahi entrée that I had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/21/2010
    The Ahi entrée that I had was not to my liking. Personally I don't think that Ahi goes with Middle Eastern spices (I am Middle Eastern, so I ought to know). I did, however try the beef that my husband was having and it was divine! Nobody does rare beef better than chef Janos! The service was lame at best. The staff was unprofessional and made several bad mistakes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise level to high to carry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/19/2010
    Noise level to high to carry on conversation. Prices of entrees comparable. It's the sides that are high. However I would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service was excellent!
    mab19VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2010
    The food and service was excellent! Tucson needs more evening-type restaurants. Theater goers like to dine and get to the symphony or opera or theater in a timely fashion. This place certainly fills the bill. The waitress inquired of our after-dinner plans--indeed we were going to the symphony. The menu is diverse--Two fried oysters atop my baked trout were the perfect birthday gift.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was simply wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/17/2010
    The food was simply wonderful - every single bite that we ate. The presentation was beautiful and the service excellent. The chocolate-jalapeno ice cream sunday was sinfully delicious....I would drive to Tucson again to repeat this meal and that decadent dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance, fair wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/13/2010
    Great ambiance, fair wine list. Calamari was great and my brick 1/2 chicken was good, but my husband had the hamburger and didn't like it - the addition of goose liver to the hamburger meat was a bit much.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food although service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/13/2010
    Great food although service was slow (maybe because they just opened).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was good - except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/12/2010
    Everything was good - except the food. Our waitress, Athena, was outstanding. Our pork sandwich was full of fat and had to be sent back. The rest of our order was ok but not great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely restaurant - what downtown
    annb
    Dined on 11/11/2010
    Lovely restaurant - what downtown Tucson needs. Exciting menu. I ordered chicken - for me beautifully prepared as I like it "just cooked", not "thoroughly cooked". If you are afraid of a little pink, then tell the waiter to leave it in the oven a bit longer. But it was tender, juicy and delicious. We had six at the table, four "foodies" and two Tucson seniors. The seniors found their dishes (calimari and a pasta dish) spicy, but good. The foodies loved everything. One note: if you are a bread eater - and the bread was good - just get more butter right away - only one small butter blob served initially. The cup of coffee after dinner (regular, with milk) was one of the best I've ever been served. Welcome, Janos!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just a little too noisy for
    jimmyc0409
    Dined on 11/10/2010
    Just a little too noisy for a nice quiet lunch, but great food and service. The Downtown Burger was fantastic and the vegetarian sandwich was excellent, as well. French fries could have been a little crispier for my taste, but that didn't keep us from eating them! Water was fabulous and glasses were kept full. Candace and her helper provided attentive, but not overbearing, service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location for business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2010
    Great location for business lunches and for eating downtown. Interesting, healthy, and delicious food. Great dinnerware and decor! Friendly, attentive, but not too much so, service. What one expects from a Janos restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was delish. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/5/2010
    Everything was delish. The burger was wonderful. The blue chips were good, if a trifle greasy. Maybe too many dishes with peanuts. The yummy chocolate bomb was stuffed with peanuts...not the kind of nut I would expect at a high-end restaurant, and less room for the mousse. The soup got rave reviews, but it, too had peanuts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Janos always has wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/3/2010
    Janos always has wonderful food and this was reasonably priced. However, the lighting level in the restaurant was too low, and the lights were dimmed even further at around 7:30 PM. It was impossible to read the menu because the font was tiny, too lightly printed and the room was too dark. The bill came, but the print was almost impossible to read. The waitstaff tried their best, but they should not have stations on both of the two levels of the restaurant at the same time. Communication between bussers and waitstaff was also an issue further contributing to delays and repeated requests for drinks, more bread, more water, etc. The restaurant has only been open for a few weeks, so hopefully the feedback will lead to improvements.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent, and
    agoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2010
    The food was excellent, and moderately priced. Don't miss the calamari - lightly breaded adn fried, with unusual and delicious condiments (mango, peanuts, etc.). The furniture was stylish and unusual - great comfy chairs! Service was very friendly, and it's nice to have another great place downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the beet salad!! Hope
    FrequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2010
    Love the beet salad!! Hope it stays on the menu a long time, although we know Janos is an adventurous and creative chef, sometimes changing the menus with the freshest ingredients of the seasons or the local growers. Our server, Athena, was great. This is by far, the best dinner spot downtown. Lunch must be fabulous too, (but I do also love Cafe 54 for lunch). Downtown Market is the most exciting restaurant to happen to downtown since Janos left the original location there. Welcome back!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another hit for Janos -- but
    RangerJaneVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2010
    Another hit for Janos -- but service was "spotty". Some staff are need more training. Took a long time to get our food and the busser was a little too anxious to remove our dishes after we ate.Food was outstanding --
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was delicious, flavorful.
    foodie57
    Dined on 10/28/2010
    Food was delicious, flavorful. We had to ask for bread well after the entree arrived. We were seated on the upper level next to a a very noisy group....we had difficulty hearing each other at a table of three. Wait staff were pleasant. Restaurant is a good addition to downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Valentine Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/27/2010
    You can't beat this combination of the culinary artistry of Janos, the ambiance of an old building converted elegant taste. Do not miss this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yesterday, I had a most outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/26/2010
    Yesterday, I had a most outstanding dining experience at Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails. The ahi sandwich is superb and the green papaya salad is a great riff on the original Thai version. The atmosphere is urban and chic. I can't wait to have dessert. Thanks Janos!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The one service problem was
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2010
    The one service problem was the very, very slow bar...but ut was only open one week. Also, I hope they add outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic