Janos
Janos
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Janos

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.janos.com/
  • Phone: (520) 615-6100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 9:00pm. Friday - Saturday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, French
  • Executive Chef: Janos Wilder
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining spaces for 12 to 120 guests include our intimate and stunning Wine Room, the elegant Room and the semi-private Upper Dining Room. Spectacular receptions can be held on our terrace which showcases panoramic views of the entire city below. Corporate and social events feature custom designed menus and are individually tailored for each of our customers.
  • Private Party Contact: Catering Assistant 5206156100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Via Palomita
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Janos
Inspired by an array of local growers and using ingredients that have been cultivated in this region for the past 2000 years, James Beard Award recipient Janos Wilder creates beautiful dishes bursting with the flavor of the territory. Much of the fresh seafood and shrimp come from the Sea of Cortez with other items flown from around the globe. Veal, pork, lamb, beef and game are treated with innovative preparations which emphasize the nuance and subtlety of French technique and the dynamic flavors of the chiles, corn and herbs from the region. Dramatic presentations make the food as visually compelling as it is delicious.
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Janos reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Janos will be missed
    VandraVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    After 30 astounding years, Janos closed its doors. We were lucky enough to eat there its final evening, and as usual, the service and food were delectable. This was the last restaurant in Tucson that provided thorough old-school service, where any whim and detail was efficiently addressed with the utmost skill. The owner chef, Janos Wilder, still runs a fantastic restaurant in the downtown area called, appropriately enough, Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails. That is now where you'll find us sipping a culinary cocktail and savoring deftly prepared food with unique ingredients.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Sorry tosee Janos close.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Sorry tosee Janos close. The reastruant will be missed. ALWAYS excellent food and service. A bit expensive.
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  • Outstanding all around. It
    KLRDMDVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    Outstanding all around. It is too bad they're closing forever this week :-(
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Excellent food and wine and
    2winosVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2012
    Excellent food and wine and service as always. Sorry to see Janos close. We've had many fine meals here over the years.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • as Janos is closing in 2 weeks,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    as Janos is closing in 2 weeks, the wait staff seemed to be disinterested, one of our courses was skipped, and the room was very hot. It was definitely not the experience we were hoping for.
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  • The food was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    The food was excellent. The service was above and beyond. We had a Mother's Day that my wife will remember forever.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food. AC in restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Excellent food. AC in restaurant was not sufficient which made dining unpleasant.
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    fit for foodies
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  • First time visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    First visit to Janos... enjoyed it very much. The staff was excellent, the food even better than I expected.
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  • Overall, we were disappointed
    BarbaraFVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2012
    Overall, we were disappointed and it was definitely not worth the extremely high prices. First,the current menu was not what I saw on website months ago when I made the reservation. Turns out they change menu monthly. But there was very little our party of 8 could choose from on the current menu as we don't eat pork or shellfish. Would not have chosen this place if I had seen the current menu. Secondly, service (or kitchen) was extremely slow! We were one of the first tables to arrive at 7:00 pm and almost the last to finish at 10:00. And there were larger parties than ours that night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Janos will be closing its
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2012
    Janos will be closing its doors forever on May 26, which is a great tragedy. I regarded Janos as my culinary home in the world: I would return there every year for the New Year's Eve dinner, returning early from Europe, just so as not to miss the dinner. I have also taken all of the members of my immediate family there, who live abroad, as well as my close friends, my godson, and anyone else who has an appreciation for fine dining, or whom I wanted to experience just how exceptional restaurant service can be. Janos will be dearly missed... Shame on the Westin La Paloma for allowing such a culinary institution to leave its property after 30 exceptional years.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Everything was good - not
    Paradiseknife
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Everything was good - not great. Only one server taking care of the entire restaurant. They may be resting of awards of the past without staying fresh and inventive.
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  • Great food, but they are closing
    AribVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    Great food and service. But they are closing so deserted and very few diners..
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Expensive but worth it. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/30/2012
    Expensive but worth it. Food and service were great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was outstanding,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2012
    The food was outstanding, the menu choices were inventive, artistic and diverse - the service was very helpful, friendly and accommodating to our requests and questions. Do not let the close proximity to a hotel be a deterrent - we feel the hotel is benefiting from such a delicious and artistic menu being so close.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Janos Swan Song
    RoadWarriorAZVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    Had to make one more trip to Janos before it closes on May 26, 2012. Visited with my budding foodie 11 year old son, and we had exceptional service and a wonderful meal. I will miss this restaurant but look forward to Janos Wilder's next venture!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Janos dining is always a treat.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Janos dining is always a treat. Its elegant blending of tastes and beautiful presentation is always exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It did not seem like they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    It did not seem like they had enough help the evening we dined there. They were quick to fill the water glasses upon arrival and during the meal, but it took about 15 min. to get our server to take our food order, take our first drink order, get a red wine book to peruse, and del. our bread basket which he did all at once. It seemed like he felt he needed to do all of the above at once in case he did not make it back ever again! And he did not check back much after that!
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  • Most enjoyable dinner at Janos.
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Most enjoyable dinner at Janos. Had not been in a few years, but found it to be better...the true test of a fine dining establishment. The food was very fresh and creative...really recommend the prix fixe menu, which showcases the evening's offerings. Service was very professional, but also fun and responsive. All in all, Janos is still at or near the top in Tucson.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fabulous tasting menu
    KelbyVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    Janos has consistently thrilled us with its wonderful food! We again did the Ten Terrific Tastes and were so pleased! Presentation of the food is always a treat, too. Pricey? Yes. Formal? Not really. You'd feel comfortable in a long dress or a polo shirt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Our favorite restaurant in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Our favorite restaurant in Tucson. Food is unique, beautiful presentations and always very good. Wine list is notable.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    one word-fabulous! Every year when we travel to Tucson, we always dine at Janos. Food is always beautiful and delicious. Service is exceptional! Those margaritas are to die for! See you next year.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Janos had oe of the best tasting
    lorciofanVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2012
    Janos had oe of the best tasting menus I have ever had. The flavors were excellent and the dishes were beautifully presented. The wait staff was very accomodating in describing the various selections so that we could make the best choices.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food pairings with wine
    winefood
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    The food pairings with wine are apparently the way to go. The food courses were quite interesting and well executed. However, the wines selected for the courses were of lower quality/distinction and not always befitting the level of the product on the plate. Finally, the actual wine pours were low in volume compared to many other fine dining experiences, but in this location for the above reason, this was not offensive.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Great restaurant for a culinary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    Great restaurant for a culinary adventure! My wife and I had the tasting sampler and it was Awsome! Service was excellent, felt like 4 people were attending to our desires. If you want a gourmet experience while in Tucson, this is the place.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The food was OK, not really
    theaterchic
    Dined on 3/26/2012
    The food was OK, not really what we expected. I'd have to say the menu was almost gimmicky - lobster with vanilla???
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  • Cutting-edge cuisine
    VandraVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    Over then years, Janos has remained one of the top restaurants in Tucson. The very hands-on chef/owner consistently is nominated for local national awards. His foods boast complex layers of flavors, and he concocts combinations that only a supremely talented chef can create. Order the "10 Tastes" - your senses will be titillated and your stomach satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Spectacular presentation but
    RecEaterVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    Spectacular presentation but for a high end restaurant, the flavors were disappointing. Perhaps we caught them on an off night. Management could not have been nicer when they noticed that we were not completing our meal.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Executive chef Janos and chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    Executive chef Janos and chef de cuisine Devin do a masterful job with the menu. We did the tasting menu and it was brilliant! Highly recommend it.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Excellent food, attentive
    Kate
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    Excellent food, attentive service, and a personal greeting from Janos. A very memorable evening.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Superb food, fascinatingly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2012
    Superb food, fascinatingly different from traditional offerings, served in elegant setting by extraordarily professional and attentive staff. A gem!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • A visit to Janos is a must
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/27/2012
    A visit to Janos is a must for any serious foodie when in Arizona. We visit from the U.K.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Great dining experience; OpenTable
    Auggie
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    Great dining experience; OpenTable is a quick and easy way to reserve a table at your favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent food, great waitstaff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2012
    Excellent food, great waitstaff who were attentive without being overly so. Great ambiance, quiet enough to be able to carry on a pleasant conversation. Outstanding wine list.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    I was given a $100 gift certificate and I have to say that even with what I paid, my family was disappointed. The food was just 'ok' and VERY overpriced relative to the market (we have had better in Seattle at much cheaper prices). The service was VERY good and should be recognized, but the overall value was very poor. I would not return. Also, the building architect should have been fired because there was no view from inside the restaurant; even though the place is perched on ridge with a spectacular setting over Tucson.
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  • My wife and I went to Janos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    My wife and I went to Janos with high hopes and were not disappointed. We are not usually 'fine dining' type people. As such, the trip to Janos was taken with a touch of trepidation. We both ordered the tasting menu and were very impressed. The service was quick, polite, and professional. We were offered a wine list and while neither of us got the wine, we were both impressed by the selection. The food came out in 4 courses of 3 dishes each. All were very well plated, well made, and great to eat. Even items we do not usually enjoy were fantastic. I do not like olives but the olive sorbet was a treat. My wife does not like mushrooms but the pork belly dish with mushrooms was her favorite. All in all we could not be happier.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Valentine's Day at Janos
    luv2doIndian
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Had a reservation for 7:30P on Valentines day; were seated within 15 minutes. Guests next to us complained of being "rushed". A fixed menu was being offered and their next course was brought out before they had finished course they were eating. When finally served, food was no longer hot. Although not rushed, our food was never hot, warm at best. I was disappointed with all four courses;e.g., tenderloin was tough, ribs (no bone?) were dry, appetizer was sooo skimpy, could have been complimentary. Only one of the courses had what I consider "right" quantity of food.
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  • Good Food, Not So Good Service
    Goodfood
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Went for Valentine's Day. There was a set 4-course menu (meat, fish or vegetarian). The food was very good. I was surprised that the service was not so good though. My husband was brought the wrong second course. The waiter could not remember what we had ordered for dessert (there were only 2 desserts). My ice tea glass sat empty for two courses. When it was finally taken away another it was not refilled for quite awhile. I expect more from Janos and for the $200 bill.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Had flowers delivered by the
    azwineguyVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Had flowers delivered by the restaurant and everything was as anticipated. Food excellent.
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  • Wonderful meal, we had the
    jenn
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Wonderful meal, we had the scallops and duck breast, lobster tail for appetizer. helpful sommelier.
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  • Janos is still hands down
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Janos is still hands down one of my favorite restaurants in the world. The food is imaginative and meticulously prepared, and the service is always impeccable. I can also highly recommend that wine pairings offered with the tasting menus. Thus far, I have yet to discover a more skilled sommelier.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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