Maynards Market + Kitchen
Maynards Market + Kitchen

Maynards Market + Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.maynardstucson.com/
  • Phone: 5205450577x1
  • Hours of Operation:
    KITCHEN
    Brunch: Sunday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed for Dinner
    Dinner: Closed Mondays, Tuesday - Saturday: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Saturday 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    MARKET
    Sunday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Monday - Saturday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jared Scott
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our menus rotate to highlight select seasonal ingredients. We feature wine from our own market.
  • Private Party Facilities: Overlooking downtown Tucson with panoramic views of the mountains, the Drawing Room offers the perfect, private space for corporate or social events. We can accommodate groups of 15 to 50 with custom designed menus for any meal or occasion.

    The Drawing Room may also be rented in conjunction with the Plaza for indoor/outdoor occasions, or if you are expecting more than 50 guests.

    You may also wish to consider the beautiful Copper Hall across the street at the Hotel Congress to host your large gathering.

    Contact us for more information about reserving the Drawing Room.
  • Private Party Contact: Todd Hanley 5205450577x4104
  • Special Events: The Maynards Wine Club features monthly wine tastings and frequent wine dinners. Not only do members in the wine club receive outstanding offers on wines, but also discounts on wine tastings and dinners.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Avenue and Broadway Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is offered in a number of Downtown's parking garages and in our private lot located to the east of Maynards Kitchen. Valet parking is offered on Friday and Saturday nights and upon request for private functions.
A word from Maynards Market + Kitchen
Instantly transporting yet comfortably familiar, imagination and authenticity meld into the French-inspired American food at Maynards Kitchen. Described in the New York Times as "dark and handsome", and voted "Best Romantic Setting" by Tucson Weekly, Maynards Kitchen will consistently delight you with wonderful food & wine, its hip, spirited bar, and evocative, elegant atmosphere.

Downtown Tucson’s Historic East End is both a destination and a hub for those seeking the heart of urban Tucson.

Across the breezeway from Maynards Kitchen is Maynards Market, a fast-casual cafe concept serving "gourmet market cuisine" for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beautiful fresh baked pastries, a beer and wine counter, and local hand-scooped ice cream are highlights of the bright and airy eatery. With a large community table, outdoor seating on the spacious plaza, and free WiFi, Maynards Market is the perfect place to explore or relax with a latte, pastry, and your favorite read.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Maynards Market + Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)romantic (41)fit for foodies (39)notable wine list (27)neighborhood gem (24)great for outdoor dining (18)scenic view (16)great for brunch (16)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (7)good for groups (7)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Birthday Dinner
    TJV2000
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything from a unique cocktail, to a delicious dinner (halibut special), to a scrumptious dessert, to an attentive server was excellent. We have dined here before, but save it for special occasions since it is a rather long drive...but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aussie Wine Dinner
    lynn
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Innovative food well prepared. A heavy meal with the large piece of lamb as served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    cookie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My son's appetizer, dinner and dessert were delicious (PEI mussels, bouillabaise and chocolate bouchon w/ homemade vanilla ice cream). Mine were mediocre at best (heirloom tomato salad, lamb shank and crème brulee). The tomatoes were unripe and hard; the lamb shank was dry and tasteless and served with too much equally tasteless spaetzle. The crème brulee tasted like store bought vanilla pudding. Not worth the $125 price tag for dinner (excluding tip). For a restaurant with a large wine list, the choices for wine by the glass were poor. I do have to say, the service was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really Special Place
    Barb
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband, whose last name is Maynard, and I decided to celebrate our anniversary here. We love the ambience and the food. It is a little pricey, and a little far from our home but worth every penny and every mile! The Fish Special which happened to be arctic char was outstanding. The fish light and juicy, and the bed of vegetables, quinoa and fruit beneath complemented it perfectly. Chef Jared Scott is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    DTSTVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a memorable meal and will not hesitate to return and recommend to our friends. Thanks Maynard's for making it special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maynards Kitchen
    byrd
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    great happy hour. Great dinner and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • B-Day Brunch
    Sqirlpowr
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Decided to have brunch at Maynards after being told it would be a 1.5 hour wait for a table at The Cup. I've really enjoyed all my experiences here in the past and this time was no different. The menu has not changed much which is fine, but for some reason the red velvet pancakes disappeared. They were replaced with apricot pancakes, and stone fruit pancakes just don't do it for me. Settled with beignets to start=super delight. I ordered the steak frites because it was my b-day and I rarely have red meat. I wanted to eat like a king. The frites here are always good, thanks to double blanching. But my steak was mangled by a child with a knife and it actually made it out of the kitchen plated. Thankfully the chef replaced it. Service was Pro.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best cuisine in Tucson
    luvfood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Chef Jared has taken over Maynard with skills. Maynards continues to be the best place in town for foodies. WE love the tasting dinners and be surprised with excellent courses prepared with finesse.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time
    MadKaplan
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I've been to Maynards several times and it is always nice. The service is always excellent and the food is creative and well executed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner in Tucson downtown
    Catfish
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My Sister and I hadn't been in Tucson for over 15 years. We were delighted to find Maynards and had a very nice evening there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time at Maynard's
    SuesueVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were in Tuscon and tried Maynard's Kitchen. We had a wonderful meal and the service was excellent. Our steak tartar was prepared perfectly. Definitely are returning on our next trip.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ronin47
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Outstanding dining establishment: excellent filet and oysters, faultless martinis, choice wines and quality service staff. Location in a train depot lends an adventurous mood to the occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maynards Kitchen - History and Food
    hiddengem
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Maynards is one of my favorite restaurants in Tucson. The venue is unique, located in the historic Tucson Train Depot. The food is consistently very good and the service is excellent. The noise level can be a little high as the bar is located parallel to, and just a few feet from, the main dining area. On the positive side the bar and the noise level contribute to the energy of Maynards Kitchen.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    NYSDTUC
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Prices are reasonable. The place is amazing. The staff was wonderful. The fries were great. The NY steak was tough, chewy, too much connective tissue. Not going back unless I learn that the dishes have improved.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • $121 Wasted. Unbelievably bad food.
    DanH
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The Scrapple was so burnt it was black. No chef or waiter in their right mind would serve something like this. It was horrible. When we told the waiter he brought out a replacement dish one/fourth the portion as the burnt original on a small coffee saucer with no vegetable, no sauce, nothing... it was embarrassing and yet he delivered it to the table as if after being served burnt food, I'd somehow be delighted getting a joke on a saucer. Keep in mind this was a $24 dish. The Seafood Bouillabaisse... "edible" would best describe it. And the special of the night was clearly the restaurants way of dumping old fish on a customer so the garbage man would not have to carry it away the next day. It was awful. We lost $26 on that.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • P H
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Outstanding anniversary evening..great food, and service. Thank You!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kudos to the New Chef
    GourmetGhettoGoerVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our first time dining since they changed Executive Chefs, and Maynard's hasn't missed a beat! Everything was excellent from my cocktail (a refreshing, gin-based concoction called "The Cooler") to my appetizer (heirloom tomato soup) to my main (Fish of the Day, one of the best trout dishes I've ever had). All courses were creatively prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Maynards now has more competition downtown for our dining dollar, but based on this experience, it will definitely stay in the rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
    TucsonFoodie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I was honored (and very lucky) to dine here for my Birthday with my husband. I had nothing to do with the reservation because this was all done for me by surprise! We toured the train station and took some pictures before entering the charming restaurant. We chose our meals and they accommodated special requests. We did three courses - duck confit poutine topped with foie gras, (my husband had mushroom en croute), braised lamb, (my husband had rare seared salmon) and local goat cheese cheesecake with figs!!! I cannot believe this place exists in Tucson - I felt like I was in French Laundry in Napa. We will return again and again!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and Beyond
    FoodieFoSho
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I was excited to try the new summer menu at Maynards Kitchen, especially the Confit Duck Leg Salad (which was light and delicious). My guest and I enjoyed the intimate and educational experience and the visits by the Executive Chef himself. The staff was attentive and knowledgable and suggested excellent wine pairings. We will definitely be back for more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One hour for food to arrive
    Dane1
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Great food but all tables getting teally slow service. This was a tuesday evening reservation for five. One entre was served five minutes after the rest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A complete disaster
    DTSTVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    From the moment we were seated and our waiter began to read his notes. Then we ordered a bottle of wine - 15-20 minutes passed before our waiter appeared to tell us he could not find it. We then gave the waiter 2 more options and he appeared another 10 minutes later. Mind you, we had already order our salads and dinner when we ordered the wine. Mussels were order by 2 in or party. One of the dishes had 6 that never opened. Burger was ordered med and when served was med rare and bun cold. We had been seated 2 hrs. before any food appeared. The server was clearly never trained and over his head. We noted to managers in suits standing around. One finally appeared and after hearing our nightmare, gave us 30% off our bill and removed the burger
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but has some kinks
    Becca6
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Overall I enjoyed my food but there eere a couple of hiccups. My apricot pancakes started out great but when I got to the middle I found that they werent cooked through all the way. I told the waiter and he took them and broughte the veggie eggs benedict instead. They were great but I asked ahead of time what veggies were in it since I hate mushrooms and he listed them off not saying mushrooms, and sure enough they had mushrooms and no asparagus. My friends steak on her benedict was a little chewy. The champagne we ordered was out but we were given a nicer bottle for the same price which was quite nice. A fly bugged us the whole time which was probably the most annoying thing about the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique spot, great food
    Kimba58
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We've been to Maynards now for both dinner and brunch. Being that it's in the old train depot, we LOVE the ambience, and I enjoy dining outside to watch the trains go by, but be prepared for the noise of trains. The inside is charming and intimate, and the food has always been terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique in Tucson
    SilverCityVegan19
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Maynards offers a sophisticated, enjoyable dining experience. In the past couple of years, we have dined multiple times at Maynards, both inside the restaurant and outside on the spacious patio adjoining the passenger boarding area for the railroad. Each has an attractive ambience more typical of a New York bistro or a Paris sidewalk cafe, than southern Arizona. The menu will satisfy discerning palates, and includes a couple of appealing dishes for vegetarian or vegan requirements. Everyone we bring here is impressed by the food, the elegant setting, and the service. It's a great place to come with friends, or for a special romantic occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • UncleBob
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Ordered a martini. TWO DOLLARS extra for 3 blue cheese stuffed olives! For an already expensive drink, this was outrageous & soured the mood right at the beginning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Server was a little out of it, not sure if he was having an off night or what, but he seemed strange. Happy hour is awesome. The Niman ranch burger with a huge plate of fries for $7 is a sweet deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Knows good food
    1935SFred
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    For some reason service (kitchen??) was very slow on a Thurs. evening. Had 2 selections (starter & main) the starter was outstanding, the main which was a summer veg concoction - not very good. Learning experience!! Will we be back? You bet!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This is a really outstanding restaurant in which to dine. The food, service, and knowledge of the staff are on level with all the fine dinning experiences anywhere! I would highly recommend Maynards Market and Kitchen to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Weird Menu
    cupidshelper
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We saw the menu online and specifically chose this place for the French Soup. It was on the menu. The day we went, we were told it had been taken off the menu. Same with the grapefruit. The waiter didn't know it was on the menu until we pointed it out. Then he returned to tell us it was not on the "new menu"either. Pretty disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was great and the server was pleasant. However, the a damper was put on the celebration when the hostess neglected to offer to speak to management when another table was requested and there were open tables available. We were seated at a four top in the far back corner without a view and my father requested another four top (there were at least four empty tables available) but was told they were reserved (we too had a reservation). It wasn't so much that we were not able to move, but the hostess didn't even offer to "see what she could do" and appeared to ignore that my father was not happy with the table and appeared that she didn't care. And, there was a 4 top that remained empty. The situation was handled poorly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing dinner
    MothersDayFiasco
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a fantastic nice quiet dinner, our reservation was at 6pm on a Saturday. Liked the valet parking. We had a couple of appetizers that were fantastic, the mushroom one everyone thought made the meal. The filet you could cut with a fork, I had some seafood with fresh veggies. Desserts were spot on also. Yes, a little pricey, especially drinks. It is a limited menu for sure as far as the main courses are concerned. Will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find (we are slow)
    1935SFred
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Well worth the drive from Oro Valley, matter of fact, we have reservations for the next 3 weeks. We want to try other items on the menu. However, one item that will not change for me is Steak Tatare, it is wonderful!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    PicachoPete
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We first discovered Maynards when we were faced with a long wait at the Hotel Congress across the street. Our Mother's Day prix fixe meal was wonderful. As always the chef was able to accommodate my vegetarian practice with aplomb. Because of a call made regarding our reservation, the manager knew who we were when my wife arrived. Excellent, attentive and personal service - a real plus! We recommend Maynards without reservation and will return for special occasions again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    Snoopy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Outstanding and diverse servings, beautifully proportioned and presented with some out of the ordinary tastes
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair the first time, but yuck time2
    DanH
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our first visit was fair, but upon our next visit… it was horrible. Absolutely horrible. Read my other review. NOT RECOMMENDED.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 425 reviews are from the Maynards Market + Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Fabulous lamb shank!
    DianeTucson
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We were seated promptly at our reservation time. The server brought us cocktails. We watched an Amtrak passenger train arrive outside. We ordered the scallops and the lamb shank. Both were beautifully presented and delicious. It was a lovely dinner.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Midweek Treat
    PASTucson
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    An early dinner with a friend led us to a light evening meal with tastings of the appetizer menu, cocktails and wine. Service was good and the manager stopped by to say hello. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My brunch was delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    however, two of my companions wished they had more hollindaise sauce on their pork belly eggs benedict. Also, we chose to eat outdoors because we like the trains, but the inside looked very inviting too. Our server was very congenial and prompt. They have a good brunch menu. Since this was my first time at Maynards, that is all I can comment about. All in all a very nice experience. I will try it for dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere, over priced food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Very quaint setting. Nice lighting. Fairly good service. The food was definitely not of the quality to match the price. The cocktails were good, but again, over priced.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We liked everything but the chairs
    alwaysopen99
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Ate outside. Loved the ambiance, food was terrific, young waiter was very nice, informative and attentive. A memorable evening of dining. Our only complaint is the chairs: they are excruciating to sit on more than 15 minutes. Cushions would be highly recommended. Either that, or better chairs.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.