Dante's Fire Cocktails and Cuisine

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
"Dante's Fire, Cocktails & Cuisine has a simple philosophy - Food made from food. Executive Chef & Owner Ken Foy's vision of a scratch kitchen creating Fine Food For Everyone, even until 2 in the morning. We also believe that to be a great cocktail you must have fresh ingredients, proper technique, and above all it's got to be so good you'll want another.

We've created a fine food, casual atmosphere that caters to well, everyone. Start with our daily Happy Hour, enjoy live, local music on the weekends, and feel welcome to hang out all night long. "
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CB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for a not too pricey dinner and a great beverage selection.

RS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

MF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was delicious! Our wait person was perfect! Kind, knowledgeable, and very attentive. The room needing a bit of ambience, more cafe than dinner club. Portions were generous. Overall, we will come back next time for Happy Hour!

Dante's Fire Cocktails and Cuisine
Responded on September 8, 2019

We look forward to seeing you again! All the best -DF

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c
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The appetizers are really good. I love the jalapeño poppers, which are not fried, like some places. Also, our entrees were terrific. I had the lamb pasta dish, very tasty, done perfectly. My friend had seared ahi tuna which looked delicious. We began with Aperol spritz as a drink to liven up the taste buds and cool off from a hot day, and I later had a Chilean red wine that was very good, though they were out of the wine on their list that I had really wanted. The people working here are terrific, and we're always treated right. I only wish they had one dish that had neither noodles or bread or any carbs at all, other than what you get from vegetables. I'd also like to see the specialty cocktails include two or three options that are not at all sweet. But of course, the bartender will make you just about any drink you order. Happy hour options are very welcome!

AF
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dante's Fire and Cocktails was a delicious surprise! First, we arrived 1 hour early with a larger party than we made the reservation for. The host bent over backward to accommodate our group of six. The waiter was on top of things. He quickly pointed out the Happy Hour menu and made suggestions for appetizers. The tiger shrimp curry and escargot were first rate! Our group ordered and most of us ordered the mushroom burger. Each order was cooked to specifications and was so yummy! Just what the doctor ordered! My husbands steak was cooked just the way he likes it. He refused to share his brussel sprouts because they were so good! The prices were very reasonable considering the quality of the food. The menu is very creative. There seemed to be something for everyone to enjoy!

Dante's Fire Cocktails and Cuisine
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hey there, we're happy that you enjoyed yourselves with us. I love hearing stories such as this! There are also some people on our staff that I know would side with your husband about those brussels sprouts. =D We look forward to seeing you in the future! -DF

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OT
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I thought this would be a good place for Birthday or any special occasion. When booking, ofcourse I mentioned my girlfriend’s Birthday. However, when we got there we relized there was no reservation system what so ever in the restaurant (what’s the point of booking on Opentable?); for that reason we did mentioned that in front of our server. And, no response or wishes. As a result, I don’t think the fault belong to the restaurant, i just think we chose a wrong place to celebrate something special.

l
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a pleasure to try items on their new menu. The Potato Pierogis were flavorful, light and a great starter. The Seared Sesame Ahi Tuna was wonderful with unique sides. The Chorizo Sliders and Pappardelle Diablo consisted choices. Kimberley, our server, was friendly and professional. She kept Dinner an enjoyable experience. The cocktails are always the best. Great job!

LS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been going to this restaurant for quite some time now, and it is always good. However, this last time I went it was so hot in there, and when you live in the desert AC is a must. I don't ever remember it being so hot in there before, so not 100% sure why it was so warm, but it was. Either way, I love their "sexy grilled cheese ", and as always it was on point!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good cocktails, great food and amazing service.

DL
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kimberly and Chef Ken are fabulous hosts with excellent cocktails wine and food. Very reasonably priced

KM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've only had a chance to visit Dante's Fire once about a year ago. I've recommended it to several people, it's absolutely outstanding. The food is exceptional, the service is exceptional and the prices are reasonable. This was my second visit and it didn't disappoint, my only regret was not having room for dessert. If your looking for something different it's definitely worth checking out!

TC
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

The service at Dante's is top notch! From the moment we entered until we were out the door they made sure we felt appreciated. The drinks were very good, I had the Pineapple Margarita and loved it's spicy flavor. The couple we were with loved their food. My husband and I don't normally frequent places with their cuisine but we ordered appetizers and liked them. If you like a little kick, order the jalapeno poppers, yum!!!!!

K
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

The food was interesting, tasty, and fairly priced and the service was excellent, but for a place called Dante's Fire I was expecting more ambience. Red and black walls, with at least three different types of lighting (never thought I'd see an over lit restaurant) that do not complement one another (track lighting from the bar shone in my husbands face at our table) was disappointing, but for the food and service we'll eat there again!

AP
Tucson
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Great place for Happy Hour. Great Chorizo Sliders and Fish Tacos. Needs a way to absorb sound. It is too noisy.

JS
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been there several times and have never been disappointed. Don't let the outside deter you, the food is fantastic.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good and different food. Cocktails choices were unique! Small restaurant and very crowded so the noise level was high.

A
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Their menu seemed to be in transition so several items were not available but the food is always very good and the service, while not abundant, was very friendly and accommodating.

BN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The place is nothing to look at and the ambiance is non-existent. The service is friendly and helpful and the food was so much better than I was expecting. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. We were visiting so we won't be going back any time soon but the next time I am in Tucson I will definitely make a point to have dinner there.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed appetizers and a couple drinks leading into a surprise birthday party for her in the back room. The entire staff was awesome and accommodating - extremely responsive and helpful. The hors d’oeuvres recommendations were spot-on and their responsiveness in a pivot in beverage provisions was greatly appreciated (we had high demands for their outstanding specialty drinks which weren’t originally included in our preset menu offerings for our guests). Everything from staff, food and beverage quality, communication and value were truly amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Good spot. Not enough experience for making a judgement on the food, but it seemed good for what I had and others I was with. They were out of a specific item I wanted to try. Drink pours were good.

MB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I'm a small party of two, with the intentions of an intimate dinner bursting with conversion, Dante's Fire provided the perfect atmosphere and noise level at 930 pm on a Tuesday. The food was perfect - and nothing less was expected. Escargot was perfectly seasoned, earthy, and bold. Dill salmon paired with the accompaniments -- divine. Drinks were on the stronger side, taking from their overall blend of alcohols and mix ins. Service was good, though not what I would call exceptional; but I digress, my standards are high after over a decade in the industry in management and serving. Overall, the time and day selected to dine were perfect for our purpose.

v
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dante's Fire was very enjoyable. Our server, Thea, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Both the food menu and the cocktails were cleverly titled and well described. The Thai Curry Chicken and Chicken Marsala were outstanding. My only complaint is that many of the menu items included chorizo and other very spicy ingredients. We'll definitely return.

JL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were excellent! It can get a little loud for the space. That won’t keep me from going back, though! 😋

PT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great. Hopefully they will move or open another restaurant on the Northwest side. Parking situation is not good.

OT
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dante’s Fire was outstanding. We had jalapeño poppers as an appetizer, the presentation was picture worthy and they melted in our mouths. Then there was the Tour De Pork, also picture worthy. What an experience for our taste buds. My wife couldn’t stop raving about the Passion Fruit Mousse. Dante’s Fire is at the top of the list of pleasurable dining experiences in Tucson.

S
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Food was bland. The decor was fair. The blinds on the windows had not been cleaned in quite some time.

Service was fine

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place..always happy with meal. Could use a little sprucing up, but that’s part of the restaurants comfort. Ladies room was a mess.

OT
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

EC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have always loved Dante's and returned for many dinners there, but this time was particularly delicious! The set menus change with each event, and this year's set was superb. I really loved the Lamb Tartare as an amuse-bouche. The service was excellent, too; everything came out super fast and our server was very friendly and accommodating for all our needs. I would highly recommend Dante's to anyone and everyone!

b
Tucson
110 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to go and bring friends. The food and service is A # 1. Try the Clam Chowder, it's the best.

JD
Tucson
19 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I love the quirkiness of Dantes Fire and the service was very good. We enjoyed the speciality cocktails but the food was just so-so. My friend had the fish tacos which were bland and I ordered the appetizer chorizo sliders that tasted pretty good but were slightly overcooked. The buns, however were dry and the second one was hard as rock - I couldn’t even attempt to eat it. Really liked the bread and flavored butters that came out before hand though.

SD
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

As other people stated, the service was very slow. It was a Saturday night and it took 10 minutes to seat us. The menu is good and to the point. The drinks were very good. Our waitress seemed very distracted and preoccupied. For the value of the meal, we should have had better service. I would only eat there again during happy hour or non-busy nights. They probably can Afford to hire a table buser who also delivers the food. This would cut down on the long wait times.

M
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner and service. Thursday is 1/2 priced bottle of wine night

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

NOISY. VERY GOOD WAITER.

MD
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and cocktails. New staff netted S-L-O-W service.

LM
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Too sad! Hadn't been to DF in a very long time now I remember why... food was disappointing. I ordered a burger and asked for it to be medium rare. I asked for 3 items to be on the side. I asked the server if the cheese was melted on the burger before I ordered because if not I did not want cheese. Before our server left to put in our order I reminded her that the most important thing is that the burger be medium rare. My burger came with everything on the side including the cheese slice. The burger was on a plate the bun was on a separate plate and the 3 items I had asked for on the side... there were on another plate but there were only 2 of the 3. The server said that I could build my own burger. Ah no! The burger was well done, as in not medium rare. The cheese was a cold slice of provolone not oaxaca cheese as described on the menu. Needless to say I sent it back. My friend had the Chicken Marsala. The presentation was beautiful but the Truffle risotto and the chicken was cold. The portion was huge, 3 boneless breasts. My burger returned and it was cooked correctly with melted cheese and all 3 items on the side. We had to chase the server to get ketchup. The burger was ok, not the best in town but good meat. The fries were shoestring with seasoning and maybe garlic aioli. Our server did ask us as some point if we needed anything and at the time we did not, however she never came back until time to consider dessert and thus we had no beverage refills. The server asked if we'd like dessert and dropped off the dessert menu. When she came back to take our order we asked for the salted caramel cheesecake, and we were told "oh sorry we don't have that one tonight". It would have been nice if we had been told that so not to have our hopes dashed. So we did not get dessert. We had told our server when ordering that we wanted separate checks... she did not remember... Our server was a nice person and she tried hard but it just was not a great dining experience.

T
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service. The Three Tacos entree was too small, although the price was right. There should be 5 or 6 tacos to make a decent meal, or 2-3 for an appetizer. Kind of bland also. I didn't want to ruin the subtle flavor by dousing it with Cholula sauce.

V
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is usually outstanding and 3 of our 4 appetizers, which we shared as our meals, were wonderful. Sadly, the escargot were rubbery and bland. This is the first time I have had anything that was a bit below par. I love Dante’s and will be back, and I love escargot - please make them better next time! Thanks!

j
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

for a new years eve prix fixe 4 course meal the choices were outstanding as was the presentation and the quality of the food.....and for the price quit unbelievable....a+ all the way around

RC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have driven by many times. Finally, decided to have dinner before a show in Downtown on New Years Eve. Did not realize it offered a Price Fix Menu that night. Multiple options in three categories. We ordered different selections. Presentation, taste, and appropriate portions exceeded expectation. Lamb better than NZ and Oz, tri-tip cooked to medium rare perfection, trout moist and full of flavor, chocolate raspberry cake fresh but not sweet.
Will be returning very soon.

Dante's Fire Cocktails and Cuisine
Responded on January 7, 2019

We're really glad that you enjoyed your experience! We definitely look forward to seeing you return!

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