Dante's Fire Cocktails and Cuisine

4.3
151 reviews
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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. On the other side GM & Owner Jon Tuck believes 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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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 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.

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RC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
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.

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j
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
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

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FH
Tucson
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

New Years eve they had a fixed price menu of 4 courses. Food was very good and the service was great.

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DB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food! Great service! Love this place! Will go again!

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BT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Clam chowder was excellent! Enjoyed the waiter-good service!

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Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

First time to try this restaurant. Our daughter who lives in Tucson knew about the restaurant and its reputation but had not tried it. We were not disappointed. Menu options were interesting and varied. Prices very reasonable. Enjoyable evening and meal.

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AZ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

Food and service great, ambiance awful — like a battle weary bar overly lite. But food was A+.

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a
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

After seeing good reviews, we decided to try Dante's Fire on Christmas Eve. I had a burger (delish!), my son had mussels (he enjoyed) and the other 3 in the party ordered the fish tacos. The burger and mussel portions were great! The fish tacos were appetizer sized portions with no sides. When I questioned the waitress just to make sure we got the dinner order, she snapped "yes they are" and left. There was only one overwhelmed server, and I was prepared to overlook the service until that response. All in all, the meal was definitely not worth the $75 dollar bill.

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S
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

We weren't ask to come in sit at bar till our table was ready.They ask us to go outside for 7 min..The Waitress was preoccupied with her personal life.We had to wait almost 45 min to get our bill taken care of.It was a very uncomfortable experience..
No reason to go back..

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed Dante’s Fire
The food listed on the website did not reflect the actual offerings on the menu- we were surprised to find foie gras and oysters Rockefeller which we ordered. Both were outstanding!!! The server suggested we have the s’mores with flambé gram cracker ice cream very delicious
We enjoyed everything & will come back we live in vail,az its worth the drive
Doreen & tom valenza

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CH
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Absolutely horrible! Would never return or recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We dine at Dante’s several times a year and have never been disappointed. The cocktails and entrees are always delicious and well proportioned; just the right amount. The service is excellent. I particularly like the friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants we’ve been to in Tucson. Just discovered it and it will become a new regular for us. Food was fabulous and service was great. So glad it was recommended to us.

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Tucson
95 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We been here many times, always great food and service. You have to try the Clam Chowder, it is served with the clams in an open shell. You cannot get it any fresher unless you are on the ocean. All the food is great, the staff is very friendly and want to make your dinner special. Big thanks to the Cook.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The place is great. We came back a second week in a row to enjoy it, and afterwards I called and spoke with the owner to express the sentiment.
We told him of the things we loved about the place, giving him the most sincere and honest feedback possible.

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J
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary here last night and enjoyed everything immensely. We decided to split the clam chowder as an appetizer. I told the waiter that I was from New England and thought this version was freaking amazing! Unusual to have clams in the shells but they were fresh and delicious. For entrees, my wife had the lobster cannelloni and I had the duck. Both dishes were excellent. Both cocktails (slow yer roll and a satisfied woman) we tried were also great.

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V
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkable recipes, presented in an artistic fashion.
Signature cocktails with a special flare.
Deserts that are custom created... all ingredients made on the premises.
The service was remarkable to say the least.
A must for those with a sophisticated palate.

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l
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My go-to place for excellent food at reasonable prices in an informal environment

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BB
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Dante's Fire! It had been way too long since our last visit for no particular reason and I'd forgotten how much I love this place! If you like tasty, creative food and hand crafted cocktails in an unpretentious, comfortable environment, this place is for you! I never know what to order because I want to order everything. This time we narrowed it down to Chicken Marsala for my husband and a dish with foie gras and mushroom risotto for me. Absolutely delicious! We won't wait so long to go back...I need to work my way through their seasonally changing menu!

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

My wife loved her Salmon. I chose badly as is my tendency and had the Lobster Canalones with mushroom thermador. I'm normally ambivalent to mushroom, but these were very strong tasting and overwhelmed the lobster to the point that I could not taste any lobster, if indeed it was there.
On a previous visit I had the Thai shrimp which was excellent.
Service was not overly attentive, which is how I like it.
The noise level is very high in this restaurant. Fortunately, we were able to get a seat in the back where the sound level was acceptable.

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great burger and amazing service, price was even better on Thursday burger night

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JD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

My wife and I ordered Fish Tacos.
They were TO Small! Our waiter, I believe Jeff was his name, was the best part of the evening.

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PW
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All entrees sampled by our group were delicious. The cocktails were creative and tasty.

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OT
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was fabulous! They make their own pasta and it is a highlight. Our waiter was friendly attentive and showed up when needed

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. And so was the service. Very friendly staff.

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DB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time we have gone there! Outstanding food and outstanding service! Would highly recommend!

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J
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food and creative cocktails! Tried escargot for the 1st time and it was delicious!!

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l
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful, friendly, spot with excellent food, some small plates and good service. Prices are excellent value.

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PC
Tahoe
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The creative dishes always bring me back. For my two friends, this was their first visit. They were impressed with the great flavors.

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E
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing from the mixed green salad with orange vinaigrette to the Mussels to the Wine!

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A
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

I had heard good things about Dante's Fire so I made a reservation the day we wanted to go. When we arrived they said they didn't honor reservations if they were made before they opened that day so we waited for 30-40 minutes for a table. Once we sat, the service was terrible. They were obviously short staffed and and it look a ridiculous amount of time to even get water. When the food finally arrived, one of my friends ordered the foie gras, a rather expensive dish. It looked like leather and the portion was only about 1 in x 2 in in size. The rest of the food we ordered was very good. On top of the terrible service, the restaurant was HOT. Like SO INCREDIBLY HOT. At least it lived up to its name.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and signature cocktails. Perfect for a casual night out.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Everything was great -we had an air vent near us which made us a little cold but very cool vibe otherwise. I was there with my 17 year old -I could see it as a cool place to meet friends.

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TD
Tucson
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Dante's Fire was great - thank you for making Mother's Day special!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Like the menu, food quality exceeds our initial expectation. Service is acceptable; but not strong point. Drink service seems slow at dining tables. Love the food and excellent price/value relationship.

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My family went there for Mother's Day. The food was all delicious. The only drawback was the blackened catfish was very salty, but had good flavor. The bottomless mimosas were a lovely touch. I was very pleased with the food and the wait staff were amazingly attentive without being intrusive. Well worth the visit.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Great service

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TC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's nice to go to a place where the staff is so knowledgeable and on top of everything!

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S
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiter was very helpful and attentive . Liked the variety of food choices

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