Dante's Fire Cocktails and Cuisine

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174 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. 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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BN
San Francisco
2 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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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v
Chicago
21 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.

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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! 😋

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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.

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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.

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S
Phoenix
27 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

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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.

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

Wonderful as always!

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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!

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b
Tucson
104 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.

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JD
Tucson
17 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.

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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.

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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

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

NOISY. VERY GOOD WAITER.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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FH
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
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 30, 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 29, 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 27, 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
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 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 24, 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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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 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
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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

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OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 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 16, 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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b
Tucson
104 reviews
Dined on November 10, 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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V
Phoenix
4 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
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 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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