DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
Great service, food, and ambiance. A consistent winner since opening. I think moving was the best thing to happen to Janos, and, by extension, his customers.
Perfect service and delicious innovative food
Honestly speaking the food was plain good, nothing extraordinary and kind of expensive considering the whole experience.
We didn’t use our reservation. We sat outside
Perfect spot in downtown Tucson. Owner was great to us. Service A+. Food was spectacular. Highly recommend
Both of us had a spectacular meal...great tastes blended together with the meal and sides.
We love the eclectic menu options-ours were delicious. We had Steak and mussels.
Eating outside is quieter than inside if the weather is nice.
It has a well established friendly feel to it. Once you’ve been, when you come back it feels like an old friend.
cute and fun place to drink and eat! Parking was a bummer, and we drove by twice could not find a sign. But will return and enjoy the food, drinks and service.
We ate outside, so it was a little noisy. Food and cocktails were both fantastic, especially the lamb shank.
Always great cocktails and ever-changing, unique Janos menus. Always delicious. We look forward to seeing what great new ideas he's come up with. Over all a very nice dining experience.
We all enjoyed our meal. Flavors were great especially the Garlic, Mushroom bread appetizer, YUMMY
Always enjoy it here. Food is good and creative. Staff is good.
Six of us sat on the patio (sidewalk) and had a completely satisfactory experience. The mushroom appetizer was incredible. The cheese plate was modest but good. The calamari was solidly average. The main courses carried the meal. Lamb, steak and fall confit all earned high marks. Although I give them only four stars, they likely are as good as it gets in Tucson.
The staff was friendly, informed about the food and helpful
Awesome, and different, and locally-focused (verdolagas for example, this time) as always. Great service as well, as always.
We were there on Sunday for an early 6:30 dinner. The restaurant was already out of Cod, Lamb and Rib Steak. Didn't leave a lot of choices. Very disappointed!
As always, fantastic food
Interesting combination of ingredients and seasonings for delicious meals. Very good service, and the bartender makes a fantastic martini.
The only negative would be how long it took to get our Bill's processed, but then maybe I am only being nit picky.
The food was delicious, with creative flavors and beautiful presentations.
Great experience and food was great! In from Pittsburgh and stumbled upon. Very pleased and would go again.
Food is always great there. Have been a number of times.
Food and service were amazing!
Awesome! Go now, don't wait! If you can't make it for the last day of the Sonoran Restaurant Week menu, ask for some of the items individually - you won't be disappointed! The Gazpacho was a delicious surprise.
My wife and I are frequent dine several times a year at Downtown and we almost always have a great time. Great ambiance and an eclectic menu and normally outstanding service make this one of our favorite restaurants. This latest visit was almost ruined however, by slow and unresponsive wait staff.
On arrival we were seated immediately and had water brought to the table quickly. It then took almost 20 minutes to see our server! We dined early and the restaurant wasn't busy, so this was quite a puzzle to us. We tried to inform one of the hostesses of our problem, but she just smiled and said "OK" and then want to the front of the restaurant (clearly visible from our table) and did nothing to track down our server. Eventually another hostess (or perhaps floor manager?) got our service started and everything was fine from there.
The food was excellent as always and featured a mix of familiar and exotic ingredients prepared in unexpected combinations; a truly fantastic flavor profile! My wife ordered a salmon dish that resembled of all things a deconstructed sushi roll. I ordered the lamb with piquillo peppers, potatoes, and picked peaches. Both were wonderful! And if you go, make sure to try the calamari--the best I've ever had anywhere in the world!
Despite the small hiccup on the service (everyone can have an off night from time to time), Downtown remains a favorite and a place we recommend without hesitation!
The cucumber melon gazpacho was intoxicating. I could have consumed a gallon.chef Janos was charming qhen he stopped by our table. I enjoy DTK eveey time I go.
We ate at Downtown Kitchen during Sonoran Restaurant Week. Our dinner was delicious!
We love going to downtown kitchen and this past visit was the only time I can recall really not enjoying my food at all. I actually couldn’t finish it . I ordered the ribeye mole and the steak lacked salt and was grislsly. The mole was didn’t have much depth and the overall meal with the corn just wasn’t good. Disappointing , as I’ve had so many fantastic and delicious main dishes here. The waiter hinted they have moved on from some regions and foods due to peoples “allergies.” I was disappointed to hear this. My favorite dishes here have been there Asian inspired cuisine and mainstays like the mushroom bread and most of their seafood or vegetarian dishes .
Great menu, food and drinks. Participated in Sonoran Food Menu and it had plenty of options for all.
Service was excellent but not intrusive.
Cocktails were unique and tasty.
Still our favorite restaurant for a great night out.
We were seated in dining at 4:00 for happy hour, so did not need to move again for dinner which was nice. Everything was great and lived up to its consistent high ratings. My only suggestion is to increase the size of your sign for parking and on the front of the building as it is difficult to see while driving.
What a Tucson treasure. The food is incredible. We always enjoy our nights out at DOWNTOWN!
Amazing restaurant in a historic brick building with mid-century modern decor. Inventive American dishes with a local twist. Several members of our party had the rib-eye steak grilled with mole spices from Native Seed search, one member had a cocktail with serrano vodka and the chocolate jalapeno ice cream sundae is amazing. Other menu offerings are milder, if spicy pepper isn't your favorite. Menu changes seasonally. Vegetarian and gluten free options. Everything we had was excellent and fresh. Service was attentive.
First time to Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent as usual for Janos restaurants. The Mushroom Bread appetizer was especially tasty. We had the chicken and the lamb, both were presented well and flavored just right. The waiter knew where the lamb was from (Colorado) immediately which impressed me as most waiters don't have a clue. Service was top-notch as well. We highly recommend Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails.
Downtown Kitchen never fails to bring great service and terrific food together for a lovely evening.
We loved this place. Food was great and interesting glasses of wine!
We will be back.
Love this place. Always a great dinner !
Ambiance is definitely pleasurable along with the great music selection. Wasn't to impressed with the lamb chops or drink I ordered. All in all the experience wasn't to bad.
Great find. Really wonderful food and friendly staff. Owner/chef Janos checked on each table throughout the night. I can’t wait to go back!
Food was delightful, full of flavor with a beautiful presentation. Waiter was extremely warm and helpful with out ordering both wine and dinners. The four of us were very pleased and will look forward to returning,
Downtown kitchen was recommended by friends. The ambience and vibe was great. Took a while to get thru appetizers and mains, restaurant was not that busy. The chef was focusing on Panama cuisine. My wife had a stuffed chicken breast with chorizo and tapenade, I had braised pork dish. The chicken had little chorizo and a lot of olives, overpowering. My pork was way over cooked. The flavor profile of both was good just over done. I think the chef is good, he is trying too hard. Stick with the flavors, make the dishes simpler to deliver.
An eclectic mix of American staples, with food combinations that I would have never thought of. Drinks and service were fantastic. Menu changes monthly, so check out website for the latest. Highly recommended.
We absolutely loved the meal here and the staff were super.
The chicken with rice dish was very tasty and the cabrilla fish was really well prepared too. Great flavors and fusion of cuisine.
They have a wonderful bar area and the cocktails were delicious.
We great server and tried some of the special food inspired by Panama City. For an appetizer we had the Trotter Salpicon tostada which was refreshing and delicious. For dinner we had the pollo con arroz. The olive tapenade in the chicken gave it such a good flavor.