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DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

4.5
1676 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
DOWNTOWN Kitchen+Cocktails is a New American restaurant. The menu is influenced by local seasonal produce combined with worldly cultural food that has influenced American cuisine. We also feature a creative wine list and a progressive cocktail menu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday 5:00-9:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Happy Hour:
Everyday 4:00pm-6:00pm

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Phone number
(520) 623-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Janos Wilder
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
BROADWAY + 6TH AVE
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Parking details
DOWNTOWN Kitchen+Cocktails has a share lot on the north side of the building.
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Public transit
If you are arriving on the public bus system you can stop at the Rondstat Center downtown and walk 1 1/2 blocks south on 6th Ave. to 135 S. 6th ave.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1676 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

;;;;cocktails we tried were interesting but too sweet. Would have preferred porchetta not in a broth but was very tasty. Wine special was outstanding

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A superb restaurant--everything done with care and invention!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was our second visit here and it was even better the second time. We were visiting from Indianapolis and this time had family joining us. The food and service were excellent. Brian, our waiter, was great and has a wonderful sense of humor. We will definitely be back next time we’re in town.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The food is consistently wonderful and creative (never had a bad meal).

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

This was a total disappointment. I loved the original and I loved the outside for small bites and drinks. The dinner was the worst meal I have had in Tucson. The soft-shell crab was awful, even disgusting. The breading was so thick that after I pulled crab out it was minuscule and tasteless. Wine was good and service was okay, but I would not recommend this experience to anyone else.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We don’t go often, but the food and service is always outstanding when we do. Very good creative menu and great drinks. It’s nice to see a creative non-alcoholic mixed drink menu. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The salmon was the best we have had anywhere ! Perfect. It’s our favorite restaurant & it NEVER disappoints 😊

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I made a reservation based on the advertising of the owners ability to create special dishes. The service was good. The ambience was good. Unfortunately the food was really not special. Our entrees were cold and packed flavor. If a restaurant claims to create amazing food, I would expect to be amazed. Unlikely to return.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This was my first visit and I was so pleased. The food was amazing, the waiter recommended a wine for my dish that I didn't know and it was delicious, and the ambiance is lovely, if a little loud. I was very happy with my experience here. The food really was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Eat here Everytime we are in Tucson
Always great and new menues

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love Downtown Kitchen - the new menu for spring / summer is terrific!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This place has one of the best local-driven menus in Tucson. From tepary beans to local meats, there's always something interesting on the menu. My favourite dish is the fried calamari (which the kitchen can do in cornmeal for anyone who's gluten free) because it's the perfect mix of sweet, sour, savoury, bitter and crunchy. Service has been amazing both time I've been there, and there's usually something organic or environmentally friendly on the by-the-glass wine list. The cocktails are creative too.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Extremely limited on site parking but more than ample free on street parking after 5pm.
For is excellent with interesting presentations. Very pleasant atmosphere and in walking distance to downtown after dinner activities.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails has great food! Some of the ingredients are unusual, but the kitchen has always acquiesced to my fussy tastes graciously and without argument! ("Can they hold this ingredient?" "Can my duck breast be cooked medium well?" Yes to both questions and the dishes truly were done to my liking.) The cocktails are really good -- both the traditional ones and their house specialties. Service is very, very good -- especially Jaime! He is very personable, efficient, and helpful. We enjoy it greatly, and will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

First time heading downtown to this restaurant. So good we will make more trips. Bryan the waiter was outstanding. Gave a good vibe on the downtown scene.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent, interesting food a cut above the usual. Menu relatively limited, but each offering sounded quite good. Service was pleasant and thoughtful. The tables appeared to be close together but turned out not to be an issue at all. Noise level moderate but could still hear each other across a reasonably wide table. Limited wine selection -- go for the mixed drinks. This restaurant apparently has a reputation as one for "foodies," which is well deserved.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My wife and I had dinner on a weekend trip to Tucson, and the dinner was one of the highlights of the trip. My only regret is that we did not have more time, and space in our stomach. We never made it out of the happy hour menu, and we beyond full when we left. And the food we had was remarkable, some of the best you will find. We started with the warm oaxacan peanuts with garlic chips. For $3, we did not come close to finishing these. So good, so addictive, we had to send them away at the half way point. The fish tacos were outstanding - perfectly battered fish in two huge tacos with a nice crema and crunchy fresh vegetables. The grilled garlic mushroom bread was seated in a delicious light cream sauce, and I could have eaten 3 of these. The crisp fried soft shelled crab in peanut sauce was meaty, large and delicious, battered in a light tempura. This dish is a must-order. Last, we split the happy hour burger which is NOT your average burger. Served on fresh bread, the burger meat is seasoned perfectly, almost like a flavorful meatloaf, with fresh tomato and creamy cheese. This burger is a home run, and is different from any other burger that you will find anywhere. There was no way that we could have desert here, we were so full. Our server was outstanding, we sat on the outdoor patio on a beautiful Saturday night, and even with all that food, and plenty of cocktails, our bill was $78. Absolutely amazing value. We will drive back to Tucson simply to eat at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent meal, great service; Downtown Kitchen is one of our favorite restaurants. We always have a wonderful meal.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Normally I like coming here. Made reservations for Easter and we were completely disappointed. I’m not going to go into all the details other we were first sat at the bar with my daughter who is 15. We had a reservation but then they acted like we could just as easily eat at the bar. We had to remind them we had a reservation and wanted a table. That was strange to start. Then, the beef entree was literally nothing but large globs of fat. So much so that the person eating it had to spit wads of fat out and there wasn’t a part of the meat to eat. The person wasn’t going to make a scene but it was obvious from the plate itself that the meat was poor quality—as large pieces of fat were all over it. The server never asked or commented. The server didn’t seem very interested. Overall highly disappointing and almost ruins a place that I Once enjoyed.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Although we reserved our table using Opentable and requested outside, when we went there we were given unknown wait time. Although it was said unknown(could be 1h) in 5 minutes, maybe 3 tables were available. And I showed the first available table and I said they left. For some reason, someone got seated there and we sat more uncomfortable table. These things seem little, but can ruin your experience at a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent service and menu.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Tucson. Janos is a wizard of food. You couldn't fine a better meal anywhere.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fun decor. Outstanding fresh food

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We went to the restaurant since my wife had been there many times and I had not. She ordered the Duck and it was extremely chewy. Did not finish.the meal. I ordered the steak and after several long attempts at eating it, I sent it back. The steak was a cut I have had little experience with and was VERY tough, not even chew able. Had the bread pudding for dessert which was OK. We were both VERY DISAPPOINTED. Not worth the hype. The owner/chef needs to be back in the kitchen. He is the reason for the past success.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This restaurant has the most unusual menu in Tucson, food is very good

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We ordered off the appetizer menu rather main courses this time and were quite happy with our choices. DOWNTOWN Kitchen has a great bar and keeps rotating their menu choices which help keep the dining experience fresh.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Fun dinner. Interesting menu items always makes for a fun dining experience. Though sometimes interesting doesn’t always work. Quail stuffed with pork and wrapped with bacon was great. The broth with the porchetta didn’t really work. Somehow despite the broth the meat was a little dry and separated away from the fat which was a shame. Overall still a good experience. Drinks were good, though most bars have moved away from the maraschino cherry in their old fashions.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Tasty and eclectic menu! Love the Pork Belly Donuts, Carnitas Stuffed Quail wrapped in bacon was delish, everything we tried was yummy. It is so great to have this gem downtown! A must try in Tucson for foodies!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Downtown Kitchen has a consistently high quality of food and service. It is always a pleasure to go there and try different menu options.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

As always, tasty, creative menu. They are good about getting you out in plenty of time for a concert. Knowledgeable staff and friendly. Great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had reservations, and I recommend them. They were very, very busy. Our service had a couple of glitches, but nothing serious and we were able to leave as planned for the performance. The food, as always, was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Excellent dinner with novel preparations, great service, comfortable space

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Beautiful space with inventive delicious food. Great service. Loved our visit.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Innovative menu

Attentive service

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I have dined here numerous times. I would like to see a fish option on the menu. But I like that the menu changes sometimes. Very eclectic menu.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Janos is always our first choice to take out of town guests....I especially love the cexquisite craft cocktails. Zane is our favorite waiter...so knowledgeable, playful and attentive.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We have always enjoyed coming here. Went with our family, 2 of us were vegans. Vegan options explained well by staff. Could be more vegan options though. African Game Changer soup was great. The Oyster mushroom dinner w/ vegan polenta was not that tasty, and the regular non-vegan Oyster mushroom dinner was just okay. Dinner orders came out very late and all four were not hot enough. Restaurant comped the Cioppino.
We were disappointed and not sure we'll be back. :-(

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great service, really delicious food. We had the calamari as a starter and absolutely loved it. The steak with mole was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent as always! First time there our friends, but I suspect it will not be there last visit.

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