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About DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails
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.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Contemporary American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 5:00-9:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
BROADWAY + 6TH AVE
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
DOWNTOWN Kitchen+Cocktails has a share lot on the north side of the building.
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.
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
DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails Ratings and Reviews
Chef Janos Wilder has a gem in old Tucson! Dined with friends on 01/15/2017 after a day at the Jazz Festival. Mariah was an excellent helpful server. Mariah suggested one of the best Pinot Noirs from Oregon we had ever sampled.
We shared a plate of Calamari among the four of us which was the most delicate I've ever had! Two of us had the Wild Mushroom plates, another the Chiopino and lastly the duck. All were superb!
We all shared his chocolate jalapeño decadence after dinner. What an amazing dessert!
I have always loved Janos' flavor combinations. I will go back!
We made last minute reservations for 8 during the Tucson Jazz Festival. We waited only a few minutes for our table to be ready. Very attentive wait staff. Pork belly donuts intriguing. Chorizo with cheesy grits quite tasty. Warm Oaxaca peanuts surprisingly good. Broad range of entrees all appreciated. Very pleasant experience for both locals and visitors.
This place was outstanding and truly lives up to Tucson UNESCO rating for using locally-sourced foods. The only disappointment was that they were out of the dinner special. Who knew you could/should order it ahead?! They were extremely accommodating to my husband's needs, as he is a very picky eater. They took their rib eye steak with mole and made it plain and gave him fries on the side. He was so happy, and the steak was cooked to perfection, with delicious seasoning. The corn rilette was amazing! My duck breast was also SO tender (sous vide?) and the sauce and accompanying sweet potatoes and veggies was delicious. The Caesar salad for starters had a delicious, creamy dressing over whole cold, crisp leaves of romaine. Fresh parm and to-die-for homemade croutons rounded it off. A nice wine and cocktail list also showed the same creativity as the menu. The atmosphere was a nice urban chic, suitable for any occasion. Most tables were full, but even with high ceilings and lots of wood, it was not noisy. Sat in a great, comfy booth and had a fantastic evening. Server, a native Tucson-ite, was fabulous, too. He steered us to the bread pudding for dessert and boy was that fantastic, too! Was dubious about the "hint" of squash, but think pumpkin. Will so be back!
Food was delicious as usual. They forgot our appetizer and so we were surprised when main course showed up while we were enjoying our cocktails. Our server was surprised as well when he came back to check on us. I entrees had been presented to us by another member of the staff.
Unfortunately there seems to be a theme with some of the reviews on here and I'm afraid I have to agree. First, I enjoy downtown and the new foodie vibe Tucson is taking on. And I really enjoy supporting locally owned businesses.
That being said, DK is simply going to have to up their game. I ordered the cioppino which was small and was just so-so, not worth the $28 price. My wife had the duck in flannel ($26) and though she was very diplomatic in front of our guests, she offered me a taste. I tried it and it was completely without taste. I mean none.
Our guests didn't complain - we were picking up the tab - which was north of $150 before tip. That would have been fine if our "fine dining" hadn't turned out "meh". Time to step it up.
I’ll give them another chance, but this particular visit wasn’t stellar. We had a group of 5. Cocktails and wine were good, (order the Cuban Sunset). We had the game changer soup and duck rilletes to start, and both were excellent. For dinner, my husband ordered the ribeye, which he said was good. My friend ordered the cioppino, which she liked, but I thought the portion scanty, not reminiscent of a true cioppino. I ordered the porchetta which came out Luke warm and not flavorful at all. Another ordered the duck in flannel.... same problem.
I will give kudos to the restaurant. I shared my experience with them and they handled it exceptionally well. I wasn’t looking for anything, just believe that restaurants need to hear when something isn’t great. FYI... the bread pudding is outrageous! I will go back. Been there before, and assuming this was just an aberration.
Chef Janos Wilder creates really scrumptious locally sourced entrees. The soups and salads are also locally sourced and I've never been disappointed with the food, service or the ambience. The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Try it out you won't be disappointed.
It is our anniversary, birthday, mother’s Day and just because restaurant. We love it there but this past experience we received entrees that were cold which were replaced quickly. My wife’s second round entrée was warm, but mine was still cold. I Didn’t want to ask for it to be remade a third time since we were here on my wife’s birthday and my kids were 80 percent done with their meal. The server was very kind and great at handling me and my family. Management was very kind by offering to buy me and my wife’s dessert that evening due to the cold meals.
Downtown Kitchen is just a beautiful space. We were there with family for Christmas Eve, and all three generations were beyond impressed by the food, the service, and the ambience. This was our first time at Janos' downtown location and we will definitely be back. Love their emphasis on local ingredients and flavors. Nice wine-by-the-glass menu. Good value for the price. Beautiful bar.
Five of us came here for Christmas Eve dinner. Food was excellent, the $35 3-course prix fixe menu was an outstanding value for a holiday dinner, and service was attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend. Space is also very nice, though men's restroom needs updating.
We had a fabulous gourmet meal at Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails. Their menu gave many options using local ingredients in new ways and fun cocktails (including non-alcoholic options). The only downside to the evening, it's a large space, so could be on the noisy side. We'll be back.
We've eaten here many times, but this visit was disappointing. We still might come back again at some point, as we've had better experiences in the past.
We found the menu options quite limited and restrictive this time. All of the items seemed similar in style and didn't offer much variety for different taste palates.
The main courses were okay, but not remarkable. However, the service was excellent as always.
The desert was outstanding.
Overall, I'd say this visit was a bit of a disappointment.
Hearing of the Head Chef's James Beard significance, and knowing the menu was creative and aimed to focus local, I expected much more intriguing and unusual flavors. The roasted peanut bar snacks and jalapeño chocolate ice cream are both wins. So good. However, the other items we ordered for actual dinner were underwhelming. I was really hoping for more. It was exciting to try cholla cactus buds in my salad, but having a soup called that calls itself a game changer and recalling African peanut soup I've had made by an actual African immigrant... this soup just did not compare. It really lacked the peanut sauciness I expect in an African peanut soup. And the sweet potato mash -- I was so ready for some molasses and spice -- and, nada. Tasted like buttery sweet potatoes and not much else. Underwhelmed again. Service, though slow at the end, was otherwise friendly and generally attentive.
To echo a previous review, indeed, the menu is incredibly limited for vegans or vegetarians. I eat meat and my partner does not. Nopales are often a main dish in entrees I've seen where they are served. With inventiveness, I'm sure the team at DK+C could come up with something absolutely incredible. I would love to eat an Eden of the Desert. And when it's made, I'd love to come back and try it.
Great Happy Hour offerings, service was precise and staff was very knowledgeable of the ingredients in the dishes. Their burger and beef cheek tacos are fantastic! We were visiting from Phoenix, definitely worth the drive. The only glitch was with our reservation, I logged on to Open Table around 9am, made the reservation for 4 people at 6:30p but when we arrived they had us scheduled for a 7:15p time slot and only for 2 people. We did pick up another person, so we ended up with 5 total, so we decided to show up early. In the end we were seated outside on a windy brisk night, however the highlight of the night was that without knowing we were early enough to take advantage of their Happy Hour menu. I thought it was very gracious for the staff to accommodate us with our additional guest.
First time for four of us. We all chose different entrees - all superbly executed and presented. Wine by glass is very good and a nice touch was server bringing bottles to table to pour each glass. I recommended restaurant to my sons and others. Two drawbacks - one, we sat next to front door which kept blowing open in wind. An annoyance. Second, I use a wheelchair for mobility and found restroom accessibility inadequate.
We haven't eaten here in a few years. For a Saturday night it was surprisingly not very crowded. It was still warm so we enjoyed a quiet dinner on the outdoor patio. Wines by the glass were affordably priced with good pours. They made a salad for my wife that wasn't on the menu which we appreciated. The seafood dish I ordered was tasty if not exactly what was described. The menu was rather eclectic and changes, so you may want to verify the menu before you go.
It just doesn't get any better. Downtown Kitchen was marvewlously great. I find it difficult to get a great Cippolino, but DTK never fails. They really know how to do it. My hustand's duck flannel was wonderful as well as well as the pickled chard stems. And Shelby was totally fine. She even recognized me instantly though this was probably only the second time she'd waited on us. Thanks Janos and Shelby/
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