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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.

135 South 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

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

Cross Street:
BROADWAY + 6TH AVE

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 623-7700

Website:
http://www.downtownkitchen.com/

Parking Details:
DOWNTOWN Kitchen+Cocktails has a share lot on the north side of the building.

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.

Executive Chef:
Janos Wilder

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We will be serving a 3 or 4 course menu beginning at $55 with options (including vegetarian)
on each course. Our a la carte menu will not be available this evening.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2013

Great service. Really Great food and bar! A great spot downtown. Can't miss here.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2013

DK+C is the best restaurant in downtown Tucson; perhaps all of Tucson. The food is always excellent, the atmosphere is wonderful, and it's nice to see Mr. Wilder spending so much of his time in the presence of his patrons and staff. He regularly takes time to welcome and check in on myself and my guests. It's a very warm and inviting place to dine, and will likely remain the my favorite restaurant in town for years to come.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2013

nice addition to tucson dining !

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2013

The best pork I have had in my life. I had the pork porterhouse with apples, and roasted grapes with wonderful squash that was flavored with cinnamon. The whole thing came together like symphony.

Wow

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2013

Nothing more needs be said. Great food and service. Even the beer was wonderful

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2013

Food and service were incredible!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 15, 2013

Such a comfortable restaurant, with a classy vibe. The server was attentive, the bacon wrapped meatloaf was so favorful and delicious. The lighting is soft and the holiday decorations were such a nice touch. The cocktails were cleverly designed and we enjoyed the bartender's knowledge and suggestions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2013

This is a great spot for good food! Janos always has a terrific menu and the wine selection matches up well.
Dark chocolate jalapeno sundae for desert is the BEST!

If you're looking for an intimate spot......forget about it! It's noisy in there but the service is good and you can't beat the food. My wife and I stop there when we're headed to the theater at the Temple! Always a good night!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2013

Great ambiance, fresh local ingredients and world class food and a friendly dedicated chef creates unique special downtown dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2013

Great find with great diverse menu. Had dinner with friends in a great environment. Again infused vodka specialty drink is unforgettable. Must do in Tucson.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 7, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner. I tasted all three entrees ordered at our table and all three were excellent. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. The chocolate pepper ice cream is a great dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2013

Janos featured two vegan entres. I had the noodle dish and it was excellent. What a treat not to have to "settle" for vegetarian. If you want reduced noise and more comfortable seating, request a table on the upper level.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2013

Wonder, innovative, and delicious. We have eaten here several times and are always pleased with the food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2013

Wide range of international selections. Tons of flavor in every dish. Average bread, bland olive oil and watery martini only flaws. Very friendly and informative staff.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 1, 2013

Why do you think we keep going back???

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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on November 30, 2013

Just disappointed. Salad was poor excuse for salad ! Entire choices were confusing!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2013

It was very nice. I liked the darker atmosphere. Great food and drinks.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2013

This was a second visit for us, and the food was much better. The first time, it was barely warm, and our guest had to send her Duck back because the grease had congealed on her plate. The wild mushroom bread was most excellent, and my husband loved his trout. Our bread pudding(he and I shared one) was half the size of the one we shared on our previous visit. I would like the server to allow me to taste the wine before she pours the glass table side. It is nice that Janos comes to the table to greet us. We are used to great food from many venues in Minneapolis and this restaurant has a way to go, but I am hope ful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2013

Love Downtown Kitchen. Always an interesting and diverse menu. One of Tucson's best.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2013

crowded, loud, not at all set up for conversation with partner. like a mess hall atmosphere. will not return unless we can sit outside.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2013

Downtown Kitchen seems to be a very popular spot for the hip and trendy to gather and socialize. It certainly has an appeal as an urban watering hole for the less than sophisticated. Our server was EXCELLENT. The food was EXCELLENT. I cannot say the same for the clientele. It is NOT a restaurant for a quiet dinner with friends. Nor should you expect common courtesy or even simple manners form the other guests. The night we dined was cold and rainy. Our table was near the front door and without exception, anyone coming in or going out would NOT close the door. Even the hostess didn't seem notice that the door was left open most of the time. I think anyone will enjoy Downtown Kitchen, the food and service are worth the experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2013

Courteous service can overshadow any minor shortcomings. Although we had no problems at all Keely was truly one of the best. She was excellent and had full control over a large party such as ours. Food was excellent too but the service was superb.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2013

The food is a little bit all over the map. However, we stuck to their southwest theme menu of the night which was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2013

1st visited in July 2013 and had Grilled Garlic + Mushroom Bread appetizer followed by Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian fish stew) entree. Both excellent! Restaurant was full.

Last Saturday I had Spice Rubbed, Pork Belly, Arancini (3) followed by Rum + Coffee Cured Duck Breast. The Arancini were crispy and piping hot but the filling was just a mildly favored sticky rice. The duck entree was ok. Again, underwhelming flavors and bland plantain side dish dominated by raisins. My wife had Maple-Brined Roasted Chicken. Turned out to be two chicken thighs (!) in a cherry sauce.

On the plus side, very good service and atmosphere. Although, restaurant only half full on a Sat night?

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 15, 2013

good cocktails, the food just didn't deliver which was disappointing. I read a bunch of reviews some people raved about the food, and some just said it was blah. I didn't want to believe it was true so I tried it out for myself, the flavors just weren't there, though the ambiance, cocktails and service were. all the items we ordered were incredibly sweet (especially for savory apps/mains), and the pork belly arancini had no observable (or tastable) pork belly (it tasted more like a fried banana rice ball). the ceviche was interesting and enjoyable, but again really sweet for savory main. i think the flavors would be more appropriately placed in a dessert rather than a ceviche. if you're stubborn like me, go and judge for yourself!

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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on November 14, 2013

Janos has this unique talent for mixing different flavors together in his dishes. I do not know of any other chef with this talent. My wife and I always enjoy the dining experience at Downtown Kitchens.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2013

We have experienced Janos' restaurant exploits wround Tucson for many years and never fail to enjoy his food and presentation. A unique approach in his offerings always surprises and is often quite stunning. DON'T miss it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2013

While the menu includes what seem like many creative ideas, the kitchen did not execute them well. Mussels were over cooked, the arancini was dry, other dishes were flat, the wine needed to be sent back (the first time I have ever done this in 40 years of dining out). Nothing tasted bad, but nothing in reality matched up to what it's potential on paper seemed to be. The service was, however, courteous.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 8, 2013

We sampled two items on the new Sense of Place menu, which highlights the ingredients and flavors of southern Arizona. The Stuffed Poblano appetizer was delicious, as was the Shrimp Mojo de Ajo on freshly ground corn masa, spicy black bean puree, salsa fresca, cholla bud escabeche + queso fresco. The Grilled Flank Steak entree was also wonderful!
As always, the service was well-paced; servers routinely ask if diners are headed to an event downtown, so they can pace the meal appropriately. And Janos was circulating to greet diners, which is always a treat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2013

Just relocated back to Tucson from the Bay Area, this dining experience was a welcome reminder of what quality and creativity the Old Pueblo has to offer in its cuisine. Each appetizer and small dish was superb in taste and presentation (we made a family-style meal of those). Ah oh, those desserts! We will return soon for not only the food, but the wonderful service.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 7, 2013

We booked a 6 p.m. dinner for 8 people so that we could make a show at the Fox Theatre at 7:30. The staff was very responsive to our time constraints and managed our food and drinks beautifully. To complicate things we needed individual checks and we were not sitting next to our spouses. Again, the staff did an amazing job without a single glitch. The food was very good, with great variety and some wonderful specials. We will be back!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2013

For our 26th anniversary I had already booked a reservation at a top rated high end restaurant when I checked it's menu and found it only had 5 or 6 entrees, low 30's to mid-50's; no item stood out from what might be expected as standard fare at any decent place. So I researched much more and finally found a menu that knocked both my sox (wool) and my hat (Aussie Bush hat, felt) off for variety, inventiveness, sheer mouth-watering excellence + a dozen entrees & a fine selection of appetizers. All entrees in the 20's range! [Fine and reasonable wine selection too.] It was so much BETTER than we had dreamed it might be, truly worthy of that commonly abused term AWESOME. Janos Downtown, Tucson. Go there for quality unrivalled hereabouts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2013

The four of us went to dinner at Downtown prior to the Day of the Dead parade. Three of us had the maple infused chicken which was moist and the flavor was noticeable throughout. Another had the lamb shank and raved about how delicious it was. Prior to dinner two of us shared the mushroom bread appetizer. This is with making another trip back for, it was sumptuous! I would highly recommend this restaurant, and do. I have never had a bad meal here and their food is innovative and the presentation is beautiful. They offer gluten free and vegetarian options so there is something for everyone. Get ready for a fantastic meal.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2013

In an effort to rejuvenate downtown Tucson, this restaurant is a fabulous find. Owned by a famed chef and restaurant owner in the Tucson area, this restaurant stands up with the best of the best. This was the second time we had eaten here, and both times were excellent. This time, we had the salmon entrée and the seafood stew dish made with coconut milk. For appetizer, we tried the poblano. The food was delectable, and we were very satisfied with the service and ambience. Our server was bubbly, informative, and came by to check on us just the right amount of times during the meal (especially as we finished our drinks to see if we wanted refills). The local of this restaurant is convenient to downtown events by foot). Thumbs up!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2013

Had a great time before the All Soul's Procession with visiting friends from SAN/San Diego, NYC/New York City and LON/London.

Will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2013

Our table seemed to have less light than others so we almost felt like we were eating in a dark closet. Would love to see candles.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2013

New fall menu choices were exceptional, interesting mix of ingredients with great presentation and taste.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2013

Yanos and his staff clearly take pride in creating a warm and welcoming environment. The flavor combinations are well thought out and presentation is gorgeous. Overall, a great dining experience for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 30, 2013

My beef with this place has always been the noise level. Maybe because it wasn't full or perhaps they have done something but it was very easy to carry on a conversation. Food was good, meal relaxing and it is very nice to have the construction downtown done!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2013

Always innovative items with local and Southwest flair. Never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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