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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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