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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
Everything was great at first. We arrived a little before 5 and the host and kitchen we're great at accomodating us for dinner: and our dinners we're delicious. But about half-way through our meal we seemed to have been forgotten or spaced out- not sure what happened. The waiter seemed split between our table and tables outside (Perhaps we were an addition and not part of his regular station for the night?) A bit of a damper to a special meal.
Having worked in the service industry, we always leave at least a 25% tip and we still did, though we questioned it. We will try again but hope for more attentive service.
I had read about the Tucson food movement so a couple of friends and myself decide to drive down from Phoenix on a Saturday and eat. I️ had the chef here and liked what I️ read. The service was really great. What I️ loved was the food. It had a middle eastern vibe like the meatballs with Pomegranate in a delicious tomato sauce. Then the chickpeas with mint and arugula with a blood orange infused olive oil. Seriously one of the best things I’ve eaten. The over all experience was great and the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. I️ will certainly be back.
Exceptional flavor, interesting food choices and combinations. The beet puree that was the base of my entree, was memorable because of the perfect blending of tastes and made the dish for me. Clearly a gifted chef created these sumptuous meals. Good wine selection and great service.
I've gone multiple times to Downtown Kitchen since it opened (and previously to Janos and J-Bar over 30 years). I honestly don't believe that DK has missed a step. To celebrate the occasion of my first visit to the downtown location of Janos long ago, I had the green-tea smoked duck as an entree, which was served at that location. It was as wonderful as I remembered. We had the pork belly donuts and the calamari as appetizers. The idea of a pork belly donut might raise eyebrows, but it worked. The calamari was perhaps the highlight of the evening. Tender, with wonderful spicing. Could have eaten that dish alone and gone home happy. The wine by the glass was reasonably priced and everyone liked their choices, red or white. At present, the theme is Lebanese and the fixed price dinner for that theme seemed inventive and of good value. Janos rocks.
Went for a birthday dinner on a quiet Thursday. Greatly enjoyed our appetizers, superlative (duck rillettes tartine, pork belly donuts)! Anticipating the same deliciouness for our main courses, unfortunately, we were very disappointed. My tea smoked duck was barely warm and quite dry. My husband was not impressed with the Mixed Grill. Mom and her friend unhappy with their lamb meatballs, Kibbeh. They described them as doughy with no taste of lamb.
Service was terrible it took more than 10 minutes to see our waiter to take our drink orders. We also had to Force waiter to come over serve us. In addition me and my date (wife) ordered mid rare but both were different. Mine was rare and wife was mid Rare. I typically leave a $50-$100 tip for servers but due to poor service I have left 10% total
We went on Zagat when visiting Tuscon, and thought the menu looked great. it didn't disappoint. Apparently it changes, but they are currently doing a take-off on Asian, which was wonderful. Not at all like your typical Chinese restaurant. I started with fried calamari, one of my favorite appetizers, and they put a nice Asian spin on it. My main course was fishballs, which I'd never tried before-kind of like a salmon dumpling. The broth was really flavorful, and not your typical miso soup. It was rich and spicy, and they served a huge portion.
We had a great, attentive waiter, even while eating outdoors while he had other tables inside.
The only negative is the seating is very close to the street. I had to change seats with my husband because the cars coming that close to where we were seating really bothered me, while he didn't care at all. Definitely worth a try-just ask for a different table!
The food is always good. We were not great fans of the current menu however found several choices that we each liked. The desert was fantastic, flourless chocolate cake with coffee ice cream. Service was very good and Janos stopped by our table and was nice to see the chef owner. He obviously has very capable people in the kitchen and thats a good thing!
Food -- as always -- was delicious! The service was slow at the beginning -- there's no doubt the servers were run off their feet as a large number of people arrived at exactly the same time. It took some 10 - 12 minutes before we were acknowledged but after that the service -- and the experience -- was terrific. (I don't know if there's any way to mitigate the delay when too many tables are seated at the same time but just a quick word ("I'll be with you in a couple of minutes") or maybe having someone especially to take drink orders would help.)
Downtown Kitchen is a really interesting restaurant with an eclectic menu and nice wine and cocktail list. Our dinners were really well prepared. Everything was delicious. Service was good. The ambience was interesting. This was my second experience there, and I plan on returning.
We had a delicious meal and the service was way beyond expectation! We just moved to Tucson and our waitress was so kind and gracious. She spent time explaining the unique menu and even took the time to write down local attractions for us to explore. The food was both exotic and familiar at the same time-just delicious!
We always love going to DKC. The location is excellent (within walking distance) to the Arizona Theatre Company or the TCC Music Hall. Parking is free and easy in the surrounding area. The menu offers great variety and the wait staff is outstanding. They really are attentive without being overbearing and they are fantastic and actually seem eager to answer whatever question you have regarding the menu, make recommendations and will try to accommodate any special dietary needs.
The server we had (Shelby) was incredible. I have never had a server so knowledgeable and attentive. This was our first time and I wanted to try the featured Chinese dishes but I wasn't too thrilled with them. I wish I would have stuck with Shelby's recommendation of the salmon! My husband throughly enjoyed his steak though! The best parts were my prickly pear mojito and our mango pie dessert--incredible!
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