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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

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice romantic valentines dinner.
Good food pairings with imaginative food selections.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

We were trying to book for Valentine’s Day and tried too late so we booked the night before! Just a couple dozen people in the whole restaurant!! Good idea... may become the new tradition. The presentation is over the top... like squeeze bottles for every sauce in the back of the house... I’m sure that looks pretty cool to most diners. I wish they’d explain the chicken breast to guests... it’s a retro called an airline breast! It presents nicely!!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Always great food and service.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Best food we have had in Tucson. Definitely has a southwestern flare to the palate. Desert was exceptional!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful! Knowledgeable server, was brilliant!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Memorable food in a fun, modern setting. Great outdoor seating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

WWe always have an interesting an delicious meal at Downtown Kitchen. Janos is very creative with his choices of meals.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was exceptional!! The service was great and the staff were very nice and attentive!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Janos’ fine restaurant continues to impress. His menu stays fresh while keeping reliable favorites (like the calamari) always available. His chicken stuffed with a habanero infused mixture is not hot interestingly, but is flavorful. The Ma Po Tofu with ground pork, crawfish tails, some Szechuan heat is delicious (both right then and the next days—the portion is generous). Service is prompt and although the bar is busy, the sound level was comfortable. There’s also outdoor dining on the street terrace, a plus in Tucson where the weather is obliging most of the year. Still a great chef.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

When the owner, Janos, comes around to each table and engages with you, he knows how to run a restaurant. Why? He really cares about his customers!!!! Local ownership and control. What else could one want? Nothing!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We arrived during Happy Hour and were told that in order to order from Happy Hour menu, we had to eat at the bar. I asked that we could still order from the Happy Hour menu and sit in DR; they agreed. Thought it was odd, but worked out for the 7 of us.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food! You must go for the jalapeño hot fudge.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I went to downtown kitchen 4 years ago with some friends and the food was soooo good very tasty and well plated. I was excited to return with my family as we were visiting Tucson. I was very disappointed this time. I think My expectations were tuned toward the wow factor I receive when I go to a Janos restaurant. I don’t drink and my Thoughts were -Perhaps they cater more to the cocktail than the food now days. I’m sure restaurants can created some dazzling non alcoholic beverages. To their credit, they took off my very marbled steak. Thank you.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food! Very creative! Wait staff was excellent. Wine was outstanding. Able to hear each other talk but was a vibrant atmosphere, not stuffy. Parking is awful. Would recommend they get valet parking or we might not return. One in our group had to park 10 block away:(

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We have been eating at Downtown Kitchen for many years. Usually the food is excellent, however this time the entree we ordered, Porchetta, was very disappointing. Portion was small (two small slices of pork loin in a watery broth), not particularly tender or flavorful in comparison to the Pork Tenderloin previously on the menu, which was outstanding. The appetizers were delicious (calamari & sour dough bread with sauce). Drinks were as good as ever as was the service. Please bring back: pork tenderloin, beef cheeks, short ribs and more salad selections. We'll be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Sauces were too creative and drowned out the food. Caesar salad however was excellent with the anchovies

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic restaurant! Must try the Cuban drink and the ice cream sundae for dessert. Everything in between was also great.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Incredible food and service! I will certainly be back regularly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 29, 2018

DK&C never disappoints. Fantastic food, great service and a real Tucson gem.

Tags: Organic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Janos Wilder never disappoints. two of my top ten ever meals have been at his restaurants.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything extraordinarily good. You can’t beat the experience and excellence that Janos puts into this wonderful downtown establishment. Don’t miss it!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great cocktails. Superb appetizers, especially the toast with mushrooms! We enjoyed the Cioppino for dinner.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was great. The bartender however, was not willing to go beyond their set list of cocktails. I asked for a bartender's choice, but he said he doesn't 'do that kind of thing'. So I picked something from their set list, but asked if he could dial back on the sweetness, to which he replied maybe. So surprising, since they promote their craft cocktails...but there's really not much craft going on. If you're going to charge $10-12 for a cocktail, you should walk the walk.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a Friday night reservation on the patio. While it was late January it was nice on the patio with a heater close by. Our server was very friendly and answered our questions very professionally. We had the Calamari (outstanding) and then the Cioppino and a steak. Everything was very tasty. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was good as always. Our server, Alex, was outstanding.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I am from the SF Bay Area and was visiting a friend so I took her to dinner here for her bday! A great restaurant! Food was superb and the ambiance was comfortable and warm. The lighting, the booths, the décor, and the bar were very well put together! I told them it was a bday celebration so they brought dessert with a candle on it. With no reminder, which reveals they look at the comments on Open Table and pay attention! Fantastic, and this kind of service is now only found with well run restaurants. The restaurant also has a nice outside seating area on the front street which looked fun...if it weren't 36 degrees! ;-)) I will return when I go back to Tucson!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A very unique menu with a Mexican accent. I was impressed that my entree was cooked exactly to more order - not to the chef's preference. Great cocktails, with some that are very unusual, but good. A wonderful Caesar salad started off our dinner, and the desserts were wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, People Watching, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was great. Good gluten-free selections. We will be back. Friendly staff!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent food and service. All meals were delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Possibly the best meal I've ever had!!! Grilled Garlic+Mushroom Bread starter was shared and loved by all. The Roasted Mushroom with Polenta was pure WOW! And the Oaxacan Bread Pudding with Rum Raisin ice cream was to die for!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Enjoyed dinner before concert. They were very helpful getting us out in time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great dinner, wonder service, a very pleasant evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Inventive menu. Tremendous service, almost always!

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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