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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (38)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
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Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasion (26)
Local Ingredients (22)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Authentic (15)
Casual (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Seasonal (12)
Fun (11)
Business Meals (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Organic (9)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Healthy (7)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Spicy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything we ordered was fantastic, and the waitstaff friendly and attentive. A must-do in Tucson!

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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

Superb food and service. My new favorite place in Tucson!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Chef Janos continues to surprise and delight. The fall menu is rich and flavorful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 7 days ago

Slow service. It is always like that though..everything else makes up for it..

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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Really nice evening. Food was not exceptional but was original and very good. The presentation was beautiful. The outdoor patio was more comfortable than most and the service was great.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

good food and ambiance. servers very mindful of theater reservations. good service.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always delicious with interesting food combinations

Tags: People Watching, Organic, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great creative food. Attentive server.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Unfortunately we both got intestinal distress after eating their burger.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Enjoyed happy hour meal on outdoor front patio. Great wine selection, must try cucumber gazpacho. Staff friendly and very efficient, on top of their game!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had the quail and Salmon dishes, they were excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Vegan, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Outstanding across the board. Our first time there and we were delightfully surprised. The food was delicious, inventive and beautifully plated. Service was spot-on, congenial and efficient with excellent timing. Can’t wait to go back!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food and ambience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 24, 2017

No matter what menu item we try, we are always please with the selection.
Mixed Grill this time ..........

For dessert - Dark Chocolate Jalapeno Ice Cream Sundae.

AWESOME as usual.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We love bringing out of towners here. The menu changes with themes and we have never been disappointed. We are Janos Wilder fans!

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The current menu features Lebanese cuisine. The food was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Very happy with our meal. The ambiance was great. Some dressed up, some casual but great for a special occasion. It's decorated really nice and has a warm feel. Enjoyed everything about it. Would definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We ate outside . The food and service was excellent. An interesting menu. Very good duck and lamb.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service was great, & the food was delicious! The staff was great about making sure we made it on time for our show right after dinner. Very thoughtful & considerate of your staff. Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Was not really impressed with the food, however the ambience is really nice. My co-workers enjoyed the spot more than I did.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very accommodating! Great food both times we have been here!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was an amazing experience. The menu changes monthly and the staff is amazing. I would highly recommend this establishment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Tucson)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful, friendly service. My salmon dish was divine. The husband was less impressed with his steak dish, too chewy and slim on the sides. Overall, a good experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was attentive. Parking can be problem especially during peak meal time so plan ahead.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tucson)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was okay but not amazing. Portion sizes were a little small. The drinks were really good though and the service was great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were going to the symphony, and our server got us out in plenty of time . We had a delicious salmon on a collision of English peas, it was delicious.
Thanks

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

amazing experience, with asian and brazilian touches in many dishes. lovely staff and wine selection... brazilian flourless chocolate cake to die for...

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Nice ambiance and good location for after the show. Would go again particularly for happy hour.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

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.)

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 19, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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