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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
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!!
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.
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.
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:(
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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