Maynards Market + Kitchen

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1478 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
Instantly transporting yet comfortably familiar, imagination and authenticity meld into the French-inspired American food at Maynards Kitchen. Described in the New York Times as "dark and handsome", and voted "Best Romantic Setting" by Tucson Weekly, Maynards Kitchen will consistently delight you with wonderful food & wine, its hip, spirited bar, and evocative, elegant atmosphere.

Downtown Tucson’s Historic East End is both a destination and a hub for those seeking the heart of urban Tucson.

Across the breezeway from Maynards Kitchen is Maynards Market, a fast-casual cafe concept serving "gourmet market cuisine" for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beautiful fresh baked pastries, a beer and wine counter, and local hand-scooped ice cream are highlights of the bright and airy eatery. With a large community table, outdoor seating on the spacious plaza, and free WiFi, Maynards Market is the perfect place to explore or relax with a latte, pastry, and your favorite read.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We will be offering a special 4-course Prix-Fixe menu for Thanksgiving. The price will be $65 per adult and we will be offering wine pairings of 2 glasses of wine for an additional $15. Children under 10 will be $20. We will not be offering our regular menu on this day.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a special New Year’s Eve dining experience! Chef Brian Smith will be creating a memorable four course prix fixe menu at $75 per person. Elevate your coursed dinner with wine pairings for an additional $20. Please be advised that we will not be serving our regular menu this evening.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1478 People Are Saying
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CC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gnocchi with scallops was delicious! The service was great as well. Will definitely be returning soon.

R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff..Excellently prepared food...lovely atmosphere...well worth the cost.

CL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent imaginative menu with regional flare. Attention to detail and delicious dessert selection was refreshing.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and vibe. Don’t miss this!

MA
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and sat in the bar and they offered us to be seated early outside but we decided it was too loud and we would wait for our table. A table became available within a few minutes and we were seated in a quiet corner, perfect for conversation and great views of inside and outside. Service was excellent and the menu had lots of choices.

MR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal experience at Maynard's Kitchen on Friday night. The service from start to finish was flawless. Our waiter was knowledgable, organized, chill under pressure and honest. He gave us fantastic suggestions when we asked and there was not any part of our meal we did not thoroughly enjoy. Specifically, the wine he suggested for the pork belly was an outstanding pairing. At the end of the meal, I was interested in a Remy Martin VSOP (normally they stock, but Friday they had run out). I hesitated when he said they had Henessey and he immediately said if that's not what you want, DO NOT settle. I appreciated that because he knows he could have persuaded me to add one more drink to my bill, but he was invested in us leaving with a delightful experience, even if that could have meant a smaller tip (based on bill percentage).
The menu selection was unique, but not intimidating, varied but not excessive. They know they are and what they do, they do REALLY well. House cocktails were great (bacon & jalepeno/bleu cheese stuffed olives are to die for) The mussels were fantastic and double the amount we were expecting for the price, went so well with Barrio bread (and omg that butter). Best pork belly I've ever had- crispy, yet melted in my mouth like cream, married perfectly with a bit of spicy green pepper and greens and the gnocchi with scallops, with the sage brown butter- rich, yet not too heavy. We absolutely cleaned our plates.
We live in Phoenix and can't wait to go back.

N
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff, and great ambiance. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa

B
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding, with everything expertly prepared — short ribs, pork belly, fish, and all accompaniments. Service was ok — we must have had a newer employee in need of training and menu familiarity. But, we all still enjoyed our delicious dinners.

EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful and delicious food. Unique menu. Live music. Overall great experience. Only thing people should be aware of is the train tracks right outside the restaurant and where you eat. Otherwise, amazing place!!

HT
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant we have been to in quite a while! We will absolutely be back and can't wait to try many more dishes! ABSOLUTELY LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you so very much for joining us for dinner and for the fabulous review! We really appreciate the great word of mouth and your patronage. Maynards Kitchen

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M
London
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Very smart restaurant, table service was impeccable.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you!

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PG
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is beyond amazing! Skip on the Pomme Fritz appetizer though, just a small portion of fries, nothing spectacular for the price. The entrees are worth every penny! Service was a bit slow and food took a while to come out when the place wasn't that busy, but the taste of the food made up for the wait.

CE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My husband had the duck and was fairly happy with his dish. I had the filet and sent it back. The first plating was tepid when it arrived. First bite was gristly. I sent it back. Second plate was still not hot, but it was a nicer piece of meat. Sunday is 1/2 price bottles of wine. We ordered a bottle of brut rose sparkling wine. When it came to the table, the label said "dry" not "brut". Before opening, the manager brought a taste, since it was also available by the glass. As suspected, it was sweeter than a brut. We sent the bottle back and ordered a different sparkling wine. The staff was nice about everything. We loved the location and the ambiance, but we probably will not go back. There are just too many other good restaurants to try this one again.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner this past Sunday. We appreciate the feedback as well as the nice comments about our staff and you enjoying the ambiance. We have passed your feedback regarding the steak onto the Chef in hopes of improving the dish moving forward. Hopefully some time in the future you may change your mind and pay us another visit. Until then enjoy Tucson's wonderful culinary scene. Maynards Kitchen

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KO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have never had a bad meal at Maynards; actually I have never had anything that was not like a party in my mouth! Everyone left very, very, happy.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We actually have a new menu coming out next week. Scallops, Veal Chop, Fois Gras, Wagyu NY Strip.... We look forward to your feedback on the new items. Thank you for your continued patronage. Maynards Kitchen

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F
Tucson
430 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner with friends. Food was delicious, service was great, and place has lots of atmosphere! We dine out often and this place is one of the best in Tucson!

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner and the wonderful review! We just had a brand new menu roll out a few days ago. We look forward to hearing your feedback. We appreciate your patronage! Maynards Kitchen

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b
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

we always like to come to maynard's because it's a nice environment and the food is always quite good. we think it's a bit expensive (at least for us), but we come once in a while anyway.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner and the feedback. I definitely recommend our Happy Hour menu, outside on the patio, as well! 4-6 each night.... We appreciate your patronage. Maynards Kitchen

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MN
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just missing a nice background music , other than that a great experience!

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 18, 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner and the feedback. We really appreciate your patronage. Maynards Kitchen

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JC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant in downtown Tucson. Chef makes some great dishes. The short ribs, pork belly, veal chop, and duck were all cooked perfectly. Great wine list and great staff. Would definitely go back

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us for dinner and the fabulous review! We actually have a new menu coming out next week. Scallops, Veal Chop, Wagyu NY Strip and some other new items from The Chef! We look forward to your feedback next time. Thank you for your patronage. Maynards Kitchen

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J
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Maynard’s is first class. From concierge to wait staff, plus a very talented Barman the service experience was wonderful.
Food was well presented, timed come out when we were ready, so not rushed. And delicious.
It’s a great place for an intimate occasion.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner and the fabulous review. There is a new menu coming out next week. We look forward to your feedback. We really appreciate your patronage. Maynards Kitchen

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EC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Maynards. Food was great, as was the service.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you very much for joining us for dinner and the nice review. We appreciate your patronage! Maynards Kitchen

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SA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere here, & the food and service were fantastic -This is aTucson Gem!

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank You for joining us for dinner and the nice review! We appreciate your patronage.

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f
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service, as always. The train station makes it a very special setting, too.

S
Tucson
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. Tasty and interesting cocktails. I had the short ribs for dinner and they were delicious.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review and for joining us for dinner!\ We appreciate your feedback and patronage. Maynards Kitchen

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JH
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very busy night at Maynards. Apparently there were several events going on downtown so the restaurant was hopping. This did cause them to be out of a couple of menu items, but honestly, I was glad. I'd rather a place run out of something than stockpile a bunch of stale produce and meat.

We had steak tartare and the ricotta as appetizers. Both were excellent. The ricotta was creamy and smooth and paired very well with the preserved peaches and tarragon. The tartare was vinegary and had an excellent texture.

For entrees we had the fish, which was baramundi, and the short rib. The fish was cooked perfectly with very nice crispy skin, and the short rib was a delicious piece of beefy goodness.

Desserts were cheesecake and pavlova. Both of which were great.

Service was professional and friendly without being overbearing. Food came out quickly, and drinks were refilled promptly. All in all, a great night.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 8, 2019

wow, Thank you so much for joining us for dinner and for the wonderful review! There is actually a new menu coming out next week. We look forward to your feedback after trying it out. We appreciate your patronage. Maynards Kitchen

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AT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had our anniversary dinner at Maynard’s and were very pleased with the overall experience. The food was AMAZING. High high quality meal for a relatively modest price. The atmosphere was very romantic and the building itself was very unique. This restaurant was amazing in all aspects of what makes a dining experience enjoyable. I will definitely go back many more times and recommend to any Tucson visitors as a must.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review and for joining us for dinner! There is a new menu coming out next week. We look forward to your feedback after trying it out. We appreciate your patronage. Maynards Kitchen

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LB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. Craft cocktails are terrific. Desserts are unique service is exceptional.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review and for joining us for dinner! Maynards Kitchen

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DS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I asked if a bean mix on a dish could be substituted for a vegetable mix on a particular dish, and the server replied, "I hate to say no, but honestly the chef is just not in the kind of mood tonight where I'd make that request." Wow. Big ego chef?! Well, on the server's recommendation, we tried the grits with shrimp added. I'm an avowed saltaholic, but even for me the dish was too salty, and beyond that, incredibly bland. My guest didn't want to eat the meal, nor did I after trying it. The server said he'd see what he could do about it. Instead of taking the dish away and off the check or offering to replace it with a second choice (it was barely sampled) he offered a free dessert. So...basically the chef is in the kind of mood where he can't even handle substituting beans for vegetables, yet still gets paid full price for a very unappetizing meal. Oh dear, poor chef!!! I wish I could be paid that well for not meeting expectations...Anyway, the pork belly was nice, decadent, and the dressing on the salad was fantastic. The beans were pretty decent, too, and I'm no fan of beans normally. Our server was very efficient and courteous, but as someone who has also worked in this industry for over 20 years, I was pretty shocked by the 'all powerful chef' story and failure to make good on a product that was extremely unappealing. Nice atmosphere, and we still had a good time but won't give it a second shot. Enjoy that money, chef.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner. We have had a conversation with both your server and the Chef. We apologize that you were placed in the middle of this situation. We are currently resolving this issue so that it does not continue to be an problem going forward. We really do strive to impress "every guest, every time" but on this occasion we missed the mark. I would like to humbly request that you pay us a second visit. If you do join us please ask for me personally. Ralph Manager@ Maynards

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DC
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Very friendly! Good food. Great place to start the evening out Downtown Tucson.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 5, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us for dinner and the fabulous review! We appreciate your patronage. Maynards Kitchen

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GP
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was too salty. Otherwise, possibly the "classiest" joint in Tucson.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on October 5, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us for dinner. We will pass your feedback on to The Chef and keep a better eye on our salt usage. We appreciate your continued patronage! Maynards Market and Kitchen

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very nice.

m
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If Maynard's is not in the top three restaurants in Tucson if must be fake news. Always a fabulous experience.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for the shout out and the witty review! There is a new fall menu coming in a couple of weeks! Come check it out. We appreciate your patronage! Maynards Kitchen

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Boise
27 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband and I have always enjoyed dining at Maynard's. I would note, though, that I'm very disappointed that some of my favorite items have been removed from their menu over time, i.e., salmon, trout, goat milk cheesecake, beet salad, to name a few. Having said that, we've always had a very nice dining experience at Maynard's and would definitely recommend it to others.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner at Maynards and your continued patronage. We have past your feedback on to The Chef for consideration. We do have a new fall menu coming out in a few weeks and hopefully some of your favorites will be making a new appearance. Thank you again for joining us! Maynards Kitchen

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JP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

My review would be much better if we hadn't encountered issues with the front-of-house service. This was my second trip there. On the first trip, my wife after that the noise level was pretty high.
Having said all that, the wait staff was pleasant and helpful and the food was excellent. I hope they get their act together on greeting and seating people.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hello Jim, We are sorry to hear that we may have missed the mark upon your initial arrival this past Saturday night. If you have the opportunity to shed a little more light on the issues we would appreciate the feedback on where things went wrong. Hopefully we can adjust and only get better moving forward. Were you in the main dining room or perhaps upstairs in the second dining room due to the tremendous winds on the patio? We appreciate the feedback. Maynards.

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DW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Dallas and found an ad about Maynards in a magazine. We made reservations easily and upon arrival were greeted very warmly by the host. The food, service and ambience were all outstanding. We will definitely visit again when we come back to Tucson!

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you very much for joining us for dinner and the great review! We really appreciate your patronage when visiting Tucson. Maynards Kitchen

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S
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice dinner with giod friends - great taljing with restaurant owner!

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you so much for the nice review! We appreciate you joining us for diner. Maynards Kitchen

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FT
Tucson
32 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant breakfast on the patio. Service was attentive despite new to Maynard’s server. All enjoyed their egg entrees, food was served as ordered and appropriate temperature. We will return!

DK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Dined here for an anniversary, which was not acknowledged at all despite being on the reservation. When I showed up I was had to wait almost 5 minutes to be sat, as the host was seating someone else. A server came up to the computer without so much an acknowledgment of our presence, when the host returned I asked if I needed a table, rather than Do you have a reservation? When the food runner dropped off my chef's board, he was rude when I asked for bread. The same food runner brought out our entrees and proceeded to "correct" my fiancé's silverware because he moved his knife, it made my fiancé uncomfortable as it felt as if we stupid. The food was great, but my dessert came out about 10 minutes after my fiancé received his dessert, so he was done by the time it came. I had the creme brulee which had burnt sugar on the top that was covered with berries to hide it. We experienced long wait times between courses despite it being after 9 pm. I would consider trying this place again, but maybe at the bar and not for a special occasion.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hello, We are sorry to hear that we missed the mark on your dinner last Saturday night. We try and make it our goal to please every guest, every time but occasionally we miss the mark. We apologize that this was one of those times and if at any point the server came across as judgmental. We will pass your feedback onto the Chef regarding the caramelized sugar on your Brulee being a little too cooked as well as with the servers regarding being more inviting. We appreciate the feedback. Maynards

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MK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious. I will definitely be coming back to this location.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on September 10, 2019

Thank you very much for joining us and for the great review! Maynards Kitchen

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OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Maynard's Kitchen and our first visit for brunch. As we experienced the first time, the service and atmosphere are fabulous. I had the Shrimp and Grits and was very satisfied with my meal. Excellent texture and flavor. My husband had the Kitchen Omelet, but thought it tasted "strange", and like it had been cooked with my shrimp. He loved the jam that was served with English muffin that came with his meal. The first time we went to Maynard's Kitchen was for dinner and we both enjoyed our meals very much so my husband's experience won't keep us from returning.

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for the nice review and feedback regarding the omelet. We will pass the comments onto the Chef and see if there are any adjustments to consider. We really appreciate you patronage. Maynards Kitchen

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Very good chef!

Maynards Market + Kitchen
Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner and the great review! We really appreciate it! Maynards Kitchen

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