Maynards Market + Kitchen
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.
Short Rib Pizza
White garlic sauce, caramelized onions, roasted poblano short rib, fontina
Roasted mushrooms, goat cheese, garlic cream, arugula, grana padano
Burger sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, Tillamook White Cheddar, on a brioche bun
The main dish was fantastic. Caesar salad was weird. Waiter was pleasant, but rarely asked if we needed anything. Overall, very good experience and definitely will come back.
I had the gnocchi and my friend had the red corn polenta. Best meal we’ve had in a long time.
We’ll be back next time we’re in Tucson.
The food was terrible. I had the Caesar salad and could barely identify the parts. No hard boiled egg, very little cheese. There were other parts that i have never seen in such a salad. For desert I had the bread pudding. Most of the bread was tough and unpleasant. We looked forward to our meal at Maynards because the restaurant used to be our favorite. Not any more.
We had a wonderful meal!
Always a pleasurable experience, service and food is always superb. Go to choice for dates and special occasions, also great for casual happy hour food! Never had a bad experience. David is the most knowledgeable and best server I’ve had, highly recommend!!! :)
Thank you very much for the great review. We love hearing from great guests like yourself. Come see us again soon.
Nice Friday night Jazz Trio playing.. good food / good wine.
So happy you enjoyed the music on the patio. We will have it again tonight at our wine tasting.
Love the food and the service was exceptional. Definitely a wonderful place and it’s especially great when the train goes by.
Thank you so much for the kind words. Please come back and see us again soon.
Our waiter was exceptional and the food outstanding.
Thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Truly excellent. All entrees — scallops, veal, duck confit—were of high quality and nicely presented. Very good service. Half- price bottles of wine on Sunday an added bonus. Not a major issue, but one of our party was handicapped, and there are two steps down into the main dining area.
Thank you for the great review. Glad you enjoyed the half priced wine on Sundays. Sorry about the steps, we are having to work with what our historical building gives us at times. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
It our waiter more than 10 minutes to acknowledge us. When the entrees arrived they had to ask who was getting each entree. Our dessert order took a ridiculous amount of time to arrive. We've eaten at Maynard's before and had good experiences. It will probably be a while before we go back.
I first off want to apologize for the less than stellar experience that you had dining with us. We strive for a great dining experience and we missed that for you. I would like the opportunity to speak with you so I can find out a little more about the experience. I sent you a private message to continue the conversation about your dinner. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
The BEST brunch experience with the best ambiance!! The staff was friendly, the mimosas were on point, the food was beyond delicious. I will be coming back on my next visit to try dinner!
Thank you so much for the great review. We are happy that you had a great time. Please come see us again soon.
The atmosphere is great. Our server was competent and friendly. But the food let us down, Salad did not seem fresh and my seafood was in a sauce which buried its flavor.
We will give the brunch a try.
The food was good and they were very accommodating in getting us in and out in time to see a show
Thanks for the great review. Glad we could get you in and out in time for your show.
One of the best places in downtown Tucson. Menu is superb and the wine list is well chosen.
Thanks so much for the great review.
Sean was an amazing waiter and the food was delicious.
Thanks for the great review! We love when our guests have a great time dining with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Outstanding food and service! Loved it! Very unique menu!
Thanks for the kind review. Please come see us again soon.
Sunday brunch was a delight! We sat outside in the sun and enjoyed the lovely surroundings. Do not miss the beignets! And the poutine was delicious. Loved our experience!
SahriL, Thanks so much for the kind review. We are glad you had such a great time. We hope to see you again soon.
Food, service - excellent. Waiter was excellent. (Originally from New Hampshire)
Thanks for the nice review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Our waiter Juan was very attentive, friendly and efficient. We will definitely go back.
Thanks so much! We are glad you had a great dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Valentine Day. Price fix menu which was great.
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your dinner and thanks for choosing us for your Valentine's dinner.
Price fixe menu for Valentine’s Day had a variety of tastes, colors, and textures that was nicely presented. The $85 p/p charge and automatic 20% after tax added to check is excessive for Tucson. Reasonable prices for wine. Friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable server.
Thanks for the feedback. We truly appreciate when our guests give us feedback so that we can provide a better dining experience in the future.
Nice room, good menu, delicious food, good service.
Thank you so much for the nice review. We are so glad that you had a great time dining with us.
Food was excellent.
Thanks so much! We are so happy you enjoyed your dinner with us.
If you want great food in a romantic setting, I recommend this place. Their wine and mix drink selection is excellent as well.
Thank you so much for the great review. We love when our guests enjoy their dining experiences enough to spread the word. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Excellent Lobster Benedict and half priced wines on Sunday for brunch. Love the adjacent market vibe and wines for sale there as well as outdoor eating space.
Thanks for the great feedback. Lobster Beni is one of my favorites as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
As usual, we love our time at Maynards; food, the people, the ambiance, the staff.
Only critique on the food; the squash in the gnocchi was uncooked and inedible. We sat at the bar and service was slow. Weren't able to say anything to the bar tender until he came to clear our plates. We let the manager know. The pork belly dish was excellent. I wish there was more pork than fat on the serving. Otherwise had a good evening.
Thanks for your feedback. We went over this with our team and we will make sure it is better on your next visit. Thanks for being a patron of Maynards. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Absolutely amazing! Best food in Tucson!
Thank you! We like the food too! Come see us again soon.
Great menu, Matthew, our server, was great, enjoyable atmosphere. Highly recommend dining here.
The food is great, the duck is the best, awesome service with flexible kitchen, enjoy going to Maynards very much, thank you!
Thank you so much for the kind review. We love when our guests have a great time dining with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Creative, accommodating and attentive service! I couldn’t of asked for a better room to have a gathering of 9. Still dreaming about the roasted peppers and Bronzino. A must if you’re in Tucson. .
Always make it a point to eat here when I’m in town for the Gem Show! Small, intimate, and the staff is very knowledgeable. Very good bistro-style fare. My Grouper was perfectly prepared!
Thank you ValerieinOKC! We look forward to seeing you next year for the Gem Show.
Great food, very pleasant atmosphere, and friendly, unpretentious staff. The short ribs and the gnocchi were exceptional. We also had a nice bottle of surprisingly inexpensive wine. Overall a really good experience.
Thank you so much. We are so happy that you had a great time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Great atmosphere, delicious food, wonderful service! Can’t wait to go back!
The food and service were excellent. The only issued that marred the experience was seating. We used Open Table, noting that it was our anniversary. When we arrived for our 5:45 reservation, we were seated at a very small table. We asked if we could have one of the larger tables by the window since all but one were all empty at the time. The host explained that the tables were all reserved for the next hour for larger parties. We understood and accepted the small table. When we left TWO hours later, all but three of the larger tables were still empty, Of those that were taken, one had three people and the other two had two people. I wonder if the host even bothered to check the reservations. It was disappointing.
Thanks for the feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and service. We will review our seating practices with our host team so that this isn't an issue moving forward. Thanks again for dining with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
This was one of the best fine dining experiences we have had in Tucson. Rivals the famous resorts at a more earth bound price. We will definetly be back.
Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
We had a wonderful pre-theater dinner at Maynards. The food and the service were superb. We would recommend Maynards highly!
Thank you for the great feedback.
Expected to be wowed by this place as read so many good reviews. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. We arrived for our 9:30am reservation for the brunch. We had viewed the menu on-line where it showed photos of eggs benedict, French toast, pancakes, etc. All looking deliteful. We looked over the menu at our table and none of those things were listed. In fact, it was a pretty boring menu of nothing special. I asked about the other items and instead of seeing if the chef could prepare them, they said, that the menu on-line must have been out of date. We had to pick what was available. I got a "boring" basic breakfast of 2 eggs, bacon, potatoes. The toast was extra. I asked for sour dough toast and got I don't know what. Tasteless and an extra charge? Our waitress never returned the entire time we were there to refill any drinks or check on us. She did bring the bill of course. All in all a disappointing experience.
Donelle, I first off would like to apologize for your poor experience for brunch. We truly try to make sure all of our guests have a great dining experience with us. I sent you a private message so that we can connect and I can find out more about your visit. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Very disappointing after reading/hearing so much good about it. Husbands fish was dry, my roasted chicken (leg and thigh) was impossible to cut as the breading was so thick and hard. But the Caesar Salad was wonderful. Our server was very friendly, efficient, knowledgeable about the food and helpful. The noise from the bar was absolutely louder than any other restaurant (in the world) of this caliber that we have eaten in.
JandP, I want to apologize for your experience dining with us the other night. We strive to provide a wonderful dining experience for all of our guests. I sent you a private message to learn more about this if possible. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
We are very pleased with the delicious menu and the chef’s creativity. We thoroughly enjoyed the daily fish special and we are from the land of great fish (Cape Cod)! Each item was a palate pleaser with a creative twist. The attentive service was really appreciated because the waiter’s explanations enabled us to choose things we enjoyed but never experienced before. This is the best food we have had in Tucson. Can’t wait to come back.
Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy that you enjoy your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
The Sea Bass evening special was raved about, the most requested menu item , Short Ribs, were devoured but the favorite by far were the Prince Edward Island Mussels.
Thank you for your kind review. We truly appreciate our guests and especially when they take the time to let others know about their great experiences at Maynards. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Maynards Market + Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1556 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.