Maynards Market + Kitchen

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1195 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Contemporary American, French
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Hours of operation
MARKET HOURS:
MON to THUR 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FRI & SAT 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
SUN 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Happy Hour: MON-SAT 4 to 8 p.m.

KITCHEN HOURS:
SUN - THU 5 to 10 p.m.
FRI - SAT 5 to midnight
SUN BRUNCH 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Happy Hour: TUES - SAT 4 to 6 p.m.
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Phone number
(520) 545-0577 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Smith
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Private party facilities
Overlooking downtown Tucson with panoramic views of the mountains, the Drawing Room offers the perfect, private space for corporate or social events. We can accommodate groups of 15 to 50 with custom designed menus for any meal or occasion.

The Drawing Room may also be rented in conjunction with the Plaza for indoor/outdoor occasions, or if you are expecting more than 50 guests.

You may also wish to consider the beautiful Copper Hall across the street at the Hotel Congress to host your large gathering.

Contact us for more information about reserving the Drawing Room.
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Private party contact
Todd Hanley: (520) 545-0577 ext. 4104
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Catering
Our menus rotate to highlight select seasonal ingredients. We feature wine from our own market.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th Avenue and Broadway Blvd.
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Parking details
Parking is offered in a number of Downtown's parking garages and in our private lot located to the east of Maynards Kitchen. Valet parking is offered on Friday and Saturday nights and upon request for private functions.
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Special events & promotions
The Maynards Wine Club features monthly wine tastings and frequent wine dinners. Not only do members in the wine club receive outstanding offers on wines, but also discounts on wine tastings and dinners.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1195 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Staff was very accommodating. Originally had reservations to sit outside. It rained just as we were about to be seated. Staff found our group a place to sit, even better than our original seating arrangement. It made for a memorable and unforgettable evening. Our server was great, fun, lively, happy, energetic, helpful, and very nice. Food was wonderful espicially the carrot cake, the frosting was out of this world! I had the filet mignon. The meat was tender and moist. Small portion but very tasty. The cream spinach was a little salty for me. Prices were modestly high and the whole expience was worth every penny.

The views from the second floor beautiful. On one side there is the train, Catalina mts, and U of A and the other side is a great view of Hotel Congress with the neon lights and street life. The wine cabinet with its dark wood stain and dim lighting, hard wood floors, and beautiful white trimmed windows added to the cozy ambiance and the wine cabinet served as great back drop for group photos. Loved it!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We really enjoyed Maynards Kitchen! The food was excellent and unusual and well prepared. My poached eggs were perfect! We even watched a cook go out to the garden outside our window and pick fresh produce for someone's meal! I loved that! The waiter was nice, but didn't really connect with us very well. He seemed kind of mechanical, but polite.

I will definitely be going back for the lobster Benedict!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Maynard’s is set in Tucson’s train station. It has a classic look to it. The tables are covered in paper and they give you crayons to draw to pass the time. Nice selection of craft cocktails. I had the cooler with gin and cucumbers. Very refreshing. The bread was outstanding with flavored butter. My daughter and I split the charcuterie plate which had two kinds of sausage and cheese. I had the pork chop, which was perhaps the best pork chop I have ever had. Highly recommend it

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We dine out often, usually close to where we live up in the Foothills, but this place is worth the 40 minute drive downtown! We love Maynards, and tonight as in the past, we had great food and service! My wife loved the trout, and I really enjoyed the hanger steak with fries. Friends had the delicious mussels, and a very tasty (but a little tough tonight) roasted chicken.
The service was terrific, from generously poured cocktails, to help with a very nice bottle of red wine, to food recommendations!
Maynards is at the pinnacle of the dining scene in Tucson!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

First time, and, it did not disappoint. Our waiter was fabulous, very knowledgeable and friendly. Knew the menu intimately. Will return.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Wonderful dinner! I gave it a four instead of five because the market salad, while tasty and fresh, was skimpy on the dressing—needed a bit more to really taste the flavors. The whole trout was divine—perfectly done and seasoned. The creme brûlée, while good, was very shallow in the dish compared to other restaurants. I look forward to another visit!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We've been here many times but this meal was a little disappointing. I ordered the steak tartare and there is a mustard sauce served with the meat, except not last night. I ordered my meal as pepper-free and the waiter said that the sauce contained pepper so the chef/cook simply left it off. This chef just won the Iron Chef Tucson award so I would think that he could have created some/any kind of sauce to accompany steak tartare to complete my plate. The other diners were very happy with the food and service!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

I’ve heard Maynard’s sponsorship of Arizona Public Radio, which compelled me to want to support them. When I checked out their website and menu, it looked perfect for my husband’s birthday dinner - and it was.
Everything - the service, the food, portions, the atmosphere ... everything was wonderful. We will be back, and will recommend Maynard’s to anyone wanting a great dining experience.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

We had seafood starters and fish for our main, all were very good. Couldn’t fault the food or the service and my martini was as advertised “perfect”. The only downside was the noise. The restaurant wasn’t very busy at the time we were there but there were a couple groups who seemed to want to share their conversations with the whole restaurant. Too noisy and we were relieved when they left, quite easy to have a conversation at our own table then.

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2.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The Sonoran Mushroom Toast was delicious! The whole grilled trout was not good. It came with tomato fregola that tasted like spaghetti-o’s. Maybe my expectations were just too high for this place.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Our food and drinks were delicious!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Outstanding meal and service.

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The pork was undercooked and had to send it back 2 times .

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Service was outstanding, the waitress was very informative and helpful with our selections. The food was phenomenal and the portions were adequate. The table for two could have been a little bigger but we may do. They had jazz after word on the patio and it was an overall pleasant evening. Will be back and will highly recommend

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Party of 5 for brunch on Sunday. Too hot to sit outside but had a nice view of their garden. Attentive wait staff and the food was very good with one exception. One order was eggs Benedict. The “poached eggs” were cooked too long and the yolks were completely hard. The omelets were great.
Overall very nice brunch. Recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Very “rustic” restaurant which I love. The service was outstanding and the prices were fair. Overall it was a great night for us and we enjoyed our experience to the fullest. Maynard’s kitchen will always be a favorite on my list.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Quick service, a good menu, the food was excellent. We had a very enjoyable meal in a comfortable setting.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The trout wasn’t wonderful and was somewhat disappointing. The accompanying bits were delicious. Desert want good either and was sent back. It lacked good flavor and maybe wasn’t fresh.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great overall, will dine here again

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Enjoyed the ambience, food was very good but the service was lacking. Waiter disappeared for long periods of time. We had planned to order apps but he was so late getting back to us after serving our drinks, we ended up just ordering entrees.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Appetizers were very good, service was outstanding. Fish special was very well liked. Chicken dinner was just average. hangar steak was very disappointing. Tough for supposed to be medium and the sauce was like A-1 sauce with an onion seasoning. We had two desserts one was very good and the other was very dry. Will go back for sure just to try the different menu items.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The food is very good. Service was professional and attentive. Nice evening overall for our anniversary and a leisurely pace. No rushing or undue interruptions.

We each had a cocktail. Mine was a little strong but I'm a light weight. My wife's sangria was really refreshing. Wife and I split the delicious mushroom toast, a super rich appetizer that probably should carry a warning for the arterially challenged. Luckily, I am not.

I had the pan roasted Scottish salmon special which was excellent. It came with a carmelized carrot puree and some stir fried squash. My wife had the summer spaghet, which came with smoked eggplant that somewhat overpowered the dish. Otherwise, it was yummy, too.
We had fantastic decaf with the prickly pear white chocolate cake dessert. Again, very rich.

Overall, Maynards Kitchen is a pretty good option for a special dinner for a couple or a small group. Avoid bringing the kids. They wouldn't appreciate it.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great place and food

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I was shocked electrically having my elbow on the metal vent and touching the spike end of the lantern. My girlfriend tried it and it did the same to her.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It had been quite a while since I had been to Maynard's. We had oysters, that were very fresh. Split a beet salad, which was not what we had expected, but delicious. And then had the fish, which happened to be Arctic Char, served over veggies. Everything was great. Will have to return sooner than later.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Always delicious food at this delightful spot.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I found this restaurant on Open Table and thought we would give it a try. We ate outside which was in an area near the railroad tracks. The food was really good and the flavors were amazing. We will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Maynards is always outstanding. Our favorite special restaurant in all of Tucson. Try the summer spaghetti with sausage. One of the best dishes I have ever had and I worked (and ate) in NYC before moving to Tucson 2 years ago. Just the best!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We've been there many times and keep coming back. Food and ambiance are wonderful. It's a real Tucson gem.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Went for Sunday Brunch. Beautiful garden, local grown food. Excellent coffee and the omelet/potatoes and fruit was delicious and perfectly made. Large outside dining area and descent amount of inside seating (for a downtown establishment) in a clean dining room. Huge wine selection! Right next to the under ground garage and only cost $2.00 on the weekend. We will be returning!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We've stayed away from Maynards because the last few experiences were terrible. But since it's been about a year since we've been there, we thought we would try it again. So happy we took the chance. The hostess was so sweet to show us to the perfect table by the window and the perfect server, Kendra. Our friends wee equally pleased with everything. We started off with steak tartare and beet salads. The men had the pork chop and the ladies had the grouper special. All the food was delicious and perfectly cooked. Kendra opened a pinot noir and immediately said the cork was a little off and since my girlfriend is a wine distributor, she concurred. Kendra brought us another one which was perfect. We've already made another reservation for family coming into town in a few weeks.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We always enjoy Maynards, our go to place great meal.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

In our opinion, one of Tucson's top restaurants. Love the atmosphere next to the train station. Their own vegetable and herb garden is impressive. Very efficient and friendly staff. The dinner was excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

they always do a fantastic job with the food. Would have loved a refill on the coffee but the waiter disappeared

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Excellent as always
Eddie the best bartender in Tucson
Fish is outstanding

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Too noisy inside too warm outside. NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day Brunch. I loved the Ahi Tuna while my husband enjoyed the peppery, sweet corn soup. He really enjoyed the Milanese chicken while I had the eggs benedict as a main course. Then desserts - loved the Black Forest Torte while I polished off the berry - rhubarb cake. Overall, a lovely meal was had by both of us.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everyone I dealt with was terrific. Our reservation date & party size changed several times. Staff was exceptional in confirming/reconfirming the both. It was an especially busy weekend due to the university graduation, but everyone at Maynards made it look easy.

Thank you Maynards.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Ed the bartender is phenomenal. Best Manhattan ever.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food, great patio, great jazz band and trains!

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