Maynards Market + Kitchen

4.6
1227 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Contemporary American, French
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Hours of operation
KITCHEN HOURS
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 am–10:00 am
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
MARKET HOURS
Mon–Thu 7:00 am–8:00 pm
Fri, Sat 7:00 am–9:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Bring your family and enjoy the holidays at Maynards! Dine with us to experience Tucson’s very best Thanksgiving Dinner, an exquisite prix fixe four-course menu. $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity, $20 for children 12 and under. Please visit our website for full details.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 1227 People Are Saying
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JL
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Well done overall. Terrific food and good service. We dine here several times a year and will be back again soon.

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EW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was extremely impressed with the great service, fairly priced menu items and the variety of selections. I enjoyed being there with a high school reunion, and did I mention the trains? Very cool to watch and feel the occasional trains roll by. Definitely will return in the future.

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CH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere were great; our server was wonderful! We had called ahead (months in advance) and asked if it would be a problem if we had a larger group (after a high school reunion) come in for breakfast and that people would make their own reservations and sit at their own tables. Our only request was that we all be outside at various tables and people would reserve seats on the patio. We told them we would start arriving at 9 ish depending on people's reservations. When we arrived the host was very put off that we all wanted to be on the patio and was trying to split our group up and put some inside. He was worried about burying servers. I get it, but we all intentionally reserved spots on the patio. We told him we were casual and as long as we had coffee we would all be just fine. Still he was clearly rattled and scolded me in front of my friends for not "speaking to a manager!" and relying on the word of staff. We were a vary casual come as you are group so I was a little put off by his reaction to our bringing business to the establishment. Otherwise -- everything was great. The food is delicious and our servers were fun, professional and attentive. It is a beautiful venue.

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DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific menu with quality ingredients and unique combinations. Try the goat cheese cheese cake with a touch of lemon and rosemary. It’s suddenly my new favorite.

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J
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good. Nothing remarkable, but we enjoyed it. Our server was top notch. Just enough attention, but not too much. Very professional.

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PN
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

On my last night after a week in Tucson for business, I decided to try a fresh restaurant and checked a number on OpenTable. Given the reviews and menu, I decided to try Maynard’s and to sit at the bar. My greeting was pretty casual even by bartender standards. I selected a wine and then asked about first news was that two or three items were no longer available, because the menu was being redone. Specifically, the pork chop - which is the main reason I had selected the restaurant - was no longer available. So I picked the beet salad and flank steak. The beet salad appeared quickly and was fresh and delicious. Then came the steak and fries. The steak was medium rare, as requested, but covered in a very heavy sauce that I wasn’t expecting. Drowning in it. So that was scraped away, but unfortunately the steak was incredibly salty. I couldn’t tell it is was from the sauce or steak, but wow. The fries also were super salty and I doubt homemade. They seemed twice-fried, which often means reheated and they tasted like it. The bartender never asked how things were, even seeing I had scraped the sauce and not finished. Luckily he kept the water coming, which was important given the salt intake. He was very friendly with the locals, and was complaining about a new menu being prepared, how some new items wouldn’t work and generally just talking too negatively - especially since he had never seen me before and had no clue if I was a new big potential corporate customer or regular. We had several great meals during our visit, but this one. I wouldn’t recommended it particularly.

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SP
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and service. We will return.

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OT
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ballet and my mothers birthday

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OT
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Only issue is the speed of the service. Everything else was great!

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CG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The cocktails were imaginative and delicious. The scallops were outstanding! We he service was excellent.

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CL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had the brunch poutine, which was perfectly seasoned. The duck confit was a delicious addition. Just needed a little more coffee a little more often.

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Boise
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great food, great service. Would definitely recommend to friends.

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JT
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to special place. Wonderful and creative food and very attentive staff. We have never been disappointed. The scallops are probably my favorite, but have enjoyed the pork chop, chicken, pasta and fish dishes. The appetizers and desserts have been wonderful as well.

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F
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Creative, tasty and varied choices are always available, and we enjoy spending special occasions here. The desserts were particularly delicious and unusual this last visit, including several without chocolate, which I appreciated. The food is not overly spicy which I enjoy, as it is fresh without needing extra help to enhance the natural taste. Good bread and tarragon butter began the meal. Our waitress was a bit short with us at the beginning, but she warmed as the meal progressed. The restaurant is as elegant as is needed in Tucson, and fresh, local food is always a pleasure.

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v
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had brunch on the patio. Food was great as was the service. Inside can be a little loud, all you have to put up w/outside is the occasional train

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LW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maynard's is such a great dining experience from the beautiful interior to the liveliness of music and the train whistle outside. The food is so fresh, inventive and satisfying. Great drinks, service and just the overall experience makes me love it!

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OT
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Chefs board was very appealing, and the flavors were so well paired.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Overall one of the best restaurants in Tucson it is a shame that the service is not up to par.

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DT
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, pleasant surroundings, good service. Overall good value. Nice place to have as an option when you want to so something a bit special.

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LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Terrific service. Great options. Classic and classy. Downtown vibe just outside.

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F
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We usually love Maynard's, so chose it for Saturday night dinner when our niece and husband (well-traveled foodies from Houston) were visiting us. As usual, atmosphere and service were excellent, but both my fish (the special) and the accompanying dishes and our niece's seafood pasta were much too salty. We didn't send them back since our husbands had been served and redoing overly salted dishes is too time-consuming. It was disappointing.

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HD
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. We stumbled upon Maynard's while visiting Tucson for a gem show. We were astonished at the quality of service, the wine list, and most of all, the food. Chef Ryan (hope I remembered his name correctly!) prepares food that I would define as Americanized, stylized French. Terrific sauces without over reliance on the sauce itself. Imaginative, and very well balanced, especially the textures. We were lucky enough to be treated to two experimental desserts, a pineapple sorbert with pork belly crumble (amazing), and a foie gras mini-popsicle with crumbled pistachio (even more amazing). Eddy, the man behind the bar, was knowledgeable, friendly, and offered Michelin star service. If you are lucky enough to have him, ask for his house-made "cello" (we had grapefruit, a beautiful way to end our meal). The service from all was outstanding. Finally, while not extensive, a very well representative wine list by (I presume) their Level 2 Somm.

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R
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Dining room noise level was catastrophic so we moved outdoors on the patio, which was fine. If you like trains. Six roared past the patio, maybe 20 yards away, most of them pulled by four locomotives - very loud! As it happens I love trains, so that was fine.

Main menu bends over backwards to be too cute, which we knew in advance, so we went there for appies and salad. That was perfect.

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The service wasn't as I expected. The receptionist was rude about our seating, even though I had reserved a table. The waitress wasn't available when needed, seemed like she had to many tables to attend to.

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NY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every way - four diners, four different menus, four accolades.

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F
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Not worth the trip... My husband and I both had the roast chicken with creamy potatoes and greens. The chicken was over cooked and potatoes were mashed with sour cream then thrown onto our plates. We expected something magnificent from Maynards. I don’t know if they added clove to the chicken or while cooking the greens but it was not complementary to this dish, from culinary chef to another leave out the clove. I enjoy a fantastic meal no matter the cost but this was very disappointing and we will not be returning nor recommending to friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we eat here we have a great time. Great food. Great spot.

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SK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were welcomed by the host and the night never stopped being fantastic. Our server was Jackie and she might have been the highlight of the night! We started with some cocktails and perused the wine list. Jackie was happy to give recommendations and help us choose.

We ordered 2 appetizers to share with our group; the diver scallops and the mushroom toast. Both Amazing! The scallops were huge and so flavorful, perfectly cooked! The mushroom toast was unique and the goat cheese really elevated the dish. I kept going back for more.

Our entrees were the whole trout, the fresh fish (grouper) and half roasted chicken.
Everyone was highly satisfied with their choices. Simple but delicious flavors and great portion sizes!

We will absolutely be back and will always ask for Jackie!

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IM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in both the market and the restaurant! Will definitely dine here again upon our return to Tucson!

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SR
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious and never pretentious Maynard’s is always a great choice. The food is amazing and the knowledgeable staff is always willing to explain the dishes in detail to my guests.

Will the sommelier is also able to pick out the right wine for the occasion. I always leave with a great choice, from Sunday brunch to pool side Rosé sparklers Will knows exactly the right wine to pair. I highly recommend Maynard’s to my friends.

The only thing they lack is a greater choice of vegetarian dishes, especially for their wine dinners. This isn’t California, it’s Tucson, so a lack of healthy-ish veggie selections simply comes with the saguaros. This does make it difficult if your guests are vegetarians. However your wine loving guests will simply fall in love with Maynard’s.

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CA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I invited family members, two in town & three from out of town who had never been to Maynards.
They were delighted as was I again.
I did make a small error & made the reservation during happy hour. My mistake as it was a very
good bit noisy. After I realized how nice the weather was going to be, I should have asked
to be seated outside. Hopefully there will be another time & I will remember.
The flooding back memories of my departure from that railroad station 60 years ago when I,
the first child leaving my family at 18 for the Navy, was incredible. I can still see my mother, in
tears, thinking she would probably never see her daughter again, but, we all survived. I thank
Maynards for being there with all their special skills for us. It was truly wonderful!

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d
Tucson
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional dinner even for Maynards. Wheatberry Salad is a meal in itself and delicious. Salmon special with walnut combined ingredients and flavors perfectly for an extraordinary mix of tastes. The chef should be complimented on this creation.

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CL
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DG
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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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MK
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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F
Tucson
379 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SP
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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PF
Tucson
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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