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About Maynards Market + Kitchen
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.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Contemporary French, Contemporary American, French
Hours of Operation:
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.
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.
4th Avenue and Broadway Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(520) 545-0577 ext. 1
Our menus rotate to highlight select seasonal ingredients. We feature wine from our own market.
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.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Todd Hanley: (520) 545-0577 ext. 4104
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
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.
Maynards Market + Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
We have always loved Maynard’s and perhaps it was just an off night. Filet arrived cold and purple in the center when asked for medium, side dish potatoes were raw, lamb shank which is typically prepared hours ahead of time was lukewarm. Good bread and burgers though.
I love Maynard’s, do not get me wrong. We were a party of 5 . 2 had great meals and 3 did not. Two ordered the same steak meal, ordered exactly the same way, medium rare. Both steaks were med well and tough. The Steak frites on my order had clearly been frozen and came from the same package and were fried together in one big lump. The Lima beans and mushrooms Side was dried out and tasteless. The other meal was a mushroom puff pastry which was the size of a small saucer and not worth the $16 price tag. The other two meals were very good ; duck and pork chops. The atmosphere, service and ambience were, as always, excellent.
Food was subpar. Deserts were terrible. Prepared 2 days before. The creme brûlée tasted nothing like a creme brûlée. Striploin steak was tough. Old cow. Nice place. The food was below average. Supposedly this is one of the best places to eat in Tucson. Doesn’t say much for Tucson’s restaurant scene if this is the case.
I flew into Tucson the afternoon of our dinner to visit my sister. The restaurant is beautiful and cozy and the service was second to none. A very memorable evening (and quiet, while all the Halloween insanity was going on across the street at the Hotel Congress!)
If you do not customers in the restaurant then do not take reservations - we had a late afternoon (1:15 pm) reservation and all of the staff could not have been more interested at the end of our meal even pushing the check on us and then trying to take our plates before we were done to get us out of the restaurant. To bad we had good experiences before here but probably will be a while before we go back
Very bad service that night, particularly the waitress. Forgot to bring us bread, and no one filled our water until after about five minutes. There was no welcome, have you been here before, just wanted to take our order and be done with us. I hope this was a unique experience because the service in the past has always been excellent as we have been coming to this establishment for years.
We love Maynard’s! Delicious food, attentive service, there’s just something special about being at the train station. If it isn’t already a special occasion, it becomes one.
Our tiny complaints are: 1) there should not be a charge for at least the first plate of artisan bread. 2) a stronger vegetarian presence on the menu would be appreciated.
Excellent service. Great ambiance. Food was perfect! We are Foodies. Our first time here...we were very pleasantly surprised. We thought we were in another city. Not your typical restaurant.
We’ll be back. The restaurant is going to get to know us. :-)
I was a bit disappointed since a friend of mine and I met here for a special occasion for happy hour. The patio had been reserved for a wedding party and sitting in Old buildings has a tendency to make me ill due to mold concentrations in the air. It became very uncomfortable and we ended up going to the market for dessert and coffee to sit outside. Last time I stopped here for happy hour the Burger was Far larger. It seemed to shrink. I ordered the happy hour salad for my friend, it was getting late... not really impressed. She did like the soft boiled egg but otherwise the salad was nothing to write home about. Next time I think I'll just stick to the market and sit outside. Otherwise great ambiance inside very nice seating in the formal kitchen area.
This restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere perfect for special occasions, date nights, or just a nice family dinner. It is located in downtown Tucson's old train depot , which gives the restaurant a lot of character and creates a very interesting, charming setting. The waitstaff is attentive and knowledgeable, the food is prepared incredibly well, and the kitchen is very accommodating to special dietary requests. The price point is on the high side; however, the food and overall experience provided are worth the cost. I would highly recommend sitting outside under the lights and not skipping dessert!
We were unlucky. We chose an outdoor table, and while the weather was perfect, the clamor was unbelievable. One freight train after another came through, along with an Amtrak train. Then a robbery and murder just across the tracks brought the police copter and many squad cars. What a night. As we were about to leave, a noisy group sat down next to us, but they were a mild irritant compared with all the other stuff.
This was my husband's and my first dinner at Maynard's. We love the atmosphere and ambience of the restaurant...very cozy and romantic. We started with the mussels and they were outstanding, especially the herby, delicious broth. For the entrees, he had the lamb shank and I the filet mignon. My steak was top notch, however, I did not really care for the potatoes that accompanied it (too rich) and didn't think the apple went with the rest of the meal. Jeff was our waiter and he was first rate. He took very good care of us and was absolutely delightful. However, there were a few times that we were waiting for him to return to the table which was not at all his fault. There were a lot of people seated out on the patio and I could see through the window that he was working hard to take care of all of them as well. A bit understaffed Friday night possibly? All in all, it was a wonderful dining experience and we will definitely be back!
Waited almost five minutes before receiving menu. Placed order and saw waitress one more time, when she dropped off the check, about ten minutes after we had finished eating. Eventually got an ice tea refill by flagging down a busboy. Food was good, but lack of attention and long periods of being ignored spoiled the dinner. Would have considered dessert had anyone bothered to ask.
We started with Happy Hour mussels and wine on the patio which was excellent! We went inside for dinner which was good...prepared and presented very well. I had the duck and although it was good, I prefer my duck sliced instead of having it served in two large pieces. My only major complaint was about the size of the forks. I called the waiter over to request a dinner fork because I was certain that what I had was a salad fork. Turns out there was only one size fork for everything...salad, dinner, dessert. It really seemed very odd to be eating my dinner with such a small fork and, for me, it did take away from the experience of enjoying my meal. We will definitely return to Maynard's for Happy Hour on the patio which we really enjoyed!
We were the 3rd table say in this place.... and the food took forever to deliver. My toasted bread on a turkey sandwich was cold. Limited menu. Server asked about our choices after we ate 75% of our meal. I appreciated the view of the garden, and the history of the place. Other than that, I may have forgiven the slow food if the service wasn't cold as well.
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