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Fri, 5/25
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7:00 PM
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Maynards Market + Kitchen

4.5
1161 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
Michael Byrer
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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 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 1161 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Maynard's has become our favorite Tucson restaurant. The food, outstanding service, atmosphere, as well as the chef's garden and historic downtown location add up to a very lovely evening. (Good choice of wines by the glass too.)

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

When we arrived there was a strange smell in the whole restaurant, something between the train diesel smell and burnt food. However, our server was fantastic and the food was ok.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Good oysters, entree ok, poor desert. My wife liked her stuffed trout, my veal chop was just ok. I’ve had better in steak / chop houses.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Went there on a Monday, not knowing that Monday's are Meet at Maynard's night. We had requested the patio because we were meeting a couple who was camping in Madera Canyon and they were bringing a small dog. When we arrived, the patio was full and really loud. Live music, people talking with microphones (endlessly), and a lot of traffic. There was a special benefit for disabled dogs that night so our guest's pooch was not alone by a longshot. Once the Meet and Greet was over, people left and things settled down and we had a really nice dinner. The food was excellent. I had the pan roasted duck; my wife had the AZ Red risotto (best risotto I've ever tasted and I got the leftovers). The desserts were the best we've had in Tucson. So my advice is that if you go on a Monday night, leave the dog at home and eat inside. Your eardrums will thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The meal was outstanding from the starter to the post-meal coffee. The flavors were well-balanced on my palate and the presentation was beautiful. The SONORAN MUSHROOM TOAST was phenomenal, as was the ROASTED BEET SALAD. The nightly fish special of halibut on roasted cauliflower with pistachio cream was a delight. I cannot say enough about the quality of the meal and service. I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner and the time spent at Maynards. You won't be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We drove down for Phoenix for a show at the Fox Theater down the street. Maynard's enjoys a well deserved positive social media reputation. The mushroom toast starter was ample with fresh, flavorful ingredients but not too heavy. The scallop special was generous with 4 large, but tender scallops and the presentation looked like artwork. My pasta dish was packed with many well-seasoned ingredients and again with a lightness that didn't weigh me down for the show. We'll be back next time we're in town!

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Good food in a nice environment but the bar area was a bit too noisy. Server was excellent and knowledgeable about the menu. Eating outdoors was appealing but we stayed inside as we had been out all day on the golf course. Restaurant location is right in downtown Tucson which creates a parking problem but overall this was a very good experience.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

This has turned out to be our favorite “go to” restaurant ... special occasion or not. ALWAYS delicious, comfortable and high quality without the “attitude”. Great service as well!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

We have been here many times, this is our favorite place to bring new people to eat. A wonderful piece of Tucson History. And the food and service is the best in town.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We are always impressed with the food and service, the wine list is great.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The staff was outstanding. Bar, managed by Annie, produced some classic cocktails! Took care of my gluten questions! Finding the 2006 burgundy was the cherry on top as far as the service is concerned

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere. We’ve dined at Maynard’s several times in the past when we visit Tucson, and are never disappointed. The only draw back is sometimes it is difficult to find a parking spot nearby. But it’s worth the effort!

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1.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We were very disappointed with our dinner at Maynards. While the ambiance and service were very nice, the food was a real letdown with the exception of the delicious bread. My husband ordered the bouillabaisse and said it had no flavor and the rouille was not right - it was a pretty sloppy bouillabaisse. I had the lamb shank which was not good as it lacked flavor and taste. It tasted like a dish cooked a while ago and reheated a few times. It was not even served hot. Also, in my opinion the chimmichurri sauce was an overkill, and the potatoes tartiflette were hard and dry. We were there on a Monday night and wondered if the chef had taken the night off. Simply put, the food did not taste freshly prepared and lacked flavor and taste. Desserts were mediocre. Maynards should do better.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

One of the best restaurants in the world. Come here all the time. Only down side was they don’t play Mo-town and old school anymore.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent meal and terrific service. Extensive cocktail menu. Enjoyed entire experience and highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very nice menu. Was my second time there and took a friend who was there for the first time.
Service was great...nice waiter from NJ as am I.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Entrees were top rate. I’d skip foie gras as the starter next time.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

great food, friendly staff. had the chief platter, duck, chicken and all were amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Fun, quiet (except for the occasional train) delicious. Beautiful interior. Wonderful mix of flavors across the menu. Chef thinks outside the box and pulls it off. I believe it is a must for visitors and locals.

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We had a very negative experience. Our table on the patio was nice, and we enjoyed our cocktails, but after we received our cocktails the service was terrible. After being there for an hour and a quarter, we still had no food, and no one even came to check on us or apologize for the delay. Finally my husband went to find out what was going on and someone told him, "I'll check into it ." A few minutes later someone in a suit and tie (the manager?) came by with a very defensive attitude and said, "Well, we've had two large parties come in and we're doing the best we can." No apology whatsoever. No offer of new drinks, more bread, some snacks - nothing. When we finally got our food my husband's veal chop was cold. In the end they comped our drinks, but we will not be going back. When a restaurant is having an off night, management should be smart enough to know that an apology and an offer of extra drinks or snacks or something is what's called for, not hostility. We like Tucson, visit often, and might have recommended this place to many people! But definitely not after this experience.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awesome restaurant! Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Love the ambiance, love the options for seating and scenery (we had a drink at the bar, then dined on the patio); love the train ;-) and food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Outstanding restuarant. Would highly recommend this fine dining establishment. Waitstaff is always prepared.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was our anniversary and the receptionist acknowledged us but not the waiter

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Innovative menu, very well prepared and presented

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We sat on the patio and was able to bring our dog. The staff was tentative and charming, the atmosphere was great, and the food was out of this world. Definitely going back and bringing friends.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had a great meal, loved sitting out on the patio. Beautiful scenery.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The veal chop was over cooked and not well priced considering the size of this portion. Despite the fact that I told our server that I experienced the same issue several weeks before, the preparation was not satisfactory . The fish special was well prepared and nicely presented. The cheese cake is excellent.
Service was good. The manager came over and said he would take care of my problem on the check. He comped us one desert ($8) to make up for an improperly prepared ($39) entree

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food average, over priced. Do not know how over 1,000 people think this place is excellent.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Off day for an otherwise consistently excellent establishment

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent food in a unique location, free entertainment as the trains go by

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had nice family dinner for six. Service was very good. The dining room is attractive and we enjoyed watching the trains. Salads were excellent as were the oysters salads bouillabaise and French fries. Steak had too much sauce and the trout was just okay. Still Maynard’s is one of our favorite restaurants in Tucson.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great spot we have been coming here for years. We were downtown the week before and had dinner at the Cup across the street one of the other great restaurants in this group. I believe you can't go wrong with this group. Stop and have a hand crafted cocktail or two before dinner, very nice bar staff. Tables in the main dinning area nice and comfy try to get the last table with the antique bench, its like your own little world. The culinary staff does a rely good job on being innovating and are spot on with preparation . Wait staff do a great job at service and attention.

Thanks to all

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