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Maynards  - Maynards, Tucson, AZ

Maynards

4.5
4.5
2219 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Nestled in the historic train depot, Maynards offers an authentic dining experience featuring locally-inspired dishes, an award-winning wine list, and hand-crafted cocktails. Market-driven and fueled by a passion for the Southwest, Maynards delights guests with ephemeral seasonal dishes that celebrate the harvests of the Sonoran Desert in an elegant, romantic atmosphere.

Downtown Tucson’s Historic East End is both a destination and a hub for those seeking the heart of urban Tucson.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (520) 545-0577 ext. 1
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Nick Creamer
  • Private party contact
    Todd Hanley: (520) 545-0577 ext. 4104
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Tucson
  • Cross street
    4th Avenue and Broadway Blvd.
  • Parking details
    Parking is offered in a number of Downtown's parking garages and in our private lot located to the east of Maynards.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,219 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tucson

    Romantic

  • Tucson

    Contemporary American

  • Tucson

    Romantic

  • Tucson

    Contemporary American

2,219 Reviews
  1. Reno

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t say enough good times about this restaurant from the waiters knowing every details about the foods and drinks on the menu to the food tasting amazing. I’m so surprised it to this long to eat here after years of people telling me how good the food is but I surely wasn’t disappointed one bit

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  2. GailD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were disappointed by our experience at Maynard’s, mainly by the quality of the food and the exorbitant prices. We ordered beef tartare to share among the three of us, but it was nearly tasteless and had an unpleasant texture. I ordered short ribs, which were so salty as to be almost inedible. The portion was tiny but I left half of it on my place and kept gulping water. One of us ordered the steak special rare but it came medíum well. I can’t imagine these basic problems occurring in a well-run kitchen. For this we paid $160 plus tip. On the positive side, the settings is lovely, my cocktail was delicious if overpriced, and the service was fine. But I wouldn’t recommend it.

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  3. EmmELL

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is wonderful, but the prices for mediocre food was a little over the top. The waitress was nice, but sort of nowhere to be found. 10/10 recommend the lobster pot, the NY strip surf and turf was a solid 4/10. Flavor was mid, the steak was tough, and the “prawn” is quite literally a shrimp on top of a little slab of meat. Although the food isn’t spectacular and the prices are a little ridiculous; it is a quiet and romantic experience.

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  4. RachelS

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the Mac and cheese for a starter and got roasted peppers with peanut sauce as well. The starters were delicious. For our main course, we ordered the Irish stew and the hamburger. The fries were double fried and crispy; the burger was delicious especially when accompanied with the sauce. Overall, I would recommend Maynard's for any occasion. The ambience is quiet, lit perfectly (we went at night), and although it was busy, our waitress checked on us whenever she walked past our table.

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  5. MaryM

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid wine list. Great food. Had the mac n cheese, beef tartare, lobster pot, green salad and salmon. Would order every one of them again. Definitely recommend!

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  6. TannerP

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently the best Culinary experience in Tucson. Chris, our waiter, is always so helpful and kind providing us the best ideas for food and drink. Star, the bar lead, is also concocting the best cocktails my wife and I have had. Cannot recommend this restaurant more. Try the Maynard’s Old Fashioned! Made with Tucson Whiskey.

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  7. SoloDiner

    London

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Charming historic place in sketchy downtown area. The menu isn’t particularly to my taste but will appeal to others. Nice salad. Good burger. Skip the desserts.

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  8. BillR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely terrific food! And our waiter, Chris, was a real pro. A wonderful evening was had by all.

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  9. AidanR

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I liked the train if you sit outside. Good fun! Fun!

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  10. Tucsonresident

    Tucson

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately we were a little disappointed since the menu hadn’t changed much since the last time we were there. By 7:30 they have run out of the syrup for our chosen cocktail. We were a little bored with the choices. However, the food was still very good.

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  11. RyanR

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chris, our waiter, was terrific. One of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had.

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  12. CooperN

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is impeccable. Love the feel of the restaurant. The food was incredible and so fresh. The service was outstanding and so friendly. Really enjoyed their mocktail list. Can’t wait for my next meal here!

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  13. JodiC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    $60 for a filet Mignone with 2 mini carrots and 2 fingerling potatoes is unacceptable. The potatoes and carrots are minimal cost and a regular portion should come with the filet. The food is acceptable but not worth the cost. My husband walked away hungry and nothing was done or mentioned about his birthday even though I specifically mentioned when making the reservation. Will not be returning.

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  14. CarlaO

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! Two diners enjoyed the lobster pot appetizer with that “ omg you gotta try this!” expressions…while two enjoyed the flavorful & light focaccia. . My roasted veggie salad was amazing— loved the pumpkin miso dressing.., while one diner had the seared pork chop, proclaiming its “layers of flavor were sublime.” Two diners enjoyed the Ginger chile garlic salmon and loved their entrees. Our server was very attentive but not overbearing, pleasant & knowledgeable. A great evening, thank you Maynard’s!♥️

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  15. DavidP

    Denver

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated upstairs. Wonderful ambiance and great service. Focaccia amazing. Salmon was prepared to perfection and the plantain ravioli with mushrooms was unique and delicious.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good food. Didn’t love the the portion sizes for the price. I received maybe 5 fingerling potatoes and maybe a 6oz salmon for 30 dollars. Ehh not really happy about that. But that focaccia bread TO DIE FOR. absolutely incredible. I made a reservation and ensured to put down it was my birthday. Only to order dessert eat it. Then someone said it was my birthday and my server responded with “you should have told me it was your birthday I would have given you your dessert for free” like hello isn’t that your job to speak with the hostess to notate why someone came in with 10 guests?? Idk I just didn’t like that experience. Anywho probably wouldn’t come back except for the bread and drinks.

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  17. MartinZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an early Valentine's Day dinner at Maynard's Kitchen and the food and service were excellent. Manager Lee Kurtz has also been very helpful in arranging a group event for us.

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  18. DanielleB

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did a long weekend in Tucson and came here for our first dinner. It was amazing. The food was incredible - we got the Shishito Peppers to start and they were to die for, I got the Irish Lamb stew and my partner went with the plantain ravioli. Both main dishes were delicious and so flavorful. I got the Mezcal cocktail which was heavenly. To top it off the staff were the best - everyone was so friendly, we had a great waiter who gave us details on all the cocktails, the stories behind the food, how the chefs came up with some of the menu items, etc. It made the experience really great. I highly recommend and my only regret is that I didn't show up hungrier so we could have ordered more!

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  19. histandards

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our guests had hamburgers that were good, apparently. My Irish stew was pretty tasteless and my wife's grilled veggie dish was a joke. A big slab of squash (I think) and a couple other pieces of vegetables on a bed of lettuce. It's a nice venue, but it needs a chef.

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  20. Sueaz

    Phoenix

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoy Maynards. In addition to a good meal, we are often entertained by seeing the trains go by outside the windows. The staff is always friendly and helpful, but I'd like to give a special shout-out to our waiter, Chris, who seemed to anticipate our needs, and who provided exceptional service. We both had the plantain-filled ravioli, which is very good. And honestly, where else would that dish be on the menu? Additionally, we shared an order of decadently tasty focaccia. With a glass of wine, the meal and the experience made a happy memory.

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  21. beachgirl

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maynards is always a lovely dining experience!!! Fun atmosphere and delicious food and drink!

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  22. MEDH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu diminished from what it was in the past although still executed well. Very pedestrian Choices. Additionally there were no chicken options. Consensus of table was that it was overpriced and underwhelming.

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  23. VickyB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Sadly after dining at Maynard's for many years, I will not be returning. After asking twice about our cocktails they arrived about a half hour after ordering. Things didn't improve. Waiter had an attitude and the food wasn't what it used to be. It was very disappointing.

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  24. betsy

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the food was interesting and perfectly prepared. The menu is not large but everyone at the table enjoyed what they ordered. Will definitely come back!

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  25. KarenM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with small menu but adequate. Love the ambience.

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  26. SueC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The short ribs were delicious, the medium rare burger was medium well and inky so-so, and the service was unbelievably sloooooow. It was at least 10-15 minutes before our presence was even acknowledged. We ordered drinks and appetizers at the same time, but our drinks didn’t arrive until after we finished the appetizers. Our reservation was at 7:45, we arrived at 7:30 and were seated early. At almost 10, my husband had to leave is seat to find our waiter to ask for the bill. Sometimes we orchestrate a 2 hour dinner, but kast night wasn’t one of those nights.

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  27. ShereenK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good. Food was fine was nothing special, for the price point

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  28. Jaymo

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, only negative (and not so negative) is the lack still of a pastry chef for dessert

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall experience wass good but the menu is a bit challenging and limited . The prices are the same as you would eat in a nice restaurant in newyork & london & paris .. quite expensive, but still the best ambience in Tucson 💫

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  30. JimS

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual, but silly to request a review everytime we go.

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  31. DeborahN

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved our food. Good service, our waitress was very personable & willing to please. Unfortunately, sat by window & felt cold breeze…🌬️🌬️🌬️Make note, bathroom requires code. Nice to know ahead.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I had a great dinner at Maynard’s. The wait staff were excellent, the food was delicious, and we had a nice selection of non alcoholic drinks to choose from. Overall fantastic experience!

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  33. Maddiemouse

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Maynard’s has been great in past visits in 2023 and 2022, but this time it was mediocre. Salmon was overcooked. Disappointing at this price point.

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  34. MaryF

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food very good, our waiter was great! Lobster Pot such a treat.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    546 reviews

    3.0

    546 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I had a reservation for dinner on a Sunday night. The restaurant was very empty. We were seated immediately and given the menu which was rather short. We asked whether they had any specials and they didn’t. We were told that they were short on two dishes because of the jazz festival. We ordered a salad and Mac and cheese as appetizers. They were both very good. We ordered two portions of the steak tartare as our main dishes. The steak tartare was disappointing., not very tasty, pretty dry and the meat was also not the best. Compared to other places it was not great. We will not order it again at this restaurant. Wine selection was good and the Malbecs we had were a highlight.

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  36. penny

    St. Louis

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely one of the better restaurants in Tucson! Highly recommend.

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  37. DianeD

    Denver

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the historic and upscale ambiance. Service from everyone was professional and friendly. We ordered Lobster Pot to start, great to split, with succulent chunks of quality lobster, warm thin crostini to use with a little of the butter sauce and salt crystals to drizzle over each bite. Short Ribs were cooked 12 hours, really tender. Lamb Stew was hearty and chef’s family recipe. Valet parking on Fridays/Saturday’s. Look forward to returning.

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  38. MarciM

    Tucson

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Latest menu is small, but each dish is perfection! 🤌

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  39. TannerP

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was the best cocktails I’ve had with an even better meal.

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  40. NWTucDiner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful, cozy restaurant hidden away in downtown Tucson. Fabulous staff and very rich, decadent menu offerings. Starters were on the larger side, so we probably would have normally split an entree, but glad we didn't because both were amazing. We sat indoors, but the outdoor space also looked great.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Maynards is rated 4.5 stars by 2219 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Maynards

400 N. Toole Ave Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85701

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Avenue and Broadway Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Tucson
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is offered in a number of Downtown's parking garages and in our private lot located to the east of Maynards.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nick Creamer
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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