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Maynards  - Maynards, Tucson, AZ

Maynards

4.6
4.6
1907 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 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm 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

    Brian Smith

  • 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

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    foie gras profiterole, huckleberry pairing: Lhuillier Brut, n/v, Champagne, FR chicory salad, Meyer lemon, piave, pine nut pairing: 2020 Matthiasson, Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay, Napa, CA winter vegetable terrine, smoked cashew pairing: 2021 Enderle & Moll 'Weiss & Grau' Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Baden, DE wild boar raviolo, chanterelle mushroom, jus pairing: 2020 Mauro Molino Leradici Barbera d'Asti, Piedmont, IT duck breast, farro, croquette, sauce bigarade pairing: 2020 Domaine Charles Audoin Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir, Burgundy, FR warm chocolate tart, peppermint pairing: Mulled AZ Wine

What 1,907 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tucson

    Innovative

  • Tucson

    Romantic

  • Tucson

    Contemporary American

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    Innovative

  • Tucson

    Romantic

  • Tucson

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  1. GN

    GregN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Location is good but food was less than acceptable and way overpriced.
  2. M

    Mert

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is fab, but prices are high and the portions smallish. Main entrees come with no sides. A very ala cart menu.
  3. AD

    AmberD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed are meal. Although the service was a little slow. Both on the reservation and in person we told our waitress that it was my husband’s Birthday. She did not even wish him a Happy Birthday. The food was excellent. Although Gluten Free options were limited. Also must have gotten some cross-contamination cause I tell I was exposed to Gluten. The food was very good and the ambiance was great. At nice place to celebrate my husband’s Birthday!
  4. LO

    LizO

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The first time we went to Maynard's, we gave it 5's across the board . However this last time was a disappointment.... the service was very slow....drinks were still excellent....bread was overbaked...the beet salad was way over salted...and the chicken pasta dish and the mushrooms were good but not great. Also the server while pleasant, did not seem very well acquainted with the menu or ingredients. We haven't written it off and will try again ecause hopefully we just hit it on a bad night
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the kale salad, focaccia bread and private dining room.
  6. BB

    BrianB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The tasting menu was fabulous! I recommend it for anybody who truly enjoys food.
  7. J

    James

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Highly recommended
  8. DH

    DarleneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Tucson autumn night on the patio. The tasting menu was superb. Service, food, ambiance all excellent.
  9. G

    Greenchileyumyum

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was excellent just took a while for things to get started. From getting seated and water it was ~25 min before we talked to anyone. Front of the house manager did step in and check on us and gave us an extra app which was very kind. Wine was good but we weren’t impressed with cocktails. We still had a nice dinner with extended family and will come back just providing honest feedback.
  10. C

    Charleen

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    My dinner arrived slightly warm. I ordered the ravioli with cauliflower with a brown butter sauce. When the wait person asked about my meal I said that the brown butter sauce wasn't cooked to brown which leaves it tasteless. She got a manager to talk to us. He brought a cook brown sauce to our table. Here's the thing. My meal wasn't properly cooked. Bringing just the sauce to the table was ridiculous. He then went on to explain why my sauce was brown was because the cows were from New Jersey and those cow's butter doesn't brown. Please with all the covid-19 stuff settling down my husband and I just want a hot meal well cooked.
  11. s

    staceyb

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly special experience in a beautiful spot!!! Gabe did a great job!!!
  12. RR

    RichieRich

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maynards is consistant with service, food and ambiance. I've never been disappointed and wish I lived closer. The bar is a secret bonus-like the trains. Servers know their menu and the wine list and explain both with clarity. Perfect for four to six diners who want a treat
  13. JS

    JS09

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food, fastest service, and overall just a fabulous experience. Will come back again and again!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn’t been to Maynard’s since before Covid. We took out of town guests for a farewell dinner. I’m sorry I’ve waited so long to return. It’s such a great atmosphere at the historic train station. Our waitress was delightful, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was delicious. They have menu items you won’t find anywhere else in Tucson. Very reasonably priced for the high quality you receive. I’d definitely recommend Maynard’s.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    For a high end restaurant where the menu changes Daily low quality chicken And no accurate description of dish asked the sever about a dish that has apples which my wife is allergic to raw apples dish came with raw apple slices all over the food and she had an allergic reaction to it Not allergy info on menu and because the menu changes every day servers don’t have enough time to be able to know what’s being served and not knowing the ingredients to so if your allergic to something can’t advise if it’s in the dish or not Plus Not Handicap accessible

    MaynardsResponded on November 26, 2022Thank you for letting us know how we can improve. We certainly strive to serve our community in a manner that greatly exceeds what you've described here. Your server should have informed you that the dish contained both cooked and raw apple and we will take fault for that mistake. I would however like to point out that the physical menu did clearly state that apple was a main component of the dish. I must also bring to your attention that accessible seating can be made available upon request.

  16. AN

    ANON

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food and wine, wonderful dining space. Professional and attentive service. Very patient with a tedious gluten-free diner who asked many questions about ingredients. We wished for more menu options but that is the only criticism I could provide.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good times
  18. D

    David

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    menu is too limited, no special for the evening, starters need to have more imagination
  19. e

    eucalyptushillb

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, terrific waitress. Very unusual menu. We had swordfish which my husband loved and I had ravioli which was not great. Very thick ravioli and too much thick, rich sauce. Loved our appetizer and dessert . . . will try again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner with family! Food was amazing!
  21. PV

    PVFever

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall, this was one of the best dining experiences we’ve had. The only flaw was the service from the bar. We arrived early and as expected, we had to wait for our table to become available. I went to the bar when no cocktail waitress came to take our order. I asked a waitress who was at the service bar area if I should order drinks from the bar or if she could take our order. She said she would come take our drink order; but, she walked by several times and seemed to ignore us. Finally, one of the people at the reception stand came over and took our order. While we were waiting for our drinks (another ten minutes or so) they said our table was ready. We waited another ten minutes or so and our drinks finally arrived: shortly before the food arrived which we wanted wine with…so, rather than a leisurely cocktail, we had to drink the cocktails down quickly before the wine arrived.
  22. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    The service, ambience, and drinks were wonderful. The food, however, is among the worst I’ve ever had unfortunately. We had the 6 course taster menu and most of it was so salty it was completely inedible. An expensive lesson to learn so sharing our experience to save others from the same.
  23. JW

    JonathanW

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  24. DW

    DavidW

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Maynards was one of our go to favorites pre-pandemic. Always dependable, good and service was good. Since the pandemic they have changed up their menu - focusing now on locally sourced ingredients and smaller servings. The food was excellent and the service was great. We were running a bit late for the symphony and they accommodated our schedule and got our order up and out quick with no compromise on quality. I especially enjoyed the fact that as each dish was served, the cook or the server let us know where the ingredients came from and how they were cooked. We learned as we ate. The only downside is that because the ingredients are locally sourced you may not get the same dish the next time you visit. In the broad scheme of things that is ok. Great food, nice people and efficient service. Tucson is lucky to have Maynards Kitchen. Go visit them. You will not be disappointed.
  25. A

    Abuelita

    Phoenix

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner and service. The pork tenderloin was excellent.
  26. K

    Kylie

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary and could not have had a more incredible experience. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we had incredibly sweet, kind, genuine, professional, and knowledgable individuals waiting on us. Our waitress Chayenne is the only name I can remember. Every need was thought of and anticipated. We got the tasting plates and what a neat and delectable meal it was! We got to try a wide array of what Maynard’s has to offer, and the chefs did incredible with constructing the plates as they did. The ambiance was very romantic and the attention to detail was stunning. There are railroad tracks and wheels that are part of the decor. We will definitely be coming back and appreciate the special memory you all helped us create. Thank you❤️
  27. J

    Joano

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful place, different menu, good service. I would,prefer less meat and more veggies in what is offered
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DJ took care of us! Made great recommendations and was just an all around pleasure. We did the tasting and it did not disappoint! Can’t wait to go back!
  29. AN

    ANON

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant, beautiful space, attentive and professional service. The focaccia bread was exceptionally good. I wished the menu had more choices.
  30. m

    moosefood

    Denver

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We love Maynards since it is one of the few small plate fine dining restaurants in Tucson. The atmosphere is good and the setting at the train station is fun. On nice evenings it is enjoyable to eat outside and watch the trains whiz by (seriously).
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had a lovely meal! Everything was beautifully curated and prepared!
  32. CR

    CarmellaR

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Highly recommend. We will return.
  33. LB

    LindaB

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, service, and surroundings were all excellent. We were there for our 52nd anniversary
  34. CO

    CharlesO

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food. Engaging and professional server. Good wine list.
  35. A

    Amberillo

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Picked this place as a pre-concert gathering for dinner due to the restaurants proximity to our event's venue. The location is stellar, and the staff was impeccable. Unfortunately the menu is a bit confusing. We ended up spending much more than I felt the food provided sustenance (portions are very small) and we went to our event still fairly hungry. Overall, I'd enjoy this restaurant for drinks, however, the area provides many options in that category.
  36. BW

    BrittW

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing date night location! Highly recommend for special occasions.
  37. JP

    JuanP

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Disappointed at first ever visit after hearing good things. We had a 6:30 reservation. But we were seated almost 1hr after our reservation and waited another 15min after seated to have a waiter take our order. (I would like to say that Open Table requires a credit card for the reservation and the restaurant would charge $20 for “No show” . But what if the restaurant does not uphold your reservation?) We ordered the Tasting Menu, small plates and unfortunately I think the kitchen was having an off night, hence the delay in seating and food coming out under seasoned and salty. I feel like the waiting staff was trying to keep up but failed to uphold the reviews. It didn’t seem like a busy Friday night. We sat outside where 5 of approximately 10 tables were open. I’m not sure what happened that evening but I will not be coming back. Although, while we were waiting at the bar, the bartenders were very busy but tentative to make a few tasty cocktails.
  38. MC

    MartyC

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance, the service, and the food. All outstanding. We'll definitely be a repeat customer!
  39. BR

    BRANDOND

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Tucson! Seasonal and local menu. Chef Brian always delivers. Highly recommend!
  40. BW

    BrittanyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak was AMAZING literally melts in your mouth! The wait staff was so kind!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Maynards is rated 4.6 stars by 1907 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 20 times today
Experiences are available.
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

    Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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

    Brian Smith

  • 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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