Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Tucson
  4. Tucson
  5. Downtown Tucson
Maynards  - Maynards, Tucson, AZ

Maynards

4.6
4.6
1769 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

May 2022
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
9:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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

Menu

please note that as we are entirely seasonal, our menus change daily based on availability of local products. the following menu is a sample.

small plates

  • focaccia, thyme, jersey butter, queen creek olive oil

    • kale salad, lemon, radish, smoked bread crumbs, egg yolk bottarga

      • heirloom tomatoes, fresh cheese, black olive, sorel

        • pork rillette, cornichons, mustard, crostini

          • chilled turnip soup, kohlrabi, lemon, jalapeño, coconut

            • oyster mushroom, caramelized whey, salsa macha

              • braised greens, kohlrabi, queso fresco

                • cauliflower, calabrian chili, corn miso, almond, tofu

                  • halibut fritters, green beans, mint, dill

                    • pappardelle, mushroom-walnut bolognese, manchego

                      • ricotta gnocchi, peas, memolette, peppercorn

                        main

                        • top knot chicken, beet mole, leeks, almond

                          • e&r pork belly, curried cauliflower, smoked carrot agrodolce

                            • grouper, green beans, avocado pesto, macadamia nut, fennel

                              • flannery ny strip, turnips, honey nut squash, chimichurri

                                • short rib, roasted shallot, red potato, brussels sprouts, jus

                                  dessert

                                  • mesquite flour churro, smoked cream, orange marmalade

                                    • chocolate cake, oat milk sorbet, peanuts, tofu

                                      • pavlova, lemon curd, basil, mint, pistachio

                                        • golden rule soft serve-vanilla, mushroom garum caramel

                                          Last updated: May 15, 2022

                                          What 1,769 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
                                          • 4.6Food
                                          • 4.7Service
                                          • 4.7Ambience
                                          • 4.2Value

                                          NoiseModerate

                                          Loved For

                                          • Tucson

                                            Best Service

                                          • Tucson

                                            Best Ambiance

                                          • Tucson

                                            Fit for Foodies

                                          • Tucson

                                            Contemporary American

                                          • Tucson

                                            Best Service

                                          • Tucson

                                            Best Ambiance

                                          • Tucson

                                            Fit for Foodies

                                          • Tucson

                                            Contemporary American

                                          Sort by

                                          Filters

                                          1. KC

                                            KeshiaC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was wonderful and the server was knowledgeable and friendly. It was a very nice experience.

                                          2. H

                                            Hairstyle

                                            Phoenix

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Dinner was delish. Lovely evening on the patio. Service was excellent. We will return.

                                          3. d

                                            desertdiner

                                            Kansas City

                                            13 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            13 reviews

                                            Dined on May 16, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                            I’ve enjoyed the creative spirit of Maynard’s since it’s inception. Even in these trying times, with high inflation, labor headaches, and supply chain issues, Maynard’s stays fresh and interesting with its scaled back menu. A simple chicken dish is made enticing with a beet mole. The foie gras May be gone, but an oyster mushroom appetizer shines in its place. Team that with a relaxed, attentive wait staff, and you have the ingredients for a lovely dinner outing

                                          4. r

                                            rfr55

                                            Montreal

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on May 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Ended up eating inside, as temp out was 105. Service was very attentive and our server was very pleasant. Can’t wait to go back!

                                          5. f

                                            foodie4life

                                            Phoenix

                                            6 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Loved our meal at Maynard’s. The food was absolutely delicious and our server handled our party of 6 really well. Great balance of attention without being intrusive. 5 stars

                                          6. T

                                            Tucsonresident

                                            San Francisco

                                            24 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            24 reviews

                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Restaurant updated menu with excellent results. Everything was delicious. Prices a bit high. Cocktail was delicious but small and very expensive and huge block of ice.

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall3food3service5ambience3

                                            Food was alright but forgettable. The best dish of the night were the oyster mushrooms.

                                          8. TN

                                            TimN

                                            Tucson

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My wife and I eat here whenever we come into Tucson for a concert. We love this place. The staff are always on point. Emma, our favorite waitress, is very knowledgeable about everything on the menu.

                                          9. m

                                            michellet

                                            Boise

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great service great food and an amazing setting. Outside patio was clean and beautiful

                                          10. TS

                                            TedS

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food and service. Tim at the bar was fantastic as was Emma our server.

                                          11. EJ

                                            EmeraldJewel

                                            Tucson

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent on all levels!

                                          12. AD

                                            AnthonyD

                                            Los Angeles

                                            45 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            45 reviews

                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Superb food, unusual wine options and excellent service in a unique setting.

                                          13. b

                                            brfoodie

                                            New York Area

                                            13 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            13 reviews

                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Really good food with seasonal products cooked to perfection. Highlight of the night for me was the Ricotta Gnocchi, which was incredible. Nice cocktails and very good ambiance and service.

                                          14. s

                                            simonc

                                            Atlanta

                                            7 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                            overall3food4service3ambience4

                                            We have eaten here before and the food is always good. We went for afinal dinner with friends from Ireland excepting a relaxed dinner with drinks and long chats. Instead we were rushed From start to finish. We had taken one sip of our drinks and dinner was served followed by a server clearing plates before we had all finished. Also had to order more bread at $9.00 as there wasn’t enough food for our guests. I believe we were done in 40 minutes Sorry to say it wasn’t the farewell meal I was expecting.

                                          15. VL

                                            VictoriaL

                                            Charlotte

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Maynards was outstanding! Food was great, atmosphere is fun, and servers were terrific. Highly recommend!

                                          16. CO

                                            CharlesO

                                            Portland

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                                            overall2food2service4ambience5

                                            This is the second time I’ve eaten in Maynard’s in the last 10 days. Had the NY steak entree both times. First time it was perfect. Second time it was full of grizzle and very undercooked ( I ordered med rare and portions of steak were rare at best). Now I don’t trust that I can get a good steak so will not order one in the future. Sent the restaurant a message to let them know as a courtesy but received no response.

                                          17. HE

                                            HiExpectations

                                            San Francisco

                                            10 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall3food2service5ambience4

                                            Excellent service from Emma! Enjoyed trying a (curated) Arizona wine! Also liked the cocktail with carrot juice and IPA whip. Like a carrot cream sickle! Very unique. The kohlrabi soup was sublime with lovely herbs and microgreens, though the chili peppers were overwhelmingly spicy; thank goodness I did not stir them in. All large plates had meat so I ordered a pasta, only to learn they ran out. The substitute- charred cauliflower- was inedible. Weird roux type sauce also tasted charred and lacked the miso umami claimed. Literally, inedible. Hubby had a heavily mayonnaise dressed charred cabbage starter which was tasty but overly rich. His NY strip was rare (ordered medium rare) and not very tender (his report). Really wanted to love this place - fully support the local sourcing concept, but the meal fell short. Skipped dessert for fear of further disappointment and expense.

                                          18. EW

                                            EricW

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food fantastic lunch not cheap worth it

                                          19. d

                                            djmcc

                                            Philadelphia

                                            31 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            31 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Easter brunch was excellent. Food was imaginative, fresh and well prepared. Service was outstanding.

                                          20. j

                                            janaf

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall2food2service4ambience4

                                            So terribly disappointed in the Easter brunch. The wait staff was excellent and the "brunch rush" was well managed, but the food was not at all what we expected and a real rip-off for the price. The food simply did not taste good and the quantity was skimpy. We've had excellent meals at maynard's in the past, so this was a shock.

                                          21. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall3food2service2ambience4

                                            1 a Bellini is made with Prosecco and peach. That is NOT what you made and settbrd 3. Portions were small 4 purple carrot coup? 4 waitress asked too many times “” how is everything” I was extremely disappointed and on the past I have sung your praises

                                          22. AC

                                            ArthurC

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food and service. The only time it got it was loud was when a train went by. Of course it is in an old train station so that is part of the experience.

                                          23. JO

                                            JONATHANC

                                            Tucson

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            this place is hands down the best place in the city for a GREAT meal and to try local wine.

                                          24. NB

                                            NancyB

                                            Tucson

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience2

                                            Arrived 15 minutes before reservation and were told to wait (there were larger tables available, but we were not seated there. No one came for us before we went in at time of our reservation and were seated immediately. We had told them it was a special occasion and we were seated at a small table for two in a corner.

                                          25. BW

                                            BobWaz

                                            Detroit

                                            10 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            10 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent food and service! One of our favorites in Tucson!!

                                          26. M

                                            Mark

                                            Charlotte

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                            Fantastic food and cocktails, in a great space. Matthew was on top of his game with suggestions and answered all of our questions. Churros with marmalade are AMAZING.

                                          27. CN

                                            CNVII

                                            Washington DC

                                            28 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            28 reviews

                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            We ate outside. This previous train depot lived up to it’s heritage with the passing of trains on nearby tracks. Really not bothersome. Kind of added ambiance. Good food and good service made for pleasant dining.

                                          28. LE

                                            LinnE

                                            Milwaukee

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The tasting menu was a perfect distillation of what is seasonal right now, and showcased the chef's ability to incorporate local ingredients in unique and sustainable dishes. Emma was a knowledgeable server and the stuff she didn't know, she cheerfully learned from the kitchen and relayed to us. David was a subtle and capable back server and we hope he makes it to Maine one day!

                                          29. J

                                            Jill

                                            New York Area

                                            16 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            16 reviews

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent service. Tasting menu was devine.

                                          30. D

                                            Desh

                                            Philadelphia

                                            55 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            55 reviews

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall2food3service5ambience4

                                            We arrived about 10 minutes early, and we were NOT seated until our time, even though there were empty tables. Not pleased at that. We both had the pork belly, we know there is fat, but this was a lot of fat. Not going back for a while.

                                            MaynardsResponded on April 13, 2022

                                            Hello, in order to maintain a proper flow for our restaurant staff and kitchen we only seat a certain amount of guests every 15-20 min. Though it may appear that way at times, I assure host was just doing their job and making sure you got the best service possible! - The Maynards Team

                                          31. CS

                                            CSAT

                                            Tucson

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Lovely evening for four outdoor patio of Maynards. I don't know why people complain about portion size: it was perfect-and the four of us are big eaters. I can't wait to have an excuse to go back.

                                          32. A

                                            Abuelita

                                            Phoenix

                                            75 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            75 reviews

                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Excellent in every way, except for the table across from us that was way too loud. It made it hard for us to talk. Emma our server was great.

                                          33. JC

                                            JanaC

                                            Tucson

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was outstanding. Fresh and presentation was good. Staff friendly.

                                          34. PA

                                            PamelaA

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful atmosphere and the food was great. First time there and we are definitely coming back.

                                          35. LE

                                            LovetoEat

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great fresh food with some interesting combinations.

                                          36. KS

                                            KatieS

                                            Portland

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food, service and historic location were all spot on. We look forward to going back!

                                          37. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Detroit

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was exceptional. A genius chef. We will remember the green beans tempura forever!

                                          38. M

                                            Michigan

                                            Northern MI

                                            18 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            18 reviews

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Wonderful food, excellent service though a bit noisy.

                                          39. J

                                            Jessica

                                            Louisville

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything was simply wonderful

                                          40. P

                                            Pinnon

                                            Phoenix

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was outstanding. We've been very disappointed lately with some of our favorite restaurants in terms of the food and service and we were thrilled with our dinner last night! Thank you

                                          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 1769 OpenTable diners.

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

                                          Make a reservation

                                          2 people

                                          May 2022
                                          Sun
                                          Mon
                                          Tue
                                          Wed
                                          Thu
                                          Fri
                                          Sat
                                          1
                                          2
                                          3
                                          4
                                          5
                                          6
                                          7
                                          8
                                          9
                                          10
                                          11
                                          12
                                          13
                                          14
                                          15
                                          16
                                          17
                                          18
                                          19
                                          20
                                          21
                                          22
                                          23
                                          24
                                          25
                                          26
                                          27
                                          28
                                          29
                                          30
                                          31
                                          1
                                          2
                                          3
                                          4
                                          5
                                          6
                                          7
                                          8
                                          9
                                          10
                                          11
                                          9:00 PM


                                          Booked 10 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

                                            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

                                          Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
                                          OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
                                          Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo