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Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails

135 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 623-7700 ‎
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Ranked #39 of 1,669 restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: BROADWAY + 6TH AVE
Transit: If you are arriving on the public bus system you can stop at the Rondstat Center downtown and walk 1 1/2 blocks south on 6th Ave. to 135 S. 6th ave.
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81% Recommend
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Great food, attentive service. Can't wait to go back. They were very accommodating in seating my wife and I out side on the patio. When the wind picked up and it looked like rain they didn't miss a beat moving everyone inside to a packed house. Even under the pressure of a small crisis service was excellent. Would recommend the... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I had read mixed reviews about this restaurant but, having dined there, can't understand why some people are critical of the cuisine. Our dishes were superb, and we're not easily satisfied. I started with an inventive calamari dish unlike any I had had anywhere else. It was excellent. Main course was duck, which was prepared to perfection and carefully matched... More

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St. Louis
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the reviews in Trip Advisor, for our anniversary. Parking was a problem and we had a car accident while trying to find parking, so I immediately ordered a drink. The Siam Sunray was so good, made of coconut rum, ginger, lemon and serrano chiles! Yum. I had their Sense of Place menu, which... More

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Perhaps the most innovative food option in Tucson. We ate inside, although there is patio (aka sidewalk) seating. The restaurant has a high energy vibe, but not too noisy for dinner conversation. The whole menu, drinks, appetizers entrees, and dessert were all very well done with what seemed like eclectic combinations, but they all worked. The hamachi with foie gras... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Loved our meal here. Had some very interesting choices on the menu...a very memorable Lily's Laotian Salad...delicious calamari...a chocolate desert to remember. Service was outstanding. Don't miss this place if you are in the Tucson area.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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214 reviews 214 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Brought my parents here with us for the first time. Super experience. We did have to sit outside since the bar and dining room were full, and it was one of those odd windy days so we were getting blown around a bit. Our server was friendly, not over the top attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu items. We went... More

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New York, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The restaurant was close to our hotel. It was pleasant to sit by the window and enjoy creative cocktails. Our meals were tasty and full of interesting ingredients which we do not customarily dine on in New York

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Finally able to get back to this restaurant when we were in town for the gem show. More great cocktails, great food, great service from knowledgeable server. Love to try their innovative food and learn some new stuff too! Wish he had a restaurant in the Phoenix area!

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Don't let the dingy look of the downtown street and patio put you off. (we almost didn't stay here) I ordered a Cucumber Martine muddled with Basil and Lime bitters. Hubby ordered the sense of place prix fix (only $35) which included a Chile relleno like none we've ever had-no egg but we shared bites and just looked at each... More

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Loved the Place menu. This is the sorta stuff that made me a fan on Janos in the old days when his restaurant was in the old town. Great take on Mexican fusion, well worth a look.

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