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Jonathan's Cork

6320 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3807
5202961631
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Ranked #138 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Jonathan's Cork is a longtime Tucson favorite featuring Buffalo, Ostrich, Fresh Fish, Seafood, Game Meats and Angus Beef with a Southwestern flair.Award-winning chef and owner Jonathan Landeen and his wife, Colette, welcome you to a casual, Southwestern setting accented with DeGrazia prints, Native American art and four beehive fireplaces.
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was my first time here. I got grilled romaine with chicken. It was delicious but it took 40 minutes to get to the table. Others got appetizers, but I still think 40 minutes is a long time to wait. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Just don't go there when you're really hungry!

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JonathanLandeen, Owner at Jonathan's Cork, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your food! You're correct- forty minutes is not an acceptable wait time for your order. I apologize and will follow up with the server. Thanks for coming in and we hope to see you again soon. More

Tucson, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fabulous food, especially the Mac and Cheese:-) Great Steaks! The best Macadamia encrusted Halibut I have ever had. Service is impeccable! Can't say enough good things about this restaurant.

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JonathanLandeen, Owner at Jonathan's Cork, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for your review and support. More

Tucson
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What a disappointment - a friend and I took another friend here for a going away dinner. Even on a Thursday night it was so noisy we could barely converse, so had to move table. There is no way to lessen noise in here, due to all hard surfaces. Very dark, but not attractively so. We all had petite filet;... More

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JonathanLandeen, Owner at Jonathan's Cork, responded to this review

I are sorry to hear that your dining experience was less than satisfactory. We usually are able to accommodate diners with quiet, intimate rooms, however, on Thursdays in June we have a Patio Buffet which tends to increase the noise level. We appreciate hearing from our guests and really take comments to heart. We apologize for not providing your party... More

Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I loved going here. The ambiance, service, and food was great! The steak was cooked perfectly. It was really quaint and the decor made me feel like I was in a movie. I would definitely go there again.

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JonathanLandeen, Owner at Jonathan's Cork, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit with us. We're glad that you enjoyed your whole experience Maybe we should consider renting our place to movie producers? See you again soon! More

Minneapolis
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We have been invited to Jonathan's Cork twice in the last two weeks and we just don't get it. Yes, they appear to be very busy but the service and food is OK. Considering their prices, $ 150 for 2 one time and $ 89 for two last night, one would think the food and service was outstanding. Maybe at... More

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JonathanLandeen, Owner at Jonathan's Cork, responded to this review

I was sorry to hear that your recent visits were disappointing. We goal is to offer great product and service to all of our guests and we apologize that your experience was not up to our standards. Thanks for coming in and hope you will give us another chance in the future. More

Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Wonderful steaks, liver and onions, fish.....salads... Love this place. It is our favorite for any occasion.

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JonathanLandeen, Owner at Jonathan's Cork, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your support of our restaurant. We are always happy to hear that guests are enjoying their dining experiences at Jonathan's. To be in the know, follow us on FB: http://on.fb.me/1fKe5N4 More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A lot of fun with dessert first. Bread pudding was like English pudding. Ribs were tender wit tasty BBQ sauce. Appetizers were almost like meals. Awesome!!

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Friend wanted me to go to what was long ago a Cork & Cleaver and is now Jonathan's Cork. An old Tucson traditional restaurant! We hit the bar at happy hour and there was a nice. lively and pretty 'mature' crowd. The bar is nicely situated away from the dining areas. We sat at one of the separate bar tables... More

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JonathanLandeen, Owner at Jonathan's Cork, responded to this review

Thanks, Jan. Glad you enjoyed our apps and atmosphere! More

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

In visiting the Tucson area, we were led to the restaurant by the hotel we were staying in. Hard to find since it sits back off the Main Street. Food was good, my wife had the petit filet while had the NY strip. Both were very good the only problem I had was with the wine list which I thought... More

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Northern VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We were "wowed" by this restaurant over the past 15 years...but this return was only very good. Service was slow but friendly and it was a Monday night. Food was very good but prime rib had a much larger ratio if fat to meat than one would hope with this price entree. Shrimp appetizers (cold and hot) were yummy!

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