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Tinderbox Kitchen

34 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-226-8400
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Ranked #23 of 282 restaurants in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $24
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Chandler, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The French press coffee and chocolate mousse hit the spot. Tinderbox Kitchen is not what you expect in Flagstaff, but in a good way.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Went there with family and friends. Tried the tasting menu and liked if (half of the party didn't). Nice ambiance but somewhat slow and up attentive service. Not kid friendly. Will likely return but alone or just with the wife next time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I’m completely lost as to why this restaurant received 4 1/2 stars. I was in from out of town and took my boss to this place after checking the Yelp ratings and we were both disappointed. Starting with the wine (they apparently make their own) they only offered their wine by the glass. I had the Cabernet Sauvignon and it... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Going into a place you have some expectations. Especially when the meals average $28 a plate. We had three cocktails and they were delicious. Definitely what you would expect at a nice updated restaurant. Some classics, and some classics with a subtle twist (just enough to change the flavors, but not too much that you didn't recall the original). The... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I can't believe I made reservations for this place! We arrived, the hostess brings us to a table and leaves us and the table is set but no one cleaned it beforehand and out of 5 of us only 2 could sit down the chairs were so dirty one had thick goo stuck all over the seat! My husband wiped... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I went solo and was greeted by a sour-puss bartender/hostess (7/7/14) who was off putting and rude and said there was a 30 minute wait with a serious attitude. Fine. No problem. I gave her my name and phone number and went to the Annex next door and sat at the bar. (I never, ever was called btw). Fine. No... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Dined solo on a Thursday evening. Had the lamb. Dish was good but for what they charged, there should have been more than two tiny pieces of meat along with all the greens. Side salad was good (romaine) but lacked any imagination; only greens with dressing. Creme brule for dessert and coffee were very good. Waiter was prompt and efficient... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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76 reviews 76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have raised this issue in other reviews: the shoddy treatment of the solo diner. Very near the top of the list, unfortunately, now sits Tinderbox Kitchen. While I was very pleased with my meal, I must note my displeasure with the lack of effort and attentiveness of my waitress. But then the Tinderbox website does describe their "crew" as... More

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We tried Tinderbox for the 1st time after hearing great things about it. We arrived at approximately 7 pm on a Saturday night & were seated right away. My husband ordered the KC Strip steak, & I ordered the duck breast. It wasn't a long menu, but there were several items which sounded amazing. Very good quality food (I have... More

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Sun City West, Arizona
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370 reviews 370 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The restaurant is wonderful for high-end dining in a casual atmosphere, but also check out the Annex next door. Small lounge area for drinks and something to eat - from the same kitchen but not as elaborate. During the summer months, check out the outdoor patio space next door. Sometimes they have live music. Order drinks and/or something to eat... More

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