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Jonathan's Cork

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Sautéed Mushrooms
a Cork tradition, sautéed in butter, a dash of spice, and red wine
a blend of two cheeses, toasted in a tortilla, and served with our spicy tomato salsa
Blackened Twist
blackened chicken, chopped and rolled in a tortilla with cheese and tomatillo salsa
Blackened Calamari
a calamari steak, lightly coated with spices, blackened and finished with lemon butter
simmered in garlic, shallots and wine; finished with butter and served with bread to dip
Crab Cakes
blue crab meat, combined with a savory bread crumb dressing, then sautéed to a golden brown
Rib Strips
a heart of prime rib grilled with sweet bbq and served over mashed potatoes
Bacon Shrimp
four large shrimp, stuffed with queso fresco and wrapped with jalapeño bacon
Shrimp On Ice
five large shrimp, New Orleans style, chilled, served with remoulade and cocktail sauce
Venison 3 Way
grilled, sautéed or blackened, your choice of one or all three ways
Soup of the Day
try one of Jonathan's specialties
dressings: house vinaigrette, ranch,Italian, Blue cheese, thousand, oil and vinegar
Jonathan's House
a delicate blend of crisp baby greens including endive, oakleaf and romaine
Grilled Romaine
1/2 a heart of romaine charbroiled with tomatoes, parmesan, and bacon, served with a charred tomato vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
romaine lettuce tossed with a dressing of garlic, oil, anchovies, lemon, mustard and a touch of tabasco
Spinach and Feta
fresh spinach topped with feta cheese, served with rice wine vinaigrette, kalamata olives and sweet red peppers
1 choice from Toppers served over 1 choice from Salads.
Topper: Grilled Chicken
Topper: Salmon
Topper: Prime Rib
Topper: Shrimp
Salad Choices with a Topper:
House Greens, Grilled Romaine, Spinach, Caesar, Chopped Romaine
Cork Burger
selected angus beef 8 oz. patty grilled and served on a ciabatta bun with choice of cheese, tomato, lettuce and half a grilled baker
Green Chili Beef
a Tucson favorite, diced beef simmered in a green chili stew, served with a flour tortilla
New York Strip
12 oz. selected angus beef
Prime Rib Petite Cut
9 oz. selected angus beef
Prime Rib Cork Cut
16 oz. selected angus beef
Petite Filet
6 oz. selected angus beef with a Bordelaise sauce
Filet Mignon
8 oz. selected angus beef with a Bordelaise sauce
Baseball Teriyaki
a Cork tradition, selected angus top sirloin marinated with soy sauce and pineapple juice
Lamb Chops
pistachio nut crusted lamb chops, sautéed and served with a creole mustard cream sauce
denver leg venison steak char-broiled, sautéed or blackened and served with a selected sauce
Hand-crafted in house.
Daily Dessert Tray
select from the likes of Almond Rocca Torte, Coconut Truffle, various Cheesecakes, and Pot de Crème
Decadent Brownie
with pistachios and fudge sauce
Famous Mud Pie
New Orleans-Style Bread Pudding
Crème Brulee
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.
$18 - $28
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice little place. My date and I both went for the Prime rib, very good. The service was great. The only thing I would change is I would soften the butter you serve for the bread, sorry one of my pet peeves. I thought the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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JonathanLandeen, Owner at Jonathan's Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We're happy you liked the prime rib!! Just to let you know, RC cola is distributed by Kalil Bottling Co., a locally-owned business who has always been a big supporter for locally-owned restaurant. See you again.

Reviewed November 25, 2018

We celebrated my sister's 50th birthday at Jonathan's Cork. Great choice! The restaurant has several small rooms, with just a few tables in each, making it feel very intimate. There are fireplaces as well as a bustling bar, all contributing to a great atmosphere. My...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JenniferEllen1107
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Fantastic steaks, venison, lamb, bison, and lots of appetizers. There were 6 of us and everyone was extremely happy with their food. To finish it off, try the bread pudding...very good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank chrisfesl
JonathanLandeen, Owner at Jonathan's Cork, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thanks! So good to hear

Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

A great hidden restaurant in Tucson. A regular stop for us when we visit. Lovely cozy setting with personal service and consistent quality food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JP070766
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Very cozy Lounge/bar area---excellent Bartender! Great Happy Hour for specialty cocktails and delicious appetizers. Pollo enchiladas and the blackened chicken Quesadilla were very generous and flavorful. Still the best Liver and Onions in town! A great dining ambiance! Recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alan a
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Looking for an interesting menu in Tucson, we came across Jonathan Cork on line. Tried to book a table by email, but did not receive a reply. Finally made a phone call, and managed to book a table. The menu was interesting and there were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John L
JonathanLandeen, Owner at Jonathan's Cork, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your dining experience. We're happy that you had a good time. Please come to see us if you get back to Tucson.

Reviewed October 16, 2018

The setting and staff provided for a very welcoming atmosphere. The establishment seemed to be very popular with more mature locals. The service was attentive but not over bearing. The food quality was very good but not memorable. The grilled chicken salad was an excellent...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank calflyer80
JonathanLandeen, Owner at Jonathan's Cork, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Thanks for your thoughtful comments. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 10, 2018

We arrived early in the dinner hour and I had alredy planned on the larger portion of Prime Rib. After seeing the halibut special I almost wavered but stuck with the Prime Rib. My wife got the fish special and we were both happy. Our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter W
Reviewed August 28, 2018

From bar, to dining room, service to desserts, most excellent , has not disappointed yet. Very few places can get that accolade

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Lilian J
JonathanLandeen, Owner at Jonathan's Cork, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks Lilian. We are pleased!

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

I tried Jonathan’s on a whim. What drew my eye was the venison on the menu. I found the place to be old and learned that the building had been there a long time and switched owners a few times. That being said it was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Jeanette P
August 28, 2017|
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Response from JonathanLandeen | Property representative |
We offer sauteed mushrooms, Shrimp cocktail, Rib Strips on mashed potatoes, and on Tuesday the bar special is Fish Tacos on corn tortillas. Thanks for asking.
Orley V
November 12, 2015|
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Response from JonathanLandeen | Property representative |
Yes! M-F 3pm to 6:30 pm. Sat and Sun 3pm to closing. We offer drink discounts and happy hour menu. See you soon
Gil B
February 12, 2015|
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Response from TexieTucson-Az | Reviewed this property |
From personal experience, this is a very popular restaurant. To be on the safe side and ensure you can be seated on the date and time you want to dine, I would contact them for reservations ahead of time. Enjoy a superb... More
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