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“Great food, but too hot”

Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails
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Ranked #32 of 2,099 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$31
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Enjoyed a great meal here tonight. Wonderful. Food was fantastic. Server and bus person very attentive. Major downside was the temp in the restaurant. Placed was packed, and it was like the A/C was not on at all. Server and Maître D came to the table to apologize for the problem with the heat. ( guess the clue was with all of us fanning ourselves with the menus). We would have stayed longer, but the sweat was literally running down our sides. Would have been nice to have been compted a portion of the bill. Didn't happen.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Simple atmosphere. Clean looking and clean feel. Nice simple menu which also offers a 3 course option. Service was good. The Sea Crab soup was unbelievably good. The flank steak was fabulous and the cobbler desert was terrible. It was all dough and very tough. Really needed a steak knife to get through it. As a trio the price was reasonable. To order everything al a cart would be expensive. The variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are nice. Some refreshing options. The coffee was fresh and good.

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Thank GeneT60
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This place is pricey. They also cater to people with more refined tastes and vocabulary. The menu looks like a luxury cruise ship menu and its almost impossible to not have a question about something.

Ive been for business and with my grandparents before a play downtown. The drinks are good I will tell you that. Both myself and my grandparents got fairly tipsy and at the business meeting I had to refrain from drinking what I would at a normal place as you feel these drinks. Very good.

The food... well I dont like chicken livers but if you do these would probably be worth ordering. The main entrees I have tried have been fairly decent but for the price I definitely would have expected more. One person in our party had to have the meatloaf taken back as it was way over done. You expect perfection at this cost and the food quality is not up to par. They did immediately fix it and comped an item (I think it was the coffee we got with dessert) to make up for it so there is that. The desserts are pretty damn amazing though, not been disappointed in the least by those. Get one!

The service is wow, just wow. For people like me who are not used to it, in fact never been to a place with service like this in all of Tucson, it can be a bit over the top. I would drink 3 sips of water and it would be refilled. Any unused utensils or cups are immediately taken away and they recheck for this throughout the meal. If you get up to go to the bathroom, you will find your napkin refolded when you return. They bow and are the most polite servers I have ever met. My grandma appeared a bit annoyed at the frequency of refilling water glasses but honestly for the price and lack luster quality of food, they need service like this to make up for it. And who can complain about being waited on like that? It has been so nice when I have been there. They work hard for their tips and definitely earn it.

The overall feel and decor of this place is amazing. It used to be something else I forgot the name of that I had eaten at before and they definitely gave it a make over. Its so trendy and fancy and fun. You feel good being inside this place thats for sure.

Honestly Im not sure I would ever choose this place if left up to me. Both times left me reeling from the cost and not 100% satisfied with the food. However the service has always blown me away. I think if you have the right taste for strange food (look up the menu before going!!!) and can afford it and like above and beyond service, this place would probably be heaven.

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Thank PincPleasure
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

The scene is lively and noisy, the decor trendy and the staff cheerful and friendly. But the food is a big dud. Positives - the peanuts were tasty and the bread was fresh. Negatives - the mango salad was an under-flavored tangle of julienne vegetables, the Caesar salad was dry dark green leaves with powdered Parmesan, the garlic fries were sitting in a pool of oil, the prawns and the calamari were both flavorless. Overall amateurish dishes, but a nice bunch of people.

Thank Crabbus
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We had dinner at Jano's downtown, I had the brazilian seafood stew, and a papaya salad. It was not as good as on previous occassions, I remember better food and service.

Thank natalia64
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