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“The Annex”
Review of Tinderbox Kitchen

Tinderbox Kitchen
Ranked #33 of 347 Restaurants in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$28
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Tinderbox Restaurant was the first elevated-cuisine restaurant on the south side of downtown Flagstaff. Owner Kevin Heinonen has received multiple accolades for his renovation of Tinderbox and companion restaurant concepts The Annex Cocktail Lounge and Tourist Home. Together, all three concepts were the first to bring a sense of “specialness” to the Southside. Chef Schmitz serves up well-executed spins on reimagined American fare: sweet corn bisque with lump crab, chili oil and cilantro ($10); robust mussels with house chorizo, white wine broth, cilantro sprouts and baguettes ($14); pork belly with cheddar grits, pickled vegetables and balsamic reduction ($10); potato crusted grouper with garlic-braised rainbow chard, tomato lobster broth and crispy leeks ($20); pork porterhouse—bone-in chop, bourbon-peach bbq sauce, warm mustard potato salad, baked beans, creamy coleslaw ($22) and many other starters, entrees, sides and shares. “Tinderbox Kitchen is at the epicenter of the Flagstaff culinary awakening.” —New York Magazine. “Best Restaurants in Flagstaff,” Arizona Republic. Tinderbox is located at 34 S. SanFrancisco Street in downtown Flagstaff. Dinner is served nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Flagstaff, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
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“The Annex”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

The Annex, is a tap room next door to the Tinderbox. It is a very inviting and comfortable environment, with excellent service (-- a rarity in Flagstaff). The barkeeps serve a nice selection of beers on tap (served in a true pint glass!), wines, and creative cocktails. There is also a nice selection of small eats from the kitchen, available until (fairly) late. I would highly recommend any of the grilled vegetables!
Just a very enjoyable place to kick-back!

  • Visited April 2014
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews
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“amazing dinner”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Had a fabulous dinner here tonight. The venison dish was one of the best I've had. And the chocolate cake - same thing. Great, knowledgeable service. We are just passing through on a cross country trip, but would recommend this restaurant highly, and if we are back in town would make sure to come back.

  • Visited April 2014
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Denton, Texas
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18 reviews
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“Wonderful food and service in Flagstaff”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

I always make a point to have dinner at Tinderbox when I'm in Flagstaff. The menu is diverse and features quality ingredients. I nearly always opt for the off-the-menu vegetarian special and have yet to be disappointed. Great service as well.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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65 reviews
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“Would do this dining experience again!”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Nice upscale bistro in downtown Flag, great menu selections featuring venison, pork porterhouse, scallops, NY Strip and a good wine selection. Service could've been stepped up a notch.

Visited April 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Great food, very friendly staff”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

I had the sea scallops here. They were cooked to perfection and came with some lobster and tasty greens. The bartenders were extremely friendly and even made me a free drink. If you go there, say hi to Olivia behind the bar. I highly recommend this place!

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