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  • Review Count
    7
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 5, 2015
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westender's Reviews
 
Instantly transporting yet comfortably familiar, imagination and authenticity meld into the French-inspired American food at Maynards Kitchen. Described in the New York Times as "dark and handsome", and voted "Best Romantic Setting" by Tucson Weekly, Maynards Kitchen will consistently delight you with wonderful food & wine, its hip, spirited bar, and evocative, elegant atmosphere.<br><br>Downtown Tucson’s Historic East End is both a destination and a hub for those seeking the heart of urban Tucson. <br /><br />Across the breezeway from Maynards Kitchen is Maynards Market, a fast-casual cafe concept serving "gourmet market cuisine" for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Beautiful fresh baked pastries, a beer and wine counter, and local hand-scooped ice cream are highlights of the bright and airy eatery. With a large community table, outdoor seating on the spacious plaza, and free WiFi, Maynards Market is the perfect place to explore or relax with a latte, pastry, and your favorite read.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellence in the heart of Tucson
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We dined here for the first time on a late February visit to Tucson. It was a Saturday evening, and downtown was hopping so we were very happy to use the very reasonable Valet Service. The dining room is fun, handsome but with a train station feel appropriate for an Amtrak station - fun to watch the freight trains speed by. The bar was full, and some brave souls were outside under heat lamps. We chose to stay inside. We had a very knowledgeable server, and we really enjoyed our entrees - steak for him, a steelhead special for me. Since it was a birthday dinner, we splurged on a dense chocolate cake accompanied by crème anglais - very nice!
We plan to return on our next trip."
Dined on 2/28/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Escape to Paris with authentic French food on the left bank of Cambridge Street on Beacon Hill. Intimate and cozy ambiance combines with friendly service. Classic dishes such as escargots, bouef bourguignon and lavander creme brulee are prepared to perfection and served with moderately priced wines by the glass or the caraffe, and the best French baguettes in town! Comfort food with a hint of sophistication in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods of the city. Bon Appetit!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Lovely bit of Paris in Beacon Hill/West End
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2009
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A last minute decision to dine out the day before Valentine's Day. We wanted to stay close to home, and Pierrot Bistrot was the perfect choice. Small charming bistrot right on Cambridge Street so easy to find. We ate early, so were the third table when we arrive, but couples kept arriving and the restaurant was about half full when we left. They serve wonderful French bread and sweet butter which is difficult to resist. We shared the classic steak frites and a lovely salmon dish. Both came with perfectly prepared small carrots, and both were perfect. The 'frites' are especially good and disappeared quickly. Since we had a long walk home in the snowy cold, we decided to share the Crème Brulee O La Lavande. It was just the touch of sweet that we wanted, and with a hint of lavender that one of us appreciated. This restaurant is a keeper. It has been here 10 years, and we hope they stay for many more."
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, special occasion
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Post 390 puts a contemporary twist on seasonally inspired dishes that reflect Chef Eric Brennan’s passion for fresh ingredients and unforgettable flavors. <br />On the first floor is the Tavern: a casual but sophisticated menu and atmosphere, with a 25-seat bar and high top and banquette seating area, warmed by a beautiful four-sided fireplace. A massive wrought iron staircase connects the energy of the first floor with the Dining Room on the second floor. <br />Here, guests can have a more refined dining experience, and enjoy our large, open kitchen, wine displays, two private dining rooms, additional fireside dining and views of landmarks like Copley Place, Trinity Church and the Hancock Tower. <br />Located in the Clarendon Building, on the corner of Clarendon and Stuart Streets at the site of the former Back Bay Post Office Annex, Post 390 is perfectly situated within walking distance of the South End and Back Bay neighborhoods.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We chose Post this time because the weather was freezing and the restaurant is right across the street from the Lyric Stage. Perfect! And Post is a really nice restaurant. A large bar area on the first floor and a more formal dining room on the second. Each space has its own menu, but you can choose from either. There is space for intimate dinners and for group gatherings in a very convenient location. The food and service were very good on Thursday, just as they have always been. Post is always a good choice!"
Dined on 1/08/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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In search of a sun soaked patio, a truly unique dining experience or just an engaging place to socialize, the Granary Tavern on the Greenway is the answer. A place where rustic and modern elements meld seamlessly to create a casually-stylish environment. Located at the end of Milk Street, the newest addition to the Glynn Hospitality Group portfolio of restaurants and iconic hotspots is certain to impress. Making its home in the Charles Bulfinch designed building constructed in 1816, this 250 seat restaurant has two floors, two bars, exposed kitchen, patio, and panoramic al fresco style windows. The informal and welcoming atmosphere is reaffirmed with the gastronomic offerings. Locavore"s will relish the fact there is an emphasis on Slow Food principles, fresh seafood, farmer's market produce and dynamic presentations. There is a focus on healthy preparations and locally sourced ingredients; simple comfort food concepts enhanced by contemporary accompaniments.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice Surprise on the Greenway
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were very pleased with our visit. Decided to try something new, and we had see the Granary many times as we drove along the Greenway. It is very nice. Several seating areas on the first floor and downstairs, a bar, booths, high-tops and small tables. A good mix of young professionals, older locals and tourists. There are a few flat-screen TVs, but this is not a noisy 'sports bar'. It is comfortable and the food is yummy. An interesting menu and not too large. We had the BBQ pork nachos, which are enough for 3 or 4, then the Heirloom Salad and the Wild Boar Linguini. All delicious. And our server, Yaz, was wonderful, helpful and attentive. Can't wait to return for the outside dining!"
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Just like the architecture associated with the surrounding neighborhoods; Brownstone is a classic, stylish but casually elegant wine and martini bar.From young professionals sipping classic martini&quot;s to couples enjoying new American dishes and sampling the latest grape and craft beer. Brownstone is a quaint little retreat that transitions into a happening late night hot spot.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Check for special functions first!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We dined before the theatre. Had been before, wanted to see new menu. Forgot it was the holiday season and their might be office parties. There were two. Young and LOUD. The host was pleasant and engaging. The food was quite good. A small menu. Many 'comfort' and 'bar' items. It was just TOO LOUD for any actual conversation.
We will just check first the next time!"
Dined on 12/11/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Conveniently located in the Boston Park Plaza Hotel adjacent to the Theater District, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Bay Village and the South End, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant maintains a stellar reputation for uncompromising value and quality. Whether meeting for lunch, dinner, drinks or after theater dining, McCormick & Schmick's is the ultimate choice for family, friends, visitors and business associates.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great for private dining!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We went to celebrate our 18th anniversary. I mentioned this when I made the reservation and asked to sit in one of the private areas they call 'snugs'. They seated us there and our menus had 'Happy Anniversary' on the top! Our server never rushed us and gave us plenty of privacy. Our fish entrees were both really good. We splurged on dessert, and the molten chocolate cake was an anniversary present from the restaurant. Overall, it was a lovely evening!"
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Wildflower sets the standard for innovative New American Cuisine featuring updated American classics with European and Asian influences. The menu changes often to take advantage of the freshest seasonal ingredients available. Wildflower has been named as one of Tuscon's Top 5 restaurants in the 2005 Tuscon Lifestyle Culinary awards; it is listed as one of Tuscon's top 10 restaurants in the Zagat Guide and has earned the 2004 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its unique wine list. With over 80 wines by the bottle and 25 by the glass, Wildflower's wine list offers an excellent range of options for both the experienced wine connoisseur and the novice. The relaxed contemporary atmosphere of Wildflower’s dining room with its sunlit ceiling and inviting blue plush booths are reflected in the intimate lounge area and the lush, intimate climate controlled covered patio.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
What a lovely evening!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were in Tucson for a couple of weeks and wanted to catch up with an old friend. Wildflower was an easy choice. We all love it and it is convenient to all of us. We sat outside on a lovely mild evening. Our server was just the right kind of attentive, and also patient as 2 of us were early so sat with a glass of wine waiting for the other person. We just ordered entrees, and all 3 disappeared quickly. The beer battered fish and chips was amazing. The salmon was cooked perfectly. The short ribs ravioli in truffle cream sauce was SO satisfying.
Wildflower is always on our list when we visit the area!"
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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