5 Best New Restaurants in Tucson, AZ
Looking for new restaurants in Tucson? Here are the top 5 best new restaurants in Tucson, AZ. Which one will you visit first?
Nox Kitchen + Cocktails
Opened: February 2014
With an average of 3.5 stars out of 5 on Yelp, Nox Kitchen + Cocktails is definitely worth a visit the next time you’re looking for a classic-modern American restaurant in Tucson. Located in the old Cafe Jasper space at Skyline and Campbell, the restaurant features eclectic art, aged wood paneling, intimate lighting, and a wrap-around bar opening up to the patio lounge. This is Jason Anderson’s latest concept and meets the high expectations that go along with his other restaurants including Union Public House, Umi Star, and Cartel Coffee. As for food, Nox’s executive chef, Peter Lindquist, has designed a variety of shared dishes, tacos, soups and greens, as well as delectable main courses such as Chilean Sea Bass and Braised Short Rib. http://noxtucson.com/
Bodega Kitchen & Wine
Opened: January 2014
Located in the Catalina Foothills at 4340 N Campbell Ave, Bodega Kitchen and Wine features contemporary dishes with something for every palate and appetite. With an average of 3.5 stars out of 5 on Yelp, Bodega’s food is whimsical, classic and feminine, inspired by the ambiance of the space itself. The restaurant features small plates that are perfect for sharing, as well as full entrees such as Pan Seared Salmon and Bistro Tender. They also have daily happy hour specials and a “reverse happy hour” from 10 pm to close on Friday and Saturday nights. Since “wine” is in the name, you can expect a nice wine list including red, whites, and sparkling varieties originating from all over the world. Their signature cocktails are also great, such as their cucumber splash and saguaro blossom. http://www.bodegatucson.com/
Opened: April 2014
Yelpers have given this restaurant an average of 4 out of 5 stars since it’s opening in April. Check this place out the next time you’re looking for a quick but authentic Mexican lunch. The food and service are spot-on with dishes like red Chile tacos, a variety of burritos, as well as an awesome salsa bar. It is a family owned and operated business, offers vegetarian options, and the bright interior will make you feel as if you’re really in Mexico! Customers love the reasonably-priced lunch special, which includes two tacos or a burrito, rice and beans and a drink for just $6.95. Open: Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Located at 2513 N. Campbell Ave.
Opened: February 2014
Located in Catalina Foothills neighborhood, this restaurant has received an average of 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp, and features upscale modern American cuisine with dishes such as an egg and bacon burger, oysters, as well as duck and steak entrees to name a few. Poppy Kitchen is part of the Metzger Family Restaurant company, and boasts a beautiful interior space with breathtaking views, great drinks and more. http://www.poppykitchentucson.com/
Opened: April 2014
The Coronet is a cafe located on the ground floor of the Coronado Hotel at 409 E. 9th Street. It has an average of 5 out of 5 star review on Yelp, with users raving about dishes such as The Dragoon Sausage, Tilapia, and the chicken Marbella. As for ambiance, you can find Victorian stain glass windows, a custom designed tile floor, and a stunning 1906 Victorian Bar, not to mention the beautiful patio. For more on the history and concept of this new restaurant, check out this article on TucsonFoodie.com. http://cafecoronet.com/
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