This is one of the places we think of when introducing friends to downtown dining. Casual but hip, well-prepared dishes, and a friendly staff. Favs are the mac & cheese, and steak frites.
This is one of those local restaurants that one just keeps coming back to time after time. They moved not that long ago, and as far as I could tell their business didn't miss a beat. Their regulars just followed them on over. The new location has more seating and that food is as original and well-prepared as ever. Great wine list too.
B-line Cafe is a gem. A great place to take out-of-town visitors or just go out to lunch with friends. I love the fish burrito and the pasta in vodka sauce, but everything is going to be good. Fresh ingredients, good spicing, ample amounts and nice presentation. You also have great choices in drinks. This place wins award after award, year after year, so as with other ratings from the public on TW, the ratings here seem off-base.
Except for mine. :)
Had my daughter's birthday celebration at the Cup in April and as usual, we loved it! Great food, relaxed service and that great "downtown" experience!
We met friends Saturday, 5/7 for lunch - as we purchased the groupon $10 for $20 food. Well, we think that the girl messed up our tickets so badly (must have been new) that the total for two was $26 (WTH)! On their menu you can get a sandwich, side and drink for $9.99...so how the heck did they come up with $26?? It was so awful, we just paid the extra 6 bucks and left. The meatball sandwich was cold by the time it got to me (we waited forever to get our food), the side salad was nothing special. Hubby had the roast beef sandwhich with pasta salad...again nothing special. Friends agreed, theirs was nothing special as well, certainly not to warrant $26 tab...for sandwhiches...come on! Won't be back.
Their desserts are amazing, and their specials will sometimes blow your mind. Their staff has always been very friendly every time I've gone in. To accentuate the laid-back atmosphere, they have games you can play, or you can bring your own. They also have a great selection of hot teas, along with the standard milk selection. Sometimes you have to wait a while to get a table, and sometimes it takes a little bit to get your stuff, but that's because they're always busy with people who know just how amazing they are.
Went here for my anniversary and the food, service, and atmosphere was charming and pleasant. It was a fantastic meal and our server was a delight.
The patio was perfect for enjoying a bottle of wine on a lazy, sunny afternoon. The bread was fresh and delicious which went well with the mozzarella. The mac n cheese was so yummy and i cannot forget finishing off with warm chocolate chip cookies, vanilla bean ice cream and strawberry sauce!
gone here many times and always enjoy it. Love the planked waldorf salad.
A Wonderful, Unique place to unwind and have a cup (or seven) of tea! The well-informed staff will explain things about tea to you that you never would have guessed, making the enjoyment of their vast selection that much more fun.
The place is nice and laid back. It is great to be able to watch people go by in one of the few areas where there is actual foot traffic in this city. However, sometimes I feel as if the staff are a little prejudiced toward what I call the "hemp-necklace" crowd and can be quite dismissive toward people who don't wear the badges of their little alternative society, such as ragged clothes, multiple piercings, and tattoos.
I admit the food was awesome but I was totally turned off by a wait person whose pants hung so low I could see his dingy underwear. This was over a year ago but I was so turned off by the sloppy appearance that I have not returned.
Ah, correction - the date was January 14, *2011*
I was enthusiastic to try this restaurant because their ads in the local papers look good and their storefront does look inviting - Very disappointing dining experience on the evening of January 14, 2010.
Too expensive for what they offer. You can cook what they serve better and for less money. Cramped dining area with uncomfortable seating. Difficult-to-avoid gum under the table. Slow service when not that busy. Bland and flavorless beans, guacamole, salsa and tuna salad. Most of the tortilla and potato chips served were broken up in small pieces.
Disorganized and unprofessional servers. First, they tried to give our food to another table. Mistakes happen, understandable. But then, I was met with an accusatory and catty, "Well, it didn't *say* that," upon being told I ordered the sandwich on different bread. Another server wanted us to leave our credit card number with her because "the machine isn't working." Bizarre scene.
As a former server, I understand things happen, but this place is too much - Save your money and yourself a headache !
Quiet, cozy, comfortable, a "gem". Excellent food and great service. I've had the cheese by the ounce and have been able to try many different varieties, it is served with fresh pears and a raspberry jam that complements the cheeses perfectly! The Wild Mushroom Salad is to die for, every bite of the delicious meatiness of the mushrooms, spicy crunchiness of the pecans and sweet tangy bacon vinaigrette satisfied me beyond my expectations, I've ordered this salad on three different visits, it's just that good! The grilled pineapple pound cake is light but indulgent and a perfect end to a perfect meal!
We used to stop in to grab coffee on our way to work quite a lot. Owner was nice, but so chatty that it kind of got on our nerves...so we didn't go in as much. The last time we did stop in, she must have been in a bad mood, because when we placed our coffee orders she said something to the effect of "It's going to be awhile because I'm cooking these orders" in a snippy voice. Okay.....fine.....sorry to have bothered you. And we haven't been back since.
The one time I was here, the owner (female) was very rude. The friends I was with agreed. She was short with us when asking questions (it was our first time there) and made us feel so uncomfortable after delivering our food with an angry disposition that we left without eating it. Needless to say, I can't recommend this restaurant.
This place is awesome! Truly a must see place if you visit Tucson or are from here but have never stopped in.
The food is top of the line, mostly organic including their outstanding coffees!
Staff is friendly and really makes you feel welcome as does the owner/creator of the Glass Onion, Jen has out done herself with this charming Bealtes themed cafe.
Appropriate for all ages as they do not sell alcohol. The live musical performances really add to the flavor of this rare find (LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED)
Great food, great people and where else can you find a Sunday breakfast buffet for $8.95!!!
I still miss the Cockpit but that place has been gone for years. Colors is nice enough though. A few cute boys work there. They have lots of martinis to choose from but I'm not a big fan of their food.
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