What You'll Get
Though nearly everyone enjoys indulging in childlike comfort foods, dipping into the chicken-finger stash hidden under your mattress since actual childhood might inadvertently bring Legomania out of remission. Rekindle a kid's palate with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of modern comfort food and drinks at Jax Kitchen, located on the northeast corner of Ina and Oracle roads.
Dinner diners flock to Jax to treat themselves to fresh, seasonal fare infused with year-round coziness. Feasts may launch with a bowl of savory tomato soup dotted with lemon crème fraîche ($7) or a tangy taste of red-plum salad, an effusion of apples, pickled cranberries, blue cheese, and pine nuts atop mixed greens ($8). Duck-confit salad ($18) gratifies gourmet palates, and fine-tuned favorites such as the grilled-ham and gruyere sandwich with tomato soup ($13), and hangar steak with creamy yellow polenta and broccolini ($22), settle into comfort-craving stomachs as flawlessly as Cinderella's foot in a fuzzy house slipper. To satisfy a Janus-faced date, opt for an all-natural salt-crusted chicken for two, served with veggies and fries ($39).
While enjoying Jax's chic, welcoming interior with a friend, loved one, or awkward coworker, complement the cuisine with a glass of fine wine or a specialty cocktail from the enticing drink menu. Jax's Ice Water quenches Saharan thirst with refreshing Ketel One Citroen, New Amsterdam gin, fresh lemon, and lime ($9), whereas the Blackberry Bottom (Olo rum, Torres orange brandy, fresh blackberry, $9) provides a sweet meal topper that beats a pixy stick–infused can of flat Mr. Pibb. Call ahead to make a reservation, and remember, Jax is not currently serving lunch.
Not valid during happy hour or for Half Off Wine Sundays.
Jax Kitchen has received excellent press, including a number of 2010 Culinary Awards from Tucson Lifestyle magazine. Yelpers give it a 4.5-star average, and 68% of nearly 500 Urbanspooners recommend it.
- While we were in Tucson, we gambled on a new restaurant called jaxKitchen. The payoff was, well, a jaxpot. – Elin Jeffords, Phoenix
- In a crowded restaurant, we felt as if we were the only ones there…We tried every entree' [sic] and each one was amazing. – Laura W., Yelp
- Fantastic service, the food was on point, and a pleasure to clean my plate till it looked new. Great atmosphere, wine selection was great as well. – Lindy, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 16, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Dine-in only. Not valid for Half-Off Wine Sundays, happy hour or other others. Tax & gratuity not included. Reservation recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Jax Kitchen
Hailed by Phoenix magazine, among others, for its "mix of whimsy, talent, kitchen smarts and great service," Jax Kitchen concocts upscale comfort fare that blends the familiar with the sophisticated. The eatery’s seasonal dishes, featuring favorite foods of the owners and head chef Virginia Wooters, dress up new york strip steak with sunny-side quail eggs and load sea-scallop chowder with poblano peppers and house-made cornbread croutons. Inside the dining area, soft lighting illuminates each bite, and brick archways form the entrance to an outdoor patio area where patrons can sip cocktails and wines and inhale uninhibited amounts of oxygen.