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Tinderbox Kitchen

34 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
+1 928-226-8400
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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34 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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1 - 10 of 271 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After traveling around Arizona see Monument Valley, etc. we were ready for fine dining. Tinderbox was such a pleasure. We were there on a Monday night so it was quiet, bu5 the food was exceptional. We had the filet mignon and the butterfish entrees, and...More

Thank Miamispike
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Miamispike, THANK YOU! Our goal at Tinderbox is always to exceed customer expectations. Our entire team appreciates your kind feedback. Please come and visit the next time you are in Flagstaff.

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Outstanding food, service, and drinks. This unassuming, hip little place has some of the best food I've ever enjoyed, and the service makes for a delightful evening. Oh, and the cocktails also good. I would go back in a heartbeat. Filet mignon with scalloped potatoes...More

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Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Kelly P, thank you for your kind words. We are very pleased that you and your husband had a delightful evening. That is the goal!

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Had a great meal at Tinderbox kitchen. Friendly service, well prepared food, awesome desserts, and a nice red blend (Merlot/Cab. Franc) made especially for the restaurant by a Colorado wine maker. (who knew they made win in Colorado?) Enjoyed my ribeye steak wih a stuffed...More

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Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you tripdokta! Sorry we didn't have a shirt for you. If we get more in stock I will let you know. I love your contact photo! It is cold and windy in Flag today, palm trees are a nice diversion. Check out Sutcliffe Vineyards...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Tinderbox is the best dinner in Flagstaff and that is where I take folks who visit from out of town. Last Thursday my cousin from Philadelphia got married at the Grand Canyon. I of course suggested Tinderbox for the celebratory meal for our party of...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited Tinderbox last night for dinner after not going for a few years. We loved it. It has a trendy but casual environment. The service from the hostess, to the server, to hearing the kitchen staff was outstanding and friendly. Then...More

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Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

TPY_13, not only are you good looking, but you have great taste in food! Thank you for the props. We are wicked proud of our cocktail program, our creative menu and excellent service. Please say hello the next time you are in. And, be sure...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

If noise were flammable this place would go up like the tinderbox it claims to be. And if that noise could be harnessed to create heat, they could use it serve entrees that were hot, rather than just a tick above room temperature. We had...More

Thank Jim H
Maura M, Manager at Tinderbox Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Jim H. we are bummed that you did not have a positive experience. Our goal is to exceed expectations. I will agree, Tinderbox is a small restaurant & when we are hopping the noise level goes up. For some folks that is not the vibe...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had to opportunity to go to the Tinderbox for dinner. We hadn't been there for a while and were very pleased with some of the new dishes and the new staff. Manager Maura is delightful and very friendly and Eilea, our server, was efficient...More

Thank Mamasans
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Stopping into Flagstaff and we found Tinderbox on the web! Called ahead to see if they would cook tofu for myself. I'm a vegetarian with other dietary needs. They were more than accommodating and went out of their way to make sure I was happy....More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The menu was not very extensive, the choises were still good. The presentation was very interesting and precise. But nothing comes up to mind that could define this place.

Thank luca d
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My family had dinner at Tinderbox recently. The room is great, interesting art on the wall, the noise level is quite low, great southwestern feel. Our food was quite tasty. Soup and salad starters were fresh and tasty. Our main courses (pork, chicken and salmon)...More

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Two entrees, one appetizer, water, and three (2.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon - the high point of the meal) was $93.00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 28
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: +1 928-226-8400
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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.
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