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May 26, 2011 11:34 AM

Tucson nice restaurant to celebrate high school graduation and birthdays

We visiting and are looking for a restaurant that is nice but appropriate for children. Our granddaughter doesn't want steak. Kids are 9,13, and 18 plus adults. We're celebrating birthdays and a high school graduation. We are in the northwest Tucson but will drive to another area if necessary.

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  1. What is your budget? How many people total? High-end in your area would be McClintock's, less expensive but still nice would be Harvest. If your group is small, consider Jax Kitchen. Wildflower is also a good option. Check Open Table for descriptions and menu. Have fun!

    Wildflower Grill
    7037 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704

    Jax Kitchen
    7286 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

    10355 North La Canada #141, Oro Valley, AZ 85737

    3755 W. Conrad's Way, Tuscon, AZ 85742

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    1. re: Claudette

      In addition to Claudette's post, I've been to several restaurants, admittedly upscale, where well mannered kids are enjoyed. Vivace's, Acacia, and Anthony's. Acacia has moved since I was last there, but wonderful service and ambiance. New Locatioon will be explored later this summer.
      Damisus and i are doing the same in MSP next month, and hoping to find a similar resto.

      good Luck.


      1. re: AZGrandpa

        Thank you! We went to Jax Kitchen and had a wonderful time. There were 8 of us total. We told them that we were celebrating 2 birthdays and 1 high school graduation. We started off with the Jax Snax Slate and were very impressed with the variety and portion. There was enough for the 8 of us to have a taste. We also shared a calamari appetizer. Our youngest grandchild had the side portion of mac and cheese as an entree. Another had the tortilla soup and a side of french fries (eclectic tastes-what can I say?) and our older granddaughter split the fish #2 with our daughter and it was served pre-split by the kitchen. Three of our party had the Kobe hamburger and they were great. I had the Duck Leg Confit sald which was also great. There were two with celebrations (1 with a birthday and the 2nd was celebrating both a birthday and a high school graduation). We ordered 3 desserts (panna cotta, red velvet cake and a wonderful chocolate cake) and the restaurant comped 2 of the desserts. Needless to say, we were very pleased with the service and the food.

        Jax Kitchen
        7286 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704