Kingfisher has always been one of my favorite places in Tucson. The food is a little bit down home; a little bit uptown. The vibe is sophisticated especially in the bar.This 20-plus year dining gem has won Best Seafood many years running from various publications and with good reason. The team there knows what their doing and their talent and passion is apparent.
For Valentine’s Day Kingfisher is pulling out all the stops with a special ala carte menu that include their world-famous steamed lobster tail, seared scallops and Long Island Duckling. Of course, a fill slate of chilled on-the-shell oysters will be available.
Dinner will be served from 5-11pm. No happy hour offered on the holiday. Reservations are a must. Call (520) 323-7739 or visit kingfishertucson.com .
Seasonal Oysters, ½ dozen, market price.
Gulf of Mexico Oysters, ½ dozen. 13
Seasonal Selection Pacific NW Oysters
Grilled and Chilled Gulf Shrimp, ½ dozen. 15
House Smoked Ruby Red Trout, red onion jam, hot mustard, croutons. 11
Oyster Bar Tasting, gulf oysters (4), grilled shrimp (6), ½ smoked ruby trout, bay scallop ceviche, condiments. 26
Really Big Oyster Bar Tasting, chilled, 1 pound Lobster (split,) 10 ea grilled and chilled shrimp, 10 seasonal oysters, 1 order smoked trout, 1 order ceviche, smoked mussel salad, condiments. 110.00
New England Clam Chowder, oyster crackers. 7.5
Lobster Bisque, lobster, sherry cream, garlic toast, chives. 12
Seasonal Mesclun Greens, radicchio, Kalamata Olives, grape tomatoes, red onion, balsamic-lemon dressing. 6.5
Ahi Tuna Poke, Wakame salad, golden beets, sesame seeds, soy, honey, served up. 14
Spinach-Shaved Brussels sprout salad, dried cranberries, bacon, scallions, hot bacon maple vinaigrette, spiced pecans.10
Traditional Caesar Salad, anchovy, sourdough crouton, parmesan. 7.5
Steamed Black Mussels, Sriracha, fish broth, sweet butter. 15
Baked Oysters “Storyville,” (5) crab meat, champagne, crème fraiche, cayenne, Parmesan, sweet butter 18
Macadamia Nut Crusted Hawaiian Fish lemongrass butter sauce, Texmati rice pilaf, sautéed spinach, fried sweet potatoes. 26
Steamed Whole Maine Lobster, (1#) herb butter, sautéed green beans, Texmati rice. 38
Seared Scottish Atlantic Salmon, roasted beet, sweet onion tumble, herbed aioli, sautéed spinach, Texmati rice. 27
Kingfisher’s Bouillabaisse, blue crab, scallops, shrimp, cod, mussels, tomato, garlic saffron broth, rouille crouton. 34
Grilled Sea Scallops, braised leeks and oven-dried tomatoes, roasted mushroom risotto, sautéed green beans. 28
Roasted and Carved “Prime” Beef Tenderloin, Blue Crab-Pichu berry relish, sautéed asparagus, mashed Yukon gold potatoes, red wine glaze. 38
Pan Seared Arctic Char, red shrimp chermoula, pigeon peas and rice, lemon butter sauce, sautéed broccolini 26
Grilled ½ Long Island Duckling, prickly pear barbecue sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, sautéed green beans. 23
Grilled Sea Bass, Romesco sauce, white bean ragout, tomato, rosemary, grilled oyster mushrooms, Kalamata olives, broccolini. 28
Grilled Angus Beef N.Y. Steak, glace di Viande, au Poivre butter, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, grilled green beans and onions. 33