Simplicit Restaurant Reviews

The Simplicit restaurant is a recent addition to the Armory Park dining scene. Located at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S Scott Avenue, it is tucked away on the left side of the Simplicitentry court. Simplicit is an excellent choice for a great meal before an AZ Theater Company performance but don’t wait for a play to give it a try. While play nights definitely require a reservation, other nights are rarely a problem for drop-in dining. Dinner hours are 5:30 until 9:00 most nights with closing a half hour later on Friday and Saturday. During the weekend, brunch is served from 11:30 until 2:00. The restaurant is closed on Monday.

I haven’t tried their brunch yet but the menu is full of unusual and appealing choices. Expect to pay about $15 per person plus drink.

Dinner entrees range from $14 to $18 and sharable starters are about $10. I have had dinner here twice and will be a repeat customer. I had the cod both times and it was excellent. I did wish the fillet was a little larger. My companions thoroughly enjoyed the pork belly sliders, the meatballs and the marinated prawns (Donna had these twice). The menu is not huge but the selection is unusual and everything we tried was tasty.

We were not the only ones pleased by Simplicit. Neighbors have also commented favorably on the listserv:

Following the lead of several of our neighbors, Shirley and I had dinner tonight at Simplicit, which is in the ground floor cafe of the ATC Temple of Music and Art complex, at 330 S Scott. They serve beautiful food, from an elcectic Mediterranean menu (unique for Tucson), prepared from high quality ingredients, in large portions, at very reasonable prices. (There’s a limited wine and beer list.) They are deserving of our support, and I hope that they’ll have great success. As we move into the summer “down time” for restaurants, check out their hours, before heading out (tel
884-0238, http://simplicitrestaurant.com/#602541 and https://www.facebook.com/Simplicit-1438112899535138/ ). Currently open for dinner Wed-Sun, as well as brunch Sat-Sun, they’ll also be open before matinees at the Temple.

Hal Myers

Armory Park del Sol

Agreed! A group of us had a brunch there recently and found the service and food to be very good.

Bill Brennan

Author: Ken Taylor

I am a relatively recent Armory Park resident (2/16) along with my wife, Donna and our little dog Lulu. In our 7+ decades, Donna and I lived over 30 years in Anchorage, Alaska before moving to Arizona. We have been Arizona residents for 16 years before coming here including 12 in Green Valley and four in west Tucson. We love the neighborhood for its history, walkability and interesting residents. Lulu insists on walking every day so you may see us following her around and picking up trash to keep our neighborhood presentable.

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