"Not a French restaurant"
The location features over 5,000-square-feet of space, almost tripling the current 1,700-square-feet housing The Coronet at 402 E. Ninth St. For more information on the transition, read our May 2019 article Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant to Reopen as the Coronet.
We photographed the space Wednesday night as they were preparing for the soft opening.
The corner includes an upright piano for live performances.
The bar hasn’t lost its charm with warm woods and marble accents.
The side rooms feature additional privacy. Some feature cozy booths, while others feature the coziness akin to a home dining room.
As promised, the glow lantern and Cleopatra from Cushing Street remain as crucial components of the main dining room and bar area.
The restaurant opened soon after and the monsoons also came pouring in. We’ll get photos of the patio once it’s dry outside.
The doors opened and guests, too, poured in.
Sister cafe La Fonda de la Hermanita wasn’t ready for photos quite yet, but we photographed what we ordered for dinner.
The Coronet Opening Menu Highlights
Tennessee Bird Walk ($10)
Bourbon, Averna, lavender, egg white, lemon, orange bitters
Barrio Negroni ($12)
Mezcal, sweet vermouth, Cioco artichoke liqueur, Fernet wash
Beet & Halloumi ($9)
Grilled halloumi, shallot, toasted hazelnut, roasted beets, lemon tahini vinaigrette
Frog Legs ($11)
Garlic puree, watercress (arugula pictured here), crouton
Garlic white wine, Swiss chard, cashews, shaved chili, lime, ginger, cilantro
Tuna Crudo ($11)
House harissa, new potatoes, Moroccan olives, scallion, extra-virgin olive oil
Celery root puree, glazed celery stalk & root, pistachio yuzu emulsion, celery seed
Roast Chicken ($22)
Turmeric & ginger roast airline chicken breast, oysters, Bajan-spiced Carolina gold grits, braised greens, okra, peanuts
East African Lamb Tenderloin ($28)
House lebneh, Moroccan olive tabbouleh, root vegetable cakes, butternut squash, fried mint
Dinner at the Coronet was lovely as always and we’re excited to see their growth in their new neighborhood.
Stay tuned for updates on La Fonda de la Hermanita.
The Coronet is located at 198 W. Cushing St. Operating hours are 4 – 9 p.m. Wednesday – Thursday, 4 – 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday, and 4 – 9 p.m. Sunday. Happy hour is 4 – 6 p.m. and dinner service begins at 5 p.m. For more information, visit coronettucson.com.