12 November, 2019, 22:54

PHOTO FEATURE: The Coronet to open on Cushing Street, August 30

"Not a French restaurant"

The Coronet has completed its move from Fourth Avenue to 198 W. Cushing St., which was the former space of Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant. Furthermore, they will open on Friday, August 30.

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.

Interior Photographs

We photographed the space Wednesday night as they were preparing for the soft opening.

Interior at the Coronet

Interior at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The corner includes an upright piano for live performances.

Bar at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Jesse Schaefer and Keila Herrington at the bar at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The bar hasn’t lost its charm with warm woods and marble accents.

Interior at the Coronet

Interior at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The side rooms feature additional privacy. Some feature cozy booths, while others feature the coziness akin to a home dining room.

Interior at the Coronet

Interior at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

As promised, the glow lantern and Cleopatra from Cushing Street remain as crucial components of the main dining room and bar area.

Interior at the Coronet

Interior at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The restaurant opened soon after and the monsoons also came pouring in. We’ll get photos of the patio once it’s dry outside.

Interior at the Coronet

Interior at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

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

Tennessee Bird Walk cocktail at the Coronet

Tennessee Bird Walk cocktail at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Barrio Negroni ($12)

Mezcal, sweet vermouth, Cioco artichoke liqueur, Fernet wash

Barrio Negroni cocktail at the Coronet

Barrio Negroni cocktail at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Beet & Halloumi ($9)

Grilled halloumi, shallot, toasted hazelnut, roasted beets, lemon tahini vinaigrette

Herb Salad at the Coronet

Herb Salad at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Frog Legs ($11)

Garlic puree, watercress (arugula pictured here), crouton

Frog Legs at the Coronet

Frog Legs at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Clams ($14)

Garlic white wine, Swiss chard, cashews, shaved chili, lime, ginger, cilantro

Clams at the Coronet

Clams at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Tuna Crudo ($11)

House harissa, new potatoes, Moroccan olives, scallion, extra-virgin olive oil

Tuna Crudo at the Coronet

Tuna Crudo at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Halibut ($32)

Celery root puree, glazed celery stalk & root, pistachio yuzu emulsion, celery seed

Basted Halibut at the Coronet

Basted Halibut at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Roast Chicken ($22)

Turmeric & ginger roast airline chicken breast, oysters, Bajan-spiced Carolina gold grits, braised greens, okra, peanuts

Roast Chicken at the Coronet

Roast Chicken at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

East African Lamb Tenderloin ($28)

House lebneh, Moroccan olive tabbouleh, root vegetable cakes, butternut squash, fried mint

East African Lamb Tenderloin at the Coronet

East African Lamb Tenderloin at the Coronet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

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.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.

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