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1515 Restaurant
1515 Restaurant

1515 Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.1515restaurant.com
  • Email: gene@1515restaurant.com
  • Phone: (303) 571-0011
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday-Friday 11:00am-2:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm. Sundays for private functions, Easter, Mother's Day (special prixe fixe menu) and 2nd Sunday of each month for 1515 Test Kitchen Dinners. Visit 1515restaurant.com for details.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary European, French
  • Executive Chef: Jonathon Brown
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call Gene for details at 303-571-0011.
    Banquet Facilities: Our two banquet rooms can entertain your group of up to 60 and 90 for sit-down functions, or 200 guests for cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. Our smaller lower level cozy private dining seats 5 to 18. View the Banquet section on our website for more details.
  • Entertainment: 1515 Lounge offers great entertainment, ranging from nightly D.J.s to live music. Check out our Facebook page for our daily lineup.
    Looking for a place to relax? Come check out our Lounge where you can get one of our specialty cocktails or your own favorite concoction made with the freshest ingredients.
    Planning a birthday party, office party, or just a gathering of friends, check out our lower level lounge where you have a private bar and your own bartender!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for an exquisitely prepared five and seven course dinner for less than $12 per course plus dessert prepared specially for you by chef Jonathon Brown or just order from our regular lunch and dinner menu. Our service staff will be more than happy to pair each course with a special glass of wine or beer at a reasonable price.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th Street
  • Public Transit: Take Light Rail to 16th Street Mall and take Mall shuttle to Market Street Station. Within walking distance to all major downtown hotels, convention center and ball parks.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary garage parking for dinner guests at 16th Market Square. The indoor parking is located in the last building on your left on Market Street before 16th Street Mall. Valet available with our neighbor, P.F. Chang's Restaurant.
A word from 1515 Restaurant
1515 is sending out plates that knock people back in their seats and make the ladies swoon” -Jason Sheehan, Westword; “Award of Excellence” -Wine Spectator 2001 through 2013; ABC, Channel 7 A-List Winner American Cuisine. An independent fine dining establishment located in the heart of LoDo, 1515 Restaurant offers a relaxing yet sophisticated environment in which to enjoy some of Colorado’s most distinctive flavors. The Contemporary American menu, combining molecular gastronomy with classic cooking, is splashed with European flair, creating a memorable, one-of-the-kind fusion known as the eatery’s “eclectic Colorado cuisine”. Some enticing menu creations include the critically acclaimed Fruits de Mer, Duck, Colorado Lamb, game and beef from 7X Cattle Company. The seasonal menus provide new tastes to tempt your palate. 450+ bottle wine cellar and in-house sommelier to help with the perfect pairing at the perfect price.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "1515 offers a fine dining experience that while fun and inventive, does not spare on taste. The staff was courteous, prompt, and knowledgeable, even steering us away from dishes that had not been lauded by many. The restaurant offers unique takes soup(s), salads, and various meats (elk, duck, NY strips, etc.) and has a daily fresh catch as well. Apparently the menu changes fairly often, which is another reason we will be returning fairly soon. A downtown treat that is located just outside of the bustle of Larimer square"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "1515 has become one of our downtown favorites before a concert or play. The dinners are always creative and wonderful, and the service is outstanding. One person in our party required a vegan meal, and that was also very nicely done."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The menu was very interesting making choice difficult. Our choice of black garlic soup, beautifully presented, was rewarded with a rich complex dish. Another appetizer, spinach soufflé and braised leeks, made for a satisfying dinner. Our companion's lamb chops were a tender medium rare with innovative sides. We will go back to this elegant restaurant.."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The service was excellent! And the food was really delicious...it just wasn't worth the prices. I won't be going back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was great and service was perfect, but the bar scene on the ground floor and smell of stale chemicals took some ernest effort to overlook. Once the food came to the table all was well, but first impressions linger long. If there was some way to divert dinners around the bizarre bar area, a great service would be done for future guests."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Unless you like spending money on an entrée that's the size of an appetizer for an outrageous price. The waiters attitude was pretentious and he looked put out when you asked him to explain the menu. If you have more dollars than sense than this restaurant will be for you!!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant, with an exquisite menu! Pricey but definitely worth it for a special occasion. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Business-dinner, great staff, interesting menu with a full bar. highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This restaurant is the one and only place that my wife and I make sure we visit on every trip to Denver. The dishes are always so unique, and amazing, and the staff is alway so accommodating and pleasant. It is an upscale restaurant without the stuffiness, and uptightedness (not sure thats actually a word) of a typical upscale restaurant."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Did not know we were booking a "special dinner". Came to the "test kitchen" dinner. Will try to make another one."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "A Sub-par restaurant. Food looked very pretty, but lacked flavor. They have very good ideas of a dish, but truly need to work on their flavor. Appetizers : I had scallops, they were fair. My husband had the pork cheeks, which seemed to be covered in capers. Almost like someone spilled them in the dish. Main courses were cooked perfectly, but the 2 way bison had NO flavor.. NONE! The S'mores dessert was a huge disappointment. Could have been fabulous. But a failed attempt. The chef needs to go back to the drawing board. Keep the ideas, but put more thought in the actually food recipe's. TH hey should visit The Bazaar , and see what Molecular gastronomy really is. TH his restaurant has great potential, but needs to work on it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I like 1515 Market. Food is always good. Ambience is always calm. You can actually have a conversation with the person you are dinning with."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Have been to this restaurant many times. Food was not as good or interesting as I have had before. Bathroom smelled like an outhouse. For the price expected LOTS more."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The first time we went to 1515 was for a Mother's Day Brunch, which the family enjoyed very much. So we decided that we would try 1515 for our anniversary dinner. The whole staff made our anniversary. The food was outstanding and the staff was attentive, but nor intrusive. Our server Teree was wonderful. The right amount of professionalism and personality. Thank you to the whole staff at 1515 for a great evening."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Should we or not try it... Result..why not before and we'll be back soon, long walk up the stairs for a gimp, food and service outstanding.... Just as good as any place in Nalpes FL"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The menu offered unusual items which caused our group of 7 to check it out while in town on business. Had several large groups so maybe things were busy for them when we were there, because service was slower than we would have liked. Two groups coming in after us were served before us. Food was good on almost all items except chicken (a little dry) and elk (too salty). Appetizers and bread pudding was amazing. Would have liked to have more sweet wine choices by glass. It was a good experience but not sure we will return with all the other choices in the downtown area."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Our first dining experience at 1515. Immediate seating, no wait per our reservation. Very informative waiter, guided us through all the food and wine pairings. One in our party thought Dover Sole was "mushy" to her taste. Vision short rib excellent. Overall a very good dining experience and we will be back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We dined here for Restaurant Week and had a wonderful meal. The wine list was extensive, but even better were the pairings that went with the prix fix menu. Starting with champagne to wines with each course and finishing with Port. Our waiter, Brandon, was very flexible with our choice of some of the wines and he was great in giving some background on some of the vineyards. The special menu had a good range of dishes and the regular menu will tempt us to come back again."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was GREAT, our table was in a very akward location, busy with waiters and people...did a wine pairing and it was perfect."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "There were six of us there for restaurant week, and 1515 exceeded our expectations! The staff was so friendly, and fun. We enjoyed every bite, and had a two great bottles of wine. Our servers suggestion were perfect!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week. The menu was surprising limited. The crab cakes I ordered for the first course was amazing. The main course lacked flavor it still exercised the pallette. The service was outstanding. From our main server and even the support staff. They also went out of their way to prepare something toddler friendly which wasn't on the menu."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We went during Denver Restaurant Week. The service was wonderful. The wait staff was incredible quick and efficient. The crab cakes were nice and special because of the ginger foam. The banana bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream was deliciour. All in all a nice experience."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience, the food was amazing, the service was impeccable. Kudos to all who work there for providing such a great dining experience for us. The staff was really outstanding and everyone who works there made us feel very special, even Mr. Tang, who greeted us at our table and shared some of the culinary specialties that the restaurant offers ."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "personable wait staff, knew interesting facts about the wine served. Restaurant's wine paring is excellent, brought out the flavor of the food beautifully. Very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Perfectly cooked Wagyu burgers. Disappointed about lack of gluten-free items."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This was a wonderful overall experience that i would recommend. In my work I tend to go out a lot, and this was a nice change."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Rivals the best in town for food, wine, and service, though moving to highish--and entirely appropriate--prices. Tablet wine list contains many with some years of bottle age."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Had a small work group to take out and we were treated extremely well. Awesome food, complemented with some excellent wine."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Went for Restaurant week. Food and wine pairings were very good. Portions were extremely small, so I don't know if that is because it was restaurant week, or if they are always that way."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Went during resturant week and was not impressed. Food was just ok, but was presented nicely. Very limited beer menu with nothing special to choose from. Downstairs bar was absolutely dead. Probably will not go back."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The $30 deal was outstanding!. The crab caked were fantastic"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "By far one of the best restaurant week selections we have experienced!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant before, but since it is a bit pricey for my student wallet I was not able to come back until restaurant week. I have to say, this is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver and one of the best meals I have every had. I will come back as soon as I can (all in moderation). On top of a wonderful meal, the service was nothing short of amazing!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "1515 has the feeling of a hip NY City restaurant: brick walls, narrow windows overlooking Market St. and the historic Denver Seed Co. building. It serves food that could hold its own in a line up of NY's eateries. The crab cakes were some of the best I've ever eaten. And I know crab cakes. I was raised on the Chesapeake Bay. The braised short rib was fall off the bone tender and paired nicely with fava beans. My creme brulle was delicious and beautifully presented. My husband and I also enjoyed having a drink at the bar. The wait staff were outstanding from start to finish."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We visited 1515 during Denver's Restaurant Week. The menu was varied, but did not really give you the real special dining food fare that we had expererienced previously at 1515, outside of Restaurant Week. We'll go back, for sure, as our first dining experience there was extraordinarily good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Attended for the specials. Good selection of four entrees and one of us got the wine pairing, which was a very nice selection of three glasses of wine. The Coq au Vin was fantastic as was the Bison rib, and crab cakes were unique with a lot of ginger - tasty and far from conventional. Crème brulee was the best dessert choice. Very good food and service, but when looking at the normal menu prices I would be unlikely to return unless it's Restaurant Week again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went to 1515 during Restaurant Week, which should give patrons an opportunity to try the best of the best places, without a huge blow to the pocket. It allows people the opportunity to decide if the food is worth the higher priced menu and if they would come back. Though we found 1515's food to be good, it is not a place we feel compelled to return to and pay higher prices for the food. We also felt like the courses were rushed out so there was little time to even savor the dish. Granted during this week reservation numbers are high, but again the rushed service just added to the overall let down of 1515."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "How lovely to find a quiet spot downtown with an extremely interesting menu for lunch. And vary reasonable prices. Especially the $10, 20 minutes soup and salad!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Walking into the downstairs bar, we were concerned that the restaurant might not be all we had hoped. Much to our surprise and delight, the upstairs area was an elegant restaurant with a modern feel. The wait staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly, without the pretentiousness that often accompanies places like this. The drink list comes on an iPad, which is part of the restaurant's efforts to be environmentally conscious. The food was perfect. From presentation to portion to taste, everything was incredible. Be sure to try the Wagyu beef appetizer. You cook it yourself on a 500 degree stone. Very cool. We would absolutely dine again at 1515."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "When we arrived at 1515, I had already done my research and was super excited to have finally arrived. My wife and I were celebrating our 2nd anniversary, and I was surprised when the owner, Mr. Gene Tang, was standing near the door to wish us a happy anniversary. After being led to our table and introduced to our outstanding waiter, Patrick, we were given a glass of champagne to celebrate, along with a card reading "happy anniversary from 1515!" that had been signed by the staff. Our dining experience was amazing, and we were presented with an Amuse-Bouche before dinner. All in all, I would give 1515 Restaurant SIX stars, and can't wait to return."
    Dined on 2/15/2014