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Beast and Bottle
Beast and Bottle

Beast and Bottle Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://beastandbottle.com/
  • Phone: (303) 623-3223
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-2:00om
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
    Closed Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Organic, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Paul C. Reilly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Behind beast + bottle off of 17th Ave there is a shared parking lot for guests of the restaurant.
A word from Beast and Bottle
beast + bottle is a rustic American restaurant serving craft dinner and brunch.

Run by siblings Paul C. Reilly, who mans the burners, and Aileen Reilly, who oversees front of house, beast + bottle is located in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood.

The “beast” refers to the restaurant’s appreciation for the whole animal, utilizing all parts to honor its integrity. The owners’ relationships with farmers, ranchers and purveyors bring ethically and humanely raised, responsibly harvested and organic (whenever possible) ingredients to the table.

The “bottle” refers to drinks. b+b’s wine program is influenced by the European tradition of drinking wine how you’d like – whether that’s a glass or by the liter.

The menu changes whenever the kitchen pleases based on what’s in-season and what the cooks are enjoying at the moment. What remains constant is a steady focus on sustainability and versatility of ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "What a great experience. Well crafted food. I love the locally sourced movement and the thoughtfulness of where the food comes from. Great flavors and combinations to dance across your pallette!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed the creative menu and friendly staff. A little eavy-handed on the salt-so next time I'll ask for light salt."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Beast + Bottle is simply perfection. From the warm and welcoming hosts to the intimate dining room to the spectacular menu, you just can't go wrong. Though my husband and I love Beast + Bottle for brunch and weeknight dinner anytime, we also chose to dine here on our anniversary recently and the team, as always, made it a night to remember. The service is impeccable and unintrusive, making for an evening where you and your guest(s) can enjoy the great food, wine and cocktail selection without noticing the water being refilled or the plates being taken away. We thoroughly enjoyed the ultra-fresh menu, especially the scallops and the lamb leg. And don't miss dessert! The peach fritters were the perfect ending to a perfect evening."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "While I wanted to love everything about this restaurant including the food, it was so outrageously expensive for what you received on your plate (wonderful service and gorgeous ambience aside). I just couldn't get over that. It started with a glass of wine for $12. My friends dessert bite took the cake for its ridiculous portion-to-price ratio. I felt like dupe the whole lovely meal."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Food was amazing. One of the best meals we've had. Everyone loved their dish. The service was a little lacking in that our waiter was a bit snooty. He seemed as though he was having an off night."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "A fantastic place for a special occasion! Not fancy inside, but well themed with the rustic feel with top-notch service and food. The creativity and quality here is hard to beat. You'll definitely have a memorable meal here for all the right reasons. I suggest getting the tasting option which nets you an app, main dish, and dessert, plus they'll likely throw in another snack or two like they did for us."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I had brunch at Beast + Bottle and thought the lamb shank hash dish was sensationally good. I tried a few other dishes as well, and they were also excellent. It's rare to find such an interesting brunch menu where the dishes are executed so well. Service was great, too. Bravo!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My wife and I were just visiting Denver and found this on OpenTable. It was one of the best places we have ever been. Everything from the food to the service was over the top!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food preparation was mediocre and very disappointing. The green tomatoes dish with polenta was very dry and tasteless The duck was the same very dry, no sauce Sorry but we will not waste our money on this restaurant any more"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food and ambiance are amazing here- the only downside is that it takes a while to get seated. We made a reservation for 1, showed up at 1245 and checked in, and still didn't get sat until 130. I'd definitely go back- the chicken cherry sausage was amazing- but I'd make sure I set aside a good portion of time to dine here."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "One of the best brunches in town. The food and service are wonderful. Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Everything was great from the food to the service to the dessert and the wine. Simply outstanding"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Very tasty food - quite enjoyable! Drinks a little pricy but food worth it ;)"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This is my favorite spot for brunch. They might as well just designate a table for me on Sundays at 11am. The drinks, food and service are all spot on. Great place!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We had just been to Cook Street the night before and Chef John was a guest chef that night. The next morning we checked out his restaurant for brunch and it was amazing! So good! My husband had the lamb hash and I had the quiche. Exquisite!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Overall good food, small plates were definitely a better bet. Some delicious flavors, the large plates were ok, a bit expensive and pork was undercooked and tough.....so not our favorite. Through extensive dining experiences I prefer to frequent restaurants that make things right, no questions asked, rather than tell me how they like to prepare a dish - in reference to the undercooked pork. But that all aside was a fun evening, just probably won't be one of our regular restaurants."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Simple elegant accomplished food. My best meal in Denver this year."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Went to B&B for dinner last Friday 7/25 and was not disappointed! We loved the atmosphere...cozy, not too loud or too quiet, friendly, casual. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. The cocktails are unique and tasty - we each had "mules". The appetizer of duck liver mousse as well as the snapper and pork entrees were delicious and fresh! We topped it all off with desserts that were to die for - can't remember what it was called but it had chocolate ganache, crispy meringue, and peanut butter mousse - heavenly! My husband had an apricot tart with cream cheese ice cream, also delicious."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was really really good my son and I had lamb & pork for main. The meat was spectacular and the accompanying sides complimented the flavored & textures beautifully. I'm only in town for 3 days but if we can go back we will."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Ambiance, service, wine were all terrific. Menu, not so much. I read through the menu 4x and still did not understand what 90% of the items were. I asked the server for a translation and though she tried, it really did nothing to pique my interest. I actually had the thought: "Maybe we should leave". I ordered a SALAD plate and ended up being a beautifully arranged glob of goat cheese with about 3 slices of beet. Not 3 beets, 3 SLICES. Goat cheese is not salad. Next up: gnocchi/mushroom small plate. Presentation was superb. Taste was out of this world. The problem: I could have eaten the entire plate in one single bite. Gnocchi was the size of my pinky nail and there were 6 of them. I spent $100 and went home hungry."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "While making my reservation I noted it was my wife’s birthday. When we were seated our waitress, Hannah said happy birthday. Through out the dinner we were surprised with a birthday champagne toast and desert. We were blown away at the level of service by Hannah and the entire staff. Everyone was super friendly and made us feel very welcomed. The food was amazing. The combination the service and food made for a great birthday dinner. Thanks to the entire staff for the great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Service was incredible...a very lovely evening, nice wine recommendation, and sweet staff. That said, the food, while creative and lovely, seemed to slightly miss the mark. Pea cakes were dry, polenta fried green tomatoes the same. I will go back, because I love the people, atmosphere and location...so maybe I am being too picky on the food."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Service was on point and friendly. Fantastic food and a warm environment with an energetic buzz."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to try Beast and Bottle for our one year wedding anniversary. It was a perfect place to celebrate. Amazing food and excellent service. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "this is currently our favorite place in denver. consistently high quality food, creative menu, and excellent service without being stuffy. the tuna bucatini dish on the current menu is a knockout, and the salmon rillette small plate was a nice combination of flavors. citrus pound cake is a nice light dessert -- not too sweet."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent food and if it isn't just perfect, management will make sure your visit is wonderful... We will be back to try the fish... Pasta was a little too au dente for my taste buds as it was thick pasta...Bread was excellent accompanied by French butter-- Bison appetizer was excellent.... Pasta was served lukewarm but management again righted the wrong... Puroc Pork dish was just so-so as the meat seemed to be overcooked... But the person who ordered that had another meal made for them which turned out perfect... Drinks were delicious... Wine was excellent..."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Meal was underwhelming. Salty and pasty, not what we expected. Drinks okay. Salad and desert were the highlights."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The leg if lamb was one if the specials of the night. It was fantastically prepared."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Of course the food is amazing but what I want to write about is the service. Simply the finest, most professional service I have encountered in the last year. BRAVO!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Had high expectations that were not met. While menu is thoughtfully put together the food preparation had some real missteps. My salad dressing was too oily and the salad was over dressed which was a shame because greens were so fresh. My chicken with pasta was billed as being light but the sauce was heavy and not particularly interesting. One stand out was lamb dish friend ordered. Desserts were also not remarkable except basil ice cream/sorbet. Grilled lemon pound cake was bland with little hint of lemon. And the use of fans to cool dining was annoying. The one next to our table kept falling off block it was propped upon. Need better solution."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I took my mother here for her birthday and they took great care of us. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. Each dish was carefully prepared and the flavors were outstanding. We had one small texture issue but it was taken care immediately. Very well done."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. The service was exceptional. Chef Paul was there overseeing every dish that was released from the kitchen and ensured it was perfect. We were greeted with a warm welcome and our server ensured our experience was beyond wonderful. I could not have asked for a better dinning experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, wonderful food. We went the the chef's choice which pairs a different wine with each of your four courses. I don't think I'd do it any other way. Great evening all around!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have eaten here many times for both brunch and dinner and found it to be consistently terrific. Paul Reilly is an innovative chef who provides an evolving and eclectic but accessible menu. This time (brunch) I had the lamb shank hash that is based on a house "corned" lamb shank topped with a perfectly cooked farm fresh egg. Out of this world. Service is prompt, professional and low key. Ambience is relaxed. Great experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The past two times I've visited beast + bottle for brunch, the place was unbearably hot. I'm not sure if they don't have central air or if they choose not to run it because the ceiling fans add to the ambiance of the restaurant, but it's impossible to enjoy a meal there when you're overwhelmed by the heat and stuffiness of the place. Both times I've almost passed out. It's a shame, because the food is delicious."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "At last a restaurant that I can't wait to go back to. Our group did the chef's menu and everything we had was great. The duck was amazing."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "It was a special occasion and food, wine and service was very special. We were treated very well, especially me. A few hidden costs were a surprise, e.g., extra refill on coffee. Thanks for treating me special for my 65th birthday."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Lovely ambiance, top-notch food, and friendly staff. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Attentive service and delicious food! Would highly recommend! Desserts were extraordinary!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I've been trying to make a reservation here for about a year. I finally got one on a Wed night. It was so slow despite less than half of the tables occupied: It took almost 2 hours to get our entrees! The carpaccio was too salty, I wanted to return it but the waiter never came by to complain to. We finished it because we were hugry, then complained. The entrees and wine were delicious, not amazing as I was expecting. About 30 mins after we finished our appetizer, we complained about the slow service. He said he was sorry. Horrible service, salty carpaccio and nothing was offered, no free glass of wine, dessert, not even taking the carpaccio off the bill. There are too many great restaurants w great service in Denver to return to B & B."
    Dined on 6/25/2014