Bones
Bones

Bones

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bonesdenver.com/
  • Phone: 3038602929x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Frank Bonanno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Full Restaurant Buyout Available for all Occasions!Please contact the event coordinator for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Schwartz 3035251702x
  • Special Events: Happy Hour Monday-Friday 5:00PM-6:30PM featuring specialty coctails, sake, wine, beer, and Chef's daily creations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Ave and Grant Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary valet offered at 225 East 7th Avenue Tuesday through Saturday evenings.
A word from Bones
Tight and energetic, Bones is a chef-inspired noodle bar in the heart of Governor's Park. Our windowed corner spot features an eclectic collection of beers, premium sakes, and wines to compliment a menu that changes frequently to offer food as comforting as house-crafted steamed buns and pork belly-topped udon to the more exotic roasted bone marrow. With counter dining for those who love the action of a completely open kitchen, or more intimate tables nestled along the wall, Bones has the amenities of a fine-dining establishment--excellent service, beautiful food--but priced and toned for a more lively experience.
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Bones reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (39)neighborhood gem (35)great for outdoor dining (18)hot spot (16)special occasion (14)great for lunch (11)romantic (8)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Always enjoy
    MarvVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Everything about Bones is consistently enjoyable. The food it tops and service matches. We go there about 1/month and there is usually a surprise on the menu. The scallop sashimi was like butter! Our last visit we had the ice cream sandwich for the first time: not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The ambiance was great, a small and cozy place. The pork sticky buns and the escargot potstickers were a great app.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mouth-watering!
    BarbieE
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This meal was amazing and the service was impeccable. I was more than impressed, this is a new favorite dine out spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • interesting take
    atuma05
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food combos are unique and tastey! Cocktail list is fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Japanese Food
    Skeepz64
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I had the prom belly bunds and they were delicious. I had the Lobster Raman. The sauce was a rich brown sauce rich with the infusion of lobster and butter. The sauce made the dish. The lobster was good but noodles were just average. Overal the meal was very good and fairly authentic Jappaness food. I definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Pork
    DsDining
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Best pork buns and bone marrow. The food was great! Noodles and soup was fantastic! If you want asian pork goodness, then you should go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Foodie043
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    They were fantastic!! Great food and great service. The happy meal was delicious and even came with a little toy and a beer. I would recommend to anyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to be good
    foodfun
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Bones is a our go to when we just want a yummy dinner without the hype of a scene. Sat outside this time. It was a little loud thanks to a group next door, but Bones can't control their neighbors! The buns are so good. Both of our bowls were perfect. Keep it up Mr. B!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't skip the appetizers!
    5280VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Yes, the ramen is great! But the apps are killer! I love the steamed buns, escargot potstickers, and bone marrow. And also had an amazing plate of cured trout!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Wineanddine56
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The steamed buns with braised pork are SO good! How do they make those buns so perfectly soft and dense at the same time? The ramen was of course, fantastic but please don't leave without having the ice cream sandwich!! Two chewy chocolate cookies with peanut butter ice cream-makes you close your eyes and moan with happiness!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale ramen
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Delicious and cute restaurant - an upscale version of ramen. Great for lunch or an interesting date/dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Feelings
    cari710
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I went here during restaurant week and was disappointed to find out that it was actually cheaper to order the items individually off the regular menu then to order through the $30 restaurant week menu. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steamed buns are AMAZING.
    pipereatsVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We went for restaurant week and started with an order of the steamed buns (not on rest. week menu but a friend had highly recommended we try them)... they did not disappoint! Also recommend the Bones G&T cocktail - fantastic. Other highlights included escargot pot stickers, duck saam, and udon bowl w/ pork shoulder. Especially comforting on a rainy evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Ramen I've had
    raimo
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The place is small, and even though there were many tables open they sat us one foot away from our neighbors. The tables are too close together. the servers were very nice and helpful. The restaurant week menu was very limited. The normal menu is limited as well, but that is a good thing here. What they do, they do it well. We had the pork buns for appetizer, they were delicious and fresh. I had the Ramen for dinner. It was so good I ate the whole thing even though I was irreversibly full. I don't seek out pho or ramen like my girlfriend, but any time she wants to return to Bones I am down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything was good at this restaurant. Menu wasn't very extensive. Thought the food was good, but not sure I'd go back as it is kind of expensive for what you get
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So delicious!
    Wineanddine56
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We sat on the patio on Monday night. Our service was great, the waitress recommended several options since we had never been there before. We had the steamed buns for an appetizer and I had the green chile ramen noodles for dinner. It was spicy enough to give it great flavor but not too much heat. We finished with a s'mores ice cream sandwich! Everything was delicious and imaginative-I highly recommend Bones!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    JenG
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had the escargot potstickers (very different but delicious), crispy brussel sprouts, lobster ramen and pork udon. The flavors were fantastic, although almost a little too rich in the case of the udon and ramen. The textures on so many of the dishes were just amazing (the crispiness of the brussel sprouts, the ramen noodles were perfect, the poached eggs had liquid yolks that barely ran). Definitely would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clean food, great wait staff
    Susu
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great selection of starters, and I recommend trying both pork belly and shredded pork. Between my friends and I, we had a couple of the hot noodle bowls and the duck with lettuce wrap. Super yummy, all of it. The waitstaff was perfect, attentive, just the right amount of attention, and spot on with their knowledge of the menu and ability to give good advice on what to order. Easy and relaxed vib all around. A great experience for my first night in Denver from out of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Eatery in Denver
    SAS1986
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Denver; it never disappoints and there is always something new and distinctive on the menu. It has a unique urban vibe, similar to that found in parts of NYC which sets it apart from many of the restaurants in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 733 reviews are from the Bones reviews archive.
  • Great food, great location
    ElordVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to choose!
    AsarpVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Loved everything on the menu. We had the pork belly buns (out of this world), octopus and squid ink noodles (amazing), escargot (different from anything I've had escargot-wise before, but delicious), and the lobster ramen (scrumptious and buttery!). The gin and tonic was spot on and the waitress chose an amazing sake flight for me. She was also just a fantastic waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just great
    BajaazulVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I have been wanting to try Bones for a while. With all the wonderful restaurants Frank B. has, I can now add this to my list. The food was terrific. I had the halibut collar for starters and the duck wraps for dinner. I ate everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Underwhelmed and Overbudget
    MissNessy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    With all the rave reviews I was a bit underwhelmed with the lobster ramen. The prices were just too expensive for what you got.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience at Bones
    Girlonrun
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was fantastic. Small menu, but quality items. Enjoyed the pork sticky buns, lobster ramen, and duck lettuce wraps. The kimchi was also delicious. I could eat here many more times. I had read the food was a little salty, but it was seasoned perfectly. I was very pleased. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    ElordVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Totally amazing and would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting Denver or the locals
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lobster ramen
    Lov2eat
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Loved the lobster ramen, duck and sweet rolls with pork!!! Very nice for a Birthday celebration. But the place is pretty small and the tables are very close together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Too noise. The service wasn't to level of the prices in the menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noodle House?
    Dave
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I don't understand places that claim to specialize in something and they don't even do that one thing right. I ordered a the pork belly buns and the lobster ramen. The buns were way too thick and doughy compared to other buns I've had in the past. I have a lot of Asian relatives who would cook something similar, and these were very blah. The lobster ramen had decent flavor, but the noodles were slightly under cooked over all, and I had many uncooked noodle clumps in my bowl (so did my date, who was not pleased with the meal at all). Extremely over priced for the quality of food they serve. Not recommended.
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  • Excellent Dinner Experience
    SaraEl
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The hostess and waitress were quick and friendly. The food was delicious, we had two appetizers and two noodle soup entrees. brussels sprouts and steamed pork belly buns from the happy hour menu, both hot and tasty. We had the udon and lobster ramen bowls and they were flavorful and very filling. My only complaint about Bones would be the price points for everything. While I feel the appetizer happy hour menu items were a good value, I think one could get similar noodle bowls at a ramen shop for around ten dollars.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Hi Team, l ways enjoy eating at your restaurants. Food was great, service was great. It's what I have come to expect over the years and you did not let me down. Cheers,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't miss the lobster noodle bowl!
    Mthede1VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Had a wonderful dining experience at this neighborhood gem! Can't go wrong with any of the noodle bowls… Will be back again!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, questionable service
    HungryYogi
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We got ramen. It was ok although we all found the lobster bland. The food also took a really long time considering how few people were in the restaurant. More than 30mins from when we ordered. This wasn't a huge deal, but was unexpected. What bothered me was the service. The waitress spilled water all over my friend, fine, accidents happen. She didn't offer to buy a drink or appetizer or really do anything to make up for the fact he ate the whole meal with wet pants, where it wasn't warm. Then she ran my card for $40 more than our bill was, said it was an accident but didn't apologize for the fact that I now have a $170 charge pending on my card. Service was just generally slow and aloof. For the money i'd rather go elsewhere.
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bones is Still Great
    BHux
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Bones is still fantastic, but they recently took the escargot potstickers off the menu. There is a new escargot dish but frankly, I was pretty underwhelmed by it. The pork cheek was a delight and the lobster ramen, as always, was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service, solid fare
    MarkH
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Bones is great. Probably over priced, but the service was great and the drinks even better, so go for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but not great
    WashParkFoodie303VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Bones used to be one of my favorite Denver restaurants, but the last two times have been disappointing. The noodle dishes were mediocre. My favorite was the lobster Raman; after getting a rubbery lobster tail and a miso broth that was too salty on my last visit I decided to get the crispy chicken Raman. The chicken thigh was over cooked and dry, not crispy. The broth was overpowered by the spicy blend and it drowned out the soy-plum broth. While the noodle dishes were a let down, you will enjoy the steamed buns . These delisious doughy delights will satisfy your taste buds as you drink down your happy hour cocktail. When it comes to the waitstaff, they. are friendly and outgoing; I have never seen anyone on staff without a smile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Everything was delicious. Don't leave without trying the kimchi.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Yummy Yummy!
    zagsterVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Limited menu but what we had was wonderful! Pork buns were awesome!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality Food, small restaurant
    Food
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Appetizers were amazing, soup and noodles were good, dessert left some to be desired. Very small restaurant with open kitchen and seating plan, so can be a little noisy and not very romantic. Fun place with good food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance
    Ycool
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I would not return for dinner, lunch definitely. It is way too crowded and extremely loud. I felt they crammed tables in and could still make money by removing a few. I think the counter would be enjoyable at lunch or happy hour. Food truly good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an Ok dinner. The food
    recent
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We had an Ok dinner. The food was Good but was missing Asian flavors. Food that looked Asian but tasted Italian. Kim Chi was not very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic