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Bones Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bonesdenver.com
  • Phone: (303) 860-2929
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, French
  • 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 (303) 525-1702
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. Great food."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "With all the rave reviews I was a bit underwhelmed with the lobster ramen. The prices were just too expensive for what you got."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Totally amazing and would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting Denver or the locals "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Too noise. The service wasn't to level of the prices in the menu. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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,"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dining experience at this neighborhood gem! Can't go wrong with any of the noodle bowls… Will be back again!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Bones is great. Probably over priced, but the service was great and the drinks even better, so go for happy hour."
    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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Everything was delicious. Don't leave without trying the kimchi."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Limited menu but what we had was wonderful! Pork buns were awesome!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I am glad that I tried Bones during Restaurant Week. It was a very nice assortment of Bowls and not too different from their main menu. I did not know what to expect dining there. I wasn't disappointed but it is after all - a noodle bowl shop with an Asian flavor. My friends and I tried various dishes and the favorite was the steamed pork buns we ordered off the regular menu. Would I go back to Bones? - probably not. Just because it is a drive from where we lived and the food was good but not so special that I would make the trek. There are other places closer to home that are just as inviting. As far a service goes - I have no complaints. The staff is professional, pleasant and accommodating."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The lobster Ramen dish and the steamed buns with pork belly were both great. My date for this evening was a had the veggie noodles and tofu and was also very impressed. The portions were larger than anticipated. I did not get to see much of their dining area except for down stairs but seems like it would be difficult to fit larger groups but you don't need a large group to enjoy the food."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I had been really looking forward to trying this place out. I was disappointed at how small the portions were for the price. After a glass of wine plus tax and tip it was over $50 each. The first course (Korean Fried Squid: Deep Fried Squid, Stir Fried Vegetables, Gojuchang) was tasty but tiny. The main dish (Udon: Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder, Poached Egg, Scallion, Plum-Soy Broth) was mostly broth and the pork shoulder mostly fat and not meat, there was no egg in it as described, but I could have added one for more money. I won't be going back. Also, as this was a restaurant week reservation, I was required to provide a credit card just to make the reservation, which I didn't like. The place is really small, tight seating and loud."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The pork buns were excellent, the lobster, wonderful."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My friend and I were celebrating her birthday and our 30 year history of reading books together. We both had the lobster with edamame in a miso broth. The broth was sensational, deeply infused with the flavor of lobster from the shell. We didn't realize the restaurant closed at 2:00 between lunch and dinner until we noticed some prospective lunch patrons being turned away, and were apologetic to the staff for keeping them there while we chatted happily until 2:30. They were gracious, never asking us to leave or making their presence known as we lingered so long over our lunch. All in all, this place has great food and a great wait staff."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This is my second visit to Bones, and the food and service continue to be excellent. The lobster dish was a great recommendation, and I really enjoyed the unique and tasty appetizers as well. All in all, the food, service, and ambience combined to make it a very pleasant evening at this unique and progressive restaurant."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The aroma of the noodles was great when entering the restaurant. The bone marrow app was incredible, as well as the broth from the lobster ramen."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The restaurant was very cold, even with my coat on. The Lobster ramen felt overpriced for very little flavor."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The menu is very small, but everything we tried was delicious and creative. I will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Went for lunch. Nice decor and friendly service but the menu is limited and expensive! The cheapest dish was $15! Also, no kids menu. Nothing that would be suitable for a kid... Will unlikely go back."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Very unique dishes, creative, great quality and delicious! Small menu, but what is offered is good quality and special. Service is great, and the open kitchen with the bar top allows you to see that the chefs take pride in the food they make."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I'd read the reviews on Open Table. There were many positive reviews but also a lot of negative ones. That bothered me a bit but we decided to go anyway. I can flat out state that we had a great experience and did not find any of the negative reviews to hold water. Well, except that the place is small. What a dumb reason for a negative opinion. Yeah, it's small. It's a neighborhood place. If you want a big place go to Applebee's. The food and service was great. I have celiacs. Our waitress was very helpful and knowledgable. We will be going back to have another great evening."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I like Bones, but you never know for sure if you're getting an A+ or a C meal. On Sat. night, their duck ramen was full of the least edible "meat" on a duck. Those who ordered a vegetarian dish were just ho-hum about the meal. Makes it awfully difficult to recommend this place because flashes of genius aren't enough."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My fiancee and I met some friends here before going to see a midnight movie. The food was really good, though there isn't a lot of variety. There are only three or four selections on the menu, but they are all really tasty. The restaurant is teeny tiny and we had to sit right next to the door, which on a cold night was not the most fun thing ever. That said, it really was worthwhile. I enjoyed it and would happily go back."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Buns, noodle bowls are huge. Good for sharing. Staff were unprofessional. Server was unattentive. Manager, poor thing, was trying to keep it together. Really put off by wanting to share a nice special dinner with my daughter, as well as how many restaurant options there are and how poor the service was. I'd go back for happy hour with low expectations and probably be okay with it."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "I was skeptical because the menu seemed so limited, and the prices seemed high, but everyone (including me) at the table raved that the food was absolutely spectacular. The restaurant is really tiny, so trying to fit in a table larger than four is not worth it - they only have the capability to squeeze a 6-top in on of two places, both of which practically block the entrance & exit. Other than feeling cramped though - I'd definitely go again as a party of two!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013