my favorite restaurantI used to always have the mushroom dish but it is not on the new menu so I ordered the veal chop. Awesome! Service was awesome as usual!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticAlways have a great time coming here. Food is fresh, simple yet creative and fun. Service is friendly and unpretentious.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time here. Service andFirst time here. Service and food were very good. Prices reasonable. Would come back again.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome MusselsHad the mussels for lunch! They were spectacular!! Switched out the fries for a salad. A perfect lunch!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMonday night fixed menuThe Monday night fixed menu is a great deal--appetizer/small plate, entre and dessert for $29. Good wine list with both 1/2 and full glasses available. Our server was really helpful with recommendations. The flank steak was cooked perfectly. I surprised the restaurant wasn't more full.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVibrant Dining GemGreat and friendly service, happy and pleasing ambience, a perfect place to meet your friends or have a romantic dinner for two. A very good and comprehensive wine list.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExpand Your Brunch HorizonsFantastic brunch, especially the Swedish pancakes with lingonberry preserve and the amazing five course brunch tasting menu.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeWe all had a wonderful time. Will definitely return.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant EveningThe menu selections are unique and a very tasty. Many flavors interact to excite the palette. I liked the bacon wrapped dates and feta mousse.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellentMeat and cheese platem puts reataurants like Squeky Bean to shame.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the food choices.We loved the food choices. The mussels were excellent...the olives and peppers appetizer was great. We had a seabass entrée which was also fabulous.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFinally got to go!I have been wanting to try out this reataurant for quite awhile. It was well worth the wait! I liked the quiet atmosphere and the layout of the place. I enjoyed the appetizer / main course / dessert presentation. And the service was wonderful. Not stuffy and pretentious, but lively and prefessional. I will surely return here!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBold and Flavorful FoodSeated on a Thursday night with our choice of being in front of the kitchen behind glass - fun and interesting to watch the chefs in action. Busy but not over-crowded with a steady stream of customers all night. Food was bursting full of flavor especially the brussel sprouts. The Swedish Fish was the best choice for an appetizer with an outstanding pickled herring. Pork Loin wrapped in bacon was moist and cooked just right. The beef short ribs, the special of the night, was very tender and fell apart with just a fork. Very flavorful and served nice and hot. Portions were on the larger side. Service was very attentive, so if you want a more leisure pace just let the server know. Beignets were hot and delicious. Will come back.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur food was delicious andOur food was delicious and our waiter was wonderful!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers DayI took my wife and mother to Charcoal for brunch. The ambience was great, the food was great and the wait staff was great. The prices were reasonable. This a gem of a restaurant.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, service needs a boostTwice now we have had great food and ok service...5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Mother's Day breakfastThe breakfast burrito was great and we greatly enjoyed breakfast!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent evening at CharcoalLoved the food, the atmosphere, location, easy parking, over all wonderful evening!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentFirst time visit. We'll be back. Unique, creative menu.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOur anniversary brunchGreat food and service for our anniversary brunch. Noise level was loud for those of us over 50. However, getting closer so we could hear each other just added to the romance. The order of Swedish pankakes was very good but small...what you would expect if you were in Sweden. The HUGE plate it was served on gives plenty of room for side orders so Americans can get the extra calories we are accustomed to. The frittata was excellent. We split the two orders and had a great time.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treatFortunately I live steps away from this special restaurant and have eaten here many times. I and my fellow diners have never been disappointed.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always excellent...loveFood is always excellent...love it. But the noise level is too distracting for conversations (I wouldn't even say it is energetic as you describe). Might be better for late night bar and club scene, though. For dinner, the noise is unacceptable.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to Charcoal. I was very impressed and I will be back. The food was outstanding, very nice wine list, and our server was excellent.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent. DoService was excellent.
Do something to reduce the ambient noise level.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful, delicious!We'd read good reviews online and in the local paper about Charcoal. Our lunch experience did not disappoint! I had the fabulous chick pea veggie burger and my carnivore husband had the beef burger. We were both thorough delighted with the presentation, portion, and taste of everything that we ordered. The apple strudel for dessert was unconventional in its appearance but our palettes were thrilled. Everything about Charcoal exceeded our expectations and they lived up to their billing - at least for lunch - of serving delicious food in generous portions at reasonable prices. Add great service to that and you have a winner - it is Charcoal! Plus the neighborhood is quiet with ample street parking. We'll be back soon!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrate!Everything that we ate and drank was amazing! The flavors and textures were incredible and the portions were perfect. It was one of the best meals either of us have ever eaten and they graciously allowed us to choose our birthday dessert for my honey. The semifreddo was out of this world! I am definitely choosing Charcol for my family graduation celebratory dinner in June.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as usualAs always, when I wanted to plan an evening out with friends and have a unique meal that was excellent, I made Charcoal reservations. Great food!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent brunch. A uniqueExcellent brunch. A unique menu . . . it was actually difficult to choose but we were very happy with what we did choose. I truly hope they are able to continue with such outstanding cuisine.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMActually, we found the diningActually, we found the dining room to be very loud and had a hard time hearing each other. Other than that, fabulous food from the starters to the appetizers to the entrees to the dessert. Good service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, great food.Great service, great food. This place is a winner!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCharcoal is an outstandingCharcoal is an outstanding restaurant in Denver. The decor is very hip, visually appealing which adds to the dining experience. And the food was exceptional!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, a great meal inOnce again, a great meal in a very comfortable room. Keep it up!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food. We orderedLoved the food. We ordered to much as we heard the portions are "European Sized".They are actually quite generous. Standouts: Golden Beet Salad and Barramundi with crab risotto. Also, loved the gravalax (this portion was extremely small).
One flaw: A restaurant of this caliber should have an espresso machine. A breakfast-sixed mug of coffee after such a meal is overkill.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEach time I eat at CharcoalEach time I eat at Charcoal I savor the food!! I truly enjoy this restaurant! The fries are the best!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat easy to get to and easy pkgExcellent and reasonable brunch - even on Easter. The Charcoal Breakfast was a great collection of everything on one dish, and their mimosas were the best ever. The busy Easter brunch was very well organized with timing and tables, with perfect service without being hurried.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe beet salad was to dieThe beet salad was to die for, and the pork loin was delicious, too! I loved the space and would definitely come back here for a date or group event.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always love our dinnersWe always love our dinners at Charcoal! We order the bacon-wrapped dates every time. They are wonderful! Equally good this night was the chicken liver mousse and grilled bread. Our entrees were also perfectly prepared. I had the salmon and my husband had the burramundi. We love Charcoal!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was well preparedEverything was well prepared just was in the mood for soup which they didn't have an option of, I am sure the menu changes a lot though. Very fun place!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in Denver.Charcoal restaurant is one of the best in Denver.The food is wonderful and always spot on. I have eaten there and taken clients there many times and it never disappoints. I have been going since shortly after they opened and I am pleased to see the popularity of the restaurant grow.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNew seasonal menu itemsAs usual, Charcoal delivered a great dining experience. We brought guests from out-of-town here because the menu is diverse enough to please most tastes, including foodies. Everyone enjoyed their food. Good wine selections by the glass. Prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable wait staff. New seasonal menu items were great, especially the wild mushroom gnocchi and the barramundi with crab risotto. The truffle fries and mussels were a big hit as an appetizer round for the table.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome... love the tastingAwesome... love the tasting menu. We went for brunch... Homestyle Banana Bread was amazing!!! Reminded me of my grandmothers banana bread. Will be coming again and again!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible food!We were happy to discover this gem within walking distance of our home. The food was incredible! We will be back to explore the menu.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't Get EnoughMy grown son was visiting from out of town and we went to Charcoal for dinner on Friday evening.
Rather than wait for a table we sat at the bar, which turned out to be surprisingly comfortable.
The food was so deliciousmthat we returned the next evening. Our choices were bacon
wrapped dates, a thin cracker with lox, butter salad, sea bass, short
ribs ( which were one evening's special) and a wonderful bittersweet chocolate dessert. The
drinks were delicious and the service was great.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis my second visit to CharcoalThis my second visit to Charcoal and I was even more impressed this time. The food is just wonderful, a very fine wine list and cocktail selection. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommend!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthay CelebrationWent there at my son's recommendation. We were very pleased. The skirt steak is so flavorful as were the vegetables. One of the best salads ever ! The salmon was okay although it could use a little more flavor. Mashed potatos were average. The caramel pecan tart with vanilla ice cream was presented to me for my birthday at no charge. It was amazing and big enough for 2! I will definitely go back and recommend it to my friends.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMthe best french fries... thethe best french fries... the best cob salad I have ever had....3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVibrant, yet sophisticated!Our first visit to Charcoal during 5280 week. The restaurant has a vibrant energy with a sophisticated decor. The waitstaff was courtesy & attentive. The first course was delicious, we shared the bacon wrapped figs & salmon tartar. The main course was very good but could have used one more choice. We finished with the white chocolate espresso mousse which I could have had seconds, for sure! We felt a little rushed through dinner, but would love to return and try the brunch menu!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNeed to have entrees on theNeed to have entrees on the menu that don't have garlic. Not everyone likes it on everything. They did seem comfortable with making steak without it and it was cooked perfectly. Creativity was good.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousWe've been to Charcoal a few times and it's been good every time. Valet parking, table was ready, cocktails, bacon wrapped dates, gravlax, mixed green salads, french fries, pan roasted chicken, tuna tartar, dessert & irish coffee. The servce was strong. The chef is always there and he can cook. We'll be back for more.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place for pre-theatre diningWe were there early; I understand it gets loud as the crowds stream in - cement floors and all. But our pre-theatre dinner was quite good. Salads are fresh and well presented; tuna tartare was delicious; pasta dishes were also excellent. A high B+ for the entire experience and certainly better than many of the options in the vicinity.1/27/2013 12:00:00 AM