Charcoal Restaurant
Charcoal Restaurant

Charcoal Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.charcoaldining.com/
  • Phone: (303) 454-0000
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Mon-Thurs 5-9pm. Bar menu 9-10pm. Fri-Sat 5-11pm.
    Lunch 11am-2pm Mon-Fri
    Brunch: Sat-Sun 9am-2pm. Bar will stay open all day Sunday
    Happy Hour: 4-6pm Daily
    * Effective June 29
    Open for Sunday dinner from 5-8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Patrik Landberg
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We provide catering for central Denver private and business events. Please call 303.454.0000 or email 43wrestaurant@gmail.com with catering requests.
  • Special Events: We host private parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, graduations, reunions, holiday parties, business meetings, client presentations, networking events and other personal and business events. Please visit our website at www.charcoaldining.com or call 303.454.0000 to plan your event!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Public Transit: RTD bus stop on Broadway and 9th, 1/2 block from the restaurant.
    Taxis available on request.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Paid valet on Fri and Sat nights.
A word from Charcoal Restaurant
Critically acclaimed Charcoal Restaurant in the Golden Triangle near downtown Denver Colorado offers great food, atmosphere and service. Our contemporary European cuisine is created using both classic and innovative techniques. Our unique Bincho style grill ensures food cooks quickly while retaining the most flavor. Our custom designed wine dispenser allows guests to sample many wines by the glass from our carefully selected list. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.
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Charcoal Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (98)neighborhood gem (74)special occasion (51)good for groups (39)notable wine list (35)romantic (30)great for brunch (28)hot spot (19)great for lunch (17)great for outdoor dining (14)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Gotta try it
    Northender
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Went there last Sunday night, not very busy, but great anyway. Spot on service, creative menu and excellent food. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My husband and I went for an early dinner before going to a concert. We valet parked, which was nice as we were running a little late. The restaurant itself is lovely, and I liked being able to see the kitchen at work with the open concept. The service was very nice, not overly attentive, though perhaps a little slow. Our cocktails were very good, as was the wine selection. Our server was very good about suggesting a wine to be paired with my meal. We had the brussel sprouts as an appetizer, which were excellent. For our main course we both ordered a fish dish, I had the sea bass and my husband had the char - the sea bass was WAY better and absolutely delicious. We will definitely return as overall it was a really good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had a delightful dining experience last Friday and I HIGHLY recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Charcoal
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My wife and I ate at Charcoal with several frinds and had a great time. Our waiter was attentive and informative. Our food and drinks were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Went here with my boyfriend for his birthday, and had a great night. Our waitress was very down to earth, a nice surprise for a 'fancy' restaraunt. We got the Brussels sprouts, liver patte, muscles, and split the duck entrée and a bottle of wine. Everything was amazing. Finished it off with the brownie salted caramel dessert. So good. Will definitely be making another reservation to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    MegDaveDineOut
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    5 of us dined on a less busy night- shared the mezz plate, truffle fries and Brussels. All were enjoyable even with all of our modifications! Entrees were delicious aside from the greens on the steak which tasted like raw horseradish, the portions were quite large as well which was nice for sharing. Highly recommend the duck entree with the risotto! Stellar! Desserts were also good- the apple dessert was a bit lack luster as far as apples, the chocolate was delicious and the PSL brûlée was a hit. Service was interesting but it was a slow night so maybe that is why.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit...I'm impressed
    HarrylVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had heard about this restaurant for a long time. Sure glad we went! Fun, lively place with excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great food and great service... couldnt have asked for a better experience for a first date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dynomite people watching and fine dining
    Denverdiva
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We went Friday. I was lucky to get a reservation. The place was packed. Several local celebs were dining. The salmon appetizer is to die for. Beautiful food and tasty. I'd recommend this places for a special date night. The chef is a perfectionist. It is especially nice to know Charcoal is locally owned. Chains can be boring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Watch the draft
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We were at first seated in a booth in front of a [covered] window. The women wanted to put on their coats the draft was so cold. Waiter moved us to an adjacent booth that had no window behind it and all was well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    johan
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Everything at Charcoal was tremendous but what stood out the most was our server. His name was Carlos and he did a superb job. I'll go back not only for the food and ambiance but for Carlos.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charcoal
    FleenorVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We thought the food was very creative and very, very good. We will definitely go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JerryVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I have eaten at Charcoal twiics last week and bothtimes the service, food,,,,,,everything about experiences were excellent. Servers: Keith and Carlos are outstanding servers and made excellent information about the different itmes that we inquired about. jmcc
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed this great little find off of Bannock and 9th where we celebrated our anniversary. The menu celebrates sustainable foods and the wine list is superb. Our server was fantastic, the apps were very well done, and our meal was incredible. Definitely a must visit for those looking for a bit of excellence off the beaten path!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    ct789
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Everything we ordered this past weekend was great down to dessert, really enjoyed the food and service was great!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My husband and I had the pleasure of having dinner on Halloween. Our entire experience was fabulous - from when we walked into the door-greeted by the owner, our waiter - ? Antonio, the food-duck and bass and ambience made for a very memorable evening. Both of us left feeling like we were treated like special guests. We can't wait to come back and try something new.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in Golden Triangle
    DLittmanVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We have had dinner, brunch and most recently lunch at Charcoal. The décor is very attractive. Service is attentive. There are some unique items on the menu. My wife raved about the Arctic Char. The bacon wrapped dates were outstanding. The blueberry lemonade is quite tasty. We were there to celebrate a co-worker's 19th year with our firm. It was a great place to have a business luncheon. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 30th Birthday dinner
    egreendiner
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Perfect place for dinner for 5, age 30-64! We thoroughly enjoyed it and happy to find a place large enough to take a table for 5 at late notice yet intimate enough for a lovely dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Smoked salmon, venison carpaccio, mussels, arctic char, bison burger were superb. Beignets were outstanding. My wife had a glass of wine, which finished the bottle. the gas was only half full. Charcoal had no more bottles of this wine. The glass was complementary. Waitress was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    WonderfulFood
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I love this restaurant. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious. You cannot go wrong with Charcoal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Artsy Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    What an odd location, but if you're anywhere near the ArtMuseum, Library, or Colo History Museum it's fabulous. The service is excellent and the menu is creative and delicious. My wife and I were on a date night and we could not have found a more wonderful spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food BUT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I enjoyed the range of food flavors but found the ambiance awkward. We were advised to purchase a wine by the glass which surprisingly was $15/glass without notice of its price. I was a wine steward for years. I found this bad form. Our server was VERY casual. The costs were higher than the value of the experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • skisavant
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    my friends who eat out all the time had never been here. I looked at every menu of the top 25 list put out by 5280, but none could distract my laser focus on the brussel sprout appetizer the I have eaten as a main at Charcoal. needless to say, they loved the place and our meals were exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Find
    TulsaHogFan
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We found Charcoal after another restaurant was full and we were very happy with our decision. The food was excellent (try the Brussels Sprout app). Wine selection was a little limited by the glass, but satisfactory. Everyone's main course was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mike
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent food, great service with a very welcoming atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour
    CoGirlVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Six of us stopped for Happy Hour before seeing the Chihuly exhibit at Denver Botanic Gardens. The HH menu is small but we all really enjoyed our choices. Highly recommend Charcoal for HH.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we had a wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Our waiter was excellent. The food was delicious, we were treated very special. I am so glad we came to your restaurant!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place
    DougVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have been here a few times for brunch and dinner. The food is very good. The menu is creative with plenty of variety. It's a nice, comfortable yet upscale place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Timing of entrees
    Bobfitzjr
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Wine list a bit pricey but overall good. Main courses were brought out before the salad plates had been cleared, which should never happen.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Get the booth
    susanatthecastleVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My first time at charcoal was restaurant week a couple of years ago. I wasn't impressed. Too noisy! This time, we asked for a booth, a much more civilized option. The special pasta was really tasty, the lamb got raves from our friend, I loved the chicken liver mousse & the gazpacho was really tasty with almonds adding a nice crunch. My chocolate caramel creme was a hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Huntington
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner for a special occasion we were celebrating. The staff took great care of us throughout meal, including a few unexpected and welcomed surprises. We would recommend going to this restaurant for dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual
    Acedenver
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Predictably delicious food, peaceful ambiance, attentive service--we love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food!
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was fabulous as always. We enjoyed the gazpacho and crispy squash ravioli. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I was disappointed. Not nearly as good as previous times I have been there. My main complaint is that the food was cold. Even the coffee. I doubt if I will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • too expensive
    elgieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I ordered the vegetarian option - got two fried ravioli. Did not know it was going to be fried, and did not expect such a small serving for the price. Disappointed in the vegetarian selection (or lack thereof)
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good small plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As a group of four we shared several small plates. Very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Go To (GT) Spot!
    Mprice1515VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I have found my new "go to" restaurant. For lunch the close proximity to downtown is key. Atmosphere: business w/out a feeling of being stuffy or too casual. Service: Exceptional & friendly. Good balance of attentive w/out being intrusive. Food fav's: Menu is creative, vibrant, comfortable.My "GT" favorites french fries, bacon wrapped dates, grilled Brussels spouts & Roasted Candy-Striped Beet Salad. Lunch: Idaho Rainbow Trout “Plancha” asparagus, baby fingerlings, gribiche & Pan Roasted Gold Canyon Flat Iron Steak. Dinner "GT", do not pass up: 28-Day Dry-Aged Sirloin* and Boneless Short Rib & my all time favorite is the local Free Range Chicken "Saltimbocca". Get there. Eat there and I bet you'll add Charcoal to your GT list as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • missing ingredient
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    have been many times. This time for brunch, the fruit was left out of the dish, even though it listed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had brunch last Sunday. They offer a menu brunch. It was our first time there. We ate on the patio & had great service even though we were the only people outside. The food was good & there were plenty of choices. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty
    Outstandin
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was very tasty and i particularly liked the smoked salmon. Also the drinks were good and the dessert creative and excellent. I liked the decor and the availability of a valet. We were both impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.