Charcoal Restaurant
Charcoal Restaurant

Charcoal Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.charcoaldining.com/
  • Phone: 3034540000x
  • 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
164 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (108)neighborhood gem (79)special occasion (60)notable wine list (36)great for brunch (34)good for groups (33)romantic (31)great for outdoor dining (20)great for lunch (18)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • New to this Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were greated with the friendliest, most outstanding customer service! I cannot say enough about the staff, their warm greeting and care. I have a lactose intolerance issue and the staff, especially our waiter went out of their/his way to accommodate this. Food: Must get the beet salad. Yum! My friend loved her dinner as well! Generous servings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    excellent food, beautifully presented; pricey but good value. service attentive, but not cloying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Had never heard of Charcoal before a group of us went on Saturday for restaurant week. Everything was so delicious and thought out. Two of us actually went back a few days later to try the items we hadn't before! I would definitely tell any one of my friends to head there! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Dined early, 5:30ish, and had a great meal, great service. Menu is small, but changes seasonally. The brusell sprouts were delicious! Atmosphere and ambiance what I expected for a fairly new and modern restaurant. Overall, great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food for restaurant week!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The restaurant was very busy initially and had some mix ups about our reservations. They were great about buying drinks for us at the bar but they reminded us they bought the first round serveral times which was a little off putting. Food was great, fresh and appropriate portions. All in all it was great and I would recommend it to friends. Also the table next to us was extremely loud but I imagine that was just bad luck.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Ate at Charcoal during Restaurant Week. Each course was outstanding on its' own. Four of us had dinner there and all had the same reaction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charcoal
    Enjoy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was the second time at the Charcoal. The food was just as amazing as the first time. The service was a little slow and we were a party of six. Friendly, courteous and thoughtful. Will return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great! But hard to find
    BillybobVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It took a phone call but we found the resaurant. The sign is under an old and bigger sign for another place. The food is outstanding especially the duck!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    craig
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Stopped in for restaurant week. Great selection but ordered a few extra items off the menu. Did not have any expectations. The service was outstanding and the food amazing. Cannot believe this place has been around for a few years. Easy access, parking, nice interior with a great outdoor space. We will be going back and will try to brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect little spot
    promotioncelebration
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    went there for a birthday dinner with the family, the food was very good and the wine was exactly what the night called for. we were too full for dessert but the Oreo creme brulee sounded amazing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    DocnutkinsVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Reliable, always worthwhile, my go-to place in the Golden Triangle
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • charcoal is hot
    weneats
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were excited to eat at Charcoal. We got a gift certificate from our children and we had a tasting at Corks and Forks. We eat out at least once a week. The total Bill was $137 including a bottle of wine and a shared dessert. We have put this restaurant on our special occasion list for a return visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Choices & great service
    Netty
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a nice selection at Charcoal this time, for apps we had the olives & peppers (good, but not great), the brussels sprouts (different from the last time I had them, loved the duck instead of the bacon actually, but the poached egg made them lose a bit of the crispiness) and the bacon-wrapped dates (YUM). For dinner, we had the Sea Bass (VERY well done dish, great flavors cooked perfectly), the Duck (my husband loved but it was definitely on the small side) and the lamb (our friend was raving over it!). We shared the beignet dessert, and the peaches were just perfect with that. Service was great - A mix-up on our first drinks was handled quickly and with good humor, all our food came out promptly and they were very attentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great overall experience for the second time! Amazing food and service!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RoostVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Loved the smoked salmon salad! Big group very well taken care of...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious find
    Smartypants
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had heard great buzz about Charcoal so I expected a full house when I arrived Friday night. Surprisingly, it was quite slow and quiet. Based on the quality and deliciousness of the food, it deserves to be packed! Do start with the bacon wrapped dates. Yummm! The Barramundi was recommended and I was glad I ordered it. Finished up with some beignets with a peach compote. Each course was deliciously prepared and efficiently and pleasantly served. We left stuffed and happy. All in all, a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Selection
    foodiex6
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Used social reviews to choose a restaurant in the Golden Triangle area - thankful we selected Charcoal to meet with new clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cardinalVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Charcoal is one Denver's best, offering innovative preparation always fresh high quality ingredients and first class service.It would appear that turning off the music when the room is full would be helpful
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific in Every Way
    Lookatloo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Located just southwest of the museum area, this restaurant has delicious food and a wonderful staff. We only wanted a light dinner so shared the best Brussel Sprouts dish I've ever had and a smoked salmon and gravlaks plate with a variety of tidbits. They have a large selection of wines by the glass and suggest wine pairings with each dish. Chef Patrick Landberg is Swedish so they do special Scandinavian meals throughout the year. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in golden triangle
    Rich
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Must try their Alaskan halibut entree and mussels appetizer...both were awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No need for a repeat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Cocktails were not enjoyed by anyone in the group, for the second round we all chose a different drink and still nothing especially good. Flavors were not well balanced at all - Old Fashion with a ridiculous amount of muddled orange, Martini with an overpowering dose of pepperoncini brine, Negroni with way too much vermouth. I will say that the Halibut was very good, but the NY Strips were the worst I've encountered - No flavor in the meat served with sadly over-wilted citrusy greens and blah onion rings. Creme Brulee and pistachio ice cream were delicious. Probably a great place for dessert and wine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal while visiting Denver
    EdC1VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Me and my 2 sons ate dinner at Charcoal. We really enjoyed the service and the food was spectacular. If you go you have to try the brussel sprout appetizer. Out of this world! Worth a short cab ride out of the city of Denver to this special spot. Be sure to check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find (by mistake!)
    LovesYummy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We intended to try Potager but have seen a decline in recent reviews so thanks to Google Maps - found Charcoal by chance. Had a weeknight meal - our first visit. The bar was packed probably with happy hour remnants but there were only 2 tables sat...modern layout - next time we'll sit at the chef's bar. The food was very good. The Truffle fries were a little overkill but still delicious....bison burger was fantastic and the boys loved their NY strips. Our server was quiet but efficient - service was a little slow sometimes but still professional. We'll be going back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress
    Rick
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Not only did we have a wonderful meal but, if the service part of the rating had 10 stars she would have gotten all ten. Nest service ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We first went to Charcoal for a company dinner, liked it a lot, and it is now our go-to for special dinners and occasional weekend brunch. Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always good food and service
    LolaB
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I have never been disappointed at Charcoal. The menu always has something different and everything I've tried has been excellent. Lively bar scene and a nice outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    CoTravler
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very good service and we had exceptional wine at a bargain price-- Gran Passione. Bit noisy for our taste, but not as deafening as some.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fired Up at Charcoal!
    Cheech
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I recently chose Charcoal for a night out to celebrate a friend's birthday and another friend's new job at Facebook. After not eating there since their first year open, I was worried it may not be as good as I remembered.... I was SO wrong. First and foremost, the food was to-die-for. The bacon-wrapped dates? Insane. The Halibut? Melt-in-your-mouth amazingness. Everything they brought to the table was cooked perfectly, with incredible flavor in every dish. Secondly, the service was outstanding. Our server was very knowledgeable, and had a blast with us throughout the night. She also went above and beyond by giving our birthday-boy a creme brulee dessert with a candle, AND an Old-Fashioned with a birthday candle too. PERFECTION.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the top 10 meals ever....
    MEFoodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I went for date night....we were so very impressed with the food. We both would have licked our plates clean if we could! From the appetizers to entree, wine, dessert and port. Wow! The depth, complexity, nuances and presentation of the food were so well balanced and enjoyable. As the title says, one of the top 10 meals ever....and we've had a lot of great meals around the world. We will make a habit of Charcoal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good to very good
    DrmickjrVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Charcoal is one of our 'go to' places, especially after a jazz concert at Dazzle, as it is a two minute walk from the club. The food can be so good and then there is a lapse. The chefs seem to sometimes not do that bit of extra to make the dish sing. But we will continue to go and hope that consistency improves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Salmon appetizers are great. Lamb was good, too. Hopefully, more people will patronize this restaurant. Champagne and wine can be served in half portions. Big plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cardinalVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    As always this restaurant proves to be among Denver's best. Innovative preparation plus high quality ingredients and generous portions make for an excellent experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food!
    MoonWomanVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I've been to Charcoal many times...love to bring out-of-town friends...and the food is always delicious and delightfully presented. This time, I went with my sister and a friend and we all raved about our various brunch entrees. I had the vegetable omelet with a side of incredible green chile; my sister had the Swedish pancakes which is her favorite dish; and our friend had the three-course brunch that featured a tasty rendition of chicken and waffles. We all agreed that the food was the best we'd ever had at Charcoal...a very tall order since we all consider it a favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Experience
    mmw3350
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had an amazing server; the food was outstanding. It was a perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food Decent Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The brussel sprouts were awesome and the bacon wrapped dates were pretty incredible. Good service and decent ambience, though I've been some places downtown with better decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charcoal was a pleasure
    Ifyouloveitletitkillyou
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Our food was lovely. It was well portioned. Service was very gracious. All dishes were exceptional except the pork loin which was served in a novel pounded flat fashion--I'm afraid it was dry. Desserts by Joy Williams are always a treat and this time was no exception.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    CoolheatVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We opted for the culinary student's brunch. Cant' beat the $15 per price. Food was good, not great. Had some issues with having our eggs prepared as we had requested. Nice variety with the courses served, but nothing really stood out. Service was spotty, and it shouldn't have been since there were only three other tables being served.
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  • My favorite spot in Denver
    Stork
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I randomly strolled in last summer during Sunday and had a fabulous brunch at the bar. When I went back months later Tom had given up the Sunday Funday brunch shift but Kevin was a capable substitute. He was very knowledgable about the menu and they were very accommodating with my food intolerances. I've since returned for a chef's dinner and had a very romantic dinner this past weekend. It's worth the drive from Boulder.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Spoiled By Noise Level
    linclady
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Five of us dined on a Saturday night. My husband and I had dined here on a week night and enjoyed it. On this occasion; conversation was nearly impossible. Very good food, but much too noisy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MarkVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Not as good as it used to be...the food was just okay and the selections on the menu are not very interesting and the service was slow. We used to really like this place but I don't think we'll be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.