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
152 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (108)neighborhood gem (75)special occasion (58)notable wine list (38)good for groups (35)romantic (33)great for brunch (27)hot spot (18)great for outdoor dining (18)great for lunch (17)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Gem in the Golden Triangle
    BobInDenver
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went to Charcoal for dinner after a Sunday matinée performance at nearby Curious Theatre. At 5 pm, there was only one other party; by the time we left nearly 3 hours later, there were about 8 occupied tables. I am not sure if Sundays are always that slow, but it did mean a lot of personal attention. Our server took lots of time to handle our peculiar dietary requirements. He kept us up to date on the changes the kitchen made to avoid our allergies. The food was delicious, but with a couple glasses of wine each, the bill was a bit more than we usually spend for Sunday dinner. We'll be going back, but probably not until a special occasion. Or, possibly for before the theater - the brunch menu looks excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • short cab from convention center
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    If your downtown at convention center and all the expensive local nice steak houses are booked. Go here! Jump in a cab for $5.00 and get a really fine meal, including aged steaks, lamb, and really good service. The food quality was fantastic. The chef is European and very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had not been to Charcoal for sometime and decided to stop in. We are glad we did. We ordered primarily from the appetizer section and were very pleased we did. Don't miss the Brussel sprouts they are fabulous and the salmon gravlox was divine. Save room for the beignets which are as good if not better that what you get at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pjb1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our service was not good, but they tried to make up for it. It was a bit too late for that.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • bigred1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The ambiance was great but noisy. The service was slow, side order forgotten,but friendly. There was gaps of inattention. Food was 5 star and worth another visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JoAnne
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had dinner on Friday night and this is an opportunity for your restaurant to shine during restaurant week. The week brings people back and/or spreads a good word, which is your best advertiser. We started the evening with a hostess that could care less if we were there for the evening. Fortunately our waitress was good. Your appetizers were delicious and we had a great start, I had the duck, and it was also very good, but the other 3 people in our party had the "aged beef" and it was truly disappointing. The steak was chewy and tasteless. Did anybody in the kitchen taste it??? It is my groups fault for not sending it back but not all people feel comfortable doing that. The deserts were ok but nothing I would have to return for.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First time won't be my last. Great food, menu, service. Excellent wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Menu
    qoessr
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The chef is award winning and this gem of a restaurant is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent dinner at Charcoal. The only negative about the restaurant is the space. With such good food why can't you improve on the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • 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.
  • AWESOME!!!
    allidoc
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    First time to Charcoal during Restaurant Week. Excellent from beginning to end. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Many choices for different beverages, all the food from appetizer to dessert was expertly prepared and extremely tasty!! I'm looking forward to my next visit! Thanks for a great evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    LindseySC
    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!
    Atbdreaming
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    neighborhoodcritic
    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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • 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
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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
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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!
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
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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
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    • Ambiance
    • 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.