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Charcoal Restaurant
Charcoal Restaurant

Charcoal Restaurant Details

  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had an amazing server; the food was outstanding. It was a perfect experience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The noise level in the restaurant was very annoying and did not facilitate a comfortable conversation with my companion."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Very nice ambience, welcoming staff, but we found the food to be mediocre and disappointing."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Never been a brussel sprouts person but theirs are scrumptious. They are always consistant in delivery if their food. Great neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our service was a little slow to start with, however, they completely made up for it once we actually got our first attention. Awesome place."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Charcoal is one of our favorite restaurants. We have eaten there several times, and every time our meals (lunch or dinner) have been exceptional. This is a restaurant we always recommend to our friends."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday here. The service right form the start was wonderful, friendly yet professional. The food was marvelous, unique, flavorful and the presentation almost artistic. All in all a wonderful experience. We definitely would recommend Charcoal, and look forward to coming back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Better service and good than just the neighborhood restaurant"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant in Denver. Nothing special or unique, but delicious food and good service. All of our party were very pleased with their meals. The decor is very minimalist, so it's not a warm and cozy atmosphere. We had a business dinner here, so it was a perfect setting. Overall, it's a great choice for dinner and conveniently located. Would definitely recommend dining here!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "My friends and I had a wonderful dining experience at Charcoal. The cocktails were delicious, the food was amazing, and our waitress was perfect. This restaurant continues to provide its guests with a fantastic experience overall. We cannot wait to eat here again."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is the perfect place to spend time enjoying friends over great food. As I entered the restaurant, I was promptly greeted and seated in a contemporary venue that holds a depth of warmth surroundings, created through the careful selection of decorative materials. The menu is fresh and creative. The food is prepared so that the tastes are distinctly clean. The presentation was perfect. Service was always courteous, timely and efficient. This is a welcoming establishment, where I would be very pleased to host friends, again and again."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I had heard about this restaurant from a friend who found it and keeps going back. I thought the menu was a little limited - not anything on the menu was exciting, which doesn't usually happen to me a cute new restaurants. I ordered the gnocchi, which was good, but I ordered it by default because nothing else appealed to me. I prefer restaurants where everything sounds good, I have trouble deciding, and then end up going back several times so that I can try everything. Sadly, that won't happen here."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great food and ambience. The food is unique and beautiful presentation. Waiter very friendly and helpful. Our new favorite restaurant in Denver !"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "As patrons of the nearby Curious Theatre Company, we were looking for a good neighborhood restaurant: we found one. Ordering like Oliver Twist in a candy store, we tried bacon wrapped dates off the "bites" section of the menu, and the meal improved from there. The wine list was substantial, and the service was outstanding. This restaurant can hold its own in comparison to others perennially seen in "top 25" lists, etc. We'll be back. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was great! but waitress was a little slow and it was a difficult to have a conversation because it was so loud."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My favorite happy hour in town and great food presented nicely. The decor is outstanding and the help is very friendly."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Went to have brunch at charcoal for the first time with a friend. The wine I had was amazing! Best I had in a long time. Brunch was deliciously tasty! I would definitely go back there again. Service was great. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "smoked salmon in salmon salad was extremely salty--couldn't eat it all"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The mushroom gnocci was wonderful. My friend had the roasted lamb & it was superb. The atmosphere was relaxed, but very sophisticated. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have been here several times with my boyfriend on birthdays, anniversaries, ect. We love it! The food portions are generous and always cooked perfectly. I have had the beef, salmon, and pork options- all great! We typically order 2 'small bites', 2 glasses of wine, 2 meals, and 2 desserts, and our bill comes to about $100 (before tip). This is a lot of food for 2 people! We are young and very active and have massive appetites, so for a less ravenous pair, I would say two meals plus a shared appetizer OR dessert would be sufficient. We have seen the owner several times- he occasionally wanders about the dining room chatting with guests. Great atmosphere!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was superbly prepared, portions were generous, presentation was attractive and the waitress was eager to accommodate a couple of special requests."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Chef Patrick took wonderful care of us! Amazing shrimp appetizer. Loved the trout and chicken entrees!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The table needed to be cleaned before dessert. Water should have been poured more frequently. A few more attention to details when walking past the table."
    Dined on 5/17/2014