Coohills
Coohills

Coohills

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coohills.com/
  • Phone: 3036235700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Open for Private Events

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Open for Private Events

    Bar: Mon - Fri, 3:00pm - close; Sat, 4:00pm - close. Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Bar will open early on Saturday's to coincide with Pepsi Center events. Please call restaurant for exact bar hours during these days.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Tom Coohill, Jr.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer off-site catering to businesses located in the 1400 Wewatta and Wazee building.
  • Special Events: http://coohills.com/reservations/special-events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th & Wewatta - across from the Pepsi Center at Speer Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Coohills has 2 light rail stations nearby: Union Station and Pepsi Center Station.

    The nearest bus stops are 22574 / 22572 which serve Routes 6, 10, 28, 32 and 44.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Coohills features a temperature-controlled, secured parking garage just east of the restaurant. $5 parking after 5 pm. Metered street parking on Wynkoop St. one block south of the restaurant.
A word from Coohills
With a focus on local, regional, and farm-fresh ingredients, Coohills Restaurant and Bar is reminiscent of what you might find in casual bars and restaurants in Europe. The open kitchen and uniquely modern interior, designed by award-winning architects Semple Brown, underscores Coohills' style! Located in the hip Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood, we invite you to pull up to the community table, tuck in at your own intimate table for two or more, or enjoy our outdoor terrace for a spirited drink.

Coohills includes a main dining room, private dining room, community space, bar and beautiful outdoor terrace, providing a breathtaking view of the infamous Colorado sunsets.

Coohills comfortably seats up to 242 people and can host up to 400 people for a stand up reception.

We offer Happy Hour, Dinner Service and are happy to host your upcoming Private Events
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Coohills reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since April 1 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (36)special occasion (34)neighborhood gem (29)great for outdoor dining (29)good for groups (25)scenic view (24)romantic (23)hot spot (17)notable wine list (17)great for brunch (16)vibrant bar scene (10)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Wow
    rcrystal78VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Without question, one of the best meals I've had in Denver. Best crab cake I've ever had in my life. Foie Gras was amazing too. My fiance had the salmon, and I had the lamb. Still dreaming about the harissa. Thanks for bringing your amazing talent for French cuisine to Denver, Tom Coohills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Downtown fantastic
    foodiefanVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We go out fairly frequently to new restaurants and would consider ourselves foodies. This place is purely fantastic, and it isn't just because the location is terrific, tucked away in upper lodo beside the bridge at 14th & Wewatta, or that the energy is just right (we went on a Tuesday evening for the free concert) or that the food is truly outstanding (best crab cake I've EVER eaten on appetizer menu...held together with crab foam - astoundingly delicious)...also thoroughly enjoyed the scallops, red snapper, salads and a creamed corn TDF...but the staff is exceptional! Shout out to Samuel for taking such good care of us and providing a free dessert not on the menu, as well as Aaron, general manager extraordinaire! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply superb!
    bits1bytes2
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My wife and I ate here before a concert at the Pepsi Center. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The drinks were mixed to perfection and the service was truly friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food, drink, and ambience were great!!! The outdoor band was way too loud and I was sitting inside.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful inside
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was very good, but this is our second visit, and clearly Chef Coohill needs to train his staff better. Knowledge and grace were severely limited in all service interactions there, which also reduced our food rating - since our server recommended something our 14yo would never eat (and we took her word for it despite asking several questions). Even so, everything was nicely flavored and elegantly presented, but nothing was even close to spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great night
    Lodo
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Service was magnificent. The tasting menu was amazing. What a great restaurant in lodo.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey, but memorable
    TastyReasonable
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We arrived at Coohills on a Friday night for our first wedding anniversary. The staff was friendly and had prepared us a nice table with a view. We were treated to complimentary champagne for the occasion, alongside a delicious amuse bouche (watermelon, cheese, red pepper). My wife did not like that their wine list was displayed on an iPad. She found it difficult to compare her options. The cheese plate was a bit disappointing for the price ($17). My caesar salad with fried anchovies was really delicious...and I eat my share of caesar salad. My wife loved her steak dish and I had a wonderful harissa spiced lamp sirloin. The entrees change with the seasons, so do not trust the online menu. The bread pudding was quite sweet. Romantic!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too bad !
    1VegloverVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Once you receive your miniature amount of food (after a too long wait), you find that the food is pretty and truly petite ! After you have eaten, you receive your very large bill. Then you go home and eat some real food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    Bliss2010
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Staff fabulous. Food outstanding. View and location perfect. Premium priced but worth it for a special celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem
    Wanderingdiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is a remarkable restaurant in an unlikely location. Food is French influenced and creative but not fussy. Fresh ingredients with excellent preparation, presentation, and attention to detail. Service was attentive without being overbearing. We opted for one of the tasting menus, and each course was a pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!!!
    TheCoop
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Tom & Diane do such a masterful job balancing wonderful flavors and amazing execution. I am in the food industry and know a great thing when I experience it. Coohills is great. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our 5 wedding anniversary. The staff did sucha wonderful job of making it nice and the food was expetional. We did the 7 course tasting menu and the wines that were paired with the food were perfectly selected. They made us feel very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu Broad
    Mervlapin
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The halibut was the best I have had. Not a huge menu but adequate. Quality food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as the first time
    Epip
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We thought Coohills was great but went back and there was a rehearsal dinner. My steak and sides tasted good but were cold. I'll give it a try again but will sit at the table in front of the kitchen that's the best table w the best service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Service was excellent. Wonderful explanation of dishes and philosophy without being snooty. Food came out a good pace. Everyone was never without.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day
    JBandco
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Coohills was busy in the early afternoon this past Mother's Day, but the staff handled the traffic with aplomb. The buffet was always fresh and plentiful, and the staff, while busy, was unfailingly attentive. Lovely to see so many multiple generations of happy families. Even though it snowed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    Mike
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for Mother's Day. Was not disappointed. Great find!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Mother's Day brunch
    BakerBroadway
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife, baby daughter and I celebrated Mother's Day with our first visit to Coohills, which turned out to be a great dining experience. The brunch was high quality and didn't try to do too much. The brunch buffet focused on relatively smaller spread, compared to other brunch buffets, but it allowed to refine the dishes they served to be utterly delectable. I would highly recommend to my friends and family and we will definitely be going back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a very good brunch!
    Gr8DinnerSpot
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Nice place for Mother's day! Enjoyed brunch! Would recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    justme
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my mother to Coohills for Mother's Day. We arrived 1/2 before the doors opened. It was cold and snowing outside. The staff opened the door and seated us so we did not have to stand outside in the cold. Our waiter, Sam came over and greeted us and made us feel very welcome even though we were so early. Sam, was a wonderful waiter. The food was excellent. No complaints for anything.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    coohills
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    party of 4 everything from the the appetizers to desert was prepared to perfection and was a delight on the pallet . i had the lamb sirloin and was excellent . everybody in our party was very pleased.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DCL foodie
    D1C2L3VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We discovered Coohill's during last year's 5280 week, and just returned last week for our anniversary. The food is simply wonderful. Everything we had was excellent, from appetizers through desert. They have a very good wine list and the prices are relatively reasonable, not the obscene markups some restaurants charge. And, both of our visits we had the most unbelievable service ever. The waitresses were engaging, thoughtful, helpful and proactive. The other night we were seated by a large table with lots of children (they were very well behaved.) Our waitress took it upon herself to move us to another table with a nice view of the river area away from the noise. Very thought ful and appreciated. Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    the best restaurant I ate in Denver on business trip
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coo- tastic
    Tboy5280VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Wonderful meal, wine and service was top notch from start to finish. A visit from chef and Tom Coohills made us feel like family. A must try if you haven't gone yet and a go to for a great meal if you have. Denver continues to grow in it's culinary skill and talent! Well done
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience!
    JtravelerVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The food is delicious and the service attentive and terrific. It is a fun restaurant in a special downtown location. The halibut was wonderful and so were the crab cakes. Actually all in the party loved their meals. Love the bright room and looking forward to summer on their patio.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    SammycakesVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    The five course pairing menu was unbelievable as each course continued to build on the previous and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first time to
    Foodie1VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This was our first time to eat here; we came before a Nugget's game. Great location, close to the Pepsi Center, and we enjoyed everything we tasted. One comment is there were no French red wines for sale by the glass, and a limited selection overall, to enjoy with our meal. Next time we will come back to enjoy the chef's tasting menu and wine pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, great service
    yummyfood
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Great food and great service. Both meat and fish dishes were cooked to perfection. Will absolutely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative food & inviting atmosphere
    StabsVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The crab cake served with a memorable sauce is reason enough to go back again. The octopus appetizer was prepared perfectly and mussels had a very tasty broth perfect for bread dipping with the warm, house-made bread. Seated in a booth in the bar area served a dual purpose of a great experience & watching a Final Four game too. Having country music playing before the George Strait concert at the Pepsi Center showed attention to detail that added to the experience. Every time we have dined at Coohills, the owner/chef is overlooking the kitchen & service as he greets guests. We highly recommend Coohill's for a quiet romantic dinner in the attractive dining area or for more interaction with the staff, try sitting at the chef's table or bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 1 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 493 reviews are from the Coohills reviews archive.
  • Great experience!!
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    The cocktails, appetizers, entrees, desserts and dinner wine were absolutely superb...it was definitively one of my best meals out...great job!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, big bill
    mangerbien
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Boils down to: competes with the better restaurants in town in terms of food, but is more expensive than those same restaurants. So, won't be our go to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I thought the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I thought the food and service were great the portions were a nice size and a nice presentation. My girlfriend thought the wine by the glass was too expensive. I didn't care for the room I thought it was too small and the overall ambience was not all that favorable for couples compared to other restaurants in that price range. So although it was a nice dinner I probably would not go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic experience!
    GotTheGroove
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We reserved a table for 10 in the bar area so that we could gather with friends before a Denver Nuggets game. The location was perfect as it is directly across the street from the Pepsi Center. We arrived early, but our table was ready and we were seated immediately. Each of the owners of the restaurant came to our table to greet us and to thank us for visiting their restaurant. We were very impressed by this. The staff was very friendly and attentive, the food was great, we loved the atmosphere and our group had a wonderful time. We enjoyed our experience at Coohill's so much that we returned after the game for cocktails and to socialize. The bar area had a good crowd and great energy, We can't wait to go back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    More specific about service-the bartender fabulous! the hostess very friendly & accommodating; our server the problem. She had a chip on her shoulder. We were told you can get the bar menu in both the bar or dining room. We chose the dining room but were told by the server the bar menu was not an option. She was very condescending & snobby towards our party. She also would not have our food "fired" until we were completely done w/ appetizers. We had asked her to go ahead & get things started cause we had an event to go to & this request was met w/ an attitude. Aside from her though, it was a great restaurant & food was great. If we go to Coohills again, we will choose to sit in the bar area or make sure we have a different server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best French food in Denver!
    COskierVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Tom Coohill has won so many awards, and some very exclusive ones, but the only way you would know is by trying his innovative dishes and reading about him on the restaurant's web site. He is a very down to earth guy who 'lives' at his restaurant. This month of March, 2014 had a special menu reflecting the different regions of France and the food was amazing. I'm not a 'comfort food' kind of diner but what he did with chicken and mashed potatoes was anything but bland comfort food. And everything, is made from scratch and on-site. This is a top 3 restaurant in Denver and a must visit for foodies. Best choices are the home made Pate, any preparation of duck, steak and seafood. The bonus is an innovative and unique cocktail menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best "Tasting Menu" We Have Had
    TomKVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    You know those tasting menus, where you get 6 or 7 items, and several are just not very good, and the ones you like you get about 1-1/2 bites of? So we got the tasting menu with 10 courses, expecting to like 6 or 7. Much to my stomach's dismay, THEY WERE ALL EXCELLENT! And the portions ranged from 3-6 bites each. This was our first visit here, and I would assume the regular menu items were as good. But if you like Tasting Menus, and think you have had some good ones, I challenge you to try Coohills'. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night Out
    Mtngirl
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My husband and I went and enjoyed the restaurant week deal going on by visiting Coohills. We loved the food and the atmosphere as a whole! Great date night or night out with the girls/guys!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A MUST TRY if you haven't
    HananVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Yummy and fun! Pâté app was a lot. Pork and chicken and too much for an app. If we knew we would have ordered less. Salad was great and so were the pommes frites, skinny yummy fries. Kobe beef burger was good too ! Not sure if they have outdoor dining or brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An especially nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    It is nice to have a restaurant experience when the restaurant was hitting on all cylinders. We all left feeling just great? Well sated, pleased and ready to return. All in all a memorable meal
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    Ringo
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Very nice comfortable dining, not too casual. Great wine list, Server made a great recommendation pairing with our dinner choices. Foie Gras was as good as I've had in France. Braised short ribs were excellent as was the salmon, and you can't go wrong with any of their desserts especially their Stranahan whisky bread pudding. A great dining experience. We went to three 5280 Restaurant Week restaurants and this was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.