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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Coohills reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (43)fit for foodies (42)great for outdoor dining (32)romantic (28)scenic view (28)neighborhood gem (27)notable wine list (25)good for groups (23)great for brunch (17)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (11)great for lunch (6)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Magnifique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The menu is upscale and refined often to allow the frequent patron a constantly different dining experience. The escargot was prepared to sheer perfection. The baguettes left you wanting another. The chicken you could cut with a fork. Wines list makes pairing with your entree simple. Desserts offered a refreshing conclusion to your meal. Attentive service left you feeling that you were their sole table for the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Betsy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Wonderful food with right sized portions. Attentive service without being overly attentive. Enjoyed the night with my husband...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed reviews
    FoodLover5200
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Last min booking during 5280 week, and mixed reviews from 4 of us; Pros-3 had the Crab cakes and they were a huge hit, and so was the desert. 2 of us had the chicken dish, and it was great. Cons - 2 of us had salmon, one was great, one was overcooked and a bit dry. The snails were so-so from the 3 that had them. No where that we could see, on the web site or onsite did they say that there was just the one fixed menu. In fact they had a sign at the front door that advertised happy hr. until 6p and we were there at 5:30 and I was first told that it was not available except at the bar area, then I was told that it had already ended. Snails was the only appetizer with no other option, a poor choice for a single option, or add something else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michael J
    MJeats
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I took my boss, who was visiting from SF, and it was a great experience. Coohills is appropriate for a business dinner or a date night. The food and service were fabulous. I'll be back with my wife and friends. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Birthday Party Ever
    RoderickVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food, great drinks, great company. Best restaurant in Denver
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5280 Restaurant Week
    COFoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Meal exceeded our expectations. Service also very good, very attentive, although second glass of wine arrived after entree was served. Great wine selection. Excellent white Burgundy and red Bordeaux. Very good Manhattan with large ice block. Excellent golden brown house made bread with truffle butter. Wow! Both appetizers were beautifully plated and well seasoned. Escargots were on the small side though. The sous vide egg in the salad was perfectly cooked and the yolk ran when pierced. Delicious salmon, crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. Chicken Ballantine was also delicious and tender but would have liked more than 2 rilettes. Potato puree a bit on runny side. Dessert was pleasing to the eye and palate. Good textures
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Denvergal
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Lovely restaurant in a convenient location, across from the Pepsi Center. Food was delicious, wait service great, very prompt. Will be back to try other options on the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went with the tasting menu Excellent choices by the chef Apt wine pairings
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had another great dinner! The martinis were perfect and the wines were well paired with our entree orders. The service was excellent and timely. I would recommend them for groups of 2-6 diners.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic - you need to go!
    Jsrodrig
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fab food, tremendous service . Comfortable seating that overlooks the Platte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Dining Experience!
    pjfreitag
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first visit to Coohills but we will be back again soon, this time to try one of the tasting menus. The service was attentive and fast. The food was inventively prepared, beautifully presented and remarkably tasty. The foie gras de jour was different from any I've had and I couldn't stop raving about it. The crab cakes (an old French recipe, we were told) contained no breading, bound together with other seafood . . .quite incredible. The green tomato gazpacho was not your run-of the-mill soup but a medley of great flavors. My wife is a lover of salmon and she was thrilled with the preparation. Lamb sirloin was done to perfection and the combination with harissa and yogurt simply breathtaking. Thanks for a wonderful meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • True 5-star service + great eats!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Yes, this is a higher end restaurant and the prices reflect that, so many would only go here for special occasions. If you are looking for a memorable evening with flawless service, perfectly executed food, and a chic yet warm atmosphere, Coohills is the place. The service was also impeccable. Everything was timed absolutely perfectly: the busser would have the table preset without delay, wine pairing would arrive precisely on time with each course, and plates were cleared promptly. The timing of each course was also impressive; just enough time in between each course to sit and enjoy, but not too much time passed where we wondered when our next plate would be there. Best service I have experienced in all of Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I really really wanted to love this place. I really really liked it. The service was stellar. I loved the ambiance. The crab cake was divine. I ordered the chicken entree, it was very salty. It was good and definitely edible, but nothing to write home about. I expected more. My husband had the steak, it was good, not wonderful. The cheese board and fresh baked bread were awesome. I would go back for appetizers and desserts, but perhaps not an entree.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 500 reviews are from the Coohills reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    the best restaurant I ate in Denver on business trip
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate