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Duo Restaurant
Duo Restaurant

Duo Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.duodenver.com
  • Email: stephanie@duodenver.com
  • Phone: (303) 477-4141
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Broening
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Zuni & 32nd Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Duo Restaurant
Duo Restaurant is a hidden treasure for those seeking a special dining experience tucked in one of Denver’s hippest neighborhood, Highland. Duo offers a relaxed and unassuming environment attracting diners who might wish to linger over a cup of coffee, a glass of wine at the bar, or to enjoy a hearty meal. The stylish neighborhood restaurant is elegant and exciting. It’s the kind of place you want to show off to those who think they know where all the hot spots are in the City! Duo Restaurant offers a seasonal changing menu with the freshest ingredients available. Choose from a selection of appetizers or entrees that will satisfy the biggest meat eaters or the most discerning vegetarians. But as many food critics and guests note make sure you save room for dessert as Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, Duo’s wonderful pastry chef creates magical sweets to finish your meal.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Pastries and jam were delicious, made by them and I want the recipe!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I emailed ahead of time because I am on a vegan, no oil diet. They made me a wonderful dinner and even made a complementary appetizer to go with the appetizers my family ordered."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had chosen Duo for our five year anniversary dinner. However, from start to finish the only thing notable was the (wrongly charged) wine. The waitress was pushy about drinks even after I said I wanted my wine with dinner. When we ordered the octopus appetizer, she said it was absolutely fantastic. However, she forgot to put the order into the kitchen so we will never know how good it was. The real kicker was I found hair in my food. She did try to show some remorse, but it was a soup that I didn't order to begin with as I don't like curry. Then, she seemed put off that we didn't order dessert. When the bill was brought, she had overcharged me for my wine. She never apologized for the missed appetizer, the hair again, or our experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I had an amazing dinner at Duo Friday night. Their Spring menu us incredible. I had the brisket which melted in my mouth. Their signature cocktails were also out of this world. Great service, beautiful inside. It was one of my top meals of all time."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food is very good and the menu is very unique. We all shared and everything was good, especially the fish. We will go again."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "A really exceptional nouveau food place that could be in any major city. Innovatieve well executed. Good presentation. The raspberry tartlet. magnifico! sh"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "A true gem of a restaurant. The food pairings are magnificent and elegantly presented. This was our first visit and we were delighted with the menu. The service was great with our waitress who was there when we needed her but not overly attentive. We will return!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A great experience. We especially liked the fact that the same server was with us throughout the meal."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Duo is always fantastic, but brunch is by far my favorite meal there! We had a great experience. thank you!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our server was friendly and knowledgeable - answering a bunch of our questions with a bright smile. We'll have to come back because our stomachs weren't big enough for all the things we wanted to eat."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I had read recently from 5280 about Duo having more than just an afterthought for vegetarian options. There were several appetizers and two entrees that were meatless, which is rare for fine dining around town. We were seated after 20-30 minutes, but a manager came by and offered us a (non-vegetarian) appetizer as an apology (wow!), which for me (my husband is the vegetarian, not me) was amazing! All of the courses were great, but the entrees that both of us got were good but not out of this world. The one glaringly obvious weakness of the night was the service. I'm certain our waitress was new, since she talked too softly (it is loud!), did not have the specials memorized, and was not very attentive (and as a result, we were there forever."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I had my birthday dinner here. The food was good, but not great this time. I have been here many times, and the menu was the least impressive this time. Having asked some friends to come join me, i was a bit embarrassed. Also, i did not like the $3 pet person cake fee. That's what they charge to cut and serve the cake you bring in. However, our waiter did a very job good minus a small error on the bill."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We love eating at duo. Fantastic food, creative menu, beautiful presentation, delicious and served with meticulous attention to detail. One of Denver's finest."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Duo has become one of my favorite go-to spots for brunch. The food is consistently well executed and delicious. My favorite is the quiche - which changes all the time, but never lets me down. We usually try to find a spot at the bar - always good conversations to be had there. But the service is wonderful in the dining room, too. Not a bad seat in this place. I'll be back, many times I'm sure."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Thank god that Denver is so close to Colorado Springs as the Springs has every chain restaurant imaginable, but only one or two really wonderful restaurants. We happened upon Duo while looking for a farm-to-table restaurant during a recent trip to Denver. What a find! The food and service were exceptional. The various levels of taste in each and every dish (Blood Orange and Beet Salad, Chicken with Polenta, Arctic Char) made for such a wonderful dining experience. We plan on returning and will be bringing others along to experience this neighborhood restaurant that is truly a delight."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant with innovative food! Loved the fried cauliflower and the brisket is to die for. Great spot!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Delicious! We were able to enjoy a nice unhurried meal and conversation!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Fantastic food, service and all around experience. Definitely one of Denver's best!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Ordered their equivalent to eggs Benedict and, unfortunately the eggs were over cooked which is a tragedy (eggs were actually over cooked for three of four dishes). Otherwise the food was good. I ordered a bloody right when we got our food and canceled the order because we were done eating with plates cleared before it ever came. Service was fair at best. Espresso drinks were also disappointing. Based on a past visit I know these guys can do better so hoping next time they will get it right or it will be the last visit."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our evening at Duo was beyond expectations, even knowing what a great place it is from having dined here many times. We took friends to celebrate their wedding. The staff made it so special--flutes of champagne, well wishes, lovely. And the food, as always, was amazing. Impeccable ingredients, prepared perfectly."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Wonderful server, great food, friendly and personable - a great Sunday treat! Will become regulars."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My friend and I had dinner at Duo on a Thursday evening. At 7:30, the place was packed, but the atmosphere seemed relaxed and the staff did an excellent job. Despite the crowd, our server was relaxed and very friendly. We had cannelloni and ricotta dumplings, which were both incredible. I have eaten here about two dozen times over the past 4 or 5 years and have never been disappointed with the food or the service. It is a very warm and welcoming place."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "A very busy night, being that it was part of "5280 Restaurant week" ~ in spite of it, our wait person, Molly, was great and the food was well prepared."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "This restaurant is always a "go to" for us! It's a must try in every category! When family comes to town we always make a reservation at Duo as it is one of our favorite's. The staff are always super knowledgeable and always very pleasant. I love Duo and can't give this place a higher rating!! Great job!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Food was excellent! Service was a bit spotty, but clearly that was due to a busy brunch, not a bad server. He and the rest of the staff were great. Our table for 8 wasn't ready until 15 minutes after our reservation, but to make up for the wait, they served us pastries on the house and also bought us a few of our sides. Nice save. Will gladly go back again and highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Although our reservations were at 9:30pm, the restaurant was still buzzing and the staff was on top of everything. It was a great experience and the food was delicious! The ambiance and decor were very welcoming and the restaurant was cozy and comfortable. Our waitress was excellent and stirred us in the right direction for our dessert choices! I highly recommend this place and will definitely be returning sometime soon!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We love Duo. The lightening is so warm and service always great. Oh and the food, interesting flavors and combinations that always please."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food was very bland, great location, service and wonderful dessert"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Managed well. Servers appeared relaxed. Able to try wine before purchasing. Entrees were outstanding especially the mushroom cannelloni. The appetizers were quite good. The toffee pudding for dessert was exceptional."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The last time I went to Duo was close to 3 yrs ago and I remembered it fondly. But with time things can change. This time around I found the wait staff to be very helpful and friendly- thanks Emily! There was however no ambiance. Our table was crammed right within the path to the kitchen. Literally no room to be had and the noise level was quite loud. Our wine was delicious but I found our entree of pork chops dry and disappointing. The fish was a better choice. For dessert we ordered the chocolate and port. The ports were tasty but the chocolate was 3 chocolate Wafers. Not quite what I had in mind for a chocolate dessert. I had a good time as I was with good friends but none us will be heading back with the food being so so for our tastes."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Ambiance - elegant, and quaint , homey atmosphere. Service - Arrived early for reservation with the hostess noting a possibility of getting a seat early; however that did not occur even with obvious empty tables for over 40 minutes. The rest of the evening was outstanding... never an empty water glass, and our server was very personable with a great sense of humor. Food - excellent... The porterhouse pork was underdone- (RAW) and the waiter was prompt to remedy the situation. The general manager acknowledge the situation. Favorite part of the meal was the sticky toffee pudding dessert."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Tried Duo for the first time, which also was a first date for my plus one and I. Great atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable staff, original menu, and extraordinary excellent food delights! Original desserts as well, a new favorite!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I've been dining at Duo for many years and their food, wine selection, and service are consistently awesome. Their menu is always thoughtful and inspired, and (being a wine person) I appreciate that their wine list is thoughtful and inspired as well. Keep up the great work, Duo team!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The striped bass was excellently prepared but we felt the portions were a bit small for the price point."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "THANK YOU Duo for once again creating a delightful, romantic ding experience, while accommodating our dietary needs for Valentines Day! Over the years, Duo is like a fine wine: you just get better and better; delivering a deeper, richer, more robust dining event."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Brunch was fantastic. We reserved a table in advance which was helpful. The staff as always were very friendly and took great care of us. This is one of my favorite places."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We've been to Duo many times, and it is always a treat. The food choices are excellent and delicious. The servers are pleasant professionals, but not intrusive."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I had a very good experience at Duo. It is unfortunately beyond my normal price range but despite that our server, Summer, was very accommodating. My friend and I split an entree which was delicious! and Summer -- and the kitchen staff--were also very accommodating to my friend's very strict food allergies. I wish I could afford to come here more often-- (but I also wish a lot of things about my financial situation). Thank you for a really good dining experience. It felt like a special splurge and I appreciate that feeling a lot!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Had a very nice romantic dinner. Service was great food was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "My brunch came out cold and it took over 15 minutes to get it warmed up.The waitet did hive ma a complimentary pastry which was nice."
    Dined on 2/2/2014