Ember
Ember

Ember

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.emberbreck.com/
  • Phone: 9705479595x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 5:00pm - Close.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Scott Boshaw
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ember offers take-away catering as well as fully-staffed off-site catering services. We can accommodate any need, for parties of any size.
  • Private Party Facilities: Ember is the perfect setting for private parties, wedding receptions, birthdays, and business gatherings. Chef Scott can design a personalized menu for your occasion no matter your budget.
  • Private Party Contact: Max Everhart 9705479595x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 3-hour parking available on Main Street and Ridge Street from 8am-8pm. Many hotels and lodges offer complimentary shuttle service, inquire with your concierge.
A word from Ember
A new restaurant in Breckenridge built on the reputation and talent of Chef/Owner Scott Boshaw. "Never rest on your laurels," are words Scott lives by and this is evident in his globally-influenced menu and the contemporary styling of this historical Victorian home. We invite you for après-ski at the bar, a casual dinner with friends, or a romantic evening. Put a spark in your night. Let us warm your soul.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Ember reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (63)special occasion (47)romantic (42)neighborhood gem (29)notable wine list (24)great for outdoor dining (15)vibrant bar scene (11)scenic view (8)good for groups (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Disappointing...
    GourmandVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I hadn't been to Ember in quite a while. Sometimes, I feel that they try too hard to been innovative and should just stick to preparing good food. One time I was there and they had fried eatable bugs (crickets?) as a garnish...really? In a relaxed ski town? This time, I ordered the scallops which had good flavor, but very mushy...not good. And the risotto was incredibly dry and sticky. I was hungry, so I ate it...my husband's meal was fine...just a starter. I'll give them one more try in the future. We sat at the bar...bartender was great with generous pours!
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  • Breckenridge Savior
    Caraalex
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    After 4 days on vacation in Breckenridge, CO, my husband and I were begining to wonder if there were any great restaurants in town. Well, after our dining experience at Ember, I can say our answer, thankfully, is "Yes". We had an absolutely wonderful dining experience from the food, to ambience, to the amazing friendly service. We started out the meal with calamari and the duck gumbo, wonderfully complex, tasty dishes. The duck gumbo was a standout dish, but for anyone reading this review it will not be available, it was a daily special. Try the soup. I recomment the smors dessert. Yummy! I can't end this review without complimenting our server, Parker. He helped make this meal a truly memorable experience. Thanks, Parker.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Ignite your taste buds
    RobbiBVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ember is such a treat in Breckenridge. Make sure and sample one of their inventively creative cocktails with custom infused liquors if you're feeling adventurous. The menu changed seasonally so there's always something new to try. We've never been disappointed with anything we've tried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Have eaten here several times and it is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. Great menu and service
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best
    Jimena
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Simply the best retaurant in Breckenridge!! I come every summer and find great surprises in the menu! My favorite restaurant by far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner in Breck
    Phage
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First, if you go here make a reservation. Too many people were turned away during our dinner because they didn't have reservations. The restaurant is well appointed and contemporary. Our server, Jake, was great! A server who knows the menu, has an informed opinion, and can serve with grace is a true gem. We found the menu to be so much more than expected in Breck. Wonderful, creative food pairings left us wanting to come back again. Serving sizes were more than adequate - the hardest choice of the night was the decision to brush my teeth or not; the lingering tastes were that good.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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  • Excellent Dinner Spot
    SusanJ
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We've visited this restaurant for several years and I must say this was one of the best meals we've had.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hidden Gem!
    SCSID
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Ember is the best place we ate on our four-day escape to Breckenridge. It's not on Main Street (though only 1/2 block off the main drag), so I hardly ever saw lines when we walked past. I could see how the menu might scare some people away. The ingredients in the course descriptions don't always look like they would work well together, but the chef does a great job of making a balanced dish that tastes great. I had the Monkfish, and it was fantastic! If the altitude hadn't been bothering me on that particular day, I would have gone for something off the "kindle" menu as well. We chose the fudge chocolate ice cream swirled with pecans and bacon, with a maple glaze for desert, and were not disappointed. Definitely check this place out!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • New Breck Favorite
    NightontheTown
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had an absolutely awesome dinner here last week. The monkfish was some of the best I've ever had, the scallops were incredible. We had a very nice bottle of a light red Italian wine by Fontanabianca recommended by our server. Parker was awesome, there when you needed him, knowledgeable about the menu with excellent recommendations, making it a great experience. We really didn't want it to be over so we went to the bar after dessert for a nightcap. Try the Coconut Cream Pie with Habanero Mousse for a flavor explosion.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    debbers5
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We went there for a birthday dinner and they didnt disappoint. Their duck pizza appetizer was wonderful; the scallops encrusted with pistachios were superb and the chocolate/bacon ice cream was the best! The wine list covers a nice selection of different regions, grapes, etc. Our server was attentive and engaging. He was helpful in deciding on one of their specialty drinks and also with our dinner choices. A great experience and not too hard on the budget considering the quality.
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    special occasion
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  • Angela
    AngelaFromIowa
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My husband and I were on vacation from the midwest and celebrated his birthday at Ember with a romantic dinner. The decor/building is unique and comfortable. The staff was excellent providing great friendly service and were very knowledgeable about the dishes. Everything we ordered was very good and I recommend the lamb cheek tacos and venison carnitas for local fare.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining in Breckenridge!
    LisaJane
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a great meal. From the beginning to end, the staff goes the extra mile to make the dining experience exceptional. The food was delicious. The bar is a fun place for a cocktail and some small plates. Great bartender and fun cocktails. I will return!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific!
    Rasgueado
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Outstanding food and service. The chef has a great sense of flavor pairings and culinary creativity. I look forward to returning to Ember whenever opportunities arise to go to Breckenridge.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected More
    NancySGVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Saw some really good reviews about this place, but I must admit we were disappointed. They really tried to be creative and inventive, but sometimes it just didn't work. The redneck salads sounded great, but it really needed more than the sorbet for a dressing - it was dry and not as flavorful as it could be. We were seated in the main dining room, which I think would be nice in the winter. It was just so-so in the summer. food was good, just not as great as we had read. Gluten free friendly (GF menu available), so that is a big plus if you need it.
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  • Reliably good food
    NjwatxVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Ember has a quiet, intimate setting indoors and a beautiful, spacious patio outdoors. There's no problem hearing a conversation with your dinner partner inside, even when the restaurant is full. The food is unique and tasty. They served my scallops in an over-sized plate with the food arranged in one corner, making me think they forgot the rest of my order! I think hearty eaters would be disappointed with the portion sizes, but that does not stop us from going back to enjoy Ember whenever we visit Breckenridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Embers does it right
    boulder4food
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had one of the best dining experiences during our visit to Embers on Friday night. The food was amazing, and the service was just perfect. This was a great find for our one day visit to Breckenridge. My wife is a vegan, and the chef created something special for her, and she couldn't say enough about how wonderful and unique it was. Our waiter even got her to go back to the kitchen to thank the chef. Great wine, great food, great service, its the trifecta!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inventive food, romantic atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I made this our one "no kids" dinner during our week in Breck. It was a great choice. Great food and even better service. And I loved that it wasn't the type of place to slap down a giant platter of food with portions big enough for an entire family to share; it was sized just right.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Awesome Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a great dinner at Ember this week. We tried the cocktails, appetizers, and main dishes and everything was outstanding! We had the scallops, the pork and the vegetarian sweet potato bucatini for our entrees. All were exceptional!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dining experience
    Mike
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This place is a gem! Wonderful food combinations presented beautifully! The chef is dynamic and the service was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Gem
    OrrlfrdVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Don't often write I review but felt compelled this time. The restaurant was amazing from the romantic atmosphere to the outstanding food. Every dish was prepared beautifully. We had the roasted tomato soup which I believe was a special that evening and it was to die for. For our entrée we had the scallops which again were amazing. You won't go wrong on this dining experience
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative menu
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We enjoyed our meal but it wasn't memorable. Nice atmosphere but tables are a bit small. Good cocktail menu.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Visit to Ember
    TraciP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We made a reservation(recommended)and had a terrific experience. Jake was our server he took excellent care of us, even recommended a nice N/A drink for me(pregnant)while my husband had a delicious sour beer. We started with the Peach Caprese, a great combination of sweet and salty, a nice snack to kick off the evening. We ordered Buffalo and Waygu Beef for dinner, both terrific and included the most thoughtful, creative sides to really compliment the meal. For dessert, we had the Coconut Cream Pie, which was exceptional, especially the tingly taste of the habanero mousse, again, who would have thought to pair creamy coconut and a spice like habanero. Overall,a wonderful experience, we will make this a regular stop every time we visit Breck
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The chef is consistently creative both with unusual flavors and beautiful presentation--always something new and delicious!
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Wonderful Creative Menu
    greenvalley
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This is a very sophisticated place. Excellent food, nice selection of wines, friendly and attentive service. We had wonderful scallops in a pistachio crust.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meal expertly prepared
    nemanickVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We had an amazing meal at Ember. We started with cocktails with Todd the bartender. He thoughtfully and creatively prepared delicious drinks that went well with the summer season. We proceeded to try everything on the "Kindle" menu (small plates) and thoroughly enjoyed each dish. The best were the lamb cheek tacos and venison carnitas standing out above the rest. Our waiter brought the dishes out in a great order, and explained each dish in detail.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Nice Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food was good, great service. Not the best patio for outdoor dining in Breck.
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  • Fanastic will go again
    Wpos57
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    My wife and I went to Ember for the first time and loved it.The staff was amazing the food was even better.I ordered the Scallops and they were the best I ever had they just melted away they were not chewy at all.My wife ordered the Pork Lion stuffed with crab with a Mac n Cheese which she just loved.The thing we liked best was it was very relaxing atmosphere we will most definitely go again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Always a delighful surprise
    DarleneVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We have dined there dozens of times and it is always wonderful!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Ember was fantastic
    Keystonekops
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our party of 4 dined during the busy July 4th weekend. The service was outstanding, and the food was simply amazing. The appetizers, including the peach caprese pizza and the venison carnitas were delicious, inventive and as beautiful to look at as they were to eat! Our main courses ranged from seared scallops, divinely prepared and presented, to succulent steak and delicious monkfish. Each entree was accompanied by an array of tantalizing sauces and garnishes! And each was a visual treat - artfully prepared and presented. Chef Scott is exceptionally talented, and Max and Jake did a tremendous job of welcoming and serving our group. If you love great food and creative presentations, go directly to Ember! You will be so glad that you did!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This was a pleasant surprise. Interesting blend of culinary influences.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    RamTough
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Took my girlfriend here for her birthday in from out of town, might have been the best food I have ever had. The staff was friendly and on top of their game. If you are in this area and celebrating something special this is a great place to do it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Try the cocktails.
    BreckTourista
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The bartender mixes cocktails that are complex and interesting.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to be missed
    Bionica
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I am a foodie and the cuisine here is spectacular....really interesting sauces. The best scallops I've ever had.....I know, 'she ordered scallops in the mountains?! Really!' The sauce was made with St. Germaine which I've never had before.....it was so yummy. We sat at the bar and if you want a lively fun experience, sit there even if tables are available. We got to know all the dinners.....only 8 others and it was a very fun evening. We were celebrating a birthday.....perfect place to go.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • City feel in the Mountains
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    My wife and I were able to enjoy a date night alone at Ember during our family vacation to Beeckeniridge. Their specialty drinks were unique and full had multiple layers of flavor. We even requested custom drinks with jalapeño vodka that were excellent if you like a little spice. For appetizers we had the lamb cheek tacos that had a nice Asian/Mexican fusion flair. We shared the Waygu beef as our meal and thoroughly enjoyed it. Many people hear that a place is good for foodies and assume you get small portions. We had plenty to eat and left full. Finally, our server, Parker made the entire experience come together with attention and care that few waiters give to their tables.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RodAVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The menu is not extensive but has some excellent choices and they change it about 3 times a year. My wife had crab stuffed pork loin and I had a wagu steak. Both tasted great. The service was excellent. Our waiter, Jake, was very attentive and friendly. We'd recommend to anyone visiting Breck.
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  • Our Favourite Restaurant in Breck
    LoveTOEat
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We love this place--the ingredients are always creative and unusual and work so well together. We took a couple of New Yorkers there and THEY were impressed!
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Breckenridge Spot off Main St
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Jake was fun, fast and knowledgable as a server. Although menu was not extensive, it had great flavors and sauces and sides were tastefully matched to entree.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative
    StanLVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Chef, Scott Boshaw, does amazing things with excellent ingredients. The plates come out like art. The flavors are sensational. Food like this would be competitive with fine restaurants in San Francisco or NYC, but would cost three times as much. The place is very homey-comfortable and the service is very good. Wine list is quite broad and priced very reasonably. Ask for Jake the waiter; the guy with the crazy hats.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Great place!
    Denver77
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great service, ambiance, and unique entrees! Service was wonderful! Cocktails were excellent!
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Drink
    ERaz5280
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent and original food. I had the elk which was outstanding but my wife's chicken was the best. It was a chicken breast with a Side of carrot infused buffalo wing style sauce. Super creative and delicious. Todd the bartender would give the Dos Equis guy a run for his title of " Most Interrsting Man In the World." Ate at the bar and loved Todd's foodie insights. Only gripe was a long-ish wait at check in. Everything else was great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.