Fruition Restaurant
Fruition Restaurant

Fruition Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fruitionrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3038311992x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Alex Seidel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Fruition will accommodate large parties of up to 40 on a buyout basis. Please contact us directly for these bookings.
  • Private Party Contact: Charlene Seckler 3038311962x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marion
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available. Additional parking located in neighboring lot just east of the restaurant.
A word from Fruition Restaurant
If online reservations are unavailable, please contact the restaurant directly.

Fruition Restaurant is a small, intimate neighborhood restaurant. We are located in central Denver's historic district. We serve chef Alex Seidel's interpretation of sophisticated comfort food paired with an eclectic wine list and impeccable service. Our menu and wine list will change seasonally throughout the year.

Please note: Due to the limited capacity of our dining room, Fruition Restaurant only accepts reservations for parties up to six Monday through Thursday and parties up to four Friday and Saturday, and Sunday.

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Fruition Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
303 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (242)special occasion (224)neighborhood gem (190)romantic (164)notable wine list (96)hot spot (26)late-night find (8)good for groups (6)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • kept waiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Despite a reservation made months in advance and a call from the restaurant confirming our table that afternoon, upon arrival we were told no table. In fact, the maitre'd was OUTSIDE and a waitress happened by to tell us to wait..the maitre'd would be 'back soon'. When she did come in, she told us that a table "was looking over the dessert menu" and implied that they still had to order, get their choices, have coffee/aperitifs and THEN we would be seated. This is our annual anniversary dinner and we eat at Fruition yearly on or around our wedding anniversary - something has certainly changed. We were seated 22 minutes later...the meal was good but the dessert flavorless and the service bland. Perhaps time to celebrate elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Groupie
    ColoradoFoodTourVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fruition has never failed to serve us a fabulous dinner. It's the place I go when I want wonderful food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The wife and I have been trying to check this place off the must try restaurant list for a long time. Fruition is well known in Denver and now I know why. Amazing flavors, rich, complex and yet subtle. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    9:45pm reservations for two on a Friday night (only spot per OT); having read other reviews, I wasn't too concerned about arriving 5-10 minutes late. Upon arriving, we saw only about 1/3 of the tables occupied - and were made to feel very welcome and not at all rushed. Apps: beet salad and potato wrapped oysters were outstanding. My entree scallops were cooked perfectly and the accompanying sauce was delicious. Wife's hanger steak flavored wonderfully, a bit tough even for a hanger - not a preparation issue, just a particularly sinewy example of this cut. If not for that, food would have been 5 stars this visit. Service: attentive not interruptive, waitperson knowledgeable on the fantastic wine and seasonally fresh beer offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Drive By, Stop and EAT!
    WashParkFoodie303VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Fruition is great when it comes to a special night. For us it was our one-year wedding anniversary. We were quickly greeted and given a special dining menu, along with glasses of complimentary wine. The pasta carbonara was an outstandingly paired with the house-cured pork belly, which was crispy and delivered a great smoky flavor. I was in heaven after breaking into yoke of the 6-minute egg and allowing it to slowly cover the housemade Cavatelli. We both had the duck breast for our main dishes. The skins were perfectly seared and the flavors popped with the fig marmalade. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The seating is intimate and the noise level is low. Great place for your next celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Made reservations for my wife's birthday, and we had a fantastic dinner on a Thursday night. The service was rally good. The waitress made a wine recommendation that was a perfect fit. Really enjoyed our evening and will make a return visit for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great dinner!!
    TheFoxAndTheGrapes
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We absolutely adored fruition. The plating was sexy, and the food was cooked to perfection. Our waiter was extremely attentive and well versed. I somehow managed to lose my camera lense, but they knew exactly where it was... Weird? This restaurant is perfected to a science.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great food, fresh ingredients, creative chef and very accommodating for vegans! We were not rushed and it was a nice change of pace to feel like we could take our time and enjoy dinner. Definitely recommend it for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
    Lizalex
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My boyfriend and I had a reservation for 7:30 on a Monday for our 1 year anniversary. We ended up getting seated just after 8. The hostess apologized multiple times and we ended up getting a complementary glass of wine each and a complimentary appetizer for having to wait so long. We didn't end up leaving until about 10pm but it was a wonderful dinner. Very cozy space and wonderful dishes. Will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable
    Skip1VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    A wonderful place to go when you want to be able to hear your dinner companions. And, the food is delicious too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe the best in Denver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Fruition maybe Denver's best restaurant. It is attractive, well located, excellent food, and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Fantastic time here. Had appetizers, a bottle of wine, the duch and scallions, and dessert. Pleased with everything. Fantastic time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful, quiet spot
    Farmersmarketjunkie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a small, quiet restaurant with deliciously prepared fresh food. The entire staff pitches in with all the service tasks which gives it a relaxed, homey feel. We were a party of four enjoying ourselves and joking with our delightful waiter. Other patrons were enjoying intimate dining. This place is a gem: they respect ingredients and respect the diners. A more than adequate wine and beer list, some unusual and interesting finds. Would absolutely love to return to Fruition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    DenverRE
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Smaller portions perfectly prepared. Space is tight here so don't much privacy .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AtoZdining
    AtoZdiningVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love this gem! Fresh farm to table ingredients, lovely presentation, delicious flavors, unique combinations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fruition is Excellent!
    EditorGirl
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was amazing, the wine list was great, and the service was top-notch! Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner!
    Nicole
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food (grazing vegetarians) and service were both impressive. Thanks for making our night special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot
    eatingout
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Fruition is such a nice spot for dinner with friends, especially on a weeknight when they aren't quite so busy. We really enjoyed our entrees--the duck (the favorite--tender and flavorful), the cod and the vegetarian entree. We also liked the salad on the vegetarian grazing menu (tangy vinaigrette and very fresh ingredients) and the polenta soup was good. But, the potato wrapped oysters Rockefeller were not very good--they mostly tasted like fried wrapper-- and the side of battered, deep-fried mushroom with the cod was terrible. Desserts (bread pudding with cheese and chocolate caramel cake) were average. Our server was knowledgeable and responsive, and helped us find just the right wine. A pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A VERY relaxed pace dinner
    DenverDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our server was attentive and did a great job of explaining the menu and making wine pairings for us. We got complimentary wine aperitif for our anniversary and a special printed menu. Nice touches. The grilled pork chop, duck breast and diver scallops were excellent. Plan on a longish dinner from start to finish--- for three of us, it took 2 hours and 15 minutes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Denver's Best
    MhughesVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    You know what they say - if it ain't broke... Fruition has kept its best dishes on the menu and perfected them over the years. The deconstructed pasta carbonara is perfect - familiar and unique at the same time and deeply satisfying. Fruition is simply Denver's best restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fruition Does It Again!
    FeynmanVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fruition is an outstanding restaurant. We come every time we are in Denver and it does not disappoint. The food was excellent and inventive. The service was outstanding - they let us just sit around an talk and the service was attentive but not intrusive. The staff is great! You cannot go wrong by going to Fruition! We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible meal
    teapat
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The visual artistry in presentation, choice of freshest ingredients, savory seasonings, attention to detail... all of it made for a stunning experience. My wife is a gluten free eater and she loved the bread they served her (on request.) I've lived in Colorado for over 50 years and eaten at many fine establishments here and all over the world, and I would say Fruition is world class!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A dining experience!
    Heartspeaking
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is our new must-go place for dining for two or with another couple! Love the ambiance and although the tables seem close, we never seem to notice or are bothered by the tables near us! Service is attentive (yet not overly so), competent, and helpful in making choices. Wine list is fabulous (speaking for reds since that is all we choose). Menu is delightful in variety, presentation, and flavor combinations! Highly recommend for a dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming and accommodating
    chocolatelove
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Not only was the locally sourced food great but my cosmopolitan made with local Colorado Woody Creek vodka was fabulous! Our vegan friend, who is himself a chef and vegan cook book author, called ahead to ask Fruition's chef to prepare entrees for his wife and himself. They loved their appetizers and main course. Thank you everyone at Fruition!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great B-day experience
    Bmac19
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took my wife here for her Birthday, and the entire staff was absolutely amazing! From start to finish teh entire experience was wonderful. This is easily the best restaurant in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    lalalaaa
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We all loved our food- especially the duck and steak on a cold day. This is fancy, classy comfort food that isn't too heavy, and the flavor complements are on point. The gluten free garlic flat bread is also very impressive. I love Fruition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Denver, CO
    rwilkof551
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Literally the best dining experience I have had in Denver, CO to date!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Iliketoeat
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Still the most consistently good restaurant in Denver, with the food and service at the highest level in a neighborhood restaurant setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional service and food!!
    Enjoygoodfood
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    IMHO, Fruition is the best restaurant in Denver. If you enjoy excellent food at a reasonable price, this is the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding good
    SeanFlaherty
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Small and a bit cramped, but the best food I've ever had in Denver. Very creative menu and passionate, creative staff. Outstanding presentation and great service - never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!!
    TwanD
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I surprised my girlfriend with a visit to Fruition last Sunday night while visiting Denver. Everything was superb. Service, ambience, wine list and of course the food. Our waiter, zuhair (if I recall correctly), helped us make a few decisions and we were not dissappointed. Every aspect of our dining experience exceeded expectations. Fruition was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deborah
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    this was our first time here and it was for our anniversary. We had reservations and they took us exactly at the time we had reserved- this usually doesn't happen. Food very good- had a very good wine list and attentive but not pushy wait staff. It is a bit expensive but not really too bad given the level of the food- we will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clearly One of Denver's Best
    Vegetarianista
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It had been several years since I had the pleasure of dining at Fruition and I was happy to have the opportunity to go back. There were four of us and we had an outstanding experience from beginning to end. The food was exceptional and beautifully presented, our server Chris was delightful and very attentive, and the ambiance was perfect - we could easily carry on a conversation, which was very important to us. If you have not been to Fruition - by all means - go. I promise that you will be thrilled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    Foodee4life
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were in town visiting from San Antonio and absolutely wanted to try this restaurant. It is very difficult to get reservations but well worth it. Everyone was so polite and knowledgeable and the food was so delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Kippersmom
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had dinner with an old friend. And it was the perfect spot, the perfect food, perfect server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistenty good!
    bisonburger
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We went to Fruition for our anniversary (like we do every year) and they always deliver. Excellent service and wonderful food. Oysters Rockefeller and pulpo for appy's and the lamb entree was superb. They comped us a few glasses of sparkling for the occasion. Just a real fun place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had a great time and had some really awesome food. Everything was so fresh with various combinations of ingredients!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    very good to great food depending on choices. very attentive service. smaller ,more intimate setting
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Flavor
    Dan728VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had been hearing great things, but were completely blown away by the amazing favors, great service and ambience. Our new favorite in Denver!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Expectations
    PHil
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Based on reviews online and from friends and family over the years I had very high expectations for fruition, anything short of a mouth orgasm was going to leave me wanting. I did not leave wanting. From the Pasta Carbonara to the Lemon Meringue and everything in between, food and service wise, exceeded what I had hoped for. Truly one of the finest restaurants in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.