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
285 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (222)special occasion (210)neighborhood gem (172)romantic (145)notable wine list (89)hot spot (30)late-night find (7)good for groups (5)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Extraordinaria comida,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Perfecto balance entre sabores , aromas y texturas , siempre es una grata sorpresa encontrar un restaurante de esa calidad .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Outstanding!
    bonjovi637
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Fruition is such a nice restaurant. Went there for my fiancé's 30th birthday, they printed out a special menu for her saying happy birthday, everyone including the host knew it was her birthday. Everyone was extremely friendly. The food was outstanding, the food was even better. Just an overall great time and great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    3rd time at Fruition. Gets better each time. Appetizers unique and fantastic. Heirloom tomato salad and polenta soup memorable. Scallops and beef outstanding. Desserts out of this world. Service was great and commensurate with restaurant of this caliber.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fine meal at Fruition
    CoolheatVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We love Fruition. Their menu items are always unique and expertly prepared and presented. We also like the fact the noise level is such that you can talk with your dinner companions without having to raise your voice. The only drawback, minor as it is, with this visit was that the table we were seated at was underneath a hvac outlet and so that noise from that vent was a bit annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impeccable
    Debbie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was my first visit to Fruition. I had been to their farm but not th restaurant. It did not disappoint. DON'T miss the lemon meringue pie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • all good but dessert.
    jgvco
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Party of 4,. Small plates first were on a par with the restaurant type (above average local). Main courses were very good (my duck) to modest (undistinguished cod). Side dishes were excellent (fried mushrooms with the cod) to tasty. Dessert was a split between good ( the chocolate one) and awful (the apple bread pudding with cranberry sauce). The pudding was modest at best and the sauce was inedible. It tasted of sour vinegar. I told the waiter the kitchen should be notified of this. He said nothing and we found he had not charged us for the dish. That is a small consolation and did little to remove the bad taste from my mouth. Service was slow and not very attentive,
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Culinary Excellence
    Isosceles5
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I am a Food and Beverage Director within the state and was thoroughly impressed with every plate that came out of the kitchen from apps to dessert. The flavor profiles were exact and demonstrating the Chef team put great thought into each dish. My wife and I have already decided to come back for our anniversary! The restaurant itself is "cozy" which isn't always a spectacular term for some restaurants...luckily, the food far overshadows the the ambiance and location to a point where I know I'll continue to return to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant.
    Arl24
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It is expensive so it is more for special occasions. Great food and very pleasing presentation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't think it could get better
    Jlk1
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My God... My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here last year and we were blown away by the ambiance, food and kindness of the staff... Went back to have a casual dinner with an old friend this week and feel like this was James Beard Award winning food presentation without all the snobbery. The staff are still incredibly knowledgeable, funky and kind... My dinner was well paced, unbelievably delicious and beautiful.... Still talking about the experience three days later with friends.... I am a New York native and still cannot believe this resteraunt is in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for our anniversary
    TasterDaveVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We celebrated our 51st anniversary at Fruition, one of our very favorite restaurants. The food was wonderful, as usual, and the service was outstanding. Their staff is the finest in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience 2nd time
    Omaha
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We started with the oysters rockefeller, wrapped in thin potatoes, lightly fried, served with cooked spinach and pistachio emulsion. We really liked these. The bread and butter were very good. I had scallops and clam fritters with a grain and grilled corn, very interesting and good in taste and texture. Husband wanted the walleye, but they'd just ran out so ordered cod, which was very good. Ordered Rhone Wine, Syrah, 11/glass which was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always right
    boom
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It never let's us down. Fruition serves up some surprises of just the right sort each time we visit. The chef packs a punch. Go HUNGRY. Go with an open mind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portion size too small, long wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had the lamb with an appetizer and the portions were really small. The food was great their just wasn't enough of it. The time it took for our main dish to come out was way too long. We ordered at about 840 and our food want out for an hour. That's way too long to wait in my opinion. The overall experience i have to say was a bit of a bust. Given how far out in advance you have to make reservations for this place, I think it's just not worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best
    LoveFineFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is truly one of the best restaurants in town. If you want to spend a bit more than some nights out you will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting
    Alex
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Good quality food - according to the waitress , most of the ingredients comes for their own farm , wich it's great. Their Mozarella is delicious , dessert was yummy - fish was average -- service: slow but friendly and very polite , perhaps it was just one of those nights -- we were glad to go/ but if we were living in the area I am not sure we would become a regular.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AugustHoneymooner
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This resturant went above and beyond on our honeymoon. They did a similar thing for a couple celebrating an aniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Penstemmon
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We like your menu, the quantity of food in the plate, the originality in the composition of your courses.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at Fruition and we were not disappointed. They made us feel special all night. We did not feel rushed. We are not drinkers so the wine was not pushed on us. The wait staff was excellent. They were there when we wanted but not overbearing. The food was very good and with the appetizers it gave us a chance to try some things we might not normally try. Nice intimate atmosphere that gave you a feeling that you were special. While the meals are a bit more expensive they were worth. We spent 2 hours there and certainly got our moneys worth.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, not great service
    mimithing
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Everytime I dine at Fruition the food is as good as any restaurant in Denver. The service, however, always manages to hurt my experience. We were seated right on our reservation time, but we waited at least 15 minutes for anyone to approach our table. We usually order a pre-dinner cocktail, but because of the wait, we went right to the wine instead. It took another 15 for the wine to be delivered. Then, another 15 for our server to return for our order. Our server said bread service would arrive before our first course. It didn't. Then, we waited over a half hour for our second course. The most disappointing part was that the table next to us had friends of the restaurant who received great service and let us know what could have been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This restaurant came recommended to me from a friend. From start to finish it was amazing. Great bottle of wine, the appetizers were delicious and perfectly sized. The entree was spectacular and the desert was just as good. Overall it was the best experience in a restaurant I have had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    DenverGrad
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Gay best friend and I had date night at Fruition. I was looking for a place where we could splurge on an incredible experience and spend an evening of good food, good laughs, and good scotch. Fruition delivered beyond my wildest dreams. The food was all so incredibly delicious, they have sour red ales and Macallan 12 year. We spent 3 hours there, and due to our late reservation were the last couple in the restaurant, but the staff were welcoming and chatty and did not rush us in the least. I would absolutely recommend Fruition!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, underwhelming service
    Denverdiner
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I made reservations for my wife's birthday two weeks in advance of visiting Fruition (and I let them know it was her birthday). It was our first time there, and we had heard nothing but rave reviews. We showed up and were told a couple was just signing their bill and the table would be just a couple minutes. People left the restaurant...and we kept waiting...and waiting...and waiting. At the same time, most of the people who were also waiting were offered a glass of wine. Not us. The service finally improved a bit once we got inside, though it still wasn't great. The food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved Fruition
    SarahS
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    It had been a long time since we'd been to Fruition. I'm sad we waited so long to go back. It is excellent. And the service is great. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    JtravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Always a good choice for a fine meal. The service was wonderful, and the food was perfectly prepared. We enjoyed the duck and a special treat was the cucumber salad, which was a tasty and amazing work of art. The restaurant is quiet… a rare treat today… And you can enjoy a visit with your dining companions. Good for a romantic dinner or a special meal. My out-of-town guests especially love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relaxing and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is the perfect place to go when you are overwhelmed and want delicious food in a calm environment. Everything is not only perfectly cooked, but beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cathy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    All employees very polite. The service person helpful in selecting order. The food was excellent and no more than you can eat on the plate - no take homes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    tasteetreats4us
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I visited Fruition to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. They were ready with a keepsake menu - Happy 6th Anniversary printed at the top - and a glass of bubbly to end our meal. The ingredients and flavor combinations were fresh and appealing. Though it's a tight space, the servers and other diners were unobtrusive. Thank you for a wonderful meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    HRTopicsVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    From the moment we walked in everything was perfect. The menu is interesting and amazing. Everything we had from appetizer to desert was amazing! It was my birthday and we were from out of town, not only did they help my husband get fresh flowers for the table, they printed happy birthday on my menu. It was that type of personal touch. If you're in denver this is a don't miss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always an occasion
    ETDenver
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Dining at Fruition is always a special occasion, regardless of when you go. The food is out of this world and the service first rate. This is one of the few places in Denver where you never feel rushed yet never lack for attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WHO KNEW EGGPLANT COULD BE SO GOOD?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Get there early. Even on a Monday the place was packed. And with good reason: Inventive seasonal food, knowledgable staff, and some of most interesting preparations of veggies I've experienced in a long time. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Denver surprise
    Outlander
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent food, great service, relaxing atmosphere. Definitively go back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Terrific
    DisaPointedVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Another birthday dinner at Fruition did not disappoint. There is never a low note when dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Melovefood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for dinner for his birthday. The restaurant custom made his menu to say Happy Birthday at the top. The food was delicious. We both got the duck. The risotto and fig sauce was savory and sweet and a great compliment to the perfectly cooked duck. To top it off the service was excellent. I highly recommend this quaint place, especially for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cmg67
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great find. Good food. Definitely a must when in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the wait
    jgDenverVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    It took a while to reserve a table but Fruition is worth the wait. We went mid week. Had the pork tenderloin. Truly to die for. The accompaniments were so complimentary as well as tasty that we could gave savored them for a week 5 stars is not enough
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MickiVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Service amazing, the food so very creative. Appetizers were over the top - Octopus, Pasta Carbonara were 'wows'. If you enjoy good food that is presented as art, don't miss Fruition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing else like it...
    YummInMyTumm
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The menu is seasonal and they use market fresh items in all their plates. The portions are perfect and not too small. Each bite was like the first and made me want to give high-fives to the people around me. The waitress was very accommodating and friendly as well. Lemon meringue for dessert...wow, seriously!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightfully Unique
    Geordielass
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Based on the mainly positive reviews we decided to try Fruition while in Denver. We were not disappointed. All staff were very friendly making us feel welcome. The menu is not huge, but well thought out and in our opinion adequate. We are not big eaters so we found the portion sizes just right and of course you can always add desert! The presentation or 'plating up' of our meals was first class and the various textures and flavours were perfectly balanced. Everyone who enjoys good food should go to Fruition at least once in their culinary journey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived up to its reputation
    NicoleB
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I'm a total foodie/chef business owner, and I'm moving out of state next week. I asked via FB what were the top 3 restaurants I had to try before leaving. Fruition was the #1 suggestion. I totally feel it lived up to its reputation! We were celebrating a birthday and the restaurant even made sure the Birthday Girl got a menu with "Happy Birthday" on it; what a beautiful, thoughtful touch!!! Great atmosphere, Excellent service and the food was really fabulous; great plating, and presentation as well as taste! We got 4 different entrees (Duck, Walleye, Lamb, and Scallops), and with one tiny exception (my MR lamb was slightly overcooked), we couldn't decide which entree was our fave! The black cherry mille feuille was AMAZING!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience.
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Fruition made my anniversary a night to remember. The veggie options for my wife were well executed and not an afterthought. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.