Fruition Restaurant
Fruition Restaurant

Fruition Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fruitionrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (303) 831-1992
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Fruition Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
289 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (245)special occasion (218)neighborhood gem (184)romantic (156)notable wine list (95)hot spot (29)late-night find (8)good for groups (8)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Our night made special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    When I made the reservations, I noted we'd be celebrating our 33rd anniversary. They made the evening special! The food was divine! I had the octopus carpaccio for an appetizer. Each component melded to make it delightful. Our service from Laiana and Aaron was very attentive. Any question we had was answered in detail. I hope to go back again soon - when the new menu comes out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure!
    pipereatsVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Fruition has become my birthday dinner restaurant of choice. The food is refined, beautiful, creative, and delicious! The small (but not too crowded) space gives the restaurant a cozy feel. Service is great, never rushed. 4 of us dined and we ordered nearly everything off the starters menu and while we truly enjoyed all the plates, our favorites were: brussels sprouts (SO FABULOUS), beet salad, and shrimp etoufee. Of our entrees, the pork chop really stood out for flavor. Also loved the duck. Lemon meringue dessert was the perfect last bite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    VIPEaterVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We have been to Fruition many times and were very disappointed in the food and experience last night. To start, the maitre' d did not seat customers quickly although there were empty tables, which caused a major bottleneck at the restaurant entrance. After 15 minutes we were seated at the last table in front of the kitchen and it was absolutely freezing, as they had a window open in the kitchen. Despite having a space heater next to our table, we still needed to ask for our coats and scarves!!! We both felt very uncomfortable having to wear our winter clothes inside the restaurant while everyone else looked perfectly fine. I can honestly say if Paul Attardi still worked at Fruition, none of this would have happened. He probably would have moved us to a different table or made sure we were comfortable. The kitchen seemed off last night too. After ordering, the bread did not come until we received our appetizers. The shrimp and grits dish was very good, but my Pasta Carbonara, one of their signature dishes, lacked flavor and did not have enough broth. Our main courses were extremely disappointing. My wife had the vegetarian course and asked to go light on the mushrooms. That request was ignored and she had to pick around her dish. My scallops were so overly salty (and there were only 3) that I left half on the plate. Unfortunately our sever only came over a second after our entrees to check on us, so we hadn't had a chance to try much. After that, we didn't see him again until he brought the dessert menus. At that point, we were freezing cold and ready to get out of there. I don't know if it's because Alex Seidel is now downtown at Mercantile and the Fruition kitchen is being run by new chefs, or Paul being gone, or both, but Fruition is no longer a special place to have a memorable meal. This was memorably poor.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never fails to please
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Anniversary dinner : This is a restaurant that really cares about its patrons and wants them to come back again and again. We were nearly 30 minutes late for our reservation (icy streets, forgot the cross-street..) and the Maitre D' apologized to ME that our table wasn't ready. He then brought us glasses of sparkling wine to begin our anniversary celebration while we waited. Once seated, the food and service were, as always, impeccable. Fun, imaginative, and never pretentious. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Catita13
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Food was absolutely amazing! Service was great as well. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • elmwine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Service, very attentive and at the right times. Food cooked perfectly with a little to much going on in some of the dishes. The duck was the hylight, figs really set it off. The entry needs some work, opens right into the seating area with no airlock or room for people waiting for tables, thus they crowd around dining patrons and the tables closest to the entry receive a blast of cold air anytime someone comes or goes, several diners ate with there coats on. Ask for a table as far from the entry as possible and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing find in Denver
    Traveller4Food
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I was recommended Fruition by another Denver Chef and would highly recommend it to any foodie. Reservations are a must as there is not much seating but, the food and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    JSmee
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I were given a gift certificate for Fruition, and we loved it. The food, wine, service, atmosphere - everything was fantastic. Easily my favorite restaurant in Denver. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Denver's Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I live in the neighborhood and from the beginning Fruition has been my favorite restaurant. The menu is always outstanding and my out of town guests are always impressed by the chef's creativity and execution.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebration
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We celebrated our daughter's swearing in at Frution, and we were not disappointed. It was a meal we will be talking about months from now. Wine selection was excellent and the food was divine. Very small neighborhood venue well with the effort to find. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Outstanding in all three phases.Food,Service,Atmosphere. A real Special Occasion .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    DenverJRS
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great service and a great meal. Among the finest restaurants in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fruition fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    A special night out was made memorable by the entire staff and chefs at Fruition. I have and will recommend this restaurant. It took a bit longer to get a table than our reservation time, but a free glass of bubbly helped while my girl friend and I waited to be seated. The crew at Fruition made my night memorable. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good but not exceptional
    rckymtn
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were on time for our reservation on Halloween and stood around for almost 25 minutes which defeats a reservation. The waiter was lackadaisical about explaining anything on the menu, he put the menus on the table and would stop in periodically to check on us. I felt the food was par-prepped, it came out very fast as if the waiter was in a hurry to shovel us out of there for the next patrons. The flavors in the seared scallops and pasta were kind of bland. The pasta tasted like it was made fresh and scallops were good but the veggies and flavors did not explode like I was expecting with all of the reviews. We closed out our anniversary night and dinner with the thoughts, it was good but not exceptional for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is out of this world
    Brian
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    If you like subtle and layered flavors and beautiful presentation, you will love Fruition. Menu changes seasonally. The restaurant is small and intimate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible evening out
    abcmagpie
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Fruition and will be back soon. The tastes, ambiance, and service was outstanding and I would recommend this lovely restaurant to anyone. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening in Denver
    foodtraveler
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is a great restaurant with obvious competence/passion in the kitchen and a clockwork service staff that appeared to care about the customer and fellow employees – what else could you ask for in a restaurant. We were visiting our daughter at college from Connecticut and were grateful to have the opportunity to share a wonderful evening with her in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it!
    dineduo
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Had such a fantastic experience here! We came for my sister's bday. Tara (Terra?) was our wonderful waitress. Answered all of our questions and gave us great suggestions. We ended up having the lamb and duck. Both so delicious. They also helped us rush out and grab us a taxi as we had lost track of time and had to catch a show. Thank you so much for such a wonderful evening! We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent As Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Fruition is our favorite dining spot. It is consistently excellent in food and service. The dishes are exciting and original.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food
    MrTopHat
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Service was excellent and the food better. A great little gem
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The service and food at Fuition are always excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary!
    Carol
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We went here for our 51st anniversary---and last year with a group for our 50th. As always, the food was wonderful, the waiter knowledgeable and attentive. We received a small complementary champagne to start, and a menu inscribed "Happy 51st Anniversary". As we had been here many times before, even tho this was a special occasion I decided to try the "vegetarian" for a change, and it was delicious! It was truly a wonderful evening, as expected. This is our favorite place for special occasions, or "just because". Don't skip dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful
    Debbo
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The wait staff was very accommodating to our dietary needs; the food was beautifully prepared; fabulous relaxing atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For a birthday
    Olivefood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Awesome meal for a birthday! My boyfriend turned 35 and I took him and two of his friends there for dinner. We ordered the lamb, duck, and pork chops for dinner and they were all amazing! We also had the octopus and carbonara for starters, both were great but the octopus was such a surprisingly delicious dish! I brought his favorite cake to the restaurant earlier that day and they were nice enough to bring it out and cut it for us at the end of our meal! No cheesy singing, no ridiculous hats, just amazing food and a wonderful birthday experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Date
    Nancy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Fruition went out of there way to help us celebrate our Anniversary. The staff and waiter were exceptional. The knowledge of the waiter, Eric was great. He helped us choose our dinner and had wonderful advice. The meal was outstanding, I had the beet salad and steak. My husband had the oysters and scallops. Dessert was to die for, just the right size. We would go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the wait!
    HornedFrogFoodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I have wanted to eat at Fruition for years and finally were able to do so on Saturday night. It was so worth the wait! Everything about our dinner from start to finish was absolutely amazing! The flavors in each dish were incredible and just simply divine. I cannot recommend this place enough, Fruition lives up to its reputation and is very deserving of the accolades it has received. We will be back in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always.
    GuyP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Fruition has never let us down. Great food, great ambiance, great staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fruition
    ClimbinTrev
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Incredible dining experience. A bit spendy, but we all enjoyed our time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply amazing
    jdub
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Some of the best food in Denver, hands down one of the best meals I've had. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night in Denver
    Fruitiondinner1
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I´m from Rio de Janeiro, a city with warm weather, beaches and joyfull people. It´s worthy for me and husband places to dine with good and surprising food and with friendly and effective / efficient crew. It was all found in Fruitition, other than a great house, local, in a city near the rocky mountains. It seamed so local, then so special, typical from a city like Denver, that was the dinner of Denver´s trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This was our second time having dinner at Fruition. The meal was fabulous and every bit as good as our first time. The service was attentive, but not intrusive and the atmosphere was light, quiet and comfy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Out w/K.
    RtrntoSullys
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Food was not as good as I remembered it from several years ago. Lamb was under cooked and cool, Pork-chop was tough. Flavors were very good. I don't like to sit on top of other people, but given size of the dining room, I get it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply perfect.
    marriedachef
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Fruition lived up to their #6 ranking for best restaurants beautifully. The flavors were deliberate, delicious, and unique. Truly perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fruition ~ Feels Like Home!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Its' not often you walk into a restaurant and instantly feel like you walked into the most comfortable, caring and hospitable dining location in town. I’ve talked Fruition up for years, only because I have been to Fruition Farms, seen the care and detail taken there and the warm heart and passion of the owner.. it translates 100% even when Alex is not on site. Everyone at Fruition walks with a passion to please, a smile to delight and food that tempts your taste buds the morning after. I’m glad I finally made it a point to enjoy such well prepared, mouth watering food made with obvious care, concern and love for the craft of most excellent food ~ for their guests! We will be returning sooner rather than later!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The best meal I have had in Denver in the past two years. The food rivals anything in SF or NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodies
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food and service were spectacular. They were pouring a rare magnum 1994 Penfeld wine that evening that made the dinner even more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top-notch!
    dnldine
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our first time at Fruition was beyond our expectations. I mentioned it was my husbands bday and our first time. We were greeted at our table with his custom menu and a glass of bubbly to welcome us! The food and service was wonderful. We had the beet salad and the grilled brusselsprouts for starters. Both amazing and presented so artistically. The main course was so flavorful, we enjoyed duck and steak. Service was friendly, not over-bearing, just sweet and attentive. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I cannot rave enough about the food at this restaurant! Absolutely amazing. The chef was very accommodating in making a dish gluten free for me. And the result was fabulous. The service was a little lacking, especially when it came to ordering wine. I had to consciously catch the waiter's eye every time I needed something. I would watch him go from table to table and he would never look around to see if anyone else needed him. But the food made up for his inattentiveness and I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant is amazing. Tara, our server, was wonderful. We were celebrating our anniversary and she gave us some wonderful sparkling rose to toast with. I had the carbonara, trout, and lemon meringue dessert. My husband had the polenta soup and duck. Overall, this was hands down the best dinner I have had in Denver. Don't miss this one - you won't be disappointed!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dining experience!
    Stefkersey
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I really enjoyed dinner at Fruition. The Grazing Vegetarians option is perfect for me, and the pumpkin risotto was absolutely fantastic. The service was impeccable, and the restaurant provided complimentary champagne, since it was our anniversary. I will definitely eat at Fruition again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.