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
290 reviews since May 25, 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 (228)special occasion (217)neighborhood gem (176)romantic (156)notable wine list (92)hot spot (23)late-night find (7)good for groups (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything about this restaurant was outstanding-food, atmosphere, service...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    beriley
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We love this Fruition. The food is fantastic, the menu is creative and the service is spot-on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, Concise menu.
    Davenshan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food overall was very good. Presentation was wonderful. Only dull spot was sub-par crab meat in an appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zulma
    Zulmardh
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was cooked perfectly in the wine recommended was outstanding
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinaria comida,
    Fegafe
    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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion
    foodguy74
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and we took them to Fruition. They were thrilled with every aspect of the evening. The menus has been personalized and they were able to take them home. The food was outstanding and very unique combinations and sides with the main courses.
    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.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View - pretty good food
    DJC081456
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The view here is dynamic and the drinks were good; a bit limited on menu selection but they do offer choices of beef/poultry and fish. Ordered a 3 fish sampler- surprised that the Ahi was tough and hard to eat; Mahi and Ono were good but expected better. Nice enough place overall.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.