Ghost Plate and Tap
Ghost Plate and Tap
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Ghost Plate and Tap

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ghostdenver.com/
  • Phone: 3032971738
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Cina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: We have catering options to fit any size party or budget. Special menus are also available to fit any occasion or dietary needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Restaurant may be privately reserved for large parties and private events. The Coupe bar may be reserved for private gatherings within the restaurant space. The rooftop venue of the Ghost Building may be booked for private events up to 350 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Ruskaup 3032492172
  • Entertainment: Special mixology nights through the Colorado Bartenders Guild hosted at the Coupe, a speakeasy-style bar located in the heart of the Ghost Plate & Tap. Most events are open to the public and feature one-of-a-kind craft cocktails and high-end beer bombers.
  • Special Events: Happy hour drink specials from 2-7PM Monday- Friday, featuring select $3 Craft Beers on Tap, $4 Well drinks, and $5 select wines.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stout
  • Public Transit: LIght Rail D F & H lines stop at 18th and Stout Streets.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of street parking and multiple lots in the immediate vicinity. Parking is validated at the garage at 1735 Stout St. from 4pm-6am.
A word from Ghost Plate and Tap
Ghost Plate and Tap is located in the heart of downtown Denver’s business and legal districts and pairs the cuisine of an upscale American gastropub with the vintage charm of a well established city tavern.

From the display kitchen of Chef Christopher Cina, to the dark wood & green leather furnishings, to the Coupe speakeasy-styled cocktail bar, the Ghost will remind you of a Fifties-era urban oasis.

It's a comfortable, unpretentious classic complete with counter seating, private booths and a throwback, horseshoe-shaped bar. Whether you are looking for a spot in which to enjoy a classic cocktail, cold craft brew or glass of tap wine, the Ghost is your place.
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Ghost Plate and Tap reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The food was good. We thought
    NMAG
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    The food was good. We thought the menu could be more extensive.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ghost Plate & Tap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We were pleasantly surprised with this place. It was pretty quiet- not too busy. The food was awesome!! Great service too. I've recommended it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably a good after-work place
    whineandfoodVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Food was typical bar fare - nothing to blow your top off but good. Beer choices were good. Service was very good but it was not very busy at all. Would go back with a group for drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everyone was very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Everyone was very friendly and helpful, especially Blake. He was very attentive and was very personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend and I came in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    My boyfriend and I came in for dinner on a Friday night, and it was great! Attentive service and a fun atmosphere. The food is good, and priced just right. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent list of craft beers
    johnst99VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    Excellent list of craft beers on tap. The Ghost Burger is really tasty. One of my favourite spots whenvever I am visiting Denver.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Went here for 5280 and was so impressed! The food was absolutely delicious, from the duck flatbread to the beef shank with spaeztle, to the pretzel bread pudding! Yum! Our waiter made my girlfriends and I feel very welcome; everything was great. This is a hidden gem, would be great for a fancy date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went in for a 5280 meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    We went in for a 5280 meal so comments are limited. However, what we had was exceptional (especially beet salad) and we look forward to returning for another great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, wine and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Four of us at went for dinner at Ghost Plate & Tap for 5380 week. The food, wine and service were excellent. We had a very good time and will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant is very convenientl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    This restaurant is very conveniently located and there was plenty of parking on a Wednesday night. The beer selection is EXCELLENT! The food was pretty good, and the atmosphere was great. I will definitely be stopping in again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went for 5280 with my boyfriend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    I went for 5280 with my boyfriend and we had a wonderful experience. Our server Kelsey was a gem and we loved her. The wine was great as I am really enjoying the Washington wines at the moment. Definitely fit for a foodie, you can tell they care about what they put on the plate. The portions were great and the pretzel bread pudding rocks! We will be sure to return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good time had by all
    Edward
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    A good spate of offerings highlights the menu. Had a tasty beef short rib plate, but my wife had the real joy of the night with a gnocchi plate. Had a hiccup in our service where one member of our party got his dinner and the other five of us sat for about seven minutes before we saw our food. But the beer list was good, the attendant was respectful and there was a nice, even din throughout what was a fairly crowded restaurant
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was aweful!Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Food was aweful!Service was rushed. Crawfish were under cooked. Short rib still had the tough sinew. Desserts were nothing to rave about.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food and cocktails!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Amazing food and cocktails! The desserts can use some work but everything else was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went for 5280 with a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    I went for 5280 with a group of 5 friends. They were able to accomadate us despite making a reservation for 4 people. My food was a bit cold, however, they gave me a free drink to make up for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good find with Ghost Plate.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Good find with Ghost Plate. Food had good portions and tasted great. Good beer and wine selection as well. Really enjoyed our visit here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truffle cauliflower bisque
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Truffle cauliflower bisque is all I need to say. Do not leave without ordering it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not great - except the bisque!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    We had a nice dinner experience here - don't get me wrong, but everything was just 'goog' not outstanding....EXCEPT for the cauliflower bisque - it was actually light and airy, NOT heavy as you would think a traditionla bisque would be. One person in our party had a very overcooked piece of mahi but the kitchen was kind enough to take it off our final bill, which definitely helped. I would say "great for happy hour" as it's location is right downtown, and it has an EXCELLENT deal on happy hour drinks - all local/tap wines and beers, which I always appreciate! We may go back here again - but nothing about it was truly special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was good but lacked
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    The food was good but lacked creativity I thought. Nothing that impressed me enough to go back for. Staff was nice and attentive but it wasn't very busy. Server wasn't very knowledgeable about the menu but was nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this was our first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    this was our first time at ghost plate and tap. we had a group of 6 and the booth was perfect for us all with space to maneuver around. the staff was friendly and had prompt service. we choose this place during the denver 5280 restaurant week, the menu was great! would def recommend and return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Awful. As a veteran of the food&beverage industry, I wanted to sympathize with the staff, who were clearly trying the best they could. That being said, the service was terrible. We arrived early for our reserved time, and were informed that there was a bit of a delay. (15 minutes) After waiting patiently at the bar for close to an hour without being acknowledged, we finally just left. I made a couple of attempts to get the hosts attention, but he was literally walking in circles at the back of the floor while a line of upset customers waited at the front entrance. The bartenders appeared to be waiting and bussing tables in addition to tending the bar. They also seemed indifferent to the lack of service. COMPLETE FAIL BY MANAGEMENT
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  • Maybe because of 5280 week
    burke22
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Maybe because of 5280 week we did not see are server between the second and third course. Everything else was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went on 5280's first night.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Went on 5280's first night. They were underprepared for the crowd, but the staff was fantastic. Food was very good. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and they were great. Would recommend to a friend and will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD OVERALL WAS OK. MY WIFE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    FOOD OVERALL WAS OK. MY WIFE HAD THE FISH AND I THE STEAK. THE FISH WAS DRY, THE MEAT HOWEVER WAS GOOD, COOKED TO ORDER AND WELL SEASONED. THE SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE, IT TOOK OVER 45 MINUTES TO GET OUR SALAD, THEN ANOTHER 45 MINUTES FOR THE REST OF THE MEAL TO COME OUT
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Try Something else
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    It was just ok. Unfortunately I don't think the restaurant was ready for the first night of Restaurant week, which is when we dined. They were busy, and the waitress who definitely tried and kept up most of the night just didn't know what was going on. We got our first two courses back to back, and waited about 20 minutes for our entree's. While in the middle of eatting our main course we were told that one of the desserts was no longer available. After selecting a different option, the dessert came out before we were even done with our main course. I think management is to blame on the poor planning. We won't be back.
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  • My husband and I had reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    My husband and I had reservations for Ghost Plate and were looking forward to the Restaurant Week menu. This night was a comedy of errors sandwiched between bad service and terrible food. We did not have a server assigned to our table, so the bartender picked up our table in between his duties at the bar and the bar area. After an extended period of time after our order was taken, we were brought our 2nd course first, in error. Once that was sent back, he brought me an overdressed, wilted salad and told my husband that they were out of the cheese soup that he had ordered about 45 minutes previously. Thinking they might redeem themselves with a freshly made salad, he too ordered the salad and also received the same overdressed, wilted salad.
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  • the story behind the ghost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    the story behind the ghost plate and tap was very interesting. very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. loved the califlower truffle soup. the flatiron steak and short rib plate were fabulous. by the time desert arrrived, everyone was way past full, but managed to eat bread pudding & mousse. the wine suggested by the waitress was a perfect match. i would recommend this place to anyone looking for a very memorable dining experience. great for my 58th birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing.
    DissapointedVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    5280 just started up and the Ghost was clearly not ready for it. It took us over two hours to dine and was because the kitchen could not handle the crowd. As an example, it took over 30 minutes to get dessert. The food was okay but not as good as the descriptions on the menu. My wife had the Gnocchi and they were very small and were clearly outnumbered by Brussels sprouts. Both soups were good. Mixed drinks were reasonably priced. I doubt we will return as the quality is not up to the prices.
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  • 5280 Restaurant Week 2013
    BethR
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Menu for 5280 Restaurant Week excellent. Service was awesome. Would go again for a meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Overall it was a fine experience. This was for restaurant week which had a different menu. Unfortunately our server had absolutely no idea how to explain the entrees to us. When asking about the flavor of one of the desserts she described it as "puddingy". The fish listed on the menu they didn't get in thus was eating a fish I was unfamiliar with that was very tough and not flaky at despite being told it was a "better fish". My that was just my taste. My wife's "short rib" dish was gritty and fatty. That left much to be desired as well. The desserts and the appetizers and soups were delicious. Those portions helped redeem the many shortfalls of the entrees and lack of knowledge in the service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour pricing on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Great Happy Hour pricing on wine, beer, and persecco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was suburb and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The food was suburb and the service was very good. However, we did not enjoy the music. It was very loud and not to our liking (we are older folks). It would have been nice for Valentine's Day to have nice soft music instead of the rock or heavy metal music
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The food was good, not great. The drink I had was very good and the service attentive. My wife and I went for Valentine's Day dinner and found it to be too loud for an intimate experience. I would recommend it for casual and group dining or happy hour, but not for anything that is supposed to be romantic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too bad
    Riff
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    I had a cioppino that left a lot to be desired. For one, it was missing ingredients; monkfish and crab were listed as ingredients on the menu and it didn't have either. There were tiny pieces of some fish, but it definitely was not monkfish. Lame. I left hungry. I loved the space. They have a great beer selection. There are probably 30+ tables, but only 3-4 were occupied on a Saturday night. I will say my boyfriend liked his meal. I don't think either of our meals were worth the price, however. I was really hoping for a better experience here- we had been wanting to try it out for a while.
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  • Good food and excellent service.
    Hungry4RealFoodVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Good food and excellent service. Nice atmosphere. Check their website for the parking garage with validation. Very short walk to the restaurant. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were there on NYE - and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We were there on NYE - and it was perfect! The service was outstanding, our food was very good, and the ambiance was just what we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went with a party of 8 for
    Leelo84VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Went with a party of 8 for NYE. The food was pretty good, the service was very slow and the ambience average. On a positive note, they have a great beer selection are located right downtown.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had made a previous reservation
    DCS1VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    I had made a previous reservation that the restaurant needed to cancel due to a private party. Upon rescheduling, they gave us a free appetizer for our trouble, which was appreciated. Food was very good, with a menu that changes every month. Beer list was very strong and had lots of Colorado beers. Service was also quite good and we will return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our night was a bummer because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Our night was a bummer because they didn't have any of the dishes our family wanted to order. No chicken, No hamburgers, and no gnochhi. Pretty much wanted to eat dinner, but there was no dinner to be eaten:(
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  • Apparently this is a Monday
    heatherVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Apparently this is a Monday through Friday after work kind of place. Pretty dead on Saturday night. Food and drinks mediocre (although one of us thought the pork belly entree was very good). Disappointing overall. Won't be back for dinner...maybe it's best for just hanging out in the bar?
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