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Grappa Bistro

Grappa Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://grappabistro.com/
  • Phone: (303) 273-8882
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am -3:00pm
    Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Maurice Couturier
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer off-site catering. Please contact us so we can create a customized menu for you.
  • Private Party Facilities: The capacity of our private dining is up to 120 people. Please contact us so we can create a customized menu for you.
  • Private Party Contact: Ricardo (303) 273-8882
  • Entertainment: Piano Nightly by Ricardo.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th
  • Public Transit: RTD is serving bus stop 2 minutes walking from our restaurant. You can catch the bus from anywhere in Denver, Boulder and the surrounding areas.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Pparking lot for 28 cars is available on the ground floor of the building.
A word from Grappa Bistro
Visit our Mediterranean Bistro featuring cuisine from Italy, France and Spain by Chef and Owner Maurice Couturier and Piano Bar with Ricardo nightly. Visit our beautiful patio in Golden CO overlooking Clear Creek. We are open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Happy Hour Specials and Tapas are available every afternoon. Facilities for Private Parties are available, so are our extensive wine list and exclusive dishes. You will not believe it until you try it! Dining in Grappa deserves a trip!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had a 5:30 reservation. Got there 15 minutes early and couldn't be seated even though the place was nearly empty due to lack of staff. Once seated at 5:30 we sat for 30 minutes with no service. Got up and walked out. Hostess was nice but waiter was arrogant and couldn't care if he seved you or not."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went Saturday evening but could not be seated for our appointed time as they were short wait staff. Sat at bar and waited and waited. Finally someone asked if wanted drinks. Decided to order both drinks and food. Bar tender very apologetic and quickly got drink and food order entered. Food was nothing special and pork which was ordered medium rare was served medium well. Still looking for a food haven to eat when in Golden."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My daughter and I dined on the beautiful patio at Grappa. It overlooks a park and Clear Creek so the scenery is quite amazing. We enjoyed House salads, mine with salmon and her salad with chicken. My salad was wonderful. We also shared crab cakes which were very good. The service was very good as well."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Service was subpar. Some on wait staff seemed substance-impaired. Needed reminders for bev orders, and we had to ask for water refills several times. Ordered salad w/ dinner, only to be told by waiter that b/c entree was so large, I really shouldn't order a salad, too (borderline rude). Entrees clearly had been sitting around before served (sauces w film on top and grilled food at cool temp). Waited for decaf coffee orders to be served only to be told 10 min later that the restaurant was completely out of decaf."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful- we all ordered house salads and crab cakes and everything was prepared perfectly and delicious. The service was excellent too- our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The setting is beautiful, especially on the patio where you can enjoy Clear Creek while you are dining. Overall, an exceptionally wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had a small party for a friend and hadn't been to this restaurant since it was called Rhapsody. Food was very, very good and service was good also. The only hitch was the piano music. Very accomplished player but he was playing a baby grand in a smallish room. Even with the piano lid down, we had to yell across the table to be heard (there were 5 in our party). The music selections were fine but I would have expected that scene in that room to be quiet & understated, not concert level. Way overplaying the room! Hard to have a conversation and hard for the waiter to even hear our orders."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I went there for the first time with family and had an enjoyable evening. They do have a piano player there who was very good. However, it did make the place pretty noisy. Which is OK for lively conversations but not the place for romantic, whispered conversations. The staff was thoroughly enjoyable and friendly. And the food was really yummy. This is not a place I would suggest you take small children to, for both the parent's sake and for those around you, as the tables are all fairly close together."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was generally lacking taste. Salmon and vegetables were tasteless. Desserts were best feature of meal."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for a special Mother's Day lunch, and we will never go back. At a price point of almost $40 for adults, we expected a wonderful meal, but that is not what we received. Simple items like an omelet were a joke; we had to ask three times to turn up the heat since there was a cold draft going through the room, and the piano music was so loud that it was difficult to have a conversation. What was to be a special family meal turned out to be a huge disappointment. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I was disappointed in the Mothers Day brunch. The food and service were below average at best."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The brunch was good, the lamb was overcooked. The server was stingy with the meat portions, had to go back twice. Some of the serving ladles were so new, they still had the bar code label on them."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our evening with friends at Grappa Bistro. Excellent food and wine selections at reasonable prices. Pianist was a lovely addition to the ambience of the restaurant although it was a bit loud when combined with enthusiastic dinner conversations at neighboring tables. Would highly recommend making a trip to Golden whether you are in Denver or boulder to experience this delightful place."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I dined there 3/5 to celebrate my birthday. First time at this location; have enjoyed sister restaurant in Belmar. The European born servers were knowledgeable and charming. Both our meals were excellent quality and beautifully presented (braised lamb shanks and striped bass baked in parchment). Will definitely return especially when the patio overlooking the creek opens."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Seated promptly. This is one of the loudest restaurants in Golden.....almost bar like level. Add the piano and pretty much everyone yells to talk. If your looking for a quiet romantic place, this isn't it. Anyway, visited during restaurant week. Set menu was nice and meal was tasty with good presentation. I had duck risotto which was very tender and flavorful. Nice for groups of 4 or 6, but if you want a quiet private intimate meal with your partner, this isn't the place, at least during busy times."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This restaurant never ceases to impress. My friend and I were thoroughly wowed by the incredible 3 course meal we had for Restaurant Week. Our waitress was very attentive and professional even though the tip was included already on the bill. The Chef really outdid himself with the menu making it very hard to choose from. I recommend this place for couples or small groups."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week and truly enjoyed our experience. The food was amazing! We had fantastic service. There was a piano player who played all through dinner, it was an incredible experience all the way around. We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This was our first trip to Grappa and thanks to 5280 week in Denver, we tried it out. There were 5 of us in our party and every one of us said our meal was delicious. We were constantly passing forks with food around so we could all sample the yummies and indeed, everything was yummy! I walked out thinking, it didn't seem totally iike Mediterranean food but maybe it was just the customized menu for the occasion. Regardless, we will definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "There were four of us and we had a wonderful time. Underground parking, great service and tasty food. We will be planning a return trip when weather will allow us to sit outside near the river."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Unfortunately it was Valentine's Day and they took in more people than what they could handle. It took an hour beyond my reservation to sit us and an extra hour to serve a starter, then an hour to serve the main course. I was disappointed that they were not following the reservations made beforehand. This destroys the purpose of having a system like OpenTable. Otherwise I love the restaurant and the food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed a great meal on Valentine's Day! Since it was Valentine's Day it was overbooked, so we had to wait even though we had a reservation. But we we're seated within 15 minutes. Food was excellent but the service was pretty slow due to it being Valentine's Day. We've had far worse experiences on Valentine's Day! We enjoyed ourselves while the table next to us had a fit about the service during their entire meal. It was as though they've never dined out on Valentine's Day! People like that shouldn't go out! In believing the entire world revolves around themselves, they tend to ruin the evening for the tables surrounding them!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overpriced for quality of food and unsatisfactory service. I will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Worst service we've ever had. Other couples left before their food even came due to the extremely incompetent waiter."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Truly poor service, often grumpy and exceptionally slow. This was a special very expensive meal and certainly not worth the investment. We also we not warned that it was a special and limited menu and that the price was vastly elevated. Not good customer relations at all."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went on Valentines Day and what an outstanding experience. Most restaurants of this caliber give you a little amount of food and are very over priced. The food was excellent, the service was great and the ambience was very good. They even have their own parking garage, though I wouldn't recommend trying to park a big there. One thing I would recommend is to make reservations. The wine was a little over priced."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We returned to Golden's nicest dining experience. We weren't sure if the same quality would be found, since the opening of the second Grappas in Belmar. But it is still great food and service. The only glitch was my dietary needs of gluten and dairy free. I experienced the results of dairy hidden in the food. So the remainder of the evening was unpleasant at our play because I had no idea to take my remedy pill. It doesn't work as well when taken at that late stage. But I've eatern there before and not had that problem. I had the shrimp brochette. But the others in my party had pasta, veal and lamb dishes and enjoyed them."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We met some friends at Grappa who live in Golden but had never been. My husband and I had been there before in the summer and our experience was okay but nothing special so we wanted to give it another try. It was a snowy night so the restaurant was pretty empty which was fine with us. Our waitress was awesome, very friendly and gave us some great recommendations. Our dinners were all very good as were the desserts. We would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I generally always found Grappa's to serve excellent food and provide superior service. I'm not sure why it has been two years between visits. I'm glad I thought to return with special friends who really enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I live and work in Golden and this is the best restaurant by far. You can go for a special occasion or just drop in for a delicious lunch. Try the lobster ravioli - craveable! And who doesn't love warm bread with olive oil and balsamic..."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Somewhat over-priced, suspect that the outdoor eating area overlooking Clear Creek could be very nice in warmer weather or during the day."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "We had a nice time at Grappa but the food was not good. The salad was excellent but that is where it ended. I ordered the filet/mashed potatoes and my wife ordered a pasta dish. Her dish had too much garlic and overwhelmed the pasta. My filet did not look like a filet and did not taste like one either. It was fatty and did not melt in your mouth like most filets I have eaten. In fact I did not even finish it. The mashed potatoes were bland at best and were less appetizing than some instant potatoes I have eaten. I liked the atmosphere but most likely will not return or recommend due to the food quality."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "I have a fondness for Grappa Bistro. A most pleasant place to sit on the outdoor deck, have a lovely glass of wine and visit with family or friends over a delicious lunch."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "......For a romantic evening without the kids. I think it is just the way the space is designed that lends to a bit of a loud environment. Don't get me wrong - it is not like being in a night club or a sports bar. Maybe it was just that my wife and I were both tired and wanted some quiet on this particular night. The food was very good as was the service. We will go back."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This place had great food and a nice patio (although it was a bit cool to be seated outside). But the waiter was soooo obnoxious. When we asked him for recommendations, he didn't suggest things....he told us he would bring out something....without telling us what it was. When we politely asked him for a dessert menu, he told us that we should order the chocolate dessert. He wouldn't even tell us what other choices there were until we insisted. It was really annoying and put a bad spin on the whole meal. If I can guarantee that I wouldn't get that smarmy waiter again, I would go back."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "A special dinner for three on a Friday night and they were out of an entrée: eggplant parmesan. They were out last time I ate there too. Couldn't believe it happened twice. It was my friend's birthday and I had told her that Grappa had great eggplant parm. Our waiter rushed us constantly and committed the biggest mistake ever: asked for our desert order while my friend was still eating her entrée. Overall, it was a bad experience and we won't be back."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Sat on the balcony overlooking rushing waters of Clear Creek! View was of the changing colors of trees and listening to the creek. Service was Amazing! So attentive and made us feel like we were the only ones there...even though we were not. Food was average but we really enjoyed the ambiance and service so it didn't matter. Pick a beautiful day!"
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "We chose Grappa on a whim, and it was a great choice. The food selection was broad, and it was tough for all of us to pick one dinner with so many great options."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "I have only been to Grappa for lunch on Fridays and always have the seafood ravioli. This Friday Special is very light homemade pasta enclosing lobster and other seafood in a light cream sauce. Not a particularly large serving but perfect size for me for lunch and it's delicious. Grappa has a nice healthy menu and also more substantial offerings; my friend said the fries with her panini were wonderful. I prefer to eat on the outside patio when the weather is nice. It's right on the creek (growing trees and bushes beginning to block view) which is a big draw for me. The service is excellent and the staff always seems to appreciate diners choosing their restaurant. I have recommended this restaurant."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "The food was great, and our waiter was very good at recommending wine for us. Sitting in the bar and listening to Ricardo play piano was a real treat!"
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "I wanted to take my son to this restaurant while he was here visiting from college. The food was okay and our waiter seemed a little out of it. The other staff members made up for it. I just wasn't impressed with the food. It was bland and seemed more like something you'd get from a frozen dinner as opposed to fresh dining. Their patio was nice though. We sat outside by the creek."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Service was slow, took a while to get drinks. Food was just okay, nothing exciting."
    Dined on 8/23/2013