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Great Northern
  • Address:
    8101 E. Belleview Ave
    Denver, CO 80237
    Neighborhood:
    Tech Center / Greenwood Village
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $30 and under

Great Northern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gntavern.com
  • Email: philcahill@ecentral.com
  • Phone: (303) 770-4741
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Damon Keith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Belleview & Ulster
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Great Northern
Inspired by the Great Northern Railway, the menu encompasses the arduous journey through the northern expanses of the United States as well as the influences of all of those that built it. As the Great Northern Railway winds itself through the landscape, it crosses many diverse areas. From the coast of Washington to the Twin Cities, our menu embraces this heritage, and serves it in the comfort of the old railways. From fresh seafood and salads to fine steaks, we have something to offer everyone. View our menus online at www.gntavern.com to view both lunch and dinner selections.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We are from out of town but visiting the Denver area the weekend of 4-11 to 4-13. 4--11 was our 27th wedding anniversary and I found The Great Northern online. It was louder than I hoped for a special occasion but the high energy level was tolerable we didn't really worry about it. The restaurant is very nice inside. Pricing was affordable. I ordered fully cooked salmon but it came back partially uncooked on the bottom. I still ate most of it. Overall we enjoyed the food we had. Thank you for having a dessert non chocolate. The blueberry crisp was intense and we loved it. We left satisfied overall and went and danced the night away at a local night spot. We would go back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a group of six. We were seated promptly (which is key for business lunches). There was a great variety of choices for food. Our server was attentive, the food was great. The manager checked on us to see if our needs were met. Can't ask for much more than that."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This was our second time at the Great Northern and it was just as fantastic as the first. Our waiter Curtis, I believe was his name, was extremely nice and very fast. I had a burger and my husband had the meatloaf, both were excellent. I also had the crème brulee for dessert, also delicious :0) Everyone is super friendly and attentive from the hostess to the bussers. Only downside (in my opinion) is a smaller sized menu BUT my husband thinks that is a good thing because it may be limited menu but they prepare and cook everything so well. The Great Northern does not disappoint. We will be back again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Reservations were easy to obtain. Front desk service was haphazard -- seemed very difficult for them to handle more than one party arriving simultaneously. Food -- the buffalo burger with the osso bucco buffalo on top -- excellent -- absolutely great dish. The special -- horrible. Breaded & fried chicken breast was done well. However, the melted brie on top absolutely took away from the flavor of the chicken and the rice pilaf underneath was just RICE -- there were no seasonings whatsoever. The chef needs to lose the melted brie, season the rice pilaf and increase the amount of the heirloom tomato/basil/balsamic topping. Our server was very rushed --- seemed put out that we asked for a more detailed description of several of the dishes."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Five of us met for lunch on Wednesday. Shortly after ordering, the dining room filled with smoke which obviously came from the kitchen. After a few minutes, our waiter informed us there was a "problem" with the wood fired stove, but it was corrected and the smoke would clear soon. Fortunately, it was a lovely day so they opened the big glass doors to the patio eating area which helped dispel the smoke fairly soon. It got pretty cold in the room -- but no harm done and we still enjoyed our lunch."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Based completely off of it's location and menu, I booked a table at Great Northern. The atmosphere was classy, simple and welcoming. The hostess team was friendly and accomodating. While the server was unshaved and looking tired, he was polite, prompt, and had excellent knowledge of the menu. It was a restaurant experience I was impressed with especially since I was treating clients to lunch. I will absolutely return."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Way way too noisy. Chicken was great but overpriced. Appetizers very good. Asparagus was below average. Would not return for the price."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I scheduled a late lunch for an important business meeting and the staff nailed it. the salmon is fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Love the food and service excellent. A bit pricey however."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Visited for a second time and will keep this place in mind for future occasions."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Decent beer selection with 1/2 off on draft pints. There cheese curds are really good but they will fill you up fast."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Easy parking and access for business lunch meetings."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I've been to GN many times and the service is always tops! The food is great and you can't beat the relaxed and open atmosphere. I definitely recommend it! Love the brunch too!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Every experience I've had at Great Northern has been wonderful. From birthday dinners with the girls to family dinners, this place has something for everyone! Food and service are always excellent! One of my favorite places for a fancy or casual dinner!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We came here for my boyfriends birthday. He had been craving a good steak, so I did some research online and was impressed with the reviews and prices, so we decided to try it out. We were extremely impressed with our waiter Charlie, he was patient and very knowledgeable . My boyfriend got the rib eye crusted in blue cheese and I got the salmon. Both were cooked very well but the steak was superb. Thank you for a great night out! We will be sure to come back soon and have already recommended it to friends."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was the second time to dine at Great Northern, first time for dinner. We had lunch here one time, sat on the patio and enjoyed it very much. Dinner was a whole new experience, food was excellent, excellent wine selection and service was outstanding. We will dine there again."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great patio in warm weather. Awesome Happy Hour. Great Prime Rib and decent prices."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We've returned to Great Northern many times - often with friends snd are never disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I have taken a couple of business associates to Great Northern and it is a staple for an evening out, with friends. The larger the group, the merrier. Terrific food, atmosphere is casual to business-casual, no reservation required (but is advised, for Friday night). The wine list is good, though I usually order mixed drinks or whatever is on tap. Oh and, the mashed potatoes are outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Salmon was very good. Steak was cooked but cool; when we sent it back, it came back only slightly warmer."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great Northern has a warm and cozy atmosphere, similar to a ski lodge. The wait staff is very attentive, the entres diverse and desserts quite varied. The overal charm of the establishment is quite inviting, whether dining at night or lunch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Special valentines menu. Steak was cooked perfectly, lobster tail was very good also. Service was prompt but not pushy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been back to this spot several times lately. The chef is doing a great job, the food is top notch, service was good, and we were left to enjoy our meal with no pressure to move through courses or wrap up quickly. We will certainly be back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I met a friend for dinner, and both our meals were fantastic. Great service, and we never felt rushed to leave the table."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a wonderful Valentine lunch. Everything about the experience was enjoyable. I have already recommended this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Northern understands lunch: great food, fast and friendly service, and you're in/out within a reasonable time for a good business lunch."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We love having business lunches here. The food is always wonderful, the wait-staff great, the room is energetic but not crazy-noisy, – we can spread out our work, chat, eat great food and get things done – or just connect with a client over great food and good energy. Love Great Northern... and the Ahi Tuna...and the meatloaf... and... and..."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Second visit, this time for my birthday. We were a group of four. Asked for a booth in my reservation and were directed to one right next to a server's station. Asked to change and the hostess was very agreeable. Nice booth away from the traffic. Northside window booths, however, are a bit tight. Food's consistent, cocktails and Happy Hour are priced fairly. I'm sure we'll make a 3rd visit."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great service and incredible cuisine A tad on the pricey side...but good"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Food was fair. Service was good. Ambience- lights over booths too bright. Noise level was horrible! Would not return due to that alone."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I wanted to take my special occasion sister somewhere different that had a variety of items on the menu. No matter what area of the menu you look at, there is something for every taste. It was exactly what I was looking for. A great menu, excellent, service, the food items were delicious, price was reasonable, and the restaurant itself was memorable. Terrific in every way!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Found on the web, reserved, came with whole family and enjoyed it a lot! Wood burning items are very good, beer list is great (happy hour rocks!). The food was very good, service very friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Will come there again in the future."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We loaved everything about it. The service was great, and the food was really good, with good size portions. Very nice place!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Reception, Wait Staff, and bus people are ALL well trained, attentive, and above all friendly and cooperative. The Diner is truly King or Queen in this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We had a party for a group of friends & each of us hand a terrific meal from salads to burgers. The food is well prepared & nicely seasoned. Just good food & reasonable prices."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Love the atmosphere and the food! Always consistent."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Great place to go with another couple for great food and drinks, attentive service, and quiet conversation."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "As always, great food and great weekend place to dine"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The presentation was exceptional but the food did not meet our expectations. The pork chop and the fillet were both very tough cuts. You can't cook a bad piece of meat into being good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was awesome. Came in from out of town with friends and everything we had was great. We had the calamari, trout, meatloaf, 1/2 chicken and the sirloin and they were delicious. Chad, our waiter was great as well. Please go try this place. It wont disappoint."
    Dined on 12/28/2013