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Hodson's Bar and Grill - Denver

Hodson's Bar and Grill - Denver Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hodsonsbarandgrill.com
  • Phone: (720) 255-3436
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-3:00pm
    Dinner: Su-Th 3:00pm-10:00pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Mike Bickelhaupt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th & Curtis
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Hodson's Bar and Grill - Denver
Hodson's is a stylish, upbeat restaurant and bar featuring expertly prepared American fare. Rotisserie cooking is the big draw, featuring roasted chicken and slow roasted prime rib among other favorites. Hodson's also offers an outstanding wine list, local micro-brews and a selection of hand-crafted specialty cocktails. This American contemporary restaurant is ideal for lunch, dinner and cocktails. From the leather booth seating, soft lighting and spectacular bar, every element of the design evokes a classic yet sophisticated setting. Come and sit by the fire pit and enjoy our large patio year round. Our staff is outgoing, knowledgeable and friendly, with a genuine desire to please, and we will always welcome you with a smile. Hodson's provides an atmosphere that encourages you to enjoy, relax and be yourself.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great for movers and shakers. Great also for causal eaters."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Much too loud to enjoy a dinner. More of a bar atmosphere than a restaurant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The hardest part was finding it and getting in. There is a sign out on front of the building it resides in, but the main entrance was locked, then went to another entrance around the side, also locked. Then we found another entrance and went in and wandered around for a few minutes in this lobby and finally saw a sign for it at the end of the hallway. The atmosphere is mostly bar type with happy hour specials on drinks and apps. The menu was pretty decent, and the food was great. The service was awesome."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Unfortunately, the food quality and presentation have noticably slipped. My lunch partner had the Ahi Tuna salad which he said was "um, good," but the presentation was not that appealing and I was glad I did not order it as I had first considered. I had the Grilled Shrimp Caesar which I did enjoy, but it was not over-the-top which naturally I hoped it would be. The deep fried brussells sprouts were good, but again they lacked that "amazing" factor which I have found at other restaurants. I hope Hodson's has the ambition to give it that extra push to bring this restauarant back up to the next level and make their diners excited to return."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Hodson's is on my list for lunch ... a great place to meet for business development."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food and service is always very good. I always look forward to going back and trying something new on their menu."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Food was vedy tastey. Service was quick - which we worker bees appreciate since we have short lunch breaks."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The location is SUPER convenient, so I invited colleagues to lunch there even though the food is only so-so. BUT the service was ridiculously slow. It took 15 minutes to get our drinks! Then our server went MIA for 15-20 minutes, so we'd been there 30 minutes before we were able to place an order. The lunch rush was dying down by the time we got our food. Whew!!!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We specifically came back to Hodson's for the chicken and waffles... which they had taken off the menu... although it was still listed online. When I complained to the waiter, he said that they were trying to get the online menu changed but hadn't been able to. Very dissapointing. Also, they had taken a number of their other entree selections off the menu leaving sandwiches, pizzas and burgers - great for lunch or happy hour but we won't be back for dinner. Also, my penne pasta lacked flavor... I had to ask for salt and pepper."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We went because I bought a Groupon, but we will go back because it is a great restaurant! We had sushi as an app and I ordered the Fez burger. Everything was outstanding! Our waitress, Sam, was wonderful. She let me sample a couple beers before deciding on one."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. Service was good. My only suggestion would be, please find a different way to present your mashed potatoes. Especially the Peruvian... NOT visually appetizing."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed Hodson's very much. The food was outstanding, the atmosphere comfortable and the service was fantastic! Would highly recommend it and will be going back for the chicken and waffles."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Two visits in a week. First visit-tv volume was so high it was painful and no chance for a conversation. Second visit only one other table occupied. Food was good but overpriced."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Heard about the place but never had opportunity to try it. Through a school coupon I tried it and was pleasantly surprised by this find. Food selections were abundant. My salmon with quinoa was excellent and my friend's cobia (like sea bass) was exotic and tasty. Enjoyed the evening. Will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Slow service and disappointed overall. Went in during Valentines and they had ran out of steaks when we went in."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We dined here for Valentine's Day. Our group was comprised of two couples looking for a last-minute nice meal. We were disappointed. First of all, we were sat next to a table with a screaming child when the restaurant wasn't even half full. Next, the incorrect entree was initially sent to our table and had to be sent back. I ordered the bacon-wrapped filet medium-rare, but it was definitely cooked medium to medium-well. My friends were also disappointed with their entrees, but I can't remember what they ordered. All of this was brought to our server's attention, who wasn't even apologetic and manager was never sent to our table."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made a reservation for Valentines day, but based upon how 'not busy' it was, we'd probably not have needed it. I had the Salmon and my wife had a Burger (w/Mushrooms). I also ordered a margarita (which was way too salty and oddly sweet too). My wives burger was pretty good and the Salmon was tasty but was on a really dry bed of quinoa. The only thing going for this restaurant was the service; the meal came quickly, which was good because we had other places to go. If you are looking for a not busy place with just okay food this is your place."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went as a group of six for lunch with the intention of having a work discussion. It was very loud, so we adjusted our game plan to just hang out and have a meal. One of our party ordered mussels, but they had a suspiciously strange texture. We shared this with our server who basically shrugged it off. Those mussels were not removed from the bill. The server was also annoyed that I wanted a refill on my iced tea. Final complaint about our server: he disappeared for a long time, so we had to ask a different server to go find him. On a positive note, my flatbread steak sandwich was good, and the fries were nice and crispy."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Our new favorite Downtown Restaurant for a quick brunch when we want bottomless mimosa and to watch the game. Great find!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Booked this place for Christmas Eve dinner with my family. Although I expected a little bit better atmosphere, the food more than made up for the disapointment. Note: the atmosphere was not bad, it is more of a bar, than a resturaunt type feel. The menu is diverse, and the food was great!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We went to Hodson's for Christmas Eve dinner. The food was very good - better than expected. We really enjoyed the variety of the menu and everything was delicious. Only complaint was the loud, ubiquitous tvs with sporting events. I understand that this is a sports bar, but there were only a few people eating in the restaurant and it was Christmas Eve. Seems like the tvs could have been turned off or at least down."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "For the most part, the food & atmosphere were good overall, but the service was extremely lacking in promptness & quality (i.e. we waited for nearly an hour for three simple lunch dishes, we received long tea-spoons to use as soup spoon because they were out, we ordered the fish-n-chips special which was thoroughly overcooked, & the waiter ignored our table upon us needing our check to pay due to their slow service).... Again, food was good but I was underwhelmed by the overall experience! Thanks!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "when i arrived they did not have my reservation through open table, even though i had a confiratmion. They accommodated my family and myself readily though. service was good, food was great. They even gave my 5 year old niece a little icecream as the meal was winding down."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Their rotissierie chicken is excellent! Will be back, soon!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "food was pricey for lunch and the gluten free options were less than I expected since they advertise having gluten free food. service was good."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The restaurant has great ambiance but I was disappointed with the food. We ordered sushi, sides and appetizers. The sushi was dry and chewy. The lettuce wraps lacked flavor. Our server forgot to bring us the chicken corn chowder that we ordered. I did enjoy the sweet potato fries, however. If we ever go back, we will definitely order differently. We arrived at 7:30 on a Saturday night and there were only about 10 other diners in the restaurant. I was surprised by this."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Had a Turkey burger. Wonderful. Fries great too. Margherita pizza was Aldo very good. We been there 10 times. Always is good."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "The food at Hodson's is very good. Our group was in a space where nobody else was which made it somewhat dreary and undriendly. The bar on the other side was lively and full of people. I wish there was a way to have them together but keep the noise levels down."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "Always love the food here. Chicken corn chowder is a must have!"
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "so the turkey burger was not really liked so they made a burger and even took it off the bill. that is great customer service, manager came out to check on us too. we can walk there. and yes we will be back again. oh and you gotta eat the chicken corn chowder awesome!!!!!"
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "My portabello stacked with goat cheese was excellent, but my companion's turkey burger was not good. The table was high, but the bench seat was low. Not a great experience."
    Dined on 9/5/2013
  • "This was the SUPPOSED to be the last meal before my daughter had major surgery and could not eat solid foods for a long time. I picked her up from the hospital after her 13 hour nursing shift and headed to the restaurant. I had made an 8 p.m. reservation. We paid for parking in downtown Denver - close to the restaurant. We got there at 8:03 p.m. only to find out that they STOPPED SERVING FOOD AT 8: P..M. Needless to say, we were very disappointed."
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "The food at Hodson's is wonderful! I have tried several of their dishes and have never been disappointed. This place is always packed which says a lot in a city with so many restaurants to choose from. I always look forward to going back and trying something new on their menu!"
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "The food was very good and the prices were reasonable. It was fun sitting on the patio. We will go again!"
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "We needed a last minute reservation for fathers day brunch before the rockies game. The breakfast was fantastic! Everything we tried was so delicious! The staff was also very friendly and accommodating!"
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "We were amazed that this location was so quiet on a Saturday night. The location at Southglenn is always packed but we enjoyed that the restaurant was quiet and we received a lot of attention! We went for my friend's 50th birthday and our server was absolutely amazing and the food was so delicious! We also had the raspberry cheesecake for dessert which was the best cheesecake that any of us have ever had! Definitely will be back!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "We came here with a large party on a Saturday night and were very excited to be able to get in at 7 on a weekend night. Our server was great and very attentive-without being overly so-however, the food was barely ok. I'm not sure what restaurants are still buying such poor quality (ground) beef that it can only be cooked Medium-Well or more, but this is actually one of them... And then charging $11 for said burger and $2 if you want cheese on that overdone hockey puck? Eh, not particularly impressive. The pizza and pastas were okay, but nothing to write home about. The chicken and corn chowder needed something to bump up the flavor-a little smoke on the chicken would do wonders! All in all, not terrible, not great by any means."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "Food was ok. Had a salad wedge with blue cheese dressing. Blue cheese was creamy with a touch of tang. Then moved on the the mahi mahi tacos. They were ok. My husband had a house pizza. The bottom of the pizza was a little soggy due to the 5 cheeses they put on top. Not too sure why it was called margarita pizza. Service was not good. Waitress was young and couldn't help with making a suggestion of what to order. Nor did she check in with us during the meal. Also lighting was poor. I ate my food in the dark."
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "Sushi was not at all good. Lobster mac was actually decent but definitely overpriced. Great craft beer selection. Was LOUD - but we were seated in the bar area rather than what I assume is a dining room."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "The food was great! Probably the best chicken sandwich I have ever eaten (Chicken & Brie), and my girlfriend felt the same about her Portobello meal! As far as the ambiance and location.. sort of a meh. It is located in a corner of the Denver Place "tower" and a PIA to find. It took us 10 minutes of wandering around the outside of the building to locate an open door at 7:30pm. I could see this place being great for people who eat lunch in the tower where it is located, but overall it was a blah layout overlooking Quizno's with nothing but sports on all the screens (Not that I mind as a guy, but not what was expected when taking my girl out, or from the online reviews/pictures) We will return for the food though!"
    Dined on 4/25/2013