Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar - Golden
Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar - Golden

Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar - Golden

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.indulgewinebar.com/
  • Phone: 3032779991
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: JR Tapia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private room that comfortably seats up to 18 for a seated dinner or wine tasting, or can accommodate up to 25 for a cocktail party. We have semi-private areas in the restaurant for larger parties. We can accommodate parties up to 150.
  • Private Party Contact: Delinda Fatianow 3038882744

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public parking is available on the streets as well as the parking garage located behind Indulge.
A word from Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar - Golden
Come escape to Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar... Relax in this fun, upscale, locally owned neighborhood venue and enlighten your senses with a variety of delicious entrees, tapas, salads, flatbreads and desserts. Try our Kobe beef burger we offer for lunch! We offer a full bar including several wines by the glass, specialty cocktails, spirits, and beers from around the world. Our menu and wine list will change seasonally throughout the year.
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Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar - Golden reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (27)neighborhood gem (25)vibrant bar scene (18)special occasion (17)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (12)romantic (10)great for lunch (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (5)scenic view (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Lovely ambiance and service
    Instylegirl
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a great place to meet friends for happy hour, lunch, or to celebrate a special occasion over dinner. The staff are really friendly and they have a wonderful wine selection. The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and fits the theme of a wine bar quiet well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Celebrating 2 birthdays! Asked to be seated on the patio and was ignored. Food was slow to come out and was cold. Have been to this restaurant a few times and it will be a while before we consider going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st time's the charm
    OldNYerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were told to come here by a colleague and he was right! Excellent wine flights with informative descriptions. The Ahi guacamole is not to be missed! Excellent chocolate fondue and good coffee -- even the decaf, which the waiter made a fresh strong pot for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to meet - so Indulge!
    theMs
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were seated in the back room and had a great time catching up with relatives we hadn't seen for a while. Great atmosphere, not too loud to talk and the food/wine topped off the evening. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food !
    GoldenDiner
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food and drink are always great at the Indulge restaurant. Golden is lucky to have them. The service left a bit to be desired the last time we were in for dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not quite up to expectations
    valntinoVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very good food, spotty service. For the price, everything should be done correctly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome service and goten free food
    glutenfreediner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    wow- great food, great winelist, and fabulous service! great for a special occasion especially with foodies in the group. gluten-free options were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Change is Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    New GM, new chef, new menu => all changes for the best! Menu is now more diversified, service pleasant and efficient, food quality much better and CONSISTENT
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was tasty but...
    catshadowVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We usually only go to Indulge for happy hour and always had a good experience. So, thought we'd try it for lunch. The food tasted just fine and the service was excellent. However, we were just a little surprised at how little food you got for the price. So, all in all, an okay experience...however, prices were a little high for what you got.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice night out
    BigLou
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was very good ( I had veal) The server was attentive but not pushy. Our friends from Littleton enjoyed it as well. A nice night out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine choices
    lovemaui14VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The wine choices are few at Indulge. They overcharge for a decent glass but don't have delicious , creative food to support pricey wine. There is no seafood on the menu besides shrimp. Indulge needs to create a seafood menu to entice a health conscious foodie.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be great
    Goldendiner
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food used to be so much better before they changed chefs. Such a bummer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Spinman
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Being my first time in Golden, we selected Indulge. Impressive wine list and more impressive is the number of wines by the glass. If you're in the area or headed to Red Rocks for a concert, start the evening off by heading to this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wine list was a disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Disappointed to find the only American wines were from CA. Missing so many well known Washington state wines.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loud Loud LOUD!!
    misterman
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    My sweetie and I often go to Indulge because Golden has so few good restaurants. But it was so LOUD last night that I could not even hear her when she talked! It's a cramped, noisy environment. Food is adequate but nothing great. Prices are high. My guess about the source of the problem is that they've simply put too many tables into their limited space.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gladd they're there
    marriedtoafoodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We've been on several occasions before going to Miner's Alley Playhouse. It's great. Food is interesting and tasty. Service is friendly. Wine list is impressive for a neighborhood restaurant. A little expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved coming here - our first time!
    lisa
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    this place was gorgeous inside. very chic and pretty inside! wine was great and food was too! i'll definitely come back when in the area! seems like a diamond in the rough in the neighborhood since a lot of the surrounding restaurants were more bar food, pizza, mexican, etc. great for a date night, bar hang out with friends, birthday dinner, something a little nicer, etc. you'll love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best in Golden so far! !
    Ninon2
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    From the moment you walk in, the ambiance and welcome makes you feel that it is going to be a pleasurable experience. The service is excellent and the lunch menu has enough to choose from for everybody's taste. The food is delicious and presented really nicely. I am definitely going back and recommend this restaurant highly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    JodiP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My husband and I were not expecting much from the Golden area when it comes to food (especially gluten-free). We enjoyed our appetizers and salads, found the ambience to be lively, and the service warm and friendly. Next time we are in the Golden area, we will dine here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing after it was so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Have been to Indulge many times and have always loved their food. Unfortunately, they have changed their menu for the worse. Half of our table couldn't even decide what to order because the dishes did not sound appealing. We all wound up settling on burgers and flatbreads. The flatbread was ok; the burgers were good. We were excited to get the burrata appetizer, but it was not burrata - just stuffed mozzarella and not delicious. After our meal, our server did mention that they can make some of the old items if you request them (how would we know). Thank goodness the wine is still good! I would go for happy hour, but sadly I think dinner is out of the question going forward.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but room for improvement
    EnjoyDining
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were seated in the back of the restaurant, and it was great til a large table were seated behind us, and then it became very loud. I would try for a different table another time. The cheese plate was nice, but for the price should have had a varsity of crackers, and maybe one more cheese, but what was presented was good. The crab cakes were just ok. Was a little pricey for the quantity and quality, but overall pretty good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 222 reviews are from the Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar - Golden reviews archive.
  • room for improvement
    lovemaui14VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Indulge is an average restaurant. It stays busy because there is nowhere else to go in Golden. The wine list needs help. Wines by the glass are overpriced. The menu offers very little for vegetarians or those who love fish. There is not even a salmon on the menu and tuna is awful. Indulge needs to improve. No question about it.
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  • Better at lunch
    Suzyh
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Slow service and an overdone burger- we Thought they would take it off the bill since our daughter didn't even eat it and it was obviously overdone. Was better when I had lunch here with a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed on a return visit ...
    jscusc
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    A group of 8 dined on May 10th for a pre-Mother's Day dinner and were not enthused with the dining experience at Indulge. Indulge was selected based on very good experiences from previous visits, but this visit did not match previously set expectations. Items that did not meet our expectation included an updated limited selection menu, food quality bar prices and service level. Our party ended up only ordering burgers because they found no other appealing menu options. Across the party we have over 20 visits and we were all surprised at the limited menu. Our server was unattentive and plates were not cleared quickly and over charged on (house) mistakes on drink orders.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • onthego
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our favorite place to go in Golden for a nice dinner, happy hour or late night stop. Exceptional food, great wine selection, wonderful service from friendly staff!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    food88
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    had reservations for dinner, kind of empty when we gat there, sat us at end of section with tables for 2- which was fine, but then when next person came in they sat them right next to us in table for 2 when there were at least 6-8 table for 2 in the row of table - very poor seating plan and made it very to have conversation - they could have at least sat person 2 tables down - would be fine if it was full but not when empty - very poor planning, I don't care if people have reservations or not - which was the excuse. Food is good, great for lunch, especially out doors on patio during warm months, but dinner choices are very limited, need more choices, and should include things like salad, considering the price for dinner
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    RaeRae
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    No matter when we go to this restaurant, brunch, lunch or dinner, the food is always good. It is our favorite place to take out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Found this on the spur of the moment. The food was good, the service was very good. Didn't have any special entrees. The Mussesl and fritess I had were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Dining
    Merry
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is an excellent local restaurant and we will be asking friends to meet us there in the future. FUN and HIP!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An across the street find.
    Joep63VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We were staying in a hotel across the and felt like a nice meal. We looked at open table and Indulge fit the bill from a "should we try it point of view". We did and is great. I had the veal saltamboca and my wife a had the sock eye salmon. Both of us were overwhelmingly pleased. We were giving suggestion to a coupl who had sat down as we were leaving. When we come back through Golden we will be there again!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place in Golden
    skimausVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    As usual, the food and service here were wonderful. We sat at the bar tables and met some great folks from Seattle as well as a couple that lives close to us. Everyone was having a great time and really enjoyed the appetizers, dinner specials and wine. Several tables around us ordered the awesome chocolate fondue. Jeremy and Darrell are the best bartenders!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabuolous
    MagicArtiste
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Indulge (Golden) has become my favorite meeting place on the west side. Whether for a business lunch or late night..this is the place. Of course it is easier to get seated for lunch! The food, the ambiance, the wonderful wine list and non-intrusive staff all makes for a most enjoyable experience. I highly recommend Indulge!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasteless food and double charged
    janswa
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went for Easter brunch where they had a special 3 course offering and wine flights. Food was tasteless, halibut was dry and desert was awful. Truly a very disappointing experience! The bruschetta my daughter ordered was like concrete -- she could not bight into it. Her flatbread was burned and the waitress spilled wine all over our table. Two days later we checked our charges on American Express and found they double charged us. Called the restaurant and was told I would have to speak to the general manager who was not in. I have not received a call from the general manager yet.
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  • Great food in Vail
    skimausVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We have been coming to this restaurant for 23 years. Great location in Vail, awesome food, great views. Tables for both groups and some nice romantic tables too. Service is usually spot on but would avoid Colleen with a ten foot pole.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good lunch
    suzyqVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Roast beef sandwich was very good. Sweet potato fries too. Server was not the most friendly but okay. Will go again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Golden's Best
    Cheri
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We love Indulge! It is like going to Denver, without leaving Golden. The service is great and they allowed us to share an entree which is nice because then we can order an app, entree and dessert without feeling like it was too much food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was overcooked. Mentioned
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food was overcooked. Mentioned this to Manager , he seemed unconcerned. Previous visits food was good. One of the appetizers we ordered never came.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    Biggs
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Our third visit in 7 weeks! Great place, great food, Great Gluten Free selection, Great Wine list, Very friendly, knowledgable staff!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    MinesParentVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    A great addition to downtown Golden - we always make it a point to treat our graduating student to this yummy and delicious fare. Since they opened 3 +/- years ago, we have eaten there at least 12 times - when we are visiting. Wine selection is outstanding, entrees awesome - and tuna guacamole is a must-have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with Good Friends
    Mikvino
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Could not ask for a better place to go and celebrate a special occasion as well as good times with good friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.