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Lou's Food Bar
Lou's Food Bar

Lou's Food Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lousfoodbar.com
  • Phone: (303) 458-0336
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm-4:00pm
    Dinner:Tuesday - Thursday 4:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Frank Bonanno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shoshone St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Lou's Food Bar offers parking in our private lot in front of the restaurant. Street parking is also available.
A word from Lou's Food Bar
Lou’s is meant to mirror the kind of comfortable spot that can be found just off roadsides around the world, and it feels that way. Maybe it’s the countryside decor, or the long, wide-planked stretch of bar. Perhaps it’s the party-light strewn patio or the hand painted vintage windows. Lou’s is a lively, neighborhood spot, where families and groups of all ages can enjoy brunch with a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar or celebrate buttery, flavorful meals over cocktails on tap and Colorado draft beers.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Found Lou's when searching for a place near our hotel that would be open late enough for dinner after our flight arrived, and SO glad we found it! Everything we ordered (crispy artichokes, bbq duck breast, pork chops desserts) exceeded our expectations and we have been rsving sbout Lou's to our Colorado relatives and friends."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a variety of food for brunch and they were all outstanding.We sat outside on the patio and had great service. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Stopped in about 6p.m. on a Saturday and beat the crowd. I had the Rueben sandwich on a recommendation from our server and my wife had the pork chop special. The Rueben was good, but not great (meat was a little too chopped up for my taste, but good flavor). The pork chop on blue cheese grits with pickled watermelon was to die for! My wife loved the food and the fun, casual atmosphere. We'll definitely be going back. Service was attentive without hovering. The orange flavored ice tea was another highlight."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food has been great every time we've been there. We went with a friend with Celiac, and she had lots of options available. It's never too crowded either, so we can usually get a table on pretty short notice."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our experience was just ok. We used to love their homemade sausages and they only had one available. It was very empty on Fathers Day. They were very accommodating. I was just disappointed in the food. I would most likely just go back for a cocktail hour. I have come to hold Bonnano to a different standard, and this just wasn't up to par."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "we celebrated Father's day here. The patio was great. The mimosa's were delicious ~ just a splash of juice & very nice champagne. I loved all of the food too. I really loved it."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Unfortunately the service was not up to par, but the food was great as we expected."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a great time at Lou's; the food was unique (not weird) and surprisingly good. Most of us had the ribeyes - cooked perfectly and excellent flavor. The ono sandwich got good reviews as did all the salads, and the cheese plate and sweet potato fry appetizers were spot-on. Excellent, friendly service too! The place looks a slight bit dive-y from the outside, don't let it fool you. Fun place!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Cocktails & apps were great. Entrees were delicious. Dessert just a little uninspired but ok. Great overall experience"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great selection of dishes to satisfy any palette. The make-your-own bloody mary bar was great fun!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Been to all of F. Bonanno's places at least once including Lou's for brunch a couple of years ago. Food was very very good as would of course be the case (and prices aren't over-inflated). He always does duck proud. First time to have one of his 'Wednesday's pies' (apple) and it was very good indeed--along with one of the best espressos I've ever had. Place was full and energetic on a Friday night for dinner. Thought the music choice was a tiny bit odd (mostly 'classic rock'?). Only real downside was the service--a little erratic and not nearly as 'polished' as one would hope or expect, but not enough to deter from a very solid dining experience. We will certainly be back and encourage you to check it out if you've not yet been"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "One of the Best Brunches in town! Service great and very friendly."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Unfortunately, not only was the dining room itself chilly, but the food also came out cold--twice. The flavors of our eggs Benedicts were just okay. The server was friendly, but temperature issues made for a less-than-idea Mother's Day brunch. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was our first time at Lou's. Other Bonanno restaurants have been delicious and this one is no exception. Mom got to drink for free which was a nice treat. We started off with the beignets which were warm and delicious. Also I felt it was a rather generous portion. 6 for $8 isn't bad. We then got the duck confit benedict which was SO good! My husband got the burger which was cooked perfectly and so flavorful. We'd definitely go back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My fiancé and I went here to use a gift certificate, and were pleasantly surprised. The meat and cheese appetizer was excellent. The pasta primavera was delicious. Make sure to order a cocktail. Look forward to going back again."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Was hoping for better given that this is one of Frank Bonnano's restaurants -- food quality was fine but dishes were unimaginative and overpriced"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Visited Lou's Food Bar for a mid week happy hour. Our server was very friendly and gave great recommendations on food and wine."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My husband and I tried this place as we both love french food. I thought the food was good, not excellent. Pretty similar to something I would make at home. But the service and ambiance were both very good, as well as the cocktails. I think we'll be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Out of all the Bonanno restaurants we have eaten at - this is out least favorite. Surly waiter, rushed service, it just was not a good night. I ordered a beer and asked if it was lighter or darker than a Bud (since I am not fond of pee water) It was exactly like a Bud. When the waiter asked if I was enjoying it - I replied no - it looked and tasted like a Bud. No response. That was his attitude most of the meal. the risotto was fine - but not risotto - rather barley and cauliflower. the brick chicken was tiny and the brussels spouts flavorless the Vesper fries were over seasoned and not hot the Caesar salad was over dressed but good the onion soup was enjoyed by all t there was no chocolate anything on the dessert menu - so why bother"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a great experience at Lou's....amazing pulled pork Benedict, friendly waiter and nice atmosphere. Would love to try the dinner menu."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Lou's is always great, but I especially enjoy brunch there! great food, great experience... thank you!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We'd tried Lou's early in its existence for brunch, and it left little impression on us. But for this dinner, all four of us at the table came away impressed. One of the non-drinkers had a Classic Shirley Temple and enjoyed it greatly. I, meanwhile, snarfed down the banh mi burger - not a patty made of pork and onions and sweet chili but an actual burger topped with pork and onions and sauce. It was not overly decadent but right-sized, but it was very tasty. Creativity abounded, from the duck confit to the extra crispy fried chicken. Looking forward to going back again."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great Food. Friendly but slow service last Friday."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The spot was happening! However, even in a corner - kind of out of the way - I still couldn't hear my own group. The service was slightly slow and the food was good but not delicious."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Great food and service but well drinks overpriced."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "If I was forced to find something not perfect it would be the seating. The tables are so close together we could hear every word from the people seated next to us. We almost where bumping elbows."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "For some reason I was expecting the food to be a little better for the price. The portions were decent, just the quality I thought was going to be better. I did not know my order came with fries and ordered a side of fries. It would've been nice if the waiter had reminded me of that to make sure if I wanted an extra order. I would not have been offended. Instead she went ahead and brought my Reuben with fries, and another plate of fries. Overall not impressed"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Delicious food, nice ambience, and quite the hot spot (not too quiet-wouldn't come on a romantic date, but a casual one-definitely)."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "It seems Lou's wants to be a destination for foodies with hand crafted drinks. Unfortunately they couldn't deliver in the goods with mediocre cocktails and overlooked specialty sausage in our case. There was also way too much "you can't have that" with minor menu substitution requests that seem like they could have been easily solved with an up charge. Service was pretty friendly but slow. Probably wouldn't make a point to return."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We went to Lou’s for Restaurant week. While their menu for Restaurant week was definitely not their best (it appeared the food items for Restaurant week were massed produced and prepared ahead of time) their regular menu looked delicious. We will come back to try their regular menu despite our disappointment."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Delicious food and prompt service. Only sad thing was the blackened trout isn't on their regular menu."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Lou's is a great place to go if you're looking for comfort food with a twist. Super friendly staff, and food was delicious! We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Go hear and have a cocktail and a piece of apple pie. Big bar and fun setting, but my food was not good. Like send it back not good. If I'm eating $30/person "neighborhood comfort" food I just want it taste good. I like the idea of "comfort" being salads, sandwiches, burgers etc, but my salad was awful, French onion soup decent, pulled pork sandwich good. Nothing sticks with me at all except how bad the salads were. Just a pile of lettuce with terrible dressings, no flavor, over dressed and under seasoned, bad textures, just not appealing at all. Sad I don't want to ever go back bc I live 4 blocks away and was really excited to try it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Found this little gem while traveling on business just north of Denver. Had the Rubin sandwich and my colleague enjoyed the Chicken Confit sandwich. Both were excellent. Will be back next time I'm in town!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We liked this place. Sausage plate app was excellent. Enough for four to share. French onion soup was good. I had the French dip sandwich, thinking it would be smaller than an entrée. Wrong! Lots of meat and fries. I took 1/2 home. My wife had the duck confit. Best ever was here analysis. Carrot cake was OK. A little heavy but tasted good."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We decided to go for Valentine's Day lunch at the last minute. OpenTable showed reservations available at Lou's for 12:30pm. Since this is a "sister" location to the awesome Mizuna we jumped on the reservation. The place was virtually empty when we arrived (not a good sign on VDay!). We both ordered salads - I had the beet salad with chicken while my date chose the mixed green with salmon. First the good...big salads. The bad...nearly everything else. Service was below average (surprising considering the place was deserted). Waiter forgot the chicken on my salad then brought a bowl of pulled chicken (and still charged the $5 up-charge). $46 for 2 salads and 1 bowl of soup seems wayyy to pricey for lunch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "food was very good atmosphere for an expensive dinner not that great, noisey, and chairs were not comfortable and tables were on top of the next ones, very tight space, and the wine was way over priced for barrel wine that wasn't that great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had such high expectations for Lou's Foodbar and we have had such wonderful experiences at Bonanos other restaurants. After being seated and putting in our order for appetizers and main courses we didn't see our waiter for another 40 minutes when he brought out house made sausage. The sausages were amazing and we LOVED the hush puppies however we quickly forgot that as we did not receive our main dishes for another 30 something minutes. Again we did not hear from our waiter. My chopped salad was mediocre. My fiancée ordered the fried chicken but couldn't eat very much of it. The oil was still boiling and it was too hot to eat for quite some time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "There were changes in decor and menu since my last visit about 1 year ago. I liked the decor better previously, but the menu changes were positive. The menu is more casual now, but still has house made charcuterie, a craft rueben sandwich, and a few lovely entree selections. The prices are moderate. Our food and service were excellent. I may become a regular."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We were given a gift certificate for the Bonanno Concepts group of restaurants and chose to try Lou's. We were delighted with the ambience, our wait staff were very attentive to our needs and the food was excellent in quality and quantity. We were so happy with our decision and will be back to try other entrees."
    Dined on 2/1/2014