P17
P17

P17

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.p17denver.com/
  • Phone: (303) 399-0988
  • Hours of Operation:
    BRUNCH:
    Saturday 9am-3pm
    Sunday 9am-3pm

    Lunch:
    Monday-Friday 11am-3pm

    DINNER:
    Sunday - Thursday 3-10pm
    Friday + Saturday 3-11pm

    HAPPY HOUR:
    Monday: 3-10pm
    Tuesday - Sunday: 3-6pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Bistro, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Mary Nguyen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: P17 offers full service catering for all types of occasions. If you’re planning a wedding, shower, birthday, brunch luncheon or dinner, eliminate your stress and let P17 cater your event and satisfy your needs. We not only provide dishes and drinks from the full P17 menu, but also will happily work with you to create and customize a menu that fits your expectations and compliments your special occasion.

    Whether it’s off site or at your home, we will provide the excellent level of service and satisfaction that P17 is known for.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant is available for a full buy-out. Please call for details & pricing.
  • Private Party Contact: Mary Nguyen 3033990988x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th Avenue & Franklin
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of street parking available on both 17th Avenue and Franklin street.
A word from P17
Welcome to P17, your neighborhood bistro serving food and drinks inspired by the seasons.  Our kitchen makes everything from scratch and sources the freshest ingredients available. Enjoy a soul-warming bowl of soup, gather with friends over a selection of small plates and wine, or sit for a casual family dinner. Whichever you decide, we invite you to enjoy our hospitality in the company of friends & loved ones.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
P17 reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)great for outdoor dining (31)fit for foodies (26)great for lunch (14)special occasion (11)romantic (8)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (6)hot spot (6)good for groups (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Best burger ever!
    DenverDVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Met a friend here for lunch this week on the day the temperature dropped nearly 50 degrees. That put us in a mood for something warm rather than salads for a change and we both ordered the burger, a major departure for us. WOW! Best burger ever! Incredibly flavorful and juicy. Accompanying side salad was generous. Can't wait to go back and take my husband, a devoted carnivore.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding vegetable Pho
    vegansVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great Pho - so glad you kept it on the new menu. It's within walking distance of our home and we love that soup
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice find
    OmahaTraveler01
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had dinner on a Saturday evening and the ambience was cozy. The innovative menu had a selection that I couldn't fulfill in one visit, so next time I visit Denver P17 will be on my list as a repeat. Our table began with the PEI mussels. As a small meal the fries served with it would have been adequate (they were delicious), but as an appetizer, I would have like some grilled bread to soak up the delicious broth. The duck confit was perfect, falling off the bone each time the fork met with it. There were few desserts, but not the usual you find in so many restaurants. Well worth the calories. Thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Amazeballs!
    Pissedoff505
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Friendly, quick, and knowledgable staff. Amazing food, done well with style. AMAZING HAPPY HOUR!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Brunch; Great Service
    cynful1
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had a delicious brunch sitting outside watching downtown Denver. The service was excellent and the weather managed to stay nice enough to enjoy our meal and conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As Usual
    yetistyles
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I always expect good service, delicious food and amazing drinks. P17 has never failed to deliver on that! Definitely going to come back here for another brunch. The different flavored bottomless mimosas; i got pineapple, are delicious! And the beignets with the apple butter! Such an amazing start!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Disappointed
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were disappointed. After the salad everything was pretty bad. We don't recommend the place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • OK French-ish,but prefer Vietnamese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was nicely done but I really loved the original menu of Parallel 17. I liked having an upscale Vietnamese restaurant in the neighborhood.
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  • JoanneVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Perhaps it was an off night, but the food just didn't live up to the reviews I had read previous to coming there. I had the poached cod and it had a fishy smell to it when it came to the table, but I ate it anyway. Major mistake. Paid for it with very angry intestines later that night. The others in my party didn't suffer the same fate from the dishes they ordered, thank goodness, but they all said the food was just OK, not outstanding. As I said, it could have been an off night, but I don't think we will be going back any time soon. Our server was wonderful, it's a nice space, but ...
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  • Always a Winner!
    LovingLifeVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I bring clients here. Food is always eclecticly good as expected in this lovely neighborhood. Service is always impeccable. The restaurant staff are accommodating. The doors and windows are open in good weather. P17 is a lovely backdrop to biz or pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • casual dining
    flavorules
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Nice little weekday evening, low key, good service, nice food choices, good place for a group of friends to meet, eat and have nice conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great apps with great ambience.
    TruthAboutFoodVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We tried several of the small plates before dinner and were delighted. The duck meatballs were especially tasty. For whatever reason though, 2 out of 3 of us found our entree sort of tasteless and boring (the cod and the fettuccine carbonara). He who ordered the roasted chicken however, was delighted. I would recommend and give it another shot especially because it had a great ambience and warm vibe in the space.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was supposed to be a special night as it was my husband's birthday. We arrived for dinner and the hostess was very nice as she sat us at an indoor table. We were only table inside and maybe three outside. After taking our appetizer order, we sat waiting for our waitress to come back and take our dinner order. 10 minutes after placing our appetizer order, our food came, still no waitress, finished our food, 10-15 additional minutes and still no waitress, made several attempts to get her attention to no avail. Finally, we gained the attention of the hostess and she was able to send over waitress. 45-60 minutes total dinner arrives, 3 of the dishes were very good, but the cod dish ordered by my daughter, was fishy, over cooked and bland.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • vegansVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The vegetable pho is outstanding. My lunch companion had the beef pho and he said it was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • A bit more taste
    bds2405VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Some of the dishes lacked flavor. Our squash tart that was good needed more zest and the slaw salad was boring. I used to come to Parallel 17 often so I was sad to hear of the menu change... and not sure I am a fan
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like their new concept
    CoolheatVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a very good experience at P17. Small, but nicely varied menu. Items were well prepared and presented. Really liked the kale salad. Very good service; attentive, but not overbearing. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a go to
    Monkeyfufu
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    P17 is still great. The fall menu is here, so it was hard to decide.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu, Renewed Interest
    DenverKVSVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    P17 has a new menu and we took advantage of it during August Restuarant Week. We had a delightful, French inspired meal, every bite delicious. We used to dine here frequently and it somehow fell off our rotation. Because it is in our neighborhood we will be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Has Gone Wrong?
    RobertFVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I always enjoyed Parallel 17 so I expected the new P17 to be equally good. Not so. What French bistro can't make a good French onion soup? It was barely lukewarm and there was no soup--just a bowl of not very flavorful onions. Very odd. The cod entree was good, but I like piping hot food and this was barely warm. I wonder how long it sat on the kitchen counter before it was served. Perhaps execution was a casualty of Restaurant Week, but this was very disappointing.
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  • Revisiting an Old Favorite
    PBKWINEGUYVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    While living on Capital Hill a few years back Parallel 17 became a favorite dining spot of ours. We enjoyed the vegetarian options on the menu and the Monday all night happy hour menu. The new P17 is a hit with us as well. A wide selection of items to dine on, excellent service, quality cocktails and an evening on the patio.....We will be back. P.S. they still serve the Pho.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What they had was good
    LoveGr8tFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Very disappointed in the food with the new menu. We have enjoyed eating here previously, but with the new menu, not sure we will go back.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was very good...the house wine was one of the better your find for house wines...however, I don't appreciate going out to dinner and then being expected to sit by a dog. Restaurants are for people...not animals whether it be inside or out. For this reason I would probably not be going back to P17. Also one of the reasons we chose P17 was for one of the specials...which they were out of already at 5:30.
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  • CXL9
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved it. Great cocktails and we really liked mixing the small plate choices with the entrees. We sat outside and enjoyed the neighborhood traffic and, to repeat ourselves, really loved the food!! Thanks to all at P17. Everyone was friendly and helpful. PS, yummy food. Yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Not Up To Par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Short Ribs were not moist enough, and the Pasta dish was too sludgy and thick. The chocolate/bacon ice cream dessert was highly overrated.
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  • Not Vietnamese!
    livetoeat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    After reviewing 5280's list of great casual restaurants, I picked Parallel 17. I love Vietnamese food and thought I was in for a treat. Once I arrived, I was told they rebranded with a different menu - which is strange that a restaurant with a recommendation would switch? We persisted and ordered - the Lamb Burger was so drenched in a paprika style red sauce that I had to use 2 napkins and it looked like I had personally bludgeoned a cow at the table. The "simple salad" of Bibb lettuce and tarragon and buttermilk dressing was exceptionally plain and lacked color. The octopus small plate was too potent on the red onion/veggie mix and just average. I talked with the manager on duty (Lee?) who didn't seem to care about my experience either.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 236 reviews are from the P17 reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I was anxious to get here and try the new incarnation of this restaurant. Mary does SO MUCH for charity, including several organizations with which I am involved, so I like to support her restaurants as much as possible. The food on the reworked menu was wonderfully innovative and delicious, and my gluten-free friend whose birthday we celebrated was delighted with all the options for her diet. Our server Kerry was terrific! We enjoyed the front patio for hours without being rushed. The only downside, if there was one, is the extreme traffic noise from 17th as Happy Hour turns into evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    koalaVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Had been wanting to go here for years and never made it until now. I thought they were supposed to be an asian fusian place, but the only asian dish on the menu was Pho. The waitress recommended the shortribs, which were horribly bland and so we asked for extra sauce, which was simply a lighter coloredversion of something that tasted like A1 steaksauce and was the best part of the dish. I liked the grilled calamari small plate and the French GSM wine. Overall not worth my drive up there from south Denver though.
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  • Sunday brunch after the Zoo
    PrairieRose
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had no information about this place. But wanted a brunch location near the Zoo. This was perfect. Beautiful little place, with outside tables which was wonderful on a Sunday morning. The food was very delicious and prices were a bit less than expected. Our waitress was really nice and attentive as we enjoyed the morning. I would highly recommend this restaurant for the brunch and really hope to get back for lunch and dinner in the very near future.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    DenverIsYummy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have been here before, but the food was especially delicious on this outing. We were very impressed with the grilled squid and fritters, and the Pho is always dependable. Reasonably priced and delicious. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    New menu was not to our liking. I ordered mussels and many of them were closed. Service was good but we will not be back.
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  • Could be better.
    Sandstorm
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This is a neighborhood spot that I would not recommend because of the inconsistency in food quality. I had a cocktail made with prosecco that came to me warm and flat. The "citrus" overtones were overpowering and it was sweet, almost syrupy. Tomato tart appetizer was good - nice flaky crust. The kale salad was very good. My husband had the pork tenderloin which he said was nicely prepared and flavorful. My Pho was tasteless. It was mostly broth with four round carrot slices, four thin slices of beef, a small serving of rice noodles and a few strands of baby bok choy. The ice cream was homemade but, unfortunately, was too "new" and not adequately frozen. Nice decor and patio. A little more kitchen effort might make this a gem.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, good prices but
    kharrisonf
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    if they try to seat you next to the swinging door of the kitchen ask if another spot is available.....it's irritating!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Another Hit!
    DAVE
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    First visit since a rebranding. Loved the place in the past and love it now!!!! Had small plates to start with a mojito and then beef cheeks that were just perfect! Unfortunately ( due to another commitment) did not have a dessert but saw some going to other tables and I know I will have to get some when I return! WELL DONE
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We had a nice table outside on the patio. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Close, but . . .
    KaikeyiVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great menu, innovative ideas, fantastic cocktail. But service for brunch was way off. Eggs benedict was disappointing. Eggs were nicely poached, but arrived cold. Had to hunt down my check.
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  • Good food, slow service.
    coatty1
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Good food. Service was slow. But they were accommodating when my wife's soup was too spicy. They brought a substitute without persuading. I recommend the place. The Pho was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional French bistro!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Chef Mary has created a new menu, preserving a few Vietnamese dishes but creating some exceptional French bistros dishes. The Moules Frites are a must try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had a nice round table for our party of 6. Great food and service. Would go back again. Not too loud and it was a nice night outside so they had all the windows open.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food was bland and nothing special, drinks were great but very expensive for the size.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Good food. Fresh ingredients. Creative combinations. Need to serve bread gratuit if holding out as a French bistro. Annoying musik.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.