great Outdoor Dining on 16 St. Mall
Beautiful Denver weather led us to Willie G's to eat outside and people watch. We waited 20 minutes for an outdoor table despite a reservation, but it was worth it. In the meantime we had a drink at the bar. Denver is big on Happy hours, where you can get drinks half price from 4-7. Food was great, 3 had red snapper & 1 steak. Portions were good size, not too much. Would have preferred snapper w/o breaded crust, but it was good. Server was very attentive and friendly. We ordered a salad to share and a dessert to share. The food prices her are on the high side. Not an inexpensive evening for 4 people, but worth it to sit outside and people watch on 16th St. Very interesting assortment of characters go by. We would go back again.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of ours favorite places
One of ours favorite places to dine out. Whether for a special ocassion or just a nice dinner out we highly recommend Willie Gs. Great food & service!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our waiter Adam was excellent. He new the menu and was able to answer our questions on food & preparation The food was delicious. Thanks!
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and fantastic value
Most downtown restaurants are a bit overpriced. Willie G's has a great selection of food at good prices. Great atmosphere and clean. Our waitress was super. I have no complaints. Oh, and they had my favorite dessert on the menu. Key lime pie! It was delicious.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice setting and very relaxed. Great service as well.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
16th Street Treat
Willie G's gracefully accommodated our group of eight on the patio for a happy hour (or three) garnished with acoustic guitar and a pleasant, unobstructed east/west breeze (essential in Denver in the summer). I heard ooohs and aaaahs over the mussels in broth and murmured some of my own over the bruschetta, the tempura-style Brussels sprouts (who knew?), and the fish tacos. The activities on the kids menu kept my five-year-old granddaughter happily entertained the whole time! My little "Mikey "[s]he hates everything") commented on the freshness of the orange juice, while her grandma sipped a yummy sherry. The staff were charming and hospitable and smoothly managed multiple tabs. A delightful evening!
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
From one Aaron to another
Saw some scary reviews as I looked for a place to take my lovely bride to while on our first trip to Denver. So glad I gave Willie G's a chance!!! We were seated immediately at our reserved time and asked to sit outside so we could "people watch". Our waiter was Aaron, who immediately greeted us warmly. When he noticed my interest in the wine list, Aaron walked us through it and made a recommendation for a bottle of wine. The wine was fantastic! Aaron also walked us through the menu and after asking us about our interests, made some recommendations for dinner. Our food was awesome!! All-in-all, our dining experience was phenomenal and I highly recommend this place (especially if you get Aaron as your waiter!)
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for pre theater
We have gone to Willy G's for several years for pre theater dining. We find the service prompt and the food good. Great bar menu. Never makes us late and only a short walk to a variety of events or catch the free mall ride.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun atmosphere and good food
Friendly and professional staff took great care of us. Wanted good seafood and enjoyed great fish, prepared perfectly. Super location. Within short walk to Denver Performing Arts Center. Meals were reasonably priced. And atmosphere was fun - nice, without being stuffy. We will definitely go back.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to eat dinner at Willie G's. The service was quite good and the food was outstanding. It is incredible that it is a chain, as the quality and presentation are spot on. There is an outdoor patio which overlooks the 16th St. mall. Inside, tables are well set and the room is romantic, however the spotlights are cleverly placed to allow diners to actually read the menu. We were so pleased with the freshness of the food that we came back the following day. We really enjoyed the clam chowder especially as well as the fresh oysters.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out then In
We requested a table on the patio and were seated on time and a perfect patio location. We enjoyed wonderful martini's and the best oyster Rockerfeller we have ever eaten. As our salad arrived it began pouring rain, we insisted we were not getting wet, they kept a close eye on us and as the weather got worse they moved us into the dining room to enjoy wonderful prime rib,in a lovely quiet cozy dining room. The service was excellent as well as food. If you are in Denver this is a wonderful night out.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently delivers good food
I gave never had a bad meal here, the staff is very attentive!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was very attentive. Everybody chipped in and really watched after us. Fantastic service night. Great selection on menu. Cool location in 16 th street mall. Prices not cheap, but also not out of control. Fish was great with fresh sides. Only one negative is the chicken sausage gumbo was Luke warm, salty, no rice. But I never said anything. The service was so good they would have fixed it. I ate it anyway, but don't recommend it. But hey, great dinner, service, and value. I recommend it before the over priced big name steak and seafood houses, unless you got money to burn.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable. Best to plan
Very enjoyable. Best to plan on at least 1 1/2 hour not-rushed dinner. And I appreciated that. Service is enjoyable and personable. Food fits the price. Being on the 16th Street Mall is a plus if you like to 'people watch'.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Happy hour in Denver
All I can say is this place is outstanding. If you go for happy hour you must sit in the bar, tell the hostess that.
Once seated, eat as many $3 and $5 plates as you can. Everything is great. The strawberry basil martini is out of this world.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice night out with family
We had just flown into Denver and found this place to dine via OpenTable. Very friendly evening atmosphere and very good service. The Chicken Romano and Chicken Fettuccini culminating with Crème Brulee were excellent. It is also a good place to take business associates.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined at Willie G's for our anniversary. We had great service! When we mentioned that it was our anniversary, they treated us with a dessert on the house. The food was amazing and didn't seem horribly overpriced like some seafood and steakhouses in the Denver area. There is a patio that looks out onto the 16th St. mall if outdoor dining is your preference. I would definitely eat there again.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Started with the Happy Hour
Started with the Happy Hour - a great set of specials . . . coconut shrimp is really good. Dinner of Chicken and stuffed Shrimp was also excellent. Menu offers interesting choices in seafood, steaks along with pastas and salads. I've been here 5 times in the past 2 years and I've never had bad service or a bad meal.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Early Dining before DCPA show
I booked, for my wife and I, a 1000 pt reservation at 6:00 pm on a Saturday night prior to a 7:30 pm DCPA theater show. The reservation was on the early end for activity at Willie-G's and turned out to be an excellent choice for us. The food was very good with excellent selction, our waitress was timely and attentive and provided useful advice. Meal service was relaxed, but efficient therby giving us plenty of time to enjoy our meal prior to heading out for the show.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was relatively quiet, and the food was very good. Will return.
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Seafood Selection
We had lunch at Willi G's on the patio.. delightful day and meal. We came for the trout and it was wonderful. Also ordered the Trio Seafood Salad. Crab was fresh and in large chunks. Smoked Salmon excellent and the Shrimp Romoulade was great as well. Try the flavored teas.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent seafood restaurant right on 16th Street. The best seafood gumbo I've ever had. A very good selection of fresh seafood.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't say enough about the service at Elway's....we had 2 super fun waiters...who were able to anser all questions and have fun with our group of 4 that love to tease. Bone-in Ribeye was cooked to perfection...and the prix fixe menu had lots of items for those wanting appetizer, entree, side and desert.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Treat was excellent
My husband was craving a porterhouse steak so for his birthday I took him to Willie G's. The food was excellent and the service great.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service
As a Landry restaurant I expect a certain attentiveness and food quality. I was not disappointed. The
Staff was great and the calamari tender, the Arctic char sweet and the Brussels sprouts delicious. Yes I had
The Key Lime pie. I am only human.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, attentive wait staff, overall good experience
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Willie G experience
It was overall a great place to dine for dinner. The prices are what you'd expect from a very well to do seafood and steak house. Definitely great for special occasions.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good downtown spot
We arrived and they didn't have our reservation in their system.
I showed the hostess my confirmation and she was very polite and said we will seat you right away. They sat us at a very nice table and our waitress Melissa was very good. Calamari Appetizer came out in great time, was very average. Our fish dinners were very good along with the sides. The wine selection was good and the key lime pie was one if the best I've had and we go to Key West all the time.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always the food at Willie
As always the food at Willie G's was wonderful and the service was right on. I didn't read the menu carefully and missed that I couldn't eat what I ordered because of food allergies, a new plate was made with no hesitation. Willie G's is one of my favorite places in Denver
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites. Right
One of our favorites. Right on the 16th street mall. Convenient to everything.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Way to start off an Evening
We had a wonderful experience at Willie G's on Saturday night. My wife and I where in town for the Eagles concert at Pepsi Center. I had made reservations on OpenTable for WillieG's. We've ate her before but don't particularly remember the evening. But this one we will not soon forget. Our waiter Erin, was on spot from the get go. We never felt he was in a hurry even though I am sure he had several other tables. He offered suggestions and was very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was incredible. I had a filet that was cooked to perfection and was very tender. My wife enjoyed a Salmon that was just also cooked to perfection. We will be back for sure.. Very pleasant dining experience. Thanks!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice for Anniversary Dinner
Went here for our anniversary dinner. Everything was great. Good steaks and seafood.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
from the time you walk into the door to the time you walk out the staff is very attentive to your needs.Definitely will be back again
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy the Char
One of the fabulous fish dishes you will ever have, We had Oysters, Char (Main dish) Mac and Cheese, all totally perfect. The Seafood gumbo was way too salty for my taste but if you like salty you will love it ;)
Service was great. The place is a must try if you are a fish lover. Never tried the steak dishes but I would guess they would be wonderful as well.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Service
We wanted to have a good meal after completing the Denver Rock & Roll Marathon, which is no easy task at the age of 72. We had a wonderful filet dinner and wonderful service by Dustin. We would highly recommend it.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were thrilled to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary! The service, food, ambiance, and simple joy of being there were all a thrill to remember! Thank you so much for everything!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service, food to match!
This was outstanding service. From the time we checked in with the hostess, who was both charming and helpful, to the bartender, who looked up all the latest wines on the Pinot Noir's once he heard me and my boss talking about ording Pinot with dinner. Unsolicited assistance is rare and should be rewarded.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great location
Dined here before a show at DCPA. Great location, they will validate parking in the parking garage right by the restaurant. Food was well done and even accommodated a gluten and dairy intolerance. The service was good, although it was very apparent that the waitress was annoyed with the dietary requests, I even blushed at one point because I felt embarrassed having to ask. But in the end the food was very good and I did not have any reaction and it was only a 10 minute walk from the restaurant to the show.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special mahi mahi was bland
Special mahi mahi was bland but all others loved their meals. Good wine options too.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, great service
The food is always fantastic. Our service was great. We had a wonderful date. Thank you
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good For Business Lunch
Had a very good business lunch for a group of 10. Attentive wait staff and manager, very tasty food and generally prompt service. A bit much oil and butter, but probably based on what was ordered. Very nice salad. The calamari was the best I have had in quite a while - not just a bunch of fried rubber bands!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sea Bass bites as an appetizer!
This is the second time we have dined here and were equally impressed. There new feature on the menu were Sea Bass bites offered as an appetizer and were to die for! I had the 6 oz filet and hubby had the trout and both were cooked perfectly. From the appetizer to the dessert, everything was perfect. We will definiltey be returning soon!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Fish at a Reasonable Price
I like Willie G's as a good alternative to the very high priced fresh fish restaurants. Willie G's always has good fresh fish offerings, and the gumbo is terrific. The staff is well trained and responsive. My only suggestion is that they use real butter with the bread instead of the soft margarine alternative that is not in keeping with the class of the restaurant.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location and food
We saw some great reviews on Willie G's and decided to make an early dinner reservation Saturday night since it was so close to our hotel. The food was excellent, and our server was very helpful about not only telling us about the food specials and drinks but also offering to give any advice about where to go in the city (since we were visiting). We did try to get to the bar to watch some of the football game after eating, but it was slammed packed. So overall, great dinner, and I do recommend!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had three couples in our group and 3 people were celebrating birthdays during the week. The staff was very attentive and our food was amazing. They surprised all of the birthday people with a complimentary dessert. Everyone in our group had a great experience. We will definitely go back there.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food Great service
We had a very nice dinner. The Prime Rib Bruschetta appetizer was wonderful! The wait staff was very attentive and pleasant.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinned here for the first time and found the staff to be very accommodating. The food was excellent. This is a Landry's restaurant and I recommend you join their bonus program. The food was well prepared. The best red snapper preparation I'd ever had (The Melissa version on the menu). Very good wine selection. Cozy atmosphere with nice high booth backs to add an ambiance of privacy. Will be going back to WIllie G's and other Landry's in the near future and recommending to all our friends.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dinner Before Theater
Stuck in traffic and racing to eat something before seeing The Book of Mormon, we booked through Open Table application for 6:00 p.m. Traffic was bad and we called to let them know we could not make it until at least 6:15 p.m. We asked if they could serve us fast enough for the 7:30 p.m. show. They said they would be ready for us and would serve us promptly. Which they did and we had a wonderful dinner. We must have had three people assisting us so we could eat and still make the show. My husband had the trout which he said was out of this world. I had the Chicken Romano which had a wonderful crust of Panko and a yummy sauce. Great dinner before a fun musical. We will definitely eat at Willie G's again and soon!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, service, experience...
Food, service, experience... all of it was superb! For appetizers we ordered the Sea Bass bites and the Oyster Bar Trash. The sea bass was cooked just right and the variety of ingredients that accentuated this dish were delightful. The bar trash is one of our staples every time we go in, always delicious and a must order regardless of how hungry you are.
For our entrees, we each had one the Red Snapper fillets, the Melissa and Kathleen. Both were cooked to perfection and seasoned with just the right about of spices. The crab and scallops that came on top were great as well. These fillets were a great price for the size. Both were huge and neither one of us were able to finish them. Willie G's is fantastic, we'll be back soon!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I had to be in Denver on Thanksgiving and we don't have any family or friends in that area. Thankfully, Willie G's was one of the few places open Thanksgiving evening and offered a traditional Thanksgiving meal as their special. It was some of the best turkey and dressing I have ever had and my husband loved the Ahi tuna he ordered. They have a great wine selection - a little something for everyone. We really enjoyed the relaxed and intimate atmosphere and our waiter, Aaron, was attentive and personable. Our evening was a pleasurable experience at Willie G's and if we are ever in Denver again, we would definitely return to try more of their dishes.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM