Great dining experience
I attended a large birthday dinner for a friend at Twelve. I had not been there before. Everything was delicious, the waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine list and the space is definitely cool. It is surrond by 20 something bars so the location is a bit odd but I would go back in a minute. Only complaint is that they could have used some mood music.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'd been to Twelve several years ago, but only once. Kinda forgot about it. It was fabulous, and I'm telling all my friends. It is a true LoDo gem!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great time at Twelve -- fantastic food and service at a reasonable price, hard to beat. Definitely worth a try!
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Gem!
Twelve was recommended to me and I highly recommend to others. The dining experience was excellent! I will return.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet, romantic, knowledgeable waitstaff, diverse menu, and great wine list.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
not much to look at from the
not much to look at from the outside, but inside it is a gem. everything was excellent. the service was top notch, and it's one of those places that has character. I will be back.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were incredible. The chef is doing some amazing out of the box dishes that were just delicious. A definite must if you love food.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Tops Himself
The "english pea-vanilla soup, buttermilk panna cotta, young pea greens" is outstanding. Utterly smooth, imaginative; the cool panna cotta at the center of the dish is in perfect counterpoint to the soup.
The chicken entrée is without a doubt one of the chef's great achievements: the chicken is rolled in its skin and formed into a drum shape: succulent and amazingly tasty with both flat ends caramelized beautifully.
Go before the menu changes for July. Then again, won't July's be fantastic as well?!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I am an avid devotee of Twelve. The chef and staff have -- over the course multiple visits -- convinced me of their passion, knowledge, talent, and devotion to provide me with the most delicious and well prepared meals in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere. The food is delicious, consistently creative and unerringly excellent. The staff is always accomidating, informed, and available without ever seeming obtrusive. June was no different: the Prawns, the Chicken, the Tart, all phenomonally flavorful and balanced. It is the best thing going in Denver, hand's down.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
unique and excellent
The Twelve name relates to the change of menu each month of the year. We've dined here before and alwayas check the menu on the their web site prior. The June menu was very much to our liking and the food was wonderful. The pork and chicken entrees were standouts although the other menu items had appeal as well. The service was at once professsional as well as friendly. Our party of six were all impressed and delighted by our evening at Twelve. We heartily recommend the restaurant.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at its best
I dined alone, enjoying food flavors, textures, art and decor. Exceptional service throughout the meal. Atmosphere is relaxed fine dining for all ages. Outstanding food stimulates an especially satisfying ambience. A place and experience to seek again and again.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go out of your way for this one!
Well worth the trip to this part of town. This was one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. The staff was courteous, accommodating, efficientand knowledgable. Food was excellent. Had the gazpacho and sea bream, both done perfectly. Presentation and portion size were just right. My friend had the vegetarian choice - cauliflower steak - and it was delicious. We plan to go back once a month from now on because the menu changes monthly. Superb!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have never had a bad experience
I have never had a bad experience at Twelve. The service is always top notch, and the food is fantastic. It not only is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, it is flavorful to the palate.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting menu and good food
The decor and ambiance are great -- no pretentious fads, just a solid, well-designed space. The menu is also unpretentious, but with some very interesting and sophisticated dishes, and all seasonal of course. The dishes we had were all excellent, but nothing really outstanding. Service was great, a notch above the friendly-but-unprofessional service that seems to be common in Denver. We would definitely go back to try a different menu.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best restrauants
This is one of the best restrauants in Denver. Our waiter was exteremly well versed and made the experience even more enjoyable.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Top 3 in Denver
This place is awesome. Great food. Great service. Quaint. Small. Lovely. Delicious. Now in our top 3 in Denver with Root Down and Beatrice and Woodsley.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice dinner with an old friend
We enjoyed an nice dinner at a great restaurant, portions are small for the $$ but the food is very good and staff friendly and attentive.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Gem in Denver!
12 was an experience! Not only was the food outstanding but the concept and service were as well. If only I could return to Denver every month... :-)
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner at Twelve Tuesday evening and loved every bite! The gnocchi was light and flavorful and the lamb was fantastic, with wonderful spices. We'll eat here again!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, def get what you pay for. The service was great, waitstaff was very attentive and worked well together. Will go back and recommend to friends.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Monthly Must
Since the menu changes monthly, we go back often. Great special fixed price on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Generous portions of outstanding high quality food.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place had excellent food! Definitely a fit for foodies place but without any snootiness. It is a nice atmosphere a mix of casual and elegant if that makes sense. I would like to go back again!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative yet unpretentious meal
Had never even noticed this place, but will definitely return to try the ever-changing menu.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night Out
Food was creative and well prepared. Service was attentive and informed. Good value for the quality and experience, I'll be back next month!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Good Service
We have been here 3 or 4 times over the last couple of years and always had a great meal. The menu changes monthly. We came on a Wednesday night so that we could take advantage of the $38 prix fixe menu and each of us thoroughly enjoyed our 3 courses. Wine by the bottle did seem a bit overpriced.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best in Denver, hands down
The staff at Twelve has always treated me well, but the last experience went above and beyond. I made a note in my reservation that my boyfriend and I were celebrating our last night in Denver before a big move and the staff at Twelve were so warm and sweet it made me want to cancel my plans to leave Denver at all. The food, as always, was perfect. The portions were exactly right. The bubbles paired fantastically with our cheese course. The soup was magnificent (Twelve makes my favorite soups, no matter which month of the year--They're all great). The sorbet was absolutely delightful. But it's the kindness of the servers and the chef that shows a dedication to their craft you wont find anywhere else in Denver. Twelve is Denver's very best.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Twelve - Best Restaurant in Denver
OMG - what great food, what great service, what a great wine list! You name it, Twelve has it. I have been to Twelve at least five times, and each time, the menu is different and the food is FANTASTIC. If you have to take a food snobs out, take them to Twelve. They will still be snobby, but they will be impressed with your choice. You cannot go wrong with picking Twelve.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Wine list contained
Great food. Wine list contained some real gems. Well done!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Twelve Restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food and service was outstanding. Everyone was so pleased, especially my sister the birthday girl! I have already recommended this restaurant and we certainly would go back again.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and service
We sent the husbands to Coors Field so that they could enjoy (?) stadium food, and we went to dinner at Twelve. The service was great -- friendly yet professional. Thoughtful suggestions on the food and an appropriate wine. We got to the game in the second inning, very happy with our decision.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with a fun wine list and attentive staff. It lives amongst a transitional area of Denver with a fair contingent of urban outdoorsmen nearby, but don't let that deter you from this gem! The food was finely crafted and the menu changes monthly. Don't miss out on the opportunity for them to design you a cocktail as well!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a developing neighbor
This is a wonderful restaurant. It is the complete antithesis of the large chains - it is intimate, with a menu that changes monthly (hence the restuarnt's name!!!) that can appeal both to traditionalists and to those who are adventurous. The service is prolmpt and attentive without being overbearing. The ambiance is more east or west coast (tables in close proximity) thqan midwest or mountain region, but it is delightful. The neighborhood is transitional, but than should be no deterent from patronizing this great find.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty Amazing First Visit
Service was great. We're both arty types who like to eat and who have plenty of money to spend in nice restaurants but we often get lousy service because we don't look the part. At Twelve, this was not the case.
We both ordered appetizers that we would normally never eat. He got the celery heart soup with caviar and I got the melon and scallop ceviche. I don't like melon and I'm not crazy about scallops, but I would order the ceviche again.
For the main course, he got the beef and I got the trout. The trout was the best cooked piece of fish I have ever eaten. Simply perfect. This meal was based upon great ingredients cooked to perfection rather than butter, salt, and fat. Not the usual comfort food, which was refreshing. We will return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The fish specially was very
The fish specially was very good and the list of wines was outstanding.
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
food was great!! tried on a whim.cannot say enough.service was excellent.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Deserves twelve stars
Best meal I've ever eaten. Everything was perfect......Jeff Osaka is an amazing chef/owner!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all around
Very knowledgeable wait staff and masterfully created craft cocktails. Not too pretentious and constantly rotating menu. I'm surprised more people don't know about this place.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of Denver's best
This place if excellent-my GF and I have been here over 20 times in the last few years-every time it's been great! Smaller, intimate setting, fantastic food, interesting and unique wines-this place is underrated!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Very Talented Chef
I've been to Twelve several times and I've always been surprised, seldom disappointed and always excited to see just what comes out of the kitchen. I'm not sure if it is intentional but when ever I read the menu, I usually can't decipher just what to expect from the description. Maybe this is not the place for the faint foodie at heart, since you never know what to expect but I believe this makes it more than just going out for a meal. However for those who are willing to trust the chef and his sensibilities and taste, I think you may be pleasantly surprised.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy, Happy, Happy!
I don't know how anyone could experience Twelve and not be slightly awed. Our visits have become eagerly awaited events each month, and we have yet to be disappointed; September was a thrill! The dishes consist of top-quality ingredients cretively imagined and expertly prepared, served by a richly informed yet accessible staff in a comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere. The food conveys an elegant simplicity -- corn soup, chicken, and carrot cake that wow you with neither wildly exotic ingredients nor overly-showy preparations, but are content to blow your face off with their deceivingly basic deliciousness. Soup to nuts (and great wine on the side), Twelve comes as close to flawless as any restaurant in Denver.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
as good as it gets
Great food, great wine, great service. What more could you ask for? Okay, maybe a place to park... but it's downtown, what do you expect?
In my opinion, a great dining experience hinges on the service. At Twelve, we had a server who knew the food, knew the wine, and knew which would complement which. He was helpful, honest, and knew what he was talking about. It also didn't hurt that the food was terrific. I can't wait to go back next month and try out the new menu.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet little gem
Excellent restaurant - food, wine, service. Best scallops in town, cooked perfectly. Wine list is small but with some very nice and reasonable options. This is about the only restaurant in town left where you can actually go with a group of friends and hear each other talk - everywhere else is so loud and you have to essentially scream over each other to be heard. Truly worth a visit for a casual Sunday dinner or a special night out - I would highly recommend it to anyone.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with Foodie out of towners
Although located in a somewhat shady part of town, we were very, very pleased with our experience! Every course was a dining delight! Scallops were just perfect and the pork cheek was as tender and tasty as could be. Wait staff was energetic and very knowledgeable and quite personable. We chose 12 Restaurant from the 5280 list of top 25 and I think it should be in the top 10, right down to the crème brulee with plum sauce!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great staff and service. Interesting but accessible menu. Comfortable and inviting space. Will definitely be back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the Best
Fantastic as always, what a place! If you haven't been and you love amazing food, you owe it to yourself to give this place a shot.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect - including sound level
I took my brother here when he was in town for a conference. He has hearing issues, and after being surrounded by a high level of noise for several days he was very grateful for the quiet ambiance, which was the case even though Twelve was nearly full. The food was delicious, service was extremely pleasant, and I will be back.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eight thumbs up !!!
Since the menu changes monthly, Twelve Restaurant is always up for consideration. Chef Jeff Osaka, keeps changing it up. This month, the menus was so interesting that we took friends three times. We will continue with our monthly visits. The staff is fantastic and very knowledgeable. This past visit got eight thumbs up. Two from each of us.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service. Food was solid,
Great service. Food was solid, but with small missteps. Potatoes under-seasoned, in seafood dish, steak had quite a bit of gristle, desserts good but not great. The amuse of apple sorbet with miso sugar was amazing though.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly Recommend 12
We had a great dinner, excellent service nice reasonably priced wine and would highly recommend.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, Twelve was amazing.
As always, Twelve was amazing. My husband had a beef dish that was as well cooked as I've ever seen.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM