Great experience other than
Great experience other than it was too loud to talk with other people at the table comfortably. Felt like I really had to get in close to hear someone and felt like I was yelling at times. Other than that, food was great and service was good.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Try the Old Fashion.
The menu offers unusual foods you would not expect. So if you are in to trying something different, this is the place. It was very tasty albeit in small portions. Their Old Fashion cocktail was excellent and has cherries that have been soaked in brandy (or some spirit). It was quite an unexpected and pleasant rush of flavor.
The duck meatballs were tender and juicy. I would have expected maybe some type of flatbread to accent the creamy hummus-type sauce.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love Fuel. The staff is
I love Fuel. The staff is knowledgable and friendly, and the food is incredible! The menu is always delicious and mirrors the season's freshest ingredients. There were four of us for dinner and we ordered almost one of everything, just because we HAD to taste all the delicious options!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Easter Brunch was a very nice
Easter Brunch was a very nice occasion. The brunch offerings were varied enough for individuals who do not have gluten tolerance issues. However, there was only one option for our party member who has gluten issues. As always, Fuel lived up to expectations and gave us a very nice way to celebrate.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fuel is awesome, simple, all locally sourced. Love this place.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food. The mushroom
Excellent food. The mushroom crustini with fried egg on top was delicious. Mushrooms had a lightly spiced earthy flavor and once yoke is broken and allowed to flow over the dish it is a delight. Such unexpected delights from such a simple dish. Entres were stupendous. Especially delighted with the pork dish and all the surprising flavors associated with it. The celery puree was stupendous! This was our first visit. We will definitely return and look forward to sitting in the outside dining area.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for brunch!
I was there for brunch on my most recent visit and with a meat-heavy menu, I was grateful that the quiche was meatless. I am a big fan of salads with breakfast, so it was a treat to have lightly dressed greens beside the giant wedge of quiche on the plate. We were there celebrating a birthday and ordered bottomless mimosas to accompany our meals and they truly were bottomless. I love the TAXI space and Fuel is a great fit there with their sustainable menu options and refurbished space. I will be back for more.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a really outstanding dinner at Fuel on Friday night. They had my requested bar spot all set and I'm really glad I sat there as the entire restaurant is ran behind the bar and into the kitchen.
The Sole fish fry was a perfect starter and the pimento hush puppies are the best hushpuppies I've ever had. Upon recommendation I went with the pork tenderloin entree--divine. Possibly the most succulent pork I've ever had. So, so good. Had the rum cake for dessert, it was great but in the future I might order another pork tenderloin. Thanks Fuel Cafe team for making my trip to Denver that much more memorable.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food awesome as always but
Food awesome as always but we had to wait about 45 min to an had to wait an hour or so to get main course & never received apolgy or acknowledgment/reason for ling wait
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always love Fuel. The appetizers
We always love Fuel. The appetizers were all amazing! We loved the octopus salami, the socca crepes and salad appetizer. Our entrees were fabulous as well. We were impressed they had many rose options on the wine list!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fuel Never Disappoints
We absolutely love Fuel. The servers are wonderful, the food is amazing and it's always fun to take friends to a hidden Denver gem. The only negative thing I have to say is that when we went to make a 7pm reservation, there wasn't anything available until after 7:45pm. We showed up thinking the place would be packed and almost every seat was open! The current seasonal menu is stellar - you have to get the gnocchi! The gnocchi is so light and fluffy, I ate the entire plate and wasn't even full!!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Modern Place, Modern Food
Fuel features great food, consistently. I have been her several times and the food is always great. It is a small, out of the way place. It features industrial modern decor in an industrial modern neighborhood. The food is really tasty and there is a hint of 'comfort' food, rather than oblique modern extremist food. Drinks are great also. This is a small place and we had a 7:45 reservation, but our table did not come up, since the previous seating took their time. The host took care of us and made us feel welcome. We stayed long and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
You can always find very creative,
You can always find very creative, delicious offerings at Fuel. Had a lovely dinner.... again.
5/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was really interesting!
The food was really interesting! Well prepared, fabulous ingredients. The location is perfect....great to explore the Taxi district and see Denver from a different vantage point.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fuel is outstanding.
Fuel is one of my favorite places in Denver. The menu is small but the food is fantastic. From the gnocchi to the pork tenderloin, I have enjoyed everything including the small plate dishes. The drinks are great too--the Mules are dangerous. And the service is excellent. Good timing and low pressure. I always look forward to going back.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Organic restaurant for foodies
We sat outside on a beautiful Denver night surrounded by various organic herbs in the planters. The service was friendly and prompt. As it got a little chilly, the heat lamps were turned on. The aps and meals were exciting, an example, having trout with beets and spetzle was a light twist to sides typically presented with heavier meal, a nice summer dish.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Treat
We got to bring our parents for the first time and they also loved it. Delicious as always!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch on a first date! Excellent frico caldo. Lovely shaded patio.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved Fuel Cafe
Terrific spot -- a bit hard for the taxi to find, but then very charming -- sat outside, had a terrific meal, lovely service (although a bit slow at times but not unreasonable). Not a huge amount of choice, but everything on the menu sounded terrific and we enjoyed it all. A definite gem!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for brunch
The brunch menu is not extensive but was able to find something. Went with the French toast and it was delicious!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our party of five was seated quickly, and drinks came out almost as fast. The early summer menu was inventive, and tasted and looked as good on the plate as was promised on the menu. Our entries included the rhubarb-glazed brisket, pimento cheese ravioli and several small plates. Every one was pleased with their food. We ordered one of each dessert so all five of us could try each one. This turned out to be a great way to end an excellent meal.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great brunch...
tasty mimosas, chicken biscuit, chilaquiles, Megs french toast and the frico caldo.... we shared them all. Thanks for a great brunch
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fuel was listed by 5280 as one of Denver's top restaurants. I was disappointed. The asparugus flam was conceptually interesting but bland. My duck was mediocre. Nothing was spectacular. It was an interesting entre to the RINO neighborhood and its a cool renovation of old industrial property. I'd recommend to friends but I wouldn't rate it tops in Denver.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back next month
We sat outside in wonderful weather, and I really liked the tomato and herbs plants. I thought our server was very real and personable. I ordered a drink I didn't know much about and the bartender came to our table to discuss it, and during dinner another server stopped by and chatted. Everybody seemed to like working there and that made the time we spent at Fuel a great experience. I had their only vegetarian dish and it was barely passable as an entree. So I'll read next month's online menu to see if Fuel has vegetarian dish I might enjoy. If they had a decent one, we would go back sooner and my friend would try something else. She had duck and thought it was well cooked. The portions here are small but most were savory.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our second time was as good as the first. This time we thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor experience- what great views! The food is a treat-savory and delicious; portions are perfect. We come down from Longmont and will continue to do so as a special treat.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place for foodies
We really enjoyed Fuel Cafe. Friendly and attentive service. Local and organic ingredients used in creative, delicious small plates, entrees, and desserts. We had the most delicious key lime pie! We will be back, for sure!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A small menu but it all the options I you would need. Nice not to be overwhelmed with pages and pages of options. Great service and just fun!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Fuel on a week night and it was a great experience! The food was interesting and delicious, the ambiance was perfect for conversation and the service was great. We would recommend Fuel on a weeknight for great food and atmosphere. We don't know about what happens on weekends except the food would still be great.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect Sunday brunch
After hearing about this place from a foodie friend, we decided we didn't want to wait in line at snooze anymore and try a new place. The menu had some very unique things, the food was very good, and so was the Bloody Mary. (Although the "green Bloody Mary" was a little unusual, but I'm sure others would like it.) Overall, I would recommend it!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top quality but....
The quality of what you're getting is still top notch but the service has gotten a bit slow.
I appreciate a well made cocktail more than the next person but was well past two starters and almost into the mains before the first cocktail (ordered before the starters) arrived.
Would love to see the menu get a touch expanded as well.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great rotating menu
Can't be specific on menu as it rotates monthly. Been here a number of times and never disappointed. Not the greatest wine list - but go here to eat because it is great.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Appetizers were great, a home-made
Appetizers were great, a home-made mozzarella cheese with peach pico and 2nd appetizer--tempera green beans. Entrees were creative and delicious flavors, but two of us had the pork chop dish and pork chop was barely warm, --delicious fritters were hot with that dish--so seems someone's timing was off.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Filled up with Fuel
Megan ( our waitress) was amazing, helpful, informative, attentive, and adorable !! The host was accomcodating !
Great experience !
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once you find it...
We found Fuel hidden away in a strange world of it's own. Three of us snacked on 4 small plates and two salads and all dishes were proclaimed delicious: garlicky shrimp, burrata with peaches, green beans (didn't expect them fried) and albondigas. Next time will save room for dessert.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been here 4 times now. I don't think I want to go back. Each time the menu is hit or miss. Getting a little too fru fru, and I always leave hungry.
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great new spot
Food was fantastic from appetizers to entrees. The cocktails were so-so but I was happy to have it offered to be replaced. Definitely would go back and sit outside on a nice evening.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, once you get it.
My waitress was awesome and the food was excellent. My only complaint was how long it took to get the food once ordered. The manager comped the the appetizers, so that was cool and the food was excellent. Will definately be going back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unexpected find in RiNo!
The look and feel of this little cozy restaurant makes it unique. The menu is limited, and changes often, but all of our choices were excellent. The kitchen uses only organic, local and sustainable ingredients. The cocktails are handcrafted and unique. Service was great - we were allowed to dine leisurely, and never felt rushed once. The only downside is that the food and drinks are a little pricey, about $25 per entree and small plates around $10 each. It's a cute place to go for a date or to catch up with a friend. I don't recommend it for large groups.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu is always interesting
Menu is always interesting and the ambience is great - very nice patio setting.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Patio in Denver
The garden at Fuel is the best patio in the city. Shady, cool, filled with plants and local grasses, it is the perfect place to spend a warm fall evening. And the food is pretty great too.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Off the beaten path, but worth it
You will not be disappointed! It is an adventure to find the place, but that makes for a very satisfying meal when you do get there. My husband and I had read about it as a top up-and-coming restaurant and we weren't disappointed! Our brunch experience was superb; the menu eclectic. I had the Cubano sandwich and it was as good as any I've had in Miami! My husband's frico pancake was savory and to die for. The waitstaff was attentive and chatted with us as we asked questions about the area. This place is beyond funky and interesting--it's in the Rino art district. The ambience is industrial, and there are so many things going on in the building and surrounding area. It is a Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, and Scenic View just waiting to happen!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meal was amazing from start to finish!! Waiter was exceptional, we will be back soon! We had friends for dinner who had never been to Fuel before, they were blown away.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth tracking down!
A very adept and creative chef and kitchen aided by a very enthusiastic, knowledgeable server. Fuel Café was recently rated #9 in 5280's Sept. edition. As good a ranking as that is, the four of us thought it should be bounced upward a few positions from there.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends in town
We've been to Fuel countless times for lunch and dozens for dinner. This past weekend we had guests in from out of town (and country!) and took them for dinner on Friday. The dinner menu is small but provides something for everyone (veggie/vegans, meat lovers, different ethnic twists, gluten free, you name it - good food for all) between the apps and entrees.
The place was busy but not overly so, we had drinks at the bar while waiting for our (reserved) table. Our guests and another friend from Denver who was there for the first time were dazzled. They enjoyed cocktails, prosecco, then of course the meal including dessert. They were impressed with the art, commented on the music and loved the space and the entire Taxi development.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! A little weird looking in the mirror at myself most of the dinner but at least I didn't have food in my teeth.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was eclectic & delicious. The service was outstanding. The only downside was how tight the seating was.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my wife for her birthday to Fuel cafe. Pleasantly surprised! For what the entree list lacks in a large selection, it makes up for in the quality of the food, and I'll take quality over quantity anytime. The Beet appetizer was delicious and we highly recommend it! For our entree's my wife had the chicken and I the pork loin. Both were large servings and they were cooked to perfection and excellent. The complex parings of the distinct flavors used to season and cook both dinners was enhanced by the wine selected by our waiter. I'll say it was the simple things that made this dinner exceptional. Good service, great food, good wine and great company made this a must return too destination for my wife and I. I recommend it highly.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a place to eat on a recent Friday night and found Fuel Cafe on the list of Open Table restaurants. Not only did we have dinner that Friday night, we returned the following Sunday for brunch and again, a week later for brunch. The food, service, and beverage selection is excellent. And, we love the location and uniqueness of the environment. We have found Fuel Cafe to be our new neighborhood favorite!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Glad we have it a try
Happened to be in that area of town and I'm really glad we went. Cool atmosphere, very nice service, and amazing food. ,
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Met our friends here. They
Met our friends here. They had never been. Brunch was delicious, from the vegetarian chili to the fuel bacon....
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM