Despite the fairly loud atmosphere, the service and food are never a disappointment at Jax.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service & Great Food
Jax never disappoints. Their food and service have been consistently outstanding for years!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Max @ Jax
I know what you are thinking: seafood in Denver? But this place was great! Fantastic selection of west and east coast fresh shucked oysters. Fish was also fresh and full of flavor. We would recommend Jax and if we return to Denver will be sure to drop by. The staff and service was fantastic. Refreshing to see wait staff who love what they do!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great rep, but only "good" meal
We had a good to very good meal at Jax but service was average and wine/beer selections average ( out of first choices). So left with a good experience but nothing memorable.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time going to Jax after hearing numerous good things about this place. We came incompletely ignorant about the various types of oysters that were offered but was quickly schooled by our super patient waiter. He explained the menu thoroughly & made sure we understood the difference in each oyster. We went through the raw bar & it was awesome. The food was great, the atmosphere was great & the service was outstanding. Highly recommend!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fish & oysters!
Overall, very good! Bar is in middle of restaurant so noise is consistent... not romantic, but is a fun environment. Fish & oysters were excellent!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful ambience, service & food!
Cocktails we superb, Oysters topshelp coupled with well done entries. Delightful keylime dessert! Returning soon, can't wait!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Groups are welcome
I'm from NY and was in town with all out of towners except one. We were celebrating our dear friends wedding week with drinks food and Victoria secrets gift giving to the bride to be. They were very accommodating to a large group. We could have our party in this beautiful redturant. The good was amazing we had crab cakes, poke(pretty good fir outside if Hawaii although prolly shouldn't serve it on rice(I lived on university at kapiolanifir 4 yrs), hamachi, calamari, lobster rolls, halibut, and shrimp pasta, and seafood chowder. 9 ladies shared this and we were pleasently satisfied and full. Service was dynamite. Redturant called to confirm reservation 2xs Would absolutely go back.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service.
Outstanding food and service. Always a favorite in LoDo.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Changes To The Bar
Been coming here for about 15 years from Colorado Springs, since they opened. Always liked the smaller bar area because it was more intimate. However, as Jax became more poplular they really needed a larger bar. I think they have done this very well. Great atmosphere. Love that you can make reservations since there is limited seating in the restaurant area.
Had a wonderful evening Friday with friends in from the east coast. They were impressed.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Food & Service
Jax Fish house was crowded when we came. They said our table would be ready in a minute. We decided to sit at the bar while we were waiting!! We had immediate drinks. Lots of people talking. Really not a place for little kids. One minute later, our table was ready!! We were having such a great time at the bar that we took another 10 minutes to get to our table, which was right behind us!!!
Jax was fine with that. The food was excellent, the oysters amazing, and the waiter never pressured us into anything!! I would go back in a heart beat!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time here, and we thought the food and drinks were fantastic. Had some of their specialty cocktails, which were very good. We started with mussles in a garlic / chardonnay sauce (not on the menu but they offer it) and some of their special bread with honey butter. Then we split the Crab Trio (you can get it steamed or chilled), which was fantastic. They even gave us a crab bib to wear when eating our crab legs, which we wore with pride. I did not expect a bib based on the more "cool" vibe, but it did save my shirt. Great service, loved the new interior (I was told it was recently updated), and loved the food. Would definitely go back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch spot. Good food and nice service and quit enough to carry on an in-depth conversation..
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I gave this resteurant 5 stars on every level. We went there as it it rated one of the best seafood resteauants in the US. They were not wrong. Everything was fresh and tasted great. Waitress was very good, was very helpfull. Would go back if we ever get back to Denver.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent in all ways
Friendly service, including hostess, waiter, busboy. Fabulous meal. Great way to celebrate my niece's birthday!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at Jax proved to be
Lunch at Jax proved to be just as terrific as dinner at Jax. Great service. New decor is hip & fun.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jax is one of the best restaurants in Denver. The food is fresh and fabulous. The bar is hopping and the drinks are great. And the happy hour has to be one of the best deals around. Great, great, great!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing as always!
My boyfriend and I have been dining at Jax for quite a while. We love the food and energetic atmosphere. My parents were visiting from Florida so we had to take them there. My step mother has a severe lemon allergy so I called ahead to let them know. When we arrived, Marshall greeted us in the same genuine fashion as always, we love him! When we were seated my step mother was presented a special me u that the Chef has looked over to let her know what items she would and couldn't. It was something so small but meant so much and really gave her peace of mind. Our server Lizzy was great and very knowledgable. Overall our night was awesome! We will continue to return to Jax for the consistently great service and amazing food.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we tried was delicious. The green salad, chowder, oysters, peel and eat shrimp and lobster roll were all very tasty. It is a little on the pricey side, but it is fresh seafood, which I am usually willing to pay for as long as it's fresh.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The bar is raised every time we go....month after month, our level of expectation goes up with every amazing dish and service that rivals any 5 star restaurant. You can sit either at the bar or in a booth, there are no second class citizens in this place. Everyone gets treated like a superstar!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love dining at Jax. The
I love dining at Jax. The food is fresh and incredibly prepared. The service is wonderful; they make great recommendations and check in with you, but don't hover. Definitely one of my favorite places to dine in Denver.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy hour a great deal. Peel
Happy hour a great deal. Peel & eat shrimp and oysters fantastic. Great dipping sauces. I had the special ( red snapper); was over cooked. Another had the scallops ( perfect) and the third member had the lobster roll with the garlic fries (loved it). Excellent wines by glass. Key lime pie very good. Wait staff exceptional. We all thought prices were a bit high. Would go back specifically for happy hour.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Fish Place
Jax is our favorite place to go for seafood in Denver. Start with the peel-and-eat shrimp - they are coated with a spice rub that makes them absolutely delicious. The seared tuna with a cumin cauliflower gratin was amazing, as was the Coho salmon with baked roti. Their cocktails are very creative and the service was outstanding. Highly recommended!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best seafood places anywhere and it is in Denver!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oysters, Oysters and Oysters
We visited Jax before a Rockies Game. Coors field is only a few blocks from Jax. Ordered and enjoyed a doz. on the half shell during Happy Hour.. $1.25 ea. Also ordered and enjoyed the Calamari (Happy Hour Special), Himachi, Tuna and some more Oysters but these were seasoned and broiled in the shell.. excellent!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best crab cake outside
The best crab cake outside of Maryland! Steam shrimp was good !
The grilled peach was a fail.
John our waiter was awesome!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent anniversary dinner
We had an outstanding dinner for our anniversary. We arrived during Happy Hour, prior to the ball game, and had several of the items available. My tuna was grilled perfectly. Thank you, Marshall, for making the evening memorable. We look forward to returning.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food & service is always consistently great. It tends to be a little loud but that's also part of the ambiance.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
On all my trips to Denver I make sure to go to Jax's and every time I have been more than satisfied.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience at Jax
We went to jax for my wife's birthday and had a very good experince. Food, including oysters - everything top notch. Martinis were excellent, not watered down and weak, like at some other restaurants. Service was very good as well. Atmosphere could be a little on the noisy side, but nothing to really complain about. Highly recommended.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was amazing from the food to our wonderful server Lucy. First date as a married couple and Jax did not disappoint. One of our favorite restaurants around!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Sea Food
The crab was delicious - though the King crab and dungeness were better than the snow crab. The palisade peach cobbler was also wonderful, and so was the coffee.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I were there
My friends and I were there for Girls Weekend! Fabulous restaurant - we couldn't get a reservation until 8:30 but the wine was great - service was greater and the caeser salad and lobster roll were extraordinary! I'd definitely go here again.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Hour is fantastic
There are great deals for happy hour on oysters & beverages. The cocktails are great.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredibly fresh oysters on
Incredibly fresh oysters on the halfshell from both coasts and fresh seafood flown in daily? Now Denver really does have it all. The service at Jax is top notch to boot. Great experience.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new autumn menu!
Oysters were terrific! Selection was mixed and great to try side by side. I could have stopped there but instead I grabbed their Apple and Kale salad…really glad I did. Spiced up for the season but still was very subtle, hard for chefs to do with kale but they made it approachable and didn't over drench the greens. Really well made! Then we shared the lumb crab cake, peel and eat shrimp and the mussels. crab cake was delightful with fuller, richer textures and flavors than you would normally find. MAy be a bit too much with the sauce but that is just a preference, not a complaint. Well worth ordering. Mussels were good, but the shrimp were better, flavored and spiced perfectly. Waited a bit for the beginning courses but well worth it.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, good food
My girlfriend and I have been to Jax many times and always enjoy it. The food is always great and the service wonderful as well. The one negative on this last visit was the cioppino dish we had. In the past it's been excellent, but was very bland and lacking in pretty much every way. It was basically a bowl of pasta with a little seafood on top, no flavor at all. The scallop dish we got was great though as were the oysters and shrimp we got as an appetizer. I will be back, but will never get the Sunday special cioppino again.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food,service,etc was excellent!!
Food,service,etc was excellent!! I would definitely recommend Jax to anyone wanting great seafood.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
My group had a great meal at this restaurant and service was outstanding. We had the oysters and our server provided excellent information on the selections to help make choices. One of our meals did not meet our expectations and the staff immediately offered to replace the dish with another option. The replacement was delicious and we were very happy with the willingness to replace the meal at no charge. They went above and beyond to make sure our food and experience was outstanding.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, drinks, and place were all great, but the service was beyond exceptional. The wait staff were friendly, engaging, accommodating to special needs, and subject matter experts.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the amazing food to the wonderful service, Jax Denver is a wonderful dining experience. Every plate was wiped clean because the food was spectacular. Also 4star service rounded out our night. We will definitely be back!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Although service was exceptional, the menu is pricey after happy hour.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic oyster bar, GREAT service
First time visiting Jax and it was a great experience! Lively, bustling, hip oyster bar. We had the Mahi Mahi and whole Trout, oysters, peel and eat shrimp......all exquisite. The service from Jose was perfect! I couldn't give a higher recommendation to a Restaraunt, and Oceans Prime is my normal dining choice in this area. It won't be any longer!!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good service. Our food
Very good service. Our food was great and described well,
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great and the
The food was great and the service was just as good. They have the best happy hour!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was attentive but not intrusive. Food was excellent and the portions were just right... I would rather have a smaller quantity of beautifully prepared and presented food than massive amounts of mediocre.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jax is wonderful
As always the staff is great and the food is wonderful. I love that I can find oysters this good in Denver. We both had the Sea Bass special this night. It was an awesome Asian inspired dish with rice cakes, poached egg, turnip, Asian pear and a lemon grass broth over the whole dish. Excellent!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Jax is my go-to place
Jax deserves to be recognized as one of Denver's best restaurants. The food is always fantastic, from the fresh oysters (try them cowboy style for something different) and stacked cold seafood service; to the great soups (the bacalao stew is fantastic) and fresh and delicious main courses (their 45 day dry aged rib eye steak is one of the best in the city). Oh, and the mussles are a must-try. This year we celebrated my wife's birthday and my daughter's birthday at Jax, and I took an out-of-town business visitor there, and we have yet to experience anything less than food nirvana.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best clam chowder I've had.
Best clam chowder I've had. Oysters great but too pricey. Sat by the window, nice view but drafty
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy Birthday Boy
My boyfriend loves seafood but had never been to Jax. He was very impressed with his dinner and loved the oyster bar offerings. Every aspect of the meal was perfect for a birthday dinner outing, our waiter recommended excellent bottle of wine, the bread was delicious, and our main courses were fresh & tasty dishes that had unique flavor fusions. We would highly recommend this place.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM