Great small venue
A neighborhood gem. Wait staff informal ambience and friendly, food tasty and interesting. Menu fresh and interesting with seasonal changes that resinate well. Continuing to enjoy the West Washington Park ambience, at reasonable prices. Will return soon.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our new favorite restaurant!
We live in the neighborhood and LOVE this restaurant. We went there for our anniversary this time. The food was exceptional as always! We had the shrimp cerviche appetizer and the duck appetizer. Both were fantastic! The cerviche had huge chunks of shrimp! For dinner we had the bass and the scallops. The bass was our favorite, but we loved both! The wine list is fantastic and includes many wines I had never heard of (I'm assuming they are boutique wines) The wait staff is very knowledgable and always steers us in the right direction (when asked) in choosing one. It is always so fun discovering new wines! The manager, Justin, is very hands on. Like cafebar on Facebook and learn about some of their fun offerings!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff was friendly and
The staff was friendly and knowledgeable; great recommendation led to a great meal. Fun, unique and delicious cocktails and food that is memorable. The patio is perfect. I can't wait to return.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was a little disappointed in the brunch....bison burger was dry and they messed up our order. My friend had his food 10 minutes before I got mine! The dinner however, was great and they were kind enough to give us free desserts for our birthdays!
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The new menu is excellent
We first went to Cafe|Bar shortly after it first opened a year ago. While we enjoyed it very much, we had not yet been back. We saw that the menu had been updated and we took advantage of a recent very warm day to check it out again. The new menu was varied & interesting though we both ordered the same thing - Fennel Seed Gnocchi. That was one of the most unique, enjoyable dishes I've had out in a long time. And the huge back patio was terrific - one of the best in Central Denver/Wash Park area. Service was great too. One caution - if you're not into sitting with people you don't know, be sure to ask to not be seated at a community table.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cafebar is a wonderful addition to the West Wash Park neighborhood. The food is innovative and never fails to deliver on falvor! This includes the vegetarian entrees, which are certainly NOT an afterthought. The meaty dishes come with sizable seasonal vegetable sides done well. (Our family rule: if there are gnocchi on the menu, one of us is getting them!) It's very clear that this innovative kitchen knows how to only take risks that it is confident it can also execute.
The cocktail program is in tip-top shape, too. Even the rather juice-driven El Corazon is wonderful (especially when it's hot out), while the Perfect Pear and Blackberry Manhattan are my personal favorites. Anyway, I'd trust these guys to mix anything and do it well.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great brunch experience
This is a great place to go for lunch. The only disappointment was we couldn't get a place on the patio. Great food and menu!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Scallops were very good, however
Scallops were very good, however white beans in ragout were very undercooked (2 of us had the dish - both were a problem). We didn't say anything, thus didn't give cafebar a chance to remedy, but surprised that it was an issue to begin with - beans have to be cooked for quite a while, so it's not as though it happened during service. Especially disappointing as it's the most expensive item on the menu. Also, it's a little surprising to make a reservation and then be seated at the community table without knowing that was a possibility. Would be good if diners could have a heads up if that's the case. Not appropriate for a business dinner.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great atmosphere.
Great food, great atmosphere. Casual, hip place and flavorful food. Will definitely be back!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Evening at Cafebar
I like the ambiance at Cafebar. Our service was excellent. The food good--I could've rated my scallops higher if they had been served hot; they were warm. My friends who had the paella said it was good--reasonable price, good but not excellent. Will return.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Overall Experience
we loved the feel of the restaurant, the drinks and the food. it was too hot to sit outside when we were there but it has a great patio. Great neighborhood restaurant
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't beat the food and service!
Would have given the food higher but we found some nasty fuzz in the food. The waitress immediate took the food and came back quickly with replacements that we devoured. The service was the best of any restaurant that I have visited in a while, and deserves acknowledgement for that. Overall had a great time, and we will be back!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
You never know what to expect
You never know what to expect when dining on a holiday weekend like Fourth of July, Memorial Day, etc. Oftentimes, the key kitchen personnel are taking the long weekend off and the food preparation is left to chance (or prepared in advance, limited menu, etc.). If that was the case this time, it certainly didn't show. Service was attentive and friendly, food was very good. Nice job, everyone!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We utilize Open Table points.
We utilize Open Table points. After we made our reservation through Open Table we were informed that we do not receive points for the CafeBar reservation.
7/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a treat
The staff, food and atmosphere at Cafebar is always excellent. They hire the nicest people---so helpful and accommodating!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
We had a wonderful dinner on the patio. I have never had a bad meal at Cafe Bar. It is always great food and the patio is a big plus in the summer.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and the service was outstanding. It is one of these gems you can find every once in a while. Love it, love it, love it!!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Brunch!
Value - Well priced drinks, well priced food. A great deal for your money. I enjoy the location and the size of the food portions. The atmosphere is great and the waistaff are all extremely nice.
Performance - Waitstaff is always on the move but were very accommodating to our table.
Ease of Use - Grabbed a reservation a few days before and the amount of drink and food options make this a go to especially since it is located in a central part of Denver.
Features - Great menu that provides a littel something for everyone. Great place to take a group that may have a diversity of food and drink preferences.
Criticism - Not a gripe available for these folks. They provided great food and drink in a great environement.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative, tasty and well prepared food. Plenty of gluten free options. Varied wine list and many offered by the half glass which is great for those of us who like to experiment. Service was sufficient. Nice patio with shade allows comfortable eating outside. Indoors is casual modern and cute, but likely would be crowded in winter as not much larger than the patio. Ate here with a friend and will come back with my husband.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I keep returning!
My first trip to Cafebar was with a former food writer. Been back twice in 2 weeks because the food and service are outstanding. Special high marks for the chef coming out to talk about the gluten-free status of the food (I have celiac) and then stick around just to chat for fun. The food is fresh and flavorful, the combinations innovative. My only complaint is that even with split plates, it was just too much food. More small plates so I can try more, please! It feels like a great neighborhood place in NYC--unpretentious, serious about food and service, and yet kinda cool, too. So much more there I want to try. I hope to be a regular.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out server was a little ditzy. I ordered gazpacho and she brought ceviche. Didn't complain as the ceviche looked dynamite. My husband and I shared the Italian Bennie. It was plenty of food for two people and was delicious.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service!! And the range
Great service!! And the range of glutten free dishes was among the best in Denver. Thank you for being sensitive to that.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative delicious fresh food. Chef Jessie has created a wonderful menu and executes with rare talent. Service outstanding. Don't miss this gem!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The specials never disappoint!
We all had an amazing swordfish steak wrapped in prosciutto. Hands down the best meal I've had all year! The service was excellent as always. I definitely recommend this place!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor patio with an awesome atmosphere. The french toast and eggs is just amazing. I highly recommend.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Brunch Spot!
The cinnamon roll french toast was amazingggg! Bottomless mimosas are always a plus and the outdoor patio was beautiful on a summer day. I would definitely recommend this spot for brunch.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place came highly recommended so we were expecting great things. Our meal started with a few strong but tasty cocktails and a plate of fried oysters which were excellent. I had the ricotta gnocchi which wasn't bad but not exactly what I was expecting. My date had a bison burger which I have to admit after one taste I was envious. Overall it was a great experience because of the outdoor dining and unique and tasty menu items.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafebar is one of my favorite
Cafebar is one of my favorite places in Denver! The service is consistently great and the food is delicious! I come here every two months or so and enjoy the experience everytime I come back!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, decent service
We had a lovely lunch at cafe bar. The food - all of it - was fresh, delicious, well-portioned, and nicely presented. Collectively we had the pulled pork sandwich (moist, generous), the buffalo burger (ditto) and the veggie ciabatta sandwich (excellent veggies but very dry bun). Also the grilled caesar salad was very good though a bit too charred and overdressed. Service was adequate - I think they were understaffed on what turned out to be a very busy Labor Day lunch hour. Everything coming out of the kitchen - albeit slowly - looked carefully prepared and quite tasty. We'll be back!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place! Always
I love this place! Always friendly service. Always and interesting menu.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Night Out
I took my girlfriend here for a birthday dinner. I wanted a place with great outdoor seating, a romantic setting without being over the top, and something "nice" but still with a casual feel. Cafebar was the perfect match.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived for our 6:40 reservation, was greeted immediately from the hostess, prompt service, very attentive, food was served timely and hot. Will definitely go back.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
love this place
this place is consistently great with phenomenal service!!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is delicious. I've never had a bad dish. The service is good, and I love a great patio!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff was friendly and relaxed.
Staff was friendly and relaxed. They are attentive without being intrusive. I have a food allergy and the staff is adept at giving informed advice and the chef understands how to make good food, not just something that ends up being a consolation prize. Really lovely and consistent.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Shrimp & Grits!
Stumbled upon this after a Ted a DU. Hungry and it was around 8:30pm.. Walk in and no host was in sight so we poked around and finally got sat. Food was nice, outdoor potion with hung LEDs lights is really pretty. Would definitely come back.
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was wonderful;
Everything was wonderful; food, service, ambience, etc. The prices were a bit higher than I think they needed to be, but I would most definitely return for lunch or dinner. It's a shame it was raining since their patio looked great.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Going back again!
The food was well otepared. The setting was perfect, out on the patio with a heater. Our waitress was the best i have had yet. Attentive but not overbearing. The food was delicious. Went home full but not over-stuffed. Great job all. We'll be back. We can't waut to see what your next seasonal menu brings.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The new fall menu is wonderful!
The new fall menu is wonderful! The pierogis, burrata and brussel sprouts salad are crowd favorites and the bison burger is pretty amazing!! Also, try the sherry after dinner-great way to end the perfect meal. The best part is the staff though-they're so attentive and accommodating, and fun!!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second visit to
This was my second visit to CafeBar...I really like how the menu changes and that there isn't so much to choose from. We went for a Birthday celebration and really enjoyed sharing plates
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate here with a group for my birthday party and it was wonderful. Everyone loved their meal and the wine list was great. An added bonus is that you can buy 1/2 glasses of wine, which we all loved because we were able to try several different wines. Our waiter was fantastic - attentive, funny, charming, and was good at recommending wines. We'll go back!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood find. Creative
Great neighborhood find. Creative food. Stuffed acorn squash was delicious. Quite noisy. Will definitely return.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Homey with an inspired menu
We enjoyed our meal very much! Although the wait time from the time we place our order until the time we got our food was a bit high. The $10 bottomless mimosa's are a good deal if you will have more than one.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice neighborhood spot
Their food is creative and tasty, and the service is great. The place was very loud at brunch time. I had trouble holding conversation because it was so loud in their front dining room.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Petite Filet
We visited this restaurant for the first time last Saturday night. The menu had a limited number of unique entrees such as rabbit, lamb T-bone, and acorn squash. We tried the petite filet. Both steaks came out exactly as we ordered and were excellent. The waitress and a manager suggested a couple of wines that went nicely with the meal. The noise level in our room was somewhat loud at times, but not so bad we couldn't hear each other. Parking is all along the side street next to it. We found a spot immediately perhaps because it was early evening. I will return to CafeBar because the food was wonderful and we were given good advice about our drinks and wine.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've enjoyed brunch here
We've enjoyed brunch here many times...unfortunately, this time there was a bit of a sewage smell coming from the basement stairwell.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Flat Out Delicious
Second time in Denver in the last three months and this was hands down the best meal of my visit. Great way to celebrate my belated birthday
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was extremely cold in the
It was extremely cold in the restaurant despite a couple of space heaters, the food was fantastic though!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Little Big Cafe
A pre-play dinner was provided graciously on a very cold evening -temperatures in the below zero range. This small, modernly eclectic star of a restaurant was hopping with cheery people and servers offered a warm spot with excellent food (the tomato bisque exquisite and short ribs melted off the bone). Highly recommended for many reasons and occasions. You'll be missing out on great meals if you do not dine at Cafebar!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and great service,
great food and great service, without being stuffy. Fun place to go for a great meal with a very cool urban vibe. Great job. Our server did a fantastic job, and she is one of the reasons we will come back.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM