Indulge French Bistro by William Wahl
Indulge French Bistro by William Wahl

Indulge French Bistro by William Wahl

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.indulgefrenchbistro.com/
  • Phone: 3034337400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Comfort Food, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: William Wahl
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off-site catering for Banquets and Private parties require a 15 days notice with 20% down payment.
    Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Reservation is available for Banquets and Private parties Please call us to make your reservations.
  • Private Party Contact: William Wahl 3034337400x
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour: Cocktails & Wines
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5- 6.30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Raleigh
  • Public Transit: RTD Bus stop on 38th avenue just two blocks west from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot on Raleigh Street
A word from Indulge French Bistro by William Wahl
Establishing our selves as the Best French Restaurant and Best New Restaurant within our 1st year, we continue to thrive in exclusive Authentic French Cuisine. This house is 100% French, from the wine list to a warm welcome from Stephanie to a global French Cuisine! We welcome you to Indulge...
Truly a find, it prove that denver does have food & chefs that match the top in the country.
According to Jason Sheehan, food critic for The Westword, Indulge French Bistro is a magical place which subsists on a sort of rich inner life, a passion that flows outward from the kitchen, through the bar, to suffuse the dining room with the sense that everything is going to be all right.
Come experience the French Bistro atmosphere with good food and an inspired Wine List or just relax at the stylish and elegant bar and enjoy a glass of French wine by the glass or bottle.
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Indulge French Bistro by William Wahl reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (13)romantic (11)special occasion (9)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • We went on Thursday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    We went on Thursday night to have the mussel feast. Mussels are high on my list of favorite foods. So, this was a real treat. I had the Parisienne with great cheesy flavor, and my friend had the Marinier with rich butter flavors. The white Bordeaux wine was light and crisp.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • That was by the far the BEST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    That was by the far the BEST "Coq et Vin" I have ever had in my life. Its two days later and Im still thinking about it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is out favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    This is out favorite restaurant for special occasions. Stephanie is there to makes sure that everything goes perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding meal and service.
    Brunch
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Outstanding meal and service. One of the best in Denver. It was particularly special to speak with Chef Wahl as he visited each table to greet guests and ask about the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indulge
    knich
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Wonderful evening with friends and excellent dinning experience. Our dinner was excellent and we enjoyed meeting and talking with the chef.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Well done, Stephanie and William!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Well done, Stephanie and William! Indulge is indeed a fabulous Denver neighborhood find. Immerse yourself in the center of provincial French food with a bit of American artistry. Food is beautifully expressed and tastes even better. Seating is limited and crowded, but don't let that deter you from visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I visited Indulge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    My husband and I visited Indulge for the first time for Restaurant Week, and we had a beautiful evening! From the fabulous Cote du Rhone, to the escargot, pate, mussels, and lava cake, everything we ordered was scrumptious. The ambiance was quiet, romantic, and lovely, and our waiter was personable and charming. All in all, it amounted to a wonderful date, and we will most definitely be returning for a Thursday night Mussel Feast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was salty. Tables were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Food was salty. Tables were very close together. We were seated so close to the back wall that it felt like we would bump the wall when trying to eat. I would not recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A hidden wonder!
    Marianne
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Enjoyed the food and the service. This is our third visit and missed having William Wahl come to our table for a small talk. Could have benefited with a few more choices from the regular menu. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves French food or wants to try it for the first time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    We had a very nice evening! The service was knowledgeable and very attentive. The food was Delicious and the presentation was up to par with any of the fine restaurants we have visited. We will recommend with high praise! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I went to several restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    I went to several restaurants during Denver Restaurant Week. This was by far my best experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sub par service & ok food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Sub par service & ok food. Disappointing way to finish restaurant week
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our evening and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    We enjoyed our evening and the food. It was restraurant week so it was a bit lively but the service was good, our table was ready when we arrived and the food was outstanding.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food and service were terrific.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    food and service were terrific. Best 5280 experience I've had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful $52.80
    SarahS
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    We had a wonderful $52.80 dinner at Indulge. The wait staff was very responsive and the food was wonderful. Very french. Dinning gem in north Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been to Indulge several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    We have been to Indulge several times and have always loved it. The service has previously been good. Unfortunately, this time it wasn't. Overall, we will go back. We have always had the steak and love it. This time, I ordered the duck at the server's suggestion. I will not order that again. However, it is the only item I've ever eaten there that I haven't loved. Indulge still is our favorite little French restaurant in Denver.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I hope it's because it's restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    I hope it's because it's restaurant week but I was very disappointed in the coq au vin. One of my most favorite dishes and the most traditional French dishes was bland and tasteless and served on a bed of unseasoned elbow macaroni. Not to mention the chicken was dry and overcooked. Luckily the appetizer was good and dessert was great. And service did their job.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff at Indulge are incredibly
    MbCJVVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    The staff at Indulge are incredibly helpful. Everything was most delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kyle & Suzanne Crooks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    The environment at Indulge is perfect for a romantic date night or even for a fun dining experience with friends. The service was on-point; The friendly and knowledgeable wait staff added to the enjoyment of the evening. We can't say enough about the food! The salmon appetizer was fantastic, as was the escargot. Both were perfectly prepared. My husband thoroughly enjoyed a very tender cut of Black Angus steak, while I had the Scottish Salmon, which was probably the best-prepared salmon dishes I've ever enjoyed. Oh, and dessert... I have to have more of the Creme brûlée! The owner clearly takes pride in his establishment! We can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC!
    UrbanGypsy
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Everything about my visit was wonderful. Not a single complaint!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!!! Pricy but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Amazing food!!! Pricy but worth it. It looks like there patio would be really nice in the summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Leave it off your list.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    We went during restaurant week. The duck was tough., the mussels were good. The food was nothing special. $73.00 with tips without alcohol or drinks. Would not go again. Would not recommend. Tables too close to each other. Felt like sardines in a can.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had so many people tell
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    I had so many people tell me to try this place. So I did. Not what I had expected. The tables were crammed together.The staff could bearly get through the maze once it got busy. I had to wait to be asked what I wanted to drink for quite some time. The portions were extremely small. Our finished plates sat in front of us for a good 15 minutes. When asked for more bread,it took forever and recieved no butter. The (hostess)was snarly to her staff. The addional cost for "add ons" from the 5280 menu were way over priced. 2 of us each had 1 drink and one "upgrade/add on" and our bill was over $100.Which would have been ok, but the food was good, not great. Sorry, just being honest. I have heard wonderful things. Bad night
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to Indulge for 5280
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    We went to Indulge for 5280 week this year and were not disappointed. The atmosphere of the entire restaurant spoke to its name and complemented its food. Though it was a bit crowded, it gave it a more cozy feel. The service was excellent, as was the food. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were there during rrstaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    We were there during rrstaurant week so the place was louder and busier than usual as i understand it. But the staff was very friendly and gracious and a delightful study in perpetual motion. There was a problem with our Open Table reservation and they phoned us to see if we could come at a different time. We were unable to do that so they found a way to accommodate us by adding a table. It was tucked into a corner and not terribly well lit, but we were treated very well and still enjoyed the experience. We really appreciated the extra effort to make our initial reservation time work. Our food was prepared to perfection. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went for the 5280 week and
    gramps
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    I went for the 5280 week and was very disappointed with the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ate there for Restaurant Week.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Ate there for Restaurant Week. The Potage Vichyssois and Salmon Tartare were good. The mussels were fine, broth wasn't too exciting. The french fries were alright-reminded me of McDonald's. The Coq au Vin was not good at all. Ate the french fries instead. The creme brulee duo was really good. Not the typical nice restaurant neighborhood. Small restaurant but not too noisy. Good martinis. Good service. Too bad that our Plats weren't good b/c would have been a pretty good experience otherwise.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For 5280 week......the Pate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    For 5280 week......the Pate was good, the mussels were outstanding and the crispy salmon very yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was enjoyable...very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    Food was enjoyable...very small dinning area...service was great. Duck breast was great, but the leg portion was tough. Salmon pate needed more flavoring. Medallions of beef really good. On this cold, cold night we were very happy not to sit near the door. Much preferred Café Vendome's food, but this restaurant had a nice cozy neighborhood atmosphere. Our neighboring table had Coq Au Vin and said that is was tough, surprising since it should be very tender if cooked properly. Wine selection nice and the wine special also nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first experience at Indulge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    My first experience at Indulge was fantastic! The escargo was perfectly prepared and was so delicious. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good. The duck
    DavidP
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    The food was good. The duck was better than the steak, the soup was excellent, the tare tare okay. What was disappointing was the noise level in this small restaurant, bad acoustics. Also, the lighting was horrible, it would be nice to see the food your going to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dessert, average entrees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    We went to Indulge for restaurant week and they were definitely busy. However, the crowd got to them a bit and the service and the food suffered for it. The appetizers and dessert were great. The entrees, however, were under-seasoned and the macaroni in my dish was very undercooked. Overall, the menu was great, but the execution was a little off. I'm thinking that maybe some of these negative points had to do with it being restaurant week. But if you go, do try the escargot. And the flourless chocolate cake and creme brûlée were excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is indeed an cozy little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    This is indeed an cozy little neighborhood gem and one I would highly recommend. First rate food and friendly service. Outstanding desserts and one of the most delicious and reasonably-priced Bordeaux Rouge I have ever tried. We liked it so much we ordered a second bottle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The duck in mustard sauce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    The duck in mustard sauce is pretty tough, but service was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enoyed every bite! Liam
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    We enoyed every bite! Liam was terrific and gave us great recommendations. The wine was divine! I had a wonderful lunch the next day with the left-over scallops.We will be back soon! Bon Apetit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rabbit & Beef Tenderloin Perfection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    We had an excellent time at Indulge. I had the rabbit, which was amazing. Normally I stop after I am full, but I couldn't and ate the whole thing. My wife had the beef tenderloin which was tender and cooked to perfection. The duck confit was very good as were the dinner rolls. We will definitely go there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In an era where sheek and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    In an era where sheek and modern are all the rage Indulge is a welcome change. From outside, Indulge may seem off putting but the cozy and unpretentious interior will put you at ease. The food is terrific and one highlight is their special on Mussels every Thursday. Great place for a first date or a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, awful service.Had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Excellent food, awful service.Had a reservation but had to wait 45 minutes in the doorway then at a crowded bar, requiring me to move constantly for waiters to get byMade a terrible manhattan then claimed it was the best ever. Candles were lit at every table but ours on Valentines day. We're not served bread as every other table was. Politely reminded server she didn't charge for 2 cocktails, then she rudely acted like it was our fault and charged us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, unexpected location
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Indulge has really great food. The Mussels Feast on Thursdays offers delicious mussels options! Careful though, you should count the mussels as a drink as they are all made with wine! The restaurant is a great place for date night. The servers are always attentive and great with describing the meals, though sometimes overly energetic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very poor experience
    jzzack
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    This was my second trip to Indulge. Went last night for V-day and I must say the experience was awful. Food was good service was terrible. Restaurant extremely over booked them selves so my wife son and I got to have dinner with around 4-6 people standing with there backsides right at our table. Also had to constantly fill my own water glass and my wife's, never received any plates for the appetizer, had to clear my own family's dishes and stack them on the side of the table so they could put the entry down in front of us. Spoke with the waiter three times, one place the order, two when he brought desert, third when it came time the pay the $115 bill for one app, two entrays, and a desert 1 glass of wine no one ask if we wanted another
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    • Noise LevelModerate