1515 Restaurant
1515 Restaurant

1515 Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.1515restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3035710011x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday-Friday 11:00am-2:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm. Sundays for private functions, Easter, Mother's Day (special prixe fixe menu) and 2nd Sunday of each month for 1515 Test Kitchen Dinners. Visit 1515restaurant.com for details.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jonas Halstead
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call Gene for details at 303-571-0011.
    Banquet Facilities: Our three banquet rooms can entertain your group of 30, 60 and 90 for sit-down functions, or 200 guests for cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. Let us help plan your wedding, rehearsal, Holiday and corporate parties. View the Banquet section on our website for more details.
  • Entertainment: 1515 Lounge offers craft drinks, house infused liquors and soft music.
    Looking for a place to relax? Come check out our Lounge where you can get one of our specialty cocktails or your own favorite concoction made with the freshest ingredients.
    Planning a birthday party, office party, or just a gathering of friends, check out our lower level lounge where you have a private bar and your own bartender!
  • Special Events: Join us for an exquisitely prepared five and seven course dinner for less than $12 per course plus dessert prepared specially for you by chef Jonas Halstead or just order from our regular lunch and dinner menu. Our service staff will be more than happy to pair each course with a special glass of wine, beer or craft drinks at a reasonable price.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th Street Mall
  • Public Transit: Take Light Rail to 16th Street Mall and take Mall shuttle to Market Street Station. Within walking distance to all major downtown hotels, convention center and ball parks.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary garage parking for dinner guests at 16th Market Square. The indoor parking is located in the last building on your left on Market Street before 16th Street Mall. Valet available with our neighbor, P.F. Chang's Restaurant.
A word from 1515 Restaurant
1515 is sending out plates that knock people back in their seats and make the ladies swoon” -Jason Sheehan, Westword; “Award of Excellence” -Wine Spectator 2001 through 2014; ABC, Channel 7 A-List Winner American Cuisine. An independent fine dining establishment located in the heart of Denver, 1515 Restaurant offers a relaxing yet sophisticated environment in which to enjoy some of Colorado’s most distinctive flavors. The Modern American menu, combining molecular gastronomy with classic cooking, is splashed with European flair, creating a memorable, one-of-the-kind fusion known as the eatery’s “eclectic Colorado cuisine”. Some enticing menu creations include the critically acclaimed Foie Gras Duo, Lobster Newburg, Colorado Lamb, Elk Steak, Duck, Steak and 100% pure strain Wagyu Beef from 7X Cattle Company. The seasonal menus provide new tastes to tempt your palate. Craft drinks, 450+ bottle wine cellar and in-house sommelier to help with the perfect pairing at the perfect price.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
1515 Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)romantic (46)fit for foodies (41)notable wine list (36)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (15)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (6)hot spot (6)great for lunch (4)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Won't go back - Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Have been to this restaurant many times. Food was not as good or interesting as I have had before. Bathroom smelled like an outhouse. For the price expected LOTS more.
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  • very good food, well presented
    proudmomma50
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    personable wait staff, knew interesting facts about the wine served. Restaurant's wine paring is excellent, brought out the flavor of the food beautifully. Very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We had a wonderful experience, the food was amazing, the service was impeccable. Kudos to all who work there for providing such a great dining experience for us. The staff was really outstanding and everyone who works there made us feel very special, even Mr. Tang, who greeted us at our table and shared some of the culinary specialties that the restaurant offers .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5280 Adventure
    luvgrtdining
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    This was a wonderful overall experience that i would recommend. In my work I tend to go out a lot, and this was a nice change.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good burgers
    MmmGood
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Perfectly cooked Wagyu burgers. Disappointed about lack of gluten-free items.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thought it would be different fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I had different expectations for this restaurant than what we had. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Somewhat overlooked?
    Victor
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Rivals the best in town for food, wine, and service, though moving to highish--and entirely appropriate--prices. Tablet wine list contains many with some years of bottle age.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    Compressco
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Had a small work group to take out and we were treated extremely well. Awesome food, complemented with some excellent wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1515 Corner
    Bart09
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Went during resturant week and was not impressed. Food was just ok, but was presented nicely. Very limited beer menu with nothing special to choose from. Downstairs bar was absolutely dead. Probably will not go back.
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  • Trying something different
    TheFoodChooser
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The menu offered unusual items which caused our group of 7 to check it out while in town on business. Had several large groups so maybe things were busy for them when we were there, because service was slower than we would have liked. Two groups coming in after us were served before us. Food was good on almost all items except chicken (a little dry) and elk (too salty). Appetizers and bread pudding was amazing. Would have liked to have more sweet wine choices by glass. It was a good experience but not sure we will return with all the other choices in the downtown area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fast Service
    Pootums
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Went for Restaurant week. Food and wine pairings were very good. Portions were extremely small, so I don't know if that is because it was restaurant week, or if they are always that way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The $30 deal was outstanding!.
    BillybobVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The $30 deal was outstanding!. The crab caked were fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best in Denver!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I have been to this restaurant before, but since it is a bit pricey for my student wallet I was not able to come back until restaurant week. I have to say, this is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver and one of the best meals I have every had. I will come back as soon as I can (all in moderation). On top of a wonderful meal, the service was nothing short of amazing!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Denver Restaurant Week
    Hirecommendation1
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We visited 1515 during Denver's Restaurant Week. The menu was varied, but did not really give you the real special dining food fare that we had expererienced previously at 1515, outside of Restaurant Week. We'll go back, for sure, as our first dining experience there was extraordinarily good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad for Denver Restaurant Week
    Lyman
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Attended for the specials. Good selection of four entrees and one of us got the wine pairing, which was a very nice selection of three glasses of wine. The Coq au Vin was fantastic as was the Bison rib, and crab cakes were unique with a lot of ginger - tasty and far from conventional. Crème brulee was the best dessert choice. Very good food and service, but when looking at the normal menu prices I would be unlikely to return unless it's Restaurant Week again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to 1515 during Restaurant
    Shirl
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We went to 1515 during Restaurant Week, which should give patrons an opportunity to try the best of the best places, without a huge blow to the pocket. It allows people the opportunity to decide if the food is worth the higher priced menu and if they would come back. Though we found 1515's food to be good, it is not a place we feel compelled to return to and pay higher prices for the food. We also felt like the courses were rushed out so there was little time to even savor the dish. Granted during this week reservation numbers are high, but again the rushed service just added to the overall let down of 1515.
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  • New York Vibe
    RedPoppy
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    1515 has the feeling of a hip NY City restaurant: brick walls, narrow windows overlooking Market St. and the historic Denver Seed Co. building. It serves food that could hold its own in a line up of NY's eateries. The crab cakes were some of the best I've ever eaten. And I know crab cakes. I was raised on the Chesapeake Bay. The braised short rib was fall off the bone tender and paired nicely with fava beans. My creme brulle was delicious and beautifully presented. My husband and I also enjoyed having a drink at the bar. The wait staff were outstanding from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant Week Selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    By far one of the best restaurant week selections we have experienced!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond in the Rough
    KSquared
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Walking into the downstairs bar, we were concerned that the restaurant might not be all we had hoped. Much to our surprise and delight, the upstairs area was an elegant restaurant with a modern feel. The wait staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly, without the pretentiousness that often accompanies places like this. The drink list comes on an iPad, which is part of the restaurant's efforts to be environmentally conscious. The food was perfect. From presentation to portion to taste, everything was incredible. Be sure to try the Wagyu beef appetizer. You cook it yourself on a 500 degree stone. Very cool. We would absolutely dine again at 1515.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quiet lunch spot
    VaildinerVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    How lovely to find a quiet spot downtown with an extremely interesting menu for lunch. And vary reasonable prices. Especially the $10, 20 minutes soup and salad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience!
    DanO
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    When we arrived at 1515, I had already done my research and was super excited to have finally arrived. My wife and I were celebrating our 2nd anniversary, and I was surprised when the owner, Mr. Gene Tang, was standing near the door to wish us a happy anniversary. After being led to our table and introduced to our outstanding waiter, Patrick, we were given a glass of champagne to celebrate, along with a card reading "happy anniversary from 1515!" that had been signed by the staff. Our dining experience was amazing, and we were presented with an Amuse-Bouche before dinner. All in all, I would give 1515 Restaurant SIX stars, and can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special nighti
    stevek
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My fiancé and I had a fabulous meal here the night after Valentine's Day. Presentation of food was beautiful and each dish was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back!
    Carol
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Excellent food. A creative, fun menu with things you don't get anywhere else. And it tastes as good as it looks. Beautiful presentation, makes for a unique experience. Attention from the owner and staff makes you feel special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice change of pace
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I really had a great time at 1515 !! I love the modern decor and the artwork was fun to look at . I sat next to a loud man which it was obvious that he was not taught any manners from his mom. I spent most of the night fighting the craving to knock him out but the food took all my attention. I was glad that I went but not worth the money. One would think if you spend more money on somthing you would get a bunch of food which is not what happened here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual performance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I frequent 1515 on a semi-annual bases, however until this valentines day I have never been there for a holiday or any special occasion outside of dinning with my family. That being said, this was the first time I was presented with their fixed menu of 2-3 choices per course (5 courses), which excited me. The food choices were good, the execution and performance of the wait staff was sub-par. We were served the wrong order, the fish was horribly cooked which we sent back. In their defense, they fixed the issue and the fish was delicious. The wine was not on time for any of the courses. The overall experience was just plain poor, more-so for the $300 dollar tab. I expected much better from them and left very dissatisfied.
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  • lovely
    incredibleVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a wonderful valentines dinner. Waitor was even sensitive to my being pregnant and offered a delightful amuse bouche in place of the oyster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best downtown Denver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    One of the best downtown Denver restaurants for before theatre or special occasion. Their menu changes a lot and they have great wine pairings. The food is always fantastic. And they use tablecloths... romantic, and not noisy.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Over seasoned and under cooked
    Foodieforsure
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This was a very disappointing dinner as I had read some good reviews of the restaurant and had high hopes. The food was poorly executed - too much spice, not enough balance to the flavor, salads severely overdressed; had everything been tuned down by a third, there may have been some good dishes ( party of 6 and not one of us had an entree or salad that was more than "fair"). My bouillabaisse was not only poorly seasoned but the lobster in it was actually raw, not intentional sea-food raw, but runny, icky raw. Service was just ok, we had to ask for attention rather than receive it readily.
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  • Excellent Food
    RSC983
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Took a client here for dinner. Had great wine and even better food. Elk steak is fantastic! Very intimate setting, vegetarian options, every thing is perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The location is a little off-beat
    diner14VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    The location is a little off-beat and when we entered was a little surprised that it looked just like a bar..not like the pictures....but the restaurant s upstairs. Great food preparation and value. Nice portions. Our server Jonathan was very very good.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Unique and flavorful dishes
    Stacey
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    My husband and I dined here on a Saturday at 7pm and we were surprised to see it rather empty. The ambience reminded me of a banquet hall and the place was rather large, which added to the empty feeling. All manners of concern dissipated when I received my delicious elk steak. The meat was cooked perfectly, the unique side dishes accompanied it well, and my husband absolutely loved the tenderloin with the apple accompaniment. The prices are rather affordable and the meals filling. My compliments to the chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food fabulous...
    terri
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Service and food excellent...from presentation to taste/quality! Great place to celebrate my son's birthday. My only complaint was the noise level. we were in a room with a large party...and we couldn't hear ourselves talk. I wouldn't recommend this for a romantic evening out..or with elderly parents. I would try it again....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    Samuel
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Excellent service, food and overall experience. Not cheap, but worth the price. Our server Marcello was attentive, funny, and made great recommendations. Crowd was light for a Friday night, but we would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a few things...
    DenverFoodie
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Our server was Jonathan and he was a very seasoned server. A couple of things to change to be considered "fine dining" would be the portion size and a larger selection of ice. Certain drinks are to be made with one large chunk of ice versus small chips that water down the drink. Overall, it was excellent food and I will be telling all of my friends to stop in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a lovely place!
    roger
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Fun presentations of gourmet selections. Good value for an upscale night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    My fiancé and I found the food to be presented and cooked perfectly. Our waiter Marcello was wonderful, he helped us with not only the menu but also with tourist question that we had. We would definatly be returning customers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun and interesting
    danab
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We enjoyed it - it was our first time here! Staff was lovely and helpful. Food was definitely interesting. Execution could have been better - the flavors were really wonderful however more attention could be paid to the actual quality. Fish and steak were not cooked correctly. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Average for the price
    foodienat89
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My boyfriend and I ate at 1515 on New Years Eve. Some aspects of the night were very special, cotton candy and french macaroons at the door as well as fun and interesting in-between courses to clear our pallets. However, I felt the service was slow and inattentive and my filet Mignon was very chewy. My boyfriend enjoyed his pork confit. Nothing special to write home about.
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  • NYE Alice in Wonderland - EXCELLENT
    JenL
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I celebrated our first NYE in Denver at the first seating of the Alice in Wonderland inspired dinner. It was AMAZING!! The service and food were impeccable. It was the perfect night out for celebrating our new life. Looking forward to dinner here again in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Four of our group of five
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Four of our group of five enjoyed it. Most of us really liked the food and the presentation. Downside was being placed at a long rectangular table with awkward seating. We called around midday to reduce our part of seven to only five so there should have been time to set up a smaller table. Entrance through the empty bar was a first strike against them ----surely that can be made more welcoming?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.