The Village Cork
The Village Cork

The Village Cork

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thevillagecork.com/
  • Phone: 3032828399
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Samir Mohammad
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Village Cork is a rustic yet comfortable wine bistro serving boutique wines and local and organic foods. Since opening in 2001 our focus has been to provide an "open arms" atmosphere. "Eat, drink, and be merry" is our way of life here at The Village Cork.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Lapp 3032828399

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Louisiana
  • Public Transit: The Louisiana-Pearl Light Rail station is located 1 block from The Village Cork.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Village Cork
The Village Cork is a rustic yet comfortable wine bistro serving boutique wines and local and organic foods. Since opening in 2001 our focus has been to provide an "open arms" atmosphere. "Eat, drink, and be merry" is our way of life here at The Village Cork.
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The Village Cork reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (5)romantic (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (2)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Food was very well prepared.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/10/2011
    Food was very well prepared. Only drawback is room was so noisy it was very difficult for our table of two to hear one another. We would like to go back when it is not so busy and try sitting at the bar to watch the cooking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Omnivores Delight
    VelomonkeyVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2011
    Love the vegetarian options. Not your standard veggie fare here, the Cork mixes vibrant flavors using what is fresh and in season. My wife loved the steak, on par with much more expensive white plate stake houses that charge 2x a much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Already looking forward to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    Already looking forward to going back--was an excellent experience in every respect, and I have recommended to everyone I've encountered the past couple days.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went on the restaurant week
    foodfan1
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    Went on the restaurant week special menu. The food was delicious, but must admit that the regular menu items will guarantee a return visit. Great service, charming atmosphere. Enjoyed meeting the chef and the view of the central kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great table in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    We had a great table in the back for five, so it was a quieter table, and we were all able to converse. The music was very nice and relaxing. The server was the best! He offered great wine selections, as well as food suggestions. One of our best dining experiences!! Parking can be a problem, but we arrived early so lucked out.
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  • Service was bad - small restaurant
    FencingDuo
    Dined on 3/2/2011
    Service was bad - small restaurant but it took forever to get a drink, food was marginal and the waiter never brought the dessert, so we asked for the check and left.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The small menu is always super
    Mort
    Dined on 3/2/2011
    The small menu is always super fresh and served with great style. the Cork is where we go when we want fantastic food and an uplifting experience. The staff is friendly but mindful if you want privacy. Excellent neighborhood gem!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!! Eight of us went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/1/2011
    Fabulous!! Eight of us went there for dinner...eight of us give it 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, good local spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2011
    a nice, quaint, quiet place with a friendly staff and great flavors. all the food is locally grown and collected, and the chefs do a fantastic job of arranging dishes that tease and please the taste buds! Very good wine list as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food sub-par or at best, nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/28/2011
    Food sub-par or at best, nothing special. Would like to see more affordable wine choices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Let down for restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    Went for restaurant week and were disappointed in the portion sizes - understand it is a discounted rate, but we left hungry.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Date Night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    This was a perfect spot to reconnect. The atmosphere was intimate and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Phenomenal... absolutely!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    Phenomenal... absolutely!! This was one of the best meals I have had in Denver in the last year! The restaurant itself, was cozy and quaint, but the menu was off the hook! The jicama salad was light and refreshing! With the perfect essence of orange. Good wine list too! I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Due to the great selection
    foodisluv
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    Due to the great selection of outstanding restaurants in the Denver Metro area, oftentimes we don't return to a restaurant that isn't way up there on our list. We love the Village Cork for appetizers and wine and have been back there several times; however, we found the 5280 dinner menu very limited. It seemed more limited than at other restaurants featuring the 5280 menu. What we had was good - not memorable, but good. That being said, I would still go back again for appetizers and wine and perhaps try the regular dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've been by the Cork for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    We've been by the Cork for quite some time and noticed it on your "new restaurant" list. It's terrific. Medium priced and an excellent place to go for a couple or small group where everyone can speak and be heard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Valentine's Day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Our Valentine's Day dinner could not have been better. We had wanted to eat at the Village Cork for some time, as we live nearby, and we will be sure to go back. The place smells amazing, has interesting details everywhere you look, and had PERFECT music playing all night. Thanks for making me look like the best boyfriend in the world!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would definitely return.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Would definitely return. Food was flavorful and unique. Our server was especially helpful at picking wines that went with each of our 4 courses. Good neighborhood wine bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit of a dissapointment. . .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    The menu was lacking. I wasn't impressed with the variety, the menu did not match what was presented online, and they were out of many items. I was there on a Saturday at 7pm, so there really isn't an excuse for that. The quality of what they did have, though, was very good. Service was also excellent, though one of the servers was quite condescending about the wine. If I need your opinion or don't know what I'm ordering, I will ask. I will not be back for dinner, though will be back for wine and a snack.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our service was quite poor,
    orange33
    Dined on 1/28/2011
    Our service was quite poor, our waitress was annoyed if we asked a few questions, and barely answered the ones we asked about food and wine suggestions. Two out of the four of us thought the food was good the other two had meals that were very disappointing. The menu had very few choices and we know that two of the six offerings for an entree were not good. The mismatched dishes and cute location were not enough to carry this wine/bistro.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/25/2011
    I love this restaurant. Although the menu is limited, every dish that I have ever had was such a culinary delight. The chef puts his heart into every dish and it shows. The wait staff is so knowledge about the wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was overpriced for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/20/2011
    The food was overpriced for what we got. I ordered the vegetarian trio and there was a half a loaf of French bread on the plate which gave the appearance of just trying to "fill the plate up" so we didn't notice how little food I actually received. We also ordered the roasted chicken which was recommended but actually had very little flavor. It was also $10.00 for one coffee and one hot tea at the end of the meal which seemed very overpriced as well. We chose to dine at Village Cork off of the 5280 article and left extremely disappointed!
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  • The Village Cork is an amazing
    F000dLuvrVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2011
    The Village Cork is an amazing local wine bar with a full food menu. Samir,the head chef, has the most amazing and delicious creations that are updated seasonally as well as some monthly changes. Every dish served reflects his commitment to providing fabulously fresh (mostly local sources) and unique selections that will leave you talking about them and desiring more for days to come! The service is always outstanding, friendly and welcoming. The wine list is fabulous and all of the staff provides excellent recommendations and are very knowledgeable about their selection. This gem remains my go-to place whether it be a night out, a special occasion or to impress family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful and varied menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/8/2011
    Wonderful and varied menu with reasonable prices. Changing the menu monthly will make me keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food and setting.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2010
    Awesome food and setting. The staff is VERY knowledgeable about the wine and picked the perfect wine for our meal. The food was absolutely awesome. This is a hidden gem! Dinner for two with a bottle of wine and desert was $120 including tip....very reasonable. Definitely returning here for another night out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time there. Wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/21/2010
    First time there. Wait staff was attentive but not annoying. Nobody tried to rush us. Resonably priced. Small menu but the food was very good. Great neighborhood type place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place but the service
    LisaB
    Dined on 12/20/2010
    Nice place but the service was hit and miss---as was the food. A friend in our party ordered pork and they brought her chicken and said the chef and waitperson "decided" she should have the chicken instead! Very bizarre. Although the chicken was good, who are they to change her order? They were out of the wine we wanted but had an excellent substitution. Dessert was mediocre. Could be a great place if they fixed a few things.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The ambiance at The Village
    Friendsdinner
    Dined on 12/14/2010
    The ambiance at The Village Cork was very comfortable. The food was better than average and we liked that the menu focuses on local ingredients. We had a reservation for a party of 9 and the service was not good. We waited a long time to be greeted - we are a bunch of girls celebrating the holidays and were ready for wine on a Tues. night. There just seemed to be a long pause between each phase of the night. Very disappointing considering they were just rated one of Denver's best new restaurants in 5280.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW!!! This was a great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/11/2010
    WOW!!! This was a great dining experience. Service was fast and polite, food was wonderful and the energy in the Cork was high!! Great neighborhood too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate