The Squeaky Bean
The Squeaky Bean

The Squeaky Bean

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thesqueakybean.com/
  • Phone: (303) 623-2665
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Cocktail Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Daily
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Bingo Brunch: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Max Mackissock
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Squeaky Bean
Thank you for your interest in The Squeaky Bean! We strive to create a unique and memorable dining experience by offering exceptional cuisine, wine, and cocktails in a cozy, communal atmosphere. Open for dinner 5 nights and Sunday Brunch, our Progressive-Seasonal fare and classicaly-inspired bar program combine to conjure a sense of interest and intrigue. Cocktail hour 4 - 6 pm. Explore your Inner Bean!
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The Squeaky Bean reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (102)special occasion (42)hot spot (38)good for groups (35)neighborhood gem (32)vibrant bar scene (22)great for brunch (22)great for lunch (18)romantic (16)notable wine list (12)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Nice change of pace
    Koko
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Went here for dinner on a Tuesday evening and had a nice dinner and great service. The menu is somewhat limited but both of our entrees were very good.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every. Damn. Time.
    Redsayer
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The squeaky bean is not always in our price range...but when it is, we have an amazing time! From exceptional drinks to inventive and delectable food--they just don't stop. The servers are hilarious, insightful, and just about perfect. If you're splurging anywhere else in Denver, you need to come here. Just once. Then you'll be back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Squeaky Bean
    tigertigerVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Always something different and imaginative going on at the Bean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HoodieFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We visited Squeaky Bean for the first time last week. The food was delightful - brussel sprouts with a Thai flair, an unusual eastern style spaghetti with squid ink noodles, and beef two ways. The beef was tender, flavorful, and juicy. The spaghetti was a trip, and well-worth a try. The red berry galette, served steaming hot in a skillet, topped off the culinary experience very well. While the food was delicious, we found our server to be a little over the top with overtly and promoting various menu items. I don't mind suggestions or explanations, but I don't appreciate a sales job. I hope that this behavior was unique to our server and not an overarching philosophy at this restaurant.
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  • Uniquely right!
    Denver400
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Each item that we ordered at the Squeaky Bean was a unique preparation of wonderful fresh things treated to a maximizing flavor development process. The ubiquitous brussels sprout in the very capable hands of Squeaky Bean was a combination of crunchy but slightly charred, briny, pistachio, peanut and the ultimate interesting but crown, cornflakes. Flavor wise, it was up hill from there. Yum!
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  • Great, great, great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I've eaten at the Bean several times now. Absolutely wonderful! Always creative. I will be honest and say that I was worried when Max left. But Theo has left nothing to be desired! I will be back soon!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre , at best
    JordanVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The eggs benedict muffin was brittle and burnt , the eggs warm , not hot. The hash lacked veggies on my plate and pork on my son`s . The potatoes on the hash tasted and looked they were frozen and thrown in a quick fryer. The bloody mary undrinkable...
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Excellent dining experience. Creative and fresh menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was good
    scott5864VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I wish the menu had been up dated on the web site,i had trouble finding something to eat, i got the Lamb Shank but it was covered with English Pea puree and i don't like pea's, the lamb was good but i had to scrape the peas off , the Uncle Jessie was great and the App's were Great,My wife 's meal was also very good. This is a great place to eat i will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Nice drinks and wine list. Some ambitious combinations of things in dishes. Some worked, others just were kind of a mess. Credit for trying, but simplifying things might have helped. The good: Beet starter, Octopus/Ribeye starter, House made sausage was solid. The Octopus was quite tasty - probably my favorite of the night. The messy: Lamb shank - was undersalted and just had too much going on - fell flat. Cool room/location, but felt kind of canned/unauthentic to me. Waitress was great. I wouldn't make it a point to return, but wouldn't avoid it either if someone invited me along. Decent restaurant.
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  • Not inpressed!
    Barbsy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The staff was friendly, but it was too noisy and very small portions for the prices that were charged. Although the food had a good flavor, we did get what we paid for.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Keenan
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Everything was delicious, especially the brussel sprouts and quail dishes! Will definitely be dining here again.
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Medit8chyk
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Six of us were seated in the bar. We shared half a dozen plates of appetizers and then moved on to the entrees. The vegetarian dish was by far the best of the bunch. Oh, and the cocktails were fabulous. Desserts were lovely. The wait staff was attentive to our gluten free friend.
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    aac1128VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had really been looking forward to dining here for quite some time. We were all very disappointed in the quality of our entrees. Sadly, We will not return.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Changed Menu
    KtMac
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I used to love the 4 course meal for $60 deal. Pretty disappointed that they changed it. Now, the courses are "chef's choice" and you don't get to choose your own meals.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for foodies
    Luvhealthyfood
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    For those who thrive on healthy unique cuisine, this is the place!! Wonderful food, great service, quality food! Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    denverjayhawk
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went for Easter brunch and it was delightful- they even sent us home with flowers! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS FOR FOODIES...FANTASTIC!
    Sandydesigns
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    FOOD CHOICES ARE UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED...WE ENOYED EVERY BITE. "OUT OF THE BOX" DRINK & WINE MENU. THE BEAN CARRIES UNUSUAL SELECTIONS NOT FOUND IN OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS THAT ARE REASONABLY PRICED TO PAIR WITH THE DISHES. GREAT IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DIFFERENT. "THE SQUEAKY BEAN" IS EASILY MY FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN DENVER.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trying too hard
    Foodlover
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    First time at the new location & my memory of the Squeaky Bean was much better than this recent experience. The service was attentive but the food tried too hard. The chicken pate was probably the highlight of the meal. But our entrees were salty & fussy with too much going on too appreciate the real flavors. And the same applied to the pot au crime for dessert. Didn't feel worthy a repeat visit.
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  • Excellent Bruch
    Sjolies
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We loved that they did reservations. The service was prompt. The food was good except for the side of bacon. It is made with something icky sweet and there was too much of the icky sweet. In fact, there was a puddly of the icky sweet stuff left on the plate when the bacon finished. Other than that, great place. We'd go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite downtown restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This is currently the best restaurant in downtown Denver! Amazing food, friendly professional service, and doesn't break the bank. Truly an excellent establishment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little weird, but wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Service was attentive and knowledgeable, but not intrusive. More descriptive menu would have been helpful--classic bagna cauda, for example, is a hot oil dip, not a salad dressing. As a dressing, there was too much anchovy for our taste. But brussels sprouts were fabulous, beef medallions and brisket with creamed spinach "froth" were terrific.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good overall
    HBerry
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I have several friends that have ranted and raved over how great the Squeaky Bean is. This generally set my expectations very high for food quality and service. They have a notable cocktail list with many different options to choose from along with a good beer list. I didn't take a peak at the wine list as I stuck with cocktails for the night. The service was very good and attentive but not overbearing. I had the lamb shank - which was good but not exceptional. Prices are what to be expected for the type of restaurant and I felt we got our monies worth.
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    vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Brunch
    Kelly
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We really dug the brunch. Good food, great service. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch in a long time...
    HE12
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    If you are needing a new brunch spot without a wait….you need to check out the Squeaky Bean. It was a little pricier, but the quality of food and service were absolutely worth it…..donut holes while you wait, and they have a good deal on a jug of mimosas. Clearly you can't go wrong. We are benedict fiends and my friend and I had two of the best benedicts I have ever had….ever! It's that good. And don't even get me started on the bacon that comes with something sweet and spicy on it….sigh, brunch heaven.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We were a huge fan of this restaurant and often booked here for special occasions. But I guess they have changed chefs, and not for the better. The food was very mediocre, arrived cold after a very long wait, and, in a couple of instances, such as the lamb shank in a neon green sauce, just plain weird and unappetizing. The pappardelle dish had no flavor at all. The server did not know the wine list. It was my husband's birthday, which we mentioned when we ordered dessert. Most upscale restaurants would comp a dessert for a birthday, or, at the very least, put a candle on it, but we got neither. So sad. Unless I hear that they have cleaned up their act, we won't be back.
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  • One of our favorites
    MagsterVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Another terrific meal at Squeaky Bean! We go every time my brother visits. For appetizers we had meatballs (bit spicy for me, but delicious) and octopus, he said it was great. He had a hearts of palm main course out of curiosity and it was unexpected but delightful. Someone had quail cordon bleu - because she believed that there is no good way to cook quail, it's so dry. But now we're going to try this version ourselves. I had salmon and loved it and the mysterious little veggies surrounding it. Because we indulged in their strong and tasty cocktails, we were too full for dessert. The server was knowledgeable and encouraging. We had trouble with the noise level - which made conversation difficult.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Squeaky Bean has become
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The Squeaky Bean has become one of our favorite dining spots. it's great for a bite before attending the theater, dining with friends, or stopping by for drinks later in the evening. Liver Pate is the best we have sampled outside of Paris. Each time we have been there the staff treats us as if we a special guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first time, we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This was our first time, we try many Denver restaurants and found the food here was different from the others and will be back to try what we didn't the first time. The menu changes each week so that will be several more trips. The wait staff was mostly prompt and was knowledgeable about the food.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quirky and Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I fully enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere. The food is amazingly original and perfectly made. If you're willing to spend a bit of money on a night out, I would absolutely recommend The Squeaky Bean.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    FoodFace
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We ate here early on a Wednesday night before seeing a show. Food was delicious and had a new American flare. Brussel Sprouts were delicious, octopus appetizer was different and good (I'm not a huge octopus fan, my husband loved it). The meatballs were out of this world and I enjoyed the mussels. The apple dessert was to die for! Service was very good. Overall, great experience and we will be going back!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Awesome brunch experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We let the brunch happen and our server was a big part of that. I think his name was Brody, and he made our experience outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new favorite
    Nathan
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    All I can say is our experience was perfect beginning to end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad I finally got here
    out2eat
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I had heard about Squeaky Bean from several folks - all touting the wonderful food. I think there are some execution issues in the kitchen. The bison riblets were so tough - it was impossible to get the meat off the bone. Other dishes seemed under-seasoned and bland. Overall, I thought the food was good - but left out the wow factor. I would, however, try them again. Out waitress was really nice and really went out of her way to make the dinner nice.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun menu, great cocktails!
    zombi3fish
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The menu seems all over the place, but once you start ordering it all falls into place!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    PilotbumVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was amazing. Great atmosphere. I'll definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location
    Rusty
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The Squeaky Bean has a great location and the restaurant is a fun experience. I was not impressed with the food though as too many different tastes and sauces. Very rich food.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Squeaky Bean has risen to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Squeaky Bean has risen to great heights in the Denver dining scene. The fried chicken is mouthwatering. The grilled octopus diving. Don't miss a meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing discoveries and flavors
    JWKool
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Squeaky Bean's new location has the best décor in LODO. The menu options, even for vegetarians, is amazing- with the chef featuring excellent flavor profiles like mint in the brussels sprouts. The cheese board is also one of the best in Denver.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing First Visit
    NativeVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    After passing by this restaurant near the Pepsi Center numerous times after games. I decided to stop by for a bite and drinks before the Nuggets/Lakers game. In short, the bartender was rude and our waitress wouldn't stop talking when making menu suggestions. It was exhausting, however, we did take her up on two items she had mentioned; an appetizer of brussel sprouts and an entree combining octopus and steak. Unfortunately, there was far more octo than the two tiny rectangle pieces of steak at $19. Bottom line, other than being a nice venue with friendly hostesses, I wasn't impressed enough to make a second visit anytime soon.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet