The Squeaky Bean
The Squeaky Bean

The Squeaky Bean

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thesqueakybean.com/
  • Phone: 3036232665x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
The Squeaky Bean reviews from OpenTable diners
142 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (93)special occasion (43)hot spot (38)good for groups (37)neighborhood gem (30)vibrant bar scene (22)great for brunch (21)romantic (20)great for lunch (17)notable wine list (16)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Over Rated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The ambiance is well appointed and creates a great atmosphere. The service was below par, i felt each time i asked a question I was an inconvenience. The food was overpriced and not impressive. The Bean Board at $24 wasn't flavorful and slim. The brussel sprouts were undercooked, the soup had a fish taste, the chicken was nothing more than siricha chicken, the moon fish tasted like liver and was well over done. The only dish that was somewhat decent was the snapper. I would not return.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay, but not a highlight.
    Mike
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I visited The Squeaky Bean during a Sunday afternoon while they were running a bingo promotion of some sort. OK, whatever, not what I expected of a GH Top 50 place. The food was very good, fresh, and tasty, though the Eggs Benedict were oversauced. The service was among the poorest of all restaurants on my trip. It took twelve minutes for a server to see me and ask for a drink order once I was seated, and it wasn't busy for the number of servers on duty. This inattention and slowness persisted throughout the meal, although she did return to check shortly after the meal was set down. The chef's tables are misplaced, too, as no working surfaces are visible. Just an unfortunate layout, and next time I'll simply stick with a booth.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should be better for the money
    Me15
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The food was good but certainly did not blow us away. For the prices charges, I would have thought that the food would be incredible, or the atmosphere very interesting. Neither was the case. Good food, don't get me wrong, but I would not visit this place again - there are better options if you are wanting to spend this much
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  • great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Everything- food, drinks, service - was exceptional! Hope to make it back to The Squeaky Bean when I am in the Denver area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredibly underwhelmed
    VeeJay
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I got the grouper dish which boasted king crab and seasonal vegetables. The grouper was maybe 2-3 ounces and there was one crab leg cut in half, served open faced. I have made better crab legs at home that I bought from King Soopers. The majority of this dish was a bunch of sesame seed coated and deep friend "things". I have no idea what they were. I asked the waiter at one point and he said they were squash. OK. I will take your word for it because all I could taste was oil. Never saw the waiter again and the hostess cleared our plates. I told her I wasn't impressed and why, to which she said she was "sorry to hear that". She didn't tell our waiter. Didn't do anything about it. Generally just a disappointing, expensive experience.
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  • Wonderful Meal!
    Schultz
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We arrived early so the restaurant was quiet. Our server, Eddie, was great. Informed, helpful, not pushy. The food was terrific. I had the Brazino, a whole sea bass, that was delicious and wonderfully moist. My wife had the fried chicken which she loved. All n all, we would be happy to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RobinslineVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I had a lovely evening here. Two appetizers made a very generous meal for a single diner. The Benton ham and melon dish was a great twist on the classic, and the crispy Brussels sprouts were garlicky and addictive. The server, Liz, was warm and welcoming, and spot on on her descriptions and recommendations. The combination of a fine dining menu with an upscale pub atmosphere make this a great choice for a night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger special at lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Order it. It's truly one of the best burgers I've had in a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attentive
    Cathleeng135
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Considerate and knowledgable staff that brought unique and delicious fresh food to our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BULLSEYE SPIN ON OLD FAVES
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    THE SQUEAKY BEAN NAILED THEIR BRUNCH MENU--THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND ATMOSPHERE WAS GREAT AND THE QUALITY AS WELL AS PRESENTATION WAS MUCH BETTER THAN IT NEEDED TO BE GIVEN THAT IT'S SO CASUAL. THE SHRIMP & GRITS ARE PERFECTION, PORK BELLY HASH SEEMED SOMEHOW SUPER SAVORY AND HEALTHY (?!?), AND THE SERVICE WAS ON THE BALL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service
    foodie
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was wonderful, the service was great. Liz was our server. People very friendly. Drinks were yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Squeaky WHAT????
    shellybean
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Not one "bean" on the menu...was looking for a place that had more than one vegetarian dish on it besides the salads (which were delicious, by the way). My "veggie" friend was very gracious and is used to this, so everything turned out fine. Great food, though, and very attentive wait staff. Will visit again and bring some other meat eaters.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was disapointing
    JLouiseVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We at heard good things about this restaurant, but found the food to be disappointing. Several of our dishes were over cooked, therefor was dry. Also found it to be a bit over priced for what you received.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    In town on business and this restaurant was recommended by the concierge at my hotel. What a great find. Food was fresh and innovative. Love farm to table. I wanted to try everything on the menu. Bartender was exceptionally nice as I was dining alone. The only negative is parking, as it is for all restaurants in that area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The brunch menu was great and the food for all 5 of our party was outstanding. The service was wonderful - made us feel special
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have been to The Squeaky Bean several times, although it had been a while. Obviously the chef or previous team has departed. It did not have the uniqueness, quality, options nor taste the previous team did. Really too bad. I along with a guest I brought in a party of six, had the lamb. It was all bone and gristle. I will not go back.
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  • Chef takes risks, that's why we go
    kudzutiger
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great menus, great local ingredients, it's why restaurants exist that don't serve protein pills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Farm Fresh food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    All four of the main dishes we enjoyed were all very unique and prepared with farm fresh ingredients from the Squeaky Beans' own farms. The eggplant and Octopus appetizers were delicious. Desserts especially the lemon curd and peach type cobbler were enjoyed by all.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Bruno
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Dined during Denver Restaurant week - food and service was great. Started with a mixed drink at the bar - creative drinks !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We'd heard great things about this restaurant. Pretty disappointing. Great space was ruined by large screen tvs with ever-present sports. Mediocre food. Good service but we won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was "ok"
    jraerae
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I was soooo looking forward to this place after some great reviews. However, I did go on restaurant week and that can be, at some places, a more limited menu. It was just ok. The Kale salad starter was the best part...the Salmon with peppers was a strange combo and the brownie a la mode was like an Little Debbie brownie with some basic ice cream. Nothing special at all. I would really doubt going back there for a full meal and it was one of the places in Denver I was very much looking forward to trying!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    First time eating here. Super cute place. Our server was awesome-made the difference for the evening. He helped us pick a bottle of wine from their neat, eclectic choices. Then he made sure we enjoyed our entrees-best fried chicken ever! We'll be back for more chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as excited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I recognize it was restaurant week, where the menu is often simplified to accommodate the fixed price, but the selections did not leave me excited as I had been on a previous visit. The waiter was okay (also compared to a previous visit), and unfortunately that interaction has the ability to color the whole evening. We happened to go somewhere else during restaurant week and found their selection vibrant and inventive given the same constraints. This pulls our expectations of Squeaky Bean down a notch, not to eager to go there the next time. Seems like the edginess of the food has downshifted since they got rid of their chef more than a year ago.............
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  • Delicious Denver Restaurant Week
    AdventuresInEating
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Every Denver Restaurant Week we try a new restaurant that is normally out of our price range. Squeaky Bean didn't disappoint - fried chicken and risotto were both delicious, and we liked the opportunity to order a bunch of plates and taste everything. We ordered a side of the brussel sprouts, which were not part of the restaurant week offerings, but were definitely worth the extra. I'm looking forward to trying brunch and bingo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We went for restaurant week and while the food was still fantastic, it was not as good as the standard menu. Despite the great restaurant week deals, I think it would be worth it to visit another week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was ok but the service was awful. We will probably try it again to give it another try because we heard great things, just had a bad experience hopefully.
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  • Good but something missing...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The wait and service staff did a great job by promptly greeting us, seating us, taking orders as well as keeping our glasses full. With Restaurant Week you get to experience the supposed menu gems. We tried: Round 1: cucumber gazpacho & kale salad; Round#2: fried chicken thigh and risotto, finishing off with the lemon curd and brownie. Each plate was well dressed but their individual taste was not rounded out, one or more missing factors failed to take each plate beyond simply satisfactory. While we enjoyed our visit and the food was good, it wasn't a memorable meal. While I would visit again, in the competitive Denver dining market it's hard to say that it'll be soon. Simply put, our meal failed to shine this Restaurant Week.
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  • Slow service
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    There were five tables occupied during lunch service. The service in both the front and back of house was extremely slow. Lunch should not take over an hour on a work day and the restaurant should realize this. Also, the burrata salad was very small for the price. If protein had not been added to the order, it would have been a insufficient meal. The restaurant has only been open for lunch a short time but they need to improve their service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My wife and I were looking for a restaurant near the Pepsi center before a concert. The Squeaky Bean was great find, great food, atmosphere and service. Will be back!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AerahVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a great experience at the Bean. Bloody Marys were quite tasty and service was professional and prompt.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe just had the best fish ever
    Brendon
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I'm not a fish eater. But I've dined at a few awesome fish joints in my life and several other not to write home about. I usually avoid it because I'm likely to be disappointed. Not last week at The Squeaky Bean. My wife went straight for the lamb ragu, we always fight over who is going to get the lamb...she usually wins. Our awesome server eventually made up my mind on what I ordered...and for that he received his tip++. Phenomenal, squid ink soaked salmon with caviar and a side of Brussels sprouts mixed with tangy peanuts. F'n A+ delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible service
    OTKateVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was good, but the service- host, bartender, and server- was terrible. With so many new restaurants to try and old stand-bys with great food and service, we definitely won't be back.
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    good for groups
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  • nice surprise
    SmrlawdogVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Unique menu that doesn't disappoint. service is ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bingo OR Brunch
    AmyDenverVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Granted, we arrived toward the end of the famous Sunday bingo brunch, but they were out of two dishes on the menu, including the only sweet item. We ordered an app because we were hungry, and thank goodness because our main dishes took at least 45 minutes to arrive even though the restaurant was emptying out as we sat there playing bingo. Once each dish arrived they were good, and the app (pimento cheese with bacon jam) was fun and different. I'd go back again if I was more interested in the drinking / bingo than brunch, or at another time, but not a great time to go for the food.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique
    Brad
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Unusual, creative menu - not to level of experimental, but several things I had to ask about because I'd never heard of them. And the fried chicken (which always sounds pedestrian) must, MUST, be ordered by at least one person at your table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date night
    KivaT
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I had a very wonderful experience at Squeaky Bean. We had an amazing waiter who made the perfect recommendations for our meal. We enjoyed 4 delicious courses. The pace was slow, but just what we needed to savor our food. My husband almost licked the plate after our Beef Cheek appetizer. Highly recommend for a great dinner spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place!
    Lacajun
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was very well prepared and exceeded my expectations. Our waiter was friendly and helpful in giving suggestions or answering any of our questions. It will definitely be on my list of a place to return for special occasions.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazeballs
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Oh my lanta ... This is legit an amazing restaurant. I never write reviews, but I made sure I did for this place. The food is incredible. Fried chicken. Salad. Meat and cheese appetizer. Surf and turf. It's all like 5 star food. And the service is 100. My waiter seriously was the best. I love this place. Definitely coming back
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, slooooooow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was wonderful but the service was terrible. We were seated immediately for our reservation but it took a server nearly 15 minutes to arrive at the table and provide water. Again, is took another 15 minutes before someone took our drink order. We were attending a concert downtown that evening so we didn't have a lot of extra time. The time in between courses (appetizers to dinner) was FOREVER. We had to ask for our check in the middle of dinner to insure we could get out of there without spending additional time. I would not race back to the Squeaky Bean for dinner anytime soon. Even though the food was amazing the service we received made for a not so enjoyable experience.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Terrible services
    MichieVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We were seated at 6:30 PM and ordered drinks. We ordered a salaad and the salad did not arrive until 8 PM. The server never came to the table to explain why. There are so many good restaurants in Denver, skip this one.....
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