The Kitchen - Denver
The Kitchen - Denver

The Kitchen - Denver

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thekitchen.com/the-kitchen-denver/
  • Phone: (303) 623-3127
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11-3p daily.
    Community (Happy) Hour: 3-6p daily
    Dinner:
    Sunday-Tuesday 5-9:30pm
    Wednesday-Saturday 5-10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Hugo Matheson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Thank you for considering The Kitchen Denver. The Kitchen brings a fresh perspective on ingredients, preparation & guest comfort. Enjoy the relaxing neighborhood atmosphere complimented by superior food & exceptional service. We would be happy to help you create an experience that fits your style.
  • Private Party Contact: Charlie Lord 8886379443

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wazee
  • Public Transit: We are half a block from the lower downtown RTD station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have Valet parking Tues-Sat nights.

    Meters, city lots.
A word from The Kitchen - Denver
The Kitchen Denver is a community bistro located in Denver’s Lower Downtown Historic District, open seven days a week.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Kitchen - Denver reviews from OpenTable diners
231 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (180)special occasion (87)good for groups (68)hot spot (63)notable wine list (63)neighborhood gem (53)great for lunch (52)romantic (50)great for outdoor dining (40)vibrant bar scene (22)great for brunch (16)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Delicious Apps and Lunch Selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    We work near Union Station and visited The Kitchen as a small group of three for lunch, and everything was absolutely delicious. The hummus and rustic bread was so fresh and flavorful, and the roasted nuts had a wonderful glaze that wasn't too sweet. Two of us ordered the Colorado Wheatberries and Heirloom Squash. It definitely did not disappoint: filled with local ingredients (the wheatberries were grown just up the street) with citrus undertones - perfect for the season. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't go back.
    KatieH
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I read the reviews (which were stellar) beforehand and was excited to treat my boyfriend to a great experience with amazing food. I don't know if they were having an off night or what, but the food was NOT what we were expecting. We started with the mussels, I didn't think they were awful, but I've had much better for much less. My boyfriend really didn't like them at all, said they tasted "farmy" whatever that means. Main courses - my boyfriend got the ribeye, (most expensive thing on the menu) and it was way over seasoned...extremely salty. That's just not really acceptable when you are spending $40 on an entree. I had the parpardelle which was just ok. We split a dessert, which again, was just ok, nothing special. Not trying to be picky, but when you go to a restaurant and spend $150 for two people, you expect it to be delicious. We don't typically spend that much on a night out, so it was disappointing to say the least. Service was really good and the restuarant has a nice ambiance. Giving it 2 stars based on the food alone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good restaurant, uncomfortable seating
    Mamawantstakeout
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Our food was very good, and inventive with stuff I've never seen on another menu (wheatberries and squashm for example). I had the lamb, and my companion had the wheatberries and squash, and we split the spiced eggplant appetizer. Service was great. My only complaint was that we were seated at a high table and the chairs were so very uncomfortable that I found myself longing for our lovely dinner to end. If they replaced these chairs it would be a much more pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't Disappoint
    ColoEljay
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Love this place! We'd been to The Kitchen in Boulder several times and loved it. This is just as good. Great food, great staff and servers, beautiful space. My only complaint...I left our doggie bag on the table and didn't have my wonderful leftovers to enjoy the next day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brad
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The service was outstanding. Very personalized without being overbearing. The cheese plate had excellent pairings. Cocktails were fun. The seafood platter was very good and plenty of food. We were there for my wife's birthday and the server brought us bubbles and a homemade toffee bar. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Service
    DrDave
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I sat at the bar and had a fantastic meal with great service. The bar staff were all very accommodating and attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The staff at all levels is so professional, never a "...sorry, not your server..." all just make the guests comfortable. My server went above and beyond to ensure the kitchen made my meal allergy-free. Salmon was delicious...salad with hazelnuts was to die for! Dessert next time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem on 16 th
    parkerguest
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great fresh, organic lunch. Menu has something for everyone including some unique, flavorful creations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    Foodies4food2night
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Calling all Foodies! The menu selection gave a lot of variety for everyone in the party. The server gave great advice on wine pairings to go with each dish. Great experience!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All around wonderful
    Julia228
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Delicious and unique cocktails at the bar, friendly staff, great service, fantastic wine recommendations, incredible food (amazing vegetarian options), great ambience. We loved everything about Kitchen Table! We will definitely be back next time we're in Colorado :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most excellent
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    There were 4 of us and each of raved about our meal. Our server was attentive and very pleasant. It was a perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This is perhaps my favorite place in Denver! I love the freshness of the food, changing menu, and the staff. The first place I recommend to others. I would put the on par with some of my favorites in San Francisco and a little place calle Bar Acuda in Hanelai.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We made the mistake of going to The Kitchen Denver when it was still fairly new when they were still ironing out the inevitable bumps that occur when a new restaurant opens. The menu was variable and things just didn't make for the kind of dining experience you expect from a franchise as well known for quality as the Kitchen has always been. Therefore, it took us four years to return, and boy are we glad we did. We both loved our entrees (a fish special and a pork chop). Service was splendid, wines extremely good and well chosen (by our waiter) for what we were having. And the desserts (apple tart and toffee pudding) were to die for. No doubts any more. Go and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite and nonspectacular
    BobbyeVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I do not think I would return to the kitchen. It wasn't great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tennisfoodie
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    "Ingrid's" lobster and mussels were outstanding! Will definitely return to try some other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Denver Treasure
    DrJohn
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my evening meal at The Kitchen! The staff were pleasant, knowledgeable and expert in their service. Moreover, they worked as a cohesive and evidently happy team. Good service will only get you so far if the entress fail to live up to their billing. However, my meal matched the flawless service and from starters, to entree, and on to the dessert, my expectations were readily met.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better atmosphere than food
    JackVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great outdoor patio and bar, thought the food was average. Put off that we had to ask for bread. Good sturgeon and lamb burgers, average soaps, dessert and wine. Won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodies Rejoice!
    downtownDiner
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    What an amazing restaurant - every time I eat here it's just as good as the first time. Our entire table got lamb burgers and they were all cooked to perfection and piping hot when they arrived. The fries were also hot, crispy, and just salty enough! Have I mentioned the ketchup? No? Well. The ketchup is made in-house and my husband is addicted. I think he'd drink the stuff if he could. It's good. Really good. The ambience is a fun, lively place at lunch. Plan on speaking up with your group as it's rather loud in there! Service is a bit slower at lunch but totally worth the wait. Try it. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The Kitchen never disappoints! Food was great, servers were incredibly knowledgeable about the ingredients in their dishes, and very helpful. We never regret our choice to go here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    Katrn
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Small menu and overpriced. Service was ok, not great. I enjoyed it but at the end of the meal, I thought I could have gotten the same meal somewhere else for less.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost Perfect!
    Anna
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Loved my dinner at the Denver location of The Kitchen - the pumpkin soup, pork chop, and peach sorbet were so yummy, I could have them over and over. Our waitperson was friendly and provided excellent service. The place was on the noisy side, so it was kind of hard to have a quiet conversation with my dining companion. The prices were on the high side, but bought good food and good services. Really wish I were living in Denver again and could go to The Kitchen more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy Place; Good Food
    happilydiningVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The place was packed, which is always a good sign. We started with the mussells for an appetizer. First, it was plenty for two people to share as an appetizer. The mussells were fresh and cooked perfectly and the sauce was outstanding. We also had the Coho Salmon and White Sturgeon, both were incredible. I wish we had room for dessert, but maybe next time. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Denver, and this one is now at the top of our list. It was simply good food, good service and a place that should not be passed by if you enjoy a top quality restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen Next Door - Glendale
    LoveTractors
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great happy hour and rooftop area. At great add to the Cherry Creek area without all the hassle of CC North. We took our son for his 3rd birthday and the meatballs rock!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Denver dine
    Traveler
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great location; city vibe. Started with garlic fries (Wonderful!!) and mixed olives. Chopped salad with romaine average, added chicken. Hazelnuts good addition. Bolognese with pasta satisfying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    KatAMaroonVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This was a favorite monthly drinks and dinner spot. Last weekend, Saturday night, normally happy servers we have gotten to know personally seemed stressed. We were overcharged. Overall atmosphere had changed. Manager, James, was impolite and less than hospitable. So disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch @ Kitchen
    HungryBanker
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Reasonable lunch menu, fresh ingredients prepared well, lovely space on 16th street mall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it, as always.
    AKXY
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Celebrating my wife's birthday I made reservations a week ahead and asked for a "nice table" and we were not disappointed. The food was exquisite and our server, Abby, was not only knowledgeable about the selections of food and wine, she was also very attentive to our needs. It's always a pleasurable experience to eat at The Kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JeBe
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Tried the pigs ears for fun with out of town guests. Delicious sauce and prep, but like putting lipstick on a pig, just doesn't work. I must say our lamb and chicken and sturgeon entrees were delicious, especially liked the sturgeon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice in two days!
    AtlantaVisitor
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I'm in from out of town and found this gem by doing a Google search on "great Denver restaurants." I was not disappointed. Everything was just wonderful. We had the humus, greens, and garlic fries for appetizers. All were fantastic but the greens were just scrumptious. The bolognese was delicious and the quinoa was loved by my colleague. Just can't say enough great things about everything we had. We loved it so much, we came back for a second night instead of going to other highly recommended restaurants. The atmosphere is busy and the noise level is medium inside. We sat outside both nights and found it to be very peaceful and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need Points
    Denverdoesfoodwell
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our party of seniors enjoyed our first visit to The Kitchen, very handy for downtown events. Open Table is likewise a very handy service, but I have a problem with restaurants that take advantage of Open Table for their reservation system but don't participate in the points program. I believe that restaurants who enjoy the service of Open Table should be required to award points or they don't get to play.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 16th St. Mall LUNCH SPOT
    Jeep
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Really nice spot for lunch (haven't tried dinner). Fairly quiet, not average mall traffic. Nice fresh seafood, comparable pricing with all other nice lunch spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything done right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have been here twice while visiting Denver, and really am impressed. Excellent menu, filled with so many things I want to eat, and they do not disappoint. I generally like this trend of local, farm-to-table, new American dining, but it isn't always as amazing as it sounds. Here, it is amazing. I loved our appetizers, mussels in amazing broth, cheese, oysters, and also had a perfectly cooked pork chop. Desserts also cannot be missed. Wine and beer is well-selected. Decor is simple and comfortable. Reservations were not too difficult to get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Save room for dessert!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Sticky Toffee Pudding and Chocolate Nemesis are ahhhhmazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for special occasions!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The portions where perfect, the food was delicious! It's pricey but totally worth it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Allergy Friendly Feast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 8th anniversary at the Denver Kitchen Cafe on Wazee and had a wonderful experience! I was especially thrilled that I didn't have to remind them of my food allergies after noting them at time of reservation. They immediately offered foods safe for me... And the allergy friendly selection was large. The food was flavorful and colorful- so delicious, servers were conscientious, friendly and prompt, and I love the rustic modern aesthetic. Great way to celebrate! Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    RyanKVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Very professionally run establishment with enough humility to keep you comfortable but seriousness to keep you marveled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for lunch
    DISGUSTEDVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Service was good, food was great liked the restaurant and will return again. I had Portobello mushroom sandwich and it was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the Kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The Kitchen is simply a great and consistently good restaurant. The service is always extremely professional. The food is at a very high quality level and consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    Suuuz
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    First time there, I got the Hanger Steak, my boyfriend got the Small Seafood Platter and it was all amazing! The Seafood platter is a dream come true for any seafood lover. The crab legs were our favorite. The server was very knowledgeable, friendly and was personal with us. Multiple team members helped out throughout the evening which is always appreciated. A must for everyone to try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raw chicken not once, but twice
    bconjack
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I ordered the chicken breast dish and it came out raw. Sent it back and it came out raw still! Server was wonderful and took off the check. All the ambiance of a high school cafeteria. Husband ordered quinoa and broccoli dish. He was unimpressed also. Will not return to this restaurant
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic