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The Kitchen - Denver

The Kitchen - Denver Details

  • 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
    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 (888) 637-9443

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Our waiter seemed a bit disoriented and was not very attentive (we were a party of two (2)). This was my first time visiting The Kitchen. I would go back but would ask to be re-seated with a different wait person if I was given the same waiter I had yesterday. I enjoyed everything else about the experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had a great experience at The Kitchen and will go back for sure!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My 15 year old foodie daughter was impressed I picked such a cool place. We were there at 3PM on a Friday and enjoyed the Community Hour menu. Her hanger steak frites was one of the best bites of red meat I've had in a while. I enjoyed my pulled pork sandwich there, then later, the second half of the sandwich was even better later and refrigerated. Can't wait to see their full menu. Very cool vibe."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "When we give a family member a choice of where to go for their event they always choose the kitchen. The food is unique and great. Service friendly and observant."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great food and drink selection. I love the decor and ambiance."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was the best of a number of the top Denver restaurants we sampled while there for nearly a week for business. Excellent varied menu. The sturgeon was outstanding. Friendly helpful staff; nice wine list."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Four of us shared a most delightful experience on the patio at The Kitchen. The food was delicious, and the service was great. If you are wondering what to order, the ribeye was especially delicious."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "If you like local food this is the place! Upscale yet relaxed. Local gin and vodka. Awesome drinks. Menu is VERY healthy. Must do if you're into food."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed the laid back elegance here and the majority of the food. A few of the flavor combinations were strange to me, but that might just be my palate. Grapefruit sorbet was one of the most delicious things I've eaten in a while!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was our first time at The Kitchen. The decor was very attractive, drinks delicious, mussels appetizer substantial and perfectly flavored. My husband had steak (ribeye?) and I had a curried chicken. We both cleaned our plates. Atypically, we ordered dessert. His salted caramel gelato was the best we've ever had and I had a meringue/berry selection that was incredible. We will DEFINITELY be back - no complaints."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "As always, The Kitchen Denver was amazing. Great service, wonderful drinks and outstanding food!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Categorically great experience! Food, service, drinks, ambience- all make this place a "must" for Denver diners."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "!Went here for an anniversary dinner, and had a great experience. The staff was friendly and accommodating, even though we arrived late and have some odd dietary restrictions. The restaurant has a livelier, cafe-type section that is open and lighter, and a more "restaurant-y" section that is dominated by brick walls and ambient lighting. We were initially seated in the cafe area; when we asked to move to the other section (better ambience for an anniv.), we were accommodated right away. I feel like this is usually not the case. The experience just got better from there. Our waiter was knowledgable, personable, and prompt, and the food was excellent - the sturgeon and lamb chops are both highly recommended. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Truly amazing food and staff. The pig ears are great, but then again so was everything else. 5 Stars!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My cousin was coming into town from Los Angeles, and I wanted to show her that Denver isn't a food or cultural wasteland. The Kitchen was the obvious choice. They manage to be cool, casual, and still nice enough for a business lunch. The staff is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the food and drink options (we got a fantastic recommendation on the pea shoot and fava bean bruschetta). The simple, minimalist design makes you forget that you are a few steps away from the chaos and chains on the 16th Street mall. And the menu is varied enough so that there will be something for everyone- entrees, sandwiches, small plates. The food was enjoyed by everyone, and we all left full. The Kitchen never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Had another fantastic experience at The Kitchen on Saturday night. They were busy, every table was full - but the staff didn't miss a beat. The food was brilliant: Perfectly prepared hangar steak and a delicious Halibut special. Looking forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We've been to the Kitchen several times and the food is always stellar. Unfortunately the service does not match up; long wait times, forgotten orders and overall not up to par with the price."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This is a great Colorado restaurant using as much local farm product as possible. Outstanding atmosphere and service - a must eat place in Denver - great location downtown on 16th Street"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our two top was right next to a wide wall and neither of us could see much out of the windows."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great food, great service and their attention to detail is amazing!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Always a good experience. Fresh, often locally sourced produce and meats and very fresh seafood options as well. Menu selections rotate often and are generally served with great presentation. Definitely like what they do at the Kitchen."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "First time to The Kitchen, I would go back The service was great, the food was innovative and delicious. The wine suggested was excellent. I would definitely recommend you give this restaurant a try."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I was reluctant to go because I feared it would be too "Bouldery." However, the service was excellent and the food and wine were compelling."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "My family and I enjoyed a great meal here on a Sunday night. They have a nice wine list, as well as tasty, inventive cocktails. The charcuterie was fantastic, and the bolognese was spot-on. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Everything on we ordered off the menu and all the way through, from the cold smoked mussels, piping hot Gouda gougere, spicy baby greens with hazelnuts and goat cheese, grilled sturgeon, lemon tart, and sticky toffee pudding...our dinner was complete perfection, as well as Hope's terrific service."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The poor service ruined our experience. We were a party of four. The entrees took forever to be cooked, and when they came out, one of the orders was completely incorrect, which was the fault of a server who had gotten the order confused. I'm willing to overlook errors if people apologize and take responsibility for their mistakes. We received no apologies at all. The three of us who received our correct meals were finished by the time the fourth entree was brought out...still no apologies. There were no regular check-ins by the server, and drinks and water glasses sat unfilled for extended periods of time. The food was not great, but that could have been influenced by the poor service."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "It was fun sitting near the kitchen. The people doing the food preparation were impressive. Our service, however, seemed very slow."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My Wife and I finally visited the Kitchen for our 18th Anniversary and our questioning ourselves for not going sooner. Ambience, Food, and service was exactly what we expected. Thanks to Scott and Chef Gabe for an outstanding Experience."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Once again the Kitchen delivered on the promise of great food, wine and service! So how do you take a great product and make it less than wonderful? Play old 1950's diner music and turn the volume up. Playing music in a restaurant with lyrics is weird but to alienate most of your clientele with your genre selection on Pandora, well that might be the difference between selecting the Kitchen next time and some other place. Denver continues to grow in its culinary choices and ambience should be weighed equally along with food, wine and service. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Very pleasant place to have lunch. It is a little expensive but the food is good."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This was my first time at this restaurant, and I must say I was blown away by what I found, Excellent service-the bottle of water on the table never got below half full, and the waiter had a lovely disposition to us. Also, when the meal I ordered was not available, the substitute meal I got was taken off the bill, which was a nod to their excellent customer service. The food was just delicious-I ordered the Goat Gouda Gourgere, the Poached Wild Salmon Salad, and the Cederburg Spritzer, and I was delighted with all three items, especially the gourgere! The waiter was happy to help us decipher the names of items on the menu, as my table has many a question about them. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here, and will be back again soon! "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "AMAZING experience all-around! I haven't had service like that in a long time. When walking to the restroom, servers stepped to the side to let you pass by."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great food and not ridiculously expensive. Service was excellent. Menu was excellent. Needs a little softness in the decor to absorb the noise. It was like an echo chamber...a bit too noisy for my taste."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Menu was unique and diverse but not crazy. Foods were familiar but with twists that made it really fun."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I went to The Kitchen with my co-workers who came in from out of town. The meals were delicious. The ingredients were fresh and delicisous!! The staff were very attentive and helpful. Great atmosphere too!!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "When we arrived, imagine my surprise when I realized we had been here mid-2013 and hadn't enjoyed it. However, we put aside our reservations and sat down but the service was terrible...again! We sat for 10 minutes until we flagged someone down to take our order, then some minutes later our waiter arrived and we had to send him away. The lemonade we ordered was too sour so we asked for some sugar. In the end I wandered over to the bar and asked the barman for some sugar and he came to my table some minutes later with some. Again, the waiter came with the sugar he was getting for us too late. The sprite was out of syrup and there was a similar delay in getting a replacement. Food was excellent, but the service spoiled everything."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Kitchen in Denver's LoDo district is my new favorite restaurant. The high-ceilings and wall-to-wall windows set the stage; the accomodating staff set the tone; and the food is amazing! The scents and flavors are nuanced and original, healthy AND decadent!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It's always a culinary treat to dine at The Kitchen Denver."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Kitchen had become my go-to for birthdays, guests, and anything else that demands great food and service and just an overall lovely night out!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Awesome food, atmosphere, and service. If you don't save room for the sticky toffee pudding you have wasted your time. Seasonal and fresh. You can really feel the care they put into their food. One of Denver's best!!!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014