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The Village Cork
The Village Cork

The Village Cork Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.TheVillageCork.com
  • Email: lmiller@villagecork.com
  • Phone: (303) 282-8399
  • 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: Comfort Food, American
  • 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 (303) 282-8399

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We had such an enjoyable evening at the Village Cork! We lured our in laws out of the suburbs and they love it! The atmosphere is so perfect: cozy, charming but not cookie cutter. Our server was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful towards our gluten intolerant guest. The food was delightful, the wine was perfect. All in all, a very lovely night. A perfect spot for grown ups!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant had a great dinner. Really helpful and responsive wait staff. Great food, prepared really well."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "While the menu is limited ( seasonal) we hit the jackpot with a truly remarkable, simple dish. I have been dreaming if the "fish & chips" ( not what you think) and plan on returning soon. This was the single best meal I've had in Denver."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I love Village Cork. The atmosphere and vibe are very comfortable. It feels like a special spot one might find in New York. A true neighborhood gem. The menu isn't very big, but I always find it difficult to choose between all the great options. Excellent, attentive, but never intrusive service. All in all, a lovely spot."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "All that we ordered was delicious. The baked chicken served over risotto and a creamy leek sauce was cooked perfectly. Another favorite was their version of fish and chips; sea bass with a crispy, crispy skin served with fingerling potatoes and a celery root slaw. We will definitely be returning to this friendly spot!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is the perfect romantic restaurant that reminds you a restaurant doesn't need to be big to make a big impression!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Our group of 6 sampled most of the menu and enjoyed it very much. The chocolate/hazelnut dessert was a special favorite as was our server, Justin."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Perfect evening out for two or a small group. Excellent service, delicious food. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I brought my wife to Village Cork for Valentines Day this past Friday. We had eaten here for Valentines Day a couple of years prior, so I knew I was going to win some points for being so thoughtful. The set menu online showed French Onion Soup and a Seafood Trio for the first and second courses (my wife LOVES french onion). Once we were sat we learned that they would not be serving French Onion OR the Seafood Trio. Not a huge deal, but with a set menu we felt trapped with options that we otherwise wouldn't care for. Beyond the menu change it was the unapologetic and unprofessional service of the waiter that got under our skin. He seemed completely uneducated as to the items on the menu, and dropped off our check without a single word."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a very nice, relatively quiet, neighborhood restaurant with a small but wonderful menu. I had the duck confit and my wife had the fish. The rose' was perfect as was the Brie and the desserts (key lime cheesecake and apple pie)."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Though the atmosphere and wine were worth spending time, the portion sizes were very small. The $19 ravioli arrived in a large plate...but with only ~5 small pastas. Given it was a dinner menu item, I really expected more. I'd recommend it as a cozy place to meet for wine and conversation...just ask before you order menu items."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten at the Village Cork on several occasions. When we step inside this lovely neighborhood gem, it feels like we're eating in a cozy bistro somewhere in Paris. The food is excellent and the wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. A place not to be missed! We'll be back. (-:"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I took my honey there for her 58th birthday. The service was great wine was great food was very good. They were very accommodating for our special needs.they cut and served us the cake that we brought. they even threw in some candles"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Walking distance from many neighborhoods, excellent wine list, unique and changeable menu, fantastic decor. Great experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "The Cork only has 4 beer selections on their menu and they are all dark . We had one person in our group who does not drink wine and also doesnt drink a dark beer- disappointing for this person. Also - the ravioli was hard and chewy and the pumpkin soup was a bit like pie filling. The spinach salad with the egg was delicious as was the shepards pie and the duck. The desserts were very small ( hard to share) - the keylime was just ok ( i would like to give them my recipe) and we were not impressed with the dryness of the truffles. Cute ambiene but i woud not go back or recommend it. Oh - one more thing - the waitress was borderline rude."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I love this wine bistro! It feels like a darling neighborhood establishment...fantastic food, great service, and nice wines. My only complaint is that they try to find a few more moderately priced wines to put on the menu."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "The Village Cork is the place I take all new to Denver guests and frequent if I can. The food is amazing! Everyone should order something different and try them all. The wine list pairs so well with the cheese and the entrees. Most of the veggies are grown in town and the service is stellar. This is not a quick meal, really indulge with friends and family and enjoy the best food. The atmosphere is intimate and you feel like you escaped the norm for a few hours. "Eat, drink, and be Merry!" is not just a toast, it is a way of life at The Village Cork."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "The atmosphere is quaint, warm and slightly European feeling. The Brie cheese appetizer is very good. The portions are not large, which was refreshing. Three of us had the duck and all felt like it was too salty. The veges with the duck were the best."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "I've been here several times before and decided to join them for there New Years Eve special. All four of the people in my party had the same impression; great wine list, tasty appetizers, but the main course was disappointing. First we had a great sweet potato blini with mushrooms and goat cheese (though a bit small). Next we had a choice of clam chowder, winter vegetable salad. I had the salad and it had subtle flavors with kale, beets and shallots. It was terrific. For the main course there were 2 options - vegetable cassoulet or Vennison osso buco. Both were bland and flavorless. I will come back in the future, but will probably just have wine and appetizers."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Second time at The Village Cork. Just love it. Great service, great food, great ambiance. Our new favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Love this small neighborhood hangout. Staff is very friendly and food is tasty."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Cheese board was excellent, just the right amount for an appetizer. The greens on the pear salad were over salted; the greens overwhelmed the pears. The Chateaubriand was tender and flavorful as were the potatoes and gravy. The side greens were as salty as the salad greens. The smell of hot, almost smokey, oil permeated the restaurant. Our eyes were burning so much we skipped dessert to get out. Our clothes were saturated with the smell of the oil. The kitchen lacked ventilation, the cooking fumes were allowed circulate through the restaurant and exit from windows near the ceiling. I'll be watching upgrades to the facility before we return."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "They really take care of you at The Village Cork! Great experience!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I live near the Village Cork and don't go there very often. And every time I do, I wonder why I don't go more often. It's such a cozy, yet elegant place. Great for a glass of wine with a friend or a romantic dinner out."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I made a reservation and was seated when I arrived on time however my guest was 20 minutes late. It was Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I ordered a bottle of wine and expected to have a leisurely dinner catching up. While watiing I had to ask for bread. When our orders arrived my vegetarian dish was dry and not very flavorful. As we were considering what dessert we would like to have, the waitress asked us to move to the bar which was very crowded as they had another booking for our table. Needless to say we left. The restaurant was not prepared for the volume of customers. I will not be returning as I don't want to be embarrassed in front of friends and guests like this."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Always love this place. The food is different every time and AMAZING every time."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "On the way home from an event in Denver, we realized we were hungry. We got off the RTD and had just a short walk from the Louisiana stop to get a late dinner and some wine. It was a perfect stop."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Oh my gosh. The food and service was so wonderful. We went with another couple and were seated right away. The menu is a one page list of everything good. I had the roast loin, husband had the chateaubriand. One of the best meals we've had in a very long time. Great atmosphere, great wine. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Took friends for first time and they just loved every bit: atmosphere, service, wine, food. And I'm always pleasantly surprised at our bill being so reasonable for great quality."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Wonderful service and ambience for a Friday evening. The server helped find numerous glutten free dishes and overall excellent food."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This restuarant is one of my favorites in Denver. The first time my husband and I tried it out, we only had drinks and thought the atmosphere was wonderful - it had intimate and quiet feel, yet it was lively and seemingly full of regulars. This time we tried their food and OH MY GOODNESS, it was delicious! Their chicken pot pie was devine - not what you would expect, but fully worth going out on a limb to try. Love , love Village Cork!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Eaten here many times; current chef works hard but our waitress so ruined the evening by her abruptness, inability to listen to our comments w/o being highly defensive. Will come again b/c of past very good experiences but lesson learned ;when wait staff from very 1st words raise the hairs on your back , go with your guts & ask for someone else to help you. Just very hard to do in small, local place."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "The restaurant has experienced a cycle of chef changes, and thus, menu changes. This once hip corner wine bar, is now quiet, sullen and dreary. The last two times that we have dined here, the food has been nothing to speak of. There is no longer any bread, cheese, or nuts for you to enjoy while sipping wine. We had a pork dish that was quite interesting. There were many vegetables, quinoa that did not appear to be cooked, pork and slices of ginger on top. The tastes were not to our liking. Then dessert. We had an apple crisp that was nothing more than glazed apples with dried oats on top. It lacked appeal and interest. Unfortunately, we have determined that we will be limiting our visits to our former favorite dining location."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I've gone to the Village Cork a few times, but always come away with the same impression -- it's got a great wine list, but I feel like the price per glass is too high. It's got interesting and tasty food, but I feel like the price versus what you receive is too high. I don't mind paying higher prices, but when I DO pay those higher prices, I want to feel like I've had something special. The Village Cork is quite nice, but to my tastes, doesn't slip into that "special" category."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I have visited the Village Cork for Happy Hours and dinners, and it is perfectly suited to both occasions. The food is beautifully constructed and delicious. The serving staff is knowledgeable about all the wines on the menu, and the ambiance enables pleasant conversation and keeps a good energy about the place. It is definitely a neighborhood gem ~ it's a gem to the metropolitan area."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "This is such a great neighborhood restaurant which is always warm and cozy. The whole experience is always consistent...amazing food, friendly service, etc!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "My dinner was great. The server was knowledgeable about the menu, but service was a little slow. They did not have either of the half bottles listed on the menu, but instead offered a different wine at a similar price. I would have liked more choice as to the half bottles."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Loved the experience and the food and would recommend to most of my friends. The ones I would qualify the restaurant for would be those whose wallets aren't thick."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "My husband and I live in the Platt Park neighborhood and LOVE coming to the Village Cork. The knowledgable staff always brings me the perfect glass of wine. The menu is always changing but there are some delicious staples. We always bring friends and family here when we have company in town!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "For a neighborhood restaurant The Village Cork goes well beyond expectations for food and service. Great experience!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013