Trillium
Trillium

Trillium

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trilliumdenver.com/
  • Phone: 3033799759x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    HAPPY HOUR! 5:00- 7:00 pm in the bar, lounge or patio
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Scandinavian
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Leinonen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Catering: Contact the restaurant for details about off-site catering, we would be happy to accommodate your event!
  • Special Events: Trillium offers a private dining area, a lounge and full restaurant buyouts for client special events. In-house special events happen monthly, please contact our Events Manager at chelsea@trilliumdenver.com or call the restaurant directly for information about special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Avenue East
  • Public Transit: We are conveniently located 10 minutes away from the 16th/Market Street bus station and eight blocks from the RTD light rail at Union Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are two pay lots on either side of Trillium, as well as plenty of metered parking. Please be mindful to leave adequate time to find parking on game day as we are in close range to Coors Field. Please contact the restaurant regarding any questions about game days. We encourage utilization of public transit, taxis, bicycles or walking to the restaurant as well!
A word from Trillium
Trillium is a chic, lively, urban restaurant from Chef/Owner Ryan Leinonen that features eclectic cuisine rooted in the American and Scandinavian culinary tradition.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Trillium reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (65)special occasion (36)neighborhood gem (23)romantic (22)good for groups (15)notable wine list (13)hot spot (9)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    On a grungy strip near the baseball stadium hides a gem of a restaurant tucked between two rather typical "college bar" looking establishments. The service is outstanding. The food is presented with fine dining touches, complete w amuse bouche, and thoughtful arrangement. As far as taste and quality, this ranks near the top. Michelin it is not, but it is very James Beardy. Can't wait to go back the next time I'm in Denver! And to think we almost abandoned out reservation when we got out of the cab and saw the neighborhood. We would have missed the best meal I have ever had in the Mile High City.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive
    ALS2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Truly interesting, exciting, and delicious food. Wonderful attention to detail. Very impressed.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yumm
    Datenightdiners
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The small plates were light and delicious. My wife had the lamb t-bone, and it was hands down the best lamb I have had in Denver. I had the New York strip. As a guy I appreciated that it was pretty good sized and very well cooked. We will be coming back!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, but...
    JCAustin
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant is very nice inside with a pleasant atmosphere. Our waitress was incredibly knowledgable and friendly. We went during restaurant week so the menu was different than usual (though no complaints on the menu that night). Both our appetizers and salads were good. For the main course, I had the lamb and my wife had chicken. The lamb was very good but the chicken was overcooked. Overall, it was a good restaurant but given the miss on the chicken, not someplace we would race back to with all of the other choices downtown.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    Cayjay
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The options for the Restaurant Week prix fixe were varied and all interesting. I had the trout for my entree and it was incredible. My bf's lamb was good, but I thought it was under-salted and the sauce too sweet. But, the only real complaint was out server--very inattentive. And when my bf expressed dissapointment in his cocktail (a bourbon-based drink that had nearly no bourbon), she just argued with him instead of getting him something different.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rst Wk Challenges
    ChallengesVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our service and time of food delivery was slow, I would assume due to Restaurant Week. We wanted the full menu and it wasn't available. Entrees to way too long to come, no one addressed the situation. Steer clear during these weeks as they are challenged to pull it off. I know it’s a challenge keep your place up to speed this week but you need to find a way to make it happen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definite Date Night
    WannaBfoodie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great spot for grown up dining out. Every once in awhile you want to be around adults. Don't get me wrong, love kids and families, but there were none in evidence the night we were there and it was very enjoyable. Still had a low level sound TV with the Bronco game on. Food was delicious. We were there for Restaurant week so the menu was limited but our server said the dishes were on the regular menu. I had a chicken leg confit with juicy meat and crispy skin. Husband had an amazing trout dish, a large piece that looked like salmon. Extensive wine list including by the bottle, which, remember, you can take home now. As a third generation Denverite, I marveled at how that block has changed over the years. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    jesijamsVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We tried Trillium during restaurant week and can't wait to go back again! Everything was great! This may be one of our new favorite spots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date
    Emil56
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Trillium. The shrimp toast (skagen) was delicious and my husband enjoyed his salad. The trout was very nicely cooked and both the peach cobbler and the pancakes finished off the evening nicely. We were a bit concerned driving here as there was not much parking and what there was was still metered. This meant my husband needed to leave to put in more money halfway through dinner. This wasn't conducive to relaxing. This is not the restaurants fault but the City of Denver may need to rethink it's metering to help out small businesses. I know it's close to Coors Field but this was not ok. The only problem we had in the restaurant was the air conditioning was still on and since it had rained, it was cold!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Memorable
    icare
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I would not rate this as a very memorable visit. The wine list was shallow and the waitress seemed to be in a hurry. The appetizer was wonderful (corn pudding), the lamb was over cooked and I was expecting more lingonberry presence given the Scandinavian nature of the restaurant. The dessert pancakes were adequate, but again I was expecting a more Scandinavian flavor to them. In working my way through the top Denver restaurants, this falls to the bottom of my list.
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  • Trillium
    heinz57
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had excellent service and the food was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern Scandinavian disaster
    Virginia
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were the second table seated and ordered promptly. Server friendly and helpful but seemingly helpless in a non-stop downward spiral. We ordered apps and child's dinner, pickled perch, dried beef, and salmon from the al a carte section. They came out quickly. Perch was really good-remainder of dinner was a disaster. It took 90 minutes to get the rest of the food. The salad course was completely forgotten and came out after the dinner. One drink actually had "the rocks" served ten minutes after the drink came out because "they didn't want to delay the drink." Chicken seemed to have been under the heat lamp for the entire 90 minutes and was inedible. Need front of house management. Reached comical status by the end.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent choice
    ClassicChef
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. My wife and I chose Trillium for our 39th wedding anniversary based on the good things we had heard about Trillium from friends and associates. We were ot disappointed. My wife's scallops and my own lamb were to perfection. The little things served up by the restaurant was a nice surprise. We will go again, and have already recommended to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RoostVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Everything we had was amazing - cocktails, fried oysters, trout, gravlax, tender belly pork chop. Don't miss out on this gem!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and creative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is definitely a top restaurant in Denver. Food is fantastic. Great service. Creative drinks. Spectacular and creative desserts. One of our favorite places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teri
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Staff was as friendly and helpful as you can get. We had some of the best scallops we've had in denver. Beet salad was to die for. I've been thinking about it since.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique experience
    RobB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Took my mom here for her birthday. What a treat. We were in Denmark this summer and were excited to try this here in Denver. Trillium isn't traditional Danish, but they aren't trying to be. Everything was so good and uniquely done. We shared the small plates and s'more board. Our kids ordered off the menu. Super accommodating for the kids even though they didn't have a kid menu per say. My 7 year old gobbled up the beet salad. Will recommend to my Danish mother-in-law. Easily accommodated the 6 of us, but ambience was great for a couples as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • No lutefisk here
    susanatthecastleVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Been wanting to try this place since it opened. I loved the atmosphere but I loved the menu even more. I had a couple of small plates, foie gras & gazpacho. The foie gras makes me feel guilty but it was the most heavenly silky texture & mild flavor. My friend had the sweet crab salad & raved about it. However, the pastry chef made a couple of ice creams that made me wish it was a sweet shop. The Basil and the chocolate cinnamon were the best ice creams I've ever had & I'm not usually into superlatives. I'll be back.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Great Food, Not much else great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Service was awful--45 minutes inbetween courses and awkwardly reaching across the table over our food. The restaurant itself was freezing. Food was delicious though, I especially recommend the smoked salmon under the smorg. part of the menu and the water buffalo cheese.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Always Solid
    AerahVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Been here three seperate times for special occasions and am always pleased with the way things go.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    fwlvr1VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was a real unusual find for us as we rarely eat in LoDo. The food has a scandanavian twist with fresh ingredient and unique preparations. I had the Foie Gras which was served with a Scandanvian soda bread. I was skeptical but it was fantastic. The pork chop was cooked to my prefered temperature and had a wonderful assortment of herbs and spices that I didn't recognize at all. We have so many fantastic chioces these days that it's unusual to come accross something I hadn't experienced before. I suggest that eveyone give this place a try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • excellent food, impeccable service
    DanB
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The wait staff were incredible. Could not have received better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great stuff
    krillVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    A Scandinavian change of pace...nice attention to detail....perfectly prepared shrimp...loved the perch...good mains. Keep it up!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Derek
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Second time here....as fantastic as the first! We loved it all and will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Scandinavian flair
    Vikingdude
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Scandinavian food isn't typically known for finesse, but the perfectly-executed creative dishes at Trillium exquisitely extract the uniqueness of that cuisine. Service was great too. Just a wonderful experience of something a little different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef's Tasting?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to Trillium to celebrate his birthday and we opted for the 4 course Chef's tasting menu with wine pairing. They weren't too busy that night, 3 tables totaling 6 covers (including us). To make a long story short, we were disappointed with the food that came from the kitchen. We both work in the industry so to us, a Chef's Tasting Menu means allowing the kitchen to create dishes of their choosing for us to sample. Well, they did chose each course for us but all of them were existing items on the menu. No sprucing up or changing things a bit. It was really more of a menu tasting than a Chef's tasting since there didn't seem to be a lot of creativity going on that night. Good thing the wine pairing was on point.
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  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We stopped by before a show and had a wonderful time. The food was well prepared and generously sized. We liked the ambiance quite a bit. Even though the restaurant was filling up quick, we were able to have a quiet conversation and enjoy the dinner.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food not-so-great service
    Janet
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was really amazing, but be prepared to wait for your food for a long time. We were a party of 2, the restaurant wasn't very busy, and we waited over an hour for the food. The food was really great, but the service could be much faster.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Fantastic meal. Best I've had in Denver. I hear the chef is up for a James Beard award. I hope he gets it.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Went there with our son and his wife. Had heard how great it was, and we weren't disappointed. The food was flat out incredible!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Becky
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    splendidly conceived and extraordinarily finished. What a "find". be sure to try the Riesling.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Love the food and presentation
    GoldenChris
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Have dined at Trillium about four times now and look forward to our next visit. Every dish we had was artfully presented and the taste was highly innovative, exquisite and with fresh ingredients! Highly recommend this restaurant both to those wanting an upscale experience, or to those going to a Rockies game.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual and fabulous food
    Vicki
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I had never eaten Scandinavian food before, much less such an interesting artistic version, with fabulously interesting tapas like "Duck Prosciutto." Since we went for the 1000 points we were there at 5:30 so no one else was there and we had the FULL attention of the wait staff, who recommended interesting menu possibilities. "Steak and Eggs," for example, was a tiny puff of egg custard with tiny strands of fried potatoes ("the fries!) and a kind of relish of raw beef. Amazing. This is definitely a place for the serious and interested eater and maybe not for one who is really craving a burger, or pepperoni pizza. Portions are small but we were full.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Celebration
    EvanVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We went to Trillium for the first time early Sunday evening and were very impressed. We were well taken care of including complimentary champagne and an extra oyster. We sampled a lot of the menu and loved all of it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suprisingly Impressed!
    zagster
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was FAB! The Scandinavian fare was interesting and the flavor profiles were just killer....and unusual! The trout entree absolutely blew my socks off. Hope this place's reputation continues to grow and I hope to return again soon. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Trillium delights!
    Felicia
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Inventive, creative and delicious food! Great cuisine is an art form and Trillium knows how to delight and surprise the diner.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Marginal Service
    dp123
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food unique and was great. Portions were minimal and service was marginal. Slow delivery of bottles of wine.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 54 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 521 reviews are from the Trillium reviews archive.
  • Maybe the best meal in Denver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Everything from the cocktails to the food was unique, beautifully presented, and delicious.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Bobbi
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    My husband picked this restaurant and loved the food. He had everything he has been wanting for a while and simply enjoyed the plates. He had bone marrow which he loves, carviar, and I forget his entree. I had scallops and was completely satisfied with my meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderfully Delicious
    foodmakesmehappy
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had a group of 5 adults and they accommodated us without issue. Portions for each course were on point. Try the akavit, they're fun (and strong). If we weren't moving away from Colorado soon, we'd be back in a heart beat. Don't let the Scandinavian fusion menu scare you, it was all quite delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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