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Twelve Restaurant
Twelve Restaurant

Twelve Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.twelverestaurant.com
  • Email: info@twelverestaurant.com
  • Phone: (303) 293-0287
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: 7 days a week: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Osaka
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: twelve restaurant is also available for private parties/buy-outs, please inquire at info@twelverestaurant.com or by calling 303.293.0287

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a parking lot just north of the building for $3.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends, with special rates during Colorado Rockies home games. There is also street parking for $1.00 an hour ($.50 after 10p) that is strictly enforced 24 hours.
A word from Twelve Restaurant
Twelve Restaurant offers Modern American food in a relaxed, and inviting setting. As the name implies, the menu changes each month, or "twelve" times a year. Please join us every month for a new experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Just ignore the surroundings in a neighborhood turning around. Lot parking is inexpensive, meters charge late into night so be sure and pay. Food delicious and beautiful. Great fish and seafood. Portion size varies wildly, eg, huge green salad but asparagus appetizer has only two spears. Same with entrees. Lots of duck, but only three scallops. So ask re your hunger level:) great find."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We eat out several times a week and go out of our way often trying to find another restaurant to add to our list of favorites. Twelve made that short list this weekend. Although it's a small restaurant they manage the space well and the entire staff and owner obviously love what they do and pull together to make it work. Service was great, every dish we shared had layers of flavor as well as a presentation that let you know before it hit the table that they're passionate about food here."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food and service are always good; the food is interesting and inventive; the wine list is great"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Most creative menu in Denver as it changes monthly. Dining for the adventurous eater. Fresh and vibrant flavors in a comfortable environment. The service is professional without being pretentious and overbearing. Also, Monday through Wednesday they do a $38 prix fixe menu where you get to choose from the whole menu. It's a great value."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Love thus place, always a blast and Patrick makes the night with his service and friendly attitude"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "It has been awhile since we had last been here. I should have my head examined. The food is ever changing and always outstanding. The only thing better than the food is the ambiance. Outstanding service. Outstanding wine list. Just simply outstanding."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Twelve. Dishes that could err on the side of being pretentious are executed so well that they border on comfort food. The service is attentive without the least bit of snootiness. Looking forward to returning with friends who appreciate good food, but don't like an uptight scene."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great atomosphere. Creative chef and tasty food. Nice couple or friends dinner."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This is our second time at Twelve -- and both times have been exceptional. If the name confuses, Twelve changes its menu once monthly -- so twelve menus annually. As always, the service, the food, and the wine were exceptional. We shared a reasonable bottle of Oregon Pinot, several appetizers and dessert. The food, as mentioned in past review, is really outstanding. However, this time we had-a-go with dessert which was also exceptional. Of additional note, the service at Twelve is really outstanding as we ran about 30 minutes late and Twelve still honored the reservation -- which is above and beyond for a busy restaurant on a Saturday night. You should try Twelve tonight."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We loved the relaxed setting for such an elegant meal. The appetizers and entrees were excellent (we had the monk fish and lamb). The meal presentation was so artistic, we had to take photos. The restaurant was very clean and well organized and the service was great!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Unimpressed. The food had very nice presentation, but the preparation was poor. The food was served lukewarm. The concept apears to be trying to use poor cuts of meat to make high end food via nice presentation."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We celebrated our 20th anniversary here and we are vegans. The chef accommodated our diet by preparing us a special 3 course vegan meal that was so artfully and tastefully prepared....wonderful. Our waiter, JT, was the best and helped make it a wonderful night."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "A fantastic experience, from start to finish. I brought my girlfriend down for weeknight dinner, not expecting to have our minds blown and faces melted quite so thoroughly. I'm a wine lover, and the list doesn't dissappoint, from esoteric offerings sourced from little seen areas in Europe to culty California big boys, they have clearly put in a lot of work in polishing up the list. Our server, Tristan, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The food was exquisite. The lady had the green salad, and I had the cauliflower soup; both were outstanding. While the soup was great, props go to the green salad which is one of the best green salads I've ever had. Our entrees did not disappoint, either. Entrees were great too! Out of characters :("
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We had four different dinners and all of them were outstanding. I love the fact that they change their menu every month. Would definitely go back. I had the Lamb and it melted in your mouth. The soup was wonderful and I even tried the pork belly, never thinking to go there and it was great."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Can't say enough good things about Twelve. The ambiance was amazing, the food spectacular, and the service divine."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's birthday at Twelve. The prix fixe opportunity is wonderful. Each dish was superb. The service was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Came here with my friends. Food was really great! I would definitely come back and like how the menu changes every month. Waiters were awesome & nice."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "As usual, Chef Osaka perfectly executes his creative menu which changes every month. The tastes and textures always blend together well. This time we ate there on a Monday when a Prix-fixe option is offered and you order off of the regular menu. And the service was terrific too."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The service and ambiance were very good, but the food was a serious disappointment. I ordered scallops and was served a scallop mousse roll. No actual scallops and the favor of the mousse roll was bland and tasted like there might have been one small scallop smeared through out it. There was no real scallop meat in it that I could find or taste. Had they served a slice of the mousse roll with 4 real scallops then it could have been a good dish."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Been to Twelve several times. Food and service always good. Took another couple there. Wow!!! Twelve has "slipped". Service was lacking, had to "grab' any wait staff person and ask for water, then again for bread. Scallop sausage was tasteless. "Footer" should not even be on menu. I guess when you make the "5280 Restaurant List" you stop trying. Too bad. I had high hope for an excellent chef bursting onto the Denver dining scene."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our 3rd time at Twelve and once again, perfection! We keep going back thinking it couldn't be so consistently amazing...but it is. This restaurant is not at all pretentious, or overly trendy. It stands completely on its own merit and humbly over-delivers all around amazing results in food, service, and experience. Its kind of like the shy girl who sat in back of your 10th grade history class, who shows up to the prom and crushes it. Favorite spot in Denver, hands down."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Always a great spot for interesting food. Menu changes monthly-Twelve."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "It's pretty ambitious to completetely change your menu every month, but Twelve missed the mark on just about every front. First, they don't have valet. Usually, not a big deal, but Twelve is located right around the corner from a homeless shelter. We passed the line at the shelter several times as we looked for a parking spot. Not great ambience. The food was bland, and the service was slow. The crab was seriously underseasoned. The pan roasted frog legs were actually deep fried and tased like fried batter. The beets were ok, but nothing to rave about. The pork loin looked like spam and had no seasoning. None. All in all, lackluster food, inattentive service and poor location. Would not recommend this place at all."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Very friendly server, good wine and a good appetizer. The downfall was the main meal. My wife and I are both Gluten intolerant and advised the server of this as he guided us through the menu and advised of substitutions to keep it Gluten Free. One such dish was the Scallops which were in a sausage format with an odd mushy consistency that tasted fishy. The food was dropped off by another server who didn't advise us what was on the plate. As such, we both tasted bits of the Scallop dish including a mystery side dish that looked like corn meal, but we later learned was Gnocci (a gluten product) upon the return of our main server. The serve did his best to accommodate, but this could have been a real problem had we been celiac!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant for a special occasion, and Twelve lived up to our expectations. Dinner was delicious, service outstanding, and unlike many restaurants we've gone to pre-ballet or theater, completely stress-free as far as the timing. Nothing was rushed, but everything was timed so that we could have an enjoyable dinner with no worries about making curtain."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I am a farm to table enthusiast, this was my second time at twelve and both visits have just been okay. Unfortunately it ranks pretty low on my list for go-to restaurants. While the atmosphere is Very nice and the wine list is extensive the service has been slow and the food is not near what it should be for the price. I have an array of food allergies which is why I always choose farm to table restaurants, I don't think my server was very sensitive to them and also seemed annoyed by them. This is far from the case at many other restaurants. With all of that said my husband and I probably won't be going back anytime soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Twelve used to be my absolute favorite restaurant to go for a quiet dinner, with great food and excellent wine. I love that it's quiet and you can have a conversation. However, the last two times I've been there, the waiter rushed us to order. We wanted to take our time and the waiter came over six times (not kidding) to ask us if we are ready to order. There should be some sort of clue that we are ready to order when we close our menus but the menus are just a piece of paper so it's hard to signal. The waiter proceeded to push us through the meal interrupting our conversation to ask if we are ready to order the next course. I thought this was anomalies the first time, but now I believe it is what it is. Sadly, I won't go back."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Month after month I count on Twelve to deliver the best food and service in town. I've been more than a dozen times, and have been more than satisfied on each visit. For my money, it's the best restaurant in Denver, period."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "This place is fantastic! Every month, there is a new menu, and so far, every month, it has been DELICIOUS! The wine list is fabulous, even by the glass, and the wait staff is knowledgeable not only about the food, but wine and wine pairings. Twelve is a great restaurant for anyone who wants to have a fantastic, memorable meal."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The space is intimate (read: small) but feels neither skimpy nor cramped. An assortment of 2-tops, and options for combining tables to accommodate larger parties. Bar seating as well. The staff is small, but nobody is rushing around looking anxious. There's a quiet but friendly and helpful vibe from everyone. And then there's the food. Oh man, the food. The food is outstanding. Flawless. Perfect flavor combinations, perfect proportions. We started with the bone marrow and the parsnip soup, moved on to entrees of scallops and cod (I'm still shocked that simple cod could be elevated so sublimely), and though full, couldn't stop ourselves from ordering dessert as well. We look forward to returning. I hope we can squeeze it in every month!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I've lived in the neighborhood for 3 years now and embarrassingly enough hadn't been to twelve. Everything was amazing - the menu, the food, the concept, the wine, the service. I will definitely be making up for lost time and returning regularly."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The ambience gave a very comfortable vibe. Definitely a nice place to come to have dinner with a friend, enjoy dinner, then enjoy a glass of wine. It did took a while for our waiter to greet us, but the water boy was kind enough to greet us first. Other than that, the food, drinks, and the rest of our evening was wonderful."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We have been dining at Twelve consistently since it opened and have recommended it to many of our friends because we liked it so much., This past visit, however, did not impress. I wonder if there was a management or chef change, but there was a palpable difference. The food was beautifully presented, but not particularly interesting or complex in flavors. None of the dishes was special enough to warrant the huge increase in price and reduction of portion size. It was also very noisy however the service was very good. . My husband and I felt the restaurant has become pretentious."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Service was great, the scallops were amazing, had a lovely evening out with friends"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I am on a very specialized diet and our server was more than happy to make sure my needs were met. He was very knowledgable regarding the menu and had excellent recommendations."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I just love this spot. The food is good, and the place feels like a special gem. Love it!!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Awesome way to close out 2013! GREAT FOOD! Fabulous wait staff, awesome experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I choose this place to celebrate my younger sister's 20th birthday! Both siblings were skeptical about trying out something this new... not going to a 'big' and 'notable' establishment. However, their concerns were quickly put to rest when they tasted the food. The portions are just right and everything on the plate worked absolutely wonderfully together. We were truly impressed with the food and the concept of the restaurant. Will certainly stop by really soon!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "In what must be a very old time bar that has been updated some and is quite clean, the Twelve's ambience has character in a good sense, but may not appeal to all. The food is almost heavenly. The reasonably large wine list is well-chosen and categorized not by geography but by how the wines taste - white or read, light or full-bodied, etc."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The food here was great but the service was pretty slow. 45 minutes between finishing our appetizers and getting our entrees is a little much. Other than that it was very nice. Especially when the place wasn't busy."
    Dined on 12/23/2013