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Twelve Restaurant
Twelve Restaurant

Twelve Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Hands down, the best meal in Denver. Great food, outstanding service, fantastic wine list, and wonderful atmosphere. Run - don't walk - to Twelve."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great little spot with loads of personality - I will definitely be back to explore the menu as it changes monthly. The Chilled pea soup appetizer was lovely and seasonal and the beef entree was perfect. Pain perdue for dessert also excellent. Very enjoyable and a great staff."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We ate at Twelve,Thursday night. The place was full, because those in the know, dine here! We were warmly greeted,the service remained perfect all night. The wine list is great and priced well. Even though Twelve changes the menu 12 times a year, every month, there was a special the waiter told us about that was new for the night. Hamachi with a miso glaze,which he highly recommended. My husband started with that while I had the delicious melon with bucheron cheese. Both appetizers were fantastic! Then my husband had the Duck which was perfectly cooked, and I had the chicken with artichokes. It was sous vided, because it had been boned puréed and cook, then browned. It was beautiful and delicious. Don't miss the July menu."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Loved the creative menu, portions were a little small. Overall an enjoyable dinner!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Amazing food all around. The salad was fresh, withe a fabulous mixture of greens, endive, and more! I had the beef and my husband had the scallops. We both absolutely loved our entrees, but only three scallops for the price seemed overly chincy. We were seated and given water, choice so still or sparkling. Loved that! The only bad note was waiting for an excessive amount of time - almost 30 minutes- before the wait her came to take our order. We were actually considering leaving when he finally came. After that, service was fine."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I went with a group of 7. The restaurant has a nice interior. The service was fine. The hamachi appetizer was terrific but the vegetarian entree was only so so--dry quinoa croquettes and a very flavorless asparagus terrine. One person in the group had the chicken and it was this odd tubular shape (I could describe it differently...) the best dish seemed to be the steelhead trout but they only had one left. My dessert was nice--deconstructed cheesecake. Overall, I was not blown away but I did enjoy it."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My husband took me to Twelve for my birthday. We had a delicious meal and great service. I have already recommended it to a few friends too."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I took a few guests here for an appreciation dinner and it was quite simply a wonderful dining experience. The food at Twelve is always outstanding presented with low-key, friendly, and knowledgeable service. Plus you cannot beat the 3 course for $38 deal on Mon-wed. If you love food and haven't been....go, tonight"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had looked forward to spending our 41st anniversary at Twelve. It was just ok. They forgot our salad entry, but paid for our drinks in apology. The hamachi app was very average. Bland. Needed some bite of jalapeño or something. Wife entry was halibut and it was terrific. Done perfectly. My entree, the rib-eye steak, not so much. Instead of a steak, I was presented with 3 hunks of meat, well-cooked but unsauced and dry. The potatoes were Greek style, not the whey-mashed as advertised. There were a few dabs of dipping stuff, one a jam that was fine, but the pesto dip was very bitter. We didn't stay for dessert."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Twelve is a small and unassuming looking place with a very casual atmosphere. One open dining and bar room area mean it can be a little noisy when crowded but I've never been bothered too much. As it should be with any restaurant, the main attraction is the FOOD! 👍 On that score, Twelve delivers! Several dinners there and all have been first rate food and wine experiences. As the menu changes each month ("Twelve," get it? 😉), it is always a new experience. The wine list is eclectic with many known labels but many that you've never heard of. My only suggestion to Twelve would be, given its locale, work on the parking situation (validated parking please!), else take a trip to Twelve for your next "foodie" outing."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. Wait staff was incredibly educated on the menu and beer, wine and spirits. Thank you for making our trip from Wyoming worth every cent!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It was a short walk from the ballpark.Very convenient.We were first ones for dinner.Service great,Fine glass of Malbec to start,No skimping there.Food was tasty, perfectly prepared. Plates were works of art but portions small.The chocolate dessert outstanding but I left hungry."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Twelve came highly recommended by the foodies we know The portions were small and the choices limited. We had a pleasant time but were not bowled over"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed Twelve - from the front of the house attentiveness to the high quality delicious food. Can hardly wait to go back to find out what is on the menu next month!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "What a great dinner. We had excellent service. Thanks for accommodating the ever changing size of our table. Some of the best food that I have ever had. Delicious, creative great presentations. Our servers new the menu in detail and we're extremely helpfull with our selections."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My wife and I went on a date on a Sunday night and had been perusing the 5280 top restaurant list which Twelve is listed on. When arriving I was a bit concerned because from the outside and by the location on Larimer it didn't look that nice. But the inside had a nice ambiance. I was told by a foodie friend not to go on the first day of any month (we went on June 1st) because they would be working the wrinkles out on the new menu. We didn't have such an issue. We greatly enjoyed the home made break sampler with slated butter, the mussel appetizers, a split dinner salad before dinner and each was delightful and we were talking about the flavors and presentation. The steaks we had for dinner were great. We would go back and recommend."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The menu changes monthly keeping it fresh. I can't wait to check out next month's selections. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We had a great evening at Twelve celebrating my 28th birthday. The food was divine (as always), as were the staff and customer service. We can't wait to see what Chef has in store for us with Osaka Ramen!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We've heard great things about Twelve and finally were able to go for dinner. Interesting food that had technique, flavor of the foods without a ton of seasoning, precise presentation, one can understand why Chef Osaka is a finalist for the 2014 James Beard Award. The menu changes monthly and we look forward to returning to see what new things we can enjoy. Servers were knowledgable regarding the wine list which was refreshing. A must try! "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Care goes into each dish. The kitchen should be applauded. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My family's favorite Denver restaurant. My brother-in-law is an excellent cook, who fell in love with Twelve during his first visit. My sister from NYC, an experienced foodie who visits Denver 4-5 times per year, insists on dining at Twelve during each trip here. She likes other restaurants in town, but only Twelve is a must. As for me, I wish I lived closer than Westminster, as I would be eating at the bar a couple of nights a week. Thank you, Jeff Osaka, Tristan, and the rest of the excellent staff."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We were visiting from out of town, found Twelve on "Chef's Feed" application on my iphone. Excellent staff, great space, we could not get over the portions! Very generous and reasonably priced for this kind of food - a great experience!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Server was unfriendly and not attentive. Food was decent but overpriced. I will not be going back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Starting with one of the more knowledgeable and charming servers we've had in Denver, continuing with water and table service from the Chef/Owner (!), and mostly because of the meticulous attention to detail with flavors and presentation, this was an all-star meal. Creativity abounds, the monthly menu changes are spot on with season and colors, and the flavor and texture combinations are tantalizing. I had the nettle soup, which just screamed spring, followed by the exquisitely prepared pheasant, including a wonderful croquette of pheasant leg confit. For dessert, the almost-savory pain perdu was a flavor blast, but for chocolate lovers definitely get the trio."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "First time at twelve. We loved the food from start to finish. True portions not huge, but just right for us; each course superb. Our waiter was well versed and guided us on ordering. We will come back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "New menu: the nettle soup with pine nut pesto was an amazing starter to celebrate spring. The pheasant was incredible. Dishes included other spring foraged foods; morels, miner's lettuce. The steel head trout was delicious, but I think it needs a sauce, as the brioche crumb breading was a bit dry. I loved that they honored the birthday celebration by bringing out a delicious enriched wine on the house; I will be looking to pick up a bottle of what we were served. Attentive, informed service, that avoided being intrusive. On a Thursday night, the restaurant was at most 2/3 full, which allowed us to easily converse over the noise level. Love this place."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The food was superb. Specifically, we had the trout, lamb and pork chop. Each dish was perfectly prepared and wonderfully delicious. And, the service could not have been better. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We went to Twelve on recommendations from friends. First of all, the location is a bit sketchy. I certainly would have been more concerned in the winter when it gets dark early. The place itself is nice and chic antique. I thought the food was soso, especially the chicken which looked and tasted like it came out of a Spam can. The portions were small except for the salad which was excellent. I was also very disappointed that there were no reasonably-priced wines on the menu, especially by the glass. In all, it was not the experience I had anticipated. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great soup, fish wash not good, and my husbands' meal was mediocre. Not worth the drive."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Brought friends in from out of town. Came on advice from another friend, so it was my first time there as well. The staff seemed to be a little preoccupied or at least gave us the feeling that we were not really that important. Food was definitely the redeeming factor to our time at Twelve. I had the vegetable dish and found it to be very good. Impressed with the wide array of veggies used. I think if a bit more care was given to our customer service experience, I would rave. But that said, I would certainly come back again because the meal was quite enjoyable. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My wife and I engoyed this restaurant so much. We are from Boulder and come to Denver on occasion to find great restaurants. Because of the drive a restaurant must be great for us to make the trip for a second time; which we will definately be doing for Twelve. Great attention to detail on the food and the execution of the taste and presentation was exceptional. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Twelve is simply superb! Inventive, well-executed, delicious food in a lovely and well-designed space."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We've eaten here 3-4 times and have never had a bad meal. We love this place!!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "As usual, Twelve provided a memorable dining experience. The care and creativity that goes into each dish is evident, and when paired with great skill and great ingredients, the results are most impressive and delicious. There is not a better meal to be had in this region, fantastic!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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