Washington Park Grille
Washington Park Grille

Washington Park Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.washparkgrille.com/
  • Phone: 3037770707x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday Brunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday Brunch Buffet & Menu: 10:00am - 1:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Rafael Najera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Helen Graves live in the Dining Room Every 3rd Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
    Live Music in Lounge Every Saturday: 9:00pm - Close.
    Various Live Music Booked During The Week...Please Check Website for Current Calendar of Events.
  • Special Events: Wine Tastings the Second Tuesday of Every Month

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mississippi
  • Public Transit: RTD Stop at the corner of Mississippi & Gaylord St. Just Steps from Washington Park Grille.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Available Tuesday - Saturday Nights 5pm - Close. Street parking also available.
A word from Washington Park Grille
The Zagat Survey says, "There's much to like about this Washington Park Italian-New American: "good food", a "great patio" & "cheerful" service & ambiance."
Upscale thirty-something’s & the college crowd mingle at this popular neighborhood restaurant & gathering place east of Wash Park.
A covered strip on the south side of the building makes for convivial outdoor seating (you just might see a neighbor), and Sunday brunch offers an all you can eat Buffet (juice, soda, coffee and tea are included). A beautiful lounge is off to the side. 11 beers are on tap, 15 in bottles and an excellent wine list at the elegant U-shaped bar.
Dinners are mid-priced, with a nice selection of grilled seafood & steaks & several fancy pasta dishes. The lunch offering is paninis, grilled sandwiches, salads & pasta.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Washington Park Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (115)great for outdoor dining (57)great for lunch (53)fit for foodies (50)great for brunch (45)special occasion (33)romantic (28)good for groups (28)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (19)notable wine list (19)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Date night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Love our special night there! I enjoy the Salmon dinner probably the best I have ever had! My wife had shrimp and pasta and loved it. Enjoyed spicy Brussel sprout with meatball appetizer. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Denver Establishment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Wash Park Grille serves reliably good food time and time again. The scene is always vibrant and the service great. Our favorite is the Colorado lamb, which is cooked to perfection and served with unbeatable mashed potatoes. Seasonal dishes and nightly specials are often hard to resist. This time it was pumpkin gnocchi with kale and chicken sausage. The chicken sausage was mediocre but the gnocchi was uniquely delicious. Looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Donna Tallon
    Bday2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a delightful dinner with dear friends. The waitress was attentive and charming. The menu has changed a bit, and for the better- very good. We went early because of the noise level. By the time we left the restaurant was very crowded and noisy. So go early if you prefer a more quiet dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food as always!
    LaTierra
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We took my son and his fiance out for dinner to celebrate his birthday- the food and drinks were excellent. We have never had a less than great dining experience at the Wash Park Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This was a super location for a great meal during a business dinner. Service was friendly, the decor is interesting and the outdoor patio looked great (we were inside but there were a lot of folks enjoying the warm evening). It was quiet and private enough to be able to talk business, and my guest, from Northern California, also thought his meal very tasty. The weekly ravioli special (3 different options) was delicious. I will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always!
    LuvBrunch
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    They are consistently good!! Went for brunch before the ballet. The buffet allowed us to have a good meal, but was also quick enough to get there on time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    JImD
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great service and good food on the patio on an early Sunday afternoon made for a lovely day and a reason to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites...
    cjwalklaw
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Washington Park Grille is a neighborhood gem and our regular haunt. Great menu, wine list and atmosphere. Outdoor seating in the summer and cozy in the winter. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful Brunch
    SusanMarie65
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This for the price has to be the best. Have gone to other places for brunch paid more and was so disappointed. Would recommend Washing Park Grill always and we live 20 some miles from it but worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local favorite
    Jennifet
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Have eaten here a few times and this time they finally got service right. Saw our waitress on a regular basis and she was friendly unlike last time when my waitresses hated her job. Food was really good with steak cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • main course
    cuthere
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    we dine here regularly for both lunch and dinner and it is one of our favorite places; however, our main course this time of "mac" with shrimp and lobster was a bit too spicy-hot for us to enjoy - we think it may have been seasoned twice?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Standard Wash Park Fare
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Wash Park Grill is a neighborhood standard. While it isn't going to knock your socks off with "wow..OMG, loved it!", the food is consistent and reliable with warm and friendly service. The valet parking on the crowded Wash Park streets is a nice touch too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening!
    foxfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a friend in town from Michigan who had been in the city all weekend for a convention. She loved the area and found it very charming. The food was fantastic and so was the service. We had a wonderful time and will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed our meal
    Coloradobloom
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My friend and I enjoyed our lunch. The service was great and the atmosphere is very nice. The food was good, even though the lasagna was too heavy and nothing special. My friend's lobster club was to die for. The bread and tapenade were good, even though the bread crust was just too hard. That being said; it's a great place and we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waitress and lots of choices
    HappyPeople
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our waitress was witty, nice and helpful. She made our first time experience memorable. The brunch buffet was a great deal with a lot of dishes to choose from. Also my friend was pleased with the wide selection of gluten-free options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    LaTierra
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    One of our very favorite "neighborhood" restuarants in the Washington Park/Capitol Hill area. We booked our company's holiday brunch last year and our holiday party this year. Second time we've been their in the last week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Gluten Free Options
    Shopper2
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    For dinner, Wash Park Grille had some great gluten free option. They have even started making a "bread" that is a lot like a pizza crust but tastes awesome with their oil dip
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair Food/ Good service
    locorojo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was very average - nothing to go back for. The service was good and the server was knowledgable of the wine list. Wine list was above average, a selection of wines from across the country and wine regions of the world with multiple price points. Prices overall were fair.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly poor service
    judithVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Went to lunch on Weds. to celebrate my sons' return home...it was over one hour before our meals arrived. Our waiter seemed unkempt, and we felt forgotten even though we were in the main dining area and there were plenty of empty tables. The latte was unacceptable but the waiter did not seem to care (watery, weak coffee). Overall we expected a high class, lovely lunch experience but nothing but the cost reflected this quality. We were so disappointed, we have eaten here many times and this was really a surprisingly poor experience.
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  • Wonderful Summer Evening
    FGL1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My family took me here for my B-Day. Great choice for sure. The food was excellent and very well prepared. Service was just great. My wife and I had the grouper - it was so fresh and tasty - big white chunks of tender meat that just melted in your month. Second best was the buffalo rib eye that our eldest son had - so so very tender and juicy. Perfectly prepared. An amazing evening in a great place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VERY NOISY PATIO!!!
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Usually this restaurant is great, but this day at lunch it was so noisy outside you could hardly talk/hear. Trucks roaring by, loud cars and the frequent bus route. Food was good - service just fair.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Sunday Brunch
    UAL65
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great brunch at reasonable price. The food is fresh and mimosas are a good deal. It would be nice to see table cloths for brunch, but since the price is low I understand missing this detail. The omelette service was slow, but I liked not having to stand at a station line waiting to have it cooked for me. Also, I would not sit in a booth for brunch with more than 2 people as it is inefficient for getting in and out to serve yourself. Overall, this is a great brunch for Denver at a great value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is for your information. The restaurant was fine. Open table let me down. When I got to the restaurant they had no record of the reservation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    harrigan
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was quite good, as was the service. The atmosphere was lively but quiet enough for relaxed conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • had better service before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    must have had a new waitress forgot my orange juice for my brunch brought my sisters drink is iced tea not hot tea waitress standoffish not friendly the shrimp was overcooked hard everything else is fine
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The booth was quite small. We were all seniors and we felt quite confined. One member of our party uses a walker and she had difficulty getting in to the booth. I don't know what can be done about this, but, it was quite uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a really good place to eat.
    JohnD
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Starting with a nice bottle of Malbec and then a great Lobster and Shrimp Macaroni we had a very enjoyble dinner. The menu is diverse and includes anumber of items the the GF crowd will enjoy. Susana took wonderful care of us. Ask for a table by the windows and watch Old South Gaylord come to life in the evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this place!
    jeant
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We enjoy this place everytime we go - typically for celebrations. The food is wonderful - Alaskan Salmon last night with brown rice cake was outstanding and 1/2 price bottles of wine on Wednesdays! It was full and energetic; quite loud in the back where we were due to large group & full house - Still well worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch at Wash Park Grille
    nowhinerdiner
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    For $20/person, you just can't get better than brunch at this vibrant and well managed restaurant in a popular location. All the items on the brunch menu were tasty and well-prepared without a mass production feel. The service was exceptional. Although it was crowded by mid-morning, there never seemed to be a long wait into the brunch area because it is arranged perfectly with a good flow pattern for the patrons. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    paxman
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've been here twice, first on a business lunch, and because it was so good then took my mom for a special lunch. Both times the food was well above average, with proper portions. Between the two times, we've tried their salads, pasta and sandwiches, and all were tasty and well thought out. Nice wine list by the glass. Best of all, the service is terrific. For the business lunch the waiter was quick and discrete. For my elderly mom, they slowed down a notch, made sure she understood and went out of their way to get us a quiet table, but without being condescending. Kudos to their wait staff!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Always...Great
    EGSG03
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Overall everything was fantastic as always, The Bison burger was perfect and wine great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ArtyAJ
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Romantic in the evening; charming for lunch; great food
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another Great Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We continue to go back to Washington Park Grill for an excellent experience each time we entertain guests. The menu is varied and the items have excellent flavor. Preparation is speedy and service solicitous. It is a gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice evening
    dineoutoften
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had good food and service. Can't say it was the best food I've had out, but would return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Travlr
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I made last minute plans and they had space. The everyone was attentive but not bothersome . The fod was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nickname1VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Wait staff is (as always) very pleasant and helpful! One note: cloth napkins were extremely linty (my skirt was covered in white lint)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Table of five...one ordered soup as first course..two ordered salads as first course. One received their salad as a first course, the soup arrived at the same time as the entree and the other salad did not arrive at all! Little attention by server to the table. Unusal service for the WPG!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    SundayBrunch
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    As always excellent in all regards particularly the food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Great food
    JoeinColoradoVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Great service, great food. Check it out you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Choose your scene
    Food4life
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very excellent restaurant which in my view has everything you want. There is a very nice energetic bar area. The dining room is very posh with a moderate noise level. The outside dining area is more relaxed and quiet. No matter which area you pick the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.