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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Washington Park Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
190 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (125)great for outdoor dining (68)fit for foodies (62)great for lunch (58)great for brunch (53)special occasion (52)romantic (35)good for groups (26)hot spot (21)notable wine list (21)vibrant bar scene (19)kid-friendly (16)late-night find (12)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
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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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  • 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
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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
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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
    JoeinColorado
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than wonderful
    ncribar
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    After hearing about how wonderful Wash Park is I could hardly wait to try the place and was I disappointed. We sat at our table for several minutes before receiving water and the more time before a waiter appeared. When I asked about specials his comment was "I don't know". I asked for the kale and romaine salad with dressing on the side and my friend had the three egg omelet. We also asked for coffee which came almost the time our meal arrived. It took so long for our food to arrive I though they had to go out and grow the kale. The salad was coated in dressing and the omelet was very small and dry. I think they took it off the buffet as it was very dry and almost cold. I would like to say I would go back but it would be hard.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed...
    foodlover53
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We have dined at the WPG many times for both lunch and dinner. The food is consistently outstanding and the service is always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off night?
    Patty
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    It's been a while since we dined at Wash Park Grill, so not sure if our experience was typical of how things are now or it was just because it was the 4th of July- it was an early dinner, and the restaurant was slow. Although the food was very good, the service was horrible. The person helping serve our food just reached across in front of who ever was in the way to deliver the plate to the right person (is it that hard to walk around to the right spot to put down a plate?) Our waitress disappeared after delivering our food ... no offer to refresh our drinks, or ask if everything was OK. We did get a water refill eventually. She resurfaced to clear our plates, at which time we just asked for the check. I'll think twice before going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • don't change your order
    Nick54
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This has been my 3rd visit, the food was outstanding and so was our server. Great place to take a date! but 2 out of the 3 times we ordered Pizza and added a twist the kitchen messed up the order We had to watch others get their food ahead of us even though we were there much sooner. Now to the credit of the management they came out and comp the pizza and 1 sweet dish, which was nice but it takes away our time and our visit. We are from Boulder so the drive wasn't a short one. I hope this gets back to the kitchen! the on thing that really didn't settle was I had to ask about our meal based on others getter theirs first. The server should have come out and given us a appetizer to show some good faith!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than "Expected"
    jhock
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My family had brunch on the patio. Beautiful flowers, "quiet", cooled by fans and more-than-reasonable pricing w great selection of menu items. More than we expected!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the place...
    foodlover53
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We've dined at WPG many times and have never been disappointed. Food is excellent as is the service and ambience. Always high on our list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I surprised my wife and took her to the Washington Park Grille for our first anniversary dinner. The service, food and ambience were very good. We will definitely be going back when in the Wash Park neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fun atmosphere
    eb12
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our second visit to the Washington Park Grille and it has become one of our favorites. The atmosphere is energetic and romantic. The service is attentive and the food is delicious. The Pork Chop is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Was looking for a restaurant close to an event I was attending in the Wash Park neighborhood - and this was an excellent choice. We both enjoyed it!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    BBAD
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and spectacular, friendly service at an early evening meal. The outside seating was great, and my out of town guests loved the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Historical Charm
    Carmin
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We love the atmosphere in this place - very eclectic bar/lounge, reasonable size dining area (not too big). We've been here for drinks before; this was the first time for a meal. It took awhile for our waiter to initially acknowledge us (we had to ask for him) but from that point on he was very attentive and entertaining. Diverse menu geared for mature tastes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joan
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    food was excellent, but service lacking (unusual for this place). Waiter was unattentive and rang up overcharges.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Mary
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I have been to Wash park Grill many times and never have a bad meal- always delicious. Service is excellent. I celebrated my birthday and loved being at such a comfortable setting. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent service
    jerrym
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Loved the ambience. Service was great. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good and fun!
    CincoloradoVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Always enjoy the place...a bit too noisy with 5 very cute( too bad they knew it!) loud young ladies. Food,wine,even dessert all great and good waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but could be better
    Dixie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We haven't been there for awhile because we got a little tired of their menu. When I saw online that they had changed it we decided to give it a try. We started with a drink at the bar - they do not make you feel welcome there - actually kind of put off. Maybe it's because we aren't really YOUNG but who knows. Once we sat at the table no one came to serve us until we finally had to flag someone down. Our server was nice, but we felt like we were an inconvenience. My fish dish was ok but so overdresses that it might have been chicken for all I could taste. It got very busy while we were eating (which is great for the restaurant!) but it was so LOUD we could hardly hear each other. Not sure about going back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bruster
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Fish was over done but everything else was great especially the service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food varies
    123abc
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The cocktails were cheap (happy hour) but weak with not much alcohol in them, very disappointing as we were celebrating a special occasion. We also have to ask them not to put ice in the fruit juice drinks, which they ignored and we had to send them back - its a ripoff if you ask for a fruit juice, and get 3/4 glass of ice with a 1/4 cup of fruit juice-. The food varies at this place sometimes its good other times its nothing special. Also if you give a person a bowl of liquid soup its a good idea to provide spoons and side plates for the bread etc. However it's in a great area and the ambience is good and other times the food, service and wine has been very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate