Willie G's - Denver
Willie G's - Denver

Willie G's - Denver

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.williegs.com/denver/index.asp
  • Phone: 3035759000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chris Meier
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th Street
  • Public Transit: Public Bus stop 16th and Lawrence. Light Rail 4-blocks away at 16th & California.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Garage below building. Enter at Lawrence Street entrance.
A word from Willie G's - Denver
Known for serving fresh seafood specialties & recognized nationally as one of the top upscale seafood restaurants, Willie G’s is situated right on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver, in close proximity to the Performing Arts Complex, Convention Center & Pepsi Center. The extensive menu boasts such time-honored favorites as Oysters Rockefeller, Blackened Snapper Kathleen, Crab Cakes & the ultimate Fried or Broiled Seafood Platters. Willie G’s is also celebrated for perfectly prepared, tender & juicy steaks served in our signature style. Willie G’s offers a distinguished yet comfortable dining experience. Guests dine in a handsome atmosphere of rich, dark woods & granite, adorned with beautiful artwork & décor. For lunch or dinner, Willie G’s upscale cuisine, elegant atmosphere & superior service are always made to order. Join us for Happy Hour & $1 oysters or $4.50 for 1/2 doz and $9.00 for doz. Monday through Friday!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Willie G's - Denver reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (48)fit for foodies (42)good for groups (31)notable wine list (20)great for lunch (20)great for outdoor dining (18)neighborhood gem (17)romantic (16)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Nothing special
    JCaster
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was good, but not great - service was fine, but not outstanding.
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  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were sat in a very comfortable booth. Service was excellent and attentive. The food and drinks were very good. Loved the flavor of the steaks. Would return again. Do not know the name of the waiter, but he was asian, and very polite and answered all questions helpfully.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    BrenEdVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Service was polite, but very slow. Food to table was painfully slow and the server kept apologizing. We had to finally ask for bread. Gumbo broth was terrible and runny. The chef must have failed roux! My husband's fried shrimp was hot but my snapper plate was cold and fairly unappetizing. We won't go back.
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  • Excellent Food....Nice Atmosphere
    TomasVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Visited on a business trip to Denver. Excellent. I had the shrimp platter and it was superb--a nice variety of shrimp cooked in different ways. My business associate had the rib eye and he said it was superb. Outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service, disappointed
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were sat at a table by the door, which was chilly. We did not see a server for over 10 minutes after we sat down even though at least 10 employees passed our table. I finally said something to a server and he took our order even though he was not our server. When our server finally did show up with our drinks she did not acknowledge that she had did anything wrong and barely spoke to us. On top of that, our reservation was at 7:30 pm and they were out of crab legs- the main reason we chose to go there. I understand this if we were eating a leter dinner, but to run out of something that early int he night is frustrating. We were very disappointed with our experience and do not plan to return anytime soon.
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  • Great food and location
    Hungergames
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I found this resturaunt by accident. But what a find food great ,atmosphere was perfect and service was impeccable. Also easy walking distance from hotels in the theater district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good & Consistent
    anniversaryVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The menu changed and I was not as impressed with the changes, fewer choices in my opinion - but there is normally a special and it was VERY good. I wish they would make their gumbo like most places, it is a weird recipe and should be called something else.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    Bugeater
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Waitress timed everything just right for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Billy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I was in town on a short weekend fun trip along with one othjer couple. We had been pout all day and had a late lunch. We had a 9:45 reservation for dinner at Willie G's. The service was excellent, we stayed and talked long after finishing our dinner. The wait staff was patient and the level of service did not decrease after closing time. The wait staff was very attentive of our needs all the way through coffee and desert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience!!
    penguinseat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We found this place through OpenTable - the menu & reviews looked great. So, for our anniversary dinner, we went - and it was amazing. Our server was Chris - he was awesome - and the food was amazing. HIGHLY recommend the sea bass bites - they're delicious!!!
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  • Reheated food
    seanVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Reheated prime rib and a under cooked filet. Manager had quite an aditude
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bit Disappointing
    uawolfVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We thought we'd give Willie's a try in spite of friends suggesting against it. We are sad to say they were correct. The service was awesome, though! The food ... not so much. I ordered a shrimp gumbo ... kinda expected a gumbo. Got a shrimp broth w/ two shrimp floating in it and a bit of rice instead. Note to the chef, gumbo is "a soup thickened with okra pods or filé and containing meat or seafoods and usually vegetables". The shrimp platter was equally disappointing ... two split breaded shrimp, two bacon wrapped shrimp swimming in bottled BBQ sauce and a few broiled shrimp in an oily sauce. My spouse had the ahi ... but it was only partially sauced and, while cooked about right, didn't measure up overall. Probably not a revisit
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  • Chaser
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Good food and service. Got us out in time for the symphony.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Casual
    LanceGSKI
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    A good place to have a meal with clients or co-workers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will the 3rd time be the charm?
    StellaDreet1
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Months ago I came here for a luncheon meeting. Food OK - but 1 of the 4 of us had to wait for her meal until the other 3 were literally done eating. This time, another luncheon meeting. Apparently 2 servers had failed to show. Hostess did not make eye contact with anyone in line20 min. wait to be seated us, plus 45 min wait from order until we got food. Salmon entree was overly salty. Brussels sprouts were undercooked and very greasy with bacon. Salad with steak was good. We wanted to take the mgr. and the hostess to Starbucks corp HQ for fantastic training on how to greet people and make them feel at home - and deal with problems. Very disappointing overall. Our meal should have been comped. Gordon Ramsay: SOS!
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  • Nice Dinner
    KB1194VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Good food, good prices, laid back/relaxing ambiance, wait for food was a bit long for the crowd but overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prepare to be stuffed...
    Denverjannette
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This restaurant must use excessive amounts of butter and salt in their food prep. My husband and I had the sea bass bites as an appetizer and I had the spinach salad topped with crispy salmon fillet. I felt like I had eaten a loaf of bread and a 10 oz steak...gross. It's unfortunate. The food was tasty. But because I felt so aweful after I left I will probably never go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    ConnieVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were disappointed in the meal and service. This restaurant would benefit from more attention to training of their staff who could not even get the orders to the right table, much less the right diner. Considering the many fine options for dining in this area of Denver, I would skip this place.
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  • Wish we'd made a different choice
    JoAnnG
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    No table ready. Arrived slightly late, not more than 15 minutes, and an early time slot. Set up at two two person tables pushed together in the back of the bar area, two had to sit on a bench, two in chairs. Made it less comfortable when sharing appetizers, etc. Not what we expected with a reservation. Celebrating two birthdays, said so in the reservation notes, never acknowledged by the restaurant. Waiter recommended a great appetizer, rest of meal was mediocre - Runny clam chowder, Steak and prime rib not cooked according to order, no one came back to check, guys ate them anyway. Never offered dessert or coffee, one diner asked for a box assumption was made we were finished. Expected better, especially at price point.
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  • Great After Work Gathering!
    M2M2VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Really enjoy our date nights here for dinner! Great service and the food has not disappointed us yet!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great the service.....
    travelgnome
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The menu was great and our selections were excellent. We had steaks, tried them Oscar as recommended and were very pleased. As great as the food was, the service was a bit of a disappointment. On the Monday night we dined at Willie G's it seemed as though the number of anticipated patrons far exceeded the evenings staffing expectations. This seemed to send the wait staff into survival mode. While survival mode is expected for a sports bar, it both unexpected and a bit unnerving for a steakhouse. Would we try them again, yes the food was fantastic. Would I come without flag or flair to get service, probably not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but a little slow
    MrDanVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We've eaten here before. Food has always been good. For some reason, services was very slow, even though there were vacant tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    Sazarac89
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I always make a point to have dinner at Willie G's when in Denver!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour!
    Sylvia
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    One of my favorite places to go for happy hour! The drinks are inexpensive and delicious, as are the happy hour apps! I definitely recommend for dinner as well, but it's a bit expensive. Love the patio on 16th street!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Annoying, booming music
    SuzieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Music system badly tuned. Asked to fix or turn down. Refused.
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  • Susan1234
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Decided to try the restaurant during restaurant week. Was a very pleasant experience and would definitely go back. Food and service were both great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, fun atmosphere
    Steakguy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Took my fiancé there for her 30th bday. The food was very good, the only thing I was not a fan of was the time between courses, it was about 20 minutes between every course including dessert. If you are crunched on time this is not the place to go.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went there for our wedding anniversary. Took a while to get one drink then had to wait longer for the appetizer. Meal showed up way too soon after the appetizer. Ordered something to go and we were still waiting for it 15 minutes after we paid the check. The manager did comp us the drinks, the appetizer and the to-go order, but that still wasn't enough to make us want to go back there.
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  • Willie G's is Great
    Sami
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I've always had great food here. I ordered the stuffed shrimp and my friends ordered the scallops and a snapper with shrimp. Everything was wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Consistently good food
    PowerLunch
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I went for a business lunch. Had the seafood trio salad and it was great! The service was very attentive without being obtrusive. I'd return.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marginal at best
    RestaurantCritic1
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I showed up with a group of colleagues and every single one of us had an awful experience. The female hostess acted lost and when she got her manager he was absolutely rude. The servers were upset that we had to have separate checks on 4 top tables. The food took over an hour to come out of the kitchen and we waited 45 minutes before the server asked us for our orders. The bar was very fast with the drinks. The food came out and people who ordered steaks had them prepared to the wrong temperature and sent them back to be cooked longer. Others just ate what they had because it was over cooked. The scallop plate was a waste of money with four scallops. I had eaten on the patio the night before and the atmosphere was nice with music.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Set Back At Willie Gs
    ReviewsSteve290
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Willie G's has been a "touchstone" place to go for several years for us. This past week they suffered a severe set back in level of Service. I hope this is just temporary. We were seated right away, but it was well over an hour before we received our food. Several items were not delivered, and there were charges on the tab for items we did not order, nor receive. Rest of guests there were suffering as well, on group walked out. Sincerely hope that this was just a one time anomaly.
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  • gungula
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We arrived ontime, and were given a choice of Happy Hour seating or dining room, but had to ask for an explantion of the difference. The hostess seemed bored and a bit indifferent. However, once we were seated, Nic and the rest of the staff were very attenitive. My husband's steak was very tender, and the spinach salald with salmon was delicious. This was our second visit, we'll be back.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, fun Place
    PeanutandAngel
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went to Willie G's for the first time, Prime rib was Awesome. Shrimp dish was good -- Overall good. I would go again. Service was good, out of Kids Items ?? and Cheese Cake though :( The atmosphere was great fun, Patio to people watch, music was great !!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ford was unique and amazing!
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    There were 4 of us and we all a different fish item. They were a Esther ally pleasing and cooked perfectly. When in Denver, we would come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service Bland Food
    ReneeVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I ordered the filet and was greatly disappointed. When paying $28 for a steak, I expect it to be an awesome thick quality cut of meat. The steak I received was barely half an inch thick and had no seasonings on it. The veggies that accompanied it were overcooked and soggy and the mashed potatoes were bland. The service at this place was incredible and our server was such a sweetheart. We did not want to complain because everyone was so attentive! However, the tables around us stayed dirty much too long after other guests left. I really expected more from this place and was sadly very disappointed.
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  • Less than expected
    slc16
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went for a birthday. My reservation was for 5 people but they only expected us to be a group of 4 so we waited while they pulled tables together. They were in front of the kitchen; we had views of the dishwasher and bright kitchen lights all night. The waitstaff dropped and broke dishes 5 times during the course of the evening. Loud crashes on top of the loud noise level made conversation nearly impossible. The food was good but the seafood selection was more limited than I expected and the prices were somewhat overpriced. I did mention in my reservation that one of the diners was celebrating her birthday and they brought her a creme brule. It was the best I had ever tasted. The hard sell to join the Landry's rewards club was off-putting.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oysters....
    BradVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Good food, service and ambiance but made a mistake in characterizing where there oysters were from. There is a difference between Chesapeake and West Coast oysters that some customers can tell. I was told that the oysters were from Chesapeake Bay and they were clearly not.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oysters
    BradVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I have said my piece previously.........................................................................
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit Pricey for the portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Overall a quaint atmosphere, but the food taste was average and the price was high for the portion size. I ordered the Crispy Salmon and received a very small serving on a small portion of Lentils. The fish was a little dry and I was still hungry after eating my small serving. The server and overall service was fantastic. Our server was very personable and attentive and the wait staff was extremely prompt in refilling our water, without us ever having to ask.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate