Ace Eat Serve

4.5
246 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
Ace features three unique spaces, housed in the old Storz Garage space at the corner of 17th & Pennsylvania. Like its sister restaurants, Steuben’s and Vesta Dipping Grill, great attention was given to the design of Ace. Repurposed and recycled materials are used throughout the space to create an industrial design and comfortable setting that compliments the history of the building. Ace was a recipient of the 2012 Mayor’s Design Award.

Ace serves Asian inspired dishes conducive to sharing, drinking and hanging out. Voted as Denver’s Best Bartender by 5280 magazine, Randy Layman has created a bar menu featuring house made sodas, fresh juices, Asian beers and a craft cocktail menu.

Ace is a place to eat, drink, play, and hang in another unique and creative destination in Uptown, Denver, Colorado brought to you by the team from Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben’s.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 800-7705
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thach Tran
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Cross street
Pennsylvania
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Parking details
We have 22 spots in a parking lot diectly behind the building to the North. Off street and meter parking is also available.
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Entertainment
The fun and lively energy of the Ping-Pong hall carries itself to the outdoor Pong tables, picnic tables, and into the dining room. Ace is a different and affordable night out. A drink on the patio, a casual dinner at the Chef’s Counter, and some laughs over a game of Pong combine to make Ace a totally new and unique concept to Denver. On Tuesday nights we hold a weekly tournament. The tournament starts at 6pm and is free to participate.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Make your next event or party a memorable, fun, and new experience for your guests. Enjoy unique Asian Cuisine, one of Denver’s best patios, an award winning bar program, private space and unlimited ping-pong.

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Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ace will be accommodating dinner reservations with Dim Sum as well as our prix fixe King Crab Feast Dinner option at $69 per person and requires a minimum party size of 4 people. The crab will be presented along with soups, noodles, pickles, sides and sauces. We look forward to having you!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 246 People Are Saying
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Denver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I felt harassed by the constant emails and texts about confirming my reservations. It was a Monday night and plenty of room in the restaurant but they even called as we were parking for another confirmation.
Our server was very passive aggressive and rude. The food was fabulous though!

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TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We made a reservation and had to wait over 30 minutes past our reservation time for our table. Hostess was annoyed when I asked at the 20 minute mark...Food was good though.

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JG
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Drinks took 10 minutes to order. I ordered the pork belly buns and the dumplings at the same time. Food came out in 5 minutes and beat the drinks to the table. Pork belly bun was good and the dumplings were NOT HOT and obviously were a mistake for another order and served to me after the fact.

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XX
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent food. Decent service. Very limited vegetarian/vegan options. My companion had the miso ramen and the broth was far too spicy, her thai iced tea was way too watery. The house made soda was decent and the seafood ramen wasn't too bad. Service was ok, nothing to write home about. I guess I would be more likely to come back if I was trying to play ping pong.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Team building

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LR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!! Food was amazing and so was the service!

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GB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in and we were very impressed! We were seated immediately at the bar top overlooking the open kitchen and when we were ready to place our order the waitress advised us that there was a slight kitchen delay because of several large parties, but we wouldn't have known any differently because every still came out quickly. All of the food and drinks were delicious. We ordered two cocktails (Enter the Dragon & Eastern Standard Thyme), two types of bao buns (Short Rib & Pork Belly), the Duck Ramen, the Bibimbap, and the Fried Mochi. The presentation was simple but the flavors were terrific! We will definitely be back!

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LC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Fun place with meh food. Everything is too sweet.

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GZ
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went on a date here based off of a recommendation, I loved the ping pong tables and the food was nothing short of great!

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New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was really good. The hostess was so nice and had our table set up with car seat sling! It was so nice to have plenty of room for a car seat! Our waitress was really nice and did a great job. It was hard to catch her for refills and had to ask for dessert menu but I think she had too many tables which I’m guessing was not her fault. When we did ask for something she was right on it! Great covered outdoor patio that was surprisingly cool with fans on a really hot day. Only issue was they were pretty powerful and made the food cold quickly. Food & drinks were delicious overall, great kid meal and kid friendly! Inventive menu with lots of options. Really fun place and will definitely go back!

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was underwhelming. Service was extremely slow. I called ahead to reserve a ping pong table, and was informed I’d still be waiting an hour, despite the hostess confirming there wouldn’t be a wait. Bright spot they let us use a table for a little bit with my kids. We went to check it out, but I wouldn’t bother going again.

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CC
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great - knowledgeable, quick, attentive - and the food was delicious. And the ping pong was fun, too!

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M
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This place was interesting. It serves Asian cuisine but looks like an American restaurant/bar. The food was delicious and the drinks were perfectly blended. There were three parties going on at the time so it was popping.

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JS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great location, great fun! We enjoyed the ping pong tables, the sake and the food was amazing.

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MN
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Been to Ace many times over the years but had not been in a while. Was disappointed to see that the fried chicken Bao was removed from menu. Also the whiffy black sauce (bean curd?) that was so good was also not available any longer. Brussel sprouts were a far smaller portion than in the past.
food was great as always, but my favorites were no more.

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MD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and great food! Some really unique dishes too. Thank-you!

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d
Amarillo
23 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This place had a nice wine list and the food was good, it was just a little underwhelming. No "wow" factor for this foodie. The atmosphere was fun.

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s
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for happy hour and it was great. The ramen and drink special was a great deal. Will definitely go again.

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MR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch and it was peaceful and easy to enjoy

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C
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Finally were asked if we wanted drinks after 30 minutes of being walked past by numerous employees. The room was not full with other customers. We had just started to make an open table reservation with another restaurant down the street and were overheard by one of these employees. We placed a drink and food order when finally acknowledged and it was out quickly. No refills on drinks or inquiries about the food. The ramen was decent but the service was insulting.

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MF
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Shrimp wontons were out of this world. The rice pillows were also extraordinary. Great service. Casual vibe.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, our servers were super helpful, and the happy hour prices were fantastic! We were especially impressed with the kid’s menu.

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SE
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great birthday celebration for my husband at Ace Eat Serve. The food and drinks were great and our server did a fantastic job! After dinner we played ping pong, and the staff was very kind to move our reservation time out by half an hour, as we finished enjoying our dinner outside on the patio. Thanks for a great night!

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Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food, especially the wings. We also had fun playing ping pong afterwards! Great double date night!

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LT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for ramen, I had the Duck Ramen special which was super tasty! I added some veggies to it. My boyfriend had ramen too and we shared the gyoza which was Ok. We each had a cocktail and loved the ping pong tables in back. Super fun restaurant and very unique! We'll be back!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a super cool fun restaurant that’s connected to a ping pong bar. The service was excellent and the waitress was knowledgeable and helpful regarding choosing items on the menu that everyone liked. We will definitely be back!

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ED
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Wasn’t horrible, but was a bit expensive for what it was. Except for the scorpion bowl - that was delicious and worth every cent! Will definitely be back for that and some ping pong! 🏓

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food we had was delicious. However, as a mostly vegetarian, I was surprised to see the lack of non-meat options on the menu.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing new menu, delicious food, great atmosphere!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Staff really needs to exercise more common sense but otherwise super fun time!

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Food is pretty inedible. Beyond the bad food, they are in a rush to turn the table. The only reason to go is for table tennis. There are other places that have better food and table tennis. Thumbs down.

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B
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I feel that the first person you meet at a restaurant really sets the mood. Unfortunately, the hostess wasn't the most pleasant person and that was a real turn off. Our appetizers were very good, the imperial rolls were good and so was the Pork belly buns. My husband ordered the spice market beef ramen and although he said it was good but only had one piece of beef in it that was disappointing to him. I had the Bibimbap and it was very good.

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MJ
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ace is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. The new menu is awesome! The atmosphere is fun and welcoming. We love Ace!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed the food they had a lot. Best part about the place. Unfortunately I have to reserve a ping pong table outside of reserving an eating table and they go quick.

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BB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at this pool hall is excellent. It turns out it was the Chinese New Year. There was a special on the menu for a whole fish that was flash fried and served with herbs, pineapple and jalapeno . To eat this you added a sauce and wrapped the fish in lettuce leaves. It was very creative and delicious!

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S
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

ACE seems to be on it's game lately - everything we've had from the recently-updated menu has been good. Fast, tasty, fun, and very reasonable.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great, non judgmental, and chill dinner go to.

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SP
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love to try a wide variety of places for our date nights and this was a great surprise. The food and drinks were absolutely delicious, and the service we received throughout the evening was excellent. We had lots of fun and will definitely go there again.

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J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our server and food were great, the ping pong reservation system was a bit confusing but oh well.

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A
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Always enjoy going to Ace, we’ve even made it a New Years Eve tradition.
Food, as always, was great. Service this past NYE was somewhat absent minded. That’s really the only way I can describe it...left us sitting waiting to order (in an emptying dining room) for 30 minutes, forgot that I’d ordered another drink... made eye contact and gave him the heads up sign twice as he visited other tables - never came by. If it hadn’t been for the manager randomly coming by... not a typical experience by any means. Usually service is excellent.
Still - had a great evening and the great food that keeps us coming back.

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