Ace Eat Serve

4.4
227 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Happy Hour
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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Neighborhood
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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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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing new menu, delicious food, great atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great, non judgmental, and chill dinner go to.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We ended up leaving without eating. I had taken a look at the menu and read reviews beforehand, and thought this place would be good to try, plus, it was close to where we were going after dinner. I also sent the menu to my friends to make sure it looked ok, but clearly no one looked at it. We sat down and were completely underwhelmed by the menu and lack of options. The menu is small. I have a lot of food allergies, but I can usually find a few things on the menu that I can eat. Of the things I could eat, I was not excited. We ended up going next door to Steuben's. We won't be back.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Fantastic ramen and gyoza! Will definitely be back again soon!

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2.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Menu changed and waitstaff at beginning was rude although our actual waiter was great. Brussel sprouts were the only thing to write home about this go around.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Our server was great and the food came out quickly. I appreciate Ace for taking reservations. I only wish the menu had more items and more ramen options! As more and more apartments and condos pop up nearby, it makes finding parking especially difficult.

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3.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Went there to meet a friend visiting from out of town for the fun ambiance. Pre dinner ping pong was a great way to break the ice for our kids who had just met that evening. Unfortunately, once we sat down for dinner things went South. Personally one of the worst meals I’ve ever eaten, which came recommended as best item on the menu from our server. Bi Bhim Bob. Tasteless. Steak and snap peas like leather. Kids noodles were basically stir fried with soy sauce- can you say salt attack, and cold. Just gross. Wish I could say better things, cool spot, bad food.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was great and our waiter was great! He even gave me ice cream with a candle for my birthday! The hostess failed to check us in for our reservation. When my friend called to reserve a ping pong table whoever answered was very rude and chastised her for calling the day of. Bao buns were our favorite and the shiva shots were yummy!

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2017

What a fabulous place to have fun and eat fantastic food! Happy Hour is amazing and the ping pong tables are a blast! Great for groups, special occasion and anyone that has an asian food fetish!

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Great fun place for asian grub. Like the games and the good beers.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They made our evening enjoyable. The food was very good. The drinks were refreshing.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

I come here for the atmosphere more than anything. The food is fine, I would like it more if it wasn't so expensive. I feel like it isn't a great value for the money. But I will say the service is fantastic and I love their homemade sodas and cocktails. The great service and atmosphere make it worth checking out.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

First time here and it was wonderful. My sister and I really enjoyed the food.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Great job taking care of our group of 14, Thank you

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

overall very positive. Super loud and entree took a long time to come, not unexpected on a Friday evening. First courses were out quick, service was good. Food is always reliably delicious.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

We were in Denver on a visit and wanted to try something fun. This place rocked! Our server was splendid, her recommendations on the menu was perfect. We had the Pad Thai.. incredible! Shrimp fried rice.. fab! Calamari and Egg rolls on the appetizers ... beautiful! Local brew .. tasty! The energy was fun, uber hip and vibrant. Great place and highly recommended!

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3.0Dined on September 21, 2017

We use to love Ace but they changed the menu since we last visited. The food was good but the menu we literally craved change to a menu that's, just fine. It was good but we're not in as big of rush to get back. Oh well.

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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

We had dinner here for my 50th birthday. The food was delicious, the service both excellent and non-intrusive, and our server was lovely! Thanks to Ace for a great time!

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Seriously fun and delicious restaurant. Our kids love the ping pong and we love the Brussels sprouts.

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a wonderful time and our boys enjoyed playing ping pong while we visited!!

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3.0Dined on August 19, 2017

I would say that Ace Eat Serve has great potential. It's a fun atmosphere with table tennis and drinks. However, the "gluten free" menu is full of items that would make you sick if served as described. I as a celiac person and my fiance both had meals that made us feel ill later. The woman who was filling waters in the restaurant even though we had water on the table, filled my drink glass with water on top of my cocktail, then disappeared w/o solving the problem.

I would not recommend the restaurant until they get it together. Pretty weak with potential.

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