About Ace Eat Serve

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.

501 East 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Tuesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Thursday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Pennsylvania

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 800-7705

Website:
http://www.acedenver.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Thach Tran

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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.

Ace Eat Serve Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
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Special Occasion (6)
Casual (5)
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Good for a Date (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 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!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 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.

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 23, 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!

Tags: Vegan, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 22, 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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·Dined on September 1, 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Was a great experience, delicious different arrangements of foods to choose from. Happy hour has many great items on the list discounted, and of course...the ping pong! Had a really great time, will be back again.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We had a reservation for 7 pm but moved it up to 5:45 when we found out Ace has a Ramen Happy Hour! Dare I say it's the best HH in the city? Full bowl of ramen and a beer or sake for $11. You can't beat it.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Wonderful food and an even more impressive service experience. Keep up what you're doing!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I went for the "famous" wings. We arrived about 5pm. The menu was very limited until dinner at 6pm which seemed goofy. You can get ramen and a special drink but not just ramen. The restaurant smelled fishy when we walked in which was a turn off. And then the wings were crispy, saucy (tiger sauce), and reasonably priced. However, again, they smelled like fish. I realize that they use fish sauce or paste as an ingredient, but they just weren't pleasant to smell which wrecked the entire experience. The bao buns were soft and mushy and small so surely not worth $5 each, so nothing we ordered except the pickled cucumber salad was good. Disappointing.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

My first time here and I really enjoyed it. I work full-time as server in upscale dining which makes it hard for me sometimes to enjoy eating out, but Ace nailed it. Friendly host. Great server who knew her stuff, especially about the wine selection. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back. One odd thing about their wine menu is that they don't discount a bottle of wine vs 4 standard glasses. There's no incentive to get the bottle. I thought that was really odd.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 20, 2017

A little too loud for a first date.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

A group of 4 of us visited ACE. We were sat outside promptly per our request. There was a bar adjacent and people playing ping pong nearby. The decor is fitting with the times and very well done. We shared multiple appetizers and raved about every one of them. We each had a different main course and I didn't hear a single complaint. In addition to a great meal you can play ping pong while you wait or play before or after. ACE is a unique experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends. I will be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Meh. Food wasn't great. Asked for spicy on my pad Thai and it came almost uneatable. And I usually order 'Thai hot', but this was out of control. The crispy beef was crispy, but not a lot of flavor. There were so many staff, but so few of them were doing anything, the service was fine and they were all pleasant, but could have been better. And, the food took forever - like 25 minutes for two dishes. Maybe some of the bar and restaurant staff should help out in the kitchen. We won't go back, and we're bummed about that.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Music so loud couldn't hear across the table. Asked to turn down but ignored. Server very uninterested.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The frozen drinks are great - but the food was just, meh. I haven't heard many great things about the food, but now I can confirm there's nothing super awesome about it.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We were visiting Denver from Austin and I always love finding the local places, which is why we came here. Also, ramen was on the menu. Loved the atmosphere and building, reclaimed design. Very fun. We were seated right away and the service was great. Ordered spring rolls which were amazing and my husband and I both had ramen, Shio and Mushroom. I was not at all impressed with mine, the Shio. It was bland so I doctored it a bit and ate most of the noodles, the egg but not much else. I didn't complain but was honest with our waiter when he asked. Upon receiving our bill there was a 100% good karma line where they deducted the cost of my ramen. So awesome and the main reason why I would recommend this location. Two thumbs up y'all.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Usually a huge fan, but the new menu left me missing the old one and the music was unbelievably loud. You couldn't have a conversation at the bar despite there being open seats. The server even commented on how loud the music was but did nothing to fix it. Left quickly.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We had the crispy beef and house beef. Both were delicious. Our friends loved whatever they had too. Billy was an excellent server and we all had a great time. Very fun place.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Fun atmosphere with lots to choose from on the menu. The staff was very courteous and polite. Definitely worth checking out

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Food was good. Kimchi was very spicy. Service was VERY slow.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We asked the server to keep track of time as we had a show to attend. We even ordered right away - and the service was VERY slow.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Great meal and ping pong after. Super fun evening!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We celebrated my brother's birthday here and had a wonderful evening. We had dinner first and everything was delicious. After dinner we played ping pong for 2 hours and had a blast.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Fun ambiance. Good drinks list. The food is different, great use of spices. Definitely worth trying.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 21, 2017

We went on a double date here with some friends and had a nice time! We shared a bunch of the appetizers and they ordered meals. There were a ton of delicious Brussel sprouts, very large portion. I asked for them to go light on the oil and they did. I was slightly disappointed in the gyoza, they were small and I didn't love them but the boyfriend thought that they were good. I loved the beef bao! Iced Green tea was delicious. We also got the donut for dessert and it was really good! The cream that came with it reminded me of lucky charms milk.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Be sure to reserve a ping pong table well in advance, wait is huge. Asian fusion food that's def yummy but not remarkable. The tuna in our bento box wasn't very fresh, but manager made it right and brought a new entree and took the bento off of our bill. Fun decor and lively vibe, I'd def go back.

Tags: Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Terrible service and rude management. I will not be returning.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Will be back; fun place, good Asian food ----------

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Did not receive our food until an hour in, even though we had reservation. I could tell my food wasn't fresh. Same seasoning was used in two of our dishes, so it wasn't super exciting. My partner received the wrong drink. Staff didn't seem too busy as there were open tables, but the wait was one of the worst I've ever had. The hostess was rude upon greeting us.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Ace is the place! Casual but up-scale, great food and fun. Not too expensive but has some great options. A lot of people think of Ace as "the ping pong place," but honestly, I come there for the food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Spicy, Late-night Find, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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