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About Acorn

Located within the Source, a reclaimed 1880’s refinery turned new epicurean marketplace in Denver’s River North District, Acorn boasts Chef/Owner Steven Redzikowski’s eclectic, contemporary American cooking in an approachable, family-friendly format, alongside Beverage Director/Owner Bryan Dayton’s ingredient-driven cocktails, and handpicked selection of artisan wines and beers.

Similar to its critically acclaimed sister restaurant in Boulder, OAK at fourteenth, Acorn’s culinary and inspirational foundation is its oak-fired oven and grill, which produce a seasonal, ever-changing menu of craveable, family-style small plates and entrées. Guests will also find a selection of favorite dishes from the menus at OAK.

Steven, Bryan and their team at Acorn are proud to be serving Denver, and look forward to welcoming you.

3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
33rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(720) 542-3721

Website:
http://www.denveracorn.com/

Executive Chef:
Steven Redzikowski

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Acorn Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (177)
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Late-night Find (155)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (111)
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Local Ingredients (94)
Scenic View (89)
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Casual (73)
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Fun location, essentially like sitting outside because large doors were open. Food was impressive, service took care of parsing out courses that gave us opportunity to enjoy and not feel rushed. Look fwd to returning.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 25, 2016

I had been meaning to try Acorn for awhile and finally was able to go there for lunch with friends. The service was inconsistent (talked my husband into adding the fried egg, but then didn't bring the fried egg, asked again if he still wanted it and then still didn't bring it). The food was exceptionally tasty. We would go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Our food was less than impressive. After reading wonderful reviews and our waiter hyping up every dish we were ready to be wowed when we only were disappointed. Also, said waiter pretty much disappeared and never came back, leaving the manager to swoop in and try to amend things. Disappointing even more so because we only had three nights visiting Denver and we wasted one here. For the price per Lack of dish, and the hype behind this place, we were very cranky afterwards and it definitely made us rethink going to other nice restaurants in the area of this was considered one of the best.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Great food. Cool atmosphere. Friendly service. Pricey.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 23, 2016

Amazing food! Kind of noisy open warehouse location. Our only real complaint that we tourists who took taxi there and is not meant for non-drivers. Even though asked our server the host could call a taxi, that didn't happen and host seemed little put out, like was very request, and there really nowhere for to wait outside comfortably, despite the fact that have valet parking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 23, 2016

Interesting idea to have a restaurant inside the source. Food was innovative but can't say it tasted great though. Had the rabbit, shrimp and grit, pork belly and would say it was ok. Considering the many options in Denver was not too impressed by this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 20, 2016

Even though the space is extraordinarily industrial in nature...the feel was still warm and charming. The booth back was very stiff, however, really just like leaning against a two by four. That aside, the meatballs were divine, (a staple since they opened) and Matt was very accommodating by allowing me to order a small side salad prior to the entree arriving. The food came very quickly, which is great for someone in a hurry, but perhaps not if you want to have a leisurely lunch. My martini olives had pits in them, and were some of the best I have ever had. Certainly, the best I have had in a martini. Overall, this place is great, and I highly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Every aspect of the evening was available. Dining at Acorn had to have been the utmost highlight of our trip.
The drinks were OUT OF THIS WORLD and the food was equivalent, if not better. Definitely will go down as one of the best dinners I've had... and that's coming from a skeptic from San Francisco. SO MUCH LOVE for this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2016

The food is simply outstanding. The Kale-apple salad was so good we couldn't stop eating it. The Hamachi was tart and fresh and yum-tastic. We also had the cod and tenderloin, we didn't know that each small plate was enough for two people or we didn't believe it and ended up taking a bunch home. We also had the grits and shrimp, outstanding. Can't wait to go back, cool location, the parking lot could use some improvement but we will be back with more friends and will tell everyone about ACORN. Thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2016

A friend claimed Acorn is the best restaurant in Denver, so I was interested in trying it....and I was very pleased with the experience. I may not be able to say Acorn is the best restaurant in Denver, but it's one of the top.

I'd recommend to any foodie friends....it's that good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Consistently excellent. Great food and atmosphere. Good service. Appreciate the depth of flavor in food (I've tried several dishes) and drink. Fun, creative beverage selections, even for non-alcoholic selections. Well done!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Awesome place for lunch. Food was fantastic, service was perfect, and ambience was lively but not noisy, i.e., we could hear each other talk without raising our voices. Loved it. I'm a huge fan of Oak in Boulder and Acorn did no disappoint!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2016

We were a group of 4 and were seated in the upstairs loft area. The building and layout is pretty cool but maybe a touch too " unfinished". We started with the Brussels sprouts salad which was absolutely delicious, the beets were quite good and we shared the pork shoulder which was wonderful. The highlight of the dish was definately the poblano cheddar corn bread. If we didn't get dessert it would definately have been a 5 star review, but since we did, the dessert did not stand up to the same level of the food so I sadly had to knock it to a 4. Definately worth it but go elsewhere for dessert!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Every dish was outstanding and showed great attention to detail.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2016

We had a great time; very happy we made a reservation!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2016

My son alerted me after he and his groomsmen traveled from all over the USA to meet in Denver, before the wedding. He said it was the best. I was in Denver for a meeting and went with friends. It was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 12, 2016

Best asparagus I've ever had! Octopus, sausage & gnocchi was amazing! Tried 10 dishes & loved them all!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 12, 2016

The service was good - they tolerated us being newbies to the Acorn. We went on a Sunday evening -so the rest of the market was pretty quite. The serving sizes were small - I guess to be expected at a foodie restaurant. But the quality of the food was very good - except the roast chicken was dry. The ribeye was very good, really enjoyed the fried pickles ( again small serving), asparagus (the fried egg was tasty ), and the meatballs were yummy. We'll go back, but maybe for lunch because I hear the hamburger is outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 11, 2016

The next time I'm back in Denver, Acorn will be my first dinner reservation! Best dinner I had my entire trip!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Good food, waitstaff and ambiance. I thought was expensive for the dishes. They tasted good but are pricey.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Great service and wonderful Bloody Mary's

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2016

We unfortunately did not have much time to spend at Acorn as we were going to the theater that evening and arrived a bit late. However, the food was outstanding and the service was even better. We only had about one hour to have dinner, but the server and kitchen made sure that we got all of our food in time with time to savor and enjoy. We will definitely return, but hopefully on an evening that we have less of a time crunch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2016

A friend introduced us to Acorn and it's become one of our favorites. We had an out of town visitor (from Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA) and took her to lunch at Acorn. I think the construction and transitioning neighborhood was a little disconcerting at first, but once inside, she loved it. As we left, she was taking photos to share with her husband.

Acorn is truly a gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 9, 2016

We went to Acorn for my husband's birthday. We were pleased and surprised by the high quality food with delicious flavors. The chef worked to bring out interesting flavors instead of just dumping salt everywhere. The unique wine enhanced the tastes in the food. We definitely plan to return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2016

I loved this restaurant. Great for tapas. A bit expensive but worth the price

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2016

Cocktails are inventive, surprisingly complex, and taste amazing, specifically the Ornamental Tonic. Service is on point, and the food is worth a visit. We really enjoyed the hamachi crudo, but the menu changes weekly. Already planning my next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2016

Inventive cocktails. Loved the rabbit spaghetti.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 1, 2016

About 4 times per year, we splurge and grab a high end dinner. Acorn was great, but I would not say it is the best in Denver. Any time you drop $100 per person on a meal, you expect greatness. It was very good, but I hesitate to call it great. Small portions drive me crazy...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 31, 2016

Great food, excellent (albeit somewhat limited) wine list, terrific service. Our objective is to visit the best restaurants in each of the many cities where we travel and this was one of the best dining experiences we've had in quite a while.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 31, 2016

The food is always creative and wonderful, no matter what you order. The place is fun and vibrant but my only objection is that it is sometimes too, too loud for my various out of town guests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 30, 2016

Everything was wonderful!!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Acorn does the small plates concept extremely well. Appropriate sized portions that allowed two people to enjoy but not overindulge on a tasteful selection of dishes. Great service, helped ensure we had the right amount of food, the right wine and perfect pace of delivery.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 26, 2016

Came for lunch. It was mostly really good but not as amazing as when I've been here for dinner. Fried chicken sandwich and pork belly BLT were great. Fried pickles for app were just ok - a little flavorless and the green goddess dipping sauce didn't have much flavor either - salt probably would have been enough! Love that they have a delish mocktails menu as well!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2016

My meal at Acorn was spectacular. The food, the service and the cool industrial vibe of the space combined to make for a fantastic night. I truly enjoyed every bit of my evening, from the spectacular cocktails to the first class cuisine. I will be coming back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Yum!
It is like watching fireworks each time they bring a new plate out and everybody ooos and ahhhs, which quickly give way to moans of pleasure from the unique and complex aromas and tastes!
P.s. The octopus was my favorite

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Very good.
Small plates large enough for 4 people to share and each get more that a few tiny bites.
The Pork Shoulder was fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Food was great and server accommodating. However, we both got the vibe that only hipsters were really welcome.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2016

One of my most favorite restaurants. I love small plates. They are generous. Great, fun cocktails. Very cool venue in RHINO.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 18, 2016

Great ambience. The location is great and the soundtrack is awesome. Food was lacking in flavor. Maybe I set my sights too high as I recently moved from the east coast and restaurants are just better back east. Service good if a little slow at times, food good but underwhelming especially for the price. Could have had an amazing meal in Manhattan for what I paid here. Good but a lot of room for improvement.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 18, 2016

I treated my dear friend to a birthday lunch. Neither of us had been before. We had the best time and cannot wait to go back! It was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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