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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

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food

4.6

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4.5

ambience

4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 9, 2016

New trendy industrial looking hot spot! The food is chef prepared and done with quality and care. The meals are creative and super delicious. The staff is attentive to the tables. I love that they offer both regular water and sparkling water at no extra cost. I've been here several times for lunch because it's close to my work and it's great for entertaining for business. I have not enjoyed any of the libations but their wine, beer and drink menu look extensive and delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 8, 2016

We three agreed that the food was excellent, and very good value for the price. The ambiance, especially our charming and attentive waitress, was so pleasant that we continued our conversation for more than two hours. We will definitely be back for lunch in the near future.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 7, 2016

What a fantastic dining experience! The menu is superb and the execution is spot on. Everything we had was super flavorful. I am typically morally against ordering chicken at a fine-dining restaurant...but their roasted chicken was one of the most amazing meals I've had! The service was impeccable and staff was very knowledgeable of the menu items as well as wine pairings/recommendations. Thanks for a great night out!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 7, 2016

After reading many restaurant reviews to choose a few places to eat on our vacation to Denver, we decided on Acorn. One of the best meals I've ever had! Modern, clean food. Beautiful vegetables, cooked to perfection. The Source is a very cool place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Although the staff was nice the food was not good. We did not complain because the server just wasn't paying attention.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 5, 2016

So so good- exceptional food and service in a comfortable atmosphere.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2016

The tables felt very close together in the corner where we sat. The kale salad was delicious. The meatballs and ravioli were very tasty with unique flavor. The non-alcoholic cocktail I tried tasted like a sweet tart - amazing! Service was outstanding.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Service was terrible this night. I have been there multiple times with clients and never has it been this bad. We were able to get in fine with the reservations and sit outside. The waitress brought 1st round of drink quickly. However, then we had to ask for more drinks the rest of the night. The food pairings took forever between plates. We were there for 2.5 hours and they even left off three plates. We told them we would take one of them and not the remaining ones. Very disappointed this time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Acorn was my favorite dinner during my trip to Denver. All but one of the shareable plates we ordered were fantastic, the outlier being "only" decent. I will definitely come again next time I'm in Denver.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Such an awesome meal and experience. We went with another couple who go to Denver on a regular basis. They hadn't heard of Acorn, but we all tried it out. It was one of those meals that we talked about the following day. I think we DIDN'T try two or three things on the menu and everything was great. Food was reasonably priced....no shock, it was the 2 bottles of champagne that we ordered that drove our price up. I'd go back for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Creative and changing menu. Great presentation and flavors.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2016

The 'small plates' concept was great; so many dishes were bright and flavorful that brought the freshness of the ingredients. Will come by again when we visit Denver.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on July 28, 2016

If you like variety - and don't hold on to the concept of courses - you will love Acorn. The food is of high quality and is certainly eclectic. The desserts are dangerous - and must be accompanied by the dessert wine :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on July 26, 2016

Acorn is a great place for a special occasion dinner and escpecially drinks. I loved the cocktail menu and the food menu was diverse. The plates are meant to be shared so I gave us a wide variety of options. We will definitely return and would recommend the restaurant highly!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 24, 2016

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner on Sunday night at Acorn. The food was imaginative, beautiful and delicious. Cocktails were also interesting and tasty albeit somewhat pricey. The service was very good, with the waitstaff pointing out each ingredient in the dishes as they arrived (However, I noticed that the table next to us was getting their dishes plunked down in front of them with no description whatsoever). The latter part of the meal went a bit slowly but as we were there to enjoy each other's company it didn't bother us. We've dined at the sister restaurant, Oak, before and very much enjoyed it and are glad to say that Acorn was great as well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2016

We had a great time! Loved the shimp and grits. Glad to see a radler on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Hands-down the best dining experience I've ever had. The nine dishes (including small plates, a large plate, and dessert) that we ordered were outstanding, and we particularly loved the chicken liver pate, the steak tartare, and the pork tenderloin medallions. The wine and the cocktails were top-notch, as well.

We were so pleased with the service, particularly given the various dietary needs that my friends and I had.

We could not have been more pleased, and can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 20, 2016

We have dined there before. This time it was absolutely fabulous! The food was incredible, the service was phenomenal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 19, 2016

We went at 830 on a weeknight thinking the crowd would have died down. We were seated about 15 minutes late . We ordered 5 things between the two of us which were not "coursed out" as told. The first two came out at the same time all the while we still had not received our cocktails yet. About 40 mins after our drink order was placed we were delivered our cocktails as if the wait was completely normal. The food was good but our 5 courses took over 2 hours, and there were times when 25 mins would go by without any food on the table or service acknowledgement. The spot has a cool vibe and idea, just for the price and service there are better spots in Denver.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2016

We had a great experience dining at acorn. The wait staff was attentive and helpful in guiding us through our small plate courses. Everything we had was fantastic... We just wished we could have tried everything on the menu.

Many thanks from my wife and I for the thoughtful gift of a glass of champagne for our anniversary. It was an unexpected cherry on top of a great dinner.

We'll definitely be coming back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 19, 2016

The yellowtail, avocado toast (!), pork belly, gnocchi and rhubarb dessert were all delicious and very different from one another. Best food, I've had in a while. We had a variety of wait staff, which I liked as all knew the food and drinks. The service was fabulous--no one hovered nor did I ever have to look around for someone. Definitely going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Restaurant too hot - but fabulous food

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Best food in Denver. Worth suffering through aloof hipster waiters.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 14, 2016

Incredible, innovative farm to table fare. My date hates veggies but ate all of them here. 😉 super cool industrial, urban setting. do not miss this GEM!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 12, 2016

Acorn is always wonderful. The only thing that wasn't a favorite this time were the bacon-wrapped tenderloins. There wasn't a lot of flavor for some reason.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 11, 2016

Food was wonderful, drinks were awesome, great service!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Service was great and the food was even better. The cocktail list was interesting, and the food menu is definitely geared towards eating family style. There were only 2 "entrees" and a bunch of smaller "share" dishes. The Wagyu steak tartar should not be skipped out on! We had 3 people and ordered 4 shares and 1 entrees; it was definitely more than enough. Overall, it was definitely one of the best meals I've had in Denver.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 10, 2016

We arrived at 5:30, when the doors first opened. It was quiet as tables slowly began to fill around us. Our waitress was ready to go and served us immediately. We had plans for the evening so she made sure we received everything quickly and got out on time. The food and drinks were both incredible as always. Will definitely go back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Awesome spot. Service top notch. Great place to share food - small dishes with just a few larger entrees.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Good food. Fun atmosphere. Pace of service was strange. Ordered pate got it as last course of meal. Rino may be new hot spot but still has industrial feel to it. Like downtown Denver better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 5, 2016

Loved the ambience - very industrial/hipster. Hubby and I love our food (especially upscale tapas), and I expected the food to be truly flavorful/creative - but was left expecting more. The Cod was extremely pungent (would've appreciated a heads up) - the rabbit spaghetti was okay, the chicken liver was nice (the bread was the best part). I think we would have let the less than perfect food slide if the service was impeccable, but it wasn't! The food was very slow - usually with the tapas kind of restaurants, you get your next dish a few minutes after you're done with the previous one. In our case, we waited 15 - 15 - 20 minutes respectively! It was so frustrating that we didn't even look at dessert - we just knew it would only take away from the experience.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
·Dined on July 3, 2016

Great cocktails, fun space, good place for sharing dishes. We have had a few really great meals here in the past, though we had a disappointing dinner last week. After an hour of waiting, we asked about our entree and were told it was being plated. Fifteen minutes later, still no entree. When it finally arrived (a steak with a whopping $75 price point), it was so salty, it was inedible and we had to send it back. Acorn very graciously took it off the bill. I'd give them another shot in the hope that we caught them on an off night, but I'd no longer recommend them full stop.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2016

This was our first meal in Denver after driving in from Austin, TX and it did not disappoint! The small plates were delicious, especially the pate and tartare. The chinon paired perfectly with all our choices and service was fantastic. Our server even gave us some great reccomendations for our stay in Denver. Awesome experience !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2016

the tartare and yellowtail were amazing. so were the short ribs and the octopus. was told the meatballs were a diner favorite, but they were pretty ordinary and we wished we would have chosen the rabbit spaghetti like we were contemplating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2016

We got the daily donut... So amazing!! 😊😊

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 29, 2016

Great lunch

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2016

Acorn lived up to the hype. My buddy and I had tried to get into Acorn before and couldn't get a reservation, booked early this time. Really nice wine list, had a great Oregon pinot, kale salad was awesome, the yellowtail crudo was delicious, pork belly was very asian, the rabbit spaghetti was ok but I'm not a big fan of saffron, the shrimp and grits were OMG delicious, outstanding. All said great meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 26, 2016

The food was fabulous. The waitstaff was a bit "squirly" pun intended. Our waitress was super fast and didn't really have much to say. We had a later reservation, and felt like she was just rushing us out. The bar staff was somewhat friendly, as was another waiter who helped

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Poor service and attention to detail, over priced and food was just fair at best.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Good food, but for the price I was expecting a little better. Not bad just didn't meet the hype.

Tags: Good for Groups
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