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About Assignments

A WELL KEPT SECRET NESTLED IN THE HEART OF THE DENVER DESIGN DISTRICT, ASSIGNMENTS RESTAURANT IS LOCATED INSIDE THE CULINARY SCHOOL AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF COLORADO. WE ARE A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL, DRIVEN BY A PASSIONATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT STAFF. THE AMBIANCE OF THE DINING ROOM INVITES OUR GUESTS TO PARTAKE IN AN INTIMATE AND EXCITING EXPERIENCE THROUGH THE CLEAN, CRISP DECOR AND THE ENTERTAINMENT OF THE VISIBLE KITCHEN. OUR GUESTS ARE IN CONSTANT VIEW OF OUR EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE, OBSERVING THE DEDICATION AND ORGANIZATION IT TAKES TO RUN AN EXCEPTIONAL RESTAURANT.

OUR MENU IS INFLUENCED BY CLASSIC INTERNATIONAL AND NEW AMERICAN CUISINE AND CONSISTS OF AUTHENTIC INGREDIENTS ARTISTICALLY PREPARED BY FUTURE CHEFS. WE PROVIDE FRESH, LOCAL AND SEASONAL COURSES, CREATING A UNIQUE COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE. View Menu at http://www.artinstitutes.edu/denver/about/assignments-restaurant.aspx

675 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:15 - 12:15pm.
Open each quarter, based on college calendar.

Cross Street:
Center Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 778-6625

Website:
http://www.aic.aii.edu/

Catering:
On site catering is available for 7 to 40 people in our existing restaurant.
Restaurant menu changes quarterly.

Parking Details:
Free Parking

Public Transit:
Light Rail and RTD Bus Services

Executive Chef:
Chef instructors of college

Private Party Facilities:
Assignments is available for private gatherings during regular restaurant hours.

Private Party Contact:
Dining Room Manager: (303) 778-6625

Additional:
Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Assignments Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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4.4

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4.4

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4.1

value

4.8

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (161)
Romantic (117)
Notable Wine List (23)
Kid-friendly (20)
Great for Brunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Outstanding Value (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I was very disappointed with this visit - I've come to Assignments frequently almost since it opened. The service was friendly but not of good quality/professional. My friend was insulted by an off-hand remark from the (Maitre D?) person. The rolls/bread have been of poor quality for a year or so, and really not very good on this occasion. Bread, a cheap meal accompaniment, can really add to a meal - and used to at Assignments. The price is higher, but portions seem to have slightly decreased in size, when this place has always been a real treat for price, quality and fair quantity - never too much, but a nice meal. Dessert was paltry, tasty but so small! I have brought at least 15 new people (some from France and Japan) to Assignments over the years, all of whom have "never knew this place existed," and who were VERY impressed.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

(I wrote a review on the card provided in the restaurant so please refer to it.) Everything was exceptional! Delicious food, friendly professional service, ambiance wonderful. The music was just right, not loud like in so many places. We could actually have a conversation. The food was so nicely presented on the plate. Only thing I could think of is I should have asked for a knife for the chocolate cup tiramasu. It would have not been so messy, still delicious!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

What a great little lunch spot. A great value, really good food and such nice people, from the waitstaff, to the director of the restaurant for the culinary program at the Art Institute, everyone was very kind and concerned that we have a great experience!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

This is one of the most unique and delicious places to enjoy a meal! My Mom and I frequent this place when we are in Denver. It's so great to watch students learn how to be successful in the restaurant business. We also love that the menu changes when new semesters begin. If you haven't been here yet...it's a "MUST"! Check their hours though, since they are connected with a school, they have limited operating hours.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I read recently that some cities have culinary schools that run restaurants, so a little investigating turned up Assignments. This is a hidden gem. It's staffed by students who are closely monitored by faculty, so standards are very high. The wall to the kitchen is glass, so we can see what's going on in the kitchen, and more important, they can see and learn from our reactions. The food was well-prepared and the menu diverse and interesting. Presentation was impressive and wait staff are helpful and friendly. I was happy to be part of their learning experience while enjoying a delicious 3 course lunch at a bargain price. We definitely plan to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

My daughter and I dined there on Thursday. The staff was attentive and the food was delicious and presented very artistic. I wish they were open in the evenings and my recommendation is that they advertise more because I stumbled upon it. This is a great place for a business lunch or date.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 7, 2017

For a wonderful formal meal on a college student budget, or for any foodie, this place is a bargain!! Served and prepared by chefs in training- who really care what you think about your experience. I can't believe it took me so long to go back. So much fun quizzing the students on food and prep and local restaurants and local chefs. Denver has it all.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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·Dined on May 25, 2017

always very nice experience having lunch here. you get to witness how difficult it is for new people entering the culinary field and waiting tables and being a good server and chef

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We alway enjoy going here looking forward to one day having dinner here

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Really nice service. Great presentation of food. Three courses takes a while so plan to spend 2 hrs. We enjoyed it and definitely will plan to go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 4, 2017

I had lunch at Assignments 3 weeks ago and the food was fabulous. My sister and I took a friend to lunch there on Thursday, the 4th. Our main courses were all very dry and overcooked. My friend had lamb sliders that were so hard that she had trouble cutting them. My sister and I had chicken and it was very dry - overcooked, but not crispy, as it was the last time I was there. Two of the desserts were totally overcooked. The chocolate tart was very good. Our soup was tepid and not seasoned. It was very disappointing and embarrassing!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Great experience! I highly recommend everyone to go see and be sure to get a tour of the school!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We always enjoy eating at Assignments. Really nice experience - good food and service in a lovely atmosphere. Three courses for only $14.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Quick Bite, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The roasted root vegetable salad was very good. The meat ball appetizers were raw inside but had an excellent taste. The entre with pasta had a nice filling, but, the home made pasta was pasty. The breaded fish was done perfectly and the bread for the Po' boy was excellent, but the tomatoes and the dressing on the bread made the bread and the breading on the fish soggy. If they served the tarter sauce/ dressing in a portion cup that would fix the majority of the issue.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Assignments is a very special experience enjoying gourmet food at a very reasonable cost. A special bonus to visit with the Culinary Art students and hear about their career plans.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2017

We keep going back and back to Assignments. Always surprise dishes.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Most of the food was good. The schnitzel was overdone for one person and the chef replaced it. We got two small appetizers we did not expect. One of the students showed us the kitchen,etc. We really enjoyed it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Great menu with creative, unusual choices. Delicious and bigger portions than in the past. You enjoy three courses of fine food for the same price as you might spend on a salad or burger some where else. Everything was plated beautifully and served by attentive wait staff. It was wonderful start to finish.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2016

I like the concept of the restaurant. Great to go to with friends. They don't hurry you along and they explain things. Met the chef and he talked to us for 10 minutes and was really interesting. It is not fast service but that is not a negative. Nice to have a limited menu with great food. Food was excellent. B

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Love this place. The restaurant is operated by the culinary students at the Art Institute of Colorado; the menu changes every quarter. Delicious food and good service every time we go. Three-course gourmet lunch for $14. No better deal or experience in town. Definitely worth a try.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Great experience! Will come back again for sure

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 4, 2016

Excellent service, amazing food presentation and delicious food. Pleasantly quiet and comfortable setting for family and friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2016

We love coming here. The Art Institute students run the place. It has a great atmosphere and the food is amazing. A must try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 12, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the three course lunch. However, I found the first two courses a bit too salty for my palate. Kind and attentive student staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2016

I love Assignments Restaurants at the Art Institute of Denver. The food is always delicious, the atmosphere is lovely and the students are talented, friendly and professional. $12 for a three-course gourmet meal - Wow! You just can't get a better meal or deal than this for lunch. Always a wonderful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2015

Brought a friend who had never been there before and was so disappointed at the food! My friend's Bavette beef was chewy even though when asked, prior to ordering, whether it was a tender cut and was assured that it was. Her potatoes were not cooked enough. I bit into something that was in my Brussels sprouts that I though might have cracked my teeth. Twice! My chicken was tasteless and dry.

Will not return there again, or recommend it to anyone.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 20, 2015

To eat here is a dining experience as the food is always presented in the most attractive manner and a person can always expect exceptional dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2015

love this local find. the food is over the top and prices are great for what you get. one picks an appetizer, main and dessert for $12. everything is cooked to perfection and looks decorative. watch out for the competent servers. they may keep refilling your glass(and charging extra too). all of us were given the wrong tab and overcharged. every trip is different with students graduating thru. i preferred the last menu and last students. they used to do dinner. now they only do lunch from 1115-1215 and accept reservations(no walk ins). i will continue to go back as long as they dont raise the prices. the students dont get the tips and tips are optional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2015

A great dining experience. Never have to worry about bringing friends for lunch. Always meets my expectations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2015

Food was excellent. Remember this is a cooking school and it was first open date for the restaurant. The students were very nervous but will improve through the semester. Always enjoy going there.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2015

Great meal at the right price. Helping the students find tune their skills while enjoy a well prepared meal. WONDERFUL!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2015

A great experience for a department lunch. They were very accomodating and it is great to see the students cooking in the kitchen.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 21, 2015

Very fun to be able to watch students cooks under Chef Dave from the dinning area. The food is also impeccable!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 15, 2015

The food was good to great (the starter of blackeye pea fritters - yum).

This is a training ground for students and this last week must have been at the beginning of this term, because I would have been very unhappy with the sevice at a for-profit restaurant. My friend and I kept wondering when the pants would fall off of one of the waiters - they were that low. We've seen kids on the street dressed that way but never in a white-tablecloth restaurant. My tea arrived lukewarm; I ordered the Tazo chai with almond milk and it not Tazo - I checked on the internet. Nobody inquired if food and beverages were okay. The menu did not state that the succotash that came with my fish has ham in it.

This is probably one of the few times I was disappointed with Assignments and for $15 ($3 for the tea and $12 for the food) it was acceptable.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 8, 2015

At first I did not realize that this resaurant is part of a culinary school. The cooks and the servers are students, fullfilling their "Assignments." They are trying hard, and they do a great job. The food is first rate, as is the service, and all at a very reasonable price. There are two drawbacks. First, Assignments does not serve alcohol; too bad, because a nice glass of wine would be a good compliment to the food. Second, the ambiance is rather dim and plain. But it does have the advantage of being quiet, so you can easily converse.

The summer hours are limited, so check to see whether it is open for business the time you want to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2015

The food was absolutely amazing, originally I went to see how it all was because of my husband however I would go back with out him being a student there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 12, 2015

I love Assignments - have brought many people for the first time (even from Japan and France), who are consistently impressed and surprised to find such a gem close by our neighborhood.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 6, 2015

I have been going to assignments restaurant for 18 years. It has never failed me!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 5, 2015

The food is spectacular. One cannot beat the price for this quality of food: $21 for a four course dinner. Attention to detail is incredible. And, it is always rewarding to be served by students who a sincerely interested in making fine dining their career.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 5, 2015

The food is always the newest, freshest dishes and with few exceptions always delicious. Students go out of their way to make sure our service is always personal and perfect. It's a place where you'll feel as if you have a real role in developing future chefs. We try to go to Assignments as often as they're open. One of our favorite restaurants!

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