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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
Denver, CO 80209
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:15 - 12:15pm.
Open each quarter, based on college calendar.
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On site catering is available for 7 to 40 people in our existing restaurant.
Restaurant menu changes quarterly.
Light Rail and RTD Bus Services
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
Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Assignments Ratings and Reviews
My friend and I have enjoyed Assignments for many years. We have a personal interest in the students and the teachers. This time my friend could not come because of a serious illness. They prepared him a lunch to go at no charge for me to take to him. The food is always superb and the teachers and students are wonderful to get to know. This is my friends and my favorite dining experience.
As this restaurant is affiliated with the Denver culinary institute, it is quite the unusual experience for a dining occasion. Have a tour of the kitchen and institute as part of your evening and your will find it informative and interesting. Too bad no alcoholic beverages are available to enjoy with your dinner..perhaps sometime in the future.
A diverse enough menu to satisfy a range of palates..our table enjoyed the duck breast, mushroom soup, and pinwheels. The salad was excellent. For the entrees, most of us had the chicken, but others had the bass and scallops. The creme brulee was very good, but the apple tartlet was a little overbaked.
A true learning experience for the staff and patrons... we had a very nice and fun evening!
Obviously, this is a little difference experience since it is a student environment. That being said, it was a very pleasant evening and, with a couple of minor exceptions, the food was excellent. Staff was extremely pleasant and service was good. A great value for the price. I would return.
The prices at this place are insane for the amount of food and the level of cooking displayed by the culinary students of the Art Institute. You'll feel like you're eating something from one of the hottest restaurants in Denver but paying half the price - creamy burrata, crispy skinned alamosa bass and sinful butterscotch budino that could stack up to any in the city. The dining room is a little outdated, but understanding that this is a non-profit, one can forgive. They have also discontinued their alcohol program which is a pity because one of the instructors has a great background in pairing. Still I would recommend it to anyone who loves delicious food!
Students cook and serve at Assignments, under the tutelage of experienced and professional instructors. You'll find enthusiasm, and pride in their work. It is a delightful experience, and a true bargain. Close enough to downtown for a business lunch.
No wine list, (sob!) but other than that, have fun, and have a glass after dinner at home. Enjoy...everyone I've taken is in love with the place.
After hearing about Assignments from several friends, we tried it and loved the experience! The food was excellent and the staff quite competent despite being students . Attention was given to detail and politeness as well as checking back often to be sure we had a wonderful experience! We will return again to this little-known gem on Broadway! What a great hands on experience for these students to have the chance to learn about all thAt it takes to run a successful culinary experience.
Assignments, the restaurant run by a cooking school, is charming, warm, and delightful. The food is wonderful, all done under the tutelage of the instructors, and darn good culinary students....beautifully presented by budding young chefs....
Prices are very reasonable for what you get. For chain restaurant prices, you get a splendid 3 course meal from happy people. Pretty darn hard to beat.
Used to be a fun, unique dining experience. Restaurant seemed toned down, minimal ambiance, less inviting. The biggest difference was the lack of wine and other alcohol offerings. How can you teach students the importance of matching wine with food, and, how to serve wine? A significant part of their educational experience is missing. And thus an important part of my dining experience was missing, too!
A very attractive dining room with tables set to perfection. Every presentation was attractive and delicious. Wait staff was outstanding and also immaculate in appearance. Menu choices were great and plentiful. It is the top dining place when you wish a really delightful and adventurous evening out. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a really delightful dining experience.
Interesting to see the working kitchen. The service was very uncomfortable with all servers seeming nervous and trying too hard. The timed placement and pick-up of plates was just awkward. We sat with finished plates for a long time until they could gather up four people to lift them at the same time. The food was okay, nothing memorable. It reminded us of banquet food, nothing really wrong, just not very interesting. Be aware that there is no alcohol, wine, or beer served. The price is nice, but I'd prefer to spend my dining bucks elsewhere.
I took my 8-year-old daughter to Assignments for a fun mom daughter date. They were great with her. The students took time to show her how to make fancy folds with napkins and kept checking in to make sure she was happy with the food.
On that note - it was fun but the food was too much for her. She doesn't like complex spices. Plain is her taste. But I loved the food and it was fun to teach her about fine dining. She was intrigued by the different forks, knives, and bread plate. Fun! It was followed by a tour of the school.
Will be back!
Food was good but horribly slow. Service was awkward. Four waiters swarm the table to deliver food in unison, but this did not contribute to the dining experience at all. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Assignments no longer offers wine or any alcoholic beverage for that matter. The two hour would've been far more tolerable if we were able to sip wine while waiting.
Sadly this restaurant is off my list of favorites.
We went for lunch on a Friday afternoon and really enjoyed our dining experience. The staff was attentive and we enjoyed picking off of the 3 course set menu. We each tried a different menu item so that we could all taste test. We even went on a tour of the school after lunch. Want to go back for dinner next time.
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