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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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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.8

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Outstanding Value (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 29, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2014

I've been here twice now and both times was a great experience. The food is always fenominal and the service was great. I've reccomended it to family.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 12, 2013

Loved the interaction with the servers. So enjoyed the menu. The duck appetizer was fabulous

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 11, 2013

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!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2013

I was most pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The dishes were amazing and exceptionally well presented. The students/waiters were very attentive and friendly and open to chat about the food and their course. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2013

Great food for a great price! Check it out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2013

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.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2013

Assignments is our favorite place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2013

The food is great, but this restaurant is really about the students. A must go for anyone who is a foodie!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2013

The food was delicious - service outstanding... price bargain.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2013

Excellent service and quality. The special recognition of our anniversary was very much appreciated.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2013

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2013

A very nice birthday lunch outing. Thanks

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2013

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!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2013

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.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2013

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2013

My friend had the eggplant entrée and not exciting. Rest of both meals quite good.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 13, 2013

We have been to Assignments a few times and each time was exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 11, 2013

The food was great. We loved that each course was explained and presented in a very relaxed and comfortable manner. I would recommend this if you want to be able to talk and have a first class experience, go to Assignments!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 6, 2013

I was very please with the entire experience. I think this is a great program for the culinary students. The entire staff was great and the food presentation was also great.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 6, 2013

We've been going to Assignments for many years and it is still terrific.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 22, 2013

I love to go here. The food is exceptional, as is the service. It's a great place to take business partners and special friends!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 16, 2013

Perfect place to celebrate my friend's birthday.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 9, 2013

We went for both lunch and dinner and had a wonderful time at each. If they were able to serve wine it would be perfectr.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 8, 2013

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!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2013

The food and service was good. There were a few mistakes, for example the kitchen forgot to cook the rice. So there was a delay in our main courses. Also we ordered roasted potatoes, what we got were cold and old. But overall everything was good.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 31, 2013

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 26, 2013

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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 (Denver)·Dined on July 24, 2013

The place was quiet, intimate, excellently staffed, and the food was outstanding. We will definitely go there again soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 17, 2013

always good food - often surprises too!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 17, 2013

Our visit was very enjoyable. This was our first visit. The food was wonderful, our servers were very good. We are planning our next visit soon. If your're in the market for a nice place to try with excellent prices I suggest Assignment

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 17, 2013

Each quarter they change their menu offering wonderful surprises. This quarter was no exception.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 5, 2013

We've been coming to assignments for many years. The staff is gracious and the food superb. Assignments is always a wonderful dining experience.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 24, 2013

Food & service was great but need to be aware that the restaurant no longer serves alcohol

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 17, 2013

Assignments is a destination of choice that has been a superb dining experience for many, many years.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 16, 2013

Such a pleasant experience with a delicious lunch which was prepared and served with every attention to detail -- it's been 10 years since I have been to Assignments, and I cannot wait to visit again and again!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 2, 2013

Fun for lunch....three courses for $12! The students are delightful as they practice their skills....and the food was good!

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