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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

Separate checks available for parties less than 10.

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. Separate checks available for parties less than 10. Deposit may be required.

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. Separate checks available for parties less than 10. Deposit may be required.

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

Additional:
Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access

Assignments Ratings and Reviews

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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

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (8)
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Creative Cuisine (8)
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Outstanding Value (7)
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2011

Wonderful food, wonderful service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 9, 2011

Keep in mind it is a teaching facility. We went during restaurant week. Some items, i.e. dessert, salad, rice, sea bass were outstanding, others, i.e. pork chop and truffle fries were good. The beauty of the place is you are helping the next great great chef or restaurant owner learn the industry with first hand experience. It is fun to interact with the students and be surprised by the kitchen's creativity. Some dishes will have you begging for more, others will satisfy the palate but leave you knowing that a little something more is needed to take it to the next level. Your constructive evaluation, post meal, may help provide that leap to greatness. If you are willing to be part of the journey you will be rewarded. Highly recommend.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2011

Delightful alternative to the busy restaurant scene. Superb personal attention. And great to be in support of the education program at the Culinary Institute. Delightful staff.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2011

Great gourmet @ reasonable prices & portions. Desserts were to die for & the best vodka martini in the whole USA!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2011

From the reasonably-priced wine (Lois Gruner Veltliner) to the chocolate chipotle bread pudding, we had an outstanding experience. Our 5th night in a row out during Denver 5280 dining week, and by far the tastiest. Thanks Assignments!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2011

Great concept. The students produced a great meal. We have dined here previously and will again. Only glitch: ran out of two of the 5280 special wines.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2011

If you're a foodie who likes to take chances, give this culinary school a try. Mistakes are made yes, but overall it's fun to be part of a learning experience. My sea bass was scorched, but the sauce was tasty. Vegetables were crisp and yummy. The biscuit was very good. The chocolate caramel bread pudding served in a parfait glass was absolutely out of this world!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2011

The students did a great job with the service (explaining the items you were eating) and the preparation. I was impressed that even the ketchup was student made and delicious. I was happy to have received an amus busch (?spelling) before the meal that was tastey. The atomosphere was a little empty, but we were sat in front of the kitchen window which I though was a treat and a great conversation piece.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2011

The most affordable 5 star restaurant around!! Absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 18, 2011

For our first time at Assignments, we did not know what to expect. The food choice, taste and presentation were all AMAZING! There was a terrific, but not overwelming, menu selection. The portions were perfect.

Our only disappointment was the service. Although our waiter was friendly, he was glacially slow. It took much too long to retrieve our beverages, clean our plates from the table, and mostly in bringing the check. That process alone took over 15 minutes, forcing us to hurry out for another engagement.

Overall, we look forward to dining there again!

The butternut squash and parsnip soup was the best dish of all for both of us! Yummy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2011

Our server, Eric, was awesome. He was very attentive, friendly and professional. I had the mushroom risotto and it was probably the best risotto I've had. The side salad had a really nice blend of flavors from the local chevre, kalamata olives, oranges and red onions. Hubby thought it could have used more vinaigrette. The rosemary scones with butter were delightful. The roasted asparagus was very yummy. Hubby had the strip steak with bordelaise which was very tender but a little cool when it arrived at the table. Mousse was rich and excellent. Chocolate bread pudding very yummy with the whip cream and had a spiciness to it. Support the students at Assignments! The student staff are so enthusiastic and eager to serve you.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2011

Love to eat there for both of us. Would recommend to anyone. Love to talk to students and ask them questions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2011

The food was great and the service was also very nice.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2011

Interesting, friendly place. Small servings. Not highly seasoned. We would go again, perhaps with a group. May bring our Washington Park Cares group on April 20.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2010

The food was tasty and well-presented. Only negative—the crabcakes were sauteed a little too long, making them crusty. The main problem with this restaurant for us is its location. It's too far from Louisville and in a part of town with one-way streets. In fact, it is on a one-way street. We turned out of it the wrong way and saw hundreds of cars coming straight at us!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2010

We had a great time. The staff was very personable and nice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2010

Our dining experience was outstanding in every way.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2010

Every aspect was outstanding!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2010

We were celebrating a birthday in our office and Assignments was the birthday girls' choice. None of us had ever been there and didn't know what to expect. It was absolutely delightful. The service made you feel like you were royalty - not overly attentive, but just right! And a little surprise from the chef now and then made it even more fun. Plan on dessert...delicious! We'll be visiting Assignments again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2010

I have had lunch twice at Assignments and it was outstanding. This is why I chose the restaurant to take my son and his girlfriend for their birthdays. The only time available that would work for both of them was 7:30 on a Friday night. Had I known the kitchen closed at 8 pm, I would never have made this reservation. The kitchen was out of the fish dish one party member wanted to order; I felt the vegetables accompanying the lamb were overcooked and proably were the last of the night and had been sitting awhile. The other noticeable distraction was the poor lighting. I couldn't even see the colors of the vegetables I was eating. The server was outstanding and tried to make it a wonderful experience. I will give it another try.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2010

The food was great, as well the service. The menu is limited. It seemed to take a bit longer to cook than what one would expect, but was well worth the wait. It is very moderately priced (most every entree was under $10.00), and I was told that all tips go to the school. They are only open Wednesdays - Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for lunch and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the evening. I think that they could probably get a lot more people in if they were open longer hours. Students of the culinary arts school do the cooking and serving. They do a great job and one can see the activity in the kitchen from wherever one is seated. They did have a wine list, but we didn't use it. I would return. Great neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2010

Again, we had a very enjoyable meal and time!

Will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2010

Very nice, the food was delicious!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2010

we were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. it was very reasonable given the high quality of ingredients - all organic with locally raised meat.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2010

Had a great time! Matt, our server was exceptional! He had out wine poured within seconds of the glass being empty and he was inobtrusive. Our table of 3 went on a Wednesday night and we were the only diners, so we had the restaurant to ourselves! It was a wonderful dinning experience, especially being able to see thru to the kitchen!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2010

We love Assignments! A real bargain for the quality of food and experience. Both times we've been the food has been amazing and the service has been great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2010

Great place to take visitors, dates, good friends. Excellent food and value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2010

eh, a bit of a let down. all of our proteins were overcooked.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 25, 2010

A must for foodies, great food at great prices. Locally sourced, and don't be shy about asking the waiter questions. He's a student too, and will be desperate to show off his knowledge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2010

This is a training restaurant and the food is always great!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 28, 2010

This 'restaurant of learning' give low-budget gourmets the opportunity to enjoy creative cuisine and spectacular service at prices that won't break the bank. The lunch menu contains staples - bison burger, salads, fish, sandwiches -- prepared to knock your socks off with intriguing combinations of flavors and textures. A couple of drawbacks are the limited schedule (Wed, Thurs, and Fri only) and the limited menu (a half-dozen entrees). Still, its well worth eating your way through these thoughtful and well-executed delicacies. Bon appetit!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2010

The appetizer, entree and dessert (tableside) were all wonderful.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2010

Our server was most attentive. She answered our questions and was very knowledgeable. The food was outstanding, as it has been any time we have dined at Assignments. We will certainly be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 7, 2010

We were pleased with the overall experience we had at Assignments. The food was well-prepared and delicious, and the service was impeccable. The fact that this is an establishment served by culinary arts students does not take away from the fine restaurant that it is. Considering the food, the service, and the menu, we felt that the price was fairly reasonable, as well.goat

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2010

It was a Wednesday night and we were one of only three couples taking advantage of the fine food and quiet atmosphere of this great find. The slices of scone served ahead of the meal had a unique and enticing flavor among table breads, and complimented our choice of Colorado syrah. The green salad was sumptuous with nuts and cranberries and a light vinaigrette. My striped bass was also light and delicious, escorted by the perfect accompaniment of rice and mixed vegetables. My partners steak was tender and flavorful, served with some of the best French fries I've ever tasted. Finally, without being too overwhelming, the sticky toffee desert rounded out an excellent dining experience. I would recommend this culinary delight to anyone I know!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 16, 2010

We had a new student (3 days) as our waiter and although he was friendly he struggled with this position. In fact he stated that after 3 days he did not like being a waiter. Not a very good thing to say to a patron. I'm assuming he would have rather been in the kitchen working his craft.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2010

All in our party of 4 agreed we would be returning to Assignments.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2010

The presentation of the food was very artistic. Portions a bit small. The service was genuine, the staff made us feel like they were happy to have us there and determined that we had a good experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2010

Second visit. Again the food was superb. Ambiance is perfect for dining - as opposed to eating & running.

Only issue: the students need a bit more training at tableside. Tended to rush from dropping the menus to asking for orders. A bit more practice on opening & pouring wine would be nice as well.

We will return and bring friends.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 18, 2010

Food is absoloutly first class, you have to remember that students are waiting on your table and for some it;s their first time waiting on tables. I love the place because I get to have gourmet food at a great price!

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