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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
Separate checks available for parties less than 10.
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. Separate checks available for parties less than 10. Deposit may be required.
Light Rail and RTD Bus Services
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
Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
Assignments Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
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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