Bar Dough

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Bar Dough is an Italian kitchen that offers an elevated take on traditional cuisine in a cozy neighborhood setting. Chef Carrie Baird’s menu of inventive small plates, traditionally prepared meats and fish, handmade pastas, and wood fired pizza pairs perfectly alongside our classically inspired cocktail menu, all-Italian wine list, house-made limoncello spritzes, and extensive beer selection. ***Please note we reserve both low and high top seating, and are happy to accommodate seating requests whenever possible***
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Denver
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This restaurant is painfully loud. We had to shout at each other to hear and most of the time I had to ask our server to repeat herself. The tables are so close together that often times when the server is talking to the table next to you, their rear end is very close to your face.The kale and beets salad is delicious. I had the duck leg confit which was perfectly cooked but drowning in salt. My dining companion had the pork chop which was under cooked and also very salty. Total bill for two tonic waters, a salad, two entrees and two desserts was $96. We won't be back.

EP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful night out with friends. The food was great. The atmosphere was unique. My only complaint was the amount of time it took to find parking on a Friday night.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Denver!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly staff! Food was wonderful. I’ll be back for sure.

JW
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and the food exceeded our expectations (and we were already excited about it). Delicious!

N
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Chef Carrie! The Autumn Hash and bacon were delicious. Great drinks. Friendly service. The patio was perfect!

C
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Dough never fails to impress. They manage to make it feel like a special occasion, while still being cozy and comfortable. Tonight we had the Fennel salad, meatballs and pizza with pistachio pesto. Still savoring those flavors. Can’t wait to get back there.

LC
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a fan of Chef Carrie on Top Chef, Bar Dough has been on my list since we moved to Colorado. So glad we finally made it there for dinner! We started with two small plates, the meatballs and fancy toast. Wow! Two great choices to share four ways. We had two pizza entrees and two pastas. We shared bites and all claimed our choice was best. They were each excellent so it was a win all around. You should try the braised short rib pappardelle and bucatini pastas as well as the salsiccia and il grande pizzas. Service was great and we will go back soon. Highly recommend Bar Dough!

C
Denver
170 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with excellent food and service - tasty toast, broccolini, the chicken all a must have!

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was amazing and the restaurant was really cool. Our server was very slow and it took ~45 minutes between courses to get food and the waitress seemed oblivious to that fact. Also, do not sit at the high top tables, one side backs up to the bar and you get bumped into by everyone that walks by.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start with warm welcome to fabulous eggs Benedict to gracious goodbye.

LB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I was devastated to learn the Roasted Carrot Salad had been removed from the menu....that is one of my favorite vegetable dishes in all Denver.

P
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Yes if you want to spend 50 buck on a appetizer main course lol the portions are soooo small lol

DF
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably our 15th visit to Bar Dough. We had a girls night here and as always it was delicious. The service was great and each of the 3 pasta dishes we shared were unique and tasty. The fresh pasta makes all the difference. Would recommend to anyone looking for some amazing pasta or pizza!

SV
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatballs - amazing
Fancy Toast - otherworldly
Pizzas - extraordinary
Risotto - this must be what Heaven tastes like
Gelato (pistachio and salted caramel) - whoa.

MP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious but for the cost, the portions were way too small. We spent $170 without tip and were all left feeling hungry.

l
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ambiance includes two giant TVs

MH
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Especially liked the bobolinis! Nice setting outside. Seemed a little loud inside.

s
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super good and nice menu. Second visit and we did find some of our pasta was slightly undercooked. The sauces were amazing though.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great server, beautiful ambiance. Totally into it, will be going back again and again and again.

d
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food, cocktails, and service. The only drawback for us was that the noise level was a bit high. It was hard to hear our conversation because there were two large parties at the high tops directly behind us. Maybe when that happens the manager could turn down the music a bit?

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible pasta is a must!!!!

f
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants - amazing food and ambiance!

y
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time for brunch. I had the Sunday pizza, again. And, it was amazing. And, their homemade chili oil is delicious! We also had the house huevos, which she beat Bobby flay with in a throwdown. Also, delicious!

f
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

t
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The house wine wasn't very good but, the staff corrected that. The food was outstanding, especially the squid ink pasta! I highly recommend this place!

MW
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I had the cacio e pepe (on the brunch menu) and it was fantastic and several of the dishes had beautiful presentations. Our only complaint was how long it took to get food (45 minutes). It was busy but not completely full so we didn't expect that and we didn't have anyone stop and say that it was taking longer. I'm not sure if this is normal here because it was my first visit, or if one of the dishes delays the order.

CF
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bae Dough!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my mother and sister who drove up from Colorado Springs while I was traveling to Denver on business.

GB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food at Bar Dough is amazing. It's thoughtful and extremely well prepared. All of the dishes we ordered were excellent. The service however is another matter. Our waiter was covering half the restaurant it seemed without a bus person. We had to ask for water on many occasions, plates sat on the table for way too long, and there was never any follow up after the entrees were served. We were going to order desert but it wasn't worth the wait or effort (it looked fabulous btw). I know that Bar Dough is consistently ranked high in 5280 Magazine and other publications, but they aren't even close to the same league as Frasca or Travernetta in terms of the impeccable service provided at those amazing restaurants. Again, we loved the food and the chef is to be commended. With a few more people working, a bus staff, and some coaching, this place would be right up there with the aforementioned restaurants.

OT
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was good but the pasta was too salty. Crab plus pancetta plus salted pasta water was too much.

r
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food in a very lively part of the Highlands neighborhood in Denver. Not that big of a spot and VERY popular so definitely make a reservation (we ate outside which was very nice). Pizza was excellent as was the pasta dish.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. We loved everything we got: fancy roasts, fried chicken, pizza and French toast.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience2

The food and service were excellent. The only downside was the loud music coming from the burger joint next door.

HN
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Dough was hands down the best dining experience I have ever had. It was everything I hoped it would be & so much more! Chef Carrie is an artist, truly. Her food was beyond anything I have ever had. MUST TRY HER FANCY TOAST! Will DEFINITELY be returning!

BG
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding. Good service, highly recommend.

D
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and Shawn took great care of us. The wine and cocktail options are really great. Super nice bartender, lovely staff, and food that is just so tasty.

J
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a girls trip and this was our first night out in town. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff was attentive and it was hard to select from the many great sounding options on the menu. We ended up getting an appetizer (LOVED the toast), a salad and pizza. Perfect way to round out our first night in town.

RW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately not our best experience. Server was very nice but service was slow. Food was fair but not great. No rush to return.

c
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

There are 4 two-top tables that are positioned by the windows that open to the patio - there should not be 4 tables - it's too tight and you're sitting on top of other people. The servers can't even fit through the spaces which makes it most uncomfortable. I'm sure not ADA compliant either. For the price you pay, it should be comfortable.

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