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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4.7
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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food. great service. super noisy though.

SP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time on our first visit to Bar Dough, we will certainly be back!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was definitely the highlight of the night. Can not recommend enough the Spicy Clam pizza!

AP
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The root vegetable hash is so unique! A must try!

SB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lee was helpful with the menu and questions we had. Food and mimosas were yummy!

E
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was wowed by this great little place. Excellent, seemless service, great and innovative food, busy but well run. Perfect place for a Valentine dinner. So rare to find all of this in Denver, bravo!

C
Denver
176 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best restaurant in town - great service, great ambiance, spectacular food, excellent desserts - try you will be back many times

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the drinks were more then worth their price tag and part of the overall experience.

L
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love dinner at Bar Dough but brunch was a whole new level of favorite! Same creativity and delicious entres for brunch as well as dinner. Mocktails, espressos, bottomless mimosas and so much more offered!

MS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had two apps, two pastas and dessert - everything was wonderful including the excellent service (Cody).

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and drink. Quiet and good service. Our second time there

DH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely incredible, possibly the best Italian I've had in Denver. Portions were reasonable going on generous.
Drinks were similarly excellent, and only slightly overpriced. Nothing you wouldn't expect at a restaurant like this.
Noise level was moderate, very tolerable.
Service was great.

All in all, I highly recommend it.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant. I try to stop by every time we are in Denver!

JA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Get the fancy toast :) You won't be disappointed.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Dough is one of our go tos. The food service and ambience are fantastic

JW
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience1

Love the food but can get very noisy

JY
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Their brunch is delicious. And best mimosa I have EVER had!! Fantastic service. I will definitely go back again!!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great as always! Eggs were a little undercooked but overall a fun place with good vibes.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We ate at Bar Dough on a Friday night, and maybe that had something to do with the noise level, but I have to honestly say it was probably one of the loudest places we've ever eaten. The food was less amazing than I thought it'd be, too, given the reviews I'd read in advance of making a reservation. Two of my dining companions deemed it "inedible" (one had pizza, one had pasta; the complaint about the pizza was that it was too salty, and the complaint about the pasta was that it just wasn't good), while the other two didn't really have much to say either way. We had two appetizers (the truffle potatoes, and the fried cauliflower), both of which were pretty average; five entrees (three pizzas, two pasta dishes), and dessert, which was really nice. Drinks from the bar were awesome, and our waiter was just the best guy. Our reservation ended up running long, because two of our party were 45 minutes late, but the management worked with us really well, and we were able to eat without being rushed, and still managed to wrap up before the next folks for our table showed up. I'm not sure we'd go back, to be honest, but I'm glad we gave it a shot.

C
Denver
177 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Excellent Service, I’ve never had a bad or even average meal here, always great food and service and some specials to really make it hard - I suggest share and try multiple things!

LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is phenomenal. The pizzas are so good

T
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food is still good. Not as amazing as it was in the early days. What’s really slipped is service. It’s routinely disappointing. And the restaurant is always cold and the music is always very loud. So many other good places to eat in Denver. We won’t be back.

Bar Dough
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank so much for your feedback. I want to personally apologize for your experience, as it sounds as if there were things I could've corrected had I been aware. If you'd like to talk with me about your experience, how we could've done better and what we can learn, I would love to chat. Please feel free to email me at maggie@bardoughdenver if you'd like to discuss your experience further. Cheers, Maggie Maxwell General Manager, Bar Dough

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M
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Visited Bar Dough for the first time for Saturday brunch. Our server (I wish I got his name) was phenomenal. He was very attentive through out our entire visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Broccolini was great, squash pasta was also very good, duck was a bit salty

m
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Bar Dough on a date night after watching Top Chef. Amazing food, reasonably priced, and great service. Will be back!

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great experience here! Service was great, bar and kitchen selections did not disappoint!

AS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and venue. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! Great food, drinks, and staff was unbelievably attentive!

BB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I loved my Bar Dough brunch, however this place gets LOUD LOUD LOUD on the weekends. I work in a restaurant so I’m used to yelling over people to be heard but this was pretty bad. Groups of loud drunk women on both sides of my table and at the cocktail bar. But the food was delicious, the gelato was outstanding and everything was so fresh. Espresso was great too, not at all bitter. Our server (Kailey? Hailey? again, it was loud) was knowledgeable about the menu and very sweet, we really liked her. I’ll be back!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was unbelievably helpful and endearing. The food was incredible! Definitely going back soon.

K
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar dough is by far our favorite restaurant in Denver!

c
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious experience celebrating life and good times with family and friends! The staff was very accommodating, ensuring all needs were met, and bellies and glasses were full. Per my request, they also presented the table with a champagne for a group toast, elevating the mood nicely! The food is amazing and they have incredible happy hour prices, which we leveraged for our appetizers but could have easily filled up on -- just hard not to move onto their top notch entrees! We will definitely return!

A
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was SO GOOD! I will definitely be back!

DF
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great dinner when we go to Bar Dough. This is one of our favorites in Denver. The fancy toast was delicious and the meatballs are a must - the sauce is so irresistible. We shared one pizza and the Bucatini. Both were delicious and it was the perfect amount of food. Always love it!

RO
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Overpriced food, did not taste good. Service was poor; waiter wasn't friendly at all. Total waste of money and time. Had a snack after dining there. Go somewhere else!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great

NS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing it was soo good. Great food and service

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the fancy toast and meatballs!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Loved! Very friendly people, food was amazing

b
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a lively, warm, friendly place with great food! I had a delicious fire wood oven pizza! And I mean delicious... few places know how to make the perfect pizza and this is one of them! My husband had the chicken which was equally delicious! The kale salad was to die for! Dessert was also yummy!

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