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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K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!

DF
Denver
52 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
64 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!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at Bar Dough for Christmas Eve and it was wonderful!

ER
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Loved the fact that the portions were normal sized. Allowed us to enjoy the delicious desert options!

Y
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always!

c
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch had some innovative and tasty things on menu. Smoked trout excellent. And tasty HOT coffee

GW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

C
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I’ve ever had! Absolutely delicious, and a great variety on the menu that can satisfy almost any taste or dietary need. Get the broccoli and truffle potatoes to start, and definitely try the tortellini! We capped off the night with the chocolate dessert that was almost like a large fresh version of a ferrero rocher, with incredible ice cream and caramel sauce—I thought I was in dessert heaven. We will be back!

r
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cozy, hip environment. Plenty of energy and good food to match.

W
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night at Bar Dough. The pasta is superb, except the ravioli-style pastas a bit on the smaller side.

J
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service on this visit was particularly slow and unengaging.

KU
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Carrie is a culinary genius! I love the creative and delicious food they produce here. The service is outstanding and the ambiance is laid back.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Food was mediocre and bartender was inattentive and mixed bad drinks.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

There is a server at this restaurant that should be fired. He pushes and shoves, he elbows people’s back, he doesn’t apologize and it’s questionable if he does it accidentally or on purpose. When discussing this one server with the manager she blew us off. We didn’t want a discount, we just wanted to inform her of our issues with only one person. She unfortunately didn’t regard our concerns as factual and dismissed us. Be aware that this place rests on there laurels and doesn’t constantly strive to be the best at all times.

A
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love love love Bar Dough. I think the food is amazing, but it is a bit pricey. If you're looking for amazing pasta and you're willing to pay for something amazing, I highly recommend Bar Dough. The pizza is pretty amazing too.

SM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and loved the ambiance! Can’t wait to go back!

JW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently took a friend to Bar Dough for dinner and I was blown away by the the service and the food! Our waiter was spot on in all his recommendations, even the wine we were skeptical about! 100% recommend Bar Dough! PS get the Brioche Doughnut dessert!

SV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was honest and helpful in his recommendations. The cocktail list is creative and downright delicious! 3 of us shared 2 appetizers and a pizza and pasta entree and felt very satisfied with the delicious choices. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a tasty and fun experience.

PR
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, but pizza and pasta were served warm, not hot.

DT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar dough exceeded my expectations- the fancy toast was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten, and the service was great!

RC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really fantastic food. The pizza crust was particularly notable and the pizza was great. The pasta was a sublime combination of flavors like I've never tasted. The polenta appetizer was really good.

LC
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

So very disappointed! I brought my cousin who was visiting in for brunch and we were told we had to order by 1:45 because the kitchen was closing at 2. I’m guessing we got the last two plates of the day because the cacio e Pepe had a very over poached egg and was extremely salty. Our Sunday pizza tasted only like the sauce and the crust was soggy and chewy. There were only a couple other diners some of whom got food after 2pm so not sure what that was about. I had been for brunch before and really enjoyed it. Next time I will need to find somewhere new.

NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time that my partner and I have been to Bar Dough... our experience both times have been absolutely incredible. From check-in to being seated, the service is impeccable! Never waited for drinks and every dish that arrived at our table was packed full of wonderful surprises with excellent flavor profiles. Being from NYC, I expect great service and you’ll get just that when you come here - everything from the seasonal ingredients to the craft cocktails, you’re in for a real treat! I am not a fan of quinoa at all and yet I found myself wanting more of their quinoa salad. Pro-Tip - Save room for dessert - the Apple torta was devoured so quickly, you would have thought we hadn’t eaten at all... it’s that good!

At the end of the experience of great food and drinks... Chef Carrie came out to our table to chat and say hello - she was truly my favorite on Top Chef Denver and her energy, sparkling personality shines through - you rarely meet such an incredibly talented, sincere and humble human being! You’re a true star Carrie and it is an honor to meet you and enjoy your fantastic menu!

LJ
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cody was a fantastic server. He was knowledgeable about the wine and beer selection and gave excellent suggestions. He was attentive and didn't make us feel rushed. The food was wonderful!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Went their for Brunch to use our Denver Dining Passport and had a fantastic meal. We had the Autumn harvest hash with added fennel sausage (recommend) and the eggs Benedict. Both were great but the service was slow. Never got my coffee refilled before we left and took a while to get the ticket. It was pretty busy for brunch so it’s forgiven.

SB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been wanted to go to Bar Dough for a long time and we were definitely not disappointed. I was a little worried when all they had left was tabletop seating as sometimes it is a very small table and there were 3 of us - but the seating are large rectangles - so plenty of room for all of us. We shared the table with another party - but there was an empty seat between us so we had plenty of privacy. We started off with the autumn quinoa and it was delicious - vegetables were fresh and very flavorful. Whilst the pizzas looked scrumptious - the 3 of us opted for pasta dishes - I had the tagliarini (squid ink pasta) and I am still thinking about it - it was that good. Note - it has a bit of a kick to it - so stay away if you are spicy shy! My husband had the pappardelle and my friend had the mezzaluna - both of whom loved their dishes as well - the pasta and all the ingredients are so very fresh. I really want to go back and try the pizza - but truthfully it is going to be hard to resist getting the tagliarini again. I have been searching for a favourite dish in Denver - and right now, Carrie's tagliarini tops the list.

I will also give a shout out to all that served us - they were attentive - but not annoying. My husband's tea glass was always full! The host was kind enough to hang up my coat and bring it back to me with a smile. Cannot wait to go back again!

MG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such incredible food! Be ready to be in awe of literally everything on the menu!

SC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal. There were 3 of us and we did a sampling meal. Just ordered random things off the menu and shared. Truly a great experience and outstanding menu. Cody was our waiter and he was wonderful!

m
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
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
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
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
2 reviews
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.

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