Bar Dough

4.8
1099 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

About

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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NoEffortToKeepSafe
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

I attended a 3 person B-Day celebration March 15th and was shocked to see no attempt whatsoever to separate people and give proper distance needed during this Pandemic, I should have stayed home but was sure restaurants would be at least trying to do their part. A couple was sat right next to us even though a table at a distance sat empty through our dinner, the upholstered long seats had people elbow to elbow. They just did nothing to give customers any peace of mind, sad

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vipGB2016
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great brunch, fantastic options. this is a staple for us when it comes to brunch options in the hood.

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vipEcalderman
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been to Bar Dough a few times - I always enjoy the food and staff. I usually sit at the bar and have always found the bar staff to be great. We sat at a high top yesterday with 7 of us and service was truly outstanding! We were in and out because of emergency calls and the staff was very understanding and helpful. Everything came out so quickly and deliciously. Thank you!

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vipadenverrealtor
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome local spot for phenomenal Italian dishes! The pizza was one of the best pies I've had in Denver!

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RogerC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, just a little loud. Would definitely recommend. Haven’t had a bad meal here.

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Kweenbe
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Fun atmosphere!

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vipDiningDoug
Denver
108 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Resurrected a cocktail off an old menu and it was the perfect start. If looking at an online menu it is the #2! Great drink!
The garlic bread is a must starter, and if you are going to try the garlic bread, you have to have some meatballs for dipping! Both the beet and fennel/arugula salads were excellent.
I came thinking I would order something with the fennel sausage. I settled on the bucatini pasta dish, but was steered away by our server to the pappardelle pasta. It was outstanding!! But, you need to improve the sausage pasta dish as your sausage is SO good, but our server didn’t like it. My wife remembered that she ordered that our first time at Bar Dough and was disappointed. My daughter ordered the Commendatore pizza that has the sausage and it was GREAT!
Desserts were excellent as was our entire experience!
Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love love love Bar Dough. Food is excellent!!! Our waiter was great and attentive without being bothersome. Only complaint is that I ordered a cocktail without specifying the brand of bourbon, assuming I would get the well brand. When I got the check the drink was upgraded to a premium brand and ended up costing $19. I would have definitely appreciated if the waiter would have let me know.

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vipJamesK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Tonight the food was too salty. It's become a hit or miss kind of place. Tavernetta has now become my favorite Italian in town, followed by Bar Dough.

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IrisW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bar Dough never disappoints. The food is amazing and their house wine is always great.

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DannyJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual!

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SharonP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food. great service. super noisy though.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAbbyP
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SharifahB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEater
San Francisco
63 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!

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vipChitown
Denver
180 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

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
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.

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vipLuv2dine
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!

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MeredithS
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).

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vipFoodie
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. They made an effort for me with my 4yo and the food and wine was fab.

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

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

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danhave
Portland
4 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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
JasonA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

LOVE love having brunch on the patio. perfect sunday

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJessicaW
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience1

Love the food but can get very noisy

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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JessicaY
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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipChitown
Denver
180 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!

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

The food here is phenomenal. The pizzas are so good

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vipTigermom
Denver
12 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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Molly
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

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vipmonti444
Savannah
11 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews