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About Bar Dough
Denver, CO 80211
Bar Dough is an Italian kitchen that offers an elevated take on traditional cuisine in a cozy neighborhood setting. Chef Max Mackissock’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***
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday Brunch: 10am - 2pm
$30 and under
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We at Bar Dough are capable of providing a variety of catering options for your event or gathering. In addition to our in-house menu items, we are happy to create a customized menu to appeal to all of your guests’ tastes and preferences.
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What Insiders Are Saying
Bar Dough Ratings and Reviews
Delightful. Loved the neighborhood and the food and service was second to none. Extra treat to see our favorite Top Chef finalist still working hard in her restaurant. Came all the way from NC and this place was first on our list to visit in Denver. Thank you for a wonderful, one-of-a-kind experience! Cocktails were great too.
We were at Bar Dough for Mother's Day brunch, and enjoyed it very much. We seem to have arrived ahead of the crowd (10:45 a.m. reservation) so for the better part of our time there it wasn't as noisy as others have said it can be. Even when the place was crowded, the noise level wasn't that bad. We thought the food was very good. We started with the jam-filled donuts (yum!) and then my husband had the Bar Dough version of eggs Benedict, which he enjoyed immensely. I had quiche and must say it was one of the best I've ever had. The veggies in it (carrots, peas and asparagus) tasted like veggies are supposed to taste: like what they are, not a sheet of cardboard! We also had the spiced bacon (brown sugar and red pepper flakes), which also was terrific. We look forward to a return visit!
The food was fantastic! The clam pizza is melt in your mouth delicious-it will for sure be on my “things I crave” list! The energy is great but did get super loud-it only bothered us because we couldn’t hear our server and his recommendations. My wine was not good-it tasted like it had been open for weeks...so I’m hesitant to try wine there again. Overall, recommend for a fun experience with food!
I am not one to write restaurant reviews however, our last visit to Bar Dough deserves a few comments. This was our first visit since Chef Carrie Baird’s appearance on Top Chief. To be honest, I was a bit hesitant to go after Chef Baird’s well deserved fame from the television show. I was worried the television show would have removed the charm. Nevertheless, to my surprise, we had one of the best culinary nights we have had in Denver in a long time. Our server, Michael, was attentive an extremely knowledgeable about the menu. His recommendations for dinner and wine pairings were on point. The food was plentiful, presented beautifully and exceptionally tasty. Additionally, it was so nice to see Chef Baird in the kitchen working alongside her team. She seemed as professional and friendly as she came across on Top Chef. Our timing was perfect as we were walking by the open kitchen, Chef Baird was taking a break. We said hello and mentioned how big of fans we were of her and her restaurant. Of course, we told her we thought she should have won Top Chef. She responded with a big smile and a gentle humbleness. I cannot say enough about this Chef, her food and her staff. A must for all!
Food and service were excellent. The restaurant is modern and open but we were a party of 6 and they have these large high top tables in the middle. They are also blasting dance music? I want to enjoy a conversation with the people I dine with but honestly I had to shout to talk and really struggle to hear. Left with a sore throat and raging headache.
We were excited to dine here and wish we made a different choice! Terrible service. Long waits in between dishes with our dirty dishes sitting on our table for very long time. Food was disappointing. Most disappointing was the roasted carrots salad since it tasted like a ton of salt was added. LOUD to the point where it was not energy, but annoying. Very basic beer and wine lists. No good IPA and as our server admitted, no full body red wines. We fell in love with Carrie from Top Chef but was very sad with the experience we had on a Sunday night. The Fancy toast was not that fancy. The pasta dish was good.
Our 4th time at Bard Dough, it has become our go to place in Denver. Affordable and an incredible variety of textures and tastes. The Menu changes seasonally. The pastry chef is a wizard in their own league. Try the lemon pound cake with popsicle cream. You can order anything from the menu and should not be dissapointed.
Service staff and food wonderful. Host even called us a while before reservation to remind us brunch menu ends at 2pm on Sundays (our rez was at 1:45). He told us to go ahead and look at menu on the way so we wouldn’t miss brunch specials. They do have a smaller menu after 2pm on Sundays but he didn’t want us to miss the brunch. Very appreciated because we would have been sad to miss. Loved music and ambience. Aperol Spritzer and Bloody Mary were so yum. Pizza, frittata and honey bacon!! Wondrous.
It sucked. Went for brunch. We were there for nearly two hours. Got there at 10:15, with a reservation, before the rush. Chicken was so over cooked, I am not sure it was still chicken. The frittata was meh. The only bonus, the donuts. I blame our poor experience on our “waiter” he (slightly balding, dark headed gentleman) actually asked us if we wanted anything else? One hour after we ordered and hadn’t received our food. I am pretty sure it was sitting at under a heat lamp the entire time. And he said “oh no one brought you that”? BTW. First time I have ever given a bad review.
This is my new favorite place to go for real pasta or pizza. We had 4 different pastas (the larger portions are big enough to share) and a pizza. Every pasta was very creative and delicious. The pizza was simple but the dough was just flat out amazing. It is easy to tell that they use fresh and high quality ingredients in everything. The house wine is high quality and tasty. Love this place!
It was annoyingly loud and tables are too close together. We might as well have been sitting with the two couples on either side of us barely enough room to squeeze back into the booth seat. They had run out of one of their four main entrées by 7:30 PM The other five dishes we had were nothing special the beet salad should’ve been described as a kale salad with beets the taste of the beats was nearly nonexistent. The Pasta was average, the truffle potatoes were good but not memorable and the chicken entrée was subpar. And I honestly cannot remember the other dish we tried. It was nearly impossible to talk to one another over the crowd noise and incredibly irritating beet of bass you couldn’t even tell what the song was that was playing. We dine out at Denver‘s best restaurants 2 to 3 times a week. We had looked forward to This one for quite a while. Unfortunately we will not be back.
Everything was fabulous - the five of us shared the chicken, meatballs, pasta dishes, pizza, salads, and garlic bread. All items were so delicious. Exceptional menu. Neighborhood gem, I would have never discovered if my sister hadn't been a fan of Top Chef. Well worth the find. Nice almost[here and the best table in the place - thank you Open Table. You never disappoint!
Definitely liked it and would like to go back sometime. Good ambiance, good feel, 90s/early 200s rap is right in my wheelhouse. I like the concept of elevated Italian but prices still reasonable (and good sized portions). The roasted carrots appetizer was great. The margherita pizza was not quite as good as we were hoping. Still overall enjoyed ourselves and would try it again sometime for sure. Also if you sit at the bar you could well see Top Chef Colorado's own Carrie Baird.
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