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About Bar Dough

2227 W. 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
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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***

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday Brunch: 10am - 2pm

Cross Street:
Vallejo

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(720) 668-8506

Website:
http://www.bardoughdenver.com/

Catering:
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.

Executive Chef:
Max MacKissock

Additional:
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

The Infatuation

8.6
One of Denver's most-hyped openings of 2016 actually lives up to the hype. Pizza and pasta for days.
Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.

Bar Dough Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (44)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
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Fun (28)
Special Occasion (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Hot Spot (27)
Casual (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Authentic (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Seasonal (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Romantic (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Cozy (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Great Beer (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Spicy (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

always the best brunch. i go here regularly for both brunch and dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

This place is fabulous. The appetizers, entres were genuine but modern.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our meal and service was fantastic. This by far was our favorite dining experience on our trip to Denver. We tried a little bit of everything. The pizza was amazing, the bass was superb and the truffle potatoes were divine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2018

Love Bar Dough’s brunch - it’s the place I always chose for a special occasion. Aperol spritz puts the icing on the cake

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2018

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!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was very good specially “Fancy toast” and the tomato pasta. The service was average.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 12, 2018

Great! The food was excellent and service was good too.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 12, 2018

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!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 11, 2018

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 9, 2018

Great food! Pasta sampler was perfect size and amazing!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 9, 2018

The food was great! The ambiance was not. It was super loud and hard to hear. We were at a high-top and kept getting brushed up against by waiters and passers-by.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on May 7, 2018

I took my parents to this place and they loved it! Great atmosphere, amazing food (donuts and carrot appetizer)

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 7, 2018

Amazing food, drinks, service! Excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent value for the quality, in a trendy and approachable setting.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 4, 2018

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 1, 2018

Too noisy & seemingly understaffed though we liked our waiter who did double duty between the bar and tables.

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·Dined on April 30, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on April 29, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2018

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2018

Our server was very nice, but overall, the restaurant seemed very short staffed, thus slow service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2018

My two girlfriends and I had a wonderful time at Bar Dough. The carrot appetizer was amazing!! No complaints, the food and atmosphere was all great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on April 28, 2018

Great service and fantastic food! Fancy toast was delicious! I wish we would have been able to see Chef Carrie but she wasn’t in tonight.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 27, 2018

Bar Dough was excellent! We got a full spread and loved everything, but we particularly enjoyed the broccolini, potatoes, and cavatelli.

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 (Kent)·Dined on April 26, 2018

Great service and friendly staff. They were very accommodating and made me a delicious vegan pizza by adapting slightly one on the menu. Would definitely go back

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 26, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on April 23, 2018

Everything was fantastic - one dish better than the next! Can’t go wrong dining here!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List, Organic, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2018

Had to wait for a table more than 20 minutes even though we had a reservation. After the initial server contact we had to ask the hostess to send our server to get initial order started.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2018

Great neighborhood spot boasting delicious takes on modern Italian!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 21, 2018

We took the entire family for dinner before a downtown show. The kids thought the pineapple cream soda was out of this world. I had the best dinner in a very long, long time - lemon chicken. Delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on April 20, 2018

Great food. Amazing waiter. Drink recommendations were on point. Will definitely visit again the next time we are in Denver.

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·Dined on April 19, 2018

The food was fantastic and overall a great time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 19, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 19, 2018

Great spot. A bit noisy, but that's to be expected from a venue with this lively design.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2018

This is the best spot for modern Italian and pizza in Denver . The Veggie small plates are outstanding, the service is on point at the wine on tap is a great touch! Love this place and keep going back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 16, 2018

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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was good, we didn't try the pizza selection, which everyone one around us ordered. We wanted to try the pasta since they have fresh and dry pasta. The fresh pasta was unfortunately not impressive.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 13, 2018

Outstanding service and excellent food. Tried the pasta tasting and enjoyed the variety and quality.

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