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Bastien's Restaurant

4.5
333 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
HOME OF THE SUGAR STEAK Family owned for 75 years we are in the fourth generation. we have won many awards like the best kept secret for 5280 magazine, best steak house by westword. We also boast that we made it to the national historic landmark for the googie syle architect. If you are in the mood for Sinatra, steak and retro cocktails, this is the place for you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30PM - 9:30PM

Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Sunday 4:00PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(303) 322-0363
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ryan Bastien
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Madison and Colfax
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Public transit
We are located five blocks west of Colorado Blvd
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 333 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great sever, full of great recommendations... great experience!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

As good a steak as anywhere in the city. Neighborhood feel.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This restaurant has been around for a while. It seemed to us that they have put in a new Chef and the chef is really good. The food flavors were wonderful. This is not a place to go if you are in a hurry or need to be done within a certain time frame. You may be able to ask the server to expedite your meal, but if that is the case then go somewhere else. The dress is casual so you also don't have to get all dressed up to go out. The seating is very cozy so you also won't look out of place if you feel like dressing up. Don't let the outside fool you, it is very cute inside. There is also a bar if you want to meet up early and have a drink before dinner. Go online to check out the menu I won't waste space placing it here. We had a wonderful steak and assorted appetizers, but appetizers are our thing. Go relax and enjoy.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was delicious! We will definitely come back again and again!!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food and service. Great atmosphere for family and or date night

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Bastiens is a relaxed venue, but serves excellent entrees which come with salad or soup and a range of potato sides. Bastiens knows how to cook steak and I am always delighted w my meal, as our my guests. I look forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was unbelievably good and the service was top notch. I highly recommend it for special occasions. Not cheap but worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Went here for our anniversary. I did not have my normal, Steak David, but tried the Black and Tan this time. I now have a new favorite to go with the Wilted Ceasar Salad - wish I had room for the Toasted Coconut Banana Cream Pie - but was just too full. Note to self - eat half of the steak to save room for dessert. :)

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

This restaurant has been a family owned establishment for many years in Denver before the Steak houses came to Denver. They have been serving outstanding Beef Steaks, Prime Rib, for a good number of years. I continue to love the atmosphere and it is a great place for a date or a business dinner. One of the Best Steaks in Denver and the service is fantastic.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

No service at the bar and when we were greeted it was by a waitress who sat us down at a table. Minor inconvenience but good overall

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The food was Good as usual. Many options to choose from. The wait staff could have been somewhat more friendly and attentive

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It is unfortunate that I'm writing this review. This has always been one of our favorite places to eat. In fact, I proposed to my wife here about 8 years ago. We visited for Valentines Day (a few days after on a Saturday). When we showed we had to wait 20 minutes even though we had reservations. Once we sat we ordered a bottle of wine. Ended up being a cheap headache rather than a decent wine. Found the same bottle we paid $35 for at a store for under $10. We had what was supposed to be French onion soup. After 2 bites we were both done. My wife ordered her go-to Filet. It was the first time I'd ever seen a cut of meat so over cooked on the outer part and under cooked in the middle. And not one drop of juice from the steak, was on my wife's plate. It was terrible! I ordered a NY Strip which was about the same.

We've been to a lot of very good Steak Houses and this used to be one. Now we say goodbye as we will never eat here again. To top it all off, the service was mediocre at best. The waitress asked us if we wanted a box when she saw only half of our food was eaten. We sternly said NO. She didn't even bother to ask us how it was (I think she was very aware).

I will no longer recommend that anyone waste their time unless your food standards are at the McDonalds level!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Got a party of seven reservations on a short notice and the table was ready when we arrived. The food and service was great and everyone had a great time.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Was really hoping/expecting to enjoy Bastien’s given its longevity in the neighborhood and how difficult it is to get a table. Perhaps this was an off night. On the positive we enjoyed the ambience and the service was very good. However there were a number of issues, each on their own would have been no big deal, but taken together made for a disappointing experience. First I ordered a red wine by the glass to be told after order was placed that they were out of stock. Ordered a different wine to be told again that they were out of stock of that one as well due to the California wildfires (I ordered a French wine so that explanation was specious). The mussels appetizer was not tasty. Finally, my steak came out luke warm. At that juncture I didn’t have the patience to send it back as I had given up on salvaging the meal.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Great restaurant

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

I love the ambience & food at Bastien's. Definitely a Denver gem of a steakhouse!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food is always very tasty, but a bit expensive and as it was our anniversary we didn't mind it.

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We've been here before and loved the food. This time the service was horrendous. Our server didn't seem to care about our table but rather her other tables instead. It was our anniversary and I wish the service was better to set the tone for the rest of our evening. Order came out wrong but server never came back to check on us for the order to be corrected. Once we were done eating, we waited for the server to ask about dessert but it took 30 minutes to get her attention so instead we called it a night. However, once we declined dessert she forgot about us all together and we waited another 20 minutes before making eye contact and asked her to bring our check. Highly disappointed.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great first time experience. I would have loved to hear more about the history /back story. Food was amazing waitress was perfect with timing each entree. I left full but not in pain full. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Bastiens is a gem of a restaurant with 4 star quality food in a casual relaxed setting that feels like home.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was delicious...from the starter salad to sugar steak and yummy creme brulee. All yummy!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Always a treat to walk into a retro restaurant. The food is not retro. The food is outstanding and the prices are more than reasonable. Do it!!

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

LOVE Bastien's!! Found them on GroupOn about 2 years ago and we consistently go back for special occasions, end of week relaxation and casual night out with GREAT food and drink!

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The waitress wasn't very engaging and it took forever to get the bill but the food compensated.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Classic steakhouse. Every bite was delicious, portions were generous, ambiance was retro with feeling overly dated. Exceeded my expectations. Definitely will go back for special occasions or date night

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4.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Food and atmosphere was great, I will return and it was very relaxing to listen to Frank Sinatra, the service could have been a lot better if the waitress was not rushing us to order. She was very rude and kept coming back to see if we were ready to order. We had an early reservstion just so we could take our time, and there was no need for the rush because there were very few people in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We were late getting there due to traffic from the Parade of Lights but manager was very gracious and found a way to squeeze us in.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food - tried some new dishes this time and they were just as good as our normal dished we get - the Steak David/Black and Tan and the bacon wrapped filet.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

I had the Tournedos, very yummy...when (not if) I return some day, I am ordering this again. Hubby tried the Sugar Stake, touted as a favorite..while he really liked it, he states that he'll be ordering the Tournedos, next visit.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Enjoyed very much and the food was spectacular!

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2017

Enjoyed my dinner with my father however the hostess at the front didn’t want to give us a booth because it wasn’t that servers time to be sat a table. Then when we asked for a liquor to be put in the coffee afterwards we had to pull out of the server what kinds they had. She wasn’t knowledgable or helpful.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Great service, delicious food and wonderful ambience. The jazzy crooning of Sinatra, Bublé and Harry Connick Jr in the background was loud enough to be enjoyed and quiet enough to hold a conversation over.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

As Denver's original "main street" Colfax Avenue has always had quite a mix of businesses including that of restaurants. Historically some of the finest ones - and ones best left to the scrap pile and Board of Health memory - have been alongside a wide variety of businesses. Bastien's is the perfect "don't judge the book by its cover" in that from the outside it barely tells you how truly awesome it is inside. Not that the outside is bad and the free parking lot is becoming rare too, just that the inside is a tribute to the RatPack 1960's and a menu that, while not priced from then obviously, could easily have been presented to diners then. That, to me, is a tremendous plus. for millennials, maybe not which makes it even better: nobody taking photos of their meal, clicking away or growing their beards. Wonderful portions against a very reasonable price point for quality steaks, topped with very unusual, but delicious offerings. A true "hidden gem".

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

This place is a gem!!! Never disappointed. Never wrong if you go for the sugar steak.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

I would definately recommend trying out this dining experience. This will be our new spot for date night.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Bastien's is fantastic, a mid-century modern gem with great food, reasonable prices and a friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

I was recommended this place from a couple of different friends and it definitely does not disappoint. They're known for their sugar steak, but everything we ate here was great. This place has an older decor, but it feels more authentic than dumpy. I hate even using the word dumpy as it is NOT AT ALL, but it's certainly more retro. They've got a sweet sunken bar area that you can get food at too that's just really cool. To top it all off, it's VERY affordable. It's now a go-to for me if i need a quick steak.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Outstanding food value. Steaks are delicious and done to perfection. The service is always excellent.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Classic steakhouse. Great selection, unique and creative recipes in addition to simple steakhouse classics. Excellent service and reasonably priced, all things considered. Brie would have been better in a pastry shell instead of with crackers though!

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

We cntinue to enjoy Bastien's, albeit a bit pricey. Steaks are excellent, salad is superior and soup is always very goo. We cannot afford to go often, but always enjoy the meal.

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