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About Bastien's Restaurant

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.

3503 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30PM - 9:30PM

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

Sunday 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Cross Street:
Madison and Colfax

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 322-0363

Website:
http://www.bastiens.com/

Public Transit:
We are located five blocks west of Colorado Blvd

Executive Chef:
Ryan Bastien

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Bastien's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Special Occasion (8)
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Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Casual (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Fun (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Cozy (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great restaurant

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Enjoyed very much and the food was spectacular!

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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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".

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The meal was exquisite. The Sugar Steak was as legendary as advertised. The service and ambiance were top notch. I felt that 4 stuffed jalapeño halves for $17 was over-priced, but aside from that, we enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 21, 2017

A little scared by the outside- needs updating. Recommendations had been great, thought, so wanted to try the famous sugar steak. It delivered!! And inside ambiance was much better. Give it a try!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great place for dining and especially the sugar steaks! We were given the name of this place by a local and I'm glad we went. Great vibe to the place and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Loved this experience. The food was excellent. I had the sugar steak. Best steak I have had in a long time and maybe ever and I worked on a farm in Nebraska while I was in college. The Staff and service was great and so much fun. We had a blast with them. One criticism...The Better than Sex Cake...really, really, really good, a great end to the meal. But...Better than Sex? Hmmm...not so sure about that. Thanks for the great meal and adding to a great night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

All around great place..service was good, love the decore. Prices not bad. Comfortable. love this place.
It was our first time..
Only one thing tables were a little small..a little cramped..everything else was great....

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I feel like this is a Denver must. Love the family atmosphere, the throwback style and the good food.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 29, 2017

A great steak - you must also have the stuffed mushrooms!!! Best fried chicken - as good as your Grandmother's, from her cast-iron skillet!!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Love this place - took my mom, who was visiting, for her Birthday. The food was great, as usual, and the waitstaff, always friendly. Will be going back many, many times.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This restaurant has the most delicious and amazing food! Wonderful staff and service! This is one of my favorite places to go in Denver! The sugar steak is like nothing else out there!!!!! Craving it now!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Our group of three all loved our meals. One chose the tournedos, one the sugar steak. Unfortunately, we were seated next to two men whose voices were quite loud. Though the restaurant did not seem to be full, we could not be seated at a different table. We managed to do fine by just scooting closer to each other. Besides being seated in a booth (already reserved), it did not seem like any other place in the restaurant could guarantee a quieter time, thus the review for noise level (energetic). It is a great neighborhood restaurant, it has been there forever, and the steaks are reliably delicious.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 8, 2017

3 of us tried 3 different steaks. The sugar, atomic and ring of fire were all outstanding. One of us had the 20 ounce bone in rib eye steak and it was delicious.
We also enjoyed their dinner salads and special mashed potatoes with cherry pepper chunks
Our male young server was phenomenal. Best server we have ever had at this restaurant
Just a great overall experience

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Bastien's is a good old-fashioned steak house. Sugar steak, Steak David, ribeye, they are all great. You can't go wrong.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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