Decent food. Service was poor and it wasn't busy. I was disappointed. Nice music venue.
Went during Restaurant Week. Food was wonderful and innovative, if a bit expensive and some items were a tiny bit too spicy. The live music was a delight. Had asked for a booth, made reservations several weeks in advance, but the couple in right front of us whom I believe did not have reservations got the only booth left. They generously accommodated us by sitting us at a table and moving us to a booth a little while later. I used to visit Baur's as a child in Denver, and this restaurant does the name proud.
Dined pre show at The Buell. Emphasised this point several times to our server who unfortunately disappeared at crucial moments delaying food and check delivery. Also meant taking our desserts to go to eat in the interval at the show! Not ideal dining but they were very good.
Participation in the Denver restaurant week seemed to curtail the menu but we managed to make that work by sharing two three course meals ($35) between four of us.
Perhaps a better venue if you are rocking up for the music rather than a pre dinner show outing at DPAC.
We will not be returning to Baur's after our experience. We made reservations for 6:00, well before our show at 7:30 and it took well over an hour to get our food. They started taking boxes out so people could box their uneaten food before their shows. We ended up getting our 2 cheeseburgers at 7:15 and had to quickly eat what we could and then run our food back to our car just to make the show. I understand why the restaurant wasn't busy on a Friday night. We typically like to be sympathetic to waitstaff and those in the service industry but this was an unacceptable experience. My burger was served cold, and was certainly not worth $15 dollars. There are hundreds of restaurants in downtown Denver, go ahead and pick another restaurant. As a side note the hostess was lovely, and made the experience slightly better.
After several enjoyable experiences sitting at the bar, we were disappointed by our visit on Saturday. We had a reservation and sat in the bar, but the server bypassed us several times and checked on tables on both sides without even acknowledging us. Thankfully the manager noticed and came to check on us (and did so throughout the evening, and was lovely).
Food was average, not great.
Several bathroom fixtures were marked as out of order.
Overall, it feels like Bauer's needs a little better attention to staffing, food, service and maintenance before we'd plan to return.
The Baur's restaurant was good - had a few appetizers and a few glasses of wine before the ballet. Walking distance from Denver Center Performing arts.
The only good thing I can say about this experience was that the food was good and had a nice presentation. The problem was that it took over an hour to get it! The server was there right when we sat down and we asked for 1 minute to look over the drink menu and we didn't see her back for about 15 minutes. We were heading to a show and I gave ourselves 1.5 hours to eat and we didn't even have enough time to enjoy our meal because by the time we got it we had to leave. I was surprised because it appeared that we were alone in the restaurant when we first walked in. I asked for our check when it was time to go and our check came out before our food. Then the screwed up my order and when they tried to fix it, the side came out burned. Really a terrible experience overall.
The loud music was extremely annoying, otherwise my review would have been a 4-5. The type of recorded music was not appropriate for the older people who were there for dinner. For a "listening lounge" I expected a better choice of music. I would go to Baur's again because the food was good, and it is close to the DCPA.
My braised beef entree was excellent as was the calamari we shared. But my wife wasn't happy with her salad.
Egg was soft boiled and lettuce was wiltie with very little ham. Pinot Noir was good and service along with reservation request was good.
We were there on a Friday night to hear the band The Delta Sonics. The restaurant was not very crowded. The band was great. Our server was fabulous. The menu was rather pricey. I believe that the expensive menu kept down the size of the crowd. That was unfortunate.
The service was below average. At the bar when I paid with cash they did not give me back coin change...that is their policy. Completely unacceptable. When I questioned the policy the server became huffy and gave us a dollar back. I have never heard of a restaurant using this method.
I love bringing friends to Baur's but the most recent experience was not up to par. We had a 9:30am reservation for Sunday brunch. I don't think there were any other parties in the restaurant, although two women came in a short time later. Among the three of us, we ordered a veggie omelet, the crème brulee French toast, and strawberry pancakes. My omelet was luke-warm (at best) as were the potatoes. The toast was excellent. Neither of my guests said anything about their food until the following day when I asked them. My friend who had the French toast said it was barely warm although the flavor was good. I think we were all embarrassed to say anything; I know I was hesitant because I didn't want to make a big deal out of a less-than-hot omelet. If the restaurant had been crowded, I might have been more forgiving, but it was not. I suspect our waitress simply didn't go to the kitchen timely. She said she usually didn't work the brunch shift when I ordered black tea and she brought herbal tea. She was nice about exchanging it. I want to be able to bring more friends to Baur's, so I hope this was a one-time experience that won't be repeated.
The cocktails were good and restaurant nice, but food was generally under seasoned. We also weren't told until midway through dinner that Baur's wanted to charge for the band that night. Baur's didn't push this, which was appreciated, but I wish the restaurant would have made us aware earlier of the potential additional cost.
The food was outstanding, well prepared, and well presented. The price of the food was also very much in-line with a nice restaurant downtown, and close to the DCPA. Which is to say that the food price is very good! Quantity was nicely generous.
My only caution is the price of the adult drinks (we had mimosas and a chardonnay). Perhaps they are competitive with other restaurants nearby (?). In defense, the mimosa was very good!
Fantastic spot, just stumbled on it on OpenTable. Perfect for just about anything. We were dressed casually, visiting Denver, headed to a concert. Great place, I loved that the food was as locally sourced as possible! Also, I had a mocktail and it was delicious. I appreciated the option. Highly recommend this establishment!
Our first time to Baur's was for brunch on New Year's day. Service was slow, although our waitress was apologetic (and took some items off our bill to compensate) ... they did not seem to be adequately staffed. We were a party of 6, and the food was very hit or miss. Our waitress recommended the Baur's salad as an entree, but it seemed to be little more than a plate of lettuce, a few small pieces of ham, and an undercooked/runny egg. Two of the meals also came out wrong (we sent part of one back). Some portions are generous while others are ridiculously small (e.g., $11 for three very small breakfast "tacos"). Also, not sure they really need to blast the music so loud for Sunday brunch - to the point that conversation was challenging. Won't be rushing back to try this place again.
Had a New Years Eve reservation. When making the reservation was not informed that it was going to be a limited dinner menu with the primary meal being a 5 course meal for New Years Eve. The 5 course meal was way to much food and it was disappointing that regular menu was limited.
We ended up having the salami and cheese plate along with the calamari for starters. S/C plate was good , calamari was nothing special and was very salty.
Moved on to a few oysters and their specialty deviled eggs. Oyster were good but I would recommend against the deviled eggs. Once again they were very salty and nothing special.
We decided to split their specialty salad which was very disappointing. A few pieces of soggy romaine lettuce with a few vegetables and cubed ham that you can buy at the grocery store. To top it off was a fried, yes I said fried avacado.
Service was ok and attentive especially considering it was New Years Eve.
If I was visiting Denver again I would look elsewhere.
We were there for Brunch and they had a nice variety on their menu we were each able to find something we enjoyed very much.
I can't believe we haven't been here before. The fried calamari is heavenly - absolutely a must have. I had gnocchi that was exceptional and my husband had the braised beef that he is still raving about 2 days later. Of course we had to try dessert and the Theatre District is delicious and huge. The root beer float that my husband had was amazing - now we have to try the homemade ice cream by itself. We'll be back for a pre-theater dinner again soon!
Delicious food and great service - it's fun to put a variety board of cheese and salumi together; the wait staff has great recommendations and their timing was impeccable - knew when to ask for our order and when to let us gab away. I wish they had more salad options, but that is my only negative comment. I had the scallops, which were a perfect combo of rich, sweet, salty. Other girls at the table shared the gnocchi and couldn't stop singing its praises. The signature salad looked tasty as well.
I had hoped that the reviews were just cranky individuals with overly high expectations. Alas, they are all true. The service was incredibly slow even though we let them know we were going to a show and arrived with plenty of time. The drinks took longer than the appetizers and the second round was only half delivered before we had to leave, although we ordered them before the first round was half gone. The gnocchi was severely under cooked, the burgers were mediocre and the flatbread was laughably disappointing, especially considering the prices. The cocktails were delicious but I wouldn't go back when that is true of so many other places downtown.
The waiters attention to detail was excellent as well as the gentleman who kept checking on us.
Didn't know anything about this place, but the dialing Pianos were awesome!
Last night, my husband and I went to Baur's for the first time, to see a band I know play. If it weren't for the fact that we were supporting them, we would've walked out in the first 30 mins.
On walking in, a brusque waitress (who we didn't realize at the time was a waitress) greeted us by saying "do you want to sit at the bar or get something to eat?" I said that we actually had a reservation. At that point, the hostess walked up, greeted us and kindly seated us where we could see the band. It was 10 mins before said brusque waitress came over to offer us drinks. I don't know her name because she never introduced herself. 15 mins later, she brought waters. She eventually took our order and brought our drinks. We ordered the "spare parts" as an appetizer, I ordered some charcuterie for my entree and my husband ordered the chicken gnocchi. About 20 mins later, the appetizer arrived, over-cooked. A great pity because it would have been delicious. Unfortunately, the meat was just dry. The waitress then came back over and said they didn't have the chicken gnocchi and instead offered the pumpkin gnocchi. My husband picked up the menu, pointed at another item, asked if they had it (it was a braised beef pasta, and she said they did), and said "I'll have that, thanks." Dirty appetizer plates sat in front of us for about 25 more minutes while we waited for our entrees. I saw my charcuterie sit on the counter for 10 mins before the hostess eventually brought it over.
We then discovered that my husband had been served the pumpkin gnocchi. At this point, we were tired of waiting, so he went ahead and ate it. We couldn't find the waitress anyway.
Then we ordered dessert. And again, saw it sit on the counter for 10 mins. My husband eventually got up and went to fetch it himself. A chef saw him and told the manager who came over and said "self-service?" to which I responded "apparently it is." He did remove dessert off the check, but the service was shocking! We won't be back.
Sadly, some of the wrorst food I've had at a restaurant in awhile. Started with the spare parts, wings and rib combo, which some how had NO tasty! The pickles serverd alongside were the best part of the appetizer. Got the salad, not the lobster salad, which had fried avocado and ham on it. It was okay not the freshest and the ham seemed of low quality. The other person got a hamburger and French fries both of which were awful. Meat quality was low, price was very high for what it was, bun fell apart, fries tasted old. All over not a good meal. Great location, nice building. Service was adequate at best. Would NEVER eat here again or recommend it to anyone. If I was a gambler I'd say that this place would not last too long.
Everyone's dinner arrived at different times - over a 15 minute span. The salad I shared was watery and my friend and I both got super sick a couple days later.
Brunch is great! It would be nice if the music was jazz or bing band to go with the decor... two times we have been its been afwul 80's rock....
We all enjoyed our dinners and drinks. One person had the calamari appetizer as a main dish and another had a flatbread. Both were tasty and reasonable. Three of us had the scallops. They were delicious, but a bit pricey for the quantity of food served.
Disappointing brunch menu and mediocre food presentation. The omelette was about 6 eggs scrambled with less than an ounce of meat/veggies set in-between the massive cooked and folded scrambled egg patty. About as uninspired a breakfast item as is possible to imagine. We asked the server (before ordering) if she would request a more frittata style dish (eggs cooked with ingredients mixed in - as opposed to ingredients tossed on top almost as an after though once the eggs were already thoroughly cooked) and she said she'd be happy to have it done that way for us. There must have been a communication breakdown somewhere because this never happened, the omelette we received was barely IHOP worthy. Lesson learned. The coffee was also what you'd expect from a cheap diner - not a nicer restaurant. Sadly the waitress took away the plate with 5 of the 6 eggs uneaten (because, frankly, we didn't want plate of scrambled eggs.) She either didn't notice that we didn't get what we'd asked for or maybe she simply didn't care? A highlight was the creme brulee french toast, I recommend it. The burnt sugar crust was exactly what you want when you think about fusion of french toast and creme brulee and the bread was a great platform, not to soft not too stiff. A very well executed dish. The breakfast cocktails were a little pricey and small compared to the competition in town and the mimosas were not very good. $6 for a small champagne flute of bottom shelf champagne and bitter (low quality maybe?) orange juice doesn't make a diner want to buy another. This is especially out of touch when half the brunch places in town offer bottomless mimosas for $10-15/person. Those restaurants that don't usually sell them for 5-6 for a highball glass size. Will we go back?....probably not for brunch, but the location is perfect for a pre-DPAC event and there's never a wait so that's a plus. Maybe we'll try again for dinner sometime once this experience fades into our memory.
The food was terrible. I had the Huevos colorado and they were chewy and tasteless. My wife had the lobster club and somehow it was terrible too. The lobster was chewy, the taste was weird and the fries were disgusting. There were only two tables with other guests in the whole place, so the poor quality was not due stress in the kitchen. The service was also terrible given the number of guests. My waiter turned his back on me 3 separate times when he went to service his other table then left quickly without checking in or noticing I was signaling for the check. He didn't even seem to notice that eventually my wife left, having become nauseated from the food, and I was alone still trying to signal for the check...
I think this restaurant needs to decide it's identity- nice fine dining with after hours band or a bar with live music and some good bar food.
The food was actually quite good but we went on a Saturday night and they had a band. The band was great but it was so loud that you could barely talk to the person next to you. That's not really what I want when I'm spending $35 on a pork chop or steak. Great for bar food but not a nice meal in my opinion. Have the band play after 10 or during happy hour. There's random art on the wall for sale that doesn't match the rest of the decor. The place settings look Asian but the rest of the decor seems to be French-like. It's just kind of random.
It was Saturday and pretty empty which is a shame because the food was good. The pork chop melted in your mouth and was cooked perfectly. Steaks were very nice as were the scallops. And the butternut ravioli was very good. The Baurs salad was disappointing- the fried avocado had too much breading and the salad needed something salty. It was bland.
Service was nice- the waitress was very friendly and helpful.
Food was excellent and then the live band was a real treat! I can't imagine why this place was not more crowded. We will be back again and again!
Convenient for pre-theatre dinners. Good food and service in a roomy, pleasant atmosphere.
Scallops were amazing. Great combo of flavors and textures. Would go again to eat this dish.
The food wasn't very good and way overpriced. Waiter took our food away before we were finished.
Sat at table 40 minutes before food arrived. French toast and biscuits and gravy. That was due in part to slow ordering service. The food was good and we had the time to spare, but more prompt service would enhance the experience. Also, my drink took 15 minutes to arrive at table, a Bloody Mary.
It took forever to get our food. It seemed they were short on staff.
Excellent food. Wife had halibut and husband had lobster ravioli. Wife's portion was too large to finish. It was well prepared. The lobster ravioli had plenty of lobster. Not very busy for a Saturday night. I hope they make it!
So delish. The pork tenderloin with fried green tomatoes was delectable. They have a decent happy hour as well! The only complaint our group had was the scallops were over salted.
Baur's was a great place to have dinner as we were moving across the country. The food and drinks were impeccable and the service was excellent. Our waitress was accommodating, friendly, and helpful. It looked to have a vibrant music scene as well but not on the night we visited.