Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Baur's Restaurant

4.0
170 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

Similar Restaurants

About

Baur's is a new restaurant from Chef/Owner Dory Ford located in a grand historic space in Downtown Denver. We have renovated the space to re-capture the glamor of yesteryear and set the stage for a bright future. Our classic cordillera cuisine begins with the freshest seasonal local ingredients, resulting in menus that offer interesting yet reachable selections. Our beverage program is tailored to match food offerings and include hand-crafted cocktails, a diverse beer selection and an eclectic selection of international wines. Our service and culinary teams are committed to offering service that exceeds your expectations. The culmination of these things is a dining experience that is unrivaled and will keep you coming back again and again.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Global, International
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation

Brunch: Thursday - Sunday from 9:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Daily from 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Social Hour M-F 4-6pm

Please note: Baur's Restaurant is also a Listening Lounge and offers a variety of live music performances. For a schedule of events please visit:
www.baursrestaurant.com/events/
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(303) 615-4000
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Robert Grant
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
AQUA TERRA Culinary and Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge want to host your next event!

Whether it be a casual weekend brunch, a classic cocktail reception, a formal sit down dinner, or business meeting, our elegant and historic building offers a diverse selection of private and public settings that are perfect for any occasion.

Please visit www.baursrestaurant.com/private-dining/
or contact our Director of Catering and Events:
Kimberlee Hansen
303.623.0033
kimberlee@baursrestaurant.com
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Kimberlee Hansen : (303) 623-0033
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
No matter the size, scale, or location of your event, our experienced catering team, has the staff, equipment and know-how to meet your needs. Your event will have everyone talking after your guests experience the culinary expertise of our chefs, paired with the professional and courteous decorum of our staff at your next event.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
15th Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
- Metered street parking is available.

- Valet parking is available next door at the Courtyard Marriott (enter on Curtis).

- Surface parking at Ruiz Parking on 15th & Champa (1501 Champa Street Denver, CO 80202).


Nearby Parking Garages:

- Independence Plaza at 1050 17th St Denver, CO 80265 the entrance is on Curtis.

- Denver Performing Arts Complex at 1055 13th St Denver, CO the entrance is on Arapahoe between 13th and 14th
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Public transportation options include:
- H, F or C Line Light Rail towards downtown and get off at 18th & California, walk to 1512 Curtis (at 15th)

- C Line Light rail towards C-Line Union Station and use the Mall Shuttle to Curtis Street

- Any City Bus can be taken to Union Station and use the Mall Shuttle to Curtis Street
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Baur's live music venue offers intimate un-plugged performances by nationally and internationally touring artists as well as presenting a selected roster of local artists. The venue has the ability to be broken down into smaller listening rooms for recitals, or larger performances staged concert or supper club format in a variety of configurations within the main hall, bar and lounge. Visit our website for upcoming performance dates.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions

Ticketed Events:
www.baursmagic.com

Free Performances, Dinners and Tastings:
www.baursrestaurant.com/events
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 170 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
3.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Decent food. Service was poor and it wasn't busy. I was disappointed. Nice music venue.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on February 24, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on February 24, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on February 17, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on February 11, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on February 4, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 3, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on February 3, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on February 3, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on January 22, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on January 21, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

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!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

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!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on January 1, 2017

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.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 29, 2016

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!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 27, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on December 20, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 20, 2016

The waiters attention to detail was excellent as well as the gentleman who kept checking on us.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 30, 2016

Didn't know anything about this place, but the dialing Pianos were awesome!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on November 19, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on November 19, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on November 8, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on November 6, 2016

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....

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on November 5, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on October 23, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on October 23, 2016

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...

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on October 22, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 21, 2016

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!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Convenient for pre-theatre dinners. Good food and service in a roomy, pleasant atmosphere.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on September 18, 2016

Scallops were amazing. Great combo of flavors and textures. Would go again to eat this dish.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on September 10, 2016

The food wasn't very good and way overpriced. Waiter took our food away before we were finished.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on August 28, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on August 28, 2016

It took forever to get our food. It seemed they were short on staff.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on August 27, 2016

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!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on August 27, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
5