Beast and Bottle

4.6
1377 reviews
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Contemporary American
beast + bottle is a rustic American restaurant serving craft dinner and brunch.

Run by siblings Paul C. Reilly, who mans the burners, and Aileen Reilly, who oversees front of house, beast + bottle is located in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood.

The “beast” refers to the restaurant’s appreciation for the whole animal, utilizing all parts to honor its integrity. The owners’ relationships with farmers, ranchers and purveyors bring ethically and humanely raised, responsibly harvested and organic (whenever possible) ingredients to the table.

The “bottle” refers to drinks. b+b’s wine program is influenced by the European tradition of drinking wine how you’d like – whether that’s a glass or by the liter.

The menu changes whenever the kitchen pleases based on what’s in-season and what the cooks are enjoying at the moment. What remains constant is a steady focus on sustainability and versatility of ingredients.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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We like Beast + Bottle best for brunch, but know that this is a serious restaurant, and a good option for every meal of the day.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been eating at Beast & Bottle for five years. We've never had a bad meal. To keep the food quality so consistent for years is a real accomplishment.

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Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We had reservations and were sat immediately upon arrival. Waited 15 minutes before I flagged down someone to wait on us, which was odd seeing there were only 3 other occupied tables in the entire restaurant. Once we got someone to wait on us, everything there on out was wonderful. Food was amazing!

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JS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Went for brunch; the cocktails are creative and really well done (that mezcal and cold brew combo should be patented) and the dishes are the same. Decor and vibe is casual cool. Only dish that wasn’t a home run was the corned lamb hash (would have preferred potatoes cooked more), but I still cleaned the plate. Cast iron sticky bun ftw.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner to celebrate a birthday. The staff went out of their way to make a special evening.

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1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, great service, good food, very pricey for what you get. This is a small plates restaurant. Wer were advised to order 2-3 dishes/person. That would amount to $30-$45/person without alcohol. The food is good, but not at the level that I would expect to pay those kinds of prices.

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Never having been to Denver before we were not sure what to expect. We took my adult nephew and his girlfriend out to dinner. We wanted to eat the way we do in New York - NOT a chain and NOT a hotel restaurant. We wanted something that had a casual welcoming ambiance, but a refined menu. Beast and Bottle's menu is limited by virtue of being farm to table, but they mention this on their website. The menu focused on lamb, something I do not normally enjoy. I was very happily surprised. Everything we chose was excellent. The atmosphere was casual, but sophisticated in a rustic way. We had an excellent bottle(s) of wine recommended by the waiter. I would recommend it, and intend to go again. Bravo!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived about 15 min early for our 6 pm reservation, and were seated immediately as there were almost no other diners inside yet. There were a few outside though. Nice dining area, clean, bright, and with a upscale rustic charm to it. We ordered cocktails and The appetizer of fried green tomatoes. So good! Light and crunchy on the outside and tender tomato inside. Seasoned perfectly. Then onto the bread and burrata plate, creamy and lovely, the lamb au jus with tender lamb and goat cheese tucked into French brad and a rich sauce. The best was the special for the night, a sirloin frites, with a fresh pea and mint chimichurri like sauce. I don’t remember what they called it but that’s what it seemed like to me. The steak was tender and Perfectly cooked, sauce was a perfect complement, and the fries thin and fresh and well seasoned. We had a lovely meal, the quality is evident, and we had a server who was attentive and knew his stuff. We will most definitely return to this restaurant,

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CK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We always love coming to Beast and Bottle. The Pimento Cheese Dip is always top notch, if you don't like lamb as a main dish, don't come here. They serve a lot of lamb. One of the farms they get their produce from is Delaney Farms, Project Worthmore now runs it. PW is an amazing community that changes refugees lives. Come here to support their cause.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Solid food and service
Great local spot

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food just wasn’t my fave

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t know how it could possibly have been a better dining experience. The most surprising factor was the noise level. It has a rather clean, stark looking interior, so I just assumed it would be incredibly loud like every restaurant in America. Surprise, surprise. The owner very cleverly installed acoustic panels very discretely in the ceiling. Made all the difference. We could actually carry on a conversation. Great service and even better food.

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BL
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Eh. Kinda cliche hipster joint, low sizes, good service!

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Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall an excellent experience. You can tell the chefs take pride in the food they prepare and the local ingredients. Taste was amazing and service was exemplary. Only slight would be the portion sizes which effected my rating for Value.

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SW
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, interesting food each time we have been there. Great service and laid back vibe.

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1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! From our table to service to the food and drinks! We loved everything!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and drinks...we have loved everything we've had there and awesome service as well!

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Naples
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I wanted to celebrate a very hard 3 weeks and it was the perfect place! Great food and ambiance!

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JA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great cocktails, very good apps and food. Service was friendly but a bit uneven

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous night all the way around! The cocktails to appetizers to main courses; spectacular! This has become one of my favorites that will take me on the mtn to drive into Denver. Everyone is friendly and NICE! They actually care about your dining experience and the food being serviced. They are educated in the foods on their menu and want their guests to have a memorable visit.

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1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Food was top notch. Service was excellent. It was a bit pricy, but it was well worth it.

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RS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner for my husband here on a Thursday night and it was quiet and lovely! The food was absolutely delicious and our server was very knowledgeable about each of the dishes and everything turned out phenomenal.

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EB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Small venue that feels cozy. It was a perfect day for the patio. Happy hour is an amazing deal. We ordered the 2 lamb pasta dishes and they were both amazing. Great farm to table restaurant!

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1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rad. Love this place.

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DF
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Casey did a nice job as our server. The manager gave us a dessert and two glasses of bubbly as an anniversary gift. Sweet.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. We will be back!

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Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything for brunch is unique and delicious! always a great experience

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EV
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best brunch in Denver. For me, the best part was that it was “right sized”. Didn’t feel like we had to split a meal because they were so ginormous. One egg with all that came with it was perfect.

Great cappuccino too!

Nice patio but we were inside.

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B
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

We were really disappointed in Beast & Bottle’s new menu. We have been eating there for several years and have always enjoyed it very much. They seem to think the public really enjoys lamb because there were five lamb entrees on the menu and other dishes with lamb in them. There were only three entrees without lamb. When the server was asked about this he told us this is the way the menus have always been. Apparently he was relatively new because such is not the case. He also just let us sit. At one point I almost called him over, but I would have interrupted his visit with the other staff. It is too bad to see a place like this go downhill.

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1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the country!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very slow dining experience. Ordered our appetizer to arrive with our meal and still had the food deliver at a slower pace then people who arrived at the same time and ordered an appetizer & meal.

Fish on the blackened fish sandwich is a much smaller portion the man the bun it is served on. Shoestring fries were over cooked.

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HB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good spot to grab a bite and a drink. The cocktails were amazing!

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DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food quality and service were top notch. The entree portions are on the small side and I still felt hunger after dinner. $6 for a cup of americano coffee seems excessive.

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CC
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Denver restaurants, Beast + Bottle is consistently good, fun and innovative. Service is top notch, offering excellent descriptions and recommendations. I took a prospective client to dinner and it was the perfect blend of great food in a relaxed environment. Go to Beast + Bottle. Try something new. Engage with the staff. You'll be very happy you did!

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AM
Phoenix
78 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

by far this restaurant continues to amaze us! The lamb sausage was outstanding. The asparagus with the sweet potato puree was out-of-this-world! The service was incredible. Nathan is an amazing Ambassador for the restaurant. He is so well-versed in the food choices and helped us make some really tough decisions on what to order :-) this is a true tresure for Denver and not to be missed experience. We have told all of our footy friends about this restaurant and we will continue returning every single time that we are back.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and evening. Great wine list. Fantastic cocktails.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Beast and Bottle for Mother's Day brunch + really enjoyed everything. The ambiance is nice + the food was delicious - we really appreciated how local everything was + the credit given to local farmers. We look forward to coming back for dinner in the near future!

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ED
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative and well prepared food with excellent service.

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KW
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We've eaten at Beast & Bottle many times and were slightly disappointed in our recent trip. The food was delicious, but the portions barely passed for entrees and the execution was a little off this time.

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KB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came into Denver to surprise a friend and had to pick a spot for dinner without his knowledge. I looked up many many places online and ultimately decided on Beast and Bottle. We were NOT disappointed! The food was incredible, the wine was great and our servers were unmatched! I would absolutely recommend it to anyone traveling into or living in the Denver area!

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