Beast and Bottle
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
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.
Awesome for a date night. Great food, great drinks. Cannot complain, will be back again and again, and I have!
This old gem has lost its shine - not what it used to be. The service staff seemed to have given up while the back of the house seems to be making some effort.
Fingers crossed that they will put their all into getting this place back to what it once was.
Went for a birthday dinner. Wonderful reception and service throughout!
Excellent cocktails and delicious brunch options. The prices were a little steep, but the quality of the ingredients was well above par.
The appetizer + main course were amazing. Wine was over priced - $17.00 for one glass of wine, the purchase price of the bottle of wine in store was only $32.00. The price of the whiskey per glass was high as well $45.00 when the bottle only cost $60.00. Prices for drinks should be reevaluated on the menu. Desert was a disappointment as well. The Kentucky butter cake had too many flavors trying to compete - orange marmalade was over powering along with the other seasonings on the cake + the cake was dry. I also ordered the ice cream and it had freezer burn on it + the portion size didn't even amount to a single scoop As for the service - I felt like we were being rushed when I had mad reservations. The server greeted us and put in our order for the appetizer and advised very strongly that we order our main course right at that moment because he wanted to time the orders. Felt like this was rude on his part. Overall the actual food minus the desert was great. But for the above reasons, I can only rate Beast and Bottle as 3 starts.
My experience was wonderful! The food tasted delicious and the service was great! Our waiter did a great job ensuring that we had everything we wanted and very patience and helpful.
Amazing food! Great service, can't wait to go back and try their dinner menu.
I was disappoj
The pappardelle with lamb and ragu was very good, however not for the price point. There was one salad choice and it was over saturated with dressing and not that good. The gnocchi wasn’t as good as one hopes based on the menu and ratings. Overall it just didn’t live up to the high expectations.
Recent changes to the menu greatly reduced the portion size of some once amazing dishes. The slight adjustment in price that corresponds with these changes does not bring value.. Essentially, you need two main dishes to equal what once was a perfectly delightful meal..
We had a wonderful, well paced, romantic date here. We will definitely be back.
The waiter (Nathaniel) was great and made wonderful wine and dessert recommendations. I wish I’d asked him before ordering appetizers and the main. Those were all amateurish - which is disappointing because the venue itself is fantastic and the concept was strong. Stay away from the citrus salad and the grilled octopus.
We were in Denver on vacation and I saw this how well rated this restaurant was. Well, the rating don't lie! The food was excellent and the service was great. I had the paparadelle with lamb ragu and it was DIVINE. If you're in Denver, you definitely need to go here (or to their sister restaurant Coperta - we went there and it was equally tasty).
Make sure you reserve a table, as the inside is fairly small.
Great dinner! We had a show to catch, so we didn't get to stay and enjoy as leisurely a dinner as I would have liked, but dinner was great and the staff was extremely responsive when we told them we didn't have much time. The octopus dish was so, so good. Hope to go back soon!
Food was very sub par. Not for the price, but in general. Add the price factor in and it was.....well.....let’s just say I will not be going back.
Favorite small restaurant in Denver for a quiet date night.
We sat at the bar and enjoyed the bartender. The food was delicious. The restaurant is little but feels cozy rather than crowded. Very unusual and fun menu.
We had four small plates to share plus dessert. The food is seasonal, beautiful, creative and delicious. The service was excellent. A wonderful meal!
Really delicious food - a pleasant surprise while traveling.
They screwed up the lamb dish I ordered. Way too tough. No problem- they took it off the bill, gave me a new dish and bought me dessert. Nice people, conformable bar with good drinks.
We had not been here in awhile. The food is good but was a bit too salty and we kept discussing ways it could be improved (adding spices etc). We may be too critical because we both enjoy cooking.
The food was simply outstanding. We had the lamb burger, the biscuit and gravy, the artcic char eggs Benedict and the daily special. The lamb burger was spectacular. The meat had been perfectly seasoned and prepared. The mushroom gravy on the biscuits was unbelievably amazing. I'll be dreaming of it! The artic char was disappointing, somehow I imagined it would be warm but it was cold, reminiscent of a smoked salmon but very fishy in taste. I would not have it again but everything else was superb!
This restaurant is so lovely with a cozy and quaint ambiance. The menu, being from local farms to table, really makes the menu super unique. The french onion soup and pork belly entree were extremely savory, and the chocolate peanut mousse desert was delectable. We will definitely be back for another date night.
Pete welcomed us and began our evening with a smile and warmth. Erin, a fabulous bartender, served us delicious drinks and very friendly and chatty. The gnocchi was delicious and our service was outstanding.
The ambiance was great, service was phenomenal, food was delicious, but I felt the portions sizes were a little small.
I would recommend this restaurant, but only to certain people. The food was incredible. Very creative and delicious. We went for Restaurant Week, so we had a special taster menu. We enjoyed the specialty cocktails all named after song lyrics. Again, very creative, both in name and in ingredients. Overall, we loved it, but felt it was way too expensive. We have been to very nice restaurants and love to try new restaurants. For the amount of food we received, we did not feel it was worth the price. Don't get me wrong, everything was great, just very overpriced...Sorry
Lovely restaurant week experience! The girls had a great food & great ambiance at this quaint and cozy establishment. The food options were unique and creative. We'll definitely go back!
20 minute delay on my reservation. Food undercooked.
My first experience was during Restaurant Week. It was incredible. Fantastic food and atmosphere. Will definitely be going back again.
Went for restaurant week. Food was decent but the final bill was painful. $45 for soup, 3 small pieces of pork and small desert. Dinner for two with 1 drink each, tax and tip was $150. Portions need to be much bigger, or the restaurant week price needs to drop a tier or 2.
While I enjoyed the atmosphere, I found the service to be slow and food was average. I did not find the value to be worth the highest Denver Restaurant Week pricing. Probably wouldn’t return.
We came during restaurant week and the food was innovative and fresh. We would absolutely return!
I’m in town visiting my daughter who read about your establishment in 5280, we had a very good meal for the price and enjoyed the quaint setting. Our waiter Casey was on point.
Beast and Bottle is always a favorite of ours! Perfect spot for a special occasion or a casual night out eating excellent food. The whole place is incredible and the menu keeps some amazing dishes while also having some rotating meals as well. I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered!
Adorable location and cozy ambience. Fantastic craft cocktails and interesting wines! Staff was very attentive. First courses were outstanding (most flavorful sausage I’ve ever had and most perfectly cooked gnocchi)! Second courses featured pork two ways. Meat was over cooked and tough. So sad to see a piece of pork belly not melt in your mouth. No bread served which made us feel a bit unwelcome. That single thing would have turned it to 5 stars. Food came out very fast, which for us was a negative as we wanted to linger over a slow dinner, but would be a positive for many people. 3 courses were finished in under an hour! Overall good place, but room for improvement.
The good: Cute place, attentive service.
The bad: Food took a very long time to arrive to the table. I get it, artisan, local sourced, etc. it takes its time. When it finally came, entrees were incredibly salty to the point of being inedible. I have high blood pressure and had to double up on my meds after that accidental sodium overdose. Extremely poor, amateur execution of theoretically interesting dishes. Very disappointing experience. Do not recommend.
Always amazing!! The food and service is the best in Denver!!
Good overall exp, portion sizes were pretty minuscule. Service was fantastic and the whole vibe was great.
My boyfriend and I tried this place, and I have to say, their lamb is the best lamb I have ever had, wow. Drinks were fun and atmosphere is perfect for a date or night out