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.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here! The service was east and friendly, the food, out of this world. The wine list was great, and our server had good knowledge of the wines, and helped us choose a bottle that was wonderful!
We went for my husband's birthday and they offered just the right amount of celebration. No over the top singing, but a polite acknowledgement. Also, the server was able to help me navigate the menu despite having a restricted diet.
The lamb steak and lamb short rib combination, with eggplant puree is simply marvelous.
The best food I’ve ever had there.
One of the top three dining experiences of my life. Amazing tastes in the lamb entrees. Every dish was perfectly planned, cooked, and seasoned. The staff was great. Our waiter knew the menu and the farms that supplied the ingredients. Great ambiance in a cozy dining room. This was a meal my wife and I will remember for the rest of our lives.
Smokin Whiskey Lullaby is delicious. Food and Service great as always!
Absolutely an amazing experience! Loved the food and the atmosphere. We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff made sure we felt extra special. Would definitely recommend!
Cute little restaurant! Everything we ordered was delicious, this was our favorite meal while visiting Denver!
Delicious! Portion sizes seemed small but by the end of the night, the entire meal was perfect.
Every dish was delicious, original and creative in presentation. Cocktails that you actually want to drink. The pot (3 glasses) of Nebbiolo was much better than carafe wines elsewhere. Portion sizes were appropriate for normal humans. Service was knowledgeable, friendly and comfortably paced (thanks Yaphet). Becoming a regular place for us despite our tendency always to try something new.
First time I are a full meal here —surprisingly good I have food allergies and Chef and wait staff went out of their way
To go through entire menu Thank you!!
Loved every thing except on one dish cucumber skin was too tough to eat
Cocktails and desserts quite inventive
From the cocktails to the appetizers to the entrees and dessert. This wonderful place always amazes me. Absolutely delicious!
Food was tasty but we were a party of 3 seated at a weird 5-top bar table right near kitchen expo. Lots of staff foot traffic, which was simultaneously fun to watch (because I've worked it) and distracting from conversations with my own friends. I think our server might've been new-ish, which again is fine, but considering this was our big night out (3 moms of 5 YOUNG kids, meeting up from all over the country for the weekend), it would've been nice to understand what he was saying AND be able to reach the floor with our feet.
Music was STELLAR.
My husband and I love Beast and Bottle and go there for many special occasions. While still very good, it seems like they’ve changed some things since our last visit to make it a bit more casual. I’m not sure if they offer a tasting menu anymore. This last time we chose to sit outside, and there was a frequent garbage smell, which you could detect inside as well. Not sure if it was a plumbing or sewage issue in the neighborhood, and I’m sure the staff was trying to get to the bottom of it.
Perfect portion sizes with incredibly high quality ingredients. The patio on a warm summer night is really nice. I can't wait to return!
Honestly I won’t rush back to this used to be hot spot. Booked this for my birthday. No acknowledgement of that. Music was turned up to dance level, and the food while good was served in very small, almost tapas sized portions. Disappointed.
The lamb dishes were excellent, esp. the papardelle with lamb ragù . We had 1 dessert ( peach babka) which we thought was pretty mediocre. But overall we had a great meal and would absolutely return.
An institution in Denver. Deservedly known for being hyper local with uncompromising dedication to their food and wine. Never have I had a sub par experience here and I doubt I ever will. The service is knowledgeable and not intrusive. One of the owners, Aileen, was manning the host stand and she is amazing. The fact that there isn’t a line out the door every day they are open is beyond me.
Good food but heavily focused on one main which I find off putting to most diners. A lot of people don’t like lamb and the majority of the menu was such. Agreed - don’t go here if that’s not your thing but I think a restaurant should be more open item menu.
We spent 4 nights in Denver and hit up great restaurants during our visit, but Beast + Bottle was a huge highlight and our favorite by far. We booked an early reservation and were the first in on a Thursday night. Even though the staff was settling in, we were seated immediately in a cute booth by a friendly host. Our server, Nick (manager, if you're reading this, give him a high five for me), was super friendly and helpful with suggestions. Great wine list, but don't pass up the cocktails! I had the Rhubarbra Ann and it was delightful. Fried zucchini appetizer was delicious. For entrees we had the lamb burger with fries and the lamb pappardelle. We were surprised at how good the fries were with the beet ketchup. Creative and tasty dessert menu- we had the carrot cake. Yum! But the best dish was definitely the lamb pappardelle. I've had a lot of pasta in my life but oh god this dish! I cried tears of joy. I am requesting this dish as my last meal (or every meal of my life). I want to marry this dish. Have it tattooed onto my body. Have it written on my tombstone. I am not kidding. Even when I was full, I could not stop eating it if I tried. I am devastated that I live 2,000 miles away. We'll be back- even if I have to walk there. Signing off for now, Mrs. Pappardelle.
Loved the food... don’t skip out on the ice-cream! I’m not usually a big dessert person but it was awesome. The only issue I had was the smell... it smelt, for lack of a better way to say it, like a bathroom. I got used to it after awhile but both my dinner partner and I noticed it right away.
Loved the Fig & Pig pizza!
Great place for a glass of wine and dessert. The ambience and location of the restaurant are great for a stop after dinner. The main courses were good ,except too salty. Across the starters and mains elements were great, except a heavy dose of salt.
Had a lovely dinner on their patio. Service was attentive and professional. Great for a date night!
I enjoyed the restaurant's ambiance and our server, Nathaniel, provided excellent service. The food was thoughtfully prepared and delicious. I was underwhelmed by the crab cakes - one cake for 29 dollars seems sinister. I don't think we will return because there are other comparable and better priced options in Denver. Still, happy we tried it.
Food was incredible. One of our best meals in Denver. Service was awesome, great wine list and whisky selection.
Perfect date or business dinner spot. I love the food and seasonal menu. Great wine selection also!
Visited Beast & Bottle for a birthday dinner and the food was delicious. We had a pick eater among us and he left very pleased. Staff was very courteous & sweet offering complimentary champagne and a dessert for the table for my birthday. Would definitely go back!
Best food we had the entire trip. Came for brunch and had the "LAMB QUARTER POUNDER + FRIES" and "ARCTIC CHAR BENEDICT"
Had another great meal here. If you aren't a fan of meat, this isnt the place for you. Well thought out dishes with truly local ingredients. Great wine list, awesome creative cocktails.
Excellent food, great service, will definitely return.
The service at brunch was excellent but the food was disappointing. We had the eggs en cocotte and the lamb hash. The flavors were good but portions were very small and not much lamb in the hash. We probably will give them another try for dinner but there are better brunch places in the neighborhood.
Everything we sampled was outstanding, including the wines. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
It was early Saturday and the music was very loud. So laud that we could hardly hear each other speak. It took an extraordinarily long time for the waiter to come to our table and to get our check. The food was good but the overall experience was no great.
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.
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!
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.
Lovely dinner to celebrate a birthday. The staff went out of their way to make a special evening.
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.