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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.

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About Beast and Bottle

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.

719 E. 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm

Cross Street:
Washington St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 623-3223

Website:
http://beastandbottle.com/

Parking Details:
Behind beast + bottle off of 17th Ave there is a shared parking lot for guests of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Paul C. Reilly

Additional:
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Beast and Bottle Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
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Special Occasion (32)
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Romantic (26)
Cozy (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Seasonal (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Authentic (17)
Organic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Healthy (14)
Business Meals (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Casual (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Tapas (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (2)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Great find!!! Came down from Aspen for our 10 year anniversary. Everything is prepared to order. Wonderful

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic. Will definitely recommend and go back. Get the shrimp!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great service, though good arrived cold, otherwise tasted good.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Very small portions, to many extra charges for things like syrup, waiter seemed disinterested and bored with us. Typical Denver pretentious restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The tables are very close together, we had servers backsides in our table space the entire meal as they waited on the table beside us. It felt very cramped. Food was good but the lack of space and constant intrusion really took away from the experience. Unless you have a booth I would not suggest going.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Simply fabulous. We let the chef pair the food with his wines....wonderful!

Tags: Spicy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were seated at a table in the aisle I asked for be seated a another empty table and was told it was saved for some one else. Apparently the open table reservation was not as good as some other reservation. We were the only table in the aisle. It felt rushed and like we were in the way of the staff.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As usual the food is wonderful (top notch), but the service (we think they forgot about our order and had to ask for refills a few times) and amazingly loud music will deter us from coming back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a great meal with some friends. Food and drinks were stellar. A little noisy for a small place, but not problematic.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Had a great food experience. Will go back another time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We’ve been here a number of times and if you are looking for a place to celebrate something in style, this is the place! The food is amazing, as always! The service is just as amazing!
We started off with a Birthday toast when to my surprise a round of sparkling wine was served for our toast, wonderful!!!
While the menu is small, that only shows how much care they put in each dish! The portion size, I thought to be small at first, is the perfect size to satisfy your hunger and leave you wanting more! The lamb lag was cooked and prepared perfectly. Thank you again for helping to make this night so special!

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was great waiter seemed very judgmental and the drinks were tasty but so slow

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went for my birthday and enjoyed the food. unusual mixing of flavors, unique wines and creative cocktails.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The chef’s course didn’t disappoint as the food was excellent and the wine pairings went well. Additionally, it was my wifes birthday and all the staff we talked with (around 6 people) congratulated her. That was impressive. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was very good as always. I don't think the wine portions need to be so complicated. Why do we have to ask what a "pot" is, etc. just state the ounces. Sometimes being too clever is annoying. We'll definitely return. The food is thoughtful and creative. It's a rare find.
:)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was good overall, but the service was extremely slow. When asked about it server did not understand. We waited over an hour for our food to arrive and watched others around us be seated, eat, and leave before we got our food.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great atmosphere + excellent food. You will not be disappointed. Make a reservation and be on time.
E N J O Y !

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Really good food. Bartender was awesome. Definitely recommend

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Went for dinner and absolutely loved this place. The food was outstanding and special and the service was attentive. We will be going back soon.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

- understated and refined.
- good & unique wine options.
- polished service without being rehearsed or scripted - servers are actually speak with you vs talking to or at you & listen attentively.
- small plate options were flavorful & filling so much so that I am prompted to return to try the entrees$$$& ...more nebbiola please!
- 5 star yum!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Lovely restaurant with excellent food. We went for a birthday brunch, and got seated in the corner in a very comfy booth, but were directly beneath the speaker. Our waitress was able to turn down the music enough so we could carry on a conversation. The mixed drinks were terrific! The baked goods were great, and I strongly recommend sharing the pastry basket. The greens on my salad were unusually fresh, large, and yummy, and my salad was not drowned in dressing (a pet peeve of mine). We were not rushed out to accommodate another seating. All in all a very fine place for a leisurely Sunday brunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic birthday dinner!! Service was superb and every plate was thoughtfully prepared and delicious. The four course tasting menu, with wine pairings is the way to go!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I found this place to be well worth the money. Staff was great and food was yummy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We absolutely loved your own pearsonal Jesus drink. One of the best drinks ever. I had the lamb it was chewy and not great flavor mixed with not enough food and way to expensive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Cozy, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great service! The food was delicious! We will definately be returning! We were both impressed with our pre-made cocktails bottled in the mini bottles.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My daughter and I had brunch on a Saturday. We shared the special which was sliced brown sugar pork belly served over pumpkin mash with pepitas and an herbed gravy as well as the pastry basket. The special was absolutely delicious! The selection of pastries was a lemon poppy seed bread, rosemary and gouda biscuit and a pistachio scone. All were perfectly prepared but, let me just say, the rosemary gouda biscuit was mind blowing!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The waitress wasn't the least bit friendly or helpful in making selections. The food was nothing what we expected after reading all the positive reviews about this place. We will not return.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

My husband has been talk about dining here for a while now. We finally had the chance to enjoy a birthday evening out. Counts have asked for a better evening with my love!

We sat at the bar a little early for our reservation and Charlotte was a gem! Thanks for the “off the cuff” gin cocktail!

Thank you for adding to our evening!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. The SOM was amazing and the service was fabulous. Eat here! Seriously!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The Beast and the Bottle team was really good about accomodating my food allergies. Not only was the server aware, but the hostess and the kitchen staff all made sure I had food options. The restaurant has a low-key chill vibe. Food was tasty but a bit expensive. I would recommend going here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We visited for brunch with a friend and enjoyed our time and our food! I ordered the chicken apple sausage, which was delicious but quite large. Maybe it could have been cut in half or in slices and crisped up a bit. But other than that my hubbies tostada was delicious and the service was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very happy my wife and I chose to come to Beast & Bottle for our anniversary dinner. Top notch food and service in a classy, but very friendly and welcoming environment with nice outdoor and indoor seating available. Excellent restaurant, would highly recommend and look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Organic, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great birthday dinner from beginning to end!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Had a business dinner with co-workers. I picked the restaurant as a gluten-free, dairy-free vegetarian and thought there were several good things to choose from. Service was a bit slow. Karma Chameleon cocktail was fun and different. Menu was interesting, and I loved the eggplant dish I got, however it was so tiny...and it needed to be warmer (again, service was slow -- not sure if it was waitstaff or kitchen.) The fried green tomatoes (NOT gluten-free, ordered by a co-worker) was an app/side and a significantly larger portion than my entree...even if it was shared. Chocolate sorbet (dairy-free) was delicious but maybe 2 oz. serving...again a bit small. I went home and ate a snack. I would return, but only when I'm not in a rush or starving.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great Brunch/lunch option in Uptown area. Farm fresh ingredients and delicious fresh squeezed OJ in a carafe so that we could make our mimosas to our liking. Relaxed service. No one rushing you to turnover a table.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I really love that B+B is in my neighborhood, yet so refined and special that it's worth going to exclusively for special occasions. Great service, amazing wine and drink list, and the food is both creative and delicious. If I had to make a suggestion, it would be either to remember to ask more specifically about portion size or have the very helpful service staff be careful to point it out more explicitly. I got a fantastic New Zealand bass cooked to perfection paired with wonderful vegetables and a tomato bisque - the fish was very small and if it hadn't been for the $36 price tag, I could've easily ordered another. Perhaps I should've had more of the small plates menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

mixed green salad still had some sand in it, fried green tomatoes were bland & overly breaded & needed to have been seasoned more. Entrees were just ok, tomato bisque on the sea bass was a bit bland needed S&P and more fat incorporated into it. Little zucchini rolls were cold, uncooked which seems inappropriate for a hot entrée. Dessert was ok (the dacquise). over all for the price seemed a bit tired and uninspired. Wine selection was good, small and eclectic.
For 2 people ...200 bucks, I can find better. sorry...

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Outstanding service, fun and unique drinks and the kitchen obviously takes pride in everything they make. Thank you for the great evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Such a cute neighborhood spot. Cozy atmosphere, fresh organic ingredients, yummy combinations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We absolutely loved eating here. We even brought our 7 month old baby and they were so accommodating, bringing her food first. Everything was delicious, especially the beef hash!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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