Beast and Bottle

4.7
1257 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 623-3223
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul C. Reilly
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington St
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Parking details
Behind beast + bottle off of 17th Ave there is a shared parking lot for guests of the restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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.
What 1257 People Are Saying
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Denver
8 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

We had an early reservation so when we walked in and heard the gangster rap music we assumed they hadn’t changed the channel yet. Unfortunately it played throughout our meal. It was uncomfortably loud with foul bigotrous and sexist lyrics so we only ordered entrees and rushed out without dessert or coffee. The wait staff and service was immaculate and the food was fun, innovative and fresh. Love the food and staff! Hate the atmosphere. Maybe we were on candid camera?

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DB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great, but music choice was terrible for dinner (rap) and it was way too loud. I'd give it a try again, just because everything else was wonderful.

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JB
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Ease up on the salt and turn the music down. Otherwise a very enjoyable well prepared meal. Very nice wine list.

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was all delicious. And the wine menu was extensive, varied and interesting. Highly recommend this place.

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KF
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't say enough amazing things... wonderful service, fantastic wine pairing, local spirits, AMAZING food!!! 100% must!

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RA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice place. Limited options for wines by the glass and all blends e.g. No Pinot Noir.
Service is sometimes over-attentive when you're trying to have a conversation.
Interesting menu.

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NC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service in a cozy setting. Perfect for dinner with good friends!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, prepared well etc. but found it a little pricey.

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AM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant with a great variety of dishes made with the farm to table philosophy. A variety of meats and choices for vegetarians. Excellent ambiance.

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ED
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening. We did the chef's menu and had one of the best eating experiences we've ever had.

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W
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for late Brunch on a Sunday and the food, service and ambiance were excellent!! Will return for sure the next time we are in Denver!!

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DW
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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T
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great dining experience. The service was beyond our expectations and the food was outstanding, although you may not think so looking at the menu. Beast & Bottle restaurant is an absolute must!

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IB
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious...service a bit slow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding all around. Great atmosphere. Food was fantastic! Seasonally creative and fresh!! Highly recommend.

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BL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, exquisite meals, amazing desert

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a birthday dinner while visiting Denver. I always hunt out locally sourced options and this one did not disappoint. Our reservation was a few minutes late and to compensate for the (extremely minor) inconvenience the staff bought us a round. The food was unique and delicious. I would definitely recommend beast + bottle!!

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JH
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were not impressed with the food. Particularly since we had somewhat high expectations. A lot of lamb, I don't recall seeing any beef on the menu (beast ? & bottle)We had a dish with noodles and the noodles were not just al dente, but undercooked and unappetizing. Wine list is interesting, but just a little pricey. Room is nice...there is parking, and the service is top-notch. Sorry, but the food was a disappointment and too much money.

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KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beast and bottle never disappoints. We often celebrate special occasions there are they always make it feel very special. The food is terrific, the atmosphere is welcoming, relaxed, yet lovely. I highly recommend beast and bottle.

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RQ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a terrific dining place to enjoy with friends

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MP
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service and the food was amazing. Very inventive.

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ER
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed this neighborhood gem. I live right next to Coperta but I had never visited Beast and Bottle but really enjoyed the experience. Really nice cozy atmosphere and excellent locally sourced responsible food. I liked that you could have a different experience depending on whether you chose just small plates like we did, a chefs menu or more traditional app and entree. Food wise there were a few misses- the lemon poppyseed risotto was too salty and too acidic due to the lemon but the gnocchi and acorn salad were phenomenal! Service was great! The menu changes regularly so we will definitely be back to try more!

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MT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and eclectic, really great quality meals and experience. On the smaller side of portions despite the high price but definitely packed with a ton of vibrant flavors. The pork shoulder is delicious and by far one of the best dishes I've ever had.

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JM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Host was kind and food was phenomenal. Cocktail creations are not for the faint of heart as many are very spirit-forward, but delicious. A trendy spot and a tad overpriced, but no complaints given the quality of the fare. My only true “gripe” was the waiter—he was a bit arrogant, pretentious and disconnected...the last thing I would expect after mentioning it was our first time.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sets the bar for farm to table in Denver. Wine is carefully selected and menu is equally playful as it is sophisticated.

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SK
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately, our dinner was disappointing. We ordered the lamb, most expensive plate on the menu, the portions were tiny and cut of meat was mostly fat and silver skin, not much too eat. I'm fine spending more money for a special occasion, but the value of food received was lacking.

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RC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar. Great service and conversation. The bartender personally walked us through drink and food options, which ended up being amazing. Gotta like meat!

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CD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious from start to finish, music was just a little loud for the romantic ambience we desired, but still a new favorite.

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TC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this restaurant. Second time there for brunch and service was amazing. I love the selection food and drink and would highly recommend it.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Was really looking forward to trying this restaurant. We didn’t have great service, maybe it was just that particular server. Food was tasty, but not great value for money.

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BD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been to Beast+Bottle in about two years and wow did I miss them! I always remembered how delicious they were but I swear they've only improved! The desserts were out of this world, (colorado corn soufflé and jalapeno caramel?!) and the service was impeccable with stand out cocktails. Will be back before two years for sure!

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful- the pork shoulder confit melts in your mouth. Lamb ragu was so good. Meat board always delights!

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D
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Beast and Bottle before a concert at Saint John's. Service was wonderful and the food is delicious. The decor is so warm and this fall was full of classy, but homey fall decor - pumpkins, etc. It's like eating in your dining room with other people. Despite the Beast name, they are willing to do anything vegetarian.... or vegan. Nice to know.

Thanks!

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ES
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot thank Beast and Bottle enough.. I called requesting a birthday set up for my mom's birthday because I was not in town. Not only were they extremely accommodating when I changed the number of people of attending but even allowed me to order a bottle of wine to be sent to the table over the phone. Truly incredible service! Thank you!

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TC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Was super excited to come here but the food was nearly inedible. I got the lamb ragout, which came out cold, and had so little flavor I asked for salt. My husband got the flatbread which was marginally better. The wine list also starts really highly priced so we got out of there for nearly $175. Will never come again and would instead spend our money at one of the many other Denver choices.

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R
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service and venue, but food was a bit pricey for the quality.

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MM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beast&Bottle had amazing food. Small plates or entree: delicious!

I wish their wine selection was a little more extensive, but what we had was still good.

I would definitely return for a small plate feast or special occasion.

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TS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was awesome all around but we did wait 45min for out desert and bill, making it a three hour dinner.

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RL
Des Moines
77 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Always awesome. First time for brunch. Creative and delicious food. Can’t wait to go again.

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AO
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beast and Bottle is doing great work using local vendors, organically grown produce, and sustainable-farmed meats. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and provide excellent service. Dishes are fresh, creative, and well-portioned. Highly recommend the tasting menu ($70) which can be paired with wines ($30).

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