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.
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm
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.
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?
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.
Ease up on the salt and turn the music down. Otherwise a very enjoyable well prepared meal. Very nice wine list.
Food was all delicious. And the wine menu was extensive, varied and interesting. Highly recommend this place.
Can't say enough amazing things... wonderful service, fantastic wine pairing, local spirits, AMAZING food!!! 100% must!
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.
Fantastic food and great service in a cozy setting. Perfect for dinner with good friends!
Food was delicious, prepared well etc. but found it a little pricey.
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.
We had an amazing evening. We did the chef's menu and had one of the best eating experiences we've ever had.
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!!
Excellent as always!
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!
Food was delicious...service a bit slow.
Outstanding all around. Great atmosphere. Food was fantastic! Seasonally creative and fresh!! Highly recommend.
Exceptional service, exquisite meals, amazing desert
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!!
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.
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.
This was a terrific dining place to enjoy with friends
Spectacular service and the food was amazing. Very inventive.
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!
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.
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.
Sets the bar for farm to table in Denver. Wine is carefully selected and menu is equally playful as it is sophisticated.
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.
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!
Delicious from start to finish, music was just a little loud for the romantic ambience we desired, but still a new favorite.
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.
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.
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!
Wonderful- the pork shoulder confit melts in your mouth. Lamb ragu was so good. Meat board always delights!
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.
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!
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.
Great service and venue, but food was a bit pricey for the quality.
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.
It was awesome all around but we did wait 45min for out desert and bill, making it a three hour dinner.
Always awesome. First time for brunch. Creative and delicious food. Can’t wait to go again.
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).