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Bistro Barbes

4.9
4.9
541 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
Cancellations after 12pm day of reservation, will be charged $50 per guest. Please be aware that Bistro Barbes is only offering a 4 course Chef's tasting menu for $75 per person. Please contact us if there are any dietary restrictions or allergies because last minutes substitutions may not be available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Middle Eastern, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 398-8085

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jon Robbins

  • Private party facilities

    Several Buy-out Packages are available. Please contact info@bistrobarbes.com for details.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Silvertooth: (720) 398-8085

  • Neighborhood

    Park Hill

  • Cross street

    28th Ave. and Elm

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    RTD Line 28 at 29th and Fairfax

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 541 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Best Value

  • Denver / Colorado

    Notable Wine List

  • Denver / Colorado

    Romantic

  • Denver / Colorado

    Special Occasion

  • Denver

    Best Service

  • Denver

    Best Value

  • Denver

    Notable Wine List

  • Denver

    Romantic

  • Denver

    Special Occasion

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  1. S

    Schmutzy

    Denver

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent, personalized service and creative, delicious fare!
  2. S

    Steve

    Denver

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place remains one of the best restaurants in Denver. We love the French-African style. So full of flavor. Good portions.
  3. SG

    SeanG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service every time! Always something new and delicious with great wine pairings.
  4. BS

    BenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible dining experience. The food was delicious and the ambiance was great.
  5. K

    Kyle

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands-down one of the best restaurants in Colorado! Everything is always perfectly executed, and I mean perfectly! The chef is one of the most humble men I have ever spoken to in his own kitchen and runs what should be a Michelin star restaurants basically completely by himself! Top shelf kudos!
  6. C

    Crista

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a destination for true food lovers. The 4 course tasting menu offers simple but creative and elegant fare. This is a one man operation and the owner/chef carries it off masterfully. The quality of food, service and care are very unique in the restaurant world today. This is a special place for a quiet date night.
  7. l

    loveeatingout

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is by far the best restaurant in Denver. The english pea gnocci is unbelievable. The citrus sauce is so good that it is hard not to lick your plate to get every bit of it. The dessert is as perfect as it gets. Under a coffee cup made of chocolate is a taste and texture you cannot help but savor.
  8. m

    momdadkiddog

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Superb in every way. Decor needs help but the garage-like exterior and very basic interior serve to keep "hidden gem" status of the food and service.
  9. VB

    VirginiaB

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing. Amazing plates and so thoughtfully prepared. The ambiance feels like your having dinner with your private chef. Looking for to going back!!!
  10. c

    coloradoclint

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service--the chef does it all from service to preparing dishes. Everything came out perfectly and we had a wonderful time.
  11. KL

    KimberlyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our favorite place for celebrations. The menu is limited, but the food is exceptional and the chef is able to accommodate food allergies without lessening the experience. The space is small and unassuming, but the attention and service are beyond compare. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing. A very upscale experience at a hidden gem. We did the wine pairing as well, which was well worth it. Highly recommend.
  13. JT

    JohnT

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Jon, the chef/owner, is an incredible chef with creative seasonal dishes! Certainly the best meal we’ve had in Denver in a very long time! Highly recommend that you seek out this little gem.
  14. GK

    GeorgeK

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive but worth it. Great food, service, timing, ambience.
  15. MW

    MaryW

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Owner/chef John is a master!
  16. JG

    JoeG

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, service, and restaurant.
  17. A

    Adam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, like always. Bistro Barbes is a hidden gem. The food is always incredible, the service is impeccable and the ambience is perfect. It’s my go to place for a special night out.
  18. 9

    999nmd

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasting menu was outstanding. Wonderful combination of flavors.
  19. JA

    JenA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience - food was delicious, great service, memorable evening.
  20. E

    Eaterdenver

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food - nothing else like it in Denver. The atmosphere is very relaxing!
  21. D

    Dani

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and delicious food! Overall great experience!
  22. FV

    FloVS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 4 course tasting menu was absolutely amazing! All the courses were so delicious and the wine pairing was spot on with each course. Jon's sauces are the BEST!
  23. E

    Erin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro Barbes is amazing. Each course was delicious. I will definitely be coming back.
  24. IB

    IBleedBurgundy

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend!!! John was amazing - his passion for cooking & serving is evident in all that he does! my wife & I had a wonderful evening!! Do yourself a favor & spend an evening at Bistro Barbes - you won’t be disappointed!!!!
  25. ML

    MonicaL

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such beautiful and delicious food! Chef Jon Robbins is incredibly talented and creative! We had a lovely dinner exploring these unique and tasty dishes.
  26. RR

    RR1234

    Denver

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    This meal was highly disappointing with everything being prepared well in advance. The food was cold with a gray hue over it due to the cooking liquids having congealed over the product. Wine selections were poor and pours minuscule. However, the final bill is gargantuan. Avoid at all costs.
  27. JW

    JulieW

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding four-course meal, expertly prepared and presented by chef Jon, in an intimate but unpretentious setting.
  28. AB

    ArielleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved dining at Bistro Barbes. Every course was delicious, creative, and presented like a work of art! The owner/chef was kind and thoughtful, and easily accommodated one vegetarian with advanced notice. I look forward to coming back soon!
  29. KG

    KaylaG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John served amazingly complex dishes! We thoroughly enjoyed each platter of the tasting menu and a bottle of 2018 Bordeaux. We look forward to our next visit to this quiet venue.
  30. MS

    MarleenS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a charming intimate little French restaurant in a Park Hill neighborhood. The food is delicious with a North African flair and the courses are paired with lovely wines, if you choose! Highly recommend!!!
  31. AB

    AugustineB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Main course was a bit salty but other courses were very good, especially the multilayered dessert!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a great place that made you feel like you were getting a personalized experience. It was incredible food and a great time! Definitely recommend!
  33. LG

    LoganG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Feel very lucky to have this little spot in our neighborhood. It offers a fantastic prix fixe menu and unique dining experience: Jon, the owner and executive chef, is a one-person machine serving up wine and cranking out savory dishes. If you want a quiet, romantic dinner where the dishes are a blend of French/Middle Eastern flavors (paired with outstanding wine), then I can't recommend it highly enough.
  34. DG

    DavidG

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience on a snowy Tuesday night!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful people!!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Great service, okay food.
  37. CM

    CMP111

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Intimate setting. Very well paired flavors and perfectly cooked dishes. Wonderful service.
  38. n

    npuck

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was the best!
  39. d

    dexterlimey

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chef prepared special gf dessert for wife’s birthday outside of tasting menu. Thanks Bistro Barbes!
  40. LT

    LisaT

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always , a very good meal! John does a great job

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Bistro Barbes is rated 4.9 stars by 541 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Bistro Barbes

5021 East 28th Ave, Denver, CO 80207

Additional information

  • Cross street

    28th Ave. and Elm

  • Neighborhood

    Park Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Middle Eastern, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    RTD Line 28 at 29th and Fairfax

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jon Robbins

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (720) 398-8085

  • Private party facilities

    Several Buy-out Packages are available. Please contact info@bistrobarbes.com for details.

  • Private party contact

    Megan Silvertooth: (720) 398-8085

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