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Bistro Barbes

4.6
4.6
563 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 3 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 563 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious flavors, great quiet atmosphere for date night.
  2. KM

    KMac

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef is only slightly annoyed that I call him chef every time he visits our table. "You can call me Jon, you know." I reply "Thanks Chef Jon." As punishment, he brings me a glass of chartreuse. "You're gonna talk like a cook, you gotta drink like one."
  3. MF

    MelissF

    Denver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic experience! A one man show. Not what we expected, but amazing how seemlessly chef pulled it all off on his own. It all worked out fine, but a bit more energy in the space would have been nice. It is January, so not unexpected. Cheers to a wonderful dinner experience and an impressive one man band!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very solid kitchen. Prix fixe only menu. Check before you go. Great wines and desserts too! Intimate setting Neighbor spot
  5. KG

    KaylaG

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you! Excellent ambience, food, wine and service!
  6. C

    Cmmbrat

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner, wonderful service. Always an adventure in culinary creativity at Bistro Barbes.
  7. AB

    AugustineB

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We’ll paced presentation for each course.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Would not go back again. The food was terrible
  9. BS

    BridgetS

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had an excellent experience at Bistro Barbes. The proprietor is so knowledgeable and welcoming. We are vegetarian so we called ahead, since the menu is a pre-set four course meal. He cooked us a beautiful vegetarian main course. We had the 4 course wine accompaniment as well. The wines were excellent, and $40 for 4 different wines was a good value. Overall a great dining experience.
  10. DS

    DougS

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, quiet meal with excellent service. Unique flavors and a true gem.Highly recommend.
  11. JY

    JosephY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chef Jon delivered a dinning experience we won’t soon forget . He is a one man show from start to finish . you feel like you are dining with family. I asked questions about the menu and wine parings , Jon gave the history behind the dishes he created, what inspired it . We can’t say enough about our evening.
  12. NF

    NikkiF

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal food! I’m so glad I took a chance and booked a table here randomly when I was looking for dinner out on a Saturday night. Unique flavors and a special dining experience.
  13. J

    Jeeves

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Intricate flavor combinations was a delight.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delight! Haven’t had such a good meal & wine paring in a long time. Can’t wait to come again
  15. j

    julieb

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent presentation and attention to detail. Every course was outstanding.
  16. C

    Concertdawg

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Small price fixe menu that was really good. Great service and food!
  17. WS

    WillS

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem and gift for Denver! Highly recommended
  18. C

    Chris

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Go somewhere else. Was not a good experience. It is not my job to beat a place up, but if you go here you will understand why it will not be around much longer.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly delicious and very special experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. The chef/owner does everything. He serves the tables and cooks. And the food is incredible. The Moroccan dish he served as the main entree was some of the best food in Denver.
  21. RS

    RachelS

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner - wine pairings were spot on ! We love this restaurant and will be back
  22. S

    Schmutzy

    Denver

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    Submit

    Denver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I hate to say it, but this place was a disappointment. The food was pretty pedestrian for the price. I like the idea of a one man show in theory, but really, it'd be better if he could concentrate on the food and let someone else take care of the rest.
  24. S

    Steve

    Denver

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place remains one of the best restaurants in Denver. We love the French-African style. So full of flavor. Good portions.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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!!!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. JT

    JohnT

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.
  36. GK

    GeorgeK

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive but worth it. Great food, service, timing, ambience.
  37. 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!
  38. JG

    JoeG

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, service, and restaurant.
  39. 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.
  40. 9

    999nmd

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasting menu was outstanding. Wonderful combination of flavors.

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 4.6 stars by 563 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 3 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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