Bistro Barbes

4.9
475 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
Please be aware that Bistro Barbes is only offering a 4 course Chef's tasting menu for $65 per person. Please contact us if there are any dietary restrictions or allergies because last minutes substitutions may not be available

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 475 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
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5.0
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4.6
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Quiet
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DrewV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. My wife and I go here every year for our anniversary.

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JJG123
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! Delicious! I hope it gets back to full staff / full capacity soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Loved the experience!

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vipRLee
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place. A true hidden gem! Thank you for a memorable anniversary.

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Boydal
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food. The mushrooms and sauces in particular were outstanding. The wine, however, was not a good value. We chose a bottle of Barolo. It was pretty good. Pleasant but only mediocre and priced far too high for what it was. Would not do that again. We would recommend Bistro Barbes for the food but warn a friend about the wine.

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JohnS
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been customers of Bistro Barbes since it opened. Its quiet, the service is superb and the food is delicious. I would recommend Bistro Barbes to anyone searching for a different dining experience.

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DaveS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly delicious dinner.
All the way around a perfect experience.
Food, service, wine pairings were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic. Owner is a wonderful host and very attentive.

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Gabriel
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a special restaurant. John is a brilliant chef and part of the whole experience is watching him cook and do all of the front-of-the-house work on his own. I ate as slowly as I could so I could enjoy the food for as long as possible. Fantastic texture, flavors, and presentation all around. The Moroccan tea cake stole the show for me.

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vipBarbaraH
Denver
269 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We completely loved our entire experience tonight. The food was top notch. We added the wine pairings and were not disappointed. Not only were the wines thoughtfully matched to each course, they were from around the world and ones unfamiliar to us. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipThomasS
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a one of a kind meal prepared on a small very personal scale (only 8 or 9 people at a time) DON'T miss this place. The food is exquisite! Best meal we have had since dining out again.

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WMAL
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My wife had a good meal. I did not enjoy the salad and the osco busco was over cooked. The owner was great as he is waiter, cook and busboy. I do not agree with a prix fixe meal only. There shouldd be other choices. For the price and the charge for the wine pairing I would not return. I would not have ordered what we were served.

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jaye
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one the most incredible meals of our life. It was the first time in 15 months that my partner and I have eaten indoors at a restaurant. Bistro Barbes has always been a favorite of ours so we thought it would be the perfect place to go for the occasion. It was. Chef/Owner Jon Robbins, was the only person working and did everything; greeting, cocktails, service and food and it was absolutely perfect, The 4-course set menu was unique and beyond delicious and his execution was flawless. There were 14 people having dinner and you would have thought there was a full compliment of staff. It was without a doubt one of, if not the most, memorable dining experiences of our lives. Beyond brilliant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal at Bistro Barbes. The tasting menu was delicious and everything was prepared perfectly with a wonderful collection of interesting flavors. Great service and ambiance too.

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DaneT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and service. Great cocktails and wine. We’ll be back often and will be bringing friends!

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vipljljrich
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Each course was as beautiful to look at as it was delicious to eat. Run, do not walk, to make your reservation at Bistro Barbès.

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Joan21
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was simply delicious and the wine pairings were perfect! We will be back

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vipKatyS
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible artistic and delicious, wine pairings were perfect. This small gem never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at Bistro Barbes. There were two other tables dining at the same time as us. The head chef was the only one cooking and serving. He did everything and impressed us mightily! We had the most amazing 4 courses and the service was warm and timely. It was so nice to be back after a long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The meal was well worth it. Wine pairings on point.

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vipElizabethC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice little French bistro!!

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MarkK
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

What an amazing surprise! Beautiful presentation and deliciously "French" style that my wife and I thought we were back in Beaune, France. If you want to go healthy and gourmet at the same time...this is the place for you. To top it off the dessert was unique,
but it tasted even better than the beautiful presentation.

It's going to our top of the list for one of the best restaurants in Colorado if not equal to
any we've been to in our many travels in the U.S. and Europe.

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vipBluehen
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

No negative comments to make. Food was excellent as was the service. Ambiance is ok. It's a little pricey but not too bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. It was our first time bringing our 13 year old and she loved everything too!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish there was an option for six stars I would have rated it six stars, excellent...!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found Bistro Barbes a bit by accident a couple of months ago and decided to return for their Valentine’s tasting menu with wine pairing. The food was once again delicious, with fresh and unique dishes. The wine pairings were spot on, and the staff here is wonderful. I’m always nervous when I have a great first time experience that it was “beginner’s luck”, but Bistro Barbes secures a place in my roster of regular joints to visit with this second outing. I would rate this as one of the best restaurants in Denver, made even more special by their off the beaten path location and small, intimate dining room. Go now, before the rest of the city books it first.

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JoeR
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

This is a tough review, I'm not sure what Barbes wants to be. Having spent two weeks in Paris and Bordeaux a month ago, I was excited to visit this restaurant, but left a little disappointed. The mark-up on wine was exorbitant, the food was good, not great, and the service was slow and not well informed of the menu.
There aren't many French options in Denver, and I hope for the best for Barbes, but I won't be visiting again soon.

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IleneG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in Denver. We dine here regularly and always order something from all four courses-everything is always delectable and unpretentious and beautifully prepared. We just celebrated our anniversary there on Sat night and the dinner was out of this world. The service is also excellent. And the restaurant feels like the best of a Parisian bistro, but with a twist that the food is lighter, more flavorful and global, and more innovative. I love that the food leans in the direction of North African, which makes it more interesting.

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JoanB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I love this little gem in east Denver. The food is very good and creative. The wine list is extensive for the size of the restaurant. We particularly like the appetizers - try all of them! You will love the French bread, warm and soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

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PatriciaC
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Barbes is a gem in the northern Park Hill neighborhood that is in transition. An attractive
apartment building is being constructed at 28th Ave. & Fairfax. The Greater Park Hill office is around the corner. Truly a unique restaurant in a unique setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute and cozy restaurant, impeccable service, tasty food and and great wine selection to be paired with the food. We had a great time and are sure we will be back! Thank you for having us!

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Donotwait2Go
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant!

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vipKara
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Barbes is one of the best restaurants in Denver. I would recommend the food, service and wine selection to anyone who enjoys beautiful, creative and delicious food.

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vipBrianK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best dining experiences in Denver. The place is low key and kind of hard to find. The service is terrific and the food even better. It's French-inspired food that you won't find other places in Denver. It's worth every second you spend in Bistro Barbes.

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vipAnneS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic neighborhood restaurant with innovative food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delightful. The food outstanding, service excellent, worth a visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful for any occasion!

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vipLisaS
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss an opportunity to dine at this restaurant! Rarely do you ever have a meal where every course, every dish is superbly delicious...the wait staff were excellent. The restaurant is cozy and small, like you are in a French restaurant in Paris. The drinks, so good. The experience, memorable. We look forward to the next time.

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vipDonaldJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very quaint bistro. Excellent cocktails. Great fresh salad with very unique flavors. Limited entree options. Seafood not quite as fresh as expected.

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Gardenguy5280
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was mediocre and bland and limited and boring options for vegetarian dining companion. It was a disappointment for the price.

FAQs

Bistro Barbes is rated 4.9 stars by 475 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.