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Best value in Denver if you are looking for incredible food and wine in a great atmosphere without the high price tag.
Interesting menu, accommodating staff, prompt service and no problem with parking (on a Tuesday evening)
Dinner at Bittersweet was delicious. We ordered spaghettini and the asparagus salad for starters. Both were very good. For main course we had lamb shank and cornish hen. The lamb shank was huge and very tasty. Really good lamb. The cornish hen dish was a smaller plate but also quite good. Scrumptious meal.
Service was attentive. Negatives: I was disappointed that at 6:30 on a Friday night they were out of short ribs. How can that be!? A restaurant with a small highly curated menu should print their own menus each day and if the supplier showed up with inferior meat and the kitchen decides to drop a dish, then reprint the menu in house.
The ambiance was very nice, cozy lighting but not too dark, the music not too loud, and encouraged conversation at the table for most of our meal. Near the end of our time a large, raucous group came in and the sound level grew considerably. So with a full house perhaps the noise level is higher than what we (mostly) experienced.
I use a wheelchair and Bittersweet offered to reserve me parking space. No other restaurant has ever offered that! THANKS!
Never knew a radish could be this interesting! WOW. Another great meal with excellent service ("sure, we will do a small pour for a second glass of wine"). So great; clearly our favorite restaurant in town.
We were a bit late for our reservation and they were extremely gracious in accommodating. As we entered the restaurant we noticed it was quant and a very lively room. The tables seemed pretty close to one another but not out of the ordinary. As we were greeted by the server she was very nice and seemed well versed in the menus. We did
Because of Restaurant Week two of us older couples traveled (we live in SW area) to Bittersweet to try something new. The food was excellent with lots of choices on the regular menu. I had the RW food, the other three had food from the regular menu. The regular menu was not pricey in our opinion but if you ordered a salad or dessert the price picked up. I enjoyed the RW selection also. We would go back in a minute, it was delicious. Luckily we arrived at 5:30 on a Friday night and it was quiet.. By the time we left ,the dining area was getting noisy thanks to the tables being close together and two woman at the table behind us. I would give it the top star rating.
The “lobster roll” was memorable! We will be back!
It is restaurant week. I wanted to try something new. The food they served specifically for restaurant week was microsmall in portion, and not worth the money spent. It wasn't flavorful at all. For my first time there, I wasn't impressed.
The meal was good but not worth the money. The portions were tiny and we actually left hungry. Unfortunately, this appears to be an on-going issue with the other reviews I’ve read post visit. What a shame because the atmosphere is great and the food is tasty. After $125+ meal, we went home and had to have something else to eat.
This was an amazing dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. Drinks, service and food were exceptional. Our waiter did a little wine taster at our table and he was very accommodating. Only two small complaints, one of my three scallops was way over salted (but the delicious aioli helped it go down with ease) and they did not provide a non-red meat or vegetarian appetizer on the taster which was a bummer. But that was little in the grand scheme of things and we would definitely go back.
We had a wonderful dinner at Bittersweet. The waiter was very knowledgable about the wine we selected and helped us find all of the vegetarian options on the menu, even modifying one slightly to accommodate. It did get a little louder around 7pm, but we could still carry on a conversation.
Not quiet sure why this could be in the top 25 of Denver. Food is ok but over priced. And be careful with the street parking, most of the place is only for local residents with permit, we both get $ 25 ticket.
The only issue was the portion sizes. We wondered after we were finished if we actually got our monies worth. The ideas about food are great but I don’t believe when you convert these dishes to your main menu that you would serve them as slight as we experienced. The lobster and spaghetini were our favorites.
The restaurant sat us immediately. Great scallops and lamb shanks.
Everything about this place is great. Will definitely come back.
We really enjoyed dining at Bittersweet. Everything was prepared well and the service was very good. Wonderful flavor pallets accompanying the main dishes. Portions were on the smaller side but the quality of the ingredients made up for a smaller serving. We will come back again.
Food and service were great. We will definitely be back.
Nice setting. Food was good. Great service. Little noisy.
Yummy food in a cute environment. Very pricey 4 course Valentines Day meal that left you hungry for more because of the dish size. That’s the only downside.
Very unimpressed, too expensive for an incomplete dish and staff was not very well trained
My wife an ate at Bittersweet about 3 years ago and left feeling that the food was fine, but nothing out of the ordinary. Thankfully we returned last week to a pleasant surprise of excellent creative dishes from appetizers to dessert. Service was great as well. We will definitely be returning soon.
Good for foodies, innovative dishes & esoteric wine list. Outstanding lamb shank entree. Service was delightful
Small dining room.
The food was excellent. The service was attentive without being intrusive. We certainly will visit Bittersweet again.
I went for a casual business dinner and
was definitively impressed. The food was outstanding. All ingredients were ultra fresh, including the freshly baked Sourdough bread and the Campari sorbet. A truly exceptional experience.
Service was knowledgeable and very friendly. I will go back over and over again!
Good place to impress visitors from out of town looking for a great culinary experience and intimate ambiance
Friendly service and an enticing creative menu.
Outstanding lamb shank, maybe the best I've had in America! Great service and good ambiance, it was definitely a treasure. Was expecting it to be much more expensive than it was, and if it had been, it would still have been worth it.
Always great food at this gem of a restaurant!
Wonderful food and excellent service. Will definitely be back. Our new favorite.
Bittersweet proved to be an excellent dining experience. Each item we ordered was creative, perfectly prepared and delicious. The staff was gracious and helpful. We will definitely return.
The entire experience from the adorable bartenders, the personable hostess, the wait staff to the chef/ owners personal engagement was incredible. Instead of walking to one of our usual Lodo restaurants, many good restaurants by our place, we decided to jump in the car and head to Bittersweet. It was one of our top dining experiences in Denver! Highly recommended!!!
Really enjoyed our meal. Portions are not big, but the food is fantastic. All three of us enjoyed our meals.
Not worth the high cost
Food was great. Some items were just ok, but the overall experience was great.
Great food and perfect staff . Was a little sad that it was the tasting menu . It was new year however . A bit pricey
Our waiter said he only works once a month and was not familiar with the drink menu and barely knew the food menu - not what I would have expected at a place like Bittersweet.
The food was okay, but nothing that left me with a desire to come back for more.
The service is exceptional, the flavors are complex and inspiring, the ambiance is relaxing and inviting. We will be back!
To be fair the place was clean and the chairs and linens were lovely. Grilled carrot salad was surprisingly the best dish . The back room is warm and cozy but the front room is cold and too casual for the prices. Flank steak was good. Not too impressed overall. A few dishes were luke warm. Small portions on some items , salty, over garlicky sauce— it was like they were phoning it in. Took forever to get our plates. They were out of sparkling water on a Friday night at 7 — that’s just a exceedingly poor planning. Sporadic — timing made awkward dining for 4. Then dinner not hot when it arrived? Not good. The kitchen needs help— the hostess was eventually accommodating but not great. I specifically asked for the warmest table in the house. Her joke was “in the kitchen” then proceeded to seat us right across from the door on a 23 degree night. In a very sparsely occupied restaurant. My husband explored a bit and found a much more appealing additional dining room which was also barely occupied. It had a table — several actually —right by a fireplace. We asked to move and she agreed. We had high hopes but it was mediocre. We won’t be back when there are so many great options in town.
Really enjoyed the Thursday tasting menu and it’s a great way to experience the chef’s repertoire.