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Bittersweet

4.7
1170 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Artisanal Cuisine
The bittersweet team has an artisanal approach to hand crafted, playful and artfully created food that is not only grounded in fundamental culinary techniques but our verve for the Avant Garde. We make everything we can in-house using the best possible ingredients. By sourcing from local farms and fisheries, and partnering with those who take our same care and approach to their own harvesting and herding—we offer food that is fresh, seasonal and artisanal.
Artisanal Beverages
Bittersweet’s wine and cordial list have been hand selected to pair with both our cuisine as well as create the same interesting combinations found in our food. We feature and ever changing wine, beer and cocktail lists as well as spirits that represent both local companies and quality craftsmanship.

Please note that not all reservation times or party sizes are listed on Open Table. For assistance, call 303-942-0320.
www.bittersweetdenver.com.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday:5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 942-0320
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Olav Peterson
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Private party facilities
For additional assistance and information, please reach us at dine@bittersweetdenver.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pennsylvania
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Parking details
We offer a small lot assessable from Penn St. south of Alameda Ave. and street parking in the area. Please note that all western-side street parking south of Alameda Ave. is reserved for West Wash Park residents only after 5:00pm. Parking in the Byers neighborhood to the north of Alameda Ave. is unrestricted on both east and west sides of the street.
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Special events & promotions
Join us on the Third Thursday of each month for our Tasting Menu featuring four courses with paired wine for $50 per person. In addition to the tasting menu, our regular dinner menu will also be available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1170 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant sat us immediately. Great scallops and lamb shanks.

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ChristopherR 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything about this place is great. Will definitely come back.

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vipFrequentDyner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines day

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice setting. Food was good. Great service. Little noisy.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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Audi (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very unimpressed, too expensive for an incomplete dish and staff was not very well trained

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FoodGuy (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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vipSandydesigns (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Good for foodies, innovative dishes & esoteric wine list. Outstanding lamb shank entree. Service was delightful
Small dining room.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was excellent. The service was attentive without being intrusive. We certainly will visit Bittersweet again.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Friendly service and an enticing creative menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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WilliamM (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Always great food at this gem of a restaurant!

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vipMisterEd (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful food and excellent service. Will definitely be back. Our new favorite.

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vipotrate (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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!!!

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vipBfit (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Really enjoyed our meal. Portions are not big, but the food is fantastic. All three of us enjoyed our meals.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Not worth the high cost

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great. Some items were just ok, but the overall experience was great.

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Campbellc (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and perfect staff . Was a little sad that it was the tasting menu . It was new year however . A bit pricey

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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vipMomofFour (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The service is exceptional, the flavors are complex and inspiring, the ambiance is relaxing and inviting. We will be back!

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vipparticularbutpleasant (Denver)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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vipTimH (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Really enjoyed the Thursday tasting menu and it’s a great way to experience the chef’s repertoire.

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vipSusan (Miami)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Good food, nice atmosphere but limited menu. We enjoyed dinner at Bittersweet. There are limited healthy options on the menu.

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vipBuddyS (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

This is a very good, small French restaurant. The food was excellent, although they were out of one of the dishes we wanted. Service was not very attentive, but pretty good. Most importantly, the food was excellent!

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Sublime2574 (Denver)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazing food, great service but the waiter never introduced himself and was almost like scripted customer service! The incredible meal made up the difference

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Bittersweet has probably some of the best food of any restaurant in Denver. The appetizer was creative and tasty. The hanger steak was fabulous and creative. The cocktails were tasty. The homemade bread is so delicious. The server was good though I felt the dinner was too quick. Unfortunately the really good pastry chef left and the new one does not provide very interesting options. We couldn’t find anything appealing for dessert so we left early and went home for dessert and after dinner drinks.

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vipJessyjenkins (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Always a pleaser - food is impeccable, interesting, And presented perfectly.

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