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About Great Northern

Inspired by the Great Northern Railway, the menu encompasses the arduous journey through the northern expanses of the United States as well as the influences of all of those that built it. As the Great Northern Railway winds itself through the landscape, it crosses many diverse areas. From the coast of Washington to the Twin Cities, our menu embraces this heritage, and serves it in the comfort of the old railways. From fresh seafood and salads to fine steaks, we have something to offer everyone. View our menus online at www.gntavern.com to view both lunch and dinner selections.

8101 E. Belleview Ave
Denver, CO 80237
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday -Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday:10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Belleview & Ulster

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 770-4741

Website:
http://www.gntavern.com/

Executive Chef:
Josh Ruderman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Award winning food paired with a comfortable ambiance, Great Northern's event space is not just secluded, but personal, allowing our guests the privacy their gatherings deserve. Choose Great Northern and let us make your wedding rehearsal dinner, cocktail party or business function a memorable event

Great Northern Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

68% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (11)
Casual (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Good for a Date (10)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

much better in summer with patio open. too noisy - could hardly talk to friends!

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

This place is okay for lunch. Nothing extraordinary. I enjoy the patio in summer, but indoor dining left me unsatisfied.

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent and service was as well. That has always been my experience at Great Northern. Just the aroma in the restaurant is worth experiencing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went there for lunch and to see old friends. The food is good and so is the service. Highly recommend Great Northern Tavern.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

They were busy at lunch time, but the kitchen was very, very slow. It was about 45 min before we got our meals.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

When were arrived for our lunch reservation, our table had not been set up for 7. The wait staff was slow, and it took 45 minutes for our food to arrive. The food was not very warm. One plate had a grilled cheese (cheese not melted) and asparagus side that was charred and overcooked. This meal was removed from our ticket, which was good. Overall, it was not a positive experience.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Spent 15 minutes waiting for our server to come take our drink order, so got up and left. The restaurant was pretty empty and still pretty sure no one noticed we left or were leaving, and no one tried to stop us on our way out either.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

To say the least I was a bit disappointed. I have had many a great lunch meals at Northern Tavern but will think twice before we have supper there. The service was not very attentive and the food was so-so.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My steak was cold an overpriced

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was sub-par on every level. What would be a great place is ruined by the food. Six people and we had a variety of food and all of us agreed it was just meh. I regret not talking to a manager about it. But I wasn’t trying to get out of paying for it, I just wanted better food. I quickly realized this wasn’t the place to get it.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I've been to Great Northern several times over the years, have not been there in a while, and while the setting, service are great, this time the food was a bit disappointing, not sure if it was due to the NYE rush or not. I'll give it another chance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great Northern Tavern is a neighborhood favorite! There is a great variety of dishes on their menu!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall this is a good place but there were some minuses - they were out of a few things that we were wanting and this was a major dining out night. It's more of a sports bar atmosphere than finer dining, although the prices are closer to a finer dining than sports bar. Food quality was fine, but it didn't hit it out of the park for any of us. With so many choices of restaurants, it's not likely a return visit restaurant for us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Restaurant was freezing cold even the bathroom. Had to wear our coat most of the meal

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good food. Seemed understaffed. Longer wait. But waitress did a good job given the circumstances!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great experience. Very friendly staff. Food came out quick and everything tasted delicious. Very satisfied!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great meal, excellent service from Sly. Wonderful evening!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were seated promptly but then waited 25 minutes for our drink order to be delivered. It took another 35 minutes for our food to be served, and the meals, without exception in our party of 5, were cold.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Neighborhood gem best describes the atmosphere. It's great to have a walk-to restaurant that isn't a "fast food joint". Great variety of cuisine, inexpensive happy hour menu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Superb and three other folks said they preferred GN to anywhere else we go.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Cozy, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The waiter had too many tables. Our guests Margarita tasted like lemon Koolaide. Pretty hard to screw up a Margarita. That's just lazy using cheesy mix. The Mahi Mahi Tacos were saturated with reddish grease. No reason for greasy Mahi. It should be clean. We were neglected by the waitstaff, but they were stretched.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always good service and food- love the chicken tortilla soup
The salads are very good also

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The perfect choice for a meeting!! The atmosphere generally insures good feelings.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great time! Thank you for making our time before our Fall Ball a nice one!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was wonderful. Service was outstanding - just the right amount of attention. Very friendly but not intrusive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Waited 15 minutes after being seating before anyone came over. Food was ok, nothing special.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Horrible service. Waited over 10 minutes for our coffee and water. Waited over an hour for our food. We had to point out that three tables of two each seated after us already had their food. Yes, we were a table of eight, but come on. Once food came, soup was not hot, mildly warm, yet tasty. French fries were cold. I will say the crab cakes were a huge hit, delicious, but could have been warmer. I think our food was ready long before our waiter served it. He seemed flustered and way over his head. We will not go the there again!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter made the night. He was great. The food here is always good as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Meh....they ran out of prime rib despite us asking them to save us two slices when we arrived. The waiter rushed us through our meal and then more or less asked us to leave....I don't think I will be coming back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Had not been here in a long time. I decided to go back and take my friend who has never been. The happy hour was pretty good. The food was outstanding. Service was truly great. Had a lovely time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Took a business associate out for birthday lunch - food was very mediocre, which was surprising because we eat there regularly. I had the Great Northern Burger - which was very overcooked and the bacon was so burnt it was black.

Very bad experience.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was slow, absent, and not very good. Food was decent at best and NOT a good value at all. Order was wrong and or missing items. Not impressed at all.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall the food and service were sub par. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Whether to bar, sitting outsyde and/or in the restaurant itself- always our go to and should be for you to!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very good service and food, as usual. The salmon tasted good though it was a little overcooked.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service is very slow, weird because the restaurant was not full. Food was certainly overpriced and not worth it. Baked mac and cheese, was bland. Calamari was over cooked and rubbery. Fried cheese curds...well only about half had actual chees inside, the rest were fried bits of breaking. Pot pie was decent.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a great lunch. Service was excellent, server was attentive to our needs.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Chicken Pot Pie was outstanding. Came to the table VERY hot, but soon cooled and was de-escalate.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I had the Cobb salad for $15. Basically it was "bagged" greens with a little bacon, chicken and avocado. One of the worst Cobb salads I've had. I haven't been there for awhile, chances are that I won't be going back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Very nice restaurant, menu was varied, drinks were assorted, service was very good -perhaps because it was only Tuesday night?
The food was absolutely scrumptious, mouth-watering. I will be coming back soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic
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