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Date
Fri, 4/20
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Interstate Kitchen & Bar

4.2
239 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
COMFORT FOOD. COMFORT HOOCH. COMFORT SCENE. COMFORT PRICE.

In the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District, Interstate Kitchen & Bar is perfect for those who value scratch-made food and craft libations at an amazing price.

Steeped in American tradition, the menu provides familiar comfort food classics with some modern flair and always the greatest attention to detail.

With over 100 American whiskeys and a large selection of American craft beer, the bar provides the perfect accompaniments for your dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner Daily: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(720) 479-8829
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andre Lobato
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Private party facilities
Interstate has a semi-private dining room which can accommodate up to 65 seated diners or upwards of 85 guests in a cocktail party setup. Full restaurant buy-outs, for up to 180 guests, are a possibility and accepted on a case by case basis.
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Private party contact
Joey Newman: (720) 479-8829
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
10th Avenue
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Parking details
Although there is plenty of on-street parking nearby, Interstate does possess its own covered garage which can be entered into from 10th Avenue.
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Public transit
Interstate is about four blocks east of the 10th & Osage light rails stop. Santa Fe Drive RTD buses have a stop directly accross from the main entrance.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 239 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Consistently great for brunch.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I had the hunters stew and it was absolutely amazing, from the tender meat, to the fresh vegetables, to the savory broth. My friend and I shared the calamari, which was also very good. She had the philly cheese steak; unfortunately, there was more gristle than meat. It was inedible. When we mentioned this to the waiter he just nervously laughed it off. We have always had nothing but good experiences here in the past.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We have eaten at Interstate numerous times before going to the Buntport Theatre a few blocks away. Food is always delicious. Saturday 5 of us went for dinner and all 5 had something different--all raved about the quality, quantity of the food and the taste. I had the clam chowder with a salad and it was wonderful! Others had the tacos, cheese steak, burger and roast beef sandwichs.
Our only complaint is that the place is too dark! Atmosphere in a high end restaurant usually means darkened atmosphere, but not at a bar/restaurant like Interstate. We could hardly read the menu and joked that we almost had to turn on our cell phones to see the print.
We love the convenience to the theater and the food and will definitely return and would recommend!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Sad to say but we’re DONE with Interstate. Someone needs to take the salt shaker away from kitchen. Our deviled eggs were inedible and no one seems to care. Second time we couldn’t eat our entrees. Need new kitchen or new owner.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My cousin and I met at Interstate for a dinner to catch up. We sat at the bar and had a cocktail while we waited for our reservation (because we were early). The bartender was very nice. I had the Giggle Juice, it was just ok... lukewarm and the champagne was flat. We then moved to our table in the cool ambiance of the dining room. It was not super busy as we came early, I could see it getting a bit noisy and tight when full. Our server and everyone who kept our waters full and table clear were great. We asked for our server to give us some recommendations, and she gladly gave us some great options. We had the pork belly app, beet salad, and hanger steak and frites... all delish. We were able to enjoy our dinner and catch up with out feeling rushed. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great down home American food served with a smile!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We had not yet tried this place, and were shocked to find it had been in business for 9 years. We were amazed and beyond pleased with our brunch, and the excellent service we received. Rest assured we will be frequent dining customers at this place. Great food, reasonable price, and super friendly employees. A ++

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Third visit to Interstate Kitchen, and they've proven that they can provide consistently cooked, delicious foods at good pricing.

Their portions are large, and sharing is totally a thing!

Their service is typically good, but could be slightly faster.

Overall, they're consistent, and that's why we return.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I always like coming here. The staff are so friendly and the food is always delicious and very healthy.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Great service, delicious food, wonderful ambience!

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was wonderful but service was terrible. Server was surly and rude- kind of put a damper on a fun evening with friends.

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Have eaten at Interstate dozens of times and I must say that I may take a break for a few months. The food quality is not what it used to be and that is a big disappointment as I am truly an Interstate fan! Our last visit I ate one bite of my entrée and was done and when asked if I wanted a box I said no thanks ... interesting that no one asked if anything was wrong, but it was a busy night.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant with a laid-back feeling and delicious food. Definitely want to go again!

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3.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Generally a good experience but the house favorite, ordered by two at our table, was dry and lacked flavor.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

This was my second visit to Interstate. I was very impressed with the service, price, ambience and the food the first time, I thought it would be a good location for another get together. I was not disappointed. Everything was terrific and my companions, who are not from this part of town, enjoyed the entire atmosphere, especially the beer. Interstate is a great place for any occasion. I will definitely return and recommend this restaurant to anyone coming to or in the area.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2017

I loved the music.
Sunday brunch was great - Kir Royale

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the duck confit pot pie, deviled eggs, and celery root mash that came with the Pork Chop. Pork chop was slightly overcooked, but when you haven't eaten all day, who cares?

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

a nice neighborhood restaurant/bar with tasty food. will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Food is always exceptional and service friendly. A neighborhood gem that's rarely too crowded.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

Husband and I were just passing thru the area and starving so we popped into our phones, the best place for a late lunch. So glad we were in the right place as Interstate was a definite gem. Taylor recommended the chicken salad and burger, was so spot on. Great food, wonderful service and price is right. We will definitely be back. Oh, and the fries were great too; crispy crunchy. And I believe those weren't even the shoe string fries. So the shoe string fries must be out of this world. THat's on our list for our next visit!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

We love Interstate! Such a funky place and wonderful service. The food is fabulous and plentiful. The French Toast with banana creme brulee is my favorite. My adult son polished off the Sportsman with 3 different breakfast meats. The cinnamon crumb coffee cake appetizer comes warm and sweet.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2017

We have eaten here before and thought the food was good. This time around was not as good. First off, I made reservations on their website (supported by OpenTable) and they never credited us with our points. Thankfully OpenTable helped us out. Second, it was not busy at all but they gave us (two women) a small table next to lots of traffic when there was plenty of other nicer tables available. The service was good and quick. I had the roast beef sandwich which was pretty bland and the roast beef was very fatty. My partner had the grilled cheese and tomato soup and both were very bland.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2017

This is my third and last visit. My ribeye steak ordered medium rare was well done, 1/4" thick and tasted like and was tough as shoe leather. Very poor selection of wines. I've yet to have a decent meal there and will stopping wasting my time and money.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2017

Breakfast of Champions! What a grand brunch. Eggs with 3 meats. French toast with bruleed bananas. Enough to satisfy the hungriest patron. And everything is seasoned so well. The homemade sausage is the best ever. Nice folks. Funky spot. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Had two frites - ribeye and pork- a burger and a blt sandwich. Two apps- spinach/artichoke dip and popcorn. The food was excellent. Perfectly cooked. Teens thought it was a cool place. Great upscale diner experience, and great value! Only negative was no GF bread options.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2017

The food is consistently good, though it came out a little cold this time.....cold eggs aren't my favorite - but I was with two kids so it was necessary to just eat and not complain. Flavor was terrific.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2017

Interesting flavor combinations, delicious, affordable

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2017

Great bar with diverse menu and amazing list of bourbons and other small-batch whisky

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

What a wonderful gem. The vibe is cool and the food is innovative and interesting. The drink options are fabulous. Give it a try for a new and fun experience.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Had the ribeye and monkfish, spoonbread and the leek soup. Soup was a very ugly brownish color and was not very tasty. Ribeye was big with potatoes, arugula and blue cheese. Fish on greens was enjoyed. We were interested in a couple of desserts but decided to skip it. Slow to bus tables when some folks were not busy, standing around.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Four of us drove from Colorado Springs to Denver to attend a theater performance at Buntport and Interstate Kitchen is just around the corner! All four of us had different entrees and we enjoyed them all! I especially liked the Clam Chowder--full of clams and very thick and tasty! Sandwiches are huge and fries are plentiful. The two gals with sandwiches, took "to go boxes". Very casual atmosphere and easy to talk at the table.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Great vibe and diverse menu. Meal was great and desserts were awesome.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2017

This was my 5th or 6th time dining at this restaurant. I have only been for brunch. The food is very good - and consistent. The menu hasn't changed in over a year - it would be nice to see a few different offerings - or maybe a special on Sundays. The Bloody Mary selection is great - and a good value. I will be back, just hoping for a few more menu options next time.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2016

We enjoyed ourselves so much! the biscuits and gravy and the other breakfasts were fabulous. Everything tasted great. Yummy eggs. Yummy bloody marys. Our server, Jason, was super efficient and kind. He took great care of us. I loved the décor. The bathrooms were clean and modern, roomy and .... best bathrooms!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2016

The deviled eggs are always delicious to start off the meal. Tried the chicken fried chicken entree tonight. It was piping hot and flavorful. They should bottle and sell the gravy - it was so amazing!!

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2016

Interstate has an imaginative menu of comfort foods that are reasonably priced. How many places have $17 sea bass dinners with succotash and butter beans? How many have Genesee Cream Ale on tap for $3?

It's a place that's at once buzzy and relaxing. Enjoy some deviled eggs while you watch the passing parade of Santa Fe drive denizens.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2016

We were going to First Friday on Santa Fe and wanted to go early to find parking and get something to eat. Interstate Kitchen was the perfect place to start. We had reservations and were seated immediately. The restaurant was full with a lively crowd around the bar. The food was outstanding and very reasonably priced. Great value! Loved the deviled eggs and spoon bread for appetizer. Great salmon salad. But my favorite part was the Orange Zuccini Cake. OMG... so delicious! I have a serious sweet tooth and this cake hit the mark. Finally, our waitress Amber was great. She knew everything about the menu and all of her recommendations were spot on. Already made a reservation for another night.

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1.0Dined on October 30, 2016

Unfortunately the server was having a difficult night so when we came in, the bar tender tried to move us to the bar. We needed seats with backs due to a physical injury (though we didn't share this with the bartender) and so we requested the table that we reserved through Open Table. The bartender seemed a bit overwhelmed also and so didn't have the great customer service and came off as pretty rude.

The server was much nicer and though there were only two other tables - she was overwhelmed and it took forever to be served or checked up on and the server repeatedly forgot drink orders etc.

The food was great. And I liked the vibe. But would not recommend.

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2016

Great coffee cake, coffee and breakfast. Very reasonable prices.

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