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About Interstate Kitchen & Bar

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.

1001 Santa Fe Dr
Denver, CO 80204
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner Daily: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
10th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(720) 479-8829

Website:
http://www.interstaterestaurant.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Andre Lobato

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.

Private Party Contact:
Joey Newman: (720) 479-8829

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

Interstate Kitchen & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
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Neighborhood Gem (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Romantic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Business Meals (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Cozy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Healthy, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 29, 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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·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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

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 (Houston)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Interesting flavor combinations, delicious, affordable

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 23, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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

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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Organic, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, People Watching, Vegan, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Romantic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Tapas, Healthy, Outstanding Value
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2016

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Plenty of food, nicely presented, a bit expensive though, really good service. Nice place for a friend's get together.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2016

So much fun. Great atmosphere and the food was pretty good too.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2016

Great little restaurant. Amazing food the Rachel sandwich is fantastic. Great service. Very knowledgeable about the food they serve and offered good recomnendations. Would definitely go back again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Tapas, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Average food quality. A good place to stop if you're seeing a show in Colorado Ballet's Black Box Theater. I wouldn't travel far to eat there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Went for a before-concert supper and were very happy. The pork green chile was wonderful, my husband was very happy with his salad and our friend has a smile after his veggie burger. Nice variety of food in a comfortable, casual setting with good service.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Went with a French friend, and she enjoyed its unique food offerings and value. We all (boyfriend, French friend, and I) had salads and they were filling and tasty. I had the smoked salmon, she had the wedge and he had the shrimp. Very satisfying.
The wine by the glass is limited and only air, but everything else was spot on. Great place to go before First Friday Art Walk.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Interstate Kitchen & Bar had a great ambience. Cozy, comfortable & quiet. Great atmosphere for a romantic dinner or a small group of friends. Drink specials were creative and the wait staff were friendly and informative about the menu offerings.
We will be back soon as there were other items on the menu we want to try!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 10, 2016

They had hands down the best macaroni and cheese I have had in Denver. All the food looked so good. I ordered way too much and took some home. It was still delicious reheated.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Only negative We could find was that the French fries, although hot and tasty, were much too salty. Otherwise, always pleased with Interstate.
I've always come on Santa Fe First Friday nights, as I perform at Benjy Dobrin Studios and it is convenient and the food is always good, as is the service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Food was good even though two orders were wrong. Probably due to the fact they only had one bar tender and one waiters so they were very frantic.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 18, 2016

Great time excelllllent food awesome find if your reading this then you've picked your place to go!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Wonderful food and service! Went on a Saturday night and though it was busy, it wasn't too loud and the service was great.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Savannah)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Interstate has good service, good food. Always enjoyable. Easy street parking.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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