La Merise

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
943 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
French

La Merise is located in Denver, Colorado and offers authentic French cuisine in a bistro setting. The menu offers brunch selections including crepes, omelets, classic French toast, breakfast pancakes and much more. The brunch menu at La Merise also features a selection of sandwiches and entr�es including a croquet monsieur, chicken croquettes and steak frites.

The dinner menu at La Merise offers a selection of appetizers including oysters du jour and escargots de Bourgogne. The menu also has a selection of soups and salads available as well. Entr�es include lamb chops Proven�ale, beef bourguignon, steak au poivre, pork medallions and chicken coquettes.

What 943 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
r
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best atmosphere... service... food... my all time favorite restaurant...k

LD
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Last Saturday I went to La Merise, as I have several times before, expecting a good experience. It was not a good experience. To start, it took 20 minutes to get a martini. Sure, it was Saturday night, but so what? I ordered an appetizer, which was good, though the waitress wanted me to order my entrée right then. Later, when she came back for the second time about an entrée, I ordered from the special menu for that night (swordfish, which I love and rarely see on a menu) and she said they didn't have any, they were out. Since special menus are what a majority of the clientele order from on any given night, and since I was there early (7:30) there was no excuse for being out of something on the special menu. So I had to order something else. To top it off, she brought that entrée before I'd finished my appetizer, which you simply don't do in a decent restaurant. I may be back sometime, but not soon. The food was good, but everything else was a mess.

WW
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hesitate to write this review because right now La Merise is our very favorite restaurant we've ever been to in any city, and it's in walking distance of us. It is amazing and we try not to go too often so we don't over do it, but...the more people learn about how great a place it is, the less likely we are to get a table. See our dilemma? La Merise serves consistent and delicious food, in a lovely ambiance, with friendly wait staff, not stuffy or pretentious, good value for everything they offer. We're crazy about the place, honestly. But please don't tell anyone else about it!!!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We have been loyal customers for years now. Last night was the second time in the last month that we have experienced a dismissive attitude from a server. Hopefully, these two servers will not continue to be the trend in one of our favorite restaurants.
No one deserves to be treated like they are an inconvenience.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Sat outside on a beautiful Colorado night. We all had the filet and it was delicious. But the bananas fosters was out of this world ! Highly recommend

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this restaurant! Consistently good food great service and ambience!

DB
Denver
71 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It is a tired menu with tired service and tired management.

G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful place to relax and enjoy friends.
The food was delicious and delivered with a smile.
Our waitress was kind and attentive. We waited a longer time for our food, but we were having fun so not a big deal.

AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. Our waiter did not pay enough attention to an allergy in our party, and the food took forever to come out.

LS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a “special occasion. “

We have been there many times and expect to go many more.

R
Denver
72 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 25 th anniversary and we had a lovely dining experience. My wife had the foie gras and I enjoyed the escargot both of which were very good

We both enjoyed the fish specials mahi mahi and sea bass. Service was attentive and not pushy.

The only suggestion would to have the bread warm

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is very good and atmosphere is enjoyable. Roger is excellent and great to talk with.

TS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have nothing bad to say. First of all food was amazing and authentic. Steak cooked exactly as requested. The Beef Bourgnignon was crafted to perfection. The service was amazing and they seemed to know exactly when we ran out of something (wine, bread, finished plate) and anticipate every need. No complaints at all!!

PL
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive waiter allowed for a leisurely get-together where we could relax over wine and superb French food

DC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

La Merise is not one of those elegant restaurants where you pay a high price for "can't do this at home" nouvelles créations. Instead, the food simply is consistently good, consistently French, and consistently affordable. The selection of French wines is one of the best in Denver in a medium price range.

PG
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our dinner selections very much. The portions are very satisfying. The restaurant has a relaxed feel, while the menu is quite sophisticated. This is a great restaurant for dinner out with friends and special occasions.

D
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Le Merise did NOT disappoint. The food, ambiance and service was excellent. The manager on duty was fabulous and she always remembers us and make us feel at home.

WH
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely outdoor seating. Large pours and wonderful food. Keep going back again and again.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations for my boyfriend’s parents trip to Denver. Absolutely had a great experience! Dinner was wonderful as well as the service. We look forward to dining again!

ML
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

What makes this place is the ambiance. If you get the chance to sit out on the patio, do it! Food was good, but not the reason I would recommend or return.

m
Denver
82 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

La Merise is always a reliable choice in Cherry Creek. My only problem is the difficulty in finding parking within a walkable distance. I wish the restaurant could arrange with the close by businesses that have parking spaces to let diners use them after normal business hours. Three of our party of 6 had oysters to staart, followed by the trout and all plates were clean, so they must have been good. I had the crab/avocado salad which was very good. Sadly my companions opted out of dessert so did not get to try the offerings which looked quite tempting.

RF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my husband's and my first experience eating at La Merise. We had a great experience. My husband had the lamb chops and he commented they were the best he's had. My avocado lump crab salad was perfect and there are no words for the banana chocolate crepe. We will go back often and have already recommended this restaurant to our family and friends.

OT
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We loved this restaurant and its menu, but it took a ridiculously long time to get our food. The excuse was “we’re very busy” but a steak and lamb chops should take 10 minutes to cook and should be out quickly. Also, when it finally arrived, my lamb was raw inside and had to be recooked which took an additional 10 minutes after my friend got her food. That was the only disappointment. Everything tasted great and our server was very nice.

LF
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

They were under staffed at lunch but the crepes were superb. Dinner was good but service and good were not spectacular.

KZ
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and fantastic servers. The outdoor patio is wonderful

S
Denver
263 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time trying this restaurant, I will be back!

BT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a most-delightful evening! The ambiance on the patio was perfect, our waiter was fun and very efficient and the food was spectacular! Thank you!

LL
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice lunch with friends on the patio. I'd recommend it to anyone.

C
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner at La Merise. The pork medallions and steak were perfectly cooked. Get there while the Palisade peaches in brandy and cinnamon in a crepe are on the dessert menu!

g
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had lunch there with tow friends, it was lovely. Our waiter was timely, informative and friendly. The food was fantastic and so was the outdoor dining area.

SK
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was so-so this time.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

L
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food selection and food preparation very good to excellent. Prices equitable. Wait staff was wonderful, smiling, gracious. No handicap access. 1 wheelchair person was nicely accommodated by a waiter helped down the 8 + steps from street level to patio and into dining area. Same when leaving.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Nice place, I just didn’t feel like I got my money’s worth. Food was good just a little pricey for what you get.

DB
Denver
72 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was okay but it was quite salty. That is an unpardonable sin or at least it should be.

DJ
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Extremely slow food service. Food okay. Poor job w steak (extremely rare/uncooked). Overall an awkward experience.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

No ramp for the disabled. Forced friendliness from server. Hostess/Bartender acted like we were intruding, long wait for acknowledgement and for seating. Super long wait for server to acknowledge. Long wait for water and drinks. Very long wait for main course. Food was meh. Onion soup was not browned on top, cheese was very chewy, broth was not flavorful. Other food, omelet and Benedict were nothing special. Hash browns were good. Overall the food was average, service poor and the lack of legally required accommodations for the disabled make this a no-go for us. Not special in any way.

M
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my girl!! Fabulous food, wine and service. A perfect evening

o
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

the food was ok/good, but the service that night was very bad.
It felt like we were tolerated but not really seen as guests who would like to enjoy the French cuisine...
the staff really made it feel bad for us!!

H
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Extremely slow service. The waiter was nice and apologized but the restaurant wasn't even full. Not a good value considering the $400 dollar bill for 3 people. Will go elsewhere next time.

1
2
3
24