La Merise

4.6
765 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tables are a little tight if your looking to have private or intimate conversation with someone. Food and service is fantastic.

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K
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, great service, we love La Merise!

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JS
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner with good friends. Everything was perfect -- table, service, and delicious food. It was a treat to dine in a restaurant where we could hear each other converse, relax, and enjoy our meal without in any way being hurried.

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R
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Perfect with lovely dinner with husband brunch with family and girlfriends. Love this restaurant!

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R
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

La Marise was by accommodating to a communications mix up and allowed us to switch our reservations to a night earlier. Highly recommend this restaurant

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PM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was such a lovely place, we had such a wonderful time. Definitely will be back. Would highly recommend to everyone!!

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V
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening once again. Thank you La Marise for delicious food and excellent service.

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JB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy and great ambience! Love the eggs Benedict. Cozy place. Friendly staff

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AM
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restuarant in Cherry Creek. Just had brunch for the first time and loved the selections! Crepes were to die for, I had the nicoise salad--Yum Yum. Fave is the French Chardonnay, great pour for the price.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Merise is out go-to French restaurant in the entire metro area (and one of us lived in Paris for work) or when we want a nice, cozy, quiet dinner for the two of us. This time, we both had the Ahi Tuna nicoise and pommes frites, and they were both perfect. My wife, who almost always takes a good portion of her dinner home, joined me in the clean plate club, as she always does at La Merise. The wine selection is extensive, and the servers know their stuff. We shared a bottle of 2016 mas de la dame and it was delicious. Topped off dinner sharing the tastiest napoleon I've had outside of France and the French Kiss (La Merise's version of a chocolate martini) - and no, we did not drive ourselves home :-).

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robert is the best. He always makes us feel welcome.

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Birthday dinner my wife and I have had in awhile!

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TH
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful breath of Paris right in the middle of Denver.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great! Nice french place

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B
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My recommendation would depend on the person's diet. I had the Gravlax appetizer. The lox was simply sliced salmon, not lox pressed for some time and treated. The meat dishes my companions ordered were good.

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MH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I had the best escargot ever! They were tender and flavorful. Everything was perfect I will deffenatly be coming back

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L
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always! Food, service and ambience great.

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D
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. The service was wonderful. The price was great!

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w
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited for Denver Restaurant Week, but will definitely go back. I had the pate, fisherman stew, and chocolate mousse. I can highly recommend all of these. I also got to try the Beef Bourguignon and the beef was incredibly tender. The atmosphere is conducive to small groups to be able to talk without shouting and the staff was accommodating. I can't wait to go back and try more dishes.

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S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, but enter portion was extremely small. Maybe they cut back because it was restaurant week, but didn’t feel it was a good value.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was outstanding i will definitely be back. I just wish we weren’t seated in a compacted corner that was obviously for 5280 patrons. It was very tight in this little corner and I felt awkward because almost every other table outside of the corner was empty and I felt obligated to be very quiet while talking to my husband because our voices were so obviously carried to the other tables 2ft away. Why compact your customers in a small area when so many other tables are empty. Customers are customers

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B
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating a birthday and enjoyed our dinner during 5280 week! Good value and we were very impressed that the chef made a 3 course dinner without advanced notice for a vegan guest who enjoyed her food very much!! Quite a feat at a French restaurant! 2 of us had chicken cordon bleu that was gristly but otherwise the food was terrific. We will return!

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JA
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Privately, since I believe that this place is a “winner,” just that Restaurant Week is not an ideal venu for it. I loved the ambience but our waiter seemed bored, the food was good but I’ll bet it’s normally great. Had to work to get more wine, no coffee offered. I’ll be back to grade this the 5 stars that I think this place really is...or could be.

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BR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server David was really helpful, and recommended a wine to go with the beef bourguignon. The mussels were amazing in the cream garlic broth, the Pate was delish, and the chocolate mousse dessert was yummy. Very satisfied we had a wonderful meal.

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JK
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good all-around. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

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GH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pastis before dinner, classic French dishes, good wine list, attentive but not intrusive Service, relaxed ambiance. Entrance below street level makes it hard for mobility-impaired folks to access the venue

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy! Thank you for an outstanding service! Ambience of this place is perfect, and food was so delicious. All the servers are super friendly and fun. We will be coming back:)

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CO
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar Service, Waitstaff and Food !!

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our all time favorite restaurants!!

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RB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Merise is just a wonderful comfortable French Bistro. The food is so good and the ambiance is very French and warm. Love it!

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N
Denver
403 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Several time repeat guest, this time for Restaurant Week where the already-fantastic price-points are even more attractive. Smart on their part, specials on wine by the glass (and very generous pours too) made for a true win-win: extra money for them and a better dining experience for us. From mussels and French onion soup to the final bite of dessert, it was a great meal. As always. And the bread is simply delicious as a bonus.

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k
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went to La Merise for first time. I thought their wines by the glass were good choices (I am in the wine business). I also thought the food QUALITY was quite good-- things were tasty coming out of the kitchen. HOWEVER! We found the portion sizes for entrees very small and ungenerous (almost "small plate-like"), even the dessert portion was tiny! Even worse was our service-- when we asked about the skimpy food portion, it was defended, even argued at the table... well, the customer should never be argued with. I wish I could give higher marks, but these things left a bad taste in our mouth, and we probably would not make an effort or go back or recommend.

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JL
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal!
Wonderful Service!
Lovely Ambience!
Thank you!

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GE
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week dining, enjoyed our experience and are looking forward to going back for the regular menu. The main dishes were very good; the cocktails and wine were prepared properly and a good value.

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E
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Riquísimo, muy buena comida francesa

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is dark and romantic and the food is delicious!

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DJ
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This was the 2nd time I went there. Loved it the first time, after the other night I will not be back. First of all we were the only ones in the dining room and were moved to a table right by the door where whenever it was opened cold air blew in on us. The French Onion soup was salty and tasted like it had been sitting in the pot for awhile. Had the Beef it was not bad but not good. I would recommend the creme brûlée though which made we give the place a two instead of a one.

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AF
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

La Merise is not ADA accessible at all. I arrived with a friend who needs to use a walker, and despite the fact that there was no ramp and about 8 stairs that she had to use, the manager was unapologetic and not accommodating. I get that he couldn't do anything about the stairs, but assistance, or a suggestion would have been welcome. Then, when we finally made it into the restaurant, we were ushered to our seats and even though we asked three different people that her walker be stored out of the way, two different waiters and the manager all left it there in the middle of the walkway for about 10 minutes. Again... maybe they didn't know where to put it, but how about some kindness or apologies for not taking care of it.

Finally the walker was stored. However, we paid our bill... no one returned with the walker. We got our coats on, I went to the restroom... no walker. I went to go look for our waiter or someone... no one. Stood by the bar for a while, ignored. Finally I see the walker stored behind the bar and I have to go back there myself to get it because the bartender won't make eye contact.

The food was great, and our waiter was nice enough, but it's 2019... have some respect for those with disabilities. If you can't accommodate them, make that known. If someone with a walker can't enjoy your restaurant, say SORRY and be kind about it.

Or better yet, get some ADA access to your restaurant - there's enough room for a lift, maybe even a ramp. The building isn't a historic landmark. Cherry Creek has tons of garden level shops. Do something about it.

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HB
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday night dinner during Restaurant Week so it was crowded. We ordered off the regular menu. The food was great and we got a wonderful bottle of ChateauNeuf du Pape for a very reasonable price. The service is capable and unpretentious. The ambiance is friendly. If you like French food, this is a very good option at a reasonable price point.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, from the food to the ambiance and service. My boyfriend and I both agree that this dinner was without a doubt the best we’ve had since moving to Denver.

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