La Merise

4.6
919 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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KZ
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and fantastic servers. The outdoor patio is wonderful

S
Denver
263 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
13 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
70 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.

WL
Denver
57 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at La Merise is always a wonderful experience from the moment that we arrive and are warmly greeted by one of the owners or staff, then promptly seated and provided water and warm bread without having to ask. The food is always fresh, hot, and delicious, and beverage refills are timely. The kitchen always accommodates my food allergies and preferences, modifying as requested. *

DD
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love the food. Service was interesting to say the least.

NF
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like this nook for an outdoor dinner in the summer or a cozy 1/2 priced bottle of wine on a winter Sunday.

BJ
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

La Merise is always good and such a pleasant place to dine..

TT
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic and the wine selection adequate, the list is relatively modest but the prices are reasonable. Our waitress was ok missing on timing for wine with our main dish and letting our water glasses go empty. She was very friendly and overall did a nice job.

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Avery nice restaurant but the food and service were off a bit from our last visit. We were a bit disappointed

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

La Merise is one the places we routinely go to in Denver when escaping the chain restaurant cuisine of Colorado Springs. The food, whether at lunch or dinner, is always wonderful, the service is exceptional, and the atmosphere - well, you feel like you are in a small cafe in Europe. Thanks for making each and every visit a most enjoyable experience!

RD
Denver
110 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual La Merise does not disappoint. The patio is cool in the summer, the crab salad is perfect and the white is excellent. Service is always good as it was for lunch this time. It's simply lovely to sit with a friend and share a great meal and lively conversation - thank you for taking such good care of us!!!

OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Love those big glasses of wine. Staff seemed spread thin. Pace was very slow.

DP
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Merise was wonderful. We went to eat a little earlier this day and had a great dinner before the restaurant got too busy. The chicken croquettes were moist and seasoned well. My husband had the salmon which also was tender and seasoned well. The bread was great. The service was on time and took care of us in real time.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was special occasion with a very special person, and La Merise made it spectacular. Excellent, unobtrusive table service, magnificent food and remarkable atmosphere exceeded all expectations. It could not have been any better.

LL
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

La Merise was hopping for a Tuesday night- that speaks to it's consistently very good food and service.

JC
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in my neighborhood especially Sunday nights because bottles of wine are half off! The food is always delicious and the servers and staff seem to never turn over which means they like their job and the restaurant they work. All of the servers are friendly and professional. There’s an outdoor patio that’s down a few steps and has plenary of umbrellas to shade you from the sun.
My favorite dish is the salad nicoise but I mix it up from time to time when I’m tempted by something from the specials menu that night.

AH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!! Had never been, can't wait to come back!

F
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve never had a bad meal at La Merise! The patio is fun, lively and has a great atmosphere!

EK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

My party of five were all totally shocked and fully disappointed in the food! We were celebrating a friend going on vacation and wanted a quality meal. The pate was very good - I will say that; however, two ordered the sirloin steak and it was small and was dry and tough. I've had better steak at Applebees! And the FRENCH fries - they were not homemade. I've had better fries at McDonalds. Another member of the party ordered the filet mignon, and after one bite said it was the toughest, driest filet he had ever had. He pushed his plate aside. One of us at the potatoes on the plate, which were good. The carrot soup had a wierd taste no one at the table liked.

Also, the waiter came by our table to apoligize that the food was taking so long to come out. One of the party, who ordered Salmon, commented that they must have had to go fishing for the salmon in the Atlantic as it was taking so long. We were there to have a nice visit - so we waited very patiently, having a nice conversation. However, if we had been on a schedule with plans after dinner, it would have been extremely frustrating.

We took the steaks home to feed to our dogs. Needless to say, we will never be back.

JL
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal accompanied by excellent service

F
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful outdoor dining experience. The food was prepared perfectly and the pate was delicious. The building that the restaurant is located in is not very charming but the food and wine more than make up for it. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Overall, La Merise is a good value.

NA
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I enjoy this little French bistro very much! I love the crab salad, the mussels, the bread, the beef bourginoin and so many other dishes! And there is no skimping on the wine pours, which are huge! I have one tiny little suggestion...please place fresh flowers on the table, and maybe a little candle. The plastic plant has got to go!!!

C
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Merise has an understated and lovely elegance that we can always count on; great food, fresh oysters and the wonderful bread they serve fresh from the oven is always welcome. I always try to order somewhat light as I did on Saturday night but I was thrilled that my husband ordered a steak with the au 'gratin potatoes so I could share a bite!

S
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The food id lovely, the ambiance is charming and if the weather cooperates the outdoor tables are fun.

LJ
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely night at La Merise. We sat outside in the patio. It was a bit warm and sunny at first, but once the sun went down, it was perfect. Service was mostly good. Our waiter was pretty down to business and not too outgoing, but everything was delivered promptly. I had the salmon, which was very good. It was a relaxing, enjoyable night and I would definitely go nack

p
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and lovely service!

BM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!

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