La Merise

4.6
819 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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KO
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have always had a very pleasant and delicious experience. Been doing here for years! I love the trout! And the staff are always attentive and helpful. Highly recommend!

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M
Denver
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint French casual with amazing salads, mussels and entrees. The Lithuanian bartender was amazing and kind. Great experience!

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s
Denver
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My friend loved her shrimp/avocado salad.
My chicken omelette was ok.

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C
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was very good. I order an omelette and the chicken was overcooked. We were outside in the outdoor patio and there was airplane noise.

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SG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best tasting meal there in a long time. All plates were wonderful.Server was excellent and aLot of fun.n

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TD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, our experience at La Merise was first class. Best lamb chops in town.. really amazing. Wait staff is always very professional, attentive and friendly (which is nice). Don't miss the mussels as your appetizer...

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LB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Young man who was waiter was excellent! I had crab and avocado salad with very fresh greens. Just lovely!!

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KK
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was wonderful all around. Food was great, as was our waiter David! Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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CP
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Lunch specials are always delicious. Enjoyed the fish stew this time. Lovely atmosphere for catching up with friends.

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J
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delightful treat - whether for lunch, brunch or dinner. Service is always exceptional with a great wine list as well as daily specials along with their standard menu. Any of their soups are to die for as well as their fish dishes. Very comfortable room, even when full.

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JK
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre. Service was poor. Our server would disappear

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M
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the staff were great! We will be back again.

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LG
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner, our service was friendly and efficient, the food was delicious and
I was surprised at the prices as they were very reasonable...cozy and quiet...

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DH
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a great meal. The Trout was fantastic. And the salad we split would have been a lot for one person. Great value. We were disappointed with the waitress. She knew nothing about the menu. Could not answer and questions about the meals. That's management's fault for that ensuring she is trained. The table next to us was rude. 3 males in their 40's being loud and feeling that dropping an F-bomb in every sentence was appropriate. Overall, I'd go back!

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MD
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Continues to be a favorite in Cherry Creek. As always great cocktails and authentic entrees.

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l
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Web are regular customers of La Merise...

Always enjoyed great service...but this time the service was sketchy..and not attentive.
We were the only ones there at 5:00pm before the crowd came in later..yet we had to wait for our wine...and ask for more bread etc etc...

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SR
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Roger is the best waiter! Makes it seem like Paris.

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the staff was attentive, the other guests were friendly, and the owner is always so kind! Thank you for the wonderful experience.

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RD
Denver
108 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Merise is a jewel. The owner, staff, chef - the entire team always go out of their way to deliver value - great food, great service, great ambiance. Easter Brunch was no exception to all the lovely meals we have shared with friends and family at La Merise. Crepes - steak - great bottle of Rose . . . and excellent Easter. Thank you.

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t
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant presents a very typical bistro ambience right in the middle of Denver. We had a really fun family night out to celebrate my daughter‘s 19th birthday. The waiter seemed busy and somewhat distracted, but did a fine job taking care of our table. Our family likes to share everything, and we really enjoyed both the escargot and foie grad appetizers. Both were very nicely prepared and very delicious. Our entrées were also outstanding. The special, double pork chop, wAs incredibly well done. One of the best entrées I’ve had in a long time. We also enjoyed three desserts to top off the evening. The restaurant is a little bit loud and the chairs are very uncomfortable. But, overall, we had a fabulous evening and this is a fun French bistro for a nice night out.

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W
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and exceptional service almost make you forget that you are dining subterranean. It's a cozy, friendly place.

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G
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a graduate of Cordon Bleu in Paris, and this is my favorite restaurant in Denver. It is intimate, relatively quiet. The ingredients are high quality, well prepared and presented food, and appropriate portion sizes. Good wine list. Excellent service. It is consistent and a pleasure to dine there each time!

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JL
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the food, the service, and the French bistro atmosphere here so much that we stop in nearly as often as we eat out. For years, it has been our go-to place to meet friends, spend holidays - Halloween was fun - and treat visiting family. The menu is gratifyingly varied. Yesterday lunch, the trout Grenobloise was perfectly done, smothered in lemon butter. (No problem to hold the capers.) The seafood crepe had no scallops, to which people can be allergic, so my friend could order it. My husband loves their fish and chips. The steak slices in our friend's salad entree were done a perfect medium rare. Order the hot chocolate and get a regular, not liqueur, glass of Grand Marnier to mix in as you wish -- it took our friend 2 hot chocolates. You can, in other words, vary your experience from business lunch to sheer decadence.

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r
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy this little neighbor hood gem. Food is good, service always excellent, good wine list. Delightful in the summer for patio sitting. Happy hour great after strolling through Cherry Creek shops.

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CE
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

An exquisite meal, great service, good value.....lovely!

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a
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service would amazing. We are going back soon.

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T
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner at La Merise last weekend and enjoyed every aspect of our experience. We started with the cheese tray, which was excellent and had four different French cheeses along with crostini and fruit. The presentation was excellent and our fabulous waiter Roger did a wonderful job of explaining each type of cheese. We then each had tasty salads - one Caesar and one Gorgonzola which were both fresh and filling. I had the French onion soup for my entree and my husband tried the vegetarian pasta, which he loved. He had a glass of house wine for only $6. We thought the food was excellent, the service terrific and the ambience very nice. We will definitely be back in the near future as the dinner was a a great value for the amount and quality of food and service we received. Well done!!

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E
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was a absolutely wonderful. I’ve had the croque madame twice, and it is exceptionally good. My husband had the Florentine breakfast crepe, and it was also very delicious. We look forward to returning for dinner and dining on the patio this summer. The waiter delivered excellent service. He returned just enough times to take care of us but did not hover. The atmosphere and decor is quaint and reminiscent of cafes in Paris. Really good French cuisine is hard to find in Denver; most restaurants add a continental or American touch to the menu. I highly recommend Le Merise!

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K
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love La Merise. The service is always terrific and the food good and consistent.!its a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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J
Denver
217 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crepes for lunch were excellent

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j
Denver
94 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely meal, I’m anxious for the outdoor space to open.

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w
Denver
68 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

This is a favorite spot for family get togethers, special occasions or just to get a chocolate mousse! We
were a bit disappointed this last visit by the lackluster and very slow service as usually we are treated like royalty. Maybe a new server or staff missing on a Sunday night but I hope the situation is remedied as it put a bit of tarnish on an otherwise perfect night

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PH
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. We were treated like royalty. Loved it. Had been before for Valentines Day and other occasions. We’re never let down. Danielle our server was fantastic. We fell in love with her.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm not a big cheeese fan but I ordered a salad and it was great and my lady loved her dish as well. The only complaint I have was there was no fresh squeezed orange juice. Thank you for your hospitality

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r
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food. We loved it and will definitely be back

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TC
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us for a birthday celebration had a great dinner and overall experience!

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BB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is wonderful as is the service and ambiance. The people are so nice, and it is so comfortable at a table the bar. If it is just the two of us dining we love to sit at the bar. The two people working the bar could not be nicer. La Merise has become our favorite restaurant. It truly is a special place.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant. I love everything about it.

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MB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've loved going to La Merise (and it's sister restaurant, Bon Ami) for years. We've come to know the staff... all friendly and welcoming. The food is wonderful. The restaurant is quiet... a nice break from places where you have to shout at your dinner partner to be heard. Our only concern: we have to make reservations to ensure a table... it's become that popular!

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NT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible atmosphere, food, service, environment, just a great place to visit, very romantic as well. Expensive though, but if you don't mind the money or are just looking for a special occasion, this is a great place to go.

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