La Merise

4.7
1456 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. No drink for 35 minutes after we were seated. No food until 45 minutes after we were seated. Wrong order came. Couldn’t wait to leave. So disappointed

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GianaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday lunch

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LauraE
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, lovely authentic French restaurant. Great attention to cleanliness which I appreciate these days!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Just a warm place with consistently good food and service.

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Mtngrl
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chose this restaurant for a special occasion. Started with 2 servers-1 in tableside training (which was annoying) and then a bit later was greeted by a 2nd server who was very good. Good indoor COVID rule compliance. Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this restaurant!!!!

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chopper
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Always consistent French. Nothing over the top and all as advertised

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Souschef
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely meal at La Merise. For the 1st course I had the house salad and my husband had the Caesar. Both were excellent, the greens, etc. were fresh and the dressings were perfect. For the main course I ordered the sea bass and my husband the steak frites. The Seabass had excellent creme fraiche and caviar, which enhanced an already delicious dish. My husband’s steak was done perfectly and the fries were crispy just the way he likes them. The portion sizes were generous so we took half home. I had the chocolate mousse for dessert. It was so good I wanted to order seconds. My husband had the bananas foster. The only negative was that the rum sauce could have been thicker.
We have been going here for years and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OtterGuy
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a dining experience that is authentically Parisian, La Merise in Cherry Creek is the place to go. The food and the ambiance are authentically French. As the French would say, "C'est formidable!"

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armandoq
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great! Excellent service, very good dining experience, and warm, engaging ambience.

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SueK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the "vibe" at LaMerise - chic and casual elegance, delicious and varied menu, excellent wine selection, attentive and efficient service. Our server, Anastasia, was the consummate pro making our dining experience even more special than expected. LaMerise has high standards and they make the entire experience seamless. One of our favorite places for a special occasion as this was.

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vipMartin
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Onion soup was deep and rich and since just the single toasted slice of bread on top is never enough, they add croutons too.

The chef's omelette was simply amazing! Who would think that blue cheese would work so well?

The berry crepe dessert , stuffed with berries and whipped cream and drizzled with cream anglaise was exquisite.

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ZoCrazy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Onion Soup was “souperb”. The staff were pleasant and helpful.

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Jess
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent food, good service, overall wonderful experience.

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vipLoves
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Merise is always great, and their trout was superb!

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DanvilleDuo
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A great place for lunch, featuring French bistro cuisine.

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sharon
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lovely setting. I did not care for the Escargot. It was prepared differently than before and the sauce overwhelmed the snails. Entree was also not a favorite for me but the others liked it. The preparation was probably fine - just not what I should have ordered.

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vipChloe
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, fine French food, wonderful service

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TomL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable and relaxing. The service was unhurried but not slow. The food was well flavored and the presentation was excellent, not overdone. Good menu choices offer an opportunity for return visits. We will come back.

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JamesT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If this is a repeat, forgive me but my internet connection was lost the first time around. Our reservation was earlier in the evening to escape large crowds and the decision was sound. Our appetizers (mussels and beet salad) were superb as was the service. Cocktails and wine suggestions were on point and a good pour (which is always appreciated).

Main courses were the veal and duck. Both were very good with outstanding sauces. Portions were as expected and served when expected. A very nice table with outstanding view to activity on the street which kept us entertained.


Pricing met expectations. Our overall experience was very good. Of particular note were our server and the appetizers. Those two aspects of our experience were better than outstanding. Mussels were the best I've ever had and our server was really good. She was prompt, courteous, attentive, and very professional. Too bad I didn't get her name because she is a definite value add to the restaurant.

We'll definitely visit La Merise again when in the Denver metro area and it was well worth the 20 minute drive from our Hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick seating, awesome waiter and service

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vipelaine
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is a charming little spot… Very friendly staff! The food was average… My tuna was very fatty… I took a few pieces and put them on a side plate to show the waitress – There was also way too much dressing on it. My husband agreed… I was not offered something else and there was no discount on the check period the desert was amazing… But I would stay away from the tuna Nicoise.

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vipMemorable
Denver
69 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A bit crowded for a Thursday night. This may have made service a little less than stellar, but generally good. Food was good, especially Brussels Sprouts, Gorgonzola Salad and Beef Bourgogne.

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vipSpcaltreat
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roger was awesome. Food was great. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

On arrival, I misstepped on the bottom stair, banging up my knees. I wonder if this is common, & if so, perhaps some caution tape might help.
Once seated everything improved. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. We wanted for nothing throughout our dinner. Everything about our meal, from apéritifs to dessert, was delicious. Your espresso was the best I've had outside a cafe.
Aside from my initial stumble & the noise level, I enjoyed myself immensely, as did my dinner companion. I will go back.

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AnnetteG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my turn to plan date night for my husband and I. I’m typically not the most adventurous when it comes to trying new foods but I am SO GLAD I did! This was seriously the best meal I’ve ever had!! From our appetizer (Order the Brussels sprouts they’re life changing!) to our desert (I’m still dreaming of that chocolate mousse). You’ll be so glad you dined here. Our waiter Cesar so friendly, kind, and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back!! Thank you La Merise!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful celebration. Food and service amazing. We will be back

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vipMemorable
Denver
69 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful! The ambiance, the food and the wine. This is hands down one of the best dining experiences in Denver. We were four and every dish was not only delicious, but presented beautifully. If you look at the photos their website-- that's exactly what you can expect. We had the trout, steak and frites, and the beef bourguignon. We all chose to have wine by the glass and tried several different varieties-- and all lovely. This is a don't miss!

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BenjaminM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Merise is always great. They consistently have great service and equally as great of food. If you go, be sure to check out their seasonal dishes as well.

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jeria
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food was terrible and overpriced. Very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always dependable and enjoyable in Cherry Creek North. La Merise never disappoints.

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Chris
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The restaurant has a quaint and romantic ambiance, and the service is excellent. I used to manage a French Bistro in Washington, DC for many years and probably have a biased opinion, but the food was "hit or miss". We loved the chicken liver mousse pate and lamb chops, but the escargot was subpar and the Nutella crepe was rubbery and almost undercooked. I got the Steak Frites and although it had a lovely garlic butter flavor on top, it was a tough cut of meat. We are unsure about returning, and if we do, we'll certainly try other things on the menu.

Add a soufflé to the menu! :)

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EphrimeS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a lil slow, but overall, one of our fav spots.

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vipDenWPMauiLiz
Denver
375 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The service was VERY slow. We felt like an afterthought for our server. The food was as delicious as always!!

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vipSMDenver444
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped at La Merise for dessert Sat evening. The seating on the patio was very comfortable with heaters. Our server was very attentive. The food looked great, so I’m looking forward to going back for a full meal! We had the chocolate mousse and crème brûlée, and both were excellent👍🏻👍🏻

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vipMikelleP
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were there for a birthday with a group of seven.
Some of the dishes were great, some were very subpar. The liver pâté was delicious and the pork medallions were out of this world. We were disappointed by the escargot which had way too many herbs on it. The duck in the duck salad was so salty it didn’t even taste like duck anymore.

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RichardS
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very authentic small french restaurant. Very good food. Service is a little slow but that is normal for french restaurants (especially in Paris). My wife had the Salmon and she said it was fantastic. I had the pork medallions and they were very good. We also had a cheese plate for desert which was fantastic.

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vipOpenTableUser
Denver
102 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

What is typically a quiet, relaxing weekend brunch experience was totally upsetting given that a large group (8) of diners subjected the entire restaurant to their loud conversations with multiple people talking over each other for what was a lengthy and roudy get-together. A sports bar may have been a more appropriate dining destination for them. While the restaurant has no real control over such situations (for fear of offending customers) it's unfortunate they could not have been seated in the back room rather than in the middle of the main dining room. Their enjoyment was at the expense of all other diners.

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Steve
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent as is the service.

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vipConnieD
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always tres bien! You deserve to eat their delicious food!

FAQs

La Merise offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 596-4360.

La Merise is rated 4.7 stars by 1456 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.