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Lower48 Kitchen

4.3
4.3
269 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Lower48 is a Contemporary American restaurant located in the heart of downtown Denver on the corner of 21st street and Lawrence. We are inspired by regional ingredients and culinary traditions. We embrace natural preserving techniques, artisan breads, heritage breeds, heirloom vegetables, and house-made pastas.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 10:30pm.
    Closed Sundays and Mondays

  • Phone number

    (303) 942-0262

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alexander Figura

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    21st Street & lawrence

  • Parking details

    Street Parking available. Two public parking lots; one across the street on Lawrence and another behind the restaurant on Arapahoe.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Each

  • Corn Dog

    cornmeal batter, house made mustard

    • Local Onion Chips "Funions"

      sour cream, chive

      First Course

      • Crispy Brussels Sprouts

        smoked local peanut butter, chili flakes

        Second Course

        Choice of: vegetarian option are available upon request

        • Berkshire Pork Belly

          pickled palisade apricot, black grits, turnips, gorgonzola

          • House Made Spaghetti

            puttanesca, anchovy bread crumb

            Course Dessert

            • Colorado Cherries

              sour cherries, mascarpone mousse, brown sugar cake

              Desserts

              • Strawberry "Shortcake"$9.00

                vanilla pastry cream, olive oil, strawberry jam, lavender ice cream

                • Colorado Cherries$9.00

                  sour cherries, mascarpone mousse, brown sugar cake, apricot ice cream

                  • Palisade Peach Cobbler$9.00

                    brown sugar crumb, coconut ice cream

                    Cordials

                    • House Made Orangecello$7.00

                      • Luxardo Amaro Abano, Venice, Italy$7.00

                        • Ramazzotti Amaro, Milan, Italy$7.00

                          • Cynar, Sicily, Italy$7.00

                            • Fernet Branca, Milan, Italy$7.00

                              • Nardini, Bassano, Italy$7.00

                                • Amaro Montenegro, Emilia-Romagna, Italy$9.00

                                  • Drambuie, Broxburn, Scotland$9.00

                                    • Nonino, Friuli, Italy$10.00

                                      • Grand Marnier, Paris, France$10.00

                                        • Green & Yellow Chartreuse, Voiron, France$13.00

                                          • Germain - Robin Apple Brandy, Mendocino, USA$16.00

                                            Sweet Wines

                                            • La Spinetta, Moscato D'Asti '14, Piedmont, Italy$8.00

                                              • Chateau La Riviera, Sauternes '11, France$10.00

                                                • Blandy's, Madeira Malmsey 1996, Portugal$12.00

                                                  • Rivetto, Barolo Chinato, Piedmont, Italy$14.00

                                                    Coffee, Tea

                                                    • Denver Teakoe Tea$4.00

                                                      Green Tea, Black Tea, Chamomile Tea

                                                      • Box Car Coffee

                                                        • Cup of Coffee$2.50
                                                        • 32oz Press$7.00

                                                      Main

                                                      • Corn Dog$2.00

                                                        house made mustard

                                                        • Onion Chips "Funions"$4.00

                                                          sour cream, chive

                                                          • Babettes Bread L48 butter$4.00

                                                            • Lower48 Toast$5.00

                                                              pickled palisade peaches, house made ricotta, fennel, basil

                                                              • Fried Brussels Sprouts$9.00

                                                                smoked local peanut butter, chili flakes

                                                                • Grilled Carrots$9.00

                                                                  baba ghanoush, mint, sumac, sesame, chili oil

                                                                  • Palisade Peaches$10.00

                                                                    brown butter hazelnuts, hamery ham, basil, tomatoes, parmesan cream

                                                                    • Shrimp Ceviche$13.00

                                                                      grilled pineapple, avocado pickled onions, fresh herbs

                                                                      • Tempura Fried Fairy Tale Eggplant$10.00

                                                                        garlic chips, smoked tomato sauce

                                                                        • Chickpea Fry Poutine$11.00

                                                                          poached egg; thigh confit, smoked peanuts, L48 ranch & hot sauce

                                                                          • Colorado Beef Burger & Pickles$13.00

                                                                            cheddar L48 mayo, hash browns

                                                                            • Albacore Tuna$17.00

                                                                              potatoes & kohlrabi, local squash, tarragon pesto

                                                                              • Colorado Chicken$16.00

                                                                                colorado corn, shishito peppers, queso fresco

                                                                                • Berkshire Pork Belly$15.00

                                                                                  pickled palisade apricot, black grits, turnips, gorgonzola

                                                                                  Pasta

                                                                                  We recommend 2-3 plates per person

                                                                                  • Maltagliati$13.00

                                                                                    corn, spicy pork sausage ragu

                                                                                    • House Made Spaghetti$13.00

                                                                                      puttanesca, anchovy bread crumb

                                                                                      • Rye Fettuccine$13.00

                                                                                        green cabbage, caraway, smoked trout roe

                                                                                        Large

                                                                                        Please allow for a 55 minute cook time

                                                                                        • Niman Ranch 28 Day Dry Aged CO Rib Eye$83.00

                                                                                          condiments & accoutrements, please allow for a 55 minute cook time

                                                                                          Last updated: April 27, 2019

                                                                                          What 269 people are saying

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                                                                                          4.3
                                                                                          4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                                          • 4.4Food
                                                                                          • 4.4Service
                                                                                          • 4.1Ambience

                                                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                                                          1. FD

                                                                                            FatDaddy

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            608 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            608 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on November 7, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                            Food was so very good. This chef could cook for me every night. We are so sad they are closing. Thanks for the memories!!

                                                                                          2. FL

                                                                                            FoodLover54321

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on October 30, 2015

                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            It is a shame that this place is closing next week. I wish all the staff the best of luck. Great meal we had, sorry we didn't make it sooner.

                                                                                          3. t

                                                                                            turkeyfoodie

                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on October 23, 2015

                                                                                            overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                                            Long wait after ordering so a complimentary bread appetizer was dropped off with apologies for the delay. When my food arrived it was cold; eventually was able to wave down the hostess (took it back to the kitchen). After waiting 10 minutes, resorted to eating part of my husbands meal. At 15 minutes, waiter stopped by and was surprised to hear of the problem. At 20 minutes, food arrived on a hot plate but was lukewarm, the fettuccine was way under cooked and not a morsel of lobster(as per menu description) to be found. Cut our losses and went elsewhere for dessert. Very disappointed.

                                                                                          4. C

                                                                                            Calex

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            42 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            42 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on October 17, 2015

                                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                            We enjoyed our dinner very much and what they do they do very well, but the limited menu may be off putting to some.

                                                                                          5. EA

                                                                                            EricA

                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on October 10, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            Excellent dinner shared with good friends. Creative fresh food!

                                                                                          6. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on September 18, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Hands down our favorite meal in Denver. We'll definitely be back soon.

                                                                                          7. JA

                                                                                            JoAnna

                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on September 12, 2015

                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            Great food and good happy hour prices, but portions are much bigger than they indicate on menu or by the server.

                                                                                          8. EC

                                                                                            EmilyClaire

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on September 11, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Having read a review of this restaurant in 5280 Magazine, my friend and I were eager to try such a well-reputed restaurant off the beaten path (but still within a few blocks) of more of the heavy-trafficked streets in LoDo. We made a reservation for 9 on Friday and were surprised to see only a few other tables filled. Looking back, I think this place has all the qualities that should make it a packed house on the weekends. From the get-go, the atmosphere is BEAUTIFUL and all the small details of the place were on-point. Opted for the chef's tasting menu to share with a friend (plus a bite-sized appetizer and small salad course). Our menu was stamp dated, so I think they change it everyday (?). Every bite was thoughtfully constructed and rich in flavor depth! With every new plate, we each seemed to say, "Now, THIS is my favorite course of the night!" Also, even though we split Chef's menu, the server (by her own accord) brought us each our own full-sized dessert, no extra cost! Killin' it, L48!!! The service was impeccable and perfectly timed. Despite our dehydration from a day outdoors and our endless thirst, our water glasses never dropped below half full — exceptional servers! Our 5-ish course meal (no drinks) came in around $30 per person. Worth every penny, and probably $15 more. All in all, there's nothing that this restaurant could've done better. It was delightful to eat Euro style, moseying through dinner and enjoying the company and atmosphere. Bravo, Lower48. You've topped our restaurant list, and unquestionably deserve to be named one of Denver's best.

                                                                                          9. l

                                                                                            lah69

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on September 11, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We stopped by for an early dinner before a concert and were pleasantly surprised to find the happy hour bargains. The Brussels Sprouts and "Funions" appetizers were both delicious. We had those plus several other small plates off the regular menu-- and all were winners. The desert menu was small, but we tried the strawberry shortcake and loved the ice cream that came with it. Service was attentive but not intrusive. All in all, just a very pleasant meal. We'll definitely be back.

                                                                                          10. d

                                                                                            ddsmith06

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on September 4, 2015

                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                            4 of us went for my friends birthday. We ordered the ribeye to share. It was huge and delish. The Brussel sprouts were amazing though! We had the french press coffee that really good and cherry dessert which was amazing, not too sweet and perfectly tart. We had a great time!

                                                                                          11. B

                                                                                            Bowyer86

                                                                                            Philadelphia

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on September 4, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            My wife and I went to L48 for our anniversary dinner. The food was fantastic and the service was great.

                                                                                          12. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 29, 2015

                                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                            The $83 prime beef was over rated a little under cooked and too fatty leaving not enough meat to share. This was disappointing. On a positive note, our server was outstanding but for the price I believe there are better options

                                                                                          13. A

                                                                                            Alex

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 25, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            This is one of the best gems in LoDo. Go! The corn dog is cute and tasty, the mains are to die for and the staff is amazingly pleasant. This is a go to spot on Denver.

                                                                                          14. MS

                                                                                            MorganS

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 22, 2015

                                                                                            overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                                                            I laugh about 'trendy' restaurants in Denver a fair amount. Denver seems to be the king pin of 'New American' style eating. Usually though, the food is good and the price is great for what it is. The latter was not true for this restaurant. We were happy with what we did order, but we only ordered a few apps. They charged 2 dollars a piece for a MINI CORN DOG. Let that sink into your brain.

                                                                                          15. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on August 22, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            My wife and I went early to get a nice dinner before going to the Ellie Caulkin. The food was just awesome. We had the brussel sprouts and smoke ahi and shrimp ceviche. All were fabulous. We will definitely be back.

                                                                                          16. MC

                                                                                            MConca

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            73 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            73 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 21, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            This is our third time to Lower 48 and, in our opinion, it keeps getting better. The selection of dishes and the creativity of the menu are always so interesting. This place isn't for everybody. If you need to hear the question "Soup or salad?" after you order your dinner, stick to Olive Garden. If you want something you'd never find on another menu, give Lower 48 a try.

                                                                                          17. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Minneapolis

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 15, 2015

                                                                                            overall4food4service1ambience4

                                                                                            Great food, but terrible service (slow and disorganized), but the food is quite good when it eventually arrives. Buyer beware!!

                                                                                          18. HR

                                                                                            HonestReviews26

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 14, 2015

                                                                                            overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                                            We ordered the pork belly and brisket to start. The pork belly with black grits wasn't much food at all and there wasn't enough Apricot. The brisket with corn risotto was more reasonable and very tasty. I ordered an $8 glass of wine (cheapest) and was very unimpressed with the small pour. The peach cobbler wasn't a cobbler at all. I'm just fed up of Denver's trend toward overpriced small plates that are so rich initially, a few hours pass and you're hungry again.

                                                                                          19. FD

                                                                                            FatDaddy

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            608 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            608 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 8, 2015

                                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                            We love this restaurant. Margaritas, corn dogs, grilled carrots, brussel sprouts, sea bass, brisket... All so very good. Can't wait to go back.

                                                                                          20. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 7, 2015

                                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                            Out of business now.

                                                                                          21. RL

                                                                                            RLMAZ

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            75 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            75 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 6, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We've been going for cocktails and dinner at Lower 48 for over a year and are always delighted with the care they take with their drinks and food. They are imaginative and creative without any sense of being fussy or stuffy. We always feel at home and welcome. One of the best features of the cuisine is the choice of very small, medium and larger plates. So whether you're starving or just want a couple of bites, you won't be disappointed. The modern space is attractive and open, and you can see the sunset over Coors Field. A wonderful find for everybody and especially for the increasing number of people living downtown. May they flourish!

                                                                                          22. P

                                                                                            Phimom

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on August 5, 2015

                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            The tasting menu was great, and there were several notable "yum" moments. The service was great. The location had street parking available! The pork belly melted in your mouth and the chickpea poutine was a standout. The cherries in the desert were firm and tart and sweet. All in all, a nice experience. A great time to go is during a ball game!

                                                                                          23. F

                                                                                            Foodie

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on August 1, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Four of us had a wonderful supper here. This chef does a great job making local produce shine - we thought each dish had a unique and special arrangement and flavor. You can share small plates and our party had seven or eight plates among us that we passed around. The service is friendly and very attentive yet relaxed. We will definitely return to Lower48. We also appreciated the fact that the noise level is such that you can have a converstaion.

                                                                                          24. TH

                                                                                            TannerH

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on July 21, 2015

                                                                                            overall2food4service3ambience2

                                                                                            The menu looks great and seems reasonably priced. The food is also very good. However, the "small plates" are so small that in order to fill up you have to break the bank. The food and service are solid, but not nearly good enough to justify the price. I was also served the smallest martini I think I've ever seen - so it would appear that the portion sizes don't stop at just the food.

                                                                                          25. LZ

                                                                                            LauraZ

                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on July 18, 2015

                                                                                            overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                            Some great dishes: green pea cold soup, grilled baby corn; some misses: Brussels sprouts with peanut butter, half-smoked salmon as a main course. Everything would have been better without several insistent wait staff constantly interrupting to make sure we were enjoying everything and then trying to clear plates before some in our party were done.

                                                                                          26. D

                                                                                            Dodie

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 19, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            This was my 3rd visit to Lower 48, and I love the look of the restaurant and the excellent service - everyone is smiling. I especially like the house-made "Funyums" and great choice of draft beers. There does seem to be a lag if the kitchen gets hit hard with multiple large groups ordering at the same time, almost unavoidable when visiting at the same time as a Rockies game. I'll be going back, and would like to visit and check out the late night bar scene.

                                                                                          27. C

                                                                                            Cecw

                                                                                            Phoenix

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 16, 2015

                                                                                            overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                            Very disappointed. Highly priced attempt at good food. A party of 6 friends met to try a new resteraunt . Admittedly we all love good food! Firsts came out and we all laughed at the poor presentation, VERY SMALL portion and the funnel cake was overlooked and greasy. Brussels sprouts were interesting. Mains came next, and again the food looked dumped on the plates. Chicken, fish and the burger were all a flat in flavor. The croutons were toasted hamburger bun...seriously? None of us would go to this restraunt again, nor would we recommend it.

                                                                                          28. MC

                                                                                            MConca

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            73 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            73 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on June 16, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Lower 48 and wondered if we would enjoy it just as much on a return visit. An emphatic yes! Such creative dishes (and cocktails) are a real treat. We actually sat on stools facing into the open kitchen and had a chance to talk with the chefs as they prepared our plates. I highly recommend this if you want even more insight into what goes into the menu.

                                                                                          29. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                            Dined on May 18, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We were the first ones in this evening as we had a Rockies game to go to and the staff were all friendly and courteous. Nice selection of wine and beer available. Even if you do not normally like brussel sprouts , you should try the fried ones here; the bitterness is removed and they have a more pleasant texture. The seared ahi tuna was cooked to perfection. The portions are perfect if you follow the menu recommendation of two to three plates per person. Lower 48 came recommended by a friend and I will definitely be passing the information along.

                                                                                          30. FD

                                                                                            FatDaddy

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            608 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            608 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 16, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service3ambience3

                                                                                            We've been to Lower48 many times. This may be the best chef in Colorado. Anything he puts in front of us, is to-die-for. It's flavor city USA. Go now.

                                                                                          31. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 15, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Love this place! So fun to hang out and snack while drinking tasty bevs. Love the open kitchen!

                                                                                          32. OT

                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                            Seattle

                                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 12, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Wow. Amazing flavors, great pairings, friendly service, comfortable atmosphere. The chefs tasting menu started with Funyuns and corn dogs, but don't let that scare you - these were upscale versions of your childhood favorites. Crispy Brussels sprouts with bbq peanut butter - seriously could have eaten several plates, but had to save room for the entree. Mine was blue fin tuna on a delectable bed of mashed potatoes and a green pea and garbanzo mash. Both so tasty and perfect with the fish. The other entree in our party was an English pea tortellini. Super delicious. And dessert. Oh yes, there was dessert. Almond cake with poached apricots and vanilla cream and apricot gelato. Everything was well balanced and multi-dimensional for flavor. Service was friendly and helpful, and the chefs even had a few moments to chat as well. If we lived in Denver, we'd be regulars. Lower48 is on our list for our next visit.

                                                                                          33. LL

                                                                                            LizzieLOVESfood

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on May 9, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            The dining space isn't large, but felt vast with high ceilings and very open layout. My favorite thing about the seating is the "Chef's Table", which is actually a bar with at least 8 seats right in front of the open kitchen! You are about an arms length away from where all the orders from the restaurant are prepared, and it's fascinating! The energy in the restaurant is laid-back and the food is creative and delicious. They even managed to get my vegetable-averse significant other to eat brussel sprouts! The wine and desserts both served to round out a small, fabulous and (according to the staff) frequently changing menu. We found this place by accident and tried it on a whim, but we will definitely be back!!!

                                                                                          34. W

                                                                                            Waterfront

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 10, 2015

                                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                            Pairings within a dish were a suprise, and amazing. It takes awhile, not fast experience, so treat this as a main event or build in a couple of hours for the experience.

                                                                                          35. m

                                                                                            moosefood

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on April 10, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                            The most interesting new restaurant in Denver. Innovative and constantly changing "small plates". If you are willing to forgo the salad/entree routine and share multiple items you will be rewarded with the opportunity to have the widest variety of tastes you could desire. Having more people makes it better. Sample everything then order more of your favorites. Extremely creative with the drinks and a good wine list. Joseph, the manager, couldn't be more helpful and knowledgable. Be sure to ask the owner Mario about the origin of the restaurant's name and you will get a feel for the passion everyone here has for the food. Did I mention that Alex is one of the best young chefs in town?

                                                                                          36. CW

                                                                                            CherylW

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 27, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Fabulous AGAIN! Chefs counter is a must do. This is a hidden gem and under rated, in my opinion!

                                                                                          37. AF

                                                                                            AshleyF

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 27, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            Every dish we tried was delicious. Unbelievable flavors that you don't find anywhere else. Some of the ingredients I would never have thought to put together, but it works!! Everything was spot on!! So fresh and well executed. Keep up the amazing work!! We'll be back.

                                                                                          38. PB

                                                                                            PBKWINEGUY

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            120 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            120 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 21, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                            One of the most unique restaurants in Denver. A wide variety of dishes to choose from, something for everyone's taste and appetite. This is our 5th visit and we will return again. The service is excellent and the staff are very friendly.

                                                                                          39. FD

                                                                                            FatDaddy

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            608 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                            608 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 14, 2015

                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                            We love this restaurant. The food quality & prep are amazing. Drinks are wonderful. The service is strong as well. They should be proud of what they are doing. It's awesome!

                                                                                          40. B

                                                                                            Bryan

                                                                                            Denver

                                                                                            45 reviews

                                                                                            vip
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            45 reviews

                                                                                            Dined on March 13, 2015

                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                            We were pleasantly surprised by the uniqueness of the menu. It is so nice not to just have the same menu everybody else has. Their meals are surprisingly simple, not overloaded with one of everything including the kitchen sink. There was elegance in the simplicity. Only down side was it was one big room, making it seem like a cafeteria, but it really worked well.

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                                                                                          Lower48 Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 269 OpenTable diners

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                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                            21st Street & lawrence

                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                            Downtown / LoDo

                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                            Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 10:30pm.
                                                                                            Closed Sundays and Mondays

                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                            Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, American

                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                            Street Parking available. Two public parking lots; one across the street on Lawrence and another behind the restaurant on Arapahoe.

                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                                            Alexander Figura

                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                            Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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