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Mesquite Grill

37 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
ATTENTION: Please note that if you are making an Opentable reservation we will not accept coupons, discounts, or any other promotional offers. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to your visit!
Welcome! Visit Mesquite Grill and Enjoy:

-Fresh seafood and steaks- perfectly grilled over natural custom built mesquite wood fire that reaches 725 degrees.

-We have been voted "Best of Denver" since 1988

-"Top Rated Restaurant in the Nation" 2012 by

-A cozy, romantic neighborhood restaurant

-Extensive wine list and cocktails

-We carry the largest selection of seafood in the state of Colorado + succelent steaks, chicken, kababos,burgers, gyros and much more!

-All of our sauces, chowders, coleslaw, bread and crab cakes are made in house

-Make sure to check out our artsy glass ware made by wendy displayed in the dining room which are available for purchase
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm


Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Open Sundays for private parties (25+) Only
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Phone number
(303) 792-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
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We pack our food like family style. Veggies, meat, and bread separately.
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Cross street
S. Dayton St.
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Parking details
Free parking/Wheelchair access
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Public transit
Light rail is within four minutes from the restaurant.
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 37 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Quiet
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We found this place after deciding not to eat at TopGolf. It was our anniversary and good reviews led us to Mesquite Grill. We walked in and there was only 1 other table seated..should have been a warning. The chef/owner? and waitress were nice. However, the prices for the seafood dishes were high and I was expecting a good meal. What I got was a piece of fish, blackened with a homemade herb sauce that lacked flavor. Being a foodie and originally from New Orleans, my expectations are high. I'm pretty sure the vegetable side dish came out of the freezer from King Soopers. Bread and cheesesticks were good. Wife's fried Catfish was average but not great. Daughters shrimp dish was ok. There just wasn't value for what I paid for. The decor and menu were all seafood themed. Yet, the chef came out and complained that no one was ordering his delicious steaks.??! I try to support unique restaurants and stay away from chains. However, I can't recommend this restaurant.

Iannnnn (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Don't believe the value is there I had the salmon and it was dry couldn't even finish staff was a nice appearance was nice would not recommend

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

It was my first time eating here and it was great. If you like smoked flavoring and I do, this is the spot for you. I have the rib eye and added the shrimp on the grill and the shrimp might have been the best I have ever had!! the service was also great. Family owned and I love to support the local venues. I'll be back soon.

jojo2121 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

My husband and I were very much impressed by the overall attributes of this restaurant - a warm, comfortable atmosphere, excellent service, superb food. It was worth the drive and we are highly recommending it to friends on "our side of town."

BMT216A (Denver)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

This is a way over-priced restaurant considering the quantity and quality of the food. I believe they must think being in near-proximity to DTC means you get to charge an arm-and-a-leg for your food....that is only if your product is equal to the value offered which this was not. The steak was unevenly cooked and the quality of my meat was subpar for the $33 asking price. The service was very good and attentive to our needs and the atmosphere was pleasant, but that's where the good ended. If food quality is not a big deal to you, and money is no object, then this is your place.

vipOneblondeattorney (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

We really enjoy the Mesquite Grill. The seafood is very good - as good as anything I have had at the "higher end" restaurants. We've tried the lobster, the king crab legs, the clam chowder, the fried pickles, the shrimp. All of it was wonderfully prepared, perfectly done, and very good. I think the Mesquite might get its ratings knocked down a bit as it's located in a strip mall off Arapahoe and doesn't have that super expensive interior/pricey feel to it. It also offers a fairly straightforward food preparation - mesquite grilled, usually offered with a daily sauce and a daily vegetable/rice dish. But the menu has a large variety of fish options - something that is rare in Denver. For the prices, the seafood is phenomenal. Being a lobster and crab girl, I've spent up to $100 at Del Frisco's and Shanahan's for lobster and crab legs but it wasn't nearly as good. This restaurant is family friendly, and appears to be a family-owned and run business. Full bar, great martinis, and really cool painted glasses for drinks. I recommend the Mesquite to everyone I know as a little gem of a restaurant.

vipMarciaG (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

This was our first experience at Mesquite Grill. We lucked out and they were not busy that night. The food was excellent. It is very apparent that each dish is carefully thought out with great spices and cooked perfectly. We had the grilled calamari as an appetizer and it was fantastic with just the right amount of mesquite flavor and very tender. The service is very welcoming and helpful. The hand-painted wine glasses and centerpieces are beautiful and make it special. We will definitely be back!

Dave (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Robert, Wendy and his daughters make this neighborhood hide-away well worth a visit. Their menu is outstanding, the service is very friendly and we've never had a disappointing meal. Seafood is a specialty, but the steaks and Mediterranean items are excellent, as well. A great small, intimate restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on July 18, 2016

Old reviews said this was a great place. Didn't find it to be so. Worse seafood dish I've had in a while. While it appeared to be a nice family place, certainly wouldn't go back.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on March 5, 2016

Once you enter, you can tell this is a family owned restaurant by people who are proud of their fare. We had never been, and late one Saturday decided to see what was available. Our only regrets are that we didn't try the special sauce on our entrees. Would highly recommend for a quiet and enjoyable meal, specializing in fish. One of the few in Denver Metro that does it well. We'll be back.