Nocturne

4.7
636 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
More than just jazz and a proper cocktail, Nocturne explores how the arts of food and music can be combined. Delve into all the options on our menu. From lighter fare of cheeses and charcuterie to a full five course chef’s tasting menu, guests will find something to appease all appetites. We encourage you to enjoy our Renditions Tasting Menu. Renditions is an original five course tasting menu inspired by iconic albums of jazz. See our full menu online at our website. Live music accompanies your dinner. A full calendar of musical acts as well as the associated artist fee for the enjoyment of the live music is on our website at nocturnejazz.com/music. All tables have views of the stage and we will do our best to accommodate specific requests. Bar seats and cocktail tables also have a great view of the live music and our full menu is available regardless of where you are seated.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–11:30 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–1:00 am
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Phone number
(303) 295-3333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Greg Weadick
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Private party facilities
Large parties may contact us for additional details. Semi-private mezzanine space available for parties 14-25 people. Full rental of space for parties 25-140 people.
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Private party contact
Nicole: (303) 295-3333
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Catering
For parties larger than 12 people, please contact us to set up event arrangements in order to reserve adequate space for you and your guests. Private buyouts are also an option and inquiries should be sent to NocturneEventsDenver@gmail.com.
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Cross street
Larimer
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Parking details
Street parking available near and around Nocturne. There are paid lots nearby. One on Larimer Street between 26th and 27th and another on 27th and Blake Street (Rockies overflow parking.)
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Entertainment
Live jazz nightly. Please see events calendar on our website for additional information. A nightly Artist Fee ranging from $5-$30 per guest will be applied to your check - please see our calendar for our music schedule and related artist fees.
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Special events & promotions
Nocturne hosts special events including concerts, chef's tastings, and educational sessions occasionally. If you are looking to purchase tickets to a special event. Please visit our website.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Tue 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

What 636 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.8
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place

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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible menu of which does no justice to the live jazz and ambiance of this gem. This is a live jazz club first and foremost so don’t go if you’re thinking of avoiding the music. It will reel you in and once locked, it’s time to get loaded with an expertly crafted menu featuring brilliant cocktails and offerings as well as an exhaustive list of fine wines. It’s a place unlike any other and truly a date night to behold.

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DL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the food and the environment, cocktails aren't my favorite.

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KJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't have chosen a better place for a birthday night cap!

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TH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Way overpriced drinks and food for the value, music was decent, ambience was good.

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and wine selection. The live music adds to the charm.

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DW
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Nocture and we've enjoyed both experiences immensely. The atmosphere is completely immersive, and it's easy to quickly forget time and place as you listen to great jazz and soak the whole thing in. The music is outstanding, the drinks (especially those hand-crafted at the bar) are delicious, and the service is absolutely terrific - both times we were there the staff, across the board, was brilliant.

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AE
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nocturne is the premier Jazz club in Denver. Great wine list and cocktails. Eclectic and tasty menu.

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DS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun,great food, ambiance, area & entertainment!

Entertaining a family member who was visiting from SF, he was impressed! Great food, fun evening!

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C
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

We came to the late show. We were disappointed that there were only 2 musicians. The desserts we had were beignets and the chocolate chip cookie-both epic fails! The waitress was a tad disconnected. The place was charming but the atmosphere and music vibe was disjointed so we left early.

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GS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing service! They gave me a free toast of sparkling wine and dessert for my birthday! Will definitely be back soon.

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TT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, the food was yummy, and the Jazz was tasty.

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, we received the best service we have in a looooooooong time in Denver. Very attentive and knowledgeable. So refreshing.

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P
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. We were celebrating our 12th anniversary and are big fans of live music. The music was fantastic and was engaging with the customers. The food was very diverse. Although it was good I would recommend choosing one or two styles of food to make your stand. Makes it easier to market.

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JM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly and prompt. The music was great and even though it was loud the staff did a great job with communication. The drinks were delicious and unique just like the food. A little pricey but I definitely think it’s worth it!

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RW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Natalie was incredible! Made our one year anniversary unforgettable!

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CS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time :) Would recommend to others. The cheese plate is pretty good.

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ES
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely recommend Nocturne to anyone who loves food, jazz, and booze.

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KD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best place I’ve ever done life! The food, music, and service made me feel like royalty. I traveled back to Denver just to go there and it’s now a trip I’ll be making often! Thank you guys for a wonderful experience!

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y
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful music and food. Celebrated our Anniversary and we were treated like VIP's. Great place for any occassion

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MW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Allie was our server and she was definitely spot on ... great service!!!

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RD
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

An intimate, brick-walled jazz club in RiNo with an excellent drinks menu (I tried the Madeira flight- very fun.). The night we went the musicians were entertaining but not virtuosic. The emphasis is on creating an enjoyable evening rather than pushing musical boundaries. Cheeseboard and dessert were also good. Between the cover charge, food, and drinks, it gets spendy- so this is a special occasion spot for us, but I would definitely go back.

I recommend checking out their website before you go for the first time. They have a lot of useful information that will help you know what to expect.

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GM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I have had in the Denver area. Looking forward to going back again and again.

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JJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We adore Nocturne, and go as often as we can. It’s like a 1940s Supper Club. Great drinks, knowledgeable bartenders; fabulous food, creative chefs; the music is always enjoyable. It’s pretty and exactly the way we prefer to spend an evening out.

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Nocturne for my husbands birthday, it did not disappoint! Great atmosphere, music, food and drinks! The service was wonderful! We will be back!

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V
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great venue, awesome food and incredible jazz performances. The ambience is incredible-highly recommend!

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DG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

First time at Nocturne, we were welcomed and greeted warmly. The room is decorated nicely, it seems to work well with the small stage for performers. Food was okay, not great, significantly over-priced. The musicians were performing music by Prince. They were okay, not great.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

iA rare treat.
Great food. The chefs tasting menu was fantastic, unique and a great value. Detailed service standards customized to our name. No auctioning off food here.
Music was outstanding!

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HM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An intimate and elegant jazz and dining experience. The food was fresh and creative. I highly recommend the lobster gnocchi and the Mexican firing squad! The music was flawless, and every table has a great view of the band.

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DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for Birthdays and great music! Great for jazz lovers looking for a nice night out for drinks and dinner.

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S
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We did the 5-course tasting menu. 2 courses were fine but the other 3 were poorly conceived and/or poorly executed. The main course was extremely unpleasant and I had them take mine away. Then we tried to salvage the evening with a glass of port wine and they billed each of us the full bottle price. We waited some time while they tried to correct that mistake before they finally let us go telling us they would not post any credit card charges. Now we are waiting to see if the pending credit card charges--still way over-billed--are going to go away. What a shame. They were such nice people.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at nocturne went above and beyond for our special request. Can’t say enough nice things about this place.

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BJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really had a enjoyable birthday celebration for my wife. Everything was excellent.

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SS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, music and ambiance were all great. Reminded us of old time jazz clubs.

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L
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! I surprised my boyfriend with reservations for his birthday. This was our second time at Nocturne and I requested the same seats we had before by messaging before the date and they sat us right where I wanted!! The staff was incredibly friendly, including the owner who was working just as hard as the staff. Each staff member that came to our table wished my boyfriend a happy birthday and they gave us complimentary toasts and dessert. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a special occasion or a date night! The music has always been entertaining and the environment is very fun and relaxing.

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k
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A suggestion: Place a note on each table requesting that people limit their conversation while the musicians are performing. There was too much loud talking during the performance. And the musical group was amazing and deserved our full attention. It creates an atmosphere of disrespect when people are talking loudly during the show.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a really awesome jazz club! I had never been to one before and it was truly and experience. I look forward to coming back.

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MO
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the music, enjoyed the food. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Y
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nocturne is a fantastic venue for live jazz music while you dine. You may even have an opportunity to catch one of the greats like my wife and I found on this night. As for just rating the restaurant though there are a few quirks.

Space- very limited. If you're lucky enough to get a table, you won't mind this so much. However, if you are seated on the "bench" you will be shoe horned in among other couples having a 14 inch stone oval in front of you to complete your dining experience. You will be cramped, while eating, find it awkward to reach for food, can't eat over your plate, and will always be worried about someone knocking everything to floor.

The menu- 1st, it changes regularly and provides the house chef an opportunity to create food based on an artists playlist. 2nd, you will never know where your are in the menu and what it is you are ordering. The menu is eclectic, uses odd names for even the simplest of offerings and complicates everything. Looking for dessert? Good luck. Its listed in two completely different spots, but one offering isn't allowed unless you choose the special musician menu, which nothing tells you your limitations up front. The dual menu makes you uncomfortable from the start as you try to piecemeal your dinner together, again not really having a clue what will be put in front of you after the fact. Your server will be able to speak to everything on the menu but don't expect that to help you at all.

The food- having been there a few times, I can say this is hit and miss. I fully admit that any misses could be my own inability to understand the menu. My first experience allowed me to enjoy everything on a micro level. My most recent experience found me desiring much st every turn... the food is high quality, the flavor profiles are complex. For you, this really will be an item by item decision.

If you don't drink, the water is room temp, and the soda is watered down.

Still, a great jazz venue.

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RW
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

becoming a favorite spot for good jazz using both local artists and nationally known artists. Food is a bit exotic for my tastes.

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