About 1515 Restaurant

1515 is sending out plates that knock people back in their seats and make the ladies swoon” -Jason Sheehan, Westword; “Award of Excellence” -Wine Spectator 2001 through 2017; ABC, Channel 7 A-List Winner American Cuisine. An independent fine dining establishment located in the heart of Denver, 1515 Restaurant offers a relaxing yet sophisticated environment in which to enjoy some of Colorado’s most distinctive flavors. The Modern American menu, combining molecular gastronomy with classic cooking, is splashed with European flair, creating a memorable, one-of-the-kind fusion known as the eatery’s “eclectic Colorado cuisine”. Some enticing menu creations include Lobster Thermidor, Colorado Lamb, Elk Steak, Duck, Steak and 100% pure strain Wagyu Beef from 7X Cattle Company. The seasonal menus provide new tastes to tempt your palate. Craft drinks, 450+ bottle wine cellar and in-house sommelier to help with the perfect pairing at the perfect price.

1515 Market Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm. Sundays for private functions and the bar 6pm-2am, Easter, Mother's Day (special prixe fixe menu). Visit 1515restaurant.com for details.

Cross Street:
16th Street Mall

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 571-0011

Website:
http://www.1515restaurant.com/

Entertainment:
1515 Lounge offers craft drinks, house infused liquors and soft music.
Looking for a place to relax? Come check out our Lounge where you can get one of our specialty cocktails or your own favorite concoction made with the freshest ingredients.
Planning a birthday party, office party, or just a gathering of friends, check out our lower level lounge where you have a private bar and your own bartender!

Catering:
Please call Gene for details at 303-571-0011.
Banquet Facilities: Our three banquet rooms can entertain your group of 30, 60 and 90 for sit-down functions, or 200 guests for cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. Let us help plan your wedding, rehearsal, Holiday and corporate parties. View the Banquet section on our website for more details.

Parking Details:
Valet available with our neighbor, P.F. Chang's Restaurant for $8 per car.

Public Transit:
Take Light Rail to 16th Street Mall and take Mall shuttle to Market Street Station. Within walking distance to all major downtown hotels, convention center and ball parks.

Executive Chef:
Gene Tang

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for an exquisitely prepared six or eight course tasting menu for less than $12 per course and dessert prepared specially for you by Chef Gene Tang or just order from our dinner menu. Our service staff will be more than happy to pair each course with a special glass of wine, beer or craft drinks at a reasonable price.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us at 1515 Restaurant for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for you and your family. Festive menu filled with traditional Turkey Dinner, favorites and some new surprises. Sit down Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Menu and Reserve a table now - www.1515restaurant.com/thanksgiving

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Private Dining

Our dining rooms are available for wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate dinners, business meeting and cocktail function. 3 private rooms that can accommodate from 10 to 150 sit-down dinner!

1515 Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

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3.9

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81% would recommend it to a friend

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Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2010

1515 was excellent. The food had incredible and distinct flavor. We were seated quickly and served quickly. Our server was wonderful. The owner was gracious enough to donate two meals to us to bring back to our troops serving on Thanksgiving day at the Command Post at Buckley AFB. Overall it was an outstanding experience and I would recommend it to everyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2010

My friend and I went to 1515 for Thanksgiving dinner. We arrived at 12:30 and were greeted with a warm and friendly, "Welcome to 1515 and Happy Thanksgiving." The hostesses couldn't have been nicer. Our waiter was delightful. He took very good care of us, even though things were rather hectic because of the holiday crowd. We opted to go for the $18.00 traditional turkey dinner, skip the ala carte salads and desserts, and have pumpkin pie at my house after a movie. SO, we had an absolutely amazing turkey dinner for under $20 before tip. The stuffing was wonderful, both white and dark meat were provided, mashed potatoes were moist and tasty and REAL cranberries. GREAT fresh bread with herbed butter. I would highly recommend 1515.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2010

My family went for our thankgiving meal. The ambiance was perfect. Our waiter was unable to answer questions about the menu and he continued to argue with me as I asked questions,he was in a hurry. The food portions left us all hungry. The dining room was cold, though the dining area was perfect in regards to design and layout. My husband, who is a private chef, concluded that most of the negative qualities of the restaurant were created by the chef. I was sooooo disappointed, we come from the east coast and were so hoping to find an adequate restaurant in Denver. We all concluded we will not go again. Way over priced for the lack of positives in the dining experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2010

The Thanksgiving turkey meal was very bland except for the mashed potatoes. The white meat was dry and the dark meat was very chewy. However the Butter Squash soap was very good and flavorful. The service was very good and our server very attentive. This was still a very enjoyable meal.
I would return and taste their regular menu. I have heard good things about this retaurant and would want to give it a fair appraisal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2010

There was a big conference in town and several large parties were seated around us so our waitress was pretty busy. My daughter chose the only vegetarian options and they were both disappointing. The beet salad had a few chopped golden beets but was mostly frisee with a smear of red beet puree on the plate (should be called the frisee salad!) Her entree was soba noodles with "scallops" made of tofu---extremely salty and inedible. She should have sent it back but because the restaurant was so busy, we didn't want to waste our time. Also we ordered a bottle of wine, and it wasn't until we had finished our first courses that they told us they were sold out of that wine. The bad veggie dish was not attributable to how busy they were.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2010

My husband and I really enjoyed our evening at 1515. It was our first time there and we will go back again. The food was superb. The waitstaff was very friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2010

Our second visit to 1515 was very disappointing compared with our first. The dishes were poorly executed although they sounded good on the menu. The pairing of Opah with roasted mushroom, cherry tomato and eggplant was an overcooked rubbery disaster. The lamb was not particulary tender given the stated cooking method and accompanyments were fair. Service started okay, but our server dissapeared as the restaurant filled and we were winding down our meal. Neither the kitchen nor the front of house is hitting the mark.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2010

Horrible food. Soup had zero flavor. We both had the croissant soup and it was like having a bowl of floured cream. I didn't finish it. Then my husband had the buffalo strip loin and it had no flavor. It was completely bland and chewy. The sides did not compliment the dish at all. He has a huge appetite and he did not even get half way through. The waiter was very pushy and he seemed liked he wanted us in and out so he could turn the table fast. He was not pleasant or patient. He had zero table side manor and really didn't seem to care AT ALL. We really felt rushed the entire meal by the four different people that were coming up to our table every five minutes. The food was extremely overpriced for the quality and very amateur.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2010

I enjoyed the experience of this restaurant. I really like the decor and the ambiance alot--very comfortable. I like that the owner comes around and checks things out too.
The food was very good and the food presentation was fabulous. I love feeling like i am eating at food network! The sea bass is quite exceptional and i would highly recommend it. The service was good without being overwhelming. It was all good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2010

I was intrigued with 1515 but I am going to have to try a few more things because I wasn't blown away. I do love the adventurous menu and will definitely be back.
Our waiter Johnathon really stood out and made the experience memorable. He was very knowledgable and excited about the menu and the wine.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2010

What a special evening. We very much enjoyed Chuck James' new fall menu. The duck confit was delicious and we very much enjoyed our first experience with fantastic lamb cooked soux vieu style. So tender and flavor was the best ever.

Eloy was a fantastic waiter and we so enjoyed our time with him. Owner Gene Tang stopped by our table and we enjoyed sharing "foodie" stories with him.

Just a grand evening all in all. We will certainly be back soon.

Bon Appetit!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2010

I was somewhat disappointed with 1515. I expected much more from the reviews I had read. The service was slow and not very friendly. Both the steak and the buffalo were chewy and overcooked. I travel a lot and would not eat here again if I had my choice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 23, 2010

Great food and great service. A special find.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 23, 2010

Every time we visit Denver we make a point to eat here and it has never disappointed. The service is excellent and the food is simply unbelievable. I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for and you'll pay good money to eat here but it's worth every penny.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 23, 2010

Food was excellent. Service was impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2010

Our dining experience was outstanding. Everything was delicious. The service was attentive but not overwhelming. We traveled 2 1/2 hours for our weekend out and I believe that we will be doing it again in the near future because of the 1515 restaurant.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2010

Appetizers and salad were delicious. Main entree was good, but probably not good enough to bring me back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2010

While the food and the ambiance was okay, the waiter and owner must have stopped by the table and asked how everything was at least 20 times over the course of a one hour lunch, and then it took them 10 minutes to bring change for the bill. It became less attentive and more annoying with each interruption of my conversation. It's not anywhere that I'll be returning again soon.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2010

Met some friends for an early dinner and was very impressed with the food and service. We didn't have wine with our meal but enjoyed the Sea Bass. The portion sizes were reasonable and the preparation and presentation was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2010

After a miserable dinner the night before at a trendy DTC steakhouse, 1515 was exactly what we were looking for. The dishes reflected a major effort by the chef to bring creativity to his dishes. This was a real life saver for me, as I had two higher ups with me for the dinner, and they were also very happy with their meals.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2010

It was nice to have great place downtown that was open late. I would go there again. The owner came by our table and gave us a tasting of what the menu will be in a couple of weeks.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2010

The food at 1515 was incredible. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful and helped guide us through the menu pointing out some of his favorites. This was really helpful because everything on the menu sounded really good. This was hands down the best meal I have had in Denver.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2010

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner here with friends and had a wonderful experience. The service was outstanding, the food remarkable, and the wine list even better. The owner came by to visit with us and when we told him we were celebrating a special occasion, he soon brought us a card signed by all the staff along with a complimentary glass of port.

The location is an easy walk from Union Station, so we didn't have to even consider parking.

High marks for 1515; we'll be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2010

We were amazed at the quality of both the food and the presentation. We both tried the watermelon salad, my dinner companion had the buffalo strip loin and I had the Colorado lamb, and we shared the chocolate tasting for dessert. The flavors blended perfectly in every dish, some of the combinations of ingredients were unexpected but worked well together. Excellent wine list also. This is our new favorite restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2010

Chef James and Chef Brown presented a well rounded locally focused menu that impressed us food lovers. Clean and unique flavors. Each course got better and better. The highlight of the night? PB & J Torchon - a unique treatment to Foie Gras that the diner knew the chef's in back were having fun!

Highly recommended.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 6, 2010

We were only 1 of two tables that evening..where is everyone else? Wait staff was very attentive and the maitre d' were there to explain all the dishes...you need this because their plates are cutting edge cuisine. Different for sure. Scallop appetizer was outstanding.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 4, 2010

I have had several enjoyable meals at this establishment and often choose to have business dinners here because of the creativity of the dishes. While still good, the meal was a bit disappointing. It was as though the drive for creativity had a negative impact on the result. The deserts were particularly disappointing. I'll be back again and hope I experience selections that are more consistent with what this restaurant has consistently produced in the past.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2010

Thoroughly enjoyed the special dinner on Saturday, October 2nd. Staff was very welcoming and honored the two family birthday honorees. Fantastic food and wine. Desserts were also fabulous! Will put this on the list of favorite restaurants.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2010

First time here. My wife and I were both "happy campers". The service was very good and we appreciated the owner coming over to chat with us. My wife usually gets a dogie bag, but her seabass was so good and the portion just right that she cleaned her whole plate. I had the buffalo strip loin that was done exactly as I ordered and it was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2010

1515 will offer you a memorable dining experience! The menu is unique and their wine list extensive. It is always a great dining experience with wonderful, knowledgeable wait staff. We go every chance we can, this is our celebration restaurant! :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2010

One of the most unique restaurants downtown. Chef is given extreme range in using molecular gastronomy techniques and rare ingredients. Great care is taken to choose the best fruits and vegetables that are grown organically, and meats that are caught in the wild or raised in the very best way.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2010

The food and service were excellent. The portions were appropriate and the lamb and seabass were cooked perfectly.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 25, 2010

Amazing food, great wine list, amazingly knowledgable waiter and helpful, engaged management - can't imagine anyone being disappointed here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 4, 2010

Hotel suggested this location, and was well worth it. Food was outstanding, and atmosphere was so chill. Will suggest it to all my business associates, as well as all future travlers.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 28, 2010

We had never been here before but we had a GREAT dinner for our anniversary. The menu was interesting, extremely well executed and overall a great foodie experience. The service was top notch and some of the best I have ever had anywhere, fantastic job!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2010

The reason we came here was to experience Sous Vide cooking. It did not disapoint! The food was absolutely perfect, the service was outstanding, the manager came and spoke with everyone and made sure they were having a great time. He even brought us a glass of port on the house! Greatest experience i've ever had at a restaurant, and the best dinner i've ever had in my life. It's worth it!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2010

You would think a restaurant that has been open this long would lose it's edge. Not this one, it was impressed with energetic service and personality of the staff. They had the perfect level of involvement. THe food was out of this world. The presentation was unique and entertaining. Beef cooked table top on a crazy hot rock...really impressive.

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 (London)·Dined on August 18, 2010

Our first experience at 1515 was a mixed bag. We loved the decor, ambiance, seating, and the menu looked very appealing for foodies - creative dishes made from mostly Colorado grown food. We were not overly hungry so we split a salad and each had an entrée. The salad had a little too much sweet balsamic dressing to counter the slightly bitter arugula. I had the Sous Vide Colorado lamb, and the meat was excellent. however the crab hash side was bland potatoes with no taste of crab and the cauliflower puree was a little too earthy tasting for me - but then I'm not a fan of cauliflower. My partner had 3 styles of duck which was mostly good but the compressed apples were way too sour. We'll try again when the menu changes.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 14, 2010

Loved the commitment to sustainability. Local ingredients where possible, only line-caught fish. Composting their food waste. Changing light fixtures to reduce energy use. All good stuff.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 9, 2010

We did the seven course tasting with wine paring. It was an overall "very good experience". The food was great and was well balanced with the wines. The service was outstanding. Why not outstanding overall? Did not see the value in the wines. I would recommend doing the food tasting without the wine paring and just get a nice bottle of wine on the side. Will recommend and will definitely go back.

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