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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.
Denver, CO 80202
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.
16th Street Mall
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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!
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.
Valet available with our neighbor, P.F. Chang's Restaurant for $8 per car.
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.
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.
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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
We dined here on Valentine’s Day and even though we were early, we were escorted to our table and my wife was given a red rose (nice touch!). The restaurant had a limited menu, since it was Valentine’s Day. While the food was delivered in a timely manner, it was not hot and the portion sizes were small, especially for the price ($70 per person for four courses). The baked Brie was not melted and seemed to have been sitting. The Lobster tail was very small, cold and the butter sauce was cold as well. The molten lava cake for desert was undercooked and did not taste very good. It was not impressive and lacked on execution. We did mention to the waitress that we were not impressed and that we felt the food was not worth the price. The manager came and spoke with us and offered to provide a discount, which we accepted. All in All, this restaurant did not live up to the recommendations and hype.
Ordered a Hendrick’s martini with cucumber. They did not have any cucumbers but made the drink anyway and brought it to the table. Appetizer was a stuffed puff pastry that was very undercooked and tasted like it was microwaved. We brought this to the staffs attention and they said “we don’t have a microwave” - not acknowledging that the real issue was the real issue was the undercooked pastry. They did make a different appetizer that was good. Ordered lobster Thermidor - way too much cheese.
Always Spectacular. We enjoy Gene (owner and chef) every time we go. He is just lovely. Great formal dining without pretention (and we have been going for seven years). Great wine list and the servers know both the wine list and the menu (great pairing suggestions).
Due to the nature of my work as an IT consultant and my love of all things gastronomic, I've had the good fortune to patronize a number of high end establishments throughout the US and a few in Europe. Our meal at 1515 in Denver definitely makes the top 10 list of best meals, possibly even the top 5. We did the six course tasting menu with wine pairing and it was, in a word, perfect. The duck confit was possibly the best I've had, and even my Epi-not-so-curious wife admitted that she loved the rabbit and rattlesnake sausage.
But what enhanced the meal even more was the service. Our server, Sam, was everything a professional should be: attentive but not intrusive; knowledgeable without being condescending and most of all, he made us feel like we were old friends who were in town and wanted to stop by for a good meal. He reminded me of how I tried to be in my salad days 25 years ago when I worked fine dinning while working my way through college.
Chef Tang personally brought out our dessert course and he and his wife Paula were gracious enough to talk with us for a while. It was a pleasure to meet them both and we appreciated their warmth.
If you are in Denver, and you appreciate good food and service, I would highly recommend 1515.
Date night with my wife. Our seat next to the window was perfect. Started with an Old Fashioned that was perfect. Moved on to a cheese plate and a San Simeon Cab. Perfect. We both had a filet that hit the spot. The wait staff was just attentive enough without being obtrusive. My wife has stated several times since how much she enjoyed dinner and wants to go back. See you next time...
We did the eight course tasting menu this Thursday. The first two courses were composed of escargot and soft shell crab that had been dead and lying on the ocean floor for many moons. Our steak tasted like it had come from a deceased squirrel off broadway street. The cheesecake and service was amazing.
Had an excellent birthday dinner at 1515 for my fiancé. Very attentive service. For an upscale restaurant it did not seem to take itself too seriously which is always a pleasant surprise. Huge wine selection and great appetizers and dinner options. Elk was my personal favorite. Highly recommend this downtown spot!
This might be the best place I've ever eaten. The food was perfect. I had the mixed grill and it was so good and beautifully prepared. My wife had the filet and it was just the best. The service was great and the owner chef and his wife are just amazing. Highly recommended.
Restaurant was largely empty. Service was still rather slow. Food was really uninspired, rather bland, lot of sauce, didn't leave you feeling great. Wanted to like it, but with so many other great options at comparable price points I don't see the point of making a second trip.
We celebrated our 10th anniversary at 1515. There was a hand-written card at our table when we arrived and champagne to begin our evening. We enjoyed the cheese plate for our appetizer, four cheeses and fruit, chutney, mustard as well as honey and crostini. We shared the Caprese Salad. I had the Arugula and Red Pepper Linguine; divine. My husband loved the Colorado trio of elk, buffalo and quail. A creme brulee ended our dinner and it was exquisite. Everyone from the hostess to the servers was friendly, accommodating and made our anniversary dinner special. 1515 has so much to offer. We'll be back!
Very nice meal, very great service, very nice place that should be on everyone's list to visit. Upstairs dining room is away from bar area on first floor and they have separate room for large noisy groups. Well laid out and great preparation and presentation of meals.
Ate here for the first time before a show at the Ellie. It also happened to be our anniversary which we shared with the hostess when we arrived. We were greeted at our table with two glasses of champagne and a handmade Anniversary card. Totally unexpected. Our dinner was delicious. I recommend the cherries jubilee for dessert. It was the best we've ever had. It's a little on the pricey side, but the portion is huge and shareable. Service was impeccable to say the least. We had a great evening.
The waiter was very engaging and comical. Definitely helped explain the food and drink list well especially when we weren't sure of what to order. He made great recommendations. The food was very filling and cooked to liking, very delicious combinations of flavors. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a date night, girls night, or dinner with coworkers.
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