Acova

4.6
1107 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Acova is writing the next chapter of one of Denver’s great neighborhoods. An iconic locale in a historic district, Acova builds on the rich story of “The Northside” (now known as LoHi) by breathing new life into an address with soul. Even its name pays homage to its South Broadway sibling restaurant The Hornet, while tipping a cap to its storied Italian predecessor Patsy’s. The place you bring friends and family from out of town to show them what Denver’s all about. The place you go for that after work cocktail, or your go to date spot, whether it’s your first or 50th date. The place you get the group together on a Saturday night, and where you recover together on a Sunday morning. Acova is the next Highlands institution, bearing vintage flair and contemporary charm that threads the past into the future. Acova brings you back time and again because you are part of this story now, and Acova is part of yours.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1107 people are saying
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Sboogie
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening - service was top notch, staff were extremely personable, food was delicious, drinks were a hit. A great variety of gluten-free options, too.

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vipKarla
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants - took a friend who needed cheering up - BOY DID THAT WORK. She said everything she ate was better than the one before it - and she ate a LOT!

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MarkD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the brunch food & drinks and the overall experience, but too loud

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KateP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for brunch with my girlfriends. We were seated immediately after being greeted by the hostess. Our server was quickly at our table getting our drink order. Food, drinks and service are always consistently great which is exactly why we keep coming back!

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vipJonathanK
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went to Acova for brunch. Good food, good atmosphere. The service was a bit lacking though, particularly because it wasn’t that busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED Acova! I was so impressed by how many gluten-free options were on the menu! It has such a cool vibe and everything is reasonably priced( drinks, apps, entrees & desserts). The staff is friendly and welcoming! We will definitely be back!

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hilary
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Scallops in the garlic sauce are really good! Especially if you order French fries to soak up the sauce.

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Sherpani
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a mother-daughter lunch. Loved the whole restaurant vibe and our waitress was awesome. Didn’t love our roasted cauliflower appetizer but other food and drinks were good. Loved all the vegetarian options.
Hard to commit to $25/reservation fee if we are a no show or cancel within 24-hours of reservation, with unexpected Covid diagnoses. But understand Restaurants are in a tough spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love, Love the food here. The music was too loud at first for any conversation.. but the waitress turned it down when asked.

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RoyS
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in eclectic neighborhood on the opposite side of downtown Denver (where parking is free-huge plus). Our server was fantastic. He was both the bartender and waiter and husteled and busteled and was great checking in with us. The food was fantastic. Loved the calamari. Enjoyed the cauliflower appetizer as well. Wasn't as keen for the ahi tostada as it was cooked not poke like at all. Had I known that I would not have ordered but enjoyed never the less. Hubby had a Cuban sanwich that he loved. Dark chocolate dessert was fabulous too. Would definately come back when in the area.

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Beachgirl
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful service was great looking forward to going back again

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Enjoy
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a regular on our list for lunch. Food is always good and the service outstanding. Please remember to make a reservation for faster seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute place! We celebrated my birthday and our server Ethan was super sweet & gave us dessert. We also didn’t know they closed at 3pm, so Ethan was super communicative with our timing as well. The food was lovely, drinks were great & ambiance was wonderful. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cute atmosphere! The staff was friendly and nice. Our waitress really knew about the menu and suggested excellent brunch food. Overall great experience and will be coming back!

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LizC
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was overall very good and we enjoyed the ambiance. Our server was just the right amount of attentive - didn't hover but was certainly there when we needed her. The restaurant was full and at times just a bit too noisy as I had trouble hearing the others in our party a couple of times. But overall nice and we would go back.

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Moncher44
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly, attentive, knowledge staff and delicious food. We’ll be back for sure.

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Nick
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acova is always a great place. Took some out of towners here and they loved it. Will always come back.

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Jewls
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have Celiac disease, we ate safely & the food was amazing. Will be back soon!! So happy to find this gem.

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NerdChick
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Popular place with delicious food and courteous waitstaff... All gluten free 😋 We had a great time there.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

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JodyA
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and will definitely be back and sharing with friends. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite new restaurants! Every meal is just so delicious and amazing. My favorite is the Brussels / Kale salad along with the prime rib.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the ladies went to Van Gough exhibit and had lunch after!

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FoodieK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Cute place - I'd love to try the patio during the summer. Generally speaking our entire party felt the flavors were lacking (a couple salads, fish & chips, and the turkey & brie panini). I'd definitely give it another shot.

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DianeC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visiting this eatery. Excellent food and service. Free parking in neighborhood. Only drawback is noise level. Will go back, though!

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HollyM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The hostess and waitress were excellent! Food was good but I would say the service was the standout. Fun vibe inside and our table was ready when we arrived. They also gave a 2 hour table time which is more generous than others during Covid.

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I went to Acova for a girls brunch over the weekend, and it was delicious! The food and service was both phenomenal! Highly recommend the lobster mac and cheese!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Acova is amazing. Each time we come the definition of 5 star service and food is redefined. Their fried chicken and apple donuts are absolutely the best!

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vipDrJZ
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Appetizers good
Main courses overcooked and under seasoned

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vipKristiS
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was difficult to pick something off the menu for everything looked delicious. We were not disappointed with our choices - Broadway lobster mac + cheese and the Havana panini. The drinks were interesting in a positive way too. Serve was personably (sad we have to point this out these days) and very helpful. We will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was a lovely experience. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. We were placed with Davis in his section, and he made our meal even more pleasant. Davis had great energy combined with a great personality. The food was fresh, healthy, and tasted great. My colleagues especially enjoyed the beef short ribs and the scallops. The vegetarians in our group also enjoyed their meals.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davis was an amazing server! Super accommodating, attentive, and friendly. We got the Cobb salad, fried cauliflower, and PRIME rib sandwich and it was all amazing. We accidentally ordered the wrong thing, and Davis was more than helpful and understanding of our mistake (sorry Davis). 10/10 would recommend this fine establishment for a casual or special dining situation. Enjoy!

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mmnb
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my first small birthday get together during Covid, I’m so glad I picked Acova! Not only was the ambiance and location perfect, the food was outstanding! Our waiter especially was very kind and patient with us (& our 8 month old who was keen on spilling every drink on the table) and deserves a raise! Great service in these unprecedented times really should be recognized and we thank Acova for such a wonderful time spent in their restaurant.

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Thomas
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite brunch spots. We loved the Bloody Mary and Brunch Chick. Staff are very friendly and took great care of our table of six even though they were short a few workers.

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vipJemmaM
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, affordable drinks and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious spot for brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

There is no disclaimer about their requirement of a horizontal ID and completely blindsided us when we showed up to order drinks with dinner saying they could not serve any of us

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

All of the staff were excellent, from the friendly hostess to the attentive server and even happy food runners! The Northside Old Fashions were delicious. Some of our food was just ok - cauliflower fritto, veggie wrap, turkey brie sandwich - because some of the ingredients were missing or such a small amount they were undetectable to taste. That said, the seared ahi tuna on the quinoa & arugula salad was delicious, and the apple donuts for dessert were very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Diverse menu, really cool atmosphere.

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Murph
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gluten free food. Will come back for sure.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Acova using the Order Online button. Acova also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 736-2718.

Acova is rated 4.6 stars by 1107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.