Acova

4.6
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255 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, food was excellent, great warm vibe in the restaurant.

M
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, love the atmosphere!!

JS
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place, just not what I ordered, the veggie frittata. I think it’s more that I should have chosen something else rather than the frittata being bad. I will definitely go back and order other things.

M
Denver
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place for an intimate Valentine's Day dinner. The food was so tasty!!!

D
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice surprise to find Acova across from the Bug Theater! Cauliflower and elote apps were very good, and a great deal at happy hour ($3 off). Mussels were delicious, though a bit overcooked. The Acova burger made my dining companion very happy too.

TB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it and plan to return. I’ve already recommended it to a colleague of mine.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Acova was a great experience. Very lively, good food and energy. The staff was very helpful and super attentive to a sensitive diet!!

NW
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Acova for a girls night and were not disappointed. Food was amazing, and really appropriately priced - did not break the bank. The service was great, and the manager even came over to check on us. Will DEFINITELY be returning to Acova.

TC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Acova both for their regular menu and brunch is great also!

SW
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Outstanding service. Definitely going back

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I went there with my grandparents, we were treated with a lot of respect and with open arms. It was very busy so we had to yell when we were talking to each other, but it did not take anything away from our pleasant experience. Food was amazing!

CU
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Caesar salad was delicious but the portion size was small even for ladies.

F
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love this place! It's an excellent spot for a quiet dinner or a group gathering. Great food, excellent service, awesome vibe.

j
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Friendly service, really appreciated how they helped with our four month old baby, they had many seating options. Great food and reasonably priced.

M
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our 1st visit to Acova and will be back!! The menu is great, and almost everything is naturally Gluten Free or has an option to be GF - which I really appreciated! We had the Fish and Chips and the Havana panini - both were very good.

BS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

We have eaten at Alcova numerous times since we moved to the area and this time was really a dissapointment. We made reservations and were seated promptly and then we received water right away and then it was at least 15 minutes until the waitress came over. She greeted us and took our appetizer order and that took 20-25 minutes to receive it and the nachos were over baked and dry and the cauliflower was very sparse and pretty tasteless. We ordered dinner and that came timely and we ordered 2 Fish Chips and 2 poblano peppers and the peppers were pretty non de script and the cheese sauce tasted like it came from a jar!! As I said at the beginning just a dissapointment!!
Brian

TC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always! LOVE Acova!

GO
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Unflavorful, the meal was just there. Same with the Bloody Mary, the spicy mix has no depth or zest.

B
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I would certainly go back to Acova for another dinner. The ambiance was nice and our service was great. Out of six friends, no one thought the food was exceptional. Worth another try.

DS
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We have been to Acova several times and, have in the past. had very good experiences. It has some of the best short ribs in town.
Last Saturday, however, was a big disappointment. We had reservations for 5:15 pm, arrived a little early, and were promptly seated. Our waitress took our drink order, and our order for a Caesar's salad. She brought the wine, then completely disappeared. After a half hour, we flagged down another waitress and inquired about our salad order and orders for two short rib dinners. Since our arrival, patrons began to flow in. The second waitress graciously told us that she'd check on the order. She advised that the restaurant had reservations for several large parties, and that was the reason for the delay. We eventually received our salad, then about ten minutes later, our dinners. Thus, while we were trying to enjoy the salad, our entrees were piled right on top of our salad and drinks. Not a pleasant way to have a casual dining experience. My wife and I are fairly tolerant, but this performance was inexcusable.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Meh is the best way I can describe the experience. Had tickets for The Bug so this spot was convenient.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quick but friendly and thorough service. Crab cakes were delicious ♥️

EK
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really unique environment with great service. We went there with 7 people and they all enjoyed / loved their meals. The Chilaquiles Verde and Prime Rib hash were notable. Seems like a great place to brunch and explore Highlands.

AK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We celebrated my husband's birthday at Acova. Nice staff, yummy food. Scallops were amazing!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service with good food! Interior was very cozy. Would definitely recommend and go back.

A
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great! Our server was super friendly and there were so many gluten free, vegan options on the menu. The brunch cocktails were fantastic and the prices can’t be beat. Highly recommend!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love having vegan/gluten free options. Please expand the menu.

w
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is a simple chic. The waitstaff knows their menu and can help you decide what you'll like. The atmosphere was fun and the food was delicious. They have an eclectic menu with a variety of dishes that can still be eaten by people with food allergies - I was impressed with their gluten-free selections. Their drink selection is also very fun. I can't wait to go back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was great. We are gluten free and both the fried Chicken and the fried fish were amazing. The wine slushy was a good pick as well. We will be back.

LF
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience. We tried the burger, French Dip and pasta, all delicious. Wonderful service, great vibe, cool layout and locally owned!

SO
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy, service was great and the noise leave was low....all in all, we will return!

EM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite new brunch spot - it’s a total gem! Recommend starting with Bloody Mary oyster shots (so good!!) The bread pudding French toast is insane (seems small but it’s dense so very filling). We also loved the chiliquilles and the Dixie chicken was super yummy, too! Lively atmosphere, great mimosas, and kid friendly, too!

OT
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, food, and value. Loved the decor and neighborhood vibe from staff!

RP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stop by Acova regularly before attending a show at the Bug Theater across the steet. Always a great meal at a fair value.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodating, great food, good value.

m
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the mussels!

JP
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Waiter was friendly, brought us a birthday dessert, and couldn't have been nicer.
First time there, will go back often.

MR
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meeting place for a colleague lunch

BW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

I didn't find the food over the top but it was good but the drinks were the bomb. Just wow!! Great ambiance, also.

OT
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am blown out of the water by my experience here. From the moment I walked through the doors, I felt at home. Bonus points for most of the menu being gluten free but tasting like heaven. Definitely will be back!