Acova

4.6
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287 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RochelleC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We wanted to enjoy it but it wasn't busy, our food took over 45 minutes to get out, a lot of it was wrong and we just weren't impressed.

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Mac52
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time going to Acova! It used to be Patsy’s, one of Denver’s oldest restaurant. We were greeted by the owner who was extremely nice. We were seated promptly. Our waitress, Katie, was really friendly and knew the menu to suggest some nice dishes.
We all ordered many appetizers and share of them. I’ve had mussels all my life but I must say these were some of the best mussels I’ve had! Totally different then the garlic-wine based or with marinara sauce. The pierogis were creamy and full of flavor! The sauce was rich and complimented them very well! We all enjoyed the pork street tacos and cauliflower ! The only dish that we did enjoy but would recommend more cheese and salsa or pico! They were tasty but really needed more of the toppings.
I’d go back there and would bring others.

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SethF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The restaurant is in a cool old part of North Denver (the Highlands). The interior was cool with a modern flair and open air/street side bar.

Unfortunately the food was extremely mediocre at best. Our app which was recommended by the server, was some pretzel bites with a super bland watery cheese sauce. My Entrée was another super bland Bee Sting Chicken with ice cold mashed potatoes and sausage gravy.

Overall, the service was very good, the venue cool, and the neighborhood funky and growing. That said, the food was so mediocre I would likely never dine here again.

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vipAHHA
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Restaurant week and we had awesome food in this trendy restaurant with a lively vibe. We will absolutely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date night on the last night of restaurant week. I like that they opened up almost the entire menu to us. Everything we had was very well prepared and quite delicious. Service was very good.

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Mike
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the food - we had a mix of brunch and items off of the regular lunch/dinner menu. Our daughter is picky but loved the kids' pasta with red sauce (and the ice cream scoop that comes with it). My only complaint is that the seating we had was wooden and not very comfortable (at least for me). There are some other tables that looked to be upholstered and I would hold out for one of those the next time we go (which we will).

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MallorieD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Restaurant Week and everything was phenomenal. My husband and I sometimes rush through dinner, but our server was SO great about letting us take our time and even wait on our dessert so we could just sit and relax. Food was amazing and our server was absolutely fantastic!

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CassieD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went here with my partner for restaurant week. The value during this time could have been better, but overall the food was very good. The design of the restaurant and the drinks were also notable and very enjoyable. Would come again!

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MikeC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and Awesome service. A perfectly wonderful experience for Restaurant Week!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessie was awesome. Food was fantastic!

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MeganY
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious! Had crab cakes and lobster mac and cheese and it was phenomenal. Drinks were fantastic too. Will definitely be back again!

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blondebaer
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great choice for restaurant week. Staff and menu were both terrific. Server was very helpful with selections. The manager checked in several times to assure all was well. We have found a new favorite!

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vipBiketheboat
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant week deal of all ! And the food and service was excellent as well. Basically, 3 courses from pretty much the full menu for $35 or less - over $35 was no harm/no foul; under $35 and you paid what it was. In my case, full mussel appetizer, short rib and chocolate torte. In normal times, they also have great happy hour deals. Great restaurant in the neighborhood & reasonable prices all the time.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was prompt and friendly. The food came out quickly and was fantastic! Overall, we had a wonderful experience and will be returning info soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in for Denver restaurant week. It was AWESOME! First time here and I can’t wait to return. The ambiance was great, I really loved the interior, the spacing between tables, the noise level, & can’t wait to check out the patio area once it’s warmer out. The menu was wonderful as well, with so many awesome choices. My favorites were the perogies, and the bread pudding for dessert. Our server (I believe his name was Aaron) was so great to us. Even though it was completely packed in there, he was so attentive to us and friendly. What a nice guy. The manager came over and greeted us as well. We could see a bit into the kitchen as well and everything looked so clean and smoothly run. Well done, by their entire team. What a great spot. Thanks folks!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating Restaurant Week... All the food was delicious and great vibes all in all, thank you!!

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Millie
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We were able to order other than the menu for Restaurant Week and were so appreciative that when we requested a table that isn’t as loud, we got it. Great place for food-service, but the noise drives us crazy! Can’t wait for the outdoor area to open.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff. I would recommend this place to anyone and will definitely be going back to try other items on the menu! I had the calamari, blacken salmon and apple donuts (all were amazing). Ended up taking home food as portions sizes for apps, entrees and desserts are fairly big.

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AlisonH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Get the bread pudding for dessert, it was delicious 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received great service & the food was delicious. We visited for restaurant week and will definitely be back.

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ChadB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was an excellent choice for dinner with old friends.

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RichardS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was great and service was prompt and friendly. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The staff were very helpful, friendly, and attentive. Most imporatantly, the food was excellent.

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vipGrandavegirl
Denver
67 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for restaurant week and it was a great experience. We got all different appetizers and we loved them all. It was great to try so many different things. We had three of the entrees. The short ribs and the scallops were amazing, I didn’t get to try the chicken but the person that got that was happy with it. I would recommend this place and will for sure be back.

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KarenB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed with the quality and flavor of the food and the friendliness and patience of the wait staff during peak brunch crowd! Too cold for the patio, but it looked like an awesome place to hang out in the summer.

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MicheleG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection, service and food! Great value for Restaurant Week - good options for anyone. We love everything. A great find - we will be back.

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ArchO
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the dishes that we had were the bomb 😍😍😍 definitely coming back for more specially for the green chili pozole

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JazmineW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We did appetizers, entrees and dessert. The desert was my favorite part. They also have a very reasonable brunch that we want to check out. The ambiance is great in a great location as well.

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vipSummerTomato
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Two for lunch in a booth. Lovely server.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBiketheboat
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and reasonable food in the neighborhood. Great service as well. Recommend elote and short rib especially !

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MelanieM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite restaurant, the creativity of the craft cocktails is amazing. Without exception, our servers have been spot on, and only enhanced our evening.

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Missjan
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, love the atmosphere!!

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JenniferS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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vipMichael
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Dodie
Denver
14 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.

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TammyB
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!!

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NicoleW
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.

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Acova offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 736-2718.

Acova is rated 4.6 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

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