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Acova, Denver, CO

Acova

4.6
4.6
1288 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.

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Booked 82 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 736-2718

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands

  • Cross street

    37th & Navajo

  • Parking details

    Public Pay for Parking Lot at NW corner of 37th & Navajo and street parking available

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at 37th & Navajo for RTD 19 & 52 routes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,288 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. D

    Denvereater

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Given the buzz, price, and difficulty around getting a reservation, I expected the food to be out of this world. It was just ok. And be ready to pay steep price for something as simple as a poblano pepper and rice.

  2. E

    Elaine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I wonderful evening in celebration of my birthday!

  3. AK

    AlannaK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal in a comfortable environment. Plan on going again.

  4. DD

    DenverDiner

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Acova is an excellent choice with high-quality food, exemplary service, and an outstanding atmosphere. I ate there in June 2022 and was delighted with the Fried Chicken and Fish and Chips. We also enjoyed the wings and broccolini appetizers. We will be back.

  5. J

    Jondenver

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always love Acova!

  6. GG

    GoldenGirl

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Salmon and peiroges are very good and flavorful. Service was good.

  7. LW

    LabertaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience5

    I ordered the turkey and brie panini and it was dry and had virtually no turkey on it just the smallest little bit. I was very disappointed previously I had nothing but great experiences at Acova. I'm not sure I can continue to recommend it to friends.

  8. CH

    ChristinaH

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Great atmosphere and outstanding service. More attention could be paid to details of food. Watery cheese sauce, long stringy onions on burger that were difficult to navigate, over cooked tuna on the ahi tuna tostada and bland flavor. The shortribs over risotto was very good, so next time we go, we will stick with more complex entrees! Looking forward to trying more main courses there!

  9. ST

    SeanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, drinks and atmosphere. Our Server, Lucinda, was amazing!!!

  10. C

    Carol

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    My husband and I went here over the weekend after reading quite a few rave reviews. We had a reservation and they seated us early which was nice. Our server was great but the food was so so. For apps we got the diablo eggs which were good and the calamari. They gave us the tiniest pieces of calamari it felt like we were eating spaghettios, not worth it. For the main course I ordered the fried chicken. The taste was good but the breading was falling off. The best part of my meal were the mashed potatoes with sausage gravy. My husband ordered the fish and chips. It came with two big pieces of fish but the fry was mushy on the inside. I went ahead and ordered the apple donuts because there were a lot of good reviews on them and they were delicious! The best thing I had there. Overall not what I was expecting but it wasn't too expensive.

  11. CM

    ChrisMarie

    Denver

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second time visiting a Acova. We ordered some favorites from the first time but also branched out on the menu. Everything was delicious and our service was excellent!

  12. HR

    HayRae

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place so much! It’s the best place to go as someone with Celiac, as they make almost everything gluten free! The food is delicious.

  13. JS

    JamieS

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Food is marginal

  14. B

    Betsygite

    Denver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We reserved a table for 8 PM and we’re seated immediately upon arriving. The server was quick to greet us and come to our table. The menu offers a good selection of dinner plates as well as sandwiches and burgers. All the food was excellent and portions were jus right. Definitely will return for lunch or dinner or maybe brunch?

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    Food was average, but it was the overall treatment that put me off. When seated, the hostess provided us with a written warning of how long we were allowed to stay. Also provided was a written expectation of diners in the event of inclement weather. The whole thing was over the top pretentious for a very average spot. Disappointed

    AcovaResponded on June 11, 2022

    Many restaurants have had to adjust practices and policies over the last few years so our written policy is here to simply provide clarity. Denver weather can be quite unpredictable and we are a busy little restaurant, so want to make sure our patio patron know that if weather turns that we may not be able to move tables inside. The written policy is in no way meant to offend or disappoint, but here we are. Life is short Anonymous. John Holmes - GM of Acova

  16. AG

    AGold

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I went there for my birthday. I thought the food was good but not exceptional. I ordered the fried chicken which is not your typical fried chicken. It was a flattened piece of breast meat that was breaded served with a scoop of mashed potatoes, sausage gravy and some broccolini. I honestly thought $22 was a bit high for what I received. I would have loved to try to dessert since it was my birthday, but I ran out of time.

  17. EL

    ErikaL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We made our reservation on OpenTable and the rest was a breeze. The staff were all extremely hospitable and friendly. So very accommodating to my year old nephew also which always brings me joy. We had a delicious brunch and will be back again! Thank you Acova Staff!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    The customer service and management there is beyond amazing. Sadly our downfall was the food. I had the crab cakes and they were not good in any way but the service again was outstanding and the management rectified the situation. Would visit again and get something else because they made sure the experience wasn’t completely ruined

  19. GB

    GosiaB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food and nice restaurant

  20. S

    Stephy

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Fun atmosphere, service was exceptional. Food was quite good, cocktails were great! Will definitely head back.

  21. L

    Larry

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A favorite goto spot with always great service, drinks and food!

  22. AD

    AlliD

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food is lovely and service was good. The restaurant is beautiful as well. Only downside was the room was very loud and the air conditioning was on high on a rainy night so it was very cold. I didn’t bring it up at the time because we were focusing on getting several tasks accomplished and we just put on our coats. Came for a business meeting. Definitely would come back, but I would just be aware it’s pretty busy so for a work meeting I might need a quieter space.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Small portion size for the price

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Fried chicken piece was small and pounded too thin, making is over cooked and dry

  25. CP

    CathyP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food & the drinks were wonderful. But what made it even more incredible was Megan, our server. She helped us select food & drinks & was simply a delight the entire time. She was perfect, at our table at exactly the right time with exactly the right suggestions with the most incredible personality.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Gluten free options got us there but the outstanding service & relaxed atmosphere kept us there. Highly recommend for anyone looking for an easy and elevated breakfast with stellar friendly service.

  27. KK

    KatieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, drink, and service. My husband's one complaint was that the fried chicken had too much honey sauce, too sweet.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the outside!

  29. k

    koala

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu and cocktail list; outstanding friendly service. Lively and comfortable atmosphere.

  30. W

    Will

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3

    The food was really bland and badly presented. The price did not come close to reflecting the quality. Really disappointing.

  31. j

    jbirdritter

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    My new fave place! Outstanding food and loved the ambience of this restaurant. Can't wait to bring family here when they visit.

  32. KL

    KathrynL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Menu options are so unique and great cocktail list. We had prosciutto wrapped broccolini for starters and I had salmon for dinner. Salmon was perfectly cooked and came out hot from the kitchen. The food was indulgent but healthy all at once.

  33. RR

    RR1075

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was friendly and helpful and the food very tasty!

  34. m

    maryg

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    The food was excellent. However, our entrees came out too quickly. We had hardly gotten halfway through the appetizers. And our server made us feel very rushed. Our reservation was at 8 pm so I doubt our table had a 10pm reservation waiting.

  35. j

    jill

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visiting from Michigan for the weekend. My niece took me to Acova. It is a fabulous restaurant. I highly recommend it and hopefully they’ll open a location in Michigan. Enjoy the restaurant. From 1 to 100, it’s 100+! Thank you!! Fred Weiser

  36. C

    Cindi

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always get we’ll taken care of and the food/drinks are amazing.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food was amazing. Davis was a fantastic server. Highly recommend.

  38. RE

    RhiananE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service here is always amazing. The waiter was INCREDIBLE and my kids even loved him and on our way out had to tell him that. The food is always amazing and its the only restaurant I feel safe eating at having celiac disease.

  39. TZ

    TheresaZ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time in, loved it! Great GF choices. We had the Honey Chicken and the Berry Cobbler for dessert. Will definitely be back.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Davis was our server and what fun he was… knowledgeable and all recs were spot on with food and wine.. will be back on the regular! Excellent experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Acova does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Acova also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 736-2718.

Acova is rated 4.6 stars by 1288 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 82 times today
Google Map for Acova

3651 Navajo St Denver, CO 80211

Additional information

  • Cross street

    37th & Navajo

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Pay for Parking Lot at NW corner of 37th & Navajo and street parking available

  • Public transit

    Bus stop at 37th & Navajo for RTD 19 & 52 routes

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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