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About Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver

Dive into food and fun at the Downtown Aquarium – an underwater adventure! We offer a unique dining experience where you are seated in front of a 150,000 gallon aquarium home to more than 100 species of aquatic life from around the globe. You'll love our mouthwatering menu featuring deliciously fresh seafood, steak, chicken, pasta and decadent desserts. Pay a visit to The Dive Lounge, the perfect setting to unwind with one of our refreshing cocktails. Continue your adventure and explore our Aquarium Adventure Exhibit with over 1,250,000 gallons of water that house over 500 species of marine life, catch a glimpse of the magnificent Sumatran Tigers and immerse yourself in our 4D theater movie experience. Begin your Dining Adventure at Downtown Aquarium today!

700 Water Street
Denver, CO 80211
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 561-4450

Website:
http://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/

Entertainment:
Aquarium Adventure Exhibit is over one million gallons of family fun! Discover how much fun & mystery lurks in the depths of our planet's aquatic systems. Observe swimming tigers & a variety of aquatic life such as sharks, otters & a vast array of fish from all water around the world. Don't miss out on the opportunity to snorkel or dive with the fish & sharks!
Call or visit our website to see the latest events & festivals being held on the weekends. There's always fun & adventure at the Downtown Aquarium!

Private Party Facilities:
Private parties are welcome & can reserve our Nautilus Ballroom, special picnic area, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge & Exhibit areas for your functions.

Private Party Contact:
Sales Department: (303) 561-4459

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our yearly calendar of events on our website to plan your visit! http://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumdenver/calendar.asp#6

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Aquarium Restaurant - Downtown Denver Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (52)
Fun (43)
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Scenic View (39)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Good for a Date (34)
Great for Lunch (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Casual (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Romantic (15)
Cozy (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Disabled Access (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
People Watching (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Waterfront (8)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Misleading photos about the dishes. What was actually served (grilled seafood platter) was very poor and overpriced for the amount of seafood served. So, don't go by the pictures.

Speakers are installed over 40 feet high on the ceiling, and as the result, the sound from them were more annoying noise than music. Extremely poor sound quality.

The atmosphere was interesting, and te service was efficient and friendly.

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

We love bringing our grandson to Landry's for lunch at the aquarium because of the amazing glass windows that allow you to watch the fish in the giant tanks.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Fun, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food and carpet in restaurant is disgusting. Bathroom sink overflowing as I washed my hands. We made a reservation for my daughters 4th Birthday to see the mermaids. Nobody could tell us when they would swim or be there and sure enough the swam by our table right after are waitress said they would be somewhere else...so my daughter totally missed it!!! So frustrating, never saw them! She cried and cried! So disappointing!

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined 4 days ago

I appreciated how hard the workers were trying however the food wasn’t good at all. It was cheap and I had to force it down. My date and I still had a fun time but I will not be returning to the Aquarium for Valentines Day!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

This is a go-to place for us. We love the atmosphere and the menu is good. We happen to be fond of the dessert options also. It is not cheap, but it is fair--like most Landry's restaurants.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined 4 days ago

Good food and service! The mermaid show was fun and made it a great experience!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was excellent but the portions are enough to feed 2-3 people. Next time I will split a lunch or dinner with someone. Although the food was really good, the prices are way too high. I had a Caesar salad, my friend had a chicken wrap, and we both had one glass of wine. The bill was over fifty bucks. Nevertheless, it was fun, and our table was right in front of one of the aquariums. We saw a mermaid while eating! Fun.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was okay. Not awesome but not bad either. Pretty expensive for what you get. $170 for seven diners (a couple of us shared, two small children and no alcohol). Tour of the Aquarium is extra even for diners. At the prices for drinks, food etc. they should extend the tour of the Aquarium as complementary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was tasty, and the service was great. It's pretty loud. I gave the Aquarium an overall 3 because the staff was so careless in clearing the tables and throwing away unopened straws. It's unnecessary polluting.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The Strawberry Mojito was AMAZING. The dishes looked and tasted wonderful. Our waitress was super nice and efficient. The experience was nothing but AWESOME!!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went for the valentines dinner day that included the dinner and tickets and was very disappointed! Food was awful, server didn’t know the menu, and someone kept asking to take our pictures then if we wanted to pay for them. Very disappointing

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

ambiance was very good although a little loud. Wait staff were very attentive and both myself and my date received roses.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food along with good wait staff, aquatic atmosphere was very pleasant to be around, daughters loved the mermaid show.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been going to the aquarium for years now to dine for special occasions. The food is great, the service very good and the atmosphere is very fun! Major kudos for their care and concern when it comes to preparing a gluten free option for one of my kiddos with celiac.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The only recommendation I would have is that is really is imperative when you are serving 3 adults and one 2 year old, is that you always bring the 2 year olds food out first, or at least at the same time as the other meals.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Got to seat with a great view to the aquarium! Food was great , we ordered from the lunch menu, affordable prices and our waiter was the best.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Overall we had a good visit. Our server was a bit slow getting to us and we were served our meals with no cutlery or napkins so had to request them in order to eat. We enjoyed our view of the aquarium table side and will plan to reserve during the mermaid show next time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fun, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Pretty expensive for a less than mediocre meal with less than average service. Don't get the crab salad still had dirt or shell in it

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Birthday celebration

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We used to love going to the aquarium with the kids. The mermaid show was a huge draw and the fish were almost distracting enough that my wife and I could have a real conversation over dinner. But recent schedule changes in the mermaid show made us wait an hour after eating for the 7:30 mermaids. Well that just sucks... Why such a huge gap of 2.5 hours between shows? I guess now we have to call ahead to make sure we schedule our dining over the show, which is just a little inconvenient. Couldn't you just do one mermaid longer and switch them off? Plus with no weekday shows. As always the food is okay, but nothing special. Though the burger was really good since I decided to go for something more familiar this time. That will probably become my safe bet there instead of all the fried fish.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Took our toddler for dinner. He loved looking at the fish and the mermaid show. The food was ok. Our appetizer came out about 5 minutes before our food. Meal was ok, but definitely overpriced.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was super slow, and a little awkward. Also, the food is WAY over priced.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I decided to go there for my son's birthday I asked if they could sing a happy birthday song for him and they told me "sorry but we don't do that here" really??? I'm so disappointed drove over a 100 miles from home for a special occasion and they couldn't even do something about it... worst experience ever!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This was great for a celebration for my 7 yo and his 3 yo brother. Adult food was great, the children’s food items were, at most, ok- but the kids loved the fish and mermaids so we were all happy!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It would be nice to know that the mermaids are only viewable in certain parts of the restaurant. To go with that it would be nice to have an option on seating when booking reservation. People stand up to watch the mermaids and block the view even more. Only worth it in a few select seat up against the glass. The food is eehh nothing special could actually be better quality for the cost. Service was ok but could have been better.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had decent service but for as pricey as it is I would have expected the food to be better. My husband and I both got the shrimp platter and it wasn’t hardly edible. The grilled shrimp and rice were good but the bacon wrapped shrimp were terrible tasting. They even somehow managed to screw up the fried shrimp. Veggies were cold and the beans didn’t exactly go with the theme of the meal. My sons dinner came out on a cafeteria tray and his shrimp was soggy and cold. Paying $25+ for each adult entree I would’ve expected it to knock my socks off. Honestly we would’ve rather had Red Lobster. This restaurant is for the experience ONLY. We definitely won’t dine here again. The food is definitely not worth the money! So disappointing.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A bit on the noisy side as well as a bit expensive. Loved the ambiance and setting.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My family ( daughter, her husband and 5 kids, ages 2-12, my son and his girlfriend ) ate in the restaurant after having wandered through the aquarium for a couple of hours ...... it was my son's 45 birthday and we wanted to do something that was special and fun.... accomplished both! What a great place....

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Emily did a fantastic job in taking care of us

A warning should accompany the balsamic dressing

:)

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

the food overall was stale and bland, the waiter wasn’t very attentive and showed no since of urgency or exceptional customer service towards my dining experience . My children and I really enjoyed the aquarium but the likeliness of us reserving a seat at the restaurant is very slim.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our waitress Brittany was awesome! Really made the occasion enjoyable. Great dining view of the aquariums for both kids and adults.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Poconos)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was pretty bland. Tasted frozen. Wasn’t very good. We got pretty terrible seating, as well. Would not recommend.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The Lobster tower salad was amazing! Rest of food was good. Our server was outstanding. Great place to go for a 'nice' meal with children. Watching the fish and divers in the tank was mesmerizing. A great place to take out of town guests.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was my wife and I first time visiting this restaurant. We were in town from Chicago. The food was good and the service was nice. They even gave us a military discount. There's a gift shop where we bought a couple things. We set directly in front of the Aquarium. The fish were beautiful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Healthy, Organic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

It was amazing. My friend's first time so it was fun to show her around. And our waitperson was incredible. Very friendly yet professional. She knew when it was appropriate to chat with us and when to leave us alone. Best time for a girl's night out!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This place was beyond amazing! The food was fantastic! I ordered the catch of the day which was trout fish with a side of rice mixed with crawfish, shrimps and Scallops. The seasoning and special sauce they put in the plate was so good! The service was also great. Her waitress was very attentive. I will definitely come back here!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The meals were delicious. Watching the fish swim around was very entertaining. The waitress had great knowledge of the fish. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We had a nice dinner celebrating a birthday. Aquarium tanks near the tables and lots of colorful fish.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Service is slow and pay attention to menu prices because the servers do not and I got over charged.

Tags: Scenic View, Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Hostess tried to seat us at the worst table and we continually waited for help. The Menu has changed and the children's grilled shimp was not grilled it was cold and covered in pepper.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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