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Avelina - Denver

4.6
4.6
1299 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Avelina, a sophisticated stunner in the heart of Lower Downtown (LoDo), turns out captivating New American cooking. The award-winning culinary team creates cuisine from seasonally available ingredients for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 904-6711

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Oakley

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Avelina can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (720) 904-6711

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    On Wazee between 16th and 17th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are located one block from Union Station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. CC

    CindyCindyCindy

    Denver

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Even with limited patrons, it took us an hour to get our food. My husband was very disappointed with his pork chops being too salty. I had the rib-eye meatball which was tasty, but nothing to rave about. The beets were very good. All in all it was very expensive for a meal that was average.

  2. LS

    LeslieS

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely amazing!!!! And the staff was wonderful!!!!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall2food4service4ambience4

    Very small portions with very high price tags. The wine is ridiculously expensive

  4. BB

    BrendaB

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    What a great evening we had at Avelina! We were just hoping to find a spot in the middle to meet friends. What we found was a new restaurant to add to our regular routine. Angie, our server was amazing - she has a great personality and knew the menu perfectly. We tried some incredible food - the octopus was cooked to perfection, one of the best charcuterie trays we have ever experienced too! Everything was amazing and Angie made it even more enjoyable. Our whole party agrees, we will be back for more.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kaelee was extraordinarily. By far one of the best bar tenders I've met in Denver. Amazing restaurant - highly recommended if you're looking for anything between a quick drink and an amazing meal. Created one of the most incredible ultimatum experiences. Shoutout to the head chef, and Kaelee for truly making us feel welcome and the exceptional experience.

  6. AW

    AustonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always amazing food and cocktails, one of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Denver.

  7. a

    adenverrealtor

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit to Avelina and it was awesome, already made reservations for another dinner! The service was spectacular. We shared the Boudin Blanc and Jagerworst Charcuterie boards for an appetizer, there was plenty for two, the Jagerworst was super tasty with the mustard seed topping! Best Brie I've had hands down. We also shared the Tomato Risotto, I loved this dish, the artichokes were so tender and sun dried tomatoes-yum! Avelina has landed on my regular local restaurant rotation, I'm excited to try more as their seasonal menu changes too!

  8. LR

    LawrenceR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had dinner there with family from out-of-town. The food was outstanding. Two of us had the Striped Bass and it was absolutely delicious! Very creative menu and the staff was very warm and welcoming. The restaurant paid close attention to social distancing and all of the staff wore masks. It felt safe. The night we were there a number of rather loud drunk women were celebrating something or other; otherwise the noise level would have been fine!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Everything was really good but I would take the ribeye chimichurri preparation off the menu

  10. l

    lkjjlkj

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    it was a great evening out. excellent food and wonderful service

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Typically love Avelina but dinner last night was off. The charcuterie platter was a strange mix of pairings and our meals, especially the Brussels sprouts, were ridiculously salty. Shrimp scampi pasta was undercooked but the shrimp were cooked perfectly. The menu isn’t as interesting as it was pre-corona but that’s understandable as most restorable a reduced menu currently. They just need to up their game in the kitchen.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    “Customer experience is unmatched, service is outstanding. Food - debatably even better” -President Barack Obama

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We did the 55 dollar, 6 course chefs choice and it didn’t not disappoint. We all left totally full and happy! The drinks were also super yummy. Will be coming back!

  14. KS

    KatyS

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t believe it took us a year of living in the Union Station to find it. One of the best meals ever. Started with great tuna tartare, then memorable tomato risotto, unbelievable duck, and a fabulous dessert! Highly recommend!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Duck breast with mole and beets was incredible, if a little pricey.

  16. E

    Emily

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been coming to Avelina since it opened. As always, consistently delicious food and excellent service. Our favorite restaurant in Denver, period.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing server and the food was incredible. Probably the best Cab Sauv I’ve ever had. Great spot for anywhere from casual get together to special occasion/fancy date night

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and service! Always impressed with this place!

  19. TB

    TBear

    Denver

    92 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Food was excellent, service was a bit slow even though the restaurant was less than half filled, noise level was distressingly loud even though the restaurant was only half filled and beverage I received was not what I ordered.

  20. ND

    NattyD

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Crystal was an amazing professional!! Food was good. Pork dish was fantastic. Scallops were cooked well but overall dish was inconsistent. The duck was lovely. The sourdough bread and shrimp scampi entree fantastic. Octopus had great flavor but was cold. Cocktails were yum. We will be back. Impeccable service!!

  21. VB

    VickiB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious! The wait staff was incredible. Very friendly!

  22. LJ

    LennyJ

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, Avelina is our favorite spot. Our server Justin’s tonight made for a perfect evening filled with the most delicious food and fantastic drinks. We eat there multiple times a year, and plan to for a very long time!

  23. JK

    JasonKeola

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Yum yum in my tum tum

  24. JN

    JNow

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The menu was excellent along with the service! The Burrata with shaved Foie Gras was delicious, although I would have preferred an actual piece of foie gras. The Ribeye was flavorful and tender. We shared a dessert that was just fantastic. We will be back!

  25. r

    racheld

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service at the bar was fabulous, the food was beautifully plated and tasted amazing. Will be returning in the near future for sure!

  26. HH

    HillaryH

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious! We went for Restaurant Week and had the Octopus, Tuna Tartare, Sea Bass and Short Ribs.

  27. G

    2Good

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Bestie brunch! Fabulous!!

  28. AB

    AshB

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a group of 9 at our table. Our waitress handled our boisterous group with finesse. All agreed that the food was absolutely amazing! On a Saturday night, the restaurant was full, so somewhat noisy, but that was also our group. The ambiance is sophisticated and chic, without being pretentious. The Life's a Beet cocktail was original and unique, and dangerously delicious. I highly recommend the Espresso Martini as a dessert. I cannot say enough good things about this place, as we have never had an even remotely off experience...always perfect!!! Congrats to Exec Chef Josh on his most recent accolades and awards! Well deserved!

  29. RB

    RachelB

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, wine and service were all outstanding. Both our server and the floor manager took care of us, and we felt very well-attended. My tuna tartare and flank steak were both delicious, and my date's carpaccio and short ribs were also outstanding. Would highly recommend.

  30. HD

    HDOG

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great dinner. The short rib was tender and full of flavor.. The brined pork tenderloin was melt in you mouth magic. The atmosphere was a bit dark for my preference but we enjoyed the experience.

  31. M

    Marko

    Denver

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful experience here. Max our server was very professional and everyone loved their food. I will recommend the restaurant to friends.

  32. F

    Foodie44

    Denver

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed Avelina during Restaurant week and our favorite dishes were the pork belly, the tuna tartar, pork tenderloin and the Flat Iron steak. They also brought us a cup of their homemade salted carmel ice-cream for our friend's birthday! Nice atmosphere; good vibe! Highly recommend this restaurant.

  33. MD

    MeganD

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, good value. We love restaurant week. Thanks.

  34. AM

    AlanM

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    Everything was very nice however, the noise level was extremely loud. There was a party of 8 celebrating something and they were literally shouting at their table. Someone should have told them to tone it down a little.

  35. n

    nikerunner1121

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful Restaurant Week experience and loved all of our food. Highly recommend the apple cider mule!

  36. JL

    JLouise

    Denver

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went there for Denver restaurant week with three other people. Their selection of food is off the charts! The food was delicious, our server was excellent. He was friendly and attentive. I also love the atmosphere!

  37. MO

    MollyO

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for restaurant week, which can sometimes be a gamble. Had the carpaccio and the sea bass, which were both excellent.

  38. AS

    AndrewS

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service1ambience5

    We went to Avelina for Restaurant Week 2020. They atmosphere was nice, and noise wasn't too loud. The service was excellent, and they had a fun bar with seasonal cocktails. We enjoyed our meal!

  39. AP

    AdamP

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    This was my second time here. My first time was a great experience where our wonderful server helped to guide us through the menu and pick out some amazing dishes. My experience for Denver Restaurant Week was somewhat ruined by our grumpy and non-interactive server. He seemed annoyed to be there, answered our questions with a single word response that was not helpful and seemed to have no interest in the job he was doing. The food was good and I like the ambiance but it is amazing how different your experience with a place can be based purely on the service.

  40. JV

    JeffV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Asked the server for suggestions which she happily gave. Suggestions were for main course and dessert. Both were fantastic! I appreciate specific suggestions instead of “everything is good”. I had dinner with an out of town guest - Avelina showcased the great restaurants we have in Denver!!

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Avelina - Denver is rated 4.6 stars by 1299 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    On Wazee between 16th and 17th

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are located one block from Union Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Oakley

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (720) 904-6711

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Avelina can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (720) 904-6711

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