Avelina - Denver

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service is excellent. Seated by kitchen so not ideal.

J
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

it's rare that we dine out and everything we eat (apps, all 4 entrees) is excellent, but Avelina nailed it!

n
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

A very limited mid-day Saturday menu (brunch only).

EB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as was the service. It is a pricier restaurant but worth it for special occasions.

L
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. We we're looking for new eateries. We received excellent service, excellent food, served hot, great attendance from our waitress, but not overbearing. The value wonderful. My only constructive criticism would be your parking needs addressed. We'll be back.

A
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avelina was a last minute option for my boyfriend and I looking for a place on New Years Day- and we were pleasantly surprised! Avelina was very attentive to my allergens, and made me feel confident with the level of visible cleanliness in the kitchen. I appreciated seeing a productive kitchen flow, there was perfect communication between FOH and BOH. I personally got scallops that melted in my mouth and made me question reality. The scampi my boyfriend got was pretty terrible, I’ll admit- the noodles seemed undercooked and seasoned in a very odd manner which neither of us liked and we did not finish- but everyone has their likes and dislikes! Great drinks, pleasantly strong without being overwhelmed. Overall I would just recommend asking questions about the menu if you’re unsure- the waitstaff is well informed and happy to help. I enjoyed my visit!

RD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first thing that caught my attention was the knowledge and first class service from Max. That alone would have made this visit above average. It just so happens the food and ambiance were also exceptional. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

My steak was burnt, and they tried to cover it up with sauce. I ordered it medium. I had to send it back. They were nice, but the second steak was not tasty either. My friend said she liked her food.

A
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There was a priz price menu due to New Year’s Eve so choices were limited. The crab first course was bland and the agnolotti was too salty. Otherwise, the food was interesting. The server was busy but not too busy to be properly attentive.

D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had NYE dinner there. It was fabulous! The attention to detail for service and exceptional menu and wine pairings made it a really wonderful experience. Very very good! If you like fresh, local and highly flavorful food in a comfortable non pretentious environment- this is for you!

LP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen did a wonderful job! She brought out a small free appetizer sample, free champagne (New Year’s Eve), and free chocolate cordials after dinner. Cocktails and food were very good, as you would expect. Beautiful venue - active but you can converse without raising your voice. Overall a superb experience!

c
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This time was a business lunch visit and it could not have been any better in any way.

KD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great experience. Hostess was such a sweetheart. Thank you for allowing us to move to a different dining location. Rio was very attentive and personable. He gave the best intro of himself and today’s specials. I had the scallops and I can say they were absolutely delicious, perfectly seared. My husband had the Rohan duck. The almond mole was the perfect pairing. We met Karen, the owner. Very friendly and now I know who was floating around the dining area. :-) I love to see managers/owners present in the front of the house. My husband and I will return.

JB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service wasn’t as good as usual. Food took a very long time to arrive despite the early timeframe.

LL
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and superb service from friendly staff. Can’t wait for our next visit. On a personal note the pork loin was outstanding!

JB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved this restaurant. Met some friends there for a dinner around the Christmas holidays and everything about it was totally enjoyable. The food was delicious, the ambience was great, and our waiter was wonderful. One of those effortless restaurant experiences where you are so immersed in catching up with your friends and everything around you just happens so smoothly that you never get distracted by having to hail down your waiter, or change or ask for anything.

K
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Angie was a great server and the short ribs were amazing!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing
Perfect for a date.
Really special

TB
Nashville
47 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find. Restaurant itself is understated but the food is wonderful! I had the Octopus and the Pastrami Shirt Rib. Wow I, they were both great. The people I was dining with got the Pork Tenderloin and the roasted garlic and potato agnolotti.

Both were great! Definitely going to be returning!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable and friendly. The tables are a little too close together in spots. But everything else was wonderful!!! Don’t miss this one!!

AL
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

f
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome find! We visited with our adult daughter. Service was friendly, helpful and impeccable. Never an interruption but there whenever we might need something. The food! Every dish was full of a unique flavor combination. I definitely agree with Avelina's high ratings. Make a reservation! Parking available right next door. You will enjoy it too!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful experience for a double family birthday!Dominque made our evening very memorable and fun!!

KW
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an AMAZING meal! The flat iron steak was incredible! The crispy brussels sprouts were delicious! The service was perfect, friendly, helpful. We will definitely be back for more. Thank you, Avelina!

KO
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with nice food. Quiet and spacious. Definitely a discovery for me. Keep up the good work Avelina team. I hope you introduce a seasonal menu so we could dine more often.

SL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Open Table site indicates that there is complimentary valet parking on Friday and Saturday nights. That is not correct. It created an inconvenience for us since my husband is partially disabled. The parking garage that we used locked the door to public elevator by the time we left the restaurant at 10:15 PM. That also was inconvenient since we parked near the very bottom level.

a
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is fantastic. Great food. unique menu. great service

DT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good menu options and portion sizes. Perfect holiday dinner with friends.

L
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from beginning to end. Very friendly and professional staff. Great energy, extraordinary food ❤️

D
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My husband and I decided to try several shared plates instead of having entrees, saving room for dessert. We started with the pork belly which was delicious, then moved onto the crispy brussels sprouts, which were also tasty (and I'm not a fan of brussels sprouts). Loved the Colorado style meatball and ended with the roasted wild mushrooms which were disappointing, they were so bland. All shared plates were enough for two people to share. My husband ordered the carrot cake ice cream and wished he had ordered a second scoop. I had a cake dish, whose name I can not remember but it came with toffee crystals and ice cream - absolutely decadent!

L
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The ambiance very cozy and comfortable. We could have stayed all day. Service was great and unobtrusive. Would definitely recommend and would go again the next time I am at n Denver

N
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, very delicious food and the service was great. The grilled octopus/appetizer, the best I’ve ever had and I am from Miami!

JP
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends for the second time here and we all loved our meals. Had the short ribs, the shrimp scampi, the Agnolotti and the fish of the day, all were great.

AB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious! Excellent service! Easy parking, there are plenty of lots and garages nearby. We love to impress guests, visitors and friends with Avelina's awesomeness. You know exactly what to expect and they never disappoint! I highly recommend the Smoked Salmon Benedict and Beignets....but everything I have tasted is amazing!

p
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, food and service all fabulous. And all in walking distance from Union Station. Highly recommend!

MD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good as was service. The cocktails especially the Apple Cider mule were excellent. Definitely recommend Avelina and will go back. Want to try their brunch menu - we were there for dinner.

RG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and warm, personable service. Avelina was a perfect spot for lunch and a glass of wine. Try the short rib grilled cheese—wow.

V
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at Avelina on Saturday night. We had a party of 5 and everything was fantastic. We started with the octopus, pork belly, duck pate, and brussel sprouts for appetizers. Everything was delicious and the octopus was a stand out dish, however, very small of the price. For the entrees, we each had something different. I had the duck and it was amazing. Great flavor. My husband had the short rib which I tasted and it was very good. Overall so nice and the price for 5 people (apps/entrees) with a bottle of wine ($115) was $400. I would highly recommend.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server!

CV
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very delicious and beautifully presented! Will be back!

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