Blackbird - Denver

4.3
524 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Blackbird - Denver is a neighborhood restaurant located at South Downing Street and Alameda Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver. We are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner with Brunch on the weekends form 10-3 featuring bottomless mimosas and one of Denver's top 10 Bloody Marys according to Westword readers.
Our menus feature fresh small plates, hand tossed pizzas, a wide variety of burgers, pasta and seafood as well as the area's freshest oysters and mussels.
The beverage offerings include a curated cocktail, wine and deep craft beer list to go with our always popular wine list. The bar area viewing options include International soccer leagues (Premier League, Champions League) as well as college and pro-football. Walk-ins are always welcome. Please call or stop in if reservations are unavailable. Come join us today.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar for a first date. Troy took care of us, and was phenomenal. Great ambiance and low noise level so it was easy to talk.

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Scorn
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time was had by all! Food was good too. Recommend.

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vipDougrCO
Denver
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food and service here. Hasn't disappointed yet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reuben was the best server!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was like a gem

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easter brunch

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cobuffjensen
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for a late lunch with the family. Great little spot with good happy hour menu.

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VeronicaL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The GM was our hostess, waitress and bartender. She did a great job being so understaffed. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We didn’t see many waiters, but our table server felt very rushed and not very personable. We were sat early, so I’m wondering if that was an issue.

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vipNneyaR
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Haven’t been to a restaurant in a while so it was great to get out. This one was excellent with social distancing, but they did have TVs everywhere which made it a little hard to concentrate from time to time. Great drinks.

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vipCharlesR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Biscuits and gravy and order of Benedict. Took an hour to receive our food snd then it was cold. Thick Sourdough was thin multigrain toasted so hard and cold you couldn’t cut it. Hollandaise was cold, biscuit was cold. Gravy was warm at best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Unfortunately I won’t be returning to dine here. It was extremely understaffed. My boyfriend and I waited almost an hour and we still hadn’t received our food. The burger I ordered was in the window over 10 minutes and my boyfriend ordered waffles. We ended up leaving due to no one checking on our table.

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GinaW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine was delicious and affordable, the truffle fries were perfectly done, and the Buddha bowl hit the spot! The wait staff was attentive as well.

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Joioi
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Our waiter spilled drinks twice and just didnt acknowledge it or clean it up until we said something. The oysters and mussels were amazing!

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LindaM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Samantha went above and beyond in making our brunch celebration wonderful! Thank you again!!

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cbyskt
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! First time and the service and food was outstanding! We will be back for the wings and whiskey mash for sure 🤗

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OpenTable Diner
Monaco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Server didn’t stop by for an HOUR AND A HALF after she dropped off our drinks. I would understand this (maybe) on a busy night, but there was only one other table in our room. After two hours we finally asked the hostess to ask her to just bring the check and ordered another restaurant to our house.

I’ve really tried to be patient over the years with the awful service but I’m drawing the line. It is worse every time with any server. Will not return.

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JodiM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Very slow - were there for 30 min without even getting water. It was about an hour until we got a beer and a glass of wine. Waiter apologetic but he complained to us alot about no manager being there and he had too many tables. I would understand if they were truly busy, but we are still in COVID and there was hardly anyone there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Great drinks. Terrible food. Incredibly stale buns and over cooked burger. Food took about 1:30. Would not recommend.

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Latoya
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

This was the worst dining experience i have had in a long time. Service was terrible, food came out nearly an hour after we ordered and it was cold. Aside from the service, though, it’s a man awesome space and has an extensive food and drink menu. Despite a sub par experience, I definitely will come back and give this place another shot just because of how cool the space is.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. The presentation and environment were great, and they definitely have one of the best Bloody Mary's in Denver!

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Wade
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food was not great and took forever to come out. Service was sporadic.

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NicoleP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing , great experience all the way from Florida !!!

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SherriS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic - very personal! They had some nice jazzy upbeat music in the background playing - just the right level. Loved coming here - we will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always. Diverse menu, I can always find something I want

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday for my 19 year old daughter.

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LindaH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blackbird is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always great and the service is exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were excited to try this place as it was well reviewed and had a cool vibe. The space itself is very nice and they had a nice touch of welcoming you to your table with a little chalk board. The beer and wine list was pretty good, we did not try any cocktails. Unfortunately the service wasn’t great once we were seated. Our server took way too long to come see us after we were seated and only checked on us a few times throughout the meal, he seemed a bit frazzled. Maybe this is due to reduced staffing or Covid precautions, but overall the service was below average. The food itself was average. We shared a chicken salad which was ok but underwhelming in quality and size for the price. We also shared a pizza which was actually pretty good. Unfortunately, our server forgot to put in that part of the order so we waited almost an hour for it to come out. When it finally did, it was cold. Even worse, a runner from the kitchen came out a few minutes later and said they forgot one of the toppings and gave us a bowl of cold ricotta cheese, with a long hair stuck to the side. It wasn’t a cheap meal either where some sloppy service can be excused, our shared pizza and salad with 2 drinks each came out to over 80$. Some acknowledgment that our experience there may have not been up their standards would have been nice, but nothing. I’m sad to say we won’t be going back.

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viplaurencehallas
Tampa
59 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent visit if you come when not crowded. Here our breakfast pizza on a Sunday brunch!

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LeslieM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent! Drink specials are delicious and creative too!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Your OoenTable website clearly offered the option for Outdoor Dining at Blackbird. We specifically chose Outdoor Dining to accommodate an CV19 at-risk person. When we arrived we learned that there are no Outdoor Dining options at Blackbird. Very disappointed in the OpenTable website for not being correct as it pertains to this restaurant. This is a historic and difficult time. Your website needs to respond and be up to date as much as possible.

Blackbird staff were very helpful in securing a safe indoor table for us and providing good service.

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VictoriaB
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful spot right near Wash Park. They have a great variety of food without a crazy large menu. The service was incredible, our server was attentive without hovering or disrupting. I highly suggest this spot for a relaxed and delicious evening.

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SusannaD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Was so excited to bring a friend from out of town to a local joint. Rest assured, the bottomless mimosas did not disappoint.

We were greeted by an amazing host, who directed us to a individualized chalk sign on the table; names listed in the best of ways. (How many mimosa’s does it take to become notorious at Blackbird?)

Reuben, our server, took such good care of us, we could never ask for better.

Oysters were great. But the food was a little cold, and the gluten free bread was not cooked all the way through.

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vipJessicaF
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great for Sunday brunch. The staff was and is very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not adequately equipped for outdoor seating, at least not for dinner. We froze! The heater was too weak and its source of heat was too high to reach seated diners. Service was slow and advertised menu options turned out to be unavailable, both of which prolonged the agony.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The food at Blackbird has absolutely never disappointed. I have always had the best meals there and is the reason we keep going back time and time again. On the flip side, the service is always subpar. It takes at least 15 minutes to get noticed, another 15 for drinks and a good 30 mins after we order for food. I know things are especially tough right now, but one of the waitresses (looked like a manager or owner helping out?) was incredibly rude not only to us but to the only other waitress there who was running around like crazy trying to make everything run as smooth as it could. Everyone's always so nice and the food is amazing, but the service is always lacking. But it's enough to keep us coming back for more.... every time

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Bmoseph
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any night at Blackbird is a good night. Great food and friendly staff abound. Makes me feel like I’m at a friends house for dinner!

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vipalwayshungry4more
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Hostess and waitstaff seemed out of sorts. Waiter kept touching his mask and wearing it under his nose. Carried drinks to us by the tops of the glasses seemed completely as if he didn't care about Covid. We decided to leave.

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ReillyP
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The black bird was a great little place! Food was unbelievable and drinks were even better! We will absolutely be going again! They took the new COVID mandates very seriously and I would highly recommend a reservation before going in.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great family friendly place!

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Blackbird - Denver is rated 4.3 stars by 524 OpenTable diners.

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