Blackbird - Denver

4.3
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$30 and under
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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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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It took over 2 hours to be served and we watched half our food sit out for an hour so couldn’t eat most of it as we were afraid it spoiled. Will not be returning

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The worst food, everything was burnt, overdone, the service terrible, rude waitress. The food couldnt have been worse if they tried..we barely ate anything, she didnt even ask why, and it also took 1 hour for the food to come out.

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DenverJen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the steak frites and steak salad with oysters to start and everything was delicious! Plus, the portions were quite large, so we went home with extras for a later snack. I highly recommend the visit.

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vipevanh
Denver
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Cocktails were excellent! Mussels were tiny and not very tasty. Brussel sprouts were mediocre. Overall meh

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Gator
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, new server, owner stopped to thank us for the business great dri nks

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love blackbird! It’s nice to be able to go to one of our favorite places again!

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JayJay
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing experience. We had a reservation for brunch and were promptly sat down. They informed us that they did not have waffles, avocado or biscuits ... pretty essential for breakfast and brunch. Once they took the order, they informed us that they were struggling in the kitchen and it would take at least 45 minutes for the food to come out (all breakfast items). Two other tables in the proximity had been waiting for 45 minutes and they were offered to comp the food due to wait - and they were still waiting. Of course, all sorts of alarms went off in our minds as the place known for biscuits and waffles had none and they were struggling In the kitchen. We had to walk away and ended without a Fathers Day brunch ...
I will note that the server was very apologetic and polite - we felt bad for her being out in that situation.

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MichaelA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Kitchen was understaffed and they were taking a high volume of to go orders. Seems like the fine-in customers were an afterthought. Had to wait over an hour for food to arrive after ordering. They were out of numerous items on the menu, for a Sunday morning brunch. How can you be out of biscuits and waffles...for bunch? They discounted our meal, but it was still far from worth it. If it wasn’t Father’s Day, we would gotten up an left much earlier. Very disappointing. Will not be back.

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Jesay
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was incredible! I would recommend this restaurant.

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vipBDUB
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was great! Tables were spread out for social distancing, but because it wasn’t packed...we were able to spread out over two tables. Our server was amazing..she was the bartender too. The food was great. From eggs to pizza. From bottomless mimosas to whiskey drinks and beer! We all really enjoyed it. Thank you all for a great experience!

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vipGina
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is consistently good at Blackbird. My favorite thing wasn't on the menu - but that has been the case in many restaurants lately - we are just glad to be able to dine in again!

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SuzC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy quieter restuarants so the reopening with limited seating was perfect. The servers were fantastic, the wait time was long due to a pizza kitchen issue. I was comp'd my first drink which was nice. Great food, great staff.

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viplaurencehallas
St. Louis
50 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful visit. Brunch selections perfect. Always try to go early or late as it is a bit noisy.

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vipHelenO
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I feel like this place continues to go downhill. Their menu is constantly changing and even a couple of the things they had available on their menu, they weren't adequately stocked up for. They couldn't make a specific sauce for one of their menu items because they were out of cilantro, a key ingredient and the main reason why we ordered that particular item. We didn't know until the food came out either. They're slower than normal, service has gone downhill a bit. Just not really sure what's happening with this place.

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vipSJKM
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood spot! Great beer, wine, and food selection. The French Dip is excellent!!

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was very good, except for the fries. They were old tasting.

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vipEllen
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It made me feel special that our table had our name on it when we were seated. It took until after we were half way thru our appetizers to get our beer and wine that was ordered prior to our food. Food was good. I will most likely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was quite good. A little loud, but it was Saturday night. The service could be better. Three times our waitress said she would bring more water. But otherwise I would recommend.

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mmmmgood
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The Smoked Salmon Benedict was really not good. There was a small amount of ground up salmon under a poorly poached egg, on a mushy, small English muffin. There was a little sauce of some kind on it, that was hard to define. The breakfast potatoes were cooked well, but were seriously over salted. Unfortunately, my companion ordered the same thing, so I can’t address any other dishes.

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SpikeS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I arrived for my restaurant week reservation at 7:30 5 minutes early. They were unprepared for the business it would bring. Hostess was taking names for walk-ins without seating 1st those with reservations. At 7:55 and seemingly no end in sight, I had enough and left.

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JoanM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Love the ambiance. Food was interesting and good but $11 for an ounce of scotch was ridiculous. Came with another couple and we both agreed we’d give it another try. Service was only so so

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PaulaP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My lunch group really enjoyed our visit to Blackbird and would definitely go again.

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Foody
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. Great value. Great food. Great service from Sam.

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vipSianA
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blackbird is what Denver needs... neighborhood restaurants. I would love to see them expand the itialian food selections, but it's a great fun spot in wash park

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We all had the Hamburgers. SOO Very GOOD. Service was somewhat slow and waiter rather gruff, but food and atmosphere made up for it.

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vipChicagoLady
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch experience and great service! Loved the Colorado steak and eggs with green Chile and the blackberry pizza!

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Weezie
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The group enjoyed their meals and did not feel rushed or not wanted. Our server was very knowledgeable regarding any questions concerning the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did trivia; fun place to do trivia.

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AllPau
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Appeared understaffed: waitress had too many tables, kitchen overwhelmed with large party, wait for dinner was too long, food good,
But Overall, not great.

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Emerson
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Happy Hour! Mussels, truffle fries, Brussel sprouts, Manhattan was all awesome!

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ChasG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great but it took a long time for the appetizers and the a long time for our entrees to arrive. Seems like they need more help in the kitchen. Everything was delicious and prepared perfectly.

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EllenG
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with cozy holiday atmosphere. Service was on point and super friendly.

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LyndaP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service, food and drinks were excellent! The oysters were fresh, the bar knew how to make a great Old Fashioned! The server was perfect!

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viplaurencehallas
St. Louis
50 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch as usual. Thanksgiving weekend so not quite as crowded though noise levels always an issue.

Had my favorite Omelette Pizza with an extra scrambled egg to fill it out. Tiare was our waitress and suggested a side of green chili to go with it. As a dipping sauce was perfect! Not to spicy. And great for my leftovers

Blackbird - Denver
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review Lauren.

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Ellen
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great atmosphere, friendly service, strong drinks!

Blackbird - Denver
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you Ellen for the 5 star review. Just awesome.

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ShannonG
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I really enjoy Blackbird. I have gone there with my family since the my parents moved to Denver. This past Wednesday we went to enjoy a nice dinner before Thanksgiving, and all was great until my boyfriend left his Yeti water bottle there. We called the restaurant no more than an hour later and they said they did not see it. We were some of the few remaining tables in the restaurant so I don't believe that our 6 top was sat at again. It's really unfortunate staff supposedly did not see it and return it to us. It was our fault for leaving it, but working in the hospitality industry, I continuously try to help people out and not take things that aren't mine.

Blackbird - Denver
Responded on December 5, 2019

Shannon - I am glad that you enjoy coming in and we are happy to have you. I wanted to clarify something on your review however. Our sever, Mary Kate, ran out to the parking lot and gave your water bottle to your friends who took it home for you and acknowledged it. We certainly do not take things that belong to our guests and hope you got it back. We love Yeti water bottles as well. Must be a Colorado thing. :-)

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KMitch
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Normally I really enjoy dining at Blackbird but the service was pretty terrible this time. It took 20 mins to get glass of wine. We were there an hour before receiving our food while tables that arrived after us received theirs first. It would have been better had the server acknowledged it, but she didn’t. The wings are really good. The simple salad is good but definitely overpriced for what it is - “simple” is a very accurate name and not worth ordering.

Blackbird - Denver
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you Mitch for taking the time to review. We have sent this to our team to use as a training guide and we certainly hope you have better service next time.

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vipYolandaB
Denver
60 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent grilled oysters, wine selection, chicken sandwich and service by MaryKay!

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Blackbird - Denver does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Blackbird - Denver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 733-3923.

Blackbird - Denver is rated 4.3 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.

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