Blackbird - Denver

4.3
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487 Reviews
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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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JessK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow but servers were nice! It was mostly the drinks took 20 minutes to get to us. The drinks and food were very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Had a reservation at 7:30, were seated no problem. Took over an hour for our food to come out and the restaurant was fairly quiet - not incredibly busy. The kitchen definitely needs to figure out a better system!

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Amber
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome happy hour deals! Well made drinks and tasty apps.

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SavorEveryBite
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I recommended Blackbird to a group of friends who have never been at your restaurant before. We all reviewed your menu online prior to our visit. When we arrived we were surprised and disappointed that the menu was different and several items we were excited about weren’t available. Server didn’t even acknowledge it, nor did he explain the reason for this discrepancy, nor did he apologize for the inconvenience. Food was good but not as memorable as in my past visits. The server was grumpy and short with us which made us feel unwelcomed. Anytime we asked him a question, he gave us attitude as if we were bothering him. We asked simple questions like “what’s your most popular dish?, What’s your soup today?, How much is a mimosa?”. We are generally positive and easy going people so we didn’t let the server’s attitude affect us too much but given that we all used to work in f&b at some point in our lives, we knew that this was not an acceptable standard of service and should be brought to management’s attention.

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ChristianY
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had the margarita pizza and hot wings which were very tasteful also the honey chicken and biscuits also very good.
Our were server was pretty busy but she made sure we were doing ok which was very nice. Sorry I forgot your name but thank you!!

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vipCharlieL
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service

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LoWo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Thank god for good food and drink because the service sucked. From the minute we walked in the host took 3 mins to greet my friend and me even when he was in front of us. The server took forever to greet us, took forever to get our drink and food order and hardly checked in on us. The only time he was aggressive to check on us was when he was hoping we would get another drink.

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kathyt
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

There was a bit of delay on our pizza but other than that, everything was great! The max n cheese was exceptional! The mussels and fries were delish! And the fig pizza was worth the wait!

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KarenB
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch, it was low key and perfect for us. They provided a brownie dessert for our daughters birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, good food, well done handling the restrictions for COVID. Enjoyed it very much.

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vipLaurenS
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

There was one waiter who seemed to be doing everyone’s job, and kept up with everyone which was great. But could tell the staff was stretched thin the restaurant wasn’t really following what Covid 19 protocols should mandate and I felt less safe there than at most restaurants I’ve been to.

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JordanW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The bottomless Mimosas are delicious with a lot of options for the juice; also recommend the breakfast pizza. Quick service as well!

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FoodieJen
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Blackbird has good food and will literally put a sign on your table welcoming you when you make a reservation. Makes you feel really welcome! Think the layout of the restaruant makes it hard for the staff provide the level of service this neighborhood expects, which can be hard on the servers, who are all very nice.

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LauraA
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent pizza. Beware of the brownies. They were terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Restaurant wasn’t busy. Appetizer came out after everything else. Food was mediocre for the price. Kinda bummed because it’s walking distance to my house and I probably won’t go back.

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TMoney
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food wasn't bad, and they have some solid happy hour specials. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We went on Labor Day and sat for over 2 hours with service being lacking. However, they handled all of our food and took it off the bill leaving us only to pay for happy hour beverages. We totally understand they were not expecting a rush and it was our servers first day on the job. She did an awesome job trying to keep everything running smoothly and keep us happy and in the end they were more than accommodating. It is one of our favorite spots for eat in and take out and we will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went to this place just for a plate we saw in the website but they didn’t have it, didn’t have the second option and finally the dinner was just ok. The service was good.

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JESS
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was wonderful (Haley is awesome) Can't believe we never tried this place before!

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KristyS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Their all day happy hour on Monday is a great value!

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vipmana5280
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Meh. Nothing exciting.

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vipMilhil
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were deliciously prepared and quite generous. Our waitress was gracious and prompt. She checked on us frequently despite the fact that she ended up in the weeds towards our departure. This is our second time here for brunch and may be our favorite.

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ErinE
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour drinks and food. Staff was super friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from beginning to end. Forget waiting in line at Denver Biscuit Company- come here instead. They make their own delicious biscuits fresh daily!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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cpaddock
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great job with COVID precautions. Food was really good, nice beer selection.

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Happytimes
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner and servers were very pleasant. Would go back again.

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vipJenJ
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

What a lovely time! Brunch was so great and $12 bottomless mimosas 😍. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We’ve been to this place a couple of times now. It has been great each time. The waitstaff has been super friendly but the service in general has been slow. Not an issue if you aren’t in a hurry but something that could improve. We will be back regardless.

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Marie
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, very pleasant service. Table spaced for good social distance.

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vipLibbyD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really liked the ambiance and decor, just a cool vibe for a Saturday brunch! My boyfriend had a burger, and he thought it was really good. Instead of fries, he had the Brussels spouts, which were AMAZING! Got to meet the GM, Lauren, who really made our visit fun, and took great care of us, as did the bartender, Hayley. I wouldn't recommend the Chiliquiles, just because they aren't traditional, and are served on chips instead of a tortilla, and for some reason, mine was served without avocado. That's on me, I should've chosen something else! At any rate, I'd go back for sure, thanks to the great service and cool vibe, and try a different entree'!

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SaremY
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service with a smile (behind a mask) and excellent food add up to a great experience. Highly recommended

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taylorl
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A group of 3 of us attended Blackbird for brunch this weekend. It wasn't extremely busy (especially because of capacity restrictions right now), but took over an hour to get our food - which was 2 breakfast burritos and a salad. Our waitress did seem a bit busy, however after we ate (which took maybe 15-20 mins), we waited for another 40 for our check. All in it was over two hours and we left feeling "meh".

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Brianna
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved Blackbird for brunch! Delicious and varied menu, and great drink specials - their bottomless mimosas were the perfect ratio. The staff was awesome, super friendly and on top of their game.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rueben was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Waiter, bit of a wait on food once ordered and app’s and main meal came to close together.

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Hyundai
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Poor service and atmosphere.
Masks half on - half off.
Meals came out one by one.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took forever for our wing appetizer to come out. At least 35 minutes. Turns out they forgot
About them .food was good. A little
Noisy: kind staff.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Came in for Happy Hour because I’ve heard such good things. We ordered drinks and food - the drinks took 20 minutes to come out which was after our food. The drink specials were great (Sangria was delicious) but we didn’t get to order another in time before happy hour ended because the first round took so long. The brussel sprouts were amazing and the wings were good, but seemed dry and like they had been sitting in the window for a while. We ordered six oysters and it took 30 minutes to get them. They were room temp and after slugging down two, decided it wasn’t worth it and gave the others back. The dining room was empty so it was confusing why our experience was the way it was. I’m all for giving something a second try so hopefully next time will be better!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time in, the kitchen was a bit slow... but the waiter was great. My dad and I both got a French Dip and we started with roasted beets. All very good. I wish I would have ordered a pizza. The pictures online didn’t look that good, but in person they looked great. Would definitely go back.

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You can order delivery directly from Blackbird - Denver using the Order Online button. Blackbird - Denver also offers delivery in partnership with 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 487 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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