Blackbird - Denver

4.3
512 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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Mark
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

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

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NicoleP
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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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
58 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
2 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
27 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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vipKimberlyH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food, service and parking - A+++
Personalized sign made me feel so special!

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TracyT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great pizza!! Got in real fast and easy.

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vipLangdini
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time and we will return. Always wanted to try this place and we were happy with the food and service.

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SaremY
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, chill environment. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I give 3 stars bc they are rallying and staying open and trying to make a go of it in this crazy time. Unfort the food was not very good and the service very slow. Our table ordered several appetizers at the same time but they didn’t come out together. Also it was a good 10+ mins to get drink orders when the restaurant was near empty. We had several servers and they were not communicating well. I wish this restaurant all the best cuz its a great location and has lots of potential but they need to step it up if they want to survive.

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HeatherC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was incredibly slow. It’s took over 30 mins to get our drinks and we were sitting directly next to the bar. Food was slow as well however we were at least warned when we sat down that the kitchen was a little backed up.

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NurseJ72
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
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
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
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!

KB
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.

LS
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!

FJ
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
3 reviews
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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You can order delivery directly from Blackbird - Denver using the Order Online button. 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 512 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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