Blackbird - Denver

4.3
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Blackbird - Denver is a 3,500 square foot restaurant and bar located at South Downing Street and Alameda Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver. The sophisticated new space is warm and inviting offering both private dining areas and community style seating, a spacious bar, and a semi-open kitchen. The rustic American food utilizes Colorado sourced items when possible to compliment the artisanal pizza and oyster selection. The beverage offerings include a curated cocktail, wine and beer 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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viplaurencehallas
St. Louis
49 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
3 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 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
4 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
49 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
58 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSunshine
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was slow (10 min to get a cappuccino) although for awhile we were the ONLY people there, we came when they opened on a Sunday. Then, they were out of 2 of the 3 things we wanted to order (shrimp, brownie). The server explained they had been hit hard after this week’s snow storm, but at the very least someone in the kitchen should have informed her before they opened, so she could tell us upfront what was not available. She tried to make it right by taking off 25%, which felt appropriate , but it was still a disappointing breakfast and I will think twice before trying Blackbird again.

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EdAvis
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very nice neighborhood restaurant. The food we had -- the calamari, the brussells sprouts, and a pizza -- were outstanding, much better than typical bar food. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable, and the service was pleasantly friendly. We will definitely go back.

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kphilly
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waiter was the highlight of the meal but the bartending missed the mark when he made Old Fashioneds with Fireball Whiskey - yuk. I had a gin and tonic and a martini and both glasses were sticky. The food was good, not great, but the restaurant was a good central location for meeting with friends.

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vipIanW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best gluten free pizza around!

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vipVictoriaS
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for any occasion with fantastic food! We were very pleased

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CathyO
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We waited a VERY long time for our food as they had multiple problems but the manager worked very hard to make it up to us. We got a free dinner (for 4) and a gift card! The food was great and so we will go back.

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SamK
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Although the food was good. The service was terrible. We received our food pin an untimely manner and out of order. When tried to discuss with the waitress she totally ignored us. Had to call on the manger to take care of things. We were actually forced to go up to the bar counter to serve ourselves on refills of drinks and get salad dressing.
Don’t think I will be going back.

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Llenoj56
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have eaten at Blackbird several times. Our food was delicious, service was great, but we were seated next to a table with a man who talked the ENTIRE time, and was very loud. I believe that he had been vaccinated with a phonograph needle!

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ErinE
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The setting was super cute. The service was good, and our drinks/food were delicious.

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jacksonWM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blackbird is a wonderful "local pub" for the neighborhood

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salmon was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was good and well prepared. No “ wow” factor on taste. Service was excellent!

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Blackbird - Denver is rated 4.3 stars by 431 OpenTable diners.

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