Blackbird - Denver

4.3
496 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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vipalwayshungry4more
Denver
47 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
5 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
1 review
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!

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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
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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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
2 reviews
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.

JJ
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
10 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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Blackbird - Denver is rated 4.3 stars by 496 OpenTable diners.

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