Blackbird - Denver
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.
Mussels + Fries
1/2 pound, white wine & garlic or spanish red sauce served with fresh house cut fries
one pound, smoked in house and flash fried served with carrots and choice of sauce: buffalo, bbq, jalapeño gold, honey garlic, honey sriracha or naked
This was our first time dining here. Overall it was good, but could have been better. We had lots of dead time in our service. I'm not sure if our server was waiting on tables in two different parts of the restaurant, but it was noticeable. Our server did say it was her first week, so there was some understanding and the known fact that places are short staffed, but this seemed like lack of experience/timing. We ordered drinks and appetizers and those might have come out within 20 minutes. We received our entrees easily after being at the table for one hour. Our reservation was for 5:30pm. We sat down at 5:40 and signed the bill at 7:20. Food was tasty, but my burger didn't come as the menu described. Had to wait on items to be cooked/brought out to fix it. Had to ask for salad dressing once the salad was delivered to the table. Little things that an expediter would have caught if there was such a person at the window.
I wish I could say something positive but 30 minutes before our reservation someone called me and canceled. He said he had just lost his entire staff. (If that’s the case they’ve got bigger problems than a one-star review) I’ve heard great things about this place and was really looking forward to trying it but I guess if you make a reservation have a backup plan.
I’ve worked in the restaurant industry for a long time and I get staffing issues, especially now, but if you really lost your whole staff you wouldn’t be open and posting on Facebook as of yesterday. Pretty disappointed
Non of the servers were wearing mask. Vaccination status unknown. They must be understaffed because we could see our food sitting around for 10” before they brought the room temperature pizza to us. Waitstaff tried hard to make us feel at home but they were way over the top. Obsequious and made us all uncomfortable. Just be yourselves! No fawning needed. But would like to know if they have a vaccine mandate there and when I called to ask the person who answered could not tell me if the staff was vaccinated. Too bad.
Happy to go to a place that serves oysters. The location and parking is great. It’s a good staple in the neighborhood.
Blackbird is a great local spot with a wide range of menu selections so it accommodates most tastes. Kids ate a large pepperoni pizza and adults enjoyed mussels and a burger. It's fairly priced for this day and age, service is not always super fast, but always pleasant...
Went for Sunday brunch. There was hardly anyone there and the service was so slow. Waited for about 20min for our drinks. Food took about another 25min after that and was lukewarm. Waiter wasn’t super upbeat. Won’t be going back; there’s so many other great Denver restaurant options.
The Seasonal Oysters were as fantastic as the service was
The server tried her best ,but they were very short handed. We had to return 2 out of 4 meals. The table was so unsteady that it felt like it was falling over. None of us would go back again.
Thank you for putting out the sign with our name on it! The Brussels sprouts were delicious
Too loud in the restaurant area.
Reuben was a fantastic server! I would definitely go again! food was great. oysters were outstanding.
Lauren, the GM, was our server. She made our night. She was incredibly knowledgable about the menu, which was great since it was our first time there. Her fun personality had us laughing and really enjoying ourselves. The outdoor seating was great -- lots of shade on a hot summer night. We'll definitely be back.
Our waiter was a psychopath. Which would be fine, no one is perfect, but he also wasn’t a very good waiter. Check for the dude with the lifeless stare and avoid his section at all costs.
Overall very mediocre, went for brunch and while the menu looked good the food just was barely average. Also pretty sure our server was very drunk
Had to cancel!
Our server wasn’t kind or attentive, I ordered a “Bartenders Choice” and once it was delivered was curious what fruit was in the drink and the server just shrugged and walked away.. so weird. We also ordered the falafel naan wrap and only after it was delivered did the server tell us that they were out of naan so it was on a tortilla, they must have been out of falafel too because my tortilla was filled with mainly lettuce.
Pizza was good. Better for brunch than dinner.
Food and service were great. Cocktails were spectacular. Got the beet salad and the steak frites. Can’t wait to come back.
Food was delicious. The biscuits are a must have. Plain with the butter and jam, perfect. Next up get the jalapeno gold sauce smoked and flashed fried wings. Afterwards get the the Colorado steak and eggs. The mimosas are so strong 2 gave me the needed sensation. Of course I went during brunch. Awesome experience and staff.
Food order was incorrect multiple times.
Great food, incredible service, amazing prices. Why was this place not packed? Hidden gem for aure
Food took nearly an hour to come out. When it did, it was cold. The manager brought out the new meals and didn’t even apologize. They did not attempt to discount the meal or anything. I asked for a side of gravy for my biscuit and they even charged me for more. Even though there wasn’t much on there to begin with.
We won’t be back
good food! some of the portions were hit or miss. server was nice enough, a little in & out of being around. overall really great, though!
Our waiter was very attentive and provided a great option as I had to leave early unexpectedly. Great bottomless mimosa service and I’ll definitely be back.
Slow service. Out of some of what you would think would be their main dishes on a Saturday night. Maybe they were understaffed but there was no explanation given for the slow service. Wish I had better things to say.
Drinks were good, food was okay. Server forgot parts of my breakfast, was supposed to received candied bacon and instead got burnt black bacon that was not edible. Also, as my friend was ordering the server cut her off and asked her if she was okay because she was taking slow. Thought that was kind of rude to ask..
Egg Benedict was COLD, very disappointed that I got MAYBE 2 oz of smoked salmon. I had already sent back the drink (hard kombucha just tasted like beer, ew) so I didn’t send back the food. My friends plate was also cold. English muffin had barely been toasted. Worst eggs Bennie I’ve ever had.
Food took over an hour to arrive. To say the staff was nowhere to be seen or heard from is a major understatement. Excuse given was the chief stormed out. That would have been nice to know rather than having us sit around waiting for over an hour.
Went for Mother's Day Brunch. Service was slow, but our server was very friendly and brought us a complementary shot to make up for our food taking a long time! Poached eggs on the benedicts we ordered were solid inside once we got them, but the biscuits were delicious.
Excellent burgers, fresh & affordable oysters, & fabulous pizza all w/ a decent wine & beer selection. A new favorite of ours!
Made Rez, drive to restaurant, they were closed. Thanks a lot!!!
Our waiter/bar tender Zach was amazing!!
Reuben was an excellent server. Attentive but chill. We’ve returned here a few times and continue to be super pleased with each experience. The food is always good regardless of what you order on the menu. But we never fail to order the Brussels sprouts. They’re the best!
No host present upon arrival. When host appeared, didn't engage with a welcome or ask about a reservation. After being seated, waited 10 - 15 minutes before our party member went looking for a waiter / waitress to take care of our table. Food took much beyond a reasonable time to be served. Ongoing service for the table was inconsistent.
I mistakenly booked for 4 people and needed to add 2 more to the reservation last minute. The staff graciously accommodated us and was so flexible, kind, and attentive. Thank you!
Was full when we arrived, said they forgot to shut down Opentable. Website says they were open until 11 but were told immediately at 9 that the kitchen would be closing soon. Clearly understaffed. Waiter forgot our drinks. Kitchen ran out of items on happy hour menu. Entree was brought to us with no silverware. Around 10 the waiter bounced and bartender told us they were closing and when we needed to close out to go to the bar. Overall very disappointing experience for what used to be one of our neighborhood faves :(
Service was TERRIBLE. Literally only ordered one drink since he never came back lol.... food and happy hour prices were great tho
Delicious food, attentive & friendly servers & staff. Great spot for a happy hour with friends!
I give it a "meh", chicken "pieces" were chicken strips and overcooked, as was the calamari.
Food was great. The Brussels are next level and the Rocket pizza was tasty. Server was caught in a hard place because the kitchen was slow however. Also need to re-organize how they do seating sections for servers since it made it hard for our server to be attentive. Those things fall on management however.
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 4.1 stars by 575 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.