Blackbird - Denver

4.2
552 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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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Friendoffood
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

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..

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipBMRJ
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

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CharlyJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent burgers, fresh & affordable oysters, & fabulous pizza all w/ a decent wine & beer selection. A new favorite of ours!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made Rez, drive to restaurant, they were closed. Thanks a lot!!!

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BabyT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our waiter/bar tender Zach was amazing!!

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NicoleR
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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NathanG
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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.

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Sarah
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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 :(

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was TERRIBLE. Literally only ordered one drink since he never came back lol.... food and happy hour prices were great tho

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CarlaK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive & friendly servers & staff. Great spot for a happy hour with friends!

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vipKurt
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I give it a "meh", chicken "pieces" were chicken strips and overcooked, as was the calamari.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous find! Went late afternoon on a Saturday and found that they offer a happy hour menu which had great options and choices. Enjoyed delicious brussel sprouts a yummy cheese board both were on their happy hour menu and also shared a pizza. The crust on the pizza was perfect a little crisp on the bottom but softer crust. The general manger was friendly funny and seems to wear a multitude of hats to make customers experiences the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar for a first date. Troy took care of us, and was phenomenal. Great ambiance and low noise level so it was easy to talk.

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vipScorn
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time was had by all! Food was good too. Recommend.

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vipDougrCO
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food and service here. Hasn't disappointed yet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reuben was the best server!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was like a gem

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easter brunch

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cobuffjensen
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for a late lunch with the family. Great little spot with good happy hour menu.

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VeronicaL
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The GM was our hostess, waitress and bartender. She did a great job being so understaffed. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We didn’t see many waiters, but our table server felt very rushed and not very personable. We were sat early, so I’m wondering if that was an issue.

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vipNneyaR
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Haven’t been to a restaurant in a while so it was great to get out. This one was excellent with social distancing, but they did have TVs everywhere which made it a little hard to concentrate from time to time. Great drinks.

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vipCharlesR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Biscuits and gravy and order of Benedict. Took an hour to receive our food snd then it was cold. Thick Sourdough was thin multigrain toasted so hard and cold you couldn’t cut it. Hollandaise was cold, biscuit was cold. Gravy was warm at best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Unfortunately I won’t be returning to dine here. It was extremely understaffed. My boyfriend and I waited almost an hour and we still hadn’t received our food. The burger I ordered was in the window over 10 minutes and my boyfriend ordered waffles. We ended up leaving due to no one checking on our table.

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GinaW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine was delicious and affordable, the truffle fries were perfectly done, and the Buddha bowl hit the spot! The wait staff was attentive as well.

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Joioi
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Our waiter spilled drinks twice and just didnt acknowledge it or clean it up until we said something. The oysters and mussels were amazing!

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LindaM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Samantha went above and beyond in making our brunch celebration wonderful! Thank you again!!

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cbyskt
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! First time and the service and food was outstanding! We will be back for the wings and whiskey mash for sure 🤗

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OpenTable Diner
Monaco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Server didn’t stop by for an HOUR AND A HALF after she dropped off our drinks. I would understand this (maybe) on a busy night, but there was only one other table in our room. After two hours we finally asked the hostess to ask her to just bring the check and ordered another restaurant to our house.

I’ve really tried to be patient over the years with the awful service but I’m drawing the line. It is worse every time with any server. Will not return.

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JodiM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Very slow - were there for 30 min without even getting water. It was about an hour until we got a beer and a glass of wine. Waiter apologetic but he complained to us alot about no manager being there and he had too many tables. I would understand if they were truly busy, but we are still in COVID and there was hardly anyone there.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Great drinks. Terrible food. Incredibly stale buns and over cooked burger. Food took about 1:30. Would not recommend.

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Latoya
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

This was the worst dining experience i have had in a long time. Service was terrible, food came out nearly an hour after we ordered and it was cold. Aside from the service, though, it’s a man awesome space and has an extensive food and drink menu. Despite a sub par experience, I definitely will come back and give this place another shot just because of how cool the space is.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
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 on February 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

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

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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 4.2 stars by 552 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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