Blackbird - Denver

4.1
574 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience5

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

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CPNP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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ShiloR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Happy to go to a place that serves oysters. The location and parking is great. It’s a good staple in the neighborhood.

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vipRDenver
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Seasonal Oysters were as fantastic as the service was

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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.

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vipAmyA
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Thank you for putting out the sign with our name on it! The Brussels sprouts were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Too loud in the restaurant area.

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loisp
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reuben was a fantastic server! I would definitely go again! food was great. oysters were outstanding.

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CGCO
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCole
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food2service1ambience4

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.

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Mark
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to cancel!

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Kale
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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.

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Josh
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Pizza was good. Better for brunch than dinner.

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vipTalulah
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Cocktails were spectacular. Got the beet salad and the steak frites. Can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipKring
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food order was incorrect multiple times.

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vipRichard
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, incredible service, amazing prices. Why was this place not packed? Hidden gem for aure

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vipSteven
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

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

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vipJayneS
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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!

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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
7 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
5 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
27 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
16 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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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 574 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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