Bon Ami

4.7
163 reviews
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Bon Ami- Bistro and Creperie, a restaurant in the West Washington Park neighborhood of Denver, offers authentic French cuisine in a casual bistro setting. The Dinner is served every night, and Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays.

Both Brunch and Dinner menus offer a variety of savory crepes and French bistro classics-Escargot, Mussels, Croque Monsieur, Crispy Chicken and Frites, Beef Bourguignon, Fish and chips, Steak and Frites…
Monday through Friday 4 pm till 6 pm join us for a Happy Hour, enjoy half price on all bottles of wine and stay for our intimate twilight lit patio.
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Denver
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a stellar dinner in the neighborhood that won’t break the bank.

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AE
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Besides delicious food, Bon Ami has a delightful, quiet atmosphere where one can actually have a conversation with friends without shouting.

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood place for a gathering of friends. Food is good, especially roasted Brussel sprout appetizer. Not full the evening we were there so no problem hearing each other which is wonderful!

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JM
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall this is a nice place. Clean and comfortable with a trendy vibe, if that's what you're in to. I can't say I loved the food, but it was good. I think the prices for what it is were fine.
My review is based on my experience with French cuisine...the seafood crepes weren't bad, but surprisingly fishy tasting. In the future if I'm craving French food I'd probably go in the evening to try the dinner menu rather than brunch fare.

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

As a French person, I was disappointed a bit by the food. I was expecting more of a french style crepe like the one I have had in France specially in Bretagne . Here they were covered with too much sauce, downing in it. The small crepe disappeared under the sauce. IE: the caramel on the crepe suzette, one could not taste the orange liquor that was supposed to be there?
But it is a nice neighborhood corner place. I might come back if it was open for lunch .
Also you have no parking which makes it difficult of access. You might want to ask to share your 3 neighbor business parking. On Sunday they were almost all empty yet not permitted to use if going to your place.
Thanks .

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BD
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was both delicious, well presented, and unusual.

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OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great - solid French fare - reasonably priced! Best in its class since Le Central.

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were happily accommodated when I called to up our table to 4, and when we asked to move to the back where it was a bit quieter. Three of us had crepes and left not a drop on our plates. Also had the evening's special of brussel sprouts with almonds and saba, then ordered a second plate of it when another friend dropped in. Staff happily pulled another chair over for her. We shared 2 luscious desserts, the berry crepe, loaded with berries and whipped cream and the classic chocolate mousse. We shared a bottle of bubbly but the cocktails looked enticing. I want to make this my new neighborhood joint.

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D
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We went there because we love La Merise and thought it would be fun to have another similar place to enjoy oysters and other French fare. We were scoping it out for a prospective place to bring another couple that enjoys French food. It’s a bit noisy, enough to make conversation between four people difficult. The oysters were good, though served on a plate that’s didn’t have room for the condiments. Caesar salad had disappointing croutons, in contrast to the fabulous twisted ring served at La Merise. It just doesn’t seem that the kitchen has the same devotion to the food. Not terrible, but we probably won’t be back.

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s
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bon Amie never disappoints. It wasn't busy so the noise level was fine. No carpet so sometimes it can be a bit noisy. Servings are generous and the flavors are authentic French. Casual nice atmosphere

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for Restaurant week and were so glad we tried it. We will definitely be back !

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LI
Denver
74 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a good meal and a very nice evening. We will be back.

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely, delicious dinner. I think our favorite was the pate. It's a beautiful intimate restaurant. We plan to return to try other menu items.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding!!! The crepes, oysters, mimosas... all delicious! It felt just like we were back in France. I highly recommend brunch too! The Crab Benedict crepe was one to write home about.

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PP
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice little French restaurant. Food was rich, but delicious.

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C
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for the 5280 offer although looking at the menu it might have been slightly less expensive to have ordered the same from there. However the food, drinks and service were great and we plan on going back.

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FB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We selected Bon Ami from the list of 250+ restaurants participating in this year's Denver Restaurant Week and we are very happy we did. It is located in the West Washington Park neighborhood of Denver seating about 75 in an older building that has been nicely re-purposed. Summer patio seats about 30.

From a nicely chosen wine list we selected a very nice Chenin Blanc from France (of course) by Marquis de Goulaine Vouvray, from the Loire Valley. It was a 2017 harvest soft, medium-sweet Chenin Blanc with crisp acidity, creamed apple and honey flavors and a clean aftertaste.

We began our meal with appetizers. It was the Mussels à la Marinière for Penny (her weakness) which were fresh mussels steamed in a very tasty garlic cream white wine sauce (she even shared the sauce with me).

I chose the Pâté Maison, a slice of a terrine of chicken liver mousse flavored with chopped black truffle served with Dijon mustard, cornichons and croustinis. Delicious!

For her entré Penny picked the seafood crepe consisting of tiger shrimp, crab meat, asparagus, Gruyère cheese in a crepe smothered in a tomato garlic sauce. Penny thought the sauce may have been a bit overwhelming for the flavors of the dish. Overall very tasty.

It was Boeuf Bourguignon for me made with of all natural beef braised in red wine and veal demi glace with vegetables, mushrooms, bacon lardons, and herbs. Served with mashed potatoes right in the middle of the dish surrounded by the meat and sauce. Very nice with great flavor; a little bit light on the meat I thought.

And finally desert. Chocolate mousse for me; a wonderfully strong chocolate flavor. The Strawberry and Tres Leches Crêpe (Penny's choice) consisted of a crêpe with strawberries, whipped cream, crème fraiche and condensed milk. It was excellent.

Service from our waitress was just right. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and attentive but not intrusive into our evening. And she had a nice sense of humor.

We will return!!

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KG
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Bon Ami. 2nd visit in 3 months. Same waitress and she is amazing!

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SB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good choice for dinner and takimg guests. We like it because it is small, intimate and just the right vibe making you feel you are in popular neighborhood spot with a french flavor!

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KR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent. At the beginning service was slow. We sat for quite a while before the server initially approached our table. We actually considered leaving, but decided to stick it out. Once the server came all went very well after that; she provided very good service.

The food was excellent. I will definitely come here again. The restaurant is very small, cozy and a bit loud. You can easily hear conversations at other tables. Don’t be deterred by this as the food is definitely worth a visit, just concentrate on your own conversation and you’ll be fine. It is really a nice neighborhood restaurant.

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AT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went during Restaurant Week. The prix fixe meal was wonderful. There were good choices in each category. Definitely recommend it.

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KB
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint was parking. If restaurants only want to cater to their local neighborhood, I think they should include that in their description.

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b
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely local bistro. Highly recommend. PARKING IS AN ISSUE. Go early. Work around the problem.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Everything was delicious, and the service was great. We were seated near the kitchen and it got a little warm, but the food was worth it. I absolutely loved it, and I’d highly recommend it to everyone.

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G
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner in a great setting. Very friendly staff offering good service. Prices are reasonable.

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Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for Sunday Brunch. A solid choice with lots of menu items consisting of crepes and other french inspired items. Small, intimate restaurant that was quiet and allowed meaningful conversation. The food was good and service, attentive. Again, a solid choice but not a hit out of the ballpark. Was happy they take reservations.

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MD
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still in search of a more authentic French restaurant in Denver we tried this new spot in Wash Park. When you first walk in your senses are greeted with wonderful French aromas! It was restaurant week however we decided to dine off the main menu. We started with the muscles that were divinely cooked in a rich white garlicky sauce. Once the mussels were gone we sopped up the remaining sauce with our bread. Then we shared an amazing bowl of French Onion Soup that did not disappoint. Our next adventure was to share a seafood crepe which was perfectly cooked and tasted better than I had imagined. Then we split a beef bourgeois that was so tender it melted in your mouth along with the perfectly whipped potatoes. We highly recommended this very quaint restaurant and suggest you ask for Katherine as your server for she is very accommodating extremely knowledgeable.

Mark & Doris

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JO
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our Denver Restaurant week visit. I had concerns about parking, but for our 5pm reservation there was street parking very close. We want to try the patio when the weather warms up.

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WO
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food itself is better than average indeed. The service is sub par at best and highly indifferent to the customers that are new to them. The drinks proved to be very slow in arrival and sub par as well. The Rose served is decent though. Seeing it is based on Merise, we expected something more. The variety of crepes is fantastic but, we shall remain patrons of Le Merise instead.

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GC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant exceeded my expectations for a wonderful "French cuisine" experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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BW
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful brunch on Saturday morning. Fabulous Reuben crepe and delicious Chocolate Banana dessert crepe. Attentive service.

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AW
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Wonderful mussels and crepes. Owners were out there working and busing tables also which was nice to see.

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PK
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Currently our favorite bistro-style restaurant. The food is delicious; we usually go for the regular dinners rather than the crepes but both are excellent. The wine is reasonably priced and the pours are generous. Service has also been excellent The staff are courteous, attentive and personable. Lastly, the restaurant's ambiance is cosy and attractive. Nice bar and, for warmer months, a pleasant patio. What more can I say. Bon Ami is a welcome addition to the Wash Park West restaurant scene. The only drawback: parking can be a problem. However, my wife and I have, so far, not had to walk more than a half block to the restaurant.

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l
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As per usual, our meal was excellent as well as the service!

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JB
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit. Went there with my wife and two friends and it was great. The staff was so friendly and attentive. Gnocchi with ratatoui lle and she raved about the ratatouille. I'd suggest taking Uber since the parking is limited.

This is a keeper.

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OT
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Bon Ami. We used to live in the Wash Park neighborhood and thought we should try a relatively new French restaurant. it was an outstanding experience. It was busy but we were seated right at our reservation time. The wine and cocktails came out relatively promptly and the pours were generous. The caesar salad was well executed and quite large. The beet salad was one of the best I have had in Denver. My wife had the sea bass and raved about how well prepared it was. I had the seafood stew, and it was very well executed - lots of mussels, fish, and vegetables in a very tasty broth. We will be back!!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my wife’s birthday and this place was her choice. We have been there before. The service is great and the food is even better. We’ll be back for sure.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, great location. Highly recommend Beef Stroganoff Crepe.

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G
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had the beef bourginion. Mine had several beef pieces with a distinct smoked flavor. Not much flavor of the wine.

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s
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was the best part. veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyy good.

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