Permanently Closed - Bones

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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Tight and energetic, Bones is a chef-inspired noodle bar in the heart of Governor's Park. Our windowed corner spot features an eclectic collection of beers, premium sakes, and wines to compliment a menu that changes frequently to offer food as comforting as house-crafted steamed buns and braised pork udon to the more exotic roasted bone marrow. With counter dining for those who love the action of a completely open kitchen, or more intimate tables nestled along the wall, Bones has the amenities of a fine-dining establishment--excellent service, beautiful food--but priced and toned for a more lively experience.
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4.7
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vipJaxL
Denver
88 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

I felt like having Asian food, so my husband and I were there for our anniversary dinner. We ordered some steamed buns for a starter and the fillings were delicious. The buns were pretty hard. We've had them before and they were really fluffy and light. You could see when you bit into them that they hadn't risen enough. We also ordered the Bone marrow, which we were told would take a while to prepare. We've eaten Bone Marrow in several restaurants, so we were really excited to try it here. When it arrived to the table, it was still bloody and the gelatin didn't release from the bone. It wasn't a pleasant dish. The bowls we both ordered were covered with a thick layer of fat. I love fat, but this was just greasy.
Overall, it will not go down as one of our favorite meals.

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vipMamacitax3
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food was salty. Not a fan. Service was terrific. Small place. Kinda uncomfortable too.

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viptrualways
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The bao bins were not good at all. They looked undercooked and weren’t fluffy. They were dense and the flavors were not good.
The pu pu platter were okay but nothing special. The only thing we tried that was good was the bone marrow. However, the bread for that was starchy and dense and too chewy

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AlexW
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delicious. Really, really, really delicious. Great service and location as well.

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nyeats
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here for dinner with my adult children. The appetizers (wings, brisket dumplings, mango salad and crab cake) all were delicious. Our mains were fine, but less impressive. The chicken with vegetable and noodle stir fry was flavorful but overly salty. The pork udon bowl was good but a bit one note. We ended with the chaco taco which was huge and amazing. We'll be back!

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vipDrmickjr
Denver
149 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bones is consistently excellent, with a delicious Asian-inspired menu and outstandingly friendly service.

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JeffreyS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Just okay. Service was fine. While ingredients were high quality, execution left something to be desired. Poke bowl and brisket dumplings were bland and under seasoned. With so many other options in Denver, I most likely won’t return. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
79 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic, great drinks and service. The soft shell crab steamed bun and pork belly steamed bun were delicious. The lobster is always phenomenal

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Mama
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, service was outstanding, I had to wash all of the clothes I was wearing because they smelled like grease when i got home.

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vipFlamingogetter
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The buns were delicious, as was the crispy cauliflower and Brussels sprouts dish. Great cocktails! And love the silver chopsticks (just sayin'). Sat outside for a little urban chaos, which somehow felt just right. Enjoy!

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vipDeee
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the buns!

Stirfry sauce a little too much.

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viplaurenb
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bones was great! It’s super small, so if you’re going on a weekend I would absolutely recommend a reservation. It was the perfect night for soup—I got the lobster ramen and my boyfriend got the pork udon; both were amazing and we had leftovers! With buns, another app, ramen and two drinks, our bill was much lower than we expected. We will be back!

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alyssam
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner with friends and the staff took super care of us! Thanks for a memorable night.

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Jessie30
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!! I’m a regular!!! So good so great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Terrible ramen. Do not order ramen there. Stick to the pork belly buns and sake. That’s all they can do well.

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HollyD
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love the cozy atmosphere and energy of the small restaurant for Bones, it's a great space for the delicious menu! I do prefer fresh hand made noodles for Ramen due to the texture and quality, we were happy they do provide rice-noodle substitutions for Gluten-free. The Crispy Brussels Sprouts were great as well as the Spicy Red Miso Crispy Chicken Ramen & Lobster Ramen. Looking forward to trying the Green Papaya Salad!

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vipGracieC
London
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super star service and had fun sitting at the bar watching our masterful chefs prepare dinner. We ate too much even though we shared an entree (we tried the 2 for $40 dinner). Can’t wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing noodles and pork buns!! Would be back for sure.

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LindsayS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

had the crispy chicken ramen bowl, SO had the lobster ramen. both were incredible with really dynamic flavor profiles! My favorite was the appetizer we had- Escargot Potstickers. Such a fun twist on a common starter! Will be returning for sure.

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Eggs
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely, very tastey, huge portions. Great treat!

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vipCapitolHillMan
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

A single review for this place is hard. I'd give a full 5 stars, without a doubt, to their Bao Buns. They are absolutely the best in the Denver, no doubt. But their ramen is not that good. We keep trying over the years but it's never been that good and once again when we recently visited it was not great. There is such better ramen in Denver. But come for the Bao Buns! Seriously, worth a visit just for these. We will be back for the buns for sure.

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vipCarlyD
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great - it was my birthday so our waitress brought over champagne sake! She also ended our night with a birthday dessert. Great space.

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Kldeit
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small restaurant but all the food was amazing! We tried three types of ramen and they were all outstanding. Great place for a small group for dinner.

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GeorgeJ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bones is always a reliable place to find a satisfying lunch that is not "the usual".

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BeccaS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I ordered the wagyu beef ramen and added an egg, while my friend chose the pork belly udon. When the food came out my egg was missing but the waitress was actually the one to notice and promptly corrected that. The beef ramen was quite tasty but the broth was REALLY beefy (almost too much), they were very generous on the actual wagyu amount which was tender and delicious though. The real star was the pork belly though, everything about it was perfect. Overall we had a really good experience, the service is very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back when I need a ramen fix.

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Vanesha
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a great space, very small and connecting. The food was good overall, however there were some mistakes made with the ordering that were handled poorly.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for restaurant week. Very good food. Good service. I would come back for a nicer dinner.

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deliciousfood
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went to Bones for restaurant week. I had dined here previously a few years prior and loved it. I ordered the blushing geisha cocktail which was very tasty to start and ordered the crab bun, the pork udon, and the sticky rice with mango. The appetizer was ok nothing extraordinary, the entree was giant and very delicious, and the dessert was a total let down. It wasn’t sweet at all and the mango was hard and not ripe at all. I would recommend either taking it off the menu or working on the recipe. Service was prompt during all of our dishes but took a long time to get us the bill and a long time to pick it back up. The dining space is very small and the day that we were there it was freezing outside and they had fans running inside. After this experience I don’t think I’ll be going back unless I’m just getting an entree. The ramen is amazing though so there is that.

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vipshowe2442
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Bones was great. I am surprised this was my first time here living in cap hill for over 2 years. I had the lobster ramen. It was very very good. The portions were a bit on the small side for how much you pay but it was delicious. Bao buns were to die for. Probably the best I had had. The service was great. The restaurant is very small so I suggest making reservations. Parking can be tricky- only street parking. Overall, I would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good price for Denver’s restaurant week menu

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suziemaxxedout
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the Cucumber Salad, Steamed Pork Belly Bun, Green Curry with Tofu and Pork Udon. Everything was yummy. The Udon was mild. The curry was medium spiced. With free Valet parking, it couldn't be easier to enjoy a great meal. We'll be back!

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ramen was amazing. Service was great. Amazing experience

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vipMorganS
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was delicious and was perfect for a date night.

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been here before and wanted to try something new for our anniversary dinner. Both of us agreed that we could not have picked a better spot for us. We tried all different kinds of new foods with new flavors. My wife is not a fan of anything spicy. However, that night she ate anything they made. The Spicy Crispy Chicken Ramen is amazing, but it is spicy. These folks know how to cook spicy well. It is enjoyable and doesn't just make you sweat all over your meal.

We thought this place was so good, our son wants to go on his 9th birthday to see what all the fuss is about!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bones is one of our favorite spots. One of the best ramen dishes in town!

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HopeR
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Everything on the menu is AWESOME! Our friends enjoyed it too--it was their 1st time.

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NextGreatDish
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had buns, ramen and the crispy brussel sprouts and cauliflower. The buns were pretty good. So was the ramen -- not amazing but good. The brussel sprouts and cauliflower were awesome. I love the open kitchen and how small it is.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. We both enjoyed the experience. Seemed to be a very authentic Ramen experience. Small space and intimate atmosphere due to close quarters.

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viptroyd
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sobs and pork buns. Fantastic as always. My fav buns in the city.

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Permanently Closed - Bones is rated 4.5 stars by 1135 OpenTable diners.