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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.
Denver, CO 80203
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
7th Ave and Grant Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complementary valet offered at 225 East 7th Avenue Tuesday through Saturday evenings.
Private Party Facilities:
Full Restaurant Buyout Available for all Occasions!Please contact the event coordinator for details.
Private Party Contact:
Liza Zimmerman: (720) 737-4277
Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Monday-Friday 5:00PM-6:30PM featuring specialty coctails, sake, wine, beer, and Chef's daily creations.
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Bones Ratings and Reviews
Upon our 6 pm arrival, we found a sign on the door stating the restaurant was closing at 6 pm for a private party. We still went inside, confused, though, since we had a 6 pm reservation. The greeter/host told us we were "okay to be seated--they just couldn't seat too much beyond that time because of the party." The waitress's service was fine during our meal, but at the end, within 5 minutes or so after the waitress brought our check, the aforementioned greeter/host approached our table and asked for payment because they needed to "turn the table soon." I understand there was a party somewhere else in the restaurant, but I felt this was done rather abruptly (not to mention embarrassed me), since we hadn't even reached the end of our two-hour reservation period. It was also odd since the dining room was empty except for maybe two other tables . This was my first dinner experience at the restaurant, and based on experience, I won't be returning or recommending it.
Food was good, service not so much. Told the waitress no scallions, salad was perfect. Then entree came with a heap of scallions and had to get up to get waitress to take it back. She was apologetic+very nice about it. Long wait after we ordered dessert. By the time we left, the place was hazy with cooking smoke, eyes burning, clothing reeked. Not sure I would go back...
The food is fine, but I'm not sure $20 for ramen is a good value. The part I disliked the most was leaving the restaurant smelling very strongly like the food. I had to send my coat to the cleaners after leaving this restaurant. Please get better ventilation. I would recommend only going to Bones during the summertime when you can sit on the patio so you don't end up ruining your good clothes.
From the service to the food, Bones left a lot to be desired. Whoever greeted us seemed rather annoyed that the reservation was accidentally made for 2 instead of 3 lol. Brussel sprouts were burnt and bitter. Steamed buns and dumplings were the most enjoyable part of our meal. Lobster ramen wasn’t anything to write home about, and the crispy chicken ramen was just ok. Missed the mark for me, and I️ don’t foresee myself making another visit.
I had a tremendous first date...was it the gal? Was it the food? Who knows! Couldn’t have been better on either account in my opinion.
We let our server choose our libations and food. As amazing as both bowls (lobster ramen and chicken? rice bowl) were, the escargot wontons were the hit; we’re both framing about them almost a week later!
Tried Bones for the first time for my birthday and loved it! I was looking for something casual, but with some out of the ordinary menu options and this was the perfect choice. The place filled up really fast from the moment they opened and was lively but never overwhelming. Our appetizers- the crab dumplings and a sampling of the steamed buns- were EXCELLENT, definitely the highlight of the meal. I also really liked the the cocktail I had, the Tsunami, and dessert, the churro ice cream sandwich. Probably the only part of the meal that wasn't above and beyond my expectation was, ironically, the ramen. And that's not to say it wasn't still tasty. I went with one of the more traditional choices and it just wasn't quite as exciting of flavorful as the rest of the meal - still would highly recommend overall and would definitely be opening to trying some of their other ramen.
The food was AMAZING! So delicious. I have heard of people getting food drunk before and never knew what that meant until I ate here. My senses all around became intoxicated by the food and I felt as if I was in a state of euphoria. Absolutely the best meal I've had in a very long time!
We did not care for the crab dumplings, they had a fishy smell that wasn't appetizing. The calamari appetizer was also different. It's not battered and fried, which is nice, but I felt it should have been hotter. It was warm and I wouldn't have paired the bread that came with it together.
The lobster ramen had good flavor, but wasn't crazy amount the lobster pieces. I would order the chicken ramen again next time.
Service was great!
Noted Denver chef Frank Bonanno has properties ranging from french to Italian to BBQ and from among the very best in town (or anywhere) to simply great so this should not come as a surprise to those who know his work when I say that Bones is fantastic. Great spin on a noodle shop with creative dishes, good portions (not too large but not too small). Good value-for-money and great service. It sits on the corner between several of his properties (great use of a larger building totally split into separate restaurants and bar) and you could basically just stay on that corner for a week, dining at different places with a re-visit to your top choice to round-out the week. Not the worst way to spend a week. Especially if you have the buns to start and lobster ramen at Bones!
Lobster ramen with a soft poach egg - 'nough said! We have dined at Bones numerous times, and have always enjoyed the menu, from the appetizers to a bite of ice cream to finish off the meal. Start with the house-made kimchi and the shishito peppers - excellent.
The waiter forgot to bring us our appetizer. He did give me
a free drink due to this, but it didn't make up for the mediocre food.
I had the beef and broccoli entree which had about 3
sprigs of over-cooked broccoli and a few bites of
very fatty beef on top of white rice. Not good.
My friend had the lobster noodle bowl which was OK, but it
only had about 3 small pieces of lobster in in for $20.00.
$60 plus tip for this. Not worth it. Sent an email to
their company office but no response.
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