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About Bones

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.

701 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Asian, French

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

Cross Street:
7th Ave and Grant Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 860-2929

Website:
http://www.bonesdenver.com/

Parking Details:
Complementary valet offered at 225 East 7th Avenue Tuesday through Saturday evenings.

Executive Chef:
Frank Bonanno

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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

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4.2

value

4.2

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (5)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had rude service for our date night. The appetizers were fine, but the ramen was horrible. I wouldn’t even call it that. The broth tasted like dirty water.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went here for the ramen, but everything else looks great too. Ramen was good! Broth is lighter than most other ramen places which makes it less heavy on your stomach. It's a small place, so getting a reservation is worth it, and they are very accommodating. Price is a little higher but overall a great place to catch up with a friend or go on a date. Small groups are better for this place, it's not super big inside.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always like their good sake selection. Always goes well with the wonderful lobster ramen.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Bones has its own funky charm, but while there's very little ambience, the fusion menu is outrageously good. I always get the steamed buns with braised pork appetizer; this time we added duck potsticker dumplings too. Always ask for the nightly specials. If they don't jazz you, the lobster ramen or crispy chicken ramen are both brilliant regulars.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food and service was excellent. The music was a little too loud. We had to yell across of the table.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went to Bones for a date night after a friend recommended it and LOVED it! I have never had ramen before, but the waitress helped me decide what to order, and it was delicious. We ordered some appetizers and the staff was so kind when one of them took a long time to come out. They gave us a free app, which was totally unnecessary because we were having such a great time with our drinks in the fun atmosphere! But also very appreciative for that! This is going to be my new regular spot for sure. Make a reservation though, they are packed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A bit pricy, but decent! I will come back for more.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The prices for items that are not available on the Happy Hour menu are much too high for what you get. The margaritas at Happy Hour are very good. I would not go to this restaurant if it was
outside of Happy Hour.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great Ramen, cocktails, and appetizers- especially the buns. Flexible staff allows you to mix and match ingredients and broths. Great ambiance too! Overall experience was great!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Does not disappoint. Still my favorite place in Denver!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Some of the food was tasty but I found most of it too salty It was not as good as when we came previously. The dessert was fine but a bit too sweet and lacking in complexity.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had the lobster ramen, the green chile ramen, the steamed buns and the shisito peppers. The waiter forgot to put our order in for the steamed buns so he gave us the shisito peppers for free while we waited. Big portions and really flavorful ramen. It did not disappoint.

The place had a cozy vibe which was perfect for a Sunday evening but I could see it even more lively when completely full. Great service and great food!

Pro Tip: if you get the steamed buns ask to try all three flavors!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was nice and cozy. Food was spectacular.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wasn't my favorite. Too much money and did not care for the taste of the food.

Tags: Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Bones was great! Loved everything we ordered. They were out of pork belly though so I'll definitely be back for that soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Authentic, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Tasty food options, basically noodle bowls with a sophisticated flair. Nice options on Happy Hour. Main downfall is the exhaust system. Previous reviews indicated that the ventilation system was poor in the restaurant - I didn't consider this as an issue or thought it may have been something temporary, however, it was an issue. The exhaust isn't powerful enough to remove the cooking smells and a slight "fog" in the air from the moisture of cooking - your entire body and clothing will smell like the restaurant - brand new coat will need to be dry-cleaned. If this isn't a concern and you enjoy noodle bowls, it can be worth a try.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely experience. The food, service and drinks were phenomenal. Highly recommend

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The steamed buns were excellent. Delicious Ramen with creative combinations. Great service! It was super noisy. But, considering it was a small space, it didn’t take away from the experience at all. So glad we went.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious delicious food and friendly accommodating service.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love Bones and have been many times over the years! This time, the service and food did not disappoint. However, something is very wrong with the ventilation right now. The small space was incredibly smoky and smelly, and the air was so thick that I had to walk outside briefly between courses just to breathe. We went to a show after dinner and reeked all night long. Needless to say, we felt horrible for the folks around us, and have to send our nice coats to the dry cleaners now. Other than that, we enjoyed the food at Bones as always, but I don’t think we will be coming back anytime soon!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The buns and ramen were perfect for a cold winter evening. The happy hour menue was a pleasant surprise.

Tags: Happy Hour, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Consistently good all 3 times we've been there. It meets our Trifecta of quality. Good atmosphere, good food, and good service. All were great. All three times it was cold outside, so provides a nice, cozy atmosphere.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was amazing! Quite busy for a Tuesday night but the place is very small. I recommend making a reservation for any night of the week, even for only 2 people. Lobster ramen is amazing, must try for any seafood lover.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Happy Hour, Spicy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have lived in the area for about a year and walk past this place daily. Finally we decided to try it out. We were not disappointed. Service and food were fantastic. if you sit at the bar you get to see the chefs work. It’s like dinner and a show.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Amazing! Lobster Ramen was exactly what I hoped for. Cant wait to go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We loved the happy hour menu and the food was great! The brussels sprouts and pork buns were amazing! Perfect for cold weather also! Service was fast and friendly. The only issue we had is with the smoke in the air from the kitchen. It stayed in our clothes after we left.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I just love being in Denver and Ramen and bones is both. It has friendly service and really good food. I love getting the lobster ramen very delicious. I also like to try there other ramen bowls and they are just as good.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic food!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We dine at Bones a lot and we can honestly say this time has been one of the best overall experiences we’ve had there in a while.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a bit noisy, and the food is excellent. Good service. Great for dinner prior to seeing a play.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Go Denver Broncos! We really need to turn things around, and start winning this season. Also, Bones is delicious.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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...

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food and service is consistently great. Strongly recommend for any occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent service as well as fast and tasty food. Love how I made a reservation well in advance and was sat right away. Wasn't over crowded either so that was a major plus to be able to enjoy the time in peace.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

My mom was visiting. I have our usual Ramen place, but dared her to try something new. She can’t even remember the name of our original hot Ramen spot. All she does is scream BBBOOONNNEESSS

Tags: Disabled Access, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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