Brazen Neighborhood Eatery

4.8
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335 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Brazen Neighborhood Eatery began in 2014, and it has been providing the West Highland area of Denver with high-quality, delicious food. The restaurant offers dinner each night and has brunch on the weekend. Brazen Neighborhood Eatery's outdoor dining is covered by umbrellas at each table and illuminated at night by elegant string lights.

Brazen Neighborhood Eatery has a number of interesting items on the menu. Owner and Chef, Christopher Sargent, brings you fresh oysters on the half shell, tomato braised meatballs, house-made pastas, and rotating large dishes. Some of the items on the brunch menu include the Brazen burger, Brazen ramen and the Chilaquiles.
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4.7
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vipLukeSkypotter
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

hard to say anything negative about brazen. outstanding food with great selections. covid friendly. great service. enjoy their drinks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert.

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vipedub22
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A secret little local neighborhood spot that I can't recommend highly enough! Went for Happy Hour and stayed when it got dark for the s'mores. Everything we had was amazing and the atmosphere is laid back in the best way.

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AP12
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Menu does not match their online menu. Ordering process is strange and requires going into the restaurant even when dining outside.

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Garyw
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was a cool evening and there is only outdoor seating so the two hot dishes we ordered, although good, were cold in a very short period of time. Very good service although some it was self.

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KarenK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience I've had in a long time, fabulous!

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SarahM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always unique, flavor packed dishes! And friendly and professional staff - multiple servers stopped by throughout the night to see how we were doing, fill water, drinks, etc. Loved the expanded outdoor space. Felt safe and had a great time!

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vipSmiling
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely one of my favorite restaurants - the food is always excellent and the staff are friendly and open and are never in a hurry. Our guests had never been there and were blown away! Highly recommend Brazen!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and always pleasant

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vipAprilC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

They’ve expanded seating into the grass next to the patio. Sitting in the grass was really nice. It felt socially distanced. They have a new quasi fast casual format which worked pretty well.

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JadeG
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great neighborhood gem. Always fresh, creative dishes and drinks to try. The staff are all friendly and helpful, almost like you are family. The vibe is relaxed, and especially so, since they took over the lawn area during Covid distancing. It's like eating in someone's backyard, no rush, and lovely/ spaced out.

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vipHappykamper
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation here as it was away from downtown & we wanted to avoid crowds waiting for outdoor seating. BNE was perfect & we had little to no expectations for what was in store. Tables were really spread out on their patio (way more than 10ft) but also across some open space immediately next to the patio. We felt very safe! All employees were masked @ all times. The food was surprisingly outstanding. Dishes were served family style & we ordered the chicken, watermelon salad, brussel sprouts & the farrow succotash for two people & it was PLENTY of food. All 4 dishes had unique, balanced, excellent flavors & prepared to perfection. I live in SE Denver, my friend was coming from Arvada. Kinda out of my way but I will make the effort to return to Brazen Neighborhood Eatery as it is well worth the drive!

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vipDawn
Denver
61 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They are only open for takout and outdoor seating right now. They have an amazing outdoor area and are utilizing the lawn adjacent with lawn chairs and small tables to mingle safely with friends. I am missing their normal menu with muscles, duck confit and all the fun stuff they used to have for specials but our meal was good. Loved the tuna poke and the burrata salad with baby heirloom tomatoes and peaches was lovely. Will go again and they need our help to make it so please go!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, lights and food. Very COVID friendly and delicioso is

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vipfsurenae
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space! They've expanded the space to comply with social distancing and all of the staff wears masks. They have a system for letting staff know when you need something to eliminate the need for frequent visits. The food is as amazing as ever!

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GregS
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was absolutely lovely. The service was quick and friendly and the food was delicious, esp. the watermelon salad!

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vanessav
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that they have done a great job to accommodate clients in these Covid times. It was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first date night since the pandemic and brazen did not disappoint! The food was superb and they have a nice system that made us feel safe during these crazy times. The gluten free pita was very good, the watermelon salad was refreshing and the brisket was tender and delicious.

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ChuckLing
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loves it. Their covid preparedness is on point and the food is delicious.

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AnnK
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Outdoor accommodations are wonderful! Staff was very friendly and on top of things.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Parents in town to spend time with me and my boyfriend. I already knew it was a great place, and they loved it too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

No kids menu. Food was coursed out in an odd way. Ordered Mac and Cheese for the kiddo and it came out last. Service was really good though. Staff was attentive and on the ball. Overall we have given this place a shot about once a year for the last 3 years but I think this was our last visit.

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MichaelT
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A tasty, relaxing and socially distanced meal in the sunshine. Nothing to complain about.

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vipKirkL
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out since COVID. We chose Brazen because of the outdoor seating. We felt completely safe and the food was perfection. Will definitely be back

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JessicaV
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate there on a Saturday for our first date night post lockdown and I thought they had a system that works! We had a reservation, which I'm not sure was needed as there were many open tables, but it's all new these days. We picked a table then ordered at the counter and that started our "service". Each table has a mason jar with hand sanitizer and a flag so if you needed anything, you put your flag up and someone would come to you. Food came out fast and was all good. Limited menu, but we liked everything we ordered.

I would say they did well and we would eventually go back, we just live very far.

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John
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Food was good and outdoor seating was nice. However, it's tough to outweigh the fact that the restaurant did not honor the reservation. Upon arriving on time, the host told us some tables been occupied by the same parties for the last 3-4 hours and they didn't know what to do about it. Most restaurants are operating under strict time limits given the circumstances so it was confusing. We we're added to a new wait list along with other walk in's without reservations, so it was frustrating.

They also seemed to be taking too much advantage of nearby park space, sprawling out more tables than they could possibly serve. Orders were taken by walking inside and then the food brought out. I know it's been tough times for restaurants, but this seemed like a very poor re-opening strategy and everyone was overwhelmed running around. Service suffered badly.

I'd guess this was a one-off experience and the food was indeed good, but I'm reviewing this one night and it was a disappointment.

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foodie
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The menu is very limited and for the cost you should get something else for pork al mojo de ajo or brisket.
We ordered Kale /apple salad it was too bitter .
Very expensive for food.

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ChristyD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Accommodating and friendly staff and service good as well. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food. Fun place

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vipRobK
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friends birthday dinner and Casey could not have been more accommodating. The food is one of the best kept secrets in the highlands/tennyson area.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and food! Loved it!

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vipSmiling
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am hesitant to write a review because then everyone will discover this gem!

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JessireB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The patio was great for a beautiful and yummy brunch!

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vipYourRealEstateGuy
Denver
67 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you can predict your level of satisfaction..... always great food, always amazing service and always excellent cocktails.
Will I get bored? Not likely :)

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vipHeatherG
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Trying to find this place was near impossible - the signage is not distinct enough to show you where it is. Once you get past that, the food is yummy - deviled eggs, the hangar steak both delish. The sauce for the Peking Duck has a little kick to it - wasn't expecting that twist, though the duck was tender and delish!

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emmyd
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food...great selection of small plates. Get the s’mores for sure! Service was just right...attentive but not overbearing. Want to go back when we can sit on the patio!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for my birthday. We were seated right away. Our server was amazing and food was delicious! I could eat the Brussel sprouts everyday! Always enjoy every visit.

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vipDeborahdeb
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my husband’s birthday dinner this past weekend. I was beyond happy with our service from the minute we walked in the door, the hostess Kristen went above and beyond with hospitality, and the owner even came by our table to wish my husband a happy birthday. The food and drinks were fantastic!! They even carried my favorite Sagamore Rye Whiskey, so we were super happy.
My favorite dishes were the Tuna poke, the meatballs, deviled eggs, pork ragu. We finished our dinner with table side s’mores, which was perfect for 4 people to share. So much fun! We will 100% back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding

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akdidierh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful place for a date night. Not too crowded and the food was absolutely delicious!

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vipSmiling
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time visiting Brazen - and I am continually blown away by the excellent food and the service. It feels casual, friendly and warm - the servers are always people you want to get to know better because they are so great! The food is superior and, by far, the best value in the Metro area -- plus they have a yummy drink menu. Chris, the proprietor, and his crew are absolutely the best! I cannot recommend this place enough!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great feel, food was excellent, not a huge menu but everything they did they did well. Great value on both food and wine happy hour 25% off bottles. Johnathan behind bar was over the top friendly. This is our new favorite in the area.

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Brazen Neighborhood Eatery is rated 4.8 stars by 335 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.