Brazen Neighborhood Eatery

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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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AF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Found a new place we will return to!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome. Crab bisque was wonderful. Service was very good. Really enjoyed. We’ll be back!

LF
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite go to places for good food great service and friendly staff. We shared the beet salad that was dressed perfectly and the braised meatballs over polenta. Never disappoints.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great service. It was a lovely evening.

d
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly staff and fabulous food!

B
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Staff was friendly and attentive! Could not recommend Brazen enough! Can not wait to go back.

MC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, great drinks, dynamite food. Really liked everything about Brazen and will surely return. Even on a busy New Year's Eve they were terrific.

SH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Brazen was impeccable. It felt like my boyfriend and I were the only patrons in the restaurant. And the price was right! Everything was on point and we can't wait to go back to our local neighborhood spot!

ZZ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Can't believe we never knew this was in the neighborhood!

c
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We dined here in late December right when they opened for dinner. The ambiance was pretty quiet and mellow with a cozy feel. They had the fire pit lit on the patio which was charming but a bit too cold to enjoy. The menu is for sharing so we started off with the beet salad which we all loved. It was dressed perfectly and the beets were cooked just right. The lamb ragu was very tasty with the fresh herbs but a bit heavy on the salt. The meatballs were packed with interesting things (I think pinenuts was one of them) and came in a small skillet with creamy polenta. They definitely satisfied but I think there needed to be a bit more tomato sauce with it. The meatballs don't need to be outshined, just enhanced a bit with extra sauce. The house made ricotta gnocchi was very hearty and satisfying. It had a burst of flavors with it including the oyster mushrooms which we thought went very well with the dish. The panna cotta was very tasty with it's berry sauce on top. The patio was festively lit and the dining room was warm and cozy. Service was swift and efficient.

SM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Out for dinner after a movie with the family. There were six of us. We were placed at a table in the center of the room...traffic with servers and staff navigatin around my daughter and son on either end of the table. This placement was a bit of a distraction. Perhaps the center table would be better for a tabletop of four. The restaurant's draw is small plates, so for six people we had seven plates along with two desserts. The meatballs with polenta were delicious as was the lamb ragu, roasted brussel sprouts were tasty and crisp. Two of my grown children shared the s'mores dish while my husband and I shared the créme bruleé. We definitely plan to go back, but I will ask for a table against the wall if I have a party of more than four. An aside, the room which is set with two bar areas and perhaps a total of six table tops -- was a tad loud making it difficult to carry a conversation beyond across the table. Summer time offers outdoor seating..that's when I'll go back.

PC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose The Brazen Neighborhood Eatery because of its location. We were coming in from out of town and not familiar with the local restaurants but what a wonderful find. The food was fantastic and our host gave us his personal attentions even though they were holding a big event there at the same time. The high volume of people made it noisy but that was to be expected considering the situation. We had a great evening and the food couldn't have been better.

CT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood eatery, food was delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive. Great to see the owner so involved with his guests - nice touch! Enjoyed it!

JL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently great, service attentive but not overly so, and pricing reasonable. Love this place. Only complaint is that the standard seating can place you kinda cozy with your neighbors. On the patio in the summer it’s not an issue but winter time dining can be snug. Didn’t bother us at all but something I’ve noticed

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hospitality and food from a dedicated team. We saw the lamb ragu being made in the open-ish kitchen and knew we had to have it. It delivered. Get the s’mores for dessert. Everything is homemade except the chocolate. Manager stopped by after dinner to see how everything was and truly cared about the feedback. That’s worth a lot these days. Thanks Brazen!

f
Denver
176 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice brunch menu. The scrambled eggs w/ arugula salad and homemade tater tots (xtra $) were great. Great for brunch. Had only been for dinner before. First time visitors, the entry is behind the building on 38th (sometimes hard to locate).

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This a place that really wants very much for you to have a good experience. The owner is hands on. Would recommend.

LF
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a while since we visited Brazen but like the past they never disappoint. The food ( braised meatballs, gnocchi, hanger steak, roasted veggies, clam chowder and bread pudding for desert ) was spot on. The Gnocchi were so light and fluffy. The wine Cab Franc is one of my favorites and priced fair as was the glass of Poggio. Casey was our server and he was very attentive but did not over do it. We love Brazen and won’t wait so long next time to visit. Can’t wait to hear of the details for the upcoming wine dinner on 12/19.

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, attentive service and the most delicious crispy balsamic-Parmesan Brussels sprouts around! Great spot for a date, happy hour, girls dinner.... the flaming s’mores dessert with their homemade graham crackers and marshmallos is super fun.

PB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brazen was perfect for a Saturday night out. Food was very good, with many choices and options. The wine list was a good match for the different dishes. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and made dinner very enjoyable. We will be back

AP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I can't comment on the food because although we made a reservation, they weren't able to get us seated because the previous table was still ordering drinks. I could tell that the host felt awful and kept bringing tasters of what was on the menu, which was appreciated, but after waiting for 55 minutes, we had to leave and get Mcdonalds before our after dinner plans.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brazen Neighborhood Eatery was highly recommended. We were immediately impressed by Chris, the owner's, graciousness. Our reservation for 10 had turned into 5 on a Friday night. The service was impeccable. We had a variety of dishes and all were perfectly prepared and seasoned. Our thanks and appreciation to Chris and his staff for creating a pleasant dining experience. Addison

G
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was surprisingly delicious. We took our 12 and 13 yo and they loved it too. Pork shank was the highlight, amazing flavor. The scallops were perfect. Desert chocolate mousse was decadent. The brussel sprouts were a miss, but that could have been seasonal. The only downside was the wood seats and bench that we all found uncomfortable.

Overall. Go there and enjoy.

HW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside for a nice brunch. I had a tuna ahi poke with macadamias nuts and a side order of bacon. The food was really delicious.

If you have a dog it’s nice area to sit outside with it. They will happily provide it water too. There is a grassy area next to the seating area too.

I will definitely go back.

BM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this place! Best vibe, music, food and company!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, fun place for girls night!

E
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Delicious food,lovely intimate setting,nicely priced. Will be back!

SO
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved every bite of the food. Service was great loved the place

CL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my new favorite places. Food was amazing, prices are reasonable, atmosphere was nice.

JT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was immediately impressed by the service. We were celebrating a birthday and this was immediately acknowledged with some bubbly on the house. The food and the service were both excellent.

DF
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We set a reservation at 7:00PM, unfortunately, the preceding table did not get up until 8:00PM. The staff did seat us outside with blankets (it was a cool, very breezy evening), and provided us with complimentary sparkling wine. Very appreciated! The host then found us space on the hightop bar table which worked well for us. The food was terrific and the staff attention was very appreciated after a long wait.

Z
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went to see the quatet

PS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fun place to go if you are looking for a large-sized Tapas experience. Beer menu was a little sparse but lots of great food options and interesting flavor combinations.

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly. The food was delicious! Definitely going back!

d
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and fabulous service

R
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great outdoor seating with fire pit. Food, ambience, and service were great!

W
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Week night dinner - food was excellent. If you haven't tried this place you should.

ER
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. We love the hometown feel and the food is always excellent quality with an explosion of flavors. The kitchen staff is so talented and the wait staff is always warm and friendly. Highly recommend this restaurant.

TM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch options and loved the chiliqualas! Solid cocktails and great outdoor seAting.

CL
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brazen is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is wonderful and the outdoor patio is perfect for summer dining.