Brazen Neighborhood Eatery

4.6
346 Reviews
$30 and under
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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GregS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Brazen - it was awesome! Great food and personable service!

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FrankW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service. Awesome neighborhood gem!

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TadY
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the staff could not have been nicer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I chose to sit outside even though I had a reservation for inside. When it got too cold they said they could not move me inside which was quite disappointing. My initial server seemed to be in training. The service was pleasant but not as accommodating as I would have preferred. The burrata was delightful. The hangar steak was also good although more cooked than the medium rare I had ordered. I appreciated the additional bread that was provided.

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vipTravelguy
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very busy getting up to speed after lockdown but great service and delicious food.

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RebeccaK
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This was a new restaurant for us. That particular evening was a difficult one for the restaurant as they had problems with their ordering system which was not capturing entrees. Owner was very apologetic about that.
We were happy with the outdoor seating arrangement and the food. Indoors looked crowded for Covid conditions and most people were unmasked even when not eating.
Would like to try this restaurant again.

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vipElizabethG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner out with our 3 year old. They have amazing outdoor seating. Food and drinks were great! We sat at a dinner table for our meal and then retired to their Adirondack chairs for after dinner drinks. They have child size seats for the kiddos and the adults can enjoy their time. They also have a fire pit and blankets for when it gets cold. So amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got there for our reservation and it was closed!!!!!! Very hard to find a last minute reservation on a Friday night. Please take off open table if you are not open!!

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23WYO
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It's not Brazens fault, but they were closed when we showed up. Open Table & the restaurants should be more diligent about what dining programs they've signed up for while going through Covid b.s. We'll be back but sure through us for a loop with plans that night.

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vipstephaniel
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great cocktails. Shared gnocchi, Brussel sprouts coconut shrimp and sweet potato fries. All delicious!.

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vipLukeSkypotter
Denver
7 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
9 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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vipGaryw
Denver
18 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
65 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
3 reviews
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
6 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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vipBrittneyC
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good place for shared plates with friends.

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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
25 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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Brazen Neighborhood Eatery is rated 4.6 stars by 346 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.