Brightmarten

4.6
319 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Brightmarten is a neighborhood restaurant serving elevated comfort food and drink in a confident, cozy habitat in the heart of the Bonnie Brae neighborhood.

The Brightmarten menu is an imaginative take on New American fare, following the seasons, and sourcing from local distilleries, breweries, growers, and producers.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 319 people are saying
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CharleneM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is solid! We will definitely be backed

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WilliamK
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

great service. great fish tacos. good bar selection. terrible french dip - grocery store sliced cheap roast beef heated up (burned) in a frying pan. seems strange that a place like this would offer such a marginal sandwich for $17 no less.

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vipJam37
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome neighborhood restaurant. The food is really good as are the drinks. The staff is so nice and the owner is usually there hustling with the staff.

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Eric
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There was a twist-tie in my taco. The food was bland and two orders of fish tacos + two iced tress was $50. Ridiculous.

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vipIsmaelG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great brunch experience. Service was outstanding and the patio seating was fantastic. Breakfast tacos recommended, paired with the Mimosa flight.

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ScottN
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding - cannot wait for next Sunday to get back again!

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vipTeinaS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the food presentation was amazing!

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vipwolfcough
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Brightmarten is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. You can watch sports and sit at the bar, but it is NOT a sports bar. You can eat excellent food, but you don't have to classify yourself as a "foodie". The menu is eclectic, but not "fussy". It is the same at lunch and at dinner. While I wish they would add a soup, in addition to the French onion soup, or a "special" at dinner service and, maybe a votive on the table at night, I will keep returning because the food, the service and the low-key vibe make it homey and reliable.

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vipGrandavegirl
Denver
72 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always spot on and the food is always fantastic. I’m so happy they brought the burrata back. Yum

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MarkS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good, clean place. Excellent beers, food is very well prepared. Service was excellent.

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FCtmo
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Sunday Brunch - food was not very good, service was on par with the food there were not many people there but Cafe next door had people waiting outside, apprarently because they already knew what we did not. The best thing we had were the mimosas - the worst was the signature cinnamon roll (raw dough in the middle, hard and crusty outside, with way too much of a way too sweet maple frosting...almost inedible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Creative spot on cocktails. Safe dining. Good spacing. Attentive staff. Cheers to the chef and staff !

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MonicaS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for brunch with high hopes. The breakfast tacos were fine, nothing special. The cinnamon roll was awful, tasted old and covered with sickenly sweet maple frosting. Service was great however. Mimosa was yummy. Don’t plan on returning.

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Amyc
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and service! And the drinks were great also. We’ll be back for sure!

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vipMarkK
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Great service!!

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vipYelli27
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local spot, great people, a fantastic neighborhood stop.

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PamelaB
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service great. Need to add a few more items to the menu

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vipjudieq
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service

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Alfredo
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in town for an evening non pretentious diner

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.

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JulieH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful neighborhood place. Family friendly but still feels like uptown. Great food and Bar. The ambience is modern and comfortable. We really enjoy this place before going to the Theatre. I love that we can walk to such a chic little joint.

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FrankC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was surprised how at how good the food was. I don’t mean that it a bad way, I had no reason to think it wouldn’t be good, but for a simple, unassuming place, was really pleasantly surprised

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was a little slow, but we enjoyed our dinner very much!

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SJRingo
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends. Amazing food and awesome drinks from the bar. We love going to Bright!! Jared, Wade & Christine is wonderful!!

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Winelady
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bbq was delicious sides were great dessert was fantastic. Service was good as usual.

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Foodmaven
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Special BBQ July 4th holiday menu. We ordered the half chicken and the brisket, along with sides of baked beans and their home made cornbread. The chicken was an ample portion, well cooked, and quite tasty. The brisket was well flavored, but rather fatty, although I realize full well that this fattiness is partly responsible for the good taste of the meat. The two sides were excellent. We ended our meal with coffee and a lemon tartlet. Both were fine. Service was solicitous and friendly. Will be back when the regular menu items return.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were terrific!

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch I've had, hands down. Flight of mimosas... Uh, yes please!

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ZephyrinCO
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wines in a nice, casual environment. Will definitely be going back

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vipWarthogDinesOut
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great brunch and really enjoyed the flight of Mimosas where you get a bottle of sparkling wine and three different syrups to mix. The breakfast tocos were very good and the Bright Burger was outstanding.

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LindaR
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so good, we’ve eaten there twice in two weeks! Great cornbread with jalapeños and honey butter, Aloha burger, salad with dates and fruit, French onion soup, and best fries and rings ever! Owners have created a fun, friendly vibe and take the time to talk to the diners.

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vipMarkK
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true neighborhood gem!

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Alfredo
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service! best nachos ever! and the mojito was also very good!

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Drew
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hand crafted food served in a cleverly appointed space with a super accommodating staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, had a great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always solid

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vipjudieq
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! So happy Brightmarten is open for in-person dining again!

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SuzanneF
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brightmarten is a neighborhood gem. The food and drinks are excellent (especially the Ahi Sandwich and Fish Tacos).

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ErinB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the breakfast burger, Benedict, and cinnamon roll. They were all excellent.

FAQs

Brightmarten offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 541-7696.

Brightmarten is rated 4.6 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

Brightmarten does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.brightmarten.com/gift.

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.