Brightmarten

4.7
297 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.

Support Brightmarten during COVID-19

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 297 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FrankC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
14 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
1 review
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

WD
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
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.

MK
vipMarkK
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true neighborhood gem!

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AlfredoM
Denver
1 review
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
17 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.

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

Great food. Great service. Every time.

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vipDotty
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast/brunch! Excellent food and service as always.

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Sden
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad Brightmarten is open again!!! Love the food, service and smiling, happy faces from both customers and staff!!

SS
SuperShopper
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so very fortunate to have this great restaurant in our neighborhood. The food and drink are fabulous, prices are reasonable and the staff is outstanding. There is something for everyone on the menu and everything is delicious.

MK
vipMarkK
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Great food, a neighborhood gem!!

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viptastechaser
Denver
99 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Dinner was better here. We didn't have the greatest service and the breakfast tacos were bland. My Florentine Benedict was good but I had requested eggs over hard and got soft runny yolks. No biggie but probably won't go back for breakfast.

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BruceO
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was really good! We especially loved the Strawberry Heaven dessert. We will definitely go back.

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SusanS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There were several mistakes in the order but the server was charming and corrected it. There were no utensils and no salt and pepper or condiments provided. Would have been nice to have that; we only received utensils after asking. I didn’t like the way the potatoes were prepared, nor did my daughters. But I liked the staff and the ambiance, and gave our gracious server a fat tip anyway. So, overall, a little flawed in overall execution but enjoyed the experience and the taste of most of the brunch food.

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vipMartin
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite neighborhood joint! Excellent food, service and drinks

MB
vipMBennett
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & great service! Loved the frozen drinks!

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Teee
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great brunch/lunch spot! Food was delicious, the Mimosa flight was fantastic, and the service was solid. There's quite a bit of street noise when sitting outside, so just be prepared or opt for inside if you're looking for a calmer vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and good food.

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vipMeganS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fun and friendly as always! So happy to see that Brightmarten is open full-time again!

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vipDianaB
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing burger and fries!!!!! Limited wine list but a good, casual place to hang out.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brightmarten’a 3 Year Anniversary!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food here was great for the price- this place is great for a very casual, affordable, delicious meal. One thing to note: this place is LOUD. Like, so loud. It’s great to be around so many people having a great time, just be aware you’ll need to talk loudly and be ready to overhear lots of other conversations.

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TroyD
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and the staff was very hospitable and really cool. We had a group and everyone was happy with our outing. Definitely coming back!

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vipMicaW
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great food and cocktails.

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Coloradojewel
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Brightmarten was very accommodating and the food was great. Their patio is very small and right on University but not as loud as I thought it would be. We especially enjoyed the mimosa flights and the staff was great. I cannot wait till they open it all back up again, I will be back.

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vipSusie
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm not sure if you've ever tried to feed a 15yrold boy, but we finally found a place that could do it! The Cuban sandwich was, in his words, "the best sandwich, mom!" He actually slowed himself down to savor every bite. My spouse had the chicken sammy; my daughter the Mac and I ate the french onion soup with sticky, yummy honey-buttered skillet cornbread. It was a perfect Spring night, and we could have sat outside, but inside felt welcoming, safe and had the hussle of a restaurant we've have missed in the past year. Dare I say, we felt normal! The margaritas and frozé served as our dessert, while the kids were too full for something more! What?! Yes, we left happy! Support this restaurant. Yum!

JK
vipJimK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our neighborhood spot! Great food, hospitality and service!!

FAQs

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

Brightmarten is rated 4.7 stars by 297 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.