Brightmarten

4.7
285 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 285 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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4.8
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4.5
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Drew
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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judieq
Denver
16 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!!

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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.

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vipMarkK
Denver
29 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

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vipMBennett
Denver
16 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!

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

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

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carole
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first time there and we throroughly enjoyed it! Cute neighborhood place with fantastic food and fantastic service!!

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Simme
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My fish tacos were delicious but the tortillas that wrapped the fish should have been warmed. They were cold to the touch; a turn off, and allowed the fish too cool before it should have done so.

Otherwise its a great dish and I will order it again.

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vipKenH
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice neighborhood find. Enjoyed the prime rib sandwich. Looking forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave us the best booth in the restaurant! We all loved the food, especially the salads and burgers.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as well as the service. Wade helped us select a wine that was delicious.

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DanS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, ambiance. Menu wss a little small, but everything we ate was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Great food and cocktails. Would highly recommend the LT. We bought a bottle to take home.

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vipGregG
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, especially for the price. Staff super friendly and accommodating.

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BrettM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service… Great beer taps and wine list as well. Make sure you grab a cocktail too...the LT is delicious. We will be back!

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vipMarkK
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food. This is a fantastic team of people who know and love what they are doing!

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vipGerryS
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Dinner was good but was a bit frustrating that the menu provided on open table wasn’t even close to the menu we were presented when we got to the restaurant. The waiter made up a story that open table just randomly assigns menus - which I know is not true. That being said, we were able to find items on the ‘real’ menu which were very good.

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vipMike
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great family-friendly local restaurant. Always an enjoyable evening.

FAQs

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

Brightmarten is rated 4.7 stars by 285 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.