BRIO Tuscan Grille - Denver - Cherry Creek

3.8
590 reviews
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BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city. To learn more, go to www.BrioItalian.com.

We are located at in the Heart of the Cherry Creek Shopping District, just 10 minutes from The City Zoo and Museum of Nature and Science. We offer Happy Hour Monday through Friday 3:30pm to 6:30pm. We have two Private Dining Areas that can accommodate 20-56 people. Also conveniently located just 15 minutes from LoDo, Pepsi Center, Coors Field and the Convention Center.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Manager consistently walking through the dining room staring at their phone and never touched the table with only 4 other groups in the restaurant. Discussing other tables in front of quests is unprofessional. Served roll up silverware and wine glasses that were spotty with food particles on them. Wait staff is unsupportive of each other ignoring tables they do not financially benefit from immediately.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

It’s been a long time since I bothered to write a review but Mother’s Day dinner for party of 11 was disaster. Over an hour to get food, no real explanation just I’m sorry, not even crowded, management never bothered to intervene, cold food, cold coffee, etc. Inability to run credit card correctly and little meaningful accommodation for poor experience. Embarrassing to take family there.

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M
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The food is good but the service was spartan at best...disappointed to say the least!

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B
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There was a spider crawling up the tablecloth. It was a little pricey.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made reservations for lunch . Didn’t know how busy they get . It was a pleasure. The appetizer was good and our food was plentiful and delicious

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HW
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Slow service, food cold- manager not doing their job

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing!!!

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PW
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Considering we were the first in, service was remarkably slow.

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Denver
102 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to lunch with my mother and everything was well-prepared and tasty. Charles was our server and he was professional, friendly and efficient. A great lunch from start to finish!

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g
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good ambiance Great food. I wonder how long you will stay in this location.

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SS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attractive restaurant with outstanding staff, excellent food, somewhat high-priced, but definitely a place we have on our list for future visits for special occasions.

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We have been to the Cherry Creek Brio many times in the past but this is our last time. There is a feeling inside the restaurant as if they are about to close - it felt dingy, unkempt, unwelcoming. Flood was marginal and our server was terrible. The Container Store building attached to/next door to Brio is empty and it feels as if Brio has lost their lease and are no longer putting any effort into keeping the facility up to standards. No more visits to Brio which is a shame because in the past it was one of our go-to places.

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M
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We went on Easter Sunday. It was not busy at all. The kitchen service was on the slow side. The wait staff was good. We usually go 1-2 times a year with grandparents. The menu has changed from previous years and some of their favorite dishes were no longer available. I was surprised at how many empty tables they had that day. In previous years it was packed. I am guessing it may be because of the parking changes. The menu was a struggle for us. If you have dietary restrictions related to dairy or being vegan, the choices are limited with this menu. We have enjoyed Brio several times in the past, we were just underwhelmed with this visit.

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NK
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I was disappointed with our brunch at BRIO on Easter Sunday, especially when I compare it to brunch on Easter Sunday 2018.

The service was slow. I'm not sure what took our waiter so long to bring water, take drink orders, and take our order. The restaurant was not busy.

The menu has changed, as I understand, in the last 6 months. One of the best starters is no longer available - the bruschetta. We were even told by one of the waitstaff that it was one of the most popular items on the menu, prior to being removed.

We looked forward to a pitcher of mimosas, like we had last Easter, but were told that pitchers of mimosas are not an option on holidays any longer.

We ordered two orders of bacon, extra crispy, as a starter. The bacon finally arrived, followed immediately by our food. We had not even begun to eat the bacon before the meal arrived.

I appreciate that the chef was agreeable to making me "regular" french toast as a side rather than the cream cheese-stuffed toast. But I was informed by our waiter, "not to expect special requests in the future."

Overall, disappointed, especially since we had two guests from New York. I will be looking for another brunch next Easter. Our party was made up of seven (7) individuals.

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k
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Our waiter never asked us if we wanted anything else. He took forever to come back and then any time we wanted something we had to make sure we said something before he walked away. Food was delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We may just have been the non expected customers as it wasn't busy the night before Easter and restaurant wasn't busy but previously have had great food and service. So will be back probably but were not as lucky this time.

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C
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, low noise level which is appreciated. Friends can always talk and enjoy themselves.

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RS
Tulsa
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience & the lamb chops are OUTSTANDING!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good!
Tasty food and good service!
Our son liked his favorite meal- French fries 🍟.

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M
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Overall it wasn't appealing to us, and there are so many other places we enjoy more. But if it's convenient, you can certainly get an adequate meal.

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BC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very polite and attentive. The food was delicious. The whole evening was perfect.

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BV
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend there a nice dinner and was pleasantly surprised by an outstanding night with extraordinary service and wonderful food

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TW
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service has been very slow the last two times I have been in there. We probably waited a good 15 minutes before anyone even took our drink order.

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Denver
100 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We dined on a Saturday night and it was not busy at all. We had the crab cake appetizer. Not sure I would say it is the best (like it says on their menu) but it was good. The shrimp/lobster fettucine had 2 very small pieces of lobster and the sauce was bland. The pasta alla vodka was a very small portion. Service was very slow! Asked for a spoon that never came so I had to go hunt one down myself. We were very disappointed overall. I don't see how this place can stay in business much longer. The restaurant has become very dated in its décor.

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GL
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Brio to celebrate my son's birthday. It happened to be my birthday as well, but I'm old enough not to care.
We enjoyed our server very much! She was helpful, friendly, and very efficient.
The only thing I was disappointed in that there was no "birthday cake" or something to celebrate his birthday. Other than that, we had an absolutely delightful time!

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LB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Yes it was nice but not as nice as the Naples Florida ambiance and building is better down there. I got the Marsala and it was way too salty. My husband liked his gluten free pesto pasta with chicken.

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a nice elegant ambient. Food took a little too long but was decent. The wine selection and the starters were the best part. Can't complain. Got laid that night 👌

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great

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L
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕 v day reservations? What v day reservations?????

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

We had a reservation at 8, didn’t get seated until 930, didn’t eat until 10, they ran out of caprese and bread, they only thing that made us stay was our waiter christian who was the bomb.

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AH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Busy day for the staff, but they did an excellent service.

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SS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We were disappointed with our Valentine’s Day dinner experience. We arrived for our 6:30 reservation and we’re told they were running behind. We understood since it was Valentine’s Day. We went to get a drink in the bar, and the female bartender snapped at us that the bar was closed and they were too busy, so we’d have to wait 30 minutes for a drink. She grumbled and told everyone who tried to sit at the bar that it was closed. First, that’s unacceptable on her part. Second, management should have scheduled appropriately for such a busy night. All in all, it soured our entire evening. We will not be back there again.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All four of us had delicious entrees. The salmon was moist and tasty and the medallions encrusted with Gorgonzola were perfectly medium rare. Great sourdough bread straight from the oven, attentive service and we could actually hear each other!

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B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Food cold and slow service, happy hour not honored in main restaurant, which was not clear on reservation

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EH
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A pleasant atmosphere and the food was fine. For a chain, it was very enjoyable!

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D
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was a bit slow at the beginning, getting drink orders etc. And he never came back to ask if wanted any other drinks etc. Had to track down a gal for Parmesan, but the food came out pretty quickly and was delicious! They also graciously gave us free desserts for our birthday celebrations (2 of us together). Overall a very good evening!

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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CS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We have been to Brio on numerous occasions. This experience was not Brio's customary great food and service. We were early, just after 5PM. There were 6 tables with patrons and 1 server. We waited over 10 minutes to get a glass of water. Calamari was cold, roasted veggies were soggy and tasted like leftovers from the night before, waiter forgot part of our order, meat was not cooked as requested. As time went on, more servers showed up and helped the poor individual stuck with serving the early crowd.

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DG
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good lunch experience and great service

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M
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a group reunion. Service was amazing and we had a nice time. No one rushed us to eave since it was not crowded!

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