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About Permanently Closed - Central Bistro and Bar

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Opened in the summer of 2012 in Denver’s LoHi Neighborhood, Central is an American Bistro and Bar focusing on the fine presentation of dishes that draw upon the heritage of American classics. The 70-seat space is contemporary yet rustic in feel and has been carefully curated with both modern materials and vintage neighborhood finds. The patio and bar offer an unmatched view of the city's skyline, and the restaurant is open for lunch, brunch and dinner.

1691 Central St
Denver, CO 80211
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tues-Fri 11am-2pm

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10 am- 2pm

Happy Hour: Wed.-Sat. 2pm-6pm, Tuesday and Sunday 2pm-close

Dinner : Tues-Sat 4:30pm-10pm Sunday til 9pm

Closed Monday

Cross Street:
Central Street and 17th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 477-4582

Website:
http://www.centralbistrobar.com/

Executive Chef:
Jesse Vega

Private Party Facilities:
We love a good party and are happy to accommodate large groups as well as partial and full buyouts. We will work with you to create a great menu and a memorable experience for your corporate, family or special event.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (844) 250-6102

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Down Wednesdays - 40% off select bottles of wine.

All night Happy Hour Tuesdays and Sundays.

Central Bistro and Bar - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (613)
Neighborhood Gem (583)
Great for Outdoor Dining (442)
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Scenic View (401)
Hot Spot (290)
Great for Brunch (273)
Special Occasion (271)
Vibrant Bar Scene (216)
Good for Groups (214)
Romantic (151)
Great for Lunch (138)
Notable Wine List (127)
Late-night Find (58)
Kid-friendly (49)
Casual (31)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Fun (21)
Good for a Date (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Business Meals (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (13)
People Watching (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
Healthy (9)
Authentic (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Tapas (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Outstanding Value (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great Beer (3)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Awful happy hour food. Slow service. They are closing. That's good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very nice experience - shared the brussel sprouts and beef skewers and each had the Tuscan salad. Excellent service.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

servive was good - food excellent - we will go back

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 (Amarillo)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great place for brunch! The tres leche French toast is amazing, and the tacos are just as good from what I heard! Highly recommend Central Bistro!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Delicious variety. We ordered several small plates and every one of them was wonderful! Great wines too!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Was packed, so a lot noisier than usual. Can't beat the food, though.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Good service, inventive menu choices but the portions for shared plates were really small. We had five people and not everyone got to taste everything. I'd go again but it wouldn't be a rush to return.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The restaurant was almost entirely empty and they wouldn't sit us without our whole party there (of 4). It was just an unreasonable strict adherence to a policy that prevented us from spending MORE money...

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food4
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service2
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Varied menu choices. All dishes executed well. Grilled octopus was especially memorable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We had a good evening at CBB. The food was good service was a little slow seemed our server was in a large section. He was knowledgeable and made a great wine suggestion. We would add them to our rounds of the Highlands again.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Great neighborhood spot. Food is always delicious, staff always pleasant and the place just has a really good vibe!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Unfortunately, didn't notice burgers were overcooked until took a bite. The serving of fries was huge for the plate size. It would've been nice to have a side of salad or pickles instead of such a large portion of average tasting fries. Good drinks. Excellent server. A boisterous brunch crowd. Like the open air area. Would try again but make sure to check food first before trying.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Met a friend for lunch on a Saturday. The restaurant was busy, but not out of control. Due to crazy I-25 traffic, we were both late for the reservation. The hostess and wait staff were gracious and made me feel very comfortable waiting for my friend. Our waiter was perfect - always there when we needed something, yet didn't hover over us. I had an amazing spicy egg dish and went with the waiter's suggestion to add avocado. We had a 2 year old with us and the kid's menu was perfect.

All in all, it was a very nice lunch. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Spicy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Had lunch at Central Bistro for the first time. Do not miss the Tuscan Green salad- I added grilled shrimp, avocado and an egg. DELISH! Also had a taste of the Baja Shrimp Tacos which were very tasty as well. Can't wait to return and try their dinner menu!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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vip
 (London)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Great Brunch, but make a reservation before you go or it will be a wait.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Limited menu items but the 40% off wines $60 and under every Wednesday made up for it

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Had a fantastic date night! Food and service were stellar. Even better it was Happy Hour all night! We will be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 16, 2017

So yummy! Fabulous food, service, and ambiance. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2017

The food is delicious and the service is terrific! The Bistro has become a mandatory stop on my Denver trips.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Great food & ambience, the service could use some work on timing plates. Our app plates weren't cleared & we got our first course. Then we hadn't finished our first courses when our main came. Our server was not very attentive & could have had a nicer, cleaner appearance. But again the food was great!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Central is always a great place to go. The staff is excellent, the food tasty, and the drinks delicious!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 25, 2017

One of the best dinners I've had. Staff was informative and extremely friendly. Food and drinks were spectacular. Fantastic place!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Late-night Find, Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Went here for the first night of restuarant week and the menu was Fantastic!!! The entree cod dinner was out of this world delcious with the sauce. The roasted chicken entree was tasty, but paled in comparison next to the cod. THIS PLACE AND THE SERVICE WERE OUTSTANDING!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great bistro with an extremely lively bar and a quieter dining room. Tuesday and Sunday are all day happy hour with really awesome food and drink deals. Food is very good and they change up their menus often. Parking can be tough but highly recommend.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Love this place... Great creative brunch menu and service. Props to their dog friendly patio policy... Makes things entertaining and fun

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Best meal I've had in some time. Familiar dishes with some complex flavoring and spiced, salted and timed perfectly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Central Bistro always pleases us. We go there on Sundays because it is quieter then so we can hear each other. We both started with the shrimp taco, which small and a perfect blend of crunchy and softer ingredients. I had the oxtail ragu, which was rich and savory without being salty. It was more than I could eat but my husband was happy to finish it for me. He ordered the shaved octopus, which is a savory bigger small plate. I asked a lot of questions about the menu and got good cuatomer friendly answers such as could one of the salads be served without the apple - yes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2017

We were looking for a place for a late lunch and found this restaurant while searching Open Table. It looked good and wasn't too far, so we made a 2:00 reservation and headed over. As soon as we walked in we could not hear each other speak as it was INCREDIBLY LOUD. I mean, really, really loud. But we had the reservation and asked to be seated in the dining room, as far from the bar as possible. We were given small menus, which I thought were drink menus. When the server finally came to our table (it was now 2:09) I asked for menus and we were told that at 2:00 it became Happy Hour and so our only option was to order from the "bar food" menu, which was the one on our table. We observed plates of regular entrees coming from the kitchen and served to neighboring tables, so we asked if we could order from the regular menu. No such luck. We were told the kitchen was most definitely closed and we could not order anything but the bar food, even though we were seated in the dining room. (We had a 2:00 reservation - perhaps if we had been greeted promptly we could have put in our order quickly before the kitchen closed?) So, rather than extend us the courtesy the restaurant clearly preferred to have us leave, which is what we did. Server didn't seem too concerned either way. Unpleasant and unfortunate experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food and service were outstanding. We sat in the bar area so there was a group that was a little too loud for our liking. Regardless, the experience exceeded our expectations for service in the bar area. We enjoyed our server immensely, as he was very attentive and friendly. We will definitely come back to this restaurant again!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

A great fun place to spend a date night! The open air venue is awesome.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Outstanding Value, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

My second time having lunch here. Great location, parking is easy (not sure about evenings though). Food is very good, fresh.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Our waiter was very attentive and gave us great service. The tacos were delicious! The owner had stopped by at one point to see how our food was. I love this place!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 5, 2017

The food and drinks at Central Bistro are wonderful. My wife and I love coming here for happy hour. Great atmosphere!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Food was good, but service was slow/spotty. Example our waiter bought out ketchup about 15 minutes after we started eating (we had requested it when food arrived)

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2017

This was my first time having brunch at Central, I have to be honest, I was a little disappointed. I absolutely love their dinner and happy hour, but the runch was not my favorite. I'll be back for dinner/apps!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 15, 2017

We ended up just having happy hour as it's happy hour all night on Mondays. The mussels have great flavor just lower quantity in the happy hour portion. Also liked the taste of the meatball sliders but they were very small. Happy hour salad was perfect- food came out slow would like to return to try more options.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2017

It's our go to brunch spot. Great food and bottomless mimosas.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere every single time!

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Fun, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was over or under on most items. Taste was not so great on all items ordered.

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