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About Charcoal Restaurant

Charcoal Restaurant serves great food and wine with excellent service in an elegant, contemporary atmosphere. The Charcoal Restaurant team is committed to giving guests an unforgettable experience. Executive Chef, Patrik Landberg's extensive culinary credentials makes Charcoal Restaurant a fine dining destination, but one that can be experienced in our relaxed and approachable environment. The kitchen strives to use local and sustainable produce and proteins whenever possible.

43 W 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 5pm-close
Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm
Happy Hour: Monday-Sunday, 4pm-6pm

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 454-0000

Website:
http://www.charcoaldining.com/

Catering:
We provide catering for private events. From catering luxury residence's holiday parties to networking events for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Public Transit:
RTD bus stop on Broadway and 9th, 1/2 block from the restaurant.
Taxis available on request.

Executive Chef:
Patrik Landberg

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We host private parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, graduations, reunions, holiday parties, business meetings, client presentations, networking events and other personal and business events.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for a 5 course set dinner menu (with vegetarian and dietary options) this Christmas Eve, $65 per person. Book Christmas Eve and New Years Eve and get $15 off your New Years Eve Dinner!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for a 5 course prix-fixe dinner menu (with vegetarian and dietary options) this New Years Eve, $65 per person. Book Christmas Eve and New Years Eve and get $15 off your New Years Eve Dinner!

Private Dining

Our private dining room is beautifully appointed in French country modern decor and is all self-contained. It has its own bathrooms, sound system, wait staff and can comfortably seat 22 for dinner and 35 for standing cocktails and appetizers.

Charcoal Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

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4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Good for a Date (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
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Business Meals (7)
Casual (7)
Healthy (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place for dinner in very nice community. Always very good service.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great BBQ with just enough mix of classic and creative flavors. The ribs are huge, the pork belly and brussel sprouts are amazing, and the meat is tender. Always a great choice.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great variety of small plates and main dishes. We could not pick a favorite, as everything was excellent

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We were there on a week night, so they were not very busy. The food was excellent notable the truffel fries, salmon risotto and brussel sprouts. We would return with no hesitation.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The venue was pleasant and the service was attentive. The brunch food options were fairly generic. Nice place to catch up with friends but would not visit for memorable food.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food and service were excellent. The ambiance was casual elegant and very comfortable. You could come dressed up or casual and not feel out of place. This would even be a very nice place to go for wine and dessert. My husband and I will definitely be back to dine again. I have already recommended it to a friend for her birthday night out.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have visited this restaurant a number of times, but this evening was for Thanksgiving dinner. The food is always good, but this was exceptional for me especially. As a gluten-free diner, I was ecstatic to see that they had a several-course Thanksgiving dinner that actually had gluten-free gravy and an exceptional gluten-free dessert. I had not been this excited for some time, for I had been lacking a traditional turkey dinner for a very long time. Kudos to the owner, Gary, and to the chef, Patrick, for making this such a special experience. I would recommend this restaurant any time of the year, for any occasion. Thank you, Charcoal. (We like Charcoal Bistro as well, so give it a try if you are near Old South Gaylord.)

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Cocktails and Thanksgiving dinner were excellent. Sitting at the counter gave us a full view of the well orchestrated kitchen hard at work. The owner was very attentive and incredibly gracious. Will be back next time we are in town.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Annually, our family meets half way for a holiday meal in the Denver area. Randomly selecting somewhere we’ve never been before for the adventure of trying something new. This year the “dart” landed on Charcoal. Our waiter was very personable and engaging, all courses were a joy to the palate, and the atmosphere was ‘alive’. Definitely recommend to anyone who has not found this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Casual, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Truly exceptional food and service. Spacious, open dining room which makes for a non-crowded feeling so you can enjoy the conversation at your table without hearing everyone else's.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wow the food was absolutely amazing. My husband and I devoured our food. I had the mushroom gnocchi which was excellent. Overall great atmosphere.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We've been to Charcoal numerous times because its close to a theatre we frequent. Recently, they have changed their menu predominantly to small plates and appetizers. Of the few entrees that remain, we tried two and neither were very good. One of their featured foods is now octopus - not sure what that's about and we weren't that courageous. We miss the old offerings!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Not fantastic for the price, but not terrible. Server was excellent and very nice and attentive. Meal was only so-so. Chicken liver mousse was pretty good, but bacon wrapped dates, steak salad, and pear galette left much to be desired. Mushroom gnocchi was decent.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great variety of small plates and entree choices. Excellent service

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The service was great and so was the presentation of the food. The Nouveau Beef Bourginion was the best meal I’ve had in a long time. It’s new because it combined the savory wine sauce and seasonal root vegetables of slow braised French cooking with a delicious medium rare charcoal grilled hanger steak. A glass of their Spanish Rioja was the perfect pairing for this dish. What a great value! I would have expected to pay a lot more for this high quality meal.
I will definitely be back next time I travel to Denver.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We sat at the bar so that one of our friends could watch the college game. The woman serving us was extremely helpful, courteous, and made the evening especially nice.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I have lots of food allergies but still had an outstanding meal and experience ! We had the tasting menu of 9 courses. I only had to leave one out but I was extremely full. Even desert I could eat!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tapas, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This restaurant is equal to any restaurant in the Denver area. It compares favorably with Rioja and Mercantile. Starting with a baba ganoush and smoked salmon appetizers that were Innovative and delicious the meal progressed through beef bourguignon that was prepared in a different way with quality steak and a great sauce. Their salmon preparation was different than any I had ever tasted but was absolutely superb. The interior is comfortable and while not quiet the noise level permits conversation making it more desirable. Being able to park on the street in front of the restuarant makes the experience better.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food the ambience and the service are all outstanding highly recommended

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Arrived at 7:00'ish on a Saturday night. Place was 70% empty which didn't seem like good news. Server came over about 15 minutes after we sat down. 20 minutes later, our drinks and appetizers came. At 8:15, we were still waiting for entrees. Had to ask server to go ahead and bring the check so we could get going to concert as soon as we ate. She apologized profusely and said (politely) that if we'd told her we were in a hurry, she would have expedited things. I guess that could be true, but an hour and a half and still no entree? In a 1/2 empty restaurant?

In any case, we finally got our food and we didn't have much problem getting to our show in time because the food was so bad that we couldn't finish more than a few bites.

On the bright side, the concert was great and my wife's food didn't decide to come bad up until we got home.

NOTE: I hardly ever write bad reviews, so this isn't coming from someone with ridiculous expectation. We just had a bad, bad experience.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Charcoal is a really wonderful restaurant. We began the meal with a babaganoush appetizer. This was a really Innovative dish with freshly baked eggplant. They used an Innovative mix of oils that made the dish better than usual and included whole pieces of roast eggplant on top of the dish. They did not have a mixed salad on the menu. However. When we asked for a chop salad they made a wonderful chopped salad with a variety of vegetables including some cheese and fruit. The flank steak dishes were wonderful including an delicious sauce. Salmon was as usual perfectly cooked and perfectly presented. This restaurant is on a par with Denver's best.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great atmosphere & friendly staff. Terrific food and service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was delicious and the wines by the glass well chosen. Our server was spot on: we were treated graciously.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

There were only a few of us in the restaurant for a lunch on Monday. People don't know what they're missing! I had the skuna salmon salad and I wanted to lick the plate. I typically like a little heartier lunch but this did the trick. Get in there people. This place is a real find!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Brunch was not good, will not return. :-(

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We have eaten at Charcoal several times over several years and never been disappointed. Always a creative menu and excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our waitress was abrupt and rushed us through our meal asking us to settle up our bill so she could get to our other job. .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We needed a good restaurant for lunch close to the Supreme Court building, because Palettes closed. This place was not close, but not too far away, and the menu looked great. Generally, the food was excellent: very fresh, interesting, and flavorful. The portions were not huge, which was nice for a small eater. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The manager stopped by at the end to check on our experience, which was a very nice touch. We will be back.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was WONDERFUL all the way around!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This is run by a Swedish chef/owner with a quite interesting menu you can see online. It has an European type ambiance and serving size, and is a particularly good deal if you go during its Happy Hour. Excellent place for a nice meal.

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Authentic, Healthy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The best part of this restaurant was the service. The food was ok but its presentation was spectacular. It's a very comfortable place...warm and inviting.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

My wife and I came here for dinner on our trip to Denver. The atmosphere was great, the wait staff were very nice and professional, and the food was excellent. We did the Chef's Tasting and it was worth every penny. I am fairly picky when it comes to restaurants and I would highly recommend this one.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a wonderful brunch at Charcoals. We had been in for dinner once before and was very happy to see that it was just as good. They always have great service and food comes quickly.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Bacon wrapped dates...worth the visit alone. Excellent food and wine. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Two friends and I shared a number of the items on the menu and all agreed that we had not had a tastier meal in some time. Everything was so flavorful and creative in presentation. The service was friendly, attentive, but not overbearing. Will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Charcoal is one of our favorite restaurants. Anytime we have out of town guests Charcoal is always their introduction to Denver dining. Great service, great food, and great ambiance.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Enjoyed the updated menu! Second visit in as many weeks, but we've been coming here since they opened. Our party had a variety of the small plates which ended up being plenty, the spanish octopus was especially good. In the past the desserts have been kind of hit or miss, but this time we tried the olive oil chocolate cake which was fantastic. Our only sticking point were the cocktails - everything came filled to the brim with ice cubes. In previous incarnations the cocktails here were among my favorites in Denver, especially things like the Negroni which was more intense with a single large cube of ice. Now its more like a glass of Negroni flavored water. But we'll be back for certain.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This was my second time dining here and we weren't sorry we returned! The food choices are original (I had the lobster 3-ways special - fabulous!). Appetizers, hangar steak, wine choices, service, but I could go on. If you're in Denver this place is a MUST.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Charcoal is always the answer when asked where do we want to go for dinner. It is close to downtown, without the driving/parking hassles -. I always get whatever fish is on the menu - the preparation is consistently excellent. The bacon wrapped dates are great. Most people like the wine list but I think their cocktails are interesting and delicious. The menu has changed and is grouped by content rather than course, so that's a bit confusing

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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