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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

Happy Hour Drink Specials all Night

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Happy Hour Drink Specials all Night

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Happy Hour drink specials all night Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Excludes Tax and Tip. Bar and Lounge only. Special valid Aug 14, 2017 - Dec 14, 2017 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for another amazing Thanksgiving dinner at Charcoal Restaurant! We'll be serving a traditional 5 course meal for $62 per person that will have all of your favorite holiday foods done in Charcoal's signature style.

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

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food

4.5

service

4.4

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4.5

value

4.2

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for a Date (9)
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Pre/post Theatre (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (6)
Casual (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Business Meals (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Romantic (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Cozy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food, all prepared just a bit uniquely, tasted wonderful. We had 4 of us and order a variety of plates and shared everything. Everything we ordered we would order again. Biggest standoutra for us was the eggplant baba ganoush, grilled salmon and hangar steak... but we wouldn't turn down any of the other dishes either. Excellent service also.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was so delicious. I had the lobster fest dinner and boyfriend had the hanger steak. I appreciate that they are constantly changing up their menu.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Highly recommend the tasting menu. You get to try 10 different items on the menu. We were pleasantly surprised that all the dishes were really tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Perfect spot for a business lunch! Fantastic food!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Charcoal provides a consistently outstanding restaurant experience. From the ease of parking on the street in front of the restaurant to the comfortable seating made possible by the selection of comfortable chairs. Every part of our meal from a Ratatouille appetizer to a perfectly prepared salmon dish and a hanger steak that could not have been done better. The restaurant is upgraded its bread and appetizers selections. Charcoal seems to get better with each visit.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2017

All the food was excellent. Thought the entree portions were a little small for the price. The "corn risotto" didn't contain any actual risotto so that was a little misleading. But none the less, food tasted great and the server tried to be attentive. Will be back for sure!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The service was terrific. My mate has some very real issues with some foods/spices and Matt really went out of his way to go over the menu with her and to make sure that she would have no problems. He suggested alterations and substiutions that helped a lot. Once the ordering wsa done we split several items. We agreed that the Hanger steak was the best we had ever had. It was an outstanding experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My boyfriend and I had dinner here last weekend. We got there around 6:30 and it wasn't busy at all - we didn't really even need the reservations we'd made. The restaurant is nicely decorated -- it felt like a date night place. I liked it. We both ordered the hangar steak. The portions on the sides (greens & corn) were extremely sparse -- to the point where the plate looked oddly empty. However, the flavor of the steak itself was spot-on. Really delicious. Better than most steakhouses we've been to in Denver, actually. (With the exception of Shanahan's and Ocean Prime, our favorites.) I'd definitely go back -- I'd just ask for an extra helping of corn. :)

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was great but service was off. We had reservations but weren't seated until 20 min later and there were plenty of open tables. Tried to get a drink at the bar while we waited but were completely ignored. It took a while for anyone to take our order, they forgot our appetizers and the portion was so small. The steak was amazing and a fine portion, but on the menu was noted to have risotto and arugula but really it was on a bed of about 20 corn kernels with a few pieces of greens. We asked to double our app (the bacon wrapped dates) so we would get 4 instead of 2. They initially said they could comp because they forgot but made sure we knew it was only the 2 and not 4 that would be (we're talking $5 here...). The hostess was good running and overall just a weird experience.

Anyway, idk if they had a ton of people call out or were short staffed to begin with but considering all the amazing restaurants in Denver they were not up to par. It's a shame because the food was pretty good.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great for a date night, food is good but it took us 2 hours for dinner!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was incredible. Got the lobster special (Fridays only), and my fiancé got the Salmon. Both were absolutely delicious. The biggest problem was the wait time. We waited for 45 minutes before we got our food. The times in between the lobster dish courses was absurd, like about 20 minutes. The restaurant wasn't that busy, but it looked understaffed. Hopefully that wait time can be fixed in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Charcoal is always a reliable and convenient place to meet good friends for a nice meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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