Citizen Rail

4.5
1235 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
During the Covid 19 Pandemic Citizen Rail offers both indoor dining and dining in our 40' heated tent.
Citizen Rail features regional American classics and contemporary riffs. The concept of grilling over a wood-fire resonates deep within the American culture, and our guests have a firsthand view of the show. An impressive wood-fired grill that incorporates the use of native hard and fruitwoods is the anchor of the restaurant space, kitchen, and menu. At its core, Citizen Rail is a restaurant that connects with the soul and fulfills Denver’s desire for restaurants & bars that are genuine, authentic and reflect the true passion of the artisans behind the stoves.
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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Pre Fixe Menu $75

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Join us for a romantic dinner Monday, February the 14th, featuring a special 3 course pre fixe menu for $75 per person. Please visit our website for more details.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 1235 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Decent food for the price. I feel bad because I think they had staffing issues related to Covid. I’d give it another chance…

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, a little pricey

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe menu and the food was divine. Likely a little more pricey than normal but our party of 3 each received an appetizer, a main (with accompaniments), dessert. The staff was very attentive and if we lived here, would definitely try the regular menu.

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Gondoganza
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite go-to romantic getaway restaurants, and it never disappoints.

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vipAlohaGirl
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding and the food was uh-mazing!!! I can’t wait to go back to try other things on the menu!

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KimZ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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AndreB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrendous, reserved 5 months ago and invited family for what was a supposed excellent restaurant, absolutely embarrassing, returned steak that was more like a slice of ham, horrible salad and poorly and slow trained staff. Do not recommend this place.

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RandiF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We dined on Christmas Day with our son and his friend. The prix fixe menu had many exciting choices for each of the three courses, including vegan, gluten free options. The vegetarian scotch fig, oysters, and celebration soup were enjoyed by all. The horseradish tomato sauce for the oysters had a heck of a kick. The soup was quite salty but tasty. Entrees included the 48 hr short rib and filet. I will admit that I regretted not ordering the scallops. The short rib was delicious and interesting with homemade kimchi, but really fatty and rich. The scallops looked big, juicy and equally delicious. The desserts were all good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Citizen Rail had a great Christmas menu with lots of options available and the ambiance was nice. Some of the food was better than others but overall good.

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BethanyO
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The service we received was excellent and the atmosphere was pleasant overall however the heat in our patio tent was extremely overused making it very hot. I had to step out several times during the meal as a result. My husband had the duck soup and his beans were hard. Not fully cooked. I had undercooked cauliflower in my appetizer. My filet was over also over cooked and had no flavor. We were so excited about our reservation and it was a true disappointment. I would recommend eating at the restaurant next door.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Citizen Rail. We had a group of 6 for a birthday dinner. The server was excellent. He was friendly and very accommodating to our group. The food was delicious! Would highly recommend!

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DougDBOM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Citizen Rail surpassed our expectations. The food was phenomenal. Superb.

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JenU
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mo was a great server! Menu for food and cocktails creative and delicious.

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CindyP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and amazing staff! The cocktails are amazing and the food is incredible!

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vipBillH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious; staff very attentive and friendly.

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BRANDONT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Strong crafted cocktails, great place for a celebratory event, date or friendly dinner.

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AlecR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the tomahawk and it was outstanding. Cooked and seasoned perfectly. The broccoli could have been cooked a little more but that was the only issue with our food and it wasnt that big if a deal. Got the banana brulee for desert and it was also outstanding.

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CraigF
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome thank you
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vipWillFlyForFood
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our server, Erick, was friendly, informative and patient with our table of four who found decisions hard.
The restaurant got busier as time went on, but that did not bother our table conversation. The menu was interesting and fit both the vegetarian leaning and those that needed traditional fare. With all the meat aging in the glass case, my order of fish might have been the wrong choice. I will return. The location is handy to those who take the train.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday experience!

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KatherineG
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is incredible, food is great! Mussels and fries are to die for!

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vipRonnieT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Friendsmas!

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luv2travelwinendine
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The duck was very good and my husband said the pork chop was good as well! Don’t feel like the food matched the price though!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful, helpful and accommodating! Food, as always was fantastic along with the drinks. Never have had a subpar experience. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved eating at Citizen Rail! We started with a great cocktail at the bar and then continued into the dining room for a fabulous dinner. We were celebrating our anniversary so they brought us a champagne toast and a complimentary dessert! The food was wonderful and the presentation was great! Overall we had a great experience and would definitely recommend it!

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Misha
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great cocktails. Great service. Food was uneven -- the starters and salads were top notch but the entrees were only so-so. We had the burger (solid but not amazing), the chicken (same), and the swordfish (well-conceived, but the fish itself was a little overcooked and disappointing). Next time I'd go for cocktails and appetizers and probably not spend the $$$ on the entrees.

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vipChris
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went a bit early but the place filled up quickly. We had a great dining experience. From the hostess to the waitstaff, everyone was friendly and attentive. I had an Autumn in Brooklyn cocktail and the swordfish. Both were excellent. The rosemary sourdough app was delicious and just enough. Give this place a try.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I ordered the roasted aged duck and it was very forgettable , meat was not at all seasoned and the meal did not complement each other at all. The flavor profile was overall bland. The drinks were well made and the mussels are the best I ever had. My wife did not enjoy her squash soup Aswell.

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DanielleV
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

For the price, I was shocked how bad the food was for thanksgiving. I had the steak and all I could taste was smoke. Half the carrots were raw and burnt on the outside. My husband’s Turkey dinner was also just a smear of pale on a plate.

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TerriR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for Thanksgiving

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Jaque
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

It was Thanksgiving day and while we were blessed to have these good folks working on this holiday, the food and service was less than desirable. Food brought to us was cold, the vegetarian offering was cauliflower and mostly overcooked, service was poor. On another day, the whole experience might have been much better.

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AlwaysEating
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We joined for Thanksgiving and sat in the outdoor tent. The food was good but portions were limited. Between meals, drinks, and tip, we spent over $500 and went straight home to make ourselves more food.
Service was friendly and the courses were well-timed. The outside seating area was warm enough when they kept the heat on.

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vipAndreaP
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual - extremely friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food, in a comfortable atmosphere. What more could you want?! Highly recommended!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was cold by the windows. Everything else was perfect!

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warewithall
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful staff.!Pretty room.!Delicious food!what more can you want???

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, good prices!
Only been for brunch. Looking forward to trying this restaurant for dinner!

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theresal
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Dining room quite loud but otherwise no problem. Food and server excellent.

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AndreaC
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and wine! Especially love the mussels! Our waitress Moe was outstanding….had a blast! Manager was engaging and on top of everything!

FAQs

Citizen Rail offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 323-0017.

Citizen Rail is rated 4.5 stars by 1235 OpenTable diners.

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.