Citizen Rail

4.5
1206 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

  • Christmas Day Pre Fix Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Citizen rail will be offering a special Christmas pre fix menu for $75 a person. Stay tuned to our website for the menu, www.citizenrail.com
  • New Year's Eve Special Pre Fix Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Come ring in the new year with Citizen Rail! Enjoy a special pre fix menu at $95 a person

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 1206 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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DanielleV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for Thanksgiving

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Jaque
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as usual - extremely friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was cold by the windows. Everything else was perfect!

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warewithall
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
7 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!

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Mitchw
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service … and beer

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vipLindsay
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambience and service. Incredible food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful service. The dumplings aren't great. I will come back for brunch instead:)

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vipMarkS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The overall service was great and waitress was phenomenal! It did take a little longer than expected to receive beverages ordered but assume that was more due to staffing issues. Despite the delay food and drinks were awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I really wanted to like this place and we did. The food is just okay for the value. Medium rare ribeye was medium with lots of gristle. My wife’s salad was ok. They want to play with the big steakhouses and they can’t back that up m.

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RyanT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was perfect, with the exception of our waitress. She left us alone which was ideal, but wasn’t the most hospitable. I would recommend this place to any one for a great meal and will definitely go again.

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vipGaryw
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I hate writing reviews. I will go back to Citizen Rail at some time in the future

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around! Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful with gluten free options. I can’t remember our waitress’ name but she was fantastic and the hosts were awesome as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service

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Bertie
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner and cocktails

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great cocktails, excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Awesome food and environment!

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vipRiskMan
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. The food was delicious. I highly refined the Brioche Roth Ricotta cheese. But have to say although my 30 day aged Ribeye tasted good. It was very thin for the price they’re charging.

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vipWolfy
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It's not the most comfortable place unless you sit at the bar. The food is between good and very good. The seared tuna did not impress any of the three of us who ordered it for our entrees; it seemed like a lesser cut of meat or something. I think it is more of a steak house and that we would likely have been happier had we ordered steaks.

MJ
vipMJM2323
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was delayed and poorly cooked. We did not receive any updates from management throughout the meal. Super disappointed.

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Neal
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to brunch for my sons birthday. Had a nice table next to the windows on the bar side. Waiter was really friendly, happy, and polite. Had a birthday pancake for my son. Food was really good, special of the day was pork belly bowl. Burger was cooked perfectly and had great flavor. Oatmeal and quinoa was really good as well Would love to try for dinner sometime when back in town

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food! Worth every penny. You’d be a fool not to go and indulge yourself. 10 out of 10!

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vipJulieV
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive and friendly! We were seated right away and was given an explanation of the different items on the menu. We received our food very quickly and thoroughly enjoyed our plates. If I were to give any feedback, I would say that the ahi tuna dish can be a little less salty.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional and great service! We were a little apprehensive at first because the menu was pretty limited, but everything we had was amazing! My husband and I shared the heirloom tomato salad and loved it! I had the ricotta dumplings and they were delicious! My husband and son both had the burger and said it was the best burger they’ve ever had. Highly recommend!

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MatinR
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food, the stake was amazing. But who puts watermelon in a soup that was weird. But overall everything was good.

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vipDutchDiner
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner on the patio at Citizen Rail last night. Hubby and I shared a dish from each course and we were very impressed with everything we ordered. Fantastic flavors, perfect portion sizes and unique pairings. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

3 members of my party ordered the 30 day aged ribeye. Salty, tough, slightly overcooked, and overpriced.

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vipLionsShare
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome steak

KB
KimB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The portions and the price of the food is disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the ambiance was incredible , and our server was fabulous. My Client said the ribeye was the best steak she’s had and the duck breast was incredible too. I have been to some of the top restaurants and this one will be on my list every time I come to Denver.

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vipPilarD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and service was even better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday and had amazing food, amazing service and they brought us a small bit of Champagne at the end.

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Christina
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was Mo. Fabulous service, perfect. Took my sister for her 50th. As nice a table we could get, very good food…..loved the appetizer ( cheese, meat tray) and the dessert was incredible. I’d come back for sure, if Mo was our server!

KB
KenB
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, staff was fun and gave great recommendations. We had a wonderful dinner before heading to the Van Ghoh Immersive.

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 1206 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.