Citizen Rail

4.5
1031 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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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 1031 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KaseyW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite steak house, awesome atmosphere and everyone is always so nice and accommodating

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cortniW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tomahawk ribeye is outstanding.

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valleycolorado
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good but way too expensive

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff!!! Super helpful and accommodating to a large party. Thank you!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Server Elliot was perfect! Really made for an enjoyable Saturday morning

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Grant
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly bar staff with amazing cocktail creations!

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Sherman
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was very slow. Pork chop was very good. Aged ribeye was definitely not worth the price.

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Phil
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Super tasty brunch... Dutch baby and chilaquiles on point!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! Great location and highly recommend visiting!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service. Music is loud. Food is nicely prepared and nice presentation.

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Katie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

My husband and I visited for my birthday; for the special occasion we ordered the tomahawk steak for two for our entrée. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed in our meal. The flavor was fine but the chewiness of the steak was extremely unsatisfactory for the price. The service was lovely and the hostess was friendly but the steak was unforgettably bad. We were sadly very put-off by this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 would be back for the steak and cocktails!

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jhun
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Drinks were rad. The service was amazing. Definitely coming back here.

This place is underrated for sure.
I feel like they had something for multiple price points. So you could get a burger for 17 bucks or a steak for 65.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

For a restaurant that specializes and ages their steak in house we had looked forward to a good meal. It was by far the worst steak I’ve had at a restaurant. We left very disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toledo
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing, drinks were great! Menu is small but very creative and delicious.

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CaseyR
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Easter Brunch, they had a buffet with huge pieces of roast beef, raw bar, and lots of fresh stuff. Servers made the whole experience safe and friendly. Great upbeat music.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch was amazing. Definitely coming back in 2022

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vipmcafromksa
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Easter “brunch”

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Liza
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was perfect!!!!! Service is good. A little bit pricey but totally worth it!!! Best aged rib eye in Denver.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks! Who does steak better in Denver than a place who dry-ages, butchers and cooks the steaks over a wood fire grill?! No one is the answer.

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StevenM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They fit us in slightly after closing because our train arrived late. We kept in touch over the phone. The food and service were great.

JD
vipJoyceD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wait staff courteous, masked, attentive. Tables spaced appropriately. Delicious food in a safe feeling environment. Very modern, bare decor, music a little loud, but would definitely go back - the food is that good.

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vipFoodieLuv
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the restaurant beautiful and clean. They did a great job with social distancing too, so my friends and I felt very safe as we enjoyed brunch. Great Mimosas!

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HBCKSC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Citizen's Rail experience was great!! Everything was as one would expect. Great menu with combination of vegetarian and non-vegetarian group members. Service was excellent.

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AbigailC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. It was a lively bar but we could still hear our own conversation and the drinks were delicious!

JD
JustinianD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a date or special occasion. The food never disappoints and staff are always very friendly and accommodating.

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vipMarkC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Breakfast is always wonderful. Great menu, well prepared and all of the dishes are very unique.

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JudyL
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love their breakfast/brunch selections and the homemade donuts were a real treat!

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vipMackenzieN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The drinks and atmosphere were great, but the food was a little cold and lacked seasoning. Additionally, service was slow. Overall it was a good experience, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there again :(

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vipAnnC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation, cancelled and then an hour later rebooked and the staff was super accommodating, even when our group changed from 7 to 9 on the spot! The food was delicious, just a little slow coming out, but I expect they were scrambling to accommodate our large party. The egg white omelet was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pork chop was bomb

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vipJsand
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent artichokes and mussels

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Geniphre
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would definitely recommend Citizens Rail to anyone who will be visiting Denver.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive and provided excellent service. The food came out fast and was delicious.

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vipAnnieB
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the muscles! My daughter and I went in on a snowy Denver night and we shared the muscles and the huge ribeye steak. It was more than we needed, but super delicious! The hostess and our server had the best attitudes! We will definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

We went with some friends to try this new restaurant. The staff was wonderful and the atmosphere is good. However the food is overpriced for what you get. Two guests had steak and they were not worth $65 each. The bone in pork chop wasn’t that great either. The drinks were good so this is a great place to get some drinks but the food is overpriced.

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vipWolfy
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The mussels were outstanding, but the baby red oak salad was gritty, as though the lettuce had not been washed thoroughly. This was a bit of concerning let down on an otherwise innovative and delicious salad.

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vipImpressed
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern chic atmosphere. Excellent service. Delicious food. Table spacing for COVID precautions was ample and greatly appreciated.

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BAMBAM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The ambiance was really great! Service was okay, we waiting for over an hour for our brunch but had good company so it wasn’t a huge deal. The food was pretty expensive for what it was. I got the American breakfast and the scrambled eggs were very overdone, the potatoes had a really good flavor but were also a tad burnt. For the price and quality I would not go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A little disappointed. Foo

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 1031 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.