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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Christmas Day Pre Fix Menu$75.00 per person
Dec 25, 2021 onlyCitizen 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$110.00 per person
Dec 31, 2021 onlyCome ring in the new year with Citizen Rail! Enjoy a special pre fix menu at $110 a person
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Steak + Eggs
flat iron, two eggs any style, guajillo sauce, breakfast potatoes
CR 5050 Burger
brisket + short rib, lettuce, onion, tomato, sage - rosemary fries
Red Oak Salad
honey marinated cranberries, lavender-fennel pollen goat cheese, pancetta, pomegranate + barrel aged red wine vinaigrette
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good for Thanksgiving
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.
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.
Delicious as usual - extremely friendly staff!
Friendly staff, great food, in a comfortable atmosphere. What more could you want?! Highly recommended!!
Was cold by the windows. Everything else was perfect!
Wonderful staff.!Pretty room.!Delicious food!what more can you want???
Great food, great service, good prices!
Only been for brunch. Looking forward to trying this restaurant for dinner!
Dining room quite loud but otherwise no problem. Food and server excellent.
Delicious food and wine! Especially love the mussels! Our waitress Moe was outstanding….had a blast! Manager was engaging and on top of everything!
Great food and service … and beer
Fantastic ambience and service. Incredible food and drinks.
Wonderful service. The dumplings aren't great. I will come back for brunch instead:)
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!
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.
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.
I hate writing reviews. I will go back to Citizen Rail at some time in the future
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!
Really good food and service
Great dinner and cocktails
Great cocktails, excellent service.
Great time! Awesome food and environment!
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.
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.
Food was delayed and poorly cooked. We did not receive any updates from management throughout the meal. Super disappointed.
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
Great service and awesome food! Worth every penny. You’d be a fool not to go and indulge yourself. 10 out of 10!
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.
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!
Good food, the stake was amazing. But who puts watermelon in a soup that was weird. But overall everything was good.
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!
3 members of my party ordered the 30 day aged ribeye. Salty, tough, slightly overcooked, and overpriced.
The portions and the price of the food is disappointing.
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.
The food was amazing and service was even better.
Citizen Rail offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 323-0017.
Citizen Rail is rated 4.5 stars by 1209 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.