Citizen Rail

4.4
1145 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 1145 people are saying
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KendraZ
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipLandon
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed brunch and the very friendly, professional staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Service was great and food was delicious.

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BreezyL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Food was cold. No seasoning. Very expensive for the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and sitting at the kitchen counter was very entertaining and helped solidify our menu selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our pre-concert dinner was fabulous!

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vipElyse
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our service was lacking and the food was too expensive for us to have been treated that way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Family in town

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ChristinaG
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I wasn't all that impressed with our meal. The service was good and the wine was excellent. Looks like they had some really interesting and delicious cocktails but I didn't have any. Overall I'm not sure I would be back It seemed a little spendy for what we got.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was not worth the price. Best thing we had was the sourdough with the house made ricotta.

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vipJamesH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We went out for a date night on Wednesday night. The service was slow, my $65 ribeye was over cooked, the $45 pork chop was so unevenly cooked that my wife didn’t want to finish the dish. By having these prices you expect a little more from a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Duck was very salty. They comped a round of drinks to make up for it. Overall great service. Parking in that garage is VERY expensive & they do not validate. I was told they did, but later found out they meant some other garage further away.

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vipPeyton009
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband’s aunt and uncle came into town and we had an early dinner at Citizen Rail.

Positives- the service was quick, efficient and all who worked there were very friendly and accommodating. I am one of those people who tends to change ingredients up in drinks and food dishes and they didn’t blink an eye at my requests. Food was tasty overall, but for the price point I expected it to impress a bit more.
We had: French fries- good. Could have been slightly more crisp
Smoked salmon and salted beets- delicious although it was a pretty dainty portion compared to the price
Aunt and uncle had ribeye with broccolini and mashed potatoes. They said it was okay- a little in the bland side
Husband and I had the pork chop with banana mole’. Again, good but lacking in flavor.
Ambiance was good as well

Negatives- other than the price point being a little on the high side and the food being a little bland I have no complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Not busy at all, the service was horrible we came for a quick brunch for 4 people and we ended up being 2 hours since the service was so slow will not be coming back.

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TonyP
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great food and service

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vipKathleenB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good overall but Bloody Mary’s were not good and avocado toast was bland. My husband enjoyed Dutch pancake. I will certainly try again.

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RyanG
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Camille was an absolute gem of a host, Eric gave great service, and the kitchen staff were extremely kind and accommodating.

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Marissa
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do NOT eat here. My boyfriend and I ate here on our trip to Denver for his 30th birthday, dropped $150 and did not enjoy our meal. Our ribeye wasn’t cooked properly, and the cut of meat was terrible. Save yourself some headache and choose another spot for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time at Citizen Rail. Made reservations for my girlfriends birthday and was greeted with Prosecco and complimentary banana flambé spilt. Excellent wait staff, would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had their sour dough bread salad and dry-aged beef. It was incredible

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Brett
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - loved the Chilaquilles! Food was running late because of a surge in orders but they comped us appetizers and were very friendly. Wonderful brunch!

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vipgridley
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We ate outside - that's why it was quiet. The food was inconsistent: The mussels were great, as was the pork belly. The pork chop was okay but the mole, which was a good idea, could have been more interesting. The ricotta dumplings tasted like tissue paper, dry and tasteless. Still, there are possibilities here. The worst part was the we feared our food would never come. Might have been pandemic/understaffing, but they just seemed disorganized. They comped our meal - and were seriously embarrassed - so they cared. I'd go back but maybe not right now.

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vipchristinas
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always great here. Dessert menu needs some work. I wish they had a few more fish choices but always great service and quality food

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vipMelanie
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Get the mussels

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Undercooked burger and over priced

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vipChristopherH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, one of best restaurants in Denver

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Service was ok, got the steak and it was impressively over cooked and not good. Real disappointment

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EricB
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Decent food. I feel like I could get better food for the same money elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best vegetarian meal I’ve had in a while. It was nice to have an entree option I could pair with good sides that wasn’t just a salad! The Citizen Rail really treated me well, the service was great and everyone was helpful. The banana split was anything but typical (in fact, the entire meal was thoughtful and carefully made) and was SO good. I’ll certainly recommend to others and make a point to visit on my future visits.

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LishaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was average and overpriced. Service was good.

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vipErinK83
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience sitting at the bar with Austin and Sarah! They make great drinks, the recommendations were spot on. All together wonderful!

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jmason78
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the counter where we got to interact with the chef and staff and ask questions about everything. They were all
So gracious and nice and watching them do their thing was amazing! We ordered the duck and grilled tuna for our entrees, pork belly and sourdough as apps. They were all outstanding.

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vipdamong
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not great…

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CoGirl
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family brunch!
Menu choices were excellent.

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GMAD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. A little pricey but quality was there.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! As always

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Atlas5280
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Fourth time here. First time in 1.5 years. Quality of the food declined significantly in that time. Wife’s fish was over cooked and my duck was tough and good, not delicious. In the past every dish of every meal was fantastic.

Citizen Rail
Responded on July 30, 2021

Hello Atlas5280, I am disappointed to read about your dining experience last week. Please reach out to me directly at jason.gordon@citizenrail.co so that we can ensure you visit us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to meet up with friends. Great food and great atmosphere!

Citizen Rail
Responded on July 30, 2021

We dig this review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, high quality presentation and flavor

FAQs

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

Citizen Rail is rated 4.4 stars by 1145 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.