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About Colt & Gray
Colt & Gray is a Chef-driven neighborhood restaurant located in a restored artist’s loft, serving seasonal and sustainable cuisine. Our New American fare is paired with craft cocktails and thoughtfully sourced wines and beer. We offer professional service in a casual and inviting atmosphere.
Reservations made through OpenTable are strictly for Colt & Gray and not for Ste Ellie.
Denver, CO 80202
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation
Sunday Staff Spa Day
Monday Class Field Trip
Cocktail Hour lasts from 4PM-6PM in the bar area and dinner service begins at 5PM Tuesday-Saturday
16th & Platte
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street Parking Available
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Colt & Gray Ratings and Reviews
Came for a birthday dinner and did not disappoint! We were seated in a cormer table which helped feel cozy. The duck was a great main course and the grilled artichoke was an excellent appetizer. Clams and octopus were tasty but a little heavy on the white beans, so felt a little overpriced. That would be Our only downside, very minor. Our server was helpful with recommendations and the cheesecake dessert was great also.
We went to Colt & Gray for NYE. It was delightful. The food was well presented and delicious. The lobster was a little soft, but the lamb and steak were the best I've ever tasted. We had some confusion with the reservation, but I suppose that was because it was NYE. It was nice to have the $70 tasting menu, as well as the opportunity to order from several choices on the menu. The tables are far enough apart in the room we were in that it made it easy to talk -- and even sing at the end of the night. We left at 12:30am -- fun night.
Even though it was a busy evening and it looked like all of the seats were filled, service was excellent and the meal unhurried. The named cocktails at Colt & Gray continue to be excellent: just different enough to be catchy, nothing to frighten off anyone.
Tried this place for the first time for our annual family Christmas dinner out.
Service was atrocious. Incredibly slow.
Waiter could not remember half of the items ordered, had to ask for items 2-3 times.
Totally missed some items, then charged us for it - later corrected the charge error as we no longer wanted the items.
Table next to us experienced the same level of service, from the same server.
Tip reflected service.
Sat at bar for 15 minutes before our table as we arrived early.
Service not any better there.
Sat by fireplace for 10 minutes before an acknowledgement of our existence, then no one ever came for an order before we took our dinner table.
And the place wasn't that busy !!
Food was good, ambiance was nice.
Not likely to go back.
Too many other restaurants in town that actually cater to customer service.
Honestly the service was slow it took almost an hour to get service. The food, every single dish, was bland. Whether it was duck, steak, beats, potatoes- bland. For that price everything should be delectable. I can forgive certain flops as not everyone knows how to properly season and/or cook certain things, but literally every dish was sub par.
The overall service warrants a downgrade of our usual praise, on this visit. Our waitress did an admirable job with the circumstances, but extremely slow bar service interfered with the overall pace of the meal, as did an out-of-stock wine substitution and an after-dinner drink mistake. We also waited 20 minutes after payment for return of cards, tip & signing.
The food itself was outstanding: concept, prep & presentation were up to standard, although the great variation in portion sizes can be a bit disconcerting, making some selections seem quite overpriced.
The featured "trotter" special was AMAZING!
Our dinner was delicious but our service was less than favorable. After being seated, it took some time before our waitress came to our table. She was knowledgeable but not very attentive and everything ordered, including a $100 bottle of wine, took forever to receive. She misplaced my credit card at the end of the meal and we had to wait until it was found.
This trip to Colt and Gray was very disappointing. The bar service has gotten very slow, we ordered cocktail food and it came before our drinks, we ordered a bottle of wine to breathe for dinner and some ordered a second drink which took so long we almost cancelled the round and we wish we had as the food came with the second round of drinks. 2 of the 4 appetizers had to be sent back because they were burnt and when they were re-fired they were missing some components I believe because they had burnt all those components and had none to serve with the dishes. Who is in the kitchen anyway and where is the quality control? Usually they have some wonderful chef's dishes but on Saturday evening @ 7:30 they were already out and were out of porterhouse as well leaving the only beef on the menu a Pave' steak which was a bit tough. We ordered cioppino in the past and it came with a starch on Saturday no starch just seafood in a cast iron pot barely filling for the price. We did get the opportunity to enjoy our wine with the main course. We asked for a pepper mill and the waiter threw a plastic pepper mill on to the table and we could not get it to work, no one noticed. One glass of wine took so long they said it would be complementary and the same for the burnt appetizers but when the bill came all were on the bill. How embarrassing it was to have to get up and ask that question of the server who knew nothing about it because he was not communicated to. This used to be a go to destination when visitors came to town-no longer sorry to say.
Two hours at the table and we only got our cheese plate and charcuterie. Had high hopes and they did not deliver. Service needs a huge upgrade. This night was very disappointing. We did not get the chance to order entrees. Other food orders were forgotten even when discussing with our server. Very frustrating.
always delightful experience with a staff that understands what it means to put the guest above all else. The menu is always loaded with surprisingly delicious entre items
and the staff has 6th sense as to know when you're involved in deep conversation and not to interrupt ....which is really great !
parking is sometimes tricky in the heavy construction area......but that's really not part of the equation when it comes to the top notch food and service this place offers
We went with our three sons (7, 4 and 2 months) and the staff did not even blink. Outstanding service by Adam: timely, friendly but not overly so: a good experience!
The food is great: my wife had the Colorado lamb and it was excellent, I had the pork chop and it was delicious though slightly undercooked (pork should be well done...)
Our food was not cooked to expectation. Duck undercooked and filet mingon was like charcoal and way over cooked. One side dish of beets was not brought with the meal. Blood orange was brought instead a strawberry daiquiri. Server was not familiar with menu items. Water took over 10 minutes at times to be refilled as it was my only beverage. For a birthday there was nothing to be remembered for trying a new place.
We came to Colt & Gray for our anniversary dinner. We were well taken care of from the moment we arrived. We were greeted promptly and warmly. This is a cheerful place with great people helping us. Our table was comfortable. The atmosphere was upscale but not pretentious. The service was outstanding. The only flaw was our waiter or the bar tender was not able to comprehend and deliver a simple mixed drink. However, that was corrected promptly with a smile. No imaginary excuse, just a simple apology. Genuine. I especially liked that all service people stopped by to check on us, not just our waiter. We saw the maitre 'd and the other service people throughout our evening and it made the experience more enjoyable. Our food was originally conceived and delicious. The dessert was regrettably sinful. All in all a memorable evening. We left feeling well taken care of and full of wonderful food.
Food was excellent, loved the atmosphere. Unfortunately the service was poor. We had a reservation at 8:30, waited around for 20 min until we were seated. Sat with nothing (including no water or much acknowledgment from anyone) for at least 10 minutes. Server was somewhat friendly however on 3 different occasions mentioned that she was bringing something and then never brought it. Once our entrees arrived, no one came to check on us to see if everything was alright or if we needed anything, and the next time we saw anyone was when we had to flag down our server to get our check. Sad that I am unlikely to recommend or return, as the food was great.
Colt and Gray is a sparkling wine that fancies itself to be champagne. Sure, its good but egotistical attitude from staff leaves a tacky aftertaste. We ended up sitting at the bar at 5:00 pm in a nearly empty restaurant as the staff was unable to figure out a thoughtful way to include a third person who had joined our two person party. What's worse, the staff did not even try to think about a way to accommodate our small party who already had a reservation.
Colt & Gray has become our traditional spot for anniversary dining (five or six in a row, I believe this was and, maybe, ten visits total), and we haven't been really disappointed yet. Creative cocktail offerings and menu choices, plus local ingredient sourcing and attentive...not hovering...service, have been our reason for returning. That is still valid, even though attentiveness of service slipped a bit this time & no acknowledgement of the occasion, even though it was included in reservation comments: a first. Presentations are beautifully done. Colorado lamb was perfectly prepared, although the portion was small and the blueberry mostarda was over-salted: briny to the point of totally masking any blueberry flavor. Sea bass was excellent and the featured French onion soup was nicely done.
Still a favorite, but maybe time to start a new tradition.
Good food - the crispy rosemary potatoes are excellent! Entrees arrived barely-warm. Service was the only big issue - almost ten minutes to even get greeted at the door and server was... not-terrible is the most gracious description.
We've dined here twice in the past month, both special occasions. The first time the food and the service was very good, thus our return 3 weeks later. This second dining experience was difficult from the start: they had no reservation in their system even though it was confirmed the previous day and the open table app on my phone showed us as "now dining."
The waiter took our order and said the bread and butter would be right over. After some time we asked for the bread and butter and ...it was never served. Ordered soda for two and they had to go next door to get two cans. One diner had dietary restrictions and the very allergen that was specifically and clearly communicated, and that the waiter acknowledged, was a main ingredient in the "special" sauce that was placed on protein.
The waiter and manager comped that dish and two deserts. This was fair but the dining experience was extremely disappointing. The variability in service as noted in our experience and in some other reviews makes this a somewhat risky adventure.
My boyfriend and I made a reservation for a Friday night date. We were seated in the side room area, which lacked the ambiance we expected from Colt and Gray. It was a plain and not romantic. The food was good and nicely presented, but nothing we'd return for. The service was good. Overall under impressed. Might be a good venue for a larger group.
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