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With a focus on local, regional, and farm-fresh ingredients, Coohills Restaurant and Bar is reminiscent of what you might find in casual bars and restaurants in Europe. The open kitchen and uniquely modern interior, designed by award-winning architects Semple Brown, underscores Coohills' style! Located in the hip Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood, we invite you to pull up to the community table, tuck in at your own intimate table for two or more, or enjoy our outdoor terrace for a spirited drink.
Coohills includes a main dining room, private dining room, community space, bar and beautiful outdoor terrace, providing a breathtaking view of the infamous Colorado sunsets.
Coohills comfortably seats up to 200 people and can host up to 400 people for a stand up reception.
We offer Happy Hour, Dinner Service and are happy to host your upcoming Private Events
Denver, CO 80202
Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Modern European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Open for Private Events
Dinner: Monday - Saturday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: Open for Private Events
Bar: Mon - Fri, 3:00pm - close; Sat, 4:00pm - close. Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Bar will open early on Saturday's to coincide with Pepsi Center events. Please call restaurant for exact bar hours during these days.
14th & Wewatta - across from the Pepsi Center at Speer Blvd.
$30 and under
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We offer off-site catering to businesses located in the 1400 Wewatta and Wazee building.
Coohills features a temperature-controlled, secured parking garage just east of the restaurant. $6 parking after 5 pm. Metered street parking on Wynkoop St. one block south of the restaurant.
Coohills has 2 light rail stations nearby: Union Station and Pepsi Center Station.
The nearest bus stops are 22574 / 22572 which serve Routes 6, 10, 28, 32 and 44.
Tom Coohill, Jr.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Private Dining Spaces Include: Sellout: Seated-200, Reception-400 Entire Main Dining Room: Seated-100, Reception-130 Cherry Creek Room: Seated-60, Reception-75 Wewatta Room: Seated-28, Reception-35 Wine Room: Seated-36, Reception-45
Coohills Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant had always come up as one of the recommended places on Open Table so I finally gave it a try as a special end of year dinner with my daughter today , and yes, as I had anticipated, it ended up exceeding my expectation. There are several private booths right by the bar area and the host/hostess sat us in one of them. It was very quiet; I could enjoy my nice/meaningful conversation with my daughter.
We ordered several different small plates instead of ordering two entrees and one of them was spaghetti squash and this was amazing to say the least. Only downside of this restaurant is that they really don’t have a large wine selection (this restaurant is categorized as French so you’d think that they have great French wines but they don’t.) Well it’s my understanding that it hasn’t been long since it’s opened so I hope they improve in this area in the near future. Overall this is a 5 star restaurant to me.
This was our 3rd time at the restaurant, the location is perfect for the Pepsi center, unfortunately the service has been slow overtime we have been there.... but this was definitely the worst service we have had. It took them an hour and a half for them to get us our dinner at 5:30 at night. The restaurant was not even that busy and we missed tip off!
Based on the caliber of restaurants in Denver, Coohills represents an outdated and out of touch establishment. The food was fine, the space is charming, but the service and value was disappointing. There are dozens of other delicious and dynamic restaurants worth a repeat visit. Sadly, Coohills will never fall into this category.
6 of us ordered the vegetarian dish. Though the waitress told us the base was spaghetti squash, a lump of dry spaghetti was served with a few cut up sweet potatoes and 3 turnips atop the spaghetti. For $21 this idea of a vegetarian dish was absolutely disgusting and an embarrassment to the establishment. One person, who does not eat gluten, only received the squash and the turnips. She reached out to the manager who brought her a dish with the same squash and turnips, some wild rice and 2 mushrooms in a broth. The dish had no seasoning and was only eaten due to hunger. In her case the dish was comped. However, no one should have ever let dishes like this go out. The restaurant had potatoes, lentils, mushrooms and other vegetables they could have used to make an amazing vegetarian dish, however someone with absolutely no creative just lumped stuff on a plate. I have never seen such a poor display of creative or attention in a fine dining restaurant. I never say never to going back, but this was such a poor display we won't ever return.
We went to Coohills before a show at the Pepsi Center. Our server was very attentive and took good care of us, despite the huge crowd.
They had a special menu that night so I don’t know if the food was a good representation of their normal fare. The apps were very good, but I found the entrees bland and over priced.
As usual, it was a great experience to dine at Coohills. We brought a young couple with us. Impeccable service, pretty view of the river, elegant decor. We enjoyed the steak, fish and a scrumptious vegan dish. They kindly let us stay and chat for hours without making us feel pushed. Excellent night out. We will be back.
We had an excellent meal. Service was great and food was even better. Small downfall to the evening was when dessert and after dinner drinks were offered, the server did not tell us how much the Ice wine cost. We got the bill and it was $28 per glass. Next time inform your guest of such a high priced item.
Owners Diane, Tom and son Ethan made a birthday celebration even more special. The food was outstanding; we both enjoyed the Crab Cake, Salad, Filet with Baumaniere Potatoes (Perfection) and the Bread Pudding(Divine....complete with birthday greeting and candle!). Service was impeccable....professional, efficient and gracious. An excellent wine list afforded us the opportunity to select an outstanding bottle of wine to top off the celebration. Merci! Merci!
4 stars is an averaged review for 2 experiences the same night. Came for an earlier after work business event which I would give 5 stars - great appetizers (the best I've had in Denver), attentive and friendly staff, good wine, very pleasant outdoor seating and bar area; stayed for a business dinner with my client which although good (maybe 3.5), was not up to the same level: limited number of entrees only 4 or 5 at the most with some being less than inspired (poached chicken), few salad selections, disappointing dessert, wait staff change mid-way through 7:00 dinner reservation (i.e. peak time) was awkward and not as helpful or friendly as the wait staff for the after-work event
Superb .. from start to finish ! First time @ Coohills / will not be the last !
Hank did a great job and the way the food was served was truly a superior method obviously attributable to a management which goes the extra mile in training and execution !
Well & Nicely Done !
Jim O'Toole / M:720-775-7725
My sister and I were in Denver to explore the foodie scene... They were aware of this, including that we were on day 4 and in a walking foodie coma, and they did everything to make our dining experience amazing! We did a seven course tasting, with some custom twists we appreciated, and the only thing that slowed us down was getting too full (which they handled great as well, packing up the main wagyu beef and giving us sorbet before we had to make room for chocolate - and yes... the perfectly textured beef was phenomenal cold, right out of the fridge for breakfast the next morning!) The snails were my favorite, though. I had a moment...there might have been a little tear...it was creamy perfection! I was even very pleasantly surprised that the sommelier took me outside of my comfort zone, with some varietals I don't trend towards, but loved every pairing! Well done everyone!
Impeccable. Our server (I don't recall her name but we were sitting on the patio on friday the 11th of august at the very beginning of dinner service) who got our prosecco, which we didn't even realize till after dinner that it was out 6 month anniversary! The food exceeded all expectations. Props to the chef! Thank you for the wonderful first experience! We will be back soon!
The food is very good. However, our waitress left much to be desired. We were continually waiting for her to come around. We found it very difficult to obtain adult beverages as well as water. Other tables near us received drinks and bread before us, yet we were seated first! Still, I will return to the restaurant because it has good bones - great atmosphere, great food. The chicken is simply amazing! Also note they serve large portions!
I had the sea bass, which was very good, but besides the fish and the tomato/cucumber relish it sat on, there was nothing on the plate. It would have been nice if there was a potato or two, or a few spears of asparagus, some kind of accompaniment, especially for the price of the dish.
We had a great experience here! I was looking for good food near the Pepsi Center and I have found it! Yes, it was a bit expensive but you get what you pay for. The house white wine was fantastic. Also loved the music!!(alternative).
The food was delicious,seasonal and all made from scratch with French roots. The bread(baguettes!) and butter (truffles) was fantastic.
We really enjoyed our dining experience so much that we were a bit late for the concert. The staff was knowledgeable and took good care of us.
We shall return to Coohills!!
I've been to Coolhills twice before. Service and quality were excellent.
However the reservation system is a TRAIN WRECK.
We made reservation through Coohill's which directed us to Open Table.
I knew from past experience they sometimes close around the 4th July, so I noted this in comments and ask them to reconfirm if they were closed on July 3.
I confirmed with Gretchen (hostess) 5 days prior to our reservation and replied to an online request to confirm one day prior. We show up for a birthday dinner and the restaurant in closed.
I'll not return because this has happened more than once.
We had a wonderful dinner at Coohill's. Chef Ben prepared a 5-course tasting menu for us, and we really felt like we were treated like royalty. Ben served us each course, explained what it was and how it was prepared, and enterained us with interesting stories about how he became a chef. Our server was attentive without being obtrusive. We will definitely be back.
I was treated like a queen- was in town for a funeral and made me feel very taken care of- I have heard the expression melt in your mouth but never experienced it until now- My God! How is it possible for even spinach and mushrooms to melt in your mouth. Food was amazing.
Our table was not available when we arrived at 5:15pm, told to wait in the bar. The restaurant was basically empty.
The wait staff was unorganized and unable to deliver what we ordered either timely or accurately.
The food was good but not as good as touted or expected.
All in all it was not an enjoyable experience.
This was our first visit to Coohill's. Our first image was of its location which is unique and somewhat quirky. We were greeted like family. The restaurant is laid out in a way that makes its several sections smaller and more intimate than a regular floor plan. We opted for a quiet booth near the bar and proceeded to enjoy a superb evening of food and drink. The crab cakes are the best we have ever had, being entirely made of luscious chunks of crab. We have hunted this delicacy from the eastern shore of Maryland to Portland, Oregon, and finally found it here.
The liver pate is exquisite but don't order it unless you're prepared to eat a ton of their homemade bread with it. OMG the bread itself is worth the visit. It's to overdose on, as we segued after dinner to their extraordinary bread pudding, another specialty of the chef.
We were easily able to pair wines from their list with our selections. And the bill for the evening did not cause sticker shock, a plus in itself.
Coohill's is at the top of our list for our next visit to Denver.
We were seated at a very undesirable table which affected my ability to enjoy my dinner. Constant traffic to restroom behind me and a straight-on view of the wait station for my husband. I looked around and there are quite a few undesirable tables! Several mistakes made from food expeditors. Great food, but disappointing service and atmosphere.
We were excited to dine here with some friends to celebrate their anniversary. Fun atmosphere and the service was great. The food not so much. Mahi mahi was bland, short ribs were dry and the crab cakes were just average. Nothing to write home about. French onion soup was good. The served a sausage appetizer that they said was supposed to be served semi-raw. They should have served it cooked. Great atmosphere and I'd be willing to give it another shot because of the space but they better kill it with the food next time!
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