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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
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!
We came for restaurant week because we had heard such wonderful things and were not overly impressed. Everything was nice enough, lovely atmosphere and beautiful location, good dinner but inconsistent. Example: three of us ordered the same first course (vegetables) but our presentation was entirely different. One person received only broccoli, another only root veggies, one person had lots of cheese and one had barely any. This was not a deal breaker, just surprising... we go out for restaurant week to sample what restaurants have to offer. We felt as though the food presentation was haphazard at best. Everything tasted nice but nothing was over-the-top amazing.
Coohills was very disappointing. Three course meal and none of the courses had any flavor or excitement to them. How can the chief mess up bass? But they did. It was very dry. Had to eat bread to wash down the bass. The French Onion soup was beef soup. Who puts beef in French onion soup...only at Coohills. The appetizer had no taste either. It was like they opened up a can of gazpacho and threw bread crumbs on it. Really??? There wasn't even salt on the table to help add any flavor to the entrée. Never again.
The food was just okay, the pâté was terrific, the soup came out Luke warm and the entree came out 2 minutes after the soup. Service was good but we felt we were being rushed out the door. It was Valentine's Day so was hoping for a better experience. They have a nice patio that I bet is great for happy hour in the summer.
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