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About Coohills

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

1400 Wewatta
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
14th & Wewatta - across from the Pepsi Center at Speer Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 623-5700

Website:
http://www.coohills.com/

Catering:
We offer off-site catering to businesses located in the 1400 Wewatta and Wazee building.

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Tom Coohill, Jr.

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
http://coohills.com/reservations/special-events

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Private Dining

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

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4.5

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4.2

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3.8

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (7)
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Seasonal (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
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Scenic View (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Live Music (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Hot Spot (1)
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People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2017

My husband got the market fish of day, which was Tuna. It was not cooked consistently. Half cold half warm. The food was heavy on salt. It wasn't that bad, but not the best for the price. Service was great....greeted at door and seated quickly. Server was very good. I'd recommend it for quick bite and a nice glass of wine, but wouldn't go back for dinner or special occasion.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Wonderful evening; food and service. We chose the Valentine special, multiple course dinner. Wonderful!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Not the same experience I had in Spring of 2015. Menu changes monthly and at our table of 8, all but two people were disappointed with their food (short ribs, hanger steak, and cavatelli). Appetizers were good though.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2017

A truly exceptional experience. The 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing was simultaneously memorable and casual. Maybe the best tasting menu experience in town.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2017

I am so very disappointed with our dining experience. Service provided by Ryan improved the experience, but he can't serve and cook the food, too. The tomahawk pork was served rare, still cold inside. Second round cooking, of the same piece of meat, still rare. By the time the rare pork returned, my "special occasion" guest completed his meal (why let it go cold?), and I called it a night by munching on the 3-4 crispy bacon bits served with the pork, and duck fries.

I am not sure what's happened to Coohills. My last experience in June 2016 was exceptional.

Nevertheless, I can recommend the bread-pudding dessert. Ryan suggested a nice cordial pairing.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2017

They had too many big parties. One of them was so big there wasn't room for all of them so they kept knocking over the partition that the staff tried to set up.
Our waitor had limited knowledge of the menu and the menu was not reflective of what is on their website.
Overall we might try again when the weather is warmer.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Owners are amazing. Locally owned and operated. Fabulous food and service. Delicious wines and drinks. Love it so much we are renting the entire place for my sons rehearsal dinner!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Live Sports, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2017

There are way better restaurants for the money in Denver. We found the food to be rather uninspired. Our server was very friendly and accommodating, but the pace of the meal was very slow (our entrees took an hour to get to the table when the restaurant wasn't crowded). I hadn't been here for a while so I wanted to give it a shot but I don't think I'll be coming back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We have now dined at Coohills twice. Both nights were absolutely splendid. From the impeccable service, to the literal best food either of us have ever had, to the beautiful interior and location Coohills is our chosen destination for any special event. Both times we were there, the wait staff were so helpful, kind, and attentive that we still talk about our experience. We tried several of their mixed cocktails and were blown away. They were so complex and creative. The wine pairing suggested by our waiter both times have been spot on. I recommend Coohills to anyone who is looking for a wonderful place for a date or other special occasion. The menu is pricey but I've never been disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Delicious food and amazing service! Super close to Pepsi Center which is awesome if you're going to a game or concert. Will be back for sure!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2016

It's always a favorite and they absolutely take care of you at Coohills

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Great spot! Outstanding food and cocktails. I knew Coohills was great for events, but wanted to stop in for dinner. Excellent food - be sure to have the crab cake, and the barrel aged old fashioned.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2016

My out of town guests and I enjoyed the food, the service and the ambiance. Knew I could expect a great evening that would compare favorably to the big city the were from.
Had a meal we would remember.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2016

We did a wine pairing meal that was sponsored by a distributor. The owners are friendly and pay close attention to detail. Beautiful setting. Good for a couple or a large group. Fun atmosphere and good, interesting food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Service was not great. No one to help us with wine selection and long delays. They were out of two items (including their specialty Crab Cakes) at 8:00 on a Saturday night.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Excellent food, and they were very accommodating.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Never disappoints. Outstanding food and service. Creative menu, artfully presented.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 29, 2016

We waited 20 minutes to be seated. It was extremely pound in there and our server (when around) was a lower talker so we couldn't hear a word she said. The food was very pricey to be so mediocre.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 29, 2016

Went here for a date and was disappointed. Ordered a cocktail and glass of wine and it took about 30 min to get them. After receiving the drinks we were served cooled fries. My date and I decided to split the flatbread and salmon. After about another 40 minutes of waiting the salmon arrived at the table and then precieded to tell me they were out of flatbread. After getting cold fries a small piece of salmon and two alcoholic drinks we still spend a pretty penny with no compensation for the wait or running out of a menu item.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2016

It was our first time dining with you and we were with family we hadn't seen in a long time so we were us real that it was quiet.
Food was excellent one was a vegetarian and we managed just fine. Truffle butter was the best!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2016

What a pleasant place to have a nice meal before the concert at the Pepsi Center. It was an easy walk from Union Station (took the light rail into town) and then met with friends for the walk to the restaurant. We were early but the bar was open for business. The wait staff was outstanding and they made sure that we were out in time to walk over to the venue. Did not have to indulge in any of the food at the Pepsi Center - it was a great evening!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Delicious food with prompt service and great music.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Key West)·Dined on June 28, 2016

We had the worst dining experience of our On-line booking lives at Coohills on June 28. After excellent dining experiences our first two nights in Denver, we had high hopes for a third. We found this place in WineSpectator's Denver area award winning wine lists. The wine list was in fact worthy of accolades. However, the food was almost inedible. Smoked trout was dry and too salty to eat. Lamb meatballs seemed to come straight from a Chef Boyardee can. Crab cakes were packy and too salty, though the sauce was okay. Charcuterie board had good food gras sausage amid an otherwise tasteless group of selections. The place is very loud and very disorganized. The vibe is that of a crowded Applebee's in an open air mall, but with poorer service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2016

Chef's table never disappoints. It's open with a great view of the open kitchen and bar. Tom and Diane are always walking by and are very approachable. Their menu changes due to the availability of the best ingredients currently available. But the ever popular crab cakes and their Foie Gras are always available. Every dish is amazing and the bar puts out great cocktails and wine as well.

Check out their 'Beats on the Creek' where they have live music on the bridge which crosses the Cherry Creek.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2016

The service at Coohills was subpar for a restaurant in its price range. The dining area was empty for a Saturday night and our waiter didn't come to our table for about 15 minutes after we sat ourselves on the patio per the hostess' instructions, my wine didn't come out until our entrees were served, and we had to flag our waiter down to get his attention for anything that we needed. As for the food, Coohills had me at pate. Charcuterie selection is decent. Expect the brats to be cold and pink in the middle. Our waiter assured us they were cooked thoroughly. Beef tartar was not as expected. It was gamey tasting quarter inch meat cubes in a dish. We sent that back and was still charged for it. Pork tenderloins seemed promising as they came out deliciously seared looking on top. As I cut through the loins, they were overcooked and tough on the top half, yet soggy and still pink on the bottom. Again our waiter assured us that it's part of the unique cooking style. He made no attempt to make good on all the cold pink pork served or for his terrible service. For a $160 dinner for two, it was not a positive experience. I do not recommend Coohills.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Unfortunately, the waiter was having a very off night. Service was extremely slow. I ordered the special Salmon and got served Halibut. I like halibut but I ordered Salmon. Couldn't even eat my meal as it was extremely salty. My husband had the pork loin and couldn't even cut into it with a steak knife..way too tough and also doused in salt. The restaurant did the right thing and comped the meal which I'm grateful for, but I will never dine here again...not unless my doctor recommends a very high salt diet.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 8, 2016

We've enjoyed previous visits more. It may be that we visited on an off day. Not all dishes were as great as expected. The halibut we shared was delicious and our guests liked the asparagus tart. I thought the notion of the deconstructed chocolate mousse was a clever idea but the actual serving presented items where one could not fully taste the different flavors. We may visit again in hopes that the whole experience will be much better.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2016

We really enjoyed our early evening meal last Friday at Coohills. My husband and I had not been before and we were both very pleased with the food, the service and the feel of the place. I am quite sure we will go there again and bring other friends to share it with!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2016

Sat in the bar area, every round of drinks took over 10 minutes. Server couldn't even fill water glasses. He eventually blamed the long wait for drinks on the bartenders being "slammed". They were not incredibly busy , either. Food was good, but the service was what I will remember.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Excellent service and food. The asparagus tarte and raclette madelaine were outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Definitely an upscale place. Food was clearly above average. Seems a little on the pricey side, but given the quality and ambiance, understandable. Our waiter, Ryan--studying to be a sommelier, was top notch (couldn't find better!). The atmosphere and location were both excellent. The bread was absolutely superb. Was a little disappointed with the Asparagus keesh-like dish. If I could, I'd give this place a 4 1/2 star.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2016

My husband and I went out with friends to celebrate our anniversaries. We had heard positive things about Coohills and none of us had ever been before. The atmosphere was nice and we had great service, however the food was not good. Two of us ordered the pork osso bucco and it was extremely dry, hard, bland and had some sort of gluey cheese on the polenta. The other two of us ordered the rack of lamb, which was not bad, but wasn't impressive at all either. When you're spending $35-40 a plate, you're really hoping to be wowed, and we were not.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2016

This was one of the best meals I've had in a long time while eating out.

The chef takes pride in was comes out of the kitchen.

They use a minimalistic approach with fresh seasonal ingredients and it works well.

I will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Second visit for dinner and had a great experience both times. The food was outstanding with the sole exception of the mushroom tarte, which was bland an gummy on the latest visit. Their salads are always are a highpoint - very fresh, innovative and delicious . Wished they had the one with the fried cooked egg and bacon on top I had on our first visit. Also thought the urban views out the windows, some with mountains in the distance, were interesting and better than most restaurants. I had remnants of issues with a bad oral surgery experience and the server offered to check with the kitchen for a variation on the dish I preferred, which worked out very well and was very much appreciated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Love this restaurant...one of Denver's best!! Great food, service, location and atmosphere.
Kudos to owners and staff for being so consistent and innovative.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 31, 2016

They were experiencing a mass rush before a concert and did not keep up well. The manager did apologize. I would try again but not before a concert at the Pepsi center.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 25, 2016

We enjoyed the food and wine, which offered a menu that was more creative than most. We started with a charcuterie selection of pate and sausage, which was delicious. Our entrees of rabbit and quail were smaller than expected but well presented. We had a delicious St. Emellion wine and our waiter, Travis, was knowledgable and helpful in making selections since it was our first time there. We will definitely go again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 24, 2016

I was in the neighborhood for an event at the art museum. Coohills was a convenient walk to the event and had plenty of nearby options for parking. When I arrived I observed some great specials on their menu board. Unfortunately since I was seated in the dining room I was unable to purchase items that were displayed on their menu board because these items were offered only in the bar seating area. Knowing this detail would have altered where I would have seated. The food is great in the dining room for someone that is looking at a higher quality food selection (yes, you will be paying a bit more), desires a more eloquent dining experience, and is not rushed to arrive at a performance or game at one of the nearby venues.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Atmosphere can be a big part of any restaurant's success, and Coohills capitalizes on that importance. The place can provide just what you're looking for in your dining experience, be it a cozy romantic night out, a large gathering or celebration, or simply getting a group together for a good time, a la carte.
This, combined with chef Tom Coohill's invigorating menu and the notably astute service, strikes a balance that makes for a genuine gem.

Tip: Do yourself a favor and order the crab cake. Just be prepared to make it the yardstick by which you measure every subsequent crab cake.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 17, 2016

Cool spot and great location. I guess the menu changes frequently, so the waiter didnt know much about the actual menu items that were new or tweaked. Dessert was the best part. Rest of meal was not great, very average in terms of taste. Menu didnt have many great options (for me). I would recommend you check out the menu before visiting.

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