Duo Restaurant

4.8
3381 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Duo Restaurant is a treasure for those seeking a special dining experience tucked in Denver’s hippest neighborhood, Highland. Duo offers a relaxed and unassuming environment attracting diners who might wish to linger over a cup of coffee, a glass of wine at the bar, or to enjoy a hearty meal.

The stylish neighborhood restaurant is elegant and exciting. It’s the kind of place you want to show off to those who think they know where all the hot spots are in the city!

Duo Restaurant offers a seasonal changing menu with the freshest ingredients available from our local farms. Choose from a selection of appetizers or entrees that will satisfy the biggest meat eaters or the most discerning vegetarians.

Support Duo Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
What 3381 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LynnC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed the atmosphere, food and deserts the other night. We enjoyed the creative and tasty meals very much!

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vipcathyl
Denver
26 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal. Such interesting food and all delicious. Great service!

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vipSophieO
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and fun atmosphere! Had a wonderful brunch on Mother's Day!

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Tweety
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an evolving group of people coming at various times, and they were absolutely fantastic! Servers are great, the food exceptional, the atmosphere perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious!

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vipDivi
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Duo. We made a special effort to have takeout from them throughout the Pandemic. Denver without Duo would be sad. They have done a great job with making us feel very safe and their food is just as good as before COVID.

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TreH
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place! Loved the food, ambiance and service! Highly recommend for brunch or dinner!

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vipTess
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We loved the outdoor seating in the greenhouses was neat and intimate. The food was lacking flavor. I ordered the steak and came out very flat and had a lot of sauce on it to the point it was to much. The desert had the most flavor. I had the flowerbeds chocolate cake which was like a big brownie abs had good flavor.

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DanielD
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is good to excellent. My wife really liked the pork chop dish and the pea pancakes are loaded with shrimp. The decor is casual. But it is the kind of place where they keep changing out your silverware after every course. A gratuity of 22% is automatically added to the bill.

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vipMatthewK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service for years! Great location as well!

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Wacha
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Rachel was right on all night!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing! Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We love duos, think they were just short staffed on the night we went. The bartender was our server and we did not see her often. But the hostess helped. I ordered the steak and it was marinated in something so sweet it was hard to eat and that was not explained in the menu. It was great getting out and having a meal during these times so we are still fans.

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TomS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bison steak, Lion's Mane mushrooms and Red trout were all very well prepared
and very good. Excellent experience.

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AshleyK
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Duo has become our neighborhood favorite in lo-hi. The small, but consistent menu is definitely worth trying out!

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vipAHHA
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I actually cannot rate the food or even the service here because we walked out before we ordered.

We'd been wanting to try Duo for years, and we finally made a reservation for Restaurant Week 2021. Restaurant Week is a big event for us and I check each menu out carefully before making my final choices. We specifically chose Duo because they were offering sea bass as one of their choices. Our reservation was for 7 p.m. We were finally seated at nearly 7:30, so were irritated already. We were given a small crudité plate for having to wait so long to be seated.

When we sat down, there was no sea bass on the menu. Instead they were offering red trout, which is not what we wanted. The dessert menu was also different than what was posted on the Restaurant Week menu. When I told the waiter we'd come for the sea bass he said "our menu changes daily depending on what is available that day." There is NOTHING on the restaurant week menu that says this, and there is nothing on Duo's website that says this either.

If a restaurant posts a specific menu on the Restaurant Week list, they need to let people know that the offerings can change daily. We had come specifically for the sea bass, which was not available. We ate the crudités and left. We were both sooooooooooo disappointed that we did not get to eat what we'd been waiting a week for: the sea bass. In many years of Restaurant Weeks and dozens of restaurants we have never had this experience before.

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RobertK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent, attentive service. Entrees were well prepared

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TheodoreP
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, locally sourced, very well prepared, and served with utmost courtesy and style. Also, good wine choices, and excellent cocktail preparations.

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vipPaulJ
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Never been for Brunch only dinner. This was a real treat from bacon and eggs style Bruch restaurants. Great dishes and service and Bloody Mary

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vipMhawtof
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service, cocktails and ambiance. Food was pretty good, portions on some items small. The vegan risotto dish was cold particularly small. Ran out of some food items, like steak and chocolate dessert. Overall good experience, would try again.

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LisaH
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely wonderful dinner and experience. We came to celebrate a birthday and it was enjoyed so very much by whom we were celebrating. Cannot wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for Restaurant Week and fell in love. Looking forward to our next dining experience!

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NAGJ
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was quaint. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches in Denver.

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DineOutDinner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!!!

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vipBuddha
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel and food excellent service incredible
Meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible time. Riley was probably one of the best servers we’ve ever had. We just felt like we were buddies right from the beginning. The food was incredible (try the pea cakes!) and we couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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vipAnneD
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and we had a great time!

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vipMarkDenver
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been here in quite sometime; pandemic aside, and to be honest we had forgotten what a good job they do. Bobby took great care of us and everything was prepared to perfection. It will not be so long until our next visit!

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SeanG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

While the food was really quite good, the service from beginning to end was abhorrent.
After waiting awhile to be greets we finally stopped the busboy and asked if we could place an order with him.
Sadly h said,”no” and sent the server, Ryan over.
Who then showed up with a “I can’t believe you just did that,” attitude.
...and the wait continued as we struggled to get even a second drink and he blatantly refused to even listen to what we wanted and then sent it out the way he chose. We’d wanted an egg cooked medium instead of runny.
Finally it made and when we got he check and realized they had gone to an auto 22% gratuity on all checks.
While part of me loves the idea of raising prices and paying everyone a living wage, unfortunately it also allows for idiots like Ryan to perpetuate the stereotype.

A simple managerial presence could alleviate the issue.

Thanks for listening.

Sean

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dans
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Came in for brunch and surprisingly my first visit to Duo. Food was great, staff very friendly and you could tell they cared about the protocols around keeping their team and customers safe. Thanks Duo

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Smilza
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duo provided a perfect location for a small celebration, had a table waiting for us that felt appropriately distanced from other tables as a covid precaution. The waiter was friendly, helpful and prompt with taking orders. And the food was delicious!

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vipMtnMike
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Mini greenhouses for outdoor seating were nice

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vipLaurenM
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small but well crafted brunch menu. Everything was delicious and they had nice sized servings. The food will definitely satisfy you if you’re a foodie and is still accessible to people who aren’t. I would describe it as upscale comfort food.

The staff was friendly and not over-bearing and I enjoyed the aesthetic and small touches around the restaurant that make it feel cozy and homey. This restaurant has a lot of charm and the experience is carried through in the environment, the food, and the staff.

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DevlanO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TLDR: The staff was extremely accommodating and the food and drinks were wonderful!

Long: One of our party requires a service animal, so we called ahead to see if we could be in a quieter area and along a wall to help him provide service and not get stepped on. The host immediately assured me that wouldn’t be a problem and was able to put us at a larger table with more than enough space to keep the service dog out from under foot. The service was quick and attentive and the food and drinks arrived at a reasonable speed (not too fast or too slow).
As in other reviews, the hush puppies are SO GOOD! 10/10 highly recommend. Our party ordered a good assortment of drinks, apps, and entrees and they were all delicious. The entrees are a decent size, so you could split one or take part home for another meal. Our party ordered one entree apiece and cleared our plates; the food, drink, and atmosphere made for the perfect environment to socialize and graze. We will be back!

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TanyaC
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duo has always been a great restaurant....ahead of its time and still providing, organic, local and delicious cuisine that you don't find readily elsewhere. Their food and flavor combinations are unique without being over the top or pushing something that really doesn't work well together. I'm never disappointed with Duo. Great ambience and super positive and helpful service.

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Sue77
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First indoor dining experience in over a year. Not every table was full and adequately spaced for covid restrictions. So it was very quiet. Waitstaff was attentive, and knowledgeable. I had the pork with the rhubarb and strawberry compote-it was so tender. Huge portion so I brought 1/2 home. Husband had chicken which was very moist and tender. Also had hush puppies appetizer which was decadent

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Duo Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3381 OpenTable diners.

Duo Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1660/duo-restaurant-in-denver.

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.