Duo Restaurant

4.8
3329 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 3329 people are saying
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vipDonZ
Denver
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the first to enjoy their new Spring menu, and we’ll be back! Probably our 4th visit to Duo, but it’s always been brunch before, and the dinner was such a great experience that Duo makes you glad that you live in Denver to have a place like this on hand. The mussels were as good as those I’ve had in France: soft, juicy, in a rich broth with fresh snap peas and sourdough for dipping. This could be an entree, itself. I had a funky cocktail, the Everything Nice: it’s an Old Fashioned with...butternut squash and butter, served warm. Wow! I talked with the drinks inventor about how she was inspired to make it. My wife had a perfect pork chop with a strawberry rhubarb sauce and kohlrabi and potatoes, which they substituted because she’s gluten and dairy free. With dinner, I had the Curious Jorge cocktail, rum, banana liqueur, horchata. Really fun. And I had the Lions Mane Mushroom with a tangy asparagus purée and pea risotto (I’m a huge risotto fan) and every bite was a different combo of flavors. We enjoyed talking with the owner about how they’ve been here for 15 yrs and the history of the property. So the evening was a fantastic, memorable experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch

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vipJimAndTamiBarbour
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing - as always!!! We will definitely be back :-)

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JohnW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu options are unique in that the recipes combine standard fare with heathy, seasonal ingredients. Servers explain options with knowledge and patience. Cool hip ambiance. A good value for your hard earned dollar.

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AnnMarieF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duo was excellent. I took my daughter-in-law and grandchildren, all of whom are grown, to eat there. The portions were excellent and we all felt each of us had an excellent meal!

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mots
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Duo never disappoints. The celery bisque is exceptional even by Duo standards.

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LauraW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to eat at Duo again! The food and service are always spectacular. One of my all-time faves in Denver!

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vipmsre
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Last Sunday, you were busy! We really enjoyed being able to be out with friends, something that has been very infrequent this last year. Thank you for taking such good care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! The food and wait staff are always amazing! Nicole who was bar tending was awesome and makes a mean and tasty drink! See you again soon!

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ladycrady
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated us right away when we mentioned we had tickets for a walking tour!
Food yummy and interesting! Try the daily pastry!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

KH
KellyH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome attentive wait staff
Would go back again

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Deskpilot
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. It was our first time there but Duo will now be added to our list of restaurants to visit regularly.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great menu. Slow service. No bartender.....

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Nessus
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about our dinner was first rate. The food and service were excellent, and since we’re still under Covid restrictions, the atmosphere was quiet and spacious. The menu is small, but the choices covered the range of options that should allow most people to find something they like. It’s the first restaurant i’ve been to here in town that adds a percentage service charge to the bill in place of a tip. The credit card slip has no line where you add the tip yourself. I like that idea, but it is different from what we’re used to.

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LLBena
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambiance. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch and left with bottles of hot sauce! The restaurant was fabulous—excellent food, proper execution, and great timing. I hate being rushed through a meal and this was prompt service without the push. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipNativeFoodie
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch, it was very good! Will definitely go back to try other things on the menu! I had the special which was the Croque Madame
Definitely more of a special occasion place, not your everyday brunch.

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BillBDen
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Without fail, we always get a great meal here. It’s why Duo is our go-to-place for special occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first night out as new parents and the place did the trick! We left feeling refreshed and look forward to going back!

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RexM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. It's a small intimate setting with outstanding food and service. During these trying times the small, 2 seat, outdoor greenhouses are a fun way to have that special dinner. Bison is always a special feature on the menu. Currently, Bison Shortribs are Chef Tyler's choice. The next menu change he will feature a different Bison item. Duo is a long time Denver Highland's neighborhood favorite. The shortribs along with the rosemary grits were amazing. Please support small independently owned restaurants.

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RogerB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent awesomeness. Great cocktails, food never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork chops were amazing

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KristinH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service! This is a great place for date night or catching up with friends!

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vipCameronB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It never disappoints. Although the menu is somewhat limited there is always something to choose from depending on your diet preferences or restrictions. Try the Bordeaux La Verriere Sauvignon blanc. A great alternative to the Sancerre.

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RonL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a limited menu, but everything on it is amazing. They are known for their fried chicken, but the salmon and bison braised rib are also excellent. The duck confit appetizer is delicious. They've instituted a flat 22% service charge and we are happy to know this is helping the waitstaff earn a living wage. The service was spot-on when we were there. We've also ordered take-out from them and it's always excellent. If you are ordering the fried chicken for take-out, order the fried chicken for two: it's really enough chicken for more like four people, and this will provide you with a happy refrigerator when you pull out the leftovers.

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KymM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday brunch. Only complaint is the super strong bitter coffee.

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YumBum
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, very accommodating. The restaurant ambiance was magical with tiny sparkle lightening. The fired chicken and the short rib were both delicious.

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ColoScorp
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Duo! It's quaint, a perfect spot to enjoy a meal with friends or on a date night, and it offers a small menu with tons of delicious options. On our last visit, my husband ordered the fried chicken, and I ordered the salmon...both were incredibly delicious!

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vipBoathouse
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner at Duo! Loved sitting outside. They were accommodating with my food allergies as well!! Salmon was cooked perfectly - nice and crispy on top. My fiancé loved the pork chop also!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite brunch spot!

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framester
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I hate leaving bad reviews, especially during COVID.

The main thing was that it felt very rushed during the whole dining experience. We understood that there was a time limit for our reservation and restaurants are at limited capacity, but we didn't really get to enjoy ourselves or even select a drink/app/dinner without feeling rushed. Going there was a special occasion that I feel little robbed of. To top it off, the food was alright/good and the bill was $180 for two people.

I can't say it's bad. It's just that there are plenty of other great option in the Denver area.

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SusanH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Duo! I’ve been there many times for brunch and dinner. It’s always wonderful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food for brunch. Solid coffee bar and bartender. They have some cool outdoor little cabin things for two too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the ambiance was phenomenal. 10/10 would recommend again.

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Sierra
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food/drinks, attentive service, and a relaxed ambience. Highly recommend their Irish Coffee!

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TomW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate in a heated greenhouse. It was 20 degrees outside and plenty warm in the greenhouse. Food was amazing. Service was terrific.

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vipKrizzle303
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was perfect. We felt very safe, comfortable and happy

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vipadenverrealtor
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with really wonderful service and great people! We shared the Celery Root Bisque and Brussels and Apples for an appetizer, both were delicious and left us craving more. We then shared the Cauliflower and Butternut Curry for our main entree, highly recommend this one! The desserts were phenomenal too! This is a neighborhood gem, if you are a foodie be sure to add it to your list!

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ElaineF
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for the 1st time and not sure why we waited so long! The food ). Great place!

FAQs

Duo Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3329 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.