Former Saint Craft Kitchen and Taps

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Steps from the Colorado Convention Center and the Denver Theater District is the new Former Saint Craft Kitchen and Taps. Here Former Saint chefs tempt with adventuresome, Colorado tastes and experiences, giving a nod to the bond shared by food and spirits. Copper piping from a glass enclosed keg room draws local craft beer on tap to the center, focal-point bar, back dropped by a Denver Urban meets Colorado Wild locally inspired 16 foot mural. Serving morning, noon, night and spirits daily.
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RB
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great atmosphere and great food - the perfect combination!!

SL
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was fine though waiter was a little confused about our order. Bartender was talking to a waiter on other side of restaurant. Not necessary. The atmosphere was great. I liked the decor very much. I probably would not go back, because there are other restaurants with better food for better prices.

CQ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service! The atmosphere is not intimate, which I prefer, but the cuisine and service more than make up for it!

l
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a girl friend for breakfast. Great atmosphere and service. Really appreciated the gluten free toast!

SC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The cocktails were delicious, the service impeccable and the environment relaxing. The food was good, but was less of a portion than the price tag indicated

TB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Had show tickets for 7:30, so I booked a reservation for 5:30. We got there on time, but had to go back up to the host stand after almost 30 minutes because a waiter hadn’t been by yet to take our drink order. The food was quick, but any drink orders took 15-20 minutes to get to the table. They weren’t even busy. Ended up having to ask for the check while we were still finishing everything up and run to get to the theater before the show started. Not sure if I will be back, but I know I definitely won’t go back before a show.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When we arrived at the time of our reservation, they said they were closing (without even an apology), so we left. Beware!

AH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the fact that i was able to find a vegan option in the menu. However the kale in the dish wasn’t fresh, it was yellow and wilted.
The restaurant is nice, overall nice menu and good service.

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

weekend trip to Denver and were staying at the Hyatt. Stephanie was great, and attentive to us. The snack attack was yummy. Enjoyed the chocolate covered bacon. Our drinks were perfect and the dinner was great. The prime rib was huge and we ended up sharing. Would have loved dessert but we were stuffed. Would definitely recommend and go again.

G
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Too many other activities going on. Not what we expected.

GK
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Not fine dining but food was good. Noisy but interesting scenery.

1
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely service with knowledgeable waitstaff. Food was solid—interesting flavor combinations but not too crazy—with exception of skin on duck breast. The meat was perfectly prepared, but the skin was not crisp and still very fatty.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

You'll find the same selection at a holiday in....embarrased that I brought my Mom here for mothers day

AK
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

LOVE the remodel and everything about it. It's PERFECT for special occasion brunches and anytime!

LH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Great place! Food was wonderful and service was amazing!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks! Super cool ambience! Love the vegan friendly options!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mathew Was a professional and engaging server

s
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It certainly would have helped to know that this restaurant is located in the Hyatt Regency. We were seated promptly, but were invisible to the wait staff who bustled by us with no acknowledgement. Finally, we moved to the bar where we were warmly greeted by the bartender. Our pastrami sandwich was outstanding as was our salad. We watched the tables around the room and noticed many frustrated diners. Gotta say the weight staff did not appear to be very well coordinated. It's too bad that the table service is not good, because it will prevent us from meeting friends there. We will return to the bar!

KA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drink were great, service and food as well. Very cool architecture and tap lines for beer. Very unique menu, not your standard American food which was refreshing

S
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was very good but the service was terrible. It wasn't very busy, but we saw our waitress twice in the 1 1/2 hours we were there. It took over an hour to receive our food. We had to ask other employees to check on food and find our waitress.

KC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Overpriced, overcheffed food in a weird setting. We had an issue with almost everything we ordered except the bass crudo which was really amazing (and the only thing not actually cooked). Would not go again.

k
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Not good. Disappointed. Drinks ok. But super expensive for mediocre. Service was very disappointing. The Madre tried to serve our meals before our appetizers...I said it was fine I rather it be warm than sitting under a lamp but he took it away and said it was for a different table...it was not so yummy when it arrived. Unlikely to return. Typical hotel place...

RR
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great location near hotels and the Colorado Convention Center

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Extremely disappointing. Took a work group of 9 for dinner. Not only were they out of 1/3 of the items on their menu, including different drinks but they took it upon themselves to substitute drinks without telling us. Service was slow. I understand being busy for a convention but you would think they would comp a few drinks or a dessert. No, charges us full price. Sadly we are locals and we won’t be back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I’d give it a zero star if I could. TERRIBLE service and sooo slow - I had to go to bar to get drinks twice. Mike was the worst server ever.

T
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had reservations for six people, called to inform them we were running late, no problem. Meet the hostess she recognized that we had spoken 3o minutes before sat us with no hesitation for what I considered a fantastic meal. This is a restaurant we will be going back to. Thanks to all the staff.

SS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Former Saint lives far outside the ideas one holds of hotel restaurants. We tried it for Restaurant Week, and will happily return.

CR
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Loved the Cesar kale salad and the apple/fig bread pudding dessert ! The tortellini was mediocre. Great ambiance and it was super quiet because there wasn’t but 5 other humans in the restaurant.

NY
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good contemporary options. Very tasty. Excellent old fashioned cocktail.

RB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The service was really slow. The food was good. If they can speed up the kitchen and bar, I’d recommend it to a friend.

SF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Great for drinks and food and business or business casual... Even casual. But it's not a place for a relaxing evening dinner for two. I actually would have rather been at the Peaks lounge, which are from where the photos on open table show. Peaks is 27th floor and Former Saints is ground level. Breakfast, however, at FS was a great experience.

AK
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I wish they would serve Sunday brunch instead of breakfast till 11, then lunch. That being said, I had the beet salad. It was beautifully prepared and the flavors were excellent. The serving was small so I ordered toast on the side. The restaurant is very large and nicely decorated, but not at all intimate. Service was very good. Convenient to get to a DCPA afternoon performance.

p
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was pretty good, my chop a bit tough. Very nice waitress.

SR
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my mother's birthday at Former Saint and had an absolutely wonderful experience. When you walk in you're immediately drawn to the copper pipes above the bar, it was so beautiful. Our waiter was friendly/upbeat and was making jokes back and forth with us through the evening. He also recommend a few things that we ended up ordering and loved. Our drinks were fantastic and the food was delicious. Our group has some specific dietary needs and the menu offered something for everyone without having to make changes/substitutions. Overall, we had a memorable experience and would absolutely recommend the Former Saint!

JL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Chilly by the windows. Think they should ask first before seating anyone next to a wall of windows in the winter. Loud, but we were there at 6pm with a bar close to the dining room as well. Service wasn't all that great, she was going to ask the kitchen a question for me before ordering as she didn't know the answer and completely forgot to ask. We asked for ketchup and it took so long my husband was done with his fries when she brought. Hamburger was good, so was my husband's reuben. We had breakfast there the following morning and it was very good. Omelot was great, the fruit was delicious. Service was better, seemed as though they had more staff for breakfast than for dinner.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very unorganized and slow!

M
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

For the price paid, everything was somewhat mediocre. The handcrafted cocktails were somewhat of a disappointment also. 1864 Manhattan had too much sweet vermouth and bitters which totally overpowered the taste. Bitters was also too prevalent in their Old Fashioned. While the location was convenient, the experience left us underwhelmed.

SH
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience, the friendly and attentive waiters, and the delicious food!

MH
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

My experience at Former Saint was not very good. The service was agonizingly slow -even though we were one of only three occupied tables in the entire restaurant at noon. The food was good but overpriced. Not sure if this is worth a repeat visit.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Very poor food experience. Poorly cooked steak. Incorrect orders abound and failure to address

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