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Green Russell

4.2
356 reviews
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$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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About

Green Russell is the Bonanno Concept signature drinking establishment—a good old fashioned cocktail joint with a chef at the helm. Everything about Green Russell should seem both adventurous and somehow familiar—the unusual path to our hostess, the intimacy of low seating and spacious booths; fresh takes on old cocktail favorites; elegant bar food that rises above casual
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday through Thursday: 5:00pm-12:00am. Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -1:00am
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Phone number
(303) 893-6505
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Frank Bonanno
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Private party facilities
Green Russell offers partial and full buyouts. Please contact liza@mizunadenver.com for additional details.
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Private party contact
Liza Zimmerman: (720) 737-4277
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th
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Parking details
Valet parking is available on Larimer Square for $8 with validation
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Entertainment
Live jazz every Sunday and Monday from 7-11pm featuring the Scott Grove Trio and the Jean Marie Trio. No cover charge. 21+
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Special events & promotions
Please contact liza@mizunadenver.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 356 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
4.5
ambience
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on September 18, 2013

One night a month, my husband and I, plan a night/day for one another, which we call date night. I had heard about Green Russell from a friend and thought it would be nice. It was better then nice, it was a wonderful four hour date night!! The food was delicious and the drinks were wonderful. But, it was atmosphere that I truly enjoyed as did he. The Green Russell is tucked away, where you could be in a different time or place. Folks are encouraged to dress up and to refrain from using cell phones, and to speak intimately. The decor was comfortable and lent itself to having a romantic evening. We will be returning, especially now that they don't require reservations.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2013

Green Russell has an amazing list of cocktails. Don't be afraid to try anything on the list. I also highly recommend the Loaded Chips. They feed three or four people, and are delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2013

We enjoyed the happy hour specials and loved the attentive service of our waiter.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2013

Great drinks, great atmosphere. Easy to get in on weekend before 7pm. Pierogi was incredible. So were the brisket sliders. Caramel apple pie was perfect. The fine people at Visit Denver gave this to us as a reco. Brilliant.

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2.0Dined on July 16, 2013

We were greeted and given water right away by the bar back. The bar tender came over a minute later and asked if we had any questions about the menu and that he'd be back to take our order. We were ready a couple minutes later. We sat there and waited for TWENTY MINUTES before he returned to take our order. We were sitting in the cocktail seats across from the bar, in full view. I counted six parties, including my husband and I, of 2-4 people. The place was pretty dead. There were four people behind the bar. We were just about to get up and leave when he finally came back (after we politely stared him down) and apologized, saying he thought someone else was taking care of us....(??) Bad communication. Bad service. Good drinks though.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2013

I always find the bartenders extremely approachable and knowledgeable at Green Russell. I provide them an example of a drink I enjoy and they always deliver the best cocktail ever. I have yet to order anything off of the drink Menu. This is not the place to go for a cheap drink or to hook up. If you want a bar that is not crowded and serves great cocktails, this is the place. They also serve Wednesday's Pies, which are amazing. Definitely make reservations!

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2013

Great ambience however, the bartender was very rude and condescending. All other waitstaff were great

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2013

I really like Green Russell; it's my second time going and I would go again. The "Pie Shop" entrance adds to the whole feel; they spare no detail, from the bartenders' outfits to the block of ice, you get the entire 1920s vibe!

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2013

We would go back for the drinks and the ambience!! The food was just so-so.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2013

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and decor of Green Russell. Drinks were fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2013

The Green Russell is one of my favorite spots in downtown. It is a little more on the expensive side but a great place for a special occasion!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2013

Welcome to a 1920's speakeasy in downtown Denver (lodo to be exact). Wonderful hand crafted cocktails with only the best mixes and liquors. Bartenders are more like mixologists and know how to make the cocktail you couldn't even dream of.

It can get a bit warm since it's downstairs. They also have a wonderful wine list. I believe they offer a limited menu (haven't tried), I like the drinks.

This is a great place to show off for a date and create that romantic atmosphere, it worked on me - maybe it will work for you. Give it a try and see.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2013

We love this bar. We brought a relative who is visiting to this bar and he raved about it. The bartender's choice drink is the way to go. I had a delicious sweet lime champagne drink. The wait staff can sometimes seem aloof, which other reviewers have mentioned, and it can be confusing as to who can take orders. Sometimes bar backs will serve water, but can't take an order. Then bartenders who aren't your specific waiter will come take an order. This didn't really bother me. The bar is still a great spot that we will visit on a regular basis.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2013

fun speakeasy vibe and the bartenders and the cocktails they make are truly amazing. I'll be thinking about The Bitter Moon for a while! Also the food they serve is 'bar food' at its fine dining finest--rich and satisfying.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2013

If you want great drinks, that aren't just your ordinary cocktails, go to the Green Russel and let the bartenders work their magic!

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2013

The food was fantastic. Cocktails, too. Beautiful interior and wonderful ambiance.

However, a unnecessarily elitist bartender with a bad attitude made us want to leave $0 tip with his snide comments and over all douchebag-ness.

Sadly, it gave a very negative image to the bar, especially to what I had imagined before coming.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2013

Everything about our night at Green Russell was outstanding. I will be visiting there again and bringing all my friends with me.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2013

Every drink I have ordered off the menu has been great, but the bartender's choice takes the cake everytime!

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1.0Dined on May 10, 2013

The horrible way we were treated by the management and reception staff left a very sour taste in my mouth about ever going back to The Green Russell. While the place has good drinks, the temperment of the management made it so I will NEVER be going back for another visit. Overall, the place is very overrated and too expensive for what you get.

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2.0Dined on May 10, 2013

Don't come to Green Russell if you actually want table service. My party of six was reluctantly waited on when we first sat down, had empty drinks glasses on the table for 20 minutes before someone finally came by again (despite the place being almost completely devoid of other customers), and when we told the waiter we had been waiting for 20 minutes, he just gave us a blank stare and a shrug. And for that, we got to pay an automatic gratuity of 20%. The food and drinks were both excellent, but the waitstaff was completely incompetent and rude. If you are looking for a fun, speakeasy type of experience with great cocktails and a level of service befitting the price of the drinks, stick to Cruise Room and Williams & Graham.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2013

My wife and I read about this place and were excited to take her sister and her husband there to experience some of Denver. The place was empty, we were 4 of 7 people there. The "unique" drinks were very good tasting but we saw the other people at the bar on the way out having the same drink so it didn't feel very "unique." Overall there are much better places to get an expensive drink and decent food with much cooler atmosphere's.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2013

The wait staff was very aloof. There were very few patrons in the restaurant/bar and getting service required us to move to the bar where we would be under their nose. Even then, it was a chore to get the attention of the bartender.

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2013

This visit to Green Russell was a bit disappointing. The "loaded chip" appetizer that we ordered was stale and the pulled pork ridiculously salty.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2013

It would be easy to classify the Green Russell as a "speak easy" type of place. After all, you go down stairs through a door labeled "Wednesday Pie" to the hostess who takes you through doors marked DO NOT ENTER into a right-out-of-the-20's feel drinking establishment. But then comes the great part: The Bartenders (capital B intended) who are amazing craftsmen. I looked at the drink menu but decided to tell my bartender what I was looking for-which is encouraged. Bitter, spicy and bourbon based. And he did not disappoint. The spicy ingredient was strawberry jalapeno syrup. Incredible taste, incredible drink, fun and quirky place.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2013

Great bartenders who will make a drink for you based on what you like, not just a few items off of a drink menu. A lot of fun, in a cool setting. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2013

Incredible place! A must try in Denver!

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2013

It took over 30 minutes to get our drinks after being sat down (without anyone checking on us). After 30 minutes, I had to ask another person to help. Won't be back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2013

I love this place. It's one of those places that you show off to your friends when they come into town.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2013

This was a wonderful little find! The drinks were amazing. I ordered off the menu, my husband gave the bartender a 'suggestion' and he concocted a drink based on flavors he liked - it was incredible!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2013

We had so much fun! It was almost like we had stepped back in time.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2013

Great staff, amazing drinks, definitely worth a visit!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2013

The drinks and atmosphere are perfect for any classy get together. The service was fantastic as the team bent over backward to make my birthday fabulous. Thank you !

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2013

Best bar in Denver!!! By far the Best service, best drinks, and best place to be with a loved one!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2013

Loved the Ambiance! Neat little place for drinks before going out. Waiter was not very friendly or helpful. We had never been there before and didn't offer to explain the menu or suggest drinks. Couldn't even smile. He seemed annoyed to be waiting on the four of us. Unfortunate, as he was adorable and I loved the way the waitstaff was dressed; perfect for a Speakeasy.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2013

Poor service, and wait staff ignored and were very rude at times. The knowledge of the drinks was poor and wait staff seemed to be too busy to check in. We ended up just canceling the food and last round because we were just tired of waiting. The place was not even packed! I've been to speak easy style bars around the world. This was a poor representation.
Service was really bad plus so so drinks= I'll pass.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2013

Great place! We had the oreo pie and it was one of the best pies I've ever eaten! The drinks were good too, but rather small. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2013

We had a great time-the bar was fabulous and it is exactly what I was looking for-the bartenders choice drinks were wonderful-I would go with that any time I go back, which I will.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2013

For anyone who hasn't experienced the feel of a early prohibition/ speak-easy style bar should give this place a try. Believe it or not there are many more drinks out there besides the trusty rum/coke or whiskey/ginger. They make an incredible Manhattan and Old Fashioned and can pretty much tell you anything you have ever wanted to know about booze. If you don't know what you want? No worries, tell the bartender and he will create something to your liking. Be patient as these cocktails are crafted, not thrown together. It's a great change of pace and a fun spot to go have a drink after a nice dinner with your lady.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2013

We live in Indiana and were recommended by an Indiana bartender friend to check out this great bar in Denver, CO! We loved the experience - from when you walk in through the unique entrance, to the atmosphere, to the excellent bartenders, and the amazing food/drinks. We both started with drinks off the menu, which were excellent, but we were more impressed when we ordered custom drinks, giving the bartender simple guidelines, and the bartenders knocked it out of the park. The foie gras plate was yummy, and the spiced coffee pie was delicious, awesome crust, and a tangy filling. We would definitely come back next time we're in Denver!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2013

Every time I visit Denver, I make sure to visit this place for their drinks. Adam Hodak behind the bar is a leader in the movement of artful cocktail making, recreating his own bitters from old recipes. There is even a green house behind the bar where they grow their own herbs for drinks.

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