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Green Russell

356 reviews
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$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion

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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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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 for additional details.
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Private party contact
Liza Zimmerman: (720) 737-4277
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Cross street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available on Larimer Square for $8 with validation
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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
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 356 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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d24601 (Denver)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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.

Jeneverre (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2013

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

vipakontheroad (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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.

CocktailConnoisseur (Denver)
2.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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!

Fun4birthday (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 5, 2013

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on June 15, 2013

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

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 14, 2013

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipJenn (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipEmily (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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.

eatingUSA (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 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!