Hearth & Dram

4.5
333 reviews
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American
Located in Downtown Denver’s Union Station neighborhood, Hearth & Dram is a rustic American restaurant and modern saloon featuring wood-fire cooking and more than 500 whiskeys from around the world. Through everything that we do, we tell the rich story and history of Denver – from the gold rush days to the golden age of the railroad.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First trip. Average enough to not make it back

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C
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food from beginning to end. The arancini is amazing, the cheese and meat plate was great. The drinks are spot on. The Fettuccine was a bit bland, but that was the only let down.

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J
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service here was very slow and our main server was obviously upset about having to work this particular night.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I got mislead, I only saw their complete menu, their website didn’t really show that they would limit our option with a very limited menu for x-mas eve. Also they gave me a hard time to give me an earlier reservation even though when I arrived there were a minimum of 4 other tables that remained empty the whole night that would’ve accommodated our party of 6. Even their very limited dessert option which 3 of us chose the Black Forest cake, which was the driest oldest piece of cake any of us have ever had. Prime rib very bland.

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M
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing steaks! We went for Christmas Eve and the food was great. The music was too loud to be a romantic setting. The wine list wasn’t extensive, but there were hundreds of whiskeys.

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LL
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went here for our Christmas Eve dinner and were blown away by the service, drinks and food. The bar staff were amazing at recommending cocktails that fit our tastes and the wait staff were friendly and efficient. Only downside was the table next to us had three children, all playing loud video games on iPads. Not the restaurant's fault at all though, but still distracting. Still was a very enjoyable evening.

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CB
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and hip urban atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Birthday and christmas

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OT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Over 500 whiskey offerings. Good atmosphere. A little loud if people have hearing issues. No chocolate offerings on the dessert menu.

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s
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED this place! So many restaurants these days have music blaring so loud you can’t enjoy conversation. Great food, drinks, service. Recommend the octopus

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RJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I picked this restaurant for the two men we were celebrating their birthdays and they are both avid bourbon drinkers. I could only get a reservation for 5:4 pm even thought the place was half empty all night. Service was slow but not bad and the food was delicious. There was some trouble with gift certificates as I pre-bought them for the birthday boys to use. All in all i would recommend it for bourbon lovers to have dinner and enjoy the vast menu of bourbons but overall it was good. I would come back but not often. Maybe you should free up your reservations on a Saturday night if you want more people in your establishment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Fire alarms going off, basically like a strobe light. Hostess did not tell us kitchen was closed before we were seated which was frustrating.

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NV
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really loved this restaurant. Food was great and wine selection was good. Server was so friendly and helpful!

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MK
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic whiskey selection, 100's to choose from. The food was amazing as well. Hearth and Dram was recommended to me by a friend, and we were not disappointed. Definitely well worth it!!

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p
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This might be my new favorite restaurant in Denver!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This review is based on a thanksgiving buffet. Not sure how it is all the time, but the drinks were over-crafted, the smoked Turkey was not very good. The sausage stuffing and mac n chees were the best part of the meal. Not a very good wine selection either. And I'll also mention that we had some of the earliest reservations in an almost empty restaurant, and still were seated at the worst table and position. Out server was great tho.

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Tulsa
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good, little pricey for what you got. But no wait worked well for a birthday dinner.

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DE
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated my birthday here after finding it on Yelp with good reviews . Wanted to try something new and had good ambiance. Was very impressed w the dry aged Tbone. Delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect for a fun outing with my kids who are high school and college having fun downtown.

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AC
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Interesting drinks and delicious food. The portion was small-ish but rich so I was happy with it. Big eaters may feel differently. The meal took a while but we had drinks, an app, entrees, more drinks and a dessert. One set of drinks was comped since they took so long.

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JB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, wine, cocktails, and food. Second time here and will be back!

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KS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I've had a better rack of lamb. Most was fatty and not seasoned very much

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BC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Exhaustive whiskey selection. Creative cocktails and engaging bartenders.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great spot for our party. Loved the food and drinks were amazing. We will definitely be going back!

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e
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and fantastic whiskey and bourbon selection. Our server recommended a special whiskey distilled JUST for Health & Dram and it was incredible!!

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Good food and drinks. Liked the music and overall ambiance. Service was VERY slow. Server kept blaming how busy they were buts that’s just life on a Saturday night. They also have their drink menu on an iPad which they only had a few of. So every time I wanted to order a drink the server had to go find an iPad before I could order. Just seemed tacky for what is otherwise a very nice restaurant. All in all a good experience and we likely would/will visit again.

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C
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really great steak and sides. Lovely wine list and fun atmosphere. Service was a bit slow and sometime inattentive but all in all it was a nice night.

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PB
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’m part of a group that gets together once a month for dinner. This month we chose Hearth and Dram.

Overall, I felt that we were treated well. The wait staff was friendly, helpful and attentive.

I didn’t find the menu particularly enticing and made the mistake of ordering the whole bass which was, the whole bass, including head and bones. My bad.

I was extremely disappointhed in the drinks. I don’t drink much but, when I do, I like good quality and appreciate a generous pour. I was able to get Knob Creek. However, the pour wasn’t much more than a thimble full. On my second try, I mentioned the pour to the waitress and asked for it to be a bit more generous. Apparently, the bartenders have their orders and pour a precise measure, no more.

I switched to tea. If you’re going to charge one fourth of the bottle price for a drink, at least make the customer feel like they got their monies worth. I don’t buy that you have to be stingy because of the high downtown rents. This was our tenth downtown restaurant this year and by far the worst for drink value. You get one chance, I won’t be back.

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BA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very impressed with the quality of the food and service at Hearth get over it, the food it fabulous!

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M
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Walking in at 7 pm to people in the bar but not in the dining area set the tone. Everything here is about the whiskey menu. Food is ok but nothing special and the presentation is uninspired. Wine menu is almost non-existent. The music was way too loud given there were only 3 tables having dinner and scattered about the place. The one bright spot of the meal was the octopus which was nicely seasoned and very tender. Steaks were overpriced for the quality of the beef.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at happy hour everyone and every cocktail and appetizers was fantastic. Then our fillets for dinner were perfectly cooked and fantastic flavor. Highly recommend.
So Great we came back for breakfast and the avocado toast was great. Thank you for our special night in Denver.

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ZM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our waitress had zero knowledge of anything on the menu. Especially your whiskey selection. When the server brought our food they gave us the wrong plates. When we questioned that they had made a mistake. The server questioned are knowledge of steaks. That was pretty off putting. I know the difference between ribeye and filet.

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FF
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Underwhelmed with Hearth & Dram. The menu is limited and main entrees do not come with good sides. Some do not come with sides at all. They need more variety in the menu - try additional dishes because you are not a steak house and th menu is too heavily weighed with red meat.
They do not have good salads which was very disappointing.
The service was off - consistently we had to flag down our server for drinks, more water, to order something else. It was quite off putting.
The design and decor is great - I will give them credit for this! But the food was only so-so and the service was annoying - it felt like everyone was in training. Given that there are so many excellent restaurants in Denver, I see no reason to return to Hearth & Dram.

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GD
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I believe that this is a hidden gem, the food is always excellent and the drinks are unique.

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LW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had one night in Denver and decided to eat in the restaurant the food was amazing and the service friendly and efficient.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

If you just go for drinks it would be okay. The service was slow and scattered. Everything was overly salty, and I like salty foods, but one dish was so salty that it wasn’t edible. The set up is really nice but it was almost empty for an 8pm reservation.

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale dining, amazing food, and clever cocktails. Our server, Ashley, was informative, knowledgeable, and very friendly. Will definitely recommend and return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My expectations were high but Hearth & Dram went above and beyond what I could have imagined. I reserved this spot for a 20s theme bachelorette party and it couldn’t have been more perfect. José and the entire staff we’re so welcoming and accommodating. From the moment they checked in to confirm our reservation to the moment we left. The ambiance was amazing. The food spectacular. The drinks delicious. I can’t rave enough about how special they made my bride to be feel, along with the rest of the bride tribe. 10/10 for sure.

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LK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was pretty good, but way over-priced. The waiter memorized our order instead of writing it down (why does anyone think this is a good idea? who is this supposed to impress?), and forgot to omit the allergens from one of our party’s meal.

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V
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best values in Denver at happy hour and always fairly priced. The waiter was outstanding-there when you need him, not there when you don’t. The food is awesome, whiskey menu is outstanding and just voted people’s choice winner for their burger at the burger battle. Highly recommend this great neighborhood place!

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