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About Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar - Golden

Come escape to Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar... Relax in this fun, upscale, locally owned neighborhood venue and enlighten your senses with a variety of delicious entrees, tapas, salads, flatbreads and desserts. Try the Napa Valley Burger we offer for lunch! We offer a full bar including several wines by the glass, specialty cocktails, spirits, and beers from around the world. Our menu and wine list will change seasonally throughout the year.

1299 Washington Ave Suite 160
Golden, CO 80401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
International, Tapas / Small Plates, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily at 11:00am
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - close
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - close
Happy Hour 3-6pm daily
We are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day and are closed for lunch on New Year's Eve.

Cross Street:
13th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 277-9991

Website:
http://www.indulgewinebar.com/

Catering:
We would love to cater to your business or home! Contact Charlotte Wagner at charlotte@indulgewinebar.com for more information!

Parking Details:
Free public parking is available on the streets as well as the parking garage located behind Indulge.

Executive Chef:
Jeffery Garrard

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are the perfect location for your next special event or social gathering!

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Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar - Golden Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.0

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (7)
Notable Wine List (5)
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Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Groups (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

I eat at Indulge several times a year. Happy Hour is always great. Yesterday was the first time I was truly disappointed in lunch. I chose not to make a fuss as it was a business lunch.
My $18 salad left much to be desired. The meat was either so tough you could not cut it or the knife provided was so dull you could not cut it.

I will not be returning for lunch.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

We have had many good experiences at Indulge but this one was not the best. We ordered gluten free flat bread and the server brought the regular kind. When we mentioned it he seemed indifferent. The steak we ordered was very good. I think this was a service issue as most of our experiences have been very good here.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great ambiance for my elderly mother's birthday. She loved loved loved the gnocchi!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

A lot of tables in a tight, small area. limited menu.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

While our waiter was nice, that was about all the restaurant had going for it. The wine was served warm, the bruschetta didn't have fresh ingredients but rather an odd tasting tomato paste on average bread, and the prosciutto pizza was very cheesy, salty and overcooked. Overall, the worst meal we had in Golden.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good for a drink and snacks. Mains are basically burgers and flatbreads. More of a wine bar than a restaurant.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great service from Nicole. She was outstanding. The wine selection was good.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been there numerous times. We were trying to get a party of 6 but couldn't so we book a 4 and a 2 top. When we arrived they tried putting us near each other but the hostess said they couldn't do any better. Once I asked for the manager they were able to help us which I do really appreciate it since I was bringing two families that travel to Denver frequently. Our boys go to Colorado School of Mines so we are in for all the football games.
I was truly glad the manager was able to help us. It would have been disappointing if we couldn't sit together especially since when we arrived the restaurant was empty. Thank you Indulge we will be back in two weeks.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for dinner and loved the appetizer and entrees. Music was great and on par with the atmosphere. It made for an enjoyable time. Only drawbacks were the cramped seating arrangements and our dessert selection ( which was gluten free). Hard to make a good gluten free brownie! Bit on the pricey side but well worth the trade off showed in the quality of preparation.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Had lunch with a friend. Love the ambiance and friendless! Wait staff helped in meeting allergy needs and was so friendly! Would like to see more GF options including GF beers as you could get them from Holidaily and Brewery Rikoli locally. Meal was great, but a little pricey for lunch. However, I was able to eat safely and that is worth a few extra dollars! Highly recommend to go here and I will be back!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I’m not opposed to spending money on a meal but I wouldn’t ever go back given the alternative options at this price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Cool food served, over done meat, sometimes inattentive wait staff, and forgot to offer dessert. The restaurant is going downhill, it seems like each time. This is probably the last visit. Too bad, we are local and want good local restaurants.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We always love to come here once a month for our date night! Great service, food and wine flights!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great place. Fantastic wine list and great dinner specials. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Chicken gnocchi was great ..wine flight awesome had dinner on patio there was no outdoor lighting where our table was located we ate in the dark would have really loved to see what I was eating. Outside seating not all that comfortable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Having been to the hr location I expected the same quality and service unfortunately the golden location did not deliver. Over cooked burgers and lack luster service defiantly not what I expected. Hopefully an off night for the restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The burgers were over done even though we ordered medium. Other than that it was good, just a little slow.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

My family and I were visiting Golden for a short time and wanted to find a comfortable restaurant with "low key" but excellent food choices. Indulgence was perfect. We all enjoyed our favorite foods. The atmosphere was superb and the look of the restaurant was great. We will recommend Indulgence to our friends who visit Golden.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was delish and wait staff was super friendly!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Neighborhood Gem - excellent spot. We dined with about 6 folks and all had a great meal and time

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

The prices are far too high for the standard of food that they're serving. We were very disappointed, and dare I say, embarrassed, in front of our friends. The margarita flatbread had a spotty tomato sauce base, sliced tomatoes, not one piece of basil, and zero mozzarella. The Brussels sprouts were very bitter, which is to be expected since it's not the season. The bison burger was great, but not $18.00 great. Our friends had a pasta dish that was around $25 and there were six larger tortellini on the plate. Plate presentation was nice, but there is a lot of room for improvement with the food.

The ambiance is fantastic, but the service was slow. My empty drink went unattended for about 20 minutes. With that said, I should mention that the staff were extremely friendly, which helped.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Indulge Bistro is Adequate; we used to really like it.

Was there a change of Chef? the presentation was lacking.


The Ahi Tuna Guacamole is still wonderful as are the housemate chips.

The smoked salmon salad came with large spears of cooked broccoli draped across one side of the bowl. We needed another plate to cut it up. The Tuscan pork arrived as a very large hunk of pork and a smaller one. We had to request more sauce. The lack beans were overcooked mush.

The dessert -- mango with sticky rice was delicious! Could have used a little larger portion of rice but the mango was absolutely perfectly ripe.

The wine flights are a nice feature. I wish there was one that included both white and red in case your dinner includes both fish and meat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Had trouble getting the wait staff's attention and it was way to loud. Food was very good, though. I had a sausage flatbread and my companion had a steak salad. Both were good, but overpriced for what they were.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We love everything about Indulge. Our only issue this time was it was very loud. But that also gave a hot spot vibe that the place.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Restaurant not busy when we arrived in limo @ 5:30 as a pre-Red Rocks dining experience
Service was neglectful upon arrival. Improved with prompting. Service /gratuity charges are astronomical including a $9+ charge on a approx a $ 45 bottle of wine...absurd. Similar experience in the past with neglectful service until prompted

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food is always good and consistent in presentation and flavor. great wine and beer selections. a wonderful local restaurant in Golden. Happy that they sell Colorado Native Beer-we love it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I've been here many times and it has become my "go to" place in Golden when with friends. This time it was people out of town going to a Red Rocks concert and I didn't want to deal with Morrison. Often it has been friends who join us at a Jefferson Symphony concert at the School of Mines and we go to dinner afterwards. I love how laid back it always is and the wait staff is great. The food is good and I always migrate to the salad section as my imagination hasn't been captured too much by the rest of the menu. I've never been disappointed by the food. Perhaps it's a bit pricey for Golden or maybe that's the new Denver metro area. I love it and will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 7, 2017

This is the third time we've been here. The first time my brother and his now-wife had their rehearsal dinner here and it was lovely. Food was excellent and service was great! With this experience in mind I went back for a second time.

This time the food was not great. Had a smoked pork dish which surprisingly was quite tasteless which seems hard to do. Not believing it was now a trend I went back again.

This third time may qualify as one of my worst meals ever and the sentiment was shared with the whole table. We had the House Meatballs to start and enjoyed those. The Tony Soprano flatbread was excellent.

I had the steak salad - overcooked (asked for medium-rare) and tough even though it was a tenderloin. My brothers hamburger was also overcooked and he was not happy with the flavor. The chicken was dry. We also ordered a side of Tator Tots and after eating one discovered that there was not one but two hairs in the tots. We were all completely grossed out.

What contributed to the experience was the incredibly long wait for the appetizers and our main courses. The wait staff that we had were not able to describe the plates as we ordered and had questions. When they went to find out the answer they just never came back. The final straw was when we ordered dessert and after 20 minutes still had not been served. We finally got up and left - attempted to speak to the manager - who did not handle it well. And they still were charging us for the dessert we never got! It was difficult to get a second round of drinks which is always bad for a restaurant.

So all in all our party of four will not be going back which is too bad because two of our party does live in Golden. My advise is to train their wait staff better. Insist on hair nets or short hair (one waiter had big hair hanging down in his face - which after our Tator Tot experience was just gross). This is my first time giving a negative review and not real happy to do it but I want to give the feedback.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Had a nice meal for a birthday dinner. Everything tastes exceptional.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Indulge is a great option for almost every occasion! A bit more pricey than some but good value for the money in Golden. If you are looking for real formal, Indulge is not the place.....but it is for most everything else......

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We had hamburgers and salad. Great food and service

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

First time dining at Indulge. We were attracted by the "Wine Bar" in the name. Very disappointed, however, to discover a surprisingly weak wine list - not a lot of diversity or choices. The menu is also limited with an odd assortment of entrees and not much in the way of a theme. Is this a burger joint that serves wine?

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2017

The food was hit or miss, some people liked their entrees better than others. The waitress was extremely rude, when we told her something was off, she stared at us and didn't say anything until we suggested a solution. Beyond that she ignored us for long stretches of time. We wouldn't return, even though the restaurant itself is very cute.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

This was our first at Indulge Bistro and WIne Bar and we loved it. We wanted to try something and we're so happy we went there. The dinner and lunch menus aren't huge, but they've got something for everybody. They have an extensive wine and liquor menu. They have a fantastic round bar as you walk in. I had a glass of one of the house wines and it was really good. I plan to go there again next time I have girlfriend lunch or dinner. Oh, did I mention that the wait staff was superb? The prices were very reasonable, so try this place out!

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Loved the flights of wine and huge wine list
With great recommendations from waitress.
Food was pretty basic but very tasty.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Everything was what we experienced before. Food, service, atmosphere have been notable.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 30, 2017

We were kind of a difficult table because we were on the way to a concert at Red Rocks in a limo, and we were feeling no pain already. Our server was very patient and professional with us, even though I could tell we were she wasn't exactly thrilled to have a table of Tom Petty fans.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We had a large party and were placed in the back room at a lovely large table. Everyone enjoyed their food - 3 of us ordered the Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad and loved it. Cute and nice male waiter who put up with our big table with grace.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2017

There need to be more vegetarian options. It seemed many items had bacon on them. Also, the cost of wine was high. Our waiter was wonderful and tried to accommodate our diet.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2017

This restaurant was perfect for my husband and I as he likes more traditional American food such as burgers and fries whist I prefer more international offerings. The menu had a combination of both and also offered nice wine and beers. It is often a case of one or the other.
My seating under the window was supported by lots of large and comfy pillows which as I was quite tired the evening we went suited me fine. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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