Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Glendale

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Seafood
Jax Fish House in Glendale is a neighborhood eatery that serves sustainable seafood in a fun atmosphere. Guests can enjoy oysters and drinks at the bar, fill up in the sunny dining area or have a great time on the rooftop. The menu is filled with fresh seafood served at weekday lunch, happy hour, dinner nightly and weekend brunch.

Enjoy chargrilled oysters or crab cake for a starter, before enjoying one of the seasonal meals such as Thai fried catfish, seafood chowder, Korean barbecue swordfish or rock shrimp po�boy. Jax Fish House also serves steak and burgers, as well as a kids� menu so that everyone will enjoy their meal. Don�t leave without a taste of Jax Fish House�s famous house made sorbet or pork fat beignets.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointing from all points: took forever to get served all courses including the wine. Too much money for too little return.

s
Denver
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Everything was fine except the food. The oysters Rockefeller were made with old oysters and the tuna poke was mostly rice with a horrible strong hot seasoning all over!!

J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sea food in town!!! Has a hip and energetic vibe, yet also classy. Great service!! Staff are knowledgeable, attentive, warm. The menu is diverse but focused on sea food. The menu is innovative and exciting, colors are vibrant, great presentation. Most importantly, it’s just plain delicious! Drink menu is also extensive. It’s a treat and a blast coming here.

AP
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fine; service was swell; cost was commensurate

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Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Alan. Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, here at Jax! We look forward to your next visit.

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JM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Jax has really become a mixed bag for me. So many things are so good-Happy Hour value, delicious oysters, excellent service. However, the small portions are getting a bit ridiculous. We appreciate fine dining and don't expect huge portions, but when a 3 oz piece of halibut that you paid $35 for shows up on your plate, it makes me not want to return.

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Responded on October 8, 2019

Hi Jeanine, thanks for the feedback, both the positives and the constructive criticism. Glad to hear you enjoyed the overall experience. Sorry to hear you felt the portions were on the small side. We do our best to provide great value to all our guests. Sounds like we weren't able to do that for you. Hopefully next time you are in , we can find a better option for you. Thanks again, and have a great day.

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g
London
90 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent, especially the crab cake. However, service was minimal -- to be precise, in comparison to service at another Jax where I dine regularly. When I asked how spicy the gumbo was, the reply was: "it depends on your palette." Usually when I ask a question like this, the servers tell me how they describe it, or how the chef describes it, or offer to ask the chef. Nothing so helpful from this one -- she was unwilling to make any effort to help me understand beyond what was written on the menu. Otherwise service was adequate, and I did leave a standard tip, but only because I'm not a jerk, not because it was earned. Bottom line: I would return for the food, but hope to have someone else wait on me.

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Responded on October 8, 2019

George, Very sorry to hear that we weren't more helpful in answering a very simple question. We take great pride in our superb service to our guests, and to miss on something so easy, is silly. I appreciate your feedback, which gives us the opportunity for a coaching moment with our staff. Hearing from our great guests is always welcome and helpful. Hopefully you'll give us another chance for our staff to dazzle you with our menu knowledge. Thanks and have a great day!

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DE
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kateleen was a wonderful server-we enjoyed her attentiveness and enthusiasm to be of help. We so enjoyed our dinner there and highly recommend this fantastic Seafood Restaurant!

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Responded on October 2, 2019

Thanks Delores. We appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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l
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We dined on the roof top patio, which was really nice. The food is always good. Probably only complaint was the portion size on the halibut. It was pretty small for the price of $35. Looked like maybe 4 oz. My friend had to pay extra to get a bigger portion.

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Responded on September 17, 2019

Hi, Thanks for both your visit and your feedback. Always great to hear areas where we can improve. I will definitely follow up with my chef and take a look at the portion size of our halibut. Glad to hear the rest of your experience with is was great!

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r
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice spot for seafood. Food was great and the service was very fast.

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Responded on September 25, 2019

Thanks for the review! We love hearing our guest's feedback, and look forward to having you back soon!

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AB
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

On a quiet Friday night we hoped to get dinner in a quick and easy manner. Upon arriving the place was practically empty. We ordered some drinks, and after they arrived we ordered an app and our entrees. The, the entrees arrived prior to the app. So we sent them back. After a while we saw our waitress who apologized for the error. Not a problem we said. The calamari came and it was delicious. We sat staring at empty plates when our entrees re-arrived. My husband (a previous longtime server), cleared the plates so the manager could set down our entrees. We knew right away there was a problem with the lamb chop, (special) they were way beyond medium rare-there wasn't anything remotely rare going on here. But the manager whisked away before my husband had a chance to say anything. He was hungry and thought maybe he could deal with the almost well-done chops. After a few bites, he new he couldn't.

My uniquely presented halibut was tasty, but one of its main components, the falafel were completely raw in the center. No check-back...we waited until I flagged someone down to request our waitress. She appeared and took away the falafel and my husband's overcooked lamb chops. A few minutes later she returned with the upsetting news that they were now out of lamb chops and what else would we like. To expedite the meal, gumbo was ordered. Still no falafel replacements. Finally the gumbo and falafel came. Still, though, they were raw in the center. The gumbo was just blah. It was very warm, there was little protein in it either. So disappointing.

The biggest concern for us was the utter lack of service going on. Besides the errors, there should have been multiple check-backs to make sure everything was alright. Sure, they comped the lamb chops, calamari, and gumbo. Fine, but the meal was miserable. We will definitely not return to Jax in Glendale. We will return to Jax in Lodo because we've never had a problem there.

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Responded on September 17, 2019

Hi Amy, I was the manager who was helping you with your experience at Jax, on Friday night. I'm disappointed that we had the issues we did, but even more disappointed that we let you leave, still feeling frustrated with your visit. Apologies all the way around. I am going to send you my personal contact information, and maybe we can chat a bit more? Thanks in advance for your time, and I look forward to hearing back from you. Chris Kohn General Manager

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BB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and an excellent experience

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Responded on September 10, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Barry! Look forward to having you back.

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SK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was very unwelcoming, no smile, seemed irritated that we has requested a table instead of a hi-top. But after her rude welcome, our server was AMAZING and the food PERFECTION!!!! Our server gave us great suggestions, explained all the oysters varieties, and was attentive without being over bearing. Front of the house needs help, but the service and the food was top notch. We will definitely be back!

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Responded on September 3, 2019

Hi Siegfried, for starters, thank you for the valuable feedback. We appreciate you forgiving the initial poor first impression at the door. We are incredibly happy that you gave us the mulligan and stayed to have a great experience with us! Thanks for the visit and the review. Hope to see you soon!

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TS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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Responded on August 31, 2019

Happy birthday Teika. Hope you had an amazing time.

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KS
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Rooftop patio has one of the best mountain views in the City of Denver. it is open seating and service can therefore be a bit spotty but we got lucky with some very hard working staff, great weather, good food and an incredible sunset.

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Responded on August 27, 2019

Awesome! Thanks for coming to see us!

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P
Denver
82 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on our Anniversary early before a concert. Sat on the rooftop and had Happy Hour drinks and food. It was perfect and service was awesome!

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Responded on August 27, 2019

Happy anniversary! Thanks for sharing the occasion with us!

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HM
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Since we often frequent the Denver Jax location in lower downtown and enjoy that restaurant, we were extremely disappointed in the Glendale location when we dined there Friday evening. The food was very substandard and the service was terrible. We ordered steamed crab that tasted old, where the meat had significantly shrunk in the shell (an indication of age) and didn't look or smell right. This was the replacement to a previous order that was served incorrectly (iced instead of streamed), so we didn't want to send it back again so we simply didn't eat it. Furthermore, the steamed clams didn't come with any broth, although it was served with spoons and it is normally included at the Denver location. Neither entry was served with butter or salt, which we had to ask for. The asparagus was also served cold. After our initial round of drinks, the waiter never came back to our table to fill our waters or ask if we wanted additional drinks. After waiting a significant period of time, we had to ask another server for our bill. Overall, it was a very poor experience to a restaurant chain we had previously always enjoyed.

KL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MONDAY ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR...! If you don't want to spend a fortune and don't want to wait forever, definitely visit on a Monday evening! You will get great service and lots of delicious options at happy hour prices.

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Responded on August 24, 2019

Thanks Katherine! So glad you had a great experience with us!

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AG
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Setting and service were great. Portions were small and overpriced but tasted good.

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Responded on August 22, 2019

Hi Andrew, thanks for the feedback, both the positives and the constructive criticism. Glad to hear you enjoyed the overall experience. Sorry to hear you felt the portions were on the small side. We do our best to provide great value to all our guests. Sounds like we weren't able to do that for you. Hopefully next time you are in , we can find a better option for you. Thanks again, and have a great day.

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OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our visit to Jax. The food was excellent and our server was outstanding. The scallops were really wonderful with heirloom cherry tomatoes and grilled vegetables.

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Responded on August 20, 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

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Responded on August 14, 2019

Thanks so much!

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding, the drinks were outstanding, the crabcake my wife I shared was outstanding. The only issue I had was with the Seared Diver Scallops dish that we both ordered for dinner. I have had this dish from Jax twice before and both times it was OUTSTANDING, but not this time. We came here for our Anniversary because I had talked about this dish for a awhile to my wife (we both LOVE Scallops), well this time was a complete let down. As anyone knows that has cooked scallops or just loves to eat them, seared is by far the best and getting a good sear on them is very important; well apparently the Chef that cooked ours did not know that. Out of the five we each had on our plate I had one with some sear on it, and the rest looked as though they were heated in the pan and then plated (no sear what so ever). I was disappointed to say the least. This is the only reason I was disappointed, but it did not ruin our night since we were celebrating 11 years of marriage, and we were out without our kids. A night without kids for the win!

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Responded on August 14, 2019

For starters, congrats on 11 years! That's nothing to shake a stick at. Disappointing to hear that your evening was less than perfect due to our inability to properly cook a scallop. Poor showing by our kitchen. We definitely are better than that, and your dinner should have been as well. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback, and I will follow up with my chef. Please come back again, and give our scallops a second chance, and I promise we won't let you down.

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AN
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I’ve been to Jax several times and it has always been amazing. This time service was extremely slow and food was subpar

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Responded on August 11, 2019

Hi, So sorry to hear about your disappointing visit with us. We clearly had a bad night, all the way around. I'd love to connect with you personally, to discuss your experience. Could you please send me your contact information so we can talk a bit more? Thanks in advance for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you. Chris Kohn General Manager

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W
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Blaring music, fish that smelled old,unappetizing presentation, inefficient waitress.

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Responded on August 14, 2019

Hi William, I remember you being quite frustrated on your visit the other night. Sorry I wasn't able to win you back over. Hopefully next time we can accommodate some of your particular needs a little better. Look forward to seeing you again. Have a great day. Chris Kohn General Manager

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JO
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was great. The server was very attentive, and knowlegable. We enjoyed our dinner very much.

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Awesome John! Thank you so much!!

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B
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Food was a major disappointment-not nearly up to your usual standard.

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Responded on July 30, 2019

Hi Barbara, Please share more. What was going with the food on this visit? Your feedback is extremely important to us! I'm going to message you my contact info. I'd really appreciate your input as far as where we came up short on your visit. Thanks in advance for your time. I look forward to hearing back from you. Chris Kohn General Manager.

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is delicious!

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Responded on July 28, 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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E
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I arrived 20 minutes before my reservation, and was coldly told by the hostess, "Yeah, we won't seat you until 7:45." (The time of my reseration). That was fine with me; we got a drink at the bar and walked outside to wait. By 8:00, there was NO ONE waiting for a table, there were OPEN tables, and we still hadn't been seated. So we asked the hostess for status. She rudely abliged and walked us to an open table. After waiting 20 minutes for a server to bring us water and say hello, we finally just walked out.... I think maybe this restaurant just needs a better front staff. They seemed so disorganized. And the hostess preferred to stand around and look at her phone or gab with the other hostess rather than acknowlege patrons wanting a table...

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Responded on July 28, 2019

Terrible showing on our part, all the way around. Sincere apologies for the many missteps we made during your visit. I would love the chance to connect with you personally. I am going to send you my e-mail address. Could you please send me your contact info and we can chat a bit? Thanks for both your feedback and your time. I look forward to hearing back from you. Chris Kohn General Manager

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DP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was sooooo slow, we were there for an hour and 45 minutes before we got our food!!! Jax has been a favorite of ours for years, this was a rare experience but it was awful. Our server , after the third time we flagged him down, admitted it was his fault , and offered to comp “ an item or two” but didn’t. Not sure if we will go back.

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Responded on July 22, 2019

Wow, what a terrible experience. This is absolutely not the Jax standard. Sincere apologies for ruining your evening. I sure would love an opportunity to discuss your visit with you personally, and at least attempt to get back in your good graces. Could you please send me your contact info the the e-mail address below and we can chat a bit? Sorry again for the embarrassing service, and I look forward to hearing from you. Chris Kohn General Manager

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LS
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Geo was wonderful & took fabulous care of me and my family ❤❤

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Responded on July 22, 2019

Thanks Linda! Great to here the Geo took such great care of you and you enjoyed your experience with us.

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JN
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great time with our friends at Jax. Thanks for a good meal and great service

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Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank YOU Joe. We are so glad to hear you had a great experience with us!

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f
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service lousy. It took 1 1/2 hours to get our entrees. Won’t go there again.

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Responded on July 15, 2019

Oh man, that is lousy. So sorry to hear that's the service you received from us. No excuses on our end. We clearly just blew it. I'd really love the chance to connect with you personally and discuss your experience a bit more. I will message you my e-mail address and maybe we can chat? Thanks in advance for your time, and I look forward to the opportunity to get back in your good graces! Chris Kohn General Manager

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

So, I got $27 worth of crab legs and there was literally six. I felt like it was really light. Also, my butter was not completely melted.

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Responded on July 11, 2019

Thanks for the review. Sorry to hear about your disappointment regarding the portion size of your crab. We do our best to provide our great food at a value to our guests, but in some cases we are simply at the mercy of the market. That is where we are with crab, currently, as it is the most expensive it has ever been. Hopefully next time you are in, we can find you something on our menu that has a little more bang for your buck. Thanks for visiting, and hope to see you soon!

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S
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is always very fresh. They need fans on the outside patio.

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Responded on July 6, 2019

Thanks for the review! We do have ceiling fans on the patio, but the day you came it was so hot, they probably didn't help much. Then the next day we have a thunderstorm! Dang Colorado weather! Hopefully next time it's a little cooler for you

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KD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the rooftop patio. It was wonderful. Joanna was our server. She suggested drinks and food. Great service and everyone was very friendly and professional. Made us feel like we were with friends that we had know forever. Dallas, from the raw bar came over and visited with us also. He explained the different types of oysters and suggested some for us to try. The food was delicious. I already returned there to eat with friends this week.

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Responded on July 4, 2019

Kim, you rock! Thanks so much for visiting and the great review. Come see us and Joanna anytime!

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OT
Denver
116 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We dined on a Saturday night. We enjoyed the calamari appetizer and fried catfish entrees and bottle of wine. We also had the dessert (coconut ice cream and chocolate chip cookies). Good service.

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Responded on July 4, 2019

Awesome! Thanks for the review.

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LA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Wasn't my kind of place. Food was sub par. Ordered the bison and was mediocre.

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Responded on July 4, 2019

Ouch. That's not great to hear. Sorry you didn't care for the shortrib. Any feedback on what we could improve to make it your kind of place?

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BB
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Always a fun evening at Jax. Oysters are pricy, food good, but need more diverse fish selections.

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Responded on July 4, 2019

Thanks for the review. What are some other species of fish you'd like to see on our menu?

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LW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a favorite go to for something a little nicer for our family

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Responded on July 4, 2019

Thanks Lisa. Always glad to host you and your family!

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AP
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly efficient service; good quality food and drink; great for a slow dining experience (brunch or dinner, not had lunch here.)

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Responded on July 3, 2019

Thanks for the review!

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MH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointing experience. Small but overpriced portions. Service was marginal and we had to ask several times for items ordered, yet forgotten by wait staff

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Responded on July 3, 2019

Hey Matt, Pretty disappointing experience with us. Any chance we could connect and discuss your feedback directly? I'd appreciate if you could forward me your contact info and I'll reach out to you personally. Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you.

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