Old Major

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Old Major is one of Chef Justin Brunson's concepts in the Denver Highlands neighborhood featuring refined farmhouse cuisine with a focus on seafood, swine & wine. The menu boasts an in-house butchery & charcuterie program, sustainably sourced seafood and ingredients sourced from local farms.

Taking its name from the tufted Middle White Boar that dreamt of rebellion, Old Major seeks to follow suit: rebelling against the ideas of what fine dining must be.

Old Major offers lunch, dinner, happy hour and brunch, along with private dining and off-site catering options with dishes starting at $12. The full bar features a creative cocktail program, craft beer & wine.
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Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was bland overall. The pork was too fatty and had little flavor. Scallop tasteless. Too pricey for quality of food. Disappointed considering place had been featured on TV/DDD. Won’t go back. There are places with far better food in the Denver metro area.

PB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the service impeccable

L
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love old major. ordered everything on the menu and had a fantastic time.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server was snooty and acted as if we were inconveniencing him. I was really looking forward to dinner and the attitude was a buzz kill. I will have to give it another go in the future.. food and ambiance were delightful!

NB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This was not out favorite unfortunately:( I had picked this place for my fiancé’s birthday and it just didn’t meet our expectations.
The restaurant it’s self was very loud and FREEZING cold! We asked to move to the back room to maybe avoid the front door breeze but it was still so cold! Our waiter was so sweet though and kindly moved all our drinks and menus to another table.
Their menu is also kind of confusing... it showed their charcuterie board as $15, but it was actually $15 per person for that option. It apparently said “PP” next to it for per person. But our waiter was kind and said that happens all the time and took it off our check.
My fiancé ordered the Wagyu Steak and asked it to be medium rare and it came out medium-well done. We didn’t send it back, but know one wants to pay $40 for a over done steak:(

DJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals with friends in a long time.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was incredible but in a two hour span we saw our waiter twice. We waited for 30 minutes to put in our drink orders and another 20 minutes for food. Very inefficient.

O
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The service was slow and unfriendly...…………………………………………………………………………….

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only issue was not the fault of Old Major. There was a birthday party so we had several different servers. Made it a bit confusing but all staff was attentive and happy to help. Great menu, great quality. Will definitely be back ASAP

m
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Major is a great neighborhood staple. They always provide wonderful service and incredible meals made with premium ingredients. We take out of town guests here often and they are always wowed. We love this fine dining experience in a casual atmosphere.

F
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience to share with family and friends

LE
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was outstanding. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

JH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Peanut Butter with Chocolate Bitters Whiskey was very tasty. The food was excellent. The service was awesome.

MW
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Let me start by expressing that I am not a big ham and sausage guy so maybe this is part of the problem. The chicken sandwich although delicious was tiny. The bun overwhelmed the chicken. It was very tasty besides. We also got the sampler? Breakfast woth ham , bacon and sausage. It was good just too much meat but that was to be expected. Our server was awful and he was nowhere to be found. We received our cocktails after they brought our meal. It was just a service issue all around. Food was pretty good but service and timing was bad.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Old Major. Even foods I don’t traditionally like, I love them when Old Major makes them!

KS
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid restaurant. Service was good, but a bit slow on getting around to us after getting our drinks and food. The brunch was good and the environment was just what we were seeking to celebrate a birthday with the group.

L
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Happy hour is good!

If you’re okay to drop 150$ for two entrees and 2 glasses of wine, the foods not bad. It’s not worth the money.

We had the salmon and the wagyu. Small portions. The broccoli was a touch undercooked.

The wine was good.

When I went during their happy hour I was impressed! Will stick to this place for HH only :)

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Old Major! Justin’s menu is diverse and the food is amazing!

DK
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch has been taken here in the past but this was the first time for dinner. The meal and the service were both outstanding. We split the 3 pound pork chop between 4 adults and still took some home. Besides the pork I would highly recommend the Brussels Sprouts.
We started out dinner with fresh and delightful raw oysters, a plate of the fried chicken. A couple of the Old Fashions gave way to a delightful bottle of wine and finished with the Butterscotch desert.

T
Denver
98 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Service a little slow but they were pretty busy. We were there for Saturday brunch.

OT
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Everything was cooked very well. Everyone was very nice. However, they forgot about my kids burger, and when it finally came out, they forgot that we had ordered it with no cheese. Not the end of the world, but definitely put a damper on our brunch.

JS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service, hip vibe. Food was pretty good, small portions and a little overpriced.

R
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our meal was good.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pig.

EC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The place is nicely set up. food comes out cold as well as the coffee. service is very slow. we were there on a Sunday around 11 am, not a busy time and took quite sometime to get service.

OT
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spectacular!

Old Major
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in!! Hope to see you again soon!! The new winter menu drops Wednesday!!

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g
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a wonderful experience it’s been over a year since we last visited and it keeps improving. The food was fabulous, we had the lamb appetizer with polenta oh my god so good. The star of the meal was the Wagyu NY strip from Snake River Farms in Idaho beautifully marbled and cooked to perfection. Try the butterscotch dessert a perfect ending to our meal. Now for the best part the service Caleb was the best, so knowledgeable and professional he actually made our experience over the top. Can’t wait to go back! Justin Brunson the Chef and owner is brilliant and does not disappoint. Congratulations Justin on all your success!

KA
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious and service was great. We had the 3lb pork chop, it was amazing. The shepard's pie it came with and the biscuits were my favorite sides. We also shared the butterscotch pot de creme...OMG so good.

JH
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is amazing (get the fried chicken and pretzel bites off the happy hour menu). Drinks are amazing ($6 old fashions during happy hour). Outstanding service. Love this place.

DD
Denver
103 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Poor start, but good finish. We came for brunch and it was a good brunch crowd. We were seated right away, but sat for close to 15 minutes without anyone coming to the table. After asking the host who our server was a new server took over and everything was good. We had the PB & W cocktail and what fun! Peanut butter whiskey with chocolate bitters. Sweet, but mellowed at the ice melted. Good cocktail. Chicken & waffles was outstanding. Their chicken is always good. This iteration was like a chicken fried chicken, boneless breast and thigh over a good waffle with real maple syrup. Yum. We also had the crab cake Benedict. House made crab cake that was very good. Lots of crab. The hollandaise is excellent as are the potatoes. Very good finish!

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Excellent wine. Few interruptions.

T
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The presentation and beautifully designed ingredients echoed throughout the evening as our palettes exploded with joy!

NL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I felt as a lesser when the server waited on us. I don’t say that often, but I didn’t feel welcomed. My wife and I got the charcuterie board and two drinks (beers) and the server was not attentive to us as he appeared to be with others. The food was not a good value as the charcuterie was very small and included “summer sausage” which ok, but the price didn’t reflect it and we added cheese for an upcharge of $4 and it was roughly the size of 6x quarters. Definitely won’t be back and highly disappointed.

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at the YuanWonton pop up in Old Major! Fun atmosphere and customer service!

CK
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was average at best
We had to wait 1/2 hour past our CONFIRMED reservation time
The waiter was nonexistent
The noise level was lousy for a Sunday morning brunch atmosphere

SS
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very good food, first time for brunch, loved the butchers breakfast and the chefs pancake! Couldn’t ask for a better meal for the value

BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Yikes. Usually great food and service but something was definitely off this time. It was half an hour after being sat that we got our first drinks and 45 minutes after that we got our food. Which was good. When we paid they charged us a lot more than what the check said and when we pointed it out the manager argued with us? Like I said usually great and we will go back because we love it but yikes.

j
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was horrible. Food was good, but cold. We could see our waiter in back chit chatting...

HS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Nice evening however we felt that the food was overpriced.

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