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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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience to share with family and friends

LE
Denver
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
10 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
11 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
27 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
102 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
4 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
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Nice evening however we felt that the food was overpriced.

JA
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Will come back for sure!

S
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Rooster spicy chicken sandwich was great. Eggs Benedict were also very good.

W
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was excellent but the food was excessively salty, overpriced and luke-warm upon arrival. There was a very long wait between appetizers and the meal.

JJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Holy Salt. The Chef there has quite a heavy hand. $200 steak that tasted like rotting meat. The server was not attentive. Definitely not going back.

SS
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch in the bar area near patio--- bustling but quiet with good music, delicious food, and good service. The way it should be--- and preferred over other places we ate in the area where obnoxious music was blasting and we couldn't talk!

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was so great! Our server was so nice and attentive, especially to our fussy baby. I give them a 10/10 for that, they were really great.

The food is ok. Nothing amazing that would make me want to come back. I’m a bit of a food snob though.

Pricey for “ok” food.

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Our waiter was super rude. It was weird- the hostess and bar staff and food were amazing but we had a male waiter who would walk by and check on us and we asked for another round of drinks and he was out right rude. Will not go back.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Slow & disorganized service

OT
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious chicken and waffles!! And the Bloody Mary was incredible. Great service too!

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