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If you’re going to do Old Major, do it for an afternoon happy hour on the patio.

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About Old Major

Old Major is Chef Justin Brunson's new home to deformalized fine dining in the heart of Denver's Highland neighborhood.

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.

Boasting a dining room of corrugated steel and recovered lumber, the open, lofted room is the perfect place to enjoy chef Brunson's rustic, American farmhouse cuisine.

Offering dinner seven nights a week, the nose-to-tail menu offerings can be paired with either our focused, eclectic beer list or with our wine list featuring domestic & international selections.

Old Major's team includes some of the most talented cooks, servers, bartenders, cicerones and sommeliers to be found under one roof, all of whom are dedicated to bringing amazing experiences, night after night, to their regulars from around the block and to visitors from around the world.

3316 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch / Royal Rooster: Weekdays, Monday-Friday 11am-3:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hours: Wednesday -Sunday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
33rd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(720) 420-0622

Website:
http://oldmajordenver.com/

Catering:
Call or email the restaurant for catering information.

Parking Details:
Free parking located behind the restaurant. Also, most street parking in the area is free.

Executive Chef:
Justin Brunson

Private Party Facilities:
Old Major welcomes the opportunity to cater your private dining event. Guests interested in private dining events are invited to contact us directly via phone or email at travis@oldmajordenver.com.

Private Party Contact:
Keli Ramirez : (720) 420-0622

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Old Major Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (15)
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Good for a Date (14)
Authentic (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (11)
Casual (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
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People Watching (5)
Romantic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Organic (5)
Business Meals (3)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely wonderful restaurant! Staff was friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. Food was amazing! We have a new spot to visit on a regular basis!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great girls brunch. Tons of fun. Jen P was incredible and made a great bubbles recommendation which was exactly what we wanted. Definitely do the chicken and waffles.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had amazing brunch on Sunday....never had better charcuterie!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Meat lovers and foodie favorite. Definitely for the adventurous eater. Restaurant is gorgeous, waitstaff is super knowledgeable and helpful. It's SUPER loud, so not an intimate dining experience. Private dining room should be open next week and looks awesome! Cool decor and amazing food! Took friends for their bdays, expensive but so worth it for a special occasion and experience!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

food was way over priced, every entree was $30 plus and one steak was $100

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent food, but be warned that they will seat you in the dining room if you have a reservation and they don't honor happy hour in the dining room!

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Awesome place. Never once have I had any sort of bad experience at this place. Just a good spot to have some great food and service. Old school and modern.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Brunch was over priced for what you got and lacked flavor. The potatoes were over cooked.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

All was great. Just took a long time to be seated. Our reservation was at 8 and we got seated at 830.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing ambience, delicious cocktails and a fabulous menu! I love the happy hour options as well!

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very loud, hard to hear ourselves talk. Nose to tail dishe very good along with roasted beggies. Otherwise quite unremarkable.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Conversation was impossible. Food was excellent, well presented.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Brunch was amazing, we probably over stayed our welcome as we realized we talked forever but that was because the atmosphere was so great!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing meal and service!! Looking forward to the next visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent restaurant - great service and food. The tables were a little close together which I get. Now onto the food- my wife had the signature dish Nose to Tail Plate**confit belly, crispy ears, smoked rib, country sausage, acorn spaetzle, caraway kraut, red wine jus, which was absolutely fantastic !!! I shared the 3 Lb. Pork Chop with the daily accompaniment,which was Thai green vegetables. This dish also came with a demi-glace, this will most certainly serve 2-3 people. Ordered the sides of spicy cauliflower and the seasonal vegetables - had to throw in the fries :) all said and done this place has the thumbs up from me and party, Will most certainly be returning to try the steak !!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our server Peggy Sue was amazing. We are big orderers and she paced our meal perfectly. Our table was always clean and well maintained. The food was amazing. The experience was amazing. Everything about our evening at Old Major was wonderful. I'm so happy our experience was a home run.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Still my favorite place for dinner in Denver. Absolutely love Old Major!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We stopped in for brunch and were blown away. The French toast was beyond description. Loved it. Good drink selection and service.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Staff was outstanding

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We felt welcomed and very well-cared for during our visit. Noise level was a bit high, but the food and service made up for it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was poor. The server was nice but it was like he forgot about us. He kept forgetting to bring my wine, didnt check in with us much and by the time he brought the bill most everyone had left the patio area. Odd when we were one of the first few tables to arrive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was below average in taste. Quality was fine, selection was fine, but they took too much pride in letting the main ingredients speak for them selves, and not enough time lending them a helping hand and a template for them to shine.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was overpriced- have eaten at many other restaurants at this price point for steak in Denver and this was definitely the worst. Ribeye was charred on outside and not quite mid rare in center and more importantly chalk full of gristle

Server was virtually non existent after she took our order. The Gentleman who handled the water kept our glasses full though.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was delicious and I was had a few good choices as a vegetarian even at this "meat focused" restaurant. For Sunday brunch we didn't have to wait at all for a table, but it did take just over an hour for our food to come out.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

great food. tried the fried chicken this time, holy cow was that great. the noise level is a bit much tho. not sure if it's all the tables being so close so lots of diners, and/or the interior doesn't absorb sound very well. I wish they could do something about this.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Loved Old Major, from start to finish! Our waiter Peggy Sue was a gem, and Anthony was a smooth operator! Celebrating an anniversary and the champagne was a nice touch. Great food and wine, wonderful night. Thanks Old Major!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and I just spent our anniversary here. The food is sublime! The service is perfect, just the right amount of attention paid, our drinks were never empty but we were able to have comfortable conversation without someone hovering over us. Great cocktails and dessert. I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

As always, Old Major gave us a great meal. We had brunch and it was fantastic. Bacon, sausage, eggs all prepared perfectly. One person in our group had the chicken and waffles and she was blown away by how good the chicken was. She is from the south and is very picky about her fried chicken. Thankfully she let us try it and she was right.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This place is so good. I’ve been multiple times and it’s great every time. Food and service both are excellent. A truly talented chef!!!

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Organic, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our recent dinner at Old Major ranks as one of our top ten dining experiences of all time. The menu was creative and unique, the dishes were very well prepared and the service and staff were excellent. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food and service were the best I've had in a while! Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We waited for 30 mins for appetizers and quarter sized oysters. Then the waitress and the other servers felt it to be required to have rude attitudes the rest of the evening.

Overpriced

Under service

Pretentious

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Good service. Very limited wine list with only high end options. Food was so so.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was very good but overpriced. The server was knowledgeable but not very attentive. She suggested we order all our choices (appetizers and entrees) at the same time for "timing" reasons. The appetizers (3 items) started coming out and we had not yet received our drinks. We finished the appetizers and the drinks but she did not come back around for a while. We would have liked to have a drink while waiting for our entree which took quite a while. Once our entree was finished we waited a while for her to come back and we inquired about dessert. It took her a while to come back with a dessert menu. Once we ordered dessert (1 item) it took a while to get it.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Just went for brunch when visiting my daughter in Denver. Wanted to see another neighborhood in the city, great street appeal, cozy neighbor hood feel. Nice bar scene inside and out. Got my usual Open Table: good table right by the window. People in Denver are so fit and active, as a side note. Nice to see. Lots of good choices to eat. The chicken and waffles look pretty amazing, I say looked because I was never even offered a bite by my newly transplanted Portland foodie of a kid. I played it safe with a breakfast sandwich, homemade sausage and soft eggs. The barely dressed side salad and home fry nuggets were good, but bland. Wish I had ordered something a little spicier. I will next time. The service was a little slow, but most people there seemed to be in no real hurry. They were enjoying themselves and those amazing looking Bloody Mary's.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My husband and I eat out often and Old Major was recommended to us by someone who knows how much we love great food. We shared three small plates, an entree and dessert; all of which were delicious and the entire meal, drinks and service far exceeded expectations. Wonderfully done, Old Major!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Met a friend Labor Day late lunch, sat by the front windows. This is not my first time at Old Major have been going on and off since it first opened, usually for dinner or brunch. The blue marlin sandwich is a disappointment, eat the fish leave everything else alone. The double double was good and the pork fat French fries were delicious. Kind of sad when the fries are the bests thing going. More importantly, they have a fly infestation in the front dining area by the windows. Not one or two but a whole damn colony.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Another return visit to Old Major for dinner with another couple proved to be just as satisfying as previous visits, perhaps more so. We had originally decided to go elsewhere, but there was a very long wait with no reservation system, so we got out the trusted OpenTable app and made an immediate reservation at Old Major. Arriving for a late meal at around 9 PM, there were plenty of open tables, and the weather was perfect for outdoors dining in their relaxing back patio.
Our server, Sean, was stellar throughout, even though we kept him there for a bit longer than he might have liked, having had a busy and long double shift on a holiday weekend. Everything we ordered this visit was outstanding; the kitchen here is en pointe regarding squeezing every bit of flavor out of their creative takes on comfort food. The fresh oysters, heirloom tomato and special tri-tip sous vide with BBQ Palisade peach sauce appetizers were perfection, as were the four Nose to Tail, Chicken, Corvina and Bucatini entrees, all unique and expertly prepared and presented.
We took advantage of 50% off all wine bottles for the holiday weekend Sunday evening (normally just offered on Wednesdays), sharing 2 bottles of a nice Sauv Blanc, then shared wonderful Chocolate Tarts served with homemade fresh mint ice cream and blackberries and a really good strawberry sorbet scoop. We each enjoyed a digestif along with the sweets, topping off a perfectly relaxing and satisfying dinner.
The food here is wonderful; about the best you could hope for in Denver. Thank you to Sean and the entire staff for everything.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was outstanding and service was great!

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