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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
artichoke-goat cheese mousse, white truffle brodo, aged Manchego, chervil
anterelle wild mushroom ragout, "Smokin' Goat" cheese fonduta, garlic chips, dill –torn herb salad
Rohan Duck Breast
duck gyoza, applewood smoked orange sauce, gailon, star anise-five spice red wine reduction
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Beautiful, elegant and delicious. Service was perfect. It was a night we were hit with a snow storm, and we were late to our reservation due to it. They were very patient and made our anniversary night truly special.
Truly excellent food. We ordered several things and all were delicious. Service was great. Really nice ambience as well.
An absolutely spectacular meal! Would definitely recommend for any special occasion.
Best restaurant in Denver. Love the atmosphere, sevice and the food is phenomenal. Don't skip dessert!!
One of the best meals I’ve had in ages. The value for the quality of the food was spectacular. GET. THE. DUCK.
The food and service is truly an experience! This is a must try!
Good service and friendly environment.
Spectacular everything! All server staff were spot on perfect, food was very unique but oh so good! Love Rioja!
Amazing food and amazing service, Rebecca is great at what she does.
We celebrated two birthdays. William was terrific. Food was, too!
It was wonderful. The food was exquisite! Very good service and time flew!
My friend got sick off of the food and it was just gross in general, she threw it up later that night.
Absolutely great place and great food. Perfect service. Thank you guys. Definitely gonna come back next time when I’m Denver.
There are two signature dishes on the menu that I get every time I come here - the pork belly and artichoke pasta. The flavors of everything we ordered were delicious!
The service and food were top notch, and is definitely a place I would recommend to others. I was in Denver on business and found Rioja due to it being one of the few places open for lunch downtown. The lamb burger was not your typical burger, it had great flavor and would bring me back again if I make it back to Denver in the future.
It took a little while to get the check to pay but the food was excellent and the service overall was good. It is expensive, though.
Innovative, flavorful and seasonal flavors. Each bite was flavorful and the soothing upscale modern ambience added to the overall experience
We had a great time and the food was delicious. The air conditioning was blowing directly on us and we were chilly to the point of being uncomfortable.
As always, a delicious dinner with a great ambiance!
Great meal great service. They gave a handwritten card to my significant other for her birthday which everyone acknowledged it was her birthday, yet the card said Happy Anniversary. The details are what makes a meal great or exceptional. I’ve eaten here numerous times and was disappointed in that lack of detail as it minimized her special day.
I have loved this restaurant from the first time I went many years ago. The Parmesan Benedict on the brunch menu is excellent! I could drink that parm. sauce with a straw! Had the Arugala, date, blue cheese salad w/ almond dressing- delicious. My only criticism would be the chairs. You can't sit back in them, or you'd be on the floor! Not good if you have back problems, like me.
First time out in a real restaurant since the COVID-19 started. Things couldn’t have been better, nice weather, great table and service and the food was awesome. Also had some excellent wine.
Service and wine were impeccable. Can't wait to go back!
I loved this place! I can’t wait to go back again. Great experience!
Great brunch menu, phenomenal presentation and the desserts are excellent.
Wonderful menu of exceptionally well crafted dishes. Excellent service from a friendly and professional team of servers. Warm inviting ambiance in the dining room. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and I cannot think of a better Denver restaurant for a special occasion. We love this restaurant!
One of my favorites places. Love the oopsie daisy, beet salad, scallops, biscuits and Japanese dessert. Long day of exercising to burn off all those calories but worth it. Delish!
The service was a bit slow to start with, but once it was realized that we had been waiting for 15 minutes before anyone came over, the rest of the meal was terrific! The food was excellent as always. Consistently, one of my favorite restaurants.
Wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. Our anniversary dinner was memorable. We both had the tasting menu. We had been here years ago and had forgotten how good the food was.
I had a great experience there with friends. The staff was great great and attentive and the food was amazing! I will definitely go back.
Absolutely outstanding! My date had the spicy salad with wagyu beef and I had the seaweed salad with seared tuna. We were both VERY pleased. I'm sorry I hadn't been there before. Will absolutely be going back. Preferably to try the dinner menu in the evening.
The lamb burger is back on the menu - happy days!
Outstanding food and service. The best restaurant in Denver.
Great service and the restaurant felt very inviting
While this restaurant has a premier location on Larimer St, the food and service lacked. Husband ordered the steak and it was a terrible cut of meat - very chewy even when ordered medium rare. Server was not attentive or patient with questions I had regarding a dairy allergy and what dishes would work. She seemed put off to have to inquire with the chef. Would not dine here again.
The tables were well spaced and everything was quite nice. Unfortunately, two entrées that were ordered (beef and lamb) were tough and not very tasty—definitely not up to par. Hopefully aberrations for a usually superior restaurant.
We always enjoy Rioja. They are one of very few restaurants that serve bread.... and it’s especially good bread at that. The menu is simple and the choices are varied.
Always the place we go for special occasions because it is always perfect.
Rioja offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 820-2282.
Rioja is rated 4.7 stars by 8732 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.