Root Down

4.7
6037 reviews
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$30 and under
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Root Down aims to connect the neighborhood to a dining experience in the same way ingredients are connected to food. There should be a seamless bond between the elements and experience, which stimulates the senses and draws people in.

Root Down serves “globally influenced seasonal cuisine,” which basically means we go where inspiration leads us. We’re not tied to one style or genre—we’re hoping to create one of our own.

At Root Down we pride ourselves on striving to solve the ‘Omnivore’s Dilemma.’ We have created a dining spot where all dietary needs will be accommodated, including vegetarian, vegan, raw and gluten free; also allergies or intolerances are always handled professionally by the kitchen team. Our menu has icons reflecting this philosophy, though we always request you notify your server of specific needs. We look forward to seeing you soon!

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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Even with all the new Highlands competition, Root Down is still a Denver staple.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 6037 People Are Saying
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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brunch was impeccable! Recommend the Fried Chicken and biscuit and Zucchini Bread French Toast

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CM
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Fancy food available in Denver. Very comfortable but very special as well

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My cousin and I had a lovely evening. She had never been before. Good god and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff went out of their way to make our special day a memorable experience.

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JF
Denver
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We haven’t been to Root Down in a while due to the vast increase in the number of foodie restaurant options in Denver. This was a disappointing visit. Cocktail menu was unappealing except for the standby Don Draper and Pepper Blossom...Draper’s recipe has been altered (not improved). They ran out of the Sunday Dinner featured soup by 6:15 PM. Outside of the Devils on Horseback, the food was just okay, but quite lackluster in comparison to more interesting flavors experienced elsewhere.

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J
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebration of friendship

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AH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not my first time enjoying the quality of food and waitstaff at Root Down. I truly enjoy taking friends there who had not experienced Root Down. I’ll keep returning as often as I can!

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CR
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and the almond pancakes are to die for!!! One of my favorites places in Denver we have been!

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CK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I enjoy Root Down on occasion, but it is always very busy. Make a reservation. I appreciate the complimentary valet, given the location.

The restaurant was busy and service took a while. We ordered an appetizer (pastry of the day) when we first sat down, but we never received it. We asked for it, again, with our meal and guessed maybe it had been forgotten as an order. We also ran out of water and it was difficult to get a refill (we had a specialty drink and in Denver water is always a hot commodity).

The four stars is mostly for the food, which never seems to disappoint. But the service was just ok.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere with good food. Friendly service.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service, food (avocado toast omg!), and ambiance!

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KA
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food! Best martini! Best place to celebrate with good friends. Thank you!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience

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SC
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Surprised to find out at virtually the last minute, with little or no time to find another fine dining venue for Valentines Day, that the menu was Prix Fixe. It seemed very expensive. With only 3 courses, service was relatively (not overbearingly) attentive, with a very knowledgable server. While fashionable, servings were slight. While the setting and ambiance were unique and pleasant, for food, I would recommend the airport location for greater value. My Valentine loved it, though.

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a
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish!! Set menu for Valentine’s Day. Excellent drinks as well!! ❤️

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DM
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for bringing Guy a birthday card and delicious dessert. It was special!

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JI
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go here every year for my birthday because it is my FAVORITE. Perfect ambiance, service and of course amazing drinks and food. Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Root Down just became my favorite restaurant in Denver. The service was timely and accommodating, the food was perfect, and the desserts-insane. Their alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks were amazing! I can’t wait to come back!!

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CW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Small space, doing the best they can, but our booth was a little cramped. Food and drinks are good.

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AG
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. We shared multiple plates to try multiple things and it was all amazing from wine to the bread pudding.

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G
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jicama crab tacos were awesome......my date was beautiful. She said she'd go out with me again!

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and outstanding food! Options for vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores. Will definitely be returning.

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CC
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting, earthy food selections. We very much enjoyed our meal there.

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CJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great relaxed atmosphere! Our server was prompt and offered many suggestions for our meals. I was impressed with the variety of gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan options there were and how delicious everything was!

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

It was our Valentine’s dinner and as usual the food was excellent and the service was excellent... the only thing I would change is having two top tables right next to each other, but we made it work...thank you Root Down!

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s
Denver
174 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always innovative food with unusual combos. My scallops were perfect. My friend who had the tofu dish and is a dedicated vegan said it was the best tofu she has ever eaten. We each had a different dessert and loved them all.

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WF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! I love this spot and look forward to going every single time.

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GA
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m in town with some girlfriends and we met up here for brunch. It’s perfect! The food is fabulous, the drinks were delicious and our waitress was so sweet! It’s in a super cute neighborhood and very easy to get too! The overall ambiance of it is so fun! I can’t recommend enough!!

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JS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy a trip to Root Down when we are here from Kentucky !!!

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KT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience we had in a long long time.
The food was very tasty and too little, they can serve more food for the price 😊

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D
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lamb sliders and steak. Excellent food and servixe

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LW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend, service was excellent, food was delicious & ambiance great. Definitely returning to Bindery the next time I am in Colorado.

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l
Denver
110 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Root Down! The food is consistently imaginative and delicious, great service, and neat venue.

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MJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

In today's competitive restaurant scene, the food was good but it wasn't dynamic. Service and ambiance were excellent. We would return, there were certainly no problems. But we weren't wowed by the cuisine.

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GF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fresh food that tasted great , and were interesting combinations of flavors that really work. Will definitely be going back!

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely in Love!! So good and the waitress was adorable! Can’t remember her name but fantastic!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Rachel was amazing! She walked us through the menu with my dietary requirements, extremely knowledgeable! Every thing we tasted was delicious in its own way! Those crab tacos though, so fresh and the gf wraps just brought brightness to the taco without taking away or masking any flavor. Definitely will be returning !

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Servers were so rude and we felt rushed and unwanted.

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AE
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sad they no longer have the root down Benedict! But everything else I’ve tried is good. Our waiter was very friendly, positive and attentive even thought it was very busy.

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