Root Down

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$30 and under
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American

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Good Vegetarian Options
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!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Root Down will be offering a delicious 4-course New Year's Eve menu for $95/person w/ optional wine pairing for $45/person. Menu TBD

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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VV
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the plant-forward menu and the flavors used to produce the dishes. Great atmosphere. Seriously one of the best meals I've had in a looooong time!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is always amazing. As the restaurant fills up it gets overwhelmingly loud. Otherwise great place !

G
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere.

JS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch

m
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was outstanding. He had a full understanding of both the wine list and the menu. I don't remember his name (Glen maybe?) but he did a very good job.

The food was incredible! We had Devils on Horseback and desserts.

We will definitely be back!

DE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best veggie slider we have ever had and the squash risotto was interesting and delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

DK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and our server Andria ( spelling?) Was so wonderful!

MB
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific meal in a comfortable space. It was fun and hip, but still very comfortable. We had two appetizers-the arepas and burrata- and both were amazing. The carrot goncchi was good, and the meat eaters enjoyed the lamb sliders. Serrvice was friendly and attentive, but not overbearing.

A
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Went with a couple who were vegetarian and they thought it was one of the best vegetarian restaurants they have ever been to. Amazing meat and fish options also.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t beat their unique and delicious menu along with the friendly staff.

S
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Usually love this restaurant but for a party of 9, the bar is not the place to sit and have a nice dinner. High tops=bar which i didn't realize. The food was good and is always good but there was not much meat on my lamb this time. Just a bad day at a usually good restaurant and I will go back with a smaller group!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Root Down. Our party was 4 adults and one toddler. The service was amazing, food was just as good, and they went out of their way to make our toddler happy (ask about their kids’ plates!) The only thing that wasn’t great was the price- you basically need 3 small plates to fill 2 hungry people, so with a drink each, food, and our son’s plate, our total was about $120.

JS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and services were fantastic. We are looking forward to going back soon.

JB
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server Rachel took the time to answer questions and was an exceptional addition to the restaurant.

G
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Staff was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. I have Celiac and they take food intolerances/allergies very seriously. All of our dishes came out with gluten free flags. Highly recommend!

OT
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious flavors, expertly prepared, lots of terrific options for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten- free.

JR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to enjoy a great night out on the town!

MB
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and great service. Their seasonal menu is always amazing. The carrot gnocchi was so good I’ve been dreaming of it.

JB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moroccan chicken is the best! I will try to recreate some version at home but I know it will pale! Delicious desserts, too!

MM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mom's birthday and they were incredibly attentive, including giving her a signed card by folks in the kitchen and multiple staff members wished my mom a happy birthday personally while we were there, which was super sweet.

V
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each time we go to Root Down it never disappoints. Each dish builds on the next and it is a fun experience all the way around. The food, the service, and the ambiance were wonderful!

JS
Denver
80 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Root Down. Drinks, food, atmosphere but especially the service. From our friendly greeting to our bartender recommending a phenomenal twist on a traditional manhattan to our server - the service was the star. Keep up the great work. And absolutely loved the cauliflower appetizer. Delish!

MG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious artfully-prepared dishes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It's our favorite Denver restaurant.

SS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that they accommodated a friend of mine in at the last minute without any issues. My chicken was fantastic and so was my glass of wine.

A
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been twice for dinner and had a great experience each time. Excellent food (and drinks), great service, and a cool space. The “bar seating” still gets you a table - just in a different room. Highly recommend and will definitely be back!

ED
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The restaurant is over rated. The food is bland, it has no flavor. For the cost of each plate, the food is also minimal. It was very disappointing when you pay to go out to eat and you can literally make better food at home. I will not be returning to this restaurant.

k
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Matt, was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. He suggested some yummy dishes that we really enjoyed. Between the great service and delicious food, I highly recommend this place!

KO
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was above and beyond expectations!! They worked with my family’s many food allergies and had the best food I have had at a restaurant in years!! I can’t say enough good things about Root Down! Phenomenal!

KC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening. Stellar food. Excellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! A great pre-theater dinner spot for my group. Everyone can find something yummy.

TS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came from Vancouver and wanted a fun gay brunch, and this was everything I wanted. Brunch was fantastic and our waitress kept the booze flowing. Recommend the toast to help soak up the booze.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. Came with friends for my birthday and our server was an absolute blast. We had a really amazing time. Thank you Root Down for a wonderful celebration! Will be back.

R
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend visiting

LC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always amazing food and great service. The staff are all so knowledgeable.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There is a huge TV playing sports in the bar area, so just beware if you usually like the intimacy of sitting close at the bar, you’ll have that to contend with. Food was great but a little pricey for what you get. Overall good experience & we would go back.

D
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

As always the food was very good. Spotty service this go round, but can’t win em all. Having been in the industry, I blame the management more than our server. She is clearly new to serving. She was having trouble keeping up with all her tables and got a large party halfway through our meal, at which point she disappeared. The front of house manager should have had her eye on the section and noticed things. Examples: no share plates down when our appetizer arrived. When I asked, the plates were placed on top of our menus. I purposely didn’t order everything at once because I had a gut feeling it wouldn’t be timed right. But, after the second course arrived, I thought I’d order the main. It came way before we were done with the second course. (This is a huge pet peeve of mine) We were never asked how any of our courses were. We had to pour our own wine. And then when we were done, boom the server is there asking about desert, she dropped menus then disappeared again. I waited for her to return, placing the desert menus on top of one another, slightly off the table. After 7mins I went and stood in the common area until the manager asked if she could help. I handed her my card and when we got the check she asked if everything was okay. I said it was fine. Ship had already sailed. I’m all for giving people a chance at serving, but they need to be trained well and observed and helped along the way. You can’t just throw an inexperienced person on the floor of any restaurant, let alone Root Down. I’ll be back, as I love this restaurant. Management please take care of your floor.

S
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous, interesting menu... great service, happy people. Great atmosphere and views!

AS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Asked for a table vs a high top but told nothing available yet tables never filled while we were there

c
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal start to finish. Love how everything on the plate adds to the tasting experience. Perfectly executed and delicious. Reasonable portions. Can't wait to bring friends and return!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I celebrated his sixth birthday. Their kids meals are healthy and tasty. The Moroccan chicken was excellent. They also gave us an off me nu dessert and treated my son like a king
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