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Root Down

4.8
7368 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Hello!

Root Down and the Edible Beats Family (Root Down, Linger, Ophelias, Vital Root and El Five) are very grateful to welcome you back into our restaurant.

Our menu continues to feature eclectic, globally-influenced seasonal cuisine, with a focus on organic, natural and locally-sourced ingredients.

Our interior dining space has the classic vibe of a neighborhood restaurant, while our large main patio offers picturesque views of the near neighborhood and downtown skyline.

We are open for inside dining and to-go, and patios are open at full capacity.

We look forward to seeing you again, we MISSED you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7368 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Options for almost any dietary restriction. Great staff. Decent street parking. Definitely will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! They’ve done a nice job keeping the patio warm even when it’s cold out. Love the Beet Down cocktail and the Rockfish Tom Kha.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed time with family prior to Thanksgiving. Nice service and good food

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great cocktails and food. We had the veggie sliders and the chicken two ways. Both great dishes. Our service was pretty slow on slow night. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy was fantastic and knew his stuff for only being there a short time.

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JennS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The breakfast burrito and blueberry french toast special were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food!!! Beet salad and Devil's on Horseback were freaking amazing!!! Good service. We sat "outdoors" on the patio and it was a bit cold. We had to keep our coats on and gloves too. That's the only reason for a 4 instead of 5 star. Please add another heater!! But otherwise, fabulous. I'm be back but indoors this time.

JJ
vipJJ11
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Over all - extremely average.
We had not been there for a little while.
Greatly enjoyed some items disappointed in many.

Devils on horseback, average. Sweet potato gnocchi- hard and lacking flavor. Scallops were wonderful. Rockfish incredible. Waitress warned us about the chicken. It was below average. Hard, over cooked and a very small portion. They should definitely remove it from the menu or create a new preparation. Often a restaurant’s chicken reflects on their culinary capabilities.

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RachelR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love root down and this experience did not disappoint! So delicious and our server did an outstanding job with our allergies.

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NickN
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavors and tastes. Love being able to sample multiple small plates and entrees. Service team was responsive and informative. Highly recommend for special occasions. Bit of a bias for lovers of vegetables, esp fall root veggies.

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AraB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food. We had the quiet area behind reception, which was perfect for conversing while enjoying our meal. Al was fabulous. I highly recommend this to all. I have a very tasty vegan dish that was scrumptious. My friend had the rockfish and she loved it.

EY
EatYogaExplore
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, environment and design. Loved it and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and ambiance. The food was delicious! Will definitely come back!

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Shaina
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Very flavorful. Plenty of options for various dietary needs. We dined on the outdoor patio, which was heated and very comfortable. Our waitress was attentive. It is a bit pricey but definitely worth it for a nice meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Here for brunch on a busy Sunday! Very good meal of almond pancakes and avo toast. Will definitely be back to try other eats.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My food was lukewarm. My husband's $16 burrito was ridiculously expensive given that it was mediocre at best.
Server was friendly.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had the best time here! It’s a little loud but luckily we got a table in the corner sort of far away from all of the noise. Our waitress Anna was friendly and gave us helpful menu suggestions. The food was delish!

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ChristyA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Root Down never disappoints. I took a vegetarian friend there this time and we shared several dishes - all were excellent. We sat outside which I hadn't done before and it was lovely. Great service, great food, everything was perfect. I love Root Down!

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vipchristinem
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was great, food and drinks were good also!

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vipAlane
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our delicious brunch before heading over to Van Gogh Immersive. Service was outstanding. Staff is welcoming and friendly. Thank you !

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OrangeNBlueSue
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has amazing food, service, and ambiance.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Fascinating interior design with a great backstory! Great service staff! Highly recommend!

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Lizw
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We made a reservation for the main area and were seated in the bar. This was our first date since becoming parents and were hoping for a quiet night out together. We ordered several plates to share which all came out at the same time so everything was cold once we got to eating it. This use to be our favorite date night but it has really declined in service in the past year. We won't be returning.

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vipjodyw
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid food…potions were a bit small.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was just ok. We were initially seated at a very uncomfortable high top bar table instead of outside as it was too cold. Finally got back to a more comfortable table but in the bar. Service was slow and food was overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town and met some CO based friends here. Their recommendation. Loved it. Waiter was superior. Food excellent but some things could have been a tad warmer.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food was wonderful and we sat on the patio.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! We went for brunch and all really enjoyed what we ordered and the bottomless mimosas are a great touch! My sister has celiacs and had a good selection to order from and felt great after!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service as usual

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious creative healthy foods!! super nice and helpful staff as well!! I've been 3 times and will continue to visit!! Will not disappoint!

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Mish
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely evening celebrating our anniversary! Our waiter made the evening so special for us and the food was outstanding!

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MIKEH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You just can’t go wrong with Root Down, always a Denver favorite!

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Adaire
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining here as always! The staff are all lovely and professional ❤️

BJ
BryJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service are always great. Disappointed that this time when we made an outdoor reservation for brunch, we showed up and were placed on an enclosed patio with no sun or breeze or ambience.

Be sure to specify when reserving which spot you'd like, I guess.

MD
MelissaD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was specular! We sat in the bar's covered patio area with a space heater, which was not ideal. Missed the ambience of the restaurant and it was chilly. The server was fantastic and we will defiantly come back.

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LauraL
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere! The arepas are a must.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Most of the food was great but our short ribs came out cold. We waited over an hour after ordering for out food to arrive so they probably sat in the window for a long time. Rockfish was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Wonderful service (Annie is the sweetest), the manager in training stopped at our table, accommodating, amazing food. I’d happily order the entire menu to try everything!

LK
LorettaK
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They tout as having vegan options, but incredibly limited. One salad option was to take off meat & cheese, but no replacements- left with Brussels spouts & kale with no dressing. This is not an option. Sliders were so sweet they were almost inedible. The best part of dinner were the vegan truffles. A clear disappointment when I am taking someone out for what I hope is a nice dinner. I’ll go to Vital Root, but I’m informing the Denver Vegan community that this restaurant is not an option.

KY
KerryY
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the variety. Loved the scallops but should have asked for a larger portion of greens because they were delicious. The lamb burger was too spicy and the texture was odd... wish we had been informed.

FAQs

Root Down does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Root Down also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 993-4200.

Root Down is rated 4.8 stars by 7368 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.