Root Down

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$30 and under
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American
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!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week and it was my first time there. Had the carrot gnocchi for my first course which was really really good. Had the rockfish tom kha for my main which was absolutely amazing. Had the chocolate bombe thing for my dessert which was sooo good. Paige was our server and she was really nice and attentive. Highly recommend and will definitely be back again.

CM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unusual, inventive dishes with unique combination of ingredients. Delicious meal and fabulous personalized service. Special treat for sure!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and friendly staff!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great. First time at Root Down. Will definitely return.

DU
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very allergy friendly menu and waitstaff. Options for vegan and glutenfree diners. Creative menu, and nice ambiance.

LD
Denver
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. This place never disappoints.

MK
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! We tried their restaurant week menu and it was delightful. Delicious with the wine pairings! It was also our anniversary and they made it so special. Amazing service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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GG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place rocks badly as anyone Who’s been there knows. Location, bad, drinks, food, all creative an excellent

GO
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deservers every star it has. There are restaurants in the Highlands with confusingly high ratings but this place has earned its spot at the top. The entire staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. My only suggestions is to eat dessert first, savor the ice cream and take the appetizer salad home.

K
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food was okay this time. Always love the ambiance.

b
Denver
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful menu, well-executed for Restaurant Week with great service. Thanks!!!!

EZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch was awesome Brad P the bartender was amazing with his wealth of knowledge on cocktails

SD
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food always!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome-had the beet salad and squash risotto. Tiffany was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing meal at Rood down. I recommend the sliders, fish and flat iron steak!

DP
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've eaten at Root Down many times and have always enjoyed it. This was the first timing dining on a Sunday and learning about their Sunday dinner menu. It was a fun way to explore the menu for a very reasonable price. Our server was very knowledgeable and happy to answer a variety of questions we had. Another nice dining experience at one of our favorite places in Denver.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Supper price fix menu was delicious! Very unique menu. Warm atmosphere. Highly recommend!

DD
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food, as usual was excellent and innovative. Service was slow and our waiter couldn't have been more disengaged. He seemed to be put off that he had to be waiting tables that night. I guess some restaurants get to a point where they feel they don't have to keep their game up. Big mistake.

JL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

JR
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always make sure bottomless mimosas are continuously flowing.

KA
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love brunch at Root Down! We had great options for all eaters, from vegans to bacon lovers. The veggie sliders are always amazing, and we love the chai latte!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server/bartender was amazing! She made the experience extra special.

P
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service on Valentine’s Day was incredible.

g
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Valentines Day we returned to the site if our first date - Root Down. We love the restaurant, and Sarah and Adrianna made it an even more wonderful experience!
Adrianna was the server in our first date and she actually remembered us and the location of the table where we sat that night. Thank you so much for the unforgettable dining experience!

EB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glad we picked Rood Down to celebrate my mother’s birthday. Great place. We will come again.

CG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was 3 of us and we shared a few apps. The Gnocci, Arepas, tacos, and sweet potato fries enlightened our tastebuds. It was a fun atmosphere and service was good.

JH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any time i have friends in town, we make our way to Root Down. It’s the perfect mix of fun and funky, eclectic and damn good food! I always love what i order and the flavors are just so unique! I highly recommend checking out for any occasion.

DG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been dining at Root Down for years and we are never disappointed. We appreciate that there is an eating establishment that serves such high quality, socially conscious, farm to table choices that we like. We did ask if the beef was 100 % grass fed but were told it wasn't, but is local. We would like to see that incorporated. Otherwise awesome food.

MK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at a corner table.....food was beautifully prepared and delicious. Server was very attentive and accommodated us on our special requests. Best restaurant in Denver........period.

TP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stylish and fun vibe with excellent craft cocktails and delicious food for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike!

DC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here several times and am always impressed with the quality of the food and service! Excellent!

SH
Denver
51 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been in a while and it was even better than I remembered. Loved the Sunday dinner tasting menu - amazing food and great value!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with excellent service. Repeat customer here.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere and ambiance of root down. It's a beautifully designed restaurant. We had a reservation and were seated right away. The service was fantastic! We ordered a selection of small plates. The carrot gnocchi and the arepas were our favorite dishes. We also ordered the lamb sliders and crab and avocado tacos, which were also good, fell a little short of the arepas and gnocchi. All of the dishes were unique and beautifully plated. I thought some of the dishes were a little pricey for the amount of food we received while others were a good value.

TS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Coffee was extremely over-priced (FIVE DOLLARS FOR BLACK COFFEE). otherwise great!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, diverse menu. Staff cares about their craft. Very knowledgeable and the food was fantastic!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiffany was an outstanding and patient server since our table has different food sensitivities and helped us the whole way through with what to get! Loved our experience

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered several dishes to share and all were so amazing, couldn’t even choose which dish we liked best! Great service too! Will be back soon!