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Root Down

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6964 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
We are open for dine-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!

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

Root Down will be offering a special New Year's Eve menu to ring in the new year! Menu TBD.

What 6964 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing to have so many vegan options as well as options for meat eaters. This was one of the first times in awhile I have been able to order an appetizer, entree, and dessert that were all vegan while my carnivore boyfriend could eat what he wanted.

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vipejohnston1621
Denver
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

This was an ok experience. Our server was very slow. We were sat at 12:45 and left 2:15. We only had meal and a drink. The service was just soooo slow. Also, I noticed the covid surcharge which its a big deal but its not posted that you do it anywhere in your restaurant. I did read that restaurant are implementing this to help of set cost of the pandemic ( food cost, ppe) which is totally understandable but not being told anywhere that it will be there is sketchy.

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vipadorablelill
Houston
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Celebrated our anniversary with a complimentary dessert!!!

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AimeeV
Denver
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Glad to get one more time in on the patio before the cold rolls in. Love you, Root Down!

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MichelleK
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food, great flavor, friendly service and cool vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time to dine at this location. Service and food were great! Our server made outstanding recommendations. A little noisy, but overall we were impressed.

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Root Down NEVER disappoints! The food, drinks and service always go well beyond our expectations.
My husband and I got to go on a much-needed date night and we were so pleased with our experience! We purchased the Arepas, Chicken Mediterranean fish and a few Different cocktails. All Off out was a party in our mouth!
Our server was so attentive, naturally knew when to come to our table to replenish our water or ask if we needed anything.
We CAnt wait to return!!

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vipJackie
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated how careful they are with Covid. Thank you for making safety a priority!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We got there 45 minutes earlier than our reservation time, so we had to wait but we were good with that.
We were seated in a cramped room with 10 other people (5 tables, 2 each). The room was so cramped I didn’t want to take a photo of it to post here in sensitivity to everyone’s privacy.
We ordered the coconut fizz (VERY sour, no hint of coconut), chia ginger lemonElla (tasty), steak and veggie sliders. The drinks came out staggered, but within 10 minutes of ordering.
The food didn’t show up for 50 minutes since we sat at our table. At 45th minute the server offered bread if we were hungry but the bread didn’t show up either as she went about serving other tables (forgot that she had offered?)
Not Covid safe, slow service, 50% chance of getting a good drink.

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vipAndreaW
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. The food was fresh with so much flavor and creativity. We ordered the beet salad, carrot gnoochi, rock fish and moroccaan chicken and all dishes were delicious. The restaurant did a great job of social distancing and keeping restaurant clean and safe. Will definitely return on next visit to Denver.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

I made a reservation for my birthday brunch weeks in advance, and did not request the patio, because I know October weather can be unpredictable. Sunday turned out to be a briskly chilly day, and we were seated on the patio even when I protested, which was disheartening because we watched people who had no reservations being seated inside before and after we were seated. I was never given an explanation, and it felt rude and unwelcoming especially considering it was my birthday. Our server was very good, but the overall experience was poor due to the attitude of your hostess and uncaring attitude around the whole situation.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from out of town and had a great time here!! Food and drinks were great and not over priced. They were very clean inside. Tiffany was amazing! Best service we’ve had here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

830 Reservation wasn’t ready when we arrived. We finally took a different table at 9 being so hungry. Waitress wasn’t real prompt coming to our table for drink order. Ordered 2 drinks and a beet salad. Decided to go elsewhere for dinner. Wasn’t too impressed with good choices overall.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience. If you're thinking about going but unsure... Just go, you will not be disappointed.

GQ
GQuiros
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! My only complaint is that my steak was cold but the rest of the food was delicious. The Colombian crapes our favorite!!! Sarah was an awesome waitress and we really appreciated her excellent service. Definitely coming back in a future when I visit Denver again. I am coming from Los Angeles, CA.

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EnidC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the creative dinner, appetizer and desert.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time on the patio!

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vipWatsy
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server and the food were both amazing!

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adenverrealtor
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared several plates and kept it mostly vegan, the flavors that come out of the food here are next-level awesomeness. The wine list is also incredible, great options and experienced one of the best wines I've tasted.

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SBAustin2018
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had late breakfast And was so well done and delicious. Our server even made the experience even better !
We are from Dallas and Boston ... foodies 🧐

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Upscalemomma
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress. Good social distancing. Probably could use a heater soon for the outdoor dining area.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary lunch.

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DeeDee
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Lamb burgers were good. Steak dish was not tender.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say this is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. And I’ve eaten here three weeks in a row. The food is incredible you want to keep tasting every dish they have. Even I never like mushrooms and I loved their omelette with mushrooms go figure you can trust anything they serve you. The people are great the environment is trendy and fun but casual and contemporary every restaurant should aspire to be like root down. And I swear I was not paid to say this

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday, told waiter he really didnt care

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JimS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer on the recommendation of my daughter. I’m a vegan and really appreciated the variety on the menu. Food was delicious, service excellent and prices were extremely reasonable for the quality of the entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun the waiters were super friendly.

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vipAngel
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

By far the meal was the most disappointing part of the evening. The chicken dish was not very good and half of the plate was empty the sangria did not taste like sangria but it taste like grapefruit. The desert mixed berries and cream was tart and bland, more bitter. And a mild warning would’ve helped to let us know that there would be a Covid surcharge and what that represents.

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KevinM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was attentive. Meal was a mix of great tastes and excessive flavors. Some of the dishes were spot on: Burrata, Rock Fish, others it seemed there was "too much" going on when keeping it simple may have been a better option (Lamb Burger). Due to COVID we were advised of the need to clear our table within 1.5 hours. Seems reasonable, but wasn't expecting an $8.00 COVID fee on top of our meal. We were celebrating a birthday and when we declined desert, the wait staff insisted on bringing something to the table. We relented, and then ultimately got charged for what we perceived to be complimentary truffles. Not sure if the confusion was on our side, but seemed to be in poor form. The venue is nice, especially if you are along the rail where you can people watch the busy neighborhood. The wine selection is very limited, so we opted for a couple of drinks that were very good. Ultimately, a slightly overpriced decent meal, but nothing that I would need to repeat anytime soon.

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PaulaS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food , service , atmosphere and attention to Covid detail.

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BrieH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a night out. Their COVID protocols were the best I have seen and immediately set us at ease for a meal on their lovely patio. The ambiance was perfect. From the amuse-bouche, to the cocktails, the three dishes we ordered, and the salted truffle and passion fruit caramel mignardises to end the meal, every bite was delectable. Honestly, I don't think I have had a meal that delicious from start to finish before. I recommend the Columbian Arepas especially--they are made with smoked gouda and achiote crema. Totally blown away and definitely recommend!

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JoeO
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food. Unique and diverse menu options. Plenty of options for vegans, vegetarians, or meat eaters. The patio seating was really nice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rock fish is always so good

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KathyK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at root down, but the portion sizes were ridiculously small. We all left paying for a full meal and hungry.

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NayaQ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calm & relaxing spot. Great options and very sanitary.

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annaaspnes
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday brunch at Root Down is my favorite! Awesome food and it's just so chill

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GuillaumeD
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was here before for dinner and was disappointed by the lunch menu - or I should say the brunch menu, because on a Thursday that it is all they propose.
What we got was good but not memorable (I have to make an effort to remember it was the lamb burger) and the dessert was supposed to be a cobbler and it ended up being just cereals with some sugary topping.

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TimC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been wanting to try their Highland location after a friend introduced me to their airport restaurant. Food was outstanding, but the servings were delicate and small for the prices paid. Especially the veggie offerings! I love the vibe and want to like them, so would try again and hope for a better (non-COVID) experience.

JD
JoyD
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Will go back again to try other entrees on the menu.

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 6964 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.