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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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Crispy Plantain, Black Bean, Chimichurri, Cress, Pickled Red Onions, 'Nduja Gremolata & Lemon Habanero Aioli
Smoked Almond Cracker, Mushrooms, Pecorino, Kale Jalapeo Pesto & Tomato Salsa
Roasted Tomato, Marcona Almonds, Coconut Yogurt, Dill, Dijon & Pomegranate Molasses
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Root Down will be offering a special New Year's Eve menu to ring in the new year! Menu TBD.
Great atmosphere for brunch or anytime! Staff is friendly as well and checks on everyone often.
Love Root Down! One of my favorite restaurants in Denver. Fantastic brunch.
Great place for brunch! Will definitely be going back.
The Service and attention to detail was well above the normal. The staff was friendly and provided an experience that is shareable to all my friends and family.
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.
My meat-eating boyfriend loved all the veggie dishes we ordered. The food here is top notch! Will definitely be back!
After reading the top 20 places to eat in Denver I booked a table for when I came to visit. The hostess told us that she would need the table back by 9:00. Our reservation was for 7:30. I thought this very strange and just set the evening off a little. Our table was by the back door to the patio seating. It was freezing this weekend and we would get an attic blast every time the door opened. I have to say our waitress was amazing and did a great job at explaining the menu.! The sweet potato fries are amazing. The trout special was ok. My friend and I got the shrimp and avocado ceviche tacos. Very refreshing and crisp. They are served on a jicama taco. My other gf raved about the steak. She was the only one who cleaned her plate! The s’mores dessert was just ok. It was small and had orange peel all over which was not listed in the description. The key lime dessert was amazing! And big enough to share, unlike the s’mores dessert. Overall I left feeling not satisfied. But to be honest I think the hostess set the downer tone. I was watching my watch the whole dinner. And when we left the restaurant was empty with none waiting.
We went here for our anniversary and Root Down did not disappoint. We have been to several Michelin star restaurants in past and the food quality and overall experience at Root Down is on the same level. Specifically the Cauliflower App was so amazing we ordered two! Loved the small plates concept and can't wait to go back for our next special occasion.
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.
Great experience! Celebrated our anniversary with a complimentary dessert!!!
Always delicious! Glad to get one more time in on the patio before the cold rolls in. Love you, Root Down!
Fresh food, great flavor, friendly service and cool vibe.
If you reserve a seat at the bar, it’s not actually at the bar due to the new covid set up that they have. They put you at this little side shelf right next to the bathroom. People constantly walking by you coming in and out of the restroom. Great food but sitting at the “bar” by the restroom was not fun or ideal at all.
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.
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!!
Appreciated how careful they are with Covid. Thank you for making safety a priority!!
Great food and atmosphere!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Always a pleasant experience. If you're thinking about going but unsure... Just go, you will not be disappointed.
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.
Enjoyed the creative dinner, appetizer and desert.
We enjoyed our time on the patio!
The server and the food were both amazing!
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.
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 🧐
Great waitress. Good social distancing. Probably could use a heater soon for the outdoor dining area.
Lamb burgers were good. Steak dish was not tender.
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
Birthday, told waiter he really didnt care
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.
Very fun the waiters were super friendly.
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.
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.
Wonderful food , service , atmosphere and attention to Covid detail.
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!
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 6972 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.