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Root Down

4.8
7084 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Hello!

We are open!

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. We have limited enclosed and heated outdoor seating, on a first come, first serve basis. We sincerely apologize, enclosed outdoor seating is not available to be reserved ahead of time.

Please be aware that we continue to follow all state and city guidance regarding capacity and health practices, including temperature checks and the wearing of masks while moving around our space or engaging with staff.

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 7084 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipShawnP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! Jay was so wonderful as our server and made my girlfriend feel incredibly special on her birthday.

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Maryz
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Always love this place but the server seemed a bit stretched thin on this night… The sweet potato fries were also a little bit tough but I will keep coming here because I love the place so much

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ElizabethB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We just had brunch here for the first time and it was FANTASTIC! We made a reservation and were seated right away. We both ordered the huevos rancheros and they were some of the best huevos I have ever had. The drinks, food and service were top notch. The only downside was that the door to the outside was left propped open the entire meal and it got pretty cold inside. Due to Covid restrictions, this might have been a necessity and didn't detract from having a very nice meal. We will be back!

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vipustreetmike
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were equally as amazing, we love root down

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MikeS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation from Florida. Tried to go to Avanti at first but the wait was too long. Found a reservation here and couldn’t have been happier. The drinks, food, and service were all exceptional. The arepa and rockfish were our favorites.

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MLVAB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love the ease of making a reservation through open tables. We ordered bottomless mimosas with the lamb burger, almond pancake and breakfast sandwich. The food pricing is high for the quality. I would not recommends the almond pancake or breakfast sandwich.

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DulceyJ
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cool vibe and excellent brunch! We'll be back to try the dinner menu soon!

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ellekaytee
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on Root Down for great services and innovative food/cocktails. It's one of our favorite places to eat out, and it's nice that they have the outdoor domes for these weird, pandemic times!

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AprilM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and great service. Food is a bit pricey for portion size. Ambiance is generally good, except I was in an enclosed patio so it was slightly cold and less comfortable.

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vipfoodie
Denver
183 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

No complaints about the food. However, the fans inside make it very cold!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This staff went above and beyond! One of the best places I have been in terms of food and service in a long time! Accommodated my diet and went above and beyond for me. I really had the best time and would 10/10 recommend to everyone.

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SarahN
London
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food and great service - 100% recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food options which looked beautiful and tasted fantastic. Staff were all very helpful and friendly.

Very well organized as far as reservations, seating and COVID protocols.

Street parking(free) can be tough but there is a pay parking lot right across the street for $5. Totally worth it and very convenient

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EnriqueM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the creative and tasty food.
This restaurant respects in every detail the Covid-19 protocols .
Service was very good. Ambience was perfect for us.
I would improve the wine list.

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DavidK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall very good spot, all food and drinks were consistently tasty. The menu is pretty limited, and most dishes have lots of interesting ingredients, so this is more of a boutique/foofy place. Service is excellent, and the restaurant is very nice (although we ate 'outside' in the closed-in patio space, which was fine).

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MeganK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the staff, food, and cocktails were a step above the rest. They made our celebration extra special and memorable. There’s nothing better than incredible people delivering deliciousness. Every single member of their team clearly wants to be there and enjoys what they do. Root Down should be a learning lab for studying amazing restaurant cultures. They have the magic ingredients.

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Robbie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can see why Root Down is consistently near the top of Denver's restaurant scene. Great atmosphere, wonderful service, innovative cocktails, and excellent food and selection. We'll go back soon!

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HollyS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always excellent. The only complaint I have is that it was chilly with the doors open.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Chose Root Down as our first indoor dining experience since Covid and they did a great job as expected. Ambience was amazing as always, our drinks were perfect, and the food was amazing for the most part - the special salad was just a little off and the special short ribs could have used a little bit more seasoning. I think that’s the first time anything has been less than perfect. It was a great night out and I applaud Root Down for their professionalism as always but even more so during Covid!

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vipSueandBill
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since COVID! Root Down did not disappoint! Food was great! So was the service. Changes to the layout for Covid made tremendous success! Hope to be there more often.

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PattyB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We came to this restaurant with our children. My young sons found it extremely distracting to see a very large picture of an almost nude woman on the wall. If she had not been in our sight, we would have LOVED this restaurant.

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vipMaryH
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful here! The winter gnocchi plate did not live up to the quality of the carrot gnocchi which was previously on the menu. Dessert was phenomenal. Overall a great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day. We had an amazing time. The food was soooo tasty and our server Marika was amazing! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality and awesome variety of yummy dishes!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious Valentine’s Day dinner

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aleishag
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent Valentine’s Day here and the food was wonderful! Our server was very friendly and everyone was helpful. Awesome drink selection!

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DonR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vast array of food items. All unique and very tasty.

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Cayde
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with the staff, service and food as well as the pandemic precautions being taken. Really a great experience.

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RanaeC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

It was not worth the price. 1) Their insulated porch is not constructed well, with a gap between the canvas that made me feel as if I was in air conditioning. 2) the sweet potato fries seemed as if they were from the bottom of the bag, crunchy/small/unappealing.
Service was great though, and I like the way this restaurant looks on the inside.

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AliciaW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good - we went for a late lunch and didn't feel like there was a lot to choose from on the menu. Vego friend really wanted something hot as it was freezing out but not much of a selection.

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Sara
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dining experience at one of the huts on Saturday! Our waiter was very friendly & went above and beyond to make sure that we had a positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family brunch (with two toddlers!) went wonderful! Perfect service and amazing food

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Sammy
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was bad and felt like food has taken a hit as well. The salad was a bit soggy and had way too much dressing. My first fair experience at Root Down.

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vipRavioliDUHBowlmanEsquire1
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and our server Tiffany was super nice.

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vipRealtor
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outstanding entrees, sides, and drinks. Our waitress, Tiffany, was outstanding. She and the restaurant were very careful to follow and go above and beyond COVID 19 guidelines. We had a great time.!~

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JoyceB
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gluten-free birthday celebration - a really perfect evening! The food was wonderful - don’t miss the scallops! Masking, distancing and dining in a heated hut on the patio made us feel safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiffany is the best server, and the food is amazing, as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We love the food at Root Down, but they’re having problems with staffing, perhaps as a result of just-relaxed Covid restrictions (more patrons than they are used to?) and/or recent minimum wage increases (trying to do the same kitchen work with less staff?). Wait staff were inattentive, sweet potato fries ordered as appetizer were warming-lamp warm, not fryer-fresh hot. Asked for ketchup for the fries, never received it. Took an unusual amount of time for food to arrive.

Our server only had one table in our seating area, perhaps she was overworked with too many tables in other parts of the restaurant?

We’ll be back, but maybe in 6 months when they’ve had time to iron things out. The food is still great, as long as it hasn’t been sitting under the warming lamp for too long

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having brunch here. Went for my mother’s birthday and it did not disappoint. We had doughnut holes, the breakfast burrito, huevos rancheros and pancakes. Everything was super delicious and we would definitely go back again!

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SabrinaW
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in the little outdoor individual green houses- they matched their excellent food and service with a super safe environment. My first time eating out in an age and I felt totally safe and superbly well fed.

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 7084 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.