Root Down

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$30 and under
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American

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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
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! We arrived early for our 11:30 reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was super attentive and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and meticulously prepared.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very expensive for the small portions. Would not go back

ES
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience were both amazing! Our favorite dishes were the Lamb Sliders, the Devils on Horseback, and the Cauliflower, but every single dish was flavorful, unique, and delicious. 10/10 would recommend!

PC
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Root Down continues to impress. The food and drinks were delicious. Our party of four sipped cocktails, and shared a number of the appetizers and two desserts, and all left satiated with smiles on our faces.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and tasty food!

HH
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ginger red curry soup was flavorful, spicy and complex with the pear chutney. All the food was delicious except the crab avocado tacos. They didn’t have much flavor and the jicama was watery and tasteless. Our server was exceptional.

M
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 15th anniversary and they treated us like royalty. Everyone was aware and was so accommodating! Halfway through the meal we began planning our return visit to try more menu items.

SP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Great substitutions. We had a wonderful time.

BA
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I wanted to celebrate our first anniversary in Denver by going out to eat, but dietary restrictions (celiac for her, primarily vegetarian for the both of us) generally limit our options. Root Down was mentioned everywhere we looked for suggestions and experience with a couple other Edible Beats offerings (Opehlia's for drinks and Vital Root for food) made our choice easy.

The menu was quite diverse, had ample offerings for vegetarians and celiacs (they use a dedicated fryer!), and also had a bit of everything for other palates. We started off with drinks--the Pepper Blossom was delicious with a good amount of jalapeño flavor but not much spiciness, while the Coconut Ginger Fizz was pleasantly sour and a bit bitter. For dinner, we shared the Carrot & Thai Red Curry Soup (my favorite), Kale & Squash Salad, Colombian Arepas (her favorite), and Tofu “Paneer.” The dishes came out quickly (the soup and salad somehow beat the drinks to the table), were labeled gluten-free, and the portions were bigger than expected. Although dinner did exceed expectations, dessert stole the show. All six offerings were gluten-free (two were also vegan) and sounded so good, we decided to splurge and split the Banana Crème Brûlée Pie, Tiramisu Rice Pudding (her favorite), Dark Chocolate Truffle, and Bergamot Caramel (my favorite thing from the entire evening). I also finished with an espresso that was good but nondescript.

Overall, we could not have asked for a better place to celebrate. On top of the amazing food and attentive service, the staff all signed a Happy Anniversary card for us too! We will absolutely be going back, and will recommend Root Down to anyone who will listen!

DB
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome environment with amazing food. I have a lot of food allergies and am usually not able to eat out, but they do an amazing job at making amazing food I can eat.

y
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Small plates to share is the way to go. The hostess even saved our reservation after I called ahead and mentioned we’d be a few minutes late.

GD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were very disappointed in Root Down this visit. It took 45” for our food to come to the table after ordering and we watched it sit under the heat lamps probably a good 15” prior. Our food arrived cold. Then when it was sent back, it returned only a little warmer. The manager comped our entrees and we were appreciative of this, but it was still a disappointment.

NS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All time favorite brunch venue. Food and atmosphere are always fabulous!

DG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was and always is outstanding. Service was phenomenal, and Paige's attitude/enthusiasm proved to be contagious. Thank you for a great experience!

OT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server Stefan was excellent, very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The bread of the day was banana bread and it fantastic. My friend got the zucchini bread French toast, it was fabulous. I got the avocado toast, it was very delicious. Highly recommend the Bloody Mary.

RR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As great a place for brunch, as it is for Dinner...
It continues to delight with new approaches to old standbys and completely new dishes...done with our health and the planet's health in mind, as well.

C
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch on New Year's Day. The brunch menu has some really nice offerings. Service was attentive. All in all, a very good experience.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular and the service was lovely

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, as usual. Price fixe menu for NYE was nice, but definitely over-priced.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, extraordinary service!
Wonderful evening

e
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

We went for New Years Eve. It was a fairly expensive dinner and while the service was amazing, the food was terrible. Bland flavors in the gnocchi. A quarter of a mushroom cut into thirds as an app, and the desserts were just awful. I don’t think we will go back as this experience fell very flat to our expectations and how much we paid.

TC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the place.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, loved our waitress. We went for brunch and left full and happy. Check out their specials, the cashew quest fi fundido was amazing. We each got bottomless mimosas, and they gave us a full glass of each. We will definitely be going back,

EP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot. I’d go back for the lamb sliders alone but everything was delicious. Service was 5 star as well!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and made it bottomless! The mimosas were delicious!
Our server was attentive and friendly. He told us about the specials right away and we were interested in starting with the vegan queso. Soo good!
I loved that they had a few vegan friendly options available on the menu as well. I ordered the sliders and my boyfriend got the veggie breakfast burrito. Both were delicious!

Will def be returning and I highly recommend it.

JA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Root Down several times and the food and service have always been excellent.

JL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a very creative menu !

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crazy delicious food & excellent service. Great GF options.

KH
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Wonderful waitress. Exceptional food. Always a favorite!

PZ
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, inspired food and a very cool atmosphere make this former gas station turned restaurant about our favorite place to eat in the neighborhood. The mixed drink selection is always interesting, and they have an excellent selection of wines and local craft beers. And, the views of downtown are awesome!

LJ
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Root Down is always fantastic. Excellent and delicious options for everyone. Fun crafted cocktails. Excellent service

f
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Excellent as always! We love our Christmas Eve dinners at Root Down

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Christmas Eve dinner there with family. It was so fun to share plates with the entire table. Great flavors and fun atmosphere. Wonderful!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for Brunch on Sunday. Food was excellent as always. Service was slow. Our waitress was very pleasant but it appeared she was working extra tables; possibly understaffed. No checking back with us after we were served to see if we needed anything else.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is out of this world!!

JA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always our special dinner place.

The difference in cuisine aside, this is Linger’s quiet sibling.

Great atmosphere and great food without the need to raise your voice or lean into the table to hear others in your party.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Birthday celebration! Love the service!

J
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The thom kha rockfish was one of the best entrees I’ve had anywhere. Fresh veggies perfectly spiced soupy broth awesome blackened crispy fish in ONE BOWL Freaking amazingly delightful delicious thank you thank you thank you

G
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Warm and inviting. Vibrant and cool. Love it every time.

RH
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Root Down on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed.