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About Root Down

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!

1600 W. 33rd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
Brunch:
Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday 4:00-6:30pm
Happy Hour is offered in the bar only

Please call for reservations of 6 or more

Cross Street:
33rd and Osage

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 993-4200

Website:
http://www.rootdowndenver.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet service now available.

Executive Chef:
Justin Cucci

Private Party Facilities:
Root Down has a private dining room which seats a maximum of 18 guests. Please call or email for further information.
events@ediblebeats.com

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Root Down Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (70)
Creative Cuisine (63)
Neighborhood Gem (58)
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Good for a Date (54)
Good Vegetarian Options (52)
Local Ingredients (51)
Special Occasion (49)
Healthy (44)
Fun (42)
Organic (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Gluten Free Options (36)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Casual (31)
Great for Brunch (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Hot Spot (28)
Vegan (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Cozy (23)
Romantic (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Seasonal (22)
Scenic View (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Authentic (16)
Business Meals (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Tapas (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
People Watching (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great Beer (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Everyone was very friendly, service and food were great! Will definitely return. The staff made our Birthday celebration very nice.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Celebrated my birthday. I felt special from the beginning to end. Matt was our server, and he did an excellent job.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Server immediately asked about dietary restrictions which was well appreciated as I am gluten free. He asked the chef questions about certain menu items to make sure I could have them or not. He was very friendly and the service was fast! Great spot for GF diners!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Everyone who worked there worked very hard to make sure we were comfortable and well-taken care of. Great place, great people, great food!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Organic, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

After a 40 mins wait for our food, a few bites in; I found a hair wrapped around a piece of tofu as you can see in the picture. Waited a while for the server to come back to our table so I could show her what I found, she sent the manager over who asked if I would like them to remake it? Are you kidding me? By that point my husband had already finished his plate, so ya I'm definitely not interested in taking a chance & waiting around another 40 mins in this noisy room for food that wasn't so great to begin with. The weekend brunch service has always been horribly slow, and after today I definitely won't be going back to Root Down.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything was good...not great. Except the banana peanut butter creme brulee. That was yum! Staff was friendly. Drinks were tasty and unique. Good overall experience.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I had heard great things about Root Down and so decided to try it out. The waiter was excellent. He explained the food choices and asked if anyone had any allergies. He also had mixed drink recommendations. Our food was delicious! we each tried each other's food and everyone's choice was delicious. Our waiter checked on us several times but not too many. We decided to order dessert that was delicious as well. The atmosphere was very nice and pleasant. There was chatter in our section but it wasn't disrupting. We could carry on conversation without bothering others. It was such a nice cozy setting in an old gas station. Overall we had a great experience and would definitely go again. I would highly recommend Root Down for a nice anniversary dinner or date dinner or small friend gathering.

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent Food. Everything was prepared to perfection.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Love those Colorado Sliders! My dining companion had the roast chicken & he loved it!
Also excellent salads, although 2 of us split a salad & it would have been nice if the kitchen had split it for us. This was my daughter's birthday; we ordered one dessert to share & they did put a candle on the plate but did not comp the dessert. Would have appreciated a comp on the dessert since, between the 3 of us, we had 13 drinks, which is A LOT!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Love the food, service and especially when they ask about any food allergies. Wonderful anniversary experience!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love their food! Always great quality ingredients with a special twist.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was a wonderful experience, and I will definitely be coming back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The service was spectacular and the food was some of the best I've ever had. Presentation was extraordinary! If I lived nearby, this would be my new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We were seated right away with no wait on a Friday afternoon. I am vegan and was dining with a Paleo, we both were able to find great options on the menu. Everything was delicious and the service was fast and friendly!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

We decided to go here on a date night because my girlfriend eats gluten-free. They had many options along those lines that were still tasty and delicious. We tried the arepas and they were fantastic and a cool spin on something I'm quite familiar with being Colombian. I personally eat anything but decided to try the tofu. It was great and very flavorful, although, I wish that I was given the option of firmness of the tofu, as I usually prefer soft tofu. Our waiter was amicable and attentive. She did a great job.

Tags: Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Need more light to even read the menu. Portions on the smallish side. The valet parking was excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful place, me and my wife shared our anniversary dinner here and it was wonderful! Highly recommended. Will be back here!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

They were super sweet and comped us a delicious birthday dessert (plus chocolates in case the birthday girl didn’t want to share). We were seated by the door and it was a little chilly, and the music plus acoustics were a bit loud, but overall we enjoyed ourselves!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The meal was OUTSTANDING! Rood Down never disappoints. We took out of town guests, and they were blown away. The menu was proportioned just perfectly. The presentation was gorgeous. Everyone left with a happy feeling and would return on their next visit!

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Had a great night with friends. The special hamachi appie was great, needed more!!!! :). Carissa was attentive and made good suggestions. For dessert, had the special trifle, tasty but it didn't satisfy my need.. maybe it was the cake. Enjoyed the BANANA CRÈME BRÛLÉE PIE dessert, but only got banana from the caramelized banana bits, the salted peanuts in the chocolate crust was delish.

Tags: Vegan, Great for Brunch, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice food, good service and place wisely decorated

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Perfect ambiance and great cuisine for celebrating my wife’s birthday.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, good drinks, and really nice serving staff. We had a great time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and drink, only average service! Reasonable prices for quality of food!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Absolutely fabulous food and service. Would highly recommend to everyone.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

I’ve only been there for brunch. Best brunch in Denver hands down!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Organic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great place for a nice dinner. Menu was creative and tasty. Wine was nice - we had a Zin. Service was outstanding: our waitress was attentive and responsive - not too much though. Would definitely recommend and will go back next time in Denver.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

I have been looking to eating at Root Down for a few years. took the entire family for Holiday Festive meal. Over priced took a long time to get the food, drinks where good. Server was nice just easily confused.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Really salty dishes. Pretty much killed my craving to eat here again.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our meal at Root Down was wonderful! Our server was very informative and helpful, and each of the four of us loved our meals. My only criticism was the varying portion sizes-- my husband's "entrée" of steak was tiny compared to my "small plate" of risotto and scallops. He left a little unsatisfied, though everything was delicious! We would definitely go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Root Down has great food. We went for brunch this week and loved it! I tried the gravlox bagel and it was delicious! We have been to Root Down in the past and will definitely go back. Make a reservation, it's always busy and worth the drive.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We went here with a group of friends and were impressed with the unique menu and gluten free options!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and atmosphere . The lighting is really exceptional. Service was great and friendly in the bar and also in the restaurant. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great as always. I met friends for happy hour for the first time . . vs the usual dinner and it was Great! I highly recommend their happy hour and of course, dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were seated when we arrived for Brunch on a Sunday even though we were 10 minutes early which was nice. However, we had to wait over 30 minutes to be served our order. We were given no complementary appetizer like at Linger you get popcorn and food comes so much quicker.
My mother-in-law ordered shrimp and grits but did not realize the grits came in a block, so she was high disappointed and did not like what she got. My husband got brisket which was just average considering it was the highest priced item on menu at $18.
I got veggie burgers and it was supper delicious, I wish i could have had option to change the side of sweet potato fries for salad.
My 2 kids got chicken fingers and gluten-free grilled cheese. Chicken fingers tasted like catfish and side of broccoli seemed like it was cooked in another pan that had soy sauce, so my daughter didn’t eat the only vegetable on her plate :(
Also, again the menu does not tell you that the gluten-free grilled cheese is not on a sandwich bread but a corn based (i think) made slice which you cannot eat with your 2 hands. :(
I had so high hopes for this place but it seemed to fall short, and I don’t think my family will ever want to go back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We've heard a lot about Root Down, and finally got to try it. I was a little nervous, as I was bringing my 70 plus year old parents, who prefer meat and potatoes. Not only did my wife and I love the food, ma and pa did as well! Everything was wonderfully prepared, very tasty. Dad and I had the flat iron steak, it was cooked to perfection. My wife and mom had the rock fish, it also was outstanding. We had the chopped salad and carbonara risotto as small plates, and they too were outstanding. And to top it off, we had to wait a little bit longer than expected to be seated (but given how busy they were it wasn't really a problem for us), so when we got to our table they had "devil's on horseback" waiting for us as a complimentary small plate. We'd go back again and again and again.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

They changed their chicken dish.. it was my favorite.. the new chicken dish is not as good, might not return..

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I always love eating here and exploring the seasonal menu. This time was no exception and it was great!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food and service!

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Lives the food selection. Such a great Restaurant. I wish there was one available in Colorado Springs.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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