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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

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (67)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Neighborhood Gem (54)
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Good Vegetarian Options (51)
Good for a Date (49)
Local Ingredients (48)
Special Occasion (44)
Fun (44)
Organic (39)
Healthy (38)
Gluten Free Options (36)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Hot Spot (31)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Vegan (29)
Great for Brunch (28)
Cozy (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Casual (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Romantic (23)
Authentic (18)
Seasonal (18)
Scenic View (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Business Meals (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Tapas (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Notable Wine List (8)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Disabled Access (4)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Would highly recommend. Everything on their menu was fabulous

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food celebrating with some colleagues

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 (Baja California)·Dined 5 days ago

Good friendly staff and interesting entrees and small plates.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Overpriced. See picture for a $15 salad to go. This was not leftovers - this was supposed to be a full salad.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

75% of the menu is locally sourced, and cooked to perfection.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Root Down never disappoints! The service was great, the food is delicious and you must try the sliders

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was wonderful and just what we needed after a long day of travel. Ambiance cool and cozy and food was spectacular.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It was great experience overall. The host made the experience wonderful. We had a few people join the party and increase the total number needed, which of course was higher than the original table reservation. He was kind and helped get us a table very quickly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing accommodation for food allergies! The kitchen is hyper-aware of cross contamination and ensures all food is safe for allergy prone guest.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Mistakenly showed up on the wrong night for our reservation. Host worked to get us in, called the restaurant we were supposed to be at and got that reservation changed. UNREAL service and then the meal was terrific. The place is not “candlelight intimate dining,” but it has a cozy atmosphere and a great variety of vegan / veggie options. Short cab ride, or long walk, from downtown hotels. Heartily recommend.

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent all around. Would highly recommend to anyone whose into great tasting organic ingredients.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

One of my Favorite spots! The food is always prepared to order, locally grown items, always something different on the menu. Service is consistently outstanding, with very knowledgeable people, valet parking a plus. Be prepared to spend some time there as having your food prepared to order takes a while, but, it's well worth it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Hangar steak was fatty not very tender. For the price that should not be

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had brunch with a group of rowdy industry folks from out of town. Everyone we encountered was super helpful, food was spectacular, and the vibe of this place is killer. I come here every time I’m in town and I was happy to spread the gospel. Thanks again from Austin, TX!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent food options for vegans and carnivores. Drink service was a tad slow. I have waited tables and key to good service is taking a drink order immediately ad bringing the drink in under 5 minutes..we waited about 10 minutes. Vegan sliders were delicious!

Tags: Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great experience. Interestingl food with good options for all dietary preferences.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Besides being reprimanded about making our reservation wrong (even though we are out of towners) by the host as we were sat in a half empty restaurant, even though it was for the opening time slot and there being many tables open at that time, the food was delicious.

Our server was not very attentive, though that was fine.

Their coleslaw is NOT, just an FYI its a kale salad with sliced carrots. I wouldn't care but I am allergic to kale, so it was an unexpected unwanted LARGE thing on my chicken and biscuit meal plate. I mean be imaginative and make your version of coleslaw but at least label the menu as such so people can make a choice.

It was a little weird and confusing that we were offered by a different person than our server, a scoop of ice cream that was included with our daughters kids meal, described as chocolate coconut, but it arrived and it was chocolate mint, which I am allergic to...but that doesn't really matter because it was for her, but you would think it would be described better. However, that isn't even the weird part of the ice cream situation, we were then charged $5 for ice-cream on our bill. Trying to waive someone down while they were slammed at that point wasn't worth it, because we were on the way to the airport. Just a weird way to end an otherwise yummy meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food, awesome atmosphere and interior design. Really cool spot, definitely a highlight in Denver

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This was one our best dining experiences at Root Down...and all of the prior experiences were great. Eric, our waiter, was attentive, helpful, and just overall awesome! We had the lamb sliders, the chopped salad, and the parsnip gnocchi with lamb bolognese. OMG! All the flavors were just wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Our inaugural visit to Root Down was beyond delicious. Cool vibe in the building, staff are friendly, top-notch and knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. Crafted cocktails were well done and the food was delicious and perfectly prepared and presented. Great for sharing and/or enjoying more if you'd like. Nice to have multiple gluten free options.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was not good and took forever. I have loved root down from the beginning and took my family here for a special occasion and was super disappointed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Seated promptly, great service, food was outstanding with adequate portions. Overall a great experience. Will recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a treat to come here. Food is above average and service is always outstanding. I recommend it!

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Root Down never disappoints, always a mandatory stop whenever we are in Denver. Service is great and friendly, ambiance it super and the food is intelligent and well executed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had an amazing server! She was so helpful! Our group of 5 shared almost all our plates, and between the bacon-lovers and the vegetarians, she helped us navigate how to get a number of things we liked AND able to share all but 1 dish. Thank you! It was delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A wonderful evening, food was outstanding and Donelle (waitstaff) was at the top of her skills, will refer to others!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love the good food and bottomless mimosas. Food is slow and drinks refill quickly. Perfect for a long brunch.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was great! The food, drinks, service and atmosphere are always amazing. The open room is a little loud for talking but that is a small price to pay for quality food and service. The chicken and goat biscuits are delicious. The batter is magical. We ordered a Vietnamese pancake for a breakfast appetizer and loved it! The bottom mimosas are generous on the champs which is a huge win for us day drinkers. My husband ordered the fried egg sandwich and liked it a lot. It came with a little side green salad to make you feel healthy for ordering a croissant. We were happy to get in on a Sunday brunch at last minute notice!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have been a guest of Root Downs for more than ten years. Until Saturday, had never been disappointed. Not sure if the team was just off or what. The omelette I had was tasteless but my friends French toast was over the top sweet. I asked for chorizo to be added to the omelette but they gave me a bowl of chorizo. Weird. Everything just seemed tired.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food is overpriced and overrated. The menu was super confusing because too many ingredients are thrown together that you genuinely can’t decide what to order because literally none of it sounds good together. Also, the bartender was so incredibly rude. My husband and I came here for a date night and we were both very disappointed and ended up ordering pizza as soon as we got home. I would spend your hundreds elsewhere.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Greast food, fun atmosphere. A definite must.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I had fallen in love with this place the first time I visited and since then everytime I have flown in from Austin, TX I have eaten here ( atleast the restaurant in terminal C at the Denver Airport). Flavors are just amazing and the refresh in menu just keeps it exciting each time. The setting is pretty unique too. Love the lighting!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We ordered the every small plate on the menu and everything came out fantastic. Great ambiance, unique drinks and a knowledgeable server made this restaurant experience one to remember.

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 24, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Denver hands down!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Had a great pre-concert meal. Service was excellent and advice & recommendations were very helpful. Had several apps and split an entree. Ended up being too much food actually so would probably just do wine and apps next time. Cool place.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

What can I say - Root Down nails it every time! One of my top 5 in Denver.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

You can't go wrong with Root Down! We scored a last-minute reservation thanks to the snow for a Sunday brunch and were not disappointed. The cappuccino was delicious and my food was great. This is a neighborhood staple!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was fantastic. Our server was very attentive and offered many suggestions. We were celebrating a friend's birthday. I called before we arrived to ask if they could offer a nice dessert, and they not only provided her with a beautiful dessert, they presented a card signed by all staff right as we were seated.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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