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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!
Denver, CO 80211
American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
Monday - Friday 4:00-6:30pm
Happy Hour is offered in the bar only
Please call for reservations of 6 or more
33rd and Osage
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet service now available.
Private Party Facilities:
Root Down has a private dining room which seats a maximum of 18 guests. Please call or email for further information.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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