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Root Down, Denver, CO

Root Down

4.7
4.7
7938 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Hello!

Root Down and the Edible Beats Family (Root Down, Linger, Ophelias, Vital Root and El Five) are very grateful to welcome you to our restaurant.

Our menu features 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.

Reservations are available online at ediblebeats.com/rootdown, as well as OpenTable. We happily accept walk-ins as availability allows.

Our space is available for private events year round, please inquire with us directly for information :)

Please be aware we are located in a residential area, and parking is available in the near neighborhood, along with a small paid-lot located directly across the street from our location.

We look forward to seeing you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (303) 993-4200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • 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
  • Neighborhood
    Highlands
  • Cross street
    33rd and Osage
  • Parking details
    Street parking and public lots available in the neighborhood.NO VALET until further notice, we apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,938 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver

    Healthy

  • Denver

    American

  • Denver

    Most Booked

7,938 Reviews
  1. LynnH

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Tasty food, excellent service, great ambiance. My favorite go to place!

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  2. kimb

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun vibe, great food, excellent service from Cisco!

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  3. heilieka

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really love this eclectic restaurant with very innovative, creative menu selections that were often locally sourced.

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  4. AmyS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with a cool vibe. We sat out on the patio on a gorgeous Colorado night. We ordered family style - perfect fun GNO!

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  5. Matty

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The bar was maybe 1/2 full while we ate, and the service took quite a long time, which is unexpected in that situation.

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  6. collegeskier

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s our “go to “ restaurant when in Denver. It never disappoints

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  7. Marly

    Jacksonville

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cisco was such a great addition to our evening and he had a ton of personality and was also super knowledgeable with the menu which was beyond refreshing. We loved our dinner experience!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant if you are Vegan like myself . Many options to chose from . Will definitely be going back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic combo of creative brunch foods and great service!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was overly salty of the 6 at our table only 1 had a reasonable meal

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  11. JamieC

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great brunch! Loved the carrot bread French toast!

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  12. GraceS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very tasty! Chose Root Down because our group had some gluten free folks, and their menu was perfect for that! Service was quick and friendly and everything was overall great!

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  13. JillW

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so knowledgeable and professional. The food is always outstanding!

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  14. RebeccaF

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very tasty, dessert just okay, service on the slow side, but they were very busy.

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  15. JesseO

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great local hot spot and fun place to take guests. Great innovative dishes.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific meal, service and ambience all great. But you go to Root Down for the food, absolutely delicious!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food here was DELICIOUS! Their friend chicken is absolutely amazing, and the Cuban Benedict is a wonderful take on the bene! Highly recommend! Only thing that wasn’t exceptional was the good temperature. When our food came out, it was barely warm 😕 As good as the good was, I can only imagine how incredible it would be at the right temp. Will go back, for sure!

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  18. MaryAnnB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Considerate staff. Funky and fun setting. A very nice experience. Parking is a drag though.

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  19. GeoffO

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous dinner at root down. Seasonal menu never disappoints with fresh, delicious food.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Denmark

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and superb service - Great interior design and style.

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  21. Paty

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good! Had Devils on horseback and had a pepper blossom. Overall, great experience.

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  22. Texgal

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic evening - hope you hold more of these wine events. Still thinking about that lamb. Yum!

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  23. PattiK

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Root Down is healthy, beautifully prepared and plated. Always delicious, every time we go there. A great spot for a celebration or just a nice Sunday night dinner.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beware. The worst meal we have had in years. We came here because of amazing reviews and how celiac (gluten-free) friendly it is. On the positive side, the ambiance is great and my daughter with celiac disease felt great after leaving. On the negative side, the food was really bad. The arepas were mostly burnt cheese with some chunks of avacado. Neither person who ordered it in our party finished it because it was not good. The soup we ordered had curry on top with some inedible jelly-like substance on the bottom of the bowl. For the lamb burger, the servings were tiny - like two super small sliders as an entree. I got the bison steak and it was the best thing we got, but it was only okay. Since we were there for my birthday, we ordered two desserts - the “strawberry shortcake” and the “banana cream pie.” Both were almost not edible and we did not finish them. The main flavor of the banana dessert was “burnt” and came served on some flavorless grey paste that was visually unnerving. The “strawberry shortcake”, was nothing close to what you would expect. It was a 1/2 baseball sized ball of goat cheese coated in an off-putting red shell that made it look like 1/2 a tomato. The strawberry and cake part were almost non existent with three tiny pieces of cake and some mushed up strawberries that looked more like cooked cherry tomatoes. Moreover, the people around us also looked like they did not like their food.

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  25. STrujillo

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service, ambiance and I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  26. deni

    Denver

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and drinks! We really enjoyed the flavors and combinations of ingredients the chef uses.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love love love this restaurant. Yesterday was my first in-person experience there but my third day straight of eating Root Down meals. I have many food sensitivities and really like to eat clean, organic food. Root Down checks all the boxes - the wait staff and Uber eats menu allow you to drill down and communicate any allergies AND the food is to die for delicious. Plus the atmosphere is great. Very original decorations made from repurposed objects. Minimal noise levels. You can actually have a nice conversation! As I said - absolutely LOVED it. Please open a branch in DC! 😊😊😊

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just did restaurant week here and LOVED it! Highly recommend

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  29. WadeD

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was awesome , great food and service , would recommend

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  30. LisF

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and we had a great time at the restaurant.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We’ve had great food and service before . But not this time

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  32. JillA

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and delicious food. The winner was the Rockfosh, although the chicken and the pork loin were both very good. Love the devils on horseback, and the niche were very good also.

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  33. Dee9339

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful restaurant week menu. Everything was delicious! Wait staff was very attentive. Had to sit on the patio which had heaters and was comfortable but not optimal.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great creative food. Did a great job with allergies

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  35. HMathies

    Denver

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food delivery was why this is a 4 not a 5. All of the food was delicious but the main dishes were deliver while we were only half way through the appetizers. With such a small table that made it hard to manage the meal. For this price point, the timing of delivery should be a better cadence. Then we had to wait 20 minutes for the check and dessert after we had finished the appetizers and main course. Rather frustrating, considering how wonderful RootDown is overall. Friendly staff, great ambiance as always, and tasty food though!

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  36. AngelaO

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my staff (9people) to Root Down for restaurant week! Menu was excellent! They accommodated a Vegan and a nut allergy person. I had the gnocchi for the appetiser and the rockfish for dinner. Everyone was full and took their dessert entre home. The service was great and the table & seating were comfortable and intimate.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I will never tip less than 20% + the new “Restaurant Wage Fees” but dropping a 130 tip and seeing your server 4 times HURTS

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  38. BerryM

    Denver

    122 reviews

    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They did an outstanding Restaurant Week offering. Nearly the entire menu, with few up charges. The carrot and curry soup was remarkable and the Tom Ka with fish is a must. Kudos to the team for making the event a fabulous experience. Our thanks to Jason for the stellar service.

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  39. marisarose

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner as always. Our bartender Francisco really went above and beyond to accommodate our non alcoholic options. Incredible service!

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  40. RustyT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The table outside was under cover and nice and warm. The table on the lamp made it so cozy! And the food was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! So delicious.

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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 4.7 stars by 7938 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 87 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Root Down

1600 W. 33rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    33rd and Osage
  • Neighborhood
    Highlands
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking and public lots available in the neighborhood.NO VALET until further notice, we apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Justin Cucci
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (303) 993-4200
  • 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
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