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Fri, 2/23
7:00 PM
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Root Down

5475 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies (65)
  • Creative Cuisine (58)
  • Neighborhood Gem (55)
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Global, International
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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
Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday 4:00-6:30pm
Happy Hour is offered in the bar only

Please call for reservations of 6 or more
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Phone number
(303) 993-4200
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin Cucci
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Private party facilities
Root Down has a private dining room which seats a maximum of 18 guests. Please call or email for further information.
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Cross street
33rd and Osage
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Parking details
Complimentary valet service now available.
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
What 5475 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0  Dined 2 days ago

I was upset I made this reservation over a week in advance for my birthday and they stuck us at a terrible table right next to the kitchen line and didn't seem to pay much attention to us.

3.0  Dined 3 days ago

We’ve lived in LOHI for 6 years now and have been regulars at root down and Linger for years. We also plan our trips to the airport in such a way that we can eat at root down there. But WOW- what a disappointing experience on wed. Night. You can really tell that the Chef has moved on and management is stretched thin. The menu has become diluted and bland and only carries small remnants of the unique dishes that launched root down. The service was amateur at best, from the bar where we were ignored for 10 minutes to the waitstaff who must have been stretched thin, and didn’t even realize they should be apologizing- or else didn’t care. Drinks and dishes came out at random even when ordered together. We waited and waited- cold the entire time since after 3 requests they could not seem to figure out how to turn up and the heat in the space that must have been close to 64 as I had to wear a coat. I’m not a complainer but I worked in the industry long enough to expect good service and consistent food at this price point. I’m sad to see the way a neighborhood favorite has gone. We ate at root down at the airport the next day and there they at least still make a good burger.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Scallops were great!! Came on Sunday so they had the 3 course dinner for $35. We got beet salad which was very good, tofu was ok and almond ice cream was good just a very small portion. Veggie sliders were ok. Banana cream brûlée was amazing, definitely my favorite part of the meal!

KF44 (Denver)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Root Down was excellent in every way! I had the Sunday night special and the salad, entree and dessert were all amazing. The service was great. This is just a down home wonderful place to eat and hang with a friend. I highly recommend it!

Bree (Denver)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very hipster! Lively and energetic. Food was great tasting and unique and our server was pleasant and very responsive. Makes you feel like you are part of the urban scene!

litlbit (Denver)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our waitress was excellent. Three of the four of us were happy with our meals. It would be nice if the restaurant did even the smallest gesture for a birthday. Our waitress was aware that we were celebrating a birthday but , of course, I assume the lack of recognition for this special event is a management decision, not up to our waitress.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food and drinks, such a nutritious choice. The flavors were on point.

vipcoloradosteve (Denver)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Root Down is a neighborhood gem that is worthy of a drive all the way cross town. Inventive, quality food are it’s hallmark right after comfortable and lively.

KaylaL (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Would highly recommend. Everything on their menu was fabulous

5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food and service was amazing. We spent a little under 3 hours dining and enjoyed every minute of it.