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Even with all the new Highlands competition, Root Down is still a Denver staple.

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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

New Year's Eve Menu - TBD

Root Down Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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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 (74)
Good for a Date (71)
Creative Cuisine (68)
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Local Ingredients (67)
Neighborhood Gem (67)
Good Vegetarian Options (53)
Special Occasion (50)
Fun (45)
Healthy (45)
Great for Outdoor Dining (44)
Organic (39)
Gluten Free Options (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Casual (35)
Hot Spot (35)
Vegan (33)
Worth the Drive (33)
Seasonal (28)
Great for Brunch (27)
Romantic (25)
Scenic View (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Happy Hour (18)
Cozy (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Authentic (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
People Watching (13)
Business Meals (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Tapas (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great Beer (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Always great service, food, cocktails! Kitchen is respectful of vegetarians, all the dishes we ordered had a meat component-- this was put on the side so I could eat the dish vegetarian & my husband could have the bacon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Tapas, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

We met for a birthday dinner and the staff had a card on the table for the birthday girl. Great service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Everything was just "WOW". I liked the atmosphere. The food and drinks were beyond. Definitely, will come back there.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Mike the bar tender was Great.!! He took great care of us

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Their veggie burgers are the best! I celebrated my bday here with my girlfriends. Great way to start the night with a delicious dinner! Great service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bill was the best server! He totally made our night!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Our dinner was wonderful! I’m gluten, dairy and egg free and was easily accommodated.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 27, 2017

simply had some wine, well recommended, the appetizer Vegetable “Charcuterie” & Cheese Board which was creative and had a lovely presentation. Every bite was a exceptionally extraordinary - a combination of Mushroom Pâté, Artichoke dip, House Pickles, Tomato-Fennel Chutney, Cherry Mostarda, House made Quinoa Crackers, Taro Chips & Cheese. The beet salad was remarkably fresh, and combined a healthy portion of beets and chopped relish. We polished off 2 desserts. The chocolate bombe - a melt in your mouth bomb of flavor, and my favorite the banana creme brûlée pie on a peanut butter chocolate crust with whipped sour cream and beer nuts. ---- still full the next day! We had a gorgeous skyline view, excellent attentive service. All ingredients were fresh and top notch--locally sourced when possible. The bar set in an old service station--nostalgic and clever recycled use of a building. Great unique theme. The chef is incredible! Will return frequently.

Tags: Cozy, Vegan, Healthy, Romantic, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Organic
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Root Down does not disappoint. Even the pickiest of eaters find something to love. Celebrating your birthday is extra special with a personalized card and free dessert that everyone drools over. Love this place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Brunch was excellent and our waitress made great recommendations. Highly recommended.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Really good food, Weird service (our waiter was an Elvis look alike and could not have cared less about us or our experience or our empty wine glasses). Highly recommend but if you see Elvis coming your way turn around.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife has a multitude of food allergies/hypersensitivities so a successful restaurant experience is having one thing on the menu that she can eat. She ate the Divers Scallops with some alterations, and she said it was very good. She had the sorbet for dessert which was wonderful. The vodka gimlet was a little iffy. My Rockfish was very good--much better than whatever the bed of mystery food on which it was served. For dessert I had the Bombe, and it was great! This was our second visit and both times, it has been very noisy. There is not much room for wheelchair mobility and our wheelchair is only 14 inches wide in the seat.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Seems like it's gone downhill a bit. Despite having an early reservation and a half empty room, our main dishes took forever. My father-in-law and I had the lamb and it was tough, and I think underdone (but the lights were so dim I couldn't really see anything - I'm young and still had to take out my phone to read the menu!!) And my husband's steak/sides were cold and he was in the bathroom most of the night. Where this may have been a place we would go to be impressed, and while it's still OK, it's just not 'all that' anymore.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Overall excellent

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was our 1st time to Root Down. We didn't know what to expect because we heard great reviews of the restaurant. We were really satisfied as to how well the experience went. I normally don't rate with a 10 but Root Down gets my vote.

Thanks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious food!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Unfortunately we were seated in the bar area and it was VERY VERY noisey until the after work people started to file out. Don't go until maybe 7:30 on a M-F night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Lunch menu is mostly filled with breakfast items
I have enjoyed dinner menu much more
Painini was very good as were the sweet potato fries

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We eat at Root Down every time we travel through Denver. The food is phenomenal, and the service is fabulous. In the summer they open the overhead doors, and everyone in the restaurant can enjoy the breezes. Their second location at the Denver airport is also great for getting a real meal while waiting for your plane.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

From the moment we pulled up out front the service was worth going to Root Down.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great selection. We had both carnivores and vegetarians and the restaurant served both well. Great drinks great service

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was very good, worth the wait to get an evening reservation. Small plates were great, especially the vegetable cheese board and the arepas. Atmosphere is particularly nice, cozy, relaxed but classy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing brunch, service was outstanding, we’ll definitely be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Root Down continues to be one of the best restaurants in town. It is very consistent in all areas. If you have special food requirements they will accommodate you with no problem. I think as the original in the edible beats group they are still the best (but El Five is making a strong showing).

Tags: Vegan, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We ordered a bunch of appetizers and entrees and everything was so excellent!
I haven't been there in a long time and I'm so glad we went back!
We had a group of 6, and everyone was well taken care of. Thanks

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We first had a party of 6 reserved and half of our party couldn't make it. I explained to the host who sat us and he told us we were fine where we were. It took a while for the server to get to us. The server came and she wasn't very knowlegable. When we were ready to order, she asked if we still needed to wait for our party. I told her we were it and from that point forward she seemed angry and curt with us. Clearly the host and the server weren't communicating and it made the rest of our time awkward as she aggressively removed the other place settings from the table. The food portions were pretty small even when we asked if they were sharable. We were still hungry after eating. Even though it took a while for service to come, after we ordered, the food did come pretty quickly which was a plus. Overall it was a lukewarm experience at a restaurant I was excited to try since I loved my experience at Linger.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We just moved here and we are trying new restaurants all the time. I must say I was very disappointed in the food, I am a vegitarian and did not like my meal. The sliders were burnt. The other three people I was with, two meat eaters, did not like their meal either.
Our waitress was very sweet but forgot two of our drinks. We will not be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Recommended for foodies. We enjoyed several dishes from the menu with another couple and enjoyed all that we ordered. Our server was helpful in his recommendations and we ended up with just the right amount of food. Ridiculous that a $32 entree for lamb chops included a total of 2.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Enjoyable as always. Usually have great food, however, this brunch was not up to standard.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Organic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a party where everyone had an allergy or dietary restriction. Root Down was SO accommodating and delivered excellent meals for each one of us. Thank you for the wonderful meals and service!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Just wow! Best food I have had and n Denver - well worth it!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Gave away my reservation to someone else. I don't know how that happened but they were able to quickly fix that issue and found my party a table quickly.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was good, and hostess was nice. However waitress was a little short with responses and not so nice!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Fantastic food and service. We arrived very early for our reservation due a prior event ending early for our group of six. They were able to accommodate us in the bar area quickly and we had a great meal/experience. The creative menu made it hard to decide between options; everyone loved it - I'm looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had an excellent dining experience at Root Down. We will definitely visit there again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Live Sports, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Been to Root Down many times and this most recent experience was the first time we noticed at decline in the quality of food and service. Had the veggie sliders which were great but they came with sweet potato fries which were so over cooked they were unrecognizable and no one said anything about them. Disappointing experience.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was visiting Denver and found the place while looking for vegetarian friendly places. I was not disappointed! Everything was fantastic: food, service, the vibe. They were super accommodating and our server, Matt, was really helpful, knowledgeable and so genuinely friendly that we felt instantly at home. We loved it so much, we returned the next day for brunch and loved it again. Definitely a great find. Highly recommend for vegetarians as well as meat eater. There is something for everyone on the menu and they can make almost every dish to accommodate dietary restrictions. A+++

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Root down was exceptional. Matt W our server was excellent but everone that came to the table went out of their way to give us great descriptions and make sure we would enjoy our choices. They even gave us recommendations for where to head next for an evening out! Cant wait to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We are Vegans and can always find a fine meal here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Organic, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I can't say enough good things about this place. Root Down has always been a must every time I'm in Denver. The staff are so friendly every time, the value is great, and the food is amazing. I arrived directly from DIA and they even checked my bags in for me in the back so I could enjoy my meal without dealing with my luggage!

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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