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!
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
What Insiders Are Saying
Even with all the new Highlands competition, Root Down is still a Denver staple.
Root Down is such a special place and it is just as amazing now as it was when we celebrated our anniversary there years ago. The only problem? Getting a reservation! The service (Tiffany) was truly amazing, the food inventive, unusual and delicious, and the wine list is excellent and not overly expensive. I LOVE this restaurant. Root Down makes me happy.
The overall experience was fine. Just no value here.....severely overpriced, undersized portions that were tasty but left a bad taste in your mouth after paying the bill.
Root Down is amazing. Go for all meals. Great service and very well-informed staff. Make a reservation.
We reserved a seat. I understand you have to share the tables between all servers but we were put in this room behind the hostess station that felt like they were trying to hide us. There was a whole bar/restaurant open with a great view(it was snowing). Don’t get it.
Food was good. Service good.
Great food as usual. Loved the chicken biscuits.
Service was excellent as usual. The plates were presented well. No one ordered an entreeand all plates were shared. Originality in creating the dishes is high. Some flavors could have popped more.
Overall Root Down is one of my favorites along with Linger.
Great gf menu! Food was fresh and delicious! Can’t wait to return to Denver to eat here again! A must eat at restaurant!!
Blackberry mule wasn't anything to write home about, but the food was wonderful and the service was top notch.
So great! 100% reccomend!
Found Rootdown by chance. Loved the decor. Loved the old mechanic shop feel, took me back to my childhood. We celebrated a wedding ceremony and left pleasantly surprised!!! We will be back!
Great food, great service, a little stuffy inside and seating was pretty close together, but overall a great dining experience.
We loved the food, and enjoyed our meal, but it is very loud. Also, I currently have a broken leg, and need a knee-scooter - they are set up for access for people with disabilities, and the staff was very helpful to ensure we had a table that I would be comfortable in.
Our fam & friends had a great dinner. Sonny & friends took great care of us. Off the beaten path food options for everyone meaty, veggie, and allergy! Fun wine and beer options too.
Everything was superb as always!!!
Root down is restaurant perfection!
Creative menu, great use of flavors and excellent quality.
Nice atmosphere and great service too!
This is probably yhe worse spot ive eaten at since ive been to Denver. Food was sparing and my steak was the size of a small mouse. After eating that i feel like id have a better shot at chasing down a bear and asking for a few bites to eat. The fries are about as salty as my last relationship and people would eat cardboard as long as it looked good
Root Down was a hit with our party of six each of whom had different dining needs and preferences. My vegetarian and vegan daughter-in-law found plenty to choose from, the servers were careful to ask about any allergies and each of the dishes was creatively prepared and delicious! I liked it so much that when I flew out of DIA a couple of days later I made it my business to have an early lunch at the Root Down in terminal C!
Our server, Sara, was exceptional...such a lovely personality and honest with us.
This is a great spot! I loved the food, service and atmosphere. We sat on the patio and it was perfect. Definitely recommend!
Root Down is a great place to go. Our only negative is we waited over an hour for our order to come.
Toward the end of the wait, they gave us a fourth of a pastry. I have eaten here many times, this is the first time this has happened.
Our waitress was very helpful and good to us!
Alexa, our waitstaff lady, outstanding. Patient, did not hesitate to make 5 separate checks for 5 senior, white haired retired pediatric professors! Love the ambiance, an old auto repair shop.
We came here to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a very pleasant evening. The service and food were great and they helped us celebrate.
Awesome! We’ll be back.
Food was good, like always. Portions were small; so order up if your hungry. Service was sporadic at best. We went on a Tuesday night; but the server was having a hard time keeping up with the smaller than usual crowd. We got our second round of drinks after we finished our meal. The server even apologied for the “odd service” - which I thought was funny.
Excellent service! Always a great experience. The team of employees always offer outstanding service.
I’ve been to your restaurant previously, but my last experience was not so good. Extremely slow service. Waitress should have served all small bite entrees at the same time, but did not. Was my fiends birthday, I asked for a candle in the dessert so we could sing happy birthday , but it come out with out one.
On top of that, the Food was mediocre
One of our favorites, but on this night, our anniversary, I found the service indifferent and the food just above average. I was hoping for something special, and for the first time, was disappointed. Probably just an off night for the staff.
All time favorite.
So good, we were there two nights in a row! Wonderful vegan options!
Excellent food and ambiance! We enjoyed the patio on a beautiful night. It’s very original and just a great place for date night!
We had a nice dinner. Portions were small and expensive. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was good.
Server was so rude
Been going for years. Consistently good. Hard not to get the devils on horseback every time, but I force myself to try the new items. We recommend lots of the smaller plates. Entrees are good but the variety is the reason we keep coming back.
We enjoyed the vegan options, although they were a bit pricey for tofu/vegetarian entreees. The flavors were fabulous and creative, and the atmosphere was great! We’ll certainly be back!
This was the second time visiting root down. The first time service and food was excellent. I was expecting the same this time and was disappointed.
The atmosphere to the food to the service was all impecable! My son met me for dinner so we sampled
about 5 menu items and it was superb. I was a mail carrier in this neighborhood about 27 years ago and cannot believe how upscale this neighborhood has become! This place is a treasure! Your wait staff could not be any better. Top of the line servers with that personal attention that customers want. I listened as he described the wine list and the menu items to other guests. Having been in the business years ago I was quite impressed. He was very knowledgable, professional and personable. Kudos to you for hiring the best
from the kitchen staff to the wait staff, to the restaurant design. Call me IMPRESSED!
Great food and cool space. The chef and staff were extremely accommodating to one of our party’s long list of food allergies.
Went to dinner with my mom who has a brace on her knee and has to use a walker. They were very accommodating and sat us outside at a larger table where she would be more comfortable. Highly recommend for both the food and the service!
Amazing from the time we stepped in the door until we left!!! Server did a phenomenal job!