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Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
8:30 PM
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Root Down

4.7
5549 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
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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Cuisines
American, Global, International
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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
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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.
events@ediblebeats.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
33rd and Osage
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Parking details
Complimentary valet service now available.
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
What 5549 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 hours ago

Great meal.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Erik was amazing!!! Best server ever!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Besides having some the most delicious food in Colorado, the service is outstanding. Our waiter from the last time we visited saw us and took the time to come over and say hello. Root Down is more than food, it’s about the people.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My latest trip to Root Down was, without exception, as excellent as usual. The seasonality to the menu means a chance to try something new with regularity, the vegan/vegetarian options are are plentiful and make for a nice robust menu alongside carnivore-friendly dishes, and the bottomless mimosas did not disappoint.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

We have been to Root Down and sister restaurants many, many times. Always favorites for us or when we are meeting friends. It has been awhile since we have been to Root Down and sadly, this time it was disappointing.

In general it used to feel like the food was really allowed to shine in a pure form without a lot of extra sauces or confusing flavors. This time it felt like things were just completely drenched in cheese/sauces and that really takes away from both beauty and taste of dishes. Devils on Horseback drenched in a cheese sauce and nearly unrecognizable - as well as arepas. My husband said those 2 plates looked like they could have been served at Taco Bell - drenched in cheese sauce 😬 Beet salad was lovely as the sweet potato fries are always spot on. But even my old favorite of Thai Curry soup felt too thick and goopy. Everything just felt like a little more detail needs to be paid to each or these dishes in the kitchen to improve the overall dining experience. Service was great though. We will still be back, but probably just for happy hour in the bar. 😌

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Server - Cassie - was fantastic
Food was fantastic
Somewhat overpriced for the serving size relative to other top rated restaurants

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Always a pleasure dining at Root Down! This time, service was fantastic at working around my wife's dietary restrictions and had plenty of options to satisfy any diet really. The mint chocolate chip ice cream bar was a fantastic way to finish off our dinner of chicken and rockfish Tom Kha soup....both were excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Delightful to taste options on the new Spring menu.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service, food, and atmosphere. I took my wife for her birthday. Highly recommend for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Root Down is my go to place for a special occasion or when I need a pick me up. The food is always fresh, healthy and, cooked to perfection. The staff is all very knowledgeable regarding the menu items, substitutes, etc... I will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere. Came from Florida to visit Denver and I would recommend this place. Hope to be back sometime soon

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Birthday dinner. We had reservations but were seated a bit late. The restaurant was packed so service was slow. Food and drinks were insanely good!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We went for brunch on a Friday at noon. The place was absolutely packed, which is fine, but the sound level was extremely high. I know you can't tell people not to talk and have a good time but maybe there are sound reducing solutions, like fabrics or something. The food was great but I did miss a substitution for the things in a dish that weren't vegan, instead of just omitting. Made the dish a bit dry.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Such a great kids menu! I LOVE that my 6 yr old got veggies, fruit, sweet pot fries and her meal on a fun school tray. Our food tasted amazing too. So unique. We should have stuck to a bunch of small plates vs the lamb entree. It had no meat on it for $40. Server was super nice and atmosphere was super cool.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We take our out-of-town friends here every chance we get. We had a paleo eater, a vegetarian eater, and a kid and all found something they loved. I think this is the perfect restaurant for kids to step out of their comfort zones and for people to see what rich foodie culture Denver is cultivating. Oh, and the view.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything was lovely and delicious. Staff were wonderful. My only complaint was that at 5pm more than half the beer menu was unavailable. Fortunately I found something I enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food as always is yummy! One of my favorite Denver spots for brunch! Wait staff is wonderful and friendly. Food is consistently great! Atmosphere is fun!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Again the food was wonderful. All four of us loved what we ordered.
Absolutely no complaints at all on anything. We love the place!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

One of my top 5 favorite restaurants in Denver. The food and service are impeccable.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Hands down one of the best restaurants in the Highlands, and the menu is to die for. If you're looking for something different in Denver, Root Down is for you - especially if you're trying to enjoy a nice meal with a great environment and locally sourced food. Food is fantastic, and the cocktails are simply delicious. Whether you're looking to celebrate a special occasion or just get drinks with friends, this is a great option.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was good, but service and wait could improve. We arrive at 6:25 for a 6:30 reservation and were not seated until nearly 7:00pm. During this time we were not offered water or other options to order a refreshment or snack. Once seated, things progressed nicely and had our food within 45 minutes. I asked for a second beer and it took 20 minutes to arrive. When ordering desert we asked for a couple extra minutes and it took 15 minutes for the waitress to come back. While the waitress comped the late beer, the whole evening could have felt nicer had our initial wait been made more pleasant. A 30 minute wait on a reservation was a bit much for two hungry and thirsty patrons.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I've never had a bad experience here. It was a great place to celebrate a dear friend's belated birthday. Great food, great service, and great attention to our food allergies! Please don't take the arepas off the menu!

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Super overpriced, for ridiculously small portions. Heard their food was healthy, but there was more options with bacon than vegetarian.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Root down is my favorite restaurant in Denver! Their food, as well as their service is ALWAYS amazing. We usually come with a group and order almost everything on the menu, we love everything so much we couldn't chose what we loved the most! We eat out frequently in Denver, and with all the new restaurants, Root Down continues to shine :)

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We've been to RootDown twice and have loved it. The wine list is decent, not the best. However... the food is phenomenal. Especially the lamb and the roast chicken. We shared the Gnocchi, which was decent. However, I would recommend the lamb and chicken any day. We love the dimly lit ambiance as well.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Sunday dinner for $35- 3 excellent courses- all competently prepared and cool fusion menu
choices. Rockfish Tom Ka, well executed greens salad. My only comment was the white Choc Bombe desert was actually too large for any of us to finish!- No complaints! Great service, great food!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Holy Devils on Horseback yes. Excellent food and service. Everthing was amazing. Eat here.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My wife and I went to Root Down for brunch on her birthday. I had never been before, but on the recommendation of a few friends and outstanding ratings on OpenTable/Yelp I decided to go for it – was an amazing decision.

The food was was creative and beautifully plated, while not being strange or feeling pretentious. On top of that, the food was great. My wife Zucchini Bread French Toast (pictured), I had Shrimp and Grits Benedict, and we split the Vietnamese Almond Pancakes – all three were amazing – but the Shrimp and Grits Benedict was our favorite.

Overall, the vibe of the place was great – trendy casual, probably – with a lot of really unique aspects to the decorations that were really fun. The service was awesome. Our server was attentive, knew the menu well, and was very easy going.

All in all, we will be going again soon. Definitely a place we're excited to introduce people to. Give it a try!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Exceptional quality food.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food is always top notch and mostly organic. Sustainability is infused in all aspects of the restaurant. Root Down is a very pricey option, over $200 for 2 with wine. But it was a very special occasion. I booked the reservation a month ahead and made a special request, but there was no indication anyone read that or accounted for it. They could not have given us a worse option for my needs. We were seated at a 2-top with our seats on adjacent sides of the table... right next to a pair on opposite sides of a 2-top, so we were basically facing them. I might as well have been seated at their table... erk... I was just staring at these 2 ladies eating, could hear everything they said, and vice versa. The arrangement made me extremely uncomfortable. Very disconcerting and disappointing altogether.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Delicious food and drink options and the decor is awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Still one of the best restaurants in Denver. Diverse menu. Something for every one. Terrific service.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great brunch spot with a fun atmosphere and an artsy part of town!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We love everything about Root Down! You just can't beat the service and the food !

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We started with bottomless Mimosas, served oddly in tumblers. I like my drinks to be cold, which isn't going to happen in a tumbler. The drink had an odd aftertaste, reminding me of motor oil, so I switched from blood orange to straight orange juice. Unfortunately, the problem was the champagne itself. We then had cinnamon rolls, shared by the table, which were excellent. I had Eggs Benedict, which I really didn't like. The egg was so undercooked that I had to scrape it off and push it aside. No one likes raw egg. And I didn't like the flavor of the sauce. I have wanted to go to Root Down for a couple of years -- we live an hour away. I was so disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The Rockfish Tom Kha was out of this world!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Menu is creative, lots of fresh produce and interesting combinations. We sat in a small room that was very cozy and comfortable. Service was fine, but wine was never refilled, and you don't have to ask us if we have any dietary issues. We will tell you if we do.

Main negative is the small portions and high prices. $22 is a lot for a small portion of risotto with no protein in it. Two very small lamb sliders with a cup of sweet potato fries is $17. They were tasty, but about 3 bites each. We added an order of arepas as we were still hungry. Two of those were $13. I get that organic foods are more expensive, but I think we will seek out a better value on our next date night.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Had 12:30 reservations and took about 15 minutes for the waiter to take our drink order. We did not get our food until 40 minutes after we got there. Waiter was not very friendly. Food was good, though.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Amazing!!! And al is a rockstar server! Great food and ambience. Amazing date. Can’t complain.

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