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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!
Denver, CO 80211
American, Global, International
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
Monday - Friday 4:00-6:30pm
Happy Hour is offered in the bar only
Please call for reservations of 6 or more
33rd and Osage
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet service now available.
Private Party Facilities:
Root Down has a private dining room which seats a maximum of 18 guests. Please call or email for further information.
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
Root Down Ratings and Reviews
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.
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+++
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!
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!
We love Root Down and have gotten great service and excellent food every time - until tonight. First - the food was fantastic. Cannot say enough about the food. Now the downer for the night: service was very slow and inattentive, especially at first. Once we started catching other wait staff to ask for refills on drinks and other needs, perhaps this was communicated by them to our waiter as he did improve at the end. I was really disappointed in that I did leave a note for the management on their comment card since this experience was so non-typical, but I'm sad to say that the cards must be a formality as no one has contacted us.
Bottom line - food has always been great and if you get a good waiter, it will be an excellent dining experience. For us, we left a bit disappointed on this evening.
Awesome food for brunch and bottomless mimosas. The seating situation upset me, though. We were a group of 4 with a reservation made a month in advance. They put us at a tiny table. There were two empty booths nearby. I asked politely to switch. My group tends to order a ton of coffee, cocktails, and extra plates to share, so the table was going to be tight. The hosts wanted to let me switch, but the man in charge wouldn’t allow it, stating that the booths were reserved for parties of 5. Okay, that makes sense. We were stuck with our tiny table. Then a group of four gets seated at one booth. The other booth ends up with two adults, a toddler, and a baby. Lesson learned: reserve a table for 5 and then show up with 4 if you want the booths.
Sustainable, Colorado Grown Food. Gourmet to satisfy foodies. Good for date or date night. Vegetarian options. Great service. Not to noisy. Good non alcoholic drinks with free refills. Meatless options. Great service. Good ambiance. Makes for a wonderful place for friends and family to gather. Love it, my favorite restaurant in Denver for the past 4 years.
Fantastic, inspired and creative menu - everything was amazing! Our favorite was the lamb sliders with sweet potato fries, but the sea scallops were amazing, the beet salad was delicious, and the Columbian Arepas were great as well. Was somewhat crowded and loud, but well worth the noise due to the food and locally-sourced ingredients.
This was a great place to go for brunch. The bottomless mimosas are a good value and everything on the menu sounded delicious. There wasn’t anything I wouldn’t have eaten. The potatoes were perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The waiter said they are blanched first and then pan fried. The service was prompt and friendly. Root Down stays busy so make a reservation ahead of time unless you’re ok with a long wait.
When I spend a weekend in Denver, I end with a reservation at Root Down for Sunday dinner. They offer a 3 course, $35 dinner with several choices per course. The choices mostly appear to be from their regular menu so this is a deal.
Servers are very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.
Enjoyed the unique cocktails (although they aren't very large) and the food was great as always. We enjoyed beet salads and two different entrees - chicken and duck. All of those including the two desserts were delicious and unique. The restaurant is not large so reservations are recommended. If you've not been before, you may want to leave a little time to actually find the restaurant. They have free valet parking with is a welcome perk. Looking forward to a return visit in the future. (This review is for the original location, not the Airport location. The airport is also good, but the menus are different (but overlapping) and I don't think the airport offers the Sunday dinner special.)
One of my favorite denver area restaurants! Patio is awesome. Diver scallops and Rock Fish were the best meals of the evening. Flat iron steak entree was cooked perfectly, but a bit bland. No specials at all which was kind of a bummer. Great dessert, can't remember the name but it had bananas. The wine they paired it with was good, but did not compliment the dessert at all.
As always, the food and service was top notch! I went with a group of friends, and we shared a few small plates: arepas, scallops, the cheese and vegetable plate, and sweet potato fries. It was the perfect amount of food, and we enjoyed it all. All of the wait staff were very attentive. My only complaint is the noise level in the restaurant, which made it a little difficult to hear.
We have been to Root Down many times and always look forward to dining there. That said, it has become very expensive for the size of portions served. That, combined with the issue of finding parking, made the experience less rewarding. While the food and cocktails are always good, interesting, fresh and all the things you are noted for -- there must be better value for the dollars spent. I believe we would think twice before returning.
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