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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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (73)
Good for a Date (70)
Neighborhood Gem (68)
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Creative Cuisine (67)
Local Ingredients (64)
Special Occasion (51)
Good Vegetarian Options (51)
Healthy (46)
Fun (43)
Organic (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Gluten Free Options (39)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Hot Spot (35)
Casual (33)
Vegan (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Seasonal (29)
Great for Brunch (27)
Scenic View (26)
Romantic (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Happy Hour (18)
Cozy (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Authentic (15)
Business Meals (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
People Watching (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Tapas (9)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great Beer (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Have a a great meal and experience everytime I've been to Root Down

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Wonderful food and service. The Vegisliders were wonderful, the sweet potato fries were very tasty. I will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We lived our dinner! They were very accommodating when part of our party was going to be late due to a sick puppy! Food was wonderful and service over the top on all
Levels!!

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Had a wonderful experience there with my family. Very celiac friendly. Great staff. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great time and food with friends - the food was great and service sincere

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal with old friends on a long weekend trip to Denver. The food was delicious; especially the beet salad and rockfish tom kha. We had great service; only issue was noise; it is definitely an energetic, noisy backdrop.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is the second time that we've been to Root Down while traveling to Denver and we will come back. Once again, this was on e of the best meals we could have hoped for - excellent all-around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Great Beer, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was my second time to Root Down and it was just fabulous. Everything we ate was spectacular, and the service was wonderful as well.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Still one of my favorites. Great food and great service. All the staff is extremely friendly and welcoming.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Fantastic everything!!

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Loved the whole menu. My non-vegetarian parents also loved it (plenty of equally creative meat options). Great ambiance and sustainable living example!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Though I was a bit under the weather and late, I had a fantastic time at Root Down. We were seated outside and attend to very promptly; and, the service, drinks, and food were excellent. I plan to come back soon!

Thank you,

Christina

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great service and ambiance! The food was very good too. It's pricey so you may want to wait for a special occasion.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

The vibe and quality of food was really nice and we all especially appreciated the attention to food allergy issues. Portion size may have almost been on the small size, and we are not big eaters. Overall: Excellent!

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Outstanding! Innovative dishes that do not disappoint! I am a very pleased new resident to the neighborhood. This will be a regular occurrence.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Service is always great here. Food is phenomenal.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

They were so accommodating with some really specific dietary restrictions. It made all the difference!!

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 2, 2017

While my friends enjoyed their duck and lamb plates my flat iron steak was not tasty or tender. I would much prefer a filet of Certified Hereford Beef if I return to dine. The ambiance and service was spot on!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everything was good, except the kid's meal. Tofu was tasteless:( Otherwise great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was very good, but the portions could be a bit larger. I had the Longs Peak Rack of Lamb dish for $37; it was very tasty, but the two small lamb chops were hardly filling by any means.
Service was excellent (Maria, I'm talking about you)!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Overall...great evening. Staff was attwntive and made my birthday dinner a great event. Will definitely be back!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was not that special given the price point. The flank steak was not cooked well and the risotto lacked flavor. However the sweet potato fries and the Devils on Horseback we're good small plates. I think linger is a better bet

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great dinner celebrating 2 birthdays, highly recommend!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

What a GREAT experience! The zucchini French toast was an amazing beginning! Our server Luke was so professional and helpful and added to our dining experience. Every bite was a delight! Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great meal and cool casual environment. The menu isn't hugely long but the choices were good. I had lamb chops, which were excellent. Food was well prepared and ingredients unique and fresh. Specialty cocktails were also great.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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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