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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
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (85)
Creative Cuisine (80)
Neighborhood Gem (80)
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Local Ingredients (78)
Good for a Date (73)
Special Occasion (62)
Good Vegetarian Options (62)
Healthy (62)
Great for Outdoor Dining (60)
Organic (53)
Handcrafted Cocktails (50)
Casual (48)
Fun (48)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Gluten Free Options (47)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Hot Spot (40)
Vegan (39)
Worth the Drive (39)
Seasonal (36)
Great for Brunch (32)
Scenic View (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Romantic (24)
Happy Hour (23)
Authentic (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
People Watching (16)
Cozy (15)
Tapas (15)
Paleo Friendly (14)
Business Meals (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great Beer (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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