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Root Down

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6949 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
We are open for dine-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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

Root Down will be offering a special New Year's Eve menu to ring in the new year! Menu TBD.

What 6949 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience1

I made a reservation for my birthday brunch weeks in advance, and did not request the patio, because I know October weather can be unpredictable. Sunday turned out to be a briskly chilly day, and we were seated on the patio even when I protested, which was disheartening because we watched people who had no reservations being seated inside before and after we were seated. I was never given an explanation, and it felt rude and unwelcoming especially considering it was my birthday. Our server was very good, but the overall experience was poor due to the attitude of your hostess and uncaring attitude around the whole situation.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from out of town and had a great time here!! Food and drinks were great and not over priced. They were very clean inside. Tiffany was amazing! Best service we’ve had here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

830 Reservation wasn’t ready when we arrived. We finally took a different table at 9 being so hungry. Waitress wasn’t real prompt coming to our table for drink order. Ordered 2 drinks and a beet salad. Decided to go elsewhere for dinner. Wasn’t too impressed with good choices overall.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience. If you're thinking about going but unsure... Just go, you will not be disappointed.

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GQuiros
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! My only complaint is that my steak was cold but the rest of the food was delicious. The Colombian crapes our favorite!!! Sarah was an awesome waitress and we really appreciated her excellent service. Definitely coming back in a future when I visit Denver again. I am coming from Los Angeles, CA.

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EnidC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the creative dinner, appetizer and desert.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time on the patio!

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vipWatsy
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server and the food were both amazing!

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SBAustin2018
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had late breakfast And was so well done and delicious. Our server even made the experience even better !
We are from Dallas and Boston ... foodies 🧐

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DeeDee
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Lamb burgers were good. Steak dish was not tender.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say this is one of the best restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. And I’ve eaten here three weeks in a row. The food is incredible you want to keep tasting every dish they have. Even I never like mushrooms and I loved their omelette with mushrooms go figure you can trust anything they serve you. The people are great the environment is trendy and fun but casual and contemporary every restaurant should aspire to be like root down. And I swear I was not paid to say this

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday, told waiter he really didnt care

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JimS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer on the recommendation of my daughter. I’m a vegan and really appreciated the variety on the menu. Food was delicious, service excellent and prices were extremely reasonable for the quality of the entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun the waiters were super friendly.

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vipAngel
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

By far the meal was the most disappointing part of the evening. The chicken dish was not very good and half of the plate was empty the sangria did not taste like sangria but it taste like grapefruit. The desert mixed berries and cream was tart and bland, more bitter. And a mild warning would’ve helped to let us know that there would be a Covid surcharge and what that represents.

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KevinM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was attentive. Meal was a mix of great tastes and excessive flavors. Some of the dishes were spot on: Burrata, Rock Fish, others it seemed there was "too much" going on when keeping it simple may have been a better option (Lamb Burger). Due to COVID we were advised of the need to clear our table within 1.5 hours. Seems reasonable, but wasn't expecting an $8.00 COVID fee on top of our meal. We were celebrating a birthday and when we declined desert, the wait staff insisted on bringing something to the table. We relented, and then ultimately got charged for what we perceived to be complimentary truffles. Not sure if the confusion was on our side, but seemed to be in poor form. The venue is nice, especially if you are along the rail where you can people watch the busy neighborhood. The wine selection is very limited, so we opted for a couple of drinks that were very good. Ultimately, a slightly overpriced decent meal, but nothing that I would need to repeat anytime soon.

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PaulaS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food , service , atmosphere and attention to Covid detail.

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BrieH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a night out. Their COVID protocols were the best I have seen and immediately set us at ease for a meal on their lovely patio. The ambiance was perfect. From the amuse-bouche, to the cocktails, the three dishes we ordered, and the salted truffle and passion fruit caramel mignardises to end the meal, every bite was delectable. Honestly, I don't think I have had a meal that delicious from start to finish before. I recommend the Columbian Arepas especially--they are made with smoked gouda and achiote crema. Totally blown away and definitely recommend!

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JoeO
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food. Unique and diverse menu options. Plenty of options for vegans, vegetarians, or meat eaters. The patio seating was really nice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rock fish is always so good

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KathyK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at root down, but the portion sizes were ridiculously small. We all left paying for a full meal and hungry.

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NayaQ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calm & relaxing spot. Great options and very sanitary.

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annaaspnes
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday brunch at Root Down is my favorite! Awesome food and it's just so chill

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TimC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been wanting to try their Highland location after a friend introduced me to their airport restaurant. Food was outstanding, but the servings were delicate and small for the prices paid. Especially the veggie offerings! I love the vibe and want to like them, so would try again and hope for a better (non-COVID) experience.

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JoyD
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Will go back again to try other entrees on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Root Down is beautiful inside and out. Set up very well for social distancing. The check in process was comfortable and the service was excellent. The food...absolutely delicious! Wine and beer selection was very good. Would definitely go back.

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Summer
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Definitely get the scallops as a small plate. Best dish there!

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KathrynF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible flavor in every dish - attention to detail in the cocktails was also outstanding

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AimeeV
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always....still a little closer to others than I would like. I was outside against wall so only about 2 ft from the people seated insoors.

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vipTalulah
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Well, we were very much looking forward to this reservation. Unfortunately, the "bar seating" we had was at a ledge about a foot deep facing a wall in between the bathrooms, the wait staff station, and the end of the bar. We weren't prepared to spend the experience facing a wall with the staff serving us from behind, so we each had a cocktail, split the bacon wrapped dates app (Final bill was $50), and went to another restaurant for dinner. In all fairness, when we arrived before we were seated, the hostess did offer us a high-top but it was outside and getting chilly. Restaurants have to be inventive in this COVID age when it comes to social distancing, I get it, but I just didn't feel I'd be getting the same dining experience as everyone else in this situation. Hopefully, we'll get to try again sometime.

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Debbie
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was good and we loved the mimosas, but I was not ok with the Covid Safety Surcharge! I don't know how you can charge people for something they weren't informed about beforehand. I know you and every other restaurant has been hit hard but you need to take it up with the mayor & governor. They are the ones imposing this BS on businesses. People like me are trying to help you by eating at your restaurant but to pay a "covid surcharge" is a slap in the face!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We waited about 35 min to be seated after we were 10 min early for our reservation. It seemed we got forgotten somehow, so we had to remind them we were still waitingX The food service seemed slow for a 9pm seating. But the food was delicious as always, cocktails delicious but overpriced.

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CristyD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Root Down. The food was incredible and our waitress was excellent. It was an amazing evening all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous waitress. Food was delicious. Lovely evening.

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vipcodiner
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have gone to Root Down several times and am always impressed. This time was no different, thankfully, since it was my turn to choose the restaurant for a date. Huge thanks to all of the staff!

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vipMatty
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents and girlfriend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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VeeA
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I really enjoyed the foods ! We both had the Callicrate sirloin steaks, and it’s to die for !. Everyone was nice and friendly. Interior is amazing. We had reservation but had to wait for a few minutes, but we didn’t mind.

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SaraB
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Root Down was a great choice for our one night in Denver! The cocktails were amazing and all of us thought our food was delicious. We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. Our server was very friendly. Great spot!

FAQs

Root Down does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Root Down also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 993-4200.

Root Down is rated 4.8 stars by 6949 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.