Shine Restaurant & Potion Bar

4.3
248 reviews
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Our Mission is to help build connection to ourselves and each other by creating yummy health-giving food & hand-crafted herbal intentional potions, while supporting our Mother Earth. Shine Restaurant & Potion Bar is more than a restaurant, it’s a hip healthy experience for all of us to Awaken & Shine…from the heart.
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting, high quality food, served by friendly attentive wait staff! Perfect family dinner before a show at the Dairy.

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Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and amazing food!

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TR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice and relaxing dinner on the patio on a perfect summer evening. The cocktails were refreshing and the food was spectacular! Hats off to the chef! Our server was also very pleasant and was always there when we needed her, but she didn’t hover around us all night.
Great experience and will definitely make this a regular spot for a great meal.

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DE
Denver
93 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Super kind and generous with honoring celebrations! Food wasn’t my favorite but still very pretty (I recommend the Mac and Cheese during happy hour).

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MP
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This place is perfect for anyone who is following a Paleo/gluten-free/dairy-free diet. I had the seasonal stir-fry, and it was delicious! My husband had the tacos, and those were just "ok." Overall, I would definitely eat there again!

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AG
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The paleo and vegan options were among the best choices compared to other restaurants in Denver, Boulder, Brooding making it easy to select SHINE.

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Denver
27 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Not good. We all ordered burgers, beef and veggie. My friends and I were uncomfortable the rest of the evening. The restaurant was loud, with piles of materials lying in sight of customers. Drinks were not good. Won’t be returning.

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AF
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Fresh ingredients and very good food Very noisy already at 6.30 Friday night, probably due to high ceiling without any noise insulation. Slow and inaccurate service.

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CW
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They have an amazingly healthy and tasty menu. Try their potions - also available to take home (and their cookbook!)

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was ok, the ambiance wasn’t great (was looking out at the parking area of a hardware store). The portions were highly touted but didn’t do anything for me. Service was decent but the surprising part was that an 18% tip was added to the bill without my approval. I normally tip 20% for good service but was taken aback by the tip being added without asking me especially when we are a “small group” of 3 people (including a child). Haven’t seen that before. Anyway, all in all, a rather underwhelming experience.

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Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

For a gluten and dairy free diner, this was paradise.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good food offering different dishes to other local areas. Wish the menu was a little broader but I guess that’s the price you pay for super fresh ingredients!

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LL
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Well now we can at least say we tried it but will not be back. The food was underwhelming.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magical atmosphere on the patio in the evening, great service from our waiter even though he was working a double. Delicious food and beverages!

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C
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finding gluten-free, vegan food that tastes amazing is always easy at SHINE!!
I LOVE SHINE!!

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VR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We went there for mother’s day and we ended up leaving without our entrees. We got there before 6 pm and by 7:10 pm, we still did not have our food. For a long time, our waitress stopped showing up at our table, so we did not have a chance to ask where our food is, or to ask for our check. Eventually, after 7, our waitress showed up to tell us that our ticket got lost and the kitchen was just now starting to make our food *but that they would be happy to give us a round of their “potions” on the house. The waitress was not authorized by her manager to comp any of our food, which was over an hour late. We left and decided to never come back. The appetizers we had received relatively timely were pretty good, which is why I gave it 3 stars. Even so, there are many better choices in Boulder.

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JC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - food is very "Boulder" which was fun for the foodies in the family. Wonderful mothers day treat for my wife!

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LT
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unexpectedly loved this place. Didn't think I would because it's in outdoor mall area but food and service were great and drinks were amazing!

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U
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

They over charged me 10.00
On my credit card.
After I found out I went back and they gave me a gift card to compensate

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DG
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The Mother’s Day menu was a bit disappointing. This was not the day to remove pancakes from the menu! If this is a Potions restaurant, how can you not have flavors for your coffee? Love the outdoor area and the atmosphere is bright and cheery. Really comfortable high-top chairs. Who doesn’t love a fairymosa?

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MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come to Shine regularly - this is my favorite restaurant in Boulder! Love the healthy food, potions, drinks, atmosphere and the sisters!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The potions were fabulous and fun!!
With 3 Celiacs in our family-this place was a dream!!!! I’m still thinking about the biscuits!!!!

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WJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the entire Gluten free menu!

The potions are unique and creative as well!

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DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Service this time was horrible.

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BW
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I thought the food was very good. The service was a bit slow.

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CC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am delighted to write this review for Shine Restaurant & Potion Bar. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was relaxed, the service went above and beyond for our table's food allergies, and the potions were spectacular. We will be back for more and will bring friends and family.

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AB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant! Outstanding! We are grateful to know we have somewhere to go that is a treat and options to fit our eating preferences.

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TM
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Great attention to detail. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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LJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We LOVE Shine - both as a gf dedicated restaurant, and also for terrific food. There is always something yummy to look forward to at any time of the day. It's healthy, tasty, and makes-you-feel-good food. Over the years we have tried almost everything on the menu and never been disappointed. For those with special diet needs - you get plenty of choices and I've even taken my football playing nephews from Nebraska and they've filled themselves happily with several choices and of course - sweet potato or yucca fries. Shine is also a great place for two other features - a bar with everything from Shine's famous potions to alcoholic choices AND the wonderful patio that's perfect for outdoor eating. Thank you to the "sisters" for taking care of us!

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was painfully slow. They clearly did not anticipate being busy for brunch on Easter Sunday, which is hard to believe.

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Shine and adding to the favorites list! It’s hard to find good healthy food so I was very excited to find this place.

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PK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magic Hour is the best!! Try the beef sliders and sweet potato fries. Shine is an excellent restaurant for those who avoid gluten and soy.

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p
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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t
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

The noise level was way too high to be able to converse. The food was OK, but the selection quite limited. Might be better if one could eat on the patio.

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D
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This used to be one of my favorite restauraunts... So nice to eat “allergy free” that tastes wonderful, but since they’ve moved to their “McGuckins” location, both the service and food, as well as the ambiance have gone down hill; For example, serving a brand of pasta and cookies that I can buy from the store and charging more than 3 times as much. Two people having a regular meal, no alcohol for $120 seems steep, even for Boulder.

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JB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was thoughtful & sweet for a 90 year olds birthday

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PS
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! I recently discovered it while in Boulder. The entire menu is GLUTEN FREE! What a plus for me - and the food is excellent! The biscuits are some of the best I've ever had, even when I could eat gluten! The staff is attentive and the service is good.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good burgers

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

I was not impressed at all. I ordered the seasonal stirfry with lamb and it did not have a good taste at all. I thought the potions were juice but I guess not. Our waitress did not explain anything well and the presentation was nothing to write home. I also ordered soup but the waitress never brought it. I would never go back.

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BF
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Shine is my go-to place for healthy, festive food. The "magic hour" options are varied and delightful. A couple of my personal favorites are the gluten-free mac and cheese (magic hour) and the gf alfredo (on the dinner menu). Yucca fries are a nice alternative to the also delicious sweet potato fries. This is one of the only places I know of, as well, that has gluten free biscuits. What a treat!

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