Simmer

4.4
157 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Our aim at Simmer is simple – providing you with the honest-to-goodness pleasure of eating and drinking while you relax in your favorite neighborhood bar. Whether you’ve come for the food, drink, or both, we hope you will feel right at home. When you step into Simmer, you’ll be greeted with a friendly smile. We’ve fashioned a warm, comfortable dining room that spills over into a spacious outdoor patio, complete with an open fire pit and tranquil water feature. Enjoy “Happy Hour in the Round” during the warmer Colorado seasons when we open up our overhead doors at the back of our bar, creating 360° of indoor/outdoor seating. Whether you are looking for an upscale décor restaurant for a date night, a casual vibe for a business lunch, or a laid back ambiance for a fun night out with friends, Simmer is the choice in West FOCO.
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Ford
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, just the right amount of attention, and cheerful willingness to work with one member of the party on a special request.

Simmer
Responded 2 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and attentive service

Simmer
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review and for visiting Simmer! We hope to have you back again soon.

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Coach13
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Black and Blue burger was fantastic with great flavor. We expected brunch choices which was not the case.

Simmer
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting and your feedback. I'm sorry we no longer serve brunch.

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MarkG
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the Nashville chicken and waffles. Had outdoor seating but heaters worked ok

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful accommodations for dietary needs, and delicious food! Loved sitting outside.

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robbinr
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The desserts where outstanding! I will be going back just to sample other desserts.

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Nancyb
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I would have given this restaurant a better rating. However, when we checked in we were told our table would be outside in the heated tent. When I made the reservation, it was not outside. I asked if we could sit inside at the empty table. “No, that’s reserved for a party of 5.” There was a table for 4 that could have been cleared for us, but no, could not have hat one either.
We sat outside. It was cold and really noisy. The empty tables inside, remained empty. Food was good and our server, delightful.

Simmer
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review. Sorry for the situation with the outside table. It sounds like we should have been easily able to get you the table you desired. I appreciate the feedback and will review it with my team to keep things like this from happening again.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were delicious. Our wait staff was very personable. We will definitely be back.

Simmer
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review and for visiting Simmer!

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TristenW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pretty good food, great beer. It was a little loud for my taste but not bad. Service was amazing.

Simmer
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thanks for visiting and your feedback. We appreciate it!

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DonS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, inventive, and we'll plated. Service was friendly and gracious.

The red wines however should be kept cooler. But the wine list is also just as inventive and reasonably priced. Especially Monday and Tuesday.

Simmer
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thanks for visiting and the feedback. The 1/2 priced wines are great on Monday and Tuesday!

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DennisG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had delicious dinners at Simmer on 9/17. Both the service and food was great. You could close your eyes and imagine the pandemic never happened. Anxious to go back.

Simmer
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review! We appreciate it and look forward to having you back.

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Shari
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menu is nicely varied, although I expected a different menu for lunch & dinner. (Currently, only one menu is used all day). The food is very good, but two "best features" about Simmer is the spacious parking available, and the well-designed and comfortable outdoor dining feature which is great for this Covid recovery time!

Simmer
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thanks for visiting and the great review! We hope to see you again soon.

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DedeTF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

simmer staff were enthusiastic and attentive to help guests find just the right seating and choices from the menu, despite it being a busy Saturday night.

Simmer
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and your review!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I came in to celebrate our anniversary and Simmer made the occasion unforgettable! When we arrived there was a special table all set up for us with decorations and congratulations written on the table liner. There was even a hand written card congratulating us on our special day that was signed by the Owner, general manager and bar manager, it was a great extra touch! Our service was absolutely spectacular…

Simmer
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thanks for choosing Simmer and your wonderful review! We appreciate you choosing Simmer. Happy Anniversary!

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vipBruce
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food; fun place and good service.

Simmer
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and your review!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a birthday. Really nice touches and outstanding service, plus very high quality food.

Loved it. We will be regulars.

Simmer
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and the wonderful review! Happy Birthday. We look forward to having you back.

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RandyK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. We celebrated our 30th Anniversary. Loved the peach menu! Will be back!

Simmer
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thanks for visiting and the wonderful review! We appreciate you choosing Simmer. Happy Anniversary!

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Cheri
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food, nice service, comfortable, unusual attractive decor. Look forward to returning.

Simmer
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks for the wonderful review! We appreciate it and look forward to having you back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The peach Alfredo ravioli on the summer specials menu was delicious! Service was excellent

Simmer
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks for choosing Simmer and your great review! We hope to see you again soon.

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Ronnar
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was wonderful. Nice change from other places in town.

Simmer
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks for visiting and the wonderful review! We appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

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vipJudy
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I love the peach menu every year! Excellent food and service. My only complaint is that the indoor space is noisy and the music on the patio can be loud.

Simmer
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and your feedback. I will review the music level with my team so we can improve. We hope to keep our Palisade peach menu going till October and will have new fall items shortly after.

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LuxuryAccomodations
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good value, excellent comfort food, good service. Greeted by a hostess (who also served as a busser?!) within thirty seconds upon entering, and seated within a minute. A manager provided an initial greeting and drink order, however communication with waitstaff seemed to fall between the cracks. Nevertheless, a friendly waitress was taking our order within ten minutes.

Courses arrived on top of one another (my largest critique), an appetizer of bacon-wrapped dates was a wonderful start, followed my a wedge salad minutes later, followed by entrees minutes after that, resulting in a barrage of plates on the table all at once. The food quality was excellent, flavors were wonderful. (By far the highlight of the experience was the food, and that is the most important piece of the equation!)

When comparing value for quality and quantity received, Simmer delivered without question.

The flavors and contrast of the sweet potato waffle and Nashville hot chicken, accompanied by honey butter and syrup was a wonderful combination of sweet, savory, texture, and heat. My partner dined on a seasonal (peach) ravioli and loved every bite.

Overall a great experience and would most definitely recommend. A few tweaks would leave this restaurant experience in a high echelon.

Simmer
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and your feedback. You bring up some great points that we can focus on coaching with our team. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed your food and we hope to have you back again soon.

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NorCalSal
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the peach menu!

Simmer
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer! If there is anything we can do to earn a fifth star let us know. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipPhotomama
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! Will definitely be back!!

Simmer
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thanks for visiting and the great review. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Farmor04
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the special menu items… everything peach. Place was busy but service was well done. We will be back!

Simmer
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thanks for visiting and the great review. We look forward to seeing you again!

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LindaG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great - service was slow and unorganized from the drinks to dessert. Disappointing.

Simmer
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thanks for visiting and your feedback. I'm sorry the service was a disappointment. We will use your feedback to make improvements.

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roberts
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Simmer was great! The were enough different choices for food and drinks so everyone’s tastes were met! Our waitress was fantastic! Hands down a wonderful evening!

Simmer
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer! We appreciate the great review and look forward to having you back.

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vipBrianR
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary there with a delicious dinner. I enjoyed the Palisade Peach-inspired menu - the peach bourbon smash and the grilled peach angus burger were delicious! My wife had the braised short ribs with mashed potatoes and rainbow carrots - also very good. finished it all with key lime pie. All in all a very nice dinner. We look forward to returning!

Simmer
Responded on August 12, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and happy anniversary! We appreciate the wonderful review and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipKatyW
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at the restaurant. Great menu. Tried some of the special peach menu items which were delicious. Staff was excellent. Our server was Cecile, her first night, and she was awesome! Fun to talk to and she gave great recommendations. Loved her personality. We will come back because of her. The bartender was awesome too. The four of us ordered different drinks from the specialty drink menu, and all four were great. Liked the location versus the busy, nowhere to park, College Avenue area.

Simmer
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and the wonderful review. I'll make sure to share this with Cecile and the team. We appreciate it and look forward to having you back.

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vipDoren
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great menu selections and our meals and drinks were very good. Service was fair; friendly waiter but it took far longer to get drinks and food than other tables around us that were seated after we were. Noise level on patio was moderate; seemed pretty noisy in the dining room. Willgo back again; hopefully the service issues were just a one time anomaly.

Simmer
Responded on August 6, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and your feedback. I'm sorry your service was not up to standards. We appreciate the feedback and will use to to improve. Thanks again and we look forward to having you back and giving great service.

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YummyTruffle
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Four of us dined at Simmer last evening. In addition to other items, all of us enjoyed items from the Palisade Peach menu; the cobbler was divine! Next time, however--weather permitting--we'll reserve an outdoor table to escape the noisy indoor environment.

Simmer
Responded on August 6, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and your feedback. I'm sorry the noise level we too much. We appreciate your business and look forward to having you back again.

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fortcollins
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Always excellent food. Patio on hot night not so much. Big crowd, so noisy this time. It’s more mellow at lunch.

Simmer
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer. We hope to have you back again soon.

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PhyllisM
Jackson Hole
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was fine and nothing special

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the bacon wrapped dates! I had the butternut squash ravioli which I enjoyed. I would definitely go back!

Simmer
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thanks for visiting and the your review. We look forward to having you back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a weekend date with my wife and we sat outside. We had a great time. The bar is an indoor/outdoor type and really cool…and the drinks were really good. Our server was outstanding. I can’t remember her name but she was conversational in a very intelligent, interested way. She always seemed to be there when we wanted her to be, but not too much. Food was excellent with a diverse menu. Overall, we had a great time and will
Definitely go back.

Simmer
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thanks for visiting and the wonderful review! I'll be sure to share this with the team. we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and good food.

Simmer
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and the great review! We hope to see you again soon.

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JohnM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, drinks, service and value were outstanding, as they always are!

Simmer
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and your wonderful review. We'll be starting our limited time Palisade Peach menu on Monday. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Fish dry and overcooked….again. Sorry will not return

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vipBarbM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, nice ambience. Excellent service.

Simmer
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and the great review. We look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We like the outdoor patio. We visited on the Fourth of July, with the holiday they were short staffed so service was slow.

Simmer
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thanks for visiting Simmer and your feedback. I'm sorry we were not able to provide better service for you and your party. There is no excuse for this and your feedback will help us improve. Sincerely, Chris

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FAQs

Simmer offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 893-2817.

Simmer is rated 4.4 stars by 157 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.