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Simmer, Fort Collins, CO

Simmer

4.6
4.6
250 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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Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 893-2817

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sheridan Moch

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Collins

  • Cross street

    Drake and Sheilds

  • Parking details

    Close parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Collins

    Best Overall

  • Fort Collins

    Best Food

  • Fort Collins

    Best Service

  • Fort Collins

    Fit for Foodies

  • Fort Collins

    Healthy

  • Fort Collins

    Great for Lunch

  • Fort Collins

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Fort Collins

    Notable Wine List

  • Fort Collins

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. LN

    LoriN

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The cocktail menu is amazing and hard to pick ! The Old Smokey was my favorite. I had the Cesear devilled eggs which were delicious! Their dressing was one of the best. Highly recommend for a great hangout spot!

  2. EM

    EvanM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Very slow, food was average, not worth the cost for the overall experience

  3. PL

    PaulL

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another excellent evening at simmer with good food and service . 1/2 price bottle of a nice Argentinian Malbec paired well with the main. Quiet night allowed for easy conversation.

    SimmerResponded on June 2, 2022

    Thank you for all your support for Simmer. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again.

  4. SL

    SharonL

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great place with a good variety on the menu. Service was very good and had a special for 1/2 price bottles of wine. All in all we were happy, again! :-)

    SimmerResponded on June 2, 2022

    Thank you for choosing Simmer! We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    Server never checked on us and forgot our tea. Never got us refills either. Food was not great, salad was pretty much ALL Arugula. They have Cesar on the menu so assuming they had Romaine asked for a side of greens besides arugula. Received a plate of pretty much arugula.... place was great when they first opened but has gone downhill.

  6. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    I had the Tofu Curry. Super Dry Tofu. SUPER dry rice. Not a Curry Sauce, just curry spice ontop dry rice. Bummer. High price for yucky food

  7. r

    robertc

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always enjoy our time at Simmer. Good food and wines. Thanks!

    SimmerResponded on June 2, 2022

    Thank you so much. We appreciate the great review and look forward to next time.

  8. B

    Babs

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We ordered date appetizer, chicken Parmesan, butternut walnut ravioli and barrundi - all were excellent, delicious and served piping hot. It's great to see delicious vegetarian selections on the menu!

    SimmerResponded on May 20, 2022

    Thanks for visiting Simmer. We appreciate the awesome review and look forward to having you back again soon.

  9. s

    stephend

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious and wide variety food. Nice presentation and good service. A bit noisy but then was busy with patrons.

    SimmerResponded on May 20, 2022

    Thanks for the wonderful review. We appreciate you choosing Simmer and look forward to having you back.

  10. PH

    PattiH

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We enjoyed our evening at Simmer. The food was good and we enjoyed sitting outside on the patio. Service initially was good but our server disappeared and we had to go seek out someone to deal with the bill and to get plates that we had requested. On the whole we would recommend Simmer.

    SimmerResponded on May 16, 2022

    Thanks for visiting Simmer and your feedback. I'm sorry your service was not good throughout your visit. We appreciate you letting us know and will use this to coach and improve. Thank you!

  11. CW

    CherrilynW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, I like making reservations through the website.

    SimmerResponded on May 20, 2022

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

  12. RS

    RodS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great find! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We needed a place that could accommodate 8, and they handled it beautifully. We’ll be back.

    SimmerResponded on May 16, 2022

    Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you choosing Simmer and look forward to having oyu back.

  13. DH

    DebraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy Simmer - great food, lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended.

    SimmerResponded on May 20, 2022

    Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you choosing Simmer and hope to see you again soon.

  14. c

    cjg1

    Denver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Very poor meat quality. Filet incredibly fatty, chicken full of gristle, would not return unless quality rises.

  15. J

    John

    Denver

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great experience. Great food and service - as always.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, great vegetarian options!

    SimmerResponded on May 10, 2022

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

  17. b

    brenth

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always a great place for dinner, lunch, or brunch.

  18. RB

    RobertB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Interesting menu with varied dishes available. We just had drinks and three different appetizers. Drinks were well prepared as was the food. Service was excellent. We enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant and will be back in the near future.

    SimmerResponded on May 10, 2022

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

  19. IB

    IzzyB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food, wonderful staff. Cocktails are inspired, menu diverse and deeserys divine.

    SimmerResponded on May 10, 2022

    Thanks for visiting Simmer! We hope to see you again soon.

  20. SL

    SteveL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We kept saying “wow” with every appetizer and then our gourmet burger. Simmer presents great food. Great, unique food. Service was very attentive and the food was hot—not just warm like so many places these days.

    SimmerResponded on April 27, 2022

    Thanks for choosing Simmer and all your wonderful comments! We appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon.

  21. d

    dezaraib

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Super slow service and dirty dishes. And then dirty silverware. Fish was dry and almost inedible.

    SimmerResponded on April 27, 2022

    Hi, Thanks for visiting Simmer and your feedback. I'm sorry your experience was not enjoyable. There's no excuse for this and we will work hard to get things corrected. Sincerely, Chris

  22. TV

    TracyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoy the chef’s creative exploration of new combinations. He is an artist! Our dinners were so delicious. And generous. Our waiter Cameron kept us well supplied and was just nicely conversational.

    SimmerResponded on April 27, 2022

    Thanks for the wonderful review. I'll make sure to share this with the kitchen and Cameron. We appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

  23. JJ

    JimJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and excellent service. Good job on the Easter Holiday.

    SimmerResponded on April 27, 2022

    Thanks for choosing Simmer and the wonderful review! We appreciate it.

  24. SB

    SallyB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We intended to go for Easter brunch only to learn they no longer served brunch. Updating their website would be great.

    SimmerResponded on April 27, 2022

    Thanks for your feedback. I'm so sorry your go the wrong information. I've double checked our website and I don't see any mention of brunch. I know things on the internet can live forever so if you have a minute can you let me know where you saw the information on brunch. We haven't served brunch for a couple of years. Sincerely, Chris

  25. L

    Localfan

    Denver

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Best burger in town!

    SimmerResponded on April 12, 2022

    We appreciate the kind words! Thank you!

  26. M

    Mahealani

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food. Great service. Colin was a great server.

    SimmerResponded on April 27, 2022

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

  27. CP

    CherylP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love Simmer! Their food is so tasty. I had Asian Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Putine this time. I love them both. A friend got the Simmer Down Burger, on my recommendation, and LOVED it. Simmer add things to their menu that go with the season. The specials are wonderful and worth getting. Their cocktails are also yummy - blueberry lemon drop - mm, mm good!

    SimmerResponded on April 11, 2022

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate you choosing Simmer and look forward to next time.

  28. w

    wannabefoodied

    Denver

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    So after our last disappointing meal, we went back to Simmer, thinking that evening was just a one time exception. Based on our meal last night, seems that was indeed, the case. I had the halibut, which was beautifully plated with a delicious cranberry compote, fresh asparagus, and puréed squash. The fish was fresh and I was served an ample portion. Hubby had a black and blue burger, which looked yummy and had a nice side of mashed potatoes. As always, the service was attentive and our server did a great job. We’ll be back!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Filet was way overcooked. Ordered medium and it was well done. Service was excellent.

  30. GS

    GaryS

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Service started out a bit laying but they responded and acknowledged it with some complementary cocktails and sincerity so all good. Food was good and we’ll be back.

    SimmerResponded on April 11, 2022

    Thanks for choosing Simmer and your feedback. I'm sorry about the service but happy to hear we made it right. We look forward to seeing you again.

  31. e

    emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    the food was delicious & lots of gluten free options :)

    SimmerResponded on April 11, 2022

    Thanks for visiting and the wonderful review!

  32. S

    Scott

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service, great food and good value. We’ve been several times and it’s very consistent

    SimmerResponded on April 11, 2022

    Thanks for visiting and the great review. We appreciate it.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful service, The food was spectacular and the wine was delicious. I highly recommend.

    SimmerResponded on April 4, 2022

    Thanks for choosing Simmer and your wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  34. RB

    RBUSCH2843

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Been here several times with family and the food is always good, with great service.

    SimmerResponded on April 4, 2022

    Thanks for visiting and the great review. We appreciate it.

  35. EG

    EGG123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fabulous meal , halibut was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious. We will go back for more of the same🍷

    SimmerResponded on March 29, 2022

    Thank you for visiting Simmer and the wonderful review! We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again.

  36. RT

    RonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dinner and date night. We highly recommend the crab Rangoon appetizer. So delicious. We ate in the screened porch area. Perfect. Service was great and food exceptional.

    SimmerResponded on March 29, 2022

    Thanks for the wonderful review. We are going to start our new spring menu in the next few weeks and hope to have you back again soon.

  37. K

    Kenbro

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    For such a nondescript location, this little restaurant does and outstanding job with its menu--always interesting, varied and very well-prepared. Our third visit, and the food was superb as usual. Our server recommended we come back for cocktails some time, and that sounds like a great suggestion!

    SimmerResponded on March 29, 2022

    Thanks for visiting Simmer. We now have happy hour every day from 3:00 to 5:30. It's a great time to try the cocktails.

  38. r

    robertc

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We always enjoy Simmer. Good food, great service, nice food selection. Something for everyone. Can’t wait to go back!

    SimmerResponded on March 29, 2022

    Thank you so much! We appreciate it and look forward to having you back again soon.

  39. MB

    MBelle

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Service was good. Spouse's chicken parm was excellent. My steak was a bit grisly. Sides were very good.

    SimmerResponded on March 16, 2022

    Thanks for visiting Simmer and your feedback. I'm sorry the steak was grisly. If you ever run into something you don't love let us know and we will replace it. Thanks again, your feedback will help us improve.

  40. DS

    DeborahS

    Denver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A beautiful day to sit on the patio. Tasty food and pretty good service.

    SimmerResponded on March 16, 2022

    Thank you for choosing Simmer and the wonderful review! We are so excited for patio season! We look forward to seeing you again.

FAQs

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

Simmer is rated 4.6 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Simmer

2519 S Shields St Fort Collins, CO 80526-1855

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Drake and Sheilds

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Collins

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Close parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sheridan Moch

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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