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About Solera Restaurant & Wine Bar

Solera offers a warm & friendly approach to dining while masterfully blending an excellent selection of wines & cuisine.
Solera is a place of extraordinary smells, tastes & culinary experiences. Whether you stop in the softly lit bar for a drink or appetizers paired with wine from a list reflecting flavors from all over the world, or head straight into the dining room or outdoor patio, you’ll experience the differences that set Solera restaurant apart. Bring your passion for foods & wines & you will not be disappointed.
Chef Christian "Goose" Sorensen, formerly of Mel's Bar & Grill, Starfish & Michael's of Cherry Creek, brings decades of culinary expertise & experience to the table. Solera’s goal is to let you enjoy your meal, your company, & most importantly, yourself!

5410 E Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday: Closed

Cross Street:
Grape

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 388-8429

Website:
http://www.solerarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Small lot in front, and plenty of parking on the neighborhood streets

Public Transit:
15 and 15L stops at Glencoe

Executive Chef:
Goose Sorensen

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wednesday Night - Wine Tasting - 5:00pm - 7:30pm - $17.00/person, 5 wines
Tuesday Night - All You Can Eat Mussels - $17.00
Sunday Brunch - 10am-2pm

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Solera Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (9)
Tapas (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Bar Seating (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Romantic (2)
Fun (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Seasonal (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

Disappointing. The charcuterie plate was great. Calamari underwhelming. Caesar Salad was awful. Not dressed at all. For a Valentines Date Night we had scores of other places to choose from. Will not be back, will try somewhere else. However, would recommend others give it a try.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I came to solera with a friend on a Sunday night. We had the Sunday night dinner special where you get a cheese plate, paella, a bottle of wine and dessert for $60. It was such a good deal, but the paella was extremely bland and the rice was over cooked. Everything else was fine, and the service was great, but that paella was very disappointing.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food, wine, and service. We ordered three different wines by the glass, starters, and we shared paella and two vegetable tapas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

THE best calimari EVER! Fun, friendly servers...quiet, cozy atmosphere...makes you want to linger. The entree’s are so absolutely beautiful and delicious you just want to savor every bite! Like a party in your mouth! The wine was delightful! Solera is not just a restaurant it’s a culinary experience! :DK

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Solera was one of my favorite place to eat in Denver. In the late Summer of 2017, my friends and I had two terrible meals at Solera and I expressed my disappointment in a review on Open Table. Fast forward to Jan 2018. My wife and I decided to try Solera again and we are glad we did. The arrival of a new Chef and wait staff has brought Solera back to it's past glory. The new menu is creative, well presented, and very tasty. A shout out to our server Ivan. Ivan made great suggestions and anticipated our needs. Solera is back on my list of great Denver restaurants

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was perfect from the moment we walked in. The food was amazing as was the wine. Our server, Ivan, was not only friendly and professional, he helped us with all our food and drink choices and they were impeccable. Thanks, Solera, for a great date night and for a wonderful, warm and romantic table 🥂

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A neighborhood gem. Cozy and quiet dining room perfect for date night or couples dinner. Limited menu but everything we tried was superb. Tapas especially. Server sensed when to bring plates and not rush us through our meal. Overall an excellent dining experience and highly recommended. Prices were a good value.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our favorite restaurant

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I was disappointed Solera's menu did not reflect their menu online. I chose Solera because their online menu said they had octopus but it wasn't on the Tapas menu, nor were the Berkshire short ribs. I ended up having two appetizers for my main meal; the meatballs which were tasty and a Pappardelle pasta with pork belly. When received I saw no pork belly. The waiter said the pork belly was more of a broth? I was not pleased. My husband however liked his Paella and his brother enjoyed the fish of the day which was Trout. I found the menu limited. There were only a few fish entrees, an Atlantic salmon, the Paella and the Trout special that night. I think I had my heart set on having the Octopus . My husband and I also shared the Spicy Cucumber cocktail and found it to be lackluster with lots of ice. Desserts were just OK. Solera's online menu is worthy. Now they need to have available what they claim to have on the menu! They do have a nice Farmer's Board of cheeses and salami's/hams. One could nicely make a dinner from their Farmer's Board along with a couple Tapas and have a satisfactory meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Another successful dining experience. We met some business colleagues turned friends for a wonderful shared small plate evening. We started with martinis and mules and then transitioned to a Spanish Malbec. The calamari was on-point per usual. The fondue was excellent though a little light on sun choke chips. The gambas were not as flavorful as I would have liked, but other really enjoyed the dish. The highlight was the rib with couscous. It was outstanding and fall apart tender. We will return!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We enjoy Solera on a few occasions during the year. We were there on a Tuesday so I took advantage of all you can eat mussels. They prepare them in 3 different sauces and I tried two of them. The curry one was spicy and very good.
My hubby likes their calamari for a main meal. I ordered fries with mine and the waiter said it was $3 extra but when we got the bill it was showing $6. He did correct it. This is a comfortable place and we will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent food and service. Will go again to try their cheese boards and more small plates.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was not as good as my last visit. Still a good place to eat to get away from the craziness of downtown.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food and wine was fantastic . Great atmosphere for dinner. Very professional staff. I will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Solera has thoughtful, well-executed menu with excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went on a Friday night and had a great meal, with great service. We ordered the Thai calamari ( the best I have ever had!!) and the Paella- which was fantastic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food and fantastic service. Server selected my wine based on my likes and was spot on.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The paella was superb, and so was the duck. The ambiance outside was elegant, but casual. Overall a great dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Usually love this restraurant, but this time was extremely disappointing. Portion sizes were much smaller. Duck was under cooked. Scallops were salty. Paella was bland. 1 of our 5 entrees was actually good. Dinner took forever and service was ok at best. Very disappointed as this has been one of our staples for years. Won't go back anytime soon!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

An East Colfax gem. We had a great dinner of happy hour/low price appetizers and small plates which my wife and I shared. Each was better than the previous. The gelato selection at the end of the meal was terrific. We'll definitely go again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We love this restaurant! Fabulous food! If you don't get there- you are really missing out on a great meal!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tapas, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent food and staff!! Loved it! Went for a birthday and had an amazing dining experience.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always a lovely evening when we go to Solera! The patio can't be beat and the sangria is delicious! Lots of yummy tapas as well!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always a pleasure Their outdoor patio is so elegant and comfortable. Really adds to the evening

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

easily the worst paella i have had ever - i felt sick afterwards

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great service, amazing food, attentive staff and great atmosphere. This place might be on Colfax but it's a diamond in the rough. You won't be disappointed!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. The food was exceptional, especially one of the special fish dishes. The service was excellent, and the patio is so pleasant. We look forward to going back.

One note: this restaurant seems to attract people who like to dine on the early side. Our reservation was for 8, which is normal for us, but we ended up really closing the place down and feeling a little bad we stayed so long. No one made us feel bad - everyone was very nice - but next time we'll book a little earlier.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Tapas, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This is one of our favorite spots - especially on warm summer nights. The patio is incredible and the food is amazing. Have never had a bad experience at Solera. And I remember many good Sunday evenings with a nice glass of rose enjoying the fabulous outdoor dining!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Had to send pasta back. Waiter agreed it was undercooked. Otherwise, a great experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Wonderful and artful dinner, thoughtful service - easy to have a conversation, loved the evening

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

As always, we had a great meal and very good service. Love the tapas selections, and pretty much always stick with those. Plus, this is one of the few restaurants that has my favorite Italian white wine on the list (Fallegro).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 4, 2017

comfortable, great service, good food. I'd definitely go there again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 4, 2017

My friend and I started on the patio and moved inside because of rain - the atmosphere was great in both places! The paella and sangria were the best I've had in Denver or anywhere, for that matter! I'll be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Staff was great and so was the food. Patio is a hidden gem on Colfax.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 25, 2017

As always the food was great! For some reason tonight, the service was slow. Not sure why. It was not our usual experience. It will not keep us from returning. Just a one off.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great service and great food! Tuesday night has an all you can eat mussels special. Grab a table on the patio if weather permits.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We were seated on the patio, which is lovely and much quieter than expected for the location. Rain moved in, and we were quickly and politely shown to a new table inside with zero fuss. The food was superb, and our waiter was very helpful with unfamiliar menu items (particularly cheeses). I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a nice dinner out.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Dinner was very good as usual. We met friends there for dinner; its always a good place for conversation. And our friends are vegetarians, so they appreciated the variety on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tapas
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 20, 2017

My wife and have been eating at Solera for several years. We've been impressed with the service, food and wine. Our last two visits were subpar. Food remains great. The service is terrible. It appears the entire wait staff turned over. We could always count on Joe to guide us to great wine pairings. Tonight when my guest asked Alan about a specific wine to pair with her meal, he said any white would due. When asked about specific wines, he could not describe them. We sat down at 7:05. At 7:20 we were asked about drinks. They arrived 30 minutes later. At 8:00, Alan came by to take our order. The rest of the meal continued with the same terrible service. Me. Sorensen place fix your service issues

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Always fine food and a good time! We love sitting on the patio weather permitting!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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