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Solera Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.5
1669 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday: Closed
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Phone number
(303) 388-8429
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Goose Sorensen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grape
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Parking details
Small lot in front, and plenty of parking on the neighborhood streets
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Public transit
15 and 15L stops at Glencoe
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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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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1669 People Are Saying
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4.3
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GreggK (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  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.

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PaulL (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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

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vipSkibum (Las Vegas)
5.0  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

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vipLoveDiningOut (Denver)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Our favorite restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  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.

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vipWCDav (Denver)
5.0  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!

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vipGoofy (Denver)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

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

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vipTBYRD (Cincinnati)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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MichaelB (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

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

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Emgege (Denver)
5.0  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.

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vipMeatManRicky (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

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

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SFranny (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  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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Sandy (Denver)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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vipNatalieB (Denver)
4.0  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!

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vipNancy (Denver)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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TheCarver (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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.

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vipEllendumm (Denver)
5.0  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!

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DonnieBob (Denver)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

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

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