The Bistro on 2nd

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$31 to $50
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The Bistro on 2nd is the true definition of an American bistro.

The contemporary cuisine is sophisticated home cooking that stops short of fancy. More sophisticated than an American café, the casual and upbeat atmosphere is perfect for that business lunch, lunch with the ladies, or just a cozy dinner with friends.

The service, while professional, is more friendly and fun than formal. It’s casual, fine dining with no pretension. Everyone makes you feel welcome, like part of the family. Genuine hospitality and service with a personal touch, topped off with a sense of humor, is what differentiates The Bistro on 2nd from others and what defines a dining experience!

More simply, The Bistro on 2nd is Fresh. Seasonal. Local. Fun. It's Good Food, Good Wine, Good Friends & Good Times!
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TimL
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

My wife and I planned on dining at this restaurant for the first time on our 35 wedding anniversary. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed to dine in traffic the day before due to Covid 19. We ordered take out and were totally impressed with the quality of the food. We look forward to dining there in the future. Definitely try to support this establishment by doing take out there during the Covid Pandemic.

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ElizabethM
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Delicious food, delightful staff who have a way of knowing what their customers want, warm & inviting ambiance. Cannot recommend it highly enough.

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SarahM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Bistro, it’s one of our favorite spots!!

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PennyB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Bistro on 2nd for a romantic birthday celebration. It was absolutely wonderful! Robby took great care of us. The atmosphere was perfect and the food was amazing as always! We look forward to dining there again in the near future!

CJ
CJJR
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten there for years. We continue to enjoy the reliable fine food, service and atmosphere. We've also hosted a celebratory dinner for a group upstairs, and it worked very well.

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Peanuts
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night dinner with every detail in place! From the table, waitress and food, we were 100% satisfied!

PA
PeteA
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was superb! Crabcakes, scallops, lobster ravioli. Wow! Service was excellent!

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MaureenL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us met for dinner to celebrate a couple birthdays. We chose Monument as a halfway point between our two homes. We are very glad to have made that decision! It was a lovely dinner. Service was top notch as was the food. We are looking forward to coming back when it’s patio weather to enjoy the outside area.

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IanD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Out of food
No wine special out of wine
Over salted
Hair in food

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MarkM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We just recently found this place and have been back twice in a month. Really good food and attentive but not intrusive service. We can't say enough good stuff about this place! We can't wait to go back in the summer to enjoy their patio.

JM
JoesephM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience3

The food quality has degraded over time, Salmon too salty, had to return, hamburger raw, had to return. Expensive too.

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RobinL
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Very nice place with fantastic food, but the patrons and waiter were so incredibly loud that it ruined the whole evening. We couldn’t even hear each other across the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been here for dinner and lunch several times and it has been great, but this visit was disappointing. From the table we were seated to the meal. It was not a memorable experience.

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Bbpitt
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Kevin our waiter was so great, the best part of our experience. The crab cake appetizer was excellent,
Best crab cakes I’ve had in Colorado!!!
The entrees were mediocre. My scallops were good but not outstanding. The polenta cakes were tasteless. $34 quite a lot for 4 scallops.
My husband had a ribeye that was good but also of fat and gristle. Desserts were good but pretty sure I’ve had the same dessert at Olive Garden.
An ok but disappointing experience

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AnNT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE going to The Bistro on 2nd for our date nights!!! The wait staff (Robbie and Jeff), are amazing and wonderfully kind people. The food is absolutely to die for!! (My hubby is a steak snob, and said that the steak is one of The Best steaks that he has ever had!!)

Thank you Bistro for continuing to provide amazing service and amazing food!!!

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NanetteS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We chose the Bistro on 2nd because I'd been there before and it was pretty good. This was a Saturday night and they were busy, but the online app reservation was really easy to use and we were seated within a couple minutes. Ambiance would have received a higher rating except the six top next to us was very loud for the small room; noise level improved a lot when they left. Butternut squash soup was excellent. My scallops were very good and tender, although a bit salty and pricey. Husband's macaroni and chicken was good, but for the price he was disappointed as it was something he could have cooked at home and was definitely not filling. The drinks (a mule and a berry smash) were very good, potent, but not overwhelming. The dessert was a trio of homemade truffles which were incredible, but the white chocolate one was a bit too sweet - still worth it tho'. Convenience - staying in Monument, price should have been at the Broadmoor. I'm still glad this house is being utilized as a quaint restaurant with great, not overdone décor. It's a workout for the staff with both floors being utilized, but a great location.

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BrettE
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Braised beef ribs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. I had the stuffed salmon and others had steak and chicken Marsala. Cocktails and desserts were also good. Love the gluten free options!!! I put noise higher because upstairs is small quarters and we could hear all of neighbors conversation, but they were also loud talkers. The best part was our waiter, Jeff! He was fantastic, very attentive, and funny. I’d definitely recommend this place to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service! Highly recommended!!!!!

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bpdiner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice place with good service and good food. The ambience is great; private and quiet.

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Al2014
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the hidden gems in Monument. From the minute you walk in,until you leave, you’re treated very special. Food selections are super, portions are generous, wine is great, service is impeccable. Once you dine there you’ll understand why they win awards.

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ChrisHorton
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Friendly staff, excellent quality food.

DJ
vipDJ58
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding is every way...so glad to have such a wonderful upscale restaurant in Monument!

MJ
MandJG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second when visited this restaurant. Very friendly and accommodating. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Amazing! Impeccable service, intimate yet upbeat contemporary dining and best of all... the perfectly prepared and presented food! Robbie is the best! Thank you for a spectacular evening!

JR
JulieR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We just recently found The Bistro on 2nd and this was our first time dining during the Christmas holiday. Unfortunately, the prime rib was thin and over cooked and while we understand that the menu was limited due to the holiday, we were not expecting it. Our fault for not noticing and looking specifically at the website to better understand.

We will for sure come back and look forward to eating in the patio area over the summer.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback!

Mark and Julie Raine

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David
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great experience with outstanding food, drink and service.

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Tough2Please
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

8 of us had dinner there a few nights ago - it was wonderful.
Kevin is an outstanding waiter - friendly, efficient, always smiling, good memory, swift, and overall just one of the best waiters we've all had in a long time. He makes us always feel so very welcome - great experience.
Only downside to the whole place - the small stairs to go up to the dining room for larger parties. Otherwise, it would be perfect!

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Alkansa
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for a romantic dinner with quality food and great service. I look forward to being there again soon!

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BillM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, delightful service, memorable evening!

PB
PennyB
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Bistro on 2nd. It is our first pick for special occasions! The service is amazing and the food is delicious!

JS
JaniceS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I always enjoy our time at your restaurant.

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vipMaryta42
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robbie and his crew are professional in every way. Thoughtful and on top of their game. Food is a TEN. WE SHALL RETURN.

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BrentE
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The best dining option in Monument. It’s a bit pricey for the food, which was good but not great. Service was excellent and the restaurant setting is charming.

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David
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on Thanksgiving for their smoked prime rib dinner. Amazing!
The smoked apple pie Manhattan is worth trying.
Our server,Jeff, was wonderful.

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Disappointed
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Very disappointing Thanksgiving meal. Only two choices - turkey or smoked prime rib. Smoked prime rib tasted excellent, but a tiny serving for $40, probably 6 ounces. Turkey was a little dry and also smallish serving - $40 also. Sides were terrible. Stuffing served with turkey tasted like it was out of a box - like dry, cold, unseasoned bread cubes. Blah green beans. Mashed potatoes were gloppy and flavorless - like a hockey puck - can get better at the grocery store out of a tub. Service was good, but could not make up for the kitchen. Only redeeming quality of the whole meal was the flavor of the prime rib, and our server told us it was brought in from off site. Overall awful for what we paid. We learned our lesson, will cook at home from now on.

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vippatb
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant!! The martini's were excellent and the food beautifully prepared!

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vipBKSK
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in Monument - beautiful quaint old house converted to a restaurant - warm and inviting, great food and atmosphere. Hope to return in the near future.

JR
JulieR
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at The Bistro and now our favorite "go-to" for a nice, romantic dinner!!

Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Mark and Julie Raine

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HeatherS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal to celebrate with friends. Food was amazing.

FAQs

The Bistro on 2nd offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 481-8822.

The Bistro on 2nd is rated 4.6 stars by 487 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.