The Cache at Ginger and Baker

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Welcome to the Cache at Ginger and Baker, dining Colorado style. We’ve paired the best in local and seasonal produce, meat, fish and fowl with a carefully selected wine list of more than one hundred Old and New World varietals that received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Bring a few friends, colleagues or family for dinner or just small plates and appetizers. Our desire is to provide you with a memorable dining experience that truly satisfies and delights. Come discover.
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AK
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent place for a fine dining experience in Fort Collins. Not too big so the noise is low. Great views, food, and service.

JM
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic and enjoyable in every way. We will be back again.

M
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our evening at cache!

MC
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sent the duck back. Its probably us more than the chief, we didnt enjoy the fat of the duck...but everyone talks about how good it is, so I am sure its us. I appreciate the staff taking care of my wife with a new entree. Great night celebrating our 15th.

Michael

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Atmosphere was fantastic, drinks were great, food was okay. $300 for two people.. I’ve had much better.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Forced into a 4 course pre-fixe ($82pp) on Valentine's weekend. We had no idea until we sat down. The food we had was average at best. By the time we added in wine we were over $200 and pretty disappointed. I had the duck, which the waitress said would be crispy, it was not. The duck was also not cooked as I had requested. My husband had the steak option (2 thin slices of maybe tenderloin?) bizarrely paired with a creamy crawfish topping. It was not good. I guess the prefix budget couldn't accommodate the typical crab topping? It was our first meal at the Cache and we were pretty unimpressed for how much be paid.

RV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Valentines dinner prix fixe menu was way over priced and the food was average

AM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The charming, friendly, and attentive staff of Ginger & Baker made sure that my date and I had the most marvelous Valentine's Day. The food was peerless in quality and the atmosphere was sublime. After a candlelit three course meal with exquisite wine pairings all the way, love was certainly in the air.

Then I had the pleasure of learning that they also have a coffee shop and bakery! The next morning we came back and were blown away!! (The coconut chai is certainly recommendable.)

When we saw the classroom, it was a no-brainer to sign up for one of Ginger & Baker's cooking courses. Rainbow rows of stand mixers, cooking implements, and kitchenware bedight the far shelves, and this combined with brick walls and backsplashes, evoked in me a profoundly nostalgic sense of being in my grandmother's kitchen: a gathering place, a place for families, a place for friends, a place for catching up.

All I can say is that I'll be coming back as often as I can find the time. And if you haven't been, you should try to find the time too...

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had Valentine’s Day prix fix dinner. We were seated promptly and had friendly and timely service from our server. The food was a great quality. We look forward to going back when we can experience the full menu. The ambiance is unique to few restaurants in Fort Collins with a very elegant setting.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Valentine’s night out with my spouse quickly began to deteriorate as it took a while to get drinks ordered. (It took long enough that we had also decided on dinner.) When the server finally arrived she took our drink and dinner orders at the same time which cheapened the experience.

The menu was 4 courses with limited preset options for each course ($82/person) - which should have greatly simplified the service... but things kept going downhill.

After placing our order several minutes later another table’s second course was delivered to us instead of our first. The food had already been placed on our table when I questioned it. The server then realized the mistake and took the food directly from our table to the correct table. Not exactly proper etiquette... food placed on the wrong table should not be then placed on another.

Things sailed fairly smooth after that, until our entrees were cleared and the table reset for dessert. Our server seemed to have gone on break and our dessert was mysteriously no where in sight. After about 20 minutes of waiting our server reappeared and upon noticing that we were still waiting for dessert became noticeably flustered. She began zooming around to various tables apparently trying to catch up.

Eventually she sped past our table and paused briefly to inform us that our desserts would be right out before speeding off again. Several minutes later... and still no dessert - I called out to her from across the room to request a cup of coffee. The coffee was delivered a few minutes later and was tragically tepid and highly acidic. A couple more minutes go by and I excuse myself to the restroom. On the way to the restroom I pass our clearly frustrated server in the hall carrying our desserts. Upon seeing me she says, “these are yours” in a way that expressed apology with an exasperated tone. I simply replied, “oh, great! Thanks!”

The desserts themselves were sadly unmemorable. We then reluctantly paid our $212 bill. Disappointing

AP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy place and the staff was great. We had such a good time for Valentine’s Day.

OG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentines dinner was very nice. My wife and I enjoyed the food and experience though it was pretty expensive. Two of our dishes were so bitter that we barely touched them. Everything was nice though.

JB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and artistically prepared meal courses nicely paired with wine selections. Service was exceptional; staff pleasant and attentive without being overly so. Very relaxed timing to the dining experience. All in all, a superb Valentines Day celebration!!

B
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Valentine’s paired dinner and wine! The best meal we have ever experienced at Cache!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance, tons of natural lighting in the restaurant and great table sizes for any group. Our food came out in a timely manner and it was delicious. Duck and lamb were cooked perfectly, Brussels sprouts appetizer was amazing and the mousse dessert was a great ending. So far this is the best restaurant my wife and I have dined at in Fort Collins, hands down. Between the service and ambiance of the food, The Cache is a must try.

E
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner. Attentive waiter, but not overly so. Food was great!
The only negative was the noise level, and the room was only half full.
Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Cache, we went to celebrate my husbands birthday! Started with the Charcuterie appetizer, which was unique and delicious. The salads were also unique & seasonal. The braised short ribs were to die for as well as the bison steaks! Yum! I don’t remember our waitresses name, but she was so knowledgeable, nice & just the right amount of chatty. We will definitely come back again, awesome experience start to finish!

JB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seating and great service even though we were late!

AM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around. Fantastic service and delicious meal, very pleased.

B
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very nice evening with very good service and food!
Once a table of 3, loud speaking ladies (that apparently had been drinking before dining), plus drinking with dinner, left... everyone dining could then enjoy their dinner and speaking quietly with their date/friends.

FC
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We really want to like this place. So, after a terrible New Years Eve’s experience (the food, not the Staff), we decided to try the Cache one more time. It will be our last. The food simply doesn’t justify the $270 we spent for 3 people. The sauces for the meats are always overpowering, usually too vinegary. The soup is bland, and the pear and endive salad was really an arugula salad with a sliver of pear and a bisected endive. The ambiance and staff are great, but they can’t carry the restaurant.

TS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The restaurant is wonderful. Great hostesses and servers. Great food. The bartenders were not as attentive or friendly as I would have hoped.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Atmosphere was nice but feel overall very overpriced

CD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at The Cache and will be going back. Had the Bison rib eye which was cooked just right which brought out its flavors. Very nice atmosphere as you can see sunset over the mountains from the window tables.

TC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine selection and food courses. Nice atmosphere. Thank you!

RG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Quite possibly the best Braised Short Rib over Risotto dish I've ever experienced. From Chicago, been in FoCo for 9yrs and never had a meal this good.

The ambiance was a bit more relaxed than I expected, but still nice and the waitstaff were top-shelf. Nicely done, we'll be back.

MI
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was terrific, food was great. Very enjoyable evening.

JS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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VM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night - the salmon and roasted duck dishes were absolutely delicious.

SD
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! Great place and will be going back often!

JM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Great service and ambiance. The ambient noise level was as low as I have found in town. The price is as high as you will see in town which is the only negative.

GL
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was wonderful. For those special occasions, this is the place to be dining.

CC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for our Anniversary and everything was excellent❣️

PA
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was over priced, only warm and had to ask for basics.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant. Service was good. Unfortunately, they ran out of items on the fixed menu for NYE. Very overpriced for the quality of the food/options.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Came for the NYE dinner- great table and ambiance! First 3 courses were spectacular however dessert was very disappointing. The cream puff was ridiculously over spiced. The egg nog pie was also heavily over done with nutmeg/allspice. All members at table thought the dessert options were all over spiced and just not good for the high price tag. Service was also unexpectedly just not good- sat down and took over 20 minutes for anyone to come over. Had to grab the waiter back to even order wine....

FC
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Banquet food at fine-dining prices. I have been the The Catch at least 7 times -- both in the banquet room for work functions and in the restaurant for family dining. I have come to expect the banquet meals to be mediocre and the family meals in the restaurant to be very good. Maybe the difference is the banquet food is mass produced for same point in time service, I don't know. But I and my daughter were severely disappointed with this year's New Years Eve's fixed menu dinner served in the restaurant. The Cache had run out of one of the three appetizers by mid-evening (of course the one both my daughter and I wanted). The soup (cauliflower with scallop) was lukewarm, even though the bowl in which it was served was hot. They must have kept the plates in a warmer and the soup on a turned-off burner (I would have preferred it the other way around). The radicchio and pear salad had several intense flavors that did not blend well. May daughter's main dish, an acorn squash, was overpowered by vinegar, and my Osso Buco (pork shank instead of lamb or beef) was dried out apparently from sitting around after being cooked much earlier. We did not try the fish entree, but was told by another table that it was, well, fishy. As we left, a server was seating another table and telling them that the soup and another item were no longer available, in addition to the unavailable appetizer. I do not mean to be too harsh, but I think when a restaurant limits its menu for a special occasion, such as New Year's Eve, and every table is reserved (with cancellation penalty), then the restaurant should have enough food for the evening and the restaurant should not prepare for the event like it is a business banquet.

J
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year's dinner was AMAZING. It was a 4-course meal with several options per course, not their standard menu. Everything was outstanding. Our server was fantastic and recommended a particularly good bottle of wine. This is such a cool place with a lot of character. The staff are all very friendly and efficient. I have zero complaints. This might be our new go-to for New Year's Eve dinner.

CP
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

New Years Eve. We have been here before and had a good experience. Not tonight, service was terrible, food overdone and for the price way to high for the food. New Years menu and food preparation very disappointing. Left without having dessert because it was taking so long to get service. Luckily the manager responded to our concerns and discounted our meal.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We had high expectations for a memorable meal. Granted, it was New Year’s Eve and it was a four course Prix Fixe menu but the quality was marginal. The duck crepes were bland and a bechamel sauce was cool and had a firm surface when presented. The Osso Bucco was done nicely and was tender but there was no sauce which is always a highlight of the dish. The risotto was dry, sticky and cool. The creme puff with a chocolate mousse for desert had a creme puff was more like a biscuit with a hint of salt and the chocolate mousse was pale in color and chocolate could barely be detected. For a meal that cost over $300 with a bottle of wine and tip for two people this was a big disappointment. There are several restaurants in the Ft. Collins area that far exceed the quality we experienced at the Cache at Ginger and Baker