The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo

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The Kitchen American Bistro located in Lodo + Union Station neighborhood is part of the Kitchen Restaurant Group based in Boulder, Colorado. With multiple locations across America, the group is focused on sourcing local food at every price point. At The Kitchen, we create craveable, approachable dishes. Whether you’re stopping in for brunch with friends, dinner for date night, or happy hour cocktails, you’ll be greeted with warm and genuine service. With a high-energy environment with a classic design, we’re the perfect place to enjoy your next meal. No matter the occasion, no matter the company, share your time with us at The Kitchen.
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vipLauraK
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal on the patio. Started out with oysters that didn’t disappoint. The entrees were also delicious! Rack of lamb, baked chicken and shrimp with squid ink pasta. Topped it all off with vanilla ice cream and a strawberry cheesecake dessert. Yum! The service was excellent.

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SharonM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service and the food was amazing however I am going to miss some of the casual foods and lower prices as it’s now turned to fine dining . With the much higher prices we will not be able to go there as much as we did in the past

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vipdiner10
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally wonderful meal and service!

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AnneT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kitchen never disappoints, great staff and great food.

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TomH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Lodo (Denver). An all time favorite. Lots of light. Wonderful food and service.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Tom! We truly appreciate your continued patronage and very kind words. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience and food was amazing!! Cooked to perfection my Ribeye and the dessert was out of this world. Server was relatively new but did an amazing job taking care of us!!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thanks for your very thoughtful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and dining experience. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipEddiem5
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and wonderfully drinks.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thanks so much, Eddie! We hope to have you join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Meh... pretty average steak, nice staff but slow service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons birthday and they did wonderful!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us! Glad your son enjoyed his birthday! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience with ambient lighting. Very relaxing. Great food, but veryyy expensive.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thanks for the review! Come visit us during Happy Hour - 7 days a week, 3-6 pm - for some great deals! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipAAfromGolden
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Popped i. During Restaurant Week. Had a wonderful meal for only 45! Get the butterscotch for dessert-heaven!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thanks for joining us for Restaurant Week 2020! We had a great time this year and are glad you enjoyed your dining experience. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and outstanding service. Only drawback is that the space is noisy.

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MargoF
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The Kitchen is normally my go-to place to bring customers and out of town friends , but I was really disappointed this time. Food was OK - hummus was EXCELLENT as was a dessert but overall, really poor all around. New waiter who didn't order tonic with my gin, service was slow and the restaurant was practically empty. Maybe it was because it was Restaurant week, but I'll think twice before returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved everything we had! The dishes are simple but present, showing that the chef understands how to to cook each item exactly so. Parsnips, bok choy, scallops ( and those grits!) Were incredible. ACTUALLY perfectly cooked. The swordfish was exceptional, but just a hair overdone. House made ketchup with French fries, and a perfectly balanced compote... Fantastic. 4 scallops, however was not enough, despite the presentation. I'd have much prefer they up to 6 scallops for $35

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 28, 2020

Such a kind and thoughtful review! Thank you so much for taking a moment to provide compliments and feedback. We truly appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again soon. And yes... those grits! It's the miso butter, it should basically be on everything. :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review! Glad to see you enjoyed your dining experience!

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EthanG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We visited on a very slow Sunday night. Service was good and the atmosphere was fantastic. The food was absolutely delicious. I can't wait to visit again.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you, Ethan! Such a pleasure to read your very kind and thoughtful review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service staff was very nice and the food was good.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

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FoodieGrl
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kelsey provided epic service and even accommodated an off-menu dessert request for my birthday. I will definitely return!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us to celebrate your birthday and the great review! Kelcee is awesome, always makes great recommendations. We look forward to having you join us again!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for my wife’s birthday. Thank you!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Wow, thanks for the very kind review! Glad to see you enjoyed everything and we were able to make your wife's birthday a special one!

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KathyV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at the bar. Awesome bartender and great service. Always checking in, but not annoyingly or over the top. Definitely will go back and recommend for hanging out with friends.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Kathy, thank you for taking some time to review your experience at The Kitchen Denver! We're very glad to see you enjoyed your dining experience at the bar. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, our Happy Hour is a great time to catch up with friends. Even better when the patio is back in action this Spring!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfection

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Wow, such a great review! Thank you so much, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You can taste the freshness of the food - every bite exquisite!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thanks for the awesome review! Glad you enjoyed the menu, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MaryS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely! Gorgeous restaurant, fantastic server, delish food!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Mary, thank you so much for this lovely review! We appreciate your feedback and we're very glad to see you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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jgatesw
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyable in a great location.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thanks for the review! We really appreciate your feedback, it's also so helpful to new diners!

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AnhthuN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the look and mission of the restaurant. Would recommend sharing the mission more. I found out online. :)

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Wow, 5 stars! We're so happy you enjoyed your dining experience. The Kitchen has a great story, mission, and philosophy guiding our service and connection to our community. It's always nice to share that with our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JustinM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service from the hostess and bartender were good, the waiters service was poor. Switched servers without introducing the new guy,' Hey this guy is taking over, etc", appetizer came after lunch, eggs ordered over medium and came out over easy, also we found the bottom of our bottomless mimosas several times. Just poor service overall. With that being said the food was excellent, but if brunch for 4 is gonna be around $200 w/o tip, then bring your "A" game on all fronts.

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vipFoodie
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nathan was absolutely amazing! I really enjoyed his personality a lot. Food was fantastic too.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars and for sharing your experience! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for this great review! Very happy to see you enjoyed dining at The Kitchen Denver!

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Sward
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service were outstanding. Try the pork skewers appetizer, cooked to perfection and the two sauces were yummy. My daughter wanted to try the grilled bok choy. I was skeptical about it but was oh so delightfully surprised! It was a little spicy - so good. Then on to the perfectly cooked scallops with, of all things grits. Only The Kitchen could make grits this delicious. Over the top service- attentive without distracting.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you very much for the great review of our restaurant! We're so glad you and your daughter enjoyed your meal and got to try some new things. Next time you join us, I highly suggest adding the garlic fries... they're one of our Kitchen classics!

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vipAndrewG
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

beet salad is the best...so good. I loved the mussels last time I had them (small) vs. this time (large) I guess it's the time of season. I'll be back.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thanks, Andrew! The beets are one so yummy. We're looking forward to your next visit!

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a fabulous restaurant with great food that is always fresh and attentive staff.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you, James! We so appreciate your kind words and patronage, hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on February 8, 2020

Woo Hoo, 5 Stars! So glad you enjoyed dining with us and we look forward to your return!

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vipmehrnazf
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lovely waitress gave us a free birthday cake which was amazing. Great food and even better service!

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vipLarryF
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was spot on and the food was fantastic. Prices are fair and portions are generous.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, Larry! Glad to see you had a great time!

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Lisa
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service!
Jason was amazing. Very attentive!
Food, as always...excellent!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thanks, Lisa! So happy you had a great time, we hope to see you soon!

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JeffreyD
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit to the Kitchen downtown. Place was hopping for 730 on Thursday. Maureen was our server and was attentive without being pushy. Dan the MOD was great, chatted with us about our wine and checked back a few times throughout. Flow of the food was a little slow but the place was packed. The food however was excellent. We all had a different entree so there was much to sample, I had the Roasted Chicken and it was great. Got to sample the Pork Chop and Salmon as well, neither one disappointed. I had been to the Boulder location so had a sense of what to expect from a food perspective but brought some clients from out of town along to the DT location. Place has great energy but a bit loud if you want to have a business dinner. Overall it was a great experience. I live local and hope to make it back again soon.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for the very thoughtful review, Jeffrey! We so appreciate your patronage and are very glad to see you enjoyed your visit at the Denver location. Also, thank you for providing menu details to future diners, so helpful. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Alex
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent; and our server Tyler made sure to modify our dishes to fit our dietary restrictions. Thank you! I only wish it didn’t get so loud during busy times, the acoustics aren’t the best if you’re trying to have a serious conversation with someone.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thanks for the review, Alex! We're very glad you enjoyed your visit at The Kitchen Denver and hope to see you again soon!

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vipShannonN
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent with amazing service and yummy food and drinks. One of our favorite places for date night or with friends

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review, Shannon! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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ThorS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think that this is an awesome place. They concentrate on fewer entrees and prepare those really well. I once had a pork chop which was probably the best I ever ate. Service has always been excellent and I like the open feel of the place. That can make it a little noisy at times but the corners are quieter. It can get a little pricey because the sides are extra. That is why I gave it one star less than perfect for value. Everything else is top-notch. I'll be back.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 22, 2020

Thank you for providing such a thoughtful review and 5 stars! We so appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience with us and future diners and we look forward to having you dine with us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Probably the worst meal and dining experience I’ve had at the Kitchen. Have been many times. Will look for other options in the future. Had the most fatty pork chop ever. Potato side dish was uninspiring and the kids side carrots were awful as were the “smashed/mashed” fingerling potatoes.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 23, 2020

At The Kitchen, we pride ourselves on serving real food, from American farmers, and we take pride in all of our product and preparations. If we didn't meet your expectations last time (which we clearly didn't) we'd sure love a chance to try again! Please contact me directly so we can figure out how to make your next visit what you/we expect. Justin Abad General Manager. (303) 623-3127

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