The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo

4.7
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Kitchen located in LoDo/Union Station neighborhood in Denver is an American Bistro featuring a seasonal menu in a refined rustic atmosphere that is warm and inviting.

We are walking distance from all of LoDo's best hotels and attractions. We are perfect for business lunches and intimate dinners, and can easily accept large parties.

We are open 7 days a week, offering Happy Hour 3-6pm and dinner daily as well as Brunch 10-3pm on weekends.

Signature dishes include; Gulf Shrimp Hushpuppies, Roasted Half Chicken, Pasta Bolognese and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

We feature a full bar including; hand-selected wines, beer and seasonal cocktails.

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What 72 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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

MF
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
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 18 hours ago

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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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded 18 hours ago

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

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EG
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 17 hours ago

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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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

FG
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 17 hours ago

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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OT
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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KV
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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OT
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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OT
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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MS
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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j
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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AN
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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JM
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.

F
Phoenix
28 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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OT
Orange County
3 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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S
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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AG
Denver
30 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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JM
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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OT
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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m
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!

LF
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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L
Denver
10 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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JD
St. Louis
10 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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A
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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SN
Denver
20 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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TS
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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OT
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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K
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good salad entree. Husband got the burger and said it was a Little greasy but good

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thanks for the review, Kathryn! We're so glad you enjoyed your dining experience at The Kitchen Denver. The double cheeseburger is a personal favorite of mine, especially during Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can never go wrong with the Kitchen. We shared a few plates between our friends, asking our server for his favorites and other suggestions, so we could try a wide and diverse menu. All suggestions he made were great and our overall experience was great!

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

Thank you so much for the kind review! We love when our guests mix and match, very happy to see you enjoyed everything. Our menu is designed with sharing in mind, it's the only way to get a taste of everything. We hope to see you again soon!

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g
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice setting, great service, delicious food!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for taking a moment to review The Kitchen Denver! We're glad to see you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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AE
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We had our two year old granddaughter with us and it was very kid/family friendly.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thanks for your lovely review, Alan! We're so happy you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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J
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, brilliant and scrumptious food.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We really appreciate your patronage and are very glad you enjoyed your dining experience at The Kitchen Denver!

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F
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the openness of the downtown location. But we still felt that we had the space to ourselves.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 3, 2020

Wow, such a kind review! With so many dining options, we thank you for choosing to The Kitchen Denver. Hope to see you again soon!

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W
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great brunch

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars! Glad to see you enjoyed dining at The Kitchen Denver for Brunch! We serve it up every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Hope to see you again soon!

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ND
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pricey for the bulk of the menu but all food was excellent.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on December 22, 2019

Thank you for joining us and for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

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T
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Downtown Denver is all lit up for the holidays so that creates such a festive backdrop. The Kitchen has created some incredible dishes many of them locally harvested!!! Our server was informative and attentive. It was a Sunday night so it was quiet but the ambience was enjoyable. I can't wait to go back!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on December 11, 2019

What a lovely review, thank you! So thoughtful of you to share your dining experience. Very glad to see you enjoyed everything, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MR
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this restaurant for a table of 8 to celebrate my husband's birthday. Everything was perfect. The service was outstanding. The food was diverse in that a couple of people in our group had food allergies. No problem. This restaurant can create dishes for what your food issues are. Anyway, I was extremely pleased with the whole atmosphere, service, and food quality. The restaurant was also quite and we could actually have conversations without shouting which is a huge plus. We will definitely be back to this restaurant.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on December 11, 2019

Maureen, thank you for this review! Not only is it incredibly helpful for diners with food allergies or dietary preferences, but it makes us sincerely happy to see you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The Kitchen was mostly a phenomenal experience. Our server was excellent and our food was what you would expect from a restaurant like this - it was great. My partner and I ordered the Ribeye (perfect) and the Pasta Bolognese (excellent). Our server was attentive, polite, and helpful. My main gripe is that we had noted that this was a special occasion on the reservation. While I did not expect anything special, it wasn’t a birthday, anniversary, etc, we were seated at maybe the worst table in the restaurant. Right next to the server’s station. I would have understood if it was busy and there was no other option, but this was very clearly not the case. It’s not a huge complaint, but for the amount of money that is being spent for a special occasion at an establishment that carries itself well, it was not ideal and does not show the kind of attention to detail and care that you might expect. Would give 4.5 stars if that was an option, I won’t be scared off from going or recommending, but I might reconsider for a place to impress.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on December 11, 2019

Thank you for sending along some feedback! Our sincerest apologies the table wasn't to your liking. Please come see us again soon, we would love to rectify this. Thank you!

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