The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo

4.8
102 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best meal and expeoc our vacation in Denver. I highly recommend

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on September 9, 2020

This is such an honor and too kind. Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant exceeded all my expectations
We were there moms with young children (probably a restaurant worst nightmare to see coming) and they were incredibly accommodating, kind, helpful, all with a good sense of humor. The food was outstanding, beautiful presented and delicious. Highly recommend 100%

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on September 9, 2020

We loved you guys! Julianna and the team had such a blast treating you moms to a wonderful night out. Thank you for being so sweet. Can't wait to see you and the babies again!

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AshleyE
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came for brunch to get together with some friends. Let me first start off by saying our waitress was SO kind. The staff right from the start really made us feel welcome. Next, the atmosphere. I used to work off of 16th and know how some of the downtown areas can be noisy or problematic with traffic. This was such a quaint area off of 16th, we sat outside and I hardly noticed any of the cars or people walking by. The food was tasty - we all opted for the basic breakfast (I forgot the name of it but it was eggs bacon potatoes and toast, essentially) and it was wonderful! Our waitress was outstanding and made us want to come back.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on September 9, 2020

Hello! This is such a joy to read and certainly brightens our day (no matter how snowy). Julianna was your server and we echo your sentiments. She's an absolute sweetheart and a blast to have on our team. I shared this with her, and she was overjoyed. We're so grateful for this lovely feedback and can't wait to host you again.

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KLee
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch in every way! The staff are so warm and wonderful; the food was inventive and delish; and the shady patio spot was lively and lovely. Thank you!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on September 2, 2020

YAY! Thank you for brunching with us. We are beyond grateful for the lovely feedback. See you soon!

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vipSparky
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always outstanding! I just wish you would bring back the chicken fried steak for breakfast.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on August 30, 2020

Thank you! And you never know, maybe we will. ;) Appreciate YOU and your kind words.

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vipLuckyK
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad they are open for brunch and dinner service. A special place for us! I had great fried oysters and the green chili in the Huevos Ranchero was unbelievable. Fabulous. It was a flashback of a great weekend brunch experience before Covid!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on August 30, 2020

We're so glad too! We're happy to be back and even more happy to have you back. See you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible brunch and a great playlist!

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DinerDelight
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a birthday. The restaurant had a card for the bday boy, signed by all workers. The service was exceptional.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on August 27, 2020

What fun! We love getting to celebrate birthdays. Thank you for your kind words. See you soon!

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SarahC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch experience- we felt safe in the middle of this pandemic. The server was quick, helpful and welcoming. We will definitely be back!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on August 19, 2020

Goodness! This is everything we could want to read and more. Thank you!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service and great experience 👍

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on August 16, 2020

THANK YOU! We appreciate you!

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MarCW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I've ever eaten. Everything was cooked perfectly. The wine selection was amazing. The wait staff was fantastic. It was one of the best dining experiences I'd ever had, mostly because they made us feel like we were dining with family. I highly, highly recommend eating here.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on August 20, 2020

Thank you for this incredible review! We care so much about our guests and want to provide an experience where they feel at home. We love that we can call you apart of the kitchen family and hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited the kitchen is open again! ❤️

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

We feel the same! We missed you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a new location but everything is running so smoothly. Food and drinks were unbelievable

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

Ah! Everything we could want to hear and more! Thank you!

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vipdgpaynejr
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased to see The Kitchen reopen, and also pleased that the quality of the food and service remain unchanged. A new menu! The black spaghetti was amazing, as was the salmon.

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

Thank you so much! We're so happy to be back!

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vipfoodie47
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for our niece. Everyone from 89 year old to 19 year old was extremely happy.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on August 12, 2020

We love this so much! Thank you for celebrating with us!

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JoanieO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Definitely going back.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on August 19, 2020

Ah! Thank you thank you!

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DLove
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the service and food was great. Everyone was helpful and accommodating. Fun dinner out!

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thank you, thank you! Such a pleasure being back and getting to take care of people. See you for many more dinners (we hope)!

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vipPilotbum
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I really don't know what else to say. The place is worth the money. I also LOVED their craft cocktails. I don't like sweet cocktails and even the fruitier ones which I usually loathe were just right--just enough sweet to make the drink amazing.

I cannot say enough great things about the staff. Our server was amazing and helpful as were the other servers that stopped by or brought our food out. The restaurant has the servers all sample the goods they know what they're talking about.

The manager also stopped by multiple times to check on us and give us recommendations. The entire staff was just awesome.

Our server started by asking if there were any food allergies. My girlfriend is celiac (legitimately, not a fad thing) and the chef made sure that if there was a substitution that it was every bit as delicious as what she could not have. Too often I feel like she gets the "short end of the menu" (for lack of better words). They went out of their way to make sure her experience was every bit as amazing as anyone else's and they did not fail.

The other thing that makes this place amazing, IMO... they kept paying their staff during the pandemic shutdown when most other establishments furloughed and laid people off. Just another reason to give them my business...

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on August 10, 2020

Ah! I'm at a loss for words. This is so overwhelmingly kind. We had so much fun re-opening this restaurant and getting back to what we love. And it's been made all that much better to be received so warmly by our guests. Thank you thank you! I'll be sure to share this with our teams!

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vipLauraK
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
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.

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thank you thank you, Laura. Our first week back was such a blast and it's been really wonderful for us to have such positive feedback on the new menu! We appreciate you!

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SharonM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
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

The Kitchen American Bistro | LoDo
Responded on August 10, 2020

Thank you for the kind and honest review, Sharon! I'm so glad you had a fantastic time, and even though it may be less frequent, we'll make sure to make it just as wonderful and memorable. Cheers!

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vipdiner10
Cleveland
8 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
14 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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dinoGloop
Denver
2 reviews
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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