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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited the kitchen is open again! ❤️

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Responded 4 hours ago

We feel the same! We missed you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Responded 4 hours ago

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

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vipdgpaynejr
Denver
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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Responded 4 hours ago

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

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vipfoodie47
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Responded 2 days ago

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

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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!

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Responded 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
47 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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
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!

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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
33 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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