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About The Kitchen | LoDo

The Kitchen is an American bistro located in Denver’s Lower Downtown Historic District, open seven days a week.

1530 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 10:00 AM 9:30 PM
Monday 11:00 AM 9:30 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM 9:30 PM
Wed. 11:00 AM 10:30 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM 10:30 PM
Friday 11:00 AM 10:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM 10:30 PM

LUNCH: Mon - Fri , 11am - 3pm
HAPPY HOUR: Daily 3-6pm
DINNER: Daily, 5pm - close
BRUNCH : Sat + Sun, 10AM - 3PM

Cross Street:
Wazee

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 623-3127

Website:
http://thekitchenbistros.com/denver/

Parking Details:
We have Valet parking Tues-Sat nights.

Meters, city lots.

Public Transit:
We are half a block from the lower downtown RTD station.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access

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Private Dining

A full buyout of The Kitchen Denver allows for 120 guests for a seated dinner, and 250 standing guests for a cocktail-style event. We have a preferred list of local vendors to assist in making sure every aspect of your event is spectacular.

The Kitchen | LoDo Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (22)
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Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (16)
Business Meals (16)
Fun (15)
People Watching (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Healthy (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Casual (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Organic (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fantastic service from a wait staff that knows the menu very well. Food was hot and excellent. Portions were smaller than average by American standards.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Whenever I'm in Denver, I try to go to the Kitchen. The offerings are eclectic and always fresh. This visit, I had a Mediterranean fish that was excellent. The waitress was friendly and professional as well as knowledgeable. This is a consistently excellent spot for dinner or lunch. The wine list is very good. Maureen was our wait person.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Sat at the bar, wine, three courses of food and out in 45 minutes. Server had no clue, entree was cold. Not quite sure how that happens when they are removing one course with left hand and serving next with right. Highly recommended to me, but I wouldn’t do the same. Server realized he messed up and corrected the situation by further ignoring us. Will not go back or recommend.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent in every way. The best in Denver. LoDo is better than Boulder location, in my opinion.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Nice modern vibe on the Denver pedestrian street. Good happy hour specials. Seating was a bit cramped; I was seated next to a larger work group and it was a tight fit. There were other seats farther away where they could have sat us. Also, the server didn't know about whether peppers or chilis where in a dish. They were definitely present and I left them behind; often this ruins the entire dish for me. Happy hour wine was a good value

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I took a favorite client here and we enjoyed a Great business lunch. Service was on point. Mushroom toast was delicious but could have added salmon or chicken to round it out.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We had a great dinner. Excellent selection of entries. Service was good. Attentive but not over barring. This was the third time we have eaten there and have always been happy

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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food5
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The Kitchen is one of our favorite spots for dinner! The food and service are amazing. The only damper on the evening was a large party that arrived halfway through with a toddler who was not as excited to be there and screamed nonstop until they took him outside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

So disappointed. This has been my go-to restaurant for business meals but the last few times have consistently been disappointing. $44 (included a modest tip) for 2 guests who only had regular coffee, a cup of tomato soup, a small and burned squash bruschetta and a beet salad. My business guest was kind and did not take my offer of any of the bruschetta since it was so small. Then I discovered that most of the bread was burned. I mentioned it to the waiter and he apologized that it was a little over done. I'll find a new restaurant for business clients.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was our first time to visit this amazing restaurant and we will be back. The food and service was excellent. If you have a chance, get a table near the kitchen so you can watch all of the action. We really enjoyed it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was delicious and I would highly recommend. Our server was really awkward and seemed to be training someone, but that was never explained. They kept both stopping by our table and asking the same questions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is very good and prepared with tasty combinations presented quite beautifully. However, the portions for the entrees are VERY small for the price. They do better with the appetizer portions.

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food4
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Superb food, experience and value.
I was passing through town, The Kitchen was recommended by a friend. I am passing through again soon and won’t miss the chance to dine there again.

Accessible, comfortable and a jewel.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Dinner with parents. Riley was the bomb as was everything. Pace was perfect. Riley's recooendations were spot on. Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Nice options with creative fresh food selections on the menu.
The halibut was tender, moist, and delicious.
Seating is a little crowded if placed at a table in the center of the room.
Request something by the window or on the patio.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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food5
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service5
value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

On the recommendation of a friend, I brought my brother here for his birthday dinner. The decor is beautiful, what I'd call industrial chic. We sat on the patio to enjoy one of the last summer evenings and received impeccable service from Jordan (might have the name wrong as it's been a few days but I know for sure it starts with a J). The food was fresh and delicious and the cocktails were amazing. Pace yourself because you'll want to order the sticky toffee pudding for dessert, it's mouth watering delicious! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Mediocre food and service. Steak and pork chop dry and the service slow. Won't be back. And won't recommend. Wasn't very busy for the slow service.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Food was excellent at every course. Superb preparation and good value for the money

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food5
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Our server was absolutely superb. She was super- professional and attentive, even though our table was outside, as far from the door as we could be. The food was eclectic, interesting, and very fresh. Most interesting was the S'mores Semifreddo dessert: the marshmallow was burnt super sweet semi-ice cream, and the chocolate was more of a semi-sweet mousse, with sprinkled grahams. Mixed together they were the perfect S'mores (read super-yummy), but it was not a true semi-freddo. We ate every bite, however.
Overall this was a wonderful restaurant! We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Kitchen is Perfect. Creative fun decor, great food, professional employees. A wonderful dining experience all around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Had the seared halibut and the artichoke capellini and both were great. Would also highly recommend the strawberry cobbler! Nice place for a birthday dinner.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The good food almost made up for the awful service.

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vip
 (Boise)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Highly recommend The Kitchen. Food is very high quality, organic, and local. What a great find. I will be back!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fantastic! As soon as we were seated we received two glasses of champagne because it was my birthday. Halibut amazing!! Service fabulous! Too full for dessert but they brought us complimentary toffee. It was so delicious!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Bachelorette party

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Early reservation before heading over to the game. The Kitchen was on it! Food was innovative and full of bold flavor. Elizabeth talked us through the wine, and we settled on a bottle that I would not of otherwise chosen. It was superb! They handle the 'pace' of the meal really well: plenty of time to savor the food, a brief respite to catch your breath and discuss, and then on to the next course right as we were ready. We've been many times to The Kitchen in Boulder and also up in Ft. Collin's. LoDo version wins the prize...!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Decent, nothing spectacular. Would eat there again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful, food was fantastic. Service was great.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Exceptional food and service. We sat outside and it was lovely with the umbrellas. Service was attentive and AJ made great recommendations. He knew a lot about the menu and was a pleasure to speak with. We really enjoyed our special day downtown and made our show at the performing arts center in plenty of time.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Love this place. Be sure to get the Strawberry Cobbler for desert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Uniformly positive experience at the Kitchen. Wait staff were clearly very busy but they never showed that to us... always helpful, friendly and never rushed when they came to our table. Distinctive and pleasing cocktails. Beet appetizer with mint and cilantro was a tasty first course and beautifully presented. Lamb kebabs were perfectly done. Very reasonably priced for the quality of food and experience. Recommended.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food is always amazing here. Their fries and bolognese are two of my favorites!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 16, 2017

While visiting Denver recently we decided to try The Kitchen for its farm to table cuisine. The food was outstanding and we enjoyed the vibrant scene. Close to the station and baseball stadium, great area for walking before/after dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great food, knowledgeable and attentive staff, great location.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We were looking for a place to eat in Denver after arriving late in the day. The restaurant was very accommodating. The food was great! Drinks were substantial and creative. Appetizers to dessert all beautiful and tasty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great first time here! Loved the food and drinks! Very $$$ but highly worth the price! Great country hipster vibe too! Very highly recommended!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Farm to table is taken seriously by this chef -- manager was very accommodating when we were unhappy with the table that we were seated at

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We had the pleasure of dining at The Kitchen on Thursday evening , August 10th with friends to celebrate their martiage in April! We had a Fantastic server, Linda!! Besides the delicious Colorado lamb chop special and the fabulous beer salad , she was the reason we had the spectacular dinner we had!! Linda knew about everything on the menu, was gracious with the time between courses AND was so considerate of our friends celebration!

The good, atmosphere and staff were magnificent!!! It was our first time in the Denver area and we will recommend it to everyone planning on visiting downtown Denver!!!

Thank you,
Lou and Marianne Cohen
Osprey, Fl

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Organic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Love the hip yet comfortable vibe. We ordered starters and snacks with cocktails and all were delicious! Our server was very helpful and attentive and friendly

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

I have eaten at the The Kitchen once before & it was great. I took a coworker there this week and the food was not up to par. He had the lamb special that was not at all like the waitress described & it was way undercooked. I ordered the halibut & it also was undercooked. Our appetizer was the ham & goat Gouda gougeres. These were not traditional gougeres as they were deep fried. It should have said that on the menu. And our meals came out "seconds" after the appetizer. The only positive was the wine that one of the staff helped us select. I won't be back for a long time.

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