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About The Lobby - Denver
The Lobby is, at heart, a neighborhood bar and restaurant where you can gather, feast and imbibe. Get a great craft beer (we have 20 on draft), enjoy some specialty cocktails, and have dreams about the bacon. Our menu is American, concentrating on twists of some of your childhood favorites. Espresso Crusted Venison & Bleu Cheese Grits, Carbomb French Toast, Hop-Cured Pork Belly, Shrimp & Grit Cakes and Stuffed Burgers are some of our most popular! We also specialize in killer brunch, accompanied by the best bottomless mimosas in town!
We want you to grab all of your friends and come in for a family meal, so we can easily accommodate groups from 2 to 25 whether you make a reservation, call while you're on your way, or just show up! Though, reservations are always suggested and appreciated! Have a group larger than 25? Contact our Purveyor of Good Times to plan your special event for up to 300 people!
Denver, CO 80205
American, Comfort Food, Breakfast
Hours of Operation:
$30 and under
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We can cater most occasions including office luncheons, weddings, and private dinners. Please keep us in mind for: wedding receptions, office functions, happy hours, and private dinners! We are also able to host live music events! Please email us for more information at email@example.com
There is plenty of 2 hour street parking on 22nd and Arapahoe Streets. There are also reasonably priced public lots ($3-5, except for Rockies home games) across the street and next door to The Lobby.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Lobby is the perfect venue for your next event. Our two dining levels allow us to accommodate parties of 10 – 250 and provide you with a semi-private event atmosphere. Our menus are fun and customizable to fit any occasion.
The Lobby - Denver Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I had an appointment in the neighborhood, so we stopped by The Lobby early for Happy Hour and again later for dinner. During Happy Hour we shared a cheeseburger and pulled pork sandwich, both of which were good and inexpensive. The pricing of their food is not bad at all. The drinks, on the other hand, are pricey. They do have a few unique beers and a limited selection of handcrafted cocktails, but I can list off half-a-dozen places in the downtown Denver area where you can get similar drinks for less. We left and returned about two hours later for dinner. We shared the Southwestern Chicken Cobb Salad as an appetizer. I ordered the Venison & Bleu Cheese Grits and my wife ordered the Beer Belly (confit hop-cured pork belly over mashed potatoes). Both meals were well portioned and delicious - we ended up taking some home because of what we ate during Happy Hour. The service was pretty good as well. The Lobby has an outdoor dining area that looks like it would be great in the summer, almost like dining in someones backyard. In any case, I'm not sure that I would make this place a regular stop, but it would be good for the occasional visit.
Our server was friendly but he disappeared for a long time. It would have been to have our drinks replenished in a more timely fashion. When our food was delivered all 4 of our meals were barely warm. They only had 4 tables filled the entire time we were there, seems the opportunity for good service was missed entirely.
Energetic doesn't describe the LOUD noise level; extremely difficult to carry on a conversation with friends. This is not a place for a quiet evening meal. Our waiter, on his third day on the job, was extremely helpful and courteous. The menu held some great surprises, especially appetizers, although the green chili could have been hotter (temperature, served tepid). The flour tortillas were not soft, but burned. Nice room, lots of character.
The team was extremely generous in finding space for my party of 8 after OpenTable changed my reservation from Sunday to Tuesday. After that, however, things went south. Our server had the worst attitude I've seen in a while, rolling her eyes at every question we asked, and having little to no patience to accommodate our simple questions. When I asked to get a refill of my bottomless drink she very curtly responded with "yeah, I can see it's empty". When she wanted to refill our mimosa tower, she grabbed a half-finished jug of mimosa from a table that just left and poured it into ours. That's filthy. When it came to paying, she generously offered to split checks. We only received 6/8 checks, and two of them were overcharged. When she tried to fix it, we still only had 7/8 checks, because she had lost one of the ones she originally gave us.
Also, the food was not good. My burrito was basically stuffed with 1 egg and little else. The burger was burnt to a crisp, dry as a bone.
Overall, not a good experience. The management team is very friendly and generous, but that's where the pros stop.
While the mimosas were fine, the rest of our girls brunch experience at The Lobby was not so great. We were sat at a table 20 minutes after our reservation time — apparently they needed time to push two tables together for a party of 5 despite the fact when we were finally seated the entire lower level dining area was open. We ordered the deviled egg appetizer — awful! When our entrees arrived — at varying times — half were barely warm and at least two of us had undercooked eggs. Two of us also had to wait another 5 minutes for our side items to arrive. We asked for jam for our toast and were instead brought some sort of weird jam looking hot sauce that tasted awful. I doubt we will ever come back...or if we do, we’ll eat elsewhere and swing by for mimosas.
We were one of only 3 tables. Our service was great. The food was good but not what I would consider outstanding. The soup could use some salt. The steak was cooked perfect but the potatoes it sat upon were bland and the cheese sauce very limited. Will try again for brunch as we have heard great things.
Our first time at Lobby, and it was very disappointing. Despite there being plenty of room on the main floor, my girlfriend and I were seated in the lower level room. This room has none of the charming ambiance found on the main floor. I felt like we were put away in a dark corner. Further, the food was highly disappointing. The plates were sad and small, despite paying a high price for each dish. My girlfriends stuffed burger was over cooked and piled with romaine and a vinaigrette. It looked as bad as it tasted. To save our poor experience, the manager came by with a round of drinks. This was a nice thought, but it wasn’t enough to bring me back in the future.
Catching breakfast before our flight back home. Should have ate in the airport. Service was awful. Food was mediocre, and cold. The French Toast was super super sweet, I could only eat three slices. Even the butter was sweet as well as the candied nuts were also over the top. My significant other had the Eggs Benedict - it was also cold, and tasted of mustard. Which was odd.
We went on Thursday and were worried that it may be really busy because of the holiday, however it was not. Our waitress was also the bar tender and the only waitress on duty, however she was very attentive and gave great options for the meals. The food was amazing and feeling. My friend got the roasted tomato and pesto sandwich on ciabatta bread. She loved it. I had the macroni and cheese and made it veg-head. It was DELICIOUS! I love this place and will keep bringing people here.
Food was good, and that was the only good thing about the experience. It took us 30 minutes from the time we arrived before we got our drinks. We did not get a chance to order happy hour appetizers before our main courses arrived because they took 45min to get us the happy hour menus and another 15 minutes to come and take our orders. The final bills had pricing that was different from the menus, and it was not corrected even after we commented about it, even though the server said they'd "take care of it". Pretty much the worst customer service I've ever gotten anywhere. The only reason this is 2 stars and not 1 is that I've been here twice before and while service has never been excellent, food has always been good.
We have come here several times for brunch, but after this visit i'm not in a hurry to go back. The service is ridiculously slow, and the food is only ok, but a bit overpriced. The "smoked salmon" Benedict is not smoked like I am used to being from New England, but cooked, and the potatoes were cold upon arrival. The service was slow, and our waitress took one person's drink order than disappeared for another 20 minutes. We all sat with empty waters and drinks several times and had to flag her down for everything. I had a gift card I used on this visit, and also showed the Yelp check in for 10% off. I was told we probably couldn't use both, but she never came back and confirmed what the answer was, before we cashed out and she did not honor the 10% off. This place is mostly known for their mimosa towers, but if you have less than 6 people, I could recommend many other places for a decent, reasonably priced brunch.
I love the way this restaurant looks and great happy hour but that isn't enough to give The Lobby a high rating. It took 15 minutes for the bartender/server to come take our drink order and another 15 minutes when we were checking out after giving our payment. We were there for a little over an hour and only had appetizers and one drink each. I keep giving this place a chance but no after this experience.
Overall, this is a fun place for brunch. They are known for their bottomless mimosas and it's a very energetic atmosphere. We had a group of 7 and were sat quickly with our reservation and our service was great. The food left much to be desired. The menu looked awesome but they just could not deliver on the food end of things. Most of us had our food served cold and it just missed the mark. Too bad, really.
Made a reservation weeks in advance and requested patio seating. We got attitude at the door about 100% of our party not being there to be seated (we had 75% which is what their policy states). Got seated inside - not on the patio as requested. It was probably 85 degrees inside by the windows. We were sweating throughout the entire brunch despite asking about AC, to which the waitress responded "I don't know if they have any". She did not ask to see if they did even though we asked. Food order was wrong - Bacon cheeseburger somehow turned into a BLT, but the BLT was still good. Bottomless mimosa service was super slow and our tower was taken away before we had even requested our checks. I'd like to note that I have had their bottomless mimosa brunch many times on the patio, and have never had a waitress tell us that they can only fill it half way, or taken the towers away before we'd left... and we've been far more intoxicated than this time. If this were my first experience at The Lobby I would never go back. However knowing how enjoyable the patio is, and this being the first time we've received poor service overall - I would simply recommend patio seating only. And tell your waitress you'll tip her 100% if she keeps the mimosas coming.
Checked out The Lobby on a Friday night recently. Opted to sit in the courtyard as it was a) nice out although threatening rain and b) no one was indoors!
Our waiter Jordan was a study in efficiency. He easily handled 5 tables solo with congeniality and professionalism.
We were very impressed with our two entrees of cheesy steak and pork belly. Both came in at under $20 which would have easily gone higher elsewhere. The steak was cooked as specified and very flavorful. The cheese sauce was too much like Velveeta. The seared pork belly had just the right amount of fat. The mustard sauce was a perfect accompaniment. Loved the crispy Brussels leaves. Both dishes cane with chunky mashed red potatoes with some skin left which is the best.
Nice beer selection and generous wine pours.
It's a gem in an otherwise gritty part of town.
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