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The Original- Denver, Denver, CO
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The Original- Denver

4.5
4.5
211 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Original - The OG - reinvents the neighborhood eatery, combining timeless inspiration from classic Americana with inventive and playful modern flair. With influences ranging from the 1950s diner to the elegant railway dining cars of days past, you'll find a nostalgic collection of comforts, classics and curiosities with a modern twist.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 769-1414

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    For inquiries of 25 guests or less please email info@theogdenver.com

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    Wynkoop & 20th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet and Garage parking are located on Wazee St. between 19th and 20th St. Valet is $15 when you have your ticket.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Saturday Serve with Laura Menorah

    Feb 11, 2023 only
    We're serving up more drag brunch fun with Laura Menorah and friends! Join us for The Saturday Serve, our monthly drag brunch series where our resident queen Laura Menorah and her friends will be serving up *lewks* and stellar performances alongside your brunch favorites like the OG Breakfast, big Bloody Marys, and Bottomless Mimosas! Date: Saturday, February 11 Performance Time: 12:30 - 2 PM Please note all checks are subject to 20% auto gratuity during this event. To join the party, make a reservation below.
  • BAE Breakfast

    Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2023
    Join us during the month of February to celebrate our one true love; Bacon And Eggs! BAE Breakfast includes: two red velvet pancakes, bacon and two eggs your way Grab your galentine, valentine, family or friends and stop by to celebrate the ones you love at your favorite neighborhood brunch-ery!
  • Saturday Serve with Laura Menorah

    Mar 4, 2023 only
    We're serving up more drag brunch fun with Laura Menorah and friends! Join us for The Saturday Serve, our monthly drag brunch series where our resident queen Laura Menorah and her friends will be serving up *lewks* and stellar performances alongside your brunch favorites like the OG Breakfast, big Bloody Marys, and Bottomless Mimosas! Date: Saturday, March 4 Performance Time: 12:30 - 2 PM Please note all checks are subject to 20% auto gratuity during this event. To join the party, make a reservation below.

What 211 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Great for brunch

  • Denver

    Great for brunch

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  1. BR

    BryanR

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Excellent Service from the Staff. Extremely accommodating and friendly. Bar Tenders know what they are doing. Food was so so, with our chicken fried steaks coming out burnt. Otherwise Highly recommend.
  2. BB

    BBWs

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    first time here, was just what we wanted...good cocktails & yummy breakfast food. we had the breakfast burrito & breakfast sammy. fun, lively place & we'll be back
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Tyler was incredible, ate the morning of 1/16/23
  4. CW

    CherylW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food was too expensive, $18 for basic eggs Benedict? My eggs came out hard boiled instead of poached. The server kept forgetting to refill the coffee, even though every time he stopped by the table he said he would. I wouldn’t recommend the place, but if Snooze is too busy and you’re dying of hunger, I guess this is okay.
  5. JR

    JasonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was a good time. Very loud for the show but that's understandable
  6. FJ

    FoodieJan

    Denver

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had a reservation but apparently the restaurant had several support staff call out sick that day. I took quite awhile (~15minutes) to get seated and quite a long time (another 30”) for everyone at the table to get coffee. But once we placed our drink and food orders simultaneously we eventually got our drinks and soon after all the food arrived. The kitchen was on their game! The food was delicious! And the entire ticket came out together.
  7. T

    Telecomgirl

    Tulsa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Service and the appetizers (donut burgers) were great but the rest (entrees) were just meh and the vibe was strange. Won't be returning. Also, they didn't have what was ordered so had to come back to us to do a substitute. This one entree should have been complimentary since you didn't have what was ordered.
  8. L

    Leesi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for the drag show … had a ball!!! Food was great definitely will return
  9. KC

    KimberlyC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for brunch with girlfriends for bottomless mimosas. The service was excellent - mimosas delicious and kept full - but the food. The food was SO good. Will be back for sure!
  10. CM

    CaseyM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Acceptable but dull brunch food, but very poor coffee & no latte or expresso options. The restaurant in across the street from the stadium & in a hotel.
  11. RS

    RedSoxFan

    Denver

    201 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    201 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch spot at Mc Gregor Square! Beautiful decor friendly servers and one of the best avocado toasts around Add to your brunch spots
  12. r

    rsp853

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Our Pork Loin with Au Jus was as dry as a shoe. AND, there was NO Au Jus served with it. All the meat (Turkey & Pork Loin) was served all mish mash so you could not tell which was which...until you tasted it that is. Who's decision was it to serve Pork in the first place? Very tough dish to keep moist. You set your kitchen up for failure. Wait staff was exceptional on the positive side. Probably won't go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on the holiday. They were running a holiday menu. The options were wonderful, the food was delicious and the service-both the server and the manager-were exemplary.
  14. AV

    AVan

    Denver

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We went for their Thanksgiving Day special. The food was overpriced, under portioned and cold. We got a giblet in our turkey and the meat was dry. We told the server about the giblet, and he looked from me to my purse, like I brought it with me! Ew! No, I don’t have random bird organs in my bag. A manager did not come over to apologize, there was no sense of chagrin from the staff. We will not be back.
  15. MV

    MeredithV

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The server was nice but everyone else seemed like they were unhappy to be there and unhappy with the customers there. Food was average but came out in a timely manner
  16. JL

    JacobL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good we went back the following day. Delicious food and great atmosphere & service
  17. DJ

    DiamondJ

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. Great food and drinks. Server was amazing, so nice. Friendly staff.
  18. J

    Julies

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The food was hit and miss. Our waiter seemed to disappear a lot. Nice atmosphere.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Food was average - service was slow and spacey. Adorable spot. Just meh.
  20. MM

    MichaelM

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a great breakfast after the Race for the Cure. Upbeat atmosphere that makes it fun but not overbearing so you can still enjoy a nice relaxing meal. Barney was our server and provided exceptional service. Will be back next time we are downtown.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Good experience, friendly staff. The food on the other hand was not very good….my Bloody Mary tasted off and the short rib Benedict was very disappointing. My poached eggs were cooked all the way through, the short rib tasted like it was old and crusty, and everything needed salt. Cute ambiance though
  22. AM

    ArtM

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Pre-Rockies dinner on a Thursday at 5:30. We were trying to find a better option that eating overpriced food off our lap at the game. Place was mostly empty, so real quiet. Not much for ambience- more of a mass seating food option for the hotel. Server was friendly and did a good job. The menu is limited. I had the pork chop which was very well cooked and tasty. My wife had a pastrami ruben. The sandwich was huge, but the meat was more like jerky than tender meat. She ordered a Bloody Mary and it was terrible and we returned it. For 2 meals, no appetizer, and 3 drinks we dropped $80 w tip so that seemed pretty rich for what we received. It made the stadium food seem like a good deal. I do not expect to return.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very busy for Sunday brunch before Rockies day game. Server and kitchen handled it well. Food and drinks were great. Location is so close to ballpark.
  24. RD

    RDZW

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Disappointing experience Food was terrible Music was loud Server average Never again
  25. A

    Andi

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best server experience, made an already good experience even better!
  26. RM

    RaymondM

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Service was very good but some of the food was not great. 3 burgers at our table and all over cooked, one burnt. Very average at best?
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good waiter (personality) but very slow delivery of drinks and food. Had to ask another waiter for a beer as we didn’t see ours for an extended period.
  28. S

    audreyS

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place, good service. Enjoyed the stroganoff poutine.
  29. S

    Showdiner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were pleasantly surprised by our pre-concert dinner at The Original. The gluten free bread made for a great club sandwich, which is not always the case. The atmosphere was energetic, yet comfortable, and our server was attentive and very nice. We'll be back!
  30. K

    Koj56

    Milwaukee

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good breakfast super fun location

    The Original- DenverResponded on July 7, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your breakfast with us. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

  31. TH

    TessH

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was average but the vibe was fun and interesting.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sisters birthday
  33. s

    scott5864

    Denver

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    went before a Rockies game food is just alright,i could have waited and had a hotdog at the game
  34. S

    Susie

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Was huge event in plaza so everything was jammed. But manager was great and so was our waiter.
  35. T

    Taste

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We waited 45 minutes for our food and then we were told it would be another 45 minutes before we would be served. We paid for our drinks and left. It was probably due to 2 sporting events in Denver that evening, but we should have been informed about how slow the kitchen would be.
  36. LK

    LuckyK

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the Original. Foos was good. Service was good. Trout was tasty! The place was not too noisy and our waiter was great.

    The Original- DenverResponded on June 23, 2022Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing The Original- Denver and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service and the place was empty, will never eat there again. Hard to believe they are part of McGregor Square
  38. KR

    KarenR

    Dublin

    39 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food was awful. Inedible! Complained and wait staff response was “i hear that all the time”. No adjustments to bill or apologies from management. Terrible customer service!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Louder than usual...watching the Avalanche win a spot in the Stanley Cup finals!!
  40. TS

    TiffanyS

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Some of the worst service I’ve ever had! The food was pretty good though

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Original- Denver using the Order Online button. The Original- Denver also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 769-1414.

The Original- Denver is rated 4.5 stars by 211 OpenTable diners.

The Original- Denver does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Original- Denver

1600 20th St, Denver, Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wynkoop & 20th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet and Garage parking are located on Wazee St. between 19th and 20th St. Valet is $15 when you have your ticket.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (720) 769-1414

  • Private party facilities

    For inquiries of 25 guests or less please email info@theogdenver.com

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