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The Ponti at the Denver Art Museum

4.4
4.4
187 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

The Ponti presents a locally sourced and inspired menu, emphasizing vegetables, ancient grains, and heirloom legumes, complemented by handmade pastas, fish, and meat. Open for lunch, drinks, and small bites every day and dinner on Tuesdays.

Opening on October 24th!

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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm
    Bar
    Mon–Fri, Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 913-2761

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Central

  • Cross street

    Located on 13th St. at the Denver Art Museum Martin Building.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Great for Lunch

  • Denver

    Great for Lunch

  • Denver

    Contemporary American

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  1. SJ

    SueJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Tasty, unique menu and quiet, comfortable environment. Just the way to relax after visiting DAM exhibits.

  2. LS

    LyndaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had four of the appetizers to share between four of us! All choices were delicious—very flavorful and beautiful presentation!

  3. DL

    DLove

    Denver

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a gem of a restaurant. A refreshing, unique menu, with fabulous service and the quality of the food, with all requests being met was superlative. Go to see the new refurbished Ponti Bldg or North Bldg, or Martin Bldg, all the same...it's the 7th story DAM bldg! So worth it!

  4. CG

    ChristopherG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Over all, it was a great experience. The staff was fantastic and the food very good. There were 5 in my group and all agreed there could have been more food for the price. I had the chicken, which was very tasty, but the meal included veggies, which was barely the equivalent of 1 whole Brussel sprout and and four small carrot slices, not exaggerating!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unique, tasty, fun menu. Excellent service. Enjoyable atmosphere.

  6. j

    julie

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service wonderful lunch

  7. TS

    TerriS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    The food has quite a bit of fat content and the place feels like an upscale bar.

  8. LB

    LauraB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious unique menu! Have been 3 times and will go back again!

  9. J

    Janetj

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Welcoming staff in a nice open airy room. The wait staff was very thoughtful and accommodating while we were there. The burger with sweet potato fries was delicious and elegantly served. We had great coffee and tea as well as almond cake for dessert. It was served with ice cream on a very flattering display. A great place to take a break from the beauty of the Denver Art Museum since each floor is outstanding in the new wing.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3

    Food food. Service questionable- considering this is a Jennifer restaurant- I would expect flawless table side service. Reaching across guests to service, not serving from left- nor clearing from right. No marking between courses and had to ask for utensils with dessert. Just a clunky experience. Food was amazing- restaurant is minimal but inviting. Kitchen noise (and subsequently subject matter and foul langue) audible from restrooms. Would be back for the unique and enjoyable menu. But nearly $200 for lunch (special occasion) with disjointed service doesn’t match the worthy price of the menu offerings. Yes

  11. DJ

    DebbieJ

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is an absolute delight. A new twist on great classics. The Chicken and grilled cheese sandwich will knock your socks off! Can't wait to go back and try again!!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Service was pleasant but very slow. Setting was attractive. Food was overpriced; the roast chicken was delicious but had virtually no vegetables alongside it, just a smear of what seemed to be mashed potatoes. The linguini dish was bland and oily.

  13. JS

    JSBW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The person seating people got us in before our reservation as there was an open table. We really appreciated his doing this. Wait staff was great. Thanks.

  14. F

    Foodie44

    Los Angeles

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very creative food! Great service. Would recommend!

  15. JF

    JulieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, unusual menu especially for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free needs.

  16. DS

    DonnaS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous service and innovative food. Lovely wine selection.

  17. JG

    JuliaGW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not just the ambience, but the architecture of the place is pluperfect. Weird painting on the wall behind my dinner guest though. She concentrated on not looking at it while she ate. The menu options were modest, though carefully curated, thoughtfully prepared, and beautiful to look at. My ancient grain bowl w/seared salmon was scrumptious as were my other guest's meals. The NZ Sauv Blanc hit the spot. Finally, our waiter registered an air of efficient calm. There when you needed him, not hovering, knew his menu and had a sense of humor. Anybody care to join me for another visit?

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    Wonderful meal. Unfortunately, they could not find our reservation.

  19. G

    Guillermo

    Atlanta

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Pretty limited menu. Check out the menu before you go so you’re not surprised by several great sounding entrees have artificial meat substitutes. All in all, a step down from the old place.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Delicious meal. A little noisy.

  21. LB

    LizB

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time there for lunch and absolutely loved it. Will definitely be back. Good choice of small plates and larger entries. Innovative dishes. Nice wine selection.

  22. CH

    CynthiaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It is wonderful to have a new restaurant at the DAM. The food did not disappoint! In fact, it was delicious and unusual. It will be my go-to restaurant anytime I am at the museum.

  23. SH

    SusanH

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time dining here and it is well worth the trip! My husband said his hamburger was the best he has had in Denver.

  24. J

    Jake

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was quite good. I'm not fond of the layout, the side tables are close together and the overall feeling is cramped. But the quality of the food is high and that is the most important thing.

  25. GJ

    GabJohn

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Smaller/fewer tables than I expected - but it was very nice and pleasant!

  26. ML

    MarlaL

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    a nice place to enjoy creative food while still in the Art complex

  27. i

    itsallgood

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite lunch spots in Denver—we especially love the brussel sprout salad with salmon and the mezze plate. But the roasted half chicken, parsnip and smoked apple soup, roasted carrots, and blended burger are also fantastic—the sweet potato fries that accompany the burger are cooked perfectly! For dessert the coconut sticky rice is lovely, not too sweet, with pops of tropical flavor with the little mango bites. To top it off, the service is friendly and knowledgeable. Next time we’re in Denver we’ll be sure to stop in again!

  28. KS

    KayS

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Interesting and very tasty menu. Great ingredients and knowledgeable service

  29. ND

    New2Den

    Denver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, well prepared, innovative food with great service in a beautiful setting.

  30. SH

    SueH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2

    Decor-minimalist and boring. Food-avant-garde. Emphasis in the room-huge bar that dominates the space. Service-warm and welcoming.

  31. v

    veroniquef

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    keep up serving dishes that are unusual and not found everywhere else! the cavaletti was very well prepared but could have used 30% more meat

  32. LR

    LeilaR

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding, even better than we'd anticipated. Waitstaff was great, friendly and attentive.

  33. m

    mike

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lots of vegan and GF Options, very tasty combinations of flavors.

  34. ER

    EllenR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The salmon was excellent. The service was good, our meal arrived faster than I expected. The restaurant was quiet. There were lots of people but I could hear my husband when we were talking. We didn’t have dessert as the meal was filling. We look forward to dining there again.

  35. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice place to dine after visiting the museum. Fettuccine was yummy.

  36. J

    Jude

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Creative and very tasty food. Great to have such good vegetarian choices. A beautiful and comfortable space and our waiter was wonderful. Definitely want to return and try other dishes.

  37. L

    Laura

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My daughter and I had a great lunch at Ponti before our visit to the museum. The food was very good and creative, we particularly enjoyed the mezze plate. We will be back!

  38. LC

    LeeC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, fantastic meals, and great value.

  39. AG

    AdamG

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Service was great. Salmon was delicious. Cocktails were less than mediocre, I’m afraid. That’s an area for improvement.

  40. KT

    KayT

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The blended beef mushroom burger was fantastic! Our waiter told us about why it was created by the James Beard Group - to be a more sustainable food choice. Very quiet music in the background. Nice lighting - a perfect spot to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary!

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The Ponti at the Denver Art Museum is rated 4.4 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Ponti at the Denver Art Museum

100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy Denver, CO 80204-2713

  • Cross street

    Located on 13th St. at the Denver Art Museum Martin Building.

  • Neighborhood

    Central

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm
    Bar
    Mon–Fri, Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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