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The Ponti at the Denver Art Museum

4.4
4.4
177 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 25 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 177 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Great for Lunch

  • Denver

    Great for Lunch

  • Denver

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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

  2. DJ

    DebbieJ

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!!

  3. JS

    JSBW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

  4. F

    Foodie44

    Los Angeles

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very creative food! Great service. Would recommend!

  5. JF

    JulieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  6. DS

    DonnaS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous service and innovative food. Lovely wine selection.

  7. JG

    JuliaGW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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?

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3

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

  9. G

    Guillermo

    Atlanta

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Delicious meal. A little noisy.

  11. LB

    LizB

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  12. CH

    CynthiaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  13. SH

    SusanH

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  14. J

    Jake

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  15. GJ

    GabJohn

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  16. 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

  17. 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!

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

  28. LC

    LeeC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, fantastic meals, and great value.

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Mediocre pricey lunch with good servivers in jeans in lovely setting.

  32. LT

    LaTB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friends and I enjoyed dining at the Ponti. The experience all around was excellent. I am so pleased I made a reservation in advance as the restaurant was full and people were being turned away. I did feel sorry for the wait staff trying to make their way between the bar and smaller tables with all the people, coats, etc.

  33. S

    Stefan

    Minneapolis

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The dressing of the Jake Salad is a bit too salty. Great service m

  34. MB

    MBBauer

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply put, one of the best meals we've ever had - the tempeh reuben is out of this world, as was the trout appetizer and half chicken. Superb service, bottle of Sancerre a perfect accompaniment - can't wait for our next visit!

  35. JD

    JenD

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful restaurant! Excellent food, such interesting flavors. Service was excellent too. Go here!

  36. MR

    MicheleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My friend and I had the distinct pleasure of eating lunch at the Ponti a month, or so ago - a very happy discovery. We were so pleased with every aspect of our lunch experience, I brought my family back last week (we wanted to explore the re-vamp of the iconic "old" building, and see the Whistler to Cassatt exhibition). We began our visit with lunch which turned out to be another fantastic, delicious meal. Everything from the selection of unique and healthful options (many vegan and veggie choices are available), to the excellent service, to the delightful ambience - we highly recommend everyone dine at the Ponti, (whether, or not, they're visiting the museum). We'll be back for more as soon as possible.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Food was delicious especially the Salmon and service was excellent everything went well.

  38. BD

    BuckDance

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The brussels sprouts salad with salmon was excellent!

  39. L

    Louise

    Denver

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    When someone first tried to seat us it was in a very crowded area. We requested a quieter area and this was provided. The menu is way too fishy. I don't eat fish so this limited my choices significantly. I ordered the one salad on the menu. When I ordered it with chicken I was informed it was a quarter chicken on the bone. I don't want my chicken especially for a salad on the bone. I want it in boneless chunks. At least the waitress warned me so I skipped the chicken. More salads at lunch and more meat on the menu would be appreciated. At least some shrimp or seafood instead of all the fish.

  40. JF

    JoshuaF

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal! Excellent in every way!

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The Ponti at the Denver Art Museum is rated 4.4 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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Booked 25 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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