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The Preservery

4.4
158 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
The Preservery aims to build community through great food, live music and good old fashioned fun. Located in the beautiful old warehouse in the new Backyard on Blake complex, this restaurant, marketplace and bar serves lunch, brunch and dinner featuring sophisticated yet familiar, scratch-made fare made with ingredients that have great stories.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 298-6821
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Derrick Cooper
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Catering
Ask us about our catering! Call or email whitney@thepreservery.com for inquiries
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Cross street
31st & Blake
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Parking details
We have a parking lot on the South side of the warehouse building in which we reside - access is from Blake St.
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Entertainment
Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday!
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.2

The Preservery isn't doing anything particularly unique, but they are doing things Denver likes very well.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 158 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I went for brunch on a weekday, and it was fairly empty when I arrived at 10:30, but picked up for a lively lunch hour by 11:30. The staff is absolutely delightful! Super charming, attentive, fun and contributing to a vibe of casual fun and good quality. My omelette was delicious, and the potato croquettes on the side were a really fun departure from typical breakfast fare. Super impressed by the cocktails and the beverage program in general. On a nice weather day, they open one wall and it's a bit like dining al fresco. I loved it; if I lived in Denver I'd be there all the time.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

First visit and last, very disappointed. Mother’s Day brunch menu was OK but nothing special. Service was below average. 20 percent service charge was insulting and quite frankly a rip-off.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This is a REALLY great place for dinner ( I haven't been for lunch-yet) I Love the interior space, and decor of the space. The food is also amazing , and they alter the menu to match the season. They menu has something for everyone, and the portions are just right! The drink menu is great too. The location is great because you can still find parking within a block of the restaruant! I would not recommend this for large groups (8+). They do have a great outdoor eating area for drinking and eating out on the nice days or evenings. In short you should go visit these folks-you'll enjoy the experience.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great setup and varied food choices. Food was great. Got the mushroom omelette with a side of jalapeño bacon.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Fun atmosphere.. had live music. Menu is a bit eclectic but good.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food, cozy and fun atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Amazing food!! And such an wonderful night with the cello recital. It is such an intimate place to watch a performance. The art work was super cool and the food was beyond delicious!! You can tell they’re really proud of what they serve and the ambiance they set for everyone.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great new find, healthy menu with lots of options. Great for brunch, definitely looking forward to dinner here. Our server Jill was very accommodating and new the menu well.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My husband and I had brunch at the Preservery this past Sunday and loved it! Our server was fantastic, I can't remember her name, but she is so sweet and genuine. The bottomless mimosa is absolutely worth it! Our server let us know that we could change up the flavors throughout our meal. Beet ginger mimosa, yes please!
Oh, and the Colorado potato chips are NONSTOP!
And the no tipping policy! You know that your service staff is happy when they aren't worried about making enough in tips that shift to cover a bill. They already know what their paycheck will look like. I hope this policy catches on.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was hit-or-miss and our server wasn't much help. They automatically add 20% gratuity for any size party here, so I feel like the servers aren't very motivated to do their jobs well.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great atmosphere, the sourdough bread was amazing! Loved the decor. Staff very attentive,

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great overall, the DJ was a bit loud and over the edge for this type of crowd

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter brunch. Loved the staff, service, vibe, and of course the food was excellent! It was great to meet chef Coop!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food and ambiance were good, but our table was in front of speakers with very loud music that made it difficult to have any conservation, the wait person said there was nothing she could do, although there were many empty tables they did not want to move us. The service was disgraceful, the restaurant has a policy of adding 20% to the bill in lieu of tipping and it is clearly marked on the menu. I have no issue with that except it should be accompanied by decent service. Our wait person was missing most of the time, the other employees did not want to assist any table that was not theirs. I had to go to the counter to get salt and pepper, they did not give it to me, but pointed to a stand in the corner which was out of view. Our drinks were not refilled without finding our server and asking. Toast came with our brunch about 10 minutes after the entrees. If anyone even cared a little it would have been ok, no one cared.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had an awesome time here for Easter. Strong bottomless mimosas, great food, and the servers were very friendly. It was a bit loud, but it advertises live music so that's to be expected.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Staff is excellent, food is excellent and really great atmosphere. The only thing is that the music can be a bit loud and I was with my parents and my Dad had trouble hearing. But the server was really nice and turned it down a bit when we asked. Overall one of my favorites.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We love this place! The music was a kittle too loud on Sat night. It was hard to talk at the table. Even the servers were having trouble hearing us.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I have been here a bunch of other times, but after my dinner experience on Friday evening I can say that we won't be back. I used to love coming here - I felt as though the food was always creative, delicious and reasonably priced for the quality. This past Friday was definitely not great. It'd been almost six months since we'd dined here so we decided to come back for dinner on Friday. Big mistake. We were seated promptly and immediately ordered drinks, as happy hour was ending in five minutes.

We originally ordered a steak but about ten minutes after we'd placed our order, the server returned and said that it was a "misprint" on the menu and they didn't actually have that. She offered an Italian marinaded rib-eye instead. Since we didn't have menus in front of us to check the rest of our options, we just agreed to that instead. We definitely should not have ordered the rib-eye, as they were very greasy and fatty. I would never have expected such a gross cut of meat to be served at this restaurant, as it is not the quality we've come to expect. For a 14oz cut of meat, barely a quarter of it was consumed due to how fatty and greasy it was. It was such a letdown, and even our mashed potatoes were cold.

Since we were still hungry, we decided to opt for dessert. Unfortunately, it took almost fifteen minutes for our server to return so we could order, so we decided just to get the check and go somewhere else. Our bill was incorrect as we weren't granted the happy hour prices for our drinks, but we decided just to leave since our server kept disappearing and we wanted to just get out of there.

Preservery, I am very disappointed. We used to look forward to dining here because the charcuterie and other menu items were incredible. But our experience on Friday was so abysmal that I think we'll be finding other options when we're in River North.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Staff very friendly/efficient .... tips are included in the overall final bill ... try the various offerings of mimosas

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food, prompt, friendly service, good vibe, what else can you ask for.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

LOVE this place! Their salads are such a nice change from Caesar/mixed. While they offer a kale Caesar, the burrata and roasted veggie salads are phenomenal. Homemade bread for sandwiches, great menu and fun servers!! Nice bar anyday and outdoor patio in good weather. AND off the beaten path. Sshhhh..
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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at the Preservery - delicious meal, great wine, wonderful service, live dj and fantastic Star Wars themed cookies for dessert!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food and service at this up and coming restaurant. An undiscovered gem!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Went for brunch. The server was quick to mention that tipping is included in the entree prices. My wife opted for a omelet served with tasty potato croquettes. I got the "World Famous" buffalo sandwich, which was spiced perfectly but served on a dense bun that probably weighed more than the chicken breast. With Denver's red-hot scene, we probably will not return, especially with their billing policy.

The food with a hot tea came to $27.00 (not bad, overall), but then they added the Values and Integrity Contribution of 20% or $5.40 and then they taxed everything 8% or $2.59. Not sure what the city of Denver would say about taxing tips. I typically tip at least 20% anyway and I guess this may be directed at those that don't have the Values and Integrity to tip properly. But they shouldn't state that food carries the tips.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This is a great place! The cocktails were well don , and good list to choose from for everyone at the table. Had a good wine list. The food was GREAT and the service was as well. The even had a DJ spinning in the back ground on a Friday night! Love the atmosphere in the place too. Although it was "noisy" it was never so loud ( with a DJ playing) that we couldn't talk. We will need to try the bar area on the next visit.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Loved the vibe at the Preservery! All 3 of us enjoyed our meals, the ambiance was lovely. We happened upon a live music night and the music was actually perfect - not too loud or overbearing, and yet very good and worthy of a listen. We almost didn't leave when our meal was done!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Had a great time with 8 girlfriends! What a great pic, when none of us had been there before. We all loved it!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Really fun atmosphere and decor. We had drinks and split the "World Famous" wings and they were delicious.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

32$ for the thinist over cooked ribeye I have ever seen. They were nice about taking it off the bill and they offered to bring another however I declined. Awful experience. I have never sent a meal back at a restaurant however this steak was so bad I can’t believe this restaurant is still open. A truck stop in the middle of nowhere wouldn’t even serve something that thin and over cooked. Waste of a rare date night.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We live south of Denver and our friends live north, so this split the difference. Food was excellent. Service was great. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was great! From the flexibility of our reservation due to the weather, to our server Jessalynn. We really enjoyed the music, the menu, beers on draft. Everyone on staff was amazing! We have already recommended this as a great date night spot to a few friends.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Went with friends for lunch. All of the food was amazing. My only complaint is that the music is a little too loud for the rare few of us who were over 40. Lol

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The service started out a bit slow but the food was good.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was great. Nice that they support local farmers and ranchers.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The owner was friendly and gave us lots of information. ..but the waitress didn't see us and we had to wait a long while and finally asked her to take our order. She was very apologetic. Food was a little slow coming out but it was worth the wait.

My husband had the shrimp and grits - delicious! I had the fried chicken sandwich - a little too spicy - couldn't taste the chicken. We'll definitely go back to try some other dishes.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Group of 6 and we were able to get a reservation at 7pm on a Friday night. Buffalo cauliflower and shrimp wantons were big hits.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Made a late reservation with some friends here for NYE. We were all very impressed and loved it. Warm environment, very accommodating staff, fun art, and a great food and cocktail menu. Can't wait to try brunch...we'll be back soon for sure, and next time we won't bring silly string :) Thanks again for a fantastic evening!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service, food made from scratch, an eclectic and fun menu that full of seasonal flavors. Their wine list is great and affordable. I just wish that I could have taken home a loaf of that amazing bread they bake!
We will be back for sure.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

This was a memorable and fun Christmas dinner. The food was incredible (I recommend the NY Strip Sampler and do not forget the local mushrooms for a side!) My wife and I had a great experience and will return for another special occasion.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Best Ingredients. Best Taste. Every one of my guests have said that the food was absolutely the most delicious, and I can trust that every item is crafted individually with care, and uses the very best ingredients. Once you know and can trust that, then the unique combinations are just fun and yum! And the owners cook, bake and are always there.

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