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About Washington Park Grille

The Zagat Survey says, "There's much to like about this Washington Park Italian-New American: "good food", a "great patio" & "cheerful" service & ambiance."
An upscale age-diverse crowd mingles at this popular neighborhood restaurant & gathering place east of Wash Park.
A covered strip on the south and west side with fire place makes for convivial outdoor seating (you just might see a neighbor), and Sunday brunch offers an all you can eat Buffet (juice, soda, coffee and tea are included). A beautiful lounge is off to the side. 11 beers are on tap, 15 in bottles and an excellent wine list at the elegant U-shaped bar. A roomy & elegant banquet room with its own patio and a presentation compatible 80” HDTV complete this restaurant for every occasion.
Dinners are mid-priced, with a nice selection of grilled seafood & steaks & several fancy pasta dishes. The lunch offering is paninis, grilled sandwiches, salads & pasta.

1096 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80209
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch Buffet & Menu: 10:00am - 1:30pm

Cross Street:
Mississippi

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 777-0707

Website:
http://www.washparkgrille.com/

Entertainment:

Live Music in Lounge Every Saturday: 9:00pm - Close.
Various Live Music Booked During The Week...Please Check Website for Current Calendar of Events.

Parking Details:
Valet Available Tuesday - Saturday Nights 5pm - Close. Street parking also available.

Public Transit:
RTD Stop at the corner of Mississippi & Gaylord St. Just Steps from Washington Park Grille.

Executive Chef:
Rafael Najera

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Tastings the Second Tuesday of Every Month

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Private Dining

Washington Park Grille offers 2 private rooms accommodating approximately 30 to 50 guests (one with optional patio). We also offer semi-private space in the cocktail lounge which can accommodate up to 30

Washington Park Grille Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (46)
Good for a Date (22)
Casual (18)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Fun (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (11)
Business Meals (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Live Music (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Authentic (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Romantic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Always good! Excellent food,atmosphere. My husband loves the neighborhood feeling, and always reminds us it used to be a pharmacy he could walk to as a lad!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Just a tried and true place for family to get together! Always good - you can count on having a good meal with good service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Vegan, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Wash Park Grille
*Neighbohood Gem
*Bartenders introduce themselves, if they do not know you and take AWESOME care of you
*Appertizers are Average, except empanadas are the best!
*Lamb dish is delish
*Ambience is awesome, except too many tvs, this is NOT a sports bar.
*One of the local places for live music in Denver!!
*Overheard music piping in does not fit the venue
*It's one of Denver's "Cheers" bars, but better!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

...the WPGrill has been around forever...and the reason is it's "a great, enjoyable eating experience...we will do it again !!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wash Park Grille is a wonderful neighborhood spot with a good menu, great daily deals on the menu, and consistent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

For the first time ever, I took advantage of your "birthday" free meal, and my son and daughter in law, who are visiting from Texas, joined me. The restaurant was nearly empty when I arrived at 2pm, they arrived earlier and had already ordered drinks and looked at the menu. I needed a few minutes to catch my breath and say "hello", as I hadn't seen them in a while.
I've been going to Wash Pk Grill, since it's inception way back when ?...it's been so long I can't remember. I lived and had a business in Wash Park for over 30 years, in fact, I started shopping and eating there way back in the ''70's. WHOA! A meal at your restaurant had always been a 'special event' for me; I've taken family, met friends who live in the area, and entertained clients, at your restaurant.
Our waitress was very "attentive", to the point of being pushy, while my family had been there a while and had time to peruse the menu, I had just arrived. She was back every few minutes asking if "we were ready to order", obviously, we could have flagged her down if we were ready. Her energy became such an invasion that I finally asked her "if her shift was over and did we need another wait person"?
My guess is she was preoccupied with something else, or maybe she was just tired, or maybe it was about me, whatever the case, it didn't work well for me. So I ordered something that was 'ok', but probably not what I would have ordered had I not felt pressured.
Bottom line, you asked, I'm sharing, it doesn't mean I'll never eat there again, and even if it did it probably wouldn't affect you all that much....but, it was MY BIRTHDAY, and it was the holidays and I hadn't seen my family for a while. Give me a break....
Normally, I would probably recommend Wash Park Grill for just about any occasion. Sometimes it is noisy, which would be the only drawback.
Thanks for listening.... HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Perfect for what we were looking for, food was excellent!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our waiter on New Years Eve (Fitz) was awesome - as always 👍

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food, nice variety, server was attentive and helpful

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went there for New Year's Eve dinner and the food was excellent. We got sat in the extended area which had plastic folding tables underneath the table cloth. If this is just New Year's Eve overflow, then okay. I ordered the lobster Cioppino and the server did not bring me a bowl to discard my shells in, a little bit weird.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Mom was in town from PA and is a very demanding diner. I took her here because I had read their reviews and it was an all around stellar experience. She kept insisting we return before she goes back to Pennsylvania.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Tasty food. Great service.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was not good. Our waitress just basically blew us off when we told her that she brought the wrong food. She said, "I dont know and walked off" Then she never returned until the check came. Also, My friends steak was too tuff and dried out to be medium rare.
Tables are too crammed together. We will not be going back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Stars reflect excellent entree and waitress ( Abby) and terrible management and unpreparedness on the part
Of the restaurant.
We went for a special Christmas Eve dinner.,they had a special menu with higher priced items, required reservations
And took a credit card which they said " would be charged $25 a person for an changes to reservation"
So, they knew how many people were coming and should have been prepared.
We were seated on time at 7:30. We ordered drinks. After half an hour our lovely waitress informed us that
The bar was " back up and the drinks would be here soon" .
We said. That's OK. We noticed we don't have bread. Why don't you bring that while we are waiting" She said
WE RAN OUT OF BREAD!!!!!!? At 7:30? That is terrible. We noticed no one in the dining room
Had bread. Who planned this meal?
Our entrees took some time but were delicious when they came ($21 to $36)
Dessert menus were brought and two of us ordered Tiramisu at the top of the menu.
Again we were told "I am sorry we have run out"
We ordered chocolate mousse cake instead . It was bitter and dry and small and
Anyone who knows me will be stunned to learn I left part of a dessert on the plate.
Just not the level of service expected when you are paying nice prices for a special dinner
At a restaurant that has advertised a special evening.
I would go back for a burger for lunch but never again for a special dinner.
Removing two tables in the dining area would have also helped with the overcrowding

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great family dinner Christmas Eve. Fantastic food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It's a lovely place. But honestly, lobster mac and cheese should be fabulous and it was barely fair. The wait staff enjoyed each other's company, gathering in the vestibule behind our booth. It was nice to see that they liked each other, but their chatter was disturbing and we had to ask for service several times. The place wasn't that busy. Servers were more attentive to each other than our table.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We live a long way away but take every chance to dine at the WPG. Have been going there for decades and it is always a great treat. Outstanding cuisine, always great and friendly service, and they have great specials.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We enjoyed the Sunday brunch very much and I'm sure we will return another time. It had been several years since we last visited the Grille. Probably the only negative thing I could say is that the place can be noisy. There is nothing to be done about it since the restaurant has brick walls, wood floors with nothing much to absorb the sounds . . . and we had a 90 year old gentleman with us who really struggled to be part of the conversation. But the service was great and the food was delicious. We'll be back!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very tasty Sunday brunch in a nice atmosphere. Everyone will find something to satisfy their taste buds. And Wash Park is just a few blocks away to enjoy a nice stroll afterwards. Great location and great food.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Sunday brunch. Excellent. Must have reservations. Bottomless mimosas for $10.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always great food but did not get a table until 30-40 minutes after our Open Table reservation.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Nice room and great food, but on a busy Saturday night the noise made conversation very difficult

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was extremely salty. Waiter was rude. We have not been here in several years and were very disappointed in both the food and the service. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Enjoyed quick early evening meal with family members

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Happy Hour, Spicy, Vegan, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was as described, delicious and the service was spot on!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

We have been going to Wash Park Grill for years and have generally had good experiences but this last visit was a huge disappointment. The food was mediocre at best. My wife and I both had dishes that included a beet/pasta concoction for the starch which we found gummy and tasteless. Regarding the service - we both ordered appetizers and before we were half finished with them our entrees arrived. The choice to either finish your soup and have a cold entrée or skip half of the soup to enjoy a warm main course is the sign of very poor service. Finally, we were seated in the smaller, front dining area and there was a large screen TV going 10 feet from our table - which would be better suited for a sports bar than to the WPG ambiance.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I had an amazing brunch! They had an awesome selection, and the beverage choices were awesome!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Thank you for changing our table after it was clear 8 very energetic young women were sitting near us and we were all of a certain age that wanted to hear each other talk! Moved to a booth and the sound and conversation was fine...still energetic and a busy Saturday evening but that's OK.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always a good experience! Great food perfect ambiance. Recommend highly

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I enjoyed the pistachio salmon entree & my friends enjoyed their ribeye steak.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful birthday lunch at WPG. The wild mushroom ravioli special was wonderful and especially appreciated that we could order half sized portions. The ravioli was only lukewarm but that was our only complaint. We enjoyed a "tiramisu" type of dessert with ice cream, crushed espresso beans and a yummy coffee syrup.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was excellent, love the new menu. We had a little snafu with the initial service but it was immediately corrected and the rest of the service was excellent. My only complaint the restaurant was cold. There was not one table where someone was not wearing their coat through the entire meal. Really detracted from what would have been a beautiful evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We waited 10-15 minutes before seeing our waitress...
Then another 5-6 minutes for our drinks. When I received my Sprite it was flat so waited another 10 minutes.
Food came out n not hot just warm.... not sure if chicken was done or not so I didn’t finish it.
Will not be returning or referring to this place.
I was very very disappointed !!!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great dinner and a wonderful atmosphere.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love going to the Wash Park Grille! Great place to take clients and friends!! Wonderful neighborhood ambiance, as well.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food is always good, as is the service. My only complaint is that it is too dark and we couldn't see the menu. We weren't the only ones pulling out the flashlight on our iPhones to try to read the options!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is a classic restaurant, solid menu, good vide, free parking.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always a favorite regardless the time of day or year.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We went to dinner with my parents and had an excellent meal. Bonus points for our waiter She was well informed about the celiac friendly options for my son.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

I have been to Wash Park Grill years ago for cocktails with friends. I had an important busy and social lunch. We sat outside on the patio on a gorgeous fall day. The hostess and service was great and very friendly and prompt. The special was a wild mushroom ravioli. It was amazingly fresh with an incredible sauce. Server offered generous amounts of cheese and it was delicious. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and colleagues. Great Job!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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