Washington Park Grille

4.5
2317 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch Buffet & Menu
Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:30 pm
Dinner
Mon, Tue, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 777-0707
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rafael Najera
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mississippi
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Parking details
Valet Available Tuesday - Saturday Nights 5pm - Close (located in the middle of the block on the East side). Street parking also available.
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Public transit
RTD Stop at the corner of Mississippi & Gaylord St. Just Steps from Washington Park Grille.
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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.

***IMPORTANT NOTE*** Lounge seating is only available when making reservations through the restaurant, directly. Thank you!
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Special events & promotions
Wine Tastings the Second Tuesday of Every Month
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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What 2317 People Are Saying
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Denver
367 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

For Sunday Buffet Brunch, lots of choices. Shrimp were overcooked, soft and mushy and the beef was undercooked and somewhat flavorless. Those aside, things were very good. Nice extra touches especially the homemade pastas. Surprising at a lack of omelettes to order but there were great eggs Benedict (nice touch with a slice of tomato in addition to ham). Service, for our table, was a bit off. Had to ask for beverages repeatedly but I didn't notice that at other stations. I still think that Simm's Steakhouse has the best such Sunday buffet in Denver but this one is a good number 2.

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TS
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot. Always good food and a good crowd.

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OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not great. Not bad. This place used to be so much better.

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Puerto Vallarta
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our table was ready when we arrived and the server was on the spot to take drink orders. The food was excellent; the lamb was perfectly prepared, the lasagna a big hit and the seafood Cioppino fabulous. It is loud so not the best place if you are a group and want to converse with someone across the table from you.
The valet parking is free and very important as there is no parking around Gaylord St.

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D
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Washington Park Grille is always just right. Perfect for meeting a friend or a business associate.

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j
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Used to be one of our favorite restaurants, but it’s changed. The food was mediocre, the server put in the wrong item for my order (she offered to fix it but who wants to do that when everyone is halfway through their meals?), it was overly crowded and noisy. What happened to the casual elegance? It’s more of a pub, bar, live music feel now.

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JV
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place and staff, one of the best restaurants in Denver

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L
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in Denver part time. We always try to go to Washington Park Grille at least once, whenever we ate in town. It has been there for many years, and is a local favorite. I had a delicious kale salad with grilled salmon. One member of our party was vegetarian, and loved his dish. We always enjoy our food at the WPG.

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DD
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This mainstay on Gaylord Street consistently delivers great food and professional service. I have never been disappointed.

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KS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Normally I really like the food here, but this time we went to brunch to celebrate 3 birthdays. One of us got the buffet and enjoyed it, but the rest of us ordered off the brunch menu and weren't very impressed. Two had the turkey sandwich - one liked it, one said it was just ok. I had the veggie benedict -- the whites of the eggs were runny and the hollandaise sauce was skimpy and bland. I think the moral of the story is: just spring for the buffet.

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OT
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went down to old Gaylord, I looked at my husband and said it's been along time since we've eaten there let's give it a try. It was by far the best brunch I've had in many many years.

I chose the birthday brunch and my husband chose the lobster sandwich. Everything was so great and fresh and the variety of different food groups it was amazing will the manager was super friendly but I loved my waitress Jamie Malloy..She is the cutest damn thing and spot on!

I was so happy with her, my service and the bloody Mary's probably one of the best that I've had in town in a really long time! I WOULD Definitely go back and I can't wait to my daughter comes home so I can take her there! Thanks to you all for making it a very fun day at the grill.

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BB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a family gathering at Washington Park Grill. I was very impressed with the food! I want to try everything on the menu! Holy cow! I’ll have to come back. Great neighborhood place in a trendy area! Come! You won’t be dissapointed!

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TA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE had a great time. sat outside. GF menu is amazing. would go again!

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C
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, but waited too long for water (asked three times!) and we couldn't watch Sunday Night Football outside.

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H
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

This is one of my favorite brunch spots however yesterday's service was awful. The waitress didnt even seem to know our table was hers. We had to constantly flag her down for drinks, for our check, for our receipt, everything. It was the worst service I've ever had at the Washington Park Grille. If I return I will request not being seated in her area.

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JS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value and comfortable surroundings with terrific employees.

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The noise from children was very disturbing. First time, won’t be back.

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Been going to Washington Park Grill for at least 20 years. It never disappoints.

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C
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wash park grille is a great go to for our group that comes from all sides of town. Great food great service

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SB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside with a great glass of wine and ordered the tuna salad. Awesome!!

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J
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect atmosphere to meet an old friend and catchup. Our server was courteous and attentive when we needed her to be. Lunch was delicious and the outdoor seating was fabulous. Truly a neighborhood find!
I plan to come back in the evening with friends to enjoy dinner and maybe treat myself to desert, too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb brunch. Best brunch food ever, good variety,everything hot and fresh. Chocolate fountain!
Appetizers are also excellent

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DL
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner a few days ago at WPG. I loved the wasabi pea tuna with sauces. It was excellent!

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G
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food; excellent service - outstanding in every way

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GG
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken Piccata was delicious! Would highly recommend this place.

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S
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and ambience were excellent, as always. Our waiter was just ok-kind of flat, not remembering things we just told him.

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OT
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was quite good; food was okay. Nice enough joint for an early dinner or brunch.

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M
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Appetizer, wine and chicken piccata were awesome, pork chop was dry. Service was good. Nice outdoor seating

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b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Mediocre, 80s-style food and menu. Lots of better restaurants in Denver.

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J
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very good neighborhood restaurant. Reliable with good food and good service. Some outdoor seating and live music.

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G
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

First time for 2 of us for a birthday lunch. I ordered a medium cooked burger and it was well done, no pink to it. The meat had no seasoning and was dry. With our own chatting distraction I failed to notice I was to select a cheese and I wasn’t asked. I added avocado and sub’d sweet potato fries for one order. Pricey for what was served, 2 x burger/fries and a small slice of cheesecake. Waiter selected a 20% tip before I signed; left as is because I know they get low pay = $48.xx. Bad first impression.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great experience, great time! We had a great server and an amazing time! Will be going back

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LD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Chris, was OUTSTANDING!!! We celebrated my husband's birthday with our adult children and their spouses and we had a fabulous dinner and evening!! We will indeed come back!

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OT
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went there for happy hour but my fav thing on the menu is the naked zoodle pasta. To. Die. For.

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DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for a casual business dinner. Good ambiance, excellent and very attentive wait staff. I had the Wasabi seared ahi tuna and it was exceptional. My associates also thoroughly enjoyed their pasta dishes as well. Would definitely recommend.

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KP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy my meal at Wash Park Grill. The atmosphere is a little noisy but not too bad. They have a great Happy Hour.

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CG
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 b/c one of our dinners (salmon) was not cooked as ordered. The other 2 were excellent. The waiter comped the salmon dinner which helped.
I had shrimp ceviche with peaches & chicken enchiladas on avocado- both were delicious.
We ate inside which was very noisy, even in a corner.
very nice menu. I'll be back

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J
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Sunday Brunch. It was all yummy. Too many dishes to taste them all. The Bottomless mimosas were excellent.

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Love WPG. However, would not order the lasagna again. Had more spinach in it than pasta, it seemed. Not worth the $19.

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NF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of menu choices. Friendly, efficient wait staff. Clean and cheery interior. We will definitely come back!

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