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Root Down, Denver, CO

Root Down

4.8
4.8
7901 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Hello!

Root Down and the Edible Beats Family (Root Down, Linger, Ophelias, Vital Root and El Five) are very grateful to welcome you to our restaurant.

Our menu features eclectic, globally-influenced seasonal cuisine, with a focus on organic, natural and locally-sourced ingredients.

Our interior dining space has the classic vibe of a neighborhood restaurant, while our large main patio offers picturesque views of the near neighborhood and downtown skyline.

Reservations are available online at ediblebeats.com/rootdown, as well as OpenTable. We happily accept walk-ins as availability allows.

Our space is available for private events year round, please inquire with us directly for information :)

Please be aware we are located in a residential area, and parking is available in the near neighborhood, along with a small paid-lot located directly across the street from our location.

We look forward to seeing you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 84 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (303) 993-4200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Justin Cucci
  • Private party facilities
    Root Down has a private dining room which seats a maximum of 18 guests. Please call or email for further information. events@ediblebeats.com
  • Neighborhood
    Highlands
  • Cross street
    33rd and Osage
  • Parking details
    Street parking and public lots available in the neighborhood.NO VALET until further notice, we apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,901 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Healthy

  • Denver

    Healthy

  • Denver

    American

7,901 Reviews
  1. ChrisR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go for a casual, delicious dinner.

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  2. greengirl345

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    five star fabulous! my favorite restaurant in denver! creative cuisine, great service and fantastic atmosphere.

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  3. Flipper

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a phenomenal brunch at Root Down. The food was delicious -- very fresh and flavorful. Great menu, and they do an exceptional job of accommodating special diets. Our son, who is vegan, had many choices. The service was outstanding. The whole experience exceeded our expectations, which were high. We will be back!

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  4. TCOVEN

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Took too long to get food and drinks. Service was slow but nice patio to spend the time waiting.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and wait staff was very attentive. We had a large group and service was wonderful.

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  6. MaryP

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great experience all the way around. Food & service were on point.

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  7. AdriannaK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were great! We had a wonderful time and definitely will be back!

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  8. CameronP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bison was great! the cocktails we're fantastic. Celebrated a birthday there and they went above and beyond to make it a special meal. 11/10 experience

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  9. StacyM

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The host read our special request and fulfilled it! A great way to start our dining experience.

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  10. taxmom16

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous food!!!! Service was wonderful

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  11. Rebecca

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were coming from the ski resorts looking for a really good food before heading to the airport and found Root Down with a lot of good reviews, so we decided to try it. The food was really good, but I would have like to have more options on the brunch menu. We got the mushroom omelet, queso, and three lamb burgers, and dessert. We got three lamb burgers because there was were limited burger/slider options for regular steak/ground beef. There were plenty of vegan/non meat options for lunch. The dessert was on the "fru-fru" side so it looked really pretty but the taste didn't blow us away. Overall the ambiance, food, and service was great. It seemed like a great neighborhood spot, but we'll try something else next time.

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  12. Celestial

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    I’m really disappointed with how loud this restaurant is. We were practically having to yell at each other in order to hear each other. It was awful even though the food was good that noise level took away from the experience.

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  13. JMBN

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was great, we were able to be seated right at the time of our reservation and the food came pretty quickly considering we were a table of 8!

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  14. ColoradoMama

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here for brunch and all the choices were unique and delicious! Outdoor/enclosed heated patio was warm and a quiet option. Will definitely be back for brunch!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation on the “covered, heated outdoor patio.” It was absolutely freezing. No one was able to take off their heavy winter jackets. Should not be an option for dining during Denver winter. Shame on me for believing their reassurances that it was warm and comfortable. Told the staff that it was horrendously cold out and they did not care at all.

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  16. LoveDenverrestaurants

    Denver

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service was a little slow but we were in no rush. My only complaint with this place is the drinks are all ice and seriously just a few sips and you’re done. A tasty drink but would like to see more drink less ice.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and atmosphere. My vibe and our kids loved this place as well!

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  18. Terry

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing and just the right amount. You are paying for the GOOD stuff :)

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous meal in four courses for Valentine’s Day. Hard to pick a highlight as everything was superb. Root Down ROCKS!

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  20. DininginDenver

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, unique food and cocktails. We were outside so it was a bit loud, but that is understandable. We were a staggered party which may have contributed but the last member to join our party had to wait about 15 minutes to place his drink order...first world problem - but not ideal. I'd recommend this place to anyone who wants to splurge on a delicious meal.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city for a special outing. It’s a dining experience and I described the food as being a ballerina for your taste buds. Always a winner! Love the repurposed decor and history. Thanks to the staff for sharing some knowledge (such as the old bowling alley lane used for the bar top in the back room). A delight for all the senses!

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  22. MadisonS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot express enough how amazing the eggs benedict was! The home fries were perfectly cooked, the english muffin was toasted to perfection - the egg yolk run was *chef's kiss*!! Such fun, quirky decor that had me interested with every little detail. So so cool - will be going back!

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  23. ChristopherA

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Root down is always a quality place to have dinner, but I got to say, the prices were extremely high, even for them. Very expensive and not a massive quantity of anything. Went home and felt like I really hadn’t eaten. Hate to say that, but true.

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  24. SteveP

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing there was a lot of creativity in the food combinations but the taste were too complex.

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  25. GuillaumeD

    Denver

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a nice farm-to-table experience, especially in the evening with the full menu available. We were 6, and after the meals (chiecken or bison) and 2 nice bottles of Ettore Germano Langhe Nebbiolo, most of us had to give up on dessert, but those who did not really enjoyed their sugar! Worth a visit for sure!

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  26. MatthewG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the diver scallops but had to send them back twice because, first, the scallops were tepid and, second, the plantains and black bean were so cold that they could have come right out of the walk-in. To their credit, the staff tried to make things better but couldn't. They also seemed very motivated on upselling myself and my companion, whether it was the bourbon in my cocktail, added proteins in her dish and additional plantains and black beans. I like the ambience of Root Down and their food is flavorful but this was definitely an off-night for them and by extension me.

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  27. BrookeL

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our experience here. Fantastic food. Casual and intimate ambiance. Great service! Yummy cookies. We will be back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Root down was incredible - from the staff who were so kind and knowledgeable. We came to celebrate my boyfriend’s work accomplishments and they were MORE than accomdating. Our server was patient and informative. One of managers came to congratulate my boyfriend and they were excellent in their vegan options (my bf is vegan). This was a wonderful experience for us. Thank you.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible. Food was just ok. We waited 40 min after our reservation to get a table and then another 45 to get our food. Host did apologize. Waitress was wonderful at first and we got free fries then she was MIA the whole time and we got no answers or excuses and were left waiting and wondering. We were so hungry and confused. Food was just ok. I would never come back. Super hipster so it makes sense.

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  30. holly

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great brunch experience. Always love this place for the fresh ingredients and predictably great food!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere were amazing. I highly recommend, and will be returning in the future for sure.

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  32. AlexandraP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a delicious dinner with friends at Root Down! My friend is currently going through a tough time with dietary restrictions and our server was SO kind and accommodating about it. She made a list of all her allergies, consulted the kitchen and came back to let her know exactly what she could eat off the menu. (Also I'm still dreaming about my cocktail, I think it was the pepper flower?)

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  33. ShannonS

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and our server was exceptional- honestly she made the meal even better with suggestions of ways to add to the meal- plus things up and what we should not pass up trying!

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  34. Derric

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent establishment with superb food. I took my love here for a date night and everything we had was incredible! Her favorite was the veggie burgers and mine the scallops. Everything was fresh and every sauce we had was exquisite, my favorite being the garlic aioli served with the squash rings. Server was prompt and attentive. Highly recommend 🤌🏼

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  35. Docmom

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Root Down never disappoints. The food is fresh and the dishes are unique and delicious. I have been coming here for many years and will continue to do so.

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  36. mozkaynak

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Very diverse menu. There are options for variety food constraints.

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  37. Nathan

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, ambiance and service. Lots to go back to enjoy.

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  38. jlologin

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Everything is delicious. Not a cheap night out but I never regret going. So yummy.

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  39. Cheri

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice dinner! Tasted great, wonderful presentation and good service.

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  40. JoanneB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant- I would spend an extra evening in Denver just to eat here.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Root Down does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Root Down also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 993-4200.

Root Down is rated 4.8 stars by 7901 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 84 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Root Down

1600 W. 33rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    33rd and Osage
  • Neighborhood
    Highlands
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking and public lots available in the neighborhood.NO VALET until further notice, we apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Justin Cucci
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (303) 993-4200
  • Private party facilities
    Root Down has a private dining room which seats a maximum of 18 guests. Please call or email for further information. events@ediblebeats.com
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