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The Nickel - Hotel Teatro, Denver, CO

The Nickel - Hotel Teatro

4.0
4
1064 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
*We enjoy our guests attending shows at the lovely DCPA theatre. We do recommend two hours for an enjoyable dining experience. Reservations are recommended to be made at 5:00PM for 7:30PM shows.*

Located within Denver’s historic Tramway Building, originally opened in 1911, The Nickel pays homage to the space that was once used to collect fare from customers riding its resident streetcars: a nickel. Just as the building in which The Nickel is housed has a storied past, the dishes found on the menu at The Nickel all have a story. We proudly serve menus that incorporate the highest quality ingredients from farmers, ranchers, distillers and craft producers, and is comprised of dishes that are easily recognizable and feel simple, but eat complex.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (720) 889-2128
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Enjoy a dining experience unlike the rest in the heart of Downtown Denver’s Theatre District, with menus that incorporate the highest quality ingredients. We have a wide selection of spaces for private dining and celebrations. Please contact our private dining and event coordinator at 720-946-3936.
  • Private party contact
    Belle Morales: (720) 946-3936
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Cross street
    14th and Arapahoe Street
  • Parking details
    We validate parking through the Hotel Teatro for $10 per vehicle.
  • Public transit
    Travel by Denver's convenient RTD Lightrail and take the H or D line to the 'Theatre District - Convention Center' stop. From there, walk three blocks North, past the Performing Arts Center to our entrance on the West side of 14th Street, between Arapahoe & Lawrence streets.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,064 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

1,064 Reviews
  1. specular

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server had a great personality and the food was delicious. A very nice meal. Bonus - valet and skip the DCPA parking garage.

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  2. IrishLassinCO

    Denver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived on time for our reservation and were seated promptly. We waited 10 minutes for a menu and another 10 minutes for water. We placed our order and noticed that the other patrons around us, who had arrived after us, had already received their drink orders and food. The airline chicken was delicious and the salmon was cooked perfectly. After we had finished eating and only received half of our drink order, we requested the bill and were met with extremely distasteful attitude from our server. Typically we tip well (25-30%), but this was the one occasion where we could not justify more than 10%. We will not be returning in the future.

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  3. lauraB

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I have been to The Nickel in the past and had a good experience but this visit it felt like a different restaurant. A $26 charcuterie board with maraschino cherries? No thank you.

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  4. Explorer0429

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Nicole is a gastronomic joy. They change their menu seasonally so you can never get bored with the menu. From the Colorado Benedict (with green chili hollandaise) to the Salmon Gnocchi (they make their own gnocchi) you will be in for a taste treat! Go, eat, enjoy.😀

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I was profoundly disappointed in the experience from the service to the food. We had to get up from the table numerous times to ask for salt/pepper, bread, butter, our drinks (which arrived AFTER the 1st course), utensils… And the food… we both ordered the salmon. Everything was over cooked and underseasoned. I could have handled the poor food, but the service was so unreasonably bad as to put a pall on the whole experience. I would strongly suggest dining at some of the other restaurants in the neighborhood.

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  6. AdelaF

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good, just not great. Staff were really nice but service was slow. Food was well prepared but a little underwhelming. My salmon was good but not seasoned at all. It came with a whopping 6 gnocchi. Steak was well cooked and had good flavor but was really grisly. The atmosphere was nice, quiet and intimate.

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  7. Clipper

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu was limited. Wait staff was pleasant and mostly attentive. Although t-shirt attire not what I would have expected in a hotel as nice as Theatro.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and an enjoyable evening . I would recommend.

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  9. Kato

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not enough wait people. Arrived at 11:15; no food until almost an hour later.

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  10. CMary

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant only had two servers the night we attended. Although the servers were terrific and working as fast as they could, the service was a bit slow. Food was good but menu limited. Very convenient to the theater across the street. Would go again.

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  11. Duke

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wish there were more options for brunch - most items are for breakfast

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  12. KevinD

    Denver

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Understaffed and rush the good out so you can’t enjoy the experience.

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  13. climbingeric

    Denver

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ribs burger was ordered medium and very bland—not like any ribs I’ve ever had before. Service was good and ambiance average for a dining room that needs a rennovation.

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  14. Harriet

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Somewhat cold in the restaurant, which led my husband to put on his winter jacket. Service pretty good, except for seeking whether I wanted more hot water for my tea, which I said I did, but never materialized. The steak was a little tough to cut, but tasted delicious.

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  15. AnnieC

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The wine list was very limited. No sancerre or Sauvignon blanc.

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  16. JohnnieH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was amazing - yummy coffee and the Shrimp and Grits was deeeeeeelicious.

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  17. DebraQ

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steak! Drinks and service were super as well.

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  18. MarioR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant. Has a clean fancy feel to it. Our waiter was polite and attentive. Drinks and food took forever to come out. Reservation was at 5:30, arrived at 5:15 and was seated immediately. Ordered drinks and an appetizer immediately and the drinks took about 15 minutes and the appetizer took 30. Ordered our main dish once we got our apps and the food didn’t come out for another 45 min. Ended up leaving at 7:00pm which can be appropriate when lounging and taking your time ordering food but we ordered things almost immediately and the wait was still super long. Food was good but not worth a one hour wait to eat something lol

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  19. GabiB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Despite that there were a lot of people there it wasn’t loud and still felt intimate. I loved learning about the history of the building too. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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  20. Birgit

    Denver

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meh. That’s all this was. For a Kevin Taylor restaurant we really expected more. The New York steak was bland and the chicken was super dry with WAY too much spinach stuffed in it. Also had to ask multiple times what the types of meats and cheeses on the charcuterie board was because none of the servers knew.

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  21. LizH

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu offerings were limited and the servings were quite small compared to the cost of the meal.

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  22. TadF

    Denver

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed brunch prior to watching "Six" at the Buell the afternoon of Christmas eve. It was hopping at 12:30, but we were greeted promptly, seated and enjoyed good, very pleasant service throughout our stay. Great coffee/juice. We had the Colorado Benedict and the Avocado Toast, along with a couple of sides. The food took a little while to arrive, and when it did the food was cool, not hot, as if it had been sitting out a while. It was cooked very well - very tasty. The Avocado toast was a bit skimpy on the avocado spread - our server had let us know we could not order a side of avocado (I wanted to do that with my Bennie) as it had all been used to create the spread for the avocado toast menu item, perhaps they were starting to run out by 12:30? A touch pricey as well (~$75 all-in for the two of us - no alcohol), but flavors were very good and such a convenient location for going to a show after.

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  23. unsats

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was entirely acceptable yet mediocre. It wasn't bad. But there were zero items that were delicious. We had to hunt down our server probably 4 times. Send like reliable food, but we won't return.

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  24. MargaretT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped here before attending a show at the Performing Arts Center and the location was perfect. The menu is limited but there is something for everyone and everything was delicious. It was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday followed by a show.

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  25. ColoMarie

    Denver

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice casual atmosphere. Very good food with good service. Good wine selection. Highly recommend!

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  26. KayP

    Denver

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance is great. Such a lovely space. A bit perplexing because we were not able to make a reservation after 3:30 until after 7, but when we came at 3:30 the restaurant was almost empty, and was only about half full at best the whole time we were there. Although the food is underwhelming, the service was good. The room is so beautiful it really didn’t matter that the food wasn’t anything special.

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  27. DiningEnthusiast

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had such a sweet server who was hustling all evening. He told us they were short two people, but it didn't squash his demeanor. Our dinner was before a play. There was no issue with timing. The charcuterie was okay - two of the three meats were tough. It's the type they were. The bread was so dry it crumbled with the first bite. But the salmon with ricotta gnocchi was lovely. The salmon was cooked perfectly, the gnocchi a pleasant change of pace. At our table we also had the pork chop which was also very nicely prepared.

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  28. BobF

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and Ally was awesome! Very convenient to DCPA. Service was outstanding

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  29. DeborahH

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate brunch here prior to a Sunday Matinee at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. It simply was sub-standard for what we have come to expect for dining in downtown Denver. I think they must have been having issues in the kitchen with a lack of personnel or something -- delivery of the meal was extremely slow and my breakfast burrito must have been sitting under the kitchen heat lamp for quite awhile -- I could hardly cut it. Very disappointing. I'm sorry to put this on a public website. I hope this was just a bad day, and they are able to return to their prior excellence.

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  30. lunch

    Denver

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Bland food, poorly plated. Definitely not worth the cost. Really, serving brownies in a microwave dish with barely a teaspoon of ice cream. Slow inattentive service. Cocktails weren’t even cold. T

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  31. Slim

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Salem. We always ask for him as our waiter. He so energetic, happy and attentive.

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  32. RebeccaW

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Hotel is close to the Performing Arts Center, which makes it a great place to go before a performance. The food was very good and the service wonderful. All in all a very good experience.

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  33. CFDiner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good, but service was terribly slow. Someone at the table next to us got up to refill their own water. The staff avoided eye contact with diners as they sat waiting for food, drinks, and their checks. We have been to The Nickel several times because of the atmosphere and convenient location adjacent to the DCPA complex. The food is good, and we will give it another try - maybe on a weeknight when it's not as busy.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best choice for pre-theater dining around! Love it

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  35. MLynnA

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. However, for the price of menu items, the service was subpar. Hostess was unsure where to sit us, server didn't acknowledge us for 15 minutes, and drinks/food were delivered very untimely even though we informed her we were seeing a show. The manager did stop by to check on us which was appreciated. The bar tender, Jade, was beyond rude. It's unfortunate that the service was lacking because the food is very good.

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  36. MKKT

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We used to go all the time and arrived to impeccable food and service. So, I was shocked and disappointed to find it's done a complete 180. I went solo last night for a much needed (and deserved!) mom's night out to treat myself to dinner and theater. My drink took almost 20 minutes. This should have been a sign... but I was optimistic! My food hadn't come and after several polite inquires and 40 minutes later I asked my waitress for something quick/cold instead as I had to leave in less than 10 minutes to make my show. She offered to cancel and I confirmed as I did not want to rush eating a $50 filet. I did not see her again, and then the filet came out (almost 10 minutes later, the time I stated I had) instead of my quick, cold (worth the money) cold plate (which she had not even returned to check on for me). She finally came by and noted I would get a 20% discount on my food. The food that was 40 minutes late and I confirmed cancellation on and you're still charging me for now? Insulting. I noticed every table around me was unfortunately experience the same issues. I understand sometimes there is an off night and issues I don't observe from the front as a customer. However, there was little to no ownership or apology for the experience. And just flat out insulting to ask me to pay for something the server asked if I wanted to cancel and I confirmed cancellation. I am crushed as this was my go-to before the theater. But I deserve more than this for a special occasion with my hard earned money. Such a shame. I never leave reviews, but I just don't want you to go through the same on your well deserved special occasion!

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  37. MarlinB

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place pre or post DCPA or Bellco plays and lectures. Beautiful surrounding and really good food. Limited menu. Shout out to Nadia at the bar!

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  38. Rhondaroo

    Salt Lake City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for brunch before our matinee & had an amazing brunch. My friend ordered shrimp & grits. I had the Colorado Benedict. The hollandaise sauce was perfection. Yummy drinks too. Nice spicy Bloody Mary. We’ll be back.

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  39. CandyG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, outstanding service, and you could enjoy your meal and have a conversation and not be overwhelmed with loud music. One of our favorite places to eat.

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  40. DianaB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent with them handling my walker and getting our food ready in time for us to make the theater. I appreciate their help.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Nickel - Hotel Teatro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 889-2128.

The Nickel - Hotel Teatro is rated 4 stars by 1064 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Nickel - Hotel Teatro

1100 Fourteenth Street, Denver, CO 80202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    14th and Arapahoe Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We validate parking through the Hotel Teatro for $10 per vehicle.
  • Public transit
    Travel by Denver's convenient RTD Lightrail and take the H or D line to the 'Theatre District - Convention Center' stop. From there, walk three blocks North, past the Performing Arts Center to our entrance on the West side of 14th Street, between Arapahoe & Lawrence streets.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (720) 889-2128
  • Private party facilities
    Enjoy a dining experience unlike the rest in the heart of Downtown Denver’s Theatre District, with menus that incorporate the highest quality ingredients. We have a wide selection of spaces for private dining and celebrations. Please contact our private dining and event coordinator at 720-946-3936.
  • Private party contact
    Belle Morales: (720) 946-3936
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