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  1. Distance: 0.58mi
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  2. Distance: 1.27mi
  3. Distance: 1.40mi
  4. Distance: 1.46mi

About The Village Cork

The Village Cork is a rustic yet comfortable wine bistro serving boutique wines and local and organic foods. Since opening in 2001 our focus has been to provide an "open arms" atmosphere. "Eat, drink, and be merry" is our way of life here at The Village Cork.

1300 So. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80210
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 10:30pm, Dinner Friday: 4pm - 12:00am, Saturday Dinner: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday Closed

Cross Street:
Louisiana

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 282-8399

Website:
http://www.thevillagecork.com/

Public Transit:
The Louisiana-Pearl Light Rail station is located 1 block from The Village Cork.

Private Party Facilities:
The Village Cork is a rustic yet comfortable wine bistro serving boutique wines and local and organic foods. Since opening in 2001 our focus has been to provide an "open arms" atmosphere. "Eat, drink, and be merry" is our way of life here at The Village Cork.

Private Party Contact:
Lisa Lapp: (303) 282-8399

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Village Cork Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Late-night Find (62)
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Great for Brunch (10)
Cozy (6)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 11, 2014

The food is great but menu choices can be limited some evenings.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 4, 2014

Wonderful restaurant had a great dinner. Really helpful and responsive wait staff. Great food, prepared really well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 3, 2014

While the menu is limited ( seasonal) we hit the jackpot with a truly remarkable, simple dish. I have been dreaming if the "fish & chips" ( not what you think) and plan on returning soon. This was the single best meal I've had in Denver.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 29, 2014

I love Village Cork. The atmosphere and vibe are very comfortable. It feels like a special spot one might find in New York. A true neighborhood gem. The menu isn't very big, but I always find it difficult to choose between all the great options. Excellent, attentive, but never intrusive service. All in all, a lovely spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 21, 2014

All that we ordered was delicious. The baked chicken served over risotto and a creamy leek sauce was cooked perfectly. Another favorite was their version of fish and chips; sea bass with a crispy, crispy skin served with fingerling potatoes and a celery root slaw. We will definitely be returning to this friendly spot!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 6, 2014

Our group of 6 sampled most of the menu and enjoyed it very much. The chocolate/hazelnut dessert was a special favorite as was our server, Justin.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 27, 2014

The food was delicious as was the wine!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 24, 2014

This is the perfect romantic restaurant that reminds you a restaurant doesn't need to be big to make a big impression!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 15, 2014

Perfect evening out for two or a small group. Excellent service, delicious food. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2014

I brought my wife to Village Cork for Valentines Day this past Friday. We had eaten here for Valentines Day a couple of years prior, so I knew I was going to win some points for being so thoughtful. The set menu online showed French Onion Soup and a Seafood Trio for the first and second courses (my wife LOVES french onion).

Once we were sat we learned that they would not be serving French Onion OR the Seafood Trio. Not a huge deal, but with a set menu we felt trapped with options that we otherwise wouldn't care for. Beyond the menu change it was the unapologetic and unprofessional service of the waiter that got under our skin. He seemed completely uneducated as to the items on the menu, and dropped off our check without a single word.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2014

This is a very nice, relatively quiet, neighborhood restaurant with a small but wonderful menu. I had the duck confit and my wife had the fish. The rose' was perfect as was the Brie and the desserts (key lime cheesecake and apple pie).

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2014

My husband and I have eaten at the Village Cork on several occasions. When we step inside this lovely neighborhood gem, it feels like we're eating in a cozy bistro somewhere in Paris. The food is excellent and the wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. A place not to be missed! We'll be back. (-:

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2014

Though the atmosphere and wine were worth spending time, the portion sizes were very small. The $19 ravioli arrived in a large plate...but with only ~5 small pastas. Given it was a dinner menu item, I really expected more.
I'd recommend it as a cozy place to meet for wine and conversation...just ask before you order menu items.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2014

I took my honey there for her 58th birthday. The service was great wine was great food was very good. They were very accommodating for our special needs.they cut and served us the cake that we brought. they even threw in some candles

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2014

The Cork only has 4 beer selections on their menu and they are all dark . We had one person in our group who does not drink wine and also doesnt drink a dark beer- disappointing for this person. Also - the ravioli was hard and chewy and the pumpkin soup was a bit like pie filling. The spinach salad with the egg was delicious as was the shepards pie and the duck. The desserts were very small ( hard to share) - the keylime was just ok ( i would like to give them my recipe) and we were not impressed with the dryness of the truffles. Cute ambiene but i woud not go back or recommend it. Oh - one more thing - the waitress was borderline rude.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2014

I love this wine bistro! It feels like a darling neighborhood establishment...fantastic food, great service, and nice wines. My only complaint is that they try to find a few more moderately priced wines to put on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2014

The atmosphere is quaint, warm and slightly European feeling. The Brie cheese appetizer is very good.
The portions are not large, which was refreshing. Three of us had the duck and all felt like it was too salty.
The veges with the duck were the best.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2013

I've been here several times before and decided to join them for there New Years Eve special. All four of the people in my party had the same impression; great wine list, tasty appetizers, but the main course was disappointing. First we had a great sweet potato blini with mushrooms and goat cheese (though a bit small). Next we had a choice of clam chowder, winter vegetable salad. I had the salad and it had subtle flavors with kale, beets and shallots. It was terrific.

For the main course there were 2 options - vegetable cassoulet or Vennison osso buco. Both were bland and flavorless. I will come back in the future, but will probably just have wine and appetizers.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2013

Second time at The Village Cork. Just love it. Great service, great food, great ambiance. Our new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 20, 2013

Love this small neighborhood hangout. Staff is very friendly and food is tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2013

Cheese board was excellent, just the right amount for an appetizer.
The greens on the pear salad were over salted; the greens overwhelmed the pears.
The Chateaubriand was tender and flavorful as were the potatoes and gravy. The side greens were as salty as the salad greens.

The smell of hot, almost smokey, oil permeated the restaurant. Our eyes were burning so much we skipped dessert to get out. Our clothes were saturated with the smell of the oil. The kitchen lacked ventilation, the cooking fumes were allowed circulate through the restaurant and exit from windows near the ceiling.

I'll be watching upgrades to the facility before we return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2013

They really take care of you at The Village Cork! Great experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2013

I live near the Village Cork and don't go there very often. And every time I do, I wonder why I don't go more often. It's such a cozy, yet elegant place. Great for a glass of wine with a friend or a romantic dinner out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2013

I made a reservation and was seated when I arrived on time however my guest was 20 minutes late. It was Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I ordered a bottle of wine and expected to have a leisurely dinner catching up. While watiing I had to ask for bread. When our orders arrived my vegetarian dish was dry and not very flavorful. As we were considering what dessert we would like to have, the waitress asked us to move to the bar which was very crowded as they had another booking for our table. Needless to say we left.
The restaurant was not prepared for the volume of customers. I will not be returning as I don't want to be embarrassed in front of friends and guests like this.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2013

Always love this place. The food is different every time and AMAZING every time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2013

Oh my gosh. The food and service was so wonderful. We went with another couple and were seated right away. The menu is a one page list of everything good. I had the roast loin, husband had the chateaubriand. One of the best meals we've had in a very long time. Great atmosphere, great wine. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 15, 2013

Took friends for first time and they just loved every bit: atmosphere, service, wine, food. And I'm always pleasantly surprised at our bill being so reasonable for great quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 15, 2013

Wonderful service and ambience for a Friday evening. The server helped find numerous glutten free dishes and overall excellent food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2013

This restuarant is one of my favorites in Denver. The first time my husband and I tried it out, we only had drinks and thought the atmosphere was wonderful - it had intimate and quiet feel, yet it was lively and seemingly full of regulars. This time we tried their food and OH MY GOODNESS, it was delicious! Their chicken pot pie was devine - not what you would expect, but fully worth going out on a limb to try. Love , love Village Cork!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2013

The restaurant has experienced a cycle of chef changes, and thus, menu changes. This once hip corner wine bar, is now quiet, sullen and dreary. The last two times that we have dined here, the food has been nothing to speak of. There is no longer any bread, cheese, or nuts for you to enjoy while sipping wine. We had a pork dish that was quite interesting. There were many vegetables, quinoa that did not appear to be cooked, pork and slices of ginger on top. The tastes were not to our liking. Then dessert. We had an apple crisp that was nothing more than glazed apples with dried oats on top. It lacked appeal and interest. Unfortunately, we have determined that we will be limiting our visits to our former favorite dining location.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2013

I've gone to the Village Cork a few times, but always come away with the same impression -- it's got a great wine list, but I feel like the price per glass is too high. It's got interesting and tasty food, but I feel like the price versus what you receive is too high. I don't mind paying higher prices, but when I DO pay those higher prices, I want to feel like I've had something special. The Village Cork is quite nice, but to my tastes, doesn't slip into that "special" category.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 7, 2013

Eaten here many times; current chef works hard but our waitress so ruined the evening by her abruptness, inability to listen to our comments w/o being highly defensive. Will come again b/c of past very good experiences but lesson learned ;when wait staff from very 1st words raise the hairs on your back , go with your guts & ask for someone else to help you. Just very hard to do in small, local place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2013

I have visited the Village Cork for Happy Hours and dinners, and it is perfectly suited to both occasions. The food is beautifully constructed and delicious. The serving staff is knowledgeable about all the wines on the menu, and the ambiance enables pleasant conversation and keeps a good energy about the place. It is definitely a neighborhood gem ~ it's a gem to the metropolitan area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2013

This is such a great neighborhood restaurant which is always warm and cozy. The whole experience is always consistent...amazing food, friendly service, etc!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2013

My dinner was great. The server was knowledgeable about the menu, but service was a little slow. They did not have either of the half bottles listed on the menu, but instead offered a different wine at a similar price. I would have liked more choice as to the half bottles.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2013

My husband and I live in the Platt Park neighborhood and LOVE coming to the Village Cork. The knowledgable staff always brings me the perfect glass of wine. The menu is always changing but there are some delicious staples. We always bring friends and family here when we have company in town!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2013

For a neighborhood restaurant The Village Cork goes well beyond expectations for food and service. Great experience!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2013

Loved the experience and the food and would recommend to most of my friends. The ones I would qualify the restaurant for would be those whose wallets aren't thick.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 24, 2013

We have been going to the Village Cork since it opened and have always had a memorable evening. The chefs are amazing and the wine selections are well balanced...

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2013

Everything was great. The food was amazing. Service was great too. The wine list was perfect. Good job - we will be returning for sure!

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