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The Village Cork

4.3
356 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 10:30pm, Dinner Friday: 4pm - 12:00am, Saturday Dinner: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday Closed
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Phone number
(303) 282-8399
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Lisa Lapp: (303) 282-8399
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Louisiana
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Public transit
The Louisiana-Pearl Light Rail station is located 1 block from The Village Cork.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

We have always enjoyed this cozy restaurant and it was good again, however the food and service wasn't as great as normal, but it was still a good experience. Also, it was very hot in the room so it was a bit uncomfortable. The service good but a bit slow and the waitress kept saying it was coming, but it wasn't. She also was a bit over-the-top by saying "was your food amazing, I see that your dessert was completely delicious, etc." so it didn't seem sincere and was hard to respond too. We will come back but hope it gets back to the normal great experience.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2016

I love this restaurant, it's a neighborhood gem and a great lace for a nice meal.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2016

The draft coming in from outside was an issue. Velvet curtain not sufficient. There was only one server for entire restaurant. They need to provide bread or something because meal took long and portions are small. Need more wine selection especially since it's called "Village Cork." Lots of potential, they need to invest money into updating ceiling, getting rid of one of the main doors and creating vestibule. Dinner was great however.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Fantastic as always! We live our neighborhood gem. Amazing food and wine recommendations.

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2.0Dined on November 19, 2016

I have dined here many times. Sadly this will be my last time as the past few meals gave been sub par with poor service.

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1.0Dined on November 14, 2016

Made a reservation through open table which was confirmed but the restaurant was closed when we got there. Really don't know if it is good or bad yet. Open Table should have a n/a category to choose from

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

I have been coming to the charming, neighborhood restaurant for years and am never disappointed. Food menu is small, focusing on seasonal delectable dishes. Wine list is always solid. Wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Lisa is a delightful owner who greets her guests with a smile.

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2.0Dined on October 20, 2016

We used to love village cork. Unfortunately it seems that as their restaurant expanded, so did their prices. I have no problem paying $12 for a salad. I like salad. I don't like when my $12 sad is smaller than the size of my balled up fist. It's a broccoli salad, people! Broccoli is not expensive!! The ravioli ($13 or $14? Can't remember) contained three small ravioli. I get that if it's filled with lobster or gold shavings. But this was vegetarian ravioli. The only item that had any heft to it was the poutine... Which contained soggy fries. YEs, poutines are covered in gravy, but the fries should at least have been crispy at some point in their lives. We won't be dining here again. Overpriced and underwhelming. "Small plates" does not mean you get to rip off your customer.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Food was good...one complaint is that to charge $13 for three tiny pieces of ravioli is a bit much.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2016

Cozy atmosphere, good for a fall date. Service was very slow. It took 5 minutes to get a glass of water, and 10 minutes after that before we met our server. Food was fine, but the menu is limited, and my broccoli salad was pretty small. The warm brie and garlic was wonderful, and my husband enjoyed his burger. We enjoyed a great bottle of red wine. I was somewhat irritated by server's presumptive "Is everything great?" query. It wasn't great, but if I say no, it sounds like it was bad.

Overall good atmosphere, but service requires patience.

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2.0Dined on August 27, 2016

We had dine there two times before and enjoyed the selections more slanted to traditional offerings with their own unique twist by the creative chef. However, the summer menu was quite a "shock" of unexpected offerings. The drinks we had were first. We still where undecided as to what was appetizers and what was the main course offerings? Both listings where made up of mixtures that kept you guesting. At one point after the drinks arrive we thought about paying for the drinks and leaving..but we did not depart. I should have looked at the menu before we made the reservation. We probably wont try to visit there again. In fact, the couple who joined us had to go out to eat after we all left.

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2.0Dined on August 26, 2016

Normally, my husband and I enjoy dining here, but this time we were extremely disappointed in the food. I had the fish and chips...the fish (cod) was chewy, overcooked and bland, and the fingerling potatoes were so salty I couldn't eat them. My husband had the waygu burger, which was okay, but he thought the cheese had an odd taste to it and overall felt it was an unremarkable dinner. So sad...this experience will probably keep us from returning.

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1.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Truly inattentive service. Our order was never put in with kitchen and server made no effort to rectify.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2016

The Village Cork never disappoints. I've been coming here for years and it's always a delight. Love finding "thoughtful" restaurants that take loving care in every aspect of the experience. This restaurant excels at that experience consistently.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

They always have amazing food with a unique menu. It was a great dinner and did not disappoint. The only problem was that it was very hot in the restaurant and our whole group got a bit uncomfortable, but otherwise it was great.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2016

We live very close to the Village Cork, Old South Pearl and this has become a favorite.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2016

YUMMY! I love this restaurant and would go there again and again and again

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2016

Great food & wine! Server was very helpful with wine suggestions. Perfect choices!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2016

I come here about once every month or so. The menu changes seasonally, and I've always had good choices. I'm vegetarian and either they have something in the menu or will make up a dish to accommodate. Servers are helpful (and honest) with suggestions.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2016

Always a great meal

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2016

Staff is very knowledgeable about wine and there is a very diverse wine list. Entrée selections are very creative and always excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2016

Great food, love wine flights. Check out the bar, corks under the glass!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2016

Everything was wonderful. Will definitely be returning.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2016

Nice waitress but slow service. The food arrived lukewarm and the special was not as described. We might try it again but there are too many other great restaurants to return to a mediocre one.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2016

Always a wonderful experience eating at the kitchen bar chatting it up with Kalib and the rest of the team.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2016

We've been here before, but decided to come back now that we're back in the neighborhood. Wine list is great, but we only sampled reds. Brie and garlic is amazing, mushroom risotto was great as was the gnocchi. If you're really hungry, you probably wouldn't be overly happy; think wine bar/tapas, small servings with a larger price than the average meal, but packed full of flavor and uniqueness. We were even treated to a sample of another appetizer that the chef was experimenting with. Server was great; he obviously liked his job and was knowledgeable in wine, Dante, and death metal. Would definitely go back again, but given pricing, it's a treat for us and not a once a week affair!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2016

Happy Hour is always great! Small plates and great wine for $5!

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2016

This restaurant grew from a wine and cheese bar to a restaurant with a full menu. We had not been there since it became a restaurant so wanted to try it. The food choices were interesting, but all our dishes were bland and generally disappointing. I usually give a restaurant more than one shot, but this one has a ways to go. With so many other good restaurant choices in the Denver area, we probably won't be back to this one.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Delighted to hear that the plan is to serve brunch every Sunday. A great addition to the the Denver Sunday brunch scene.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2016

Came here to celebrate a friend's birthday - had a great night of eats and wine! We were treated to a little champagne toast, our server recommended a great bottle of Barbera to share, and we loved the food. Highly recommend for a special occasion and for anyone that loves a cozy wine bar!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2016

We have missed out of the fantastic dining experience for the last 6 years, but plan to make up for it as much as possible. Fantastic food, incredible wine list and pairing suggestions and the staff are kind and knowledgeable. One can tell they believe in what they are serving and recommending. We already have another reservation made and looking forward to heading back sooner rather than later. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2016

Normally for foodies, but the new menu misses on its pairings. Skip the cassoulet and the fish.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2016

Love the dishes, the staff, and most of all the warm welcoming ambience.

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3.0Dined on January 22, 2016

We have dined at Village Cork in the past and have had wonderful meals. We had a large group on Saturday night and our food was disappointing. Not sure if it was service for 10 or just a bad night. Risotto was undercooked and had no taste.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2016

The Village Cork is such a wonderful neighborhood wine bar.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2016

Had a group of 7 and we were treated royally, Catherine, our waitress, was the perfect hostess. Great suggestions, friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner on NYE. The fixed price selections were just right. Service and wine were great, as usual.

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1.0Dined on December 11, 2015

Was so disappointed!! The food was not good. Went with a larger group. I had the spaghetti squash and the husband had the hangar steak. The squash was not good, steak was better. The waiter smelled of BO badly. We ordered a $45 Cabernet but were told they were sold out of it. Asked for a comparable and were shown the $125 bottle. Really?!?! We ordered two orders of cookies and milk for dessert- I've never had a worse cookie. They were extremely dry and tasteless. The squash and cookies should immediately be taken off your menu.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2015

We had a nice time and very nice dinner. We came before a concert and enjoyed the wine, as well as the Brie. They did a nice job with the salmon, and my wife enjoyed the scallops. Keep up the good work.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2015

I introduced a friend to Village Cork for lunch. We had a lovely time. The menu is limited, but there are plenty of options for every type of eater. My friend had the chicken stew and said it was incredible. I had the chicken crepe, very satisfying, delicious with nuanced flavors. The waitress was very warm and inviting.

I love the Village Cork. It's great for lunch, cocktails, wine, dinner. It's a special spot!

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