12@MADISON

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$31 to $50
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American
12@MADISON offers Modern American food in a relaxed, and inviting setting.
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4.6
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JH
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful place! We were celebrating two birthdays the night we dined at 12@Madison, none of the four of us had been there yet, and the staff was really fabulous at filling us in on great suggestions. I like the ambience of this place – it feels cozy but not crowded, the music was at a perfect volume because we could hear the songs but they weren’t drowning us out, and I especially love the fact that it was a quieter dining experience than what I have in many other places. The flavors in this food were phenomenal – I truly slowed down to enjoy this meal in it’s entirety!

V
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I had high hopes. I am very quickly realizing that Denver’s food scene is lackluster and you all are adding to the mediocrity.

B
Denver
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my second time here. The food is delicious. Service started out really well but, lacked at the end of the dinner.

OT
Denver
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall we were not impressed. The plates really are small, and all are expensive for what you get. Very small portions and the flavors combinations are good but nothing really stood out as ‘great.’ The menu looked so imaginative and tasty but everything kind of flatlined once we got the dishes.

Service was solid but not great, either. One girl that served us was very on point and did well, while our main server seemed confused and was pretty slow all night.

Neat looking place and it has a cool urban vibe. Other than that we’ll likely not go back. $75-100 per person with drinks is better spent elsewhere.

AW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall delicious food. Had lobster roll with gluten-free roll which ruined the dish. Roll was hard, heavy and tasteless. Otherwise love this place.

JK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are huge fans of shared small plates and restaurant character. We we surprised that our four plate meal, bottle of wine, dessert and a port (plus a second gifted us to celebrate a birthday) was less than we spend most spots downtown. Even the still water requested (a full bottle of Fiji) was gratis. Great value. Staff is super attentive, doesn't rush dishes, and chef Osaka creates dishes you cannot even imagine. We will be back again and again and again. Note: Absolutely make a reservation!

G
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance were all excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

KM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The first bad course I’ve had there. The octopus was like eating tasteless rubber and when we both told the waitress, she just smiled.

OT
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. This is one of the best restaurants in Denver.

MN
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always, such a special spot.

J
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was really good. This time I noticed less menu selections for me although I'm both vegetarian & avoid gluten so this is not unusual. I've eaten here a couple of times in the past and remembered there being more options. The current risotto offering (cranberry ginger) definitely has a seasonal slant & is a bit too sweet for my taste.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Well done!

KF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First I want to applaud the amazing staff. Everyone was busy working to make sure each table had a wonderful experience, from explaining the menu, to timing the food delivery, to answering questions about the artwork. These are true professionals!
Food, different from your normal idea of small plates with unique presentations and flavors. My suggestion is to watch to flavors- go in some order for example from light to savory. We jumped around and I feel it distracted from what otherwise was a wonderful dish. Although the dishes are small we left full and very satisfied. The orecchiette pasta dish is THE BEST! A unique menu worthy of the adventurous.

Y
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants when we lived in the neighborhood, but we hadn’t visited in 18 months or so. The food was not as good as we remembered. The octopus was rubbery. The cranberry ginger risotto was unappetizing. Very disappointed.

h
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toby continues to provide dishes that are innovative and delicious! Service is always wonderful. So grateful that 12@Madison is in our neighborhood.

BD
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A little pricey for the small plates. Orecchiette was excellent, but pork tenderloin was ordinary. Waffles and chicken not so good. Snow crab good, but asparagus used was too large and sauce was meh.

MR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Great Food, fantastic experience. Thank you 12@Madison Team

MQ
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the food is beyond great!!!! Risotto is to die for.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was so so. The cranberry risotto was overtaken by the cranberries. The lobster zucchini soup was ok. Didn’t taste like lobster or zucchini, very bland. The scallops were the best thing. Octopus was not tender, rather chewy love the ambience , but on the high side in price for what you get.

MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink with very pleasant wait staff. Will be back again.

E
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, beverages and service are all top notch at 12th@Madison. They are all dedicated to their craft and it comes through in their work. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Even the Parker Rolls are sublime.

JB
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service, just the right amount of attention, courses paced perfectly, excellent wines

EC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent!

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BK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding, thank you for making our anniversary dinner a great experience!

TC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

SO DISAPPOINTING. Booked a 4 top dinner reservation for Friday at 5:15 pm. Our bill was $380. The service is abysmal- truly. TRAIN YOUR STAFF IN FINE DINING. Every single time the server came to the table, she interrupted the conversation. And kept right on blathering about whatever was useless information. At 6:30, the manager began attempting to make us leave. From 6:30-7 someone came to the table every 5 minutes. Despite the food being good, we won’t be coming back since apparently a $400 bill buys you one hour at the table. This isn’t NYC, guys. Double and triple seating doesn’t work in a mediocre restaurant environment like Denver. If it’s a fine dining restaurant, your staff shouldn’t look and act like it’s fast food.

SK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service- fantastic. Food - fantastic, especially the gnocchi!! Music- great (included some White Stripes!), drinks- to die for. Must go and then, go again!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Cozy, sweet and great food to share with the table. I’m a vegetarian and had no problem sharing with the table.

CK
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Our server was so kind and brought out a cake we'd dropped off earlier in the day. Great wine and food suggestions. Thank you!

T
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

12@Madison did it again. Terrific food. Best cocktail of the fall is their new version of a French 75. It’s amazing. Our waitress was on the ball and terrific. I love these guys. Just wish they had a more spacious dining room... but i guess it is just right as is.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was communicative and so present. It was obvious each person we interacted with took pride and enjoyment in their work.

OT
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing cocktails, amazing people, lovely ambiance, gorgeous bar. Highly recommend the Omakase after several small plates! Definitely will go back.

t
Denver
92 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious and beautiful food. Love the location but signage slightly hard to find.

K
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty good although I enjoyed my previous visit much more. It really depends on what’s on the menu.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Julia was the absolute best. We let her choose our dishes for the evening and she was able to pair everything perfectly with the bottle of wine we had ordered. I highly recommend sitting in her section!

KM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I have dined at 12@Madison several times and always been very pleased with the food, service, etc. My husband and I had dinner there the other night and the food was just ok. The pastas were undercooked and lukewarm and we were generally underwhelmed. We'll go back and hope for a better meal next time.

a
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12@Madison is easily one of my new favorites in Denver! The service was spectacular, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and couldn't ask for anything better. We shared five plates, starting with the Baby Squash which was amazing, followed by our take on a surf and turf theme with the seared Octopus and the tastiest Diver Scallops you could imagine. Then came the Pomegranate braised Bison Empanada and a French Dip, both out of this world delicious and will have you craving more. For dessert we had the coconut panna cotta and flourless chocolate cake, with every bite you just wanted to savor a little longer. We can't wait to return! Be sure to check out the global wine bottle list, you won't go wrong ordering a bottle for the evening!

ED
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space. The food is outstanding but not pretentious. Lovely experience.

a
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful space- great service- food is very good- but potions are definitely too small for share plates.

LH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food combination

L
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I wasnt as wowed as some. We had good dishes and others that were disappointing. Our favorite combo was the orecchiete with parker house rolls!