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About 12@MADISON

12@MADISON offers Modern American food in a relaxed, and inviting setting.

1160 Madison St
Denver, CO 80206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday thru Saturday 4:00-10:00 Sunday 4:00-9:00
Brunch: Sunday 10:00-2:00

Cross Street:
12th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(720) 216-0190

Website:
http://www.twelverestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
On street parking in the quiet Congress Park neighborhood.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Osaka

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

12@MADISON Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (37)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Good for a Date (33)
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Creative Cuisine (24)
Special Occasion (19)
Cozy (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
Bar Seating (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Authentic (11)
Tapas (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Casual (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Fun (6)
Seasonal (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Cabbage and cassoulet were delicious. Bread and rolls were poor quality - need Grateful Bread. Rioja from Spain was very good

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful meal at 12@ Madison. The staff were really helpful and provided great information to help craft your meal selection. The food was all delicious and the drinks were great too. Would highly recommend 12@Madison!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing birthday dinner

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

One of the very best meals in Denver right now. Careful, creative, refined small plates to share. Server was excellent. Attractive modern space.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tapas, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Denver!
All dishes are amazing and delicious, never disappoint.
And Sevice is always so tentative.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Came here for NYE - was lovely!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very well thought up menu and a very nice experience. It is our new go to neighborhood restaurant

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

In Denver right now, there is a glut of good restaurants, so if your service and your food aren't very good, you don't last long. The service was WONDERFUL and all the servers acted like a team to clear dishes, deliver silverware and plates and deliver food. This is no easy feat as we ordered 6 small dishes and the plates and silverware were cleared after every dish. We never had to wait for plates or silverware, just amazing for any restaurant. The food was very pretty, slightly under-seasoned (could just be me) and hearty - the lamb and raviolis were our favorites. A wonderful restaurant to which we will look forward to another meal!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Interesting food in a long narrow, modern space. They didn't have in stock the first wine we ordered and then ran out of the second wine after 2 bottles. Service was very attentive but overall food was just so-so. Don't know if we will be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

2nd time here. The 1st time was towards the end of the summer and the menu had more GF/vegetarian options at that time. I still found plenty to eat but I did notice the difference. My favorite was the sweet potato arepas.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing new spot. Every dish was beautifully executed. Service was impeccable, ambiance was cozy and fresh.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I went for dinner and the food was a little disappointing and the service was slow. I would try again for brunch, but not dinner.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We very much enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. The food was creative and well prepared. Small plates allowed us to share several of Chef’s creations. Wine list was varied and well priced. I would definitely return and would recommend it for others to try!!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Local neighborhood drink up

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love 12!! So happy to have them in the ‘hood!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was unique and delicious. We easily shared 5 plates between the 2 of us. Moderately priced tapas but I found the wine-by-the-bottle prices outrageous.

Tags: Tapas, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Menu reads great and the reviews were good, too bad this food did not live up to the descriptions. Very disappointing for a pricey meal.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Completely lived up to the expectations set by various reviews. Creative and well crafted food and cocktails! Will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was superb, one of best meals we have had in Denver, ever. Great staff and ambiance. Don't miss it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very innovative and creative. Great service and food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Love this restaurant. Like the idea of small plates to share so that you get to experience more foods. Excellent service. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

First time experience for the four of us. Went based on 5280 rating it as one of the top 25 in Denver. The food was interesting, but certainly not the best we've had elsewhere. Mostly small/shareable plates where the focus was on "flavors" . $12-$15 for a tapas plate was a bit steep. Plan on $40 to $50 per person with one drink. The service was very good. By 6:30 it became very noisy and we gave up having a conversation and left. Certainly was a younger crowd.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very good small plates and good happy hour. All of their food is prepared fresh and very creative. This is not the food you get at the best of chain restaurants, it so much better.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Literally the best brunch I have had in years- great cocktails, incredible menu, and pretty atmosphere

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

What a wonderful unexpected surprise! We had a lovely and delicious dinner/evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood spot we have discovered in Denver. Always creative, fresh, every changing food with a warm and friendly staff. A MUST try

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I didn't realize they closed at 9 pm on Sunday, our reservation was for 7:30 pm. It was very quiet inside, we were seated and our drink order was taken. We ordered 4 menu items to start, with the intent to order 1 or 2 more. The lettuce salad was delicious. It is all small plates and it comes out one at a time. My boyfriend finished his drink and got a second, I wasn't finished with mine yet. The next two menu items came out, and we enjoyed them. They started closing stuff down, I never got another chance to order a second drink and we didn't get much attention after that last plate. We didn't feel comfortable ordering more food even though we were still hungry. We ordered dessert and left. Total we were only there 1.5 hours, we were there celebrating my birthday. We would of spent $200 or more and spent more time there, but we felt unwanted. I've had better service from lower scale restaurants. I had high hopes since it is only 2 blocks away from my house.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant. The service and food was average at best. We got our appetizers before we got our cocktails. Thai soup was bland and boring. The tomato tart with fried capers was on soggy tasteless bread. The menu looks great at first blush but the food is average. They are trying too hard and not meeting the mark. Food was not that warm either. On the upside, scallop special was good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Already one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. The food, service, and atmosphere are all great. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went here for a date night and it was really perfect. The plates are all meant to be shared but are good portions and definitely worth the money. I would highly recommend this place to anyone for a special evening or a get together with friends.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had had brunch here the week before and liked it so much that we returned the following Sunday with two friends who live in the neighborhood but had not yet visited 12@MADISON. They loved it as much as we did!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was a great meal. The food was interesting, very seasonal, and delectable!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have had dinner here a couple of times and loved it, so when friends wanted to go there with us but were only available during the day on a Sunday we decided to have brunch. It is as wonderful as the dinners are. The bread pudding French toast was particularly outstanding. We enjoyed it so much that we're taking another couple there for brunch next Sunday!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful creative small plates and charming, helpful service. Highly recommend the bar seating, as the tables are fairly tightly packed in a small space.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is a great restaurant! We tried the duck confit, gnocchi, and chicken dishes. The chicken was so-so, but the gnocchi and duck confit were delicious! The drinks are really good as well.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything we had was amazing, the flavors all blended perfectly. The prices are hard to believe. You would think you would pay twice as much for that kind of cuisine and taste.
It’s a tiny restaurant, so I hesitate to say such good things. I am afraid everyone is going to figure it out and I won’t be able to get a table anymore. But when a place does this good of a job, it shouldn’t be kept a secret.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

three of us tried the congee noted by 5280, not one of us liked it. It has an off putting taste and was the only dish not completely eaten. the food was ok, but not really tasty. If I pay that much for food, I at least want it to taste good. Not a comfort food place.
The service was good and the waitperson knowledgeable. The plate was attractively decorated, but of course not filling as it is a small plate place. The salad was good also. kinda pricey for what you get.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This place had really amazing food and beverages for brunch. I loved the clean, simple decor and the wait staff was very friendly. I can't believe there wasn't a line out the door! The portions were just right for brunch and I imagine every item on the menu is fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome brunch with wife, daughter and granddaughter!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved it wonderful, really, really good! Fresh and innovative.

Tags: Seasonal
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