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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
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Creative Cuisine (27)
Special Occasion (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Cozy (17)
Tapas (17)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Romantic (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Authentic (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fun (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Casual (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

I LOVE this restaurant. The food is absolutely top notch and changes seasonally. The staff is lovely. Definitely one of my top 2-3 restaurants in Denver.
The plat du jour is always fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 6 days ago

Brunch was excellent! We loved the Croque Madame, Pork belly Benedict, and Roast chicken. Wonderful pastries as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful, wonderful meal. Every dish was perfect. Such a variety of flavors. We skipped the main course and tried about 10 shared plates. A great way to sample the menu. We'll be back to try the rest!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

So sad to give a mediocre/poor review of my beloved 12@Madison. First, let me say that my wife and I had been HUGE fans of the original Twelve, and initially of the reboot, 12@Madison as well. However, with each visit to the new 12 our experience in all facets (food, service, and value) has steadily decreased. This last trip to 12 will probably be just that, our last. From walking in the door to leaving, service was never anything more than just "Meh". A far cry from a year ago when they opened the doors. The portion sizes are now not even up to Tapas standards; small is too big of a word for these plates. The food quality is good, but just not up to par for Chef Osaka. We left feeling a bit heartbroken, underwhelmed, and hungry. After spending over $140 for two people, your conversation while walking to the car shouldn't be trying to decide where to go get a quick bite to eat. Goodbye for now 12. If I hear things are better we'll be back, otherwise, I think our love affair is over. There are just way too many exceptional restaurants on the Denver scene now to waste time and money on something that just is no longer up to the current culinary climate.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, service and ambiance. We will definitely go again and recommend to friends.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Tasting Menu
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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Our server had a great balance of time at the table and time to ourselves. Lauren was fantastic at giving suggestions, and was just really enjoyable to talk with. Each dish continued to impress us more and more throughout the evening. We have already told many about our wonderful experience and you can expect us to come back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2018

Good food in a nice atmosphere. A little drafty when door opens. The descriptions of the food is fairly complicated but the end result is really good.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 17, 2018

This is one of the best restaurants I have had the pleasure of visiting in all of America. Every course was superb, the staff was attentive, and the atmosphere was relaxing. I visit Denver often and am thrilled to have discovered this little gem!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 16, 2018

Overall great. Some dishes were spectacular. A couple slight misses. We'll be back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2018

This location of 12@Madison is a worthy successor to the original Twelve. Bravo!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great restaurant! The food is wonderful and the staff was great.

We especially loved the baby lettuces salad and ricotta ravioli

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Probably the best restaurant in Denver at this point. Chef Osaka and Chef Ashley have something special going here.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Incredible meal and service. Thanks for your great recommendations, Tim!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was fantastic. The plates are small but allowed us to share and try many of the plates. We ended up ordering two of the Gnocci because it was delicious. The beet risotto and potato fingerlings were amazing. Restaurant is somewhat hard to find because of signage and right next door to a Pilates studio, but once inside it is very warm and inviting.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was fantastic and the service was phenomenal! We'd definitely recommend it to anyone and are excited to go back there!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The crab dish came together as well as anything I’ve had in recent memory, celery purée, pistachio, brown butter. I was licking the plate clean. As others have said, loud and drink was stiff, but it was altogether a treat.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A very enjoyable evening with great service and attention to detail. The Arepas and the King Crab were awesome.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was pretty tasty. I appreciated that they were able to accommodate my food allergies and we love the small shareable plates concept.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Some of the best food in Denver. The service was incredible and I like the small ambience. I would recommend highly!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was very tasty. The waiter gave us great recommendations.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I cannot get over how amazing the food on the menu is however, what is not to be missed is the whatever Chef Ashley has prepared for the evening as her Plat du Jour. We had osso bucco that I would kill for the recipe. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys delicious food and a good time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our table shared the Sunday Supper, which was Osso Bucco and Manicotti. Delicious!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Every element of our meals at 12@Madison have been exceptional. Each dish is prepared with care and executed with spot-on seasoning, presentation and flavor. The snow crab dish currently on the menu is one of the best crab dishes we've ever had.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Amazing. Jeff consistently exceeds expectations. Lovely lovely place.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Second time here; both times the meals were very creative, unusual and very, very good.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious small plates for sharing and a stiff Old Fashioned. Definitely would go back.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Holy cow, they’re on the way to a James Beard award and a Michelin star if they ever come to Denver. The onion soup is outstanding, the correct temperature, the flavor, the crab, the warm potato salad. My one complaint was the drinks were a bit strong and they only had 5 cocktails featured but the Pino noir was really good. It’s outstanding and intimate. We’ll be back very soon.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Went here for my birthday and had a great time. The restaurant is small and quite loud when you enter, but we had requested a quiet table and we sat near the kitchen and it was wonderful. Our server was great - friendly, attentive but not overbearing, and very knowledgeable. The food was varied and absolutely delicious - so many things sounded great it was hard to choose.

The beet risotto was a real standout, as was the cabbage and the pork in pasty - all were really, really good. Parker House rolls are small and extremely cute, and also quite tasty. The mushroom gnocchi and panna cotta dessert were not as good in comparison.

We were not only well fed, but also well taken care of. We will definitely be returning to 12@Madison soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

What a great find. We dined at Twelve often and were happy to learn the owner/chef had opened 12@ Madison. Really wonderful and unique meal. We loved it so much we booked again for next week.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

There were three in our party. We all got different drinks and loved our choices. Our servers were attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. We ordered their specialty for the night which was a clam chowder. The scallops were huge and the most delicious, well prepared scallops I’ve gotten. We also got the beef tongue and mushroom Wellington. It was phenomenal! I recommend going with more than just two people. It was nice having three people to try different small plates. It’s a small restaurant so definitely not made for big parties.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 12, 2018

Amazing birthday dinner

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 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 December 31, 2017

Came here for NYE - was lovely!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 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 28, 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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