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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

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (43)
Good for a Date (40)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
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Creative Cuisine (29)
Special Occasion (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Cozy (17)
Tapas (16)
Romantic (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Fun (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Seasonal (7)
Healthy (6)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a lovely evening.

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·Dined 3 days ago

This is truly a remarkable restaurant, an absolute GEM tucked away in an unassuming building in the Congress Park area. The menu is a tapas style menu which lets you work your way through the menu as you get to try everything!!! Being small plates, each plate is made to order with the freshest and finest ingredients. The kitchen is great to watch as it is so refined operating with skill and grace; it's almost mesmerizing to watch the Chef and Sous Chefs quietly float behind the counter. The wine/beer/cocktails list is to die for! An intelligent and adventurous beverage list has been created, offering something for everyone. There are very interesting twists and turns and fun surprises throughout the wine list. It is fun to navigate and the Somm (Taylor) is so easy to talk to, kind and informative. She can get you matched up with what you're looking for in your price point. Or build your own tasting, the "By the Glass" portion of the menu is by itself amazing!!! The waitstaff is fantastic, they work together seamlessly and make you feel welcomed and comfortable and actually appreciated. David was our server and he was fantastic! He was on point with his service timing and delivery. Make time for 12 at Madison, you need this. You deserve this. Get yourself here! I highly recommend a reservation. Cheers!

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Each of our five dishes including dessert were dreamy. Each had their own special savoring that was enjoyable to the palette. A light fullness with excellent wine to enhance the cuisine.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

What a perfect double date. We love having 12@Madison a block away! Chef Osaka always has amazing things on the menu; we loved absolutely everything we ordered! Thanks to everybody who crafted our evening!!

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant. Food was pretty amazing. Loved the unique dishes and terrific execution.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

It was amazing! Perfect service and delicious food.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

They're knocking it out of the park. The service, the food, the location isn't bad. I'm thinking James Beard will come knocking very soon, it's outstanding and creative. Just try everything we've never been disappointed except when something we tried last month isn't on the menu. Thanks for the journey and letting all of us come with you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was good, service was attentive and I’ll definitely be back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 9, 2018

Had a really wonderful meal the other night. The restaurant is small but inviting and the staff were very friendly. The food was outstanding and we had a great bottle of Sauvignon Blanc that paired well with the food. Loved the baby lettuce salad, carrot gnocchi and the beet risotto. Everything was delicious and I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2018

Went on a whim because I was nearby early Sunday evening. Had a splendid early dinner with some of the best food I've had in a long time. Started with the grilled cabbage salad. It was served slightly warm with a buttery blue cheese, poached pear, walnuts and a slightly sweet dressing. While I was a little surprised it was served warm, it made the flavors blend together beautifully. I ordered the ricotta raviolis for my main course--delectable, sinful, flavorful--wanted to lick the bowl. The lighter than air ravioli were served atop a little creamed chard, drizzled with brown butter which had a lemon undertone. I tried the coconut panda cotta for dessert, which did not disappoint. It was stark white since it was made with coconut milk and had toasted coconut shavings, red peppercorns and caramelized sugar bits on top. Lovely blend of flavors with an unexpected twist with the pepper. Service was friendly, helpful and not intrusive. Although I didn't have a drink, I was also impressed by the well-curated wine and liquor selections. I'll be back with friends soon!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2018

Great neighborhood gem!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2018

This was the best meal we’ve had in Denver in at least a year, probably longer. Every dish was beautiful, delicious and interesting. Just superb.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 7, 2018

That fish though 😍😍😍

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·Dined on April 5, 2018

The Food was heavily salted, not good at all. However, the cocktail selections was excellent. I had their old fashioned and it was very good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on April 1, 2018

Sat at the bar. Excellent service and food, with a special menu the day I went (Easter).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing. Just amazing. From the service to the food and the people. This is definitely our new favorite!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was excellent!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2018

Very friendly neighborhood restaurant serving great looking and tasting food.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 23, 2018

Our first time in, and the reviews we've seen were on target. The food was creative and delicious and the service was quite good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 22, 2018

Wife and I have been trying to get a table here for a few months. Place is usually packed and now we know why....the place is great. Menu consists of mostly small plates that have enough food for two to share. 3 or 4 plates should be enough for two people. Flavors and presentation were outstanding. The snow crab dish was a real winner. Ricotta Ravioli was also outstanding. Definitely would recommend for a date night!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 22, 2018

Outstanding

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2018

We loved everything about this restaurant. From its delicious and tasty menu, affordable options, to professional/warm customer service, we will be back soon! Our children are also adventurous eaters so we were pleased to see a kids menu, letting us know they are welcome.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2018

Fantastic brunch!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 18, 2018

Amazing! Staff is outstanding. Food continues to exceed expectations . Ashley is one of the most creative chefs in Denver.

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·Dined on March 17, 2018

Best tasting prime rib my wife and I have ever had! It was awesome! Great service. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was tasty. The drinks were good. The snow crab is delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent meal at 12@Madison to celebrate a birthday. The staff made it special, from a welcome glass of sparkling wine, to the candle on the cake. We tried several items that were outstanding - the snow crab and ricotta ravioli were the best! They paced the meal nicely by bringing out one small plate at a time so you can enjoy each one. The cocktails were excellent - the Pink Lady especially, and the wines were reasonably priced by the glass.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 15, 2018

So delicious! This is a small, narrow restaurant where it’s easy to see the action in the kitchen. There’s a neighborhood feel, but this is a destination restaurant. Dinner was course after course of unexpected and extremely well executed plates to share. My husband and I enjoyed 4 plates plus Parker house rolls. It was happily plenty of food, yet still fairly healthy. I didn’t have a cocktail, but the drinks looked very interesting and fun to try. The service was perfect - both warm and professional. Thank you!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 15, 2018

What an odd evening we had. I went here with a friend. I always wanted to try this place. The food was fine -- not exceptional but not exceptionally bad. They recommended that we order 5 dishes for 2, so we did. But they arrived at such a slow pace, we were full by the third dish (we didn't feel compelled to scrape any of the plates, but they seemed to be waiting until we finished one before bringing another). The weird thing was that toward the end of the meal, my friend ordered another drink, and the waitress asked if she was driving. She said no. (She really wasn't!) We were not acting uncivil or unusual in any way. She disappeared for a while, then came back and said she couldn't serve her another drink, it was unclear why. We were just ordering wine to go with our food -- we were not drunk. The waitress said something about the cocktails being strong (but we hadn't been drinking any cocktails??). She said we were welcome to talk to a manager. So we said, sure, let's talk to him. We had already paid in full, left tip. He came by and we asked him if they had some some kind of weird alcohol policy (because never in my life have I seen a waitress, during a normal meal, cut people off from wine). He said no, but he had to stand behind his server if she felt we'd had too much. He offered us vouchers for a future visit, and we passed; we just didn't understand the policy. But the second we said "No thanks," he accused us of being "hostile." Utterly bizarre. I've never had an experience like this in my long life of going to restaurants....I'm sure you won't run into particular problems if you don't drink, but for me the food wasn't worth going back for anyway. Shrug.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 14, 2018

all the dishes were delicious. plenty of options for my vegetarian friend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 12, 2018

1st time there. They’ve really got their act together. Loved the menu, delightfully creative, and very delicious.

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·Dined on March 10, 2018

Great place for sharing small plates. Very good & interesting menu with good variety. Cozy ambience and upscale environment.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 10, 2018

Nice extras for a birthday Celebration Helpful and knowledgeable server

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2018

A foodie’s neighborhood delight. Thanks for the corner window for my husband’s birthday. We’ll be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2018

fantastic spot for brunch! Can't wait to try dinner.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2018

YUM

It's always a treat to have a meal at 12@Madison. We sit at the chef's counter so we can watch the preparations of all the beautiful dishes that have been ordered. We really like sharing plates, and it's easier to do sitting side by side rather than across from each other. We started with kabocha squash, roasted to a caramelized glaze and accompanied by a spicy granola and a delicious toasted black sesame paste. Following that calamari in a tomato dice served on a plank of bread -- rather like a lobster roll without the top. We finished with a brandade cake and then roasted quail. How delicious! Thanks to the staff for interesting food and excellent service. Our server Heidi was impressively knowledgeable and gracious. We really enjoyed this lovely evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 25, 2018

Service was top notch. Attention to detail was perfect. Waitstaff was attentive but not obtrusive. The best experience I have had in a long time. While all three dishes we shared was great, the beet risotto was a out of body taste

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 25, 2018

Fabulous dinner. I will head back again soon

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 23, 2018

We had a terrific meal. The food was interesting, varied, and fun. It was a completely enjoyable experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 19, 2018

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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