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About 12@MADISON

1160 Madison St
Denver, CO 80206
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12@MADISON offers Modern American food in a relaxed, and inviting setting.

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
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (44)
Good for a Date (33)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
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Creative Cuisine (31)
Special Occasion (21)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Tapas (16)
Cozy (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Authentic (9)
Fun (8)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Casual (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant is a shared plates style, appetizer size. Food was delicious. I really liked the ravioli, the duck confit pancake, beef carpaccio. The dessert I tried was the peanut butter pound cake. It was way too dry but the ice cream was delicious. The portion size for the shared plates were small and the price was a bit high for the portion size. Overall good food though.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2018

Small plates with a wide variety of choices. Pretty tasty. The wait staff was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The cocktails are first rate.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 17, 2018

Lovely environment, beautiful presentation, of the food, delicious and creative dishes and great staff.

The portions however are ridiculously small, especially for the price. As much as I loved everything I probably won’t go back because of this.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2018

The menu is small and the food is delicious, though nothing out of the ordinary. What was out of the ordinary was how snobby the servers were; both servers who served us were least genuine and made no effort to be hospitable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s day

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2018

Great brunch, gonna make resevations for dinner. They hit it out of the park

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2018

People have been telling us to visit 12@Madison for months. It definitely lived up to its hype. Great date night with the hubby.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 10, 2018

I love this place. My wife and I make it in about once a month. The staff is exceptionally well trained and the food is always perfect. The time and effort spent building the layers of flavor and the creativity involved in the dishes is tremendous. There are only a handful of places in Denver where I truly enjoy dining and this is one of them.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2018

Our party of four celebrating a 65th birthday enjoyed the brunch- very tasty, well prepared, beautifully presented, quality ingredients (fresh and flavorful). An outstanding Arnold Palmer (no one was drinking alcohol). Service was attentive. We had a late brunch reservation and as we were four women who had not seen each other for a good bit of time, we lingered over conversation. It felt like the staff was rushing us to get out sadly- we even asked if we should wrap up and while we were told no, that is not how it felt with dishes speedily being removed or attempts to remove early- constant hovering to see if we were done. A unfortunate ending to an otherwise lovely meal and experience. It is the reason for a four star rating. If we ever brunch again, it will be at an earlier hour.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent food, great menu.
Unique dishes
I am dairy free and was pleased i had options.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on May 6, 2018

12@Madison never fails to disappoint. The quality of the food is beyond anything else I’ve found in Denver. I can’t possibly think of anything I could complain about. You truky can’t go wrong.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2018

The flavors were pretty good, however, the portions were quite small, & the prices out of line for the portions received. The wine (by the glass) was also overpriced, therefore, the rating of 2, for value. We will not be returning to this restaurant.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 5, 2018

Magnificent!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 3, 2018

Chef Osaka keeps the hits rolling! This neighborhood gem is not a throwback to his original Twelve (even though it has the number in the name), it stands on its own. "Small-plate" format, but the portions are generous -- when the server says 3 choices are good for 2 people, they mean it.
Combinations of flavors and textures that you would never think should go together just simply work. Everything was fantastic. Albeit, a bit pricey, especially for the neighborhood, but worth it for a once-in-a-while special outing.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 3, 2018

Great service, near location, every plate was fantastic

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2018

12 @ madison offers an excellent selection of small plates that are very complex and tasty. Wine list is pricy with few choices south of $50 so with several $16 small plates and wine the total is over $150. But for a splurge is worth a visit, but not really a neighborhood visit more often place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2018

My friend and I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience at 12@Madison. What a gem! The food was fresh and creative. Very yummy. The service was outstanding. Our server did everything he could to make us comfortable. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2018

It was wonderful! The flavor profiles they mix together are delicious while exciting. We loved it!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 22, 2018

First time here and I’ll definitely be back. One of the best meals/brunch I’ve had in a long time. The bread pudding French toast was the best I’ve had. Our friends other dishes looked amazing as well. Next time I’ll try the croque monsieur.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2018

Love 12@Madison! The staff is knowledgeable about the wine list and food. Every dish we got was seasonal, creative, and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 20, 2018

The food was amazing! And service was perfect. It is very noisy however. I would recommend for the food.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 20, 2018

Having attended 12@Madison multiple times, we are consistently impressed with the cuisine and the service we receive. I would encourage patrons to try as many of the plates that one can stomach. A few of my favorites: snow crab, ravioli, & the beet risotto. All have a wonderful variety of texture, as well as excellent taste and presentation. For dessert, there is a peanut butter pound cake that is a must-have. The ice cream that the cake is paired with is arguably the pinnacle of the dessert. They also have quite an extensive wine list that compliments their cuisine.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2018

We celebrated our tenth anniversary on a Thursday night and were delighted by the experience. Service was absolutely outstanding—attentive, warm, kind, fun—and the food was excellent. The beef dish and the desserts were the highlights of the meal. The beet risotto is beautiful but not as yummy as I’d hoped. A lovely cocktail menu and good wine menu rounded out the meal. We were so pleased with the experience—thank you 12@Madison! We’ll be back annually to celebrate our anniversaries for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (London)·Dined on April 19, 2018

We had a lovely evening.

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·Dined on April 18, 2018

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 on April 18, 2018

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 on April 16, 2018

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 on April 16, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

It was amazing! Perfect service and delicious food.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2018

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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 (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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 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2018

Great neighborhood gem!!

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 (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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 (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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