Denver, CO 80206
12@MADISON offers Modern American food in a relaxed, and inviting setting.
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On street parking in the quiet Congress Park neighborhood.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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