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Root Down

#2 of 2,389 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Highland
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1600 West 33rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211 (33rd and Osage)
+1 303-993-4200
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
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Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant has very good food. The menu is interesting and varied. All of the plates we ordered we enjoyed. The portions are very small, especially for the price. Not sure we would return considering we left hungry.

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Thank Lisa R
Denver, Colorado
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a hard time choosing what to order, the menu is quite small and might not be for a picky person. I was being picky that night and decided on the Kashmiri chicken, the chicken was cooked perfectly and the grit cake was interesting but not my thing, loved the kale and the coulis and the curry sauce complimented... More 

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Thank Shanns87
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really cool place with a super friendly staff ! Cocktails are really good; food is so tasty ( try the chicken ), and wines are locals and good !

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Thank Mulholland-Dr
Irvine
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy and nice atmosphere. Drinks are good. Food is great. Have the chicken! Price is a little high but it's a nice time.

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Thank Angelique G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Root Down for dinner as two couples. We got there early since it was starting to snow and we wanted to get ahead of the weather. As a result, we went to the bar for happy hour until our table was ready. The service at the bar was very poor. We sat there for an uncomfortably long... More 

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Thank budgetluxury283
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103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is on my perennial top 5 in Denver list, so yes it's always solid. Went for brunch this time, lots of unique dishes that you won't find at your typical restaurant, including plenty of vegan friendly options. The fried chicken and biscuits were tasty, as was the huevos rancheros. Do yourself and favor and get the pepper blossom too... More 

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Thank Scott S
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290 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants I can remember dining at. The jalapeño burgers were top-notch. The menu was full of creative and healthy options. If you like spice, the jalapeño burgers don't disappoint! Also, the house teas are amazing!

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Thank Linsey H
Centerville, Ohio
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the casual great restaurants in the country, and Denver is so fortunate to have it. The food, the service, the ambiance were all excellent, enjoyable, and worth the thousand-mile flight to eat there. As an experienced world traveler, I highly recommend Root Down !!!

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Thank GuyfromOhio
Hartford, Connecticut
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140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Several years after being number one in Denver has this spot hit its peak? Think so To stay on top requires hard work not complacency. Case in point was today's brunch The menu needs updating for starters. Root Down Benedict needs to be replaced. Try Irish Benedict. Anything Coffee is a staple for a good meal Your brew is just... More 

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Thank brucect
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Concourse C. The arrugula beet salad, sweet potato waffle fries, burger and a fort collins red banshee. 2nd Best meal i had while in Denver for a conference. 1st was at Root Down in the highlands. I was so surprised at the variety of the menu. Everything tasted fresh and it may be worth flying southwest every single time I... More 

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Thank Todd N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 West 33rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
    (33rd and Osage)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Highland
  • Neighbourhood: Highland
  • Phone Number: +1 303-993-4200
Description
Root Down aims to connect the neighborhood to a dining experience in the same way ingredients are connected to food. There should be a seamless bond between the elements and experience, which stimulates the senses and draws people in. Root Down serves “globally influenced seasonal cuisine,” which basically means we go where inspiration leads us. We’re not tied to one style or genre—we’re hoping to create one of our own. At Root Down we pride ourselves on striving to solve the ‘Omnivore’s Dilemma.’ We have created a dining spot where all dietary needs will be accommodated, including vegetarian, vegan, raw and gluten free; also allergies or intolerances are always handled professionally by the kitchen team. Our menu has icons reflecting this philosophy, though we always request you notify your server of specific needs. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?