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Lower48 Kitchen

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2020 Lawrence / 21st & Lawrence, Denver, CO 80205
+1 303-942-0262
05:00 - 09:30
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Tue - Thu 05:00 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Unfortunately this restaurant closed down, and I was very disapointed to hear that. I went to dinner with a friend and was hoping to bring my husband here, but it closed down.

Thank Deahna B
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We went for date night here and was amazed at how delicious everything was. Expected good but was blown away with the flavor and attention put into everything. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. I loved the small plates. This meant I could try more! With every dish it just got better and better. If you see rabbit on their... More 

Thank Alysse R
Portland, OR
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

If you are a foodie DO NOT let some of the negative comments about Lower 48 scare you away. We have been 5 or 6 times and EVERY time it’s been beyond amazing. No, the portions are not huge but they also are not priced to be huge. Nothing is over $20 (most items are way less). The only exception... More 

1 Thank iloveargentina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We met friends for dinner at this informal but interesting and lovely restaurant. Mario was so friendly and hospitable, as was the rest of the wait. The small plate, shared approach is so much fun. We loved everything but the beets, carrots, and rabbit pasta were definite stand outs, as were the lovely desserts. And don't leave without tasting the... More 

Thank mszeit
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Called a couple of days ahead and made a reservation to sit at the chef's table (bar) for Friday night. Reservation was easy to get, and while the restaurant was busy, not too many people appear to sit at this location. Sitting here was great entertainment, especially if anyone in your party loves to cook, because you can easily see... More 

Thank Melanie918
Denver, Colorado
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198 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

just blocks from Coors Field, Lower 48 Kitchen is a lovely toom with eclectic menu. There are several small plates. The crispy chicken skin was great. The pastas were good. They did a nice job of accommodating a member of our group with with dietary needs. We did not try the $83 ribeye but did like the burger.

Thank sean e
New York City
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138 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Had a good meal last night at lower48. Several of us did the price fix dinner which was very tasty. Corn dog and Johnny cake for starters, salad, Sean bream entrée and a chocolate desert. I have a big appetite so this really isn't the place for me. Great quality food and service, just needed a little more on the... More 

Thank NY-Spartan
Golden, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2015

I came here with family and it was a great evening. The atmosphere and decor was very great. The nice light acoustic music going in the background provided the perfect setting for the light american dishes. I had the tasting menu which included the perfect corn dog, and piece of lamb belly which was excellent. For the drinks I would... More 

Thank Malfuncion
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

We had driven down from Wyoming and with an overnight stay in Denver we decided to check into a 5 star hotel though wanted good food but without formality and with an emphasis on vegan/vegetarian. Lower 48 Kitchen was recommended as a restaurant which met our requirements. We were greeted by friendly and attractive hosts and shown to our table.... More 

Thank Christopher M
Glen Carbon, Illinois
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

If you are a foodie, this is a must eat stop. Chef Alex is crazy inventive. Try his crispy chicken skins and corn dogs. Seriously fun. The menu changes with the seasons and they host special nights like Gluten Free. We happened to be there for that and had a carrot cake for dessert that was the best I ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$24
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Open Hours
05:00 - 09:30
05:00 - 09:30
05:00 - 09:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020 Lawrence / 21st & Lawrence, Denver, CO 80205
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-942-0262
Lower48 is a contemporary American restaurant located in the heart of downtown Denver on the corner of 21st and Lawrence. We gather inspiration regionally throughout the lower 48 states. Our menu changes daily and we embrace natural preserving techniques, artisan breads, heritage breeds, heirloom vegetables, and house-made pastas.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?