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“Good but very noisy” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grappa Mediterranean Bistro and Cafe

Grappa Mediterranean Bistro and Cafe
Ranked #46 of 148 Restaurants in Golden
Price range: US$29 - US$31
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 10th
Transit: RTD is serving bus stop 2 minutes walking from our restaurant. You can catch the bus from anywhere in Denver, Boulder and the surrounding areas.
Description: Visit our Mediterranean Bistro featuring cuisine from Italy, France and Spain by Chef and Owner Maurice Couturier and Piano Bar with Ricardo nightly. Visit our beautiful patio in Golden CO overlooking Clear Creek. We are open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Happy Hour Specials and Tapas are available every afternoon. Facilities for Private Parties are available, so are our extensive wine list and exclusive dishes. You will not believe it until you try it! Dining in Grappa deserves a trip!
Spokane, WA
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109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good but very noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Service was very good. Food was tasty. My husband and I had the chicken marsala and were disappointed that the chicken was on the tough side. Son and daughter-in-law had the lamb special and thought it was very good. It is very noisy and very hard for my husband to understand any discussion. Would have enjoyed sitting on their patio overlooking the river but the rain came hard and it would not have been a pleasant place to be eating.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Temecula, California
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343 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Expensive average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We had a large group dinner in their back room. The room was great and the service was ok. I was surprised by the cost for what I got. $16 for basic pasta and meat sauce. Not bad service for the size of our group, not perfect but ok.

Visited April 2014
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Thank businessmap1
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Denver, Colorado
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89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Service was very good...food okay.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

For appetizers we had the crab cakes and escargot. The pastries under the escargot were very good as were the crab cakes. Our entrees were not up to our expectations. The lobster ravioli was in a tasty sauce but the filling was strong tasting and overpowering. The duck confit was tender but lacked flavor. The risotto was on the overcooked side. The dessert, gelato was very refreshing. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jdshro
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Lakewood, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Noisy Restaurant Week”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Four of us ate at Grappa during restaurant week and were pleased with the food and service. Having been here on several occasions previously we knew we wouldn't go wrong with the food choice. The downside this time was the noise. On other occasions the restaurant had been half full at best - this time, with it being Restaurant Week, the place was packed and it was very difficult to hear the conversation at the table. Not sure what could be done about this, but it might be wise for the owners to research a solution. The piano player was excellent and a nice guy, but eliminating him would have helped!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark S
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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Terrible food, worse service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

My wife and I ate here for Valentine's dinner. The atmosphere was nice with nice decor and a live piano player. Unfortunately, the charm of this restaurant ended there. It took more than 30 minutes for a waiter to appear at our table, despite us asking for one several times. He never greeted us, nor did he offer us drinks. He simply said "do you know what you want to eat" as soon as he appeared at our table. He was rude, pretentious, and incredibly inattentive. I found out later that his name is Saad. Avoid him at all costs.

The food was undercooked and bland. I had to send my steak back because it was raw. I ordered medium rare, and I got a piece of bland meat that was cold in the middle. The best part of the meal was the salad.

I brought all this to the attention of the manager, and she was very apologetic and tried to make things right. Unfortunately by then it was too late. It took us more than 3 hours to get through a simple meal for 2 people!

I recommend you avoid this restaurant at all costs. If you do happen to eat there, make sure you are not waited on by Saad. He will make your meal miserable with his poor attitude and terrible service.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Patrick2030
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