FoodCritic
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  • Review Count
    28
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    April 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 28, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
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WE LOVE FOOD<br /><br />We believe in an eclectic yet approachable love for food. Our chefs draw from foundations in classic French and Italian cuisine, finding inspiration in seasonal and local ingredients that offer a modern twist to each dish. Our ever changing menus reflect the efforts of our collaboration with unique purveyors, local farmers, and artisan producers. Join us for an elevated, unpretentious dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Creative and talented chefs
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Always interesting things on the menu, well conceived and well prepared. Great variety/diversity, healthy options, and most importantly it's all very tasty. This place is great!!"
Dined on 7/26/2014
 2007
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Ambli is Denver’s new culinary experience specializing in global gourmet cuisine. From our chic decor to our savory dishes, you’ll find food choices designed to tempt the palate while introducing new flavors from all over the world. You’ll find influences from Indian, Italian, Asian and Thai cuisine. Pick up food to go or dine in our tapas lounge.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Cool place w/ Great Menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Who would have expected a hip, interesting restaurant in a strip center at Holly & Leetsdale, but voila!! Very interesting menu, well prepared and well presented. Cool room as well. Definitely going into my rotation."
Dined on 7/18/2014
 2007
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Welcome to Pizza Republica! The word "republic" is derived from the Latin phrase res publica, which can be translated as "a public affair". In our eyes it helps define our hospitality and passionate culinary style. Quite simply, we don't cook for us or our ego, we cook for and serve you. We strive to bring the rustic ambiance and fresh ingredient farm to table philosophy found throughout Italy, home to Colorado. We use the finest imported ingredients and century old artisan traditions to bring the definitive Neapolitan pizza experience to our guests.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Lunch spot in DTC
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Pizza lunch special - pizza, salad, drink, cookie for $10! Sit on the patio and a great break from work."
Dined on 7/14/2014
 2007
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Venice Ristorante offers first class authentic Italian cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Best Italian in town
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great good; great menu. Family owned and operated. Fresh and interesting seafood dishes. My only issue is that when you use Open Table one often gets a bad table."
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2007
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Modern Mexican Cuisine . Tequila Bar . Year-Round Rooftop Tequila Lounge<br /><br />At La Sandia, internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval uses innovative culinary techniques and fresh, local ingredients to raise authentic Mexican recipes to new heights. Enjoy Chef Sandoval's modern Mexican flavors with selections from our Tequila Bar - we offer over 100 varieties of tequila, as well as handcrafted margaritas. Warm, Latin-inspired service will round out your experience at La Sandia. <br /><br />Please note that, due to extremely high demand, we are not able to take reservations for rooftop or patio seating. Rooftop and patio seating are available on a first come, first serve basis.<br /><br />We look forward to seeing you at La Sandia. Buen provecho y salud!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Try the patio in the summer
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"La Sandia has a great location - perched high above everything else at Park Meadows. Great views from the patio in the summertime. Food is pretty good - definitely not memorable - but lots of great tequila choice."
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
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The name Hapa is derived from the Hawaiian term that describes a harmonious blend of Asian and American cultures. Like our name, our food reflects this dynamic combination. The menu is based on traditional Japanese cooking fundamentals which are then amplified, muted, or mixed with influences from many different sytles of cooking until they are something completely new: they're Hapa. We have stretched the boundaries of creativity to develop dishes that defy all the rules while holding true to our roots. We hope you will find our menu innovative, uninhibited, and distinctly fun!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 7/01/2014
 2007
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When a family owned restaurant has been in business for almost 40 years, they must be doing something right. Recently expanded with a beautiful patio, the Blue Bonnet has become an institution in Denver. Handmade chips and salsa, chimi changas, award-winning margaritas, flautas, chile rellenos, pollo adovado, fish tacos, and carnitas are just a few items made from scratch along with many traditional favorites. Locals, tourists, and celebrities line up for some of the freshest and best tasting Mexican food in Denver. Casual atmosphere with friendly service. If you can't go South of the border... at least head South of Alameda.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good not great spot
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Bluebonnet is a landmark/iconic Mexican spot in Denver. Food is good - not great; service is good - not great. One thing consistent there is the food comes out in < 5 minutes, which is always nice. The patio in the summer makes the whole program work really well as you can have a casual nice dinner outside."
Dined on 6/28/2014
 2007
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We are an elegant, modern Chinese restaurant known for our light, Asian-Fusion inspired cuisine. Our menu also features a wide selection of modern Chinese classics including stir-fry's and fresh seafood, as well as a large assortment of small plate appetizers. Our ultra-comfortable lounge has an outstanding selection of wines by the glass and bottle, in addition to premium cocktails for your enjoyment.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great menu; good execution
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Jing has one of the most diverse and interesting menus in town. Everything from sushi to steak to interesting seafood dishes. Great appetizers also. Sometimes the kitchen doesn't deliver quite as good a product as it looks on paper but it's still a quality place."
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2007
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Venice Ristorante offers first class authentic Italian cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/23/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/23/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 6/23/2014
 2007
0points
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Cucina Colore, with its upbeat, modern dining room and bar in the heart of Cherry Creek, offers guests contemporary Italian cuisine. Since opening in 1994, Cucina Colore's menu focuses on the true flavors of food, rendering dishes that are both creative and exciting. The emphasis is on fresh and seasonal ingredients delivered daily. The restaurant's design reflects its innovative Italian food and wine. Cucina Colore's award-winning wine list is well selected and priced. Whether for lunch or dinner, Cucina Colore offers the contemporary expression of Italian Cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Patio in the summertime is great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Varied and interesting menu; good wines and good food. Plus in the summertime the patio is very nice for a European al fresco dining experience."
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2007
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