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Root Down

1600 West 33rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
+1 303-993-4200
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (158 reviews)
“lamb sliders” (67 reviews)
“beet salad” (66 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1600 West 33rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
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Reviewed yesterday

Every time I dine at Root Down, I find it better than the last time I visited. Root Down is just a special experience. It's hip and inviting. The staff is top notch, the views lovely. The bar is fun. And most importantly the food...More

Thank lovin22
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I managed to get a table without a reservation on a Thursday night. And boy were we lucky. Such amazing food. The soup and beet salad were off the chart. So good. The fries... wow. Vegetarian sliders were good as were the...More

Thank wloo_andrew
Reviewed yesterday

Knowing the reputation of the downtown restaurant we tried the new location in Terminal C at the Denver airport. Was terrific, a great alternative to same old same ole. The lamb sliders were just about perfect, fresh, just the right texture (not machine made), grilled...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant was a unique surprise! I took several of my out-of-town co-workers here for dinner, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Great service. Be sure to book a reservation if attending with a larger group (6+)..., glad we did, because every table was...More

Thank Cameron S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Originally part of an auto repair shop, this restaurant has wonderful character and serves incredibly unique and flavorful dishes. It's like an amusement park for your taste buds. We had a squash appetizer with the lamb chops and the rockfish for dinner...DELECTABLE!!! The staff was...More

Thank BeachDLT-50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique restaurant with delicious shared plates. Cocktail and wine choices brilliant. Service was most excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town with my daughter and heard this great spot- get there early as it filled up by 6pm on a Monday night. Farm to table with variety of menu offerings. I had flat iron steak that cut like butter- daughter had gnocchi with lamb...More

Thank twinstwice
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always awesome. I have never had a bad meal. They do a great job. It is fun and hip restaurant. I always look forward to dining at Root Down.

Thank LadyBugNess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My father is a vegan the rest of us are carnivores. Everyone was happy eating here, interesting dishes and ingredients. Yummy,

Thank Elisabeth N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very Busy place on a Friday night, but was seated quickly even with a group of 9! Happily valet parked the car ; it can be quite cold in Denver . Nice Bar area to wait to be seated as well as accommodating Bar...More

Thank gina D
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Questions & Answers
Erika F
21 October 2016|
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Response from Spurgeon B | Reviewed this property |
Root Down is a very tightly packed venue with no major open space for a dog. As a dog owner, I wish US laws would be more like France where dogs in restaurants are a common event.
Samuel B
30 July 2016|
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Response from Roadkingdoug | Reviewed this property |
Unless we're going very early would try to find babysitter...is loud and crowded and unless your child is used to crowds would probably find somewhere else to go...many other restaurants around
Mona A
5 March 2016|
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Response from HRAdministrator | Property representative |
Hi Mona, thanks so much for reaching out! Unfortunately, the DIA location is in Concourse C at the airport, and you have to pass through security and have a ticket in order to dine there. You can make a reservation for 7 at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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