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Le Central

#202 of 2,585 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Capitol Hill
French, Californian
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112 E Eighth Ave, Denver, CO 80203-3435
(303) 863-8094
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 150
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So-so

They have great seafood. But we went for lunch & we waited & waited. No host to seat us. Plenty of empty tables. After waiting at front desk for 15 minutes, we put our coats back on & started to walk out the door. Then they grabbed us. Table was FILTHY & sticky. A rude server from France... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Julie I
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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304 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

They have great seafood. But we went for lunch & we waited & waited. No host to seat us. Plenty of empty tables. After waiting at front desk for 15 minutes, we put our coats back on & started to walk out the door. Then they grabbed us. Table was FILTHY & sticky. A rude server from France, took our... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Their various mussel options are great, and the escargot in blue cheese sauce is phenomenal. Even the onion soup was tastier than most. This place has been a Denver staple for years. The decor and atmosphere hasn't changed much and it is very becoming of a small french bistro located in an older building with numerous nooks and crannies. However,... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Le Central is one of my favorite restaurants … anywhere … and I have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the 39 countries I have visited so far. I was in India a week ago, but found out that my mom was hospitalized and dying, so I made my way over a 72 hour period to be by... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Denver. The food is delicious, and the wait staff is attentive. This is our 'go-to' place for family celebrations. We also love the weekend brunch. Every we go I say, "We should do this every weekend!"

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Le Central has been my favorite restaurant since 1986. The quality of the food is excellent and consistent. Service has never been better. Parking is challenging at best...plan accordingly. Went for my birthday again this year and thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience.

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Five us went out for supper here. Make sure you get reservations. The French onion soup is truly excellent. All the meals except the skirt steak salad were great. The salad was cold salad with cold steak on top on it. I had the fish stew and it was very good. The pork shank was great also. The scallop meals... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

As others have said more eloquently, Le Central has been deteriorating for several years. Food, ambiance, cleanliness, and especially service border on just, plain sad. We were there for its opening more than 25 years ago, and indeed it was quality country french, affordable and a great place for lunch meetings, cozy dinner dates and group outings. I've been holding... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I would go back any time for such exquisite desserts! Especially CHOCOLATE ONES! :) Our salads were great, but the ending was the sweetest!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

After much research and reading lots of great reviews, we decided to go Let Central for my daughter's 21st birthday. We were disappointed. The restaurant itself is tired. The chairs old and stained, the decor not inspiring, the table layout poor. We walked in for an early dinner, and there were 2 people in the whole place, but they sat... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Wanted to celebrate Christmas with a quite romantic evening out and Le Central was perfect. The wait staff was amazing and the food was great. Both our meals were delicious and well prepared. If you're looking for a special place to celebrate this restaurant should be on your list!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 E Eighth Ave, Denver, CO 80203-3435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: (303) 863-8094

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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