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Le Central

#188 of 2,590 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
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
  • 152
    Excellent
  • 85
    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
Just the best mussels in Colorado

So consistent. So good great service. Good wines. Just stay the way you are. I'll keep returning Staff goes the extra mile Food the best no matter the order. Great wine list too

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Larry F
,
Denver, Colorado
via mobile
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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307 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

So consistent. So good great service. Good wines. Just stay the way you are. I'll keep returning Staff goes the extra mile Food the best no matter the order. Great wine list too

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When I travel for business I bring my wife. We enjoy dining out and once my business day is done, we look for restaurants to visit. The first place we look for is French eateries so when we found this one we tried it. We have returned there every time we have been in Denver since. The food is terrific... More 

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Denver
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Le Central has always been known for affordable French Food. The restaurant remains a reasonable choice for French Food. My mother, community group, and I went there for lunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I chose the mussels which were excellent as usual!

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

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
106 reviews 106 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
87 reviews 87 reviews
83 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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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?