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Le Central

#180 of 2,606 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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open 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: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 154
    Excellent
  • 86
    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
Really Good

A group of us ate lunch here on a Friday in March. The food here is very authentic French-Belgian style, and is remarkably good. Also remarkable is how low their prices are for what you get. Excellent service. The interior is like an old French country house. The beer list is extensive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Buzzy1
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Boulder, Colorado
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Glen Ellen
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We recently enjoyed the fixed price dinner with four courses! Appropriate wines were served with each course and the choice was excellent! I have NEVER had such good short ribs. They were not greasy, easily cut and the sauce and accoutrements were delicious. The Bavarian dessert was to die for.... All told, an excellent menu for a very reasonable price!!

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Clinton Township, Michigan
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We came here when we landed and got the weekend brunch. Absolutely delicious. I ordered the waffles and they were just beyond amazing. My husband got the mussels and he loved them. Great service, great value, generous portions. I came in "not very hungry" and ate everything on my plate. Will definitely be coming back!!

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We have not eaten at a communal table before and enjoyed it very much. You get to make new friends and the paella was served freshly prepared and the service was excellent......as always

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Boulder, Colorado
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416 reviews 416 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A group of us ate lunch here on a Friday in March. The food here is very authentic French-Belgian style, and is remarkably good. Also remarkable is how low their prices are for what you get. Excellent service. The interior is like an old French country house. The beer list is extensive, including some excellent Belgians. Highly recommend Le Central... More 

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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
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146 reviews 146 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 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
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106 reviews 106 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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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: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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

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