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8000 East Bellview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (Bellview and I-25)
Belleview Avenue Light Rail 1/4 mile
303-771-4117
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 21
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere & good food

Very nice place for a business meeting or special occasion. The food is tasty, especially the steaks and chops. The portions are generous.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very nice place for a business meeting or special occasion. The food is tasty, especially the steaks and chops. The portions are generous.

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a quite nice spot with lots of varied seat in. Tables, boots and a large bar. Not to mention a smallish outside patio. It's more upscale than most restaurants in the area, but definitely not a Shanahans. The prices reflect this too. Moderate for Denver for what you get. Steaks are excellent and cooked as requested. I'm the... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited location on Saturday at 5 o'clock and had reservations though did not need, place was empty. Maybe it gets busier as the night goes on. The interior is very nicely decorated with abundant space in the bar area. Ordered the 11oz Filet and it was good but would not rate as one of the best I've had. For,the price... More 

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Gallipolis, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I went here with a team of people for a business dinner. It was pleasantly surprised how nice the place was. It has a great atmosphere and is very conducive to a business meeting. (not too loud!)

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have eaten here many times...ranging from a burger at the bar to a steak in the restaurant. So far everything that I have had here has been very good. It has an upscale atmosphere and service is always friendly and efficient.

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Parker, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I'm surprised to see as many positive reviews as there were here. I've hit all the top steakhouses in Denver and this is NOT one of them. Cool River is expensive and puts on the charade of a high end steak house, but it's all a facade. Their filet literally looks and tastes like a hockey puck. I made it... More 

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New City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Had dinner at the bar which was friendly and accommodating. Bar tender was attentive. Had caesar salad and Chilean Sea Bass for main course. Interesting menu. Packed bar area with a lot of energy on a Monday night - probably happy hour holdovers. Highly recommend. Have had a business lunch here before.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went there for my 12th wedding anniversary, requested a booth 2 were open at the time. Was told no, the 2open booths stayed open the entire time we were there!

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Orlando
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While visiting, my friends took me to this restaurant as it is their local favorite. They introduced me to their favorite bartender, John, who is a highly effective and an exceptional bartender. He makes great martinis and he is always on the go making sure you are well taken care of. In fact, I saw him serving customers out in... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I met a friend for dinner here on a weeknight, and the place was busy but not too crowded. The server was excellent, providing the right amount of attention without being intrusive. The food was excellent; I had the Shrimp & Grits, while my friend has the Vegetable Ravioli. The shrimp were done to perfection, without the rubberiness all-too-common to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8000 East Bellview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
    (Bellview and I-25)
  • Public Transportation: Belleview Avenue Light Rail 1/4 mile
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Greenwood Village
  • Phone Number: 303-771-4117

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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