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“Great ambience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shanahan's Steakhouse

Shanahan's Steakhouse
5085 S.Syracuse St, Denver, CO
303-770-7300
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Ranked #65 of 2,508 restaurants in Denver
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Belleview
Transit: When coming to Shanahan's on the light rail, you exit the Belleview station, go south 1/2 block to Belleview, then East 1 block.
denver
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Very comfortable with some the most attentive servers in Denver. The bar or the high back booths are equally enjoyable. Great burgers and wine too.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Denver, Colorado, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A place to be seen- under impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Visited the bar area on a Thursday night with my husband for drinks & apps- we are in our late 30's and were by far the youngest people there. Not that big of a deal, but it was just odd.

We waited in the bar area about 20 min for a table in that same area . We enjoyed some very tasty ( but way expensive) glasses of wine while waiting. Once seated, we waited over 15 min and were still not greeted, offered water,etc... So I asked a hostess to please send over our waiter as we had been waiting to order. The hostess ended up filling in for our waitress and took our drink and food order.
Our real waitress visited the table 2 times - once to apologize and once to deliver the check- that's it - never to see if we wanted anything else or to clear our plates.
Although they ended up comping 2 glasses of wine, it didn't make up for the extremely poor service. The tone had been set.

The apps we had were delicious - beef carpaccio (best I have had in Denver metro area) and calamari (the calamari itself was ok, but the sauces made it great).

My opinion: go for the experience or to say you have been there and be done with it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Ambience and Steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Made our first trip to Shanahan's a few days ago and it definitely proved to be a good move. The view from our table looked directly into a landscape of Christmas tree lights (see photo). Had the shrimp cocktail and atomic sauce to start and they were huge and tender. The star of the meal of course was the bone-in filet which was awesomely prepared. My wife raved about her filet as well. Try the mashed potatoes. Very savory. A bit pricey but a must go for special occasions.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Meat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Very nice place for a romantic dinner in a beautiful ambiance. The service was excellent and the food - especially the meat outstanding. They also have a big selection of wine.

Visited November 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great work event spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We had a work event here for about 20 people. The private dining room in the back was great, but maybe a little dark. The service was excellent and the food was incredible.

My table shared some perfectly prepared shrimp cocktail to start. These were nice and dry and just rubbery enough. The cocktail sauce was great too - very nice bite to it.

It is a steak place, so that is what you should order. I got the bone-in filet and it was great. Leaving the bone in definitely gives some great flavor. We shared big, family-style sides. The baked potato was just ok and the lyonnaise potato was great. The big winner was the creamed spinach - honestly the BEST I have ever had.

Everyone shared desserts and by far the favorite was the apple cake - sounds simple , but it was great with lots of awesome caramelized walnuts.

Great restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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