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“Where Were These People Eating??!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bastien's Restaurant

Bastien's Restaurant
3503 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206 (City Park)
(303) 322-0363
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Ranked #942 of 2,558 Restaurants in Denver
Price range: $21 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Park
Cross street: Madison and Colfax
Transit: We are located five blocks west of Colorado Blvd
Description: Evocative of the 1960's-style steakhouses of the time, Bastien's has a truly timeless atmosphere. With its circular dining room spanning three levels, a classic piano and a high ceiling, this restaurant is the longest continuously owned eatery in the state of Colorado, with the same family behind its success for over 70 years. There is enough room to seat over 100 people to comfortably enjoy a meal or buffet and if you're looking to host a private party, the top floor of Bastien's is the ideal spot for any occasion or event. Meat lovers are well-catered for, with a range of beef tenderloin, prime rib and T-bones on offer alongside the house speciality - The succulent New York strip steak, with a sugar glaze that savours the juices and seizes the flavour.
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Where Were These People Eating??!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2008

I was raised in a meat eating family. My father owned and operated an exclusive butcher shop in Winter Park, Florida, and I was used to meat, meat, meat, 3 times a day, and prime grade at that. Because of being used to the best, throughout my life I have rarely (pardon the pun) ordered steak out in a restaurant, because it has mostly been well below my expectations. Well, this place rocked!

The well recommended sugar steak was NOT sweet, but made for a crusty glaze on a superbly cooked piece of beef. The ambiance reflected the days of yesteryear's supper clubs, the cesar salad authentic and wonderful, the bread sticks a quirky delight, and the accompanying veggies crunchy and not overcooked. The service was nonassuming and perfect.

So, where in the world are these negative comments coming from? One can only guess these consumers frequent Outbacks and Applebee's and don't know any better. I will definitely return the next time I'm in Denver!

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“Fun funky atmosphere, very friendly service and the sugar steak is pretty fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2008

Fun funky atmosphere, very friendly service and the sugar steak is pretty fantastic

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“We won't go back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2008

Based on Tripadvisor reviews (and also reviews in the magazine 5280) we ate at Bastien's on Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, the food and service were not worth half the price. The fried shrimp was overcooked and the batter did not stick to the shrimp. The sugar steak was oversweet, though that may be a matter of taste. The vegetables were limp, and the twice baked potato must have been sitting for several hours before it was reheated. The wait staff was slovenly in dress and most were unfamiliar with their jobs. Management should have been pitching in, since the restaurant appeared understaffed, but we did not see any sign of them. Maybe we just hit a bad night, but we won't be trying again.

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“The Sugar Steak is insane!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2008

The Sugar Steak is insane!

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“what a great olde Denver...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2008

what a great olde Denver funky place. The food is rich & decadent & the bar scene is a hoot! Eat at the bar!

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