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Root Down

#2 of 2,382 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211-3507 (33rd and Osage)
+1 303-993-4200
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took a small plates approach with a lovely Pinot and rounded out a great birthday week. Parking can be a challenge, go with valet.

Thank Keri F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Denver we asked a friend where she might suggest we go for dinner. She said her favourite restaurant in Denver was Root Down. She is a "foody" so we went. Great service with excellent locally sourced food. An open grill. The place was bustling. Good wine list. Recommend without hesitation unless you want a quiet dinner.

Thank oshaughnessy
New Jersey
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so excited to finally go to an exceptional vegan friendly restaurant! My husband, who is a meat-eater, was also very satisfied with his scallops and said that they were the best he has ever had! I had the corn risotto with the veggie burger sliders. They also have excellent cocktails! Be sure to order the prickly pear martini!... More 

1 Thank Michelle K
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Root Down has a foodie menu and good food. Their mixology special cocktails are special. You need a reservation for sure, it's popular. Our table was a bit disappointing though. We were not in main dining room but at a small table in a small room near the bar. Wouldn't meant to sit there again, so ask.

Thank Mary C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Root Down has a very down home feel. The food is delicious. Nice place for any type of evening. The noise level is like having all of your relatives over for dinner.

Thank Patricia C
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think they have it all, vegetarian, vegan, gluten. Appetizers are more affordable, meals are extravagant.

Thank MockV
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Root Down is the perfect place to have local, delicious, creative and healthy food. Not just a restaurant, it is an invitation to dining as a gourmet of carefully created health & world wise foods and beverages. Having visited both the restaurant in town and the on at the airport I can say both are excellent. Good, healthy food at... More 

Thank Ginnyandfred
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I go I try something new and everything is good! A bit on the expensive side but well worth it.

Thank Grace_Coquis
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything here is great. The presentation is beautiful. The pancakes topped with corn flakes are to die for.

Thank Kevin K
Phoenix, az
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always outstanding - one of our favorite places. They even do great handling our little granddaughter who is only 2 years old. we look forward to returning whenever we are in Denver.

Thank BWhitestone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211-3507
    (33rd and Osage)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Highland
  • Neighborhood: Highland
  • Phone Number: +1 303-993-4200
Root Down aims to connect the neighborhood to a dining experience in the same way ingredients are connected to food. There should be a seamless bond between the elements and experience, which stimulates the senses and draws people in. Root Down serves “globally influenced seasonal cuisine,” which basically means we go where inspiration leads us. We’re not tied to one style or genre—we’re hoping to create one of our own. At Root Down we pride ourselves on striving to solve the ‘Omnivore’s Dilemma.’ We have created a dining spot where all dietary needs will be accommodated, including vegetarian, vegan, raw and gluten free; also allergies or intolerances are always handled professionally by the kitchen team. Our menu has icons reflecting this philosophy, though we always request you notify your server of specific needs. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?