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Root Down

#2 of 2,431 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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1600 West 33rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211 (33rd and Osage)
+1 303-993-4200
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd been wanting to visit this place for years, and finally suggested it to a friend, so we met here for dinner. It's a small place with a great, friendly, relaxed vibe. They will cook or modify anything on the menu to order to suit your dietary needs. The prices are higher than I was expecting, but the food and... More 

Thank Jen G
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food has become so regurgitated throughout the restaurant industry and to have been served food this good I would have paid much more. So many new flavors based on existing dishes.. I believe they source mostly local, service is excellent, and they serve many gluten and meat free dishes. I've eaten there twice, and unfortunately, I compare all restaurant food... More 

Thank Jared A
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like truly fresh vegetables prepared in unusually tasty ways, then Root Down is for you. Try their Sunday brunch - it is scrumptious.

Thank MADavison
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this place is cool: the building in the old filling station, the menu, the cool drinks. My favorites at Root Down are happy hour or brunch. Check out the bottomless mimosa brunch, the seasonal menu and the happy hour duck tacos.

Thank amy l
Golden, Colorado
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting menu and I love that it's local. It is a bit expensive, but I think it's great for a special occasion. Nice atmosphere and free valet too!

1 Thank wendysN7083TD
Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to call the food at Root Down brilliant because there is no other word to describe it. The chef or chefs who create the amazing dishes served there are imaginative and creative and, well, brilliant. My daughter and I ate at Root Down on a Sunday night. We were greeted by a friendly host and shown to a... More 

1 Thank lovesthebeach1989
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I had the fried chicken and goat cheese biscuits, avocado crab cake Benedict and bottomless classic and blood orange mimosas and could not have been happier! Our server was excellent, never stopped the drinks and always checked in to make sure we were happy. This is most definitely my new favorite brunch spot! Most importantly- they take... More 

1 Thank tabitha91_09
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again, we had a terrific meal at Root Down. The gnocchi, arepas, kale salad, and Korean short rib were delicious, and the vegetarian sliders with sweet potato fries were out of this world. Great cocktails, a Portuguese nice red blend on the specials, and a nicely spicy chai completed the meal. Also commendable was the service. Top notch on... More 

1 Thank Joe A
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I love this place! Great food, creative cocktails and dishes, sometimes they have a raw night. It's worth the hassle to park.

Thank Clare G
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great infused vodkas with that handcrafted panache. eclectic decor in a cool neighborhood. be sure to eat: the menu is diverse and delectable. it's an environment in which you should take your time. be leisurely. take in the details of food drink and surroundings.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, 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
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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 West 33rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?