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Bistro Barbes

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5201 East 28th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207
+1 720-398-8085
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“amuse bouche” (3 reviews)
“escargot” (3 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
French, Vegetarian Friendly
5201 East 28th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We booked this intimate restaurant for our daughter’s 28th birthday. The menu is small but has enough variety. All of the ingredients are at the height of freshness. We started with a zucchini gazpacho with creme fraiche amuse bouche and it was lovely. Then, we...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Four friends enjoyed a wonderful meal at this cozy authentic bistro on a Saturday night. The monkfish was superb. Cooked to perfection and delicately seasoned. Two in our party enjoyed the duck and commented that it was done just right. The salads and appetizers were...More

Thank LeeMK64
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

I’m lucky to have this little gem in walking distance from my house. I was so disappointed when it made top 25 of denver a few years ago as I figured I’d never find a spot in this tiny restaurant. I’m not a big fish...More

Thank etbtravelphotography
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Bistro Barbes is a very small intimate dining experience with excellent food and service. It is hidden in a residential neighborhood, but worth the search. Small changing menu of wonderful freshly prepared food. I had an appetizer, salad and entree. Everything was great, including tasting...More

Thank Stanley J
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

We visited Bistro Barbes for the first time last night. What a wonderful find. I left a voice mail for a same day reservation and got a return call within a few hours. That was the first experience of great service that extended through the...More

Thank phantidae
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Ambiance leaves a lot to be desired from the get go. Bass beat of the music was annoying! Service was efficient but not personal and friendly. And finally the food was good but given the other points - can't recommend and won't be back. Hard...More

Thank Whyland1
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The Bistro is tucked away in a small strip mall in the middle of a residential neighborhood and there is nothing fancy or pretentious about it -- completely unlike the large new hip eating scenes becoming so common in Denver. There aren't many tables, making...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

I've dined here a number of times and the menu, though ever changing and small, is always appealing and impressive. The food and drinks have always been perfectly prepared and delicious. The staff are welcoming, knowledgeable, and fun. It's a very small restaurant tucked away...More

Thank Lana C
Reviewed August 24, 2017

If you're looking for a classical French restaurant with heavy creams and sauces, Bistro Barbes isn't for you. Instead, I found it to be a fusion of Mediterranean flavors cooked with a French sense of harmony. Our appetizers (and oreder of octopus and another of...More

Thank Serkan O
Reviewed July 10, 2017

A friend sent me here, proclaiming they do fish better than anyone in Denver. However, I came away loving a few things and regretting others. Bistro Barbes is a true hole in the wall restaurant. Inside, the décor is confusing, something a fresh coat of...More

Thank rnielsen4
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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5:00 PM - 10:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5201 East 28th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 720-398-8085
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