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Review of Bistro Barbes

Bistro Barbes
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Fri, 5/7
8:00 PM
Ranked #439 of 3,168 Restaurants in Denver
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 14, 2016

We went to Bistro Barbès because it was # 19 of 5280’s list of 25 best restaurants in 2015 and because Bill Porter, the food critic of the Denver Post, answered our e-mail and said we should try it. We had a lovely evening. Megan Silvertooth, the manager, helped us at first. Mitch K was busy because the restaurant was busy when we arrived at 6:30 p.m. The room is long and narrow and looks like it was once a garage; very spare. The art was nice on the brick walls. We shared everything, as usual. We were brought bread and an amuse bouche for each of us. It was a delicious dab of foie with a spicy marmalade on top of a crispy cracker. The restaurant has a limited menu and we think that is great. We started with an appetizer of Roasted Quail with Christophene squash, baby artichokes and blood orange ($13). The quail was infused with the coriander and vanilla that the artichokes were roasted with; it was delicious. For our entrée we had the Duck Breast with saffron-celery root mousseline, sultanas and marcona almond tabbouleh (Israeli couscous) with roasted oyster mushrooms ($34). It was a wonderful dish. Dimitri had a glass of Racemi “Anarkos” Primitivo Malvasia Neva from Puglia, Italy 2013 ($9). He really liked it. For dessert we shared the Cappuccino Pot au Crème ($14) which was a chocolate Grenache, espresso cream with lemon foam served with a tuile. It was very rich! We also had a decaf ($3). It enjoyed the food and the service. We spent $79.06 plus tax.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Thank aledm
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Reviewed May 9, 2016

When we drove up, we had no idea what a treat we were in for! We had reservations for a special Mother's Day menu and all tables in this cozy spot were filled. We were able to sit at the bar and enjoy a fantastic French Chablis as we waited. Once seated, we enjoyed escargot, scallops (to die for) and a hazelnut "cupcake" that had not one crumb left. We love French food and wine - and this bistro delivers, with inspired choices. We will be back again when we are in Denver!

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

A small and unique restaurant hidden in a residential neighborhood. French with flavors of Morocco, unlike anything else in Denver. A perfect spot for a special occasion or romantic dinner. Get a reservation and come enjoy an excellent dinner. Small menu but hits all the right notes.

Date of visit: December 2015
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Thank Scubamax59
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Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I am always reluctant to give a very positive review for a restaurant with limited seating as I worry that I will not be able to get a reservation.

But, I cannot deny that, after experiencing three dinners, all food lovers should be able to enjoy a meal at this superior restaurant.
Chef Jon has incorporated the tastes of a culture that surrounded him in Paris. The tastes are unusual but complimentary and incredibly satisfying.

If you have one night in Denver to go out for dinner, make Bistro Barbes your choice. Just reserve your table well in advance.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank peter g
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Reviewed October 16, 2015

We were here for a business meeting and the dinner was a success. The menu itself is very small. You have a choice of 3 salads and 3 appetizers and maybe 4 entrees. The staff is very knowledgeable and they work with you, if you have dietary restrictions or if you don't find anything of your liking.
The salad nicoise was heavenly..it had tuna tartare on the side and harissa dressing.. a very creative take on a staple. The desserts were heavenly with a lot of fresh fruit. The atmosphere is nice and cozy and it does not get too loud, even when all tables are taken.

Date of visit: October 2015
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Thank uschi05
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