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Root Down

1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211-3507
+1 303-993-4200
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (155 reviews)
“lamb sliders” (77 reviews)
“arepas” (58 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211-3507
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

I loved our night at root down. The good was delicious. We each did the tasting menu where it came with three courses. My only issue was that our waitress was definitely in a bad mood that night. I had made reservations and we were...More

Thank prewitta88
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The food, the ambiance, the service were top notch! I didn't have reservations for Friday brunch but my family and I were able to get in with a modest wait. Bottomless mimosas were excellent, our server was super friendly, and the food was delicious! My...More

Thank Chiki2399
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I was very excited to dine at Root Down. The menu seemed inspired and unique. Our dining experience did not live up to expectations. We ordered the zucchini and poblano soup which was great. The Devils on Horseback was good, but the texture was strange....More

Thank Liz A
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Landed in Denver for not even an hour and we found ourselves at Root Down for brunch to kick off our girls' weekend. Luckily we did not have to wait as there were a couple of seats at the counter by the door. Of course...More

Thank Michele Q
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

It’s really difficult to find healthy options when you are traveling and trying to eat clean, healthy, unprocessed food. I was very pleasantly surprised at how they were able to create Jicama Tacos Shells for the Dungeness Crab. Other favorite dishes, beet salad, lamb sliders,...More

1  Thank Swedehill
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We teD the reviews about Devils on Horseback and arepas but when we arrived, none of that was on the menu. It was probably from the dinner menu and we arrived for lunch. The menu is quite eclectic and we chose things we didn’t really...More

Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We enjoyed a well prepared, tastey meal at Root Down. Staff pleasant and professional, meal delivery timely even tho' restaurant packed. Well done.

Thank joan f
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

So, eating at RootDown reminded me of a memorable experience... CHILDBIRTH! That is how bad my cramps were after eating there not to mention the 8 visits to the porcelain god. The worst experience I ever had and just lucky I didn't end up in...More

3  Thank margotvl
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Casual, open seating was the right ambiance for this long-time restaurant (maybe since 1993). Our dinner consisted of multiple, generously-sized small plates. The waitress guided us on having the right number of pieces-per-plate, so each person had the right portion of food. They have unusual...More

Thank wwalleigh
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I visited Root Down on a recommendation. It’s a very popular spot, but we were seated in less than ten minutes. We sat at a bar counter overlooking the street. Several bar tables are communal. At first, it was hard to decide...More

Thank Shelly S
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Erika F
20 October 2016|
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Response from Spurgeon B | Reviewed this property |
Root Down is a very tightly packed venue with no major open space for a dog. As a dog owner, I wish US laws would be more like France where dogs in restaurants are a common event.
Samuel B
29 July 2016|
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Response from Roadkingdoug | Reviewed this property |
Unless we're going very early would try to find babysitter...is loud and crowded and unless your child is used to crowds would probably find somewhere else to go...many other restaurants around
Mona A
4 March 2016|
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Response from HRAdministrator | Property representative |
Hi Mona, thanks so much for reaching out! Unfortunately, the DIA location is in Concourse C at the airport, and you have to pass through security and have a ticket in order to dine there. You can make a reservation for 7 at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211-3507
    (33rd and Osage)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Highland
  • Neighbourhood: Highland
  • Phone Number: +1 303-993-4200
  • E-mail
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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