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“Indulgent!”

Sassafras American Eatery
Ranked #89 of 3,111 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We came on a Friday around lunchtime and had to wait about half an hour. Our bad for not making a reservation. The hours are weird here - they open early but close at 2:30 pm so if you are planning to stop by make sure you plan on that. The staff and friendly and helpful, and the food is delicious! We order a Menage a Trois mimosa and the Marie Leveau Bloody Mary, which was so spicy it came with a cooler drink (something green and pineapple flavored). I didn't need the cooler but it was a nice thought and I can see why they did it - the drink is SPICY but so good. We started with the fried pickles, which were nice and crispy but a little too salty. It also came with a hollandaise dipping sauce (the same hollandaise tops the meal I ordered, so for me, it was too much). My sister order the roasted vegetable grits which she enjoyed and I got the Cajun Benedict. My meal was delicious, and came with a said of grits, which I needed since there is no carb element. The whole thing was kind of mushy to be honest - shrimp and crab cake was soft, crawfish hash was soft, and poached eggs were soft. All good, of course, but all mushy. I was told when I ordered that they were out of oysters and I'd be getting fried shrimp, but when the food came out, I got fried oysters. Confusing, but a nice texture change. The of butter grits were amazing though. Overall a delicious and indulgent meal and I would come back to try other things!

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We're there first time for Sunday brunch, returned there for the breakfast one of the other days. It is really tasty, and the have a lot of mimosas, and you can take 4 of them for a great price.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

After touring the Capital Building, we asked our guide for a recommendation for lunch. She suggested Sassafras. A short 3 block walk from the Capital it was easy to find and were we glad we did,

Wonderful menu ta New Orleans/ Cajun flare.

Many vegetarian and gluten free options.

Go there without reservations but you might want to call to make a reservation.

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Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

In town for a long weekend and came here for brunch on a weekday. Service was excellent and everyone enjoyed our meals. Very good variety of items, with many elements being house made. Biscuits with duck fat gravy was a new experience for me and I would recommend it to others. Meal filled me up so I wasn't able to sample their deserts, but was looking at the Elvis is King milkshake (peanut butter, bananas, chocolate covered bacon). Maybe next time.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Of the weekend of great breakfasts, it was all outdone by the Belly Up at Sassafras. A huge portion of pork belly on top of grits? Sign me up and have me waddle away stuffed.

Thank Dennis M
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