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Root Down

Root Down

American Restaurant and New American Restaurant$$$$
Highland, Denver
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    Carrie N.
    "Chocolate bomb and Banana Creme Brûlée pie are a must to share!"(5 Tips)
    Chai O.
    "Highly recommend the Lamb sliders and duck wings."(9 Tips)
    Denver Westword
    "Order the bottomless blood orange mimosas off the brunch menu!"(9 Tips)
    Andy F.
    "... is amazing. Try the Devils on Horseback, Scallops, Rack of Lamb, Pork Tenderloin,..."(5 Tips)
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  • Megan Allisonheart icon on user image
    Megan AllisonMay 23, 2018
    Beautiful, innovative food that's fun to eat (like a crab and avocado DIY taco dish with jicama as the shells) with great wine pairings to be had at reasonable prices. Loved.
    Upvoted Mar 13
  • Abhishekheart icon on user image
    AbhishekMay 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the carrot and Thai red curry soup to start with. Loved the roasted baby beet salad. The restaurant offers an awesome selection of healthy food choices. Romantic place for a nice dinner!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Andy F.heart icon on user image
    Andy FrancoOctober 17, 2016
    This restaurant is amazing. Try the Devils on Horseback, Scallops, Rack of Lamb, Pork Tenderloin, and for dessert the Banana Creme Brûlée Pie! Also the Don Draper is a great cocktail!!!
  • Ashley M.heart icon on user image
    Ashley MowreyJuly 29, 2015
    I love it. Their veggie options are flawlessly executed and have as much thought put into their flavor balance as their omnivore dishes. Get the beet down cocktail. Good crispy quinoa.
  • Carrie N.heart icon on user image
    Carrie NenonenMarch 26, 2018
    Holy cow- oh SO good! Lamb sliders, citrus salad, pork tenderloin, rack of lamb at our table & all amazing. Save room for dessert tho. Chocolate bomb and Banana Creme Brûlée pie are a must to share!
  • Jimmy L.heart icon on user image
    Jimmy LuFebruary 10, 2018
    Everything. Seriously. For vegetarians, I highly recommend the parsnip potato soup, the Columbia papusa, and Tofu Paneer. All the drinks were amazing as well. Taste like a Michelin Star restaurant
  • Nicole S.heart icon on user image
    Nicole StahleckerOctober 17, 2016
    One of my favorite places in Denver! Country fried tofu is amazing, green chili is spicy and great. Tofu scramble and spicy chai for brunch (and bottomless mimosas) can't be beat.
  • Bryan B.heart icon on user image
    Bryan BuckhornOctober 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is awesome 😄. Great food and drinks. Bar is opening seating. If you have a group, get reservations. They won't let you down.
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuMay 27, 2019
    Delicious food! The fried egg sandwich is amazing, especially the fried potatoes. Zucchini French toast is also tasty, kinda like a healthy version but delicious.
  • Corey M.
    Corey ManiconeDecember 30, 2015
    #1 brunch spot in Denver and maybe even Colorado. Get the Huevos Rancheros Benedict. They're out of this world.
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordAugust 5, 2014
    The kitchen emphasizes locally sourced ingredients, and Cucci's even growing some of his own in Root Down's two gardens. While the food is uneven, the bar is unbeatable. Read more
  • Dan C.heart icon on user image
    Dan CroakMay 29, 2016
    All the small plates we had for dinner were crazy-good, best meal in weeks: devils on horseback, tuna crudo, diver scallops, arepas, lamb sliders
  • House Hunters C.
    Coconut ginger fizz, vegan food and gluten free- all organic. Great local spot. Quaint atmosphere. Need reservation.
  • Kell P.
    Kell Peplau-KaiserAugust 25, 2014
    Blood Orange Mimosa. That is all....Just kidding. They are great but the food doesn't pale in comparison. Book reservations and be prepared to book 3+ weeks in advance. Well worth it.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 16, 2012
    Chef Daniel Asher hosts a monthly raw dinner, if you really love vegetables. Drinks are super awesome too. Don't you dare miss those. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Mat C.heart icon on user image
    Mat CollisNovember 6, 2016
    Outrageous food. So so good, great atmosphere too. Teeeeny bit expensive, but totally worth it. I had something called Karashi chicken or something. OUTRAGEOUS
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YounkerMarch 3, 2013
    Try the Lemon Ricotta & Poppy Seed Pancakes - Incredible pancake. Never had a poppy seed pancake before. Was so good didn't even need any syrup to go with it.
  • Chai O.heart icon on user image
    Chai OdomFebruary 25, 2015
    They have a great selection of CO brews on tap. Farm-to-table delicious food. Highly recommend the Lamb sliders and duck wings.
  • Brian I.
    Brian InderwiesMarch 18, 2012
    This is the first place I've been, in any city, that makes its own tonic water. And it's unbelievably delicious. If you like cocktails, go. (If you don't, go anyway.)
  • BJ F.heart icon on user image
    BJ F.August 19, 2016
    Everything I've had the pleasure to enjoy here has been delicious! Love the staff, love the food, love the atmosphere!
  • Devin E.heart icon on user image
    Devin EggertonSeptember 25, 2014
    Everything is good here! This place requires a reservation because of the popularity, the food is always fresh and recipes are unique.
  • Tricia T.
    Tricia TolarSeptember 16, 2013
    Delicious shareable plates. Most everything is locally grown or flown in fresh (like the salmon). Lots of gluten-free options. Great service!
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeOctober 19, 2022
    Good cocktails, cool gastropubby vibe and crowd pleasing food. Lamb sliders were fantastic
  • Claire S.heart icon on user image
    Claire SchlessingerJuly 23, 2016
    Tofu korma is absolutely amazing. Sorrel gnocchi is yummy and burrata tomato salad is unique and super flavorful
  • Erin R.heart icon on user image
    Erin RobbinsOctober 15, 2018
    The zucchini poblano pepper soup is awesome and the Sunday dinner is a great deal - three courses for $35!
  • DBDW
    DBDWApril 20, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    it's not just breakfast, it's brunch on the weekends & dinner during the week.. HANDS DOWN 1 of the top 3 restaurants in all of Denver #facts
  • jolene p.
    jolene parkAugust 16, 2011
    A dining spot where all dietary needs are accommodated, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and raw (1st Tuesday of every month). Menu has icons reflecting this philosophy.
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SiscoOctober 21, 2020
    The Colombian Arepas may be the best thing I have ever put in my mouth!!!
  • Rich Y.heart icon on user image
    Rich YannaconeSeptember 2, 2016
    Everything has delicious flavors! Staff are very attentive. Treat you real nice. Can't wait to try again! Share some scallops!
  • Lili L.heart icon on user image
    Lili LiaskasJune 24, 2016
    Everything! But must try the Arepas ! And loved the Kale Salad.
  • DenverPost
    DenverPostJuly 5, 2011
    Very popular; creative, innovative menu. Try the Portobello, leek and mascarpone wontons. Also the tuna tartare, scallops or beef tenderloin. $7-$22, with most around $9-$11. “More Info" for review: Read more
  • kevin h.
    kevin hanahanJanuary 19, 2017
    This place is great! Get here as soon as you can, you will not regret it I promise! Mimosas are pretty good too :)
  • Jodee R.
    Jodee RayFebruary 16, 2013
    One of my favorite spots! Super good happy hour for food and drinks. One of the only places to get a good Pisco Sour!
  • Brett K.heart icon on user image
    Root Down restaurant 8.3 mile s to the west of Denver dentist Town Center Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Jody J.heart icon on user image
    Jody JennemannJanuary 21, 2017
    Korean braised short ribs were delicious. The decile on horseback appetizer was amazing.
  • Emilyheart icon on user image
    EmilyJanuary 4, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for dinner! I was pleased with my drunk and my entree.
  • Greg L.heart icon on user image
    Greg LJune 23, 2016
    Lamb sliders and sweet potato fries with mint yogurt sauce were ridiculously delicious
  • WW St.
    WW St.April 30, 2012
    Root Down offers Raw Food Nights!6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. first Tue. of every month. This is a Weekly, five-course raw vegan dinner. A unique experience! Read more
  • Adrienne S.heart icon on user image
    Adrienne SOctober 23, 2015
    Really great place. Very crowded, even on a Thursday night, so make a reservation unless you are ok at the bar.
  • Louis B.heart icon on user image
    Louis BaltimoreApril 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    You'll basically never be able to get a reservation, but seating in the bar area is quite easy, especially during brunch
  • Jennifer B.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer BMay 8, 2016
    Omg awesome food and drinks. Loved it all!
  • Katherine S.heart icon on user image
    Katherine S.July 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the blood orange mimosas and surprisingly flavorful quinoa eggs benedict. Solid.
  • richard s.heart icon on user image
    richard sheppardNovember 20, 2015
    Brunch Get the deviled eggs, and the chocolate cake, both very unique and tastey
  • SPIRE
    SPIREJanuary 5, 2012
    The organic carrot & thai red curry is a-mazing! Some of the best specialty cocktails we've had as well! Don't miss!
  • Devaraj T.heart icon on user image
    Devaraj TripasuriDecember 30, 2017
    Great for dates. Amazing sliders and best arepas in town.
  • Guthrie G.heart icon on user image
    Guthrie GundyAugust 4, 2018
    My favorite restaurant in Denver. Good and service is always on point.
  • Crystal G.
    Crystal GaskinNovember 16, 2013
    Skip the wait and sit on the patio to the right of the entrance. $12 bottomless mimosas and delicious food.
  • M D.heart icon on user image
    M DApril 16, 2015
    The Bloody Mary mix is perfect. Love the veggie burger sliders & sweet potato fries.
  • Samuel L.
    Samuel LopezMay 13, 2015
    I love tha restaurant and all Tha people who work for Root Down, they treat you with smiles and respect...
  • vQhheart icon on user image
    vQhJune 25, 2013
    Cucumber Daisy drink is awesome! Try the mussels too.. but ask for more bread. . The broth is awesome!
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