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Root Down

Root Down

American Restaurant and New American Restaurant$$$$
Highland, Denver
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  • Crystal G.
    "$12 bottomless mimosas and delicious food."(6 Tips)
    Denver Westword
    "Order the bottomless blood orange mimosas off the brunch menu!"(10 Tips)
    Chai O.
    "Highly recommend the Lamb sliders and duck wings."(8 Tips)
    Eric J
    "Banana creme brûlée is out of this world!!!"(4 Tips)
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  • Abhishek
    AbhishekMay 8, 2016
    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!
  • Andy F.
    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.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Bryan B.
    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.
  • Nicole S.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dan C.
    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.
  • 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.)
  • Mat C.
    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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Dherbs
    DherbsAugust 15, 2013
    Offers an all-raw 3 course dinner on the first Tuesday of month. Uses reverse osmosis water in all cooking, drinking, ice. This place is wonderful to visit while on Dherbs.com FULL BODY CLEANSE
  • Devin E.
    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.
  • 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!
  • Rich Y.
    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!
  • BJ F.
    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!
  • kevin h.
    kevin hanahanJanuary 19
    This place is great! Get here as soon as you can, you will not regret it I promise! Mimosas are pretty good too :)
  • Claire S.
    Claire SchlessingerJuly 23, 2016
    Tofu korma is absolutely amazing. Sorrel gnocchi is yummy and burrata tomato salad is unique and super flavorful
  • Chai O.
    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.
  • 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!
  • vQh
    vQhJune 25, 2013
    Cucumber Daisy drink is awesome! Try the mussels too.. but ask for more bread. . The broth is awesome!
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MontanaJune 16, 2010
    Brunch is amazing - I am partial to Eggs Benedict but the Banana Bread French Toast is amazing and don't forget a bottomless mimosa - 8$ for Regular 11$ for Blood Orange!!!
  • Rachael M.
    Rachael MoyteDecember 8, 2011
    Order absolutely ANYTHING off the menu. It is guaranteed to be good. If they have beet gnocchi happening then please, PLEASE order that!
  • Devon D.
    Devon DDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to get here at 10 am sharp on sundays .... bottomless blood orange mimosa's are to die for!!! (and only 12 dollars as of 12/4/10)
  • Lili L.
    Lili LiaskasJune 24, 2016
    Everything! But must try the Arepas ! And loved the Kale Salad.
  • Adrienne S.
    Adrienne StortzOctober 23, 2015
    Really great place. Very crowded, even on a Thursday night, so make a reservation unless you are ok at the bar.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MelilloJuly 1, 2015
    This spot rules in every category. Definitely get The Don Draper and try their vegan mushroom risotto!
  • Louis B.
    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
  • Examiner.com
    Examiner.comFebruary 22, 2011
    The unique retro-modern bar, which opened in the Highlands about two years ago, has somehow figured out a way to bring vintage rotary telephones and 1950s recipe clips back in style. Read more
  • 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
  • Emily
    EmilyJanuary 4
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for dinner! I was pleased with my drunk and my entree.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SchauerSeptember 14, 2013
    Try the Banana Bread French Toast - Super good, just the perfect amount of sweetness (not very).
  • 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.
  • Greg L.
    Greg LJune 23, 2016
    Lamb sliders and sweet potato fries with mint yogurt sauce were ridiculously delicious
  • Paul L.
    Paul LomaxMarch 25, 2012
    Bottomless Bloody Orange Mimosas for $14 on a Sunday. Wow. Also, the Lamb Sliders are amazing!
  • Donald S.
    Donald StarrAugust 9, 2014
    This is the only place I share food because it is all so good go for happy hour
  • Alyssa O.
    Alyssa OchoaOctober 29, 2012
    Absolutely INCREDIBLE! The vibe, the service, the food, the drinks.... so perfectly on point. :]
  • Jody J.
    Jody JennemannJanuary 21
    Korean braised short ribs were delicious. The decile on horseback appetizer was amazing.
  • Cat C.
    Cat C.May 25, 2013
    The Hummingbird is my new fave drink. Light n airy but will leave you with a buzz!
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordJuly 11, 2013
    Root Down is killing us softly with their old -and new-world wine choices that seem simultaneously familiar and flossy, interesting yet always approachable
  • Marie F.
    Marie FailmaJuly 24, 2013
    Food is wonderful & shareable so you can enjoy many different dishes. Love this place!
  • 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
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca Payne™March 22, 2012
    If you can pronounce "barramundi" correctly you get 1 free elk slider! Congrats, you language whiz!
  • richard s.
    richard sheppardNovember 20, 2015
    Brunch Get the deviled eggs, and the chocolate cake, both very unique and tastey
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WilliamsSeptember 14, 2013
    Love the pepper blossom, lamb tacos, and scallops. What a gem!
  • Cecilia C.
    Cecilia CrawfordApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Note: 4:30 is NOT early enough to hold or get a table at the bar for happy hour on a Friday.
  • leslie h.
    leslie hornaJanuary 5, 2012
    Loooove the veggie burgers! get there early or make reservations to get a spot.
  • Aarthi R.
    Aarthi RaviApril 3, 2016
    This place is very good for vegetarians. I really liked their Tofu masala scramble.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HMay 8, 2016
    Omg awesome food and drinks. Loved it all!
  • Travelingjoe
    TravelingjoeFebruary 24, 2013
    This place is a winner! Try the Blueberry muffins and Lamb sliders! Yum!
  • Chloe D.
    Chloe DenverNovember 11, 2011
    Whether your here for Dinner or Sunday Brunch. Can't leave denver without hitting this spot.
  • Liz B.
    Liz BrodahlFebruary 10, 2011
    If you're a chocolate lover ask the server to bring out their special dark chocolate covered potato. Perfect blend of salty & sweet!
  • Dali S.
    Dali SinghJuly 17, 2014
    Amazing organic, farm-to-table restaurant in Highland, Denver!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenAugust 6, 2014
    Everything is inspired and good, from the food to the drinks.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LieboldSeptember 9, 2014
    Happy hour drinks make you want to come here everyday after work!
  • Drink Denver
    Drink DenverOctober 4, 2012
    Grab a drink and a bite during happy hour, M-F 4:30-7pm. Check the link for more great info! Read more
  • James M.
    James MoreauSeptember 2, 2011
    The arepas are delicious. Everything is, but definitely try the arepas!
  • ClvrTv L.
    ClvrTv LizNovember 13, 2012
    Happy Hour lasts till 7. Order veggie slider, sweet potato fries, and mojito. Heavenly.
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen MoatsJune 9, 2010
    The Sunday night 5280 menu is to die for! I definitely recommend the halibut, and the sweet potato cakes....mmmm....
  • Ted P.
    Ted PalenskiJuly 3, 2016
    On the pricier side. Very trendy. Great vegan + beyond options.
  • Obermeyer
    ObermeyerJanuary 27, 2011
    The best organic food joint in LoHi. We can't get enough of the avovado crab cake benedict. #sia11
  • 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...
  • Joe S.
    Joe StuppMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their seasonal gnocchi rocks. Order whatever type they're serving.
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YounkerMarch 3, 2013
    Try the Pulled Pork Omelette - Very tasty omelet.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BischSeptember 2, 2012
    Get the Banana Creme Brûlée! Delicious peanut butter mousse, whipped cream, and chocolate toffee crust.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 24, 2010
    Try the Butternut Squash FUNNEL CAKE w/ a Perfectly Poached Egg and Pumpkin Puree
  • @mrfboyer
    @mrfboyerMarch 13, 2015
    Happy hour cocktails are a steal at $5!!
  • DenverHappyHour
    DenverHappyHourJuly 17, 2010
    Happy Hour! Food: $3.50-$6 snacks Drink: $3-$5 cocktails, $5 wines, $3 beersWeekends 3pm-5pmMon-Fri 4:30pm-7pm
  • Christian H.
    Christian HinckleAugust 18, 2014
    Best food in town. Get a reservation and have a great night.
  • Megan C.
    Megan CaldbeckFebruary 27, 2011
    Order the Brooklyn Renaissance from Marcus at the bar. You won't regret it.
  • Katherine S.
    Katherine S.July 3, 2015
    Try the blood orange mimosas and surprisingly flavorful quinoa eggs benedict. Solid.
  • Mariah D.
    Mariah DayApril 16, 2015
    The Bloody Mary mix is perfect. Love the veggie burger sliders & sweet potato fries.
  • Rene S.
    Rene ShepardOctober 3, 2011
    Great brunch! Try and sit outside if youcan!
  • Bee D.
    Bee DDecember 7, 2013
    Best hot chocolate I have ever had in my LIFE!
  • Eric J
    Eric JMay 9, 2013
    Banana creme brûlée is out of this world!!!
  • Kaufman N.
    Kaufman NgAugust 9, 2013
    the cardamom fizz is very good and refreshing
  • Paulina S.
    Paulina SzafranskiJune 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the blood orange mimosas at brunch so yummy!
  • Lyndsey G.
    Lyndsey GeigerSeptember 27, 2012
    Lamb sliders and Arepas...seamless every time!
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordOctober 19, 2011
    Order the bottomless blood orange mimosas off the brunch menu! Read more
  • Tim R.
    Tim RichardsonNovember 14, 2011
    One of the best meals I have had in a LONG time! Fabulous!
  • Carly K.
    Carly KeenanOctober 16, 2011
    Perfect place to start a Sunday Funday! Such a classic charm to this place!
  • Nate L.
    Nate LongAugust 2, 2014
    Three words: Colorado Lamb Sliders. Do it.
  • Ultressa D.
    Ultressa DiamondAugust 27, 2016
    So... The food is DELICIOUS!!!! YASSSS #vegan #vegetarian #FTW
  • I Y.
    I YooAugust 17, 2015
    Holy crap is the food ever good. I'll be dreaming about the arepas...
  • Deanna D.
    Deanna DykstraJune 4, 2011
    Al is the greatest waiter! Great food recs from him!
  • Ian H.
    Ian HallSeptember 21, 2010
    very friendly staff; great seasonal menu; best scallops I've had
  • Tony L.
    Tony LeonNovember 12, 2010
    You will love every dish. Chef Jonathan Power is a modern genius!
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MApril 27, 2010
    Great vibe and view, food is a tad all over the place at times. All and all good.
  • Bonnie H.
    Bonnie HermanApril 12, 2014
    Spicy Paloma drink is the way to go! Delish!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CoveAugust 9, 2016
    An airport restaurant has no business having breakfast tacos this good.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HMay 8, 2016
    Beet Down cocktail is a must!
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MartinezApril 24, 2012
    Bustling even on a Monday night. . .and can't beat the service.
  • John Z.
    John ZahrSeptember 13, 2014
    Bottomless mimosas at Sunday brunch. You'll get your money's worth and then some.
  • Hans C.
    Hans CramerFebruary 9, 2014
    Try the ribs! It is really tasty!
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