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Root Down

Root Down

American Restaurant$$$$
Highland, Denver
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  • Crystal G.
    "$12 bottomless mimosas and delicious food."(5 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!!!"(3 Tips)
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  • Lili L.
    Everything! But must try the Arepas ! And loved the Kale Salad.
  • Greg L.
    Greg LJune 23
    Lamb sliders and sweet potato fries with mint yogurt sauce were ridiculously delicious
  • Dan C.
    Dan CroakMay 29
    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
  • Abhishek
    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 5 days ago
  • Aarthi R.
    This place is very good for vegetarians. I really liked their Tofu masala scramble.
  • 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.
  • richard s.
    richard sheppardNovember 20, 2015
    Brunch Get the deviled eggs, and the chocolate cake, both very unique and tastey
  • 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.
  • House Hunters C.
    Coconut ginger fizz, vegan food and gluten free- all organic. Great local spot. Quaint atmosphere. Need reservation.
  • 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.
    Upvoted May 8
  • Dan M.
    Dan MelilloJuly 1, 2015
    This spot rules in every category. Definitely get The Don Draper and try their vegan mushroom risotto!
  • Mariah D.
    Mariah DayApril 16, 2015
    The Bloody Mary mix is perfect. Love the veggie burger sliders & sweet potato fries.
  • Louis B.
    Louis BaltimoreApril 11, 2015
    You'll basically never be able to get a reservation, but seating in the bar area is quite easy, especially during brunch
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Donald S.
    Donald StarrAugust 9, 2014
    This is the only place I share food because it is all so good go for happy hour
  • 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
    Upvoted May 8
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SchauerSeptember 14, 2013
    Try the Banana Bread French Toast - Super good, just the perfect amount of sweetness (not very).
  • 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
  • Marie F.
    Marie FailmaJuly 24, 2013
    Food is wonderful & shareable so you can enjoy many different dishes. Love this place!
  • 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
  • vQh
    vQhJune 25, 2013
    Cucumber Daisy drink is awesome! Try the mussels too.. but ask for more bread. . The broth is awesome!
  • Cat C.
    Cat C.May 25, 2013
    The Hummingbird is my new fave drink. Light n airy but will leave you with a buzz!
  • DBDW
    DBDWApril 20, 2013
    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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Alyssa O.
    Alyssa OchoaOctober 29, 2012
    Absolutely INCREDIBLE! The vibe, the service, the food, the drinks.... so perfectly on point. :]
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cecilia C.
    Cecilia CrawfordApril 13, 2012
    Note: 4:30 is NOT early enough to hold or get a table at the bar for happy hour on a Friday.
  • Paul L.
    Paul LomaxMarch 25, 2012
    Bottomless Bloody Orange Mimosas for $14 on a Sunday. Wow. Also, the Lamb Sliders are amazing!
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca Payne™March 22, 2012
    If you can pronounce "barramundi" correctly you get 1 free elk slider! Congrats, you language whiz!
  • 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.)
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Chloe D.
    Chloe DenverNovember 11, 2011
    Whether your here for Dinner or Sunday Brunch. Can't leave denver without hitting this spot.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Obermeyer
    ObermeyerJanuary 27, 2011
    The best organic food joint in LoHi. We can't get enough of the avovado crab cake benedict. #sia11
  • Devon D.
    Devon DDecember 4, 2010
    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)
  • DenverHappyHour
    DenverHappyHourJuly 17, 2010
    Happy Hour! Food: $3.50-$6 snacks Drink: $3-$5 cocktails, $5 wines, $3 beersWeekends 3pm-5pmMon-Fri 4:30pm-7pm
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MontanaJune 16, 2010
    Brunch is amazing - I am partial to Eggs Benedict but the Banana Bread French Toast is amazing and don't forget a bottomless mimosa - 8$ for Regular 11$ for Blood Orange!!!
  • 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....
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MApril 27, 2010
    Great vibe and view, food is a tad all over the place at times. All and all good.
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