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Root Down

1600 West 33rd Avenue, Denver, CO
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    Foodies
  • 77%
    Trendsters
  • 72%
    Vegetarian
  • 61%
    Nightlife Lovers
  • 61%
    Family Travelers
  • 61%
    Adventure Travelers
  • 56%
    Local Culture
  • 56%
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  • Root Down

    Funky, eclectic restaurant in Lower Highlands. Used to be an old gas station/garage shop. Interesting menu, amazing drinks!

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    An amazing eatery in the LoHi neighborhood, Root Down serves up small plates of gorgeous and tasty food that is local and organic. Reservations are tough to get last minute but the bar area is always available for walk-ins. If you can get a seat in the restaurant area, ask for one facing downtown (or if it's warm enough, on the deck)--the views will make you linger.

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    This is one of our most favorite restaurants located in the Highlands! It serves up organic deliciousness and an ambience that is casual yet fun. The building itself used to be an old garage that was up-cycled into a new hip restaurant that has colorful old telephones as art and old 1950's photos decoupaged on the walls. Try this place for brunch and be sure to get the bottomless blood orange mimosas with the breakfast burrito. Yum!

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    For a while, you could say that I was a Root Down addict. I think many Denver locals go through this stage, running straight into Root Down's open patio arms as soon as they finish work to order a blood orange Caipirinha and the Colorado Lamb Sliders. "God, how this combination seems to fall straight from heaven," I would say to fellow co-workers and friends who had not yet seen the light.

    There are a few downsides - the biggest being the fact that the bar fills up by 5:15 for happy hour (and you really want to be there during happy hour to get $5-8 plates of delicious food - normally $10-18 on the regular dinner menu). Sometimes the service is slow because of the sheer volume of consumers. But if you're lucky enough to score a table -- and you don't mind crowds -- then I highly recommend eating here.

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    Local, organic, smart food in a hip old gas station with a great patio and view of the city lights.

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  • Root DownPro 2014
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    I stopped in here only for a couple of drinks and to catch a glimpse (not for myself) of whatever football game was on that evening. I had a chance to chat with the bartenders some, and this seems like a genuinely awesome place. The cocktails I had were great, and I love that they grow some of their own vegetables in their front garden. For being hidden away in such a residential area, they stay open and serving quite late, which is always a plus in my book!

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  • Root Down

    Located in LoHi, this is a local's favorite. The majority of the food is served tapas style and comes from farms around the area - nothing on the menu will disappoint. If you’re just looking for a drink, the drink menu rivals a book and you can’t go wrong with any cocktail

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  • Root Down

    Amazing!! Wow, I wanna go back already. Such tasty food. We had brunch there and I had steak and eggs. The eggs had cheese cooked into it and the steak was perfect. Bloody Mary to wash it down and I was a happy camper. The wait was long, so make a reservation. Nice friendly staff and cool converted building that looks like it was an old auto shop. Definitely a must try.

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  • Root Down

    Great service goes a long way. Here is you get both great service and great food! In the Highlands.

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  • Root Down

    This is one of the best restaurants in Denver. I keep going back (and send my friends) and am continously amazed at the food and the service. You are treated like family in a way cool environment (a converted gas station). The owner, Justin Cucci has hit the jackpot with this and its sister restauant, Linger. Both are incredible.

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    One of my favorite spots in town. The food and atmosphere are excellent. The view off the deck doesn't suck either! As a vegetarian, this is an ideal restaurant for me!

    Recommended for:Vegetarian
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  • Root Down

    "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." Some of the most amazing food, service and atmosphere I've experienced in Denver.

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    Awesome food with great vegan options, and a fun atmosphere! My FAVORITE place to eat in Denver.

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A hot spot for young Denverites to gather after clocking out from work, this hip eatery run by foodies is obsessive about serving creative cuisines made from only the highest quality of local ingredients. The menu changes according to the season, but always accommodates dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan, raw and gluten free. Happy hour is a local favorite (be sure to get there at 4:30 on the dot to score one of the few available tables) since its young clientele can nosh on gourmet dishes for the small price range of $4-7. The Hoisin Duck Confit Slider or Steamed PEI Mussels with Thai Red Curry are a few of the must-tries. Pair that with a Blood Orange Caipirinha to reach flavor heaven.

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5.0 out of 5
18 members' reviews
1,672 people visited Root Down

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