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Restaurant Fourteen Seventy-Two

1472 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80210

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: South Denver

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Restaurant Fourteen Seventy-Two
IPB Island pork buns $11
Seared duck breast $12
She-crab soup $9
Barley salad $8
Chicken and waffles $16
Chipotle-maple ribs $14/$24
Stuffed pork chop $19
Shrimp and grits $18
1472 burger $11
Cream grits $6
Carrot cake $6
Ice cream sandwich $6
1472 South Pearl Street
303-325-1447
Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

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This isn't a destination restaurant. And right now, it isn't really a neighborhood spot, either, given the lack of a kids' menu (this is Platt Park, after all) and the fact that the weekday menu is the same at lunch and dinner, with wildly outsized portions and heartier fare than many of us normally eat mid-day. But there's no real mystery to what Restaurant Fourteen Seventy-Two is right now: a labor of love in need of more attention to what is and isn't working.

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dano323
dano323

I hope they are very successful....Their menus have nothing to do with real "Low Country" style food...Except they have shrimp and grits....Their shrimp is not fresh....Charleston and Savannah have fresh shrimp for this easy dish.....don't eat Mexican food in Charleston and don't eat shrimp in Denver....LOW COUNTRY COOKING IS ONLY IN SOUTH CAROLINA...MURRELS INLET TO HILTON HEAD...That is it...Period...Just to let you know...

itsbootytime
itsbootytime

I think MO_242 did a very fair summation of the article.  However the article itself is a bit ridiculous.  Where is the constructive criticism in the headline.  If I had to guess this critic is some Californian or New Yorker gone Denverite.  She obviously is not from Denver and is another critic writing for the top 2% of the population.  Well I come from the other 98% and was born and raised in the city of Denver, and visited this restaurant back in October.  I will agree they had some kinks to work out, including the sign and several other fairly glaring issues, and the service needed polishing at that time.  I also know that they had just opened, and having worked in the industry for years, know that even great servers struggle in new restaurants.  I also have been a patron in the birth of many of the neighborhood and local restaurants and bars in Denver and have seen their early struggles and now see many of them thriving today.  I think there is a lot of promise for this concept, and hope to see them overcome the usual issues.  I personally think this will be a great fit to pearl street and to the city as a whole and will be making a return visit to hopefully look for all the changes and to see this business grow.  Overall this article was jaded, and without question the title was a joke, and an embarrassment to any critic.  If I could make another prediction I don't see this critic lasting long in our great city.  I personally don't want a starbucks on pearl, i like stellas, and hope they ship this small business hating critic to wherever she came from.

Cathy Bowen
Cathy Bowen

Hope there is potential for it to get better, I'd like to go and really be wowed.

MO_242
MO_242

Tmolsen, the review seems well-balanced to me. Gretchen found fault with the execution of some of the dishes but spent a whole paragraph praising the burger, ribs, shrimp & grits, pork chop, and she-crab soup. She also liked the carrot cake and ice cream sandwich were it not for the serving temperature. To me, this reads as a place with lots of potential which just needs to tighten up some things such as service. As a consumer, I like being pointed to which dishes the kitchen is currently knocking out of the park and which ones to be wary of.

Tmolsen
Tmolsen

As a resident and business owner in the Platte Park area, my family and I have grown very fond of 1472. We went in last night specifically for the kids' grilled cheese and chicken sandwich. There was a wait for tables, the place was popping. And to hear about the sad unjust write up by Gretchen in the Westword was very disturbing. We watched the building go up, we have met the owner's we have grown to love them and their story-watching the transformation of the old delapitated rental home it used to be. Seems Gretchen went in there just looking for something to be wrong. They are three months new-they are not a corporate company with millions of dollars that built a restaurant to simply run itself. Things take time. Changes are always being made. Suggestions are one thing, but to completely slamm is another. It is Low Country compfort food. There are going to be heavy dishes. Had they been open for months and months/years, and made no effort for change-then yes the write up would have been justified. Take the time, take a tour, meet the owners try the She Crab Soup and my favorite Key Lime Pie...They are the best- and a quiet jazzy comfortable spot to relax and fill your belly is WONDERFUL- Give them a try. Support your local business and non corporate owner's don't slam them- This write up is business suicide and undeserving. Read all the other reviews...I would not take Gretchen's seriously. This place is the new hot spot and it is a neighborhood gem.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

Gretchen listed "IPD Island Pork Buns" along with the price in the details, but I didn't see anything about them in her review.  Am I missing it?  Or were they so bad that they weren't even worth mentioning?

Denver Dave
Denver Dave topcommenter

We tried it for lunch.  $72 plus tip.  Shared many of Gretchen's concerns - especially the "dessert" chicken and waffles.  The grit cakes with the shrimp and grits were really heavy and greasy.  Plus we were the only two people actually eating lunch - one couple at the bar and another just drinking coffee.  Kind of depressing and certainly not worth the tariff.

lindy022
lindy022

I like the detailed review, makes you wonder why people start a restaurant when they have no idea what it really takes

WillieStortz
WillieStortz

@dano323 Other than 2 weeks out of the year you are getting frozen shrimp no matter where you eat it.


Bottom dwelling shrimp from the polluted Atlantic??? You might as well be eating raw sewage....no you are eating raw sewage.

Bagwhan
Bagwhan

@itsbootytimeWhat planet are you from?  Denver isn't a planet, BTW.  I don't know what kind of headline you expect (I don't expect headlines to say much unless the restaurant was a 100% home run or abysmal), or what in the article says that Gretchen is writing for the 2% or what being born and raised in Denver has to do with anything here.  You said " I will agree they had some kinks to work out, including the sign and several other fairly glaring issues, and the service needed polishing at that time.  I also know that they had just opened, and having worked in the industry for years, know that even great servers struggle in new restaurants. . . .  I think there is a lot of promise for this concept, and hope to see them overcome the usual issues."  Seems the review said the same thing, basically. Have people become so sensitive to restaurants they like or want to succeed that they can't accept any negative words at all?  You yourself saw issues, Gretchen did too, and she reported on them.  You seem to agree with what she saw, but expected her to somehow not report them?  What kind of review and what kind of reviewer do you want?

Julie293
Julie293

@Tmolsen Seems like a resident and business owner in the neighborhood would know how to correctly spell Platt Park. Just sayin.....

Every time I walk by I wonder why there is no sign on the establishment. If you aren't familiar with the businesses in the area you might think the restaurant is an extension of Stella's. 

eyeroll
eyeroll

@Denver Dave $72 for lunch may be high, depending on what you had to drink.  However, since the cost of the meal appears to be your primary basis for judgment, I can suggest a simple remedy for this unfortunate occurrence.  It's called addition.  

dano323
dano323

@WillieStortz @dano323 YOU have no idea what you are talking about...I see commercial shrimpers everyday...Private Shrimping season yields as many shrimp as you can handle.....Willie, you are wrong on this one...Sweet Carolina Shrimp...

Tmolsen
Tmolsen

@Julie293 WOW- did not know typos were worth commenting on.

There seems to be a lot of irritation. I defended this restaurant because I took the time to get to know it. I enjoy it and felt the write up was unfair.

Really is sad to see how many negative people there are out there. It is true, you can't please everyone!

Denver Dave
Denver Dave topcommenter

@eyeroll @Denver Dave I am not opposed to spending a wad o'cash for a good meal.  This one simply wasn't worth the cost.  But, if the food had been exceptional I'd be singing their praises.  It wasn't terrible (and I don't think Gretchen totally trashed them) but I think they could definitely make some improvements.  Had a much better lunch at Gaia yesterday for 1/3 the price and far better food.



TheJeff
TheJeff

@Tmolsen @lindy022 Did lindy022 start a restaurant?  if not, it doesn't matter if he knows what it takes or not.


I'm starting to think Tmolsen works there.

 
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