Beast + Bottle

719 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to close; Saturday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m to close.
  • $, $$
  • Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Online Reservations Available
Brother-sister duo Paul and Aileen Reilly opened Beast + Bottle in March 2013, and although they'd already run Encore together, this spot in the Uptown neighborhood is the restaurant "conjured in our heads since we were kids," Paul explains. It's a seasonally inspired farm-to-fork operation, a nose-to-tail restaurant -- and while you might think Beast + Bottle has come a little late to that party, rather than seeming passé, the restaurant feels expansive, quirky and worldly, as the menu travels from Colorado to Maine to Italy to North Africa in the span of twenty dishes. Given the crowds that come here, on many nights, Beast + Bottle is the party. While Aileen handles the front of the house (a lovely patio and narrow, cozy dining room), Paul works wonders in the kitchen. But to understand exactly how wonderful his dishes are, you may have to ask the server a lot of questions. "Part of our mission is to educate the diner," Paul explains, "so people ask questions and servers have a chance to say, 'This is something you haven't heard of; this is why we’re using it and why it's incredible.'"

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