Root Down

1600 W. 33rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Critics' Pick
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  • Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • $$$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking, Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Chef-owner Justin Cucci opened Root Down in 2008 in what is still one of the coolest spaces in town: a recycled old gas station, filled with retro chic and an unbeatable bar inside, and a stunning view of the Denver skyline outside. The kitchen emphasizes locally sourced ingredients, and Cucci's growing some of his own in the eatery's two gardens. In addition, Root Down provides a gluten-free or vegan option for nearly every dish on its menu -- making it one of just a handful of high-end restaurants in town to do so -- and even hosts a raw-food night once a month. But omnivores will still find plenty to love among such offerings as Colorado rack of lamb, risotto with carrot-chorizo emulsion, and a delightful coconut-ginger fizz spiked with gin.

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