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Encore on Colfax - Closed

2550 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80206 | Central Denver | 303-355-1112

Location Description:

Housed in a corner of the one-time Lowenstein Theatre, Encore Restaurant features a beautiful long bar stretching out below crystal chandeliers; a crowd composed of families, yuppies and culture vultures who've wandered over from Tattered Cover and Twist & Shout; and a talented kitchen turning out a solid, New American menu of both jump-started comfort food and ethnic translations. The french fries are the best in town.

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  • Cuisine(s): American
  • Hours: Sun 10am-2:30pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Online Reservations Available
  • Parking: Garage
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

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