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Solera Restaurant & Wine Bar

5410 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 | East Denver | 303-388-8429

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Solera's kitchen has truly come into its own with a menu of solid, old-world dishes reinterpreted through chef Goose Sorensen's worldly neo-classicism. Look for excellent modern translations of traditional French, Italian and Mediterranean dishes served in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere by one of the most knowledgeable groups of servers in town.


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  • Cuisine(s): New American
  • Hours: Sun 10am-2pm, 4pm-9pm, Tue-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Highly Recommended, Call-Ahead Seating Available
  • Parking: Lot Available, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Business casual
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Business Dining, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout

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