Word of Mouth

Euclid Hall finds a niche in Denver dining

Euclid Hall, 1317 14th Street, the third restaurant within one block for partners Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch, who also own Rioja and Bistro Vendome, was one of the hottest openings of the summer.

The crowds packed into the beautifully refurbished space that most recently held the grimy Martini Ranch for the chef's take on classic tavern food. Almost three months later, those hordes of people are still there, pairing beers from the vast, interesting list with upscale drinking food, eating housemade sausages by the pound and fried pigs ears by the basket.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
Contact: Laura Shunk