Denver >Food & Dining > 1515 Restaurant
1515 Market St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.749339 -104.999235
Mon-Tue, Sat 5pm-10pm
Wed-Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: LoDo, Northwest Denver, Union Station
Fantastic All-round Experience – All I can say is wow! This was my first trip to 1515 and I would highly recommend it to anyone. My girlfriend and I had the 5 course chef's recommendation with wine pairing and it was an absolute adventure. If you have a wide variety of tastes I would definitely recommend this choice. Since it's the chef's choice, you never know what the next course is, so it's actually an exciting meal. It is quite pricey at $115 per person, but it was a 2 hour experience I will never forget. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and open to critique on the wine pairings. Although it's a little too expensive for a common dinner, it should definitely be experienced for special occasions.
fantastic food – When you peek your head in the door, don't let the ground-floor bar fool you: upstairs you will find a truly "fine dining" experience. We have been to 1515 twice now, and cannot say enough good things about it. We have (both times) had the Chef's Choice 5-course menu, with the wine pairing. (There is also a 7-course Chef Choice option.) We have loved every morsel of food! The greens are fresh (some of them are even grown on site), the meats are perfectly cooked, the fish is fresh, the wines are excellent, and the desserts are heavenly. The chef was even willing to cater to a difficult request: one of our party was "allergic" to garlic. Despite this obvious hurdle, the chef served up 5-star food that was 2nd-to-none. The service is top notch. The food presentations are beautiful. We have been to other "5-star" restaurants in the area, and our opinion is that 1515 has MUCH better food, at comparitively lower prices. Of course, the view is not going to be as stunning as the Flagstaff house, but your palate and your stomach will be MUCH more satisfied when you leave (as will your checkbook balance).
Fantastic special event – After eating our way around Denver last fall, my husband and I chose 1515 for the rehearsal dinner before our son's wedding on Memorial Day weekend. What a great decision that was! We knew the food would be fabulous, and it was. With more than 50 people in attendance, the service was flawless--swift, unobtrusive, precise. Gene Tang's wine choices had the wine lovers among us sighing with pleasure. We're from Chicago and we know great restaurants. 1515 is top quality, from the vegetable crudites sushi to the free-form chocolate creme brulee. And a great value, to boot!
great food, service, and ambiance – We visited this restaurant for the first time last night and it was amazing! The sweatbreads appetizer and dandelion salad were phenomenal and our entrees were delicious. We did happen to go a quiet night, so the atmosphere was very pleasant. Our server was incredibly attentive and the manager came by our table a few times to check on us. Whenever we had questions, they were very prompt with finding the answer. I will say that having the bar as the scene that greets you when you enter may throw you off, there was also a very unpleasant oder in the bar area as we walked through, but once we were in the restaurant upstairs, everything was fine. We will definitely go back again!
Best Mother's Day Brunch Ever!!!! – I don't know what this other reviewer is refering to but my family and I had a wonderful time with the attentive staff and the above average choices on the buffet. Breakfast choices were numerous including awesome fruit stuffed french toast, mushroom quiche, eggs benidict station, and some kind of an asparagus omelette. Previous reviewer said there was only one salad but we found three: pasta, fruit and green. All the food was the right temperature as the staff was feverishly refilling the buffet as fast as they could to keep up with the huge crowds. Big bonus was the raw bar where they had huge oysters, some shrimp and crab claws; cocktail sauce was bit spicy though. We were amazed to find such a different spin on your typical buffet with interesting items you wouldn't otherwise see at your typical buffet. We really liked the soup and eggs benidict station, I went back twice for the lobster hollandaze. We will definatley check them out for dinner.
The WORST Mother's Day Brunch EVER!! – My family and I have been to over 20 restaurants in Colorado featuring a mother's day buffet brunch and this was the worst yet!! We were shocked to find a small, and limited buffet featuring a carving station with 2 very dry and cold meats, 1 salad, no chicken dishes or breakfast dishes other then french toast, and 3 desserts. On our first trip to the buffet we were shocked to find that all the hot food was cold and the cold food was hot. We alerted the manager who said he would check on the food but nothing got better. The price was $30/person for a quick 45 minute brunch of leaving hungry and angry. This restaurant has nothing to offer to individuals looking for a warm and delicious meal. Staff was unconcerned with complaints and basically brushes you off. We will never go back (lunch, dinner, etc) and am very unhappy this restaurant ruined that mother?s day!
really good food – The food here was very good, the service was a little whacky. But I expect that in Denver, its the norm and I've become accustomed to be greeted and addressed as "guy" or "dude". It doesn't matter if I'm at Morton's or Village Inn the wait staff rarely has any grace of formal training. We tried the foie gras, the duck liver mousse and lamb chops. All were excellent but the foie gras really stood out, the combination of the buckwheat waffles and foie gras was a very tasty experience. Also refreshing was the smallish portion size, far too many restaurants in Denver take the chain restaurant approach and serve platter sized entrees. Which is annoying, I don't need to be served a 5000 calorie meal to feel satisfied. Anyway, this place has good eats, it's charming inside and it's affordable.
Major service problems that makes the food less appealing – The negative reviews about the service are absolutely true. I read these before going and warned my husband. We said we'd go anyway, for our anniversary. My husband made a reservation and requested a nice table as it was our anniversary.
When the hostess seated us there were 4 tables going, and she seats us in a booth right next to where the servers enter their orders on the computer, Umm, no, I dont think so. Romantic? Hardly. That was service issue #1. We asked for another table, no problem-but we shouldn't have had to ask.
Our server comes over with amenu and states there are no specials that evening. Ok. No drink menu was offered. We finally got it and we see that Friday nights are 5 dollar well Martinis. There are no prices listed for any of the drinks on the menu.-which is very lame. We order Martinis specifically ordering WELL martinis. There are drink specials but she never mentioned it. We get bread at the table which they continued to refill. They served it with balsamic and olive oil. Still, it tasted good.
We ordered the scallops which had a great sauce-unfortunately they were undercooked in the center. We told the server after she asked us how it was and she said she would tell the chef. My husband had eated one of them already before we had a chance to send it back.Had they been cooked correctly they would have been 5 stars.
The soup with shaved fennel on top was outstanding.
I had salmon for my entree and that was out of this world delicious.
My husband had the sea bass and I didnt care for it.The fish was overladen with cumin. When we get the check we were charged full price for martinis which they then deducted. We questioned that and she said thats just for the bar. Well, if you gave us the wrong menu,you still should honor it. In general, our server seemed ignorant about the items on the menu and what the ingredients were. Did they pick her up off the street? Fine tune the service and its a 4 star restaurant.
AWFUL service, average food – I went to 1515 Market for a working group lunch and boy, we were ALL disappointed with the service. The owner seated us, introduced us to the waiter, gave suggestions, mostly primping his restaurant, really, and was gone. Our iced tea came, but took forever to get refills. One person in the group had no ice in her glass and waited for 15 minutes before she got ice and by that time, her tea was gone, and was not refilled. We waited for 45 minutes to get our food, and at 35 minutes into the wait, were able to flag down the waiter to ask how much longer it would be (items ordered: Kobe beef burger, 2 shrimp club sandwiches, 1 salmon entree and 1 chicken entree--were they massaging the cow for 1/2 hr, fishing in the Platte River for the shrimp & salmon, and running after a chicken??) Keep in mind, we were the first patrons in the restaurant and our party only had 5 people. After, only two more tables were seated, one was a couple, the other, a party of 4. The food was good, but not worth a 45 minute wait. And, as far as a "to-go" box, the waiter came by TWICE indicating the box will be brought over. How long does it take to get a box? AND, to top it off, the owner DID finally return to our table with a message: "Next time if you're in a hurry, we do have menus you can look at and order ahead." A person in our group made it known that "if we would have known that we would be waiting for 45 minutes to get our food, we would have done that"
Amazing service and wonderful food! – Having lived in Denver for many years I've had the opportunity to dine at many great establishments and I must say that 1515 Market is truly one of the best! The wine list rivals any you will find in Denver and the service is unparalleled. The menu offers a variety of tasty dishes and the presentation is remarkable. I can't say enough wonderful things about this restaurant and I would highly recommend dining at this establishment.
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