Denver >Food & Dining > Le Central Affordable French
112 E Eighth Ave, Denver, CO | Directions 8020339.728952 -104.985758
Monday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill, Southeast Denver
Gruel anyone? – My boyfriend and I went out to Le Central last night and after our experience, we will NOT be back! Out waitress was very friendly and the wine that we had was wonderful; however, the food was less than desirable. We order the escargot on brioche with a pernod sauce. The dish lacked salt and pernod. Being that it was my boyfriends first time eating escargot, I am ashamed that this was his first experience with it. The chacuterie plate with pates and meats only had one pate that was palatable and the rest were mystery meats! Pretty bad when you have no idea what you are eating! Worst of all were the entrees! I ordered the cassoulet, which is a dish that is supposed to be a bean stew or casserole. Well, out came a dish with about 2 lbs of navy beans, a two pieces of nondescript meat on top. I told my boyfriend that I fely like I was eating a caveman's stew because even with a sharp knife, I was unable to eat the meat. The waitress was gracious enough to take the dish off of the bill but definitely not what I had in mind. Spend the extra 20 bucks and go to Bistro Vendome if you want a delicious french meal!
Great mussels and frites!!! – Great place for those who are mussel fans; the selection is incredible. Atmosphere is excellent and the service is great. I highly recommend the brie appetizer and the french onion soup; both are delectable.
Great Food and Great Atmosphere – I have been going to LeCentral for many years and have never been disappointed. The food is always amazing and the bread pudding is some of the best I have ever had! The atmosphere is very authentic and the service has always been very friendly and accomodating.
I have recommended this restaurant to numerous people; all of whom have enjoyed it immensely.
decent place – The food and the atmosphere are both pretty good here. I wouldn't consider it five star dining, but probably four.
A Denver Staple – Wow! Le Central is wonderful; it is my go to for date night, a night out with friends or when visitors come to town. They never disappoint. Their staff is friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. The service is always great. The food impresses equally well. It is consistently delicious, never have I had something I didn't enjoy. The Moules Frites are by far the best in town! The menu changes often, so there is always something new to try alongside old favorites. Overall the restaurant is a delight: wonderful staff, amazing food and affordable prices. Great combination!
Great French food, unpretentious and casual atmosphere, reasonable prices – Le Central is a hidden gem in Denver. It is a quaint establishment with a nice, intimate atmosphere and an informed, friendly staff. The Moules Frites (bucket of mussels, served with bottomless french fries) are tender, flavorful, and delicious. There menu changes very often, but so far, I've had a rabbit dish and a lamb dish; both were excellent. They also have an extensive wine list. Le Central is a great place to bring a date or a friend
Small restaurant - still great for groups – Brought our dinner group here, they did a fantastic job! All of our orders were correct, food came out promptly and all was delicious! We had a group of 10 people - and everything went smoothly. They have a great selection of wines and the price point on their fantastic food is amazing. I recommend this place to anyone who wants great French food without the snooty attitude or elitist prices! Enjoy!
beware PHONING for information – I have dined at this place many times over the last 3 months, but made the unfortunate mistake of phoning to ask for information on the evening's specials. The a$$hole that answered the phone was quite LESS that interested in providing the information, quipping some snide remark that the specials change every day so everything is special. I hate that this little twit has ruined what was otherwise a great place to dine. Beware to all: don't waste your time or effort calling to inquire information - you'll find yourself highly disappointed. It's really quite a shame since I used to enjoy this place, but will find it more than difficult to ever return thanks to the party on the other end of the phone.
A little taste of France in Denver – I have been coming here for years and most recently last Sunday brunch. Excellent service, excellent food and a great atmosphere for any occasion. As always, a delightful and refreshing experience.
C'est vrai, le central est des aliments francais vraiment abordables. – What am I talking about? Well, for those who didn?t take three years of French in high school with Ma Souer Margaritte, let me translate: ?It?s true; Le Central really is affordable French food.?
On February 17th the well-known band of cultured Denverites known as the Denver Brunch Club (DBC) graced the presence of Le Central in Denver?s quirky Capitol Hill neighborhood. Le Central?s menu caters to those looking for an authentic French meal at an almost unreasonably inexpensive price.
The spaciousness of the restaurant is not what one would expect from the outside of the building as the various colored stuccoed houses resemble a crammed French village that borders the country?s southern tip. A wait of only 15 minutes accompanied our group of 10 coffee-deprived/hungover troopers. Once seated we were greeted by an amiable bearded fellow who supplied us with much-needed ice water and weak coffee-flavored water, which was far from the traditional overpowering French roast one would anticipate.
Echoes of a disgruntled French waitress rang out as she auctioned off food, which added to the intended French ambiance. Who knew that ?sardou,? a word referring to an egg dish, could be said like an insult! A cacophony of food including omelets, pain perdu, crepes, and benedicts was set out before us, and to the adventurous eaters who say it?s not possible to order fish in a landlocked state, I dare you to order the salmon omelet. Smoked to perfection and loaded with cheese, this dish was there to please.
Overall, the Denver Brunch Club highly recommends Le Central to the masses. It is sure to please anyone looking for a quick, affordable meal packed with atmosphere and the occasional French character. But, don?t count on curing that hangover with strong coffee- it ain?t gonna happen here.
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