Denver >Food & Dining > Z Cuisine
2239 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO | Directions 8021139.759747 -105.014189
Wednesday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Northwest Denver, Highland
There was no menu, just the black board and the waitress went over that with us - however, no prices!! It's embarassing to ask price of different entrees - the wait people might want to consider that in when they are describing the different dishes.
Our bill for 4 of us without dessert was $300 - we were shocked and will not go back. Yes, the food was quite good but we could go to the best of the best in New York City for that, based on what we had!! . . . why do they hide the $?!!! they did have a wine menu, so you knew what you were ordering but no prices for food?!!!
We will stick with our new favorite in Cherry Creek - True Food - for GREAT affordable fresh food!!!!
Amazing! – We did our rehearsal dinner at this amazing little place and fell in love! It is perfect for a romantic and memorable dinner and the food is out of this world!!!
Extremely Good Value – When in Paris, wife and I typically eat at restaurants Guy Savoy, Pierre Gagnaire, or L'Argege . . . not because they're Gault Millau's top three Parisian restaurants, but because they provide excellent value.
While I would not compare Z Cuisine with Paris' Haute Cuisine restaurants, it a great value at less than one third to one half the price. However, it does compare favorably to Paris' best bistro restaurants.
So for those readers who have traveled abroad and prefer higher end European cuisine, Z Cuisine is definitely worth the trip.
Z Cuisine – I love this place. The food is outstanding. The absynthe martinis are to DIE for. And the staff is very attentive... well, it helped that I was with a 6' tall blonde (really, guys... do you think it's original to hit on her?). Yawn. Other than that remarkably boring, stereotypical male behavior=no complaints. It's too bad that more people are discovering this place. I'll never get a table again. Maybe if I show with the blonde again...
Unbelievable... – We arrived last night at 6:30 pm and were told it would be a hour wait. We were taken to A Cote (next to) and ordered wine. At 8:00 pm we were told it would be another 15 minutes. We ordered an appetizer. At 9:00 pm we were told we were next, after two more tables left. Z Cuisine holds perhaps 12 tables. At 9:00 pm (When we finally left and went to a wonderful late night meal at Highlands Gardens) five items were crossed off of the chalkboard menu, supposedly only three parties were seated ahead of us and at least fifty people had crowded into A Cote. We were obviously forgotten, or displaced, while waiting and Z Cuisine offered no comps for our discomfort. Lastly, the dishonesty and worthless apologies of the slick wait staff was indeed sickening. I read this week that Z Cuisine closed down an additional day during the week because of their recent popularity. I suggest they close down completely and re-evaluate their mission statement and customer service policies. Unbelievable.
Wonderfully Authentic, but Expensive – I agree that this place is one of the top 5 restaurants in Denver, if not the best French in town. But I haven't been to French 250 yet - will write a review when we get there. My husband and I have been to Z Cuisine 4 times in the last year, and would go more often if it wasn't so expensive. But every time we go, we want to throw financial caution to the wind b/c the food is so good. The menu is very limited, but the dishes coming out of the kitchen are authentic - the best charcuterie plate I've had, just as good as France. The cassoulet is sublime as well, done correctly. We always arrive just as it opens, so we don't have to wait - good thing, b/c it's always crowded by 6p. We've learned to ask for what items they are running low on at the beginning of the meal - we would've missed the amazing chocolate croissant bread pudding if we hadn't! The only thing that irritates us is the fact that there are some dishes in size and creation that would usually be considered appetizers (cheese plate, salads), but the "app" prices cost the same as full entrees! That's why we don't do full 3-course meals here. We usually do a bottle of wine, two "apps", one entree, one dessert & coffee, and it still usually costs around $150 incl tip. Still, it's worth it!!
Food good, but VERY LIMITED & EXPENSIVE – went there with a group of 4. Had to wait over an hour at the wine bar next door at 8pm! We spent $60 for 2 beers 2 glasses of wine and a fondu appetizer. Then for dinner we sat down and they were out of 3 of the 6 main courses. portions were small and service was ok. After a meal of one appetizer for the table, entrees and 2 "double portion" salads and 2 desserts we have a bill of $150 before tip. Very expensive.
Great food, but small plates add up – My husband and I went there last night based on great reviews. The food really is delicious, just like others say, and it is patterned after French cafe's in Paris. What we didn't expect was that we would pay $70 (w/tip) for a simple local cheese plate (six - yes six - small bites!) and a small bowl of stew with a tiny side salad with two drinks. Though they promised to bring more bread if we should ask, the two tiny pieces served with each course was ... barely enough to whet our appetites. The two $$ is a bit misleading - if you have a light appetite, it's all good. But we found ourselves hungry for a better value.
Oh baby! Oh baby! – Absolutely one of the top 5 in Denver. I've eaten here I don't know how many times and each visit has been sublime. The charcuterie platter is a must - housemade pates, rillettes, terrines with lovely garniture - tiny sour pickles, roasted grapes, etc. - plenty for two to share. Lovely creative salads and soups. Favorite entrees are the signature cassoulet and the turbot in parchment. The chocolate pots de creme with creme fraiche is perhaps the most exquisitely decadent chocolate dessert in town. I only have a couple of small quibbles which you should be aware of - 1) they are only open four nights a week (must be nice) - 2) they don't take reservations (I personally think any restaurant that's going to cost me $100 a head should take reservations) - 3) cozy is one thing - this place takes cozy to a new level (you better be ok eating with strangers less than a foot away).
Great Country French – We went to z. cuisine on our date night with great anticipation.. It took me a while to get there after hearing about it from some very trusted foodies, because they don't accept reservations.. we got there about 7:30 and were seated within about 20 min. The place is really set up like restaurants in france.. the space is small but cozy. We ordered the goat cheese salad and the platter of confit, pate and mousse made in house, both were amazing.. the salad was one of the best salads i have ever had. Then we got our entrees, my husbands ribeye with foie gras was really to die for and the scallops I ordered melted in your mouth.. dessert was just ok for me.. the price for the quality of food was reasonable i thought everything with wine about 65 per person. If you have a great appreciation of great food, you will really love this place.
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