Denver >Restaurants > The Broker Restaurant
821 17th St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.747015 -104.992121
Monday 11 am to 10 pm
Tuesday 11 am to 10 pm
Wednesday 11 am to 10 pm
Thursday 11 am to 10 pm
Friday 11 am to 10 pm
Saturday 4 pm to 10 pm
Sunday 4 pm to 9 pm
Neighborhoods: Central Business District (CBD), Central Business District, Northwest Denver
No FREE BIRTHDAY DINNER FOR SINGLES!!!!
This is really a "BOGO"/Buy 1 Get 1 deal-so NOT a TRUE Birthday Dinner at all-in fact, I am now crying...50-alone-and No Free Birthday Dinner for me....
it's a 'nice deal' if you aren't all alone, like me, for your 50th-or ANY!-Birthday....
Gotta Love Those Shrimp! – I have a lot of great memories of the Broker. Including some fabulous wine and, of course, the endless shrimp cocktail . . . I'm a serious shrimp girl.
Worst Food! – I tried this restaurant during 5280 week and had the shrimp bowl which was ok, but the prime rib with the ice cream scoop of KFC-like flavorless mashed potatoes was horrible. The prime rib was cold, the mashed potatoes were cold and so were the 7 green beans. Totally flavorless. I cannot believe this place was still in business. The dessert consisted of "chocolate mousse" aka Jello pudding trying to be passed off as mousse. Really horrible. Like a bad, buffet or cheap wedding food.
Worst food in denver – I had such high expectations of this place and walked away hungry. I will never return to the broker. We just spent a hefty amount of money on the most bland tasteless food I've ever had. I'm amazed that they are still in business. A tiny dollup of flavorless potatoes...a clump of bland white rice...an unseasoned piece of salmon. I could not even eat my meal it was like eating fish flavored cardboard. And they serve you a bowl of shrimp with the skins still on? Really? Who likes ti shuck shrimp skin at a fine dining establishment? Not me. Absolutely horrendous dining experience. I will never return and I suggest you spend your money elsewhere.
eat somewhere else – Tried the Broker for restaurant week. It was a horrible experience. The service was extremely slow and the food was less than flavorless. I've had better food in a school cafeteria or in a hospital. It is not worth the money at all.
Worst service in downtown Denver is at The Broker – My dining experience at the Broker Restaurant was horrible The service was terrible, to say the least. We were asked at least 10 times within 20 minutes whether we wanted another drink. We asked the waitress to give us some time, we were celebrating a birthday and catching up on people and things. We were wasting our time with the request, she kept coming back and interrupting us. When we ordered our dinner the menus were snatched from our hands. When the food arrived the plates were slammed down on the table. The waitress didn't ask if our food was ok as ordered. We were treated as if we were an irritant. THEN, she brought a receipt for payment that did not list what was consumed. It was a receipt with a total, nothing more. My companion had to ask for an itemized receipt. The waitress stomped off looking like she drinks vinegar every day. I prevailed upon my friend to leave a tip. I know service people don't get paid a good salary; they make their money on tips. Two days later I called the Broker and asked to speak with the manager because I thought he should know about our experience. When I told the manager how we were treated, how we were served and that we were presented with a bill that was not itemized he said "That's not possible." "Our wait staff is very attentive" ""I'll check into this later, you've called me at a very busy time." Upshot? The manager was ruder than the waitress. The food was ok. The service abominable. Don't eat at the Broker. You'll be sorry.
If you want good food, and an attentive wait staff go to The Summit Steakhouse.
Bland food, poor service – Elegant atmosphere, but VERY bland food. (Furr's has more flavor) Tasteless ceasar dressing, no flavor to green beans or asparagus., no garlic in garlic mashed potatoes. Only thing still consistent was the shrimp bowl. Vault seating is romantic and fun, but table are bolted down very close to benches and you feel squeezed in. Our server wisked away 1/2 of a $60 filet without even asking if we wanted a to-go box. We went there because it was my husband's birthday, and after presenting the drivers license to show that, she never even said Happy Birthday, she just said, I will need to take this to my manager. She returned without a word. Never even asked if we wanted coffee. It's getting by with the old reputation but hasn't kept up the old Brokers' standard. Wouldn't go back.
Food was decent, service was horrible – We went to The Broker the day after Valentine's Day.. It was our first time there since we're somewhat new to the area. It's a beautiful restaurant, and the shrimp plate and initial server were promising. Our waiter seemed a little odd, but he was pleasant enough at first. Then we asked about the Valentine special, and he just walked away like we'd upset him. He eventually brought the special menu, and then we didn't see him again for a very long time. When we tried to flag him down he shrugged us off and said he'd get to us. He was very busy, so we forgave him at first. We eventually ordered. He brought us someone else's first course. Then we saw him bring the wrong dinners to the table next to us, and then he was very confused as to how to remedy the problem. He brought us the wrong bottle of wine (we didn't notice it till it was almost gone, and it was actually very good so we didn't say anything). He forgot our vegetables, and then when we got them they were soggy and flavorless. The final straw was that he brought our bill, then after my husband gave him his card, he brought it back and the amount was much higher. We asked to see the original ticket and he reluctantly brought it. Sure enough, he had put someone else's drinks on our bill after the fact. It makes you wonder how many times this has happened to people and they didn't notice.
I have to say though that the prime rib was excellent, very smooth and tender and cooked exactly as ordered. And the spinach salad was wonderful too. It's too bad the service was so bad that we won't go back. When I compare this place to the Capital Grille, the Grille wins hands down in every category.
great deal – My husband and I went here for our anniversary. We decided to go here because of an ad for dinner for 2 for $69.00. When we got there we were seated right away and our server was at our table right away. We were not made to feel "cheap" for getting the special. Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful and the manager was very nice. The food was excellent. After dinner we were given a tour of the vault and downstairs by the manager. It was a great experience and we plan on returning and taking others with us.
Eat in the Vault, But There is Much Better Food in Denver, And the Staff is Disappointing! – A couple of nights ago I had dinner in the vault at the Broker. For those of you that have not been there two of the main dinning rooms at the Broker downtown are actually located in a circa 1900s bank vault. The sheer intrigue of this location is unmatched in Denver dining unfortunately this is about the last good thing I can say for the place. Our waiter seamed to be preoccupied with a conversation he was apparently having with another waiter and left us to feel as though we were an inconvenience to him by being there. The legendary complementary shrimp bowl came out and reeked of bad bait that had sat out too long on a hot day. My steak was overdone which compromised the quality of what should have been Prime beef. The apparent manager of the location walked by our booth a couple of times but she never checked in to see how our meal was going. There is no doubt that in its heyday this would have been the place to have been. If it was given a new staff both on the floor and in the kitchen that cared about this once great landmark of Denver dining I am sure they could turn it around. For now I would say it is a okay place if you want to have a glass of wine in a cool location however dont expect the service to be great and you could get far better food at many Denver locations.
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