Lakewood >Food & Dining > Cafe Bisque
224 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO | Directions 8022839.717912 -105.132471
Monday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Union Square, Union Square
Better off at IHOP – How this place stays open i'll never understand. The food is way way over priced. The service is always horrible. Quality of food is questionable. There is nothing good to say about this place unless it's the relief you feel when you get to leave.
Tuesday Tapas: A Taste of a Great Restaurant – A GEM!! This has long been my favorite restaurant.. fresh food, imaginatively presented. Great (and affordable) wine list. Everything changes with the seasons.
My husband and I made reservations for the Tuesday Tapas. You won't believe what you are served for $15. I've spent more at Jason's Deli (nearby) for a sandwich and drink or the Village Inn (on 6th) for a mediocre lunch. For $15 each, each we enjoyed four courses of tapas, three of which are paired with wines that enhance each dish and are crafted to present a balanced meal... quesadilla, fritters with slaw, mini barbecoa tostadas, finished off with sauteed peach slices drenched lavender honey... you can't do this at home. It's a light meal, appropriate for a week night, but special with the wines. We splurged on another glass of wine to celebrate the first Elberta peach I've seen in decades.
We're promised new combinations each Tuesday, but we won't need to wait that long. There are bottomless mimosas on Saturdays for $10, including frittata (bacon or vegetarian).
Even if you order from the menu (I've probably been a half dozen times over the past year), you won't be disappointed. You can make it an event and have a leisurely meal, except at lunch time when service matches the limited lunch hours most of us have. The indoor patio gives a change of atmosphere year-round. Don't miss the Kobe Beef burger or the fabulous breakfasts. The fries aren't fast food, but flavorful as well as crispy. Salads are made filling, composed with flavorful cheeses and the freshest fruits and vegetables; you won't find these at your local grocer.
A better choice than the chains nearby, and comparable to 240 Union (next door) in creativity and presentation. Convenient to the Federal Center and Cold Spring RTD hub. ENJOY!!
Great Brunch – If you are on the west side of town looking for a great breakfast but are sick of the low end diners then check out the Cafe Bisque. They have a great brunch that is sure to please.
AVOID ALLTOGETHER – To whom it may concern,
Take my advise, since your looking at this website, save your money and don't eat at Cafe Bisque. The servers are not knowledgeable and not even nice. The food was mediocre, I feel like I can whip the same meal up at home and at least be in a comfortable environment and pay alot less. My food came out cold and over salted (at least they use salt), and when I said I didn't enjoy lunch, the server took my plate, charged my card twice and finished off by gossiping about me only a couplefeet away....about how I had no palate....When I turned around to look at them gossiping I saw it was the server and the Chef talking! By the way, I learned his name is Alex. Why does Denver stand by it's sorry restuarants, we need to expect more and not support restaurants the bring this industry down. Denver's food scene is slowing coming around, not near NYC or San Fran, but lets support places that at least show they know what they're doing.
BE WARNED...ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Will not be going back! – After eating at Cafe Bisque for a second disappointing time, I will not be going back! Below average food for the price and even worse service! Our waiter was very rude to my husband and after dropping a tray full of dishes directly behind us did not even apologize or check to see if we had been splashed with any debris. I am amazed Cafe Bisque has stayed in business as long as it has. Our incompetent waiter also managed to charge our credit card twice!
NOT ALL THAT – After reading some reviews...I was very hesitant to try this restaurant. BUT, I always like to try new places and give the benefit of the doubt.
Unfortunately, Cafe Bisque doesn't deserve much attention.
I must say, all of the reviewers were correct. The wait was way too long given the service and food we received.
We dared not order bread for fear of being charged and getting stale bread. (I've never heard of being charged for bread)
And yes, there is a very fine restaurant just a few steps away....with free bread, delightful service, great food...and nice ambiance.
Long wait – After the hype I was very excited to eat at this restaurant. It took 15 minutes to get our drink orders to us, another 15 minutes for our waiter to take our order, and we were there an hour and 20 minutes before we got our food. The food was ok, but not good enough to justify the wait. Make sure this restaurant is empty if you decide to eat here.
Wonderful food – I'm lucky enough to work close to Cafe Bisque, so I can eat there frequently. However, there are a couple of things that prevent me from doing so. The food at Cafe Bisque is terrific; I've never known anyone with me to get something they didn't like. The plating is beautiful. That having been said, there are a couple of problems. One is the wait time if they are busy. There are a lot of business people who go to this restaurant, and we need to get in and out in a timely fashion. The last time I took people there for lunch, we did not have to wait more than a minute to be seated. But it took more that 20 minutes for a waitress to take our order, and another 25 to get our food. We were starved, so we asked for some bread to nibble on, and like another reviewer, were stunned to be billed for stale bread. I like eating in the atrium, and have never had a problem with it being too cold. However, both the main room and the atrium have fairly uncomfortable metal chairs. And this is a pretty pricey restaurant. They seem to forget they are just down the sidewalk from 240 Union, which is in my opinion one of the top 5 restaurants in the metro area. Given the fact 240 has better atmosphere, better service and the food is actually less expensive for a lot of things, (and their wonderful bread is free!), Cafe Bisque needs to make a bit of extra effort to compete. The food alone won't keep people coming back if they don't have a good experience otherwise. But by all means, try it. Some days, everything is just perfect!
Dazzling breakfasts and sophisticated lunches and dinners draw fine-tuned palates to this cozy eatery. – In Short
Once only a breakfast and lunch nook, this restaurant now serves dinner, too. Stone floors, small tables and a marble bar make up the intimate dining area. It's the kind of place where the chef-owner may emerge from the kitchen to chat with customers. The breakfast menu includes specialty coffee and orange-cream French toast. For dinner you might try the white shrimp and basil farfalle with shallots, white wine and tomatoes.
$3.50 for four slices of bread? PLEASE! – We were quite surprised to see we were charged $3.50 for four slices of bread. We requested bread with our salad and pasta and were not told that we would BE CHARGED for the four small pieces of bread. We thought salad naturally came with bread! Wow!
To make matters worse, the chef/owner came out to our table and argued with us about the charge.
It did not matter that we were regulars of the restaurant or that we did not agree with the charge.
There are too many other restaurants out there to for a chef/owner to be arguing with a guest over $3.50 FOR BREAD!
Besides that....we had to wait nearly 25 minutes for a table that was promised to us in "five minutes."
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