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1515 Restaurant serves seasonal Modern American/Continental cuisine. Join us in our elevated dining room and taste for yourself why our kitchen team was invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in 2010. We offer a diverse menu showcasing local items such as lamb, steak, wild game and 7X Wagyu Beef. 1515 Has been awarded Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" with the distinction of "Great Value" every year since 2001. We have an in-house Sommelier to help pair any of our 500+ wines with our seasonally changing menu. Chef Joseph Arena loves to create in the kitchen and happily accommodate special diets, including vegetarians, celiac-free, vegans and gluten-free. We are located within walking distance from all major downtown hotels.
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Phone: (303) 436-0940

Fax Number: (303) 436-0940

Payment method
cash, all major credit cards, discover, amex, diners club, master card, visa
Price Range
Downtown Denver, LoDo, Central Denver
Other Email

American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Continental Restaurants, Steak Houses, Bars, Seafood Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Steakhouse, European, Seafood, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: American Restaurant, Banquets, American Food, American

Good For Groups: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
I LOVED the live music and the ambience

I LOVED the live music and the ambience was nice. The menu we were given was the winter menu they were phasing out before beginning their spring menu.

I ordered a filet mignon. It was large, over 8 oz and wasn't anything like something you would have at a high-end steakhouse. My friends ordered a ravioli and duck dish. Both were delicious. Our server was great and I would definitely come back again for a weekend night. We dressed in semi-formal attire.

They also have a bar downstairs if you aren't in the mood to move around much after dinner.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Blew my Mind!

Wow! 1515 was both elegant and quite possibly the best food in Denver. You know the kind of dinning experience you tell your buddies about for the next few weeks. In addition the staff was both kind and attentive. Gene, the owner I believe, explained how each dish was prepared using new innovative techniques. I found this fascinating. 1515 is a winner and I will surely return to see what else they have in store shortly.

hors douvres


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Lets start with the positives... The dessert was excellent, and my steak was cooked perfectly. The manager was very attentive (sometimes too attentive). Other than that the experience was a bust... burned crab cakes, under cooked salmon (which tasted like it was previously frozen) , over dressed salad, cold and oily pomme frittes, and even the bread on the table, though warm, seemed like a brown and serve loaf from the store. We came for lunch so perhaps the dinner crew is better.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Most Innovative Cooking in the Area

We viewed the menu online and immediately reserved. Wildly innovative cooking using modern techniques like molecular and sous-vide. We went in a group of five, so that we could try as many dishes as possible. All 3 versions of duck in ""Duck Three Ways"" were bursting with rich flavor, the Beef Carpaccio with Lobster Tempura and Truffles was truly to die for, the Wagyu Beef you cook on a stone was of the best quality and what a fun presentation! The desserts were incredible and creative as well (deconstructed strawberry shortcake, milk chocolate cotton candy!) Enormous and reasonably priced wine list. Gene Tang is a wonderful host - personable, knowledgable.

A perfect experience.



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Best Meal in Months!

My husband and I went on Friday night for drinks and a quick bite at the bar for a trial run before we committed to a full meal in the dining room. The bartender Paul, was warm and inviting and made a Sangria Martini that will make you slap your mama! We settled in and order a couple of appetizers, (Wagyu Beef & Procuitto/Melon/Handmade Mozz/18yr Balsamic) AMAZING!!! Gene Tang, the owner came over and chatted about the dishes, and insisted we try the Carpaccio. Now, my husband likes his meat well-done, but he tucked into this plate and loved it! After speaking with Mr. Tang at length about the restaurant, it is clearly apparent he loves and respects his chef. The Scallops (me), Duck Salad (husband) was the best food we have eaten since moving to Denver. Dessert did not disappoint, (cotton candy anyone?) We left 2 1/2 hrs later vowing to be back in the dining room soon. This is a place for people who are truly interested in eating innovative and tasty food. It is a restaurant that can be as expensive or inexpensive as you want.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Denver Top Restaurant

Very good ""cuisine"" ... :
a true ,real ""cuisine "".made with attention ,honesty,creativity .....A very passionate and precise chief.
Excellent cellar ..with an amazing US and worl wide wine list including
exceptionnals bottles of Bordeaux and Burgundy ""Grands Crus"" (sorry I am french)
Mr Tang ,the owner loves what he does ....He will welcome you as if you were a member of his family....
Top service ...
Wonderfull memories of a carpaccio with truffles very delicate and fresh .



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Spectacular Food, Amazing Service

This was without a doubt the best meal I have ever had. The food was truly amazing on every level. The presentation was a feast for the eyes, and the taste was unbelievable. They combined flavors in ways that brought out the best in the food and everything was cooked and served to perfection. The wait staff was wonderful and attentive without being intrusive. Without a doubt this is one of the best, if not THE best restaurant in Denver.



Provided by Citysearch - 
excellent burger

i have been to restaurant 1515 a hundred times for drinks, and usually i know the bartenders by first name, they are social and exited to see me. last experience, this was not the case. they had a new bartender named mechelle who happened to be more concerned with ignoring me than serving me. I ordered the 1515 burger like i have a hundred times, and it was excellent as always. i come in with pretty large groups usually, this time i didnt thank god. She kept wandering off to the empty side of the bar instead of serving me at all. i would have to approach her for every drink refill. she seemed soo annoyed at having to be there that i became annoyed, and when i addressed her she was rude and despondite so i finished my food and left. typically i would have 4 or 5 drinks, but i could barely squeeze two out of her and i was getting ignored. sad this happens, i usually love to chat with thier other help. this time, not soo much. That is enough complaining about one indavisual, the food is quite excellent and the drink specials are awesome, this is usually my favorite spot. will definetly be back but if i see mechelle behind the bar, i may think twice about going in.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Don't Miss This One!

This is the best restaurant we have been to in Denver. Customer service is excellent, with the owner Gene actively involved with the entire dining experience, and personally greeting customers. Food was perfect in all respects...taste, temperature, seasoning, and presentation. Very nice atmosphere. Also, they accomodated our last-minute reservation for 2 without any waiting time. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a great high-end dining experience.

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