3503 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Bastien's Restaurant Inc
Good For Groups: Yes
Parking: Lot, Private
Cuisines: Family Style, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Steakhouse, Seafood
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Bike Parking: No
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Above Average
No coupons available
My family and I went to this restaurant the other night and had the WORST service EVER! It took almost an hour to get our food and my husbands burgers bun was black from over toasting it. The steak was cooked med. rare as asked, but was very tough. I will NEVER go back to this place!
02/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We used to eat here years ago. It was nice. Retro, inexpensive, decent but NOT great food.
We had not been back in some years. We were asked when we got there if we had a reservation. At Bastiens? The place is never full.
Then we got the menu. Had not eaten there in years. And the prices were...well high. For the Bastiens of old. Maybe this was a new Bastiens. I mean, there were no more one tooth waitresses...
So I had the $20 chicken dinner. Jebus. Everyone else from the pasta to the steak was thinking, what the hell.I am paying this much for this little. This little service (are you ready to order yet? How about now? How about now?), flavor? Quality?
I specifically asked if the chicken gravy was homemade. Yes. It was poo. Pure crap. And tasted like beef gravy out of a jar.
Four meals and four glasses of wine for $140 including the tip. Do not waste your time. This place was worth lerss than half that.
09/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We were party of 7 meeting for Tuesday evening of fun. I had heard alot about the history of the place and looked forward to being with friends. First, I will say the food was great. Probably the best 'hamburger' I've ever had. That's where it ends. The service was very slow. The pricing was too expensive. And the drinks were suspect. One of the members of our party said his margarita tasted like soda. The wine glasses appeared to be less than 4 oz and pricey for house wine. The owner was on-site and when asked casually a question about getting drinks, she rudely informed me I would have to wait for my waitress. While we had a fun night with friends, I would not return for the experience.
04/22/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I've read many rave reviews of this place, and being very close to us we wanted to try it. I have to say I was pretty disappointed. The sugar steak was pretty tough and not very flavorful. The vegetables were unpeeled carrots that were barely cooked, and some brown broccoli. My wife's salmon tasted farmed and not very fresh. The twice-baked potato was pretty good though. Service was slow despite it being a Wednesday night, and worst of all she forgot our 5-year-old's grilled cheese sandwich. Not until she came out to ask how our food was did she say ""Oh, the cook must have forgotten it!"" like it wasn't her job. In the end he loved the grilled cheese, but that was the highlight of the evening.
Maybe it was the coupon we used or something, but we won't be going back with or without a coupon. The atmosphere had potential, though it's starting to seem kind of seedy.
03/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We were looking for a steakhouse to take out-of-town guests - nothing was available downtown so the search was expanded - we came across several reviews and decided to try this out-of-the-way gem - Boy, are we glad we did! A distinctive looking round-octagon shaped building right on Colfax, just west of Colorado belies the great ambiance and food you will find inside.
Tastefully decorated with cozy tables for 4 (large groups must arrange ahead of time as they do not have tables to seat parties larger than 6). Full bar service, pages and pages of Steaks, Chicken and Fish and Desserts to die for! Large, filling portions, moderately priced averaging $20-25/plate, salad and veggie included. Desserts homemade on premises. Service was prompt and available when needed, staff was very knowledgeable about the menu offerings, suggestions taken made for excellent choices, steaks cooked to perfection.
Lastly, I must comment on the music - 30's & 40's Big Band, Swing and Jazz including Sinatra, Dorsey, Goodman, Ellington, Basie and more - many were USO and live radio recordings - a perfect compliment to a perfect evening. We are already planning a return visit.
10/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Okay...we live in Denver and are surrounded by a million steakhouses. BUT...that shouldn't prevent you from giving Bastien's a try. This is one of the funkiest little places you'll find, and the Sugar Steaks (yes, really...it's a steak rubbed down in sugar) is wonderful!!
As soon as you walk in you get the feeling that time has stood still! The decor is so very retro but it's great! It's hard to put into words, but when you step in you'll get it.
The price is another plus. You won't fork over an arm and a leg to get a full meal, including a delightful salad in addition to your meat course. The bar is fully stocked as well, so ask for a cosmo (or something retro...just work with the atmosphere!) and enjoy.
03/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
You would not know it driving down colfax and from the outsite of the building, but this Steakhouse is a GEM in the Denver area.
From the outside of this octagon shaped building I would have NEVER have dined there, but a freind referred us to Bastien's over a year ago and now this is our favorite Steakhouse hangout...We love the Steak Bryan and the Sugar Steak.
This is a place to try only once and you'll either love it or hate it, we LOVE it!
08/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I walked in to the bar area to sit at the bar, ""I was lucky no one was smoking"" to find a relaxing place to unwind. I ordered iced tea and was served freshly brewed tea that actually tasted like tea. The lady taking my order was jovial as were the other two customers present, giving the place a ""Cheers"" feel. When my soup came out it tasted so good i had to gobble it down. I forget exactly what it was called but cream and potatoes were the major ingredients. It would have been great by itself as a larger serving in the winter. The steak came out next. They called it a sugar steak and it was perfect, just on the rare side of medium rare, the sugar ""caramelized"" on the outside sealed the juices in and captured the flavor. I ate the meal in an unhurried state and bypassed the desert menu of fresh pies for fear of exploding. the whole experience was pleasurable. As i left the waitress told me to come back again and sounded as though she meant it. All in all I felt my business was appreciated for a change and I will have to plan a trip back that way again.