Denver >Indulge French Bistro
Followed a recomendation to eat here from Westword.. Gross..... So I was reading Westword's review of Indulge, and was very excited, seeing as I live blocks from. My wife and I were extremely disappointed! The food was TERRIBLE! And the ambiance was horrendous. too bright in there, every table was squashed together. I alway's thought the Westword's reviews were always off, especially of what they thought was quality cuisine, but this took the cake.
REAL Food. If you like trendy, don't go here. If you like chain restaurants, don't go here. If you like very good, old-fashioned Italian food that tastes Italian and not influenced by the southwest, eat here. Mikey's is the best. The homemade spaghetti is wonderful. Everything is wonderful.
Great neighborhood Italian with super friendly staff. Despite the mixed Citysearch reviews, my wife and I decided to give Mikey's a try. We really enjoyed our dinner. I had the chicken parm and she had the baked ziti. Definitely great value for money and quite tasty. The staff was super friendly. It seemed that everybody working there made a point of coming by to make sure we had everything we needed and were happy with the food.
Not so great anymore..
I went on a Friday night to Mikeys expecting to use my Entertainment book card. I've been to Mikeys about 10 times in the past 2 years and I was hoping for the same great food and service. I was extremely disappointed this time around.
I ordered the Chicken Parmigiana and my friend ordered the Chicken Marsala. The pasta for both our dishes was extremely soggy. The sauce was more bitter than I had remembered and the chicken was decent however for $13.95 I would have expected a little bit more of a tender piece of chicken.
The Chicken Marsala was 16.95 and again the pasta was soggy amd covered in the bitter tomato sauce. The chicken was ok, but certainly not worth $17.00.
When I presented my Entertainment card I was told that I had to be seated prior to 6:00 PM or after 8:00 PM. This stipulation was in fine print on the Entertainment book ad page for the restaurant. Not exactly the restaurants fault, however, I did state that I had been to the restaurant on many occasions in the past without a coupon and wondered if they could make an exception.
They did not. I won't go back to Mikeys again. Not because of the Entertainment book fiasco, because life is too short to eat soggy pasta from a supposed ITALIAN restaurant. They must have changed cooks or lost their star chef since the food was simply average this time around.
The reviewers below forgot desert!. I have only been once but the wait staff gave off that feeling like they had been there a long time and that they loved it there. They knew their regulars and took some time to get to know us. The service was a little slower than I would expect for a place that size, but it was friendly when it got to the table. The food was solid Italian food; not great, not bad, just solidly good (except for the homemade salad dressing which was so delicious that I liked my plate when my date went to the bathroom). We didn't realize that desert came with the meal we ordered, but they would not let us leave without taking some with us to go. We opted, on recommendation, for the Chianti sauce over spumoni. We thought we would try some in the car and then throw it in the dumpster on the way out. WRONG! I was full when we left. I mean real full. "Ate lunch 3 hours ago and then fit more pasta in there somehow" kind-of full. We ate the whole desert. It was great! It made the night. Thanks to the wait staff for making us take it. We will be back. I have never tasted anything like it. This is not a traditional desert. If you are looking for something different but perfect, this is it!
Such a great secret for Denver.. This is truly an authentic Italian restaurant. The dishes are homemade Italian. You feel like you are in your grandmothers kitchen. Entrees are reasonable. The wine menu is priced beyond reasonable. It doesn't matter if you are in a group or on a date it's a great little place to visit.
There really is a Mikey. ... running Mikey's Bistro, and he turns out delicious Italian food. I've been here several times. Just a tiny hole in the wall on busy 38th, you'll miss it if you blink. Entrees range $10-16 and are easy to share.
A true gem..
I still kick myself for not visiting this place earlier, despite living in the area for most of my life.
Mickey's offers a good menu, great service and a decent price. This is one of those cool little mom and pop type restaurants located right by 38th and Tennyson. All of the classic Italian fair is on the menu, but I find myself always getting the baked ziti. It's true, the Caesar salad really is to die for! they have the best Caesar dressing i've ever had. If you find yourself in the west Denver area and you're hungry for some quality Italian food, then I highly suggest checking this place out.
HORRIBLE DINING EXPERIENCE. We were part of fairly large group that had made reservations. It took over a hour for the waitress to take our order and 1 1/2 hours before we received the food and then the order was incorrect. When we complained about the wait, the owner came out and yelled at us that he was working as hard as he could. When we got the bill and questioned it, the owner came out and screamed at me, calling me a fat ugly B----. Patrons said and stared in disbelief. Food overpriced for the quality. service was terrible and the owner/cook is disgusting and unprofessional.
have to agree!. everything said below is true! had veal and lasagna. bottle prices on wine are good!
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