Denver >Tables Restaurant
Neighborhood Jem. I have been a regular at tables since we moved to the Park Hill neighborhood. The dinning room is cozy and can be a little boisterous, which is to be expected in a busy restaurant. The food is phenomenal, try the tuna tartar. I am always greeted warmly by the staff that seems to remember everyone that comes in.
Lukewarm. with everything.
The restaurant atmosphere is cute in a low key way -- old plaster walls, cute old kitchen tables with fold down leaves like your grandmother had, little wooden chairs (but ohmygawd, are those seats hard, narrow, and literally hard to walk away from!) The service is pleasant, and the chef wanders in and out in a dirty smock, lending a touch of gritty authenticity The first course was tasty enough -- nice meaty borscht, just the right size. But already I'm noticing a trend. The water is tap water, delivered from empty wine bottles at room temperature, no ice. Okay, very European, but the soup is pretty room temperature, too. Hmm.
The main course comes timely, nicely presented and again, tasty -- and again, lukewarm. The wine is delicious, and, being syrah, is actually supposed to be room temperature. The dessert menu is very brief and may have been the best part -- the ice cream is really frozen when it arrives.
I can see where the hype came from, because this is all very expertly prepared and elegantly presented, without the pretentious snarkiness of Solera. It is full of low key yuppies and an elderly mother or two (it being the day before Mothers Day), but no rowdy children, a nice difference from the Cherry Tomato up 23rd Avenue a ways. But this middle aged, middle income lady will not be returning soon. I prefer a more comfortable chair and a hotter meal. But I have to say, that wine was wonderful!
Best dinner in Denver.
Whoever says this restaurant is overrated is out of their mind. This place is by far the best meal I have had in Denver. Denver doesn't have particularly good food, but I would put this restauurant up against most any other in Vegas, LA, or New York. The food was very fresh and obviously all made from scratch. The duck is superb and the NY strip is absolutely phenomenal. The demi-glaze alone takes 3 days to make. All the desserts were made in house, in fact our server made the pie that afternoon. Who's ever heard of a server spending time in the kitchen. No wonder he knew so much about the menu and wine list.
If I had to complain about anything, it would be the limitations on the wine list. But I guess for a place this size, it just doesn't make sense for them to have a much more elaborate wine list.
Tables is now my favorite place to eat in Denver.
Arguably the best restaurant in Denver.
Ok, what can you do with great food, great service, and great atmosphere? Go often!! I have never had a bad meal at Tables. We blew out the menu the other night and everything was great! The tuna tartare was amazing and the shortbreads and the Foie gras were perfectly cooked and tasted wonderful. We shared a goat cheese and fruit salad, which they politely split three ways for us and brought on 3 separate plates! The duck was amazing, and duck has to be cooked correctly to taste really good, they nailed it!! The rib eye was tender and tasty and the halibut was yummy! They had a beautiful wine list and a waiter that knew the wines and could recommend a good one. Gotta love that!!
The service was unreal; the staff and owners were so polite to us, even though we had a toddler with us. Most restaurants make this an issue by serving you badly and pushing you out the door. NOT AT TABLES!!! They were so polite to my little daughter, they cooked her cheesy noodles, showed her the kitchen and occupied her through most of our meal. Now, I would not normally bring her to a restaurant like this, but we were stuck for a babysitter with company in town. The owners and the staff were so accommodating to her and made our meal that much better; as if great food and great service were not enough.
Truely, Tables is arguably the best restaurant in Denver!!!! Go there, order a lot! You can't go wrong!!!!!
Cozy and yummy. Tucked away just a few blocks east of City Park, Tables is adorable! The decor is cute, cozy and very comfortable. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. The duck and Tuna tartar were amazing. I had the mussels in curry and fennel sauce and even though it was good, it wasn't great; guess I'm just used to a more traditional herb and wine sauce. I will try something else next time! Highly recommend it and if you want to beat the crowd, head there for more personalized and quiet service on Tuesday/Wednesday nights.
A true gem- Tables has spoiled me!. We went to Tables last night for the first time and had to write a review as soon as we woke up this morning. It truly was the best dinner and dining experience we have had in our 5 years in Denver. I had the feta-baked wild salmon which was truly to die for and my husband at the Colorado lamb. The portion sizes were perfect and you could almost taste the heart and soul that goes into preparing each dish. I'm not sure how I will be able to eat anywhere else again.
Awesome restaurant!. great food, great service, great restaurant! try the house cocktail!
bummer. this restaurant has a strange atmosphere. although the service was good the food was sub par, the dining room was far, far, from intimate, and the owner's behavior was bizarre to say the least. i couldn't help but notice that the owner continuously peered over my shoulder, and other guests shoulders to examine how our entrees were cooked. my salmon was way over cooked but i didn't like the feeling of being spied on while i ate. the dining room setting and sound level would be better fitting in a bar or saloon. we were seated way to close to the people next to us. the final thing which was quite unsettling was the way we were rushed out of their. all in all the experience was uncomfortable and strange and i wouldn't suggest this "restaurant" to anyone.
Excellent food, nice atmosphere. I am a Park Hill resident and just found out about Tables last month. I've been back 2 times since! Great food with interesting touches. Informal atmosphere, good wine list. Finally, another great dining option in Park Hill! If we can just match the number of pet grooming shops with quality eclectic restaurants like this, I'll be a happy Park Hill camper.
Good food awful service. We were very excited to try this new restaurant because it is so close to where we live. It's a very small even cramped area. You will be very close to the table next to you so enjoy their conversation as well. The food was very good however. The salmon with green chili was excellent and cooked to perfection and was reasonably priced. It's a good thing because the service at Tables is absolutely AWFUL. The waitresses are rude and they appear to not like being there at all. We ordered 2 beers and got them 10 mins later. She was extremely unhelpful when we asked about the menu and was generally just not pleasant. The table next to us had the same complaint about a different waitress so this was not just our table. Again the food was good they just need to either take some tables out or get a bigger area and they need a new wait staff.
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