Denver >Parallel Seventeen
They need to take a deep breathe.
First, this place has been one of my favorites for years. Especially the citrus/jalapeno calamari.
However, my last visit I was disappointed. They appear to have changed the recipe on the calamari and I'm not sure why. I was just whelmed.
Overall they felt a bit tired.
They were still good, just not great anymore. I have faith they can bring it back though
Chic Atmosphere & Great Food Make for a Wonderful Experience.
Located close to the Franklin Street Medical District, Parallel Seventeen is a great place to have brunch, lunch, dinner and even late night fare. I love their Saturday & Sunday Brunch, the blueberry stuffed french toast is scrumptious, as are the kobe beef sliders + pommes frites. Did I mention they have BOTTOMLESS COCKTAILS as part of the brunch menu?! I love sitting on the quaint patio with a never-ending supply of guava mimosas, lychee bellinis and red & white sangria, savoring the food while watching the world go by!
In addition to their amazing lunch and dinner menus (which also offer many gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly options) they have a NEW happy hour menu, featuring $3, $4, & $5 food + drink specials. Parallel Seventeen eases Mondays with their all-night happy hour. It's a steal for $3 tuna tacos, $4 veggie spring rolls & $5 wines, all house infusions & red + white sangrias--what more could a girl ask for?!
Overall, dining at Parallel Seventeen is a very affordable indulgence! Their Duck Four Ways, Beef Short Ribs & Tuna Taro Tacos keep me coming back for more! I love the generous portions--I always have food leftover for lunch the next day! The bright atmosphere, knowledgable staff & expansive menus (both food & wine lists) always provide something new to enjoy. Highly recommended.
Hidden Gem Thy Name is Parallel Seventeen. Authentic Vietnamese with a contemporary twist. We went for Denver Restaurant Week and what a surprise! This place was fantastic! The crepes and spring rools are great with the lettuce wraps, veggies and fish sauce, the salad was refreshing and filling, the curry was perfectly balanced. The bacon was a unique and delicious dish. We will definitely go here again.
I went to Parallel 17 earlier this month, seriously the short rib is one of the best meals ive ever eaten!
My wife was so into this place i thought she was going to divorce me for it.
I spend most of the spare change in my pocket going out to eat around Denver, this place is a definite gem. A must for anyone that likes to treat their wife, or friends, or even themselves to a nice meal. I will be back for sure!
Great Pho!. After reading an article about the Chef, I decided to go in and check out their happy hour. The place was busy so we ended up having to wait about 15 mintues. The bartender took good care of us though. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and steered us in the right direction. The food was fabulous. We had tempura fried green beans and the calamari. Couldn't get enough of it. We finished off the meal with the Pho. Have never had better Pho! Highly recommend!
YUMMY~!. I went to Parallel 17 for the first time with a few girlfriends and we ended up hitting the tail end of happy hour! We shared tons of great apps and some specials that the server told us about then tried some of the apps on the main menu! Their portions are huge!!! We had the best experience in this great relaxed, fun atmosphere!! I highly recommend this wonderful little find!!! Definitely try the Rabbit Wonton and the pork buns!!!
my wife and I went to Parallel Seventeen this past thursday and will be back for more!
We were lucky enough to grab a seat at the bar where James was able to take care of us. James explained the menu and the focus.
Parallel 17 is not looking to compete with "Federal Pho" as he put it but acknowledge the French influence that came from almost 150 years of occupation. He walked us through the menu and opened our eyes....from the pork spring rolls(which I've been eating wrong for most of my life...you make tasty little lettuce wraps!) to the Duck Three Ways and Pho(I had to have some!) James didn't steer us wrong. We will be back soon to check out what else Chef Mary Nguyen is serving. We can't wait!
Disappointing. I've heard a lot of great things about this restaurant so I was anticipating great things. I ordered two tofu dishes and the tofu was fried beyond oblivion; I'm not sure it was tofu really, but more just fried batter in cube form. Both dishes were really salty. I think the concept of the menu is great, but the execution was lackluster.
Great food. I cannot do justice to the food at P17. Its not cheap, but its incredible. The service has always been fantastic as well, BUT one time when we were in there we were helped by the owner. She should stay out of her own restraunt. I won't get into specifics, and it wasn't quite bad enough that I won't be back, but if I walked in and she was there I would turn around and walk right back out.
Decent, but overpriced. I really enjoyed this place when it first opened 3 years ago but I don't know...it seems to have lost its edge a bit. The drinks are REALLY good and the food is, too, but the portions are small and overpriced. I feel like they should offer more for my buck. Anyway, I agree it's a sophisticated, interesting environment with capable staff, but I haven't been back in about a year because there are other, more interesting places in Denver to try these days...
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