Morrison >Beso De Arte
Been here twice, 1 good, 1 bad......food=very good, location=very nice, service=very poor.
First time I went here summer 07. Great food, great drinks. Not even that expensive, the location is great and everything is very tasty. But, service is slow and unattentive.
Second time, 5/18/08. Sunday night. 5pm. Walked in, got a table, probably half full. Sat at our table for over 10 minutes, yes I was counting. No one came by with waters, no waiter said "be with you in a minute", nothing. Look, if you're busy, that is fine. Just say so. People are very understanding if you are honest with them. But if you expect me to fork over $80 for dinner and make me wait > 10 minutes just for someone to acknowledge I'm there!!? Please....I'll take my $80 somewhere else.
You provide a service that people pay for...try providing it. 1 star for crappy service. 4 stars for good food.
Do NOT go here.
They just DON'T care, one tiny bit..
I'd like to voice a huge disappointment in this restaurant, which was recommended by a friend at work. I was told how wonderful and romantic "The Cave" was, so I phoned two months in advance to reserve it for a Valentine's celebration with my girlfriend, Saturday 16th, at 7:00. To start with I had to leave a couple of voicemail messages trying to book the room, that were not returned. I called a third time and was lucky enough that the phone was picked up and I was able to make the reservation.
I was advised to call a couple of days ahead of time to make sure The Cave was warm enough, which I did. Again I left a voicemail message asking to be called back, which was ignored. I called again the next day and left another message. That call wasn't returned either.
I phoned back on the Saturday afternoon and this time the phone was answered. I asked to confirm that The Cave was going to be available for my 7:00 reservation and was told yes.
I arrived with my girlfriend at 7:00 precisely, but when I gave the name and said we had a reservation in The Cave we were told by a young lady that there was no electricity in their and so it wasn't available. We were of course disappointed, but asked if we could be seated in the main restaurant instead. We were told that we could be added to the walk-in waiting list but it would be about 45 minutes. We turned around and drove back to Park Meadows and ate at J Alexanders instead.
Our first Valentine's Day together was messed around, especially after a long drive, we were not happy. I emailed them to complain (since phoning rarely gets through) but of course no-one replied. My recommendation... AVOID THIS PLACE - THEY SIMPLY DON'T CARE.
mmmm Lava Rock. The place is really cute and the ambiance is perfect for the cuisine. We ate on Valentine's day so it wasn't too busy - they really get busy in the summer as they are close to red rocks and they have a killer patio. We shared the appetizer special: poblano hummus with warm flat bread, but they bring chips and salsa. Our server suggested the red or green pork Molcajete. The dish came out bubbling hot in two large lava rock bowl (Molcajete literally translates as mortar). The sauce was flavorful and the pork was tender, it was served with Spanish rice, black beans, lettuce, tomato and guacamole (much like fajitas).The wine list is extensive and appropriate since most of the selections are South American. The Mojitos looked fabulous but better for a warm summer day. We were too stuffed to get dessert. Morrison is not that far away this place is a gem, check it out!
What are you talking about?? This place is great..
Those who reviewed this restaurant negatively are in the minority I hope!
My wife and I had a great experience - walked in, no rez.
It was pleasant summer evening weather, sat outside, great waterfall, beautiful surrounding, perfect night, service was just great with a charming server, the food is excellent; I had one of the latin "stews" with amazingly-flavorful pork, served in a super-hot lava bowl (be careful), sort of a different take on Carnitas tacos, absolutely de-lish! LOTS of flavor.
They don't have quite enough high-end tequilas on hand there for me (just go to LOLA for that), maybe they'll expand that, but still enough for me to find something to drink:)
Otherwise 2 thumbs up, try it, a cool place!!!
Awful Service. I would love to be able to write a review of the food but my reservation for 4 people was ignored and we were unable to even get a table. 2 of our party arrived ten minutes before the reservation and could not even get a drink at the bar. When we arrived, the hostess informed us that although we had a reservation we were not going to get a table and that we should some where else! A restaurant that is located near a venue like Red Rocks should be able to accommodate a concert-evening crowd. Not going back.
Terrible Service and completely unorganized.. My group made reservations for 4 people FOUR days in advance and the restaurant did not have a table for us. They had our name on the reservation list, but they were so unorganized that the matire d' even suggested we go somewhere else. The reservation was for a Monday night.
Service Needs Major Help. Food is a bit above average but better than TEXMEX around town. Thus service really needs to be way above average. That is not the case based on dinner July 14, 2007. Among many shortcomings the check was delivered promptly but before dinner was completed and with no mention if dessert was an option.
Disappointing lunch. I was excited to try this restaurant as there are not many nice dining choices close to home. My husband and I went for lunch, and were sadly disappointed. We were given chips and salsa, and the chips were stale. We each ordered a sandwich ($9 each). We were dismayed when our plates arrived bearing a tiny sandwich and some puffs (better than Cheetos, but not much more exciting). For the price, I expected a better presentation/garnish, and something extra on the side (coleslaw, greens, fruit, etc). I had a mint mojito ($7), which was delicious (although skimpy on alcohol), and my husband had a Golden Margarita ($8), which was tiny and not very good. Our lunch was over $35 (tip not included), and we had to pay $5 for parking - what a disappointment! There is a slight chance that we will give Beso de Arte a chance for dinner, and maybe stop by for drinks on their awesome patio, but we will NEVER go there for lunch again!
Best place to eat in Morrison, awesome service, great atmosphere. This resturant is amazing. The menu has many different unique items on it, and you'll want to go back just so you can try them all. I know that I will. The food is wonderful as well as the service. The patio out back is beautiful and has a great atmosphere. With the fireplace out there and the waterfall that goes over the priviate dining room it's the perfect spot to be to just relax and enjoy the evening. It can be a bit pricey for some, but if you want to have an enjoyable evening or afternoon it is worth it and I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Horrendously Awful Food; Nice Surroundings.
I can honestly say that this was the absolute worst meal of my life. And it's too bad - the owners of Beso de Arte did a beautiful job on the renovation of the building and patio; it's a shame they didn't apply even a tiny fraction of that attention to the food. No matter how great the surroundings are, it is, after all, a restaurant, and if your food is inedible, then what have you got?
My husband and I came in for lunch and were hoping for a meal that matched the nice surroundings. I had chicken enchiladas - seemed like a safe thing to order. When they came the enchiladas looked as if they'd been sitting under a heat lamp for HOURS - they were topped with a gummy white mucilaginous "sauce" that more closely resembled a bodily excretion than anything you would ever care to see on your plate. My husband didn't fare any better - he ordered a sandwich that for $8.99 was some stringy meat on a tiny dinner roll, and the soup was greasy and lukewarm. At over $30 for two people for an absolutely inedible lunch, Beso de Arte was a big fat bust.
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