Denver >Food & Dining > Fruition Restaurant
1313 E 6th Avenue, Denver, CO | Directions 8021839.725685 -104.971276
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Sat. 5pm - 10pm;Sun. 5pm - 8pm
Neighborhoods: Country Club, Southeast Denver
All the food there is sublime. The menu didn't wow me with it's titles but the food that was served was out of this world. It's got a cosy interior that is just right for a romatic evening.
Best restaurant in Denver! – I adore Fruition. I'll say it again for emphasis. I adore Fruition. I have yet to eat anything there that I haven't enjoyed and it really says something about a chef when he is so committed to the quality of the food that he's willing to purchase acres of land to grow his own (which one may read about via their website). Now, that's a chef I can get behind!
What makes Fruition spectacular isn't just the food (although I will admit, the food is divine), it's that the service is phenomenal. The people at the door are always friendly. Our waiters have recommended some outstanding wine pairings, in fact, they've given better suggestions than sommeliers from a number of other restaurants, nationwide. Everyone in the establishment is genuinely excited about what they're preparing, and it shows.
We will return to Fruition, hungry for more, for as long as Chef Seidel chooses to keep it open. I can't think of any other establishment in the Denver metro area that I'd say the same.
Our favorite Denver haunt – We moved to Denver a few years ago and visited Fruition at our realtor's suggestion. It's fantastic and it's quickly become our favorite place. The food changes regularly, and right now the proscuitto wrapped scallops are wonderful, with an english pea puree.
Service is also excellent, we've never had any bad experiences. We love Godfrey (gray hair ponytail). He doesn't bug you, and for real foodies, he's the best waiter. If you think he's being aloof, get a grip.
Sweet Valentine – I took the love of my life and our 9 year old daughter to Fruition for Valentine’s Day and I was very impressed. I am no stranger to fine dining but I will admit I was not expecting the price of the food. Even though I thought it was slightly overpriced the service and the fact that my lovely wife had a great time made it all worthwhile. Really, my only complaints were the price and the parking. In the pros and cons I mentioned the food portions as a con only because I am a man who likes to eat and the food was so good that it wasn’t enough.
Now that that is out of the way let’s get down to the good stuff. I was scrambling to find a nice restaurant for Valentine’s Day the day before. My original plan was to take my wife to the restaurant we went to when we first got married. Unfortunately it had long been closed and I was at a loss. I checked one of the apps on my Nexus One smart phone for Restaurants and Fruition came up. I read the reviews and gave them a call. I was immediately struck with the friendly service over the phone. Whoever answered was accommodating, professional and answered all my questions. Because we were taking our daughter (who is a very picky eater) I asked what was on the menu for the lover’s day. The menu was preset and I knew our daughter would not like it. The manager offered to make special accommodations for our daughter and I was surprised. I made my reservations and began looking forward to the next day’s dinner.
Shortly after hanging up the phone I received a call from the manager who wanted to confirm that the meal he was planning for my daughter would be acceptable. Once again I was thrilled with this kind of service.
The next day, we arrived (after we drove around looking for parking), we were greeted at the door and immediately seated. The décor was modest and tasteful. We sat at a table where my wife faced the front window and I faced her up against a red wall. Everything looked neat and clean and the servers were quick, polite, friendly and professional. Our first course came, and I am not good with the names of the food but it was delicious. Each subsequent course was better than the preceding and the service seemed to continue to get better. I wish I could remember the names of each course because they deserved to be praised by name; but unfortunately all I can say is they were great. We finished with a kind of chocolate cake that melted in my mouth and made me want to storm the kitchen and demand more.
When all was said and done I dropped a couple of hundred dollars for three people, but considering the service, the fact that they made a special meal for my daughter and as I said my wife loved it, it was all worth it. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to others. To the staff at Fruition, please keep up the good work.
Best restaurant in Denver – Unique menu, great service, and romantic setting. My wife and I have dined with you on several occasions and have been quite pleased.
Excellent Food, Disappointing Experience Overall – My husband and I picked Fruition on the reccomendaton of a few friends. We are very involved in the Denver restaurant scene, and couldn't belive that we waited so long ot experience this restaurant. Unfortunatly, the anticipation didn't add up. We were sat in the middle of the dining room, inches away from other guests. The ambiance was loud and pretentious, it was hard to interact with each other. We were served bread before water was placed on our table, and waited another 20 minutes for our wine. Our waiter was haphazard. We were offered bread 4 times before the hostess finally producted. The food was delicious, a fusion of tastes.and flavors. Unfortunately the service fell short and effected the entire experience adversely. When we pick up a check at over $75 a head, we expect to be met with a certain standard of service, Fruition fell short. To top things off, another customer was offered my Millard Filmore coat. We will not be returning to Fruition.
Needs change in menu – They are still offering up winter entrees and calling it their spring menu. Other top restaurants in town are well into a fresh change for spring.
Fine Dining in Denver at Fruition – We wanted to have a ?fine dining? experience in Denver and were having a difficult time deciding between Fruition and Barolo Grill. When Paul Attardi, General Manager and Co-owner of Fruition telephoned us to confirm our reservation we still hadn't decided.
He was so charming and accommodating that our decision was made easy. Audre told him about reading bad reviews of the male waiter with the gray ponytail on the CitySearch site and asked him if we could have another waiter. He said "of course we could."
We were greeted by Paul Attardi when we arrived and given a choice of tables. We chose the table for 4 under the mirror in the front room. Our table was comfortable. The other tables really are too small and too close for comfort. The room is small and lovely.
Our waiter was Aaron and he was very good. It was crowded but we never felt rushed or ignored. We had a lovely meal and were very happy that we chose Fruition.
Audre?s sister selected a 2002 Rotllan Torra, Reserva, Priorat, Spain ($52) for us. We all liked it.
As is our habit Dimitri and Audre shared everything. We started with the Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque ($9) that was delicious. Our hosts' starters were one Crispy Duck Leg Confit ($13) and a Pasta Carbonara House-Cured Pork Belly ($11). We tasted everything and everything was well-prepared and very good. The pork belly was exotic and excellent.
For our main course Dimitri and Audre shared the Pork Tenderloin ($23). It was tender, tasty and enjoyable. Our hosts had one Diver Scallops ($24) which was great. The Duck Breast ($24) that my sister ordered disappointed her. It was too tough.
For dessert we ordered the Buche du Cremier Candied Baby Beets, ($8) that was good but not great. The restaurant brought us a complimentary Lemon Meringue Pie Graham Cracker Crust ($8) for our birthdays which we liked better.
The meal for the four of us cost around $225 and was thoroughly enjoyable.
Great food, outstanding service – Went with a party of four on a busy weekend. Although the restaurant was full on arrival and throughout our meal, we never felt rushed and the pace of the meal was perfect. All of us had something different for appetizer/entree and everything we tried was outstanding. All of us have eaten out frequently in the US -2 are particular "foodie snobs" so our standards are high.
I would recommed the duck entree and appetizer, the squash soup, the sea bass and the pork chop. I would typically never order a pork chop at a restaurant but this was well flavored, moist and paired well with the accompanying dishes. Definitely high end ingredients handled well. We had a mixup on wine ordering- I ordered a St. Rita location for a Pinot but there were actually 2 on the list- one $25 more per bottle than the one I ordered. I didn't recognize the name when the wine came but the waiter showed me the vineyard so we drank it and ordered another. When we got the bill, I questioned the pricing and we (the server & I) discovered the mistake. They changed the bill and apologized for the error with no questions asked. Refused my offer to split the difference. OK, probably the "right " thing to do but still the mark of a place that knows what they are doing. It only reinforced my overall impression that this place is professionally staffed in front and in back. Well worth the money.
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