Denver, CO 80216
- Daily 5:30pm-10pm
- All Major Credit Cards, cash
- Full bar
- Lot available
Bryan Dayton and Steve Redzikowki, the team behind the acclaimed Oak at Fourteenth in Boulder, signed on early to put a second restaurant in the Source, a 26,000-square-foot indoor European market in a circa 1880s ironworks building in RiNo. And Acorn, which opened in September 2013, doesn’t fall too far from the original Oak. The space is different, of course; Acorn takes full advantage of the ultra-urban, industrial-chic feel of the source, with plenty of exposed brick, metal ducts and graffiti. But the menu embodies the same "wood-fired seasonal cooking" that's made Oak one of Boulder's most inspiring -- and popular -- restaurants. “I'm surrounded by amazing cooks and people, both in Boulder and in Denver, and part of the reason why I decided to go ahead with this project is that if I didn't expand, I'd risk losing those people, so it was really important to me to find a place for them to grow," explains Redzikowski, whose Acorn staff is turning out a lovely lineup of shareable small plates, coupled with medieval-sized plates -- a Tender Belly, prime-grade, thirty-ounce ribeye, and a 56-ounce, bone-in pork shoulder, for example -- that are meant to be shared among many.
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