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Central Bistro & Bar

Map & Directions 1691 Central St.
Denver, CO 80211
  • TUES-THURS 4:30-10:00PM FRI-SAT 4:30-10:30PM SUNDAY BRUNCH 10:00-2:00PM SUNDAY DINNER 4:30-9:00PM LUNCH WED-FRI 11:00-2:00PM


Westword's Description

Central Bistro & Bar, which opened in July 2012 in LoHi, was conceived as a “gathering place” rather than a destination restaurant, but since this is one of the town’s hottest restaurant neighborhoods, the kitchen can get away with serving white-tablecloth-worthy fare in such a casual way that you don’t hesitate to order it while sipping a cocktail and dishing about the day. The menu is deceptively simple; descriptions include a string of simple ingredients that don’t begin to hint at the time or technique involved in preparing each dish – or how delightful those dishes can be. Comfort food doesn’t have to be simple (like macaroni and cheese or pizza) to make us feel good, this menu seems to be saying; it just has to taste good. Now if owner Isiah Salazar could just turn down the “hot” sign over the bar, a reminder of the days when his family owned the nearby (and now defunct) Regency Hotel.

Member Reviews

  • horseluver5 wrote a review for Central Bistro & Bar
    on 03/09/13

    First time we went to Central was right after the first of the year because of a recommendation of a friend. I have to admit, living in farm country we usually eat your typical steak and potatoes that is served in most restaurants, so I was a bit skeptical about the food at Central, it was different than what I was used to. To my surprise the food was fantastic! I enjoyed... More >>

  • caribbean711 wrote a review for Central Bistro & Bar
    on 11/03/12

    amazing food and a great view of the denver skyline. i'd recommend it to anyone.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Denver Westword on 07/11/13

    Want to enjoy the best barrel-aged Manhattan you’ve ever had? Hit Central Bistro & Bar in LoHi for a great view and an even better drink

  • Corinne M. on 09/24/13

    Great atmosphere. Great cocktails. Great presentation. Great for a first date too ;)

  • DenverPost on 05/21/13

    The waiters are cheery, and the desserts aren't afterthoughts - the waffle with chocolate sauce particularly pleased, and so did the entree of braised pork belly with Brussells sprouts hash.

  • Kristin J. on 01/16/13

    Nutella waffle was amazing!!!! ❤

  • Roxanne P. on 11/10/12

    $4 Irish Coffee (home-made) when it snows.

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