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Map & Directions 2134 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
  • American, French, Scandinavian
  • Sun 5pm-9pm, Tue-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner
  • None
  • Lot Available, Street


Westword's Description

Ryan Leinonen worked the burners in several restaurants in Boulder and Denver, and when he decided to strike out on his own, he drew knowledge from his experience and inspiration from a trip to Scandinavia and his own roots to create Trillium, a sleek, Scandinavian-American hot spot that opened in late 2011 in the Ballpark neighborhood. Leinonen is drawn to strong flavors, and Scandinavian cuisine, with its preponderance of roe and assertive fishes, is certainly full of them – but the most successful dishes here showcase his skills in coaxing maximum flavor from simple ingredients. The chicken breast topped with Norwegian goat cheese is a standout; so is the New York strip, a contender for the best steak in town. But other dishes are not as well balanced, and the service in the dining room can be spotty. Leinonen says his place is named for a rare blue wildflower that only blooms when conditions are right; if he can achieve the same balance in the overall Trilllium experience -- superb food, fun decor and gracious service -- that he does with his most successful plates, then this restaurant might truly flower.

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  • Thrillist on 12/13/11

    The pan-roasted steelhead trout (with mussel dill broth) offers up an authentic Scandinavian experience, which is why you're here in the first place, right? Right!

  • Denver Westword on 07/11/13

    Don’t doubt the steak at Trillium. The “Never, ever” New York strip is named for never being touched by yucky things like antibiotics and hormones. The steak is thick, tender and beefy.

  • Denver Westword on 09/06/13

    Come sample Trillium at Westword Dish on September 22 at Sculpture Park. To purchase tickets, visit www.westworddish.com!

  • Devdas P. on 12/20/12

    Get the "let the chef cook" you won't be sorry!! Food porn!!

  • cassel m. on 06/07/12

    Drinks here are seriously the best in town. The "trillium" is the best drink I've had in Denver ever!

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