Beast and Bottle

4.5
1474 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
beast + bottle is a rustic American restaurant serving craft dinner and brunch.

Run by siblings Paul C. Reilly, who mans the burners, and Aileen Reilly, who oversees front of house, beast + bottle is located in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood.

The “beast” refers to the restaurant’s appreciation for the whole animal, utilizing all parts to honor its integrity. The owners’ relationships with farmers, ranchers and purveyors bring ethically and humanely raised, responsibly harvested and organic (whenever possible) ingredients to the table.

The “bottle” refers to drinks. b+b’s wine program is influenced by the European tradition of drinking wine how you’d like – whether that’s a glass or by the liter.

The menu changes whenever the kitchen pleases based on what’s in-season and what the cooks are enjoying at the moment. What remains constant is a steady focus on sustainability and versatility of ingredients.
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vipVandi
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved sitting at the high top in the bar! Very cozy and the food was divine. Thank you

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DJ2U
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good but not great. Service and server expertise w the menu was
Questionable. The Surprise 5 percent add on for the kitchen staff was not clear up front and was unexpected as added pre-tip. Ridiculous. We havent been here in about 2 years and won’t be back for a long time again.

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Colorado1999
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seven years since our first date!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute small restaurant. The food was delicious and pretty. I ordered the spinach salad and pan seared cod. Both were great. The dessert was ok.

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DuncanT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

For the $45 on Denver Restraint week, thought was really expensive for what we got

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viplexxstenft24
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to dine for date night. We went for restaurant week but decided to try near close to everything on the regular menu instead. Highly recommend!

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fruitytart
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The lamb shank French onion soup was amazingly rich and complex. Multiple kind of cheeses, delectable broth, a treat from start to finish. The rest of the meal (crispy cod, red velvet cake) was good, but nothing life-changing. The Vietnamese coffee ice cream garnishing the cake was the best part of that dish.

Service was exceptional: friendly, perfectly timed, cocktail was on point, and professional, but no pretenses.

Small, cozy restaurant with free and plentiful parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, but service was a little slow

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AlyssaW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere and service was excellent, I had been looking forward to trying Beast + Bottle for years and finally got around to it. The food was tasty, but I did feel it was a little underwhelming for this price point. Not to say it was bad by any means, and I could tell it was thoughtfully crafted, but for a similar menu price I feel like there are other Denver restaurants where I would feel I was really getting what I was paying for. Would still be a nice special occasion restaurant, and I always appreciate a farm-to-table approach which they do well.

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KathiM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined during Restaurant Week—we are “foodies” & would rate Beast & Bottle as the best restaurant we have eaten at in quite awhile. Also the best French onion soup my husband has ever had!

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vipLaurenR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Service was great.

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vipMikeC
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have eaten at Beast and Bottle a few other times when visiting Denver. Always has been very good. This time the food was extremely salty. The fig pizza was overdone. The lamb was so salty it was hard to eat. Only one person in our group of 4 liked their meal. Very disappointed. Will not go back.

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KeithM
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food ingredients and preparation/presentation! Delicious from start to finish and the staff is amazing at B&B. Can get a bit pricey but lay off the wine and it's 100% worth it! Will return and highly recommend you try it

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RenD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was super tasty. Really appreciated the parking.

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Nick
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Place is tiny. You are right on top of the other tables. Service was inconsistent and average at best. It definitely had a higher end feel. For example, our silver ware was replaced after every course. However, we'd wait for long periods between drinks. My water ran out multiple times. Our waiter struggled to run our check. Those type of things overcast our overall experience. The food was great. The prices are a bit high. I am glad I went and probably don't need to go back.

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu, impeccable service, and great drinks! Perfect place for a date night.

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pamelaK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good restaurant for a special date night. Not as much GF and DF items to choose from as presented over the phone. Need more veggies with entrees---not potato, corn, and lentil type veggies.

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muddgirl
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s a fun place if you’re not in a hurry and don’t mind loud music. We ate our entire meal and then headed up to White Pizza for another meal. Our portions were small and not filling. They tasted great, but just not enough. The music was annoyingly loud. Our server kept asking us what we said. I felt like we repeated ourselves twice in conversations with him. One of my favorites was their Milky Bourbon drink. Even though alittle pricey ($13 a small glass), it was great!

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vipFoodie
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a pleasant surprise. Our first time eating here. A great place.

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alyssab
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. Great drip coffee. Best bacon I have ever had—the cure was sublime. Lots of clearly thoughtful touches. Very cozy and service was excellent. Will be back over and over :)

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DamionD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. One of Denvers best low key restaurants

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KimT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience. it was our 10 year wedding anniversary and the staff went out of there way to congratulate us. The service was exceptional and the food was incredible. Only wish is that we lived closer to Denver to enjoy it more often!

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vipEdandfamily
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

A cool place, nice cocktails, good appetizers, underwhelming entrees, decent dessert.

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vipMark
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love Beast and Bottle. Last visit had a more limited menu selection. I'll check the menu next time since two of our party of 4 are not fond of lamb, the main theme that night. Otherwise excellent.

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vipRLReasons
Des Moines
86 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an innovative and delicious meal!!

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vipChrisM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious local seasonal food with an excellent bar and wine selection!

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vipBruceG
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great brunch but noisy. We went for Sunday brunch around 12:30. Music over speakers and crowd made for a noisy meal (we are in our 50s and 60s so maybe a little less tolerant to this). Service was very good, with attentive server. Cocktails were delicious. Menu is a little unorthodox but everything was tasty. Portion size is good but not huge.

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vipJessicaS
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Absolutely delicious and charming place

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Rinn
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we had to wait for our reservation, they kindly paid us back through amazing little gifts here and there and free small desserts as an apology. They were extremely nice and wonderful. The food was amazing and I would love to come back here again

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vipChelsea
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy moly all the food was incredible. Our table took long to get ready so we got a free app. So great for a date night!

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vipJacknor
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great...jst wish the wine prices were a little more reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service! Left feeling satisfied but not stuffed, and will return to get the same again.

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Donotwait2Go
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yummy and good music in the background.

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LindaK
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love this intimate space and choices on food. I like the food combinations and ingredients! Honestly, my only critique is that the quantity on the plate does not match with the price tag. I felt we overpaid. Otherwise, I would probably come back to enjoy a drink or snack. This seems like a better choice. You also have a lovely outdoor patio. Keep getting better!

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vipAnthonyL
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner. Food was great. Service was excellent. We had great seating in the back corner but that also put us under the speaker so we probably had the loudest seat, although the level was still moderate. Overall a great experience.

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angelam
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience for dinner. The staff was fantastic, food was unique and delicious, and the wine pairings were perfect. We highly recommend this restaurant and will dine here again.

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JaimeA
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent!

The taste of the food was great.

Thanks!

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vipCharakaD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

This place is past its prime ... they were kind enough to arrange a tasting menu ... tasted mediocre. I would go back but just pick what you want. Don’t get the duck sausage ...

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sat at a super cute table by the window in the bar.

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vipPeteF
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is an old favorite of ours and we dined with close friends.
Pros: Great service, great wine (good value), nice ambiance, lamb pappardelle and deserts
Cons: Short rib was dry and tough and halibut was served cool. I can't tell you how disappointing the short rib was which should be moist and fork tender. This is the worst meal we've ever had here and won't be coming back.

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Beast and Bottle is rated 4.5 stars by 1474 OpenTable diners.