Atticus, is a welcoming neighborhood spot. Our restaurant and bar is focused on warm hospitality and comfort. Serving up a community-inspired breakfast, lunch, cocktails and dinner. Our inventive American menu is designed around Colorado’s small producers, and complimented by a thoughtfully curated wine list and craft cocktails made with spirits from local independent distillers. At Atticus, we believe everyone has a story that can offer new perspective, and when people join for food and drink, companionship is at its best.
American, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Brunch Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm
Lunch Tuesday - Friday 11am-3pm
Cocktail Hour | Happy Hour 3pm-6pm
Dinner Monday - Saturday 5pm until Close
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking lot at rear of building. Also available parking across the street in Bank of the West lot during closed bank hours.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Atticus Ratings and Reviews
I ordered the risotto and it was absolut ...
I ordered the risotto and it was absolutely wonderful. My husband ordered the steak and said it was good, but overdone. Our guests shared the salmon and the surf and turf and they enjoyed both dishes. Our server was friendly and attentive but the food took a bit long to come out. But overall we very much enjoyed our dinner here and we will definitely be back!
The food is just average Serving sizes w ...
The food is just average
Serving sizes were a bit off
Huge serving of Brussels Sprouts, way too much for even 2 people
Salmon appetizer sounded great and presentation was nice but not much flavor
Mussels had a TON of garlic, overwhelming really. Not enough broth
Fries were great
The menu is very interesting. I wouldn' ...
The menu is very interesting. I wouldn't necessarily say it is kid-friendly, as the mac-n-cheese is pretty gourmet and my little 2-year-old would have none of it! We had the risotto, which was outstanding - and the paella, which was a bit dry and certainly not the stand-out. Would definitely try it again.
Went to brunch with family and had a gre ...
Went to brunch with family and had a great meal - others that I was with said there meals were okay. Service was slow as we were one of the only two tables in there. One meal came out about 15 minutes after everyone else. I would say okay experience overall.
Food came out before the OJ the bartende ...
Food came out before the OJ the bartender forgot. Service slow for such a small place. Forgot all condiments that go with breakfast - no jelly, no butter for biscuits. No salt or pepper for potatoes, no berry compote listed ON THE MENU. Cannot deliver what they are selling.
Started with cocktails, tuna tartare and ...
Started with cocktails, tuna tartare and the chef's board. Drinks took forever, and arrived in three separate trips. Cheese selection was uninspired and boring (smoked gouda and cheddar? Really?) and the tuna arrived missing part of the dish.
They were out of the duck confit, which we were not told until two people in our party tried ordering it.
Entrees arrived and three of them were cold. They were cooked well, but had clearly been sitting around for a while.
Our server knocked 15% off for the cold food, but we still felt we had paid way too much for what we got.
Lunch at Atticus was lovely. There were ...
Lunch at Atticus was lovely. There were not alot of folks so we were able to receive the "royal treatment". The Brussel Spouts were fantastic - not over seasoned and quite a generous portion for us to share. All entrees were very, very good. Beer on tap - great selection and excellent. Our server was knowledgeable and excellent - did not hover but was always there when we needed her. My one complaint would be that I'd like a few more choices on the menu. We will return.
Went for Sunday brunch. Made reservation ...
Went for Sunday brunch. Made reservation ahead of time and table was ready when I arrived. Waiter was very polite and gave us time to look over menu (because we were distracted talking). Food was delicious but took a while for it to come out. I ordered huevos rancheros and friend got the French Toast. Overall a pleasant experience and will go back.
4th visit and very disappointed. We had ...
4th visit and very disappointed. We had mussels to start and my wife had steak and I had the cauliflower steak. Everything was just blah, which is very, very different from our prior visits. Previously, I had had some of the best duck in a long time. Not on the menu this time. Mussels were overcooked and borderline rubbery. Drinks were very good. Place was only 1/3 full on a Saturday at 8 pm, so maybe the people have voted with their feet.
We went to dinner before a show at the N ...
We went to dinner before a show at the Newman Center. Service was quick, efficient and most of all friendly and fun. There were 4 of us and we split 3 salads and 2 desserts among us, and each had a different entrée in between. We were all impressed with the food. It was delicious, well prepared and beautifully presented. We had a wonderful time.
The service was terrible. They forgot t ...
The service was terrible. They forgot to bring out the appetizer so they brought it out after they served the meal. Then they were afraid of our table and ignored us for the rest of the night. It was not a busy night and there was no excuse for being ignored by the staff.
I met a friend for dinner after a long s ...
I met a friend for dinner after a long stressful week. Our server graciously gave us time to look over the menu and answered questions about various appetizers and salads. We ordered the Chef's Board, shared a delicious salad, and proceeded to each choose a separate entree. My friend had the risotto and I chose the steak frites. She loved her risotto, rich and tasty; and my steak was done exactly to my prefernce, medium rare.
I've been to Atticus quite a few times before and this sweet neighborhood restaurant has always come through.
we arrived at 5 p.m - no one in the rest ...
we arrived at 5 p.m - no one in the restaurant. Placed an order about 5:20 - it came at 6:05. I ordered the escargot and mushrooms. Nothing special - just sauted, placed in a container with a filo dough roll which fell apart & ended up all over the table. Why not a small hard roll? The orange/beet salad was fine. Friends ordered risotto and commented it was very gooey. The dessert ordered was #1 - filo square with small amount of lemon (curd?) on top and a few sliced strawberries. Rather dry and not memorable.
I had read a number of bad reviews about the service and we received the same. There were only 4 other people in the restaurant by the time our order came so not understanding what the big holdup was. Outdoors not inviting. Flower boxes dirty and filled with old pine cones. I think flowers could be expected at the near end of June!! overall we were disappointed and probably not returning.
My husband loved the Wednesday special " ...
My husband loved the Wednesday special "Buck a Shuck" oysters. I tasted, too, and they were extremely fresh and flavorful. My kale salad was delicious........probably one of the best I've had. Entrees were yummy, too. Service was friendly and efficient.
I had eaten at Atticus before, and this ...
I had eaten at Atticus before, and this time, I came with a group of 7 friends to celebrate my birthday. Everyone raved about the food, and a shrimp and grits appetizer was a special - I ordered it as a main course, and it was the best I've had, including at some of New Orleans' most famous restaurants. The shrimp were very fresh (old, fishy shrimp should never be used for anything other than bait), the grits were done perfectly, and the sauce added just the right amount of flavor without overwhelming the dish. Since it was a special, I will call ahead on my next visit to order it again. It was a delightful culinary experience, and I recommend Atticus to anyone who enjoys great food. It was a fun place to celebrate a birthday, and the staff was very accommodating.
service was very slow. restaurant was not crowded
not sure why but service was very slow. waiter looked like he was not interested in being there. food was average. so sad as this is in such a good location. I have had lunch and now dinner there. not sure it's worth another visit.
We sooooo want to like this place but...
Our second visit to Atticus for brunch in the last 18 months... The menu has great variety and creativity. The food is tasty. The atmosphere is quirky/quaint and cozy. The service - oy. While friendly, our server must have been sleep walking or on his first ever brunch shift. He admitted not being familiar with the brunch menu when we asked questions (so go get someone who can answer our simple inquiries - like does the salmon benny come with eggs (not listed as component on menu)!). Another diner at our table ordered the berry lemonade... half way through brunch when we asked if it was still coming, we were told someone had been sent out to buy berries. So... no, it's not coming. In the end, the berry lemonade and extra eggs were on our bill. Waiter was happy to take them off, but c'mon, not a good way to end already mediocre service. Things like that. Maybe we'll try again in another 6 months. Atticus has such potential if they can elevate the service!
We chose this restaurant for brunch beca ...
We chose this restaurant for brunch because it seemed to be vegan friendly. However when we asked for an item to be modified slightly we encountered pushback. Eventually the waiter managed to convince the kitchen to make the changes. But it did set a tone for the meal. Overall the food was good and we would consider it again. But the kitchen could be a little more accommodating.
(And for clarification what we were asking for was a dish with a fried egg be made with scrambled egg whites.)
I went for brunch. I wouldn't recommend ...
I went for brunch. I wouldn't recommend Atticus for brunch. My friend got the waffles, which just kind of looked like eggos from the grocery store. They forgot to give her a second waffle, so the second came out later. They also forgot to make her bacon, so she had to ask for that a few times. Finally, the waitress brought two pieces of bacon, one was burnt to a crisp and the other was barely cooked at all. Very strange. I got the breakfast burrito which tasted good. They messed up, but in a good way, by accidentally giving me chorizo AND bacon. The burrito was lukewarm when I got it, unfortunately.
It's a super cute place. It just seems like the staff doesn't pay attention. The place wasn't busy at all when we went, so it wasn't like they were distracted for that reason.
Hopefully the dinner is much better than the brunch.
Enjoyable atmosphere, lacking in food flavor
I really liked the feel of the restaurant and the front of the house was amazing. We had a reservation and they had a welcome note waiting at our table when we arrived. I think that was a nice touch and the personal attention of this detail was appreciated. Off to a great start. I also thought the drink menu was creative and fun.
Next, we ordered the carpaccio as an appetizer and it was not that great. The beef needed to be sliced more thinly and the flavor of the meat wasn't to my liking. The presentation was lacking as well. Perhaps the dish needed a bit of shaved Parmesan over top or at the very least an offer for fresh ground pepper.
Our next course was the beet and blood orange salad. This was my favorite course of the meal. This was followed by the braised short ribs. This dish took quite awhile to come to our table. We waited twenty minutes after all remnants of the appetizer and salad were gone. Not a terrible length of time, but with after dinner plans on the horizon, it felt much longer. When the entree arrived, it was a smaller portion than I expected, but I would have looked past that if it was full of deliciousness and flavor: It was not. It was very bland, the meat didn't taste salted whatsoever, and there was not salt on our table.
Despite all of this, I would actually come back to this restaurant. This is one of the rare occasions that because of the quality of the front of the house staff, I would try the restaurant again even though I was not satisfied with the meal. I overheard our server say that the chef was new and I know how the restaurant business works and sometimes, it takes a little time upfront to accustom a new chef.
Overall, I would like to say thank you for a pleasant dining experience.
Slow, but good food
This was our first time dining at Atticus. The kitchen got very backed up and it took way too long for our food to come out. However, our server apologized profusely, comped an appetizer, then brought drinks on the house, and ultimately they took 20% off our bill. The food was very good and combined with strong efforts to make up for how long it took to get our food I'm definitely willing to give them another chance and dine there again.
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