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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.
Denver, CO 80210
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
First off, there was no drink menu on our table, we had to ask for one and it took the waiter about 10min to get it to us... this is with only four other occupied tables in the restaurant. The drinks came out and they were good. Our mussel appetizer was also good, but the waiter spilled the steaming broth in my lap when he took the bowl away. He said he would bring me a wet napkin to clean it up but never did, and didn't even mention it. I'm pretty sure he forgot as soon as he walked away and I ended up having to take a napkin off the table next to us. Our entrees were ok... they were plated nicely but seasoned poorly, so they were visually appealing but very bland. Definitely not worth over $20/entree... these would need to be closer to $15 for me not to feel ripped off. I got the pork shank entree, and it came out with two pieces of corn on the cob... I've never had corn on the cob at a nice sit-down restaurant. Maybe a BBQ joint, but not a place that passes itself off as a nice restaurant. At least BBQ joints give you a pick to jab into the corn so you don't have to pick up with your hands and eat like a savage, but not at Atticus. I literally couldn't figure out how to eat it so I just left it on the plate. This is a mediocre restaurant that is masquerading as a nice restaurant, and I felt pretty ripped off in terms of food quality and service. There are plenty of other restaurants in Denver in this price range that have great food and service, so I definitely won't be giving it another chance or recommending it to anyone
Always great food at reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere, although a little loud. Wait staff is always knowledgeable and attentive. It's our go-to restaurant when we want consistently well-conceived and prepared food at reasonable prices. Plus, they have fresh oysters, usually several different varieties.
We liked the food; however, the portions were small. The mussels in a white wine garlic sauce were good, but I've had better in Denver. The sauce wasn't as flavorful as I thought it would be. The service was okay... took awhile for us to get drinks or for the waitress to come around to get our order. Afterwards, the food came out fairly quickly. Pork shank was tender but didn't have much flavor, while the carbonara was pretty tasty. We were promptly given our check, without even checking whether we'd like dessert (which we always like the option of at least looking at the dessert menu). We probably won't go back, as it was a bit expensive for the small portions.
We were very disappointed to find that after Open Table let us make a 1pm lunch reservation at Atticus, we got there to find a sign on the door that they were closed for lunch till 9/1 or some date in the future. Not blaming Open Table. They probably failed to update you. You need to check with them. We went to Rosedale next door. Not likely to want to give Atticus a try later. [Rosedale said they've had several people come to them w. reservations at Atticus, so it's not just us.]
Odd problems in the kitchen. We ordered 3 oysters in each of 3 sauces. They came out 4-4-1. My wife's pasta carbonara was so overcooked it was mush. We sent it back and the replacement came out even worse. Some of the food is absolutely delicious. The Brussels sprouts are the best anywhere for example. They are often out of a wine on the menu. We had similar problems the last time we were there. These are fixable problems, but they aren't being fixed.
We went there for a late lunch/brunch on a Sunday after volunteering nearby. The burrito was very generous but lacked protein. The lobster roll was on a Kaiser roll, nicely grilled and butter. There was one claw; the rest of the lobster was finely chopped. Kudos for not too much mayo but not much flavor either. The oysters were excellent.
Been here half dozen times...love the location near DU. But there is always something lacking. This time they did not have the bottle of wine we ordered. We spent more on a bottle that wasn't as good. Also, of the 3 dessert specials, 2 required ice cream: the apple pie ala mode, and the chocolate chip cookies with ice cream. We ordered the cookies and when the server brought them, she said they were out of ice cream! ( Also, a few were burned on the bottom. )Why can't they go across the street to Safeway and buy some? Or why not, when she brought the cookies, offer them on-the house? Food had generally been good, which is why we've come back, but the attention to details is lacking. I think we'll wait awhile and see if they can get it together.
"Atticus" is a totally cool name . . . as in Atticus Finch, the lawyer in "To Kill A Mockingbird." Named after the geographical area that included Athens and meaning "a man from Attica, Greece" the place is interesting in that it has, from what I can tell, not one friggin' thing to do with Greece; food or otherwise.
That aside, the place is a nice neighborhood eatery. Generally good modern American food with some creative twists. The place used to be "Fagan's" some 40 years ago when it was quite the place for DU students to go when their parents came into town, and the old sign "Fagan's" still appears in the dining area. Best seat in the house? Probably the one next to the fireplace. Best thing to eat, probably whatever their fresh fish is. Really liked their crisp skin presentation with gently cooked interior.
This place was fantastic! The food was amazing and inventive. The prices are extraordinary and the staff is very helpful and friendly. This is a top spot in Denver for sure! The steak was amazing and the Brussel sprouts were off the charts. My daughter is vegan and the chef made her an extraordinary meal off menu. 5 stars all the way.
I have been to Atticus several times. It's usually a good neighborhood gem, although can be a bit inconsistent. On this particular occasion, when we arrived ( we had a reservation... it was busy... they seemed to be understaffed) it took about 5 min to be greeted. In the meantime, I saw the bartender making a cocktail that looked beautiful and delicious... so I went and asked him what it was. He promptly responded " a drink we are no longer making". Nice response.... we were then taken to our table a few minutes later where we waited 23 minutes before a server came over... at which point we had gotten up to leave.
With an abundance of great denver restaurants, it sure this one will be one I will visit again.
The restaurant was empty, which I didn't mind but my date thought might be an indication of the food. I was disappointed to see that they took the burger off of the brunch menu. Brunch options were not very impressive. The mussels were overcooked as was the burrito. Ok experience, I might try again.
This is my third time visiting Atticus and I hope to visit again. The first 2 visits were on the weekend brunch - I had the cauliflower veggie "hash" with poached egg and for the next visit the eggs benedict - both were delicious. Not heavy and well presented and prices were comparable with other restaurants in the area. Drinks were also well priced and service was good. We like to take our time and we did not feel rushed.
4 of us met for lunch on Thursday. Christopher took excellent care of us, but the food was somewhat minimalistic. The lobster rolls were good, but overwhelmed with the bread. ( as they often can be ) I chose the tacos - both the smoked cod and shrimp were lovely, but not very generous. Corn tacos were cold and the additions were almost non existent. I was still hungry when I left. Coffee was good, but dessert was lackluster - only chocolate caramel cake on the menu ( we did mention this and was it was politely taken off the bill ) One of the reasons restaurants often fail is that patrons are too polite to critique and just go else where. My advice - be a little more generous - jack up the flavor profile - and make sure all your employees are invested and encourage them to give their opinion based on their interaction with clients. I have had experience working in the restaurant industry and I wish you well - You have a lovely space and it is well situated. Best Megan
Met a friend there for dinner. 1st time we had been there. Nice Happy Hour wine choice and I am a wind snob, food as well. Friendly server, there just enough without being annoying. Sam was new, so if he did not know the answer to my question he found out and came back instead of making something up. Took oysters home to my guy, he said they were grand. We will return together. Farm to table place with interesting menu which was good. Definitely give it a try.
Went for their Mother's Day brunch at 1:30. Brunch menu served til 4, but they were already out of several items, really limiting options. Drinks were excellent, food was very good, service was really slow, but not as attentive as it should have been, especially considering the low number of customers at the time. Waiter kept excusing slow service by telling us how overwhelmed kitchen staff was--but don't know what this had to do with the slow & forgotten drink service. Party of 6; ordered charcuterie which came with 3 pieces of bread. Asked for more which seemed like a great challenge. ("I can put the order in, but I don't know how long it will take.") I would go back, but not for any occasion where a crowd might be expected.
I've enjoyed Atticus in the past, but sadly it seems to have gone downhill. I met friends for brunch yesterday and there were only two other occupied tables when we arrived during prime brunch time on a Sunday. A few others filled in after we sat, but not enough to warrant the slow, inattentive service. After being told they were out of grapefruit juice (there is a grocery store across the street) we saw the bartender pour our drinks, but then they sat there for at least 15 minutes until one of our party walked up to the bar to retrieve them. Our food did not arrive until a full hour after we originally sat, and after all of the other tables that arrived after us had already been served. It was fine when it did arrive, except that my dish was advertised with potatoes in the menu but was served with Brussels sprouts. I like them so did not mention it and was too hungry by then to argue, but a change like that should have been mentioned before it was delivered. One of my friend's over medium eggs was served with a broken yolk as well. All in all, a disappointing experience.
Atticus has a nice atmosphere, great food, and a nice wine list and drink menu. There was a problem with service the night we were there which I heard was unusual. It was specific to our waiter; the rest of the staff were really good. I would recommend this restaurant.
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