With a focus on local, regional, and farm-fresh ingredients, Coohills Restaurant and Bar is reminiscent of what you might find in casual bars and restaurants in Europe. The open kitchen and uniquely modern interior, designed by award-winning architects Semple Brown, underscores Coohills' style! Located in the hip Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood, we invite you to pull up to the community table, tuck in at your own intimate table for two or more, or enjoy our outdoor terrace for a spirited drink.
Coohills includes a main dining room, private dining room, community space, bar and beautiful outdoor terrace, providing a breathtaking view of the infamous Colorado sunsets.
Coohills comfortably seats up to 200 people and can host up to 400 people for a stand up reception.
We offer Happy Hour, Dinner Service and are happy to host your upcoming Private Events
Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American, Modern European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Open for Private Events
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: Open for Private Events
Bar: Mon - Fri, 3:00pm - close; Sat, 4:00pm - close. Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Bar will open early on Saturday's to coincide with Pepsi Center events. Please call restaurant for exact bar hours during these days.
14th & Wewatta - across from the Pepsi Center at Speer Blvd.
$30 and under
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We offer off-site catering to businesses located in the 1400 Wewatta and Wazee building.
Coohills features a temperature-controlled, secured parking garage just east of the restaurant. $5 parking after 5 pm. Metered street parking on Wynkoop St. one block south of the restaurant.
Coohills has 2 light rail stations nearby: Union Station and Pepsi Center Station.
The nearest bus stops are 22574 / 22572 which serve Routes 6, 10, 28, 32 and 44.
Tom Coohill, Jr.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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Private Dining Spaces Include: Sellout: Seated-200, Reception-400 Entire Main Dining Room: Seated-100, Reception-130 Cherry Creek Room: Seated-60, Reception-75 Wewatta Room: Seated-28, Reception-35 Wine Room: Seated-36, Reception-45
Coohills Ratings and Reviews
Excellent service and food. The asparag ...
Excellent service and food. The asparagus tarte and raclette madelaine were outstanding.
Definitely an upscale place. Food was c ...
Definitely an upscale place. Food was clearly above average. Seems a little on the pricey side, but given the quality and ambiance, understandable. Our waiter, Ryan--studying to be a sommelier, was top notch (couldn't find better!). The atmosphere and location were both excellent. The bread was absolutely superb. Was a little disappointed with the Asparagus keesh-like dish. If I could, I'd give this place a 4 1/2 star.
Not so great
My husband and I went out with friends to celebrate our anniversaries. We had heard positive things about Coohills and none of us had ever been before. The atmosphere was nice and we had great service, however the food was not good. Two of us ordered the pork osso bucco and it was extremely dry, hard, bland and had some sort of gluey cheese on the polenta. The other two of us ordered the rack of lamb, which was not bad, but wasn't impressive at all either. When you're spending $35-40 a plate, you're really hoping to be wowed, and we were not.
Classy, sexy, fun.
This was one of the best meals I've had in a long time while eating out. The chef takes pride in was comes out of the kitchen. They use a minimalistic approach with fresh seasonal ingredients and it works well. I will be back.
Second visit for dinner and had a great ...
Second visit for dinner and had a great experience both times. The food was outstanding with the sole exception of the mushroom tarte, which was bland an gummy on the latest visit. Their salads are always are a highpoint - very fresh, innovative and delicious . Wished they had the one with the fried cooked egg and bacon on top I had on our first visit. Also thought the urban views out the windows, some with mountains in the distance, were interesting and better than most restaurants. I had remnants of issues with a bad oral surgery experience and the server offered to check with the kitchen for a variation on the dish I preferred, which worked out very well and was very much appreciated.
Love this restaurant...one of Denver's b ...
Love this restaurant...one of Denver's best!! Great food, service, location and atmosphere. Kudos to owners and staff for being so consistent and innovative.
They were experiencing a mass rush befor ...
They were experiencing a mass rush before a concert and did not keep up well. The manager did apologize. I would try again but not before a concert at the Pepsi center.
We enjoyed the food and wine, which offered a menu that was more creative than most. We started with a charcuterie selection of pate and sausage, which was delicious. Our entrees of rabbit and quail were smaller than expected but well presented. We had a delicious St. Emellion wine and our waiter, Travis, was knowledgable and helpful in making selections since it was our first time there. We will definitely go again.
I was in the neighborhood for an event at the art museum. Coohills was a convenient walk to the event and had plenty of nearby options for parking. When I arrived I observed some great specials on their menu board. Unfortunately since I was seated in the dining room I was unable to purchase items that were displayed on their menu board because these items were offered only in the bar seating area. Knowing this detail would have altered where I would have seated. The food is great in the dining room for someone that is looking at a higher quality food selection (yes, you will be paying a bit more), desires a more eloquent dining experience, and is not rushed to arrive at a performance or game at one of the nearby venues.
Strike a Balance
Atmosphere can be a big part of any restaurant's success, and Coohills capitalizes on that importance. The place can provide just what you're looking for in your dining experience, be it a cozy romantic night out, a large gathering or celebration, or simply getting a group together for a good time, a la carte. This, combined with chef Tom Coohill's invigorating menu and the notably astute service, strikes a balance that makes for a genuine gem. Tip: Do yourself a favor and order the crab cake. Just be prepared to make it the yardstick by which you measure every subsequent crab cake.
Cool spot and great location. I guess the menu changes frequently, so the waiter didnt know much about the actual menu items that were new or tweaked. Dessert was the best part. Rest of meal was not great, very average in terms of taste. Menu didnt have many great options (for me). I would recommend you check out the menu before visiting.
One of my Denver Favorites!
I was introduced to Coohills a couple years ago when my company decided to do their Industry event there, and their staff just impressed me from the get-go. During the event I got to sample the food and man did I go back just as soon as I had a good special occasion. Went back for Mother's Day Brunch Buffet, and most recently for my birthday dinner with my husband, and I just keep loving Coohills more and more! Their staff is friendly, their food is AH-MAZING, and their joie de vivre is on point. Just such an amazing place to go and enjoy. And perfect for private parties too!
Not worth it.
Unfortunately this restaurant turned out to be a real disappointment. Their house made bread was cold (almost frozen) inside. They brought us 3 different loaves and they all had the same issue. Finally, we just got some sad pieces of toast. The quality and quantity don't justify the very high prices at all. I got the pork belly which was overpowered by the orange sauce. My husband got the duck which was not very flavorful and the "crispy" skin was actually pretty flabby. We also ordered the artichoke salad, for $13 I got 3 (numbered) leaves and 2 small halves of baby artichoke. Over all, it was a very costly and disappointing experience. We will definitely not be back.
You can do better!
What a disappointment! Indifferent to invisible service. Great looking food but unfortunately not great tasting... atmosphere makes the place along with proximity to the stadium if you are going to a game or concert. Otherwise, dont bother much better at same or better value in Denver
Chef's 7 course tasting was amazing
Truly outstanding food and great service. Went for the Chef's 7 course tasting menu and were blown away. Each course was unique and delicious. Definitely plan to return.
Underwhelming food for a high price.
Unfortunately this was "Americanized" French food, not real French food. Everything needed more flavor and more to accompany the main on the plate. We went for Denver Restaurant Week and had the pork belly main, the pork belly was really well cooked but it was the only thing on the plate...literally the only thing. GREAT service though. But because of the "meh" food, would not try again.
Their Restaurant Week menu was amazing!
The food was amazing! The waiter explained every option.
Getting the food right for the second time
While I ultimately enjoyed the food this restaurant offered, it took two instances to get it right. The bread served before the meal was surprisingly burnt at the bottom and was sent back, but the serving was delicious. The second instance (and the most disappointing) was the undercooked chicken that was served to my significant other. It was light pink in the center with some sections appearing soft and undercooked. It was sent back immediately, and a second dish that resembled a rice salad with almonds, dried cranberries, and veggies was delicious. The service was great and made up for the overall dissatisfaction of the burnt bread and the undercooked chicken.
It was good food, except for two dishes ...
It was good food, except for two dishes were under seasoned. Like it.
This is a top pick in my book. From Tom ...
This is a top pick in my book. From Tom and Diane Coohill owners, to Lucas Chandler and Jeffrey Webb, the best chef team in Denver, and Natalia on pastry, I love this place! Great, inventive food,an attentive, friendly wait staff, this is a top 10 dining experience in Denver. Don't miss it!
This was our second trip here and we will never return. Horrible food and slow service. There are so many great restaurants in Denver and this one is absolutely not one of them.
We enjoyed our evening at Coohills - the ...
We enjoyed our evening at Coohills - they did "Restaurant Week" well. We will dine there again soon. Too often the restaurants that participate in Restaurant Week take their menu down a notch (and service too). The menu had a variety of options and since there were 4 of us, we tried nearly everything on the menu.
We had the best anniversary dinner! The service was top notch!
OK, but I guess that's restaurant week standards..
Went for restaurant week - sub-par. Our first and third courses were pretty good/OK. Our second courses - the gnocchi and escargot (especially) was very disappointing. I informed the staff escargot (which I normally love) was just a sad texture and absolutely no taste whatsoever. Our waiter, Travis, was absolutely wonderful. Wine was fabulous.
Drink - great, food - alright
We had a reservation for Valentines day. Overall - 3 stars. They served special menu, no regular menu was available. For the price, food could have been much better. It felt like it was all over the place: starting with palm and seafood, ending with cocoa short ribs. Dessert and drinks, however, were very good. It was a cool experience but I don't think we will be back.
We enjoyed our experience at Coohills, a ...
We enjoyed our experience at Coohills, and everything that came to our table was delicious. The only setback I might say, was that multiple items we ordered had run out, however it turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the alternate options that we received were DELICIOUS! First, the bottle of wine we selected was bad, so we had to request the SOMM to come out and he immediately agreed the wine was off and got us a nicer bottle that was a perfect fit. One of the appetizers we ordered was no longer available, but the crab cake we had also ordered was one of the best I have ever had. Then the pork rib ordered as an entree had run out, so we opted instead for the short rib that was on the set Valentine's Day menu (we were ordering off of the main menu) and it was absolutely ahhhh-mazing! So, as mentioned, we had a few bumps in the road but everything was resolved as needed and we had a lovely time. Our table was by the window, and it was fairly cold (which I've read on other reviews for Coohills)...our server did a fine job of helping with all of our accommodations, be it food or atmosphere, so I would say it was well done!
We love Coohills
We love Coohills special event menus. A little pricey but always a great show.
Great! Loved the selections and everythi ...
Great! Loved the selections and everything tasted amazing!
Discovered a gem...
We have been aware of the lack of a good French restaurant in Denver and were very pleased when we learned (from our host at the restaurant) that Coohill is a French chef and the food reflects his French bias. The food really was excellent. It was a wonderful, but a little expensive, evening! The medium rare Colorado Rack of Lamb was more rare than mediam rare - but went down easily. We will certainly be back.
Excellent food, staff and atmosphere! Hi ...
Excellent food, staff and atmosphere! Highly recommended!!
Great food! Our server was lovely, thank ...
Great food! Our server was lovely, thank you for a great evening!
Superb business dinner setting
I rolled into Coohills with a party of six business associates - 3 of mine and 3 potential customers. It was important to me to make a positive impression, and Tom stopped by the table, found out about some of our food interests and was a wonderful host. Service was responsive, and very accommodating. We ordered a variety of appetizers to share, which were thoughtfully combined. Each of our main dishes were original, carefully prepared and visually appealing. The wine list has lots of options by the glass or by the bottle. Overall a great success - only reason for the ambiance issue was ongoing Christmas parties with noisy kids - certainly not their fault!
Sorry to say; we have enjoyed this spot in years past but the menu is limited and not terribly interesting . (Charcuterie apps did not give option for cheeses and other interesting starters.) I ordered the kale salad and was surprised to have it served as a pile of plain kale, a few apples sliced thin underneath and a few nuts. Nothing interesting or appealing about this -- everyone is doing kale now and it is often served cut up and much more interesting for half the price! I also had the mussels; basically tasteless. We ordered the brussel sprouts for the table the special red snapper; pretty lackluster all the way around. Since just about every restaurant is now serving the brussel sprouts (and kale) we were hoping for something creative....big disappointment all the way around.
This was our second time dining here bef ...
This was our second time dining here before an event at the Pepsi Center. We had the Ravoli and Pork Cheeks. Both were very good. Service was a little, okay a lot slow: but the server and manager both apologized. It's a great spot for cocktails/dinner before an event at the Pepsi center but I wouldn't go back for any other reason.
A very nice French restaurant in Denver, Colorado
This place try's very hard to please and does a great job. There are not a lot of nice French restaurants in Denver, Colorado to pick from.
Sub-par- don't want to give up on this place but..
Dining room was dead on a Saturday night- took away from the ambiance. We weren't even given a choice as to where we could sit. There was one other couple in the dining room, and we were placed at a table in the center of the dining hall. Not very cozy when the place is dead, very drafty and cold and I couldn't take my coat off all night. We should have asked to go to the bar area- maybe this would have improved our experience. We have eaten here a few times and food is always hit or miss. Mussel app was very bland, pretty sad thing to mess up at a French restaurant. Not sure why raw apple was laid across the top of the dish. Could have been a cool idea if they were baked and incorporated into the broth. The red snapper was good- the fried parsnip skin was awesome. Also had the hanger steak that was cooked perfectly and very tender. Sweetbreads were so-so. Brussels were more of a side dish as opposed to a side dish- but also one of my favorite bites of the night.
Arrived and the host said there was no table for us, that Open Table made a mistake. So we we sat in the bar to figure out plan B. Then were told there was a table after all. They were out of one of the side dishes, the food was good but not spectacular, and it was chilly in the main dining room.
Amazing time. Food and Service Perfect
We have eaten at Coohills a few times. Great new menu and great fun. We liked it so much we booked a party in January. Have Fun~
Well executed French cuisine with limited menu
We sometimes dine at Coohills prior to going to games at the Pepsi Center across the street. The kitchen has well executed dishes, with the main shortcoming being that the menu is relatively small
Waiter who waited on us outside was terrible. Indicated they were out of the wine we wanted & didn't offer any suggestions for alternatives. Found out they had it afterall, but a different year. He was slow & seemed more interested in waiting on the younger crowd then us. Inside waiter was much better.
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