This Denver Restaurant’s name pays homage to Hotel Teatro's storied past. With an original vault dating back to the property’s origins as Denver’s Tramway Building in 1911, the space was once used to collect nickels from customers riding streetcars.View Private Dining Details
Fabulous! We had dinner before seeing Hamilton...our waiter was extremely knowledgeable on the menu, cocktails and wine list. Everything was SO good, that we are going back a month from now when we are seeing Aladdin. Can't wait to see the new Spring menu!!
Service was a bit slow even though we had told them we had tickets for a show starting at 7:30. It took us 4 attempts to get our check and get out. The busboy finally took care of it. This was after talking to the server and the manager.
The service from the staff was wonderful. We went before theater and it was very busy and very loud but we still got our drinks and food quickly in time to get to the show. The food was a little expensive for the portions and the menu wasn't very large. Would like to see more appetizers.
We’ve previously had good meals at Nickel but on this occasion the lamb shoulder was so dry that it required a sip of water or wine with every bite.
We did not request a replacement because we had theater tickets and there was not enough time to wait for the entree to be replaced.
We enjoyed a pre-theater brunch, and definitely will return soon to try the dinner menu. Brunch items were limited but varied, and all four of us enjoyed very different options. Three cheers for the French toast and the Nickel Sandwich. Excellent service, fun atmosphere.
Great Manhattan drinks! Excellent waiter. Red wine by the glass was quite warm, surprised for price level of place. Waiter did replace shortly thereafter with glass that was proper temp from a new bottle. Salad was covered in grated cheese, Short rib was excellent. Sweet potato side dish was cool and disappointing. Waiter made it fun but food was lacking.
We booked a 6:30 dinner before an 8:00pm show at the Bellco Theatre on Friday, March 9th. "Hamilton" was showing at the 7:30 at the Buell Theatre on the same night - so the restaurant was very busy with pre-theatre patrons for both shows. Our 6:30 table was not available at 6:30 because the prior patrons lingered over their desert - through no fault of the restaurant. The staff fully understood our time constraints and were completely accommodating to us. They found us a comfortable table in their bar area while we waited for our table, comped us a bottle of wine for our inconvenience and had our orders taken and our meal prepared in record time. This allowed us to make our show on time (just barely!). Without the understanding of the Nickel staff, we would most certainly have been late or had to leave without finishing our meal. A huge thank you for the wine and for taking such great care of us. A 10/10 experience!
I always ask to sit in the study, it's much more quite and better ambiance.
Almost missed our show thanks to over 80 minutes to get our food served. And we had to watch while people who came in after us, and had the same food, were served before us
Beautiful space. Not such great food, except the Brussels.
Lunch meal very basic not much to pick from. My catfish sandwich was very bland no flavor at all, but it was durable since it was my first time there.
Went here for Restaurant Week and all the waiters/waitresses were so friendly and very helpful. The ambiance was wonderful and the food was exceeded my expectations. I did not expect to be tasting such delicious food AND to be full. I love that they're menu is always changing and there is always a vegetarian open (or it can be made vegan). Definitely coming back.
We decided to take advantage of the Denver Restaurant week special menu, and were pleasantly surprised with the added value of that deal. I enjoyed the beet salad with hazelnuts tremendously, as well as the shared squash gnocchi side dish and seared scallops entree. By the time we got to dessert--German chocolate cake, in my case--I was feeling quite stuffed and was only able to enjoy a few bites. My husband loved the short ribs and grapefruit tart. This was the perfect pre-theater meal!
It was restaurant week so selection was limited. The food was not good. My wife had the scallops. While they were not bad, they lacked real flavor but were edible. I had the lamb. It was over-cooked and flavorless. I only ate half of it, it was so bad. The service and drinks were wonderful but the food was awful.
Waitress a little smug. Didn't like the way she pulled napkins off our laps when we were done. She seemed a bit over her job.
We went for Restaurant Week, $45 per person.The restaurant atmosphere was nice and intimate. Service was great. Food had a nice presentation, but was lacking in flavor. The froe gras was different. It was shaved and described as one of the best flavors to taste, but was very bland. (The froe gras is in the white bowl with the cheese board.) We also ordered the jam, which is the chef's grandmother's recipe, that was nice. The lamb shoulder was very tough. The scallops, fortunately were excellent. We also ordered the goat cheese and beets, beef carpacio, and Brussels sprouts. For dessert we ordered the german chocolate cake and a deconstructed grapefruit tart. The chocolate cake was dry. Again, we went for Restaurant Week. They may not have had their best foot forward.
Only reason why I didn't give 5 stars for service is because we had an 830 reservation, but had to wait over 10 minutes to be sat
My girlfriend and I did a 4-course here for restaurant week. The food was exceptional, the service was exceptional, and the drinks were exceptional (don't miss the house cocktails)! The space is very clean and warm with some great contemporary quirks; my only qualm was that lights from the street were a bit distracting (especially when the police got somebody right outside) as there was a lot of traffic that night.
I love coming to the Nickel. It’s not noisy like every other restaurant in the town.
Good food and very good service. It was a cold night and the restaurant was very drafty and cold. People at the table next to us actually asked to move. So, if you go on a cold night, be sure and ask for a table at the rear of the restaurant.
Excellent Restaurant week date night experience. Meet all our expectations. Great service, delicious courses perfectly timed. We can’t wait to come back.
We chose this restaurant for the Denver Restaurant Week menu that was offered and it did not disappoint! The food was elevated and deliciously prepared and the service was outstanding. We will be going back here before our next outing to the theater and will be looking forward to it!
The setting is alittle loud due to the materials used and the high ceiling. But we were in a corner and it was fine. Service is very good. The restaurant week menu was creative. Pushed us outside of our eating box...but really, for the price we paid, we weren't wowed. I enjoyed the beets and goat cheese salad very much. The harvest salad could have used alittle more dressing. My partner said his lamb shoulder seems alittle dry. Perhaps it's the nature of lamb shoulder. We decided we like lamp chops better. My scallops were prepared perfectly, but just didn' have alot of flavor, even with the drizzles on the plate. We just like more flavor. The chocolate cake was yummy! Probably for the price, we won't go back though.
We went for restaurant week...and then realized it didn't start until the next day. We still had a great time, really enjoyed the food, drink, service and atmosphere, and felt like it was a good value (quality and quantity - a great combo!). We'll be back!
My husband and I were going to see a play and chose the Nickel for its proximity and the charcuterie. The atmosphere was very nice, and we were seated at a nice table that was larger than usual. We ordered a small charcuterie board that was just ok. I then ordered the beet and goat cheese salad for my dinner. The beets were sitting on a sauce of goat cheese and something else. It was not pleasing to look at and quite disappointing when I was looking forward to chunks of goat cheese. My husband ordered the beef and coal roasted potatoes (that was the only potato choice). The beef did not have a lot of flavor. The coal roasted potatoes were black from the coal and that's all you could taste. The black coating coated everything including the bowl and the fork. He could not get that taste out of his mouth. All this totaled a little under $100, with no alcohol. We were very disappointed when we left and would not recommend this restaurant.
We always enjoy the good food and great service. The Nickel is our favorite pre-theatre lunch spot.
Anthony and the crew take such good care of us, it is one of our favorite places to dine!!!
Creative sides, decent quality food, manager was very friendly and helpful. For the price I was slightly underwhelmed.
The place is very noisy--not conducive to a pleasant dining experience. The food was good and the service excellent. The menu is limited and a bit strange.
Some of the best food you can find in Denver. Constantly rotating menu. Amazing service. Can't recommend enough
We were trying to make a show and were told we had plenty of time and then the food came 10 minutes before we had to leave. We felt like our waiter was avoiding us. Too bad. We eat out a lot before shows but will probably stay clear of your restaurant.
This was the third time I have had brunch here. The menu was different each time but the food was very good. We were also very impressed with the excellent service.
You have to be open minded foodie to enjoy this delicious contemporary restaurant. The pork chops were by far my favorite and the creme brûlée is to die for. Definitely would recommend- the chefs won't disappoint.
We enjoyed spending our wedding anniversary at the Nickel. The charcuterie plate was fun to put together and the drinks were fantastic! For dinner I had the lamb and it was good, but the Brussel Sprouts cannot be missed.
We had a lovely, delicious meal with another couple before a symphony performance. We enjoyed the ambiance and excellent service, with attention to our dietary needs.
Our waiter Mohamed was e celebrate. And the food was delicious. So yummy. I thought the inside was smartly decorated. I would go back.
We went for brunch before the theater (matinee) on Sunday. It wasn’t busy when we arrived at 11:30 but it was when we left @ 1. The server was ok but we had to ask for coffee refills... my daughter’s bacon was definitely over cooked- but my waffles and chicken were tasty.
We had a wonderful dinner at The Nickel ! Will definitely recommend it.
We went for a dinner after a concert. It was busy which was fine. We ordered a salad as our first course and it was brought out at the same time as our main courses. Everything is ala cartel so when you Order meat, that Is all you get. The meat didn’t have much flavor. The salad was a graceful bag of arugula dumped on a plate with 2 candies walnuts and a small pile of sliced apples at the bottom, we couldn’t even taste the vinegarett that was supposed to dress the salad. The only good thing about our dinner was being with friends.
Had a delightful meal before attending the theater. Service was excellent! Will continue to make this a regular choice!