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About The Nickel - Hotel Teatro
Located within Denver’s historic Tramway Building, originally opened in 1911, The Nickel pays homage to the space that was once used to collect fare from customers riding its resident streetcars: a nickel. Just as the building in which The Nickel is housed has a storied past, the dishes found on the menu at The Nickel all have a story. Led by a distinguished four-person chef team, the menu incorporates the highest quality ingredients from farmers, ranchers, distillers and craft producers, and is comprised of dishes that are easily recognizable and feel simple, but eat complex. The restaurant aims to make all guests feel the warmth of familiarity within its doors, from friendly and knowledgeable service, to the glow of a wood-fire stove, to the comforting aromas of home coming out of the kitchen. The centerpiece of the restaurant, The Barrel Bar, offers house barrel-aged cocktails, on tap.
Denver, CO 80202
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 6:30 AM-10:00 AM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am- 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Between Lawrence and Arapahoe
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We validate parking through the Hotel Teatro for $8 per vehicle.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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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.
The Nickel - Hotel Teatro Ratings and Reviews
First everything we ordered was delicious and artfully presented. The service was even better - around if needed but without hovering. After our meal the manager even offered to move us to another table to enjoy our coffee when three families with younger children apparently on their way to the nearby DCPS, walked in and took over a large table near the bar. The décor was nice and they did some very clever things based on the nickel theme without getting carried away. I will definitely go back.
We tried The Nickel during Denver Restaurant Week and were very pleased with our choice! The food was great, atmosphere was really nice, and everyone was super-friendly. We especially enjoyed the sweet potato-stuffed fried pepper. Not something I ever would have picked out, but decided to try something new and it was amazing!!
My husband and I really enjoyed the restaurant. The service was great. Everyone had good customer service skills. The food was delicious and the dishes were some we had never tried. They had a nice variety of vegetables, which we enjoyed very much. We will be returning with other family members accompanying us next time.
Anthony was a fantastic server. Very energetic and super knowledgeable. Our meal was also coursed just right. Not rushed and we never felt like we were waiting either. It was a perfect balance. As for the food, everything was amazing! Loved every dish! So glad we chose to spend our one and only 2017 restaurant week dinning experience at Nickel!
Ambience is great. Cocktails were excellent. Beers are local. Wine was good.
Too bad the food was so dissapointing. Presentation was pathetic. Both our entrees sat alone on a big white plate. My pork belly was fatty and tasteless. The Colorado bass (whatever that is) was served skin side up so all the flavor was lost.
Service was top notch.
Maybe the kitchen just had an off night...
While I had made a reservation and requested 2 specific seats at the bar to recreate the night I met my girlfriend the Maitre 'd had not looked at the notes in OpenTable and initially we had to sit elsewhere. The bar tender immediately began attending to us like we were the only ones there, offering a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to wet the palate congratulating us on our anniversary. A nice touch to break the ice and get my mind off 'our' seats that were occupied across from us.
My glaring stare at the folks sitting in our seats went unnoticed until one of the couple got up to use the ladies' room. I ventured over and asked the gentleman if they were getting ready to leave and after hearing our story he kindly moved over to allow us our desired perches at the bar.
From there the night was wonderful. Alex, the bartender, was extremely attentive, amusing, warm hearted and gracious. The cocktails were perfectly mixed and presented and the food was outstanding.
Thank you for making a special night that much more memorable.
I've eaten several times here, but will not anymore. The food is getting a bit too out there/weird. My entree was three prawns with full head and shell covered in lime sauce. Served in a bowl so you can't get the angle you need to take shell off. I looked foolish and messy. All for three bites of food. Veggie sides also weird. Tough beans wrapped in pork and stringy black carrots. Even the chocolate cake was burnt like a hockey puck. Just wanted a nice meal before the ballet.
I've never eaten at Nickel and met a friend there before the ballet out of convenience. I was pleasantly surprised how good it was. The wine list was solid and the food and service was absolutely delightful. So, much so, I shared my experience with my husband and suggested that go back together for a second try in the near future.
The food was excellent and the presentation was most impressive. A classy casual restaurant with a great atmosphere. If privacy or an intimate date is what you are looking for you won't find it here, but the cozy accommodations were not the least bit intrusive. A great place for dinner with friends. The service was on point.
Went for brunch. They were out of several thing which was hard as their number of choices at brunch is already quite small. Service was very slow....has been every time I have been there. Ordered second choice as first choice was out. I had breakfast nachos.....truly gross. No real cheese, and the "poached" egg was completely clear so I didn't dare eat it. The hotel and restaurant decor is gorgeous though.
The food is definitely not for everyone and we thought it was substandard. My husband has the octopus that went right through him and I had the Colorado bass that was unappetizing and gave me indigestion. The wedge salad was good and the only thing we both liked. The French onion dip was too salty and thus inedible. We sent it back and the waiter, who was excellent, took it off our bill. We would never go back, mostly because it made us both I'll.
We reserved a table for two after the Symphony. We (two) were seated A. near the drafty door, and B. near a rowdy group (five?) playing dice, treating the restaurant like a run-of-the-mill hotel bar. Staff readily accommodated our request to move.
The menu is a bit misleading. The ingredients are listed without descriptors. Our server was able to provide recommendations, but not many specific terms about the food. When the chef served our food, he was able to explain the preparation, the reasoning, and explained each of the dishes. The server wasn't able to do this, and it would have been helpful for making informed selections.
Let's start by saying this was my seventh trip to Nickel. What happened? The steak presentation was literally something out of a horror movie. It looked like someone threw blood all over a plate and let it dry. Then serve a steak on top? Horrible. One of the servers actually pushed at speed a steak knife across the table. Off night? Possibly. I won't be back.
The Nickel delivered us an outstanding Christmas dinner. The service and food selections were amazing. Rick our server was well versed with the menu and gave many great suggestions. Ruben was so accommodating at the bar with our drink orders and ensured everything was just right.
We especially enjoyed the black truffle potatoes, beet & goat cheese tart, and the tile fish. I cannot wait to go back to enjoy the beautiful plated presentations and delicious flavor combinations.
Thank you for making the Holiday so special for our family.
I have visited The Nickle and The Study a few times now and the service is always exceptional. The food is delicious and the drinks are fantastic, no matter what I order. My only concern is that the portion sizes of some meals do run very small considering the price. I will still continue to visit here frequently; I only hope that in the future their portion sizes line up more appropriately with what they charge.
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