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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 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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
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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 dinner at Nickel in a couple of years. Pre-symphony concert. Very pleasant meal--seared scallops. Excellent wine--the Cloudline Pinot Noir. Only complaint was that the main course dishes arrived fairly soon after the starter course. Also order the cauliflower "dish to share" as a side dish with scallops. Way to much for one person. It would be nice if they offered these in a side dish size as well as a dish to share.
Very lovely dinner before the theater. Plenty of vegetarian items as small plates. One vegetarian entree that was very creative. Our server was attentive at the right times, and left us to enjoy our meal. New favorite place for dinner before Denver Performing Arts Center events.
I would say “fine” pretty much describes it. I had brunch there before the theatre, location was ideal but only for that. The food was fine, but not great, pretty basic. Cappuccino was great. It was beautiful but hard to enjoy with half sloshed girl groups at full volume and kids climbing around the table next to us. Waitress was terrible, but it appeared the other staff was far better.
I think The Nickel is a great place to grab a glass of wine and appetizer. They have some opportunities with their brunch. Our sticky bun was mediocre. Nothing we ordered was particularly delicoius/craveable. Our server was new, and not terribly enthusiastic.
Restaurant is centrally located and effective if you have a time crunch for a show but food was fair and service was unremarkable. The wait staff was not excessively busy but failed to provide us with a description of our meal when served. Rather, they simply put the dishes in front of us and walked away. Expected more.
This was a wonderful first-time experience. We had come to Denver for Macbeth at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, but just about everyone else in the restaurant was either a parent or a princess who was seeing Frozen, also at the Denver Center. Instead of being annoying, the presence of so many happy, excited children added to the experience. And it isn't as though the Nickel had a choice. But it looked like the staff and other customers were quite happy to be part of the excitement. Oh, and our food was marvelous. Excellent, imaginative menu.
Great setting in historic hotel two blocks from the Theatre, Convention Center and 16th St Mall. Barrel-aged cocktails drew us, worth the trip for that alone, and salmon main and chacouterie ala carte menu were wonderful. Save room for chef's special desert. Went back for brunch the next day with other friends. Those cocktails are good!
Although the food was tasty, there was so little of it that it was hard to tell. Thank goodness we ordered the jalapeno cheddar bread. We needed the filler. The piece of salmon was about 4" x 2" (probably 4oz) and the eggplant that was supposed to come with it was undetectable. I think we paid $24 for that tiny piece of salmon. The Caesar salad was supposed to be very large and shareable. We shared this item but I could have easily eaten the entire thing. It was not "very large", as was suggested. Unfortunately we left the restaurant hungry.
I selected this restaurant based on reviews for our (husband and teen daughter) pre-theatre dinner. The menu was quite unique, as was the venue! We dined here prior to seeing, "Frozen" at the DCPA.
Loved that they had a "Melted Snowman" (a.k.a. Olaf) cocktail, which I enjoyed. Great Jalapeno cheddar bread, Sweet Potato-stuffed chili, Lamb shoulder, and my husband and daughter loved the "Teres Major" steaks. Also had their Apple Pie, which was little more than a tart and somewhat disappointing.
We stayed overnight in Denver on the way to Wyoming for the eclipse and saw great reviews for the Nickel. We had an absolutely delicious dinner with delightful twists on comfort foods and great cocktails. Prices were more on par with San Francisco (which we are used to) but we found it as good or better than most of the food we have in SF these days. Attentive, sweet service, warm atmosphere. We've discussed setting a fare alert for a trip back to Denver just so we can come back for dinner again soon!
We couldn't decide what to order and went with 4 of their shareable plates. All were seasonally inspired and perfect fun sampling for our first visit. The thoughtful kids menu and festive Frozen inspired cocktail and mocktail were the perfect pre-theatre treat! We'll be back for sure! Thanks to your team for making my 8 yr old daughter's first trip to the theatre unforgettable-from our Nickel dinner to start & Frozen's Opening Night...a perfect memory!
One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Seasonal menu items are fantastic - get the watermelon salad if it's available and the sweet potato stuffed poblano is not to be missed. Well curated wine-list, the mixed drinks are superb. Attentive service, will be returning soon.
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