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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 - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 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, Cocktails, 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
This was our first visit here and it was enjoyable. We will come again, especially since it is so close to DCPA. I won't sit near the entrance again though, when people went in and out of the front door to the Hotel Teatro, we got quite a cold draft, and it happened a lot
Truly enjoyed the decor, charming and knowledgeable wait staff. Loved the lamb shank, disappointed in side of weird flavorless mash potatoes. The sweet potato encased in the pepper was also not good. However, the Brussel sprouts were divine. Also loved the charcuterie board.
The food really wasn't very good. I loved beets and goat cheese, but this was horrible. The chef put "coco nibs" on it and it tasted like gravel. The beets were too pickled and it wasn't subtle at all. I liked the short ribs, but was disappointed in the short menu and in the potatoes. Won't be going back. Was easy to go to the play after dinner, but the food wasn't tasty.
I was visiting Denver and had to find somewhere for Christmas dinner to take my wife. The nickle had a Christmas night set course and solid reviews on open table so we booked immediately.
Come the day of Christmas and we arrived promptly on time, but was told the table was still being set up, no problem. A short 15min wait later we were seated. Unfortunately that's kind of where everything turns south. The food it self is really nothing to write home at all about. The piece of prime rib they gave me was so tiny I was surprised. It tasted okay, not bad but not great either. all in all, the damage was 75 bux per person and we tipped pretty generously given that it's Christmas. It ended up being by far the most expensive meal we had in Denver and the worst as well! totally not worth it. Denver has lots of great food to offer, unfortunately I don't think the Nickle ranks up with the rest of the city.
We went for Christmas dinner. The food was ok- over salted definitely. The one thing that bothers me is that they ran out of Prime rib before our very early seating (5:25pm). They replaced it with a steak which was very tough. Weʻve decided next year we will cook our own at home. It does have really nice ambience.
Service and ambiance were outstanding. Nice restaurant for before theatre conversation. Service was attentive without being rushed. Scallops and lamb shoulder were the two main dishes we had and they were quite ordinary. The objection was mainly to the sauce on the lamb which was just too bland. Scallops were underdone to my wife's taste, though the sauce was good. The gratin (potato) side and the dessert spice cake were both delicious, but couldn't make up for the main courses.
Excellent Sunday brunch at The Nickel. Good selections, excellent food, very reasonable prices, friendly and helpful staff. Nice place to enjoy brunch/lunch before a matinee play or orchestra. And easy to use the parking at a reasonable cost and discount if eating at the Hotel.
The food was extraordinary especially the Chef's attention to texture and flavor. Service started out stellar and then with the pre theater rush timing got dropped a bit. I would go again when looking for unique preparation and attention to flavor detail ~ YUM!
The Nickel is always fun and the food always very good. The Chef changes up the menu based on the seasons and it is unique to see what he will come up with for each.
We love going here before a show at the Performing Arts Center as it is close and the waitstaff will accommodate your time constraints.
The cocktails, salad, and early service were great. Nice ambience also. But the service of entrees and wine took a long time. The pork was tough. The cauliflower's flavors were okay, not sure whether they were trying for a curry or something else. The scallops were good. Overall, fairly average.
The Nickel offers a unique seasonal menu. I dined there about 1 month ago and had an amazing meal/experience, in fact, I couldnt wait to go back. Unfortunately, the return visit was not nearly as wonderful. We started with a Charcuterie plate which was very nice. The menu was good, however, it did not seem to offer the same unique flavors and excitement as the previous menu.
The most disappointing part of the meal was the service. The waiter was rude, short with us and did not attempt to make the meal pleasurable. It was difficult to even get a water refill. maybe he was having a bad night, but it really soured me on The Nickel. It will be a long time before I return, if ever.
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.
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