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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
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
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.
I am sad to say it but we were really disappointed in The Nickel. Service was good, the ambiance was nice, but those were the only positives. While menu items *sound* good, everything we ordered was ho-hum. (We went there for brunch). The "gourmet" breakfast nachos were terrible. Broken store-bought chips, stingy queso, pickled jalapeños...they weren't even hot! My husband's steak breakfast sandwich was overlooked. $8 to valet. Sadly, this is a "standard" hotel restaurant that got a talented interior decorator. All facade. Should have known better. Bummer!
Amazing, creative dishes and attentive service... we started with charcuterie and cheeses, finished with the lamb and octopus. Sweet potato stuffed poblano and morel mushrooms on the side were to die for! My husband and I rolled out of there stuffed to the gills on our way to the theater. Will definitely be back!
Took my niece out for lunch before a matinee at DCPA on a Saturday.She had not eaten breakfast and loved having the late breakfast menu. I found my salad to be perfect, creative ingredients, totally fresh, no wilting. added chicken was very tender. Really nice light lunch. Easy walk to the theater.
My sister was in town and we went to the theater. I had not been to this restaurant before but wanted something close by. We had a great experience- excellent server who was knowledgeable and did not rush us at all. Food was very tasty. I would definitely return and recommend it to others.
I have dined at Nickel several times. The food is ALWAYS fresh and prepared beautifully and presented in a creative manner. The menu is not pages of options however very carefully selected seasonal dishes. The service is always top notch! Cocktails and wine selections are very good. I would recommend this place anytime. Casual or dress up, either is acceptable. Hat's off to the chef, their staff and whoever is running this place!
Our server Michaela was absolutely great! I expect your food offerings to be great, they always are. HAD to order the morels, I've been dreaming about morels, wish you had done something a bit more delicate with them, deep-frying kinda overwhelmed both the flavor and texture. That watermelon dessert, however... maybe the best dessert I've ever eaten, both in terms of flavor and beauty. And I'm really old and have eaten a lot of fine-dining desserts!
Small portions at a high price. My friends salad was not so good and had woody threads of something inedible-- herb stems? My salad was minimal. They his less than prime avacado at the bottom of the bowl. Overdressed salad. After seeing so many instagrams of the bloody Mary's I wanted to order the Bloody Mary bar but at $20 it seemed not that great of a deal. The topping were sparse. I expected so much more.
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