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Washington Park Grille, Denver, CO

Washington Park Grille

4.4
4.4
2897 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Zagat Survey says, "There's much to like about this Washington Park Italian-New American: "good food", a "great patio" & "cheerful" service & ambiance."
An upscale age-diverse crowd mingles at this popular neighborhood restaurant & gathering place east of Wash Park.
A covered strip on the south and west side with heat and misters makes for convivial outdoor seating (you just might see a neighbor). A beautiful lounge is off to the side. 11 beers on tap, 15 in bottles and an excellent wine list at the elegant U-shaped bar. A roomy & elegant banquet room with its own patio and a presentation compatible 80” HDTV complete this restaurant for every occasion.
Dinners are mid-priced, with a nice selection of grilled seafood & steaks & several fancy pasta dishes. The lunch offerings include sandwiches, pizza, salads & pasta.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 777-0707

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Rafael Najera

  • Catering

    Available upon request.

  • Private party facilities

    Washington Park Grille offers 2 private rooms accommodating approximately 30 to 50 guests (one with optional patio). We also offer semi-private space in the cocktail lounge which can accommodate up to 30

  • Private party contact

    Jeffrey Estey: (303) 777-0707

  • Neighborhood

    Washington Park

  • Cross street

    E Mississippi Ave

  • Parking details

    Street parking available.

  • Public transit

    RTD Stop at the corner of Mississippi & Gaylord St. Just Steps from Washington Park Grille.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music in Lounge Every Saturday: 9:00pm - Close. Various Live Music Booked During The Week...Please Check Website for Current Calendar of Events.***IMPORTANT NOTE*** Lounge seating is only available when making reservations through the restaurant, directly. Thank you!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lasagna!!!
  2. T

    Tommy

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Nothing to write home about. Service was non existent the first 15 mins after being seated not even water. Appetizers were good but the entrees were average and the steak overdone. When you wait so long for your food who wants to wait for them to cook it to the right temperature. Save the hassle of finding a parking spot go somewhere else.
  3. HC

    HaroldC

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tamer was our awesome waiter. Such a wonderful evrning!
  4. DD

    DenverDonna

    Denver

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Recently visited Wash Park Grill for lunch. Hadn't been there since I moved years ago and I was NOT disappointed. Pleasant/comfortable surroundings where you can actually have a conversation and be heard. We chose to be seated inside but there were lovely outside options available. 3 of us all ordered different things and all 3 were excellent. Our server was friendly and helpful--just a bit slow getting our food. This is a great alternative to Cherry Creek and I will definitely return.
  5. KH

    KarenH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appreciated that sound was low. Thank you
  6. BO

    BillO

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Ravioli special was exceptional.... ordered side of garlic bread which was highly complimentary to the dish....
  7. LN

    LaurieN

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    No complaints on the food everything was very good. The waitstaff was Not attentive at all. It was a slow night. The restaurant was pretty empty inside. It seem like the wait staff disappeared for most of our meal never really checking back to see how everything was. Maybe they did one time. It seemed understaffed which I guess is a sign of the Times. Hopefully fingers crossed you can get more staff hired. Thank you
  8. JL

    JLPGROUP

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for Softball tournament and we always look for local neighborhoods to try. Found WPG. Definitely not disappointed. Arrived earlier than reservations but was seated immediately. Service was excellent and the food suggestions were spot on. We had Bison spare ribs, Colorado chicken piccata and Italian penne. Everything was cooked to perfection and made for a very enjoyable dinner. We will be returning when we are back in the area again.
  9. AS

    AleighaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were sat immediately, our waitress was kind and greeted us in a promptly manner. The food and drinks were awesome! Atmosphere was great too. Highly recommend
  10. CK

    CindyK

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Very pleasant atmosphere with seating outside. Great food and great waiter. I always enjoy coming here!
  11. MK

    MikeK

    Atlanta

    84 reviews

    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was gracious, sweet and attentive. (She works here part time; otherwise a 3rd grade teacher.) Food was delicious and ample. Not bad "presentation" either!
  12. N

    Nomerlot

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Came for Father’s Day. Great service and food!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and food was excellent
  14. AJ

    AJColorado

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We have eaten at Washington Park Grille several times, but this was a terrible experience. I had made Father’s Day reservations for my husband and I and we were immediately seated on a lovely outdoor patio. A server came over and asked for out drink order. After serving our drinks, we never saw her again! After sitting an hour a different server was helping people at the next table who had come in after us. I said, do you think you could help us, our server disappeared. She was very accommodating and said she would take over the service for out table. She took our order, and I asked if they had any bread and butter since we were both pretty hungry at this point. She said they had flatbread and/or garlic bread which they had on the menu. No complimentary bread. When our food arrived after another half hour wait, it was mediocre. I had overly salted onion soup and a grilled chicken sandwich and my husband had a salmon omelet. The food was no more than a C+. The server was embarrassed by our waiting time and gave us our meal for 50% off. We weren’t concerned about the cost, we had hoped for an enjoyable Fathers Day celebratory brunch which didn’t happen.
  15. L

    Louemm

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Waited an 1hr and 20mins for food to arrive, everyone around us who arrived after us finished before us. Our food arrived. My salad was overly dressed and the lettuce had started to wilt. I assume it had been sat for a while. My husbands burger came, requested medium rare, came well done. By this point we just wanted to leave. The service didn’t really make up for it, our waitress was apologetic that it was late. But it took us asking another member of the team to follow up on our order. Disappointing, I thought this would be a great place for Father’s Day.
  16. P

    Pilar

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Average. Expected some different not really impressed.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Father day brunch; son is allergic to walnuts and had to make his waffles 3 times before remembering to leave walnuts off. Mistakes happen, but we had to wait a VERY long time before our meal came. Would think manager would come by and apologize, maybe comp a meal or provide an app or something to keep us happy, but no such luck. We tried to keep kids entertained, but it was a long wait for all of us. Most likely won’t be returning in the future. Unfortunate as we used to like this place
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was great but not a lot of it for the price. Waffles for brunch were soggy/soft. But tasted delicious!
  19. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service was terrible, fish was marginal, waiters and bus service need to be trained on basic dining service. Would NOT recommend it, unless the staff is replaced on the floor and the kitchen.
  20. RJ

    RJ1996

    Denver

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was fabulous and the food delicious
  21. n

    newtodenver

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    Nice spot! Cozy neighborhood. Steak was excellent. Chicken was a bit dry. All around solid restaurant.
  22. l

    liv4wine

    Denver

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Only hitch was our server getting slammed and the assistant never brought my husband’s dessert so they took it off the bill. Then it shows up…food was fantastic and portions were great!
  23. M

    Maggie

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy my visit. Staff was particularly accommodating on this visit because we were late due to horrible traffic and they were awesome about it. Food was terrific but if you order Chicken Piccata - which was great, ask about how its made because it is different than what is normally seen in Italian Restaurants. I was surprised.
  24. e

    erinm

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Been here before. not in summer. Seated in the enclosed patio area which was stifling and we were by door going out to patio which was busy with the server in and out. asked to move but said no. They had door to patio open and that helped but then closed it since they just got AC fixed. Very very noisy and hard to have a conversation with our group. Had I known I would have asked for patio facing south as it was shady and probly cool. Food and service good but we propably wont be back in the summer.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Service was slow even though there were very few people in the restaurant. Rib eye steak sandwich was marginal. The meat was in pieces and grisly. Also was asked how to cook it and it was delivered well done. Flavor was good but not as expected.
  26. O

    Okay

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love the seared ahi tuna salad, nice wine list.
  27. TM

    TimothyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I usually have enjoyed my stops at the grill, drinks are good as is the service and staff overall. My dates steak was fine however my pork chop, while being tasty was tough And chewy. Not the best I’ve had. Still I will eat there again I’ll just pass on the pork chops.
  28. D

    Diane

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had the Cobb Salad with Grilled Shrimp. Delicious! The coffee was also hot and tasty.
  29. AR

    AliR

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their happy hour specials are fantastic! Lots of variety, and a very good value. We love the slider trio with shoestring fries, and the spicy bianco pizza is delicious! The pineapple martini and the mojito were both excellent, and only $6 on happy hour. Lovely ambience and great service!
  30. J

    Jeremy

    Denver

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was terrific, and I love how the restaurant has modernized its menu. Service was fine, and the festive live music made it a little noisy for conversation but a great setting nonetheless.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    195 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We specifically requested a booth for our reservation on a Saturday night. When we arrived early, we were told there was no booth available. Did not get a reasonable answer for why they gave our table away. The parties were recently seated as well. No reason you couldn't have sat those parties at the open tables in the restaurant, which is where you stuck us! While not all requests are guaranteed, this was a very simple request that should have been honored. Again, no reason for it not to be. You could at least wait until the 7pm party showed up before giving their table away. Our server was not knowledgeable about the wine selections and fumbled to tell us about them accurately. We had to correct her descriptions. Definitely a training opportunity there. The Formaggio del giornao is good to start. I'll keep the recommendation but with caution.
  32. SD

    StephyD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    dining off hours. appetizers were good but main entrees just ok. Waiter did not come to our table for quite some time after the meal. We were wanting to order dessert.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal
  34. P

    Paxton

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were very good. The truffle/Parmesan fries were excellent, as was the artichoke/calamari/shishito appetizer. It was just what we were needing on a Saturday evening.
  35. JB

    JudithB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, professional service, fun atmosphere. This is one of our favorite places to celebrate a special occasion.
  36. AA

    AACC

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice dinner with two friends outside with good food and wine!
  37. r

    randyd

    Denver

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Washington Park Grill doesn't disappoint. This Friday evening was no exception. The energy was up, and sun was shining. Sat in the west side sunroom and had a nice dinner and a bottle of wine. As we were leaving the band was playing and wanted to stay.
  38. MH

    MaxH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great lunch at Wash Park Grille. The service was excellent, food was very good and we had an enjoyable time.
  39. K

    Katie

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I've been to WPG many times, but our experience for mothers day was awful. Took 45 minutes to order, and then our appetizers and meal were served together. This was at 5 pm because we had a toddler. The whole experience was awful.
  40. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I have been going to Washington Park Grille for over 30 years so this review is very hard for me. The one thing that I could always count on was a fabulous meal. Today the "Titanic" Sank !! And if it was just bad, I wouldn't even leave this review, but I have been living in my bathroom since I've been back from taking my wife out for Mother's Day Brunch. I had several other options, cheaper options, closer options but I had a great track record here so why rock the boat (no pun intended). I don't even know where to start, the shrimp was warm and mushy, the mussels where like eating a rubber ball. The Eggs Benedict, well I'm not sure what that was. Even the sausage, biscuits & gravy, mac & cheese and pizza were terrible. I had a piece of prime rib (for lack of a better description) and it was horrible, absolutely no taste, I could barely tell it was meat!! a large amount of the warm covered items had one or two items in them that looked like they had been sitting under the heat lamp of a gas station convenience store for days. And I had a piece of cake where the cake was actually stale. When we sat down my wife noticed some type of food residue on my fork, after further inspection we realized ALL the silverware was like that and if that wasn't bad enough when we got new silverware it also looked like it wasn't washed! When I went back up to see if there was anything safer to try I waited several minutes because there were no plates and when they finally brought out about a dozen it was like watching a swarm of locust. And when I got back to our table in the main dining room I noticed over half the tables were empty so it wasn't due to high volume which still wouldn't have been an excuse. The service was slooooooooooooow and apparently the bartender doesn't know how to make a Mimosa, wrong glass, no fruit garnish ( Cherries, Grenadine, Strawberries ) and not chilled. Seriously, I would have had a better meal at Golden Corral or Denny's. All that for $150.00 plus!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Washington Park Grille using the Order Online button. Washington Park Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 777-0707.

Washington Park Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 2897 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Washington Park Grille

1096 South Gaylord Street Denver, CO 80209

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E Mississippi Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Washington Park

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking available.

  • Public transit

    RTD Stop at the corner of Mississippi & Gaylord St. Just Steps from Washington Park Grille.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rafael Najera

  • Entertainment

    Live Music in Lounge Every Saturday: 9:00pm - Close. Various Live Music Booked During The Week...Please Check Website for Current Calendar of Events.***IMPORTANT NOTE*** Lounge seating is only available when making reservations through the restaurant, directly. Thank you!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 777-0707

  • Catering

    Available upon request.

  • Private party facilities

    Washington Park Grille offers 2 private rooms accommodating approximately 30 to 50 guests (one with optional patio). We also offer semi-private space in the cocktail lounge which can accommodate up to 30

  • Private party contact

    Jeffrey Estey: (303) 777-0707

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