Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 48
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GilGarp:
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
Stopped by this place after hearing great things about it in recent media.
Euclid Hall is located in a beautiful old building in LoDo. The chef actually has three restaurants in the area but this is the newest and probably the most approachable.
You walk in and up a flight of stairs to the hostess' table. Tables are 270 degrees around you but the kitchen and bar are right in front. In fact, you can sit facing the open kitchen and watch them work.
The surroundings are industrial-chic with lots of exposed brick, pipe, ducting, and wire. Even the light bulbs (possibly the coolest bulbs I've ever seen) are exposed. It's all very hip, modern, and urban.
I was greeted at the door, shown to the bar seating area, and again greeted by the bartender. He poured me a glass of water, handed me the food and beer menus, and was, in general, pretty friendly.
The beer menu is really pretty impressive. They have twelve micros on tap (no macros in sight) and a long list of carefully selected bottles and cans. Everything from pilsners to imperial stouts, Belgian trappists to American crafts.
I asked the bartender if a certain beer was good and he offered a sample, which I appreciate. I also asked for suggestions off the food menu and he made several with insightful information.
I took his first suggestion and ordered the Euclidean cheesesteak. I figured if they named it after the restaurant, it must be good. Unlike any cheesesteak I've ever seen, it was a soft but crusty bun filled with melted Jarslberg cheese with slices of divine medium-rare steak served on top. The whole thing was on a bed of pickled peppers and onions. Delicious but one of those small-and-pretty types of dishes.
Dessert was amazing - an icecream sandwich with two sourdough waffles surrounding a salted carmel icecream with pralines. So good!
So everything was great but I do have one complaint. Actually two...
The beers were extremely over-priced. Double the shelf price plus another few bucks. For example, La Folie, which I could buy down the street for $17, was about $36 and Woodcut, which is about $25 at the store was a whopping $59. It would be hard to believe that they move much at those prices.
The second complaint comes from being a server in years past. With both dishes I ordered, the bartender never bothered to check in or ask how I was enjoying it. Now I realize he was busy but this is such a basic fundamental part of serving. Take 5 seconds to ask "is everything ok" and give me the chance to ask for a side of fries or an extra napkin. Basic but necessary.
Overall a tasty place for a special lunch and beer.
11-19-2010 18:26:21 | More by GilGarp
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
A solid beer program including cellar offerings. Food is typically trendy takes on savory favorites such as poutine, chicken and waffles, and charcuterie. Quality may change from day to day, and portions are small. Lunchtime doesn't require a reservation, but it's wise to have one for dinner.
07-06-2014 15:37:49 | More by bsinger45
4.63/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$$$
Stopped in here on my trip to Denver and man am I glad I did. Incredible food--I got the duck confit poutine--and a great beer selection. But then be sure to check out their cellar list. Things like 2012 Sucaba (I was there in 2014), 2011 BA Yeti, 2011 BA Hibernation, 2011 BA Old Ruffian, 2007 Raison d’Extra, lots of Avery BA Series stuff, FW 16, etc. The prices for the food were reasonable. The prices for the beer were all over the place. Regular beer list was perfectly fine, but the cellar was really a mess. $43 for 2011 BA Yeti, $54 for 2011 BA Hibernation. OK, fine. But then $36 for La Folie Transatlantique Kriek and $43 for Dogfish Head American Beauty? I don’t get it. Anyway, definitely stop in here and if you’re looking for cellar stuff it seems to be the place to go in the area.
07-04-2014 00:22:36 | More by BMMillsy
3.13/5 rDev -24.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
Party of 10 of us visited last night and unfortunately, were not too impressed. While we had read and heard the food was great and worth it though on the pricier side, we definitely did not really enjoy the chicken and waffles and were very disappointed with the small sizes of some of the entrees and apps. The poutine was good with a great, way-too-salty fries as a base and the foie gras was nice as well, but overall we felt like we were putting way too much down for too little food, and the drafts starting at $5.25 was a bit unreasonable as well. The setting was akin to a beer hall, so made for an incredibly loud night though there weren't too many other folks there, and it was a running complaint among our party as you were shouting all night only to be able to be heard by the person sitting immediately next to you. Fun look and feel, but overall unfortunately not for us.
06-15-2014 21:43:01 | More by WKrieger
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen in Denver, CO
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.