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“Worth the short drive”
Review of Acorn

Ranked #34 of 3 483 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 33rd
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Located in a converted warehouse in an industrial neighborhood, Acorn is one of several restaurants in the Source building. It is a bit out of the way, from both downtown and our airBnB but worth the trip.

The cooking is done over a wood fire. We had the pretzel, kale salad, yams and meatballs, followed by two of the sorbet selections. Although all were tasty and are recommended, the kale salad was the star of the show. There are a few large plates of protein meant for sharing. We weren’t that hungry but were wowed by the presentation of the half chicken ordered by our neighbors.

Service was helpful without being fussy and all the staff cleared plates and refreshed our (complimentary still or sparkling) water without asking. The setting is lively and sophisticated, open and airy with view-of-the-mountains outdoor seating and urban indoor space.


Thank 67carolb
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Had a incredible meal. Shared 4 small plates and a large dish. Each and every dish was delicious using ingredients that melded well with one another. The staff was attentive changing out our plates and silverware after each small dish. A great pallet pleaser.

Thank YLirtzman
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Oh dear. Cold service, cold meatballs, waitress nowhere to be found, small plate restaurant heavy on sauces but they don’t give you clean plates with each shared course so all the flavors run together. I get that it’s a foodie hipster place but the food missed the mark and the employees weren’t nice.

We also ordered the monkfish and mushrooms. Both very good but we ran into above referenced sauce problem. The mushrooms were also extremely skimpy for the price point.

We were seated near the kitchen and witnessed the chef eating with his hands and then cooking. He didn’t wash his hands in between. I made this reservation for my mom’s birthday and we couldn’t have been more disappointed.

When we couldn’t find our waitress to tell her about the cold meatballs, I went to the host stand and the manager was sent over. She seemed unphased by our comments and said she’d take care of it. We weren’t sure what she meant and at this point we had it. We were offered a complementary meal if we wanted to come back ... I wouldn’t dream of it.

Thank Debbie G
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

As might be expected, supper in a factory might tend to be a bit noisy, but hey, let's stretch our definition of ambience for the sake of being different.
No matter how well flavors have been fugued in the kitchen and plated for eye appeal, a waiter whose gut intrudes on the diners personal space somehow diminishes the experience. appetizers? uhhh, no, I think I'll cut the calories, thank you anyway. on the plus side, he was a help in deciphering the menu items and how they might combat or compliment each other on the tongue, but then sabotaged himself when after agreeing to give the check to this diner gave it to a someone else. Tacky. So, if you want esoteric ingredients and have bucks to blow, give them a try, but this diner was not impressed by the over all quality of the experience.

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1  Thank Sorghum2012
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Acorn is a Foodie's Delight in a hip, chic, and eclectic setting in Denver's River North Arts District (RiNo). The Kale & Apple Salad is unique and so full of flavor, and the Tomato Braised Meatballs atop a bed of cheesy gourmet grits is unexpectedly fantastic! So worth it! A "shared plate" experience you will remember!

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Thank SpaDiva
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