About Us

Somewhere between the worlds of elevated dining and your favorite neighborhood spot, there is a crossroad.  Here, we call it Central.

 

Located in Denver's LoHi neighborhood, Central Bistro is a contemporary American bistro with a focus on local, fresh, organic produce without the pretentious shenanigans. We don't use GMOs, we don't use corn syrup. We know our growers. We cook with what's available by the seasons. Our staff is educated and informed. Our whiskey list features over 200 whiskies.  Our bar team has a carefully crafted cocktail list of classics and new-school favorites.  We focus on craft beer, hand-selecting the finest lagers and ales we can get our hands on.  Our wine list is robust and expanding.  When looking for things to do in Denver, we hope you consider us for dinner, lunch, or brunch.  

Our Team:

Phone

(303) 477-4582

or e-mail us here

Location

1691 Central Street
Denver CO 80211

Lunch

Tues-Fri 11am–2p

Dinner

Tues-Sun 4:30p–10p

Brunch

Sat-Sun 10a-2p

Happy Hour

Tues 2:00p-close
Wed-Sat 2:00p–6p
Sun 2:00p-close

Location

Central Bistro & Bar is located at 1691 Central Street in Denver's LoHi neighborhood on the corner of 17th and Central Street in the Prospect on Central building complex.

From Downtown Denver, take 15th Street northwest until you reach Central Street (just over the highway), take a right onto Central and we are two blocks down on the left hand side. 

From I-25, take exit 212C 20th Street.  Follow 20th street Northwest (away from Coors Field) until it wraps around and becomes Central Street.  We are three blocks down on the right hand side.  

 
 
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Call (303) 477–4582 from 10am-11p daily, or book online with OpenTable.
Reservations strongly recommended.  We are closed Mondays.

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Private Dining

We are happy to accommodate to large parties including Happy Hours, Partial and Full Buyouts as well as Private dinners.  You can give us a call at 303-477-4582 or e-mail us directly at party@centralbistrobar.com .  For your convenience, we've included a form below.  Rates vary by day, and no event is too small.  If you leave us a note with the details of the event we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to speaking with you about your event!

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Press

50 States Series: Top Romantic Restaurants Worth Traveling For
FlipKey by Tripadvisor on Jan 29, 2016

Valentine’s Day is a chance to celebrate the love in your life. Buy some chocolates, a new piece of jewelry, write a thoughtful note in a card, and of course, a romantic dinner at a luxury restaurant. Splitting a bottle of wine over a clean white tablecloth surrounded by world-class waiters at your beck and call – that sounds like a night to remember.

As the date draws near this year, let us help you narrow down the choices on where to go for that important meal. We compiled a list of the top romantic restaurant in each state worth traveling for. The nominations are based on the restaurant’s ambiance, menu, service, and traveler reviews. With this list you’ll be able to plan a memorable evening in your home state, or if you’re traveling and looking to light a spark on a special night out. So go ahead, treat yourself this Valentine’s Day (or any day, really) to a romantic evening at any of these award-winning establishments. Bon appetit!

Alabama (Huntsville): Cotton Row Restaurant

Alaska (Anchorage): ORSO

Arizona (Phoenix): Christopher’s Restaurant

Arkansas (Little Rock): Brave New Restaurant

California (Santa Monica): The Little Door

Colorado (Denver): Central Bistro and Bar

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Denver Eater - The Ultimate Guide to Take Out for Super Bowl Sunday
Gigi Sukin on Jan 28, 2016, 1:01p

The fare best associated with football is as much an American past time as the game itself – Cheesy nachos and meaty tacos, foot-longs, sloppy but satisfying Buffalo wings, burgers, brats, chili and cornbread, and of course ice, cold beer.

If you're #unitedinorange and playing host for a Super Bowl party, some winning takeout from these local restaurants can let you concentrating on sending the good vibes to our home team. Be sure to place your order with enough notice and go Broncos!

1 Central Bistro and Bar

With buffalo rib and Central's famous chicken confit wing party packs, you can't go wrong at for your at-home party planning needs. Both come fully cooked, so your only prep will be heating them up and serving them up hot. Sauces come in three tasty varieties – honey mustard, whiskey garlic and classic buffalo. Orders can be placed by 2 p.m. on February 4.

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Zagat - The 10 Best Things We Ate in Denver in 2015
By Lori Midson | December 7, 2015

Denver's best dishes from 2015 came from gastronomic temples chaperoned by big-name chefs, off-the-beaten-path storefronts and everything in between. Because the Mile High City, as those of us who live here already know, is a wonderful place to eat. But taste, of course, is subjective, so while these are our top bites of the year, we'd love to know what yours are too. Tell us about your favorite dish from the past year in the comment section below, or shout it out on Twitter: @ZagatDenver.

  • Corned beef hash from Central Bistro and Bar

    Admirers of this LoHi seasonal American, whose kitchen is overseen by up-and-coming chef Jesse Vega, are enamored with the brunch-only corned beef hash — a crisp-edged, texturally perfect sphere of shredded potatoes and salty corned beef that's elevated with pickled shallots, scallions and a yolk-spilling poached egg. The effect is a delightful morning glory that you'll want to extend to a weekend ritual.

    Price: $12

    1691 Central St.; 303-477-4582
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Thrillist - THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN DENVER RIGHT NOW

BY RUTH TOBIAS AND MOLLY MARTIN

Just like your mom, when we say now, we mean NOW. So when we say that these are the best restaurants in Denver, we don’t mean they’re the best yesterday, tomorrow, or even all-time. No, we mean that -- whether they're established eateries or brand-new spots -- you should be eating at these places right now, or you’re gonna be in serious trouble, young man!

Central Bistro & Bar
LoHi

Central had always been good, sometimes very good. But when Chef Matt Selby took over the kitchen, it instantly developed a new depth of character. Though a vet, he’s still got the enthusiasm of a newbie, and it shows in everything from elaborate foie graspreparations and earthy soups, to the way he squeezes flavor out of the humblest vegetables. And he’s not the only one having fun: the talented bar crew’s always doing something new, the servers think on their feet like an improv group, and you’d have to be wallowing in Morrissey-grade misery to resist going with the flow.

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