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Broker Restaurant

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821 17th St, Bsmt, Denver, CO 80202-3040
+1 303-292-5065
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 21:00
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North Dakota
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a little shocked that people complain about this restaurant because it's "old". Well, that's sorta the point. A lot of history in that building and restaurant, so neat. The point of going here is for the old school elegance. My husband and I dined using the $89 special that you can either purchase in advance on Groupon, or you... More 

Thank SydCherice
Denver, Colorado
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my daughters 7 and 9 to a "fine dining" experience for New Years Eve. It was very good. We had the 2 person pre fixe 5 course (and they were nice enough , un asked to find 2 smaller lobster tails for the girls and one larger for me so we didn't have to share...really cool and classy)... More 

Thank SamSofnNad
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 16 year old step-daughter was flying in for her sweet 16. Thought the vault would be neat. She just happened to be flying in when Frontier and DIA were having major issues so her flight was very delayed. My son and I get to the restaurant at our reservation time and they knew exactly who I was and were... More 

Thank Kim C
Industry, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a couple cocktails here for happy hour. Half price everything and had great wine and drink selection. We did not eat but the happy hour menu looked good and a great price.

Thank Apat4207
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

"Oh, it's in an old bank vault and it looks cool!" Who cares. Watch out for all the hipsters on here that keep giving good reviews for this place because it "has a cool atmosphere." The place "looks cool" and "nostalgic" so this bias influences thier opinion on actual substance. This was our second trip here, I always give every... More 

1 Thank Tim R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This was BY FAR the best dining experience I've ever had. I brought my parents here for a nice dinner in downtown Denver and The Broker did not dissappoint! Stellar service, and I mean STELLAR. A beautiful 4 course meal at The Broker with a Groupon is definitely five star dining on a budget! Fantastic deal, absolutely amazing staff and... More 

Thank CintaDavid
Arvada, Colorado
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visited The Broker for our 25th Anniversary. This is an elegant place for a nice and quiet dinner, the atmosphere is refined and classic. The idea of having the tables inside the vault of an old bank with the original boots is a very original touch. All the Staff was really friendly and they did an excellent job. The... More 

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This restaurant was just okay. We are foodies and came in with eight people on the $89 special. Salmon was dry, steaks were so small they were hard to see on the plate, caesar salad was meh, and the desserts (creme brulee and mousse) were nothing to write home about. The broccoli tasted frozen. Crab cakes were flavorless. We were... More 

1 Thank thedaintyflower
El Paso, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great atmosphere!!! Set in and around a huge old bank vault, the banquettes were so turn of the century cozy and romantic. The cocktails were good. We had bruschetta and it was ok. The main plates - both steaks were perfectly cooked, tasty and as tender as could be. Salads & Sides were good. Chocolate moose was not so good.... More 

2 Thank art r
Wilmington, Delaware
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642 reviews
547 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 595 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It's been a couple years since I've had a chance to visit The Broker again, but we had a knock-out experience with great service. Still a rich atmosphere with the privacy of enclosed booth dining. They don't advertise it too much, but they always have a $89 deal for Two (total) that includes 3-courses (HUGE Bowl of Shrimp, Entree, Dessert)... More 

1 Thank RoadTripper516

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 17th St, Bsmt, Denver, CO 80202-3040
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-292-5065
The Broker Restaurant is one of the oldest dining institutions in Denver. Located in the basement of what was once the Denver National Bank Building, this restaurant has become an international destination for old world dining. Prepare to indulge in a huge bowl of peel and eat Gulf shrimp that comes with every dinner entree. They are still famous for their elegant private dining and business dinners. Make sure to ask to tour the old vault and numerous private dining rooms.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?