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Bistro Barbes

5201 East 28th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207
+1 720-398-8085
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“octopus” (4 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (2 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (2 reviews)
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French, European
5201 East 28th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bistro Barbes is a very small intimate dining experience with excellent food and service. It is hidden in a residential neighborhood, but worth the search. Small changing menu of wonderful freshly prepared food. I had an appetizer, salad and entree. Everything was great, including tasting...More

Thank Stanley J
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Bistro Barbes for the first time last night. What a wonderful find. I left a voice mail for a same day reservation and got a return call within a few hours. That was the first experience of great service that extended through the...More

Thank phantidae
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Ambiance leaves a lot to be desired from the get go. Bass beat of the music was annoying! Service was efficient but not personal and friendly. And finally the food was good but given the other points - can't recommend and won't be back. Hard...More

Thank Whyland1
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Bistro is tucked away in a small strip mall in the middle of a residential neighborhood and there is nothing fancy or pretentious about it -- completely unlike the large new hip eating scenes becoming so common in Denver. There aren't many tables, making...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I've dined here a number of times and the menu, though ever changing and small, is always appealing and impressive. The food and drinks have always been perfectly prepared and delicious. The staff are welcoming, knowledgeable, and fun. It's a very small restaurant tucked away...More

Thank Lana C
Reviewed 24 August 2017

If you're looking for a classical French restaurant with heavy creams and sauces, Bistro Barbes isn't for you. Instead, I found it to be a fusion of Mediterranean flavors cooked with a French sense of harmony. Our appetizers (and oreder of octopus and another of...More

Thank Serkan O
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A friend sent me here, proclaiming they do fish better than anyone in Denver. However, I came away loving a few things and regretting others. Bistro Barbes is a true hole in the wall restaurant. Inside, the décor is confusing, something a fresh coat of...More

Thank rnielsen4
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Last night We went to Bistro Barbes to celebrate our wedding anniversary - an excellent choice! The four of us were welcomed in a way that told us we made the right decision to come here. We began with a celebratory toast of champagne and...More

Thank mvpnj
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

First visit, for my birthday, the food was incredible! North African with a gourmet French flair. Every dish was delicious, I intend to return soon and will recommend to all my friends!

Thank Myndie B
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I've dined at Bistro Barbes a number of times and it is always a wonderful experience all around; from the food, to the service, to the ambiance. The menu is ever-changing and never disappoints. It's a very small neighborhood establishment that you would likely not...More

Thank Lana C
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5201 East 28th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 720-398-8085
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