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Review of YaYa's Euro Bistro

YaYa's Euro Bistro
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$40
Cuisines: American, European, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: DTC Blvd
Description: Ya Ya's not only caters to the casual diner, but also includes room for business meetings and special occasions. Our menu changes daily to ensure the freshest seafood, best quality steaks and chops and most exquisite entrees.
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The setting is very modern, attractive and comfortable. The extensive use of sound-deadening fabric on the walls and booths made the large, and fairly well populated, room nice and quiet...easy for conversation. Our request for a quiet corner was accommodated very nicely. Our server, Austin, was very courteous and attentive to our needs. However, the restaurant's system of tag-teaming the delivery of food is a bust!! Our main courses arrived when we were only 3/4 of the way through our appetizers; and we felt rushed. Apologies were offered, but this is a management failure.
Nice wine list; and several of the appetizers sounded great. We settled on the beef carpaccio (perfectly paper-thin slices of raw beef with a great aioli and capers!!) and the chicken piadini (very tasty Italian quesadilla with a little bowl of equally tasty hummus). Both were successes from our point of view. And the main courses were also very good. The Trout Amandine was butterflied and deboned, and had very delicate flavor and texture...well prepared. The Lamb Shank was a generous portion of fall-off-the-bone meat, tender and moist. The accompanying sauce was a touch too sweet for my taste, but the meat's flavor was great. The sides appeared to be a tablespoon of mashed potatoes and a few leaves of sauteed spinach, hidden under the meat!?!?! The plating could use a little more effort and imagination. Tasty, but sparse.
The Belgian Chocolate Soufflé was beautiful to look at and had a nice crust on top and along the sides of the ramekin. However, the interior was just soupy. Intense chocolate flavor, but no texture. Soufflés are very difficult to make correctly, and this one needs tweaking.
Bottom line: We know of other places that get a $200 meal done better.

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Thank moakleyman50
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We've been going to this restaurant since it opened. Went there on a weekday night for my husband's birthday. Food was decent but the service ruined the experience. It was a Monday night and the restaurant chose to seat most all of the tables in the back area. We were seated for at least 15" before anyone chose to greet us. Server eventually came over holding other table's dirty plates and asking us if we wanted drinks. It was hard to focus as it was so uncouth to talk to us with a stack of dirty plates. This happened 3 times during the meal and was distracting each time. Service should be much better for the $ they charge for average food. So many other/better choices for restaurants in DTC.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Met my friend for lunch so we could celebrate both of our birthdays. We had to sit in the bar because they said they were booked (even though the tables didn't fill up when we were there?) Neither one of us even ate 1/2 of our lunch because it was just wasted calories. Waited over 1/2 an hour to get our check when we wanted to leave. Hadn't been there in over 10 years, and doubtful I will ever go back again.

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Thank Jan M
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Pat K, Manager at YaYa's Euro Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Jan, we’re very sorry your experience at YaYa’s was less than a five star experience, especially on your birthdays. We certainly strive to provide our guests with a wonderful dining environment, so we apologize for not being able to accommodate your requests. We would also like to apologize for the service you received, as this is not the standard we hold our staff to. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and we will use it to help improve the quality of our meals and service.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Was looking forward to Ya-Ya’s and was disappointed. Food was nothing special and service was weak. Too many tables assigned to each of the wait staff. Had to wait forever to get a bill. No thanks. Plan to skip this place. Big promise; little delivery.

Thank W Lawrence P
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We went here for lunch based on TA reviews and we were very pleased! Our server (sadly I can't find the receipt to give his name!) was awesome. I asked a few questions about the menu and he was perceptive and honest!!! He was also extremely fun and cheerful!! We dined on 12/26 at lunch near the patio so I hope that helps give this amazing server the recognition he deserves!!
I had the lasagna (very good), my mother-in-law had the chicken parm sandwich which she loved and she's tough! My brother-in-law had an excellent burger!
I loved the décor and the food so we will definitely go back on our next visit to Denver!

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Thank Kim449
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