Rox Bar & Grill

★★☆☆☆
Open 11 am daily.
  • 12684 W. Indore Place

    Littleton, CO 80127

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  • 303-972-2769

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Picture this - It's Saturday night, I am STARVING and have money to spend! It's a weekend staying at my boyfriend's house so we are deep in the wilds of Littleton. My boyfriend suggests we try the Rox Bar and Grill. Neither of us had been there before and we both liked the idea of a locally owned spot.

To be honest I was underwhelmed when we walked in, very corporate looking - think Applebee's without the personal touches.

We glance over the menu, basic bar food. Billed as "Upscale Casual" I wasn't really sure what they were going for - no locally sourced ingredients, no fresh fish, nothing really stand out. Again kind of an Applebee's or Benigans vibe. The "specials" were tilapia; Your choice of fish and chips or tacos. The boyfriend went with the fish and chips. I wanted fish SO BAD - but Tilapia is kinda yucky. I decided on a Caesar Salad with shrimp.

The waiter brought our drinks eventually and returned later to take our meal order. The specialty martini's we ordered were quite good - nothing original but yummy. Overall the service was friendly but very, VERY slow.

When our food came I admit to being a little disappointed by the quantity of shrimp on my salad (4) however, I was pleasantly surprised by how succulent they looked. Not giant but a nice size, probably 25/pound. I eagerly bit into the first one. WOW - it was one of the saltiest food items I have ever tasted - I mean seriously blow your taste buds salty. Thinking I had perhaps chosen a "bad" shrimp I took a bite of a second shrimp. Same thing - way too salty to eat. I honestly don't know if these shrimp had been brined or were some kind of unholy prepared frozen entre for restaurants but whatever the cause was they were inedible. I took at stab at my salad - a half bunch of romaine split and flayed on the plate with all of the tough end leaves in tact and was totally disheartened. The flavor was just salt, the lettuce leaves were limp and there was absolutely nothing to recommend it aside from the rather pleasant pink color of the dressing.

Regretfully I informed my date that I was going to send the salad back. I waited FOREVER for the waiter to come and check on us. When he showed up I explained that the salad was far too salty for me. He responded with "Well what do you expect with Caesar dressing and parmesan cheese?"

"REALLY?!!!!!!" I thought to myself, but all I said, very calmly was "I know what Caesar salad should taste like but this is inedible, would you care to try one of the schrimp?" The waiter asked if he could bring me something else to eat . I said no the Jalapeo Poppers we had just ordered would be enough. To keep everything pleasant and to demonstrate I was a good sport, I also asked for another martini. And asked him to please just remove the salad.

He didn't - he left it sitting on the table throughout the rest of the meal - staring and mocking. I admit at one point I was temped to go back to it but I just couldn't get past the flavor. I pretty much hogged the entire plate of Jalapeo Poppers that I had ordered when my salad was delivered. For clarity's sake there were 8 poppers to an order. I would guess they were the frozen ones from Costco - at least that's what they tasted like. They were fried in high quality oil and were pleasant to eat.

The waiter popped back a little later to explain that he couldn't remove the salad from my bill but felt he gave a "very nice discount" that would satisfy me. When the bill came he had credited a little less than 20% or $2.45 from the salad I couldn't eat. No really. A whopping $2.45. The salad cost $9.80 and then they added $4.00 for the shrimp. We had spent over $30 just on drinks, plus my boyfriend's meal and they couldn't just remove the horrible salad. The salad I ate literally four bites of.

At that moment I struggled. Do I just pay the bill never to return? Do I talk to the manager and give them one more chance to make it right? Finally I decided I wanted to talk to a manager. That this was ridiculous.

I asked to speak to his manager. An interminable time later this woman came over to the table and asked how she could help. I explained about the salad. You will not believe what she said to me, She explained that the restaurant couldn't be expected to refund money every time they made food someone didn't like. No, really, that is what she said. She said she would give me a coupon for a DISCOUNT on a draft beer on my next visit. Flabbergasted, I explained there would not be another visit
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I tipped based on the amount the bill would have been without the salad. I kinda whish I had just removed the price of the salad from the tip - I'm not sure what sends a stronger message.

I will not return to Rox. There are too may good places to eat, and especially in this economy, I don't have to give restaurants with sub-par food and poor customer service my money.

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★☆☆☆☆

Picture this - It's Saturday night, I am STARVING and have money to spend! It's a weekend staying at my boyfriend's house so we are deep in the wilds of Littleton. My boyfriend suggests we try the Rox Bar and Grill. Neither of us had been there before and we both liked the idea of a locally owned spot.

To be honest I was underwhelmed when we walked in, very corporate looking - think Applebee's without the personal touches.

We glance over the menu, basic bar food. Billed as "Upscale Casual" I wasn't really sure what they were going for - no locally sourced ingredients, no fresh fish, nothing really stand out. Again kind of an Applebee's or Benigans vibe. The "specials" were tilapia; Your choice of fish and chips or tacos. The boyfriend went with the fish and chips. I wanted fish SO BAD - but Tilapia is kinda yucky. I decided on a Caesar Salad with shrimp.

The waiter brought our drinks eventually and returned later to take our meal order. The specialty martini's we ordered were quite good - nothing original but yummy. Overall the service was friendly but very, VERY slow.

When our food came I admit to being a little disappointed by the quantity of shrimp on my salad (4) however, I was pleasantly surprised by how succulent they looked. Not giant but a nice size, probably 25/pound. I eagerly bit into the first one. WOW - it was one of the saltiest food items I have ever tasted - I mean seriously blow your taste buds salty. Thinking I had perhaps chosen a "bad" shrimp I took a bite of a second shrimp. Same thing - way too salty to eat. I honestly don't know if these shrimp had been brined or were some kind of unholy prepared frozen entre for restaurants but whatever the cause was they were inedible. I took at stab at my salad - a half bunch of romaine split and flayed on the plate with all of the tough end leaves in tact and was totally disheartened. The flavor was just salt, the lettuce leaves were limp and there was absolutely nothing to recommend it aside from the rather pleasant pink color of the dressing.

Regretfully I informed my date that I was going to send the salad back. I waited FOREVER for the waiter to come and check on us. When he showed up I explained that the salad was far too salty for me. He responded with "Well what do you expect with Caesar dressing and parmesan cheese?"

"REALLY?!!!!!!" I thought to myself, but all I said, very calmly was "I know what Caesar salad should taste like but this is inedible, would you care to try one of the schrimp?" The waiter asked if he could bring me something else to eat . I said no the Jalapeo Poppers we had just ordered would be enough. To keep everything pleasant and to demonstrate I was a good sport, I also asked for another martini. And asked him to please just remove the salad.

He didn't - he left it sitting on the table throughout the rest of the meal - staring and mocking. I admit at one point I was temped to go back to it but I just couldn't get past the flavor. I pretty much hogged the entire plate of Jalapeo Poppers that I had ordered when my salad was delivered. For clarity's sake there were 8 poppers to an order. I would guess they were the frozen ones from Costco - at least that's what they tasted like. They were fried in high quality oil and were pleasant to eat.

The waiter popped back a little later to explain that he couldn't remove the salad from my bill but felt he gave a "very nice discount" that would satisfy me. When the bill came he had credited a little less than 20% or $2.45 from the salad I couldn't eat. No really. A whopping $2.45. The salad cost $9.80 and then they added $4.00 for the shrimp. We had spent over $30 just on drinks, plus my boyfriend's meal and they couldn't just remove the horrible salad. The salad I ate literally four bites of.

At that moment I struggled. Do I just pay the bill never to return? Do I talk to the manager and give them one more chance to make it right? Finally I decided I wanted to talk to a manager. That this was ridiculous.

I asked to speak to his manager. An interminable time later this woman came over to the table and asked how she could help. I explained about the salad. You will not believe what she said to me, She explained that the restaurant couldn't be expected to refund money every time they made food someone didn't like. No, really, that is what she said. She said she would give me a coupon for a DISCOUNT on a draft beer on my next visit. Flabbergasted, I explained there would not be another visit
.
I tipped based on the amount the bill would have been without the salad. I kinda whish I had just removed the price of the salad from the tip - I'm not sure what sends a stronger message.

I will not return to Rox. There are too may good places to eat, and especially in this economy, I don't have to give restaurants with sub-par food and poor customer service my money.

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Finally, a nice casual place to meet friends, close to Ken Caryl Valley.... I haven't had a meal there, but the appetizers and beer were great and you can't beat the half price appetizer/drinks happy hour from 3-6p. I hope this place makes it!

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Finally, a nice casual place to meet friends, close to Ken Caryl Valley.... I haven't had a meal there, but the appetizers and beer were great and you can't beat the half price appetizer/drinks happy hour from 3-6p. I hope this place makes it!

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This restaurant just opened, so I won't be too hard on them. However, we probably won't go back anytime soon unless we just want a couple of drinks.

The decor is very inviting - hardwood floors and a stainless steel bar. The bar area looks really cool. There are actually two bars, one in front of the bartenders and one set back a ways. There's a patio out front and an upper level that has a pool table, 1-2 video games and about five tables. That's where we sat.

The restaurant needs to do something about the noise factor. Because the restaurant has mostly hard-scape and nothing to absorb the sound, the noise thoughout the entire restaurant but particularly upstairs was really bad. And there were maybe 25 people, max, in the entire restaurant.

We ordered the scallop fettucini and chicken strips/french fries. The scallops tasted like they were nuked or steamed. There was absolutely no carmelization on them and they had NO flavor. The only seasoning in the fettucini was a lot of garlic. The noodles were all stuck together. Likewise, the chicken strips had NO flavor! They were nice, meaty strips but the batter had absolutely no seasoning and tasted pretty pasty.

As I recall, the menu was pretty limited to just hamburgers, steaks and a couple of pasta dishes. The prices were more than we like to pay for just grabbing a quick bite to eat.

Our server wasn't terrible but wasn't stellar either.

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★★☆☆☆

This restaurant just opened, so I won't be too hard on them. However, we probably won't go back anytime soon unless we just want a couple of drinks.

The decor is very inviting - hardwood floors and a stainless steel bar. The bar area looks really cool. There are actually two bars, one in front of the bartenders and one set back a ways. There's a patio out front and an upper level that has a pool table, 1-2 video games and about five tables. That's where we sat.

The restaurant needs to do something about the noise factor. Because the restaurant has mostly hard-scape and nothing to absorb the sound, the noise thoughout the entire restaurant but particularly upstairs was really bad. And there were maybe 25 people, max, in the entire restaurant.

We ordered the scallop fettucini and chicken strips/french fries. The scallops tasted like they were nuked or steamed. There was absolutely no carmelization on them and they had NO flavor. The only seasoning in the fettucini was a lot of garlic. The noodles were all stuck together. Likewise, the chicken strips had NO flavor! They were nice, meaty strips but the batter had absolutely no seasoning and tasted pretty pasty.

As I recall, the menu was pretty limited to just hamburgers, steaks and a couple of pasta dishes. The prices were more than we like to pay for just grabbing a quick bite to eat.

Our server wasn't terrible but wasn't stellar either.

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The Rox Bar & Grill is a upscale-casual eatery known for its extensive menu, classic rock and high energy bar. American cuisine. Private / Group Dining / Catering

 

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