Forest Room 5

★★★☆☆
  • 2532 15th St

    Denver, CO 80211

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  • 303-433-7001

About Forest Room 5

Hours
Monday To Saturday From 04:30 PM To 02:00 AM Sunday From 06:00 PM To 02:00 AM

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DO NOT HOST AN EVENT HERE!!! Just don't do it. \r
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The short version is, when we got there to set up for the party the staff was unprofessional, unhelpful, STONED/DRUNK or both, called us names, asked us to leave, and did I mention

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★★★★★

DO NOT HOST AN EVENT HERE!!! Just don't do it. \r
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The short version is, when we got there to set up for the party the staff was unprofessional, unhelpful, STONED/DRUNK or both, called us names, asked us to leave, and did I mention

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Would have not even given them 1 star but I couldn't share my review if i didn't. How can you keep the doors open with piss poor customer service and an owner/manager with a BAD attitude? Will NEVER spend a dime in this place again.

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★★★★★

Would have not even given them 1 star but I couldn't share my review if i didn't. How can you keep the doors open with piss poor customer service and an owner/manager with a BAD attitude? Will NEVER spend a dime in this place again.

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Cool space, but the service is deplorable. Our server needed to be reminded of drink and food orders several times. When the food would finally arrive it would be lukewarm and handed to the wrong person. Food was good, but don't believe it when they say prosciutto wrapped scallops. It was bacon! Finally there is apparently a 19% gratuity added to any parties of 5 or more. This is not mentioned anywhere on the website or on the menu. Believe me this service did not deserve a 19% tip!

1
★★★☆☆

Cool space, but the service is deplorable. Our server needed to be reminded of drink and food orders several times. When the food would finally arrive it would be lukewarm and handed to the wrong person. Food was good, but don't believe it when they say prosciutto wrapped scallops. It was bacon! Finally there is apparently a 19% gratuity added to any parties of 5 or more. This is not mentioned anywhere on the website or on the menu. Believe me this service did not deserve a 19% tip!

Pros: Food, Space

Cons: Service

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I can not go off enough about this place. Iv dined and drank here about 4 times, hoping nest time would be better and my optimisim has ran out for this place. Went there for a girlfriends party. We were sat at the most inconvenient table, food came out in a very, um...WAY DIFFERENT times. No apologies, bad and over worked server who was clueless to most everything. The bartenders need to lay off the pot before shift, they're cluless as well. Not going back. Wish there was NO STAR option.

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★★★☆☆

I can not go off enough about this place. Iv dined and drank here about 4 times, hoping nest time would be better and my optimisim has ran out for this place. Went there for a girlfriends party. We were sat at the most inconvenient table, food came out in a very, um...WAY DIFFERENT times. No apologies, bad and over worked server who was clueless to most everything. The bartenders need to lay off the pot before shift, they're cluless as well. Not going back. Wish there was NO STAR option.

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I booked a Manager holiday dinner, 2 months in advance, in the semi- private room on the main floor. I called monthly to ensure everything would be setup for us and each time was assured it would be. The day of, a man ??Duke" called saying he was confirming our attendance and that we were being moved to the "NEW? upstairs room, where it would be more private. He confirmed the time, total guests, and even told me that he would personally be there that night. When my VP arrived, the staff acted as if they had no clue we were coming. They pointed to the upstairs which was still under construction - no heat, caution tape everywhere- they brought up plastic outdoor furniture (2 tops), with plastic folding chairs and put a few space heaters on the floor- everyone had to keep their coats on to stay warm!
Today I am contacting the Department of Public Health!

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★☆☆☆☆

I booked a Manager holiday dinner, 2 months in advance, in the semi- private room on the main floor. I called monthly to ensure everything would be setup for us and each time was assured it would be. The day of, a man ??Duke" called saying he was confirming our attendance and that we were being moved to the "NEW? upstairs room, where it would be more private. He confirmed the time, total guests, and even told me that he would personally be there that night. When my VP arrived, the staff acted as if they had no clue we were coming. They pointed to the upstairs which was still under construction - no heat, caution tape everywhere- they brought up plastic outdoor furniture (2 tops), with plastic folding chairs and put a few space heaters on the floor- everyone had to keep their coats on to stay warm!
Today I am contacting the Department of Public Health!

Pros: The food

Cons: Everything Else

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I AM HORRIFIED!! I used to be a huge fan of Forest Room 5, went there all the time, suggested it to friends, reserved rooms for events, held bday parties there, held networking groups there etc. etc. up until a few weeks ago...I met up with a friend who was in from out of town for drinks and apps at Forest Room 5 and as the waitress was clearing away our plates, she knocked over the candle on the table which dripped/splattered yellow wax on my white sweater. I couldn't do much about it right then because the wax soaked into the fibers and cooled. Obviously accidents happen so I contacted one of the managers "Jordan" over the phone with the information about what had happened. The response I got was "What do you want me to do about it?" There was no apology, no offer to pay for dry cleaning, NOTHING. Then he told me that I would have to get in contact with the waitress to get reimbursement from her." I was appalled and asked what their policy was when something like that happened. He said that in 6 years of being there, nothing like that has ever happened and there was no policy. (clearly in a restaurant/bar, accidents happen and food/drinks, etc. get spilled on people all the time) He then went on to say (in a very snotty tone), "what do you want, money? How do I know this even happened?" I couldn't believe that I was being treated in this manner. I explained that I came in with a nice sweater (about $90 from Nordstrom) and I left with a sweater that was ruined (some of the wax came out but the yellow wax stained the white sweater). He started yelling at me saying that I made it up and that he wasn't going to do anything about it and HUNG UP on me. I have never experienced such horrible service. I will NEVER go to Forest Room 5 again, and I will tell everyone I know just how rudely I was treated and the complete lack of professionalism that was displayed. they have effectively lost a good customer for life.

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★☆☆☆☆

I AM HORRIFIED!! I used to be a huge fan of Forest Room 5, went there all the time, suggested it to friends, reserved rooms for events, held bday parties there, held networking groups there etc. etc. up until a few weeks ago...I met up with a friend who was in from out of town for drinks and apps at Forest Room 5 and as the waitress was clearing away our plates, she knocked over the candle on the table which dripped/splattered yellow wax on my white sweater. I couldn't do much about it right then because the wax soaked into the fibers and cooled. Obviously accidents happen so I contacted one of the managers "Jordan" over the phone with the information about what had happened. The response I got was "What do you want me to do about it?" There was no apology, no offer to pay for dry cleaning, NOTHING. Then he told me that I would have to get in contact with the waitress to get reimbursement from her." I was appalled and asked what their policy was when something like that happened. He said that in 6 years of being there, nothing like that has ever happened and there was no policy. (clearly in a restaurant/bar, accidents happen and food/drinks, etc. get spilled on people all the time) He then went on to say (in a very snotty tone), "what do you want, money? How do I know this even happened?" I couldn't believe that I was being treated in this manner. I explained that I came in with a nice sweater (about $90 from Nordstrom) and I left with a sweater that was ruined (some of the wax came out but the yellow wax stained the white sweater). He started yelling at me saying that I made it up and that he wasn't going to do anything about it and HUNG UP on me. I have never experienced such horrible service. I will NEVER go to Forest Room 5 again, and I will tell everyone I know just how rudely I was treated and the complete lack of professionalism that was displayed. they have effectively lost a good customer for life.

Pros: Fun patio

Cons: Almost everything else

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Awful, awful, awful. I've tried this place out multiple times & have always had terrible service. We've waited over 30 minutes to get a drink, and usually the waitresses are flaky and mess it up. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

Awful, awful, awful. I've tried this place out multiple times & have always had terrible service. We've waited over 30 minutes to get a drink, and usually the waitresses are flaky and mess it up. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

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Most interesting and artsy bar in denver.the juxtaposition of old children's dolls and strange campfire scenes hidden in the most unexpected of places around the bar, make it feel as if u followed the white rabbit down the rabbit hole, and maybe ate a little too much acid along the way. A huge bar top, with plenty of seating in the front room make for a great place to enjoy one of their great beer selection; while gazing curiously at whatever randomn film is being silently projected on the wall. The "art" displayed everywhere becomes a part of your experience, and the exhibits are always changing! The best part? There's a large outdoor courtyard with campfires and log benches! The place is really thoughtprovoking! A great way to take your mind off the real world and have a beer!

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★★★☆☆

Most interesting and artsy bar in denver.the juxtaposition of old children's dolls and strange campfire scenes hidden in the most unexpected of places around the bar, make it feel as if u followed the white rabbit down the rabbit hole, and maybe ate a little too much acid along the way. A huge bar top, with plenty of seating in the front room make for a great place to enjoy one of their great beer selection; while gazing curiously at whatever randomn film is being silently projected on the wall. The "art" displayed everywhere becomes a part of your experience, and the exhibits are always changing! The best part? There's a large outdoor courtyard with campfires and log benches! The place is really thoughtprovoking! A great way to take your mind off the real world and have a beer!

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The service is a joke. My friends and I waited about 20 minutes/drink ordered and our bill was wrong. The staff does seem very nice, but unless you want to spend money on overpriced drinks with useless service, go somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service is a joke. My friends and I waited about 20 minutes/drink ordered and our bill was wrong. The staff does seem very nice, but unless you want to spend money on overpriced drinks with useless service, go somewhere else.

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I've been to this bar twice. Once years ago for New Year's Eve and recently for a birthday party. Both times the restaurant inflated the bill. Fortunately for me the first time it was on someone else's card so I didn't worry too much. The second time the bar charged me for 4 beers I did not order. I told the bartender about it and he said "Pay for the alcohol you drank deadbeat" - His name is Jimmy, stay away from Jimmy. He's the guy that looks like a hipster AIDS patient, oh yeah sorry they all look like that. I walked out without signing the receipt and they charged me a 20% gratuity which I disputed and got back. The trick they pull is when you go up to the bar to order a drink you order it from one guy than another guy brings it to you and they both ring it in.

If you go here be prepared to be ripped off then treated like you're the bad guy for not liking it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to this bar twice. Once years ago for New Year's Eve and recently for a birthday party. Both times the restaurant inflated the bill. Fortunately for me the first time it was on someone else's card so I didn't worry too much. The second time the bar charged me for 4 beers I did not order. I told the bartender about it and he said "Pay for the alcohol you drank deadbeat" - His name is Jimmy, stay away from Jimmy. He's the guy that looks like a hipster AIDS patient, oh yeah sorry they all look like that. I walked out without signing the receipt and they charged me a 20% gratuity which I disputed and got back. The trick they pull is when you go up to the bar to order a drink you order it from one guy than another guy brings it to you and they both ring it in.

If you go here be prepared to be ripped off then treated like you're the bad guy for not liking it.

Pros: Unique

Cons: The whole place is a con

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The ambiance is pleasant enough, but the trend factor after visiting several times has finally driven me away. I just don't think it's that great when there are so many other bars to visit in the same vicinity. I'm not clear what the identity is although I will admit that the food I've had there is decent.

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★★★☆☆

The ambiance is pleasant enough, but the trend factor after visiting several times has finally driven me away. I just don't think it's that great when there are so many other bars to visit in the same vicinity. I'm not clear what the identity is although I will admit that the food I've had there is decent.

Pros: It's a nice space

Cons: No real hook

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If you don't mind aloof service (and maybe the occasional/regular additional drink you hadn't had or ordered tacked to your bill), Forest Room Five is the real deal. The bartenders seem cool if aloof and the place is definitely art/psych-ful, if that makes sense. If you like obscure art-film, you'll love the place - that's pretty much what the place is in feel. I have personally only experienced the "inflated bill" once, myself, though I hear from many people that have been there (and from people around me while I'm there) that it happened, and any "error" seems to tend to be an "upward" error. The tapas is pretty good, too, there.

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★★★★☆

If you don't mind aloof service (and maybe the occasional/regular additional drink you hadn't had or ordered tacked to your bill), Forest Room Five is the real deal. The bartenders seem cool if aloof and the place is definitely art/psych-ful, if that makes sense. If you like obscure art-film, you'll love the place - that's pretty much what the place is in feel. I have personally only experienced the "inflated bill" once, myself, though I hear from many people that have been there (and from people around me while I'm there) that it happened, and any "error" seems to tend to be an "upward" error. The tapas is pretty good, too, there.

Pros: atmosphere and inspiration (in a bit of a dark way in a few senses of the term)

Cons: service (for many people)

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I have been here three times, once during the week and twice on Friday nights. During the week was fine. On Friday nights the service was awful. Once the bartenders were shooting the breeze with each other before I could get thier attention. The other time we sat at a table and the waitress flew by so quick we had to physically stop her to get our order. She did not bring out one of my dishes but could not be found to inquire about it until she showed up to clear the table. Then she stated "Oh were out of that". My first drink was incorrect and I think that it belonged to the other table. Then she brought a bill that combined the two tables, just so she could get the 19% gratuity added. The bill included 1 more drink than I had and the dish that they were out of. When we asked to see the manager we were told that he was too busy. We then went to see the manager/owner and he would not stop what he was doing and stated that he was too busy to talk to us. I predict with this kind of attitude that this restaurant will be short lived. Also, some of the dishes are well done, others mediocre.

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★★★☆☆

I have been here three times, once during the week and twice on Friday nights. During the week was fine. On Friday nights the service was awful. Once the bartenders were shooting the breeze with each other before I could get thier attention. The other time we sat at a table and the waitress flew by so quick we had to physically stop her to get our order. She did not bring out one of my dishes but could not be found to inquire about it until she showed up to clear the table. Then she stated "Oh were out of that". My first drink was incorrect and I think that it belonged to the other table. Then she brought a bill that combined the two tables, just so she could get the 19% gratuity added. The bill included 1 more drink than I had and the dish that they were out of. When we asked to see the manager we were told that he was too busy. We then went to see the manager/owner and he would not stop what he was doing and stated that he was too busy to talk to us. I predict with this kind of attitude that this restaurant will be short lived. Also, some of the dishes are well done, others mediocre.

Pros: menu variety

Cons: service

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To SROW who wrote the previous review ---- they indicated the word "waiter" was slow. I'm sorry, but Forest Room 5 has no waiters -- they are waitresses, all of them. So maybe you were at the wrong bar/restaurant.

FOREST ROOM 5 has exceptional service, food, and atmosphere -- try it, you will LOVE it.

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★★★★★

To SROW who wrote the previous review ---- they indicated the word "waiter" was slow. I'm sorry, but Forest Room 5 has no waiters -- they are waitresses, all of them. So maybe you were at the wrong bar/restaurant.

FOREST ROOM 5 has exceptional service, food, and atmosphere -- try it, you will LOVE it.

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Love this place- one of the few in Denver with actual character. In terms of service, the worst I have ever encountered is a slightly overworked waitress, but still wouldn't characterize it as bad. Maybe they've improved. The music is flat-out phenomenal, love the bartenders, food has been great for me. The owner may be slightly autistic- leave the guy alone. Great bar, and a huge improvement over the sleazy overpriced meat markets in LoDo.

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★★★★★

Love this place- one of the few in Denver with actual character. In terms of service, the worst I have ever encountered is a slightly overworked waitress, but still wouldn't characterize it as bad. Maybe they've improved. The music is flat-out phenomenal, love the bartenders, food has been great for me. The owner may be slightly autistic- leave the guy alone. Great bar, and a huge improvement over the sleazy overpriced meat markets in LoDo.

Pros: ambiance, grownups, bartenders, MUSIC

Cons: bit crowded, the lower bar room smells like gym socks

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The reviews that say the service is bad are ALL CORRECT! The ambiance and the food is good, but not worth the terrible service. I have been a few times and have been ignored each time. The first time was a little busy, so I wrote it off because of that. I was there last night, not very busy and the service was terrible. Drinks and plates were taken before they were finished. We had to waive down the waiter each time we wanted a drink. I like the variety of the menu and the food is quite nice...maybe get take out, but I wouldn't suggest going and trying to put up with the service.

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★★☆☆☆

The reviews that say the service is bad are ALL CORRECT! The ambiance and the food is good, but not worth the terrible service. I have been a few times and have been ignored each time. The first time was a little busy, so I wrote it off because of that. I was there last night, not very busy and the service was terrible. Drinks and plates were taken before they were finished. We had to waive down the waiter each time we wanted a drink. I like the variety of the menu and the food is quite nice...maybe get take out, but I wouldn't suggest going and trying to put up with the service.

Pros: diverse menu

Cons: BAD SERVICE

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I pretty much have to agree with what everyone says. The service is the absolute worst I have ever encountered. I have been a server for about four years and I have never seen nor have been more horrified with the service. The girl was snotty and rude and did take forever to get to out table to begin with. Every time we ordered a drink, it took another 20 minutes to get it to us. The place was not packed enough for her to be bogged down. In fact I would have done a better job drunk. Something I was not achieving at that place at the rate she was moving. I told her I wanted blue moon and she told me sunshine when she read back my order. I told her blue moon again and she said same thing, they call it that. Ok... I get it I guess, but really two totally different things. The most unfriendly waitress EVER!! The place itself is very very awesome. The drinks all tasted good when we finally got them. I loved the dog that was running around. On top of that, the people I was with tipped her way better than she deserved even though everyone could not get over how horrible she was! I give it a three because with a better cocktail waitress, the place would be a 5+

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★★★☆☆

I pretty much have to agree with what everyone says. The service is the absolute worst I have ever encountered. I have been a server for about four years and I have never seen nor have been more horrified with the service. The girl was snotty and rude and did take forever to get to out table to begin with. Every time we ordered a drink, it took another 20 minutes to get it to us. The place was not packed enough for her to be bogged down. In fact I would have done a better job drunk. Something I was not achieving at that place at the rate she was moving. I told her I wanted blue moon and she told me sunshine when she read back my order. I told her blue moon again and she said same thing, they call it that. Ok... I get it I guess, but really two totally different things. The most unfriendly waitress EVER!! The place itself is very very awesome. The drinks all tasted good when we finally got them. I loved the dog that was running around. On top of that, the people I was with tipped her way better than she deserved even though everyone could not get over how horrible she was! I give it a three because with a better cocktail waitress, the place would be a 5+

Pros: The area itself.

Cons: Worst waitstaff EVER

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I?m sad to say that Forest Room 5 now tops my ?will not go? list. What use to be a unique neighborhood bar/restaurant known its atmosphere, has now sunk to a place where the service is awful and inefficient and the food mediocre at its best. On my last visit it took over 12 minutes for the server to approach our table for the first time. After the dinner order was taken it took over 30 minutes to receive our incorrect, cold and soggy food. Frustrated and disappointed we estimated the total amount of the bill, left cash on the table, and left Forest Room 5 for the last time.

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★☆☆☆☆

I?m sad to say that Forest Room 5 now tops my ?will not go? list. What use to be a unique neighborhood bar/restaurant known its atmosphere, has now sunk to a place where the service is awful and inefficient and the food mediocre at its best. On my last visit it took over 12 minutes for the server to approach our table for the first time. After the dinner order was taken it took over 30 minutes to receive our incorrect, cold and soggy food. Frustrated and disappointed we estimated the total amount of the bill, left cash on the table, and left Forest Room 5 for the last time.

Cons: Awful service and mediocre food

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I've been to this place about four times and have to say the atmosphere is great but the service is absolutely horrible! The last time I visited I ordered a their green tea martini and it was awful (think rubbing alcohol). When the waitress asked if everything was okay my friend told her I was unhappy with the martini (I never reject food/drink) so she said she'd see what she could do with it. It came back and tasted exactly the same. So I just wasn't going to drink it. When she asked again how it was I told her that it was just as bad. She replied "Well it is a martini, they are all liquor." as if it was my first ever drink. She asked if SHE could bring me something else. So she brought a Cosmo (I figured that was safe). Meanwhile we ordered food. We ordered the mussels and upon delivery she dumped the fries and a plate (which I caught btw) and didn't even apologize. In the end she was a complete nightmare AND she charged me for both martinis! I don't recommend this place unless you want to fend for yourself! This bar could be a wonderful place if someone knew how to hire a decent staff!

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★★☆☆☆

I've been to this place about four times and have to say the atmosphere is great but the service is absolutely horrible! The last time I visited I ordered a their green tea martini and it was awful (think rubbing alcohol). When the waitress asked if everything was okay my friend told her I was unhappy with the martini (I never reject food/drink) so she said she'd see what she could do with it. It came back and tasted exactly the same. So I just wasn't going to drink it. When she asked again how it was I told her that it was just as bad. She replied "Well it is a martini, they are all liquor." as if it was my first ever drink. She asked if SHE could bring me something else. So she brought a Cosmo (I figured that was safe). Meanwhile we ordered food. We ordered the mussels and upon delivery she dumped the fries and a plate (which I caught btw) and didn't even apologize. In the end she was a complete nightmare AND she charged me for both martinis! I don't recommend this place unless you want to fend for yourself! This bar could be a wonderful place if someone knew how to hire a decent staff!

Pros: Great Atmosphere

Cons: The most unfriendly rude staff in town!

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So, I've been to Forest Room Five many (20+) times, in groups of varying sizes. Here are my thoughts... First, the place often seems to be sold out of half of its wine list. Second, the service can be amazing or awful, depending on the night. Sometimes it will surprise you, with a sweet server who is willing to make all sorts of exotic shot requests. Mainly it is bad - often slow and sometimes surly, which adds up to a big "miss" in my book. And yet I keep going back. It has great food - particularly the hummus and saganaki - and a cool vibe. A tip: If you plan to have a large group on a particular night for a special occasion, reserve the back room. You'll be assigned your very own server to tend to your needs, without the distraction of other tables.

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★★★★☆

So, I've been to Forest Room Five many (20+) times, in groups of varying sizes. Here are my thoughts... First, the place often seems to be sold out of half of its wine list. Second, the service can be amazing or awful, depending on the night. Sometimes it will surprise you, with a sweet server who is willing to make all sorts of exotic shot requests. Mainly it is bad - often slow and sometimes surly, which adds up to a big "miss" in my book. And yet I keep going back. It has great food - particularly the hummus and saganaki - and a cool vibe. A tip: If you plan to have a large group on a particular night for a special occasion, reserve the back room. You'll be assigned your very own server to tend to your needs, without the distraction of other tables.

Pros: Great food.

Cons: Slow service.

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OK so, I've read the many reviews, positive and negative regarding the service at FR5.

Being that my family owned the property that Forest Room 5 is located on now after meeting with the new owners many times, they were not decent, I agree. They were very, very rude and non-social...

With that said, I've been to Forest Room 5 a few times and have had excellent service; it is a great atmosphere as well. No, it's not your average Lodo bar and they don't carry regular beers, it rocks!

I would recommend everyone who's looking for relaxing, yet elegant scenery to visit there!

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★★★☆☆

OK so, I've read the many reviews, positive and negative regarding the service at FR5.

Being that my family owned the property that Forest Room 5 is located on now after meeting with the new owners many times, they were not decent, I agree. They were very, very rude and non-social...

With that said, I've been to Forest Room 5 a few times and have had excellent service; it is a great atmosphere as well. No, it's not your average Lodo bar and they don't carry regular beers, it rocks!

I would recommend everyone who's looking for relaxing, yet elegant scenery to visit there!

Pros: Great food, great drinks

Cons: Unfriendly Owners/Managers

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without doubt, the WORST service in Denver. It is funny that whenenver, and to whomever, I bring this place up, the very first comment is always the same: HORRIBLE service. Maybe it's becuase the place is overly pretentious, but come on...

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★★☆☆☆

without doubt, the WORST service in Denver. It is funny that whenenver, and to whomever, I bring this place up, the very first comment is always the same: HORRIBLE service. Maybe it's becuase the place is overly pretentious, but come on...

Pros: cool vibe, varied scene

Cons: wretched service

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forest room 5 is the best all around restaurant in denver. great bar scene after 9pm. go there mostly for the conversation but dinner is smooth and delicious. love to take a date there.

i played in an acoustic band the night dtdenver girl below was there sitting on the stage before our show. she is a super nutcase and her husband is a weasel. the owner is the nicest guy i know. to bad he has to deal with trashy dtdenver girl and drunken company... who makes three bands wait over an hour and insults everyone in the bar in the process after being told repeatedly to move. skanky dtdenver girl and wierdo husband, that's who. creepy people, if they could be described as human.

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★★★★★

forest room 5 is the best all around restaurant in denver. great bar scene after 9pm. go there mostly for the conversation but dinner is smooth and delicious. love to take a date there.

i played in an acoustic band the night dtdenver girl below was there sitting on the stage before our show. she is a super nutcase and her husband is a weasel. the owner is the nicest guy i know. to bad he has to deal with trashy dtdenver girl and drunken company... who makes three bands wait over an hour and insults everyone in the bar in the process after being told repeatedly to move. skanky dtdenver girl and wierdo husband, that's who. creepy people, if they could be described as human.

Pros: great vibe/dinner

Cons: stage is a little small for performances

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love the menu, long and tastefully tasty. wonderful space. have been several times and always memory inducing. sometimes you get crazies like the women below but usually a really cool scene of people. the wine lists is eclectic and international which is the best. really my favorite place in denver. wish i leved closer. busy busy on weekends.

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★★★★★

love the menu, long and tastefully tasty. wonderful space. have been several times and always memory inducing. sometimes you get crazies like the women below but usually a really cool scene of people. the wine lists is eclectic and international which is the best. really my favorite place in denver. wish i leved closer. busy busy on weekends.

Pros: music lighting space

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The rudest owner/manager in Denver. Can't believe this guy actually manages a bar. So many other great options, go somewhere where you are appreciated. I wouldn't recomend this joint to my worst enemy. Who swears and yells at their customers? Forest Room 5...for no other reason other than he might be strung out! Too bad because the location is great and I hear the food is ok, but I will advise anyone I talk to to stay FAR AWAY FROM FOREST ROOM 5!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

The rudest owner/manager in Denver. Can't believe this guy actually manages a bar. So many other great options, go somewhere where you are appreciated. I wouldn't recomend this joint to my worst enemy. Who swears and yells at their customers? Forest Room 5...for no other reason other than he might be strung out! Too bad because the location is great and I hear the food is ok, but I will advise anyone I talk to to stay FAR AWAY FROM FOREST ROOM 5!!!!!

Pros: location

Cons: owner/manager, service

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This place is so utterly relevant that i had to respond. just moved here from new york(city). If you are predicting a long running suburbanite existence for yourself...DON'T (please) go to forest room 5 . If you want to not grease a rifle chamber and slide down it towards an irrelvent hell, DO go to forest room 5. A place that understands that great food and wine can coexist with the widest selection of people (yes, corporates, 80 years olds, and you too) included. Nothing like it.

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★★★★★

This place is so utterly relevant that i had to respond. just moved here from new york(city). If you are predicting a long running suburbanite existence for yourself...DON'T (please) go to forest room 5 . If you want to not grease a rifle chamber and slide down it towards an irrelvent hell, DO go to forest room 5. A place that understands that great food and wine can coexist with the widest selection of people (yes, corporates, 80 years olds, and you too) included. Nothing like it.

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always an interesting clientele and changing, cool scene. no place in denver challenges its experience. service has been great when i have gone. tapas are great and good for dinner as well. i've been going to forest room 5 for over 4 years and its my friend's and i's favorite bar in denver. it's actually makes denver a better city for having it here. excellent job!

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★★★★★

always an interesting clientele and changing, cool scene. no place in denver challenges its experience. service has been great when i have gone. tapas are great and good for dinner as well. i've been going to forest room 5 for over 4 years and its my friend's and i's favorite bar in denver. it's actually makes denver a better city for having it here. excellent job!

Pros: all around wonderful

Cons: clueless types that sometimes get lost and wander in from lodo down the hill

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I like taking out-of-towners to Forest Room 5 because it's got a sort of alternative, non-corporate, artsy vibe to it while still being upscale -- there's no peeling paint or plastic glasses. I guess I mean that it makes Denver seem like a much more sophisticated city than it actually is. There are usually too few servers, that's true... oftentimes I'll just walk up and get my drinks directly from the bar. As long as you know what you want it's not a problem. Plus, it's awesome to watch the pasty-faced, polo shirt wearing suburbanite next to you get denied their Coors Light -- their mouth just hangs open. (they don't sell the usual beer there.)

The weird thing about the lack of service is that it's the kind of place where you can just relax and chill without constantly being hasseled to order more. It's like a coffee shop with booze.

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★★★☆☆

I like taking out-of-towners to Forest Room 5 because it's got a sort of alternative, non-corporate, artsy vibe to it while still being upscale -- there's no peeling paint or plastic glasses. I guess I mean that it makes Denver seem like a much more sophisticated city than it actually is. There are usually too few servers, that's true... oftentimes I'll just walk up and get my drinks directly from the bar. As long as you know what you want it's not a problem. Plus, it's awesome to watch the pasty-faced, polo shirt wearing suburbanite next to you get denied their Coors Light -- their mouth just hangs open. (they don't sell the usual beer there.)

The weird thing about the lack of service is that it's the kind of place where you can just relax and chill without constantly being hasseled to order more. It's like a coffee shop with booze.

Pros: Visuals

Cons: Always seems to be either packed or dead

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I don't consider myself a huge bar snob. I've been a bartender and I know the trials of the occupation, however when a patron requests a recommendation for a dry red wine (they were somehow out of wine menus), please do not pour her the most expensive (and absurdly fruity) pinot noir on the menu. The bartenders were not even busy at the time. Additionally, upon ordering tapas, it took the bartender 3 visits to completely take our order (apparently his friends were at the bar and anytime his name was called he ignored us to talk to them) and when the tapas arrived they were bland. The bruschetta was simply stale bread with broiled cherry tomatoes, NO basil or balsamic, raw onions and olive oil. We asked multiple times for more pita bread for our hummus and we were actually denied the third time ("sorry, that's all you get" when we informed them we would PAY for more, we were once again told, "sorry"). All in all it was a horrible experience. We finally ordered 2 bottles of a wine I recognized so that we wouldn't have to deal with the horrific customer service.

Supposedly trendy- but read the reviews. They aren't lying. Forest's service makes it 'the' place to skip.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't consider myself a huge bar snob. I've been a bartender and I know the trials of the occupation, however when a patron requests a recommendation for a dry red wine (they were somehow out of wine menus), please do not pour her the most expensive (and absurdly fruity) pinot noir on the menu. The bartenders were not even busy at the time. Additionally, upon ordering tapas, it took the bartender 3 visits to completely take our order (apparently his friends were at the bar and anytime his name was called he ignored us to talk to them) and when the tapas arrived they were bland. The bruschetta was simply stale bread with broiled cherry tomatoes, NO basil or balsamic, raw onions and olive oil. We asked multiple times for more pita bread for our hummus and we were actually denied the third time ("sorry, that's all you get" when we informed them we would PAY for more, we were once again told, "sorry"). All in all it was a horrible experience. We finally ordered 2 bottles of a wine I recognized so that we wouldn't have to deal with the horrific customer service.

Supposedly trendy- but read the reviews. They aren't lying. Forest's service makes it 'the' place to skip.

Pros: Decent wine list- as long as you don't listen to bartenders' recommendations

Cons: HORRIBLE service and BLAND food

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10 of us went out for dinner on a tuesday night and the enjoyment ends there. I'll just start to list the horrors: Sat at a long table not meant for large parties, waitress forgot my drink order three times and then brought me the wrong drink, added cheese to salad after I asked for no cheese (I'm allergic), brought people the wrong food, brought wrong drinks, never once in 2.5 hours refilled water, didn't put in half the table's order and didn't even notice until someone asked (how do you miss it when half the table has been eating for 40 minutes and the other half is waiting), no manager came to apologize or see how dinner was. Remember this was on a tuesday night, can't imagine a friday night. The food is good but I would never go there again and have told everyone to avoid it b/c the people are rude. Based on my experience and other reviews I can't see this place lasting long. DO NOT GO THERE! I agree with the reviewer that said go to Lola if location matters.

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★★☆☆☆

10 of us went out for dinner on a tuesday night and the enjoyment ends there. I'll just start to list the horrors: Sat at a long table not meant for large parties, waitress forgot my drink order three times and then brought me the wrong drink, added cheese to salad after I asked for no cheese (I'm allergic), brought people the wrong food, brought wrong drinks, never once in 2.5 hours refilled water, didn't put in half the table's order and didn't even notice until someone asked (how do you miss it when half the table has been eating for 40 minutes and the other half is waiting), no manager came to apologize or see how dinner was. Remember this was on a tuesday night, can't imagine a friday night. The food is good but I would never go there again and have told everyone to avoid it b/c the people are rude. Based on my experience and other reviews I can't see this place lasting long. DO NOT GO THERE! I agree with the reviewer that said go to Lola if location matters.

Pros: food, location

Cons: HORRIBLY RUDE SERVICE, not good for large parties

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I love this restaurant!!!! Excellent!!! Very Romantic with great service!! Hip and cool folks work there!!
The wait staff were awesome!! My husband and I will definitely go again!! I can't wait!!!

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★★★★★

I love this restaurant!!!! Excellent!!! Very Romantic with great service!! Hip and cool folks work there!!
The wait staff were awesome!! My husband and I will definitely go again!! I can't wait!!!

Pros: Thumbs up

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forest room 5 has been here almost 6 years and busier than ever, it's freaks like the girl below try to ruin the most unique place in denver for the rest of us. stay away freak.

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★★★★★

forest room 5 has been here almost 6 years and busier than ever, it's freaks like the girl below try to ruin the most unique place in denver for the rest of us. stay away freak.

Pros: indie films, alternative music, art, menu, ATMOSPHERE for a change in denver

Cons: sometimes to crowded on weekends

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Not only was the service virtually non-existent throughout my 2-3 hours there with a small group of friends, but the bartender was completely rude. He charged me for drinks I did not order or receive and proceeded to turn this into a 15-20 minute argument. Instead of saying, "I'm sorry. Let me check with my server to see if we can correct this mistake" he questioned me saying I was trying to get free drinks off them. The staff need to drop the pretenious act and learn how to treat customers.

I have been to many bars and this was BY FAR THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND TREATMENT I HAVE EVER RECEIVED over the last several years. Do not waste your time and money here. The beer and food is NOT WORTH IT.

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★☆☆☆☆

Not only was the service virtually non-existent throughout my 2-3 hours there with a small group of friends, but the bartender was completely rude. He charged me for drinks I did not order or receive and proceeded to turn this into a 15-20 minute argument. Instead of saying, "I'm sorry. Let me check with my server to see if we can correct this mistake" he questioned me saying I was trying to get free drinks off them. The staff need to drop the pretenious act and learn how to treat customers.

I have been to many bars and this was BY FAR THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND TREATMENT I HAVE EVER RECEIVED over the last several years. Do not waste your time and money here. The beer and food is NOT WORTH IT.

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Good food and good drink ruined by such terrible, sometimes non-existent service. I live three blocks away and really wanted a neighborhood hang out. I have been here about ten times over a year and have never received even decent service. They added a beautiful outdoor patio, but really should have invested a bit of money on the dilapidated chairs and tables indoors that are an accident waiting to happen. It is a shame, as the food can actually be quite good, especially the appetizers. Save your time, money and patience and walk a block over to Lola instead.

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★★☆☆☆

Good food and good drink ruined by such terrible, sometimes non-existent service. I live three blocks away and really wanted a neighborhood hang out. I have been here about ten times over a year and have never received even decent service. They added a beautiful outdoor patio, but really should have invested a bit of money on the dilapidated chairs and tables indoors that are an accident waiting to happen. It is a shame, as the food can actually be quite good, especially the appetizers. Save your time, money and patience and walk a block over to Lola instead.

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For a town with the worst restaurants and beer menu west ot the Atlantic, this place is great. Good beer at the bar (read no bud, bud light, currs, currs light, miller) and great food. The service is suspect, but who cares.

2
★★★★★

For a town with the worst restaurants and beer menu west ot the Atlantic, this place is great. Good beer at the bar (read no bud, bud light, currs, currs light, miller) and great food. The service is suspect, but who cares.

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There is way too much emphasis on trendy here, and not enough of what really matters in a great bar. Somebody needs to knock these people in the head: good staff and manners count more than the atmosphere and trendiness of the joint. The few times I've been here, the staff has been inattentive or completely nonexistent. When you do get their attention (careful, now, you might get a sneer), don't stay too long or they'll insist that you pay your tab at their command because their shift is ending (happens every time).

Moody music, depressing film clips, and rude staff. Aren't we supposed to be having fun, enjoying ourselves?

Good points? Wine was good, but not for the price.

There are friendlier places by far within walking/short driving distance, and I and my friends will steer clear of this place and let everyone we know that it sucks eggs.

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★☆☆☆☆

There is way too much emphasis on trendy here, and not enough of what really matters in a great bar. Somebody needs to knock these people in the head: good staff and manners count more than the atmosphere and trendiness of the joint. The few times I've been here, the staff has been inattentive or completely nonexistent. When you do get their attention (careful, now, you might get a sneer), don't stay too long or they'll insist that you pay your tab at their command because their shift is ending (happens every time).

Moody music, depressing film clips, and rude staff. Aren't we supposed to be having fun, enjoying ourselves?

Good points? Wine was good, but not for the price.

There are friendlier places by far within walking/short driving distance, and I and my friends will steer clear of this place and let everyone we know that it sucks eggs.

Pros: Nearby

Cons: Very poor service, Overpriced, Rude staff

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Me and five friends visted the 5, and found the atmosphere to be delightful, food excellent, and drink o.k. However, the pretentious wait staff and bartender are enough to ruin a good thing. Customer service is not in the vocabulary of those working Forest Room 5. Too many good bars in Denver to be ignored and treated rudely by those you're tipping

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★★☆☆☆

Me and five friends visted the 5, and found the atmosphere to be delightful, food excellent, and drink o.k. However, the pretentious wait staff and bartender are enough to ruin a good thing. Customer service is not in the vocabulary of those working Forest Room 5. Too many good bars in Denver to be ignored and treated rudely by those you're tipping

Pros: Atmosphere, Parking, Crowd

Cons: Pretentious servers, long wait, no customer service

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I will never go here again based on the terrible uninterested wait staff.

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★☆☆☆☆

I will never go here again based on the terrible uninterested wait staff.

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I love this little gem in the highlands neighborhood...however the staff is big on attitude and the food and drinks are pricey. Great patio! Great hang out scene with an indie edge but the staff make you not want to return.

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★★★☆☆

I love this little gem in the highlands neighborhood...however the staff is big on attitude and the food and drinks are pricey. Great patio! Great hang out scene with an indie edge but the staff make you not want to return.

Pros: location, atmosphere

Cons: pricey drinks, slow service

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Extremely slow, almost rude waitstaff and about average food. Skip it and find a place that wants your business.

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★★☆☆☆

Extremely slow, almost rude waitstaff and about average food. Skip it and find a place that wants your business.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Service, Lack of parking

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Judging from the crowd, Thomas Nesler has a hit at this Highlands hotspot. This funky/trendy bar/restaurant features mostly tapas (although some entrees are offered) and an affordable & interesting wine list, all of which are available by the bottle or glass. The list of tapas is too long to review but everyone in our party liked all five we tried. Afterwards we ordered the paella for four. The dish was huge and packed with fresh seafood. Although not made with the traditional saffron, this was one of the best I've had in Denver. The music in this place can be a bit loud, making conversation a little challenging. Service was a little slow, but friendly. No reservations taken after 7:00pm.

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★★★★☆

Judging from the crowd, Thomas Nesler has a hit at this Highlands hotspot. This funky/trendy bar/restaurant features mostly tapas (although some entrees are offered) and an affordable & interesting wine list, all of which are available by the bottle or glass. The list of tapas is too long to review but everyone in our party liked all five we tried. Afterwards we ordered the paella for four. The dish was huge and packed with fresh seafood. Although not made with the traditional saffron, this was one of the best I've had in Denver. The music in this place can be a bit loud, making conversation a little challenging. Service was a little slow, but friendly. No reservations taken after 7:00pm.

Pros: Creative Tapas, Good Paella, Wine List

Cons: , Volume Level

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Great neighborhood bar and restaurant with a great atmosphere, friendly staff and great patio. The new menu ROCKS! A great amenity to the area. Comfortable crowd, good wine list and libations. I make a point to meet friends there often.

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★★★★★

Great neighborhood bar and restaurant with a great atmosphere, friendly staff and great patio. The new menu ROCKS! A great amenity to the area. Comfortable crowd, good wine list and libations. I make a point to meet friends there often.

Pros: New menu, atmosphere, crowd

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I heard the food was good but unfortunately my 10 friends and I did get to try it. We made reservations 2 weeks in advance for 11 people. They decided to put us in two separate tables and the only accomodations they could provide was sticking us in the smoking bar in a smaller table where it was tight for 8 people. The manager was useless as well as the staff. I have a large group of friends that love to try to different restaurant and bars and this is one recommendation I will not give. One big disappointment.

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★☆☆☆☆

I heard the food was good but unfortunately my 10 friends and I did get to try it. We made reservations 2 weeks in advance for 11 people. They decided to put us in two separate tables and the only accomodations they could provide was sticking us in the smoking bar in a smaller table where it was tight for 8 people. The manager was useless as well as the staff. I have a large group of friends that love to try to different restaurant and bars and this is one recommendation I will not give. One big disappointment.

Cons: Poor customer service

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FINALLY, A SLEEK DENVER NIGHTSPOT WITHOUT TOO MUCH ATTITUDE. EVERYTHING WAS GREAT FROM THE MARTINIS, TAPAS, AND WINE TO THE KILLER VIEWS OF DOWNTOWN DENVER. THE MUSIC SELECTION WAS COOL RETRO AND THERE WERE CANDLES EVERYWHERE. THE CROWD WAS A MIX OF YOUNG/ TRENDY AND THE SLIGHTLY MORE SOPHISICATED. WE HUNG OUT ON THE PATIO FOR THE SUNSET AND THEN HEADED INSIDE TO MINGLE A BIT. AWESOME NIGHT... WE PLAN TO GO BACK AGAIN SOON.

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★★★★★

FINALLY, A SLEEK DENVER NIGHTSPOT WITHOUT TOO MUCH ATTITUDE. EVERYTHING WAS GREAT FROM THE MARTINIS, TAPAS, AND WINE TO THE KILLER VIEWS OF DOWNTOWN DENVER. THE MUSIC SELECTION WAS COOL RETRO AND THERE WERE CANDLES EVERYWHERE. THE CROWD WAS A MIX OF YOUNG/ TRENDY AND THE SLIGHTLY MORE SOPHISICATED. WE HUNG OUT ON THE PATIO FOR THE SUNSET AND THEN HEADED INSIDE TO MINGLE A BIT. AWESOME NIGHT... WE PLAN TO GO BACK AGAIN SOON.

Pros: LOCATION, MENU, ATMOSPHERE

Cons: CROWDED

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This place is flat out primed to become something special. Good food, good wine, good beers, nice atmosphere, incredible location. Bad news is that service needs to be bumped up to the level of the food. The kitchen staff obviously cares, but the owner needs someone to tap him on the shoulder and tell him to either make his servers put the customer first, or fire them. There are enough good restaurants in this town to otherwise patronize. Been there 2x, will be back soon to see if anything improves. Hope so.

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★★★★☆

This place is flat out primed to become something special. Good food, good wine, good beers, nice atmosphere, incredible location. Bad news is that service needs to be bumped up to the level of the food. The kitchen staff obviously cares, but the owner needs someone to tap him on the shoulder and tell him to either make his servers put the customer first, or fire them. There are enough good restaurants in this town to otherwise patronize. Been there 2x, will be back soon to see if anything improves. Hope so.

Pros: Chef hasactual palate, Building shape, Outside seating

Cons: Spotty service, Customer not first

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Forest Room 5 is a great social hangout as well as a perfect date place. Hang out for just an hour at the "community tables" or the couches in back and you will surely meet fun, sophisticated people if you are single. Or if you are on a date you can have your own private table. The outdoor seating is also great, especially now that it is summer. The views are spectacular. Food is very good - I like the cheese and fruit platter after riding my bike there (they have bike racks). It has a neighborhood feel where you could just go in your jeans and t-shirt, but at the same time, I also use it as an excuse to get decked out.

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★★★★★

Forest Room 5 is a great social hangout as well as a perfect date place. Hang out for just an hour at the "community tables" or the couches in back and you will surely meet fun, sophisticated people if you are single. Or if you are on a date you can have your own private table. The outdoor seating is also great, especially now that it is summer. The views are spectacular. Food is very good - I like the cheese and fruit platter after riding my bike there (they have bike racks). It has a neighborhood feel where you could just go in your jeans and t-shirt, but at the same time, I also use it as an excuse to get decked out.

Pros: relaxing, sophisticated

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