Fruition Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 1313 E 6th Ave

    Denver, CO 80218

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  • 303-831-1962

About Fruition Restaurant

Hours
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Sat. 5pm - 10pm;Sun. 5pm - 8pm

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All the food there is sublime. The menu didn't wow me with it's titles but the food that was served was out of this world. It's got a cosy interior that is just right for a romatic evening.

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★★★★★

All the food there is sublime. The menu didn't wow me with it's titles but the food that was served was out of this world. It's got a cosy interior that is just right for a romatic evening.

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Enjoyable meal!

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★★★★★

Enjoyable meal!

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I adore Fruition. I'll say it again for emphasis. I adore Fruition. I have yet to eat anything there that I haven't enjoyed and it really says something about a chef when he is so committed to the quality of the food that he's willing to purchase acres of land to grow his own (which one may read about via their website). Now, that's a chef I can get behind!

What makes Fruition spectacular isn't just the food (although I will admit, the food is divine), it's that the service is phenomenal. The people at the door are always friendly. Our waiters have recommended some outstanding wine pairings, in fact, they've given better suggestions than sommeliers from a number of other restaurants, nationwide. Everyone in the establishment is genuinely excited about what they're preparing, and it shows.

We will return to Fruition, hungry for more, for as long as Chef Seidel chooses to keep it open. I can't think of any other establishment in the Denver metro area that I'd say the same.

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★★★★★

I adore Fruition. I'll say it again for emphasis. I adore Fruition. I have yet to eat anything there that I haven't enjoyed and it really says something about a chef when he is so committed to the quality of the food that he's willing to purchase acres of land to grow his own (which one may read about via their website). Now, that's a chef I can get behind!

What makes Fruition spectacular isn't just the food (although I will admit, the food is divine), it's that the service is phenomenal. The people at the door are always friendly. Our waiters have recommended some outstanding wine pairings, in fact, they've given better suggestions than sommeliers from a number of other restaurants, nationwide. Everyone in the establishment is genuinely excited about what they're preparing, and it shows.

We will return to Fruition, hungry for more, for as long as Chef Seidel chooses to keep it open. I can't think of any other establishment in the Denver metro area that I'd say the same.

Pros: the food, the wine, the service!

Cons: there's only one Alex Seidel to go around

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We moved to Denver a few years ago and visited Fruition at our realtor's suggestion. It's fantastic and it's quickly become our favorite place. The food changes regularly, and right now the proscuitto wrapped scallops are wonderful, with an english pea puree.

Service is also excellent, we've never had any bad experiences. We love Godfrey (gray hair ponytail). He doesn't bug you, and for real foodies, he's the best waiter. If you think he's being aloof, get a grip.

2
★★★★★

We moved to Denver a few years ago and visited Fruition at our realtor's suggestion. It's fantastic and it's quickly become our favorite place. The food changes regularly, and right now the proscuitto wrapped scallops are wonderful, with an english pea puree.

Service is also excellent, we've never had any bad experiences. We love Godfrey (gray hair ponytail). He doesn't bug you, and for real foodies, he's the best waiter. If you think he's being aloof, get a grip.

Pros: Food and service

Cons: None

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The food was amazing and I just read where the chef was voted one of the best in the country. We loved it but could hear every word of everyones conversations, the tables are extremely close, too close. Really, uncomfortably close. It is too bad because I bet it is a special occasion restaurant for many and I would not want to have to whisper just to not be heard. I know the restaurant is small but way too intimate.

4
★★★★☆

The food was amazing and I just read where the chef was voted one of the best in the country. We loved it but could hear every word of everyones conversations, the tables are extremely close, too close. Really, uncomfortably close. It is too bad because I bet it is a special occasion restaurant for many and I would not want to have to whisper just to not be heard. I know the restaurant is small but way too intimate.

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I took the love of my life and our 9 year old daughter to Fruition for Valentine??s Day and I was very impressed. I am no stranger to fine dining but I will admit I was not expecting the price of the food. Even though I thought it was slightly overpriced the service and the fact that my lovely wife had a great time made it all worthwhile. Really, my only complaints were the price and the parking. In the pros and cons I mentioned the food portions as a con only because I am a man who likes to eat and the food was so good that it wasn??t enough.
Now that that is out of the way let??s get down to the good stuff. I was scrambling to find a nice restaurant for Valentine??s Day the day before. My original plan was to take my wife to the restaurant we went to when we first got married. Unfortunately it had long been closed and I was at a loss. I checked one of the apps on my Nexus One smart phone for Restaurants and Fruition came up. I read the reviews and gave them a call. I was immediately struck with the friendly service over the phone. Whoever answered was accommodating, professional and answered all my questions. Because we were taking our daughter (who is a very picky eater) I asked what was on the menu for the lover??s day. The menu was preset and I knew our daughter would not like it. The manager offered to make special accommodations for our daughter and I was surprised. I made my reservations and began looking forward to the next day??s dinner.
Shortly after hanging up the phone I received a call from the manager who wanted to confirm that the meal he was planning for my daughter would be acceptable. Once again I was thrilled with this kind of service.
The next day, we arrived (after we drove around looking for parking), we were greeted at the door and immediately seated. The dcor was modest and tasteful. We sat at a table where my wife faced the front window and I faced her up against a red wall. Everything looked neat and clean and the servers were quick, polite, friendly and professional. Our first course came, and I am not good with the names of the food but it was delicious. Each subsequent course was better than the preceding and the service seemed to continue to get better. I wish I could remember the names of each course because they deserved to be praised by name; but unfortunately all I can say is they were great. We finished with a kind of chocolate cake that melted in my mouth and made me want to storm the kitchen and demand more.
When all was said and done I dropped a couple of hundred dollars for three people, but considering the service, the fact that they made a special meal for my daughter and as I said my wife loved it, it was all worth it. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to others. To the staff at Fruition, please keep up the good work.

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★★★★☆

I took the love of my life and our 9 year old daughter to Fruition for Valentine??s Day and I was very impressed. I am no stranger to fine dining but I will admit I was not expecting the price of the food. Even though I thought it was slightly overpriced the service and the fact that my lovely wife had a great time made it all worthwhile. Really, my only complaints were the price and the parking. In the pros and cons I mentioned the food portions as a con only because I am a man who likes to eat and the food was so good that it wasn??t enough.
Now that that is out of the way let??s get down to the good stuff. I was scrambling to find a nice restaurant for Valentine??s Day the day before. My original plan was to take my wife to the restaurant we went to when we first got married. Unfortunately it had long been closed and I was at a loss. I checked one of the apps on my Nexus One smart phone for Restaurants and Fruition came up. I read the reviews and gave them a call. I was immediately struck with the friendly service over the phone. Whoever answered was accommodating, professional and answered all my questions. Because we were taking our daughter (who is a very picky eater) I asked what was on the menu for the lover??s day. The menu was preset and I knew our daughter would not like it. The manager offered to make special accommodations for our daughter and I was surprised. I made my reservations and began looking forward to the next day??s dinner.
Shortly after hanging up the phone I received a call from the manager who wanted to confirm that the meal he was planning for my daughter would be acceptable. Once again I was thrilled with this kind of service.
The next day, we arrived (after we drove around looking for parking), we were greeted at the door and immediately seated. The dcor was modest and tasteful. We sat at a table where my wife faced the front window and I faced her up against a red wall. Everything looked neat and clean and the servers were quick, polite, friendly and professional. Our first course came, and I am not good with the names of the food but it was delicious. Each subsequent course was better than the preceding and the service seemed to continue to get better. I wish I could remember the names of each course because they deserved to be praised by name; but unfortunately all I can say is they were great. We finished with a kind of chocolate cake that melted in my mouth and made me want to storm the kitchen and demand more.
When all was said and done I dropped a couple of hundred dollars for three people, but considering the service, the fact that they made a special meal for my daughter and as I said my wife loved it, it was all worth it. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to others. To the staff at Fruition, please keep up the good work.

Pros: Friendly service, great ambiance, nice location, good food

Cons: Price, parking, portions.

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Great! Great! Great! We went here for our anniversary and had an amazing time. The service was friendly and fast. The food presentation was creative and fancy and tasted wonderful. It is pricey but it's nice to splurge every now and then.

5
★★★★★

Great! Great! Great! We went here for our anniversary and had an amazing time. The service was friendly and fast. The food presentation was creative and fancy and tasted wonderful. It is pricey but it's nice to splurge every now and then.

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We had dinner here with a group of people and everyone was very impressed. The food was outstanding, the service was quick and attentive without being overbearing and the ambiance is pleasant. I would recommend this restaurant.

5
★★★★★

We had dinner here with a group of people and everyone was very impressed. The food was outstanding, the service was quick and attentive without being overbearing and the ambiance is pleasant. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Unique menu, great service, and romantic setting. My wife and I have dined with you on several occasions and have been quite pleased.

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★★★★★

Unique menu, great service, and romantic setting. My wife and I have dined with you on several occasions and have been quite pleased.

Pros: Unique cuisine, fresh ingredients, quiet ambience

Cons: Denver doesn't have more restaurants like Fruition

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My husband and I picked Fruition on the reccomendaton of a few friends. We are very involved in the Denver restaurant scene, and couldn't belive that we waited so long ot experience this restaurant. Unfortunatly, the anticipation didn't add up. We were sat in the middle of the dining room, inches away from other guests. The ambiance was loud and pretentious, it was hard to interact with each other. We were served bread before water was placed on our table, and waited another 20 minutes for our wine. Our waiter was haphazard. We were offered bread 4 times before the hostess finally producted. The food was delicious, a fusion of tastes.and flavors. Unfortunately the service fell short and effected the entire experience adversely. When we pick up a check at over $75 a head, we expect to be met with a certain standard of service, Fruition fell short. To top things off, another customer was offered my Millard Filmore coat. We will not be returning to Fruition.

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I picked Fruition on the reccomendaton of a few friends. We are very involved in the Denver restaurant scene, and couldn't belive that we waited so long ot experience this restaurant. Unfortunatly, the anticipation didn't add up. We were sat in the middle of the dining room, inches away from other guests. The ambiance was loud and pretentious, it was hard to interact with each other. We were served bread before water was placed on our table, and waited another 20 minutes for our wine. Our waiter was haphazard. We were offered bread 4 times before the hostess finally producted. The food was delicious, a fusion of tastes.and flavors. Unfortunately the service fell short and effected the entire experience adversely. When we pick up a check at over $75 a head, we expect to be met with a certain standard of service, Fruition fell short. To top things off, another customer was offered my Millard Filmore coat. We will not be returning to Fruition.

Pros: Food Quality

Cons: Service

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They are still offering up winter entrees and calling it their spring menu. Other top restaurants in town are well into a fresh change for spring.

2
★★★★☆

They are still offering up winter entrees and calling it their spring menu. Other top restaurants in town are well into a fresh change for spring.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Main dishes need a change

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We wanted to have a ?fine dining? experience in Denver and were having a difficult time deciding between Fruition and Barolo Grill. When Paul Attardi, General Manager and Co-owner of Fruition telephoned us to confirm our reservation we still hadn't decided.

He was so charming and accommodating that our decision was made easy. Audre told him about reading bad reviews of the male waiter with the gray ponytail on the CitySearch site and asked him if we could have another waiter. He said "of course we could."

We were greeted by Paul Attardi when we arrived and given a choice of tables. We chose the table for 4 under the mirror in the front room. Our table was comfortable. The other tables really are too small and too close for comfort. The room is small and lovely.

Our waiter was Aaron and he was very good. It was crowded but we never felt rushed or ignored. We had a lovely meal and were very happy that we chose Fruition.

Audre?s sister selected a 2002 Rotllan Torra, Reserva, Priorat, Spain ($52) for us. We all liked it.

As is our habit Dimitri and Audre shared everything. We started with the Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque ($9) that was delicious. Our hosts' starters were one Crispy Duck Leg Confit ($13) and a Pasta Carbonara House-Cured Pork Belly ($11). We tasted everything and everything was well-prepared and very good. The pork belly was exotic and excellent.

For our main course Dimitri and Audre shared the Pork Tenderloin ($23). It was tender, tasty and enjoyable. Our hosts had one Diver Scallops ($24) which was great. The Duck Breast ($24) that my sister ordered disappointed her. It was too tough.

For dessert we ordered the Buche du Cremier Candied Baby Beets, ($8) that was good but not great. The restaurant brought us a complimentary Lemon Meringue Pie Graham Cracker Crust ($8) for our birthdays which we liked better.

The meal for the four of us cost around $225 and was thoroughly enjoyable.

2
★★★★★

We wanted to have a ?fine dining? experience in Denver and were having a difficult time deciding between Fruition and Barolo Grill. When Paul Attardi, General Manager and Co-owner of Fruition telephoned us to confirm our reservation we still hadn't decided.

He was so charming and accommodating that our decision was made easy. Audre told him about reading bad reviews of the male waiter with the gray ponytail on the CitySearch site and asked him if we could have another waiter. He said "of course we could."

We were greeted by Paul Attardi when we arrived and given a choice of tables. We chose the table for 4 under the mirror in the front room. Our table was comfortable. The other tables really are too small and too close for comfort. The room is small and lovely.

Our waiter was Aaron and he was very good. It was crowded but we never felt rushed or ignored. We had a lovely meal and were very happy that we chose Fruition.

Audre?s sister selected a 2002 Rotllan Torra, Reserva, Priorat, Spain ($52) for us. We all liked it.

As is our habit Dimitri and Audre shared everything. We started with the Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque ($9) that was delicious. Our hosts' starters were one Crispy Duck Leg Confit ($13) and a Pasta Carbonara House-Cured Pork Belly ($11). We tasted everything and everything was well-prepared and very good. The pork belly was exotic and excellent.

For our main course Dimitri and Audre shared the Pork Tenderloin ($23). It was tender, tasty and enjoyable. Our hosts had one Diver Scallops ($24) which was great. The Duck Breast ($24) that my sister ordered disappointed her. It was too tough.

For dessert we ordered the Buche du Cremier Candied Baby Beets, ($8) that was good but not great. The restaurant brought us a complimentary Lemon Meringue Pie Graham Cracker Crust ($8) for our birthdays which we liked better.

The meal for the four of us cost around $225 and was thoroughly enjoyable.

Pros: the creative food

Cons: the tables are generally too small and close together

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The food here is truly amazing! You will savor every bite. The scallops are wonderful and you have to save room and try their deserts. The only downside was the tables were really close together so you had to whisper to have a conversation.

5
★★★★★

The food here is truly amazing! You will savor every bite. The scallops are wonderful and you have to save room and try their deserts. The only downside was the tables were really close together so you had to whisper to have a conversation.

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Went with a party of four on a busy weekend. Although the restaurant was full on arrival and throughout our meal, we never felt rushed and the pace of the meal was perfect. All of us had something different for appetizer/entree and everything we tried was outstanding. All of us have eaten out frequently in the US -2 are particular "foodie snobs" so our standards are high.
I would recommed the duck entree and appetizer, the squash soup, the sea bass and the pork chop. I would typically never order a pork chop at a restaurant but this was well flavored, moist and paired well with the accompanying dishes. Definitely high end ingredients handled well. We had a mixup on wine ordering- I ordered a St. Rita location for a Pinot but there were actually 2 on the list- one $25 more per bottle than the one I ordered. I didn't recognize the name when the wine came but the waiter showed me the vineyard so we drank it and ordered another. When we got the bill, I questioned the pricing and we (the server & I) discovered the mistake. They changed the bill and apologized for the error with no questions asked. Refused my offer to split the difference. OK, probably the "right " thing to do but still the mark of a place that knows what they are doing. It only reinforced my overall impression that this place is professionally staffed in front and in back. Well worth the money.

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★★★★★

Went with a party of four on a busy weekend. Although the restaurant was full on arrival and throughout our meal, we never felt rushed and the pace of the meal was perfect. All of us had something different for appetizer/entree and everything we tried was outstanding. All of us have eaten out frequently in the US -2 are particular "foodie snobs" so our standards are high.
I would recommed the duck entree and appetizer, the squash soup, the sea bass and the pork chop. I would typically never order a pork chop at a restaurant but this was well flavored, moist and paired well with the accompanying dishes. Definitely high end ingredients handled well. We had a mixup on wine ordering- I ordered a St. Rita location for a Pinot but there were actually 2 on the list- one $25 more per bottle than the one I ordered. I didn't recognize the name when the wine came but the waiter showed me the vineyard so we drank it and ordered another. When we got the bill, I questioned the pricing and we (the server & I) discovered the mistake. They changed the bill and apologized for the error with no questions asked. Refused my offer to split the difference. OK, probably the "right " thing to do but still the mark of a place that knows what they are doing. It only reinforced my overall impression that this place is professionally staffed in front and in back. Well worth the money.

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We have been big supporters of Fruition since day one but I have to say our last experience was a real disappointment. We waited over an hour before the waiter (yeah the one with the long gray hair and bad attitude) decided to honor us with his presence to take our order. Portions were uniformly tiny and all oversalted. Waits between courses were LONG - over three hours for three courses. They're open 7 days a week now and I think it shows. Maybe just getting tired but definitely going down hill. There are better options out there.

1
★★★☆☆

We have been big supporters of Fruition since day one but I have to say our last experience was a real disappointment. We waited over an hour before the waiter (yeah the one with the long gray hair and bad attitude) decided to honor us with his presence to take our order. Portions were uniformly tiny and all oversalted. Waits between courses were LONG - over three hours for three courses. They're open 7 days a week now and I think it shows. Maybe just getting tired but definitely going down hill. There are better options out there.

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I loved fruition. Their wine list is short, but to the point and with a lot of values. I prefer this to sorting through a lot of nonsense to get to the gems. Every scrap of food was delicious, save some slightly undercooked fava beans, which I was willing to forgive based on the integrity of the meal as a whole. The beet & walnut salad was beautiful and just what I wanted it to be. Service was quick, attentive and friendly. A perfect experience.

2
★★★★★

I loved fruition. Their wine list is short, but to the point and with a lot of values. I prefer this to sorting through a lot of nonsense to get to the gems. Every scrap of food was delicious, save some slightly undercooked fava beans, which I was willing to forgive based on the integrity of the meal as a whole. The beet & walnut salad was beautiful and just what I wanted it to be. Service was quick, attentive and friendly. A perfect experience.

Pros: service, food, wine, parking, comfort

Cons: none that I can think of.

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We used to go to Mizuna every other month (before the food prices became outrageous and wine list limited to high-end bottles only). We recognized that one of the cooks, the sommelier/host and a few of the servers moved from Mizuna to Fruition. We visited Fruition shortly after it first opened (yes, it's taken me a year to write this review!). The sommelier/host (Paul?) served us a couple of times at Mizuna, and he was always very friendly and knowledgeable; he was his same personable self at Fruition. However, the few times we had a particular male server (in his 40s, with long gray hair kept in a ponytail) serve us at Mizuna, we always felt pushed out; we got the feeling that he felt our table wasn't worth his time - don't know why, considering we always ordered a bottle of wine, and three courses each. He definitely paid more attention to bigger tables, going so far as to get their drink order before ours, even though we were seated first. Well, unfortunately, he was our server at our first and only experience at Fruition - we got the same service. He didn't offer a desert menu at the end - he brought us our check before we even asked for it. We had to give it back to him and ask for the dessert/after-dinner drink menu. The food was good (pork belly cavatappi was incredible), but there were some kinks to still work out (chevre fritters were soggy). The We usually like to try a place like Fruition a couple of times before really making a judgement, but this particular server's attitude (which has been consistent with us for a couple of years) has prevented us from returning. Also, the tables were so close together that servers & bussers constantly bumped into the tables in the dining room. If we go back and get that same server, we're going to ask for a different one. We've had too many bad experiences with him.

1
★★★☆☆

We used to go to Mizuna every other month (before the food prices became outrageous and wine list limited to high-end bottles only). We recognized that one of the cooks, the sommelier/host and a few of the servers moved from Mizuna to Fruition. We visited Fruition shortly after it first opened (yes, it's taken me a year to write this review!). The sommelier/host (Paul?) served us a couple of times at Mizuna, and he was always very friendly and knowledgeable; he was his same personable self at Fruition. However, the few times we had a particular male server (in his 40s, with long gray hair kept in a ponytail) serve us at Mizuna, we always felt pushed out; we got the feeling that he felt our table wasn't worth his time - don't know why, considering we always ordered a bottle of wine, and three courses each. He definitely paid more attention to bigger tables, going so far as to get their drink order before ours, even though we were seated first. Well, unfortunately, he was our server at our first and only experience at Fruition - we got the same service. He didn't offer a desert menu at the end - he brought us our check before we even asked for it. We had to give it back to him and ask for the dessert/after-dinner drink menu. The food was good (pork belly cavatappi was incredible), but there were some kinks to still work out (chevre fritters were soggy). The We usually like to try a place like Fruition a couple of times before really making a judgement, but this particular server's attitude (which has been consistent with us for a couple of years) has prevented us from returning. Also, the tables were so close together that servers & bussers constantly bumped into the tables in the dining room. If we go back and get that same server, we're going to ask for a different one. We've had too many bad experiences with him.

Pros: Innovative Menu

Cons: Service, Table layout

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Overall the food was very good but there were several issues that take this to an average restaurant at best. I find it amusing that the Insider Tips rave about the Vegetarian Special which as it turned out was the only option for my Pescetarian fiance because both fish dishes contained meat products. This really limits people with dietary needs going with fish as an option. Our waitress seemed taken aback when we asked about the menu and provided very poor service throughout the meal. The review on 2/19 is accurate I was expecting more than 1 scallop as well. (Although dish was delicious) I would also like to say the Cauliflower Shortbread side with my Lamb was amazing.
Unfortunately this did not offset the overall wierd vibe we got. This restaurant presents itself as innovative/high end and with that I would expect a whole lot more. Unlike others I was not that impressed with the wine list. Our wine was a mid to low priced bottle that offered minimal character and in fact I would call simple at best. From a Spanish Ribera del Duero I would expect more earthyness. Furthermore the whole waitstaff should realize that when a couple finishes there bottle of wine and is waiting to eat there dinner they may want to order some more wine. Instead we waited 5 minutes (as our waitress passed us by several times) and ordered a glass of chardonay and cab. The Cab was good the Chardonay was served about 10 degrees too cold. Overall there was a stuffy air to this restaurant and unfortunately the service did not deliver.

In total I would say the food was above average however, the ambiance, attitude and the inability to deliver knocks this restaurant down.

1
★★★☆☆

Overall the food was very good but there were several issues that take this to an average restaurant at best. I find it amusing that the Insider Tips rave about the Vegetarian Special which as it turned out was the only option for my Pescetarian fiance because both fish dishes contained meat products. This really limits people with dietary needs going with fish as an option. Our waitress seemed taken aback when we asked about the menu and provided very poor service throughout the meal. The review on 2/19 is accurate I was expecting more than 1 scallop as well. (Although dish was delicious) I would also like to say the Cauliflower Shortbread side with my Lamb was amazing.
Unfortunately this did not offset the overall wierd vibe we got. This restaurant presents itself as innovative/high end and with that I would expect a whole lot more. Unlike others I was not that impressed with the wine list. Our wine was a mid to low priced bottle that offered minimal character and in fact I would call simple at best. From a Spanish Ribera del Duero I would expect more earthyness. Furthermore the whole waitstaff should realize that when a couple finishes there bottle of wine and is waiting to eat there dinner they may want to order some more wine. Instead we waited 5 minutes (as our waitress passed us by several times) and ordered a glass of chardonay and cab. The Cab was good the Chardonay was served about 10 degrees too cold. Overall there was a stuffy air to this restaurant and unfortunately the service did not deliver.

In total I would say the food was above average however, the ambiance, attitude and the inability to deliver knocks this restaurant down.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Lacking the ambiance and finer touches to warrant attitude

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This place has some of the best food I've ever tasted in Denver. However, the portions are small so don't hold back on the bread. For example, their diver scallop/S (I'm pretty sure the menu read "scallops," as in more than one when I ordered it) had only one scallop. My other complaint is that the tables are awkwardly close together. I personally like to have conversations when I'm dining with friends and family. However, we felt like we had to keep our conversation as superficial and un-controversial as possible because other customers are literally 2 feet away and can hear everything you say. All in all, I'd go back because the food is that good, I'd just eat a large lunch that day and go with quiet people who talk about mundane stuff.

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★★★★☆

This place has some of the best food I've ever tasted in Denver. However, the portions are small so don't hold back on the bread. For example, their diver scallop/S (I'm pretty sure the menu read "scallops," as in more than one when I ordered it) had only one scallop. My other complaint is that the tables are awkwardly close together. I personally like to have conversations when I'm dining with friends and family. However, we felt like we had to keep our conversation as superficial and un-controversial as possible because other customers are literally 2 feet away and can hear everything you say. All in all, I'd go back because the food is that good, I'd just eat a large lunch that day and go with quiet people who talk about mundane stuff.

Pros: Food!

Cons: portions, tables too close together

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I went here on a date and the food, service, and atmosphere were prefect. I had the "Butter-Poached Smoked Salmon" and it was one of the best salmon dishes I have ever had. The sauce perfectly complimented the salmon without disguising its opulent flavor. Our server was very knowledgeable and only interrupted our dinner at the appropriate times. It's the perfect date spot with its subdued atmosphere and candle-lit lighting. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and will be going back soon.

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★★★★★

I went here on a date and the food, service, and atmosphere were prefect. I had the "Butter-Poached Smoked Salmon" and it was one of the best salmon dishes I have ever had. The sauce perfectly complimented the salmon without disguising its opulent flavor. Our server was very knowledgeable and only interrupted our dinner at the appropriate times. It's the perfect date spot with its subdued atmosphere and candle-lit lighting. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and will be going back soon.

Pros: Great food, pleasant atmosphere, wonderful service

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My boyfriend and I were eager to try Fruition Restaurant this Sunday at 5pm (the time the restaurant opens). We had Stock Show tickets at 7pm and wanted to enjoy a nice, quiet dinner in between taking in the shopping at the Stock Show in the afternoon and the rodeo in the evening. We made our reservation on opentable (which was great) and someone from the restaurant called to confirm at 3pm. We drove all the way to the restaurant and arrived at 5pm. The hostess and wait staff were milling about. It looked as if they had just finished a meeting. We tried the door and found it to be locked. So we waited a few minutes in the cold. When no one acknowledged our presence, we politely got their attention through the window and were told the restaurant will open in 5 minutes. According to our watches, it was already after 5pm. Freezing, we waited a few more minutes and tapped on the window to get the attention of the hostess who reminded us through the window via hand motions that it would be a few more minutes. Sadly, we decided to cancel our reservation. After leaving, we phoned the manager who said his clock said it was five minutes earlier. Still, as we stood out in the cold, we realized this must be the way they are trained to operate and we decided not to support such behavior . It's unfortunate that we didn't get to try the food, but we'd rather give our business to a restaurant that is more considerate of their customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I were eager to try Fruition Restaurant this Sunday at 5pm (the time the restaurant opens). We had Stock Show tickets at 7pm and wanted to enjoy a nice, quiet dinner in between taking in the shopping at the Stock Show in the afternoon and the rodeo in the evening. We made our reservation on opentable (which was great) and someone from the restaurant called to confirm at 3pm. We drove all the way to the restaurant and arrived at 5pm. The hostess and wait staff were milling about. It looked as if they had just finished a meeting. We tried the door and found it to be locked. So we waited a few minutes in the cold. When no one acknowledged our presence, we politely got their attention through the window and were told the restaurant will open in 5 minutes. According to our watches, it was already after 5pm. Freezing, we waited a few more minutes and tapped on the window to get the attention of the hostess who reminded us through the window via hand motions that it would be a few more minutes. Sadly, we decided to cancel our reservation. After leaving, we phoned the manager who said his clock said it was five minutes earlier. Still, as we stood out in the cold, we realized this must be the way they are trained to operate and we decided not to support such behavior . It's unfortunate that we didn't get to try the food, but we'd rather give our business to a restaurant that is more considerate of their customers.

Pros: Looked to be a romantic spot through the window

Cons: Bad manners

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First the good news: the two starters (Pasta Carbonara & Mushroom Soup) we had were out of this world! The presentation and taste could not have been better. The middle ground: My friend had the Chicken Cordon Bleu which he found to be average, but again nice presentation. They must have a one piece limit on bread... it was good but wisked away when the entrees came and even though we asked for more, we didn't get it. It was good bread, though. We shared the apple crumb cake and spice ice cream which were nice -- the ice cream was the star. My personal issue: OK, I know I am probably in the minority here, but I like steak cooked medium or medium well (just barely pink). I ordered the Beef Culotte medium which had great presentation, but came out extremely rare. They graciously took it back to the kitchen (and I told them I just wanted it a little pink) where it was apparently put under a warmer and replated. It came out a little grayer, but just as rare. When you put your fork in a piece of meat that is cut less than a 1/4 inch thick and bright red "juice" (citysearch won't let me use the blo-d word) pours out, it is not cooked medium or medium rare. I know I am in the minority when it comes to meat temperature, so this may not be a big deal to anyone else. But as a paying customer I think they should take more care.

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★★★☆☆

First the good news: the two starters (Pasta Carbonara & Mushroom Soup) we had were out of this world! The presentation and taste could not have been better. The middle ground: My friend had the Chicken Cordon Bleu which he found to be average, but again nice presentation. They must have a one piece limit on bread... it was good but wisked away when the entrees came and even though we asked for more, we didn't get it. It was good bread, though. We shared the apple crumb cake and spice ice cream which were nice -- the ice cream was the star. My personal issue: OK, I know I am probably in the minority here, but I like steak cooked medium or medium well (just barely pink). I ordered the Beef Culotte medium which had great presentation, but came out extremely rare. They graciously took it back to the kitchen (and I told them I just wanted it a little pink) where it was apparently put under a warmer and replated. It came out a little grayer, but just as rare. When you put your fork in a piece of meat that is cut less than a 1/4 inch thick and bright red "juice" (citysearch won't let me use the blo-d word) pours out, it is not cooked medium or medium rare. I know I am in the minority when it comes to meat temperature, so this may not be a big deal to anyone else. But as a paying customer I think they should take more care.

Pros: Gorgeous Presentation

Cons: Food not cooked to order

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Everything about Fruition is fantastic. The food is sublime and the service is as good as it gets. Paul is amazing, making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive until the sad moment when you have to leave. Just perfect!

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★★★★★

Everything about Fruition is fantastic. The food is sublime and the service is as good as it gets. Paul is amazing, making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive until the sad moment when you have to leave. Just perfect!

Pros: Paul and Alex - what a team!

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Fruition is a cozy, welcoming neighborhood place with perfectly balanced and aesthetically pleasing dishes you will find yourself craving in between visits. Chef Alex Seidel has joined the ranks of Jennifer Jasinski, Frank Bonanno, and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson as one of the most talented chefs in the metro area. The menu changes seasonally, but whether it?s the refined potato-wrapped oysters Rockefeller that garnered a mention in Gourmet earlier this year, a luscious cut of beef with decadent duck fat French fries, an unforgettable beet salad with goat cheese fritters, or an upscale spin on BBQ pork, you will be happy and content no matter what you order. In the front of the house, Maitre d? Paul Attardi and his staff are friendly and professional. A ?can?t miss? restaurant for Denver.

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★★★★★

Fruition is a cozy, welcoming neighborhood place with perfectly balanced and aesthetically pleasing dishes you will find yourself craving in between visits. Chef Alex Seidel has joined the ranks of Jennifer Jasinski, Frank Bonanno, and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson as one of the most talented chefs in the metro area. The menu changes seasonally, but whether it?s the refined potato-wrapped oysters Rockefeller that garnered a mention in Gourmet earlier this year, a luscious cut of beef with decadent duck fat French fries, an unforgettable beet salad with goat cheese fritters, or an upscale spin on BBQ pork, you will be happy and content no matter what you order. In the front of the house, Maitre d? Paul Attardi and his staff are friendly and professional. A ?can?t miss? restaurant for Denver.

Pros: Perfectly-executed cuisine that will leave you with cravings

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We were debating visiting one of our usual haunts or trying someplace new for dinner last night, and I'm glad we ventured out! Fruition is a great place with great ambiance! Small tables (it's a bit crowded with tables close together, but it makes things intimate) and small ever-changing menu made the evening. Paul greeted us and seated us promtply on a busy Tuesday evening in which we didn't have reservations (try and get a table by the windows so you can watch the 6th Avenue activity go by).

The wine list is superb (though not very large), with good by-the-glass selections. They still had the summer menu - we had the beef and the barramundi (fish). Fantastic!

It's a very unassuming place in a great location. A great date place! Put this wonderful restaurant on your "to-do" list ASAP!

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★★★★★

We were debating visiting one of our usual haunts or trying someplace new for dinner last night, and I'm glad we ventured out! Fruition is a great place with great ambiance! Small tables (it's a bit crowded with tables close together, but it makes things intimate) and small ever-changing menu made the evening. Paul greeted us and seated us promtply on a busy Tuesday evening in which we didn't have reservations (try and get a table by the windows so you can watch the 6th Avenue activity go by).

The wine list is superb (though not very large), with good by-the-glass selections. They still had the summer menu - we had the beef and the barramundi (fish). Fantastic!

It's a very unassuming place in a great location. A great date place! Put this wonderful restaurant on your "to-do" list ASAP!

Pros: unique menu, well-designed wine list

Cons: tables close together means you're a part of your neighbors conversations

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We don't get out very often. It's the sad truth. We have two little ones at home, and time, energy, and money are at a premium. So I feel compelled to say that essentially any time we can manage to make a break for it, Fruition is out destination. Each time we have been back the food has been sublime, and amazingly, continues to get better. There has not been a single item short of outstanding on the menu. The atmosphere and the service, from Paul at the front door to Alex and Drew in the kitchen, make us feel simultaneously at home and pampered. I cannot say enough good things -- you have to experience it yourself. Most recently, the lemon meringue pie is still making me salivate...this is about as far from the old standard as it is possible to get. Plan to spend some time and savor a cozy, romantic evening.

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★★★★★

We don't get out very often. It's the sad truth. We have two little ones at home, and time, energy, and money are at a premium. So I feel compelled to say that essentially any time we can manage to make a break for it, Fruition is out destination. Each time we have been back the food has been sublime, and amazingly, continues to get better. There has not been a single item short of outstanding on the menu. The atmosphere and the service, from Paul at the front door to Alex and Drew in the kitchen, make us feel simultaneously at home and pampered. I cannot say enough good things -- you have to experience it yourself. Most recently, the lemon meringue pie is still making me salivate...this is about as far from the old standard as it is possible to get. Plan to spend some time and savor a cozy, romantic evening.

Pros: ambience, everything on the menu, Paul

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We were greeted and seated promptly. This is quite a change from Somethin' else. Service was fabulous. The food even better. I can't stop talking about the oyester dish the chef prepares. This restaurant is fairly priced and just charming. Thank you for a wonderful meal.

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★★★★★

We were greeted and seated promptly. This is quite a change from Somethin' else. Service was fabulous. The food even better. I can't stop talking about the oyester dish the chef prepares. This restaurant is fairly priced and just charming. Thank you for a wonderful meal.

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Three of us came out for dinner and WOW. The dining experience reminded me of my summer in southern France where the food is phenomenal, the tables tiny, the service fantastic and the ambiance unpretentious and inviting. We lingered for three hours. A glass of sparkling Francois Montand Rose started us as we layered on the English Pea Shoot Salad, Pasta Carbonara and Oysters Rockefeller. The lemon cured salmon in the salad is delicate and a perfect compliment to the fresh pea shoots. It tastes like summer. The Carbonara is delightfully ?unmixed? I said out loud (and was immediately corrected by my foodie friend to say that the correct term is ?deconstructed? ? I?ll blame the temporary insanity on the carbonara!) with a wonderfully soft boiled egg perched precariously over the top of an amazing morsel of pork belly and surrounded by cavatelli pasta, although a tad bit firm in my humble opinion?all of it resting in a flavorful broth. I carefully stacked each element on my fork and it was a bite of heaven. The Oysters Rockefeller was plated expertly and imaginatively within little potato wraps and the sauce with that dish is terrific, too. I am starting to realize by this time that this restaurant really stands out. Then, for dinner?suffice it to say that we each enjoyed our main courses, but the absolute standouts were the duck breast and tender prime beef culotte. The beef is decorated with the most amazing duck fat french fries, and sorry, we overhead the server explanation to the next table over, it comes only with the main course ? no sides of fries available. I wanted to chime in that they ought to order it anyway, even if they were not hungry enough to eat the beef, but I kept that thought to myself. For dessert?cupcakes and lemon meringue (thank you, Chef!) and should I even get started about the meringue? Another WOW. Exceptional wines, standout food, excellent service and overall a wonderful dining experience. Thank you Fruition!

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★★★★★

Three of us came out for dinner and WOW. The dining experience reminded me of my summer in southern France where the food is phenomenal, the tables tiny, the service fantastic and the ambiance unpretentious and inviting. We lingered for three hours. A glass of sparkling Francois Montand Rose started us as we layered on the English Pea Shoot Salad, Pasta Carbonara and Oysters Rockefeller. The lemon cured salmon in the salad is delicate and a perfect compliment to the fresh pea shoots. It tastes like summer. The Carbonara is delightfully ?unmixed? I said out loud (and was immediately corrected by my foodie friend to say that the correct term is ?deconstructed? ? I?ll blame the temporary insanity on the carbonara!) with a wonderfully soft boiled egg perched precariously over the top of an amazing morsel of pork belly and surrounded by cavatelli pasta, although a tad bit firm in my humble opinion?all of it resting in a flavorful broth. I carefully stacked each element on my fork and it was a bite of heaven. The Oysters Rockefeller was plated expertly and imaginatively within little potato wraps and the sauce with that dish is terrific, too. I am starting to realize by this time that this restaurant really stands out. Then, for dinner?suffice it to say that we each enjoyed our main courses, but the absolute standouts were the duck breast and tender prime beef culotte. The beef is decorated with the most amazing duck fat french fries, and sorry, we overhead the server explanation to the next table over, it comes only with the main course ? no sides of fries available. I wanted to chime in that they ought to order it anyway, even if they were not hungry enough to eat the beef, but I kept that thought to myself. For dessert?cupcakes and lemon meringue (thank you, Chef!) and should I even get started about the meringue? Another WOW. Exceptional wines, standout food, excellent service and overall a wonderful dining experience. Thank you Fruition!

Pros: Inviting, charming restaurant where it's all good: service, food, ambiance, wines...

Cons: Although not ideal for large parties, at least assemble a party of four so you can trade bites.

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The food was great I would love to come back, but the service was so bad I dont think I will. 20 plus minutes to get the dessert menus then even longer to get the check. Just because we didnt fit the foodie sterotype or ask about the art work on the wall( that the server did) he could have cared less. Sorry fruition. Your food rocks, your host was awsome, the support staff was great. but I just got a bad waiter that left a worse taste in my mouth.

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★★★★☆

The food was great I would love to come back, but the service was so bad I dont think I will. 20 plus minutes to get the dessert menus then even longer to get the check. Just because we didnt fit the foodie sterotype or ask about the art work on the wall( that the server did) he could have cared less. Sorry fruition. Your food rocks, your host was awsome, the support staff was great. but I just got a bad waiter that left a worse taste in my mouth.

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During a recent visit to Denver, a local resident suggested I try Fruition for dinner. From the moment I made my reservation until we paid the check and left, everything about this restaurant was pleasant. The food was delicious and the service was experienced (gave good recommendations) and attentive without being overbearing. I wish I had a neighborhood restaurant like Fruition in NYC!

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★★★★★

During a recent visit to Denver, a local resident suggested I try Fruition for dinner. From the moment I made my reservation until we paid the check and left, everything about this restaurant was pleasant. The food was delicious and the service was experienced (gave good recommendations) and attentive without being overbearing. I wish I had a neighborhood restaurant like Fruition in NYC!

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I was so impressed from start to finish at Fruition. I've worked in the dining industry for 17+ years and this is my first online review. Though a bit embarrassed to admit that, particularly because I've enjoyed many wonderful meals in the U.S. and abroad that were deserving, I do think it says something about my exceptional Fruition experience. My date and I shared the Fruition salad, oysters rockefeller, beef culotte, the duck breast and the vanilla pudding - perfectly prepared, wonderful flavors, lovely presentation. Our server, Geoff, was warm & professional as was Paul, the maitre'd. I'm so looking forward to going back again and have been thinking about the duck since that night!

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★★★★★

I was so impressed from start to finish at Fruition. I've worked in the dining industry for 17+ years and this is my first online review. Though a bit embarrassed to admit that, particularly because I've enjoyed many wonderful meals in the U.S. and abroad that were deserving, I do think it says something about my exceptional Fruition experience. My date and I shared the Fruition salad, oysters rockefeller, beef culotte, the duck breast and the vanilla pudding - perfectly prepared, wonderful flavors, lovely presentation. Our server, Geoff, was warm & professional as was Paul, the maitre'd. I'm so looking forward to going back again and have been thinking about the duck since that night!

Pros: food, menu selection, service

Cons: tables very close together

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This restaurant is everything that everyone says about it. Fresh. Delicious. Outstanding. Creative. Perfect food for a foodie. Love the wines. Just a terrific place in so many ways. The owner makes you feel very welcome. Make sure to have reservations.

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★★★★★

This restaurant is everything that everyone says about it. Fresh. Delicious. Outstanding. Creative. Perfect food for a foodie. Love the wines. Just a terrific place in so many ways. The owner makes you feel very welcome. Make sure to have reservations.

Pros: Food food and more food! Fresh & creative. Wonderful wine.

Cons: Space is cramped. Not a good table in the place Dislike the coffee.

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Well done boys, honestly well done. I am typing this review one hour after finishing a five course meal at Fruition and its all good. Halibut Cheeks and Potato Wrapped Oysters Rockefellar are to die for. When our entrees arrived we realized the true diversity in the menu. My girlfriend had the Sole with artichokes and truffled hollandaise, super classical French, and I had baked beans with Pork Confit, cornbread and coleslaw, good ol' American food. Looking at the two dishes next to eachother was really impressive. Nice fresh beets and beautiful house made Lomo, well done chef for taking advantage of our climate. Cure any meat and I will gladly enjoy it.

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★★★★★

Well done boys, honestly well done. I am typing this review one hour after finishing a five course meal at Fruition and its all good. Halibut Cheeks and Potato Wrapped Oysters Rockefellar are to die for. When our entrees arrived we realized the true diversity in the menu. My girlfriend had the Sole with artichokes and truffled hollandaise, super classical French, and I had baked beans with Pork Confit, cornbread and coleslaw, good ol' American food. Looking at the two dishes next to eachother was really impressive. Nice fresh beets and beautiful house made Lomo, well done chef for taking advantage of our climate. Cure any meat and I will gladly enjoy it.

Pros: Food and Service

Cons: cramped

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if your a fan of Table 6 or Il Posto you gotta check out this quaint restaurant. Good Comfort food and tremendous service! Price is very reasonable from their wine list thru their main course. Parking can be a bit tricky here since its around a residential neighborhood but its well worth it.

Try the Rabbit Stew and their Beef Coullete!!!
The staff and service is a definite A Plus

Keep it up!

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★★★★★

if your a fan of Table 6 or Il Posto you gotta check out this quaint restaurant. Good Comfort food and tremendous service! Price is very reasonable from their wine list thru their main course. Parking can be a bit tricky here since its around a residential neighborhood but its well worth it.

Try the Rabbit Stew and their Beef Coullete!!!
The staff and service is a definite A Plus

Keep it up!

Pros: Ambiance , Food, Service

Cons: Parking, no bar area or seating area

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I have only recently moved back to Denver after a four year absence and have never been to Mizuna or Rioja. If I had, I would not care because I don't think Fruition's similarity to any other place would lower my opinion. If you are looking for delicious, beautiful, well-executed, sophisticated fare and very reasonable prices then you should definitely give Fruition a try. My husband and I each had a nice glass of wine, a starter, an entree, dessert, and lovely french press coffee for around $140 tip and tax included.

The interior is lit with many candles in addition to subtle lighting and has a pleasant intimate glow with its red walls and wood floors. There is a lot of attention to detail here. Even the bathrooms have thoughtful little touches. I agree that the waitstaff have a bit of challenge moving around the small space with its many tables but it did not bother me.

The service was excellent. Friendly, attentive, prompt, knowledgeable, unobtrusive. I have absolutely no suggestions in this area.

For starters we had the carbonara and oysters rockefeller. We were in heaven on the first bite. I agree with the other diner that it was so good that words fail me. The food was prepared with minute attention to the overall flavor created by the different seasonings, cooking techniques, and textures. Every bite was blissful. Of course, I had to try the butter poached salmon after reading the reviews here. It was delicate and subtle and wonderful. My husband had the duck with risotto, which was a bit daring and bold and equally delicious. For dessert my husband had the vanilla bean pudding and I had the butter pecan bread pudding with caramel sauce and banana ice cream. The caramel had just enough butter and salt and tasted just right with the banana ice cream.

A lot of people knew each other there so perhaps a lot of friends are helping to get the restaurant going. Denver should be so lucky to keep this restaurant. Give it a try!

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★★★★★

I have only recently moved back to Denver after a four year absence and have never been to Mizuna or Rioja. If I had, I would not care because I don't think Fruition's similarity to any other place would lower my opinion. If you are looking for delicious, beautiful, well-executed, sophisticated fare and very reasonable prices then you should definitely give Fruition a try. My husband and I each had a nice glass of wine, a starter, an entree, dessert, and lovely french press coffee for around $140 tip and tax included.

The interior is lit with many candles in addition to subtle lighting and has a pleasant intimate glow with its red walls and wood floors. There is a lot of attention to detail here. Even the bathrooms have thoughtful little touches. I agree that the waitstaff have a bit of challenge moving around the small space with its many tables but it did not bother me.

The service was excellent. Friendly, attentive, prompt, knowledgeable, unobtrusive. I have absolutely no suggestions in this area.

For starters we had the carbonara and oysters rockefeller. We were in heaven on the first bite. I agree with the other diner that it was so good that words fail me. The food was prepared with minute attention to the overall flavor created by the different seasonings, cooking techniques, and textures. Every bite was blissful. Of course, I had to try the butter poached salmon after reading the reviews here. It was delicate and subtle and wonderful. My husband had the duck with risotto, which was a bit daring and bold and equally delicious. For dessert my husband had the vanilla bean pudding and I had the butter pecan bread pudding with caramel sauce and banana ice cream. The caramel had just enough butter and salt and tasted just right with the banana ice cream.

A lot of people knew each other there so perhaps a lot of friends are helping to get the restaurant going. Denver should be so lucky to keep this restaurant. Give it a try!

Pros: Amazing food, beautiful interior, great service, great value, free street parking

Cons: Very new, get in while you still can

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Beautiful room, good service--everything here is really a tribute to Mizuna, though. I'd like to go back in a few months when they've found their own identity . . .

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★★★☆☆

Beautiful room, good service--everything here is really a tribute to Mizuna, though. I'd like to go back in a few months when they've found their own identity . . .

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Like Mizuna - except better, more affordable and more comfortable

You can feel the passion in the place. And I hate the word "passion". These guys love what they do and so do the staff. I ate there after about three weeks, they certainly have a few tweaks yet. But they asked and we told them and they thanked us for the honest feedback. This place will be great.

The wine list is nice and well priced. The Wallace Brook Pinot at $40 was a great bottle.

The Oven Roasted Beat Carpaccio was amazing, but the Pork Shoulder Confit was a little dry. The Butter Smoked Salmon was amazing, even for a non salmon lover. The Braised Rabbit was a huge success.

The service was attentive, but not over bearing. You might recognize a few faces from Mizuna and Rioja, but this place is their own. It will be one of Denver's best.

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★★★☆☆

Like Mizuna - except better, more affordable and more comfortable

You can feel the passion in the place. And I hate the word "passion". These guys love what they do and so do the staff. I ate there after about three weeks, they certainly have a few tweaks yet. But they asked and we told them and they thanked us for the honest feedback. This place will be great.

The wine list is nice and well priced. The Wallace Brook Pinot at $40 was a great bottle.

The Oven Roasted Beat Carpaccio was amazing, but the Pork Shoulder Confit was a little dry. The Butter Smoked Salmon was amazing, even for a non salmon lover. The Braised Rabbit was a huge success.

The service was attentive, but not over bearing. You might recognize a few faces from Mizuna and Rioja, but this place is their own. It will be one of Denver's best.

Pros: Small, quaint, affordable and very comfortable. No pretense, just great food.

Cons: Very new, but working very hard.

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When my husband and I received our meals and took our first bite, we both looked at each other with sheer delight! I had the butter poached salmon with beet spaetzle and he had veal cheeks with polenta. Both dishes were so outstanding I don't even have a word for them. We then had dessert. I had the vanilla bean pudding and he had the apple pie. Fabulous. When we got our ticket, we were further surprised by the very modest cost. I was expecting a much higher price tag because the service was absolutely impeccable and the atmosphere is classy, cozy and refined without being stuffy. We so completely enjoyed our total experience here, we cannot wait to go back and will make it a regular visit. Please do yourself a favor and visit this wonderful little place! It's truly marvelous!!!

Addendum: We returned to the restaurant with my cousin from Florida and his wife last August (2007). While the food was just as excellent, the service was not. We'd made our reservations, showed up on time and still wound up waiting and waiting and waiting for each course to be served. We could not get more bread, refills on our drinks or our waitress' attention and we left feeling very disappointed and a little bit embarassed. We'd bragged the place up so much and then felt very let down by the somewhat neglectful yet rushed and rude service. This is NOT the experience we had the first time around so we wondered if Fruition has just gotten too busy and therefore cannot pay as close attention to their customers as they did in the beginning. I do not know if we will take the time and effort to come back considering we have to drive 100 miles to do so. :(

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★★★☆☆

When my husband and I received our meals and took our first bite, we both looked at each other with sheer delight! I had the butter poached salmon with beet spaetzle and he had veal cheeks with polenta. Both dishes were so outstanding I don't even have a word for them. We then had dessert. I had the vanilla bean pudding and he had the apple pie. Fabulous. When we got our ticket, we were further surprised by the very modest cost. I was expecting a much higher price tag because the service was absolutely impeccable and the atmosphere is classy, cozy and refined without being stuffy. We so completely enjoyed our total experience here, we cannot wait to go back and will make it a regular visit. Please do yourself a favor and visit this wonderful little place! It's truly marvelous!!!

Addendum: We returned to the restaurant with my cousin from Florida and his wife last August (2007). While the food was just as excellent, the service was not. We'd made our reservations, showed up on time and still wound up waiting and waiting and waiting for each course to be served. We could not get more bread, refills on our drinks or our waitress' attention and we left feeling very disappointed and a little bit embarassed. We'd bragged the place up so much and then felt very let down by the somewhat neglectful yet rushed and rude service. This is NOT the experience we had the first time around so we wondered if Fruition has just gotten too busy and therefore cannot pay as close attention to their customers as they did in the beginning. I do not know if we will take the time and effort to come back considering we have to drive 100 miles to do so. :(

Pros: Great Food!!!

Cons: Parking is a bit tricky. Service can be slow and neglectful.

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After Squeaky Bean you'll find the next best restaurant in Denver at Fruition. The service and food is impeccable.

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★★★★★

After Squeaky Bean you'll find the next best restaurant in Denver at Fruition. The service and food is impeccable.

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