Starting on Sunday, February 24, Twelve, the popular Ballpark restaurant owned by chef Jeff Osaka, will add Sunday and Monday to its regular dinner service. This will make Twelve one of the few upscale restaurants that are open seven nights a week.
Why the change and why now? "I think the neighborhood has finally come into its own- In the next year and half there are close to 1000 apartments and condos being built within a few blocks of Twelve,"" Osaka said. "When I opened in the Ballpark neighborhood, there were the early pioneers like Snooze and Marco's, but I was the only business this north of Larimer that served dinner and stayed open past 6 p.m. Now you have Hi-Rise, Biker Jim's, Trillium, Ignite, Billy's Hot Dogs, Amerigo, the Populist, and the few restaurants slated to open in the future," he added.
The addition of Sunday and Monday will give Denver diners a new option for days when many restaurants are closed and it will also allow industry professionals who only have those days off from work to experience Osaka's food. "I foresee more of my regulars using Sunday and Monday as another option, and a lot of industry folks as well," Osaka explained.
The prix-fixe menu days are changing from from Tuesday-Thursday to Monday-Wednesday. This menu is a three-course dinner that includes any appetizer, entree, and dessert for just $38 per person. The plan is for Twelve to be open 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily, but Osaka reserved the right to close an hour earlier on Sundays.
Twelve Restaurant [Photo: TripAdvisor]