Residents on the northwest side of town have a new option today with the opening of Iron Rail Tavern at 4111 Kipling Street. The Wheat Ridge restaurant is centered on a rustic tavern environment with a board that takes cues from steakhouse classics with a Colorado twist.
After the sudden closure and bizarre drama surrounding short-lived Provisions ChopHaus & Drinkery in LoDo, executive chef Donne Briggs has moved on to helm the kitchen at this venture. Look for a dinner menu consisting of dishes like spicy beer-boiled peel-and-eat shrimp, filet mignon French onion soup, and steak cuts like ribeye and New York strip in addition to other entrees such as the tomahawk bone-in pork chop and rack of lamb.
At lunch, the offerings cover the bases with burgers, bratwurst, Polish sausage, sandwiches—think French dip and chicken salad, a steak, and wild salmon. The goal is to make most of everything from scratch including the sausages, house-made pastrami, house-ground mustards, pastas, and more.
The dining room and bar combine for a total of 110 seats, with the bar offering games shown on the TVs. Also on game days, a giant smoker outside will assist in the preparation of a variety of smoked meats.
Beer is the focus for beverages, with 25 choices on tap—the majority of which are from Colorado—and more in bottles. There are also wines on tap, a red and a white, in addition to 15 bottles, all of which are available by the glass with the exception of the prosecco.
Iron Rail Tavern is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.