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Iron Rail Tavern Pulls Into Wheat Ridge Today

Executive chef Donne Briggs is behind the menu at this rustic restaurant with steakhouse flare.

Iron Rail Tavern
Iron Rail Tavern
Andra Zeppelin

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.

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Iron Rail Tavern

4111 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (303) 579-4790