Where late-night dining options are concerned, Denver is surprisingly lacking despite the rapid growth seen in the industry this year. But count one for the northwest side of town when Brazen opens tomorrow at 4450 West 38th Avenue, with hours until 2 a.m. six nights a week and food served late. The neighborhood eatery—tiptoeing the line between West Highland and Berkeley—offers a menu heavy on small, shareable plates but not without larger entrees.
On chef Lance Barto's menu look for various crostini, salad, and vegetable offerings, in addition to dishes like hamachi crudo, ricotta gnudi, and hanger steak, though the menu will change regularly. Those with a sweet tooth will find comfort in the s'mores, set to be the signature dessert.
Owned by restaurant veteran Christopher Sargent, Brazen will mark his first solo project, though his experience includes time at Rioja, Acorn, and consulting on several concepts in Las Vegas. Brazen's look skews rustic yet contemporary, with an open kitchen and a large, dog-friendly patio outfitted with a fire pit as feature points.
Brazen will open tomorrow, September 27 at 4 p.m. for dinner service, with weekend brunch following soon. Regular hours will be Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.