The Denver Post's William Porter reviewed Butcher's Bistro this week, deeming it a "carnivore emporium." Nuzzled between a pawn shop and a tattoo parlor on the "other end of Larimer," Porter admired the bistro's "rustic vibe" and the friendly and talkative staff. As for the goods on his plate, his reflections on the pig's head torchon, charcuterie platter, and smoked pork shoulder were highly positive. He also appreciated the "novel" sides that accompany the steaks.
Stacey's Brugeman of 5280 Magazine complied her visits to Bistro Barbes in a review of a restaurant that left her feeling like she had voyaged to a French colony on the coast of Africa. Impressed the presence chef Jon Robbins' culinary experience abroad within the menu and having named a few favorite dishes, Brugeman firmly stated that there is room for improvement for the Park Hill addition. Random closings, meals delivered cold, and mixed levels of service rounded out the causes of disappointment for the reviewer.