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A Critical Take-Down of Dining in Denver

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A local food blogger boldly lists worst brunch and other culinary conundrums.

As diners, we're on the hunt for venues and experiences to savor with satisfaction, rarely seeking to out poor performances or mediocre meals. Consumers of both food and media focused on food, however, are drawn like moths to the flame when scathing restaurant reviews emerge from incensed eaters.

Local brunch blogger, Lauren Monitz spewed her critical assessment of five local eateries last week – though unlikely in jest for the foolish holiday festivities – following a series of laudatory reviews on the Denver dining scene in Westword. "I feel it is necessary to share some of my biggest letdowns in the Denver dining industry," she wrote for The DownLo.

Her thumbs-down honors covered:

In the spirit of brutal honesty, what hyped dishes or must-try restaurants have let you down?

Stoic & Genuine

1701 Wynkoop Street, , CO 80202 (303) 640-3474 Visit Website

Denver Deep Dish

819 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80206 (720) 515-9090 Visit Website

Lucile's Creole Cafe

275 S Logan Street, Denver, CO 80209 303 282 6258

Fork & Spoon

341 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203

Williams & Graham

3160 Tejon Street, , CO 80211 (303) 997-8886 Visit Website