Chef Jeff Osaka is ready to bring Twelve back. A first venture for the California transplant, Twelve shuttered two years ago after a six year stint in the Ballpark neighborhood. The 2.0 version will be located in Congress Park in the former Glaze space at 1160 Madison Street. Its new name, 12@Madison, plays on both the history of the eatery and the address of its new home.
When it opens in late September, 12@Madison will bring back Osaka's focus on seasonal ingredients in a more relaxed and casual setting. The menu will feature a selection of small plates meant for grazing, plus a nightly plat du jour meant to be shared among several diners. Unlike the original Twelve, dishes here will change seasonally instead of monthly. A cocktail program and wine menu will complement the food.
While gearing up for this new restaurant and the opening of The Denver Central Market, Osaka is saying goodbye to the second outpost of Osaka Ramen, a casual noodle shop that he opened in Cherry Creek in July 2015. The last day of service there will be Saturday, August 20. The original RiNo location remains open.
When it launches, 12@Madison will serve dinner Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 4 p.m. and a Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional services may be added at a later time.