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Fresh Catch Wewatta Point Opens Today

Second Denver restaurant from the Point Restaurant family enters the downtown scene

Adam Larkey

Wewatta Point dives into Lower Downtown today bringing fresh seafood and nautical themes to Lower Downtown — 1607 Wewatta St. — just a hop, skip and a jump away from Union Station.

The second location for The Point Restaurants — with a sister eatery in Studio City, California — the hospitality group also owns Wewatta Point’s next door gastropub, Public School 303. The seafood-centric restaurant brings a menu of fresh, sustainable, organic ingredients with regional flavor.

Wewatta Point is relaxed and approachable, trending toward beachy, something that Colorado lacks, with vaulted ceilings, white marble, grey and blue accents and lights shaped like lobster traps dotting the ceiling. Floating round six-tops and long banquets line the dining room, as well as bar seating options.

The menu, conceived by Grill Concepts and The Point Restaurants’ corporate chef Lee Velasco, is different between the two locations, with more sushi available in the California spot.

Seafood shipments bring fresh fish every other day, prepared simply. In addition to appetizers such as seasonal oysters and ceviche, the jumbo lump crab cake is seasoned with whole grain mustard, while the lobster roll, served with warm butter and lemon on a brioche bun from Harvest Moon Bakery. The crab Benedict comes with applewood smoked bacon, frisee, brioche, hollandaise and tograshi, while the whole, wild-caught Thai snapper is served scored and flash fried with cilantro-ginger vinaigrette and herb salad. If you’re not feeling fishy, a selection of meat and poultry entrees are available, including the pork chop and half roasted chicken.

For those who chose to pair their fare with something refreshing, or just join for happy hour, craft beers and cocktails are made with freshly squeezed juices and house-made syrups. The Pear Necessities is made with spic, along with a jammy, seasonal spiced tequila cocktail.

Wewatta Point is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and happy hour, called “Low Tide,” runs Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Wewatta Point

1607 Wewatta St., Denver, CO 80202