On the Aesthetic: The new Denver location sports an "artsy" and charming atmosphere similar to its original Telluride outpost. Zagat praises the "quirky-cool setup" of the 2,300 square foot space, complete with a stage-like bar, a community table and array of knickknacks your Nana would be jealous of. The restaurant guide includes the bar/restaurant in its "Hottest Bars in Denver" lineup for 2016, citing the customized "jam" drinks and the salmon-belly tostadas as "must-order" menu items. [Zagat]
Wide-Ranging Food Without Forgetting Where You Came From: There...'s menu options adds touches of whimsy to the offerings of small bites, shared plates, "Italian Food" (an homage to the space's previous tenants, Pagliacci's), black list cocktails, wine and beer. From a variety of $4 steamed buns to $14 grain bowls, even your vegetarian friend can find a dish to dig into. The Denver Post remarks that There... is more than just "a hip restaurant with secret menus." With a tap list loaded with drafts from Telluride Brewing Co. and decorative details that allude to the town's mining history, There's hometown touches gives diners "a reason to stay off the beaten path." [The Denver Post]
The New Kid on the Block with a Neighborhood Feel: Westword also includes the eclectic eatery in its recent feature "Twenty-Something for Twenty-Somethings: Creative Dining for the Budget Minded." Noting that There... is "not a a subtle place," author Kelsey Colt claims the theatrical backdrop and waitstaff bounding with "contagious energy" fosters a "fun atmosphere for everyone." The magazine also boasts that There... seems like " more like a neighborhood bar, where it only takes a visit or two before the bartenders know your name and you're tipped off to all manner of insider specials." [Westword]
The Service Blues: While most diners enjoy the staff's high-energy and interactive service style, few guests were frustrated by the long lulls throughout their meal. One diner on Yelp found both the dishes and the service "underwhelming" and unfulfilling, ultimately having to stop for food on the way home. Another diner asserts that the staff's behavior "define[s] pretentious" and they have no plans to return to There....