Milk & Honey Bar and Kitchen is closed after a 2.5-year run in a courtyard off Larimer Square. Scattered lights are the only signs of life as the 150-seat space continues to be cleaned, emptied, and vacated at 1414 Larimer Street.
The subterranean fine dining spot opened in 2015 under chef Michael Shiell, who formerly owned Michael’s in Cherry Creek. Milk & Honey joined Green Russell and Bistro Vendome in its hidden Larimer Square corner, and the new restaurant was received well by critics. That year, Eater ranked it as the 30th most significant opening of 2015 (of 30 included new restaurants). Nos. 1, 2, and 3 on the list were Hop Alley, Bar Dough, and Cho 77.
At Milk & Honey, Foie gras bon bons were an early calling card. At the time of closing, octopus skewers, bone marrow brûlée, and stuffed squash blossoms were on the dinner menu.
Calls and messages to the restaurant’s owners were not initially returned. Along with the rest of Larimer Street’s 1400 block, the space Milk & Honey occupied is owned by Larimer Associates. The real estate developer and property manager leases all of the retail space in Larimer Square as well as at Union Station.