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Pistol Whip is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Denver.

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New American Restaurant Pistol Whip Opens in the Santa Fe Arts District

Menus span brunch through dinner

Pistol Whip is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Denver.
| Jonathan Phillips

Tribe Tattoo owner John Slaughter hopes to bring a “sense of community, tribe, culture, and artistry” to the Santa Fe Arts District with his new American restaurant Pistol Whip.

Nicholas Lebas, a native of France, heads up the kitchen and worked in kitchens across Europe, Mexico, Texas, and Florida before moving to Denver to take the helm at Panzano Restaurant at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco.

Dishes with seafood, dry-aged meats, charcuterie, fennel, chocolate, and olives make up the menu. Pasta, salads, and sandwiches arrive at lunch while dinner features shareable starters, seafood, and grilled meats. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays offers a lobster roll, a lamb Scotch egg, and fish and chips.

General manager Luke Recine put together a wine list that features 20 wines by the glass (including four on tap) and about 50 bottles. Diners can create their own martini with a choice of vodka or gin and a selection of house-made garnishes for $10. Happy hour features drink and food specials daily from 3 to 5:30 pm.

The restaurant seats 160 in the dining room, bar, and on its outdoor patio.

Pistol Whip, 698 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303-963-5346. Open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner daily from 5 p.m. to close. Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The front door opens into the bar and smaller dining area at Pistol Whip.
The front door opens into the bar and smaller dining area at Pistol Whip.
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The bar at Pistol Whip is lined with liquor and wine with plush blue stools to sit on.
The bar at Pistol Whip is lined with liquor and wine with plush blue stools to sit on.
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The bar looks back toward the kitchen at Pistol Whip.
The bar looks back toward the kitchen at Pistol Whip.
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A shot from the hostess area looking toward the bar and smaller dining room at Pistol Whip.
A shot from the hostess area looking toward the bar and smaller dining room at Pistol Whip.
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The bar area at Pistol Whip.
The bar area at Pistol Whip.
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Long tables for larger groups or communal seating in the bar area at Pistol Whip.
Long tables for larger groups or communal seating in the bar area at Pistol Whip.
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The bar area and main dining room at Pistol Whip can be made semi separated by frosted sliding windows.
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The main dining area at Pistol Whip features tassled chandeliers hanging throughout.
The main dining area at Pistol Whip features tassled chandeliers hanging throughout.
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Steak tartare with crispy potatoes, smoked quail egg, black olive vinaigrette, parsley cured egg yolk, and sunflower micro greens at Pistol Whip.
Steak tartare with crispy potatoes, smoked quail egg, black olive vinaigrette, parsley cured egg yolk, and sunflower micro greens at Pistol Whip.
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The Pistol Whip Burger topped with pimiento cheese, butter lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, grilled onion relish and Texas Pete sauce served with garlic fries.
The Pistol Whip Burger topped with pimiento cheese, butter lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, grilled onion relish and Texas Pete sauce served with garlic fries.
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The hangar steak with local mushrooms, house tasso ham, potato puree, fried Tuscan kale and topped with a red wine shallot sauce at Pistol Whip.
The hangar steak with local mushrooms, house tasso ham, potato puree, fried Tuscan kale and topped with a red wine shallot sauce at Pistol Whip.
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The pappardelle carbonara with wide ribbons, tender belly lardons, crab, shallots, cream, and parmigiano topped with a sunny side up egg at Pistol Whip.
The pappardelle carbonara with wide ribbons, tender belly lardons, crab, shallots, cream, and parmigiano topped with a sunny side up egg at Pistol Whip.
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The white cheesecake, white chocolate, and lavender cheesecake with raspberry mint gel, dark chocolate crisps, and fresh raspberries at Pistol Whip.
The white cheesecake, white chocolate, and lavender cheesecake with raspberry mint gel, dark chocolate crisps, and fresh raspberries at Pistol Whip.
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698 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 303-963-5346 Visit Website
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