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.
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