Fire restaurant and lounge, located on the fourth floor of The Art, a Hotel, was our first stop for Denver Restaurant Week. The location was perfect, as we were attending Westword’s annual Artopia event across the street at City Hall. The hotel entrance is covered in light. Immediately after entering the main doors, you will start to see why it is called The Art, a Hotel. Art and sculptures are scattered about the lobby, elevators and throughout the entire building.
We arrive about an hour earlier than our scheduled reservation to take advantage of Fire’s Social Hour. From 3-6pm daily, the menu features small bites, sliders, shareable plates and specialty cocktails. This is definitely going to be the best bang for your buck. The handcrafted cocktails can be on the higher end of the price scale. As we chatted over drinks you can’t help but notice the beauty of the space. Floor and ceiling glass windows surround the dining area. This provides an awesome view of the outdoor lounge and terrace areas equipped with a fire pit. The dining area is made of three separate open but connected spaces.
From the Social Hour menu we the Colorado lamb and a crab cake slider paired with a barrel aged old-fashioned and fresh squeezed greyhound. The sliders had balance flavor and were a decent portion size. The drinks were stiff and well made. On to the Denver Restaurant Week menu.
Pork Belly Bun
Fall Harvest Greens
Red Borscht Soup
Sweet Potato Manicotti
Grilled Hangar Steak
Rocky Mountain Trout “Cajou”
Milk & Cookies
Angel Food Cake & Berries
All the food entrees were prepared well. The Sweet Potato Manicotti being the most unique of the bunch. There were no overwhelming flavors or anything that made a huge impact on me as pertains to the food. Each item showcases great balance. The service was solid and the environment is a bit upscale while still feeling inviting. Fire would be an awesome place to have a business meeting, happy hour meet up or for solo diners who may just want a beverage and to enjoy the outdoor space. Their menu will host seasonal changes. If you are looking for somewhere to eat little ways away from the downtown traffic this is a highly recommending destination. I’ll definitely be there through the spring and the summer to take advantage of their lovely terrace area.
Fire Restaurant & Lounge - The Art, A Hotel
1201 Broadway, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203