Find of the Month
THE CURTIS CLUB
2100 Curtis, Denver
21st and Curtis
L- Mon=Fri BR: sat-sun :D-daily
The Curtis Club, the latest addition to a growing area is one fun spot. Enter to the space that starts with a touch of country western at the focal bar, wagon wheels, adds reclaimed woods brings on the contemporary feel, and finished with touches of the Victorian era with a bit of red wallpaper and settee. The community table has funky barstools but there are booths and tables for more comfort. It adds up to a mishmash décor that works as a background for some truly great food. Owner Scott Bagus, a musician, decided to enter the restaurant world and snagged Eric Johnson, formerly of the Flagstaff House as chef. What a great move, as the creativity, presentation, and tastes of the food is very special. Start with the house salad, soup or the moment, terrific oysters, a divine winter vegetable salad, and deviled quail eggs. Whatever you order from the share list, there is enough for many. Do not miss the best Brussels sprouts petals with toasted almonds, currants, and queso de mano. These are about the best Brussels sprouts ever. The entrée list rocks as well: bison bolgonese, foraged mushrooms, rack of lamb, beef tenderloin, and lobster and grits start the list. The hickory smoked trout with quinoa, rabbit wrapped in bacon, and duck with faro cake amaze with perfect seasonings, accompaniments that so add to the flavors, and all priced reasonably. Desserts are awesome as well with toffee pudding, chocolate cake, fruit desserts and more. There are many gluten free and vegetarian options to make dining perfect for many. The service is lovely, the wine and cocktail list very good too. It’s casual and very special. They do lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, happy and late night specials as well. The Curtis Club is one great spot and a special treat.