At The Populist we firmly believe that dining is a communal act. Owners Jonathan Power, Noah Price, and Cliff White strive to emphasize this philosophy at every turn. From the numerous community tables to the nature and construction of the dishes on the menu: sharing your environment and your food is emphatically supported. Chef Power presents a regularly changing lineup of New American small plates that both excite and challenge diners. An approachable but nuanced wine list brings excellent bottles from lesser known winemakers to the table. And the cocktail list --featuring both classic and contemporary variations-- drives home the point that this intimate eatery seeks to provide a unique and memorable experience in the burgeoning Denver dining scene.
Come on in! We set aside a significant portion of our seats every night, including our community tables, bar, and patio for walk-in guests, who will be seated on a first-come, first-served, first-complete party basis. Please speak with the host at the door, who will either seat you immediately or put you on the evening's wait list. Please keep in mind the following tips if you are planning on walking in:
- Immediate walk-in availability is greatest before 6:00 or after 8:30
- If you are walking in during the prime dinner hours of 6:00-8:30 please understand & expect possible extended wait times.
- We seat walk-ins on a first-come, first-served, first-complete party basis.
- If you are a party of 7+ guests we strongly encourage reservations and cannot guarantee walk-in space for parties larger than this.
We do take a limited number of reservations each evening for parties of 1 to 8 people. Please make your reservation through Resy below, or call our host at 720-432-3163.
If you are interested in dining as a larger party of 9 to 16 people we can host your group in our Piano Room! We offer one reservation each evening at 5:00. A minimum food & beverage purchase of $800 (Monday-Wednesday) and $1000 (Fridays and Saturdays) (not including tax+gratuity) is required, as well as a credit card to secure the spot. Cancellation within 48 hours of the date results in a $25/person charge. Please email emily[at]thepopulistdenver.com for details and availability.
• Ring in your New Years Eve with us! $65/person for a special NYE version of our Chef's tasting menu. Please note our a la carte menu is NOT available this evening. All reservations are available online and a credit card is required to secure your spot.
• The Populist is closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday 11/24. Normal business hours will resume Friday, 11/25.
•The Populist will be closed Saturday December 24 through Tuesday December 27. Normal business hours will resume Wednesday December 28.
• The Populist is available for private events for parties of up to 65 people. Please note this requires a buy-out of the restaurant for the evening with a minimum two-month lead time. Please email emily[at]thepopulistdenver[dot]com to get more detailed information. Please include your desired date and number of people.
• Professional photography at The Populist requires prior approval from ownership. If you are interested in organizing a photo shoot please email emily[at]thepopulistdenver[dot]com.
For inquiries and information please email: info [at] thepopulistdenver.com
GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE IN PERSON OR BY PHONE.