From the moment we stepped inside it felt like we were transported back to France and I was so excited for a decadent meal at Denver’s new European restaurant: LeRoux!
While we normally opt for Italian when going out, I wanted to try this French restaurant as its part of the ChoLon Restaurant Concepts group, and we loved our meal at ChoLon, which is conveniently right next door. It’s been under construction for a while and then one night I walked by it on my way home and saw the soft candlelight so we knew it was time to go.
We had an excellent meal and so if you’re looking for a review of LeRoux in Denver, see what’s in store with our little write-up!
The food and presentation was to die for.
We started with the wagyu beef tartare with smoked eggs, caviar, and gaufrette chips.
It was amazing. It came out in a covered dish with swirling smoke. I don’t know if I was more impressed with the presentation or the flavors. The tartare was perfect and the caviar topping added a bit of saltiness to it and the delicate chips paired well with it.
For our entrees, I selected the scallops in a champagne beurre blanc sauce with lobster froth and trumpet royale; Rick chose the French onion short rib with pommes gruyere and leeks. The portion sizes were perfect and the quality of the food was excellent. My scallops were chewy and that sauce was divine, and Rick’s short rib just melted in our mouths.
We paired a bottle of Le Passage with our meal – had to theme it up and go with a French wine!
To end our meal, I ordered a cappuccino and they brought out these delightful little marshmallow bites.
For the quality of service and food, the price point was on point. Starters were in the $16 – 21 range, vegetable-based dishes around $15, and good cuts of meat in the low to mid-30s. Fish ranged from about $25 – 35. Their cheese cart options also looked amazing.
Our server was very attentive and friendly and made sure to inquire if we had any time constraints on dinner – which we did! She gave us enough time to look over the menu, sample some wine before selecting our bottle, and checked to make sure everything was to our liking.
The decor reminded me of a Parisian bistro with its black and white checkered floors, chandeliers glinting from the candlelight, and the cozy tables and booths. The lighting is low and the seating is spread out enough that you’re not right on top of other tables but you can still eye others’ entrees to see what you want to order next time.
It was the perfect setting for a date night in Denver and we can’t wait to go back.
LeRoux is open for dinner from 5 – 9 p.m. on Sunday – Monday, 5 – 10 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday, and 5 – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The restaurant is open for lunch during the work week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by for happy hour from 2 – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday, or Tuesday through Saturday for a late night bite from 9 p.m. to close.
On their website, they do say a brunch menu is coming soon and I can’t wait to see it!
Overall, our dining experience at LeRoux was exceptional and we’re looking forward to our next reservation there.
What are you waiting for? If you’re in the Denver area make a reservation and check out the fine dining at LeRoux now! Let us know what you think on Twitter!