Eater Denver: Wildly Edible Colorado

By: Emily Hutto, November 18, 2013

"On Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30 p.m. at  Charcoal Restaurant, join Nick Martinez, chef and founder of Hunt & Gather, for Wildly Edible Colorado. This private dinner features chantrelle gnocchi, a porcini waffle, and pumpkin sponge cake."
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303 Magazine Review: The Best Happy Hours Near Denver Fashion Week

The Happiest Hour
By: Megan Barber, November 7, 2013

"Happy hour drinks are available everyday from 4:00-6:00 pm at this Golden Triangle hot spot. Try the wines by the glass ($4) or opt for a nice selection of $4 wells. Think you need a snack before drooling over those gorgeous clothes? ...the bacon wrapped dates are worth the splurge."
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303 Magazine Review: Happy Hour

The Happiest Hour
By: Megan Barber, October 10, 2013

"You really just can't go wrong with the happy hour at Charcoal. But Charcoal is that neighborhood joint that just makes you feel welcome and relaxed from the second you arrive. So grab a glass of pinot and let the work worries melt away. The bacon wrapped dates alone are worth a visit."
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Life on Capitol Hill

Capitol Business Column
By: J. L. Shultheis Price, October, 2013

"One of the reasons for Charcoal's continued success appears to be the monthly Chef's Dinners. I'm told that each month's event has sold out in the past. In addition, the Scandinavian-influenced eatery has added a new Happy Hour menu that yields great nibbles 4-6pm weekdays."
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Culinary Colorado Review

Charcoal's Own Restaurant Week
By: Claire Walter, Culinary Colorado, August 7, 2013

"Golden Triangle restaurant puts a spark into summer. Despite it's sutle location, Charcoal Restaurant has built a following among Golden Triangle condo dwellers who aprreciate it's sleek style and Swedish-influenced menu at dinner and weekend brunch and people from out of the neighborhood who have read the very positive reviews since it opened nearly 2 years ago."
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303 Magazine Review: Dinner

Fork It: Charcoal Restaurant Week 
By: Molly Martin, 303 Magazine, August 6, 2013

"Tucked away between Broadway and Acoma, Charcoal Restaurant seems to be a bit of a neighborhood secret, but their impeccably crafted cuisine and attentive service is worth a drive... With regular menu items like  Cast Iron Grilled Alaskan Halibut served with a succotash and pecan smoked bacon Grilled Colorado Lamb Sirloin, I can't wait to go back and sample even more."
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303 Magazine Review: Brunch

The Morning After: Swedish Cuisine at Charcoal's Brunch
By: Molly Martin, 303 Magazine, July 20, 2013

"You've Got to Try: The five-course tasting menu for $15 filled with a varying selection of brunch favorites like French Toast as well as traditional Swedish items like Potato Pancakes served with House Smoked Salmon. An upscale restaurant without any pretention, Charcoal is a great brunch spot for food made with care, attentive service, and a classy yet relaxed experience without the crowds..."
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5280 Magazine Review

Comfort Zone
By: Shari Caudron, Eat & Drink, Dec 2012

"I just want a good meal in a grown-up restaurant free of arrogance and affect. I want a meal from a chef who's not working out his or her issues in the kitchen. I want a chef who places my needs above his or her own. Happily-and with great relief-I discovered these characteristics at Charcoal...Landberg's starters lean heavily on assertive flavors designed to accelerate your appetite. The bacon-wrapped dates are chewy, sweet-and-smoky nuggets that pair well with anything from a bright glass of Albariño to a heady bourbon cocktail. His succulent and substantial lamb meatball explodes with Middle Eastern spices-cumin, turmeric, paprika, garlic-and is cooled by a pool of tangy, dill-laced tzatziki..."
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5280 Magazine: Best New Restaurants

By: Amanda Faison - March 2012

"At just six months old, Charcoal is already an anchor in the Golden Triangle neighborhood... a modern space draped in sultry fabrics, dark wood, and a glass-enclosed wine case. The menu is reminiscent of a steak house, but the food and presentation is much more nuanced than a slab of sizzling beef on a white plate. Landberg wraps striped bass in speck and serves it with an inventive sweet potato tortilla Española. He gets a perfect sear on the New York strip, adds Stilton crème, and tops it with a crispy sourdough onion ring. He bathes mussels in a spicy Hatch green chile-white wine broth and serves grilled pork loin with a flaky Roquefort biscuit. It's in these small, surprising elements that Landberg's passion for his craft truly shows."
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Denver Post Review

Smokin' new spot has room to spare but delivers goods
By: William Porter The Denver Post - Dining Out, Oct 26, 2011

"Some restaurants arrive in a five-alarm blaze of hoopla, often hiding the fact that they offer more sparks than heat. Others come to the scene quiet as a struck match. But oh, the resulting glow. Charcoal, a recent arrival in the Golden Triangle, falls squarely into the second category. Helmed by Aric Sandoval and Patrik Landberg, who run the front of the house and kitchen respectively, this restaurant already turns out superb food in a sleek room..."
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5280 Magazine: Table Talk Blog

Go Now: Charcoal Restaurant 
By: Shari Caudron: Table Talk, Oct 26, 2011

"We championed Chef Jens Patrik Landberg's cooking when he manned the burners at Satchel's Market in Park Hill. So when we heard he was opening Charcoal Restaurant in the Golden Triangle... We paid a visit shortly after the September 26th opening, and we're pleased to report that Charcoal is a showcase for Landberg's talents. The restaurant is warm and modern, with a chef's-view kitchen, a large open dining area, and an elegant glass wine wall separating the dining area from the inviting bar..."
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Denver Examiner Review

Denver's Charcoal Restaurant and Infinite Monkey Theorem: A hip combination
By: Bronwyn Long Colorado Wine Examiner, December 17, 2011

"Last Thursday, December 15, wine and food lovers were treated to the delicious pairings of Charcoal Restaurant's Sous Chef Josh Carmichael and The Infinite Monkey Theorem's winemaker Ben Parsons. Coming ten days before Christmas, the wine dinner served as a perfect reminder to consider Charcoal Restaurant in your Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve plans... Sumihiro described the design of the restaurant as "wabi-sabi," or a Japanese concept that celebrates nature's imperfections. The space includes a vibrant open kitchen paired with light fixtures arranged deliberately in an imperfect pattern. An adega or temperature-controlled glass wine cellar separates the bar and restaurant space. The cooking technique uses a charcoal, a high-heat, low-smoke method that sears meat and caramelizes vegetables beautifully."
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Baby Boomers Online Magazine Review

The Denver You Don't Want to Miss
By: Laura Ann Klein

"Denver is becoming a mecca for great gourmet food. Your taste buds point to The Golden Triangle's new darling Charcoal where the straightforward menu of four dollar sign food at three dollar sign prices in a six dollar sign room. If you're a wine drinker, his list has something for everyone from the connoisseur to people like me who just like the taste of wine with their food." 


Read more reviews at links below:

Click here to read our review from the Gabby Gourmet

Click here to read our review in the Denver Westword

Click here to to read our review on Thrillist

Click here to read Yelp Reviews

Click here to read about us on The Salted Spoon Blog

Click here to read about us on The Urban Brain Blog

Listen to an audio clip about us from The Restaurant Show with Warren Byrne

Click here to read our most recent mention in the Denver Post

Click here to read Examiner's article about Charcoal's brunch

Click Here to read Westword's Interview with Executive Chef Patrik Landberg

Click here to read our review in Layer Cake Creative!

Click here to read the 5280 Magazine review on our striped bass

Click here to read our review in Denver Life Magazine

Click here to read Dinner and a Show from Davis Wince Architecture

"I will definitely recommend Charcoal and we will be returning.  I really liked the gnocchi - the sauce and mushrooms were delicious."
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