About Brazen

Established in September 2014, Brazen Neighborhood Eatery has been bringing quality food and hospitality to Denver’s West Highland neighborhood, with emphasis on sustainability, vegetables, and almost an entirely gluten-free menu.  Brazen bridges the gap between high-end downtown eateries and neighborhood fast casual food.  Brazen serves dinner Monday-Saturday and brunch on the weekends.

Christopher Sargent’s hopping West Highland hangout hosts nuanced New American cooking with an easygoing atmosphere that’s as comfortable as Sunday supper with your chums. The charismatic neighborhood gathering place showcases an open kitchen, chef’s counter, community table and bar and a truly laid-back vibe.

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Christopher Sargent

Christopher Sargent

Proprietor

With experience in many notable restaurants across the country over the past twenty years, Chris has finally achieved his dream of owning and running his own restaurant. Like many before him, that dream started with humble beginnings at the young age of fifteen, working at a local restaurant in his hometown. Chris developed the skills and knowledge for the restaurant business that has fueled his career to date when he moved to Las Vegas and worked under Oliver Wharton. After this, Chris moved to Denver where he gained more experience at RIOJA and Acorn. Chris is grateful that his path has led him to open Brazen Neighborhood Eatery, and loves sharing his  hospitality with the West Highlands neighborhood.

Reviews

Mackenzie Johnston
Mackenzie Johnston
22:49 28 Jun 20
Grabbed some food to go at this spot before heading out of town. Their fryer had just broken and we had ordered some sweet potato fries and didn’t have time to wait. Honestly, this wasn’t a deal to us at all but I wanted to note how great this business handled this and really excelled at making us feel valued as customers. Also noted their cool patio area that’s nicely socially distanced and looks like it would be a fun place to have a couple beers. Next time!
Paul Evavold
Paul Evavold
20:35 22 Jun 20
I've only ever been during COVID/quarantine/social distancing, but I love their park and patio set up and the food and drinks are a great value. Amazing place to hang out on a Friday evening.
Zach Wilkinson
Zach Wilkinson
04:48 22 Jun 20
We went on one of the first days it was open after quarantine! It was hectic and a little disorganized (to be expected) but the staff made the entire evening enjoyable with a friendly smile and upbeat attitude. It seemed as though nothing could get the staff down. Food was great as well, portion size was a bit small! I do believe they had a limited menu due to re-opening. Would recommend 😁
Erica Vonderheid Williams
Erica Vonderheid Williams
02:51 16 Jun 20
This restaurant has done a fantastic job with adapting to the COVID restrictions. The food and drinks are delicious, and I loved sitting on the expanded outside lawn area. I think they should consider keeping the layout like this beyond the social distancing restrictions! Well done.
Erich K
Erich K
02:25 11 Jun 20
The menu never dissapoints! Such great food and drinks. It's a go to staple for us monthly and sometimes more!
Aaron B.
Aaron B.
09:15 09 Jun 20
I was so happy to find out that Brazen was open in early June. They've adapted to social distancing nicely. A friend and I grabbed a paper menu, sat at a...
Brian Elms
Brian Elms
18:30 08 Jun 20
Thanks for a wonderful picnic in the park during covid. Your set up was awesome. Food was amazing and service worked really well. We will be back.
Pamela Hemker
Pamela Hemker
03:07 02 Jun 20
We had the watermelon salad & poke bowl. Both were delicious! Great place!
Alex Wiley
Alex Wiley
02:22 28 May 20
The best. Chris and staff on first day of reopening kept everything above safe, distant, and amazing. My first visit and made me wish I lived next door so I could spend all summer on their patio. Amazing people and food. 20/10 must go.
Alison Bremner
Alison Bremner
02:07 28 May 20
Amazing food first off! I came to support a local restaurant the first day they were allowed to open for sit down. In true fashion of 2020 there was a crazy rain storm. The owner and everyone made the best of the situation and had blankets and we all took shots together. It was fun despite getting wet! I am pulling for these guys though this whole thing.
Shahlaye Geer
Shahlaye Geer
02:05 28 May 20
This place is fantastic!!! The drinks are great! The food is amazing! The owner and staff are always so friendly and welcoming. We make it a point to come here often!!!
Lisa Sulgit
Lisa Sulgit
03:50 21 May 20
The polenta is the best I’ve ever had. Watermelon salad & sandwiches combine unique flavors effectively. Great neighborhood find. Yummy!!!
Andrew K.
Andrew K.
08:05 14 May 20
Excellent food! Very appreciative for my business. Easy order / pickup during covid. Can't wait to eat here when life returns to normal!
James M.
James M.
18:32 28 Apr 20
Once again, Chris and his skeleton crew at Brazen wildly exceeded our expectations tonight. Our meal was delicious! And what an excellent gluten free menu....
Liz P.
Liz P.
17:32 24 Apr 20
Ordered food for pickup during this crazy time and it made me feel like everything will be okay. Chris and team have barely missed a beat are still doing...
Derek Aguirre
Derek Aguirre
18:47 21 Apr 20
Loved this place! Great food at an okay price!
Jess Thompson
Jess Thompson
21:29 19 Mar 20
Small, cozy, phenomenal drinks and wonderful small plates. Friendly service as well. Will definitely be back
Kate Kay
Kate Kay
04:51 12 Mar 20
Bartender, food and service are 💯 Best place in Denver! Totally a hidden gem 💎 Don’t you like to support
Trupti Suthar
Trupti Suthar
20:12 10 Mar 20
I recently went back after a hiatus. I need to be a regular again. They have a great happy hour with oyster specials (my fav) and Sunday Drag Bingo too.
Andrew kotz
Andrew kotz
05:09 08 Mar 20
This is a true neighborhood jem
April Hart
April Hart
22:54 04 Mar 20
Real nice place! Bartender was awesome made us some really good old fashions!
Craig Martin
Craig Martin
19:02 04 Mar 20
Love this place, good food that is reasonably priced and fits very well in the community.
Matt Foster
Matt Foster
02:20 01 Mar 20
Pretty cool little place. Good drinks, small plates but very delicious!
Kevin Carlson
Kevin Carlson
18:10 03 Feb 20
Staff is always so friendly and down to earth. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants!
Suzanne Lin
Suzanne Lin
02:45 02 Feb 20
Amazing service. Best meal I've had in a long time. We'll be back again for sure!
Ryan Wilkinson
Ryan Wilkinson
05:40 30 Jan 20
Awesome place with great owners! Food is delicious and very reasonably priced. Highly recommended!
Micky Arthur
Micky Arthur
12:07 20 Jan 20
My favorite side for Modern American foods. Most of the foods here are well-decorated and spicy. Some of their famous items are Deviled Eggs, Pork Belly, Smores, Tomato Braised Meatball, Roasted Beet Salad, Burrata, Chilaquiles, Octopus, Benedict and Mushroom Toast.
dylan engler
dylan engler
15:56 17 Jan 20
Creative dishes made from scratch
Brittany Origer
Brittany Origer
21:21 01 Jan 20
Always delicious! Always great service! Always a wonderful atmosphere! Love this place! Zero complaints!
Tammy Trevino
Tammy Trevino
04:41 31 Dec 19
Brazen has never disappointed. It’s been a while since we visited but it won’t be so long till next time. The food is always spot on. We had the braised meatballs, gnocchi, hanger steak and roasted veggies and clam chowder. Everything was cooked perfectly. The bread pudding for desert was delicious. The wine list is very nice and the prices are fair. We had a bottle of the cab franc and a glass of the Poggio blend. Our server Casey was very attentive and did not overdo it.
Deborah S.
Deborah S.
11:43 19 Nov 19
Man, wish I could give Brazen a 6th star! My wife and I had our favorite Bistro for years until it closed. We have since been looking for something close...
Cody Stevenson
Cody Stevenson
23:21 11 Nov 19
This is one of the wife and I's favorite places to eat in the neighborhood. They change their menu often so I am not going to point out a lot, but the freaking beef sliders are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Very gluten free friendly too for the wife (P.S. sliders are not GF but they have plenty of other options). The cocktails are on point too - which I can't say about a lot of places.
Bonnie Wylde
Bonnie Wylde
13:57 04 Nov 19
Tappas and delicious entrees, great service and cozy atmosphere. Bottomless grapefruit mimosas are ridiculously good!!
Suzi C.
Suzi C.
11:36 03 Nov 19
Had no idea what to expect. My husband was not happy with the menu, he's very picky! But what a surprise! First we asked about how much to order. She said...
Shelly Patten
Shelly Patten
20:31 27 Oct 19
Wonderful place to eat! Everything was delicious but of course it was a little pricey. However, it was definitely worth the money spent. It was my friends birthday and they gave us free champagne 🍾!
Mattie Owens
Mattie Owens
16:35 09 Oct 19
Brazen might be hard to fine for some people, but it’s worth the effort. Tucked away near the Elitch gazebo on W 38th Avenue it’s a small and lively spot to enjoy brunch, happy hour, or dinner , The food is superb and happy hour is a great value. Highly recommended is the brussels sprouts, the gnocchi, and the wine list. Shareable plates are generous and delicious.
Ryan Leppich
Ryan Leppich
14:39 02 Oct 19
A friend turned me on to this restaurant, and I'm so glad they did! It's an incredibly sustainable, healthy, and tasty place to eat.They grow a lot of their own herbs, and make most of their menu from scratch. I was most surprised when we ordered smores that the marshmallows and graham crackers were both made in house!The menu offers lots of options for those on different diets, and vegetarian and vegan options feel very thoughtful, unlike many other restaurants.The bathrooms even offer small hand towels, (to be used and placed in the hamper, which are then washed), instead of paper towels which I thought was very cool.The atmosphere is really nice too. The aesthetic is very welcoming and homey, with friendly staff!
John Vandewater
John Vandewater
15:47 04 Sep 19
One of the best in denver
Ian Sayre
Ian Sayre
01:52 01 Sep 19
Holy cow good. Menu changes weekly?!?!!! Tapas style shared plates screaming of chef craft!! Prepare tastebuds for quite the experience.👍🏼
Diego Torres
Diego Torres
23:50 26 Aug 19
This place is fantastic. It is a shared plate concept restaurant, so going with friends or family is a lot of fun. The food is outstanding. Service is excellent. Outdoor seating is available in a nice park like area. I don't believe there is a parking lot, but I found parking very close. Overall one of the best restaurants I've been to in a while.
devon downing
devon downing
19:13 26 Aug 19
Brazen is awesome, great for brunch on the weekends with friends, it has an awesome outdoor patio with plenty of space! Love this place and look forward to many more visits!
Esthela Villavicencio
Esthela Villavicencio
01:42 24 Aug 19
Buen lugar para encontrar comida vegana, buen vino e ir con niños. Tienen espacio para correr.
Anna Brambilla
Anna Brambilla
15:40 04 Aug 19
What a terrific restaurant! The food was fantastic and the service top notch. I love the idea of getting small plates to share with the table. Everything was excellent and the brussel sprouts and hanger steak especially good.
Angela Casias
Angela Casias
02:25 29 Jul 19
Had brunch. No wait on a Saturday. They had a cherry mimosa that was totally on point!

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