About Root25 Taphouse & Kitchen

7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, CO 80237
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Root25 Taphouse & Kitchen is a playful exploration of the historic recipes of Colorado pubs, bistros and watering holes while utilizing regional products with emphasis on the dynamics of seasonality. We seek to quench the ever increasing demand for craft beer by offering a rotating selection of the finest brews and ales from the region along with craft cocktails honoring the speakeasies of yore.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
South Ulster Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 221-7668

Website:
http://techcenter.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining.html

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet and Self Parking Available

Public Transit:
Belleview Light Rail Station

Executive Chef:
Kimo Akana

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Root25 Taphouse & Kitchen is a nod to the historic recipes that pubs, bistros and watering holes have offered for hundreds of years while demonstrating what it’s like to live and eat well in the Mile High City.

Root25 Taphouse & Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.6

ambience

3.7

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80% would recommend it to a friend

great for lunch (2)
fit for foodies (1)
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Great buffalo Reuben.

Dined on April 10, 2016

The buffalo Reuben was very good, I would recommend more sauce such as Thousand Island dressing. My wife and I were very pleased with the buffalo Reuben

Tags: great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience3
service5

Great food & friendlier service

vip
Dined on March 30, 2016

Great food & friendlier service

food5
ambience3
service3

Food was excellent except cold. Service ...

vip
Dined on March 23, 2016

Food was excellent except cold. Service very spotty. Noone seats you, waitress appeaed a couple of times, very 'hotel bar' feel.

food4
ambience4
service5

We didn't expect a hotel restaurant and ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

We didn't expect a hotel restaurant and we're cautious going in since a loud convention event was across the atrium. Inside was calm and turned out to be a great sports bar find.

food5
ambience5
service5

Love it Great food bad great service I h ...

vip
Dined on November 26, 2015

Love it Great food bad great service I had the grilled cheese and tomato bisque Yummmmm

food2
ambience1
service1

Just terrible

vip
Dined on September 3, 2015

Why did I think that the negative reviews for Root 25 on Yelp, OpenTable and Google would not apply to me? Stupid! We picked Root 25 for a early dinner (4PM) for 3 of us. Since we knew we wanted to sit & talk, we didn't want to go somewhere that was either too loud or that would push us out. Here at least, we could spill over to the Hyatt lobby if necessary. Except for some folks at the bar, there was no one around when we arrived. We waited for 5-10 minutes and then actually went into the kitchen & asked a very nice, conscientious worker who did not speak much English for help. He found the manager, who seemed confused as to what to do with us. We asked, "Do you serve food & are you serving now?" He said yes & told us to sit wherever we liked. We asked about the patio area the restaurant stated it had. "Uh, this is actually our patio area" he sheepishly replied. Hmmm. We chose a quiet table. "Uh, you're sitting in our breakfast area" the manager said. The service was terrible, just like every poor online review stated. You can't blame the kitchen for being the culprit because we had extended waits to(1) get the menus(2) get the glasses for water 3) get the water, all before anyone even showed up. We chose appetizer: cheese plate, calamari, veggie flatbread. And we waited. Truthfully when the food arrived, the presentation was nice and it all tasted good. WAY OVERPRICED for the portion size but at least you didn't feel like spitting it out. The service continued to be terrible. We decided not to order anything that needed to be cooked. When the server came back to see if we wanted dessert, we said yes, just to see how long it would take to get the dessert menu. The menu arrived...about 10 minutes later. The bill for 3 appetizers, 2 bowls of soup, & a salad was $80 before tip. All I can say is this was one of the most inadequate dining experiences I have ever had.

food3
ambience2
service2

Just a hotel bar posing as a taproom

vip
Dined on March 8, 2015

I blazed through nearby OpenTable restaurants to find something open, beer-centric, and in the Tech Center. The reviews for Root25 seemed good and the name indicated a craft focus, so I reserved and arrived within 25 minutes. I was disappointed to see that this was a hotel bar, but rather than leave committed to giving it a whirl. The tap list is uninspiring, carrying baseline fare from larger Colorado breweries. (Think Avery IPA, Odell 90 Schilling, etc.--good, but common.) We decided to order appetizers as a test to see if we'd stay for dinner, and after about 5 minutes a waitress swung by to take our drink orders. The gemelli mac and mashed pea bruschetta were quite tasty, but they took more than 20 minutes to arrive. The timing discouraged another food order, so we lingered a bit over apps and closed out. Pricey, gimmicky, and not a destination spot. Fine if you're staying in the hotel on an expense account, but if you have a car and don't mind a 10-15 minute drive, there are way better options in a better price point within striking distance of this hotel.

food5
ambience5
service5

Valentines Day Hit!

Dined on February 15, 2015

I took my girlfriend here for Valentines Day and could not have been happier. The food was delicious, the service had zero flaws, and the ambiance was perfect. The noise was very low so it was great. They spread out the guests to make everything more spacious and even offered us a larger table. My girl was very impressed and called it a great find. I will be coming back in the future.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service2

The food was decent, but the service was ...

Dined on February 15, 2015

The food was decent, but the service was terrible. It took 2.5 hours for an appetizer and dinner. It took our waitress a very long time to do anything. 10 minutes to get drinks, another 10 minutes to come back and take our appetizer order. It took about 25 minutes to get the appetizer after we ordered it. It was a cheese plate, nothing cooked. The entrees weren't hot when they came out. Seemed like they had been under the heat lamp for awhile since the plates were hot but the food was not. The food tasted ok, although it was nothing special. We won't be going to Root 25 again.

food1
ambience1
service1

Forgot my reservation and my birthday...

Dined on February 1, 2015

Very disappointed with Root25. Lost my reservation. They were pre-occupied with setting up for someone's 50th birthday party. Waiter said sit wherever you like. Water arrived. After 15 minutes...we walked out.

food5
ambience3
service5

Food is served on "wooden servers" - lon ...

Dined on January 31, 2015

Food is served on "wooden servers" - long devoid of the varnish which covered them. Did it go in the dishwasher on into the food? Please replace these wooden antiquities. It certainly didn't make the presentation pleasing. Most are worn an weary and don't deserve to be under the food you are eating. Time to change, guys.

Tags: great for lunch
food4
ambience3
service4

Something different in DTC

Dined on November 22, 2014

I originally found out about Root25 Taphouse while trying to find out if the old restaurant at the top of the Hyatt Regency DTC still existed. When we were much younger, we had been to the old restaurant on special occasions to take in the view of the city and the wonderful food. Unfortunately, that restaurant is long gone, and the space at the top is used for special events. In this research, I found out that Root25 Taphouse was the restaurant now in the hotel, so I thought it was worth the try. I brought my wife here for our anniversary. There happened to be a convention going on at the hotel, so seating for two was limited, but I'm glad I made the reservation. The two of us were seated at a table for 6, so we had a lot of space to spread out our drink and dinner. I ordered the Salmon special, and my wife order the Mac & Cheese from the appetizer menu. She also had a glass of Merlot from a vineyard we had not heard of before, and she very much enjoyed it. I had a beer off the tap, which was excellent. The salmon dinner I had was fantastic, and my wife really enjoyed her Mac & Cheese. Service was very good, albeit a bit on the slow side, but we were in no rush. Our server made sure we had everything we needed, and checked on us enough not to be an annoyance. I will definitely return here in the future.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience5
service5

Always a Hit

Dined on October 20, 2014

Root25 never let's me down. When I am entertaining potential clients this is the place I like to take them. The Hyatt service is definitely can been seen and felt and the atmosphere is sophisticated without stuffy. I will definitely be back again.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience2
service3

hotel bar with good small plates

vip
Dined on September 19, 2014

a bit overpriced - expected for hotel bar. good service, good apps, average drinks.

food3
ambience3
service4

Good, but not a "must return"

vip
Dined on September 18, 2014

Overall we enjoyed our meal at Root25. We had the artichoke appetizer, which was delicious (we even ordered more dipping sauce!), and the wine and beer selections were great. The main course was good, too, but not exceptional. I had the lamb tenderloin, which was cooked properly medium-rare, but the accompaniments were disappointing. Was the eggplant meant to be served cold under the lamb? The spinach looked like it came straight out of the frozen box. Again, overall we liked it, but as many choices as there are out there, I'm not sure the whole experience was good enough for a return visit.

food2
ambience3
service4

Don't Waste Your Time or Money

Dined on June 28, 2014

Parking was inconvienent. The food and drinks were extremely overpriced. This place considers themselves "American Cusine" and there wasn't anything on the menu that I would consider appetizing, unless you want to pay $15 for a burger. We made reservations thinking this was a "hot spot" and the place was dead. I wouldn't suggest this place to anyone, nor will I be back.

food4
ambience3
service2

Good Lunch Spot

vip
Dined on June 10, 2014

Interesting lunch spot in the DTC. Located in a hotel and good lunch option.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Best Mother's Day Ever

Dined on May 11, 2014

The staff for the Mother's Day Brunch at Root 25 Taphouse was amazing. We had a party of 12 including two toddlers and the experience was heavenly. The staff was so attentive to our young children and to our table. The food was amazing for a brunch and we will definitely return next year!

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4

A Great Alternative...

vip
Dined on December 12, 2013

...to the DTC chain lunch spots. Excellent burgers and sandwiches, nice sunny spot and efficient lunch service. Yes, it is in a hotel but no the prices are not a gouge. A great find....

Tags: great for lunch
food2
ambience2
service1

Poor service

Dined on November 16, 2013

The service was terrible. Our server came to our table twice to check on us. Ordered the fish and it was terrible. Had to track down our server so that we could send it back. Not impressed.

food3
ambience2
service3

Interesting But No Compelling

vip
Dined on October 20, 2013

We went there hoping to like the place, but in the end, not a place we'd recommend to friends. The setting, at least where we were sitting, was a part of the large open air hotel atrium. You knew you were in a hotel, especially with fairly loud event going on. Service was just OK, and the food, although good (and somewhat interesting/unique), seemed a bit too high priced. And the fact that a Tap House was out of both Stouts didn't sit right with me either. Enjoyed it to a degree, but with so many other options, so reason to head back.

food1
ambience2
service1

Horrible, even for hotel standards

vip
Dined on September 7, 2013

Food overcooked, bad tasting. For that quality it should have been less than half the price. The waitresses did not have a clue,

food3
ambience2
service1

Terrible service

Dined on August 24, 2013

$40 for an appetizer and two beers, forgotten by our server, we will not be returning

food3
ambience3
service4

Staying at the Hyatt / having

Dined on August 3, 2013

Staying at the Hyatt / having a large group without enough transportation & weather limiting our walking to a choice nearby directed us to Root25. The wait staff was marvelous, attentive, nice. Although the food was tasty, it was also meager in proportion to price. We appreciated the use of local resourses, however several restaurants in the metro area do this & manage to keep their prices in check or serve a reasonable size amount. ? Really, a salad in a soup cup? The noise was excessive, perhaps some dividers between the bar & far eatting area would be helpful.

food2
ambience3
service2

Cold beer, disappointing service

Dined on July 30, 2013

Although billed as a "pub" like atmosphere the place looks and feels like a hotel restaurant/lounge. Nothing special. The local beer selection is good and the beer was cold. But as others have noted the service was really pretty slow and inattentive. Food was ok but nothing special. I won't be returning.

food1
ambience3
service3

Place has potential but burgers

vip
Dined on July 4, 2013

Place has potential but burgers were WAY overcooked and the person I was with didn't get all the toppings on the burger for some reason.

food2
ambience3
service1

Not a good dinner choice

vip
Dined on July 2, 2013

I've stayed at this hotel quite a bit - have eaten at Root 25 for breakfast many times. Food and service is very good. This was my first dinner experience. The food was OK, but service was poor. When food was delivered, it wasn't as ordered (even got tortilla soup without the tortilla, which I had to ask for). The restaurant sounds like it's a good choice for brewery choices, but I wouldn't recomment for dinner.

food3
ambience3
service5

The new bar is a beauty!!

vip
Dined on June 27, 2013

The new bar is a beauty!! We had visited the old bar befor. Dark & dated!! Root 25 is bright and inviting. The Live Entertainment was amazing, young man named Josh Blackburn!! We'd definitely go back to see him!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience2
service3

Potential

vip
Dined on June 23, 2013

Great menu featuring lots of locally sourced food and drinks. Service was good but items not delivered delayed the meal...seemed to be confusion among servers.

food4
ambience3
service5

Good Find

Dined on June 16, 2013

Hidden away in the Hyatt Tech Center, this taphouse has many brews and wines to pick from. The bar area is off the seating area for dining, allowing for good times at the bar and a quieter meal experience for those preferring. Having gone for lunch, we were all very pleased with the selection of items on the menu.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

We had a great experience.

Dined on May 24, 2013

We had a great experience. Delicious bison chops with garlic mashed potatoes and tenderloin; all cooked to perfection! Great beers also.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food1
ambience2
service1

Abysmal restaurant

vip
Dined on May 13, 2013

Worst dining experience in a long time! There was food smeared on the floor from brunch. The waitress didn't give us the whole menu (pages missing) or specials until asked. When they poured the wine they didn't pour all of it from the carafe and when asked for all of the wine in the carafe they didn't give it to us and acted as if we were somehow in the wrong. The food was burned with cold BBQ sauce poured over top. We all left hungry and unhappy and this was supposed to be a nice Mother's Day dinner. And the food was expensive. I've had better meals in airplanes. Clearly this restaurant is confused about how to operate properly. I hope visitors to Denver are smart enough to eat elsewhere in one of our many excellent establishments.

food1
ambience1
service3

Displeased

Dined on May 12, 2013

This was the worse brunch experience: Food half warm, food variety not well put together. Young man cooking omelets not skilled dropping one on the floor. And egg batter dripping on side of skillet on an attempt flip. The food and ambience did not match the price. I ate at the Hyatt for Easter and was very pleased. This was a F. Mrs. Dean

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