About Solera Restaurant & Wine Bar

5410 E Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
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Solera offers a warm & friendly approach to dining while masterfully blending an excellent selection of wines & cuisine.
Solera is a place of extraordinary smells, tastes & culinary experiences. Whether you stop in the softly lit bar for a drink or appetizers paired with wine from a list reflecting flavors from all over the world, or head straight into the dining room or outdoor patio, you’ll experience the differences that set Solera restaurant apart. Bring your passion for foods & wines & you will not be disappointed.
Chef Christian "Goose" Sorensen, formerly of Mel's Bar & Grill, Starfish & Michael's of Cherry Creek, brings decades of culinary expertise & experience to the table. Solera’s goal is to let you enjoy your meal, your company, & most importantly, yourself!

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday: Closed

Cross Street:
Grape

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 388-8429

Website:
http://www.solerarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Small lot in front, and plenty of parking on the neighborhood streets

Public Transit:
15 and 15L stops at Glencoe

Executive Chef:
Goose Sorensen

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Special Events & Promotions:
Wednesday Night - Wine Tasting - 5:00pm - 7:30pm - $17.00/person, 5 wines
Tuesday Night - All You Can Eat Mussels - $17.00
Sunday Brunch - 10am-2pm

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Solera Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5

Incredibly informative and helpful staff ...

Dined 3 days ago

Incredibly informative and helpful staff!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great service, food and wine

vip
Dined on April 21, 2016

We had the octopus appetizer, which was fabulous. Then, for entrees, I had the scallops and my husband had the pork. We've never been disappointed at Solera and will keep coming back for more. The vibe is comfy and casual. The service is extremely friendly, yet professional. The food is always fresh, creative and delicious.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

From a regular

Dined on April 16, 2016

Everything great. Had Tapas. Only disappointment was the "lavender" creme brulee. Weird tasting. No charge when we returned it, but no offer of a substitute either. Generally love this place, going here for years.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Will definately go again!

Dined on April 10, 2016

Food was superb. Ambiance was very good. Servers were a little distracted because of a large party on the deck, but they were super friendly.

food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Nice place

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

We enjoyed our time at Solera. The food was good, but it felt a bit pricey for what you got. I enjoy Solera more for happy hour.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding

Dined on April 8, 2016

Solera is our favorite restaurant.The food is outstanding, serving staff is very knowledgeable, and the wine list is extensive. We highly recommend Solera to all of our friends who are looking for a unique dining experience.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

Never seated

Dined on April 3, 2016

We had a reservation for 7:30 and we arrived on time. The host said they were a bit backed up and told us to sit at the bar and have a drink on the house. We never heard from him again. There was an available four top when we walked in and when we left. We left at 8 pm.

food5
ambience5
service5

Another perfect night at one of our favo ...

vip
Dined on April 2, 2016

Another perfect night at one of our favorite Denver restaurants, Solera! The food was perfect as always, and tonight Goose himself helped us select our wine! Patio dining will be opening soon! Give this place a try, you won't regret it.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent twice in a row! Went back afte ...

Dined on March 31, 2016

Excellent twice in a row! Went back after the first time.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great Gem

Dined on March 27, 2016

The food was fantastic and the service was great. Even though its in a strange area, its a great date restaurant. Awesome small plate and happy hour.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Outstanding once again

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

We started with the small calamari, which is an ample serving and then moved on to the lobster bisque. The soup was decadent with a dollop of lump cramb meat in the center. We then a salad and the scallops. Our waiter was wonderful and split all of our small plates in the kitchen so that each course was visually appealing and always in half. It is this attention to detail that takes solera to the top. Not only is the food excellent but also the presentation and wait staff. My husband loved his birthday dinner. We will be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Always Wonderful

vip
Dined on March 25, 2016

My family and I always enjoy going to Solera. The staff are so well educated regarding their menu, the wine choices, pairing etc. Giving quality service is their priority. Completely non-pretentious - such a comfortable environment. Love it!

Tags: special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Solera

Dined on March 20, 2016

Great food, not pretentious. Wait service just right. Very noisy though.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Solera Review

vip
Dined on March 13, 2016

My friend sent her salmon entrée back because it was too salty (I tasted it and I thought I was chewing on bits of salt). My paella was a bit salty but it wasn't as bad as hers. The noise level was high I believe because the dining area is kind of small. Other than that service and food was good. Oh yes, the description our server Josh gave about the mousse I ordered was on point and it was delicious.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

This restaurant does everything you woul ...

Dined on March 11, 2016

This restaurant does everything you would expect in fine dining without pretentiousness. Every dish was incredible, the service attentive but not overbearing, and ambience was perfect for a special date or fun night out with friends.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Excellent food

Dined on March 4, 2016

Days later and I'm still recalling the perfectly poached & crusted salmon on a bed of risotto and the perfectly dressed arugula salad. Excellent service. Substituted a fruit dessert that I could enjoy since the restaurant week desert options were problematic for me. Husband thoroughly enjoyed the mascarpone cheesecake. Quiet when we arrived early, but lost a star for ranging 70-75 decibels in the dining space as the room filled. As we exited noticed the bar was much quieter. We will return for the excellent food but dine early on a weekday to avoid the noise.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

This is a fabulous eatery. We frequent i ...

vip
Dined on March 3, 2016

This is a fabulous eatery. We frequent it all the time

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We went to Solera for Restaurant week.

Dined on February 28, 2016

Every morsel of food was delicious. Our waiter recommended great wines and we had a lovely evening.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food, great ambiance, great service

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

We have been to this restaurant quite a few times over the 16 years we have lived in Colorado. It has never disappointed us. The food is always good, and I have always enjoyed the ambiance, which has changed over the years. It's a warm and cozy feel. The noise is a bit loud, but not at all overpowering. And finally, the service has been quick and professional. Enjoyed our experience once again!

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

This food was excellent and the service ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

This food was excellent and the service was excellent! We really enjoyed our meal here.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Restaurant Week 2016

Dined on February 27, 2016

Food choices for restaurant week were good, nicely prepared. Wine was good as well. A little noisey

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service3

Salmon. Cooked to perfection

Dined on February 26, 2016

Salmon. Cooked to perfection

food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Group Experience

Dined on February 21, 2016

I made reservations for 12 people prior to an event. We had great service - dinner was perfectly timed, which is difficult for such a large group. Solera was very accomodating. Thank you!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

superb food and wine list, but not quite ...

Dined on February 20, 2016

superb food and wine list, but not quite the intimate, romantic place expected. a bit loud with families, but it was a friday nite, and quite popular.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4

Pleasant visit! Thank you

Dined on February 15, 2016

Pleasant visit! Thank you

food2
ambience3
service4

Server was very sweet and the salmon ent ...

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

Server was very sweet and the salmon entree was great. We ordered oysters for appetizer and they were the absolute worst I've ever had.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Always a winner.

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

Solera never disappoints. It was crowded -- Valentine's Day dinner -- but the noise level didn't keep me and my husband from being able to have a conversation. Everything was delicious -- fried calamari (the small portion is plenty for 2!), the albondigas (a big serving), and the Spanish Caesar salad, which was not too large, but enough for two. We should have only ordered two of these tapas, because we also shared the paella. This is also delicious, although not a typical paella -- more of a seafood soup with rice. All of it was done well, great flavors, good portions. Service was mostly prompt (they were totally full) and friendly. Just an all-around terrific place.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5

Creative, delicious menu. Mussels and N ...

vip
Dined on February 15, 2016

Creative, delicious menu. Mussels and NY steak special were stand outs. Our 9 year old, while the only child in the restaurant, thoroughly enjoyed her dinner and was warmly welcomed. Our family felt comfortable and we received excellent service. Dessert was the least uninspired part of our meal. I would rather have had another appetizer than dessert.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Tapas Gem

Dined on February 14, 2016

I've been wanting to try this restaurant for many years, so I finally had dinner there with my fiancée and it was everything I'd hoped for! From the moment we walked through the front door we were treated with excellent service. The hostess greeted us right away and sat us at our seats. Our server, Kayla, was knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and made some great recommendations. The sequence of our tapas was timed perfectly, and everything was cooked just right. We didn't order any entrées because the tapas were so filling (we shared four). However, we did have the meat and cheese board, which I would highly recommend, and two desserts. Good food, friendly services, great atmosphere, what more could you ask for?!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Food selection is outstanding. Calamari ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

Food selection is outstanding. Calamari and brussel sprouts for apps. Paella and scallops for main course was top notch. Service is fantastic. One of my favorite restaurants.

food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Great Food - Way Too Noisy

Dined on February 7, 2016

We often visit Solera when in Denver, as we did last Saturday. Given that it is winter, all dining is inside. The food as usual was great and the wine selection and service were very good, but several large groups of folks drove the noise level up to and beyond the indigestion point. We almost left early, and will reassess making any further visits when outside is not available.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding Food and Service

Dined on February 7, 2016

We love it here. The food is always outstanding and cooked to perfection. The service was exceptional. Very friendly. Very knowledgeable. We have eaten at most good restaurants in the city many times over, and Solera is still our "go to." Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys fine dining and exceptional food without the hefty price tag it too often comes with.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Beautiful little place!

Dined on February 7, 2016

Wonderful place. Its a diamond in the rough! I just love how small and intimate it is. The staff is so nice. The food! Please don't get me started on the food! One word? AMAZIN!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

They do thing right

Dined on February 6, 2016

Tapas were flavorful and their drinks were well crafted. Their staff is there to make your evening relaxing and enjoyable. Overall the meal was a very good value. Keep up the great work.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4

Very good food in surprising spot on Col ...

Dined on February 5, 2016

Very good food in surprising spot on Colfax. Especially liked the sangria, short ribs, Spanish meatballs

food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Good food and terrific service.

Dined on January 30, 2016

We were a party of 12 people. Our server did a fantastic job!!! The food and wine were very good.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Nice servers and great food.

vip
Dined on January 28, 2016

Nice servers and great food.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Ourgoto

Dined on January 13, 2016

Always a good meal at Solera. Goose is great with flavors and pairings. The lamb shank was as good as we've had anywhere. The new arugula salad was superb. Although the paella was a bit salty, it had a great taste. Solera is our go to in our neighborhood. Don't forget the calamari.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

Food was Delicious

vip
Dined on January 3, 2016

We ordered salads, calamari, brussels sprouts, scallops, paella, 2 desserts and a few drinks. The food was very good (as always) but the server was in the weeds. We'll go back but...

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

The braised short ribs are to die for!!! ...

Dined on January 1, 2016

The braised short ribs are to die for!!! The bartender knows how to make a killer old fashioned, and his speciality gin concoction is unreal! Delish!!!!!

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