One Barrel, a must try!

One Barrel, a must try!

One Barrel: An upscale bistro in the heart of Englewood, Colorado

Location of One Barrel

The city of Englewood’s beginning is traced to gold and according to the city’s history, in the mid-1800s, prospectors that were on their way to find gold in California took a chance to stop in Colorado and pan its streams, luckily, their chance allowed them to strike gold found in what is now the South Platte River. I bring up this historical segment because I felt as if I had struck gold as well after my experience at this restaurant.

One Barrel’s Owner

One Barrel is a woman owned American Bistro and Wine Bar located in the heart of Englewood, Colorado. Upon arrival, the ambience was warm and welcoming although since it was a game night, there weren’t many people were there. I decided to have a seat at the bar where I met the owner, Jamie, and a friendly couple who lived nearby, Jane and Frank. The bartender, Olive, was attentive and got me started with a Long Island (my favorite drink) while I took a browse at the menu and the décor of the restaurant.

The restaurant itself sits on the corner of South Broadway and Englewood Pkwy under the Broadway Lofts. I decided to check it out after finding a great deal on Groupon while checking out some restaurants that I hadn’t been to yet.

In the front area of the restaurant there is an indoor/outdoor feel as it has a window that opens out to the lively street however, if you aren’t in the mood for that, this restaurant also offers formal table seating for a more intimate setting.


For dinner, I ordered a medium Bone-In Ribeye for 2 which was priced at $125 USD. Looking beyond the price, this is definitely a meal you have to try at least once as it is more than just steak, not only was it a 28oz In-house Dry Aged Ribeye but it included Crispy Truffle Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes, broccolini and smoked Brussel sprouts with a Whiskey Peppercorn Demi. I also ordered a Caesar salad and toasted French Bread served with a mint Basil compound butter and a side of blood orange marmalade.

When I tell you everything on the plate was good, from the sear on the steak to the freshly grounded sprinkles of pepper and seasonings, the compound basil butter and marmalade with the toasted bread, the crisp romaine lettuce and freshly grated parmesan in the salad to those crispy fingerling potatoes, every bite complimented the next and I felt eyes of envy from others at the bar, who knew they probably should have ordered the same thing.

My meal was more on the expensive side but for my more budget friendly fam, after speaking with other patrons, there were great options on the menu at a more pocket friendly cost, dinner entrees such as the Beef tenderloin, Scottish salmon fillet and the Tagliatelle Primavera were all priced under $45 USD. Not to mention they have a very affordable lunch menu and Happy Hour is 7 days a week with drink specials from open to 6pm and food specials 3pm to 6pm.

To show my thanks and support of the restaurant and hospitality I received, I decided to order a nightcap drink of Louis XIII Remy Martin Cognac. If you hadn’t heard of it, I would suggest a quick google search to see why not even a shot of this cognac can cost you over $200.

In summary, I highly recommend a try to One Barrel. They offer good vibes, great food, great drinks and although I didn’t come for wine, there was a pretty extensive selection to find something that will tickle your fancy. I also want to mention too that although I did enjoy a ribeye steak, One Barrel does offer Gluten free and vegetarian options such as gluten free bread for sandwiches, polenta fries, buffalo cauliflower, Jalapeno Artichoke dip and more!

The last thing I will rave about is that they have also parking available (which in any downtown location is rare) and since they are open 7 days a week at this point you have no excuse not to check them out.

What are you waiting for?

Local Wall Mural
Local Wall Mural

Other activities nearby:

· Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids Denver

· Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA)

· Movement Englewood

· Gothic Theatre

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