Diners may drive right by Table 6, located off of E. 6th Ave. and situated in the historic Alamo Placita District of Denver. In fact, many first timers share the same sentiment: “I’ve been driving by this place for years and we decided to try it.”
Most are pleasantly surprised by the casual ambiance, attentive service, and quality food in this quaint American bistro. The 45-minute wait time on weekends attests to the many who have discovered what makes Table 6 so special, but they do take reservations.
The open kitchen, red brick walls, low lighting, and quirky design elements (note the large chalk paintings hanging over the prep area,) all add to the cozy and fun atmosphere.
Once seated, you’re served bring you some thickly sliced, crusty bread from—wait for it—Grateful Bread. This is one of several local suppliers Table 6 uses to enhance the quality and freshness of its offerings. The bread comes with soft butter topped with black Hawaiian and Himalayan salts
. Don’t fill up, however, as the best is yet to come.
But before you get too far into your meal, take a minute to check out the wine offerings, which has been vetted by no fewer than four of its on-site certified sommeliers
Kelly Wooldridge, for example, has an extensive knowledge of wines (Table 6 has 400-600 bottles in its cellar.) and will help you choose just the right reds or whites to accompany your meal.
Though a small eatery, the owner Aaron Forman has paid great attention to details in order to create unique dishes that are also affordably priced. Indulging the senses with sweet, salty, savory, or all three is clearly reflected in starters such as the jerk pork belly
with spiced donuts, clementine, lemon curd, and salty and spicy caramel ($12).
Another popular starter is the tater tots. I know what you are thinking, but don’t confuse these with the store-bought, frozen ones you throw into the toaster oven and serve with day-old meatloaf. The ones at Table 6 are all hand-made, large, moist, and delicious. They are served with piquillo cream cheese
mixed with pimento, green ketchup, relish, and shaved parmesan ($10). All I can say is you have to try them.
For entrees, the most popular is the duck confit
with pistachio and brie crepe, maple Thumbelinas, and cider vinaigrette ($28). This is a simple dish but hits the mark with perfectly slow-cooked, flavorful meat that falls off the bone.
For seafood lovers, try the king salmon with pancetta, Yukons, fennel, and rouille and beurre rouge sauces ($29). All of the various ingredients work harmoniously together to give this dish a savory and tangy flavor.
For dessert, the hands down favorite are the chocolate beignets
with peanut butter mousse and chopped peanuts. As you cut open the beignets topped with powdered sugar, some lovely gooey chocolate comes pouring out—just the right finish to a perfect evening.
The menu changes with the seasons, depending upon what is available. Table 6 is located at 609 Corona St. in Denver, and reservations are recommended. For more information, click here.
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FTC Disclosure: This was a sponsored visit; however, all opinions expressed herein are the author’s.