Ambria Coupons and Deals
Scout Notes: In a city with Denver's vibrant culinary scene, every restauranteur wants nothing more than rave reviews from their patrons. Despite having been open less than a year, Ambria received just that when Westword's readers named it “Best New Restaurant” in this year's poll. It's easy to see why the early verdict has been so effusive. Ambria's menu offers up an array of approachable yet appealing entrees (diver scallops, duck breast confit, squid ink pasta, locally sourced venison), and the contemporary interior is an inviting and eclectic mix of modern and classic elements. Rich wood tones mingle with funky light fixtures to create unexpected ambiance for a location that was, somehow, home to a chain Asian fusion franchise a mere twelve months ago. Not only is nearly everything on Ambria's seasonally-inspired menu prepared from scratch, but the ingredients Ambria incorporates don't travel far to get there. That makes their dishes extra fresh (check out the blackboard listing all of their local partners to figure out whence that roasted chicken came). Knowledgeable servers can help you navigate the extensive wine list, so pop in between 2:30 and 6:30 or after 9:00 to indulge in some happy hour splendor and shatter your misconceptions by starting off with some truly yummy fried Brussels sprouts. Mom would be so proud. Menu Highlights: Fried Brussels sprouts, $6 Cioppino, $20 Squid ink pasta, $20 Five-course chef's tasting menu, $65 Hours: Lunch service Monday to Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dinner service daily, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
You'd love to dine out on a budget, but you can't bring yourself to refer to a wall of nonsensically arranged sports paraphernalia as "atmosphere." Get more than a lacrosse stick out of your restaurant décor with today's deal from Ambria on the 16th Street Mall: Pay $20 for $40 to spend on food and drink at dinner, or $10 for $20 to spend on food and drink at lunch or brunch. Warm lighting, artwork worth savoring, and weathered hardwoods provide the perfect environment in which to enjoy contemporary American food with Mediterranean inspirations. Start with butternut squash and sweet pepper soup or the highly praised carrot salad before enjoying the popular grilled lamb chops or gnocchi with duck. With an emphasis on technique, these chefs make instant classics of innovative dishes -- keep it fresh with Chef Gabe's new spring menu. Don't fall for a racket when you can score today's deal instead for a dining home run. Want more? Check out Ambria on Facebook.