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Solera Restaurant
& Wine Bar

Location:

5410 E. Colfax,
Denver, CO

Website: http://www.solerarestaurant.com
Tel: 303 388-8429
Cuisine: American
Review: 17/20
   

Journal entries: Date, Atmosphere, Food, Winelist, Service, Other
Nov 19, 2004 -

Atmosphere is intimate, warm, comfortable, with a country and artsy feeling.  
Atmosphere - 4.5/5

Food - Menu is limited but sufficient with basic American cuisine - steak, duck, ahi tuna, scallops, pork chop. There is an ample selection salads including an excellent delicious Hudson Valley foie gras and a full plate of tasty calimari. Prices are reasonable with entrees from $15-33.  
Food - 3.5/5

Wine - The winelist is extensive with good coverage from California, basic fundamental coverage from France with a basic selection from Bordeaux, Burgundy and a few choices from the Rhone, a respectable selection from Italy, Spain and Australia. There are over 60 wines by the glass. There is an impressive Library Wine list that is carefully selected with many choices from each region with impressive vertical selections of top and mid tier producers from California, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Italy. There are about ten to fifteen vintages from the likes of Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Leoville Las Cases, Pichon Lalande, Ducru Beaucaillou and Silver Oak, Montelena, Dominus, Diamond Creek - all three vineyards and Nickel & Nickel from four different vineyards, and a dozen others. There are five different offerings from Robert Craig and selections from Lewis, Pride, and fifty more. The winelist offers incredible values with Lewis Cellars Reserve Cabernet at $71, Robert Craig Affinity at $54 as examples. The winelist is a Wine Spectator Best of Excellence Award winner that features in total over 850 wines from a stock of over 6500 bottles. See Wine Journal Review.
Wine - 4.75/5.

Service was friendly and knowledgeable with personalized service.  
Service - 4.25/5

Overall - 17/20

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