I’ve been to the Appaloosa Grill many times in the past. Whether it be to watch a band play (SoundRabbit), to have a couple of drinks at the bar, or to sit down for a nice meal, I’ve always enjoyed this little restaurant and bar on 16th Street in downtown Denver. It is probably my go to place on 16th, since the results are pretty consistent. Good food, great selection of beers, and adequate service. Typically the music starts around 10pm, so it can be loud after that point, but earlier in the evening it is a suitable place for families or for a nice date.
My wife and I decided to eat dinner here on Friday night, brining along our one month old son. For an appetizer we decided to try the hummus with balsamic cous cous, house falafel, fresh vegetables, and toasted pita. The appetizer was a lot of food and it was all very tasty. For dinner I decided to try the Cajun Fettucine with blackened red bird farms chicken, tasso ham, tomatillo, poblano cream, and pico de gallo. My wife ordered the Thai Curry Udon with sweet potatoes, red peppers, onions, cilantro, and fresh basil. The fettucine was very good, though I did not care for the tasso ham, which was very hard and chewy. Otherwise the mix of blackened chicken with tomatillos and the cream was excellent. My wife’s curry was also very good and pretty spicy even ordered medium. I would easily order either item again.
I’m sure this will not be the last time we visit the Appaloosa Grill.