The Yard House has been open in Denver for two and a half months, and I finally made it in over the weekend. It was one of the first things we passed as I took my visiting family on a tour of downtown. We didn’t stop until after we had successfully toured much of the downtown area. The signs outside the restaurant say that they have the world’s largest selection of draft beer, with over 110 different selections on their 130 taps. I know that I had a Russian River Damnation in addition to some others, while my wife was delighted to find one of her favorites on the menu, Franziskaner Hefeweizen.
In addition to enjoying some beers, we also sampled some of their food. The food menu is equally as long as the beer list, so decisions were hard to make. We started with a delicious plate of chicken nachos with spicy pinto beans, cheddar and jack, red and green sauce, tomato, cilantro, onions, guacamole and sour cream. The plate of nachos wasn’t as big as some other restaurants, but the taste was great! I decided to keep my meal light and tried the roasted turkey club with avocado, swiss cheese, applewood smoked bacon, tomato, lettuce, mayo on toasted sourdough bread. The sandwich was gigantic (only half of it is pictured below) and was served with a tasty handful of shoestring fries.
Others in our group ordered the spicy chicken breast sandwich (grilled with blackening spices, cheddar and jack, cabbage and Cajun aïoli on cheese flat bread), the penne with chicken (crimini mushrooms, asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes tossed in Marsala cream sauce and dusted with parmesan), and the spicy jambalaya (blackened jumbo shrimp, spicy chicken–andouille sausage, red bell pepper and pasilla peppers pan blackened with sweet crawfish and Cajun tomato cream sauce). All of it was delicious from what I could tell. I think this is a great place to take visitors who would like to sample a huge list of craft beers. We will likely return soon.