1899 16th Street Denver, CO 80202 ● (303) 323-0017
New bustling restaurant and bar in the Union Station neighborhood
Rustic wood-fired fare in downtown Denver
Indulge in the spirit of Colorado with aged cuts of local beef, pork, lamb, game or seafood caramelized over an authentic wood-fire – and guests at Citizen Rail have a firsthand view of the show. At this modern American restaurant, creative and soulfully rustic cooking is anchored by an impressive wood-fired grill that blends native hard and fruitwoods. A dry aging room displays the finest house-butchered cuts -- spoils of Colorado’s abundant local farms and fields. Creative and rustic, simple and savory, the fare at Citizen Rail reflects the passion of the artisans behind the grills.
Starters include mesquite fired mussels, Colorado lamb tartare, and house-prepared charcuterie boards. For the main event, dishes like bone-in shortrib and roasted organic chicken accompany favorites from our Butcher Shop – think hand-cut steaks and in-house dry-aged ribeyes, bison NY strips, pork, lamb and venison chops in addition to seafood favorites like ember roasted Maine lobster.
Citizen Rail’s warm ambience aims to nourish the Union Station neighborhood with a dining room that provides exclusive views of the wood-fired cooking and a lively outdoor heated patio. Classic craft cocktails, distinctive Colorado craft beers and a curated list of bold wines complement each dish.