Well first off don’t judge a book by its cover, this place is not trying to be fancy by no means, their primary focus is on serving great steaks! Since 1961 this place has been doing the same damn thing…flame broiling steaks of all types, with a piece of Texas toast and a little dinner salad and a baked potato. The five stars comes from its tradition, its mom and pop appeal and the cost/value proposition that is off the charts. How about a “small” fillet with all the fixings for $9.95? Or a plate filling NY steak for $14.95? If you’re there for lunch, try the grilled cheese with french fries for $3.00!
But the experience is just as important. I don’t think they have changed the chairs, tables or booths since they opened. The open kitchen, with flames curling north, is old school and fun.
The lounge is a little scary, sketchy characters hunkered in the back while shots of Tequila flow. But I wouldn’t go here to drink. Its all about the tasty meat.
Columbine Steak House & Lounge300 Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219