With its chic atmosphere and sophisticated menu, this restaurant/lounge invites diners to eat, drink, and soothe their senses. Nibble on eggplant napoleon while nestling into one of the comfy white sofas, or settle into a plush red booth for a sumptuous meal.
Le Rouge is an refreshing new concept created by owners Ray Jafari and general manager Eddie Ballouchy. Located at 1448 Market Street, Le Rouge has the perfect balance of the downtown nightlife and the clean new outlook of a modern French bistro. While known for its lounge appeal, Le Rouge has a invigorating take on old classic French cuisine, and its prices are pour pas cher (or inexpensive for you non-French majors).
Dining at Le Rouge is an experience not to be missed. Le Rouge, or “The Red”, firmly believes in its name, from soothing crimson light fixtures to its cherry colored walls. The waterfall located on the northeast corner of the restaurant provides for a tranquil sound – a far distant cry from the standard techno bump and grind that most clubs will assault your ears with. And this ambiance is only an appetizer to the delectable dining menu presented by well known Denver Chef Eric Roeder. From the light and airy strawberry salad with haystack goat cheese and toasted almonds to the signature Duck burger served with frites, one’s taste buds will not be disappointed. Eric Roeder would not have it any other way.
In association with the dining, Le Rouge seems to be the new hotspot for corporate happy hour. With a happy hour that runs later then the majority of its competitors (until 8 pm on weekdays) and provides sinfully delicious cocktails (try the ménage a trios), who wouldn’t want to catch a drink with coworkers?
It seems that Le Rouge found a concept that works with downtown – get people in for the food, and they will stay for the drinks. No wonder there is a line every weekend… and it seems well worth the wait.
Le Rouge is located at 1448 Market Street in Denver Co. Operating hours are from 4 pm to 1:30 am Monday through Friday and from 6 pm to 1:30 am on Saturday and Sunday.