Safta Restaurant

3330 Brighton Blvd #201, Denver
(720) 408-2444

Recent Reviews

Dan

Everything is amazing! Can’t go wrong.

Shruti Jituri

It's been 2 years that I moved to Denver and in the two years, I've heard so much about Safta but somehow never managed to come here! Now that I have dined here, I get it!You have to get the lamb ragu and murmurrah- both brilliant! I can't believe how amazing the lamb here was. The pitas are fresh out of the oven and they're fluffy - yes fluffy!! This is not your regular pita , This is probably the best pita I've had in my life (bold, yes)!Drinks were good but I think they can be better - mine was pretty strong so I surely want to explore their cocktails more. For mains, we had the lamb tagine and harissa chicken! You have to get the harissa chicken - so tasty! The lamb tagine was good but I liked the chicken better- very flavourful! We were bummed that the crispy eggplant was sold out and so I surely want to come back for that.Service was superb and the price point is great too! I definitely am coming back and recommend you check it out!

mogliQ

We visited Safta on a busy summer night, and the place was packed. Service was a bit slow to come take our order but food came fast. The various hummus are amazing, especially the one with lamb ragu, and the curried cauliflower one. Their pita bread is by no means what my middle eastern family would call pita, but it’s absolutely delicious (and dangerously addicting). The eggplant dishes were great (we had both). The charred cabbage was interesting but not sure I’d order it again. The low note was the kofta dish (overcooked, burnt into the pan - maybe too much going on and the kitchen missed the timer?) Overall a great meal. Highly recommend.

Michael M.

Service was top notch. Having worked in the service industry for 10+ years, this is always my first critique. That aside, the food was stellar as well. We had the pickle plate, roasted mushroom hummus and the lamb shank. All were phenomenal. Can't recommend this place enough.

Diane B.

Incredible brunch! Tremendous assortment of scrumptious Israeli ish dishes - and the BEST granola ever! Go! Go! Go!

Evie H.

Really good food here at Safta. I really liked all the items we got - the wood roasted mushroom hummus, whipped feta, charred cabbage, crispy eggplant, braised wagyu beef makmoura, and the moroccan lamb tagine. Would definitely recommend getting one of their hummus. It's so so creamy and very flavorful. It also comes with unlimited pita which is made super fresh, hot, and just the tiniest bit crispy on the edges. I can fill up on just the pita and hummus alone honestly. I would probably say their smaller plates are more worth it for the price. Their larger plates are just as delicious but the ones we tried really could have used a bit more meat for the price. For example, the lamb tagine had a ton of cous cous with just a few pieces of lamb. Not sure it's worth $38. The wagyu beef makmoura had just a little bit of wagyu beef wrapped inside more dough. Fortunately we were full enough towards the end of the meal that it didn't really matter ultimately but if I was hungry, I wouldn't have been super happy. Still, food is tasty and unique. I would return to try some of the other plates and for that pita and hummus!

Vicki L.

The food was so fantastic here! Since we had a large party, we were able to order the prix fixe chef's menu at $55 per person. The meal came with wayyyy more food than expected and we had so many leftovers! We probably only got through like 60% of the food. My favorite was the Harissa rubbed chicken which was incredibly tender and juicy. The pita bread was also amazing as it was soft and fluffy. Lastly their hummus was so flavorful and they were kind enough to throw in an extra hummus dish for our group since one of the guys in our group wanted to try the hummus with the soft boiled egg. Highly recommend Safta to anybody looking for a great dining experience in Denver.

Marty P.

This establishment is located inside of a hotel building. There is public parking on the nearby streets and there is a parking garage for retail patrons as well. I recommend arriving 5-10 minutes early to ensure you can find a parking space and be on time for your reservation. Reservations are highly recommended! You will need to walk through the double doors at the side of the building where you will see a sign for Safta. After you enter walk past the hotel service desk and look for a set of stairs. Walk up the stairs to the 2nd floor. After arriving on the 2nd floor walk about 100 feet and you will see the front entrance for Safta on your left. The establishment is clean and there are public restrooms outside of the restaurant. They're clean as well. I dined here today for the Israel Brunch Buffet. It's well worth every penny! My waitress told me that the buffet is phenomenal and I couldn't agree more! The buffet offers a very wide variety of foods all the way from appetizers (breads, hummus, cheeses, wood fired grapefruit and fruits), entrees (grilled and baked fishes, shakshuka, eggs, lamb and several others) to a dessert bar (cakes, cookies, baklava, whipped cream and fruits). They also offer complimentary beverages (coffee, tea, Moroccan mint tea and iced tea, etc...). Of course you will need to purchase alcoholic beverages or speciality drinks. Some of my highlights from the buffet were wood fired grapefruit, sunny side egg, scrambled eggs, hummus with eggs, hummus with chilis along with hazelnuts...yumm, challah, another Israel bread that I just can't remember the name, lamb....another yummm, apricot scone with tumeric, banana bread, halwah and King Solomon cake. Staff is very friendly. Atmosphere is classy. Loved seeing all the patrons feasting, having good conversation and just embodying the phrase "breaking bread." I highly recommend this place as it will not disappoint. Be prepared to spend $$, however, it's worth every penny! Looking forward to returning!!

Ramanjit Sranna

Impeccable food, drinks and service! I went to Safta for dinner with my friends for my birthday and honestly I can’t even begin to describe what an amazing experience I had. Our waitress Rebecca made excellent recommendations, she was super knowledgeable about the menu and helped us so much. She was even able to tailor her recommendations according to our dietary restrictions. The service was honestly the best I’ve ever had! Everything we ordered was delicious including the beverages! They make fresh pita bread in house and it was honestly to die for. We ordered several different types of Hummus and the consistency was impeccable it was honestly the smoothest creamiest texture! Rebecca highly recommended the chicken and can I just say it was AMAZING! We had a total of 4 desserts and each one was better than the last. I would definitely definitely go again. I cannot say enough about how good the food, drinks and service was!

Chuck Givens

Without a doubt one of the best meals I've ever had. Everything we had was incredible. The staff is very polite, welcoming, and knowledgeable. I recommend asking for their opinions on the menu.

Premila M.

Amazing food, great flavor, wide choices for vegetarians. It's buffet and it's worth the price. Must try! Do not miss out all the dips.

Ali S.

One of the best meals I've had in Denver, and definitely stands out from the crowd as there aren't many Israeli restaurants nearby. The food was incredible, with every dish having a perfect balance of delicate flavors. The lamb Raghu hummus and the roasted cabbage (can't recall the name on the menu) we're my favorites. Service was also great; when our reservation wasn't able to be seated until about 15-20 minutes after our scheduled time, we were brought free champagne and had our desserts taken off of the tab.

Katie C.

I have been wanting to come here but could never plan far enough ahead for a reservation... finally made it and was blown away! This has got to be one of the top five dining experiences in Denver. Definitely go with a group so you can try as much as possible! The fluffy, pillowy pita deserves it's own review. Together with the whipped feta, lamb ragu hummus, and tabbouleh we were immediately in heaven. My husband was still talking about the yogurt the next day and how it must have been made in house. Erase everything you think you know about hummus and pita because you truly have no idea until you've eaten here... Highly recommend ordering a bottle of wine that you haven't heard of before--you did not come to Safta to have a Beaujolais (though I'm sure that's great too...but be adventurous!). We tried the Yacoubian-Hobbs Areni from Armenia, a delicious complex red with lots of berry notes and a hint of spices. Menu standouts included: - Everything with lamb, especially the kebabs--perfect seasoning - The cabbage!!! Who knew you could sous-vide a cabbage before charring it to perfection. The muhammara (red pepper dip) was a delicious combo of sweet, spicy, and nutty. - The eggplant. Order it. Just do it. Dessert was also delicious, creative, and not too sweet, though I was honestly so full at that point that I could only manage a few bites. Attentive and effective service. We were also pleasantly surprised at how affordable the bill was given the quality of the food and how much we had ordered. The one downside of this location is that garage parking is not cheap if you can't find street parking, but other than that this was a super great value for what we spent. We are already planning our return!

Mike G.

Service industry professional. I was blown away. Impeccable. Excellent food, fantastic service. Cocktails and wine selection were well done. It's obvious everyone in the building is passionate and cares.

Inga W.

This modern, casual restaurant is in a fun neighborhood, part of a hotel and market. We didn't have a chance to explore but if you get there early walk around. I love higher-end Israeli food and restaurants with nice cocktails or wine/beer. The restaurant has a very open vibe, great lighting, and an open kitchen. It's great for larger groups or dates, although you could get the same experience at lunch as at dinner and I would recommend that and doing more apps. We definitely tried way too many dishes but it was fun to taste it all. We loved the small dishes, eggplant, hummus, freshly made pita, and muhammara were all great. The lamb shank was nice, but frankly, it was nothing special and the flavors didn't shine here. We also got a couple of deserts and took them to our friend's house, nice but nothing memorable.

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