Tucked away on the corner of 1st & Steele of Cherry Creek is a farm to table gem that is a must try! One of the Kitchen Restaurant Group concept restaurants, Hedge Row brings inspired cocktails, farm fresh ingredients, and wood fired creations to the table. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some good eats and refreshing drinks. And did I mention they have some award winning donuts??
I accidentally happened upon Hedge Row after a fun shopping trip in Cherry Creek this summer (looking for my car of course, since they’ve changed up the parking!). Nestled under the Coda building, on the quiet part of Steele Street, Hedge Row’s lively and inviting patio just beckons you in for a cool drink.
The mid century modern interior is filled with clean sunlight, lively pops of color, and cozy pillows and cushions. You can enjoy a sip at the large corner bar, watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen, or enjoy an intimate meal in one of the more private dining areas. The whole restaurant has a vibrant, lively atmosphere which makes it the perfect place to catch up with friends.
My friend Jaime, from South on Broadway, and I caught up at Hedge Row for a fun dinner a few weeks ago. First up on the menu? Cocktails. (Of course!)
In addition to a full selection of wine and beer, the cocktail menu is inspired and ever changing. For me, I tried a “Mystery Solved” – a cocktail made with gin, benedictine, del professore, grapefruit shrub, apricot, chamomile, mint – that definitely solves the mystery of “what cocktail am I ordering” for every happy hour. Not to fear – for those who don’t prefer the taste of alcohol, Hedge Row also offers a “zero proof” cocktail list. We tried the “BFF”, a mix of grapefruit juice, rosemary lime syrup, and lime cordial and it was just as delicious as any of the cocktails. (Side note: the rosemary syrup is so refreshing with the grapefruit juice… that may be the only way I can drink grapefruit juice again…)
Next course: the appetizers. The thing I love about Hedge Row is the availability of vegetarian options on the menu. 50% of the small plates on the menu are vegetarian making it easy to enjoy fresh, farm to table goodness – even when you don’t eat meat. My favorite was the Heirloom Tomatoes & Melon with sesame, white balsamic & basil. Unfortunately, this will be rotating off the menu as we’re getting into fall but it will be replaced by a tasty Roasted Beet & Pistachio with homemade labneh, dill, orange vinaigrette. I’ve tasted the Spiced Hummus & Veggies topped with caramelized fennel-onion and sumac, and served with homemade lavash on a separate occasion and it was absolutely out of this world.