Two New Dining Concepts to Open at Kimpton Claret Hotel

Kimpton Claret Hotel, the newest member of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio opening soon in Denver’s Belleview Station, will open two restaurant concepts at the hotel in July: Saverina will be the hotel’s ground floor restaurant serving Italian-inspired modern American fare while Halo will be the hotel’s 19th-floor rooftop bar offering libations, global-inspired small bites, and dramatic, 180-degree views of the Rocky Mountains. These concepts will offer new dining and nightlife destinations for working professionals, residents and visitors of Belleview Station and broader South Denver.

Kimpton Claret Hotel is a collaboration between Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, an IHG brand, DTC Hospitality Investors, LLC, and developer Cypress 16, LLC in conjunction with McClurg Century Investments, LLC, all working in tandem to bring this project to life. KGD Architecture is the architect and KARAMANN is the interior designer. Harvey Cleary Builders is the general contractor.

The Executive Chef of both concepts is Denver’s beloved Chef Christian Graves. Chef Graves joins the Kimpton Claret Hotel team from Citizen Rail, located inside Limelight Denver, formerly Kimpton Hotel Born. Chef Graves has been a part of Denver’s culinary scene for nearly a decade and has worked with Kimpton Hotels + Restaurants for more than 18 years.

“I am elated to be joining the Kimpton Claret Hotel team and to introduce Saverina and Halo Rooftop Bar to Denver diners,” said Saverina and Halo Executive Chef Christian Graves. “Both of these concepts will be unique to the scene in Belleview Station and are sure to become not only neighborhood favorites but destinations for climbing to the highest place in Denver to get a drink or for date nights at Saverina.”


Saverina, meaning ‘the new house’ in Italian, will serve urban rustic food created with sustainable, local, seasonal and organic ingredients, and will specialize in house-made pastas and sourdough pizzas.

Saverina will boast a chic and comfortable aesthetic that is open and airy with an open kitchen design, large windows, high ceilings and street-front views. The space will be outfitted with a look that’s both understated and elegant using materials like exposed brick, black steel, blonde wood, marble and leather. Highlights will include a guest-facing pizza oven and a pasta extruder for house-made pasta.

Saverina will offer an innovative take on Italian cuisine from a modern American point-of-view, honoring regional culinary traditions with simple, flavorful and inspired compositions.

“At Saverina we embrace the best of Italy while incorporating the seasonality of Colorado into our cooking,” said Chef Graves.

Chef Graves and his team have curated a menu at Saverina featuring Starters like Hearty Chicory Salad, Fresh Basil + Hen Consommé, Brick Oven Sourdough Focaccia, Fresh Mozzarella + Chili Crunch, Roman Style Baby Artichokes, and Tuna Carpaccio + Semolina Fried Sweetbreads; House-Made Pastas including Sourdough Cacio e Pepe, Angel Hair Slippery Noodles, Mezza Rigatoni Rigati, and Bone Marrow + Sardi Verdi; and Entrees such as Vegetarian Ricotta Dumpling, Roasted Chicken Under a Brick, Baked Fresh Caught Halibut, Charred Hanger Steak and Bistecca Alla Fiorentina; and Sourdough Pizzas. All dishes can be catered to gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian guests.

A robust wine program will amplify the Saverina experience with selections ranging from big-name Italian options and classic California Cabernets to a small selection of house blends. In addition, Saverina’s bar will feature a selection of Italian-influenced cocktails, amari, vermouths and other Italian aperitifs as well as locally sourced beers with a couple of Italian lagers.

Halo Rooftop Bar

Perched 19th floors above street level, Halo Rooftop Bar is poised to become the most dynamic and sought-after drinking destination in Belleview Station. Halo’s social scene will center around crafted cocktails, a robust live music offering, and unparalleled mountain views. There is both indoor and outdoor space with layouts that can accommodate parties of all sizes and a dynamic design with a dark palette offset by acid yellows and electric purple and textures of leather, velvet and animal print. A large outdoor terrace with direct bar access, numerous fire pits and lounge seating gives guests the ability to relax under the night sky.

Halo’s food menu will feature elevated bar classics geared toward a “food-in-hand” approach, designed for sharing and social snacking. Halo’s menu will include items like Crack Wings, Duck Liver Mousse, Brisket Griddle Burger, Sesame + Soba Noodles, and Spicy Salt + Pepper Pork Belly.

Director of Food & Beverage of both Saverina and Halo Rooftop Bar is Mac McNally. McNally comes to the Kimpton Claret Hotel team from Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver where he served as the food & beverage director for all culinary operations at the hotel including at its restaurant, Panzano. McNally is no stranger to Kimpton properties as he also spent time at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel in Portland, Oregon, and at Kimpton FireSky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Renderings courtesy of KGD Architecture

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