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Casual Dining, Bar / Lounge
Part of Secret Sauce
When viewed as a whole, Ace Eat Serve -- located on the corner of 17th Avenue and Pennsylvania St. -- is grand in scale. However, look further and you’ll find that Ace Eat Serve combines three unique concepts into one Mayor's Design Award-winning space.
At Ace Eat Serve’s heart is a comfortable and airy dining room overlooked by the open kitchen and chef’s counter from which Executive Chef, Thach Tran, showcases his modern and exciting style of Asian cuisine. Having spent his earliest years in Vietnam, Chef Tran's culinary foundation is built upon memories of his grandmother's noodle shop and the vibrant food markets of Saigon. Later, a classical culinary education was received at Johnson and Wales University, eventually leading to roles in several prestigious Denver kitchens. In 2017, Chef Tran stepped into the role of Executive Chef at Ace Eat Serve where he helped distinguish Ace from sister restaurants, Vesta and Steuben’s, while earning a reputation as one of Denver's best Asian restaurants. Exploring authentically-inspired Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Japanese cuisine has helped Thach create a culinary identity through dishes like his signature XO Rice Pillows and the Prawn and Lobster Ramen – winner of Denver's best ramen at the 2018 Ramen Throwdown.
Explore further into Ace's lively space and you'll find an expansive ping pong hall and unique event space -– home to an array of Cornilleau ping pong tables, a private room, and full A/V capabilities. On most nights, the pong hall/event space is full of large and small groups playing ping pong while enjoying full kitchen and bar service. However, the pong hall doubles as a customizable event space that can be fully or partially reserved to host corporate events and company parties, business presentations, birthday celebrations, wedding receptions, and fundraising events. Buffets, passed appetizer and cart service, or full service, seated meals are among the dining options to go along with A/V and photo booth options.
Finally, Ace Eat Serve’s indoor/outdoor bar and vast patio round out the experience, offering a communal space for large groups to gather for happy hour and outdoor seating. With a focus on craft cocktails, a well-edited beer selection, and an extensive list of Japanese whisky, the Ace bar team can provide the perfect accompaniment for the Asian-inspired cuisine of Chef Tran and Executive pastry chef, Nadine Donovan.