A fourth Jax Fish House will open in Glendale next spring

The new home of a second Jax Denver.

Last Friday, we broke the news that Dave Query, the mastermind behind Big Red F, the Boulder-based restaurant group that already lays claim to eight restaurants in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins, is adding a new chicken joint and brewery to his repertoire next year, this one in Lafayette. But the the prolific restaurateur and chef isn't stopping there: By next spring, Query will have a fourth Jax Fish House under his net in the new City Set development in Glendale, at the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Cherry creek Drive.

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"It's going to be fucking killer," promises Query, who points out that each Jax location, despite having the same name and seafood and fish focus, has its own individual identity. "We're not cookie-cutter restaurants," he stresses."We want to grow -- and grow intelligently -- and we want to differentiate each Jax from the next; they all stand on their own."

Query, who has tapped Duane Walker, the former chef of Lola -- another Big Red F restaurant -- to be the chef of the forthcoming Jax (he'll share responsibilities with long-time Jax exec chef Sheila Lucero), says that he spent over a year looking for a space. "We wanted to find an area that had a high demographic, and this area has millions of square feet of office space, plus great proximity to Cherry Creek, Belcaro, Bonnie Brae and Washington Park," he notes, adding that "we wanted to find a spot where we thought we could have an impact -- a restaurant that people in the 'hood could come to that wasn't a chain."

The 4,000-square-foot space, reveals Query, will be the largest Jax to date, and while this is the first Jax location that won't occupy a historical building -- his Boulder, LoDo and Fort Collins locations are all housed in structures that are at least 100 years old -- the opportunity for a build out, not to mention the addition of more space, he says, has its advantages. "We're going to have a huge rooftop patio, and a glass walk-in, where guests will be able to see a huge fish display with fish butchery right on stage. I think this will be the coolest Jax yet."

If all goes according to plan, Query will open by Tax Day of next year, and he'll be joined by several other restaurant and bar tenants, including another Udi's, a second outpost of Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, the first of which opened in Boulder last year, and World of Beer, a Florida-based beer chain with dozens of locations across the country.

Location Info

Jax Fish House

650 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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This is great, but he needs to get his SERVICE under control downtown. It has gotten just awful. Having myself been in the industry, i know good service and it has gone downhill downtown. No silverware at bar with dinner , no tray service, sloppy tables etc. It's become like pool hall service. Not good!.  New management perhaps?  Get it together before expanding. There are many new restaurants downtown doing it better.

Mantonat topcommenter

I think the real story here is: what's that thing on the map labeled "World of Beer" and when will it open?

davebarnes topcommenter

Where are customers going to park?


Umm I ate there last night for dinner at the bar and the service was great.  And yes, they even gave me silverware at the bar.

You aren't that dumb broad wearing the red beret and complaining about everything are you?

ScubaSteve topcommenter


I pass through this area often.  There's lots of surface parking all around there.

Mantonat topcommenter

@davebarnes My guess is that they will use the parking lot, unless they've had too much to drink, in which case they may end up in the creek.

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