Due to our close proximity to the Colorado Convention Center and an abundance of hotels, The Courtyard Marriott being one with which we share both a building and a kitchen, we encounter a large number of travelers who may be in town for two nights or for two months. In their travels, many visitors have made the Rialto Café a stopping point in their repeated journeys to Denver for business or for pleasure. Some, who are returning to the city for a second or a third time, have relocated their lodgings to the adjacent Marriott in order to make Rialto a more of a convenience for them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are hundreds of restaurants that line the Mall of 16th Street, so why do the business people who require Denver as a second home flock to the Rialto? Our staff is one of those reasons. We make it an objective to quickly learn familiar faces and put, not only a name to them, but a favorite menu item, a regular drink or your preferred seat at the bar.
For example, last year, there were two gentlemen from Michigan who were in town on business for several months. Each night, they drifted from the Courtyard into the Rialto bar to find their seats at the end open, or quickly cleared out by the bartenders, and their beers greeting them. The bar staff not only made sure to accommodate their regular menu and seating requests, but also to get to know them as friends and vice versa. We like to think we made their time away from home not only bearable, but fun.
Additionally, and on a more formal note of business, we have several banquet and meeting spaces to which we cater within the hotel. Lunch meetings in the restaurant are made to be efficient and we welcome call-ahead orders for large parties. Happy hour gatherings are welcome, either in our cocktail area or, more privately, on our mezzanine. Each year, a large business buys out the restaurant and we set the stage for a party with ice luges and mojito stations!
Whether you are a lone traveler, looking for some company and some comfort food, or a large group looking for a space for your business, or pleasure, functions, we have it all at the Rialto Café. Contact our marketing department in the Courtyard to start planning your next event!