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2233 Larimer St. (22nd St.) Send to Phone
Chef-owner Jeff Osaka's modern American restaurant pays homage to the seasons, changing its menu monthly.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Twelve Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Twelve, named for the number of months in a year, stays true to its moniker, changing the menu at the beginning of each month to reflect chef-owner Jeff Osaka's devotion to fresh, seasonal and (mostly) local ingredients. It's an ambitious endeavor that pays off in spades, giving diners a focused board that pushes boundaries with its multicultural --- sometimes idiosyncratic --- combinations. Beef tongue, for example, floats in a coffee-ancho chile broth with tomatillos and horchata, while pork shoulder is paired with rum-glazed sweet potatoes and dandelion greens. It's not an inexpensive restaurant, but Osaka makes it more than affordable on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday when he features a prix-fixe dinner including one of his desserts for $38 per person (plus tax and gratuity). A lovely wine list deep with boutique bottlings, many of which are offered by the glass, proffers esoteric, offbeat labels --- and the skillful staff that pours them are well-versed at describing their characteristics. Moreover, when you dine at the bar, all wine by the glass is at just half-price.

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