Interior view of the Martin Building at night

Dining

Art-inspired dining located in the Sie Welcome Center
Interior of the countertops and tables of The Ponti restaurant

Photo by James Florio Photography

The Ponti

Open daily for lunch and for dinner on Tuesday evenings

Created in collaboration with James Beard Award winner and celebrated Denver chef Jennifer Jasinski, The Ponti is an immersive dining environment with an expansive outdoor terrace and indoor public and private dining spaces. The locally sourced, seasonal menus offered will align with the high standards of sourcing and sustainability for which Jasinski is known.

The Ponti is located on level 1 of the Sie Welcome Center. Reservations are open now. Visit thepontidenver.com to book a table today. For private dining and event booking inquiries, please contact eventinfo@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-2761.

The Ponti presents a locally sourced and inspired menu, with distinctive offerings that emphasize vegetables and utilize ancient grains and heirloom legumes, complemented by handmade pastas, fish, and meat. Follow The Ponti's Instagram account (@thepontidenver) for information about giveaways, a sneak peek at the menu, and more. Book a reservation today at thepontidenver.com. Photos by Marc Piscotty

Headshot of chef Jennifer Jasinksi

Photo by Joni Schrantz

Meet the Chef

Jennifer Jasinski is the consulting chef for the Denver Art Museum’s new restaurant, The Ponti. Jasinski completed her formal education at the Culinary Institute of America and trained under Wolfgang Puck for ten years. In 2000, Jasinski moved to Denver as the Executive Chef at Panzano. She was named Colorado Chef of the Year in 2004 and Western Regional Chef of the Year in 2005 by the American Culinary Federation. In 2004, Jasinski opened her first restaurant, Rioja, in Denver’s Historic Larimer Square. She and business partner Beth Gruitch acquired Bistro Vendôme in 2006, followed by the opening of Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen in 2010. She also owns Stoic & Genuine and Ultreia in Denver’s Union Station. Jasinski was named James Beard Foundation award-winner for Best Chef Southwest in 2013. In 2016, she was named a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef national award.

Interior views of tables in Cafe Gio

Photo by James Florio Photography

Café Gio

Open daily during regular museum hours

In addition to The Ponti, the museum also will offer quick-service casual dining at Café Gio. The café will be located across the main hall from The Ponti on level one of the welcome center. Patrons of the café will be able to enjoy both indoor and outdoor seating, with a 1,273-square-foot interior, and a 1,088-square-foot terrace.