Beatrice & Woodsley
We’re temporarily closed but are excitedly working to re-open our beautiful dining room soon. We look forward to finding a little escape into a delicious dining experience with all our friends.
Beatrice & Woodsley
Take Beatrice Home-
As we slowly prepare for limited dining room service, we’re getting our knives under us and preparing lovely dishes and beverages for the taking… Let us know what you’d like, and we’ll meet you at the front door with your selections.
And so the story goes...
We built a restaurant that mirrors the story of two lovebirds; Beatrice, the life-loving daughter of a French winemaking family, who relocated to California in the 1800’s to create a small vineyard. And Woodsley, the handsome and crafty son of Lumberjacks-turned-Coopers, who provided barrels for the fledgling wine producers. Upon first sight, Beatrice and Woodsley fell in love and quickly married.
Stirred by his new bride, Woodsley built a remote cabin amid the woods of the Colorado mountains. Built with skilled and loving hands, Woodsley constructed a strong abode complete with the day’s amenities and a large wine cellar between the roots of the aspens. Life was lived with appreciation amongst the forest birdsong and the snow-capped peaks -happily ever after*.
*Though it likely took at least four weeks by horse to get to their cabin, especially in a proper Colorado snow-bound winter ; )
Inspired by the restorative qualities of food, drink, and setting, Beatrice & Woodsley was created from a passion to bring the wilderness of the forest into the solitude of the city. A little poem from D.H. Lawrence informed the initial inspiration of the restaurant:
“Things men have made with wakened hands, and put soft life into
are awake through years with transferred touch, and go on glowing
for long years.
And for this reason, some old things are lovely
warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them.”
Our Creative Team-
We have a romantic soft spot for the history, culture, and function of restaurants. Together, we contribute to their evolution as we strive to see them continue as places of personal restoration, social replenishment, and well-deserved relaxation.
Ryan Speights, General Manager
On his path to becoming a seasoned hospitality professional through fine restaurants and hotels, Ryan cultivated his passions while performing as a world traveling jazz trumpeter. When not ensuring the excellence of the restaurant’s service and culinary offerings, he can be found in the mountains, biking, fishing, and serenading the black bears with his horn.
Passionate about combining functional art within overlooked places, Kevin seeks out opportunities to create personal connection, reflection, and rejuvenation in hopes of fostering community stewardship and thoughtful investment.
His work is often described as evoking wonderment, romance, and belonging.
A Little Glimpse...
Thank you for your patience and understanding these past many months as we’ve carefully considered how to best provide our creativity and service to our neighborhood. As we reopen (in very limited terms) during the ongoing pandemic, we’re committed to doing absolutely everything we possibly can to ensure the health and sanitation of our guests, staff, purveyors, and surrounding community.
We are closely monitoring the official guidance provided by both the CDC, WHO, and Denver Public Health as we cautiously reopen our beautiful little restaurant. We are vigilant in ensuring all of our staff have been fully briefed (and are constantly updated) on the ongoing situation and sanitary practices.
As always, we continue to take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene across our restaurant at all times. Because, in simple terms, we created a restaurant dedicated to making people happy and healthy. While there are many other wonderful reasons to visit with us, this basic edifice of health and happiness will always be our primary goal; public contagions be damned.
One other tidbit we’d like to share: while we hope that the virus is eliminated in short order, we know that certain realities may hamper these efforts. As such, we have committed to being flexible with our staffing, scheduling, and general operations. Appreciative of being a small but beloved institution of Denver, we subscribe to the notion that “slow and steady wins the race”. So, while we may occasionally choose to quickly limit our offerings, hours, or service from time to time, we ask that you forgive us these trespasses –knowing that our goal is to protect you and ourselves, so we can all have a chance to hug each other in the long-term. After all, the whole point is to get to the other side of this finish line, happy and healthy. 😉