It’s got all the marks of a speakeasy: the ambiguous sign, an entrance through the back door of a pie shop, and that feeling that you’ve just stumbled into something top secret. But Green Russell is more like fine dining—for cocktails, with mixologists who are more like chefs (ask for the Bartender’s Choice for a surprise). And while it’s dark, moody, and denlike, the joint still manages to grow its own mint, lavender, and rosemary in a back room turned greenhouse. We recommend reservations—ordering drinks requires a seat, plus you don’t want to miss the American small plates.
Thomas J. Story
1422 Larimer St.