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A sizzling spot where food and drink shine

Drawing its name from the history of nearby 14th Street, once home to many auto repair shops, Radiator emits a luminous vibe that’s lively and energized, trendsetting and unscripted. With a menu geared toward non-pretentious, cocktail bar dining, the quality and creativity of the dishes hint at a foodie’s dream destination amidst a buzzing social scene.

Menu items prove shareable, fun, and approachable; kick back with one of our globally influenced small plates, complemented by craft cocktails or local brews. In Radiator’s vibrant setting, our outdoor patio brings a sense of whimsy and city charm. Part urban playground and part hideaway, our 45-seat courtyard plays a key role in bringing added energy and an element of youthfulness.


Breakfast Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Saturday + Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Brunch Saturday + Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Happy Hour Monday – Friday
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner Sunday – Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday + Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Late Night Bites Sunday – Thursday
10:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday + Saturday
11:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Bar Daily
4:00 p.m. - Close
Friday + Saturday
4:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Meet the Chef

Having cooked at acclaimed restaurants in Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York, and San Francisco, Executive Chef Jonathan Dearden applies his background in Caribbean, Creole, French, and Pan-Asian cuisines to keep Radiator’s ambitious menu on pace with a constantly updated cocktail list.

Meet Jonathan Dearden

Three cocktails from Radiator

Raising the Bar

The bar program features house creations with unexpected ingredients (think raspberry leaf tea and activated charcoal), large-format communal cocktails, and a carefully curated selection of 200-plus rare spirits and whiskeys, not to mention eight beer taps and four wine taps.