Remarkable Restaurants in Denver
Collected by Joshua Berman, AFAR Local Expert
Though at first glance Denver's dining scene is brewpubs, diners, and more brewpubs, the city is also home to unique specialty restaurants—French, Japanese, south of the border, and haute cuisine.
1500 Wynkoop St #101, Denver, CO 80202, USA
The Squeaky Bean's dining room is an oak-and-leather space that was once a saddlery. It’s a casual backdrop for the cuisine of chef Max MacKissock, who tops his hot carrot soup with lime-Sriracha peanuts and savory ice creams. During happy...
1405, 770 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, United States
Marczyk Fine Foods is a Denver treasure, boldly opening a small gourmet neighborhood grocery in this time of Whole Foods Everywhere. But the Marczyk brothers and Pete's wife Barb, have created a new Denver institution, helping transform Denver's...
4700 Cherry Creek S Dr, Denver, CO 80246, USA
It's a bright, sunny Sunday morning in Denver. We're too relaxed to pack the car to head into the mountains. We don't much feel like heading out on the bikes. The Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets, and Avalanche are all out of town. So what do we do? We...
1439 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210, USA
Kaos Pizzeria is a fabulous way to enjoy a sunny, clear Denver day. They have delicious pizza, amazing salads with much of the ingredients grown in their garden and tasty Colorado beer. The pizzeria is situated in a small bungalow, which is...
1512 Larimer St #6R, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Whether a bistro, brasserie, or haute cuisine, many French restaurants in Denver opt for a Parisian feel. Crêpes n Crêpes, however, pays its homage to the Provençal French countryside with colorful tablecloths and rustic furniture. The café’s...
1365 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Did you know it’s rude to put soy sauce on food in Japan? They’ll teach you the finer ways of Japanese cooking at Domo, a hidden treasure in downtown Denver. And while the restaurant’s exterior looks like an industrial warehouse, the interior...
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Sometimes I love to have long lunches “for one.” Either in the company of my laptop, a good book, or simply my thoughts. I pick a place with good food, uncrowded seating, and I plop myself down for an hour or two. Le Grand Bistro is one of my...
1106 14th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Food is always better when it's pretty. Kevin Taylor, a big name chef in Denver, offers up a six-course dinner with food that looks like art. Colorful veggies served like checker boards, whipped purple potatoes, and cantaloupe sorbet orange enough...
2239 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211, USA
You won't get a passport stamp, but you will take a trip to France when you settle into this intimate bistro. The twinkle lights, brick walls, and projected old-school subtitled films create a romantic and sexy spot that demands champagne and...
2115 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
Head to Mexico City Restaurant and Lounge, a Denver staple since 1968, the next time you feel the craving for a delicious taco. It’s a great spot to hit before a Rockies Game. The menu’s loaded up with all kinds of Mexican fare, but skip the...
1705, 1420 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Denver may be 4,889 miles from the Place Vendôme in Paris, but Bistro Vendôme serves up little tastes of Paris right from Larimer Square. This Room Has A View: With a decor that harkens back to the city’s humble bistros, Bistro...
1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
You've got two options: a drink at Wynkoop Brewing Company, or a wander through the Denver Modern Art Museum. I chose wrong. It took half a dozen pints of Cowtown Milk Stout to wash away the memory of that museum's dreadful third floor exhibition....
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