The Best Restaurants in Denver
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Denver is no country bumpkin when it comes to dinner. The rich food scene boasts chefs that set national trends, food halls and breweries have taken up residence in renovated spaces (like Union Station or an abandoned iron foundry), and you can even find an Asian restaurant where guests play ping pong between meals. Come to the mountains and dig in.
1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Even if you don’t have a train to catch, you’ll want to make time to explore all of the dining options at Denver’s Union Station. This Beaux-Arts landmark, completed in 1914, underwent a complete renovation in 2014, and now it...
1701 Wynkoop St #155, Denver, CO 80202, USA
From its location in Denver’s Union Station, Mercantile Dining & Provision makes delicious and nutritious meals accessible to commuters and travelers passing through. This is the second eatery by Alex Seidel, a committed...
1313 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80218, USA
Chef Alex Seidel is more than a chef, he is the farmer of most of the fresh food being served. On his 10-acre farm, he tends to herbs, fruits, vegetables, flowers, pigs and bees. With the addition of sheep in 2010, he created Colorado's first...
5245 Raleigh St, Denver, CO 80212, USA
The truth is, there's a chance that there won't be any bread to buy when you visit the Raleigh Street Bakery's operation (a garage behind the baker's house). That's because the bakery sells bread shares to locals that they use to score a fresh...
1539 17th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Eating fresh seafood in an inland city like Denver is certainly a unique experience, but don’t let the distance from the ocean be a concern. Jax’s mission is to bring the coasts to the coastless, and it does so with aplomb. For the...
501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, USA
Ace Eat Serve, a fun restaurant in Denver’s Uptown neighborhood, has two main attractions: a pan-Asian menu and lots of ping-pong tables. The restaurant is popular with families and kids—there's lots of room to roam around, and...
3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216, USA
Located in Denver’s trendy River North district, the Source is a collection of 25 vendors sharing space in the hip industrial interior of a former 1880s iron foundry, where artisans and retailers include a bakery, a butcher shop, florist,...
700 Colorado Blvd Suite A, Denver, CO 80206, USA
There are several places to get breakfast in Denver but most locals will say that Snooze is the best in town. French toast specials, bright yellow tables, appetite inducing aromas of bacon and the perpetual wait line combine to create an...
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...
321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
The tradition of afternoon tea is refreshingly alive and well at Denver's Brown Palace Hotel. The atrium lobby of this 1892 Italian Renaissance Revival hotel is alone worth a visit: The soaring stained-glass ceiling, the ornate metal...
1560 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Denver's Kitchen Bistro describes itself as a community bistro: Its goal is to gather people and to create community through food. Through partnerships with like-minded farmers and ranchers, the Kitchen sources its food carefully and mindfully,...
1520 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
A key component to the mastery of a skill is knowing when to break the rules. As its name implies, Jovanina’s Broken Italian breaks away from the traditional rules and expectations of Italian cuisine with the measured confidence of a master....
1000 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Buckhorn Exchange, as much a museum as a restaurant, was founded in 1893 by a man who rode with Buffalo Bill. The restaurant's walls are hung with historical photographs and taxidermy animal trophies, among them a two-headed calf. Glass museum...
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