Restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in Denver

Root Down

In a converted gas station, chef Justin Cucci has undertaken one of the city’s most ambitious culinary concepts, marrying sustainable ‘field-to-fork’ practices, high-concept culinary fusions and a low-impact, energy…
Top Choice Modern American in Denver

Rioja

This is one of Denver’s most innovative restaurants. Smart, busy and upscale, yet relaxed and casual – just like Colorado – Rioja features modern cuisine inspired by Italian and Spanish traditions and powered by mod…
Top Choice Tapas in Denver

Beatrice & Woodsley

Beatrice and Woodsley is the most artfully designed dining room in Denver. Chainsaws are buried into the wall to support shelves, there’s an aspen growing through the back of the dining room and the feel is that of …
Top Choice American in Denver

Steuben’s Food Service

Although styled as a midcentury drive-in, the upscale treatment of comfort food (mac and cheese, fried chicken, lobster rolls) and the solar-powered kitchen demonstrate Steuben’s contemporary smarts. In summer, open…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Denver

Sweet Action Ice Cream

Don’t wander past this neighborhood ice-cream parlor expecting the same old chocolate chip; the seasonal, house-made flavors include baklava, salted butterscotch and five spice. In the summer there are tons of fruit…
Fast Food in Denver

Biker Jim's Dogs

Biker Jim's passion for Harleys is only outpaced by his visionary zeal for encased meat. No kidding: the man is a revolutionary. The standard hits are an Elk Jalapeno Cheddar Brat and the Alaska Reindeer Sausage, bu…
Barbecue in Denver

Wolfe's Barbeque

Owner Louis Wolfe sunk his life savings into building a custom smoker near Capitol Hill and his hickory-smoked platters of ribs have stained the oxfords of Denver's power brokers for two decades. After ordering at t…
American in Denver

SAME Café

This nonprofit cafe was founded by two former food-bank workers, who wanted to provide healthy, by-donation lunches for those who were struggling to make ends meet. The standard American cafeteria fare is delicious.…
Mexican in Denver

Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe

For more than 20 years the Aguirre family has been serving reasonably priced authentic Mexican comfort fare with a side of old-fashioned hospitality. Winner of numerous awards – including Top 15 nachos in the nation…
American in Denver

Hard Rock Café

The food isn't the focus at these ubiquitous rock pubs; Denver‘s branch stands out for the caliber of memorabilia cluttering the place. Hanging the walls is a blouse worn by Jimi, a voided check of young Linda Ronst…