Top Choice American in Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth Hot Springs Dining Room

There are a few surprises in this elegant place, including our favorite, the delicious Thai curry mussels starter. Dinner is a serious affair, with huckleberry barbecued chicken and pistachio and parmesan-crusted tr…
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 Vail

The Tenth

And you thought ski lodge fare had to be tasteless frozen burgers and microwaved nachos. No longer: the Tenth ratchets up Vail's ski-in, ski-out dining several notches, with a smorgasbord of gourmet alpine cuisine. …
American in Denver


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.…
Top Choice Breakfast in Mancos

Absolute Baking & Cafe

The screen door is always swinging open at this town hot spot with giant breakfasts. Try the green chili on eggs – it’s made from scratch, as are the organic breads and pastries. Lunch includes salads, big sandwiche…
Top Choice Tex-Mex in Leadville

Burrito Bus

You'll find one of two burrito buses parked in the lot adjacent to Stop 'n Save, and across from Safeway, on the north side of town. In the mornings it's the breakfast bus. But you must come back for lunch.
Top Choice Modern American in Grand Junction

626 on Rood

Elegant and inventive, this is contemporary American at its best, like whole plates of stunning heirloom tomatoes in season, house-made mozzarella and lobster mac and cheese. Artful mains change with the seasons and…
Top Choice Modern American in Boulder


While farm-to-table is ubiquitous in Boulder, this is one spot that delivers and surpasses expectations. The sweet pea ravioli with lemon beurre blanc and shaved radishes is a feverish delight. But Salt also knows m…
Top Choice American in Yellowstone National Park

Lake Yellowstone Hotel Dining Room

Save your one unwrinkled outfit to dine in style at the dining room of the Lake Yellowstone Hotel. Lunch options include trout, a poached pear, cambozola and walnut salad and sandwiches. Dinner ups the ante with sta…
Top Choice Modern American in Boulder

Oak at Fourteenth

Zesty and innovative, locally owned Oak manufactures top-notch cocktails and tasty small plates for stylish diners. Standouts include the smoky grilled eggplant in romanesco sauce and cucumber sashimi drizzled with …