Restaurants in Colorado

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Set on Telluride Mountain at the exact elevation for which it’s named, the restaurant turns out rarefied Rocky Mountain dishes, from elk carpaccio... Read More

Located in the Source, an artisan food market remodeled from an 1880s brick foundry, the casual but upscale Acorn consistently delivers on a changing,... Read More

Popular with skiers because of its location at the base of Aspen Mountain, Ajax Tavern is known for its mountain views and bistro fare cooked with... Read More

At the cozy refurbished 1912 bungalow, you can dine on sesame-crusted ahi or rosemary-lemon-chicken pizzas. Read More

With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Telluride valley and surrounding peaks, Allred's is a 12,000-foot fine dining resturant at the... Read More

Accessed by two gondola rides through the mountains, this German-American restaurant sits at the top of the North Peak, at a height of 11,444 feet. Part... Read More

Located at the Stonebridge Inn, this small restaurant serves globally inspired American cuisine amid panoramic views of the surrounding alpine slopes. A... Read More

This brand new Lower Downtown restaurant from power house duo John Broening and pastry chef Yasmin Lozada-Hissom serves elevated, French-inspired... Read More

Grab a table on the patio or an intimate booth at this bustling, red-and-white Lower Highland restaurant where classic Italian dishes receive a fresh... Read More

Taking a sleigh ride to a log cabin may feel touristy, but when that cabin features the contemporary culinary creations of Beano's, it's hardly a... Read More

Featured on the Travel Channel’s No Reservations and Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Biker Jims Dogs’s fame reaches far... Read More

Named after an 18th-century Parisian square, Bistro Vendôme is designed to resemble an authentic French restaurant. Housed inside the red... Read More

Committed to cooking in season with locally available produce, executive chef Mitch Mayers, educated at the Culinary Institute of America in New York... Read More

Serving an American-style breakfast and brunch, the Blue Moose has a carved moose at the entrance and a chandelier of multicolored cups and saucers,... Read More

Richard Squire opened this original location of the Breckenridge Brewery in 1990, and now has five brewpubs throughout Colorado. Beer selections change... Read More

The beloved roaster pours scruffy mountaineers their morning cup in a former coal shed plastered with vintage license plates. Read More

The exclusive Caribou Club is a private, open-only-to-members venue hidden among the neighboring fur and diamond stores. A club for those who can afford... Read More

This sophisticated restaurant in the Arrabelle at Vail Square transports diners to the Mediterranean with its mosaic tile floor, leather seating, and... Read More

In the heart of downtown Boulder, Centro Latin Kitchen serves up gourmet versions of Latin cuisine typical of the open-air markets of Central and South... Read More

After gaining acclaim at ChoLon Bistro downtown, chef Lon Symensma's second restaurant packs in 20-something hipsters for well-spiced Asian street food... Read More

Sitting high above Aspen at the Cloud Nine high-speed quad in the Aspen Highlands ski area, the Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro offers adventurous diners a one... Read More

Set beside the Yampa River, the Cottonwood Grill serves pan-Asian cuisine amid panoramic views of the water and the surrounding ski slopes. The dining ... Read More

Crêpes are the focus at this casual dining spot, which offers both sweet and savory fillings, as well as fresh juices and a full bar menu. It opened as... Read More

Situated in Cherry Creek, Cucina Colore is a modern Italian eatery known for its fresh, inventive fare and award-winning wine list. A small patio shaded... Read More

A brand new food hall with 11 different vendors, the Central Market brings together a who's who list of the Denver dining scene while providing a one... Read More

With its massive, glowing white bar and decked-out crowds, Departure feels more like a trendy L.A. hot spot than a Mile High restaurant. Diners adore... Read More

The Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch sits on more than 5,000 acres of wilderness at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The meadow and mounta... Read More

The canine theme of this pub extends from the wall of dog photos to the names of dishes, such as the "Labrador" hamburger. Sandwiches, salads, and pub... Read More

Embracing a farm-to-table philosophy, this Highland restaurant serves seasonal New American cuisine in an industrial-chic space. Beneath exposed... Read More

This tiny Mexican restaurant looks like a mini-Mission with archways and a curved bell wall above the entrance. A lemon-yellow sign perched on the roof... Read More

Drink an açai martini that’s so delicious the bartender has to hide the Brazilian nectar because the staff keeps sneaking off with it. Read More

About 10 minutes from downtown, this Cherry Creek steakhouse is owned by former superstar quarterback John Elway (who occasionally stops by to have a... Read More

The magenta walls and ceiling, Japanese posters, and cascades of cutout-style flowers create bold colors above the sushi bar and bistro-style tables... Read More

Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson’s Friulian menu features hand-cut pasta and pork in half a dozen forms, while the wine list of co-owner (and... Read More

Chef Alex Seidel, named as one of the Best New Chefs in 2010 by Food & Wine, teams up with maitre d’ Paul Attardi at this upscale restaurant... Read More

Located on the edge of the RiNo Art District, this restaurant emphasizes local organic ingredients, some of which are grown in an on-site garden.... Read More

It operates as a private club by day, but reservations are available to the public for dinner at this tiny chalet in the middle of the Game Creek bowl.... Read More

Part of a small bed-and-breakfast in downtown Winter Park, the Gasthaus Eichler restaurant is known for its authentic, homemade German fare. Beyond the... Read More

James Beard Award nominee and Top Chef alum Kelly Liken earned a following with her namesake restaurant in Vail. Now, she returns to Eagle County’s... Read More

The Hearthstone Restaurant occupies a Victorian-style home dating back to the early 1880’s. There are dining rooms on the first and second floors,... Read More

Housed in a former Old West saloon with a striped awning in the front, Honga's is bigger than it looks from the outside, with a sushi counter on the... Read More

Located a bit out of the way in the up-and-coming RiNo neighborhood, the masses have discovered this hopping Chinese fusion restaurant from chef Tommy... Read More

After studying the art of coffee and espresso in Italy in 1994, Keith Herbert purchased a small coffee cart and started his business Ink! in Aspen,... Read More

The only spot in Keystone's River Run Village that the locals frequent, this eclectic coffee shop serves a long list of drinks to thaw you out, plus... Read More

Owner Craig Maestro dishes out fresh bagels, along with advice on where to find the best snow. Read More

Located at the Copper One Lodge, Jack's is a cafeteria-style restaurant that caters primarily to skiers. The dining area contains a deli and individual... Read More

Famous in Aspen for what owner Jimmy Yeager calls “fierce American food,” Jimmy’s is an unpretentious restaurant serving a menu of... Read More

Known for its traditional American comfort food, Jus Cookin’s is housed in a yellow farmhouse-style building with dormer windows and a wraparound... Read More

Relative newcomer Kelly Liken has established herself as a contender in the Vail dining scene with her namesake restaurant. A top graduate of the... Read More

Along the Old West-inspired Main Street in downtown Durango, Ken and Sue Fusco fused two menus from previously owned locations to form this larger... Read More

Sushi and contemporary Asian dishes are served at Kenichi, located in downtown Aspen. The dining room mixes the earth tones of the tables and chairs... Read More

This Mediterranean-American café and bakery opened in the Four Corners region in 2000. Local pastry chef Barbara Helmer and her business partner,... Read More

La Bottega serves Italian cuisine, including interpretations of classic dishes, such as spaghetti carbonara, along with original creations, like slow... Read More

For an intimate dinner, reserve a table at La Marmotte, a 125-year-old former icehouse. Read More

Located at the base of Vail Mountain, Larkspur is the brainchild of chef-owner Thomas Salamunovich, whose French culinary training influences many of... Read More

Reasonably priced New American dishes (orange-roasted free-range chicken with almond quinoa, grilled portobellos with goat-cheese salsa) are the draw at... Read More

Call Daniele, the proprietor of this little French deli, and request a picnic basket filled with goods for an on-mountain feast. She'll send you out... Read More

Inventive international street food meets friendly service at this Lower Highlands hot spot built on the site of a former mortuary. Twenty- and thirty... Read More

Worth the walk into the Highlands neighborhood and conveniently located across from a park, this cheery ice cream shop in the shape of a giant milk jug... Read More

Sushi was a game-changer when it was introduced at the Lobar; the mission changed from purely nightclub to a combination of restaurant, sushi bar, and... Read More

Locally touted as one of the best places to enjoy a meal, Lola serves coastal Mexican cuisine that can be flawlessly paired with one of over 150... Read More

Catering to the après-ski crowd, Mahogany Ridge serves regionally inspired American fare along with house-brewed craft beers, such as the flagsh... Read More

Matsuhisa Aspen is part of the international Nobu brand of restaurants, named for its well-known chef-proprietor, Matsuhisa Nobu. It is housed inside a... Read More

At one of Union Station's flagship restaurants, chef Alex Seidel takes on elevated Mediterranean-inspired comfort food without all the pretense. Indulge... Read More

The Metate Room restaurant at the Far View Lodge, whose soaring windows afford views of all the Four Corner states, serves Native American dishes like... Read More

Kitschy Mexican posters of famous boxers and actors mix with racy comic strips and huge advertisements for Dos Equis Lager on the walls of Mezcal, an... Read More

Enjoy great views inside and out while dining at this contemporary-American bistro. Mountains, slopes, and pines can be seen from the rooftop patio and... Read More

Vail's small contingency of Texans have put their stamp of approval on this barbecue spot in Lionshead, even if the meats are dressed up in a tangy,... Read More

34-year-old wunderkind chef Ryan Hardy, a southwest finalist for the 2008 James Beard Awards, lists his olive oils on the menu like wine, and cooks up... Read More

Ask any in-the-know local where the best place to eat in town is, and you'll be directed to Mountain Standard. This spin-off of Vail’s white-tablecloth... Read More

The young crowd may love this American joint for its plaid-wearing, mustache-sporting servers (not to mention the reclaimed wood and Edison bulbs), but... Read More

Local chefs try to keep it their secret that this is the best place in Vail for fresh sushi—the restaurant gets deliveries straight from Tsukiji fish... Read More

One of the first breweries in the country to can its craft beers rather than bottle them, Oskar Blues expanded its operations to include Grill &... Read More

Pacifica’s menu focuses on sustainable fish and local, organic ingredients. Hawaiian sea bass with edamame and hearts of palm is a signature dish.... Read More

True to the original NYC Palm’s style, dark wood chair railing with paneling is bordered with vintage magazine clippings and caricatures of... Read More

Located 11 miles outside of Aspen in the Elk Mountains, the Pine Creek Cookhouse serves gourmet American cuisine is a secluded cabin setting. Diners... Read More

The popular daily happy hour here has specials like two-for-one appetizers and low-priced beers and house wine. The Quandary’s deck offers views... Read More

Executive chef Jennifer Jasinski (a James Beard Award winner) tackles Mediterranean fare at this upscale restaurant set under the twinkle lights of... Read More

The Rustique Bistro resembles a Provençal cottage, with stucco walls and dried herbs and flowers hanging from the rafters. Located one block off... Read More

A husband and wife team, Jeff and Kyleena Graceffa run this less-than-secret pizzeria, serving award-winning pizzas in a historic miner's cabin... Read More

Located in the mountainous resort area of Keystone, this restaurant services the Ski Tip Lodge with a four-course tasting menu of Colorado-inspired... Read More

Situated in the same downtown building as long-standing Aspen favorite Elevation, Social is run by the dream team of Tommy Tollesson, Denise Walters,... Read More

Set in an old mining cabin, Soupçon covers French cuisine and American comfort foods on its regularly changing menu. Each evening, there are just... Read More

The entrée menu is divided into “Things That Swim” and “Things That Don’t,” like grilled Rocky Mountain red trout... Read More

The Colorado scenery and the American West were the inspiration for this Spago’s design, with earth-tone wall panels, towering ceilings, oversized... Read More

Peanut shells cover the hardwood floors at this casual barbecue joint, located in the ski resort town of Steamboat Springs. The restaurant has a low-ke... Read More

Grown-ups may appreciate the Steam Engine Lager and Lizard Head Red served here, but the whole family can tuck into pizzas, burgers, and other good... Read More

Taking its name from the famous Boston eatery, Steuben's Food Service strives to recreate the American Regional Classics we all know and love. The... Read More

Architect Adam Tihany designed the interior of this American brasserie that opened inside the Broadmoor Hotel in 2006. A row of white drum chandeliers... Read More

The Sundeck Restaurant serves lunch daily amid views from its location atop Aspen Mountain. The restaurant is only accessible via gondola or car, though... Read More

Lower Highland-based Sushi Ronin might be one of the newest sushi joints in Denver, but it's already turning heads for its well-executed omakase dinners... Read More

Seldom seen (on these shores, at least) varieties of nigiri sushi, augmented by perfectly composed Japanese appetizers. Read More

A mountain favorite for decades, this white-tablecloth spot manages to keep things fresh and interesting at every visit. The wine list offers hard-to... Read More

With two locations in Denver, this Mexican hot spot—often called Pinche Tacos—began as a food truck before its devoted fans demanded that chef and owner... Read More

Located at the Hotel Jerome, the Garden Terrace reflects a French- and Alpine-influenced farm-to-table concept, sourcing ingredients from local... Read More

This comfortable lounge above The Kitchen has a terrific selection of spirits (like Leopold Bros. Absinthe Verte) and hosts a daily “tasting hour... Read More

This homey spot is a classic for breakfast in Lionshead—especially if you're a fan of pannekoeken, those crêpe-like, oversize Dutch pancakes. Read More

Part of The Osprey at Beaver Creek, a RockResort, the Osprey Lounge is a slope-side tapas bar that serves breakfast through dinner. Its woodsy-looking... Read More

Trendier than the average pizza joint, this Belmar restaurant is owned by James Beard Award nominee Mark Tarbell. Two wood-burning brick ovens dominate... Read More

One of the earliest restaurants to find a home in the still rough-around-the-edges River North Art District, the Populist creates unforgettable evening... Read More

Don't go anywhere else for your on-mountain lunch: this restaurant welcomes you by asking you to step out of your ski boots and into plush slippers,... Read More

The ski-in availability of the Beaver Creek Resort leads to a winter wonderland of shops, accommodations, and restaurants. Installed in the heart of the... Read More

Udi Baron and his family began their bread-making enterprise with just a single sandwich shop, established in 1994. Today, the Barons own a bakery,... Read More

A small, bustling French cafe serving breakfast and lunch in the Washington Park neighborhood, Vert Kitchen lures locals with delicious, inventive... Read More

An updated American tavern, the West End offers an amazing selection of bourbons at its antique wooden bar and on its rooftop patio overlooking the... Read More

Located in downtown near the Wheeler Opera House, this Mediterranean-infused eatery is a joint venture from husband and wife Samantha and Craig Cordts... Read More

The Willow Creek Bistro, located at the Ritz-Carlton Club in Aspen Highlands, is an American bistro serving classic American fare crafted by chef Jamie... Read More

Once a Kentucky Fried Chicken, Winona's Restaurant still caters to early birds with big appetites. The traditional American-style breakfast and lunch ... Read More

Hungry locals pack into this no-reservations Latin Ballpark restaurant for a high-energy, casual meal of meat by the pound served with an array of... Read More

The baristas at this coffeehouse promise “small-town comfort in a cup,” with fun specialty lattes like the Lone Star, with chocolate, cayenne, and... Read More

Owned by Mexican-born chef Richard Sandoval, this Riverfront Park restaurant specializes in boldly spiced Latin-Asian small plates. Inside, dark wood... Read More

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