Restaurants in Denver

Owned by Mexican-born chef Richard Sandoval, this Riverfront Park restaurant specializes in boldly spiced Latin-Asian small plates. Inside, dark wood tables are brightened by orange and red accents, while the bar’s asymmetrical alcove shelves create an unusual focal point.

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

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 authentic taqueria and cantina in City Park.

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 different tequila selections. Chefs at Lola are considered craftsmen and make many items by hand, such as the tamales and tortillas.

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 in the Country Club neighborhood.

Named after an 18th-century Parisian square, Bistro Vendôme is designed to resemble an authentic French restaurant. Housed inside the red-brick Sussex building, which dates from the 1880’s, the high-ceilinged dining room has pale yellow walls, dark wood furniture, and large windows, as well as an

Chef Jennifer Jasinski, mentored by Wolfgang Puck and a semi-finalist for a James Beard award, partners with Beth Gruitch at their celebrated restaurant, Rioja.

Martini and comfort food hangout.

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, five cafés, and a catering company, but they never compromised the quality of their artisan breads.

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


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

Trendier than the average pizza joint, this Belmar restaurant is owned by James Beard Award nominee Mark Tarbell.