Restaurants in Denver

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 bright blue paint, light wood accents and metallic tables offer a throwback to those classic '50s diners, but the interior still has modern touches.

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.

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 beyond its Five Points restaurant in Denver.

About 10 minutes from downtown, this Cherry Creek steakhouse is owned by former superstar quarterback John Elway (who occasionally stops by to have a steak and sign a few autographs).

Committed to cooking in season with locally available produce, executive chef Mitch Mayers, educated at the Culinary Institute of America in New York City, changes his contemporary American menu regularly.


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, Colorado. Today, Herbert’s creation has expanded to seven different shops within the state.

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.