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Restaurants in Denver

Denver restaurants have jumped on to the local, organic, and sustainable bandwagon, and what that means in this part of the country is lots of beef and sometimes game too. The produce grown on Colorado's organic farms makes its way to the menus of the best restaurants in Denver. Black Pearl is one of the acclaimed restaurants emphasizing seasonal produce. The fare is contemporary American, and the décor understated, with exposed brick walls and bare wooden floors. In warmer months, there's seating outdoors.

Lola has also long been a popular spot, with its menu of Mexican coastal dishes that can be easily paired with choices from their long list of tequilas. Beer drinkers will want to hit some of Denver's microbreweries. There are many in LoDo, but a good place to start is at Wynkoop which was the first microbrewery in the neighborhood and helped jumpstart its revitalization. Finally, because we know some of you are wondering, you can find Rocky Mountain Oysters (that is, fried bull's testicles) on the menus of some Denver restaurants, including the Buckhorn Exchange, the city's oldest restaurant.

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  • Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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 P... More
  • Bistro Vendôme

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Named after an 18th-century Parisian square, Bistro Vendôme is designed to resemble an authentic French restaurant. Housed inside the red-brick Sus... More
  • Black Pearl

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Committed to cooking in season with locally available produce, executive chef Mitch Mayers, educated at the Culinary Institute of America in New Yo... More
  • Cucina Colore

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 s... More
  • Duo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Embracing a farm-to-table philosophy, this Highland restaurant serves seasonal New American cuisine in an industrial-chic space. Beneath exposed ce... More
  • Elway's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    About 10 minutes from downtown, this Cherry Creek steakhouse is owned by former superstar quarterback John Elway (who occasionally stops by to have... More
  • Fruition

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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... More
  • Fuel Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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. T... More
  • Ink

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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,... More
  • Lola, Denver

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 di... More
  • Mezcal

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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, ... More
  • Nine75

    Martini and comfort food hangout. More
  • Palm

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    True to the original NYC Palm’s style, dark wood chair railing with paneling is bordered with vintage magazine clippings and caricatures of celebri... More
  • Rioja

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Chef Jennifer Jasinski, mentored by Wolfgang Puck and a semi-finalist for a James Beard award, partners with Beth Gruitch at their celebrated resta... More

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