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249 Columbine St., Denver, CO 80206, United States | (720) 772-5020

price range

$$ (Entrees $15 to $30)

cuisine

Thai, Vietnamese or Southeast Asian, Japanese or sushi

features

Great design, Great views, Foodie magnet, Notable chef, Perfect for a special occasion

neighborhood

Cherry Creek North
website

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 this new Pan-Asian restaurant from Portland-based chef Gregory Gourdet (you may know him from Top Chef) for high-grade sushi, dim sum, inventive bibimbap, and Vietnamese duck curry. If you can't nab a seat in the splashy downstairs dining room, head to the rooftop lounge—aptly named Departure Elevated—for panoramic mountain views and the same craft cocktails and premium sake.

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Departure

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 this new Pan-Asian restaurant from Portland-based chef Gregory Gourdet (you may know him from Top Chef) for high-grade sushi, dim sum, inventive bibimbap, and Vietnamese duck curry. If you can't nab a seat in the splashy downstairs dining room, head to the rooftop lounge—aptly named Departure Elevated—for panoramic mountain views and the same craft cocktails and premium sake.