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Step inside Bistro One, a three-week-old bistro on South Broadway, and you immediately forget about the rush of traffic outside. The restaurant is comfortable in a modern-cool way with sleek mahogany booths, cream-colored walls, and clear blue accents. The food is just as impressive–think smoked venison carpaccio, duck with mushroom mascarpone wild rice, and steak frites dripping with tarragon butter–especially given the affordable price point. The sweet greens salad with strawberries, candied almonds, goat cheese, and vanilla vinaigrette easily feeds two and costs $4; bottles of wine range from $18 to $38; and entrées top out at $22. Service is terrific–attentive when you need it and always incredibly informed about chef Olav Peterson‘s menu. It’s refreshing to find a spot that serves serious food without a serious price point. Bonus: When available, don’t miss the lemon-olive oil cake with candied olives. 1294 S. Broadway, 720-974-0602

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