Contemporary

Crema Coffee House

At this cafe, beans from seven of the country's top roasters are aged in-house alongside an all-day menu—devised by Root Down chef Jonathan Power—offers flavorful picks like the Sweet Potato Waffle and Korean Reuban.

The Kitchen Next Door

The newest member of the environmentally conscious Kitchen coterie, this community pub serves farm-to-table soups, salads, and sandwiches in a casual atmosphere. Libations include local beers, sustainable wines, and natural soda, and $2 of each kid's meal is donated to plant gardens in local schools. Try the beet burger with a side of kale chips. Don't miss the Glendale or Union Station locations. 

Modmarket (Glendale)

Enjoy freshly prepared salads, soups, sandwiches and pizza made from simple and whole ingredients. Try a brick-oven baked pizza or the flatiron salad with steak, Gorgonzola cheese, and caramelized onions.

P17

This neighborhood bistro combines European culinary tradition and hip style for a cosmopolitan experience.

Mercury Cafe

Live music and plenty of vegetarian dishes, as well as pasta and seafood.

Broker Restaurant

Great service and great food all served in an old bank with tables in the vault.

Black Pearl

Modern American fare with an emphasis on local, organic products that change seasonally. Check out the bottomless mimosas during weekend brunch.

1515 Restaurant

Enjoy innovative, contemporary cuisine featuring local ingredients, plus fresh seafood, steak, and game. Stop by for lunch for one of their popular burger options.

Mizuna

Mizuna is one of Denver's most celebrated restaurants. The sand-colored walls, crisp white tablecloths, and thoughtfully spaced tables all lend an air of intimacy and occasion. Chef-owner Frank Bonanno's seasonal cuisine capitalizes on the most exquisite of ingredients, and servers are prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable of both food and wine. Don't miss the legendary decadent lobster mac and cheese.

Duo Restaurant

With Duo, owners Stephanie Bonin and Keith Arnold have captured the true essence of the neighborhood restaurant—simple food, a low-key but polished ambience, and the hum of neighbors trading stories. The seasonal cuisine constantly surprises and comforts, and dessert is worth a visit in itself.

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