The Kitchen Next Door (Boulder)

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. 

Modern Market (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. Multiple locations.

Mercury Cafe

Enjoy live music and plenty of vegetarian options, as well as pasta dishes, Colorado fish, and grass-fed bison, lamb, and beef.

Broker Restaurant

Enjoy great service and food served in an old bank. Nab one of the tables in the vault.

1515 Restaurant

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


Mizuna is one of Denver's most celebrated restaurants. The crisp white tablecloths and thoughtfully spaced tables all lend an air of intimacy and occasion. Chef-owner Frank Bonanno's seasonal cuisine capitalizes on exquisite ingredients, and service is prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable. Don't miss the decadent beef Wellington or the legendary 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.

Salt The Bistro

Try the Teton Waters pasture-raised rib-eye steak with butternut squash and potato gratin and garlic-seared escarole.


Root Down

Located in a refabbed 1950s service station, this hip restaurant serves globally inspired cuisine, with a focus on veggies and sustainable meats. Also try the DIA location.

Indulge Wine Bar

Sip both Old and New World wines while snacking on dishes like green-lipped mussels and braised pork shank.