Contemporary

The Kitchen

This community bistro serves seasonal, rustic classics. Head over during community hour for the green salad with chévre and hazelnuts, mushrooms on toast, and curry-spiced nuts; be sure to peruse the extensive beer and wine lists.

Solera

The contemporary American menu that starts with anything-but-ordinary fried calamari and ramps up to savory roasted duck. 

Restaurant Kevin Taylor

Celebrated executive chef Kevin Taylor's classic-contemporary style comes through in eats such as the butter-poached Maine lobster. Located next to the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

Palettes

After visiting the Denver Art Museum's galleries, make time to dine in the attached restaurant. 

Potager

A family-owned restaurant specializing in fresh, seasonal food. Menu changes once a month. Dine in the back garden.

Bang!

Small, bustling restaurant where all the menu items are house-made on the premises. Try the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and sugar snap peas. For dessert, the gingerbread cake with a side of chilled whipped cream is a must.

Assignments

A student-operated restaurant affiliated with the culinary program at the Art Institute of Colorado.

Mead St. Station

Guinness-battered fish and chips is the signature item. Also serving salads, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, and more.

Flagstaff House

Located atop Flagstaff Mountain, this restaurant has a huge wine list and a spectacular view of Boulder. Try the ahi tuna tartare and, for dessert, have a piece of seasonal cheesecake.

Poppies

Ribs, fresh seafood, and traditional Mexican dishes.

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