25 Best Restaurants 2014

What a difference a year makes. Denver’s restaurant scene is in the midst of a big transformation—you won’t want to miss a single bite.

October 2014

—Photography by Carmel Zucker

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6 Fruition Restaurant (last year 7)
It’s a busy time for chef Alex Seidel, whose attention is split between Fruition Restaurant and his newly opened Mercantile Dining & Provision in Union Station. (Not to mention his farm and dairy in Larkspur.) And yet Fruition, Seidel’s seven-year-old flagship, has never felt more focused. It could be that Seidel—with the help of a solid team, including the recently returned Aaron Foster as general manager—finally has the bandwidth to do what he does best: cook. We also suspect he is a master juggler of time, tasks, and places. Whatever it is, Fruition is spectacular in its current state. 1313 E. Sixth Ave., 303-831-1962, fruitionrestaurant.com