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.
—Photography by Carmel Zucker
7 The Plimoth (new to the list)
If there’s a restaurant on this list that embodies the dining scene’s changing landscape, it’s the Plimoth. Everything about this small eatery just north of City Park is thoughtful and matchless: the finessed service; the gorgeous, dark green wallpaper; the French-nuanced dishes; the wonderfully intimate space. But dishes top out at $20, much less than Denver’s higher-end spots. In less than a year, executive chef and owner Peter Ryan’s humble approach to running the 59-seat neighborhood restaurant has garnered many fans. Don’t forget to make reservations. 2335 e. 28th Ave., 303-297-1215, theplimoth.com