Dining

Dining Reviews

By
September 1995

1. Tuscany - (Breakfast Only)
By Thom Wise

4150 E. Mississippi Ave., 303-782-9300
Atmosphere .................... 10
One of my favorites in town.
Food .................... 7
Hey, what can you do to an egg?
Healthy Choices .................... 7.5
It's there if you want it, Mr. No-Fat.
Booze .................... 8
Sorry, I'm not a Bloody Mary kinda guy.
Service .................... 7.5
Once we reached an understanding...
People Watching .................... 7
Far too discreet for that.
Bathrooms .................... 8.5
Excellent, just not so convenient.
Overall .................... 8.5
It's a 10 the rest of the day.

2. The Augusta - (Lunch Only)
By Thom Wise

1672 Lawrence St., 303-572-7222
Atmosphere .................... 7.5
In Fairness, it's best seen at night.
Food .................... 8
Lots of happy chompers.
Healthy Choices .................... 7
Unmarked, so you have to search.
Booze ....................8
Big ol' wine list, plus everything else.
Service .................... 9
Friendly and efficient. What a match!
People Watching .................... 7.5
It's business attire all the way.
Bathrooms .................... 8
HUGE! (But outside in the lobby.)
Overall .................... 9
Watch for continuing changes.

3. Palace Arms - (Dinner Only)
By Thom Wise

321 17th St., 303-297-3111
Atmosphere .................... 9
Cozy, but totally appropriate.
Food .................... 8.5
Anxious to keep exploring this menu.
Healthy Choices .................... 7
A few more choices would be nice.
Booze .................... 8.5
Wine list includes menu suggestions
Service .................... 9.5
The highest I've ever given.
People Watching .................... 7.5
Who notices anyone here?
Bathrooms .................... 7
They're showing their age, but classy.
Overall .................... 9.5
And looking forward to a return visit.