Dining

Dining Reviews

By
November 1995

1. Piatti
By Thom Wise

190 St. Paul St., 303-321-1919
Atmosphere .................... 7
Too bright, but I'm sure it will improve.
Food .................... 7.5
Many hits, som emisses, a dog, and a bone.
Booze .................... 7
Wines are extensive, but expensive.
Healthy Choices .................... 6
Not well-marked on the menu.
Service .................... 8
Well trained, and oh-so-up!
People Watching .................... 8.5
It's Cherry Creek North, dahling.
Bathrooms .................... 8
Standard issue, but new and sparkling.
Overall .................... 7.5
Well worth the excursion.

2. Pierre's Supper Club
By Thom Wise

2157 Downing St., 303-861-8236
Atmosphere .................... 6
Not everyone needs a fancy designer.
Food .................... 9
Best catfish around.
Booze .................... 1
Inexpensive, but not a lot of choices
Healthy Choices .................... 6
Yea, but who's counting?
Service .................... 7
A bit slow, but perfection takes time.
People Watching .................... 7
Who notices? My head's in the catfish bowl.
Bathrooms .................... 5
They have 'em.
Overall .................... 6
But did I mention the catfish?

Recent Raitings


3. Palace Arms .............................. 9.5 (out of 10)
If you haven't been to the Palace Arms in a while, you're in for a treat. The food is wonderful, and teh ambience is unrivaled. (9/95)

4. Chinook Tavern .............................. 8.5 (out of 10)
The pieces have fallen squarely into place, and Cherry Creek North now has a new star in its constellation. (7/95)

5. Denver ChopHouse .............................. 8 (out of 10)
The good succeeds because of its simplicity and sincerity. Even in its first days of peration, this has become one of Denver's most talked-about establishments. (5/95)

6. Coos Bay Bistro .............................. 8 (out of 10)
The cuisine is Cal-Italian-Pacific Northwest, which gives the kitchen a pretty wide berth. Try a few tapas, then order some fresh seafood, or a pizza or pasta, split a dessert, and you're golden. (11/94)