Dining

Dining Reviews

By
May 1996

1. Starfish
By Thom Wise

300 Filmore St., 303-333-1133
Atmosphere .................... 8
The place has a great buzz.
Food .................... 8
A few kinkds, but a very, very fun concept.
Booze .................... 8
Full bar and a dandy wine list.
Healthy Choices .................... 8
Like they say, fish is good for you.
Service .................... 8
Well-trained and consistent.
People Watching .................... 8
With all them mirrors, ya can't miss.
Bathrooms .................... 8
Clean as a whistle
Overall .................... 8
Straight eights? now that's a new one.

 

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