Dining

Dining Reviews

By
July 1996

1. Tante Louise
By Thom Wise

4900 E. Colfax Ave., 303-355-4489
Atmosphere .................... 8.5
Cozy, not stuffy like you might've heard.
Food .................... 9
Classics with a twist, and always something new.
Booze .................... 9
Well-priced, one of the best cellars in town.
Healthy Choices .................... 7.5
Not many buth they'll handle special requests.
Service .................... 9
The can be whatever you need: silent and proper or funny and all over you.
People Watching .................... 6
This isin't what the place is about.
Bathrooms .................... 7
Spotless but not spacious.
Overall .................... 9
Enjoy the unparalleled pampering.

2. Gala Gardens Restaurant
By Thom Wise

8383 Rosemary, 303-288-3383
Atmosphere .................... 10
It doesn't get any more real than this.
Food .................... 8.5
But that only goes for the prime rib.
Booze .................... 5
Is there a wine list?
Healthy Choices .................... 1
Unless you just eat the over-steamed veggies.
Service .................... 8
Always friendly, but busy.
People Watching .................... 7.5
Keep your nose to the primerib, please.
Bathrooms .................... 4
The place is just off Highway 2.
Overall .................... 6
Try it sometime and tell me I'm nuts.

Recent Ratings


3. Starfish .............................. 8 (out of 10)
Plenty of hits and a few misses from a Cherry Creek North hotspot where it's mighty easy to forget that you're eating at a chain restaurant. (11/95)

4. Napa Cafe .............................. 7 (out of 10)
Cliff Young returns another success. Napa features a tremendous wine list. It's really worth the trip. (1/96)

5. Piatti .............................. 7.5 (out of 10)
Plenty of hits and a few misses from a Cherry Creek North hot spot where it's mighty easy to forget that you're eating at a chain restaurant. (11/95)