Dining

Dining Reviews

By
April 2000

1. Fit to be Thai
By Lori Midson
Thai in Cherry Creek
(out of 4 stars)
3000 E. Third Ave. 303-333-8182
The Draw
Gracious service and great eats all under the same roof.
The Drawback
No liquor license yet, but one is on tap.
Don't Miss
Steamed Thai dumplings, potak soup, papaya salad, goong cho chee, and the grilled fillet of salmon with green curry sauce.
Vegetarian Options
Thai spring rolls, royal vegetable platter, red curry with vegetables and tofu, and wok-sautéed vegetables with ginger soy.

2. Mid-East Treat
By Lori Midson
Luxor Restaurant
(out of 4 stars)
2017 S. University Blvd. 303-722-1840
The Draw
Well-rounded Middle Eastern menu serving dependable, often delectable eats.
The Drawback
Decor? What decor? Plus, no libations.
Don't Miss
Hummus, tabbouleh, fool maudamas, and the combo kabob plate.
Vegetarian Options
Falafel, vegetarian combo, and musakaa ($7.50).

3. Restaurant Politics 101
By Lri Midson
D.C. Deli Cafe
(out of 4 stars)
275 S. Logan St. 303-765-5705
The Draw
Where else in Denver can you eat, drink, and talk politics while noshing on one of the best breakfasts in town?
The Drawback
Some sandwiches could use a kick in the butt.
Don't Miss
Breakfast!
Vegetarian Options
Spuds, plenty of salads, 13 different vegetarian sandwiches, and several breakfast dishes.

4. Neighborhood Joint
By Lori Midson
Seven 30 South
(out of 4 stars)
730 S. University Blvd. 303-744-1888
The Draw
Neighborhood hangout, low noise levels.
The Drawback
Inconsistency.
Don't Miss
Baby-spinach salad, Tuscan beef stew, hamburger, and Key lime custard pie.
Vegetarian Options
Warm Brie and toast points, several salads, and angel hair pasta with grilled seasonal vegetables.

5. Cruisin' for Fusion
By Brian McNulty
Ambrosia Bistro
(out of 4 stars)
5410 E. Colfax Ave. 303-388-8429
The Draw
Hip atmosphere and an evolving menu.
The Drawback
Location between a Popeye’s and McDonald’s may discourage some, and the menu still needs a few tweaks. The dinner menu is considerably more expensive than the lunch menu.
Don't Miss
The Vietnamese-style spring rolls, corn chowder, or lamb dumplings.
Vegetarian Options
Greens with cucumbers, tomatoes, goat cheese, and house vinaigrette ($4); Caesar with hearts of romaine, anchovy, and parmigiana ($7); spicy lo mein with ginger and fresh vegetables ($12).

6. The More Things Change...
By Brian McNulty
Vasil’s Euro-Grille
(out of 4 stars)
7340 S. Clinton St., Englewood 303-799-3600
The Draw
An upscale atmosphere inside the Great Room.
The Drawback
An unappealing location and a menu that has declined.
Don't Miss
The Colorado rack of lamb, shrimp cocktail, and rosemary bread. Also, check out Sunday’s champagne brunch and homemade pastries.
Vegetarian Options
Not many choices other than Tuscan bean soup and salads.