Dining

Dining Reviews

By
August 2000

1. High Rolling
By Lori Midson
Sacre Bleu
(out of 4 stars)
410 E. Seventh Ave. 303-832-6614
The Draw
Rich, stylish decor and an oh-so-fabulous?bar scene.
The Drawback
Portions that make SlimFast seem like a meal, it’s noisy, and dishes are hit-or-miss.
Don't Miss
Seared lamb loin with green olives, oven-roasted tomato-and-potato gratin, and wild-mushroom soup.
Vegetarian Options
Grilled polenta and squash with rocket, grana, and sauce verde; artichoke niçoise with aïoli; heirloom-tomato salad with fava beans and mâche; and wild-mushroom soup with poached egg.

2. Easy Street
By Lori Midson
Petra's
(out of 4 stars)
2700 E. Third Ave., 303-377-5100
The Draw
Good Big Easy eats in the heart of Cherry Creek.
The Drawback
The downstairs location could be a killer.
Don't Miss
Blackened catfish, crawfish cakes, jambalaya, and sweet-potato fries.
Vegetarian Options
Not much – just a few salads.

3. The House that Jack Built
By Lori Midson
Jack-n-Grill
(out of 4 stars)
2524 Federal Blvd. 303-964-9544
The Draw
Fun eats, unbelievably inexpensive, and no Tex-Mex.
The Drawback
Only 14 seats inside.
Don't Miss
Corn-on-the-cob in a cup, shrimp tacos, the burgers, papa asada, Frito pie, and the enchiladas.
Vegetarian Options
Ask and you shall receive.

4. A Pizza the Action
By Lori Midson
California Pizza Kitchen
(out of 4 stars)
3000 E. First Ave., Cherry Creek Shopping Center 303-388-5686
The Draw
Designer pizzas.
The Drawback
No reservations, hour-long waits, little assistance for families with infants.
Don't Miss
The original BBQ chicken, sweet-and-spicy Italian sausage, and grilled garlic shrimp pizzas; the Caesar salad; and the chocolate soufflé cake.
Vegetarian Options
Numerous salads, appetizers, pastas, and pizzas.

5. One for All
By Maureen Harrington
Skydiner
(out of 4 stars)
1700 Vine St. 303-399-1700
The Draw
The price and the hotties at the bar.
The Drawback
The goofball service.
Don't Miss
The steak.
Vegetarian Options
The veggie curry and the pasta.

6. The Rock
Michael McNulty
On the Rock Cafe and Grill
(out of 4 stars)
5131 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village 303-221-2677
The Draw
Fresh, consistent food with tons of flavor.
The Drawback
The small space can feel crammed.
Don't Miss
Cathy’s chicken sandwiches, pancakes, or skillets.
Vegetarian Options
Salads, veggie omelet, granola, garden burger.

7. Good to Go
My Michael McNulty
Diane's Good to Go
(out of 4 stars)
2900 E. Sixth Ave. 303-388-4425
The Draw
A wide selection of easy-to-heat meals at fair prices.
The Drawback
Nuking lots of different dishes can mean eating dinner in shifts.
Don't Miss
The baby-back ribs, beef tamales, chicken fingers, and chocolate cake.
Vegetarian Options
Pastas, side vegetables, and fresh fruit salad.

8. The Southern Cross
By Maureen Harrington
Piscos
(out of 4 stars)
1120 E. Sixth Ave. 303-777-8222
The Draw
One of the only places in town with South American food, they serve late, and the pisco sours.
The Drawback
Way too much mayo.
Don't Miss
The appetizers.
Vegetarian Options
The humitas and the verduras pasta.