Dining

Dining Reviews

By
August 2001

1. Hail to the Chef
By Lori Midson
Mizuna
(out of 4 stars)
225 E. Seventh Ave. 303-832-4778
The Draw
Hands down, the best cooking in Denver with a waitstaff to match.
The Drawback
The otherwise excellent wine list is short on pours by the glass.
Don't Miss
Miss nothing. Eat everything.
Vegetarian Options
White bean agnolotti, mozzarella salad, Mizuna salad, stuffed eggplant, lasagna.

2. Singing the Blues
By Lori Midson
Ristorante Catalano
(out of 4 stars)
5970 S. Holly St., Greenwood Village 303-220-8181
The Draw
Live piano music acts as a nice distraction ?from the miserable food and service.
The Drawback
Miserable food and service.
Don't Miss
Caesar salad, osso bucco.
Vegetarian Options
Kassari cheese, green salad, cheese ravioli, ?vegetarian plate.

3. Go Fish
By Lori Midson
Hemingway's Key West
(out of 4 stars)
1052 S. Gaylord St. 303-722-7456
The Draw
Fun, festive, nautical atmosphere and great ?happy hour prices.
The Drawback
Poor selection of vegetarian choices and service can be absent minded.
Don't Miss
Mussels, halibut, salmon, fish and chips, ?jambalaya.
Vegetarian Options
Nothing substantial.

4. A Very Fine Vine
By Lori Midson
Cherry Tomato South
(out of 4 stars)
5575 E. Third Ave. 303-355-3775
The Draw
Sumptuous dishes, kid-friendly accommodations, and a warm, inviting space.
The Drawback
Service can be clumsy.
Don't Miss
Antipasto plate, minestrone, lasagna, chicken Marsala, veal saltimbocca.
Vegetarian Options
Insalata Caprese, cherry tomato salad, pasta marinara, Alfredo, sautéed mushrooms and garlic, vegetarian lasagna, primavera pasta, eggplant parmigiana, arrabbiata pasta.

5. Off the Beaten Path
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Randolph's
(out of 4 stars)
1776 Grant St., at the Warwick Hotel 303-861-2000
The Draw
Open airy design with tons of natural light, upscale American grill menu.
The Drawback
Off the beaten path for a downtown eatery, occasionally slow service.
Don't Miss
Tempura prawns, wild mushroom soup, roulade of salmon, caramelized salmon.
Vegetarian Options
Portobello mushroom fritter appetizer, assorted salads, two vegetarian pasta entrées.

6. Curry Up
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Namaste
(out of 4 stars)
3355 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood 720-963-4005
The Draw
Authentic East Indian food, warm gracious service, more than 70 entree choices.
The Drawback
A hard-to-find location on the west side of town.
Don't Miss
Chicken tikka masala; tandoori mixed grill of chicken, lamb, and shrimp; naan.
Vegetarian Options
More than a dozen vegetarian entrees, plus vegetarian appetizers and soups.