Dining

Dining Reviews

By
February 2003

1. Going Coastal
By Lori Midson
Lola

1469 S. Pearl St. 720-570-8686
The Draw
Fun food with personality, lively atmosphere, excellent drink menu, and free valet parking.
The Drawback
No reservations, the ceviches are lackluster, and the weekend waits are abhorrently long.
Don't Miss
Tableside guacamole, roasted corn soup, carne asada, seafood enchiladas, caldo de siete mares.
Vegetarian Options
Guacamole, roasted corn soup, tortilla salad, chile rellenos, several sides.

2. Welcome Addition
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Trattoria Girasole

1430 Pearl St., Boulder 303-544-0008
The Draw
Affordable Italian fare, incredible desserts.
The Drawback
Salads are nondescript and not worth trying.
Don't Miss
White bean soup, lamb shank, any of the desserts.
Vegetarian Options
Excellent homemade mozzarella with tomato, basil, and oregano; several green salads; bruschetta; penne pasta with mozzarella, basil, and eggplant; fettuccine with vegetables; and more.

3. Deli-cious
By Rachael Graves and Matthew Leary
Zaidy's Deli

121 Adams St. 303-333-5336
The Draw
Classic deli cuisine in Cherry Creek.
The Drawback
The parking space to customer ratio is a bit low.
Don't Miss
Blintzes, chopped Cobb salad, latke Reuben, lox melt.
Vegetarian Options
Salads, bagels, veggie sandwich.

4. Four Stars High
By Lori Midson
Fourth Story Restaurant & Bar

2955 E. First Ave. 303-322-1824
The Draw
Exquisite, unpretentious food, polished service, warm and inviting atmosphere fit for bookworms as well as foodies, validated free parking.
The Drawback
Reservations aren’t always honored in a timely fashion.
Don't Miss
After three visits, I confess to loving everything.
Vegetarian Options
Soups, salads, and one entrée that varies depending on the season.

5. Surf's Up
By K. Courtney DeWinter
High Tide Fresh Seafood Grill

8345 S. Park Meadows Drive, Littleton 303-662-1100
The Draw
Excellent seafood array, pleasant ambience, solid value, great service.
The Drawback
Vegetarian options are few and far between. (Call ahead or ask your server and the chef will create a vegan or vegetarian dish.)
Don't Miss
Strawberry champagne salad, most any catch of the day, flourless chocolate cake.
Vegetarian Options House salad, iceberg salad, grilled portobello appetizer, field mushroom appetizer, baked Brie appetizer.