Dining

Reviews

By
February 2004

1. Extreme Makeover
By K. Courtney DeWinter
India House
(out of 4 stars)
1514 Blake St. 303-595-0680
The Draw
Chic environment, lovely, nuanced Indian cuisine.
The Drawback
Meandering service means you might miss your curtain time.
Don't Miss
Samosa chaat appetizer, tandoori mixed grill, vegetarian thali sampler.
Vegetarian Options
Multiple vegetarian appetizers, homemade vegetable soup, saag paneer (homemade Indian cheese cooked with spinach, herbs, and spices), dal tarka (black urad lentils simmered with herbs and finished with cream), dum aloo (fried potato curry), vegetable biryani (rice cooked with fresh vegetables, nuts, and raisins), and much more.

2. Red Hot
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Brasserie Rouge
(out of 4 stars)
1801 Wynkoop St. 303-991-2242
The Draw
Excellent French food at bistro prices, scrumptious desserts, attentive service.
The Drawback
The salmon-based appetizers and entrées need serious improvement.
Don't Miss
Hearts of romaine salad, grilled double-cut pork chop, filet mignon with pommes frites, rustic apple tart, almond cake.
Vegetarian Options
Herb and cherry tomato salad, endive salad, omelet with mushrooms, Gruyère cheese, and herbs.

3. Mais Oui!
By Rachael Graves
Bistro Vendôme
(out of 4 stars)
1424-H Larimer St. 303-825-3232
The Draw
Classic French cuisine, quaint setting.
The Drawback
Clamorous at times, spotty service during busy peak hours.
Don't Miss
Brunch, mussels, patio dining when possible.
Vegetarian Options
Spinach fettuccine, French toast, salads.