By Elisabeth True
5960 S. Holly St., Greenwood Village
Southwestern-inspired dishes topped with flavorful sauces; great service; warm, sociable atmosphere; enormous range of tequilas; patio with fire pit.
If you're driving from central Denver, you'll have to tackle I-25 at rush hour.
Tableside guacamole, cedar-plank salmon, loin of lamb, pork tenderloin, bunuelos.
Guacamole, wild mushroom turnover, warm queso trio, all salads, Rio Grande ravioli, and pepino tomate on grilled focaccia.
A Rocky Romance
By Carol W. Maybach
The Manor House Restaurant
1 Manor House Road, Littleton
A stunning Southern mansion set against one of the most romantic backdrops in Colorado.
Uneven service; inconsistent complexity in the food.
Scallops with sweet-corn lobster sauce, herb-crusted halibut with mango beurre blanc.
Zesty gazpacho, Maytag Blue and Bibb lettuce salad, baby greens salad.