Best New Restaurants 2009
They are all hip, refined places to see—and be seen. But, most of all, the food is excellent. This winter, escape to one (or more) of Denver’s most fabulous new eateries for a meal that’s guaranteed to please your palate.
701 Grant St.
The year's hottest trends are bacon, burgers, and noodle bars. Bones, Frank Bonanno's fourth restaurant, capitalizes on the latter. His 25-seater in Capitol Hill serves up bowl after bowl of Asian-inspired noodles—the kind of food Bonanno himself likes to eat. The most popular dish is the buttery lobster, edamame, and miso ramen, and one item that should be on everyone's list is the succulent steamed buns with pork belly. (To read more about Bones, including the inside story of the restaurant's opening, see "Roll the Bones" on page 84.)
The counter (usually reserved for walk-ins) allows you to see the action in the kitchen—plus, you get to chat up the chefs.
Steamed buns with pork belly; black cod tempura; ba mee noodle bowl with organic vegetables, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, and tofu tempura
Did You Know?
One Friday a month, Bones serves hamachi collar—arguably the sweetest and best part of the fish. Call ahead and ask about the special.