25 Best Restaurants
After countless lunches and dinners, tens of thousands of calories, and hours of careful deliberation and debate, our fourth annual ranking of the Denver area’s best restaurants is complete. Dig in for a comprehensive, of-the-moment snapshot of the local dining scene.
24 Euclid Hall (new to the list)
There’s something easy—a sense that you can’t go wrong—at Euclid Hall. You settle into a booth, unfold the paper menu, and study the extensive beer list. The vast selection is geared toward the seasoned drinker (ask about the rotating taps), and enthusiasts appreciate that Euclid isn’t focused solely on Colorado brews. Make a choice, then work backward and pair your beer with chef-owner Jennifer Jasinski and chef de cuisine Jorel Pierce’s polished pub fare. A perfect combination might include a sampler platter of house-cranked sausages and an order of the tangy pickled vegetables, but there’s also the ever-popular roasted cauliflower salad with shishito peppers; the wild mushroom poutine (gravy, fries, and cheese curds); and the knockout brat burger served on a salty, chewy pretzel bun. This is not light eating, but what Euclid offers in terms of a jovial, communal vibe and nuanced dishes goes a long way in offsetting the calorie bonanza. 1317 14th St., 303-595-4255, euclidhall.com