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John Broening and Yasmin Lozada-Hissom have teamed up once again at this upscale LoDo restaurant. Broening's cooking skews Italian, and the menu offers beautifully composed dishes like wood-oven roasted eggplant and smoked trout bruschetta. Lozada-Hissom's stunning desserts are worth a trip in their own right. 

Departure Restaurant

Located inside the Halcyon Hotel, this Portland import serves stunning coastal Asian fare in a modern, sleek space. Celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet balances flavor, texture, and spice in dishes like crispy whole sea bass with green mango.


Warm up with comforting Italian fare at this restaurant, which celebrates the cuisine of Rome and Southern Italy. Sit at the mozzarella bar and top the house-made cheese with your choice of garnishes like olives, peppers, pesto, and marmalade. 

There Denver

Order from black list cocktail menu, then indulge in a variety of eclectic small plates like tostadas, steamed buns, and lettuce wraps. You'll want to try everything at this quirky Telluride-born eatery.

Dae Gee (Speer)

Enjoy bold and authentic Korean flavors at this Broadway eatery. Order the spicy pork bulgogi or try the bibimbap—a stone pot filled with steamed rice, vegetables, a sunny-side up egg, and your choice of protein. Multiple locations.

Tstreet Roadhouse

Stop in for breakfast, lunch, and then again for dinner. This gathering spot offers a variety of eats—from fresh oysters to the more simplistic Roadhouse Burger, a Colorado-raised beef patty topped with melted Gruyére cheese and caramelized onions on a brioche bun.

The Preservery

This family-owned restaurant, bakery, marketplace and bar offers seasonal finds, from snacks to soups and sandwiches to pastries. Order a market board with daily cheese and salami selections and sit back and take in the live tunes on the patio.


Most of the ingredients in these American dishes are locally sourced from small producers. Go for breakfast and order the wild mushroom omelet, made with fresh eggs picked up from a farm about five miles down the road. For dinner, try the High Point Farm bison filet with herb-whipped Colorado organic potatoes.

Grind Kitchen & Watering Hole

This rustic watering hole offers an eclectic menu and a full bar. Stick with classic American eats such as fried chicken or a double cheeseburger, or switch things up with the pork belly banh mi and potstickers.