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Maggiano's Little Italy (Downtown)

Reminiscent of a New York-style supper club serving southern Italian cuisine in grand proportions. Have a large group? Book one of the banquet areas for your gathering. Multiple locations. 

Jax Fish House (Downtown)

Enjoy fresh, sustainable seafood in an upbeat atmosphere. Specialties include raw shellfish, po' boy sandwiches, and seasonally composed plates. Multiple locations.

Cherry Creek Grill

Specialties include spit-roasted chicken, grilled fish, ribs, and wood-roasted steaks.

Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar (Cherry Creek)

The modern menu features traditional items–like teriyaki chicken–as well as unusual combinations such as the #9 roll, made with shrimp, crab, and cucumber wrapped with salmon and avocado.

Avenue Grill

A mainstay of the Uptown neighborhood, this restaurant offers an eclectic menu that includes seafood, steak, and more. Try the Colorado lamb and bacon burger with boursin cheese and harissa mayo on a brioche roll. 

Zolo Grill

This is Southwestern fare with a nice twist. Try the seasonal tamales. Plus, with around 150 tequilas to choose from, ordering a great margarita is a must.

Bistro Vendôme

This romantic spot on Larimer Square conjures up Paris with crusty bread, excellent coffee, and a tranquil patio. Indulge in French bistro classics, such as steak frites with béarnaise sauce. Weekend brunch is particularly good, with a to-die-for croque madame.

Luke's A Steak Place

Enjoy a quality filet mignon, NY strip, or porterhouse steak in a casual dining atmosphere. Try the cowboy steak, a bone-in-ribeye, or the Colorado lamb. 




Casual favorite with a great patio on the 16th Street Mall. Seafood, chops, steaks, and a huge martini list. Stop in on a sunny for a weekend brunch.

Sushi Den

Sushi Den offers fresh, vibrant seafood flown in daily from Japan and a hip, lively scene. To the tune of urban beats, diners slurp lobster ramen and watch as platters piled high with tuna, mackerel, and salmon are whisked to lucky tables. Sit at the bar and watch the masterful sushi chefs, led by Toshi Kizaki, as they banter in Japanese and work their artistry.