With a beach bar atmosphere in a landlocked state, this San Diego-inspired taqueria boasts a daily catch of charcoal fish tacos and a bar full of tequila libations and spiked sodas batched and bottled in house.
$$$ (average entree $16-$25)
Chef Hosea Rosenberg's meaty menu focuses on charcuterie, small plates, and daily butcher specials. Try the Boulder local chicken served with grilled apricot and spicy mustard greens. Check out the butcher shop and grab-and-go market, Blackbelly Butcher, located next door.
This authentic Italian restaurant serves house-made pastas, soups, and more. Stop into Sarto’s Pantry—the adjacent market—for grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, and pizzas.
The New American menu at this spot focuses on whole animals, seasonal ingredients, and local products. Try the Butcher Burger prepared to order with toppings that change daily and sip on the Old Butcher—a variation on an Old Fashioned using Colorado spirits.
The menu at this Lowry restaurant is based on Sicilian cuisine with house-made pastas and sausages. Enjoy wood-fired pizzas and dinners along with a glass of wine from an extensive list. Drop in on Sunday for brunch.
This Highland community bistro's menu boasts house-made pastas, grilled entrées, and an extensive wine list. Order the traditional French onion soup to start before enjoying the coq au vin.
Award-winning Fruition chef Alex Seidel and chef Matt Vawter offer a menu full of creative vegetable preparations, contemporary pasta dishes, and family-style shared plates for the table (try the Colorado lamb shoulder). Mercantile also features counter-service dining for breakfast and lunch, as well as a marketplace of locally sourced foodstuffs.
Enjoy a farm-and-fish menu of fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients. Choose libations from an extensive wine list, craft cocktails, and local beers. Don't miss the cornmeal fried oysters and Colorado striped bass.
Enjoy freshly prepared seafood and a raw bar of oysters, shrimp, crab, and mussels. Don't miss the Maine lobster roll.
This fresh grill and bar features an award-winning wine list and a seasonal menu. Enjoy signature flatbreads or mini desserts paired with a selection from the extensive wine list.