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Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace

The Latin American menu is straightforward—corn, chiles, meat, shrimp, veggies, chicken—and spectacular. Enjoy soulful dishes such as the cheesy smoked pork belly masa cakes.

Black Pearl

Modern American fare with an emphasis on local, organic products that change seasonally. Check out the bottomless mimosas during weekend brunch.

1515 Restaurant

Enjoy innovative, contemporary cuisine featuring local ingredients, plus fresh seafood, steak, and game. Stop by for lunch for one of their popular burger options.

Edge Restaurant & Bar

Choose your cut, sauce, and side—like a porterhouse steak with brandy-peppercorn sauce and battered onion rings—at this upscale, contemporary steak house.

Osteria Marco

A casual tavern with deep-set wooden booths, a spacious bar, and simple Italian cuisine. The menu lists approachable eats such as fresh house-made mozzarella, paper-thin cured meats, rustic pizza, and stacked paninis.

Duo Restaurant

With Duo, owners Stephanie Bonin and Keith Arnold have captured the true essence of the neighborhood restaurant—simple food, a low-key but polished ambience, and the hum of neighbors trading stories. The seasonal cuisine constantly surprises and comforts, and dessert is worth a visit in itself.

Arugula Bar e Ristorante

This upscale Boulder restaurant serves natural, contemporary Italian cuisine like bison Bolognese.

Hodsons Bar & Grill

Toast to the good life at this sleek brunch-through-dinner spot that serves classic American fare, like a prime dip sandwich and a rotisserie chicken salad.

Lola

Inventive modern Mexican food with an emphasis on seafood. Sit on the patio, in the dining room, or grab a coin-style margarita in the tequila bar. 

Table 6

The space's old wooden floors, copper-framed farm doors, and distressed faux windows create a warm and cozy atmosphere. And Table 6's inviting glow continues with chef Carrie Shores' American bistro cuisine, which is elevated by haute foodie touches.

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