Chef Troy Guard describes the food at his Larimer Square restaurant as continental social cuisine. That means he serves big and small plates with flavors from around the world.
$$$ (average entree $16-$25)
This wood-fired eatery offers straightforward flavors and good wine. Try the "cart-driver" pizza with house-made sausage, rapini, mozzarella, fennel pollen, and chiles. Save room for the organic tiramisu. Check out Cart-Driver, the new (but smaller) Denver outpost.
Seasonally fresh American fare with Southwestern soul in a contemporary, comfortable atmosphere.
Denver's authentic Cuban restaurant. Don't miss the mojitos.
The Latin American menu is straightforward: corn, chiles, meat, shrimp, veggies, chicken—and it's spectacular. Enjoy soulful dishes such as the cheesy smoked pork belly masa cakes.
Modern American fare with an emphasis on local, organic products that change seasonally. Check out the bottomless mimosas during weekend brunch.
Enjoy innovative, contemporary cuisine featuring local ingredients, plus fresh seafood, steak, and game. Stop by for lunch for one of their popular burger options.
Choose your cut, sauce, and side—like a porterhouse steak with brandy-peppercorn sauce and battered onion rings—at this upscale, contemporary steak house.
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.
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.