This legend of a restaurant has just hit Denver. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa kicks Japanese staples up to the next level with Peruvian and Argentine ingredients. Start with signature uni shooters and don't miss the black cod with sweet miso.
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This gathering spot aims to explore the roots of American heritage through food. In addition to the seasonal fare, Arcana boasts a variety of on-tap ciders. Our recommendation: Pair your cider with the Colorado trout or the bison rib-eye.
This one-of-a-kind space offers interactive cooking classes in a wine bar setting. After you're done with your class, you can enjoy your culinary creation over a glass of wine.
Romantic and inviting, this modern-yet-cozy space in the heart of Washington Park serves up French bistro fare with a contemporary twist. Try the signature coq au vin or the lamb shank with chanterelle risotto.
Eastern European flavors mingle with contemporary influences in Rebel Restaurant's flavorful small plates. Menu selections change frequently, but include dishes like a rye pancake with fried chicken livers, foie gras pierogi, and whole roasted lamb's head.
Lo Stella is the sister restaurant to the acclaimed original of the same name in Portofino, Italy. Don't miss the authentic, ingredient-driven Italian dishes like house-made ravioli with walnut sauce, or the scratch-made desserts.
This southeast Denver steak house serves prime, fresh meats, chops, and more. Don't miss a cured, roasted, and slow-smoked pork chop carved tableside and served with house-made applesauce. Enjoy it with a wine selection from the towering wine wall.
Award-winning Fruition chef Alex Seidel offers 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.
This restaurant sticks to fresh, healthy, and traditional Japanese cuisine. Enjoy thinly sliced rib-eye steak prepared in a single-pot dish, like the slowly simmered sukiyaki.
Start with a wood-grilled flatbread before enjoying the braised beef short rib Genovese. Don't miss the barrel-aged craft cocktails.