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Elway's (Cherry Creek)

Owned by Broncos great John Elway, this Colorado steak house serves top-notch beef, seafood, salads, sandwiches, and more. Try the weekend brunch specialties, like biscuits and gravy or French toast. Check out the downtown location. 

Ellyngton's

In the Brown Palace Hotel, this is the home of Denver's power meal. Lavish Dom Perignon brunch on Sundays.

Broker Restaurant

Great service and great food all served in an old bank with tables in the vault.

Mizuna

Mizuna is one of Denver's most celebrated restaurants. The sand-colored walls, crisp white tablecloths, and thoughtfully spaced tables all lend an air of intimacy and occasion. Chef-owner Frank Bonanno's seasonal cuisine capitalizes on the most exquisite of ingredients, and servers are prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable of both food and wine. Don't miss the legendary decadent lobster mac and cheese.

Frasca Food and Wine

A respect for honest ingredients coupled with innovation and technique helped skyrocket Frasca chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson to one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs. That was in 2005, but the accolades continue to pile up with nods in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, the New York Times, Esquire, and James Beard. Master sommelier Bobby Stuckey uses his finesse to oversee staff and charms diners in the elegant, understated dining room.

Rioja

Chef Jennifer Jasinski creates Mediterranean-influenced cuisine with juxtaposing tastes and textures such as roasted beets with candied lemon vinaigrette or hot beignets with a port wine reduction.

Shanahan's Steakhouse

Former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan's modern interpretation of a classic steak house serves prime-aged beef and fresh seafood. 

Gold Hill Inn

The menu at this eatery is reborn nightly, but expect local, seasonal flavors that take French-inspired dishes and fuse them with mom’s home cooking. Be sure to save room for the desserts, like sour cream apple pie.

Fogo de Chao

A Brazilian steakhouse where gaucho chefs bring the meat to your table, cutting and serving it right in front of you. Enjoy endless sides of polenta and mashed potatoes.

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