Central Denver

Domo Restaurant

Enjoy authentic Japanese country foods in a traditional setting.

Carmine's on Penn

This family-style Italian restaurant serves huge platters of hearty food on a year-round patio.

Bonnie Brae Tavern

This tavern has been dishing up all-American eats, including fried chicken, green chile, and apple pie, since 1934-—but it’s most famous for its golden-crusted pizza.

Buckhorn Exchange

This Denver classic exudes a Wild West feel with taxidermied animals on the walls and a menu that includes Rocky Mountain oysters, buffalo, beef, and wild game.

Basil Doc's Pizza

Try the New Haven-style pizzas, with fresh toppings that run the gamut from clams to green chiles.  Multiple locations.

Washington Park Grille

This neighborhood spot serves contemporary American food. Try the seared ahi tuna with wasabi aioli, rice, and stir-fry vegetables. Enjoy live music with your meal on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

 

Blue Bonnet Cafe & Lounge

Killer margaritas, homemade chips and salsa, and chiles rellenos make this fun, casual spot a favorite. 

Assignments

A student-operated restaurant affiliated with the culinary program at the Art Institute of Colorado. Three-course tasting menus offer regional American as well as international dishes. 

Bastien's Restaurant

Enjoy hearty, homestyle cooking at this local favorite, which has been family-owned for more than 70 years. Come for the signature sugar-rubbed steaks.

Ogden Street South

Smoked pork sandwiches and souvalki are specialties. Everything is made in house, so you can always expect a fresh and delicious meal.

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