Central Denver


A student-operated restaurant affiliated with the culinary program at the Art Institute of Colorado.

Red Coral

Chinese neighborhood spot with loyal customers. Excellent hot and sour soup.

Carmine's on Penn

Family-style Italian restaurant with huge platters of hearty food and a year-round patio.

El Noa Noa

Authentic Mexican food with top-notch margaritas.

Bonnie Brae Tavern

Dishing up all-American eats since 1934. The tavern offers fried chicken, green chile, and apple pie, but it's most famous for the golden-crusted pizza.

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.


Paris on the Platte

Denver's premier coffeehouse for the young Bohemian set. With sandwiches, soups, salads, antipasti, and tacos, everyone can find something to eat.


This breakfast spot features a wide variety of omelets and other egg dishes, French toast, BLTs, and chicken sandwiches.

Buckhorn Exchange

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

Blue Bonnet Cafe & Lounge

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