Highland's Asian Grill

A casual Thai, Japanese, and Chinese restaurant. Top picks include fried rice, golden fried sesame tofu (gooey on the inside, crispy on the outside), and the zippy basil chicken with veggies.

Z Cuisine Bistrot & Parisian Wine Bar

This bustling French bistro is tucked onto a quiet street, perfect for long conversations and a classic French dinner of cassoulet. Next door is the restaurant's Parisian-style wine bar (open Wed-Sat 5 p.m.-midnight).

Locanda Del Borgo

This modern setting offers authentic homemade pasta and entrees such as sea bass cooked on a wood-burning grill. Enjoy the extensive wine list and lively atmosphere.

Patsy's Inn

Denver's oldest, continuously run Italian restaurant serves a hearty portion of old-style charm and authentic regional cuisine. Try the balsamic grilled chicken rigatoni. Gluten-free options available.

Jay's Patio Cafe

Breakfast and lunch menu, featuring original soups, sandwiches, and paninis.

Tamales By La Casita

This tiny restaurant delivers great tamales and other New Mexican-style cuisine.

Sushi Hai

A neighborhood restaurant serving delicious sushi and hibachi. Bamboo floors and mahogany seats.

Forest Room 5

European-style cafe and bar with an atmosphere unique to Denver. Hot spot for independent music, film, and art events. Great view of the city.