For those who believe you can’t get fresh seafood in Denver, we urge you to dine at Potager. For 15 years, Teri Rippeto has carefully sourced every single ingredient of every single dish at her Capitol Hill restaurant. Seafood is no exception. In fact, Rippeto was the first Denver chef to establish a relationship with Ingrid Bengis Seafood, LLC, a discerning top-tier seafood supplier that has channeled its catch to bold culinary names such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten in New York.

Ocean Prime

We initially pegged Ocean Prime as “solid” when the colossal shrimp cocktail arrived at our table artfully engulfed in cloudlike dry-ice vapors rising from the glass dish. We changed our review to “great” when the jumbo lump crab cakes proved more crab than cake. And we upped the praise to “excellent” when we sliced into the salt ’n’ pepper tuna like it was butter.