Denver Restaurant Week is upon us. The 10-day culinary celebration will take place March 1–10, with more than 200 restaurants throughout the 303 and beyond participating. In its 20th anniversary, the Visit Denver event is serving up multi-course meals at four price points—$25, $35, $45, and $55—with to-go and in-person options.

But which deals are actually worth it—as in, are they more than just a couple dollars off? We scoured the menus so that you don’t have to and found some standouts with significant savings.

For the Foodies

Here’s your chance to try some of Denver’s top restaurants at a discounted rate, including Michelin-recommended and James Beard–recognized spots.

Brie and baobab preserves on Le French’s Denver Restaurant Week menu. Photo by Becky Freed

Ash’kara, which earned a Bib Gourmand recognition in Michelin’s inaugural Colorado guide, is featuring a four-course meal for $55 that includes hummus, labneh, or htipiti (roasted red pepper and feta dip) to start; a second course of skewered chicken, skewered mushroom, or seared halloumi cheese; an entrée of salmon, Denver steak, or roasted sweet potato; and a chef’s choice dessert. View the menu; make a reservation; 2005 W. 33rd Ave.

Noisette, a charming French eatery featured in the Michelin guide, has a unique two-course offering for $55 that starts with either a warm endive salad or caviar-topped potato and leek soup, which leads into the aile de raie à la Grenobloise (skate wing served with lemon, capers, and brown butter sauce) or poulet au vinaigre (roast chicken in a Cabernet vinegar sauce). View the menu; make a reservation; 3254 Navajo St.

Le French, led by James Beard–recognized sisters Ami and Rougui Dia, has prepared an elegant three-course meal for $55 featuring dishes inspired by the founders’ Senegalese-French heritage. View the menu; make a reservation; 846 Albion St. and 4901 S. Newport St.

Duo, Highland’s locally lauded farm-to-table concept, has created a three-course menu for $55 with four appetizers, four entrées, and three desserts to choose from. View the menu; make a reservation; 2413 W. 32nd Ave.

Fruition, the Michelin-recommended restaurant helmed by James Beard Award–winning chef Alex Seidel, has a three-course meal for $55 starting with chicory salad or cod beignets; followed by steelhead trout, wild mushroom risotto, or a pork chop; and, to round it all out, lemon meringue. View the menu; make a reservation; 1313 E. Sixth Ave.

Mercantile Dining & Provision, another Michelin-recommended restaurant by Seidel, is serving a three-course meal for $45 that includes a chopped salad, three entrée options, and a coffee semifreddo to finish. View the menu; make a reservation; 1701 Wynkoop St., Suite 155

African Grill & Bar, which was named one of 5280’s 25 Best Restaurants last year, has a hearty three-course meal for $45 that includes its ever-popular samosas, stews paired with rice and fufu, and fried plantain or banana cake. View the menu; call to reserve; 955 S. Kipling Parkway, Lakewood

The Bindery in LoHi is featuring a three-course meal for only $45 that starts with Burrata and a confit of leafy greens or asparagus and tenderloin carpaccio, a second course of slow roasted pork belly and sea scallop or lamb osso buco barbacoa, and lemon pudding or chocolate cake for dessert. View the menu; make a reservation; 1817 Central St.

Tamayo, a modern Mexican eatery helmed by celebrity chef Richard Sandoval, is giving guests a choice of three appetizers, four entrées, and a bread pudding dessert, all at $45. View the menu; make a reservation; 1400 Larimer St.

Toro, another concept by Sandoval, has a three-course menu for $45 featuring a starter of ahi tuna tiradito or arepas, followed by shrimp-corn enchilada or chimichurri skirt steak, and a dessert of red velvet tres leches or a chile-lime sorbet with tamarind sauce, pineapple, mango, and Tajín. View the menu; make a reservation; 150 Clayton Lane, Suite B

Just Here for the Drinks

If delicious sips are what you’re after, these menus either focus on drinks or include them in a package.

Blanchard Family Wines. Photo courtesy of Blanchard Family Wines
Blanchard Family Wines. Photo courtesy of Blanchard Family Wines

The Jasmine Bar, a new speakeasy opening in Louisville on March 1, is offering a $55 experience that includes a starter of marinated olives or roasted nuts accompanied by a Lo-Fi Aperitifs gentian amaro; an artisanal cheese selection or charcuterie board paired with a cocktail of your choosing; and a dessert course concluded with grappa or tawny Port. View the menu; make a reservation; 836 1/2 Main St, Louisville

Blanchard Family Wines has prepared a flight of four wines plus a charcuterie board filled with local and international meats and cheeses, bread, jam, and assorted accoutrements for only $25 (the flight itself is typically $24). View the menu; 1855 Blake St., Suite 120

The Original is cooking up a great brunch deal with an appetizer, entrée, and your choice of a mimosa or Bloody Mary for $25. View the menu; make a reservation; 1600 20th St.

Cochino Taco in Edgewater Public Market is offering a drink (cocktail, wine, beer or Mexican soda), plus an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for just $25. View the menu; Edgewater Public Market, 5495 W. 20th Ave.

Tacos Tequila Whiskey is running a $35 special that includes an appetizer and any three tacos from their menu, plus a cocktail (or nonalcoholic beverage) and dessert. View the menu; 3300 W. 32nd Ave., Suite 100

Culinary Dropout is including a house red wine or draught beer with its $45 three-course deal. View the menu; make a reservation; 4141 E. Ninth Ave.

Stem Ciders’ RiNo taproom is offering a BOGO deal on any cider during Restaurant Week. Make a reservation; 3040 Blake St., Suite 101

Steals for $35 and Under

Coming in hot! Don’t miss these deals in the $25 and $35 price range.

Modern Mexican fare at Super Mega Bien. Photo by Riane Menardi Morrison

Super Mega Bien, chef Dana Rodriguez’s beloved Pan-Latin dim-sum-style spot, has a $25 offering with two small plates and a dessert. View the menu; 1260 25th St.

Metropolitan Bar & Grill is serving a four-course meal including a chef’s amuse-bouche, soup or salad, entrée, and dessert all for $25. View the menu; make a reservation; 10111 Inverness Main St., Unit H, Englewood

Honeybee Asian Bistro in Aurora is having a sushi extravaganza that includes an appetizer (with options like crispy rice and spicy tuna), sushi roll of your choice, and a dessert or sake for only $25. View the menu; 18541 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 126, Aurora

Red Tops Rendezvous’ Restaurant Week deal includes three starter options, a half salad, and a Detroit-style pizza at $25. View the menu; 2917 W. 25th Ave.

My Neighbor Felix is running a fantastic $35 three-course special at its LoHi and Centennial locations with some of the Mexican spot’s most iconic dishes (like the Pacifica grilled shrimp, which is normally $30 on its own). View the menu; make a reservation; 1801 Central St. and 7209 S. Clinton St.

La Bouche in Uptown is transporting guests to France for just $35 with its four-course menu of mushroom soup, croque madame, a French cheese plate, and Bordeaux canelés. View the menu; make a reservation; 1100 E. 17th Ave.

Kona Grill in Cherry Creek has a delectable three-course offering for only $35 that includes options like a 10-ounce prime rib (which rings in at $43 on the regular menu). View the menu; make a reservation; 3000 E. First Ave.

Linger is offering four courses with an amuse-bouche, appetizer, main, and dessert for only $35. If you want to splurge, try the suggested (not included) cocktail pairing that comes with each dish. View the menu; make a reservation; 2030 W. 30th Ave.

View all participating restaurants on Denver Restaurant Week’s website.

Sara Rosenthal
Sara Rosenthal
Sara Rosenthal is a freelance writer based in Denver focused on hospitality, restaurants, real estate, and art.