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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (DTC)

Phone:
303-854-9304

Choose from a selection of USDA Prime steaks and à la carte sides at this steak house. For a more casual affair, stop by during happy hour for $7 cocktails and snacks. Also try the LoDo location.

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Frasca Food and Wine

Phone:
303-442-6966

Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and master sommelier Bobby Stuckey’s fine-dining mecca has racked up scores of accolades over the years (including nods from the James Beard Foundation). The elegant Friulano cuisine always wows.

Elway’s (Cherry Creek)

Phone:
303-399-5353

Owned by Broncos great John Elway, this Colorado steak house serves top-notch beef, seafood, salads, sandwiches, and more. Try the weekend brunch specialties, like biscuits and gravy or French toast.

Lo Stella

Phone:
303-825-1995

Lo Stella is the sister restaurant to the acclaimed original of the same name in Portofino, Italy. Don't miss the authentic, ingredient-driven Italian dishes like house-made ravioli with walnut sauce, or the scratch-made desserts.

Palais Casablanca

Phone:
303-871-0494

This family-friendly Moroccan restaurant serves authentic preparations with flavor and finesse.

L’Atelier

Phone:
303-442-7233

Indulge in tender lamb or the succulent lobster. The best values are at lunchtime, but these flavors are worth every penny.

Texas de Brazil

Phone:
720-374-2100

Inspired by traditional Brazilian churrascarias, this South American hot spot features sizzling cuts of beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and sausage, slow roasted and seasoned to perfection. Try the signature caipirinha cocktail.

Elway’s (DIA)

Phone:
303-342-7777

Dining at DIA? Forget compromise—upscale steakhouse fare awaits. Order from the same menu you'd find at Elway's other locations. Early bird travelers can reap the benefits of a take-out breakfast menu with dishes like skillet potatoes, chicken-fried steak burrito, omelets and even fresh granola.

The Fort

Phone:
303-697-4771

This Colorado institution offers fine buffalo, beef, seafood, and game. Enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains and Denver's city lights while you dine.

ChoLon

Phone:
303-353-5223

This contemporary restaurant serves modern twists on Pan-Asian cuisine. Try the French onion soup dumplings.

Citizen Rail

Phone:
303-323-0017

This chic eatery offers dry-aged proteins and wood-fire cooking. Try the grilled escarole salad or the bone-in smoked short rib.

Edge Restaurant & Bar

Phone:
303-389-3343

Choose your cut, sauce, and side—like a porterhouse steak with creamy horseradish and crispy Brussels sprouts—at this upscale, contemporary steak house.

Fresh Fish Co.

Phone:
303-740-9556

Impressive seafood selection with more than 30 varieties of fresh fish flown in daily.

Boulder Cork

Phone:
303-443-9505

Established in 1969, this is Boulder's oldest steak house. The varied menu also features prime rib, teriyaki sirloin, and scallops.

Luca

Phone:
303-832-6600

Convivial hospitality and classic Italian dishes greet you at this spot. Don’t miss the house-made burrata cheese.

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Tavernetta

Phone:
720-605-1889

The team behind Boulder’s acclaimed Frasca Food and Wine offers the same attention to hospitality at their more casual Denver restaurant. The charming space is home to dishes from across Italy and a deep wine list.

Greenbriar Inn

Phone:
303-440-7979

Nestled in the foothills of Boulder, this spot promises a romantic getaway. In a dining room of white tablecloths and chandeliers, order meals like beef Wellington and filet mignon while you choose a vino from the 1,000-label wine cellar.

Colt & Gray

Phone:
303-477-1447

This intimate neighborhood spot presents a superior roster of seasonal farm-to-plate options. Start with the roasted marrow bones.

Coohills

Phone:
303-623-5700

Enjoy the French-inspired cuisine made with local, sustainable products as you sip cocktails in a dining room that opens right onto Cherry Creek.

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Beast & Bottle

Phone:
303-623-3223

A sustainable-sourcing mantra permeates a menu featuring everything from local lamb to cod collars.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

Phone:
303-792-2571

This southeast Denver steak house serves prime, fresh meats, chops, and more. Don't miss a cured, roasted, and slow-smoked pork chop carved tableside and served with house-made applesauce. Enjoy it with a wine selection from the towering wine wall.

Fogo de Chao (Park Meadows)

Phone:
303-481-4001

Enjoy a variety of fire-roasted Brazilian meats, carved for you table-side by Gaucho chefs. Endless sides include caramelized bananas and cheesy bread rolls.

Avelina

Phone:
720-904-6711

This upscale LoDo restaurant offers a sleek atmosphere and beautifully composed plates with worldly flavors. Sample everything from charred Octopus to tuna tartar to short ribs with a yuzu glaze.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Phone:
303-825-3353

Go for top-quality steaks and seafood in a posh setting. Try a tender, juicy porterhouse steak or a freshly steamed lobster, and finish off with a slice of chocolate cake.

Junz

Phone:
720-851-1005

A Japanese-French fusion restaurant making a splash in the southeast metro area.

Rioja

Phone:
303-820-2282

James Beard Award-winning chef Jennifer Jasinski creates high-end Mediterranean-influenced cuisine. Try the artichoke tortelloni.

Jing

Phone:
303-779-6888

Beautifully presented Asian-fusion dishes. Try the miso sea bass served with teriyaki glaze.

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Arcana

Phone:
303-444-3885

This charming Boulder restaurant aims to explore the roots of American heritage through food. Pair a cider with the Colorado lamb or the farmer's cheese toast.

The Capital Grille

Phone:
303-539-2500

This Larimer Square destination serves dry-aged steaks, north Atlantic lobster, and fresh seafood.

Black Cat Farm Table Bistro

Phone:
303-444-5500

Diners can be assured that the produce, dairy, and meats served in the cozy dining room are sourced from executive chef Eric Skokan's Boulder County farm.

Acres

Phone:
303-593-1003

This Englewood neighborhood joint offers cozy American favorites, including "Bruce's Biscuits"—buttermilk biscuits served with Colorado honey and local Tender Belly Bacon carbonara.

The Wooden Table

Phone:
303-730-2152

Hand-crafted wooden tables set a welcoming tone at this elegant restaurant. Dig into the veal osso buco, a braised veal shank served with potatos, parsnips, hedgehog mushrooms, pine nut gremolata, and a fresh horseradish purée.

Bittersweet

Phone:
303-942-0320

Chef Olav Peterson's restaurant has its own 600-square-foot garden. The constantly changing menu takes classic dishes and gives them a fresh twist. Try one of the seasonal pastas.

Bistro Barbès

Phone:
720-398-8085

Jon Robbins offers a menu inspired by the French, North African, and Middle Eastern flavors of Barbès, the Paris neighborhood where he spent three years.

Uncorked Kitchen

Phone:
720-907-3838

This one-of-a-kind space offers interactive cooking classes in a wine bar setting. After you're done with your class, you can enjoy your culinary creation over a glass of wine.

Bastien’s Restaurant

Phone:
303-322-0363

Enjoy hearty, homestyle cooking at this local favorite, which has been family-owned for over 80 years. Come for the signature sugar-rubbed steaks.

Steakhouse No. 316

Phone:
720-729-1922

This swank restaurant serves a classic menu of steaks with luxe toppings, like buttered lobster.

Abejas

Phone:
303-952-9745

Enjoy seasonal new American plates at this community restaurant. The ever-changing menu features farm-fresh produce, sustainable fish, and organic meats, and the bar highlights small wineries and local brewers.

STK

Phone:
720-597-8010

This sleek downtown steak house caters to high-end tastes. Indulge in selections from the raw bar, or opt for a foie gras-topped, dry-aged porterhouse steak with sides like Parmesan truffle fries and charred cauliflower.

Benihana

Phone:
303-750-0200

This family-friendly, Japanese-style hibachi steak house is a fun place for both lunch and dinner.

Fire Restaurant

Phone:
303-572-8000

Located inside the Art, a Hotel, Fire Restaurant serves contemporary American dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, including a Colorado lamb chop.

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Uchi Denver

Phone:
303-444-1922

James Beard Award-winning chef Tyson Cole combines unexpected flavors for his unique take on Japanese food. Try the sake toro aburi or the foie gras sushi.

Ship Tavern

Phone:
303-297-3111

Serves specialties such as prime rib and Rocky Mountain trout in a nautical atmosphere in the Brown Palace Hotel.

Le Bilboquet

Phone:
303-835-9999

An offshoot of the more than 30-year-old New York City establishment, Le Bilboquet serves upscale French fare in a posh setting. Try the foie gras terrine and the mussels.

The Family Jones Spirit House

Phone:
303-481-8185

Denver's first distillery/restaurant features eclectic small plates and handcrafted spirits. Snack on a smoked trout tea sandwich while you sip on the vesper martini.

O’s Steak & Seafood

Phone:
303-410-5066

No ordinary hotel restaurant, this eatery in the Westin Hotel Westminster dishes up a molecular gastronomy menu along with traditional steak house fare.

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LeRoux

Phone:
720-845-1673

Lon Symensma’s upscale, European-inspired eatery features table-side preparations and a roving cheese cart.

Hearth & Dram

Phone:
303-623-0979

This modern saloon features more than 350 whiskies. The menu offers a wood-fired take on New American cuisine.

Gold Hill Inn

Phone:
303-443-6461

The menu at this eatery is reborn nightly, but expect local, seasonal flavors that take French-inspired dishes and fuse them with mom’s home cooking. Be sure to save room for the desserts, like sour cream apple pie. Closed from January through April, will reopen in May and stay open through December.

The Nickel

Phone:
720-889-2128

Enjoy a build-your-own charcuterie platter before digging into entrées such as Colorado bass. Don't miss the barrel-aged craft cocktails.

Elway’s (Downtown)

Phone:
303-312-3107

This sleek restaurant—named after the Broncos great—serves classic steak house fare in upscale environs. Choose from a menu of steaks, seafood, and more. Multiple locations.

Appaloosa Grill

Phone:
720-932-1700

This American grill and bar serves up classic sandwiches and salads as well as hearty entrees. Try the Reuben at lunch, then go big with the bison sirloin agnolotti for dinner.

Palm

Phone:
303-825-7256

A New York import, the Palm is as known for its trademark steaks and sketches on the walls.

Flagstaff House

Phone:
303-442-4640

Located atop Flagstaff Mountain, this restaurant has a huge wine list and a spectacular view of Boulder. Try the seasonal foie gras plate.

Fogo de Chao

Phone:
303-623-9600

A Brazilian steakhouse where gaucho chefs bring the meat to your table, cutting and serving it right in front of you. Enjoy endless sides of polenta and mashed potatoes.

Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House

Phone:
303-640-1012

A seasonal modern American menu, from braised beef short rib with a rhubarb jus to carrot risotto with tarragon leek butter, in the sleek ambience of the opera house.

Café Marmotte

Phone:
303-999-0395

This modern-yet-cozy spot in the heart of Washington Park transports diners to the heart of Paris with traditional French bistro fare. Try the signature coq au vin.

Matsuhisa Denver

Phone:
303-329-6628

Legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa kicks Japanese staples up to the next level. Start with signature uni shooters and don't miss the black cod with sweet miso.

Bistro Colorado

Phone:
303-670-3229

Chef Travis Smith serves upscale French-influenced cuisine made with the finest meats and freshest produce. Go for the butternut squash ravioli.

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Barolo Grill

Phone:
303-393-1040

Dedication to authenticity translates to the food and extensive wine menu at this elegant eatery focused on the cuisine of northern Italy's Tuscany and Piedmont.

Sushi Hai

Phone:
720-855-0888

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

Guard and Grace

Phone:
303-293-8500

Chef Troy Guard's modern steak house offers a chic setting for his innovative fare, which includes a raw bar and delicate salads. Try the flight of filet mignon.

Ellyngton’s

Phone:
303-297-3111

Located in the Brown Palace Hotel, this is the home of Denver's power meal. Indulge in the lavish Dom Perignon brunch on Sundays.

The Plimoth

Phone:
303-297-1215

An emphasis on locally farmed and foraged ingredients results in an ever-changing menu of seasonal dishes, like confit heirloom potatoes and cauliflower-turnip gratinée.

Mosaic

Phone:
720-305-0994

Every Sunday owner Eric To and chef Mabry Kennedy visit local farmers’ markets for the freshest ingredients. They bring this produce back to their eclectic restaurant where they make dishes like chipotle lobster macaroni and cheese and roasted fennel and lentil soup.

Mizuna

Phone:
303-832-4778

Chef-owner Frank Bonanno's seasonal cuisine capitalizes on fresh ingredients, and service is prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable. Don't miss the decadent beef Wellington.

Quality Italian

Phone:
303-532-8888

This upscale spot serves a smart mix of steak house fare and American-Italian favorites. Try the baked lasagna for two.

Simms Steakhouse

Phone:
303-237-0465

Steaks are the signature item at this spacious restaurant, but also enjoy seafood options like halibut with lobster cream sauce.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Phone:
303-825-0713

Choose from a selection of USDA Prime steaks and à la carte sides at this downtown steak house. For a more casual affair, stop by during happy hour for $7 cocktails and snacks.

Chinook Tavern

Phone:
720-266-6000

Indulge in signature European-inspired dishes like Jaeger schnitzel and Wasabi Pea Crusted Halibut. Sit in the Zermatt Room for traditional Swiss fare such as fondue and raclette.

Mila

Phone:
303-228-0770

Restauranteur Kevin Taylor expands his empire of Denver eateries with this Mediterranean-inspired spot. Try the oyster mushroom pizza.

Il Posto

Phone:
303-394-0100

Sample Andrea Frizzi’s imaginative Italian cuisine in sleek, urban environs. Don't miss the seasonal risotto.

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Beckon

Phone:
303-749-0020

Chef Duncan Holmes brings an elevated, intimate dining experience to Larimer Street. The Scandinavian-influenced menu changes seasonally, and excellent, thoughtful wine pairings are available.

801 Chophouse

Phone:
303-214-6474

This USDA Prime steakhouse also offers seafood options and family-style sides for sharing.

Ocean Prime

Phone:
303-825-3663

A marriage between land and sea, this supper club offers steak house dining and fresh fish in one.

Oak at Fourteenth

Phone:
303-444-3622

This bright, open space just off the Pearl Street Mall offers a diverse, ever-changing menu of seasonal, oak-fired eats from chef Steve Redzikowski and creative cocktails from Bryan Dayton. Order the kale-apple salad, braised meatballs, or smoked brisket.

Panzano

Phone:
303-296-3525

Grab a seat at the exhibition kitchen and enjoy rustic northern Italian cuisine.

Buckhorn Exchange

Phone:
303-534-9505

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

Del Frisco’s Grille

Phone:
303-320-8529

A more casual iteration of the beloved steak house, this venue serves up classic dishes with modern twists and local ingredients. Don't miss the cheesesteak egg rolls.

Boulder ChopHouse & Tavern

Phone:
303-443-1188

Dine on classic American steak house favorites in an elegant atmosphere. Don't miss the extensive wine list and chilled bar top (perfect for keeping martinis icy cold).

Hideaway Steakhouse

Phone:
303-404-9939

Tucked away in Westminster, this upscale steak house serves classic American favorites. Come for the extraordinary steaks, the slow-roasted prime rib, and the fresh seafood selections. On Friday and Saturday evenings, you'll find live entertainment in the lounge.

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Corrida

Phone:
303-444-1333

Housed on the rooftop level of the PearlWest building, this elegant Spanish steak house offers stunning Flatiron views and fabulous cocktails and wines. Splurge on the Japanese wagyu or opt for a locally sourced steak.

Benihana (Broomfield)

Phone:
303-410-0482

This family-friendly, Japanese-style hibachi steak house is a fun place for both lunch and dinner.

Old Major

Phone:
720-420-0622

Go for owner Justin Brunson's bistro-style, seasonal cuisine with an emphasis on locally raised heritage meat. If you're a steak aficionado, try the 24-ounce, bone-in rib-eye. Also, swing by during lunch for Royal Rooster crispy fried chicken sandwiches and other classics such as steak frites.

Brightmarten

Phone:
720-541-7696

Go to this neighborhood joint (with its own in-house butchery program!) for elevated comfort food. Try the pork chop.

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