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Carbon Cafe & Bar

Phone:
720-428-8565

This fun, quirky cafe (the sister restaurant to Habit Doughnut Dispensary, which is located next door) offers CBD-infused cold brew and bitters along with an eclectic menu of eats. Try the Wu Tang Tots. Also try the Five Points location.

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.

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Annette

Phone:
720-710-9975

Acorn’s former sous chef, Caroline Glover, brings a warm dining experience to Stanley Marketplace with Annette. Enjoy a family-style menu featuring seasonal salads, toasts, and wood-grilled fare.

Chook

Phone:
303-282-8399

Chook specializes in Australian-style, charcoal-grilled rotisserie chicken and fresh veggie sides. Try the charred broccoli salad.

Ace Eat Serve

Phone:
303-800-7705

This Uptown restaurant and ping-pong hall features Asian-inspired cuisine and 11 ping-pong tables. Try the Szechuan shrimp wontons.

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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.

Waters Edge Winery & Bistro

Phone:
720-381-6663

This winery sources grapes from across the globe for its wines, which are available by the glass and bottle. Order the baked Brie from the bistro's $5 lunch menu to accompany your red, white, or specialty wine.

Ivy on 7th

Phone:
720-828-8180

A bright eatery serving seasonal, European-inspired brunch and lunch dishes. Try the gluten free lemon and ricotta pancakes with blueberries.

Chow Morso Osteria

Phone:
720-639-4089

The team behind Barolo Grill brings hand-rolled pastas and comforting Italian plates to LoDo. Try the agnolotti with sage-butter sauce.

Coperta

Phone:
720-749-4666

Tuck into comforting Italian fare at this restaurant, which celebrates the cuisine of Rome and Southern Italy. Try the pollo alla diavola or the rigatoni carbonara.

Blue Pan Pizza

Phone:
720-456-7666

Masterfully crafted Detroit-style pizza is the draw at this tiny spot. Try the Brooklyn Bridge, topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, and ricotta, Romano, and pecorino cheeses. Also try the Congress Park location.

Cho77

Phone:
720-638-8179

Lon Symensma offers Asian street food with a modern touch at this fast-casual eatery. Try the Hainanese chicken fried rice or the Indian lamb meatballs.

Bonnie Brae Tavern

Phone:
303-777-2262

This tavern has been dishing up all-American eats, including fried chicken, green chile, and apple pie, since 1934—but it’s most famous for its golden-crusted pizza.

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.

City, O’ City

Phone:
303-831-6443

This meat-free zone features pizza, vegan pastries, and a full bar.

Kachina Cantina

Phone:
720-460-2728

Located in the Dairy Block, this spot specializes in southwestern fare, such as Navajo tacos. Also try Westminster's sister location, Kachina Southwestern Grill.

Cherish Spirits Lounge

Phone:
303-243-7474

Intricate cocktails (mixed table-side) made with over 50 spirits from around the world anchor this high-end watering hole. Pair your libation with fresh carpaccio drizzled in yuzu aioli or another shareable plate

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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.

NOLA Voodoo Tavern and Perks

Phone:
720-389-9544

New Orleans native and owner Henry Batiste serves his grandmother’s recipes for gumbo, po’ boys, and much more at this Louisiana-inspired spot.

Brass Tacks

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This welcoming neighborhood bar and eatery offers sandwiches, bar snacks, and shareable family meals alongside beer, wine, and custom cocktails.

Denver Milk Market

Phone:
303-792-8242

Bonanno Concepts’ 16-venue collection of bars and restaurants features everything from fresh pasta to poke bowls to charcuterie. Don’t miss the the signature fried chicken sandwiches at Lou’s Hot and Naked.

Cafe Aion

Phone:
303-993-8131

This tucked away bistro is styled after a European tapas bar. Enjoy a menu of small plates filled with local, seasonal ingredients. Try the season's latest house-cured chorizo.

Courier Market Bar Kitchen

Phone:
303-603-4171

Located in the Grand Hyatt Denver, this eatery boasts a daily breakfast buffet as well as a full-service bar and a market with chef-made grab-and-go options. Try the apple flatbread topped with carnitas, white cheddar, onion, and fennel jam.

Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar

Phone:
720-643-1909

In the building that once housed one of Denver's first firehouses, executive chef Franco Ruiz churns out highly-seasonal flatbreads, salads, and more. Try the Alamosa striped bass with romesco sauce.

Bamboo Sushi

Phone:
303-284-6600

This Portland-born sustainable sushi spot will make you feel good about each bite of sashimi you take. Try the seared scallop with yuzu vinegar.

Meatball Eatery & Libations

Phone:
720-420-0254

This speakeasy-influenced eatery (attached to Zig Zig Smokin’ Burger) promises diners 12,376 different ways to get their meatball fix. Try the meatball-centric charcuterie board, which comes with creamy mozzarella cheese, seared olives, and garlic bread.

Ash’Kara

Phone:
303-537-4407

Chef Daniel Asher offers a playful take on Middle Eastern cuisine at this plant-bedecked eatery. Try the falafel or king salmon crudo.

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.

Kuni Sushi

Phone:
720-573-8895

Former Hapa Sushi chef Jay Kuni offers both traditional and new-style rolls at this neighborhood Japanese joint. Try the San Diego roll, which gets a kick from habanero peppers and sweetness from diced mango.

Corner Office

Phone:
303-825-6500

Find global comfort food—from chicken tikka masala to Thai tuna poke—and every type of martini you can imagine at this trendy spot.

Bar Dough

Phone:
720-668-8506

Tuck into wood-fired pizzas and comforting pastas from chef-owner Max Mackissock and executive chef-owner Carrie Baird at this casual gathering spot.

Señor Bear

Phone:
720-572-5997

This charming LoHi spot draws from the vibrant cuisines of Latin America and has excellent tropical cocktails.

Cart-Driver

Phone:
303-292-3553

Inspired by Italy's roadside cafes, Cart-Driver slings oysters, wood-fired pizzas, and Prosecco on tap. Finish with the house-made Panna cotta.

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