Owners Rita and Eldon Larson constantly refine their eclectic cellar stocked with more than 700 varietals from every corner of the planet. During wine tastings, guests sample premium vinos such as Don Olegario Albarino and Vietti Nebbiolo. Throughout, knowledgeable and accessible staff members happily answers questions and demonstrate the 25 different pronunciations of the word tannin.
At the adjoining caf??s elegant tables, forks spear seared sea scallops and other savory entrees designed for pairing with selections from the 150-bottle wine list. Peckish patrons can also pluck heirloom prosciutto from charcuterie plates or bait traps for classy mice with morsels from 11 different cheese plates. Chef Jason Lee alleviates the stress of decision making with his prix fixe wine dinners, which complement entrees with appropriate sips.
Nonna's Chicago Bistro, named Best Italian in 2011 on Denver's 7 A-List, lures hungry passersby with a menu of Windy City–style Italian fare, more than 20 wines by the glass, and complimentary ciabatta bread with saucy marinara. The owners, a family of Chicago natives, dedicated Nonna's to their grandmother, whose passion for hearty, homestyle fare inspired their chefs to perfect such classics as chicken parmigiana, lasagna, and slow-cooked, Chicago-style ribs. Dinners pair with a glass of Italian Da Vinci chianti or a Californian 181 merlot, or assorted well drinks and domestic brews from the exposed-brick bar.
Nonna's Chicago Bistro's dining room provides guests with an elegant eating coliseum, boasting walls painted with grapevine designs and windows that welcome a breathtaking view of the Leaning Tower of Willis. The quaint eatery also fills ear canals with live music performed by jazz trios, classical guitarists, and country crooners on weekend evenings.
To say The Cork House Broker Restaurant is a wine restaurant that just happens to serve food wouldn't be totally inaccurate. The extensive wine list encompasses a wide range, welcoming bottles of sparkling and still, red and white, inexpensive and indulgent. Those who join the restaurant's wine club receive exclusive invitations to events such as wine dinners, tastings, cooking classes, and meet-and-greets with winemakers.
With that said, the restaurant’s chefs certainly know their way around the kitchen. Guests can pair their wines with a flight of carefully curated cheeses, made from goat's and cow's milks, or consult a dinner menu filled with timeless entrees including steak diane, french onion soup, and fabulous mussels. Meals unfold in the restaurant’s intimate dining room or under the patio’s generously shady cover of trees.
Don't limit yourself to one entree — at Cellar Wine Bar, you can sample a range of small plates (and share with your friends!). Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company. Not to be overlooked is Cellar Wine Bar's no-charge wifi. You won't feel cramped at Cellar Wine Bar, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups.
The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
A mid-priced establishment, Cellar Wine Bar offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
One of Denver’s oldest coffee houses, Paris on Platte, located in Lower Highland, is an artsy hangout for sophisticated students cracking the books and prowling the internet, caffeine junkies, philosophers discussing the world’s woes and old-timers wistful for nostalgia. The bohemian space, bedecked with kaleidoscopic artwork, creaky wood floors, weathered wooden booths and tables and a fully equipped barista counter, encourages lingering, and people post up for hours, sipping cappuccinos and snacking on sandwiches, soups, salads, pizzas and a full board of desserts. At night, the adjacent wine bar, located next door, features live music, a chill vibe and a weekday happy hour from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Load up a pizza with all of your favorite topping at Denver's Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria. Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Families will feel right at home at Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. Make sure to check out Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria, which offers great seating for large groups. Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. Hop online in no time using Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria's free wifi. Bring your furry friend to the pizzeria — Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria allows dogs to dine, too.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the pizzeria on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded. Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Getting your food to go is also an option. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria for their catering services.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria.
Meals at Lala's Wine Bar and Pizzeria are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the pizzeria, but the dinner menu is the real standout.