CY Steak stands as an upscale steak house laced with a bit of Las Vegas cabaret. Chef Chris Jensen?an honor graduate of Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts?mans the kitchen, calling on his experiences working under Kevin Dundon, an Irish celebrity chef, television personality and author. Rising star Chef Jensen is on hand nightly to ensure diners relish the Kobe beef and oysters laced with three kinds of house-cured bacon, the slabs of grassfed Harris Ranch beef, and the puddings and brownies made of Ecuadorean chocolate from small, ecologically sound farms.
The wine and mixology program verges almost on fussiness: alongside complex cocktails and a 500-bottle-deep wine selection, a Cruvinet wine-tapping system keeps a shortlist of the most of-the-moment potions ready at hand. Beneath soft red lighting designed to create a comprehensively sensual atmosphere, crystal glasses and egyptian-cotton napkins make for place settings as luxurious as a remote-controlled caviar dispenser. Among the pleasure palace's other indulgences are a cigar selection curated by the owner's tobacconist son and, most eye-catchingly, Vegas-style cabaret entertainment that sends dancers shimmying before adult eyes.
As guests walk through The Broker Restaurant, they'll catch a glimpse of the gleaming metal of a massive, circular vault door, swung open in an inviting fashion. But this isn't some prop or gimmick—it’s a relic from the building’s original tenant, the Denver National Bank. The iconic restaurant resides within the original bank vault, which was built in 1903 and designed to securely safeguard deposited items such as jewelry, sensitive documents, or family keepsakes.
Today, diners sit in the very booths formerly used by bank customers to count gold or the years until the bank might finally turn into a restaurant. Surrounded by dark cherry wood, they feast on dry-aged, prime cuts of beef, fresh Alaskan seafood, and tender Colorado lamb. Servers commence each meal with a complimentary 1.5-pound bowl of steamed Gulf shrimp, which remains a trademark of the historic restaurant.
Since 1937, the Bastien family has been sneaking steak into nearly every section of their menu. It's an understandable obsession, seeing as it has resulted in savory signature plates such as the new york sugar steak and the filet mignon with serrano-lingonberry sauce.
Rib eyes and porterhouses aside, Bastien's Restaurant focuses on cooking up a warm, down-home vibe more than cooking up a particular food. The menu also includes comforting entrees of wiener schnitzel and fried chicken alongside delicate bites of seafood, all of which find their perfect pairings on an international wine list. Meanwhile, bartenders help create a retro feel thanks to their classic cocktail recipes and friendly greetings of "So, what part of Pangaea are you from?"
Whether you're in the mood for a New York Strip or a juicy tenderloin, you'll find plenty to like at Denver's The Keg Steakhouse and Bar. Gluten-free options are also available. The Keg Steakhouse and Bar also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. The Keg Steakhouse and Bar is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. On warmer days, you can take advantage of The Keg Steakhouse and Bar's al fresco patio seating.
Keep it casual at The Keg Steakhouse and Bar — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — The Keg Steakhouse and Bar offers catering. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Patrons have the option of feeding the meter at the nearby street parking or taking advantage of the restaurant's valet service.
A mid-priced establishment, The Keg Steakhouse and Bar offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
Enjoy a T-bone steak or filet mignon at Chophouse and Brewery, a Denver steakhouse. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Chophouse and Brewery visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Chophouse and Brewery just as much as their parents do. Reserve the private room at Chophouse and Brewery for your next party — it's perfect for large groups looking to dine and celebrate together. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Chophouse and Brewery's free wifi hotspot.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Chophouse and Brewery.
The restaurant is adjacent to a parking lot, where optional valet is also provided. Street parking is readily available as well.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Whether they're unwinding from shopping in the Highlands art district, grabbing a bite before seeing a show, or just enjoying a night out with friends, groups flock to Sushi Hai for its fresh sushi and funky atmosphere. Local art flows through this popular Highlands stop, which has been a neighborhood staple for more than a decade. Along with nigiri and sashimi, menu features a vast array of rolls, including a veggie option filled with cucumber, pickled gourd, and sprouts. But chefs also splice together meaty entrees, such as the Hai pork chop served with smoked applewood bacon and savory bread pudding. For a more authentic experience, guests can visit one of the restaurant's three private Tatami rooms, where they abide by the traditional Japanese custom of sitting on the floor and resisting the urge to play Duck, Duck, Goose as full-grown adults.
Two private Tatami rooms are also located downstairs at the Hai Bar, a 3,000-square-foot martini lounge where patrons can either order standalone drinks or pair them with plates of sushi amid music, flat-screen TVs, and lounge seating.