With nods from USA Today, CBS News, and The Washington Post, Rodizio Grill has made a name for itself as an authentic Brazilian charrascuria?a South American?style rotisserie. Founded by S?o Paolo?born Ivan Utrera, the cuisine comprises of select cuts of meat, which are slow-roasted on a spit and then skewered. It also features fish, grilled pineapple, and unlimited trips to an award-winning salad bar with over 40 items. Gauchos?also known as Brazilian cowboys?bustle about the restaurant, bringing unlimited slices of tender meat to diners who can also grab fresh vegetables and homemade salads at the gourmet salad bar, as well as enjoy Brazilian appetizers served directly to the table.
Superlatives abound whenever you talk about The Buckhorn Exchange. It is Denver’s oldest – and original – steakhouse still located in the city’s oldest neighborhood. In addition to that, The Buckhorn Exchange still occupies the building it started in way back in 1893 (it’s now a National Historic Landmark and Western Museum). But really, all of that impressiveness pales in comparison to the food – the finest Old West fare available today. What is Old West fare? Think meat: beef, buffalo, elk, Cornish game hen, quail, lamb, ostrich (yep), yak (yes, yak), and don’t forget salmon. That’s Old West fare – meat done right to feed the hungriest cowboy or cowgirl: you!
If you want seafood, steak or just a few cocktails in Denver, Ocean Prime is where you want to be. Featuring all your surf-and-turf favorites as well as signature cocktails, Ocean Prime can quench your thirst and end your hunger with a meal that's worth every penny paid. Try the filet mignon paired with black truffle butter for an unforgettable entrée that practically melts in your mouth, or if it's seafood you're after, sample the teriyaki salmon served with a side of shiitake sticky rice. Balance out the meal with a refreshing cucumber gimlet. Ocean Prime is open seven days a week, so come by when you feel the need for a savory dining experience.
Elway's restaurant was co-founded by former Broncos quarterback John Elway, so it's no surprise that the cuisine here always scores a touchdown. Specializing in elegant, contemporary American fare, Elway's is the place to go for a special occasion. You can start with a delicious, fresh wedge salad, then choose from sophisticated entrees ranging from steak tacos to tuan tartare to lobster cocktail. Elway's has an impressive wine list, but never fear: they focus on providing wine that matches the quality of their food without being unreasonably pricy. For a classy, delicious, contemporary meal in Denver, Elway's promises to never fumble.
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.