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.
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?"
At Ol? Broadway, the cooks never send out their Italian bruschetta solo; rather, it emerges resting atop a pile of Brazilian-style fried polenta sticks. The appetizer embodies the approach at Ol? Broadway, where the kitchen staff executes inventive European and South American fusion cuisine.
Coconut white sauce replaces tomato sauce on three specialty pizzas, including the Il Peccatore, whose other toppings include sliced green apple and chorizo. All these fixings are part of a list of more than 35 potential ingredients??from capers to queso fresco??that can adorn customizable pies. The pizzas take a sweet spin for dessert, with toppings such as white fudge and dustings of cinnamon.
To complement the mains at Ol? Broadway, bartenders decant craft beers and wines sourced from Italy and South America. Feasts unfold inside an exposed-brick-lined dining room where flat-screen TVs showcase professional soccer games, rather than peewee soccer matches retouched with CGI stubble.