Red Sea Restaurant's chefs bring the flavors of traditional Ethiopian cuisine to Denver. A range of stir-fries, some with meat and some without, are served on family-style platters; beef is pan-fried with jalape?os, onions, tomatoes, and butter, for instance, to create classic beef tibs. The chefs simmer boneless lamb in a mild curry for a saucier entree and base vegetable dishes on cooked spinach, ground beans, or split lentils. Meals can be paired with Ethiopian beers or cocktails on the patio, and DJs get parties started every Saturday and Sunday evening.
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.
7 Leguas not only celebrates its Mexican heritage with its cuisine, but also with its name. The restaurant was named after Pancho Villa’s horse, which the famed general rode in several battles during the Mexican Revolution. Guests will find a photograph of Pancho Villa riding 7 Leguas on the front of the menu, and a candid shot of them high-fiving in midair on the back. Some of the menu’s most alluring items are the tacos, which chefs stuff with carnitas, beef tongue, or chorizo before adding a handful of cilantro and chopped onions. But there are plenty of other palate-pleasing options, including sizzling fajitas, enchilada plates, and chicken mole.
For more than 27 years, chefs at Rodney's have manned grills within the cozy basement eatery, unfurling a menu of steak-house cuisine headlined by tender slabs of aged, USDA-choice meats. Hearty hunks of sirloin, filet mignon, and slow-roasted prime rib sate appetites and tone wrists' abs alongside a colossal cheese- and bacon-swathed baked potato that the Denver Westword included among its 100 Favorite Dishes of 2010. In addition to its prized steaks, the neighborhood eatery's kitchen dispenses hefty sandwiches and elegant seafood, such as fresh Atlantic salmon and shrimp, and its full bar unleashes a spectrum of cocktails.
Refreshing summer cocktails, a long list of local and global brews, and sake by the glass and bottle lay the foundation for Asian-infused feasts. Couple a glass of lychee love (Bombay Sapphire gin, lime, lychee liquor, and St. Germain elderflower liqueur) with a fresh green-papaya salad ($6), or share a plate of bigeye tuna salad with mizuna, mango, avocado, and pistachio-lime vinaigrette ($16). Hearty helpings from the kitchen include wagyu beef carpaccio with smoked char roe and Michigan scallion pancakes ($16). Or happify hungry herbivores with the organic buckwheat soba noodles tossed with Asian eggplant, tofu, cucumbers, and ginger-scallion vinaigrette ($12). Flying fresh and fast from the sushi bar are poppable pieces ranging from classic rolls like spicy tuna ($8) and unagi ($9) to specialty makimono such as mango monsoon (smoked madai, spicy tuna, salmon, mango, lychee, and yuzu foam; $13).