According to Westword magazine, John Ye is more than a little obsessed with his work: "Food is what fills Ye's every waking hour, and when he goes to bed at night, food is what he dreams about." This obsession is a lucky one for Lone Tree, Colorado. At John Holly's Asian Bistro, the inventive chef/owner is changing the Asian-cuisine game. His signature dishes steal the limelight from takeout-carton standbys, subbing in unique servings of thai-style duck and crispy sea bass.
Carol W. Maybach wrote for 5280 magazine that her favorite is the basil seafood, a spicy heap of lobster, shrimp, scallops, jalapenos, and oyster sauce "that always satisfies." But there's more than one way to plate a fish, here. At the sushi bar, chefs create specialties such as the deep-fried Heartburn roll: spicy tuna, shrimp, cream cheese, jalapenos, Sriracha, and a prescription for a glass of milk.
When Max Gill and Grill moved into its current location?a building constructed in the early 1900s?it joined a neighborhood institution. The building was originally home to a marine-themed tavern, a popular spot in the Washington Park neighborhood. The restaurant's throwback decor is in keeping with the spirit of the building, while also evoking seafood shack that was plucked right from the beaches of Key West. Today, the restaurant?s rustic, waterfront feel creates the ideal atmosphere in which to bring a homesick pirate, or enjoy surf and turf and Alaska king crabs. You can even build your own seafood dishes and customize it right down to the cooking technique, such as pan-roasted, grilled, or blackened.