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Restaurants in Denver

Denver restaurants might be spearheading the country’s most up-and-coming culinary scene, with new food halls, fine dining, and an ever-present craft-brewery scene. “The Denver dining scene has gotten incredibly exciting” recently wrote Kate Krader, food critic for Bloomberg. “In fact, it’s become a dining destination whether or not it’s simply a stop en route to the mountains.” Since Denver is consistently rated as one of the happiest places to live in America (300+ days of sunshine, anyone?), a date in one of the top Denver restaurants could make for the perfect end to a lovely day.

The 5 Best Restaurants in Denver

 

Only spending one day in Denver and want to try the best? Well, this is all just our opinion, but if you’re searching for the best restaurants in Denver, you won’t be disappointed with a meal at one of these five spots:

 

 

  • The Wooden Table Restaurant: An Italian trattoria that goes well beyond spaghetti and meatballs—we recommend trying the duck-confit carbonara on the cavatelli, or savoring the browned butter scallop mousse on the tortelloni. See our Wooden Table Restaurant deal.
  • Zeppelin Station: Technically this is several restaurants in one. The brand-new food hall at the light-rail station at 38th and Blake offers flavors from India and Montreal, Hawaii and Mexico—all in an industrial-chic space.
  • Helga’s German Restaurant & Deli: Imagine you’re in the German Alps at this festive kraut-focused restaurant, a jovial spot for a soft pretzel and a hefeweizen. It’s a must during Oktoberfest. See our Helga’s German Restaurant & Deli deal.
  • Uncle: This LoHi Asian-fusion joint might have some of the best ramen this side of the Pacific. A mainstay on the Eater 38 Denver list.
  • Euro Crepes: Sweet and savory crepes—each inspired by a different European country or landmark—served in a charming, casual brick-walled space. See our Euro Crepes deal.

Craft Brewery Spotlight: 14er Brewing Co.

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Named after the 14,000+ ft. mountains just to the west of Denver, 14er Brewing Company brews a cornucopia of beers as colorful as its namesake. Try the hoppy Mt. Massive IPA, or search for the hibiscus notes in the Maroon Bells Tropical Ale. On any given day, the brewery might be serving stouts, saisons, or cream ales, rewarding repeat visitors with new and exciting flavors.

 

See what actual customers have to say about 14er Brewing Company:

 

“Absolute awesome experience. The bartender was very attentive to all the people there, even by himself. It was like chatting to a friend while tasting some awesome beers. ... Great value and highly recommend visiting 14er brewery!” - Omar M.

 

“The beers offered were all tasty & flavorful. From the IPA to Saison each one had a unique taste & color. Highly suggest as a stopping point while in Denver.” - Kathy D.

 

“Perfect spot. Bartender was really friendly. Music was chill. The vibe was great! Definitely a must in Denver! Bartender recommended sharing and trying all 10 beers–great decision!” - Lynn

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Where to Eat in Downtown Denver

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Denver is a city of many neighborhoods, but the downtown area might still be the king of its restaurant scene. If you’re headed there for a meal, start with these great downtown Denver restaurants:

 

 

  • Rodizio Grill: A Brazilian steakhouse experience unlike any other—mentioned by the likes of USA Today and The Washington Post. See our Rodizio Grill deal.
  • Cebiche: If you’ve never tried Peruvian food, this is the place to do it. Colorful dishes, typically served with a pisco sour. See our Cebiche deal.
  • Axum Restaurant: Ethiopian food done right. This is a communal dining event, where everyone gets to try a little bit of each entree, vibrantly arranged on injera, Ethiopia’s version of sourdough bread. See our Axum Restaurant deal.
  • Crepes n Crepes: Savory crepes. Sweet crepes. This place has got ‘em—we like the Belgian chocolate. See our Crepes N Crepes deal.

Spotlight on: Superfruit Republic

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Nothing gives you the necessary energy for the day than a good night’s rest and a healthy meal. For the latter, you won’t beat the protein- and vitamin-packed meals at Superfruit Republic. The organic breakfast/lunch spot specializes in “Superfood Bowls,” typically packed with fruit, nuts, and other add-ons, including wheatgrass, maca powder, goji berries, peanut butter, and more.  

 

See what actual customers say about Superfruit Republic:

 

“Both the bowl and smoothie we got were delicious! So fresh and such a great selection of options for the build your own bowls. The Apple Ginger Smith smoothie was my favorite.” - Jesse M.

 

“The ladies who work there are super knowledgeable about all the ingredients that are used in their products. Super fresh and super good! Definitely recommend if you are looking for a quick, healthy lunch!” - Amber B.


“Another great lunch option around the corner! I am currently addicted to the Kale Kissed Smoothie with protein or maca powder. I just grab one and take a quick walk outside for lunch. I no longer have the 2:00 slump!” - Kathleen

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One Great Denver Restaurant for Every Cuisine

 

Already know what kind of food you want, but just can’t quite pick a restaurant? Let us help; each spot here is a reliable eatery where you’re sure to get authentic food at a good value. Don’t overthink it!

 

Spotlight on: Euro Crepes

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You’ve had a crepe before, but have you had one inspired by the Sistine Chapel? Or the Colosseum? Or Big Ben? That’s the pitch of Euro Crepes, a bright, industrial-chic spot in Platt Park. Here, both savory and sweet crepes are all named after a European landmark or country. The France crepe, for instance, combines turkey, spinach, brie, walnuts and homemade pear glaze, while the Matterhorn (named after the iconic Swiss mountain), blends blueberries, cream cheese, and cinnamon. Save room for...well, more crepes for dessert.

 

See what actual customers have to say about Euro Crepes:

 

“Amazing food, amazing service! We had no idea how good this would be. We had gone to France last year and fell in love with crepes there. This place matched the authenticness of those crepes. We can't wait to go back!” - Lori C.

 

“We split a savory crepe and a sweet crepe for an amazing breakfast/lunch. The crepes are wonderful, but the treat that makes it extra-special is the variety of lemonades flavored with fruit and herbs. Today was blackberry sage!” - Andrea L.


“One of my favorite Denver restaurants. Delicious crepes, salads, and beverages with fast, friendly service. Outdoor patio is shaded and quiet. Love every visit here!” - Karen M.

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