Dine on exotic dishes from around the city while toasting spirits from around the world.
Do At The Zoo will feature more than 60 of Denver’s most noble restaurants and bakeries along with magnificent beverages.
Participating restaurants and menu items:
Passed: Green Eggs & Ham - English Pea Humus/Egg White/Sopresatta
Hot Station: Mini Edge Lamb Meatball Sliders with Pecorino and Spicy Tomato Sauce
Cold Station: Vegan Ceviche - Radish/Beets/Carrots/Cilantro/Jalapeno/Lemon
Crab & Watermelon Ceviche with Orange and Lime
Address: 1111 14th St Denver, CO 80202
Description: Welcome to EDGE Restaurant and Bar, the striking new, urban chic addition to Denver's vibrant restaurant scene. EDGE offers all day dining experiences catering to the power breakfast and the social crowd with seasonal al fresco dining. At dinner, this modern American steakhouse offers primarily… Colorado-ranched natural, grass and corn fed meats with an array of Rocky Mountain game to compliment a variety of progressive menu selections. For small events and intimate dining, EDGE offers three smartly designed, glassed-in private dining areas, one featuring a carving station with views into the visually-appealing chef's kitchen. The adjacent, stylish and lively EDGE bar offers an inspiring twist to the familiar and an innovative tapas-style menu. Throughout, the knowledgeable staff will graciously provide intuitive service in a warm, comfortable yet upbeat setting.
Menu: Corn Dogs
Veggie Corn Dogs
Address: 501 East 17th Avenue Denver, CO 80203
Description: Ace is a place to eat, drink, play, and hang in another unique and creative destination in Uptown, Denver, Colorado brought to you by the team from Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben’s. Inspired by the comfort foods and shop houses of Southeast Asia, Ace is an Asian Diner combined with an indoor/outdoor bar, patio and Denver’s only dedicated Ping-Pong hall. Ace does not claim to be authentic in our menu interpretations. As he has successfully done at Steuben’s using America’s cuisine, Chef Biederman has created a menu that highlights some of our favorite regional, Asian dishes to snack on, to drink with, and to share. Spicy, fresh, salty, pickled, crispy, comforting and warming can all be used to describe the cuisine at Ace.
Menu: Our Award Winning Scones
Decorated Animal Sugar Cookies
Address: 4628 E 23rd Ave Denver, CO 80207
Description: Open for breakfast and lunch this Park Hill neighborhood bakery specializes in baked goods like pies, cookies, cupcakes, cakes and much more. Also serves pastries, sandwiches and salads.
Menu: Taco Al Pastor
Address: 1294 South Broadway Denver, CO 80210
Description: Adelitas Cocina y Cantina is a dual family-owned, and operated business that brings traditional Mexican fare and tequila cocktails to your Platte Park neighborhood. We’ve made a collaborative effort to bring you a relaxing, comfortable, safe, and enjoyable atmosphere in order to enjoy this traditional Mexican food from the state of Michocan, Mexico. We will be offering Brunch (Saturday & Sunday), Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week, and even a late night menu to satisfy your late night cravings. We intend to operate as a family-orientated restaurant, but do not worry – after 9pm we’ll dim the lights and provide you with a warmer, relaxing environment. We chose the name Adelita to pay tribute to our mothers. They have inspired us to share with you our traditional family recipes and refreshing cocktails in a relaxing and safe environment.
Menu: Lamb Albondigas - Lamb Meatballs tossed in a Tomato Sauce with Zucchini and Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese
Address: 1610 Little Raven Denver, CO 80202
Description: Al Lado, a Latin wine and tapas bar, located in Denver’s Riverfront Park neighborhood, is the first wine bar from Chef and Owner Richard Sandoval. Warm and inviting, Al Lado welcomes guests with gracious hospitality, a convivial atmosphere and a dynamic selection of wines, spirits and small plates which capture the flavors of South America, Spain and Portugal.
Menu: Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread
Address: 630 E 17th Ave Denver, CO 80203
Description: The Avenue Grill is renowned for its award-winning martinis, wine list, friendly bartenders and a welcoming, inimitable style. The Avenue is a favored lunch and dinner destination among the uptown Denver business crowd, as well as a popular neighborhood bar and grill. What attracts them is the unpretentious, superior service, comfortable ambience and delicious food. The menu is reminiscent of a San Francisco-style bar and grill with Asian and Italian influences.
Menu: Our signature Hummus Platter with Grilled Pita, Crispy Falafel and Marinated Feta-Tomato Salad
Address: 535 16th Street Suite 110 Denver, CO 80202
Description: This Denver grill is named after a uniquely colored workhorse and is located on the ground level of the historic Masonic Building, which helps set the interior's classic-yet-unique mood. Sandstone bricks, warm cherry woodwork and burgundy accents are illuminated by candles and elegant lights. Business diners enjoy the casually upscale environs and dine on everything from steaks and ribs to salads, pastas, burgers and vegetarian options. Live entertainment is featured nightly.
Menu: Shrimp Terrine with Tomatoes, Lemon and Horseradish
Address: 250 Josephine Street Denver, CO 80206
Description: Opus Fine Dining and Aria Wine Bar bring a new dimension of dining to Cherry Creek North. The cuisine is french inspired, american ingenuity combined with old world charm, and cutting edge and award winning service. Make your reservations today and let your tastebuds sing.
Menu: Peach Roasted Goat Leg on Grilled Flatbread with Fig-Date Chutney
Chilled-Curried Vegetables on Grilled Flatbread with Chutney
Address: 38 S Broadway Denver, CO 80209
Description: Nestled amongst an urban aspen grove, the restaurant offers social dining in the tune of "new old-world rustic". Uncommon boutique wine, hand-crafted cocktails and hard to find spirits compliment the imaginative food menus. Dishes created with intention celebrate local ingredients as they mature… with each season. Cozy dinner service with eccentric wine offerings that are all available by the half glass to the full bottle with unexpected gems found in the cellar. An award-winning brunch menu can be enjoyed, properly served "by the book", on the weekends… Contrasted between the funky boutique shops on historic South Broadway, Beatrice and Woodsley expresses Colorado's sophistication and refinement beyond the cowboy hat and wagon wheel clichés.
Menu: Braised Spiced Pork with Cherry Mole and a Rhubarb Slaw
Address: 1529 South Pearl Street Denver, CO 80210
Description: Described as contemporary American cuisine, Black Pearl's menu is focused on using fresh, locally produced ingredients that deliver a fullness of flavor which can only come from foods produced and prepared in a conscientious way. For the diner, that means our changing menu will feature seasonal foods, grown locally, and picked fresh to ensure their fullest flavor. From fruits and vegetables to meat and poultry, Black Pearl is committed to serving foods that are grown and raised in a way that shows respect for nature, and, of course, a similar respect for those who produce them and you who consume them. In addition to our regular menu selections, Black Pearl features a fresh raw oyster bar. With a carefully chosen selection of delectable oysters at all times, the raw bar has become a dining destination of its own.
Menu: Brio Caesar Salad - Romaine lettuce tossed with Caesar dressing, House Made Croutons, and Parmesan Cheese
Address: 2500 E. 1st Avenue Suite B115 Denver, CO 80206
Description: BRIO invites you to gather with friends, family and co-workers to experience the flavors of Tuscany without leaving the country. Bringing the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to Cherry Creek, our chef-inspired Tuscan recipes are sure to tempt your palate. At BRIO we believe that "to eat well is to live well." Buon Appetito!
Menu: Shrimp Ceviche with a Sweet Potato Chip and Peach Gazpacho Duck Agnolotti in Duck Broth
Address: 295 S Pennsylvania Avenue Denver, CO 80205
Description: Here at cafe|bar our goal is to provide exceptional hospitality and creative cuisine in an affordable fashion. cafe|bar, designed by Owner Dane Huguley, whose vision was to create an atmosphere that was modern but comfortable, making guests feel as though they are dining in an urban upscale restaurant with a residential charm. Our focus is to be a community restaurant; we are 100% wind powered, recycle our fryer oil, utilizing composting programs and energy efficient equipment. cafe|bar cuisine is prepared by chef Eric Rivera; where he is combining classic and new American dishes while keeping them unique and affordable. In addition, we have a unique yet sophisticated wine and spirits list to accompany our cuisine. We strive to be involved and give back to our community in any way shape or form and promise to deliver an experience desired time and time again.
Menu: House Made Kielbasa Sausage /House Sauerkraut / Apple Mustard / Pretzel Crumble
Address: 1691 Central Street Denver, CO
Description: Opened in the summer of 2012 in Denver’s LoHi Neighborhood, Central is an American Bistro and Bar focusing on the fine presentation of dishes that draw upon the heritage of American classics. The 70-seat space is contemporary in feel and has been carefully curated with both modern materials and vintage neighborhood finds. The patio and bar offer an unmatched view of the city’s skyline, and the restaurant is open five days a week for dinner and weekend brunch.
Menu: House Smoke Salmon on a Potato Pancake with Herb Sour Cream
Address: 43 W 9th Avenue Denver, CO 80204
Description: Located in the Golden Triangle of Denver, Charcoal Restaurant offers contemporary European cuisine that is fine dining yet affordable. The restaurant is defined by its open kitchen, stunning interior, modern wine dispensing system and excellent service. Charcoal Restaurant offers the three P’s of parking, patio and private dining.
Address: 25908 Genessee Trail Rd Golden, CO 80401
Description: A popular stop for visitiors heading to and from the mountain ski resorts, the Chart House serves a large menu of fresh fish, including several signature dishes like swordfish, Chilean sea bass, lobster and macademia crusted mahi. Chart House also specializes in fine steaks, prime rib and chicken dishes.
Menu: Yuzu Cured Rock Shrimp with sweet and sour Gazpacho and Sesame Brittle
Address: 2240 Clay Street #100 Denver, CO 80211
Description: Corner House is a bistro-style restaurant with a heartfelt neighborhood feel. Our passion derives from delicious food, using quality local ingredients and creating an atmosphere that is community-focused, warm and intimate. We hope Corner House will quickly become your home away from home.
Menu: Watermelon Sorbet &
French Macarons - Passion Fruit, Raspberry, Caramel
Address: 891 14th Street Denver, CO 80202
Description: Located just moments away from Denver's Colorado Convention Center and the DCPA, Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge is an oasis of indulgence, offering a touch of the familiar infused with our signature brand of Crave decadence. With a sleek and sexy urban feel, handcrafted desserts, cocktails and exquisite service, Crave caters to the epicurean in all of us.
Menu: Tropical Fruit Verrine
Address: 1475 East 17th Ave Denver CO 80218
Description: Created by Keegan Gerhard & Lisa Bailey, D Bar is a destination dessert dining experience created to put people at ease - a culinary sanctuary where this connection can take place. D Bar dining is about memories. The food, service and surroundings will serve to rekindle fond food memories and naturally inspire the formation of new ones. D Bar is designed to be a favorite getaway for those who love dessert, food, wine and living life.
Menu: Prime Rib Crostini with Dortmunder –apricot glaze
Caprese Skewers - Miniature Buffalo Mozzarella/Plum Tomato/Basil/Drizzled with Balsamic & Olive Oil
Address: 1735 19th Street Denver, CO 80202
Description: Located downtown in the Historic Union Pacific Building and adjacent to Coors Field, the Denver ChopHouse & Brewery is perfect for any occasion. Come try our extensive wine collection, handcrafted beer brewed on site, weekend brunch, happy hour and great menu.
Menu: Mini Duffeyrolls in Assorted Flavors -
Original with Cinnamon and Sugar
Address: 1290 S. Pearl St. Denver, CO 80210
Description: Since 1986, The Duffeyroll Café has become a landmark in Denver as a neighborhood gathering place where our guests enjoy our warm ambience, photo gallery of friends over the years and a sunny outdoor patio. Duffeyrolls are now offered in three sizes and with a choice of six signature glaze toppings. Our bakery café also offers premium whole bean coffees, complimentary baked goods, hearty soups, fresh sandwiches and wraps and the Brewster Chicken Salad. We feature Duffey's own Islesboro Iced Tea.
Menu: Crispy Tender Belly Sweetbreads with Smoked Dijon, Sweated Yellow Onion and a Golden Raisin Gastrique
Address: 2413 W 32nd Ave Denver, CO 80211
Description: Duo Restaurant is a hidden treasure for those seeking a special dining experience tucked in one of Denver’s hippest neighborhood, Highland. Duo offers a relaxed and unassuming environment attracting diners who might wish to linger over a cup of coffee, a glass of wine at the bar, or to enjoy a hearty meal. The stylish neighborhood restaurant is elegant and exciting. It’s the kind of place you want to show off to those who think they know where all the hot spots are in the City! Duo Restaurant offers a seasonal changing menu with the freshest ingredients available. Choose from a selection of appetizers or entrees that will satisfy the biggest meat eaters or the most discerning vegetarians. But as many food critics and guests note make sure you save room for dessert as Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, Duo’s wonderful pastry chef creates magical sweets to finish your meal.
Menu: Sausage and Peppers
Address: 3760 Tejon St. Denver, CO 80211
Description: A comfy neighborhood hangout with a menu featuring old favorites along with new temptations. At Gaetano’s Pizza is the star, with old-fashioned, tortilla-thin, crisp-cracker crust laced with garlic, fresh cheese, tomatoes and basil. One might wonder if "rigatoni with meatball" is a typo on the menu, but when the dish arrives, you'll understand- meatball is gigantic. All kinds of art line the restaurant walls, from old family snapshots to an amazing painting of a baroque nude.
Menu: Mini Chimichangas Chicken with Jalapeno Cream Cheese
Chips and Salsa
Address: 5050 S Syracuse St Denver, CO 80237
Description: Garcia's proudly uses only the freshest ingredients to create the finest Mexican dishes. They prepare their authentic, original recipes as well as new favorites. All of their sauces, salsas, guacamole, chips, beans, rice and meat dishes are prepared fresh daily. Garcia's uses only the finest meats, tortillas, garden-fresh produce, natural cheese and quality dairy products. They cook with no lard, only cholesterol-free vegetable oil and use no MSG.
Menu: Cupcakes, Cookies, French Macarons
Address: 3815 W 32nd Ave Denver, CO 80211
Description: Denver's original gourmet cupcake bakery. Decadence from scratch, and so many to choose from! Using the finest, freshest ingredients, we craft each cake by hand into a scrumptious delicacy with whimsical elegance. It's old fashioned TLC, and it's so worth it. Perfect for all occasions, all ages - weddings, birthdays, charity events, business gifts or book club. Just give us a call ... because everyone deserves a little sugar. They'll make you happy.
Menu: Chicken Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice
Saag Paneer with Basmati Rice
Address: 5062 S Syracuse Street Denver, CO 80237
Description: India Tavern is an exclusive Indian Restaurant in Denver, Colorado which serves authentic North Western cuisine in a sophisticated, romantic and contemporary Western Traditional environment.
Menu: Ahi Tuna & Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Address: 5370 Greenwood Plaza Blvd Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Description: We are an elegant, modern Chinese restaurant known for our light, Asian inspired cuisine. Our menu also features a wide selection of modern Chinese classics including stir-fry's and fresh seafood, as well as a large assortment of small plate appetizers. Our ultra-comfortable lounge has an outstanding selection of wines by the glass and bottle, in addition to premium cocktails for your enjoyment.
Menu: Our Famous Lamby Joe Sliders - 12 hour Braised Colorado Lamb with Caramelized Onions, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and Blue Cheese
Address: 400 East 20th Avenue Denver, CO 80205
Description: Your favorite neighborhood Gastropub, featuring a dynamic and fresh menu, an extensive list of Colorado microbrews, exclusive Oskar Blues draughts, and an eclectic list wine list featuring several Colorado vinyards with wines by the glass under $10!
Menu: House Corned Beef with Arugula and Pickled Ramps
Chilled Smoked Mussels
Address: 1530 16th Street Denver, CO 80202
Description: The Kitchen Denver, located in the heart of LoDo, opened just over a year ago as The Kitchen Community's forth and largest restaurant. The 8,000 square-foot space reflects the same modern, yet warm design that The Kitchen Boulder, The Kitchen [Upstairs], and The Kitchen [Next Door] embody. The menu includes many of the favorite items from The Kitchen Boulder, but has some Denver-specific offerings, including the very popular raw bar. The combination of the artistic and welcoming space and intricate, yet accessible menu allows The Kitchen Denver to appeal to guests seeking a formal dining experience, or a casual, high-energy bar setting.
Menu: Pork Carnitas Tacos
Address: 8340 E. 49th Unit 1690 Denver, CO 80238
Description: La Sandia Tequila Cantina serves internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval’s high quality, authentic Mexican cuisine. Featuring familiar favorites prepared with high quality ingredients, guests can dine and gather over dinner and drinks. The expanded tequila bar and lounge features over 150 tequilas and mezcals and handcrafted margaritas. Warm, Latin-inspired service will round out your experience at La Sandia.
Menu: Tender Belly Meatballs Topped with Red Sauce and Parmesan
Address: 410 E 7th Ave Denver, CO 80203
Description: Nestled in Capitol Hill across from Governor's Park, Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria is providing Denver the perfect combination of high-end wines-including 60 wines by the glass-and thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizza inspired by the Italian trattoria. Using only San Marazano tomatoes for our rich, savory tomato sauce, these pizzas capture the quintessential flavors of Italy-with New World flair. We look to source local products and support many small farms, winery's and distillers right here in Colorado. Lala's prides itself on preparing many housemade menu items including our pasta, mozzarella, ricotta, gelato, all the way down to housemade limoncello. Voted best Wine Bar in Denver multiple times and best neighborhood restaurant in Denver, Lala's is the perfect spot for any occasion. Stop by and enjoy the open-air dining room, the cozy bar or the quaint, street-side patio for brunch, lunch or dinner. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Menu: Bahn Mi Inari Pockets & Frozen Delight
Address: 2030 W. 30th Avenue Denver, CO 80211
Description: Linger, the second concept behind Root Down's Chef/Owner Justin Cucci is located in Denver's Lower Highlands neighborhood. Linger’s vibrant menu reflects a broad farm-to-street sensibility with a spin on traditional ethnic eats. Design elements can be described as a purposeful contradiction featuring reclaimed boxcar floors, a brick ellipse, a Lite Brite bar top and infinity windows with incredible views into downtown Denver. The food, the service, the story combine to extract a feeling. Linger is like a mixtape, and we hope it connects. We’re not trying to reinvent food -- it’s simpler than that. We hope to elicit a feeling – like you get when you hear your favorite song. Linger now offers lunch! Tuesday - Friday 11:30 am till 2:30 pm
Menu: Pâté on Baguette with Fruit Chutney
Address: 1851 West 38th Avenue Denver, CO 80211
Description: Lou’s is meant to mirror the kind of comfortable spot that can be found just off roadsides around the world, and it feels that way. Maybe it’s the cherry orchard out the east window, or the long, wide-planked stretch of bar. Perhaps it’s the party-light strewn patio or the oversized cheese labels faded into the cream colored walls. Lou’s is a lively, neighborhood spot, where families and groups of all ages enjoy cocktails over brunch or celebrate buttery, flavorful staples over wines on tap.
Menu: Tomato Caprese Panini & New York Style Cheesecake
Address: 500 16th Street Denver, CO 80202
Description: Maggiano’s is conveniently located in the Denver Pavilions on downtown’s 16th Street Mall. Our location offers easy free shuttle access to hotels, the Denver Convention Center, the Denver Performing Arts Complex & more. Maggiano's 275-seat dining room is an ideal location for your special occasion lunch or dinner, client meeting or gathering of friends. The seasonal patio seating has the feel of dining on the bustling streets in one of the Little Italy neighborhoods across the country. Regular visitors include Colorado Governors – present & past, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, music stars such as Jon Bon Jovi, members of the Denver Broncos, & other sports & community celebrities.
Menu: Mini Lobster Cakes & Peanut Butter Bites
Address: 501 16th Street Denver, CO 80202
Description: Marlowe’s Historic Saloon and Chophouse opened in 1982. Marlowe's remains one of Denver's most popular gathering spots for lunch, dinner or after work. We pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated and feel a commitment to our community and a responsibility to create a pleasant environment for all of our guests and wonderful staff. Marlowe's has worked diligently to provide quality service, food and beverages at reasonable prices. Our wonderful staff will guide you through your experience with wine selections, recommendations and answers to all of your questions. At Marlowe's we empower each member of our staff to do anything possible to ensure your happiness!
Menu: Raw Bar -
Oysters on the Half Shell with Horseradish, Lemons & Cocktail Sauce
Address: 1659 Wazee St Denver, CO 80202
Description: McCormick's Fish House and Bar sits adjacent to the historical Oxford Hotel in the heart of "Lodo". Known for an incredible fresh list of 30-40 species of seafood, we also offer prime cut steaks, poultry, salads, and pasta. McCormick's lively front bar hosts the best Happy Hour in town with food… items for $2.95 and generous portions at that! In addition, McCormick's operates the Cruise Room, an art deco martini bar. Opened in 1933, the day after prohibition was repealed; it is the place in Denver to experience a classic martini in unforgettable surroundings. McCormick's also serves a great breakfast 7 days a week and the largest Sunday Brunch menu in Denver. McCormick's Catering can create a memorable event as well, for groups up to 250 guests in one of our private dining rooms or in the hotel's historical ballrooms and conference rooms. For private parties you can contact our catering department at 303-628-5532. Voted "Best Seafood" by AOL City Guide, 5280, and Westword.
Menu: Mahi Mahi Ceviche &
Braised Pork Belly Tacos
Address: 3230 E Colfax Denver CO 80206
Description: Mezcal is an authentic Mexican taqueria and cantina serving home-style Mexican food, fresh lime Margaritas and over 100 Tequilas and Mezcals. The restaurant's award-winning house Margarita is made with 30-30 100% Agave silver. Mezcal's warm décor, with Moroccan lamps and Mexican wrestling posters, embraces both traditional and popular elements of Mexican culture. The menu features familiar favorites like tacos and tamales, as well as lesser known dishes like pozole and a savory lamb barbacoa. Chef Robert Diaz's kitchen offers up many dishes that reflect his native Chihuahua roots while others are regional staples that draw upon the varied culinary traditions of old Mexico. Tequila tastings, special dinners, and offbeat celebrations of holidays from north and south of the border ensure that the next party is just around the corner.
Menu: MouCo Cheese Camerbert,
MouCo Ashley &
Address: 1401 Duff Drive #300 Fort Collins, CO 80524
Description: MouCo Cheese Company is a family owned, soft-ripened cheese producer based in the Northern Front Range of Colorado. 50+ years of cheese making experience and a modern approach have helped propel us into the national spotlight. We specialize in creating soft ripened cheese; an exquisite bloomy white Camembert, our very unique, MouCo ColoRouge, and our newest, MouCo Truffello, a soft ripened Camembert with real black truffles. Our customers range from specialty grocery stores and cheese shops to fine restaurants. Our Cheeses have been enjoyed at Aqua in San Francisco, Tru in Chicago and in exquisite meals prepared by the chefs for the United Nations. Ecologically we invest in our Earth. We continually work to reduce our environmental impact. We produce alluring cheeses that adhere to our family's traditions and values. We are experts in what we do. We bring you the very best of fresh soft ripened cheese. Thank you for your interest in our cheese.
Menu: Grilled Watermelon and Blue Crab Gazpacho
Address: 1400 Arapahoe St Denver, CO 80202
Description: As sleek as a 1930s ocean liner, yet as relaxed as a dinner on the shore, the Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy Ultra-Fresh seafood, flown in daily from around the world. Sip a Sidecar in the lounge, sidle up to the oyster bar, or kick back in a horseshoe booth before diving into a… sea of Ultra-Fresh fish, Alaskan Steak-cut Halibut, seasonal favorites like fresh Copper River salmon or hard-to-find delicacies like true Dover sole or bluefin tuna. Our daily-printed menu will guide you, a wine list as deep as the sea will seduce you, and the world's freshest seafood awaits you at the Oceanaire.
Menu: Shrimp Terrine with Tomatoes, Lemon and Horseradish
Address: 250 Josephine Street Denver, CO 80206
Description: Opus Fine Dining and Aria Wine Bar bring a new dimension of dining to Cherry Creek North. The cuisine is French inspired, American ingenuity combined with old world charm, and cutting edge and award winning service. Make your reservations today and let your tastebuds sing.
Menu: Mini Lamb Meatballs with Smoked Tomato Jam
Address: 1453 Larimer Street Denver, CO 80202
Description: Osteria Marco is intended to be the livelier, more playful younger brother to Frank Bonanno’s esteemed Italian eatery Luca d’Italia. Guests are greeted at the top of a grand staircase by a cheese maker, deep in the throes of crafting burrata and charcuterie. At the bottom of the stairs, hundreds of bottles of wine line the walls and announce an affordable, yet progressive wine and spirits program. Whole roasted suckling pigs are the hallmark of Sunday evenings, and friendly engaged servers easily navigate diners through a thoughtful menu that runs a gamut from pizzas and panini to oven fired shrimp and Nicoise salad.
Menu: Chilled Peanut Soup Shooters with Sesame Oil and Puffed Rice
Chickpea salad with Basil Noosa yoghurt, Miso Cucumbers, Red Onions and Cilantro
Address: 3163 Larimer Street Denver, CO 80205
Description: At The Populist we firmly believe that dining is a communal act. Owners Jonathan Power, Noah Price, and Cliff White, strive to emphasize this philosophy at every turn. From the numerous community tables both inside and out, to the nature and construction of the dishes on the menu, sharing your environment and your food is emphatically supported. Chef Power presents a regularly changing lineup of New American small plates that both excite and challenge diners. An approachable but nuanced wine list brings excellent bottles from lesser known winemakers to the table. And the cocktail list, featuring both classics and contemporary variations, drives home the point that this intimate eatery seeks to provide a unique and memorable experience in the burgeoning Denver dining scene.
Menu: Nova Scotia Lobster Salad Crostini
Address: 1672 Lawrence St Denver, CO 80202
Description: At The Palm, our philosophy is simple: Treat guests like family, serve great food, and always exceed expectations. That philosophy was born in 1926, when Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi opened the first Palm in New York City. From day one, they shared their commitment to quality and generosity of spirit with every guest who walked through their doors. What began as a restaurant became a legend – a place to not only enjoy an excellent meal but also catch up with old friends, meet new ones, close business deals, and celebrate family milestones. The Palm Restaurant's menu features honest, satisfying dishes that reflect the best of our Italian-American heritage – from prime aged steaks and jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters to Italian classics like chicken parmigiana and veal martini.
Menu: Duck Ragu with Bigoli Pasta with Veronese Cheese and Duck Cracklins
Address: 909 17th Street Denver, CO 80202
Description: Award-winning Panzano and Chef Elise Wiggins offer the best in contemporary Northern Italian cuisine featuring local, organic, sustainable ingredients with uncompromising service and an award-winning wine list in a stylized urban setting inspired by the Italian streetscapes and terracotta tile roofs of Renaissance Florence.
Menu: Lemon Grass Cotton Candy &
Coconut Cotton Candy
Address: 1600 E 17th Ave Denver CO 80218
Description: Parallel Seventeen is a neighborhood bistro and bar serving Pan-Asian cuisine with European influences. Since opening in 2005, P17 has been recognized as one of Denver's best restaurants. The handcrafted bar serves some of Denver's best original cocktails, in addition to an international wine list. Located in the heart of 17th Avenue's Restaurant Row, P17 offers one of Denver's most popular summer patios. Parallel Seventeen has all the elements of a fine-dining establishment, but still offers a friendly, intimate and casual atmosphere.
Menu: Chicago-style Deep Dish - Sausage & Zoe’s Pepperoni Spinach Pesto Ricotta Thin-crust - Zoe’s Pepperoni Tomato Basil Artichoke
Address: 185 Steele Street Denver, CO 80206
Description: Much more than just another pizza joint, Patxi’s embodies what your favorite neighborhood restaurant should be—a warm, welcoming place where you can share a delicious meal with friends and family and feel like you’ve belonged all along. As we continue to grow and bring the Patxi’s experience to more communities across the country, we’ll stay true to our roots and never forget what makes each bite of our pizza so special. When you walk through our doors, you’re in for a treat. When you sit down at our table, you’re family.
Menu: Maple Leaf Farms Duck Trio - Crispy Sliced Duck Breast, Duck Confit-Fruition Farms Cacio Pecora Tortellini, Shaved House Made Duck Proscuitto, Rhubarb Reduction Glace, Pickled Wild Ramps & Locally Grown Rhubarb
Address: 7860 West 16th Avenue Lakewood, CO 80214
Description: Relish Catering and Events’ approach is unique to Denver catering. Known as The Food Guy Catering for 15 years, we have evolved into a diverse and multifaceted catering and events company with personalized menus. We offer our clients Inspired Cuisine and Stunning Event Design. Our team of professional event designers and creative culinary staff will ensure your vision is executed to perfection.
Menu: Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado, Tomato, Onion, Jalapeño, Lime and Cilantro
Address: 934 16th St Denver, CO 80202
Description: Situated in the heart of downtown Denver on the popular 16th Street Mall, Rialto Cafe is a stylish, upbeat restaurant and bar featuring expertly prepared American foods. Using only the freshest of ingredients for his dishes, executive chef Tim Opiel prepares a variety of foods ranging from grilled pork chops, lightly smoked with a spiced cider jus, to pan-roasted salmon with a ginger cherry chutney. Offering simpler dishes such as the Rialto burger or the popular warm roasted chicken salad, Rialto Cafe can please any palate and accommodate any price range. Rialto is within walking distance of the Denver Center of Performing Arts, Denver Pavilions, Convention Center, Comedy Works and light rail. Voted "Best In Denver" in several categories, Rialto Cafe offers the ultimate Denver dining experience.
Menu: Tropical Guacamole and Shrimp Ceviche
Address: 1525 Blake St Denver, CO 80202
Description: The day starts early in the Rio kitchen. Fresh tortillas, chips and guacamole, all are made from scatch every day. The black bean - so beautiful is the taste it’s worshiped in every Rio kitchen and remains the only bean on its menu. Rio's years exploring the Yucatan Peninsula and Guatemala laid the foundation for the Rio Kitchen. Rio’s goal is to make fresh, healthy, unpretentious, honest food that tastes great.
Menu: Colorado Lamb Sliders with Haystack Goat Cheese, Fresno Chiles and Arugula &
Fried Brussels with Mint and Pistachio
Address: 1881 Curtis St Denver, CO 80202
Description: Experience the Ritz-Carlton, Denver, an Award Winning hotel, where you can enjoy unforgettable luxuries while surrounding yourself with majestic Rocky Mountain views and cosmopolitan delights. Located in the heart of Downtown, this Denver luxury hotel offers guests convenient access to the city's business and financial districts, as well as the Larimer Square shopping district and 16th Street Mall pedestrian promenade, world-class museums and an endless array of outdoor activities. After a day in the city, guests can indulge in a soothing spa treatment or enjoy an exceptional meal at Elway's, which is located at the street level of this luxury hotel in Denver.
Menu: Bahn Mi Inari Pockets & Frozen Delight
Address: 1600 W 33rd Av. Denver, CO 80211
Description: Root Down aims to connect the neighborhood to a dining experience in the same way ingredients are connected to food. There should be a seamless bond between the elements and experience, which stimulates the senses and draws people in. Root Down is happy to accommodate guests with allergies or special dietary needs such as Gluten Intolerances and Veganism. Root Down serves "globally influenced seasonal cuisine," which basically means we go where inspiration leads us. We're not tied to one style or genre we're hoping to create one of our own. At Root Down we pride ourselves on striving to solve the 'Omnivore's Dilemma.' We have created a dining spot where all dietary needs will be accommodated, including vegetarian, vegan, raw and gluten free; also allergies or intolerances are always handled professionally by the kitchen team. Our menu has icons reflecting this philosophy, though we always request you notify your server of specific needs. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Menu: Bourbon Glazed Pork Belly with pickled onion jam
Address: 891 14th Street Denver, CO 80202
Description: Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar opened in March 2011 – a vision from owner David Schneider, who wants to share his passion for wine and cuisine with a focus on reliable and consistent service. “The wine experience that a guest will have at Row 14 is all about trying and enjoying wine without the pretense that can be associated with it,” explains Schneider. “Wine should be casual and conversational, and we intend to have sophisticated yet approachable offerings that will change frequently and complement both our signature and seasonal dishes.”
Address: 1422 Larimer Street Denver, CO 80202
Description: Russell’s Smokehouse is Frank Bonanno’s nod to an earlier time, to the spirit of the west and the cowboy tradition of cooking over a slow, low flame. Located adjacent to Green Russell on Larimer Square, the Smokehouse provides an upscale, yet casual setting perfect for any occasion. The menu features house-smoked meats, fish and lots of Bonanno’s favorite traditional (and not so traditional), sides. Our specialty is not in the sauce (which is why we don't call it barbeque), but in the rich smoke and method of cooking.
Menu: Shrimp Michelada Shooter with a Beer Foam
Address: 11911 W 6th Ave Golden, CO 80401
Description: Set atop a hillside overlooking downtown Denver, Simms Steakhouse offers Denver the best in destination dining. Noted for the best view in Denver, guests enjoy premier scenic dining with both indoor & outdoor seating options perfect for business dinners, special occasion dining or a family night… out. Simms Steakhouse offers a spectacular new menu featuring an expansive selection of high-quality Certified Angus Beef, fresh fish, seafood, prime rib, poultry & salads. The Sixth Avenue Lounge offers indoor & outdoor soft seating areas providing guests with an unprecedented look at "Denver's Famous View". With a variety of specialty drinks & an extensive lounge menu, Sixth Avenue Lounge is the perfect place for social gatherings & delicious light bites.
Menu: Chilaquiles Tostada: Crispy Raquelitas tortilla topped with Niman Ranch Barbacoa, Cheesy Scrambled Niman egg, Fresh Pico de Gallo, Ranchero Crema, and Micro Cilantro
Address: 2262 Larimer St Denver, CO 80205
Description: Snooze re-energizes the way you think, feel, and ultimately eat breakfast. Established in 2006 by hospitality journeyman turned entrepreneur Jon Schlegel, Snooze invites you to a breakfast experience. Picture breakfast and lunch crafted from scratch recipes focusing on the highest level ingredients; a setting filled with energy and pouring over in creativity; service radiating fun and knowledge throughout. Our goal is to bring you the best breakfast and lunch experience around.
Menu: Corn Dogs &
Veggie Corn Dogs
Address: 523 E 17th Ave Denver, CO 80203
Description: Steubens, Denver, is a restaurant that respects the history of its name and the core ingredients of the American Regional classics we have attempted to recreate. These dishes are America's cuisine and American's interpretations of the dishes of our diverse cultural heritage. We have enjoyed the endless debates, opinions, stories, research, consultations and food memories that have led us to the opening version of the Steuben's menu. Eat at Steuben's. Take-Out from Steuben's. Drink at Steuben's. Feel at home, in Denver, at Steuben's.
Menu: Pulled Pork Sliders
Address: 10111 Inverness Main St Englewood, CO 80112
Description: Street Kitchen Asian Bistro (STK) captures the vibrant cuisine of Asian street foods in a modern, vibrant and fresh atmosphere. Using traditional recipes, Chef/Owner Mary Nguyen creates the best street foods from Malaysia, China, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. Starting from scratch and… using the freshest and highest quality ingredients is the only way to authentically prepare Asian cuisine. Using a well stocked pantry of fragrant jasmine rice, Shaoxing wine, first-press peanut oil, quality brewed soy and fish sauce and artisan wheat, egg and rice noodles, STK chefs create hand-crafted regional dishes. We even roast our own nuts, chilies and spices, some of which are ground daily to prepare a variety of authentic curries. We encourage guests to make a meal of many small plates, ordering from across Asia through the STK menu. Food appears at the table as it sizzles, crackles and simmers fresh from the kitchen, each dish arriving as it is prepared.
Menu: Chicken Tamal with Steamed Corn Masa / Shredded Chicken Tinga/ Chipotle Tomato Sauce / Crema Fresca / Pico de Gallo
Address: 1400 Larimer St Denver, CO 80202
Description: The menus at Tamayo offer a modern interpretation of authentic Mexican food with recipes created by critically acclaimed Chef/Owner Richard Sandoval at his Maya Restaurant in New York City. Our warm décor is spectacular with amber & coral colored walls featuring exquisite artwork that includes silver encrusted toucans, silver and volcanic rock guacamole bowls & Mayan masks to keep a watchful eye over the restaurant. Tamayo is truly a unique dining experience for intimate business luncheons, dinners, social events and large celebrations as well.
Menu: Shrimp and Grits with Green Tomato Jam
Description: Whatever the backdrop, “A Taste of the Wild,” Denver Zoo’s premier caterer will fashion a menu that complements your theme and satisfies the palate. All arrangements regarding food, beverages, theme packages and entertainment packages can be made through the catering sales office.
Menu: Shrimp and Herb Leftse Wrap with Tomato Coulis
Address: 2134 Larimer Street
Description: We are a lively Urban Bistro with exceptional guest driven service and rustic cuisine that is rooted in the American & Scandinavian culinary tradition, creatively crafted around the freshest ingredients available. Our beverage program is geared toward small wine producers, eclectic beer offerings, and hand-crafted cocktails.
Menu: French, Sheep Feta,
Truffle Gorgonzola Dolce &
Address: 2906 E 6th Ave Denver, CO 80202
Description: The Truffle Cheese Shop is Denver's finest source for handmade small-batch cheeses, charcuterie and hard to find specialty foods. Since 2000, the Truffle has supplied the Denver community with some of the best foods the world has to offer.
Menu: Chilled Curry Cucumber Soup with Sweet Chili Rock Shrimp and Micro Cilantro
Address: 1822 Blake St Denver, CO 80202
Description: Vesta, the Goddess of the Hearth, is the most beautiful of Roman divinities, bright and pure like the flame that is her symbol. Latins made Vesta a goddess who personified the earth and fire. She presided over the preparation of meals: Vesta was offered the first food and drink. The hearth… conjures up visions of domesticity and peace, for the hearth is the traditional center of family life. It symbolizes warmth, security, and companionship a place for dreaming where it becomes possible by peering into the embers, to find physical and mental renewal and a place to discover the secrets of the future. At Vesta Dipping Grill, we have combined these themes to provide a unique dining experience. Vesta is simplicity, quality, comfort, life, art, scent, relaxation, taste, sound, and fun.
Menu: Vegan Falafel Sliders with Cucumber Raita
Address: 837 E 17th Ave #103 Denver, CO 80218
Description: For the past 14 years, WaterCourse Foods and WaterCourse Foods Bakery has enjoyed local, national and international acclaim for its lovingly prepared vegetarian comfort food and sumptuous baked goods. Watercourse is so proud to contribute to thousands of dollars a year to various local and national non-profit organizations through our non-profit Monday fundraisers. 10-15% of sales on given Monday go to specific organizations. Their focus our efforts on environmental, education, and animal organizations. They also participation in crisis relief.
Menu: Tuna and Beet Canape with Arugula Pesto, Herbed Goat Cheese and Soy Vanilla Porter Glaze
Address: 1600 15th St Denver, CO 80202
Description: A landmark restaurant in LoDo, Wazee Supper Club has been serving its famed pizzas, strombolis and sandwiches since 1974. There is plenty of history at Wazee from the 1930s-era mahogany back bar to the vintage telegraph clock and the converted garage door opener from 1937 that has been converted into dumbwaiter to deliver food to second-floor diners.
Menu: Salted Caramel Brownies &
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Address: 7400 E Hampden Ave Denver, CO 80231
Description: We know we’ve always been a little out of the ordinary. Those 19 people who started our first store were quite an idealistic bunch! We now number over 50,000 team members and are glad to report that our idealism and commitment to our core values are as strong as ever.Yes, we are a publicly held company and have to make a profit to survive in the marketplace. But we’ve proven that a company can do good and do well if the doing comes from the heart. Luckily, our success helps us bring about change in the marketplace, which we hope will lead to good things for you and us and the planet.
Menu: BLT -
Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Tomato Gelee, Frisee Lettuce and Green Herb Coulis.
Address: 1585 Lawrence St Denver, CO 80202
Description: Known for serving fresh seafood specialties & recognized nationally as one of the top upscale seafood restaurants, Willie G's is situated right on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver, in close proximity to the Performing Arts Complex, Convention Center & Pepsi Center. The extensive menu boasts… such time-honored favorites as Oysters Rockefeller, Blackened Snapper Kathleen, Crab Cakes & the ultimate Fried or Broiled Seafood Platters. Willie G's is also celebrated for perfectly prepared, tender & juicy steaks served in our signature style. Willie G's offers a distinguished yet comfortable dining experience. Guests dine in a handsome atmosphere of rich, dark woods & granite, adorned with beautiful artwork & décor. For lunch or dinner, Willie G's upscale cuisine, elegant atmosphere & superior service are always made to order. Join us for Happy Hour & $1 oysters or $4.50 for 1/2 doz and $9.00 for doz. Monday through Friday!
Menu: Barbeque Beef Slider with Coleslaw
Address: 1634 18th St . Denver, CO 80202
Description: From our start in 1988, we've worked to be good environmental stewards in our community. We began recycling glass and cardboard almost from the start. Today those measures are joined by extensive composting, recycling, and water and energy conservation efforts. Our menu features a wealth of Colorado-produced meats and vegetables, Redbird Farms chicken, and wild salmon certified by the Marine Stewardship Counsel as a renewable resource. We use premium malts and hops in our beer and trans fat-free oil in our fryers, and we source a large number of staples and condiments from local producers.
Menu: Titan IPA,
Colette Farmhouse Ale,
Hoss Rye Lager &
Address: 2201 Arapahoe St Denver, CO 80205
Phone: 303-296-9460 ext. 26
Description: Great Divide brews some of the globe's most balanced yet assertive and flavorful beers. These beers have landed an impressive amount of acclaim: Great Divide beers have earned 16 Great American Beer Festival medals and 5 World Beer Cup awards. Great Divide was also ranked eighth in Ratebeer.com’s 2010 “The Best Brewers in the World” and was ranked 7th in Beer Advocate’s 2009 “All-Time Top Breweries on Planet Earth.”
Address: 8000 Southpark Terrace Littleton, CO 80120
Description: RNDC is the second largest distributor of premium wine and spirits in the U.S., with wholly-owned operations in Colorado, 13 other states and the District of Columbia.