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Jacob

Denver

What are the best new restaurants in Denver?

It's been a while since I've been in town - what are the best new restaurants to try and why? Any favorite menu items I have to try? Would love to know cheaper options as well as more expensive for some nice dinners.


5 Answers

top answer by
Kelly from Denver

Ophelia's Electric Soapbox-  Foods very good but atmosphere is REALLY cool.

Biju's Little Curry Shop. Everyone I know won't shut up about the amazing food here... It is on the top of my list... but I have not been yet.

Wurstküche- So yummy and fun place to go with friends or alone (shared seating).

If you are in town Tuesday or Thursday during the summer try Civic Center Conservancy... Food truck heaven! 

Have to add El Chingon http://www.elchingondenver.com/ to this list (6/18/2015) Amazing modern mexican!

Happy Eating!



Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Ophelia's Electric Soapbox (restaurant)
  2. Biju's Little Curry Shop (restaurant)
  3. Wurstküche (restaurant)
  4. Civic Center Conservancy (attraction)
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answered by
Martin from Colorado

Hey,

Check out South Broadway for new restaurants up and coming, still not really known/trendy yet, Maria Empanada and Adelitas Cocina Y Cantina.  River North Art District is the hip place now many cool bars etc I haven't been yet but RiNo Yacht Club.  Try Tennyson too, Berkleydistrict, Hops & Pie and a good Mexican place a higher price range El Chingon Mexican Bistro

Enjoy!!!

Three sites that may help

www.westword.com 

Take some of 5280.com recs with a grain of salt, but they probably do the most thorough lists in Denver, it's a bit of a hoity toity mag

http://www.5280.com/eatanddrink/magazine/2015/02/denvers-best-new-restaurants-2015

http://www.5280.com/eatanddrink/magazine/2014/09/25-best-restaurants-2014

Thrillist tends to be a bit more down to earth (they have multiple lists)

http://www.thrillist.com/eat/denver

http://www.thrillist.com/eat/denver/denver-s-most-underappreciated-restaurants


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Maria Empanada (restaurant)
  2. Adelitas Cocina Y Cantina (restaurant)
  3. River North Art District (neighborhood)
  4. RiNo Yacht Club (restaurant)
  5. Berkley (city)
  6. Hops & Pie (attraction)
  7. El Chingon Mexican Bistro (restaurant)
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answered by
Katharine from New York City

Old Major is a great farm to table, snout to tail restaurant in Denver. Root Down is a hot spot and great for brunch on the patio overlooking downtown Denver. Linger has a great rooftop bar. Potager is one of my all time favorite restaurants with a beautiful garden in the back and a true neighborhood vibe. beast + bottle on 17th Street gets rave reviews from friends. 


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Old Major (restaurant)
  2. Root Down (restaurant)
  3. Linger (restaurant)
  4. Potager (attraction)
  5. beast + bottle (restaurant)
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answered first by
Jacey & Scott from Fort Collins

Hello Jacob!  Work & Class Is getting a lot of buzz the past few years.  Mercantile Dining & Provisions in the newly refurbished Union Station run by Alex Seidel, who has successfully owned/cooked at Fruition Restaurant for years.  Union Station also has Stoic & Genuine.  The Source Is a fun indoor market with a fantastic casual, yet refined restaurant in Acorn.  Their lamb shawarma and tomato braised meatballs with grits and burrata are fantastic.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Work & Class (restaurant)
  2. Mercantile Dining & Provisions (restaurant)
  3. Fruition Restaurant (restaurant)
  4. Stoic & Genuine (restaurant)
  5. The Source (attraction)
  6. Acorn (restaurant)
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answered by
Patrick from Denver

Can't go wrong with Comida and Acorn at the The Source if you're in the RiNo area and want a good meal. Syntax Physic Operaon South Broadway does great small plates and cocktails, then turns into an ecelectic venue later in the evening (standup comedy to dance party, depending on the night). Meadowlark Kitchenis probably my absolute favorite new spot though -- incredible burger, fantastic small-plate presentation of fried oysters, and a regularly updated menu of deliciousness. Great drinks too. And, if you can get a table (it's super small), To the Wind Bistrois a gem for dinner on east Colfax, near the Bluebird. For something casual but incredible during lunch, don't miss sandwiches at the Curtis Park Delicatessen (which isn't incredibly new, but is an incredible addition to that area's mid-day offerings).

Also second the votes for Maria Empanadaand Wurstküche those are both fun.


Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Comida (restaurant)
  2. Acorn (restaurant)
  3. The Source (attraction)
  4. Syntax Physic Opera (restaurant)
  5. Meadowlark Kitchen (restaurant)
  6. To the Wind Bistro (restaurant)
  7. Curtis Park Delicatessen (restaurant)
  8. Maria Empanada (restaurant)
  9. Wurstküche (restaurant)
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