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10 Restaurants in Denver You Have to Visit

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Looking to quench your hunger pains in Denver? We’ve put together a list of our favorite places to grab a bite, let us know your favorite in the comments section below.

1. The Kitchen Table Cafe

Everything at the Kitchen Table Cafe is of the freshest quality. Items are so fresh that they regularly sell out – come early to be sure you get your hands on the pork, meatloaf, brisket, greens – and especially the Mac N Cheese. It’s divine.

2. Olive & Finch

Drawing inspiration from the markets and cafes of the European countryside, Olive & Finch prepares fresh baked pastries, artisan sandwiches, hearty soups and tasty salads that will leave an impression. The Milano Hash and Gluten-Free Carrot Cake are favorites.

3. Root Down

One of the most popular brunch spots in Denver for a good reason – they had me at bottomless blood orange mimosas. From hoisin duck sliders to ramen deviled eggs, the menu focuses on seasonal organic and local food choices. You’ll be coming back again and again.

4. Acorn

Acorn offers patrons a great look and feel, along with some outstanding food options. The brick building and wall graffiti give this restaurant a unique vibe overall. The salads are amazing, but if you’re looking for something more, I’d highly recommend the Oak Grilled Double Cheeseburger. It’s a show-stopper.

5. Tocabe, An American Indian Eatery

This Native American eatery offers build-your-own tacos, nachos, and bison ribs that will knock your socks off. Iko’s green chili stew is a must try in the sides department. This is an eatery you’re going to want to visit again and again, trust me. Just look at the picture above and try to tell me you don’t need bison ribs in your life.

6. Sushi Den

If you’re lost trying to find a great Sushi spot in Colorado, look no further. The Sushi Den has fish flown in daily from Tokyo, so you know you’re getting top-notch product. The sriracha-garlic shrimp, sukiyaki hot pot, and duck udon are all delicious options.

7. To The Wind Bistro

As their website states, the ‘Menu is subject to change at any time…like the wind’. Any restaurant that starts you off with a bowl of boiled peanuts is good by my books. The buttermilk chicken, summer squash gratin, and foie gras torchon are all highlights.

8. Meadowlark Kitchen

With a perfect 5-star rating on Facebook, Meadowlark Kitchen will not disappoint. The menu is small, and they nail their dishes. From brussels sprouts and wild mushrooms to smoked brisket and crusted duck breast, you’re going to fall in love with Meadowlark Kitchen.

9. Brazen

Four words: pan seared pork belly. If you’re visiting town and won’t be back soon, this is the dish to order. If you’re coming back for seconds, the tomato braised meatballs and pan seared long island duck are all worthy selections.

10. First Draft

A Taproom & Kitchen in the River North Area, First Draft offers 40 taps of craft beer, wine, and cider. Taste and pour at your own pace and enjoy the small plates and shareable items that pair perfectly with your beverage preference.




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