The Infatuation's Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.

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Popular restaurants in Denver

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Mario's Ocean Club
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Seafood | Baker
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Denver

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Denver

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Denver

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Denver

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Denver

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Denver

Denver's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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Denver's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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Sushi SasaSushi Sasa
2331 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Consistently excellent food. Never think about going anywhere else for sushi. More

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Citizen RailCitizen Rail
565 reviews
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Great spot for lunch. A friend and I went and we were torn between two options - when we said we could taste each other's choice, the waitress immediately asked if we wanted to split the two dishes. The grilled escarole salad was a great mix of fresh flavors and texture. More

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ELWAY'S DowntownELWAY'S Downtown
3170 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

The food was delicious, our server Tommy was gracious and knowledgable. Wonderful experience. More

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Liberati Osteria & OenobeerLiberati Osteria & Oenobeer
66 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | River North (Denver), Denver

Fun dining experience in a great casual atmosphere perfect for a date night or a group of friends. The beers are very true to style and finish with a wine backnote making them refreshing and fun. We loved all we tasted. The food is very authentic and took me back to Rome. Service was attentive and forward thinking, a slight delay with dessert and immediately corrected the error without hassle - love that! I can't wait to go back ... my favorite was the lasagna and gelato was delicious! More

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Shanahan's SteakhouseShanahan's Steakhouse
5449 reviews
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Steakhouse | Tech Center / Greenwood Village, Denver Suburbs

Some of the best steak in Denver! We'll definitely keep coming back :) More

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Specials at top restaurants in Denver

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RiojaRioja
7546 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

One of the best dining experiences and establishments in Denver! More

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Tupelo Honey - DenverTupelo Honey - Denver
983 reviews
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Southern | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Great service. Wonderful healthy food More

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EDGE Restaurant & BarEDGE Restaurant & Bar
1990 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Another great meal at Edge! The service and food is amazing! More

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CopertaCoperta
857 reviews
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Italian | Uptown, Denver

This was my second time here. Love coming to this sophisticated restaurant! I recommend the Uptown Menu, the portions are just right and you basically get a four course meal. I plan to come again! More

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Mario's Ocean ClubMario's Ocean Club
118 reviews
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Seafood | Baker, Denver

Amazing! We will be back! The food, service, and menu were perfect. Happy to support local! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Denver's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Carlos' Bistro1. Carlos' Bistro
1077 reviews
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Continental | Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs

The food is fab! Best in town if not the state. Cerviche was best I’ve ever had. The lamb chops were great! Craft cocktails galore and an extensive wine list. Yes it’s expensive but you’re not going to find better. Carlos is a great host, very responsive and the wait staff was phenomenal. We will DEFINITELY be back. More

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Ski Tip Lodge2. Ski Tip Lodge
830 reviews
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American | Keystone, Mountains

What a treat to get to eat in this fine dining old log cabin restaurant! The food was beautifully served & tasted delicious. Enjoying dessert while sitting on a comfy couch by a crackling warm fire was the best part of the night! More

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Chimney Park3. Chimney Park
1455 reviews
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Contemporary American | Windsor, Fort Collins

Another outstanding dining adventure. Four of us enjoyed the tasting menu with the wine pairings -- all done extraordinarily well. The chef selections are varied and inventive -- cauliflower - jalapeno soup -- really? --yep, and it was great! Had a marvelous time and many thanks to waitstaff Brian and Chefs John and Caroline and the team. Well done. More

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Bettola Bistro4. Bettola Bistro
21 reviews
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Italian | Aurora, Denver Suburbs

We found one of our new favorite date-night restaurants. Food was DELICIOUS! Service was awesome and attentive. Love the decoration and cozy ambience of the restaurant. We live in SW Denver and it was worth the trip to get there. We will be back! More

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Fortune Wok to Table5. Fortune Wok to Table
37 reviews
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Chinese | Cherry Creek, Denver

This is a small restaurant with uninspiring decor. The second floor was where the Chinese New Year's banquet was served and there was an effort to create a more upscale effect with the dinnerware, flatware and tablecloths. Our server (and additional help as needed) explained how the menu worked and also suggested an upgrade to the wine we selected. We started with the mushroom, pork and scallion dumplings which were freshly made and delicious. There were 6 which we shared between the two of us. We followed the dumplings with a hot pepper soup, which was quite spicy. We choose the Halibut with honey sauce as our final shared dish, it was superb! The halibut was a generous piece and was cooked perfectly. We did not leave without trying the special dessert. The meal was definitely upscale, not your standard Chinese restaurant fare, and if you are looking for a good tasty and quality Chinese food, this is the place. More

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New to OpenTable

Denver restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Halcyon KitchenHalcyon Kitchen
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American | Cherry Creek, Denver

Welcome to Halcyon Kitchen!More

Millers and RossiMillers and Rossi
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Speakeasy | River North (Denver), Denver

Located in the heart of Denver’s blossoming RiNo Arts District, Millers and Rossi contemporary art gallery and speakeasy, is a must see destination for anyone who is looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. A unique experience, unlike any other.

Enter an unassuming art gallery, where you can browse the paintings, photography and sculptures from our collection of amazingly talented local artists. When you’re ready, you’ll slip behind a “painting” and into an extravagant lounge where amazing craft cocktails, our very own Chef’s elegant small plates and adventure awaits you!More

Smokin' Fins Grill | Highlands RanchSmokin' Fins Grill | Highlands Ranch
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Seafood | Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree, Denver Suburbs

Smokin Fins is a regional restaurant concept featuring a unique menu that blends ocean fresh seafood, sushi and house smoked specialties such as prime rib and slow smoked pork. Smokin Fins truly is the food and beverage destination with something for everyone!More

The Mill House - Doubletree Colorado SpringsThe Mill House - Doubletree Colorado Springs
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American | Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs

The Mill House offers a casual atmosphere with a variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a fresh, creative culinary experience presented by our award-winning Executive Chef. Room Service is also available.More

The Way HomeThe Way Home
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Contemporary American | Carbondale, Mountains

Restaurant, Bar, and Inn focusing on regional/house crafted cuisine. Dine & StayMore

Discover Denver

Located just an hour’s drive from the trifecta of ski resorts—Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge—and nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains; Denver is scaling the ranks of the country’s most desirable places to live. And while Colorado’s capital city is a world class hub of winter recreations, a booming restaurant scene is on the rise, too. Brunch waits now rival those of its coastal counterparts. Sounds a little weird given Denver’s land-locked nature, but sushi is also popular here. Downtown, you’ll find Italian Trattorias, sprawling beer gardens, and a slew of coffee shops that range from pour over bars to laid-back, locals-only spots. Larimer Square forms the heart of downtown’s historic district and houses upscale restaurants fit for special occasions. On the outskirts of town, Red Rocks Amphitheater draws festival crowds for its outdoor acoustics and epic views.