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.

Best American Restaurants in Denver

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Best American Restaurants in Denver

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Best Mexican Restaurants in Denver

Popular restaurants in Denver

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True Food Kitchen - Cherry Creek
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American | Cherry Creek
Izakaya Den
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Japanese | Wash Park
El Five
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Mediterranean | Highlands
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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

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
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Denver's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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Sushi SasaSushi Sasa
2352 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

I've eaten at Sushi Sasa and Sushi Den / Izakaya Den numerous times; sorry Sushi Sasa, although priced like them, you're not quite on par w/ Sushi Den & Izakaya Den. More

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

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!!!!!! The Grilled oysters are out of this world!! For brunch the spicy hominy was amazing. You will not be disappointed. More

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Shanahan's SteakhouseShanahan's Steakhouse
5528 reviews
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Steakhouse | Tech Center / Greenwood Village, Denver Suburbs

In a city full of excellent steakhouses, Shanahans stands out. Exceptional quality plus exceptional service is a winning combination every time. More

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ELWAY'S DowntownELWAY'S Downtown
3183 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

One of the best steaks I have ever had. The waiter knew his stuff, too; recommended a great bottle of wine. More

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rangerange
864 reviews
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Range is a hidden gem. I work close by and though I’ve passed by a million times, this was my first time in. Absolutely loved the lunch menu. So much to choose from and it wasn’t like so many restaurants that are just trying too hard with their menu. The meatballs were delish. Others in my group had the truffle Mac and tuna salad and loved them both. Also get the parm fries! More

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Specials at top restaurants in Denver

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RiojaRioja
7605 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

My husband and I took his mom and her husband to dinner while they were visiting from Pittsburgh. Everything about the night was outstanding. Our waiter was so attentive and the food was out of this world. We have been coming to Rioja for several years. It is always amazing. Thank you for never letting us down. More

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Tupelo Honey - DenverTupelo Honey - Denver
1024 reviews
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Southern | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

I chose this restaurant because of the novel our book club was reviewing. It was good food and excellent drinks. The service was a little slow, but I told the rest of the group this was southern hospitality and things are more laid back. Enjoy the moment and relax. We found the 7 of us were more engaged in talking about the book as well as discussing the food each of us had. I had been to this restaurant for brunch a few weeks before and loved the atmosphere and basic bloody mary. Yes, I had one that night and it was excellent. If you want a place to gather, to kick back and enjoy, come to Tupelo Honey. They take care of you. More

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EDGE Restaurant & BarEDGE Restaurant & Bar
2014 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

From the appetizer to the dessert everything was amazing, service was great and nice quiet atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Would highly recommend! More

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CopertaCoperta
879 reviews
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Italian | Uptown, Denver

I love this restaurant. The food is always delicious. The service is always just the right balance between attentive and leaving-you-alone. It is a little too loud for my taste; the space is reverberant because there is not enough sound-absorbing material in it. My only criticism. More

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

Very cool spot on South Broadway. Great food, and extensive happy hour menu. Defiantly will make this my new sea food choice close to downtown. 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
1093 reviews
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Continental | Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs

We've only been twice, but Carlos is like an old friend with superior culinary skills. Both times (once in a snowstorm!) he was out in the parking lot and greeted us as we drove in. The owner! The craft cocktail menu is expansive and by the time the waiter takes your order you're nice and relaxed and happy. The food is always, ALWAYS great. There's nothing like it in Colorado Springs (unless I haven't found it yet). Very inventive dishes, the ingredients are fresh. If he suggests a dish (and he will) go with it. You will not be disappointed. Had lamb shanks (special) - to die for, and the lomo saltado - also to die for. I can't say enough good things about the place, from the food to the staff. Small downside is the expense, but so worth the change. More

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

Charming place in authentic log cabin. Lovely stone fireplace. Service was excellent. Salad and soup courses were delicious. Lamb was tough and flavorless, but vegetables were perfect. Dessert was not good. We had apple strudel and bananas foster style waffle with ice cream. Both were served cold and would have been better warm. More

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Bettola Bistro3. Bettola Bistro
37 reviews
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Italian | Aurora, Denver Suburbs

Spot on. Each dish was great. We will be back! Loved the friendliness of the owners. You have a good thing going! More

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Chimney Park4. Chimney Park
1479 reviews
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Contemporary American | Windsor, Fort Collins

I have recommended Chimney Park to several family members and friends. More

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Telluride Sleighs and Wagons5. Telluride Sleighs and Wagons
76 reviews
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Contemporary American | Telluride, Mountains

Wonderful experience. Food was delicious. So unique. It was over too soon! More

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New to OpenTable

Denver restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Gyu-Kaku - DenverGyu-Kaku - Denver
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Japanese | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Spending time with Friends and Family is what Gyu-Kaku is all about. Gyu-Kaku offers the fun of "Shared Plates" We want our food dining experience to inspire laughter, conversation, and amazing times! You can't help it - with a personal grill installed at every table, everyone instantly becomes an expert cook. Our friendly staff aspires to lead guests through the dining experience with helpful suggestions. The sounds around you are of parties and laughter - the PERFECT choice for first dates, families, and catching up with friends.More

Ivy on 7thIvy on 7th
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American | Central, Denver

We feature a robust grab-and-go area offering a full complement of espresso drinks, fresh-baked pastries, house-made New York-style bagels with artisanal cultured cream cheese, sandwiches, salads and more. Or, grab a table in the restaurant or on one of two patios and hang out for a relaxed full-service daytime dining experience as well as a full bar, signature cocktails, and select Carboy Wine on tap. More

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - ThorntonJohnny's Italian Steakhouse - Thornton
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Steakhouse | Thornton, Denver Suburbs

Conveniently located off I-25 and 144th in Thornton, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse is adjacent to The Hilton Garden Inn and features premium steaks, Italian cuisine and seafood specialties in an elegant setting. Guests can choose to dine in one of our cozy private booths, secluded dining areas or in Johnny’s signature Blue Bar. Johnny’s is a nod to the supper clubs of the 40’s and 50’s and brings the Rat pack era to the 21st century Board rooms and ball rooms! Ask about our event space for your next business function or special occasion. Enjoy happy hour on our heated patio featuring soft seating, a fire pit and views of The Rocky Mountains.

*Reservations are accepted for indoor dining only. Patio seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.More

La Plaza InnLa Plaza Inn
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American | Pueblo, Colorado Springs

We strive to create a unique dining experience with Chef Tim leading our culinary staff.
Chef Tim brings artful food that is featured on the separate Daily Chef’s Menu, which highlights fresh and unique ingredients.More

Le FrenchLe French
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French | Tech Center / Greenwood Village, Denver Suburbs

Le French is a gourmet, casual-chic French bakery
and bistro located in Denver’s bourgeoning Belleview Station. Le French specializes in high-end pastries and elevated modern Parisian cuisine with global influences, a nod to the sisters’ heritage. Rougui – an award-winning and internationally-recognized chef – helms the restaurant’s kitchen as executive chef. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner every Tuesday through Sunday, Le French also offers an afternoon “Delightful Hour,” featuring carted tea service and small plates; a nightly dessert bar experience with after-dinner wines and classic French cocktails; and weekend brunch. The welcoming space features indoor and patio dining; a grab-and-go case with freshly made salads, sandwiches and pastries; and a carry-out counter. Le French is located at 4901 S. Newport St. in the Denver
Tech Center. For more information, visit lefrenchdenver.com.More

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.