Best American Restaurants in Central Denver

View all

Best American Restaurants in Central Denver

Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Central Denver

View all

Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Central Denver

Popular restaurants in Denver

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Denver

True Food Kitchen - Cherry Creek
(900)
$$$$
American | Cherry Creek
El Five
(957)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Highlands
Quality Italian- Denver
(754)
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek
View all Denver restaurants

Treat your taste buds: Explore Central Denver restaurants.

  • Restaurant List
  • Best Restaurants

Central Denver Restaurants

Treat your taste buds: Explore Central Denver restaurants.

Central Denver Restaurants

the plimoththe plimoth
1302 reviews
$$$$
American | Central, Denver

Cuisine was as expected having dined there on several occasions- exceptional. More

OpenTable Diner -
Cherry Hills Sushi CoCherry Hills Sushi Co
120 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Central, Denver

This is our favorite little neighborhood gem! The sushi is top notch with unique offerings. The staff is so friendly and always recognize us when we come in. And the saki is awesome too! More

OpenTable Diner -
Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine BarOdyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
1372 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Central, Denver

This is some of the best itialian in Denver! A must go! More

OpenTable Diner -
Ambli MexicoAmbli Mexico
1029 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Central, Denver

My husband and I had a wonderful meal at Ambli! We love tapas style dining and we happen to get there in time for happy hour and we got to try so many amazing dishes. Highly recommend this place!! More

OpenTable Diner -
LucaLuca
1913 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Central, Denver

Great Thursday $50/couple special! Burrata appetizer, fennel and arugula salad, choice of pasta to share (we had fusilli with mushrooms and truffle oil, which thankfully wasn't overpowering), and a pizza that we took home because we were quite satisfied after the pasta course. Oh, also a decent bottle of house red or white. Andrew, our excellent server/bartender, even showed us the right way to open a wine bottle with a screw-top bottle, not that we ever imagined there was a "right" or "wrong" way to open a screw top! Excellent food, complimentary valet parking, outstanding value. Try this Thursday night special while it's available! More

OpenTable Diner -
Banzai SushiBanzai Sushi
190 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Central, Denver

The service and food at Banzai Sushi are consistently great, and we love eating there. It's right in our neighborhood, and the restaurant has a good balance between friendly, welcoming and great sushi. More

OpenTable Diner -
MizunaMizuna
2436 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Central, Denver

It's a rare treat to enjoy such outstanding food in an unpretentious but comfortable setting. Even the butter for the bread was a delight. I had Beef Wellington, my wife had the Halibut. Each dish was delicious, with delightful surprises like a puree mixed in with the vegetables and other touches that I can't describe with the right epicurian terms but enjoyed so much. Service was friendly, with excellent timing. We stayed 2 hours but never felt like we were overstaying our welcome. A gem. More

OpenTable Diner -
Q HouseQ House
189 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Central, Denver

Birthday was tasty More

OpenTable Diner -
Buckhorn ExchangeBuckhorn Exchange
409 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central, Denver

We loved this place and will be back again! We celebrated my husband's birthday and settled on this place after reading reviews and watching a recent news segment on them. We are so glad we made it here - our server was great, the NY strip was done perfectly and we can appreciate all of the mounts and history throughout the restaurant. Great experience and would encourage people to give it a try! More

OpenTable Diner -
BonesBones
1131 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Central, Denver

Bones is consistently excellent, with a delicious Asian-inspired menu and outstandingly friendly service. More

OpenTable Diner -
Bang Up To The Elephant!Bang Up To The Elephant!
163 reviews
$$$$
Global, International | Central, Denver

See all specials

Nice place with unusual but good food. Atmosphere was very nice. Noise level was low. More

OpenTable Diner -
The GoodsThe Goods
74 reviews
$$$$
American | Central, Denver

Fun place. Good food. Very slow service which was ok for us because we were in relaxed mode. Very nice servers. More

OpenTable Diner -
East TaoEast Tao
1 review
$$$$
Chinese | Central, Denver

Great ramen, pho, and pad thai. Let's support this neighborhood gem! More

OpenTable Diner -
Nanna’s Gourmet Market and Tea EmporiumNanna’s Gourmet Market and Tea Emporium
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
Café | Central, Denver

Nanna’s delivers 4th generation recipes and tea service with tender loving care. Founded in 2009, Karen Renz and her daughter Tobie expanded their online tea shoppe into a retail location where it quickly grew into a popular hangout for the neighborhood. It has now evolved into a tea room that serves cups of tea, scones bangers and mash, crumpets and more. Nanna’s offers over 120 teas and menu items in its shop, including freshly baked scones, clotted cream and preserves from recipes that have been Karen and Tobie’s family for more than four generations.
Nanna’s gives back to the community with special events and requests that people only pay what they can. If you’d like to partner with Nanna’s to give back to the community More

RosedaleRosedale
51 reviews
$$$$
American | Central, Denver

Elevated sports bar with above average food. Good service. Attention to detail in the food More

OpenTable Diner -

Central Denver Diners' Choice Winners

Central Denver's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
the plimoththe plimoth
1302 reviews
$$$$
American | Central, Denver

Cuisine was as expected having dined there on several occasions- exceptional. More

OpenTable Diner -
Cherry Hills Sushi CoCherry Hills Sushi Co
120 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Central, Denver

This is our favorite little neighborhood gem! The sushi is top notch with unique offerings. The staff is so friendly and always recognize us when we come in. And the saki is awesome too! More

OpenTable Diner -
Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine BarOdyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
1372 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Central, Denver

This is some of the best itialian in Denver! A must go! More

OpenTable Diner -
Ambli MexicoAmbli Mexico
1029 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Central, Denver

My husband and I had a wonderful meal at Ambli! We love tapas style dining and we happen to get there in time for happy hour and we got to try so many amazing dishes. Highly recommend this place!! More

OpenTable Diner -
Q HouseQ House
189 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Asian | Central, Denver

Birthday was tasty More

OpenTable Diner -
LucaLuca
1913 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Central, Denver

Great Thursday $50/couple special! Burrata appetizer, fennel and arugula salad, choice of pasta to share (we had fusilli with mushrooms and truffle oil, which thankfully wasn't overpowering), and a pizza that we took home because we were quite satisfied after the pasta course. Oh, also a decent bottle of house red or white. Andrew, our excellent server/bartender, even showed us the right way to open a wine bottle with a screw-top bottle, not that we ever imagined there was a "right" or "wrong" way to open a screw top! Excellent food, complimentary valet parking, outstanding value. Try this Thursday night special while it's available! More

OpenTable Diner -
MizunaMizuna
2436 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Central, Denver

It's a rare treat to enjoy such outstanding food in an unpretentious but comfortable setting. Even the butter for the bread was a delight. I had Beef Wellington, my wife had the Halibut. Each dish was delicious, with delightful surprises like a puree mixed in with the vegetables and other touches that I can't describe with the right epicurian terms but enjoyed so much. Service was friendly, with excellent timing. We stayed 2 hours but never felt like we were overstaying our welcome. A gem. More

OpenTable Diner -
Banzai SushiBanzai Sushi
190 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Central, Denver

The service and food at Banzai Sushi are consistently great, and we love eating there. It's right in our neighborhood, and the restaurant has a good balance between friendly, welcoming and great sushi. More

OpenTable Diner -
Buckhorn ExchangeBuckhorn Exchange
409 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central, Denver

We loved this place and will be back again! We celebrated my husband's birthday and settled on this place after reading reviews and watching a recent news segment on them. We are so glad we made it here - our server was great, the NY strip was done perfectly and we can appreciate all of the mounts and history throughout the restaurant. Great experience and would encourage people to give it a try! More

OpenTable Diner -
BonesBones
1131 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Central, Denver

Bones is consistently excellent, with a delicious Asian-inspired menu and outstandingly friendly service. More

OpenTable Diner -

Discover Central

The cultural upswing of central Denver, Colorado, couldn't be more evident than in its variety of great restaurants. You'll find a mix of pub, seafood, classic, international, and fusion dishes at every turn. From breweries to cutting-edge Asian cuisine, few places are seeing the American food revolution like central Denver. Take a stroll to some street tacos or drive down 14th Street to try gourmet pub food or dine at an upscale steakhouse. Home-style diners and cozy Italian restaurants are just around the corner from nearly every rail station if you're craving comfort food. When an authentic deli is in walking distance of a beloved eatery serving smothered breakfast burritos, you know you won’t stay hungry. Whether you keep it light with wood-fired eggplant risotto or indulge in chicken and waffles, central Denver has you covered for every meal.

Discover Central

The cultural upswing of central Denver, Colorado, couldn't be more evident than in its variety of great restaurants. You'll find a mix of pub, seafood, classic, international, and fusion dishes at every turn. From breweries to cutting-edge Asian cuisine, few places are seeing the American food revolution like central Denver. Take a stroll to some street tacos or drive down 14th Street to try gourmet pub food or dine at an upscale steakhouse. Home-style diners and cozy Italian restaurants are just around the corner from nearly every rail station if you're craving comfort food. When an authentic deli is in walking distance of a beloved eatery serving smothered breakfast burritos, you know you won’t stay hungry. Whether you keep it light with wood-fired eggplant risotto or indulge in chicken and waffles, central Denver has you covered for every meal.