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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Denver

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Denver? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Vin Rouge Wine Bar & Tasting Room restaurant
5.0
5 (166)
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Highlands
About the restaurant
Welcome to Vin Rouge Wine Bar & Tasting Room in the historic Berkeley neighborhood in West Denver!
We specialize in boutique natural wines from around the globe, local craft beers, and must-have light fare staples like cheese, charcuterie, and local desserts in the comfort of our cozy neighborhood bar. Last call is made 45 minutes prior to closing.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing as always!!! I love this place with all my heart
A photo of Williams & Graham restaurant
4.9
4.9 (904)
$31 to $50
American
Highlands
About the restaurant
Williams & Graham is an internationally recognized and awarded craft cocktail bar hidden behind a bookshelf. We have been recognized as a World's Top 50 Bar and Top Cocktail Bar in the US (2x). We offer a rich ambiance, wide variety of drinks, delicious food served until 1am nightly, and genuine hospitality.

We take reservations Sunday through Thursday with walk-in availability. We accept a limited amount of reservations on Friday & Saturday allowing more space for walk-in guests. Due to limited capacity and high demand, all reservations have a set maximum time of 2 hours to enjoy food and drink. Thank you for your understanding and consistent support!

This is a 21 and up environment, we apologize for the inconvenience but we will not be able to permit entry for anyone under the legal drinking age.

We look forward to sharing a drink with you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Everything was great! My visits from out of town loved ir.
A photo of The Family Jones Spirit House restaurant
4.9
4.9 (423)
$30 and under
Distillery
Highlands
About the restaurant
The Family Jones Spirit House is a distillery and tasting room featuring crafted spirits and bites. It emphasizes the relationship between distiller, chef, bartender and guest, with a focus on hospitality that makes it a gathering place where all feel at home. Nestled in the space at 3245 Osage St., The Family Jones Distillery occupies the former Mancinellis Market building two doors from Root Down. Designed and built by tres birds workshop, the space pairs industrial elements with rich wood details. The roof was lifted to add a second-floor mezzanine where distillery operations are now perched above a sunken, curvilinear, concrete bar. Guests enter the space through a large, square, wooden door made from reclaimed, on-site materials. Inside, they are met with low-slung seating, deep blue booths and soft lighting. Two-story wooden louvers flank the Osage Street glass facade, offering passive temperature and lighting control, while drawing attention to the well-lit copper still.
Top review
MarvinLvip
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
Love this place. Great place, service, and excellent drinks.
A photo of Wildflower - Denver restaurant
4.9
4.9 (981)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Highlands
About the restaurant
Wildflower is a restaurant that highlights seasonal, locally-sourced, plant-forward shared plates. Wildflower boasts a stunning bar featuring exquisite cocktails & natural wines. The experience draws inspiration from the Western landscape and the traditions of the neighborhood's original Italian and Mexican settlers. Features on the menu such as the "Bouquet of Wildflowers," a chef-driven server-tailored tasting experience, have proven to be successful and highly appreciated by guests.

Due to the limited size of the space we kindly ask our guests making reservations to join us for dinner experiences. Accommodations at the bar are available upon a first-come first-seated basis. Reservations at Wildflower made for drinks only are not permitted unless approved by management. Wildflower is a cashless property. To support the continued operation of Wildflower, a 20% Operations Surcharge and 4% BOH Surcharge will be applied to all orders. Gratuity is neither expected nor anticipated.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent food that was prepared perfectly. Great ambiance
A photo of Matsuhisa Denver restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2602)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Cherry Creek
About the restaurant
Featuring Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature new-style Japanese cuisine, Matsuhisa Denver anchors the ground floor of the Steele Creek luxury apartment building in Cherry Creek, Denver’s premier shopping, restaurant, and entertainment district. Our 7,800 square foot dining room is open for dinner service from 5pm nightly. Takeout available nightly from 5-9pm.

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s world-famous cuisine draws influence from his classical training in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world, showcasing signature dishes such as Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Black Cod Miso and Whitefish Tiradito.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
It’s a high end spot that embraces families and larger groups. I have eaten at a number of nobu restaurants and Denver’s is on par if not among the best. Denver has become a 4 chairs and under city, it can learn a lot from places like Matsuhisa
A photo of Barolo Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3612)
$50 and over
Italian
Cherry Creek
About the restaurant
Barolo Grill, an award winning Cherry Creek North restaurant, prides itself on serving authentic northern Italian food while maintaining a comfortable, elegant ambience. Known for hand crafted modern Northern Italian cuisine, a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine cellar, and knowledgeable, attentive staff, Barolo can be a perfect choice for a special occasion or just a fun night out. Chef Darrel Truett's cuisine focuses on the Northern Italian provinces of Piedmont and Tuscany. Seasonally changing menus feature locally sourced ingredients, proudly supporting regional farms and producers.



Owner and wine director Ryan Fletter are proud to feature small family wineries that are dedicated to Earth-friendly farming and winemaking philosophies. Barolo Grill has one of the largest collections of Barolo wines outside of Italy.

Top review
DiscriminatingDinervip
Dined on May 21, 2024
Our favorite place in all of Denver. Fabulous food and service!
A photo of Mizuna restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2444)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Central
About the restaurant
Mizuna buzzes with giddy conversation--chef/owner Frank Bonanno has created a special spot for food lovers here. At Mizuna, cooks are given free creative reign over a menu that changes monthly to emphasize pure, seasonal ingredients with clean flavors that make even the most exotic fare seem familiar. We are consistently rated among the nation’s top restaurants for food and service. Mizuna has two signature dishes; the Lobster Mac and Cheese (a riff on the Thomas Keller classic), and Beef Wellington--but to to truly experience Mizuna, the Chef's Tasting is not to be missed.Ultimately, this is an American-style restaurant heavy on French technique, influence, and philosophy with flawless service and an eclectic assortment of international wines.

Top review
NoelyM
Dined 6 days ago
I brought my fiancé to celebrate him getting his RN license and it was absolutely the best experience. We both loved the food & service got to try amazing new plates will definitely be back to try their new menu!
A photo of Izakaya Den restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1776)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Platt Park
About the restaurant
Izakaya Den is Denver’s popular Japanese gastropub, modeled after the lively after hours establishments found throughout Japan. The restaurant is located on South Pearl Street and is the second restaurant of the Kizaki brothers, founders and owners of Sushi Den.



The menu is arranged in a tapas style, serving traditional Japanese small plates along with dishes infused with international flavors and textures. The more traditional Japanese offerings include sashimi and nigiri, sourced from daily fish shipments from around the globe, along with dumplings and noodle dishes. The global cuisine experiments with a bevy of different flavors including unique items such as Grilled Panzanella Salad (jumbo lump crab, toasted focaccia, local goat cheese, pistachios, plum wine vinaigrette), Kobe Beef Sliders (seared foie gras, pomme frittes). A gluten-free menu is also available along with a popular weekday happy hour from 5 to 6:30 pm.

Top review
Badger1
Dined 4 days ago
Amazing food and ambiance. We will return again!!
A photo of Call Me Pearl restaurant
4.8
4.8 (47)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Denver
About the restaurant
Call Me Pearl is a space that honors an ethos of gilded celebration, simple joys, and humble hospitality. Here, we celebrate the often lost art of rituals and classics. Our menu features a focused selection of nostalgic favorites and convivial offerings that are equal parts exquisite and approachable. Providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere that feels like your fondest home cocktail party, Call Me Pearl is an unforgettable indulgence that celebrates timeless beauty and the human experience. You have an open invitation, adding to our collective story of shared memories.
Top review
Ronn
Dined 2 days ago
The crabcakes were fantastic with a unique coleslaw side. Great service.
A photo of Room for Milly restaurant
4.6
4.6 (141)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
LoHi
About the restaurant
Modern cocktails and design. We wanted to create a space to share with our friends. Reflecting love of travel, color, a little bit fancy mixed with irreverent intellectuals and a good story.


Top review
Nette
Dined 3 days ago
I recommend this spot for its warm hospitality, awesome drinks and overall vibe.
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