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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Denver

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants 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 (167)
$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 on May 22, 2024
Amazing as always!!! I love this place with all my heart
A photo of Benzina restaurant
4.9
4.9 (515)
$31 to $50
Italian
Park Hill
About the restaurant
Local neighborhood Italian restaurant serving seasonal salads, family-style appetizers, Neapolitan-inspired pizza, handmade pastas, entrees prepared on a Mibrasa Charcoal Oven, and classic desserts, alongside complementing cocktails, local breweries and approachable domestic and international wines. The restaurant is set in a converted gas station with bocce courts and urban planters alongside an outdoor dining patio.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
I really enjoyed my meal and it was fun sitting at the Chef’s counter. The panna cotta was out of this world!
A photo of The Family Jones Spirit House restaurant
4.9
4.9 (424)
$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
SusanMvip
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
1st time and loved everything about the place. Drinks and appetizers were so good and staff were super friendly.
A photo of Williams & Graham restaurant
4.9
4.9 (910)
$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 on Jun 4, 2024
Gave us a glass of Prosecco to celebrate our wedding! We loved it here
A photo of Bistro Barbes restaurant
4.9
4.9 (633)
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
Park Hill
About the restaurant
Cancellations after 12pm day of reservation, will be charged $50 per guest. Please be aware that Bistro Barbes is only offering a 4 course Chef's tasting menu for $75 per person. Please contact us if there are any dietary restrictions or allergies because last minutes substitutions may not be available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Fantastic food, wine (do the pairings), and service. A wonderful experience all around. That it's possible to score a reservation on reasonably short notice at such a unique place in a major metropolitan area qualifies Bistro Barbes as an extremely well-kept secret. Go for it while it stays that way.
A photo of The Capital Grille - Denver restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4607)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
Duffer348vip
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Excellent food and service. I have never been disappointed at Capital Grille.
A photo of Uchi Denver restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2758)
$50 and over
Sushi
River North (Denver)
About the restaurant
:: ADDITIONAL RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE ON RESTAURANT WEBSITE ::

The award-winning Uchi, which translated from Japanese means “home,” was first opened in Austin, Texas by James Beard Award winner Chef Tyson Cole. Since then, Cole’s signature non-traditional take on Japanese cuisine has been warmly received by visitors from across the country and around the globe. Reservations are encouraged and can be booked online up to 1 month in advance. Walk-in bar seating is available and is subject to wait times. Patio seating is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. We look forward to serving you, Kanpai!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 30, 2024
Our server, Lizzy, did an excellent job creating a delicious & varied tasting that we loved as first-time guests!
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4.9
4.9 (3627)
$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
Paulvip
Dined 2 days ago
Enjoyed a great dinner complimented by wine and visit with Giampaolo Venica who was present for a guest wine takeover. Amazing food, wine and service like always
A photo of Matsuhisa Denver restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2612)
$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 Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Went there for birthday celebration. 3rd visit this year so far and it’s awesome experience. Didn’t do omakase but ordered bunch of plates recommended by server and glad that we went that route.
A photo of Aloy Modern Thai restaurant
4.9
4.9 (335)
$30 and under
Thai
Downtown / LoDo
About the restaurant
Aloy Modern Thai weds the contemporary culinary experience of Thailand to Colorado through locally sourced, slow-cooked cuisine crafted by some of Bangkok’s best chefs. We welcome you to come, learn, play and explore.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great hospitality, ambience, and delicious food! 
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