Hard to Get Reservations in Denver

Every day, we have hundreds of thousands of reservations flying through our system—and some are tougher to get than others. According to our data, these are the restaurants in Denver where it’s hardest to snag a reservation. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

The OpenTable team
Restaurants:El Five, Rioja, Palace Arms at the Brown Palace
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Highlands, Downtown / LoDo
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

El Five

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Highlands
2,603 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

They know how to combine things beautifully, harmoniously, and deliciously at this chic fifth floor eatery. Their three distinct tapas menus—in addition to small plates and paellas—are a hybrid of fla...

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Mediterranean in Denver / Colorado
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Rioja

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Downtown / LoDo
8,961 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Chef Jennifer Jasinski and her team are cooking up a solid menu of consistently delicious dishes worthy of a James Beard award (that’s why they won one). Despite what the name might suggest, this isn’...

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Mediterranean in Denver / Colorado
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Palace Arms at the Brown Palace

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / LoDo
1,076 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

If you’ve ever wanted to eat in the lap of luxury, this place is truly a gilded dining palace. Whether it’s the colorful flags and historic pictures adorning the space or the presidential carpeting an...

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Contemporary American in Denver
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Guard & Grace

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,361 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

They could easily call this place sleek & swank. The modern and beautifully-designed large space sets the tone for their decadent steakhouse dishes that will wow you all the same. If you’re a steak sa...

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Steakhouse in Denver / Colorado
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