Discover Trending Restaurants in Denver

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The "Mile High City" of Denver is one of America's most unique dining hot spots. With the combination of a booming economy, stunning vistas, and the Rocky Mountain region's trademark outdoorsy-nature, Denver has become a hip and modern city with plenty of cutting-edge cuisines to match. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We've pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Steakhouses, local pubs, sushi spots, and funky fusions are scattered throughout the city and they’re serving some must-try dishes. Check out this list of trendy restaurants in Denver.

Restaurants:the plimoth, The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver, SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American, Mexican
Neighborhoods:Central, Downtown / LoDo, Cherry Creek

the plimoth

$$$$·American·
Central
1,636 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The Plimoth offers diners an eclectic mixture of French and Italian dishes. It is a relaxed neighborhood eatery style location that has quickly become one of the trending restauranRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Denver / Colorado
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The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / LoDo
2,740 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
The Corner Office is one of the best options for a drink and a meal in Downtown Denver. This modern and buzzing restaurant is in the heart of Denver's Central Business district. ThRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Denver

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver

$$$$·Mexican·
Cherry Creek
674 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
SOL Cocina in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood is one of the area's premier Mexican restaurants. It's a great spot to eat outdoors in the warmer months. Lounge out on the patio oRead more
88% recommended

Bittersweet

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Wash Park
1,514 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Bittersweet delivers some of the most cutting-edge cuisine among trending Denver restaurants. The restaurant offers up anything but its name when it comes to dining. This contemporRead more
95% recommended
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The Capital Grille - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,701 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
The Denver outpost of the acclaimed national chain offers up all the signature dishes and service that has earned the Capital Grille its great reputation. It's also a perfect optioRead more
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Denver / Colorado
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Piatti - Denver

$$$$·Italian·
Cherry Creek
2,495 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
In the heart of Cherry Creek, Piatti serves up some of Denver's best Italian food in a cozy, contemporary atmosphere. Piatti is an excellent place for diners to enjoy traditional aRead more
98% recommended
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Corinne Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Downtown / LoDo
1,182 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
Corrine is a bustling downtown hot spot for locals and visitors that has established itself as one of the trending restaurants in Denver. There's a sleek, contemporary atmosphere aRead more
85% recommended
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ELWAY'S Downtown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,558 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Elway's Downtown is right in the top ranks for sports fans among the trending restaurants in Denver. The restaurant comes from the mind and the arm of Denver legend and two-time SuRead more
88% recommended
Steakhouse in Denver
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D Bar Denver

$$$$·American·
Uptown
1,481 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
An excellent drink menu, excellent comfort food, and a to-die-for dessert selection. D Bar is a treat in every sense of the word. D Bar is an intriguing mixture of pastry kitchen, Read more
91% recommended
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range

$$$$·American·
Downtown / LoDo
1,053 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The range restaurant (yes, with a lowercase “r”) is in Denver's Colorado National Bank Building. This is the spot for a true taste of Denver. It's one of the most authentic AmericaRead more
86% recommended
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Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / LoDo
1,717 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
An excellent name for a legendary Denver spot. Ophelia's Electric Soapbox is a local favorite for all crowds. This live music spot has an intriguing, multi-layered history. It alsoRead more
92% recommended
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El Five

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Highlands
2,098 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
Diners seeking out the best views of the Mile High City alongside fine dining should head out to El Five. El Five is in the heart of the trendy LoHi district of Denver. It is a comRead more
95% recommended
Scenic View in Denver / Colorado
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Linger

$$$$·International·
Highlands
5,840 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
This 30th Avenue hot spot in Denver's Highland Park neighborhood has a fascinating backstory and theme. Linger was once a mortuary that held the remains of the famed Buffalo Bill. Read more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Denver / Colorado
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Izakaya Den

$$$$·Japanese·
Wash Park
1,711 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
The Izakaya Den boasts a creative, combined theme for a restaurant. This South Pearl Street eatery bills itself as “the sake house with tapas.” It offers an intriguing combination Read more
96% recommended
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Tamayo Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Downtown / LoDo
3,577 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Tamayo is the brainchild of celebrated chef Richard Sandoval, architect of many of the trending restaurants in Denver. Tamayo offers some of the best Mexican food in Denver and oneRead more
82% recommended
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Beast and Bottle

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
1,475 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
Denver's Beast and Bottle restaurant specializes in exactly what its name describes. This local favorite on 17th Avenue offers locally inspired game dishes and excellent cocktail oRead more
89% recommended
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Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

$$$$·American·
Downtown / LoDo
1,518 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
Ahoy, mateys. The Ship Tavern at Denver's Brown Palace Restaurant is a fun stop for anyone out in the electric Lower Downtown district. It's a prime gathering spot for a night out Read more
81% recommended
Late Night Find in Denver
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Uchi Denver

$$$$·Sushi·
River North (Denver)
1,105 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Uchi, or “house” in Japanese, is one of Denver's prime spots for sushi. The restaurant from celebrated chef Tyson Cole mixes classic Japanese cuisine with fusion styles in a modernRead more
94% recommended
Sushi in Denver / Colorado
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Guard & Grace

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
2,487 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
This downtown Denver steakhouse is one of the city's biggest and best dining options. With its signature bar design and wall art celebrating the city and its dishes, Guard & Grace Read more
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Denver / Colorado
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BRASSERIE TEN TEN

$$$$·French·
Boulder
3,352 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Boulder's Brasserie Ten Ten transports the tastes and styles of Paris to Colorado. This lively French-style eatery offers up some of the best European dining in the state. BrasseriRead more
90% recommended
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