Discover Trending Restaurants in Denver

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.

The OpenTable Team
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
Party Size
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Date
Time
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the plimoth

$$$$·American·
Central
1,846 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 restaurants in Denver. Try st...

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American in Denver / Colorado

The Corner Office Restaurant and Martini Bar Denver

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / LoDo
2,767 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual

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. The Corner Office's ma...

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Great for Brunch in Denver / Colorado
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SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver

$$$$·Mexican·
Cherry Creek
1,013 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot

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 or by the fire pit wi...

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Mexican in Denver / Colorado

Bittersweet

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Washington Park
1,502 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 contemporary spot embraces a ...

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The Capital Grille - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,945 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic

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 option for any diners hea...

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Notable Wine List in Denver

Piatti - Denver

$$$$·Italian·
Cherry Creek
2,437 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cozy

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 ambiance. The open-ki...

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Corinne Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Downtown / LoDo
1,302 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • 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 and plenty of Colorad...

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ELWAY'S Downtown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,650 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

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 Super Bowl-winning qua...

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Steakhouse in Denver

D Bar Denver

$$$$·American·
Uptown
1,579 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

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, ornate bar, and bust...

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American in Denver

range

$$$$·American·
Downtown / LoDo
1,078 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy

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 American West dining spots ...

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Kid Friendly in Denver

Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / LoDo
1,719 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fit for Foodies

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 also offers a buzzy, exc...

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El Five

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Highlands
2,517 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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 comfortable and hip res...

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Mediterranean in Denver / Colorado
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Linger

$$$$·International·
Highlands
6,190 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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. Now, Linger is a liv...

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Most Booked in Denver / Colorado
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Tamayo Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Downtown / LoDo
3,725 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies

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 one of the city's best ...

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Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

$$$$·American·
Downtown / LoDo
1,685 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • 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 with friends or an e...

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Uchi Denver

$$$$·Sushi·
River North (Denver)
1,648 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot

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 modern, comfortable atmosp...

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Best Food in Denver / Colorado
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Guard & Grace

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,237 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 boasts some of the b...

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Steakhouse in Denver / Colorado
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