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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Denver

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems 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!

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4.9
4.9 (636)
$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
Beauvip
Dined 3 days ago
Phenomenal. Can’t believe this is a one man show. I HIGHLY recommend the Bistro Barbes tasting menu experience. Oh my gosh that duck…
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4.8
4.8 (368)
$30 and under
Japanese
Virginia Vale
About the restaurant
Limited seating available on Opentable, please call restaurant at 303-329-3366 for reservation availability.

An oasis of Japan in the heart of Denver, Colorado.
Banzai Sushi features the highest level of Japanese
cuisine crafted with a creative touch.
We're the home of "100 Rolls". Select from 100 sushi combinations ranging from the usual to the outrageous. There is a sushi roll here for
every taste. Or choose from our innovative lunch and dinner menus featuring fully cooked selections of fish, chicken or beef. All prepared in the time honored cooking traditions of Japan.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great food. Comfortable ambiance! Strongly recommend.
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4.8
4.8 (2332)
$50 and over
American
Central
About the restaurant
WE LOVE FOOD

We believe in an eclectic yet approachable love for food. Our chefs draw from foundations in classic French and Italian cuisine, finding inspiration in seasonal and local ingredients that offer a modern twist to each dish. Our ever-changing menus reflect the efforts of our collaboration with unique purveyors, local farmers, and artisan producers. Join us for an elevated, unpretentious dining experience.


Our patio is now open! Reserve online by selecting "outdoor" option or give us a call at 303-297-1215 and we will do our best to accommodate the request. Our outside tables can seat a MAXIMUM party size of 4 only.

****PLEASE NOTE: Our patio is uncovered; in the event of rain, we will do our best to accommodate everyone inside but cannot guarantee a move is possible. Additionally, our patio is NOT DOG FRIENDLY.
Top review
Carnivore500vip
Dined 2 days ago
Great as always. But slow bar tonight. Got our cocktails after the starters.
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4.8
4.8 (187)
$30 and under
French
River North (Denver)
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
They know food. Simple one page menu means it will be made to perfection. Not only delicious food but the presentation for something like the Duck compared to the Burger and both are mouth watering!!
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4.7
4.7 (609)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Jefferson Park
About the restaurant
An elevated brewery experience you will not find anywhere else! Ten of our own beers on tap along with an array of perfectly prepared dishes to satisfy the masses!
Top review
PaigeNvip
Dined 6 days ago
I took my team here for dinner. The staff was amazing. One of them even walked outside with me to help me find a parking spot. They knew the menu and the drinks and offered suggestions. I can't say enough about this neighborhood gem. The ambiance is inviting, and the staff is friendly and made us feel so welcomed. Do not miss going to this restaurant. It's not fancy, but it's oh-so good!!
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4.7
4.7 (12)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Denver
About the restaurant
The Blue Fish Japanese Restaurants serves the finest sushi, sashimi, and rolls with an emphasis on quality and freshness. Expectational Service in a lively atmosphere gives guest unforgettable experience that has made The Blue Fish Restaurants award-winning for more than 25 years.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Amazing as always! Ahi tower and wagyu carnivore roll are our favorites.
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4.6
4.6 (510)
$30 and under
Japanese
Highlands
About the restaurant
Welcome to Kobe An LoHi. In addition to a full sushi and izakaya menu, our signature dish of “shabu shabu” is a traditional Japanese-style hot-pot meal. The phrase “shabu, shabu” means “swish, swish” for the custom nature of cooking this dish. We're not your typical hot-pot or fondue restaurant. Our "Shabu Shabu" style transports you across time and cultures to immerse you in a deliciously fresh and evocative world. Enjoy the skills of our chefs and bar staff as they complement this gastronomy of the past with quality sushi, crafted cocktails and small plates with a modern twist. In our beautiful dining room , or under Japanese lanterns on our patio, come savor not only the food - come savor the swish and the sushi.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
We made a reservation so that we could have great sukiyaki. The food did not disappoint! Our server was attentive and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
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4.5
4.5 (3273)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Washington Park
About the restaurant
The Zagat Survey says, "There's much to like about this Washington Park Italian-New American: "good food", a "great patio" & "cheerful" service & ambiance."
An upscale age-diverse crowd mingles at this popular neighborhood restaurant & gathering place east of Wash Park.
A covered strip on the south and west side with heat and misters makes for convivial outdoor seating (you just might see a neighbor). A beautiful lounge is off to the side. Elegant U-shaped bar. Romantic dining room with cozy interior. A spacious & stylish banquet room with its own patio and a presentation compatible 80” HDTV complete this restaurant for every occasion.
Dinners are mid-priced, with a nice selection of grilled seafood & steaks & several fancy pasta dishes. The lunch offerings include sandwiches, pizza, salads & pasta.
Top review
SandraW
Dined 4 days ago
The menu has several new selections. Our requests were super and cocktails strong. Just how we like those. Salvador is a wonderful waiter and we always request to be seated at one of his tables. We always bring our visitors to WPG. Thank you.
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4.5
4.5 (1878)
$31 to $50
Italian
Cherry Creek
About the restaurant
Authentic Italian Restaurant in a trattoria setting.
We serve genuine traditional Italian recipes with our Chef's personal touch, in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Our Chef bases his creations on his 25 years experience in the restaurant business.
Our philosophy is to serve free range and naturally raised farm products whenever possible, and we try to support local farmers as much as we can.
Our menu is paired with an Italian based wine list with international accents, including wines from USA, New Zealand , Chile and others.
Top review
pickyeater2vip
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Food very good and service great. Always consistent
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4.4
4.4 (22)
$30 and under
American
Highlands
About the restaurant
Highland Tap & Burger is a casual bar and restaurant with a wide selection of beverages, delicious burgers and other tasty appetizers and entrées. Located in the heart of LoHi (Lower Highland), on the outskirts of downtown Denver, it is popular with locals and new-comers alike.

The atmosphere at Highland Tap & Burger is comfortable and casual with a stylish, contemporary flair. The spacious patio lets guests enjoy some fresh air while they eat and drink on mild days and nights, and the restaurant is known for its friendly and professional staff. The HTB smashed burger is a crowd favorite at Highland Tap & Burger, and guests can enjoy it and other dishes with a Tap That! Lager or any number of other selections from the extensive beer menu.
Top review
Jerret
Dined 1 day ago
Great selection of beers and wings were great. Would definitely come back
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