The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
Frasca Food and WineFrasca Food and Wine
9.1
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Bar DoughBar Dough
8.6
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Italian | Highlands, Denver
Izakaya DenIzakaya Den
8.5
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Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
the plimoththe plimoth
8.5
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American | Central, Denver
SpuntinoSpuntino
8.3
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Italian | Highlands, Denver
RiojaRioja
8.3
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
The PreserveryThe Preservery
8.2
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver
Colt & GrayColt & Gray
8.2
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Contemporary American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Euclid HallEuclid Hall
8.1
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International | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Beast and BottleBeast and Bottle
8
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Contemporary American | Uptown, Denver
Root DownRoot Down
8
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American | Highlands, Denver
Table 6Table 6
8
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American | Cherry Creek, Denver
Bistro BarbesBistro Barbes
7.9
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Contemporary French / American | Park Hill, Denver
Old MajorOld Major
7.8
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Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver

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Sushi DenSushi Den
113
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Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
El FiveEl Five
876
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Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
RiojaRioja
7278
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
The PopulistThe Populist
177
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver
Barolo GrillBarolo Grill
2629
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Palace Arms at the Brown PalacePalace Arms at the Brown Palace
945
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Contemporary American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
NocturneNocturne
638
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver
Guard & GraceGuard & Grace
1330
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Limelight Supper Club & LoungeLimelight Supper Club & Lounge
2163
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Chubby Cattle - DenverChubby Cattle - Denver
8
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Chinese | Baker, Denver

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Denver

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Root DownRoot Down
5837
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American | Highlands, Denver
Bar DoughBar Dough
674
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Italian | Highlands, Denver
Izakaya DenIzakaya Den
1506
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Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
Old MajorOld Major
1159
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Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
ChoLon Modern AsianChoLon Modern Asian
3176
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Asian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
True Food Kitchen - Cherry CreekTrue Food Kitchen - Cherry Creek
1008
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American | Cherry Creek, Denver
RiojaRioja
7278
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
El FiveEl Five
876
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Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
LingerLinger
4578
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International | Highlands, Denver
Osteria MarcoOsteria Marco
4397
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Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Quality Italian- DenverQuality Italian- Denver
707
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Il PostoIl Posto
415
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Italian | River North (Denver), Denver
CopertaCoperta
701
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Italian | Uptown, Denver
Bistro VendomeBistro Vendome
5231
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French | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Señor BearSeñor Bear
239
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Latin American | Highlands, Denver
Citizen RailCitizen Rail
379
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Duo RestaurantDuo Restaurant
2804
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Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
North Italia – DenverNorth Italia – Denver
2048
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Avelina - DenverAvelina - Denver
831
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Contemporary American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Tupelo Honey - DenverTupelo Honey - Denver
732
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Southern | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in Denver's

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
Bar DoughBar Dough
674
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Italian | Highlands, Denver
Old MajorOld Major
1159
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Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
Urban FarmerUrban Farmer
332
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
El FiveEl Five
876
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Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
Izakaya DenIzakaya Den
1506
$$$$
Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
Bistro VendomeBistro Vendome
5231
$$$$
French | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Blue Island Oyster Bar & SeafoodBlue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
671
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Seafood | Cherry Creek, Denver
La LomaLa Loma
838
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Mexican | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Señor BearSeñor Bear
239
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Latin American | Highlands, Denver
Tupelo Honey - DenverTupelo Honey - Denver
732
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Southern | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Mehak India's AromaMehak India's Aroma
130
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Indian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Bang Up To The Elephant!Bang Up To The Elephant!
92
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Global, International | Central, Denver
Aloy Modern ThaiAloy Modern Thai
77
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Thai | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
UltreiaUltreia
1
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Spanish | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Fortune Wok to TableFortune Wok to Table
28
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Chinese | Cherry Creek, Denver

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RiojaRioja
7278
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Osteria MarcoOsteria Marco
4397
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Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Bistro VendomeBistro Vendome
5231
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French | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Duo RestaurantDuo Restaurant
2804
$$$$
Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
North Italia – DenverNorth Italia – Denver
2048
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Table 6Table 6
1814
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American | Cherry Creek, Denver
Tamayo RestaurantTamayo Restaurant
2910
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Contemporary Mexican | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
VestaVesta
4347
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Global, International | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
CUCINA Colore of Cherry CreekCUCINA Colore of Cherry Creek
1335
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
PanzanoPanzano
4730
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Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

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Corinne RestaurantCorinne Restaurant
526 reviews
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Greta food and prices. Service was excellent and we were well received. Will definitely be back. More

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Sushi SasaSushi Sasa
2222 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

The sushi was so fresh and it was an experience to see sushi made in front of you! More

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Citizen RailCitizen Rail
379 reviews
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Loved it and will be back soon! Only reason we didn’t give it five stars was that we think service could be more prompt for a restaurant of that level. Appetizer portions were also small for price level. More

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ELWAY'S DowntownELWAY'S Downtown
2993 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Our waiter Adam was outstanding. His recommendations right on. Fabulous food. More

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Ad HominemAd Hominem
99 reviews
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American | Central, Denver

We saw the menu on line, and we were very excited. The meal lived up to the menu! We tried the salad of the day and the soup. Both were fantastic. The fish and the pasta were wonderful, too. and they surprised us with a birthday dessert, which was scary-rich. The service was like a super-fancy restaurant, and the servers were super friendly and attentive. We already have reservations to return. More

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RiojaRioja
7278 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

What a great experience of great food, wine and service. Will go with my eyes closed next time if I have to. More

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Mario's Ocean ClubMario's Ocean Club
54 reviews
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Seafood | Baker, Denver

Great new seafood place. Great service. Food had great flavor. More

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The PreserveryThe Preservery
208 reviews
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver

We enjoyed the food and the thoughtfulness behind quality ingredients for fair prices. The kale caesar salad is very good and I’m not a huge salad person. The mac and cheese is smoky and delicious. More

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MilaMila
18 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

First time here and well worth the drive downtown. Delicious dinner and beautiful atmosphere! More

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Kachina Southwestern GrillKachina Southwestern Grill
839 reviews
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Southwest | Westminster, Denver Suburbs

Excellent spot but hard to find if you don’t realize it’s inside the Westin Hotel. Great food but a bit expensive for the portion sizes. My date was a vegetarian and there were some good options. I would go here again. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Denver's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Table1. Table
34 reviews
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Contemporary American | Estes Park, Estes Park

By far the best food in Estes Park! This was a tremendous dining experience with an amazing chef's tasting menu and excellent wine pairings. More

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Ski Tip Lodge2. Ski Tip Lodge
759 reviews
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American | Keystone, Mountains

Wonderful experience. Very enjoyable. Best staff. More

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Bistro Barbes3. Bistro Barbes
328 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Park Hill, Denver

Sometimes I never get beyond the appetizers because there are so many wonderful flavors to try. The menu is seasonal, varied and never fails to offer new combinations and favorite French/North African spices. The service is friendly, relaxed and personal. This is a wonderful spot for a relaxed meal at the end of a weekday or a long week. More

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The Family Jones Spirit House4. The Family Jones Spirit House
52 reviews
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Distillery | Highlands, Denver

Friendly, knowledgeable staff and great cocktails! More

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Cherry Hills Sushi Co5. Cherry Hills Sushi Co
94 reviews
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Japanese | Central, Denver

Great service , great food and even better people. Everyone smiles and makes you feel appreciated and welcome. Love the place. More

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New to OpenTable

Denver restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
BorraCho TacosBorraCho Tacos
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Contemporary Mexican | Baker, Denver

BorraCho Taco offers time-honored versions of the Mexican classics, as well as playful interpretations using global flavors. Our menu is meant to push the boundaries of what a taco can be, using authentic and modern ideas to create vibrant food, drunk with flavor!More

BrightmartenBrightmarten
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American | Wash Park, Denver

Brightmarten is a neighborhood restaurant serving elevated comfort food and drink in a confident, cozy habitat in the heart of the Bonnie Brae neighborhood. The Brightmarten menu is an imaginative take on New American fare, following the seasons, and sourcing from local distilleries, breweries, growers, and producers. It’s a nod to the warmth of good food well served and a wink to the impulse to try something new. We invite you to come in, sit, and tuck into your creature comforts. Join us for dinner and a drink. Relax and get happy(er) at Denver’s Happiest Hour every weekday from 4-6pm. Bring your family, your friends, or just yourself.More

Fondue by Templeton'sFondue by Templeton's
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Fondue | Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs

Welcome! The highest quality of products brought to your table with exceptional service everytime! We are a locally owned family business that strides to bring to the community dining experiences not just food. We pride ourselves on our creative menu that caters to the classic diner looking for more then just a meal. More

Templeton's Steak & SeafoodTempleton's Steak & Seafood
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American | Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs

Welcome! The highest quality of products brought to your table with exceptional service everytime! We are a locally owned family business that strides to bring to the community dining experiences not just food. We pride ourselves on our creative menu that caters to the classic diner looking for more then just a meal. More

Tenya Soul FoodTenya Soul Food
$$$$
Japanese | Highlands, Denver

Welcome to TEN-YA (heavenly restaurant) Soul Food! Now open!
We are serving Japanese food for the soul.
Izakaya grilled skewers and small plates. Craft cocktails, sakes & beers.More

Discover Denver

Located just an hour’s drive from the trifecta of ski resorts—Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge—and nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains; Denver is scaling the ranks of the country’s most desirable places to live. And while Colorado’s capital city is a world class hub of winter recreations, a booming restaurant scene is on the rise, too. Brunch waits now rival those of its coastal counterparts. Sounds a little weird given Denver’s land-locked nature, but sushi is also popular here. Downtown, you’ll find Italian Trattorias, sprawling beer gardens, and a slew of coffee shops that range from pour over bars to laid-back, locals-only spots. Larimer Square forms the heart of downtown’s historic district and houses upscale restaurants fit for special occasions. On the outskirts of town, Red Rocks Amphitheater draws festival crowds for its outdoor acoustics and epic views.