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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Denver / Colorado

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Denver / Colorado? 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!

A photo of Vin Rouge Wine Bar & Tasting Room restaurant
4.9
4.9 (168)
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Highlands
About the restaurant
Welcome to Vin Rouge Wine Bar & Tasting Room in the historic Berkeley neighborhood in West Denver!
We specialize in boutique natural wines from around the globe, local craft beers, and must-have light fare staples like cheese, charcuterie, and local desserts in the comfort of our cozy neighborhood bar. Last call is made 45 minutes prior to closing.
Top review
SfcWx
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent wine selection and the owner, Jenn, was pleasant and knowledgeable about her wines. I recommend making reservations if you want to sit on their couch or table since most of their seating is at the bar. Happy hour represents a better value on her wines.
A photo of The Family Jones Spirit House restaurant
4.9
4.9 (425)
$30 and under
Distillery
Highlands
About the restaurant
The Family Jones Spirit House is a distillery and tasting room featuring crafted spirits and bites. It emphasizes the relationship between distiller, chef, bartender and guest, with a focus on hospitality that makes it a gathering place where all feel at home. Nestled in the space at 3245 Osage St., The Family Jones Distillery occupies the former Mancinellis Market building two doors from Root Down. Designed and built by tres birds workshop, the space pairs industrial elements with rich wood details. The roof was lifted to add a second-floor mezzanine where distillery operations are now perched above a sunken, curvilinear, concrete bar. Guests enter the space through a large, square, wooden door made from reclaimed, on-site materials. Inside, they are met with low-slung seating, deep blue booths and soft lighting. Two-story wooden louvers flank the Osage Street glass facade, offering passive temperature and lighting control, while drawing attention to the well-lit copper still.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
People need to get back to Family Jones! Best staff, coolest drinks, incredible happy hour! Alex will get you right!
A photo of Pizza Pasta Villa restaurant
5.0
5 (111)
$30 and under
Italian
Lakewood
About the restaurant
Pizza Pasta Villa is your neighborhood Italian Restaurant. Let us transport you to Italy while dining in an Italian Villa. Listen to the fountain in the garden while having a nice dinner on our cozy patio. Or dine inside with the open kitchen savoring the aromas of Italian herbs and spices.
Enjoy a pizza cooked in a stone oven. Order your 10 inch personal pizza like you would in Italy, or get your own specialty pizza named after an Italian city.

Enjoy a selection of authentic Italian Pasta dishes with Imported pasta from Italy, like the Carbonara, rich and creamy with prosciutto ham or try the shrimp Fra Diavola in a spicy seafood marinara. Fresh baked Italian bread twists accompanied our pastas. For appetizer try the Aranchini filled with meat and cheeses and served with our Home-Made marinara.


We look forward to serving you soon!!

Grazie


Top review
happyhungryholly
Dined 1 day ago
This is a lovely place. Nice patio (if it's not too hot). Reasonable prices. Great wines. The fresh, hot bread sticks were aMAzing.
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4.9
4.9 (912)
$31 to $50
American
Highlands
About the restaurant
Williams & Graham is an internationally recognized and awarded craft cocktail bar hidden behind a bookshelf. We have been recognized as a World's Top 50 Bar and Top Cocktail Bar in the US (2x). We offer a rich ambiance, wide variety of drinks, delicious food served until 1am nightly, and genuine hospitality.

We take reservations Sunday through Thursday with walk-in availability. We accept a limited amount of reservations on Friday & Saturday allowing more space for walk-in guests. Due to limited capacity and high demand, all reservations have a set maximum time of 2 hours to enjoy food and drink. Thank you for your understanding and consistent support!

This is a 21 and up environment, we apologize for the inconvenience but we will not be able to permit entry for anyone under the legal drinking age.

We look forward to sharing a drink with you soon!
Top review
CaseyK
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
What a great place! Our server Libby was fantastic and curated our experience beautifully. Her knowledge was expansive and she was so helpful. Ambience felt old school and awesome. A bit noisy but honestly who cares!
A photo of New Sheridan Chop House restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1318)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Telluride
About the restaurant
A lively main street steak house offering a selection of the worlds finest steaks, eclectic fresh seafood and daily specials. Executive Chef Brian Batten focuses on the highest quality local ingredients prepared with Gourmet American flair. Paired with an award winning wine list, the New Sheridan Chop House is sure to please the most discriminating palates. 970-728-9100 www.newsheridan.com
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Ray and the Sheridan Chophouse never disappoint! Their meats are top notch and sides are just as great. The service was excellent. Don’t eat here without getting key lime pie. It is the best (better than any in Florida!!).
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4.8
4.8 (170)
$31 to $50
Winery
Fort Lupton
About the restaurant
Salt & Acres is a 45-acre vineyard & farm destination, just outside of the hustle and bustle - get ready to meet your new sanctuary. Join us in The Tasting Room restaurant on-site to enjoy tasty shareable food items on a rotating seasonal menu, and a full bar including the Salt & Acres wine label Ampersands, spirits from The Family Jones, and a rotating local beer menu. Choose from our elegantly appointed indoor spaces, or book a table on one of two expansive outdoor decks overlooking the scenery. We look forward to making your experience a memorable one.
Top review
socmom2025
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent wine, spritzers, and food. Jess was our waitress and she was awesome. The scenery is beautiful. Will definitely be back.
A photo of Flagstaff House restaurant
4.9
4.9 (5551)
$50 and over
American
Boulder
About the restaurant
Partners Executive Chef and Food Network Chopped Champion Chris Royster and General Manager Adam Monette welcome you to the Flagstaff House Restaurant for unparalleled Colorado dining experience. Located at an elevation of 6,000 feet, the Flagstaff House offers breathtaking views, new American cuisine, a world-renowned wine list and impeccable service. Local and seasonal cuisine take the spotlight in curating our menu. Offered are a three-course or Chef's multi-course tasting menu with the three-course menu available a la carte. The Monette family has owned the Flagstaff House since 1971 and holds many prestigious awards including Colorado's longest holding Wine Spectator Grand Award, Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rating and AAA Four Diamond status. Features include Men's Journal, Bon Appetite, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, 5280, Best of Boulder, Eater and many others. We look forward to welcoming you for a special dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
My experience was beyond compare to any restaurant I have ever been. Attention to every detail is simply amazing. If you are prepared to pay for such perfection, add it to your bucket list.
A photo of Alice and Rose restaurant
4.7
4.7 (35)
$31 to $50
American
Boulder
About the restaurant
We're an immersive restaurant and teahouse on the famous University Hill in Boulder! Guests travel far and wide for our Wonderland themed afternoon tea and all day brunch. We have two signature dishes: our incredible California Eggs Benedict and our unforgettable French Toast. Our Alice inspired cocktails and mimosas make your day pretty great too. Whether you are grabbing an energy boost at our coffee bar, celebrating with friends with one one our whimsical tea towers, or enjoying brunch with an incredible view of the Flatirons, we have what you crave. Our chefs are well versed in vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free offerings as well. While many enjoy coming in character or wearing a great hat, there's no need to dress up for our fine dining experience. Like Wonderland, we're a safe place to be who you are.
Top review
SBursh
Dined 3 days ago
We enjoyed a lovely Father’s Day meal at Alice and Rose. We received a very warm welcome and personalized service from the staff, including the owner. We enjoyed hearing about the artwork and interpretations of Alice in Wonderland from around the world. The decor was fun with oversized chairs and other whimsical touches. Thr afternoon tea service was my favorite we’ve been to in Colorado with delicious sandwiches and sweets. Great addition to the Boulder scene!
A photo of Mishawaka Amphitheatre Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (658)
$30 and under
American
Fort Collins
About the restaurant

We have gone cashless. Please bring a debit or credit card. We have a 10 minute grace period for all reservations. You will not be sat until your entire party has arrived. Our featured Craft Micro Brewery is Odell Brewery, located in Fort Collins, CO. Odell Brewery is our craft beer partner featuring Mish Ale, but we have a full bar with many choices of craft beers, wine and spirits. If you book an outdoor reservation there is no guarantee you will be next to the river. Outdoor seating available weather permitting in winter season with heated bubble tents and blankets available. Bubbles may not be put up if windy conditions exist or the temperature is over 60 degrees.

Mishawaka Amphitheatre has a full service restaurant available. Enjoy a meal on our beautiful deck and watch the big horn sheep grazing on the canyon hill side or enjoy our indoor seating with large bay windows that offers the same river and wildlife view.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We love going up to the Mishawaka and spending some time outside by the river. It is such a unique treasure!
A photo of Sweet Heart Winery restaurant
4.9
4.9 (113)
$31 to $50
American
Loveland
About the restaurant
Sweet Heart Winery offers high quality craft wines by the flight, glass, or bottle – plus perfect food pairings to round out your winery experience. Choose to sit in our ruggedly beautiful timber frame facility or enjoy unmatched outdoor seating options along the banks of the Big Thompson River with with views of the Rocky Mountains and the Devil's Backbone. A truly one of kind wine and food experience!
Top review
ELIZABETHH
Dined 3 days ago
Such a cute, friendly, and fun atmosphere. Very laid back, there are lots of outdoor tables with umbrellas for shade. The kids can run around in the large field that is there and you can enjoy your class of wine. They do need to be more flexible with there menu options. We wanted to order a cheese flatbread for the kids but they were "all out" of the ingredients they said. So we ended up ordering a meat lovers flatbread without the meat... Strange. Additionally we wanted to just order a scoop of vanilla ice cream but it wasn't an option and you'd have to order the boozy banana split without any of the toppings to get vanilla ice cream... Despite this we enjoyed our visit and have already been twice.
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