There are restaurants, and then there are restaurants. Foodies, listen up, because we’re talking about the latter type of dining establishment. If your tastebuds are begging you to step up your game, then Denver is the place for you. Our city does a lot of things very well, and food is no exception. Visit any of these famous Denver restaurants, and your palate will be pleased!
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Don’t Pass On These Famous Denver Restaurants
Fruition Restaurant — 1313 E. 6th Avenue
Fruition is more than just another restaurant with loads of glowing Google and TripAdvisor reviews — it’s the representation of Chef Seidel’s hard work and dedication to excellent American cuisine. Since 2007, Fruition has been providing mouthwatering, award-winning dishes to the people of the Mile High CIty. Make reservations and taste for yourself why it’s one of the best restaurants in Denver.
Sushi Den — 1487 South Pearl St.
If you love sushi, you’ll probably go above and beyond to find the best shrimp tempura or spicy tuna rolls around. Well, we’re going to do the hard work for you: go to Sushi Den. Your search is over. It’s the best Sushi in Denver.
Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant — 1000 Osage St.
Looking for the best steakhouse in Denver? Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant is where you want to be. Since 1893 (yes, 1893), this has been the place to get steak in Denver. Not just steak, though — buffalo prime rib, elk, and quail are also on the menu. There’s a good reason why it’s one of the most famous Denver restaurants.
Rioja — 1431 Larimer St.
Treat yourself to a taste of the Mediterranean at Rioja, one of the best restaurants in downtown Denver. Chef Jen’s creations will win your heart (and your tastebuds), and with dishes like Artichoke Tortellini, Georges Banks Scallops, the Colorado Lamb Burger, you’ll experience for yourself why Jennifer Jasinski is one of city’s finest chefs.
Denver Biscuit Company — Multiple locations
Denver Biscuit Company brings a Southern staple dish to the Rocky Mountains, and trust us, you don’t want to pass this place up. With five locations and menu that’s loaded with irresistible options like The Winona (fried chicken and pimento cheese) and The Elmer (pulled pork, barbecue sauce, onion rings, and slaw), you won’t be let down.
El Taco De Mexico — 714 Santa Fe Drive
Taco lovers, take note: El Taco De Mexico is the taco shop you’ve been looking for. With 30+ plus years of operation, wallet-friendly prices, and Google reviewers who rave about the authentic taste and fast service, it’s no surprise it’s one of the best places for tacos in Denver.
Vesta — 1822 Blake St.
Good luck not salivating over Vesta’s menu. Madras Grilled Venison? Colorado Rack of Lamb? Dayboat Diver Scallops? Yeah, that’s just the beginning. Add barrel-aged cocktails, a stellar wine selection, and health-conscious dishes, and it’s easy to see why Vesta is one of the most famous Denver restaurants.
North Italia — 190 Clayton Ln
Don’t settle for average Italian fare: Go to North Italia. Order the Burrata Tortelloni, the Chicken Pesto, or the Margherita pizza, pair it with one of Italia’s wines, and you’ll thank us. They do weekend brunch, too!
Slip Into A Food Coma At One Of Denver’s Best B&Bs
After an amazing meal, one of the best things you can do is kick and relax (and maybe take a nap). But don’t settle on where you lay your head — stay at Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast. Our stunning bed and breakfast is a National Landmark and one of the best B&Bs in Denver! Stay in one of our rooms and experience the romantic charm that we’ve been providing our guests since 1989. Whether you’re searching for the perfect honeymoon suite or a quick weekend getaway in Denver, Castle Marne is the place for you. Wake up to a gourmet breakfast and then explore the city’s museums, parks, breweries, and more! Contact us online or call 1-800-92-MARNE to book your stay today.