Food can make or break a vacation. Once people start to get a little hungry, things can fall apart quickly, regardless of where you are visiting. That’s why it’s important to fill up and refuel at some of the best restaurants in downtown Denver! There are so many places to see and things to do in the Mile High City, so why not sample some of the top eats in the city while you’re at it? Whether you want steak, pizza, or pad thai, you’ll find a place that serves up some of the best dishes in town on this list!
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Experience These Incredible Downtown Denver Restaurants
The Avenue Grill
The Avenue Grill boasts an inviting atmosphere paired with vintage charm set in a 1940s-themed supper club. This downtown Denver restaurant is a part of the East 17th Avenue “restaurant row,” which is a couple of blocks away from the Filmore Auditorium and the Ogden Theatre. Plan an evening out on the town before walking to a romantic dinner near the heart of the Mile High City.
Beast + Bottle
The Beast + Bottle specializes in craft cocktails and eclectic wines. You can enjoy a cozy dinner any night of the week or brunch on the weekend, featuring dishes with a unique blend of seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients. Try one of their delicious lamb specials for dinner, like gnocchi with lamb pancetta or a lamb quarter pounder with fries!
Chada Thai is a spicy eatery boasting an incredible selection of Asian meals served in an inviting, warm environment. We recommend their exceptional Thai Curry or Pad Thai. Their tasty options are sure to satisfy your culinary cravings! This Denver restaurant is also one block from Castle Marne, so you can easily walk to and from it while exploring the area on foot.
The Chinese-influenced ChoLon Bistro has a fantastic menu based off of the “big market” in Saigon, Vietnam. This flavorful downtown Denver eatery provides guests with a unique mix of Asian ingredients prepared with French-style cooking techniques. ChoLon sits on Blake Street, in between the Larimer Square District and Union Station, giving you plenty of shopping and entertainment opportunities in the area!
Satisfy all your culinary cravings at Fruition Restaurant with a wide variety of artisan meals and libations. This local favorite serves up tasty dishes like lamb tartare, diver scallops, or pork tenderloin. You can also choose a five or seven-course set meal with beverage pairings for an exciting culinary experience.
Guard and Grace
Order a mouthwatering steak and hearty sides for lunch or dinner at Guard and Grace. The incredible 9,000-square-foot, fine-dining establishment in the heart of downtown Denver specializes in wood-fired dishes and rich flavors all marinated to perfection. While the steaks and seafood are the stars of the show, you’ll want to stick around for dessert, where Bananas Foster cheesecake and vanilla bourbon crème brulée await you!
Mici Handcrafted Italian
Delight in the Italian delicacies served up at Mici. This downtown Denver restaurant offers handcrafted pasta dishes, pizzas, and bread prepared with multi-generational family recipes. Mici has three restaurants in the Denver area, but the main one in the Central Business District is the best if you want to explore the top attractions in downtown.
Castle Marne provides guests with one of the most unique escapes in all of Denver! Our ornate Castle sits in the heart of the Capitol Hill District, so you can walk or take one of the area’s public transportation options to and from downtown and the surrounding areas! Taste and see more of what the Mile High City has to offer by checking out our things to do page, where you’ll find more dining options, nightlife entertainment suggestions, and recommended activities!
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