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Top 10 Dining Spots in Denver

Friends toasting with wine at a restaurant

Denver, Colorado, has it all. It’s home to America’s craft beer revolution, situated in-between some of the nation’s most beautiful natural landscapes, and boasts fine dining locations that are renowned across the country. This eclectic mix of restaurants rest just outside the front doors of the various Denver apartments for rent, so get ready top hop on the light rail and immerse yourself in an exquisite dining experience.

1. Rebel Restaurant

Located on the edge of RiNo, this restaurant is reserved for the adventurous spirit. The décor is an unusual, yet surprisingly natural, mix of rustic and mid-century modern with a slight touch of oriental. Strange as that may sound, their menu pushes more boundaries than their sense of style.

People come here for masterfully crafted cocktails and outrageous dishes like the hog’s head dinner. If you aren’t keen on the visual aspects of their more outlandish meals, then the pierogi appetizer is sure to help you feel grounded during this exotic experience. You’ll have to hurry, though. Rebel is set to close very soon.

2. Comal Heritage Food Incubator

This is a go-to lunch spot for many in RiNo, boasting some of the best regional cuisines in the area. Choose from Mexican, Syrian, and Ethiopian dishes paired with equally regional drinks. The portion sizes are perfect for mid-day meal, and sure to give you the fuel you need to finish your daily schedule.

Profits from Comal go to an economic and workforce development initiative by Focus Points. Your purchase helps participants in the program receive job training and certification in association with local businesses that promote living wages.

3. Acorn

Wood-fired delights dominate the menu in this kitchen owned by Chef Steve Redzikowski. This is an ideal spot for creative takes on American classics with a splash of worldly flavor. The kale and apple salad is a popular lunch menu item, while the wood-roasted manila clams reign supreme for dinner.

4. Hop Alley

This is Tommy Lee’s (Uncle) second major hit in the city. Its menu revolves around traditional Chinese cuisine served in family-style dishes. The plating is artistic, the atmosphere is modern, and the cocktails are otherworldly. Don’t forget to try their thoughtful wine list as well.

5. The Populist

Culinary mastery combines with five-star drinks at The Populist. The menu is an ever-changing wonderland of seasonal creations, complete with a chef’s tasting for two. The only mainstay here is the agnolotti, which allows for a different experience on every visit. After dinner, hop across the street to Fausto, The Populist’s sister location, for a night cap.

6. Senor Bear

Inspired by two chefs’ travels through Mexico and South America, Senor Bear is a pan-Latin restaurant new to area as of last summer. The dedication to regional ingredients and talent of chefs Max MaxKissock and Black Edmunds shines though in their dishes. Agua Chile and Mole Negro remain popular bites, but don’t be afraid to try something unique here.

7. Bar Dough

Headed by Top Chef contestant Carrie Baird, Bar Dough provides a casual atmosphere with surprising and creative dishes. While the pizza is delicious, it’s the pasta menu that has residents in the Denver area buzzing. This restaurant doubles as an excellent brunch spot, but the desserts are an absolute must-have.

8. Uncle

This is Tommy Lee’s original, and the Momofuku-inspired restaurant is still as popular as ever. You’ll find various styles of ramen on the menu, all masterfully created by the chef himself. The atmosphere is bright, uplifting, and lively, which makes this an excellent way to start the night.

9. The Bindery

Linda Hampsten Fox, a longtime private chef, has offered up her expertise in a menu that spans her entire culinary career. The aptly named Bindery binds together her experience with Mexican, Italian, French, Israeli, and other regional fare to create one-of-a-kind dishes crafted in artisan fashion. The cocktail menu is outstanding, as are dishes like charred octopus agua chili and milk and honey lamb chops. This is the epitome of fine dining at the hands of a master chef.

10. Sushi Ronin

If you love sushi, then prepare to experience stunning combos from Chef Corey Baker. All of his fresh delicacies can be paired with an extensive sake list, and the experience is made wonderful by highly trained, welcoming staff. This is as fresh as fresh gets in the city.

Bonus: Beast + Bottle

There are countless fine dining experiences throughout Denver, so we decided to add one more that elevates the scene here in the city as high as it can go. Beast + Bottle is the creation of Paul and Aileen Reilly, two siblings with an artistic understanding of luxury eateries.

Meals are decadent creations that will leave you pausing as you decide whether you want to dig in or take another moment to admire the beautiful presentation before you. The expertly-curated wine and cocktail list pairs exquisitely with each dish, as does the modern yet elevated atmosphere. Critics and patrons alike agree, this is the prim de la prim of fine dining in Denver.

Denver Apartments for Rent

These 10 restaurants are just a small taste of the fine dining offered in Denver, all of which are located just outside the front doors of The Henry. This premier apartment community in the beloved neighborhood of Platt Park rests on 4.29 acres, complete with 45,000 square feet of common space.

Homes inside this seven-story building are equipped with the finest in modern décor from quartz countertops to Bosch appliances, providing a welcoming atmosphere as residents return from renowned shopping and dining districts such as Old South Pearl Street. Easy access to the light rail provides effortless commutes to work or relaxation in Washington Park, while a host of onsite amenities cater to Denverite lifestyles.

We invite you to experience the vibrant city of Denver in an entirely new light. The Henry revolutionizes the concept of city living, ushering in a new era of luxury and nonpareil accommodation. Welcome to Platt Parks newest premier address.