seasonal ceviche. The menu accommodates
diners with dietary restrictions, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
1600 Stout St., Ste. 100, Denver, 80202
Founded in Denver in 2004, Mad Greens
has multiple locations throughout the metro
region. The menu focuses on fresh build-your-own sandwiches, inventive Panini and
soups, for a “fun and healthy alternative to
fast food and casual sit-down restaurants.”
The Market at Larimer Square
1445 Larimer Street
Denver, 80202; 303-534-5140
The Market started out as a small grocery
store in the late 1970s. In 1983 Mark and
Gary Greenberg transformed that fledgling
grocery into Denver’s most recognizable deli
and espresso bar. The Market’s emphasis on
freshly prepared foods made and served on
the premises has made it a Denver favorite
for decades. It’s a great spot to grab coffee,
have a business lunch, or an after-dinner
slice of the café’s famous cake.
1201 16th Street, Ste. 108, Denver, 80202
The Mellow Mushroom started in Atlanta,
but is now a national chain. Its locally operated Denver location has been around since
1974—making it a community fixture and
local favorite. The casual menu includes
pizza, munchies, salads, calzones, hoagies,
beer and more.
225 E 7th Ave. , Denver, 80203
One of the top-rated restaurants in the U.S.,
this dinner-only spot is the brainchild of
well-known chef Frank Bonanno, who owns
several other top Denver eateries including
Bones, Osteria Marco and Luca D’Italia. The
restaurant describes itself as “American-style
restaurant heavy on French technique.”
Mizuna serves imaginative dishes using
simple ingredients and features a menu that
changes each month. Popular dishes are the
pan roasted foie gras and macaroni and cheese
with poached Maine lobster.
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
1400 Arapahoe St., Denver, 80202
The Oceanaire is designed to resemble a 1930s
ocean liner. The restaurant is committed to
quality, and has seafood flown in daily from
around the world, like Alaskan halibut, fresh
Copper River salmon, true Dover sole or
bluefin tuna. There’s also an oyster bar, cocktail lounge and prix fixe specials.
1465 Larimer St., Denver, 80202
Another upscale Denver seafood favorite,
Ocean Prime opened in January 2010 at
Larimer Square in downtown Denver and
was recently chosen as editor’s pick for “Best
Seafood” by 5280 magazine. The restaurant
is committed to serving the highest quality
steak, seafood, handcrafted cocktails and
Multiple metro locations
Old Chicago started in Boulder in 1976,
when a few buddies opened a pizza joint.
The restaurant has always been committed to
serving up delicious, handmade pizza and the
best lineup of cold beers in town. The food is
known for being fresh and full of flavor. Beer-lovers will appreciate the lineup of 110 beers.
19420 E. Mainstreet, Parker 80138
Parker Garage is a Chef driven culinary
inspired restaurant located right in the heart
of downtown Parker. It has been designated
as a Parker landmark and was restored
back to it’s original state in 2014. Executive
chef, Duy Pham, has been an innovator in
Denver’s dining scene for over 25 years. His
intention based menu unites refined dining
dining and local seasonal ingredients.
Pat’s Downtown Bar & Grill
1624 Market St., Denver, 80220
Pat’s Philly Steaks and Subs, a family-owned
business with Philadelphia roots, is famous
for creating quality cheesesteaks and subs in
Denver since 1999. The restaurant creates an
authentic Philly taste using the finest meats
and cheeses. They oven roast their turkey on
the premises daily and use fresh baked rolls
that are consistently recognized as “East
Coast” style by many former Philadelphians
in the Denver Area.
1109 Ogden St. , Denver, 80218
Potager opened in 1997 in Denver’s Capitol
Hill neighborhood. Started by the chef-owner and her dad, Potager was one of
the first Denver restaurants to focus on
local, organic and seasonal ingredients.
The dinner-only menu features farm fresh
options such as wood oven-roasted garlic
chicken, twice baked gruyere, tarragon,
mustard soufflé and grilled asparagus.
934 16th St., Denver, 80202
As part of the historic landscape of the 16th
Street Mall for nearly two decades, the Rialto
Cafe is a downtown Denver staple known
for its inviting atmosphere. While some of
the dishes are familiar territory in American dining, others bring a surprise or two.
Featuring hand-cut steaks, seasonally fresh
seafood, and an Italian dish or two, the
menu is diverse, convenient, and a palate-pleaser for all tastes. This is the perfect place
to go before or after a show downtown.
1431 Larimer St. , Denver, 80202
Winner of the best chef in the Southwest
James Beard Foundation award in 2013,