301 E. 7th Ave.
A fixture in Denver’s Capitol Hill area
since 1987, Benny’s is a neighborhood
hangout known for authentic Mexican
food, affordable prices and fun
atmosphere. Winner of multiple “best of”
awards from various Denver publications,
Benny’s authentic Mexican food is made
fresh on the premises every day. The
restaurant also has a tequila bar featuring
margaritas, wine and beer.
Blue Bonnet Cafe
457 S. Broadway
One of the city’s most popular Mexican
restaurants for the last 40 years, the family-owned Blue Bonnet Café is known for its
great patio, chips and salsa,
chimichangas, award-winning margaritas,
flautas, chile rellenos, pollo adovado, fish
tacos and carnitas—all made from scratch.
1000 Osage St.
Known as Denver’s original steakhouse, The
Buckhorn Exchange is located in the city’s
oldest neighborhood just five minutes from
downtown. This national historic landmark
and western museum has been serving the
finest in Old West fare since 1893,
including prime grade steaks, buffalo prime
rib, elk, salmon, quail, game hen and
succulent baby back pork ribs. You’ll also
find exotic appetizers such as alligator tail,
rattlesnake and buffalo sausage, as well as
the house specialty Rocky Mountain oysters.
The Capital Grille
1450 Larimer St.
Rich African mahogany paneling and art
deco chandeliers are just a few elegant
details at the upscale Capital Grille, a
recent recipient of the American Culinary
Federation’s “Achievement of Excellence
Award.” The menu includes nationally
renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood
and an award-winning wine list of more
than 5,000 bottles.
1445 Market St.
Chlóe’s Mezze Lounge is the perfect
atmosphere for fine dining or early-night
cocktails. The menu, crafted by Chef
Jose Guerrero, features Mediterranean
small plates that are designed to be
shared and experienced together. To
accompany these small plates, Chlóe
offers light, refreshing and fun specialty
cocktails concocted by Mixologist Eryn
ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro
1555 Blake St.
Named after the largest Chinese-
influenced market in Saigon, Vietnam,
ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro features
inspired interpretations of traditional
dishes found across the Far East. Voted
Denver’s best chef by Westword,
ChoLon’s Lon Symensma creates inventive
favorites like pork belly buns with a
sesame glaze, Korean hot fried chicken
sandwiches and bacon “fried rice”
carbonara. An extensive drink list includes
wines, craft beer and handcrafted
artisanal cocktails that complement the
food menu. Open for lunch, dinner and
Denver Palm Restaurant
Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence St.
This Denver location of the nationally
known original New York restaurant
founded in 1926 features an extensive
lunch and dinner menu, as well as bar
bites, special business lunch menus
and private dining. The dinner menu
reflects the restaurant’s Italian-American
heritage and includes such classics as
prime aged steaks, jumbo Nova
Scotia lobsters, chicken parmigiana
and veal martini.