and soups throughout the day, including a
signature Cheeseburger Grinder, the
Bambino sandwich with hot pastrami and
melted Swiss cheese and the hearty
Italian capicola Stack, plus a build-your-own sandwich option with your choice of
a dizzying array of ingredients.
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
2262 Larimer St.
Founded in 2006 and specializing only
in breakfast and lunch, Snooze is a
Colorado-based local favorite with
locations in Denver and Fort Collins.
Specialties include a breakfast pot pie
with homemade rosemary sausage gravy,
a flaky puff pastry, an egg any style and
hash browns and the Sandwich I Am, an
Udi’s soft pretzel roll filled with scrambled
eggs, cheddar cheese and a sausage
patty, served with a side of smoked
cheddar hollandaise and house hash
1487 S. Pearl St.
Located 10 minutes from downtown
Denver in the hip South Pearl Street
neighborhood, Sushi Den gets busier
each year. Recognized as one of
America’s best sushi restaurants for more
than 28 years, Sushi Den prides itself on
using the highest quality of fresh fish. In a
landlocked state such as Colorado, this
means purchasing fish directly from the
market in Japan each day and flying it to
Denver. Diners will also find an extensive
menu of fusion, vegetarian, gluten free
and traditional dishes on the menu.
609 Corona St.
A classic American bistro with a warm
and inviting atmosphere, Table 6 serves
simply elegant dishes complemented by a
dynamic wine list created by owner-
sommelier Aaron Forman. The menu
changes daily to take advantage of the
best seasonal ingredients, but recent
options included gluten-free fried chicken
with pimento cheese, corn bread and
pickled salad, and a halibut dish with
brown butter black quinoa, snap peas
and baby beets.
TAG Raw Bar
1423 Larimer St.
With a chic, intimate setting in Denver’s
LoDo neighborhood, TAG Raw Bar offers
Asian-inspired light and healthy plates with
creative, reasonably priced cocktails.
Since opening in 2011, the restaurant has
developed a reputation as a great place to
start a night on the town. TAG features raw
ingredients, with offerings such as sushi,
ceviche and oyster shooters. Also available
( 24 hours noticed required) is a five-, sevenor nine-course chef’s tasting menu.
Ted’s Montana Grill
1401 Larimer St.
The national franchise, founded by media
mogul and environmentalist Ted Turner
and restaurateur George McKerrow, Jr.,
features fresh, made-from-scratch comfort
food using certified Angus beef, National
Bison Association-certified bison, chicken
and seafood. Favorites include steaks,
meatloaf, crab cakes, pecan-crusted
trout, cedar plank salmon, burgers,
chicken grills and vegetable sides.
Texas de Brazil Churrascuria
8390 E. 49th Ave., Suite 1800
This national chain is an “authentic
(steakhouse) that combines the cuisine of
Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of
Texas.” Highlights include a 50- to 60-
item seasonal salad area with appetizers,
soups, salads, side items and house-
baked Brazilian cheese bread. Flip your
table card to “green” and meat on a stick
appears at your table, including beef,
lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian
sausage. Vegetarians need not worry; the
seasonal salad selection will satisfy even
the pickiest eater.
2134 Larimer St.
Winner of the Open Table Diners’ Choice
for three years running, Trillium describes
itself as “a lively urban bistro with
exceptional guest-driven service and rustic
cuisine that is rooted in the American and
Scandinavian culinary tradition.” Drinks
are taken as seriously as the food here,
with a focus on small wine producers,
eclectic beer offerings and hand-crafted
cocktails. The setting is inspiring, inviting
and comfortable, located in a 100-year-
old building with post and beam
construction, 14-foot ceilings, pressed tin
ceilings and an exhibition-style kitchen.
2233 Larimer St.
As the name implies, the menu changes
monthly at this modern American bistro
owned by James Beard-nominated chef
Jeff Osaka. Dishes at Twelve are globally
influenced but make use of seasonal and
local ingredients whenever possible. The
restaurant is open for dinner nightly, with
a prix fixe menu available for $38 every
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The
intimate dining room seats just 40 guests
at a time.