casual menu includes pizza, munchies,
salads, calzones, hoagies, beer and
225 E 7th Ave.
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.
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.
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 award-winning
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.
Pat’s Downtown Bar & Grill
1624 Market St.
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.
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
934 16th St.
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