The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
Frasca Food and WineFrasca Food and Wine
9.1
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Bar DoughBar Dough
8.6
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Italian | Highlands, Denver
Izakaya DenIzakaya Den
8.5
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Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
the plimoththe plimoth
8.5
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American | Central, Denver
SpuntinoSpuntino
8.3
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Italian | Highlands, Denver
RiojaRioja
8.3
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
The PreserveryThe Preservery
8.2
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver
Colt & GrayColt & Gray
8.2
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Contemporary American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Euclid HallEuclid Hall
8.1
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International | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Beast and BottleBeast and Bottle
8
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Contemporary American | Uptown, Denver
Root DownRoot Down
8
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American | Highlands, Denver
Table 6Table 6
8
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American | Cherry Creek, Denver
Bistro BarbesBistro Barbes
7.9
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Contemporary French / American | Park Hill, Denver
Old MajorOld Major
7.8
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Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver

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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Denver

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Sushi DenSushi Den
113
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Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
El FiveEl Five
869
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Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
RiojaRioja
7267
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
The PopulistThe Populist
174
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver
Barolo GrillBarolo Grill
2622
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Palace Arms at the Brown PalacePalace Arms at the Brown Palace
945
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Contemporary American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
NocturneNocturne
634
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver
Guard & GraceGuard & Grace
1319
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Limelight Supper Club & LoungeLimelight Supper Club & Lounge
2162
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Chubby Cattle - DenverChubby Cattle - Denver
8
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Chinese | Baker, Denver

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Denver

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Root DownRoot Down
5830
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American | Highlands, Denver
Bar DoughBar Dough
670
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Italian | Highlands, Denver
Izakaya DenIzakaya Den
1499
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Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
Old MajorOld Major
1155
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Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
ChoLon Modern AsianChoLon Modern Asian
3166
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Asian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
True Food Kitchen - Cherry CreekTrue Food Kitchen - Cherry Creek
1001
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American | Cherry Creek, Denver
RiojaRioja
7267
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
El FiveEl Five
869
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Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
LingerLinger
4573
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International | Highlands, Denver
Osteria MarcoOsteria Marco
4396
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Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Quality Italian- DenverQuality Italian- Denver
702
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Il PostoIl Posto
410
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Italian | River North (Denver), Denver
CopertaCoperta
693
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Italian | Uptown, Denver
Bistro VendomeBistro Vendome
5225
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French | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Señor BearSeñor Bear
237
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Latin American | Highlands, Denver
Citizen RailCitizen Rail
376
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Duo RestaurantDuo Restaurant
2802
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Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
North Italia – DenverNorth Italia – Denver
2048
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Avelina - DenverAvelina - Denver
827
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Contemporary American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Tupelo Honey - DenverTupelo Honey - Denver
726
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Southern | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in Denver's

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
Bar DoughBar Dough
670
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Italian | Highlands, Denver
Old MajorOld Major
1155
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Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
Urban FarmerUrban Farmer
329
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
El FiveEl Five
869
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Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
Izakaya DenIzakaya Den
1499
$$$$
Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
Bistro VendomeBistro Vendome
5225
$$$$
French | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Blue Island Oyster Bar & SeafoodBlue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
666
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Seafood | Cherry Creek, Denver
La LomaLa Loma
838
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Mexican | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Señor BearSeñor Bear
237
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Latin American | Highlands, Denver
Tupelo Honey - DenverTupelo Honey - Denver
726
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Southern | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Mehak India's AromaMehak India's Aroma
130
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Indian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Bang Up To The Elephant!Bang Up To The Elephant!
91
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Caribbean | Central, Denver
Aloy Modern ThaiAloy Modern Thai
75
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Thai | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
UltreiaUltreia
1
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Spanish | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Fortune Wok to TableFortune Wok to Table
28
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Chinese | Cherry Creek, Denver

Denver's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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RiojaRioja
7267
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Osteria MarcoOsteria Marco
4396
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Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Bistro VendomeBistro Vendome
5225
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French | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Duo RestaurantDuo Restaurant
2802
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Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
North Italia – DenverNorth Italia – Denver
2048
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Table 6Table 6
1810
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American | Cherry Creek, Denver
Tamayo RestaurantTamayo Restaurant
2907
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Contemporary Mexican | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
VestaVesta
4343
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Global, International | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
CUCINA Colore of Cherry CreekCUCINA Colore of Cherry Creek
1329
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
PanzanoPanzano
4719
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Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

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Corinne RestaurantCorinne Restaurant
512 reviews
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Simple kale saled was fantastic ! salmon was very good. Had most of the appetizers all are fantastic. The Apple strudel dessert incredible!!! More

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Sushi SasaSushi Sasa
2214 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

I’ve tried the supposed best sushi places in town and I think the fish is best here. Some others may be trendier or have a greater ambiance, but the fish here rocks More

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Citizen RailCitizen Rail
376 reviews
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Great food! Great service! Even the dessert was great and definitely worth the calories! More

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ELWAY'S DowntownELWAY'S Downtown
2990 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Amazing steak. We had the filet's and they were all cooked perfectly. So tender and amazing flavor. Great service and nice atmosphere. Parking was a breeze with the free valet. More

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Ad HominemAd Hominem
93 reviews
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American | Central, Denver

Apps, soup and entrees were delicious¡ Ilona gave excellent service. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Denver

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RiojaRioja
7267 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Get the picnic for sure!! We loved the Brandi snap cannoli and peanut butter torte too. More

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Mario's Ocean ClubMario's Ocean Club
48 reviews
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Seafood | Baker, Denver

We've visited this restaurant many times and have always been thrilled with the quality of the cooking. Fish is fresh, salads are lovely and crisp, dessert is amazing. Local produce, chicken and beef is featured. More

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The PreserveryThe Preservery
204 reviews
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver

The service was outstanding! Loved our waiter. The food was also excellent except for my potato croquettes which were cold. Everything else was very tasty though! More

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MilaMila
17 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Ryan was awesome! More

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MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza - Castle RockMidiCi Neapolitan Pizza - Castle Rock
45 reviews
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Italian | Castle Rock, Denver Suburbs

Excellent dinner! Elizabeth, our server, was wonderful and very attentive. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Denver's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Table1. Table
34 reviews
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Contemporary American | Estes Park, Estes Park

By far the best food in Estes Park! This was a tremendous dining experience with an amazing chef's tasting menu and excellent wine pairings. More

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Ski Tip Lodge2. Ski Tip Lodge
759 reviews
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American | Keystone, Mountains

Wonderful experience. Very enjoyable. Best staff. More

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Bistro Barbes3. Bistro Barbes
328 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Park Hill, Denver

Sometimes I never get beyond the appetizers because there are so many wonderful flavors to try. The menu is seasonal, varied and never fails to offer new combinations and favorite French/North African spices. The service is friendly, relaxed and personal. This is a wonderful spot for a relaxed meal at the end of a weekday or a long week. More

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The Family Jones Spirit House4. The Family Jones Spirit House
50 reviews
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Distillery | Highlands, Denver

Really beautiful place and not crowded at all (finally!) Delicious food and cocktails at reasonable prices. Phew! I will be coming back many times. More

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Cherry Hills Sushi Co5. Cherry Hills Sushi Co
94 reviews
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Japanese | Central, Denver

Great service , great food and even better people. Everyone smiles and makes you feel appreciated and welcome. Love the place. More

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New to OpenTable

Denver restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
BorraCho TacosBorraCho Tacos
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Contemporary Mexican | Baker, Denver

BorraCho Taco offers time-honored versions of the Mexican classics, as well as playful interpretations using global flavors. Our menu is meant to push the boundaries of what a taco can be, using authentic and modern ideas to create vibrant food, drunk with flavor!More

BrightmartenBrightmarten
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American | Wash Park, Denver

Brightmarten is a neighborhood restaurant serving elevated comfort food and drink in a confident, cozy habitat in the heart of the Bonnie Brae neighborhood. The Brightmarten menu is an imaginative take on New American fare, following the seasons, and sourcing from local distilleries, breweries, growers, and producers. It’s a nod to the warmth of good food well served and a wink to the impulse to try something new. We invite you to come in, sit, and tuck into your creature comforts. Join us for dinner and a drink. Relax and get happy(er) at Denver’s Happiest Hour every weekday from 4-6pm. Bring your family, your friends, or just yourself.More

Fondue by Templeton'sFondue by Templeton's
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Fondue | Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs

Welcome! The highest quality of products brought to your table with exceptional service everytime! We are a locally owned family business that strides to bring to the community dining experiences not just food. We pride ourselves on our creative menu that caters to the classic diner looking for more then just a meal. More

Templeton's Steak & SeafoodTempleton's Steak & Seafood
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American | Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs

Welcome! The highest quality of products brought to your table with exceptional service everytime! We are a locally owned family business that strides to bring to the community dining experiences not just food. We pride ourselves on our creative menu that caters to the classic diner looking for more then just a meal. More

narrative.narrative.
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American | Cherry Creek, Denver

Winner of Cherry Creek Food & Wine’s 2018 People’s Choice award! Delivering a new topic of conversation, and a place to hold that exchange. Narrative offers storied & drink under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef Paul Nagan. An approachable, modern American menu featuring global flavors, sharable plates, a daily robust happy hour! An upscale cocktail menu & wine library with over 700 bottles & 90 labels await your entrée selection. Narrative’s ambience & service delivery are engaging and attentive. Floor to ceiling windows offer wonderful light & an open-air feeling. Join Cherry Creek’s patio culture and dine al fresco on our patio. A lively bar with attentive bar service is warm & engaging. Try a house made Speer Boulevardier with our own barrel aged bourbon. Two private and semi-private dining and event spaces await your next celebratory moment or business meeting for up to 18. Valet is included with your mealMore

Discover Denver

Located just an hour’s drive from the trifecta of ski resorts—Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge—and nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains; Denver is scaling the ranks of the country’s most desirable places to live. And while Colorado’s capital city is a world class hub of winter recreations, a booming restaurant scene is on the rise, too. Brunch waits now rival those of its coastal counterparts. Sounds a little weird given Denver’s land-locked nature, but sushi is also popular here. Downtown, you’ll find Italian Trattorias, sprawling beer gardens, and a slew of coffee shops that range from pour over bars to laid-back, locals-only spots. Larimer Square forms the heart of downtown’s historic district and houses upscale restaurants fit for special occasions. On the outskirts of town, Red Rocks Amphitheater draws festival crowds for its outdoor acoustics and epic views.