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I will be in downtown Denver in a couple of weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions for interesting food? I am game for anything!

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  1. hmmm! So many in downtown denver. Head to lodo.
    India House at Dehli Darbar on Blake is good. Take a walk down to Larimer Street - easy breakfast and snacks are good at the market. Good pizza - Anthony's on 16th and Cali or Double Fisted Marios near 16th and Market are good choices. For chinese, the only dinner place is P.F. Changs (chain). There are several steakhouses if that's your deal - Ruth's Chris, Mortons, Sullivans. Cuba Cuba is maybe 10 blocks away, and VERY good. There's high tea at the Brown Palace.

    1. For nicer places, there's Tomayo for good nevo Mexican, Via http://viaitalianeatery.com/ - fernanzio - the chef is fabulous. There are some good places just east of downtown - a cab would be cheap - Parallel 17, Limon, and Sparrow.

      1. I would suggest you post on the Southwest board instead of the Midwest board.

        I'll second Tamayo for upscale Mexican as well as Jax for fish in that same neighborhood.

        1. Jax is very groovy. Assuming you are eating more than once and have wheels, check out Jack N Grill for lunch.

          1. My favorites downtown are:
            Lime, Rioja and Tamayo http://www.larimersquare.com/restaura...

            Vesta Dipping Grill http://www.vestagrill.com/

            Red Square http://www.redsquarebistro.com/

            1515 http://www.1515restaurant.com/

            As someone else pointed out there are several other great places a little outside of the downtown area.

            Have fun!

            1. here's a second for that cuba cuba reccomendation -- and it always seems pretty reasonable to me. also loved cafe brazil last time I went. if you're going to be around for a couple of weeks you could head over to the Cherry Cricket for good, messy burgers in Cherry Creek. Vesta Dipping Grill is a stylin' destination with great food (I've been glad to save room for desserts here, too). A guilty pleasure of mine is the Cherry Creek Grill, but if your standard wardrobe is a fleece vest and jeans, try not to let Cherry Creek's beautiful-people scene detract from the simplicity of their excellent rotisserie roast chicken and Caesar salad (heavy on the worcestershire but I find just about the most comforting salad ever) -- and those pans of cornbread are the best accompaniment. We've had great experiences at Mel's in Cherry Creek for creative and fairly upscale food but last time I sent someone there they were surprised at how much older the crowd skewed than they were. I've even been known to enjoy the tacos al carbon and a margarita at the Rio Grande.

              1. I visit a few times a year for work and stay downtown. Wynkoop brewery is great if you like beer. There's always people there and its a friendly atmosphere. Good, hearty pub food as well. I like their shephard's pie and steak salad (which has a killer kick for a salad).