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Suggestions for 40th bday rest. in Denver

midmit Jan 26, 2009 01:02 PM

Would you suggest a good restaurant for 8 ladies celebrating a 40th bday? We're interested in something not too casual and not too posh but with good food and a pretty good scene. What's new there?

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  1. avgolemona RE: midmit Jan 26, 2009 01:54 PM

    What's your price range? Any preferences as to part of town?

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      southdenverhoo RE: midmit Jan 28, 2009 12:47 PM

      Elway's, Cherry Creek, eat in the bar area, you'll be deluged with free drinks from the gentlemen patrons, most of whom will be 5 to 15 years older than the birthday girl.

      This sounds snarky so far but I'm serious--the food is EXCELLENT, your fellow patrons will be well-heeled (and well-oiled, by the substantial drinks they pour), and a good time will be had by all.

      Not new though...the Elway's at the Ritz downtown IS of more recent vintage but I can't speak to the vibe there...

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        avgolemona RE: southdenverhoo Jan 28, 2009 01:36 PM

        Just be aware that Elway's Cherry Creek - especially the bar area - is known as a "cougar preserve," IYKWIM, and take that into consideration.

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          southdenverhoo RE: avgolemona Jan 29, 2009 11:18 AM

          EXACTLY, and the more the merrier.

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        itri RE: midmit Jan 28, 2009 01:45 PM

        What about Vesta Dipping Grill? I was there for a girls' night out last summer and it was perfect.

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          midmit RE: itri Feb 2, 2009 10:14 AM

          Thanks to all. Both places sound good. I think either part of town is possible. What about after dinner? A lounge or low-key dance spot?

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