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Jul 2, 2009 12:20 AM

Denver with a 1 y/o


My wife, 1 year old daughter, and I will be in Denver for 5 days in a few weeks. We are staying at 15th and California. I'm looking for restaurants that are family-friendly and accept casual attire, but serve great food. What are your favorites (any cuisine, any price point)?

Thanks in advance

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  1. Try Marco's Coal Fired Pizza at 2129 Larimer. Here's a link.

    1. I'm not a child expert but wanted to tell you that most restaurants in Denver are pretty casual dress wise.

      1. Osteria Marco on Larimer would also be a good bet. Try gelato at Gelazzi down the street.

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        1. re: Mimi

          Great, thanks for these recommendations!

          Any thoughts on places that do something that I'm unlikely to find a good version of back home in Manhattan? Perhaps Southwestern cuisine, game, locovore, CO microbrew, etc.

          I should mention that my daughter has many food allergies and will likely be fed before we go out, so it is only a matter a restaurant being kid-friendly, not that it has kid-friendly food.

          Thanks again!

          1. re: Mimi

            OK, Hounds. Don't gag. But take your daughter on the free 16th Street Mall Shuttle, yet off at the Tabor Center (Market/Lawrence) and go to the Cheesecake Factory. Not Chowish. A big chain. But moderately priced and very kid-friendly. Big patio w/ outdoor seating and a lot of pedestrian and even pigeon action to wtach. W/ luck. even a horsedrawn carriage or two will trot past.

            The Market at 1445 Larimer is casual, kid-friendly and has a good variety of foods, including sandwiches, salads, light meals and sweets. Open for breakfas toot. No specific childen's menu and I don't know how well-stocked they are w/ highchairs.

            Paramount Cafe - 16th & Glenarm (1 short block from California) . Casual and inexpensive. Avoid happy hour and you'll avoid most of the noise and drinking clamor.

            The Corner Office - 14th & Curtis (a little farther away). Located in the retro-hotel Curtis. Moderate prices. Comfort food prevails. Colorful retro decor. Ongoing breakfast favorites. The website emphasizes the martini bar and the super-cool grownup aspect, but it's neat enough to capture a kid's attention -- and I think I've seen high chairs.

          2. For microbrew I'd go to Wynkoop Brewery which should be fine with the child.