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Best Denver splurge?

If you had $200 to spend on dinner in Denver, where would you go?

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  1. Normally my top pick is Fruition, but i also just had a wonderful meal on Friday at Barolo Grill.

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    1. re: SeattliteChower

      Thanks! Fruition has been on my radar...

    2. Sushi Sasa. Beatrice & Woodsley. Some would say a Kevin Taylor restaurant; I've never been but the menus never excite me. I might want to spend it at The Fort b/c I've never been, but that's not really a rec. Maybe Luca d'Italia, Mizuna, or Barolo Grill (been to the former, love it; not the latter two, but they're well respected).

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      1. re: tatamagouche

        Thanks -- I've been to Luca (wonderful) and the others sound interesting as well.

      2. I had a fabulous meal at Restaurant Kevin Taylor. If you're willing to drive to Boulder, perhaps Frasca or the Flagstaff House?

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        1. re: LurkerDan

          I was thinking about Flagstaff House, but wasn't sure I wanted to make the drive. Thanks for the ideas!

          1. re: drawnrake

            I've not been terribly impressed by Flagstaff House but Frasca is definitely on my list of to try.

            1. re: RobynS

              i'm opposite of you...I wasn't too impressed with Frasca. i wanted to love it but it just didnt have that spark for me. Flagstaff in on my list to try tho...

              1. re: liveloveat34

                I'm impressed by both the Flagstaff House and Frasca -- very different and, IMHO, very wonderful. However, Drawnrake wanted recs for DENVER splurges,

                1. re: ClaireWalter

                  right i understood that. my response was replying to Robyn S. and the OP was actually interested in Flagstaff even though it is not in Denver.

                  1. re: liveloveat34

                    And my response was in reply to the OP specifically asking about Flagstaff House. The meal I had there was just okay. Not bad but not excellent.

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                    Flagstaff House Restaurant
                    1138 Flagstaff Dr, Boulder, CO 80302

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          1. I've been wanting to try Solera. (Goose Sorenson is a homegrown Wyoming boy, and his food sounds great) I'd love to splurge $200 at Osteria Marco-I could try all types of dishes and have a great bottle of wine to boot. Although I don't think you could wrong with any of Frank Bonanno's places. My husband & I had a lovely anniversary tasting at Restaurant Kevin Taylor. We had a tasting menu with wine and enjoyed it very much. I think the one place I really want to try is Frasca. I know it's not in Denver, but for me it's not much farther to drive to Boulder than it is to Denver. (Driving down from Wyoming :) )

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            1. re: jcattles

              Being a Wyoming girl myself, I will put Solera on the list. Thanks!

              (Love Osteria Marco, too. The house made burrata? Best thing ever. We are taking my mother-in-law there next week ...)

              1. re: jcattles

                You'd have to order a lot of food (or a really good wine) to spend $200 at OM; ditto Bones—but I'm with you, if I had $ to throw around, I'd do it in a second! (Maybe just several rounds of burrata or bone marrow?)