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May 2, 2010 04:17 PM

CO - Favorite Restaurants in Bonnie Brae/Wash Park/Cherry Creek

We are moving from the burbs to the city (thank god!) and really want some good, local, non chain TASTY restaurants to try - all types/price points, please. Thanks so much!!!

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  1. Mecca Grill for sure. Surprised there's not much talk about this place (but there's reviews on other sites), quite underrated imo. Come with a lot of time to spare (super relaxed service) and be prepared to eat a ton of food.

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    1. re: air

      Turns out my SO loves this place but we never go b/c I'm a lush and I think there's no liquor, right? I need to get there for lunch....

      Heyteacher, you know Denver's scene well enough to know that Cherry Creek is full of places both good & bad, fairly priced & not: the better choices IMO include Argyll, Second Home (for the ambiance especially), Rodney's (ditto, though completely different), Elway's (for the people watching especially), Zaidy's...haven't been to Ondo's yet, keep meaning to. Not a fan of Hapa Sushi, North for some reason gives me the willies, which may be unfair...

      Wash Park should have better options than it does. Some of the food at Wash Park Grille isn't bad but the bar needs to step it up in the craft cocktail era. I prefer Fontana Sushi to Hapa, but of course you're also near Old S. Pearl with tons of options: all the Dens, India's Pearl, Park Burger, Wine Cellar, Lincoln's Road House, Pajama Baking Co., Gaia, Seven Cups, etc. etc...

      Fisher Clark Deli in Bonnie Brae.

      India's Pearl
      1475 S. Pearl St., Denver, CO 80210

      Second Home Restaurant
      1962 Mt Highway 28, Hot Springs, MT 59845

      Lincoln's Road House
      1201 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210

      Fontana Sushi
      534 E Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80209

      Elway's Restaurant
      2500 E 1st Ave Ste B101, Denver, CO 80206

      Seven Cups
      1882 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210

      The Wine Cellar
      313 E Sherman Ave, Coeur D Alene, ID 83814

    2. Thanks! I think they were just written up in the latest 5280 as a place to try - yum!

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