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Aug 3, 2010 09:09 PM

gourmet in aurora

i am looking for a nice place to take my wife to dinner in aurora. i have seen the summit steakhouse mentioned here but are there other nice places worth going to in aurora? i was hoping there might be a place to try to suck marrow through a straw.

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  1. Why Aurora? I've worked there for 6 years and cannot think of anything I would classify as gourmet. It's a good place to suck mediocrity through a straw if we're talking about fine dining. :-)

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    1. re: rlm

      I have not lived here for very long and i was unfortunately feeling the same way. the nicest meal i have had here is from macaroni grill. i was hoping someone on chow would be able to tell me a better place. i would prefer to give my money to someone in the city i live instead of another city

      1. re: justdorkin

        I don't live in Aurora (I'm way across the metro area), but I've read reviews of interesting, presumably authentic ethnic restaurants -- not conventional "gourmet" perhaps but good food. Area-wise, it's almost the size of Denver, so presumably there's something worthwhile within the city limits.

        1. re: ClaireWalter

          I like the hot green chile smothering a carnitas burrito at Senor Miguel's, for example, but Aurora just doesn't do gourmet/fine dining. I can understand wanting to support the city you live in, but you'll undoubtedly get a chance to contribute to Aurora's coffers like the rest of us from all of the speed traps and such. :)

          Senor Miguels
          14583 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012

        2. re: justdorkin

          Yes, Aurora's the place to go for Korean and random samplings of just about other "ethnic" cuisine, from Filipino to Szechuan. Korea House, specializing in tableside grilling, is actually rather pretty and always lots of fun, so depending on your definition of fine dining, you could do well there. But if you're looking for contemporary fine dining, you're out of luck so far as I know.