Special Occassion Place in Denver
My husband recently got some good news about graduate schools that is worth celebrating. I am looking for a true special occassion place. Thinking of some place with excellent food and amazing service. Pre-fix or special menus a plus.
Trying to find some place interesting outside the "steakhouse" relm. I know Elways, Morton's, Cap Grille are nice but have been to several over the years. Looking for something unique.
2500 E 1st Ave Ste B101, Denver, CO 80206
I would say The 9th Door or Luca D'Italia. Even thought Ondo's is in CC and it's tapas as well, 9th Door is much better, cheaper and has a better vibe. Luca is just tasty and great for special occasions. Have fun!
1808 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
711 Grant Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
I don't know if you watch the show, but Top Chef on Bravo's season winner a few years ago works at a restaurant in Denver called Jax Fish House. It is directly in Downtown Denver and the restaurant is fabulous- most famously known for their great happy hour deals and unbelievable fish (considering we are a land-locked state, this is pretty impressive!) Check out their website: http://www.jaxfishhousedenver.com/
Jax Fish House
928 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Chef Hosea Rosenberg the Top Chef winner was the exec at Jax in Boulder (now listed as "friend for life and guest chef"). Sheila Lucero has been the exec chef at Jax in Denver and now oversees Boulder too. Hosea has a food truck: http://www.streatchefs.com and his own website http://www.chefhosea.com
I would go with Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder for a special occasion, as they make everyone feel special like no one else can. They recently underwent a stunning renovation and have a spectacular four-course tasting menu available which the staff can expertly pair wines with. http://www.frascafoodandwine.com
IM(very)HO, the choice of the most special of Denver's special occasion places must include the Palace Arms in the Brown Palace and Restaurant Kevin Taylor in the Hotel Teatro. Both have really classy atmosphere and fine service -- and definitely not have steakhouse ambience. Or come up to Boulder and celebrate at Frasca or the Flagstaff House. Whatever you decide, let them know that you are celebrating when you make your reservation. A fine restaurant will often add a special something to the occasion. And, BTW, congratulations.
Restaurant Kevin Taylor
1106 Fourteenth Street, Denver, CO 80202
Flagstaff House Restaurant
1138 Flagstaff Dr, Boulder, CO 80302
I don't know if they have a tasing menu, but Mizuna makes a great special occasion restaurant. Nice setting, excellent service and great food. Too pricey for a regular stop (on my budget) but great for special occasions!
225 East Seventh Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
What part of town are you thinking about. Panzano's is Northern Italian near the 16th Street Mall. Rioja is another favorite fine dining place for lunch or dinner.