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Oct 5, 2011 06:52 AM

must eat Denver


I'm a NYC chow hound who will be in Denver for four nights this November. We'll be downtown near the convention center but outstanding food is what we're looking for. Distance and cost are no object----just absolute deliciousness of all types for any and all meals.

Thanks for your suggestions!


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  1. This is a good thread for Boulder ideas: Frasca is certainly a place that should be on your list, even if no others in Boulder interest you. But you could spend all 4 days eating your way through just Boulder and be very happy.

    There's a similar comprehensive type thread for Denver: I have less experience in Denver, but Rioja is fantastic, Restaurant Kevin Taylor is classically fancy and excellent, and I have heard fantastic things about and want to try Fruition.

    1431 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202

    Restaurant Kevin Taylor
    1106 Fourteenth Street, Denver, CO 80202

    1. For casual lunch, check out Biker Jim's. Yummy hot dogs of all varieties.

      For an interesting evening, definitely check out Euclid Hall.

      1. 5280 Magazine just released their list of the top 25 Denver restaurants, available here:

        I'm sure people will quibble over the rankings, but it's a pretty good guide of notable higher-end spots in Denver, Boulder and surrounding. It's not going to list the less expensive places, though.

        As far as spots that didn't make the list, Euclid Hall is pretty awesome for housemade poutine, schnitzel, and wurst. And Pizzeria Locale in Boulder is some of the best neopolitan style pizza in the country.

        1. twelve restaurant 21 and Larimer across the street from Biker jims

          jims for lunch dinner at twelve. no lunch service at twelve.

          1. For a historic, antique-filled and iconic location with fine food, consider the Palace Arms in the Brown Palace Hotel. It has one of the city's best pedigrees, and the kitchen is captained by an interesting young chef.

            Brown Palace Hotel
            321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202