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Jan 9, 2013 10:43 AM

Restaurant Recs near City Park/Downtown in Denver

Will be visiting DD and new boyfriend who live near City Park in Denver. Will have car. Looking for restaurant recs where I can take everyone out for a "treat" dinner. They both eat meat, however gluten free. Any cuisine except Indian. Good value for money desired. Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. I'd highly suggest Panzano, they have a full gluten free menu in addition to their regular menu, great food, fun location in Lodo.

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    1. re: tesnjen

      I've eaten at Panzano many times for both brunch and dinner and for private events and I can second this recommendation. Get the fried brussels sprouts.

    2. 17th Ave/Uptown area has great food. My personal favorite is il Posto, a small Italian place with a young, inventive chef. Italian with a modern flair. Not sure about gluten-free but this is a common request in Denver and likely can be accomodated there. I have head Olivea is great too but have not been there yet. Downtown I would suggest The Kitchen, Rioja, Osteria Marco, or Tag.

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      1. re: jenwhit

        Olivea's owners are moving and it closed earlier this month. A new restaurant called Beast and Bottle is opening in that space: