The Five Best List: Five Must-Try Restaurants in Denver

The Five Best List: Five Must-Try Restaurants in Denver

January 13, 2014  |  What to Do

Kevin Taylor Restaurant

1. Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group

  • 1106 14th St Hotel Teatro Denver, CO 80202
  • Phone: 303-820-2600
  • Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm / Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
    Great food. Cozy Art-Deco ambiance. Elegant Dining. These are just some of the impressions that left a mark to anyone who has stepped inside this surreal dining place. Restaurant Kevin Taylor has blended both palate and ambiance in one graceful sweep of its hand, making this place an easy favorite for fine dining, pleasing even the most meticoulous critic with out of this world dishes like its black truffle-and-roasted garlic ravioli and French foie gras for starters to one of the most popular dishes, roasted Scottish salmon with asparagus and nicoise mashed potatoes. A superb selection of wine tops off the dining experience.
    Sushi Den
    • 1487 S Pearl St Denver, CO 80210
    • Phone: 303-777-0826
    • Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm / Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 4:45pm-11:30pm / Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 4:30pm-11:30pm / Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10:30pm

    Sushi Den is famous for its…well, sushi! Mind you however, these are not your typical sushi. They are exceptional, high-quality sushi prepared with other mouth-watering selections in the menu that has won this place many awards and citations, such as its teriyaki sesame chicken, tempura rolls (including a lobster tempura roll), Salmon Tarter with American Caviar Handroll, and Grilled Shiitake Salad. And don’t forget authentic sake and fresh sashimi to make your dining experience one of the best in Denver.


    Cafe Brazil

    3. Cafe Brazil

    • 4408 Lowell Blvd Denver, CO 80211
    • Phone: 303-480-1877
    • Tue-Sat 5pm-10pm

    Cafe Brazil is definitely the go-to place in Denver for spicy South American cuisine. One review raved, “ a well-guarded secret of those who love good food, wine, and drink..” And this makes diners keep coming back for more of its Brazilian and Latin specialties. Tucked quietly in Northwest Denver, one should not miss out on the almost cult-like following of Cafe Brazil’s fans simply to say — yes, I’ve been there and have tried their Camarao Brazil (large succulent prawns seasoned with sea salt and crushed red pepper served in a Spicy black bean sauce); Feijoada Completa (a rich black bean stew and Brazil’s national dish); and Frango de Tiago (double chicken breasts served in a savory sauce of curry and coconut milk with dende oil, garlic, shallots and chile pequin). What a gastronomic delight!


    Barolo Grill

    4. Barolo Grill

    • 3030 E 6th Ave. Denver, CO 80206
    • Phone: 303-393-1040
    • Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm

    Barolo Grill has one of the largest collections of Barolo wines outside of Italy. An award winning restaurant in the Cherry Creek North, Barolo Grill is acclaimed for its authentic northern Italian cuisine and handcrafted modern Piemontese food. A wine cellar that boasts of amazing wine variety doesn’t hurt its reputation either. Sophisticated is the definitive word for this dining favorite in Denver. Notable dishes include Pappardelle con ragu di cinghiale (house made pasta, wild boar ragu, tuscan kale, pecorino ginepro); Fegato d’oca (foie gras terrine, granny smith apples, kabocha squash bread, cranberry compote), and La “cassouela” di pesce (pan roasted sea bream & housemade shellfish sausage over tuscan white bean cassoulet). They all sound beautiful, don’t they? Now wait till you actually taste them. The experience is short of  heavenly!



    Magical Vegan Dinner

    5. Linger

    Located in Highlands, Linger stirred an interesting twist for a restaurant as popular and chic to the Denverites. As an old mortuary (yes, a morturary) turned restaurant has never crossed the morbid line. On the contrary, it has fueled a curiosity enough to draw crowds to its picturesque location and a following among a majority of health-conscious eaters. A paradise for vegetarians and vegans, Linger’s menu is 75% made up of organic and locally produced ingredients with a generous selection of vegetable and fruit lovers. Must try dishes are a Wagyu burger slider, Butternut Squash, Seared Diver Scallops, Organic Sweet PotatoWaffle Fries, and Red Beet Hummus Plate among many other delectable choices.






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