If you didn’t know by now, Denver is quite the spot when it comes to good restaurants and during Denver Restaurant Week is the perfect time to try out many of those amazing spots. From February 24th until March 5th, indulge in some of the best restaurants around town with 245 restaurants participating this year. One of the great things about these ten days is that it allows many people to try out restaurants they have wanted to try but have either not found the time or maybe had a hard time affording it. That is a great thing about Restaurant Week, for $60 per couple you can enjoy a full course meal. And if you don’t want to grab a couples ticket, then you have the option of $25 (lowest price in the event’s history), $35 to $45 depending on the experience and the meal you wish to eat.
In a recent interview with Denver Business Journal, Richard Scharf, president and CEO of Visit Denver, said that the number and varieties of restaurants has grown immensely over the past thirteen years, which is how long the event has been taking place. "We wanted the pricing structure to reflect the entire culinary scene," Scharf said. "The low-, mid- and higher-range options allowed the flexibility for even more restaurants to participate, and the prices make it easy for diners to experience more of everything that Denver has to offer."
And what great restaurants does this year have to offer! Ranging from a variety of choices including American, Asian, Brazilian, Caribbean, Mexican, brew pubs, contemporary, bbq and much, much more. I have taken a look over the participating restaurants and selected a few that are my favorites or I am looking forward to trying this year. For a full list of menus and restaurants, follow the link below to Visit Denver’s website with all the information you will need:
Avelina – 1550 17th Street- New American restaurant located downtown
Beatrice & Woodsley – 38 South Broadway – Perfect date night spot
D Bar – 494 E 19th Ave – If you want some amazing desserts this is the place
Fogo De Chao Brazilin Steakhouse – 1513 Wynkoop Street – Fire roasted meats carved tableside, come hungry!
Hopdaddy Burgar Bar – 1747 Wynkoop Street – Great place to take the whole family, this amazing burger joint from Austin is top notch
Il Posto – 2601 Larimer Street – Offers a truly cosmopolitan experience in their new vibrant space with dishes inspired by Northern Italy
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox – 1215 20th Street – Multilevel “gastro-brothel” with live music and a restaurant offering eclectic American food
STK – 1550 Market Street – New Steakhouse located downtown
Sushi Hai – 3200 W 32nd Ave – For all your sushi lovers out there, this is one of the best in town
Vital Root – 3915 Tennyson Street – This new globally influenced, health-conscious eats is found in an ultra-stylish all-day counter spot
Get out there and enjoy some of the great restaurants this city has to offer!