Best Restaurants in Denver

Elevate your dining experiences with creative cuisine in the Mile High City


Denver offers almost as many dining options as its elevation. From the casual, budget-friendly meals at Snooze to the unique atmosphere at Beatrice and Woodsley, you'll find something that suits your taste and your wallet in Denver.


Known as Denver’s finest “eautary,” Linger is housed in a former mortuary in the hip Highlands neighborhood. But don’t let the patrons of times past spook you, the scene at this restaurant is all about the living. Try global cuisine and small plates like lamb kabobs, falafel lettuce wraps, roasted beet salad or sweet potato fries. Gluten-free or vegan? The Linger chefs will even tweak some of the menu items for you. When weather permits, enjoy your meal on the rooftop patio with one of the best view’s of Denver’s skyline and an especially stunning nightscape.


If you’re a late sleeper, the casual, laid-back atmosphere of Snooze is the place for you to catch those afternoon pancakes. The Denver Ballpark neighborhood restaurant encourages you to come as you are—pajamas and all. The menu includes specialty eggs Benedict offerings (try the Caprese Benedict with heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella), a host of pancake choices, such as their signature sweet potato buttermilk stacks, and an array of breakfast sandwiches. Don’t see anything that catches your fancy? Design your own meal—they’ll whip you up whatever you’d like from scratch. Fair warning, Snooze doesn’t take reservations and the wait can be long, but worth it, on the weekends.


If you're a foodie, Fruition is your Denver haven—the chef's creations are colorful, flavorful and surprising. The restaurant has its own artisanal sheep dairy and creamery, which produces award-winning sheep’s milk cheese. Enjoy menu offerings such as octopus Carpaccio with sheep skyr, Boulder natural chicken with Chanterelle mushrooms and potato gnocchi and potato-wrapped oysters Rockefeller with a parmesan-leek emulsion. Ask for a wine recommendation to complement your meal; the selection is vast. Fruition is well known on the local food scene, so make reservations.

Beatrice and Woodsley

Experience Denver’s great outdoors even while dining inside. This unique restaurant features cedar shingles on the walls and softly flickering lanterns nestled in a grove of birch and cedar trees. In addition to a peaceful, natural atmosphere, the restaurant prides itself on local ingredients. Dine from the regular dinner menu, or try their gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan creations. If you want to sit at one of the romantically draped tables, call for reservations. Otherwise, you can usually get a seat at the counter.


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