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The 10 Best New American Restaurants In Denver

Updated: May 2, 2022

If you Like the sound of a Mexican pizza then it's time to visit the best American-fusion restaurants in Denver. We analyzed the top sites and incorporated diner and expert reviews for the best New American restaurants. These top contemporary restaurants in Denver offer great-tasting menus, unique fusion dishes, and tons of flavor!

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The Plimoth

French, $$, SkylandFrench, $$Denver, Skyland
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020
  • Eater, 2017

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    Eater, 2017

Root Down

American, $$$, HighlandAmerican, $$$Denver, Highland
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip Savvy, 2020

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    Trip Savvy, 2020
  • CultureTrip, 2017

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    CultureTrip, 2017

Beckon

New American, $$$$, Five PointsNew American, $$$$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Best Restaurants in Denver

    USA Today
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

Mercantile Dining & Provision

American, $$$, Union StationAmerican, $$$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Zagat, 2015

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    Zagat, 2015

Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery Colfax

American, $$, HaleAmerican, $$Denver, Hale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2015

    8 Must-Try Winter Soups, Stews, Hot Pots and Chowders in Denver

    Zagat, 2015
  • Zagat, 2015

    The 8 Hottest New Burgers in Denver

    Zagat, 2015

Potager

American, $$$, Capitol HillAmerican, $$$Denver, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2015

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    Zagat, 2015
  • Eater, 2018

    19 Denver Restaurants That Have Stood the Test of Time

    Eater, 2018

The Bindery

American, $$$, HighlandAmerican, $$$Denver, Highland
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2018

    The Hottest New Brunches in 15 American Cities

    Zagat, 2018
  • Zagat, 2018

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    Zagat, 2018

Ocean Prime

New American, $$$$, Union StationNew American, $$$$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2016

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    CultureTrip, 2016
  • Three Best Rated

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    Three Best Rated

The Fifth String

Peruvian, HighlandPeruvianDenver, Highland
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen

New American, $$, Capitol HillNew American, $$Denver, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate these results?

Picking the right New American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 7480 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Denver and 681 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Zagat and Eater had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered Zagat - Hottest Restaurants in Denver, Eater - 19 Denver Restaurants That Have Stood the Test of Time and Zagat - 10 Most Influential Female Chefs in Denver as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.

Questions & answers

Mercantile Dining & Provision, Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery Colfax, and The Rotary are the highest-rated New American restaurants that serve breakfast in Denver.

Mercantile Dining & Provision, The Fifth String, and Tables are the highest-rated New American restaurants for dessert in Denver.

Mercantile Dining & Provision, Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery Colfax, and The Rotary are the highest-rated New American restaurants for a quick lunch in Denver.

Mercantile Dining & Provision, Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery Colfax, and The Rotary are vegetarian-friendly New American restaurants in Denver.

The highest-rated New American restaurants for delivery in Denver are The Rotary, Esters Neighborhood Pub, and Root Down.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair nachos with Mojito

    For an elevated experience, pair your nachos with Mojito. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail tames the heat of the nachos with the cooling mint of the drink.


  • Pair Hefeweizen with nachos

    A beer, like Hefeweizen, is a good partner drink to with nachos because brings out the heat in the dish.

  • Take beef fajita to the next level

    Experts often pair beef fajita with a glass of Merlot, a popular red wine.

Factoids

  • A day about nachos

    Can’t get enough nachos? Neither can The United States. The country celebrates National Nachos Day every year on November 6

  • Who made the first nachos?

    Our favorite treat, the nachos, has its roots in Mexico. We can thank Ignacio Anaya for coming up with it too.

  • 4,689 pounds of nachos

    4,689 pounds is the record for the biggest nachos. We hope people were hungry!

Parking tips

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Denver. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen New American spot.

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