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The 10 Best Restaurants In Downtown, Denver

Updated: May 2, 2022

Take your next night out to the next level with the best and trendiest restaurants Downtown has to offer. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best restaurants in Downtown. So for the finest foods, regional classics, and only the most sophisticated atmosphere visit these venues.

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Tavernetta

Italian, $$$, Union StationItalian, $$$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2017

    A Perfect Day of Eating: 24 Hours in Denver

    Zagat, 2017
  • Eater, 2021

    The 38 Standout Restaurants in Denver

    Eater, 2021

Mercantile Dining & Provision

American, $$$, Union StationAmerican, $$$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2017

    A Perfect Day of Eating: 24 Hours in Denver

    Zagat, 2017
  • Eater, 2017

    The 2017 Guide to Getting Away From Denver Restaurant Week

    Eater, 2017

Jax Fish House LoDo

American, $$$, Union StationAmerican, $$$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2015

    30 Things to Eat and Drink This Summer in Denver

    Zagat, 2015
  • Eater, 2018

    19 Denver Restaurants That Have Stood the Test of Time

    Eater, 2018

LeRoux

French, $$$, Union StationFrench, $$$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    The 15 Hottest Restaurants in Denver

    Eater, 2019
  • USA Today

    Best Romantic Dining in Denver

    USA Today

Guard and Grace

New American, $$$, Central Business DistrictNew American, $$$Denver, Central Business District
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    The 2017 Guide to Getting Away From Denver Restaurant Week

    Eater, 2017
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Romantic Restaurants in Denver/Colorado Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

The Capital Grille

American, $$$$, Union StationAmerican, $$$$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2016

    The 30 Best Denver Restaurant Week Deals

    Eater, 2016

Panzano

Italian, $$$, Central Business DistrictItalian, $$$Denver, Central Business District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2016

    The 30 Best Denver Restaurant Week Deals

    Eater, 2016
  • Eater, 2019

    15 Denver-Area Eateries With Gluten-Free Options

    Eater, 2019

Ocean Prime

New American, $$$$, Union StationNew American, $$$$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • CultureTrip, 2017

    Where to Eat in Denver, Colorado | The 10 Best Restaurants

    CultureTrip, 2017
  • Eater, 2019

    The Best Restaurants in Larimer Square

    Eater, 2019

Bistro Vendome

French, $$$, Union StationFrench, $$$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    The Best Restaurants in Larimer Square

    Eater, 2019
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best French Restaurants in Denver, CO

    Three Best Rated

Osteria Marco

Italian, $$, Union StationItalian, $$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2016

    The 30 Best Denver Restaurant Week Deals

    Eater, 2016
  • Eater, 2017

    Where to Find Denver's Best Italian Food

    Eater, 2017

Why is this list better than others?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We analyzed 7480 Denver restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Denver restaurant reviews, and 681 lists and articles – looking closely at what Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, USA Today and Three Best Rated had to say – and applied our boam magic. These spots have been featured in Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Romantic Restaurants in Denver/Colorado Area, USA Today - Best Romantic Dining in Denver and Three Best Rated - 3 Best French Restaurants in Denver, CO. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Tavernetta, Mercantile Dining & Provision, and Jax Fish House LoDo are the highest-rated late-night restaurants in Downtown.

The highest-rated cocktail bars in Downtown are The Wild, Union Lodge No.1, and Poka Lola Social Club

Tavernetta, Mercantile Dining & Provision, and Jax Fish House LoDo are the highest-rated new restaurants in Downtown.

The highest-rated restaurants for brunch in Downtown are Tavernetta, Mercantile Dining & Provision, and Jax Fish House LoDo.

Jax Fish House LoDo, Guard and Grace, and The Capital Grille are the highest-rated restaurants for a pick-up meal in Downtown.

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