The Infatuation's Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.

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Popular restaurants in Denver

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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Denver

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Denver

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Denver

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Denver

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Denver

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Denver

Denver's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
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Denver's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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Sushi SasaSushi Sasa
2331 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Consistently excellent food. Never think about going anywhere else for sushi. More

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Citizen RailCitizen Rail
566 reviews
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Great spot for lunch. A friend and I went and we were torn between two options - when we said we could taste each other's choice, the waitress immediately asked if we wanted to split the two dishes. The grilled escarole salad was a great mix of fresh flavors and texture. More

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ELWAY'S DowntownELWAY'S Downtown
3171 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Great food, service and atmosphere. Slightly noisy. More

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Liberati Osteria & OenobeerLiberati Osteria & Oenobeer
66 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | River North (Denver), Denver

Fun dining experience in a great casual atmosphere perfect for a date night or a group of friends. The beers are very true to style and finish with a wine backnote making them refreshing and fun. We loved all we tasted. The food is very authentic and took me back to Rome. Service was attentive and forward thinking, a slight delay with dessert and immediately corrected the error without hassle - love that! I can't wait to go back ... my favorite was the lasagna and gelato was delicious! More

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Shanahan's SteakhouseShanahan's Steakhouse
5452 reviews
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Steakhouse | Tech Center / Greenwood Village, Denver Suburbs

With friends in bar! More

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Specials at top restaurants in Denver

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RiojaRioja
7548 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Amazing food! The flavors complemented each other beautifully! Will definitely be back! More

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Tupelo Honey - DenverTupelo Honey - Denver
984 reviews
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Southern | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Great service. Wonderful healthy food More

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EDGE Restaurant & BarEDGE Restaurant & Bar
1990 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Another great meal at Edge! The service and food is amazing! More

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CopertaCoperta
858 reviews
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Italian | Uptown, Denver

This was my second time here. Love coming to this sophisticated restaurant! I recommend the Uptown Menu, the portions are just right and you basically get a four course meal. I plan to come again! More

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Mario's Ocean ClubMario's Ocean Club
120 reviews
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Seafood | Baker, Denver

Can't say enough about Mario's. We tried the Fried Oysters, New England Chowder, Lobster Roll, MOC Dynamite, and Crab Louis Salad. Each dish was perfect, service great. The half-off bottle of wine Wednesday evening deal is can't be beat when getting their Burgundian Chardonnay, which matched perfect with the food. Atmosphere is causal (suits us fine) and Mario himself was ever present. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Denver's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Carlos' Bistro1. Carlos' Bistro
1077 reviews
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Continental | Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs

The food is fab! Best in town if not the state. Cerviche was best I’ve ever had. The lamb chops were great! Craft cocktails galore and an extensive wine list. Yes it’s expensive but you’re not going to find better. Carlos is a great host, very responsive and the wait staff was phenomenal. We will DEFINITELY be back. More

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Ski Tip Lodge2. Ski Tip Lodge
831 reviews
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American | Keystone, Mountains

What a treat to get to eat in this fine dining old log cabin restaurant! The food was beautifully served & tasted delicious. Enjoying dessert while sitting on a comfy couch by a crackling warm fire was the best part of the night! More

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Chimney Park3. Chimney Park
1457 reviews
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Contemporary American | Windsor, Fort Collins

Wonderful food, outstanding service. Highly recommend. More

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Bettola Bistro4. Bettola Bistro
21 reviews
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Italian | Aurora, Denver Suburbs

We found one of our new favorite date-night restaurants. Food was DELICIOUS! Service was awesome and attentive. Love the decoration and cozy ambience of the restaurant. We live in SW Denver and it was worth the trip to get there. We will be back! More

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Fortune Wok to Table5. Fortune Wok to Table
38 reviews
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Chinese | Cherry Creek, Denver

Absolutely terrific: while it's nothing special to look at, the food upstairs--like the salt and pepper prawns and the heavenly hot and sour seafood soup--is just spectacular, with prices about average for Cherry Creek North. I can't wait to try the dumplings downstairs. More

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New to OpenTable

Denver restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Lucky DumplingLucky Dumpling
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Asian | Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs

Lucky Dumpling is an Asian American Fusion restaurant created by Chef Brother Luck. A great place to find handmade dumplings and contemporary dim sum.
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Millers and RossiMillers and Rossi
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Speakeasy | River North (Denver), Denver

Located in the heart of Denver’s blossoming RiNo Arts District, Millers and Rossi contemporary art gallery and speakeasy, is a must see destination for anyone who is looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. A unique experience, unlike any other.

Enter an unassuming art gallery, where you can browse the paintings, photography and sculptures from our collection of amazingly talented local artists. When you’re ready, you’ll slip behind a “painting” and into an extravagant lounge where amazing craft cocktails, our very own Chef’s elegant small plates and adventure awaits you!More

Smokin' Fins Grill | Highlands RanchSmokin' Fins Grill | Highlands Ranch
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Seafood | Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree, Denver Suburbs

Smokin Fins is a regional restaurant concept featuring a unique menu that blends ocean fresh seafood, sushi and house smoked specialties such as prime rib and slow smoked pork. Smokin Fins truly is the food and beverage destination with something for everyone!More

The Mill House - Doubletree Colorado SpringsThe Mill House - Doubletree Colorado Springs
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American | Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs

The Mill House offers a casual atmosphere with a variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a fresh, creative culinary experience presented by our award-winning Executive Chef. Room Service is also available.More

The Way HomeThe Way Home
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Contemporary American | Carbondale, Mountains

Restaurant, Bar, and Inn focusing on regional/house crafted cuisine. Dine & StayMore

Discover Denver

Located just an hour’s drive from the trifecta of ski resorts—Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge—and nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains; Denver is scaling the ranks of the country’s most desirable places to live. And while Colorado’s capital city is a world class hub of winter recreations, a booming restaurant scene is on the rise, too. Brunch waits now rival those of its coastal counterparts. Sounds a little weird given Denver’s land-locked nature, but sushi is also popular here. Downtown, you’ll find Italian Trattorias, sprawling beer gardens, and a slew of coffee shops that range from pour over bars to laid-back, locals-only spots. Larimer Square forms the heart of downtown’s historic district and houses upscale restaurants fit for special occasions. On the outskirts of town, Red Rocks Amphitheater draws festival crowds for its outdoor acoustics and epic views.