Celebrate Denver Restaurant Week!Mariah Graham
Denver Restaurant Week is upon us! Now through May 2, some of the Mile High City’s best restaurants are showcasing their talents and offering special menus for Colorado foodies to try. But this year, it’s about more than just delicious food.
“We have done this for 17 consecutive years, but it has never meant more to the restaurants and to the community than it does this year,” says Richard Scharf, the president and CEO of Visit Denver, the event’s organizer.
We sorted through roughly 200 menus from participating Denver restaurants. Below you will find a few restaurants you won’t want to miss!
On the $25 level
Cho77 | Southeast Asian cuisine, specializing in dumplings & noodles.
Be transported to Southeast Asia at Cho77. Here, you’ll find an elevated take on Asian street food. Sample a selection of small plate-style dishes or dive into an entree. Be sure to try the General Cho’s Soup Dumplings, which are one of their most popular items!
The Feedery | Uniting the farm and table movement under one roof
At The Feedery, they’re taking farm-to-table dinning to the next level. With many of the ingredients being grown on the restaurant’s own rooftop green house, you can rest assured that the produce in your dinner is as fresh as they come. The mushroom risotto is a rich, seasonal dish that is a fan favorite on the dinner menu.
Konjo | Authentic, healthy, and savory Ethiopian food
Konjo is an authentic Ethiopian restaurant that specializes in creating gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free dishes. Treat yourself to something delicious as nutritious like one of their platters with flat breads, stewed meats, various sautéed vegetables, and legumes flavored with aromatic and Ethiopian spices.
On the $35 level
Barbed Wire Reef | Specializing in wild game and seafood comfort food with a Latin twist.
For those who refuse to choose between surf and turf, Barbed Wire Reef is the restaurant for you. This menu has it all. From an assortment of tasty tacos, to burgers, to seafood specials, and even exotic sausages. Adventurous foodies might like to try the rattlesnake or alligator sausage for an interesting twist on a classic entree.
Tupelo Honey | A revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains
Nothing beats Southern-style comfort food. Tupelo Honey brings the cuisine of the Carolinas to you with its delicious creations made from scratch with responsibly-sourced ingredients. You must try the bone-in fried chicken, which is brined for over 18 hours. This is an iconic, mouthwatering meal you won’t want to miss.
On the $45 level
Citizen Rail | Contemporary wood-fired cooking is the focus of this stylish, all-day Hotel Born restaurant & bar
Cooking is an art form, and Citizen Rail gives you the front row seats to the show. This open kitchen-style restaurant brings you upscale dining where the best dishes are those involving the wood-fired grill. The menu features culinary masterpieces such as the 30-Day Dry Aged Ribeye Steak, which is aged in the on-display dry-aging room.
Toro | Central and South American convivial dining
Add some flair to your next night out at Toro. This Central and South American restaurant features family-style entrees, small plates, a ceviche bar and more, all within a fun atmosphere. The special, limited menu for Denver Restaurant week offers hand-selected dishes for you to enjoy. Perhaps, start with the Acevichado Salmon Tostada and then move onto the 10 oz Top Sirloin Churrasco.
Narrative | Contemporary wood-fired cooking is the focus of this stylish, all-day Hotel Born restaurant & bar
Set against a sleek backdrop, Narrative offers bold takes on modern casual food and globally-inspired entrees. The Pan-Seared Scallops are a delight or opt for a vegetarian Impossible Burger for a meat-free way to enjoy an American classic. Narrative also boasts an impressive wine list with more than 100 varieties to choose from.