Denver Fine Dining Restaurant Ratings
Restaurant Kevin Taylor
Restaurant Kevin Taylor is located inside of the Hotel Teatro in Denver. This fine dining restaurant serves a menu that incorporate French, American, and other cultural influences into the dishes. This is a 4 Star and 4 Diamond restaurant – serving dinner service on Monday through Saturday.
This restaurant is located inside of the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver. Lunch is served on weekdays and dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday. A private dining room is available for guest use. Diners may choose from an extensive wine list that has varietals from all around the globe.
Highlands Garden Cafe
This cafe and restaurant occupies two victorian houses in the City of Denver. There is a cafe as well as 5 private dining areas that may be used to host events. There are several outdoor patios located among the luscious gardens on this property. The Highlands Garden Cafe is open for lunch and dinner service; Tuesday through Saturday.
The Barolo Grill serves Northern Italian Cuisine. The wine list has an extensive selection of Italian wines in addition to several French wines, American wines, and wines from other regions of the world. This restaurant is located approx. 5 blocks to the north of the Cherry Creek Shopping Mall.
Morton’s Steakhouse is a great restaurant to visit if you are looking for a steak or seafood. This restaurant chain has more than 75 locations across the country… yet, this location is still able to offer a consistant, high quality experience that has earned the restaurant 3 diamonds from AAA and 3 stars from the Forbes Mobile Guide. This steakhouse is located in the lower downtown district – near Union Station, Coors Field, and the 16th Street Mall. The bar and restaurant here are open during the evening 7 nights/week.
You can expect a creative fine dining menu at Rioja. Lunch and dinner are served here on select days of the week. Most dinner entrees are priced between $20-$30. The wine list is a bit smaller than some of the restaurants listed near the top of this page (About 125 wines by the bottle and glass). This restaurant should still be high on your list of places to eat in Denver.
This restaurant is owned by legendary Denver Broncos Quarterback; John Elway. This is a high-end steakhouse with two Denver locations. One location is inside of the Ritz-Carlton Denver and the second location is just outside of the Cherry Creek Shopping Mall. These restaurants provide a great atmosphere with private dining options and an extensive wine list.
The Buckhorn Exchange was built in 1893, and it still stands today as the oldest bar in the greater Denver area. The Buckhorn Exchange is known for serving “Old western food”. There is a wide variety of meats served on the menu here that you don’t typically find in a modern restaurant. This building also has more than 500 pieces of taxidermy and historic artifacts on its walls.
Non-Rated Denver Restaurants
Denver Aquarium Restaurant
The Denver Aquarium is home to a very unique restaurant. This restaurant has a 150,000-gallon tank surrounding the main dining area. Food here includes steaks, seafood, and a kids menu. This restaurant can be a great place to eat if you need to bring the children along with you.
Altitude Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency
The Altitude Restaurant is located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency building. This restaurant is just a few steps away from the Colorado Convention Center and this is a great place to eat while you are in downtown Denver on business. There is no dress code here, but this is not a restaurant where you should walk in wearing sweatpants and an undershirt. This is a great place for business meetings, or relaxing away from a day at the convention center. You will find traditional American cuisine here at a slightly higher price than Chili’s or Applebee’s.