10 Menus to Not Miss During Denver Restaurant Week 2019

Beginning February 22 and going through March 3 the city will play host to the 15th annual Denver Restaurant Week. Nearly 250 local restaurants will offer multi-course meals at $25, $35 and $45 price points. With so many participating venues the 10-day event is a great opportunity to enjoy some of the best dining in town, but the sheer volume can be overwhelming. Below we’ve listed some of our favorites in hope of narrowing down the choices for the discerning eater. While everything here is sure to impress — don’t only take our word for it —  be sure to check out the full list.

Root Down

Luca meatball. Photo by Alden Bonecutter.

Where: 711 Grant St., Denver.

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 4:30 – 10 p.m. and Sunday 4:30 – 9 p.m.

Price: $35

Lowdown: Luca — one of Frank Bonano’s original restaurants and a thoughtful ode to his son —  serves up varied Italian food with a focus on house-cured charcuterie and fresh-spun cheeses. The menu features a primi, pasta and secondi course — each with a variety of options highlighting new chef Blake Carini’s interpretation of a variety of dishes both classic and contemporary. The Luca meatball is not to be missed. The full menu is available here.

Aloy Modern Thai

Chef Linda Hampsten Fox. Photo by Alex Palmerton.

Where: 1817 Central St., Denver.

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Price: $45

Lowdown: Bindery owner and chef Linda Hampsten Fox produces highly original cuisine influenced by her cosmopolitan global resume. Her restaurant week menu is as sophisticated as could be expected and features artichoke, cognac and parmesan risotta, braised pork shank with Guajillo and Ancho chili and purple kale and a burnt honey – vanilla ice cream sandwich with salted pretzel shortbread. The other equally enticing options can all be viewed here.

READ: Chef, Single Mother and Restaurant Owner Linda Hampsten Fox is A Force to Be Reckoned With

Old Major

Ravioli. Photo by Lukas Crosby.

Where: 2403 Champa St., Denver.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 4 – 10 p.m., Friday – Sunday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Price: $35

Lowdown: Liberati has become a darling of food critics and diners alike for their delicious Oenobeers — craft beer fermented with wine grapes — and equally invigorating Italian cuisine. The pasta and meat-heavy menu comes with recommended beer pairings for a supplemental cost and is the best way to enjoy the place. While the restaurant certainly attracts customers for its novelty, the food and drink are anything but a passing fad. The highly-detailed offering can be viewed here.


Photo courtesy of The Greenbriar Inn’s Facebook.

Where: 8735 North Foothills Hwy., Boulder.

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 5 – 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5 – 9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 – 8:30 p.m.

Price: $35

Lowdown: For anyone looking to get out of town and cozy up in one of the Front Range’s great institutions the Greenbriar Inn is the move. Originally built as a home in 1873 the Greenbriar opened as a restaurant in 1967 and has been known as much for its food as it has for its rustic location and snug atmosphere. The menu is full of hearty classics including French onion soup, steak au Poivre and creme brulee. The full list is available here.


El Five

Fried chicken. Photo by Brittni Warshaw.

Where: 1800 Wazee St #100., Denver.

Hours: Sunday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Price: $25

Lowdown: The Denver Milk Market is definitely the best choice for anyone who finds the idea of being tied to one cuisine unpalatable. Diners can choose to enjoy three courses at a single space or they will be issued a gift card to mix and match from any of the spots nine concepts. So if a bao, Nashville fried chicken and tiramisu sounds like the perfect meal this would be the spot. A full look at the varied and delicious menu can be found here.

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