Denver, the capital of Colorado, is an American metropolis dating to the Old West era. Denver is also a jumping-off point for ski resorts in the nearby Rocky Mountains. Cherry Creek is the premier outdoor retail and dining destination. The collection of art galleries and independently owned boutiques is impressive. Denver is a remarkable weekend escape!
The Small List
The Oxford Hotel – The Oxford Hotel is an iconic Denver landmark, found at the intersection of timeless elegance and modern luxury. It is located in the bustling heart of downtown.
Halcyon – Step into luxury served on the unassuming side. Halcyon is the ultimate non-hotel situated in the heart of Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood. This unique hotel is amongst the splurge-worthy boutiques and low-key coffee bars.
The Brown Palace – The Brown Palace was completed in 1892 and named for Henry C. Brown, a carpenter and architect from Ohio. Today, the Brown Place Hotel is a remarkable piece of Victorian architecture. The landmark hotel is based on the Italian Renaissance style. Denver’s “Grande Dame” is beautifully ornate and charms travelers from around the world. An oasis of elegance in the once Wild West!
Tavernetta – Authentic Italian cuisine by award-winning restaurateurs inspired by regional classics. Fresh pastas, an all-Italian wine list and small plates influenced from the culinary team’s travels throughout Italy are the highlights.
A5 Steakhouse – A modern steakhouse in a playful atmosphere. A5 is one of the newest, hippest restaurants in Denver. Expect the unexpected!
Guard and Grace – Guard and Grace is a take on the big, fancy, modern steakhouse with miles and miles of fiery grills and charcuterie. In addition, you will find an oyster bar and a posh, walk-in, floor-to-high-ceiling glassed wine cellar. The space is very bright, airy, and playful.
Quality Italian – Quality Italian is a modern take on the Italian-American steakhouse tradition. It references the flavors, style and table-side flair of this classic genre. The design is unique and cuisine appeals to today’s diner. Continuing the tradition of sister restaurant Quality Meats, Quality Italian references old‑world butcher shops. The unique design draws inspiration from the traditional butcher shops found throughout Italy.
Venice Ristorante and Wine Bar – With impeccable service and exquisite authentic Italian cuisine, a wonderful dining experience awaits you. Owner Alessandro Carollo treats each guest with exquisite and creative culinary masterpieces.
Avelina – This sophisticated stunner, in the heart of LoDo, turns out captivating New American cooking. The open kitchen peers over a beautifully designed, elegant and comfortable dining room.
ChoLon – ChoLon, which translates to “big market,” is named after the largest Chinese-influenced market in Saigon, Vietnam. This modern and innovative Asian Fusion restaurant will make your mouth water!
Best Restaurant in Cherry Creek
Cherry Creek Grill – Cherry Creek Grill has perfected American comfort food, expertly prepared from the freshest ingredients in a relaxed neighborhood atmosphere.
Best Hotel Dining
Ship Tavern – Serving patrons since 1934, this swanky pub offers good food and live entertainment at the Brown Palace Hotel.
Best Pre-Dinner Cocktails
Sunday Vinyl – Sunday Vinyl is a sexy, low-lit, European style wine bar with an outrageous sound system. The true turn on is the three turntables and an unbeatable vinyl-only collection. Perched along the tracks at Union Station, Tavernetta’s little sister is unique and fabulous.
The Cooper Lounge – Situated in the mezzanine of Denver Union Station, this lounge is glamorous. The views are inspiring views and the cocktail experience is top notch. Undeniably, the service is exceptional and the bartenders are charming. In addition, the skillfully crafted cocktails are served in beautiful glassware.
Green Russell – Featuring one of the largest rare whiskey collections in Denver, this speakeasy is serving up proper cocktails driven by a chef. Pick your poison!
Ghost Donkey – With big city swagger, Ghost Donkey is a lively and vibrant mezcal and tequila bar that embodies the heart and soul of Mexican hospitality.