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The following restaurants are recommended by the LVBC:

 
ANNIE'S CAFE & BAR- 3100 East Colfax Avenue and St. Paul Street, Denver, Colorado 80206. (Breakfast place, lunch & dinner)
Baker Street Bar & Grill - 8101 E. Belleview Ave
Denver, Colorado 80237
303.577.2790
BAROLO GRILL - 3030 E. 6th Ave.  Denver 80206 / 303-393-1040    (Up-Scale Northern Italian)
BASTIEN'S STEAK HOUSE -  3503 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80206 (303) 322-0363 [Old School (71 years) Family Steak House]
BENNY'S RESTAURANTE & TEQUILA BAR  - Mexican food in Denver, Colorado    (S-W Cantina)
THE BOMBAY CLAY OVEN - Indian Restaurant/Bar; 165 Steele St.; Denver, CO  (303) 377-4454    (Cozy Divan Booths)
BONNIE BRAE TAVERN - Italian Pizza and Pasta in Denver, Colorado; 740 S. University Blvd. (303-777-2262)   (Classic Tavern)
THE BREWERY BAR - 150 Kalamath St. Den. 303-893-0971 and Lone Tree, CO 303-708-9333 (Mexican Food / Margaritas / Bar)
My Brothers Bar - 2376 15th St. Denver, Colorado - 303-455-9991, Best Burgers in Denver
THE BUCKHORN EXCHANGE "Denver’s Original Steakhouse" - 1000 Osage St.  Denver, Colorado (303-534-9505)    ($$$-Meat)
BULL & BUSH -  4700 Cherry Creek South Dr; Denver, CO 80222 (303) 759-0333     (English Style Pub)
CHARLIE BROWN'S Bar and Grill - American, Mexican and Greek    (Hotel tavern)
CHICAGO STYLE BEEF AND DOGS - 6680 West Colfax Denver, Colorado 303-233-0550
THE CHERRY CRICKET - 2641 E. 2nd. Ave; Denver, CO 80206 (333-322-7666)    (Burgers and stuff)
CITY GRILLE 321 E. Colfax Avenue  Denver, CO  303-861-0726   (Huge steak-burgers)
THE CRAWLING CRAB - 781 South Federal Boulevard Denver, Colorado 80219 * 303-936-0123 - Modern Asian / Cajun Seafood
DINO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT - 10040 West Colfax Avenue; Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 238-7393 - Old-School Family Italian
DOMO Japanese Country Restaurant in Denver, Colorado  - 1365 Osage Street; Denver, Colorado 80204
THE EDGEWATER INN The Edgewater Inn; 5302 W 25th Ave; Edgewater, CO 80214 (303) 237-3524; Bar-Food/Pizza Italian
EL NOA NOA Mexican Restaurant  - 722 Santa Fe Drive  Denver, CO    (Sometimes musicians - Nice Patio)
EL RANCHO RESTAURANT - 18 Miles west of Denver, just off  I-70    (Mountain Roadhouse - Cal. cuisine) New Owner 2016!
EL TEJADO Mexican Restaurant - 2651 So. Broadway - Den, CO; 303-722-3987 (Traditional Mexican food/sometimes Mariachi)
CLOSED! EMIL-LENE'S Sirloin House - 16000 Smith Rd Aurora, CO 80011 (303) 366-6674 (Since 1958 - Steaks, Chops Sea etc.)
THE FORT - Hwy 285 at Hwy 8 Morrison Evergreen exit in Morrison, CO. (Adobe Fort in Foothills - Bison, Beef, Fowl, Fish $$$)
THE FRESH FISH CO.  - 7800 E. Hampden Ave. (303-740-9556) in Denver, Colorado    (Fine Sunday buffet.) 
THE GARLIC KNOT - 2553 So. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222 (720-542-3528) Authentic New York Pizza and Pasta
GB FISH & CHIPS - 1311 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80210 (720) 570-5103 (Fish & Chips, Pies, Beer and TV - Live Soccer)
Ginza Sushi and Grill - 2104 S. University Blvd. Denver, CO 80210 - 303.778.1111 - Japanese Fusion; Sushi; Teriyaki, Noodle, Bar
GRANDPA'S BURGER HAVEN - 23 S Federal Blvd; Denver, CO 80219 (6" Old-School burgers - take out/picnic tables outside)
IMPERIAL Chinese Restaurant - 431 S. Broadway; Denver, Colorado  80209 (303-698-2800)    (Upscale)
IRISH SNUG - Restaurant and Bar on East Colfax in Denver, Colorado. 1201 E. Colfax Ave.; (303-839-1394)    (Cozy Irish Pub)
JJ CHINESE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT - 2500 W. Alameda (303-934-8888) Fresh Fish in Tank / Seafood / Cantonese
KARMA - 22 South Broadway -  Denver, CO 80209 - Asian fusion on Broadway: Curry, Tappas, Wok, Noodles and Rice more...
KONA GRILL - Cherry Creek Mall; 3000 East 1st. Avenue - Denver, Colorado  80206 (720-974-1300) (Sushi & American Cuisine)
LA LOMA - 2527 West 26th Avenue; Denver, CO 80211-4804; (303) 433-8300 (Quality / Family / Mexican in Old House)
Las Brisas Colorado Upscale Mexican; 6787 S Clinton St, Greenwood Village, CO 80112 (303) 792-3212
LE CENTRAL - The Affordable French Restaurant.  112 E 8th Ave - Denver, CO 80203; (303-863-8094) (Provincial French)
LITTLE MAN ICE CREAM - Ice Cream from a building that looks like a vintage Cream-Can - 2620 16th Street (303) 455-3811
LITTLE SHANGHAI CAFE - 456 S. Broadway - Denver, CO 80209 (303-722-1292)  (Chinese)
LUCA D' ITALIA - Denver, CO711 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203 (303-832-6600)    (CAL Italian Cuisine)
MARCO'S Coal Fired Pizza - 2129 Larimer Street . Denver, CO 80205 (303) 296-7000 . Designer Pizza, salads, sandwiches etc.
MAGGIANO'S Little Italy - 500 16th St Denver, CO 80202 303-260-7707 (Upscale Corporate Italian, Happy Hours, patio)
THE MARKET - 1445 LARIMER ST. Denver, Colorado 80202 - 303-534-5140    (Big City coffee-house, downtown)
MAX GILL AND GRILL 1052 S. Gaylord St.  Denver, CO (303-722-7456)    (Neighborhood Grill & Bar)
MUSTARD'S LAST STAND - 2081 S. University Blvd. Denver, Colorado (Phone - 303-722-7936.)    (Chicago Dogs-Fast Food)
MY BROTHER'S BAR - 2376 15th St. - Denver, Colorado  (303-455-9991)    (Burgers & Booze)
NORTH WOODS INN - 8109 Blakeland Dr. Littleton, Colorado 80125 (303) 791-0500 (Rustic Steak House)
THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY - Denver, CO 1215 18th St. Den., CO 80202 P:303.295.1864 F:303.295.2205   (Family Italian)
CLOSED! PAGLIACCI'S Italian Restaurant in Denver, CO.  1440 West 33rd Avenue - 303-458-0530 (Traditional Fine-Dining) PERMANENTLY CLOSED!
PARISI Italian Trattoria - 4401 Tennyson St. - Denver, CO (Classic Italian entrees, Pizza, Calzone, Wine - Stand-Up ordering)
PASQUINI'S Pizzeria - 1310 S. Broadway  Denver, CO   303-744-0917 (NY Pizza & Pasta)
PASTA JAY'S Italian Restaurant in Boulder, Colorado    (Traditional Italian Cuisine)
PERMANANTLY CLOSED 2016 PATSY'S INN Italian Restaurant - 3651 Navajo Street Denver, CO 80211 303-477-8910 - Old School Trad.  Neighborhood Italian
PETE'S KITCHEN is a Breakfast favorite. 1962 E. Colfax Avenue;  Denver, CO - 303-321-3139    (Big City Diner: All Meals)
The Pioneer Bar at 2401 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80210 (720) 536-4802 Anglo/Mexican Cantina; Specials; Happy Hours
THE RED CORAL - 1591 S Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222 (303) 758-7610 serves excellent Asian food.   (Family Asian)
ROMANO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT - 5666 S Windermere; Littleton, CO  (303-798-4944) (Traditional So-Ital family restaurant)
SAM'S NO. 3 - 1500 Curtis St Denver, CO 80202 (303) 534-1927 (Big City Breakfasts, Diner Food)


Señor Ric’s Mexican Restaurant 13200 E. Mississippi Aurora, CO 80012 (303) 750-9000. Family Tex-Mex/ Happy Hours.
The SINK in Boulder, CO - 1165 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 444-7465 - Burgers, Pizza, Sandwiches Full Bar
STAR KITCHEN 2917 West Mississippi Avenue * Denver, Colorado 80219 * Tel: (303) 936-0089 * FIRST STOP CHINESE.
CLOSED! THE SUBWAY TAVERN - 3759 Lipan St. Denver, CO 80211; (303-455-9782) (Old-School pizza and pasta; Tavern/Bar) PERMANENTLY CLOSED!
SWING THAI in Denver, CO - 3 locations in Denver, CO  Phone: 303-777-1777 (Asian/Fusion/California/Modern)
TED'S MONTANA GRILL - 1401 Larimer Street Denver, CO 80202 (303-893-0654) (Ted Turner's Bison Burgers, Steaks, Patio)
TEXAS ROADHOUSE - 3696 S. Natches Court Englewood, CO 80110 ph: 303-761-7427; All American Steaks & Such
THAI BASIL - Asian Fusion Restaurant in Denver, Colorado  (Thai, Chinese & Japanese)
TOCABE - An American Indian Eatery - 44th and Lowell; Denver, CO 80211 Phone: 720.524.8282 (Indian Fry Bread Tacos)
Torres Mexican Restaurant - 1597 S Federal Blvd Denver, CO 80219; PH: 303-934-8857; Traditional Family Mexican
TWIN DRAGON Chinese Restaurant on South Broadway in Denver. (Traditional Chinese)
Vincenza's Italian Bakery and Deli - 8000 W. 44th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
3 SONS Italian Restaurant  - 14805 West 64th Avenue; Arvada, Colorado; 303-455-4366 (Traditional Fine So. Italian)
WHITE FENCE FARM - 6263 W Jewell Ave Lakewood, CO 80232; 303-935-5945 (Family restaurant "Serving steaks, shrimp, fish, and their famous fried chicken")

[Most of these restaurants (not all) have been around for awhile, passing the test of time...]

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Most LVBC Denver restaurants have their own web pages.  To save space and consolidate information, I started stacking newer restaurant listings.  The following section is a Parking Place for newer Denver restaurant listings:


 

 
More DENVER RESTAURANT Information:
annies
ANNIE'S CAFE & BAR
3100 E. Colfax (Colfax and St. Paul St)
(303) 355-8197 anniescafeandbar@yahoo.com
Good Eats since 1981. A Denver institution. "…if you're in the mood for some comfort food… it has to be Annie's Café. The experience is reliably good, the food reliably tasty and digestable, and the bill always affordable. Good eats here. Simply said, simply true." –Outstanding American Food, Outfront Colorado, Outstanding 10 Awards, February 2010
 
baker
Baker Street Bar & Grill Click to enlarge
Baker Street Bar & Grill
8101 E. BELLEVIEW AVE
DENVER, COLORADO 80237
303.577.2790
British Pub in south Denver serving classic English fare including Fish & Chips around $9.95 for a half-order and a few bucks more for a full order, Shepherd's Pie, Sirloin Burgers, Sanwiches, Tacos, Salads, Soups and more.

There's a long HAPPY HOUR - Monday thru Saturday, 2pm-9pm & All Day Sunday; decent drink specials, $3.99 Cheeseburgers Monday nights and more.

The restaurant is clean with several dining areas, including an outdoor patio w/fire pit. Dart woods with fun, authentic Baker Street vibe: red English phone booth, signs etc.
Baker Street Pub
 

barolo
BAROLO GRILL - 3030 E. 6th Ave.  Denver 80206  303-393-1040    (Up-Scale Northern Italian)
"Barolo Grill, an award winning Cherry Creek North restaurant, prides itself on serving authentic northern Italian food while maintaining a comfortable, elegant ambiance. Known for hand crafted modern Piemontese cuisine, a spectacular wine cellar, and knowledgeable, attentive staff, Barolo Grill is the perfect choice for special occasions or just a great night out. The cuisine focuses on the Northern Italian provinces of Piedmont and Tuscany. Seasonally changing menus highlight locally sourced ingredients from regional farms and artisans. Owner and wine director Ryan Fletter is proud to feature small family wineries that are dedicated to Earth-friendly farming and winemaking philosophies. Barolo Grill founder Blair Taylor began taking the entire staff on educational trips to Italy each year, commencing in 1995." 

 
 
BASTIEN'S STEAK HOUSE
3503 E Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-0363
Bastien's Official Website
Bastien's is a traditional (71 years) Old School Steak House on East Colfax Ave.  "Building is old and tired"
"Steaks, Fish and Seafood, Pork, Veal, Chicken, Vegetarian Dinners, Salads, Sandwiches, Full Bar and more"
Click Bastien's website link for the full menu. 

THE BOMBAY CLAY OVEN Indian Restaurant/Bar
165 Steele St.
Denver, Colorado 80206
303-377-4454
The Bombay Clay Oven's Official Website
The Bombay Clay Oven in Denver's hoity-toity Cherry Creek North is an excellent, affordable, Indian restaurant with a nice little bar, outdoor patio, comfortable center-tables and several "Traditional Divan Seating Booths."  Go for a booth, if you can get one - the "Divan" booths are cozy and comfortable with wall tapestries, and cushions & pillows to sit on - sans shoes. These booths are like little dining caves, so to speak.      
Reservations are accepted.
Access the Bombay Clay Oven website for the complete menu & additional information.

On the Menu:

  • APPETIZERS
  • BREAD, Soup, Salad and Sides
  • CHEF'S SPECIALTIES
  • CLAY OVEN GRILLED ENTREES
  • BOMBAY SAUCY ENTREES (CURRIES) and RICE ENTREES (Biryanis)
  • VEGETARIAN ENTREES
  • RICE
  • BREADS
  • DESERTS
  • LAMB, CHICKEN, BEEF, SHRIMP, SALMON
  • KABOBS, CURRIES & MORE....
The Bombay Clay Oven has a full bar with a excellent wine list; wines start at $5.00.
This free-standing building (see photo on website) is a perfect match for the restaurant.
There are some parking spots behind and along the south side of the restaurant, which are accessed through the alley in between St. Paul Street and Steele Street.
 

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BONNIE BRAE TAVERN - Italian Pizza and Pasta in Denver, Colorado; 740 S. University Blvd. (303-777-2262)   (Classic Tavern)
This South Denver neighborhood, family restaurant specializes in Colorado Pizza; in it's heyday (50s-70s) this was South Denver's go to pizza place. The 50s decor includes turquoise, Vynal booths.  

brew
Brewery Bar*Brewery Bar ll
THE BREWERY BAR ll - 150 Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80223; 303-893-0971 
THE BREWERY BAR ll on Kalamath is a "working man's bar" in an industrial area.  It's fairly basic with a lively, active bar.  Mexican food and Margaritas - at reasonable prices - are what it's all about.  Happy-hours and daily specials are offered.
*THE BREWERY BAR III - 9228 S. Park Meadows Dr. Lone Tree, CO 80124; 303-708-9333
THE BREWERY BAR III is located in a peripheral area of the Park Meadows Mall, South of Denver.  For a mall property, the Brewery Bar lll is comfy and cozy.  The restaurant consists of a large dining room with comfortable booths and tables, and a dim/bright bar area with: the bar, booths and tables bathed in the light of colored Christmas-style bulbs, it's soothing.  The long bar is active, under a bank of TV.s.  Once again the focus is on Mexican food, Margaritas and...
As of April '09 the Brewery was offering Happy Hour specials: "$2 well drinks, house wine and all domestic beer, $3.50 margaritas. Half price appetizers. Free chips and salsa served."  Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3 - 6 p.m.
The Chili Rellenos have been a favorite of many folks over the years,
The style is Tex-Mex / Southwest Mexican.  No gourmet food: average food, average prices.  When we were at Brewery lll in April '09 we were served one of the best Chips & Salsa appetizers ever.  It was at the Happy Hour with free Chips & Salsa.  The salsa was home-made fresh and the chips were light and delicate.  We were told that they were Tostitos, oh well...they still were tasty.  I'm not Hispanic so my appreciation of "chips" might be skewed.  I still prefer a lighter chip.
3rd location: THE BREWERY BAR IV - 6482 S. Parker Rd. Aurora, CO 80016 303-699-1544
THE BREWERY BAR'S Official Website, including the daily specials...

brothers
My Brothers Bar
2376 15th St.
Denver, Colorado
303-455-9991
My Brothers Bar  Click My Brother's Bar - Patio weather permitting  Click
My Brother's Bar, on the Western edge of downtown Denver claims to have the Best Hamburger in Denver.  The claim just might be true. The large, juicy hunk of beef or buffalo (bison) is served with a condiment-caddy containing: relish, pickles, sliced onion, peppers, ketchup and mustard as well as napkins, salt, pepper and utensils.
After a great deal of thought (oh-yea,) I've discovered that one of the reasons their burger is so pleasing - other than it's just plain good taste - is because of the condiment-caddy. First, it's psychologically comforting to have access to extra food, should you require it.  It's like money in the bank. Secondly, it's about the ritual: when the burger is brought to your table with the condiment-caddy, a world of choices opens up. One slice of onion, or two. One spoonful of the sweet relish or three pickles.  If half-way through the burger you decide to switch gears and go for two hot peppers and another scoop of relish, the choice is yours. You participate in the construction of your burger. You participate in the ritual...
Sandwiches, soups, salads, fries, "nice" onion rings etc. are also available along with an extensive list of  beers, wines, hard hootch. and sodas for the kids in this family-friendly restaurant. At Girl Scout Cookie selling time, they sell cookies.
Classical music on the sound system sets the mood.   Food is served in the main room (booths and tables in heavy, dark woods,) in the bar area (more dark woods) and on the (seasonal) patio (trees, flowers and even a squirrel or two in the spring and summer.)
MY BROTHER'S BAR is a very creative environment.   It's not all that difficult to imagine:  Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque - at the corner table - in a heated conversation about Cubism---or Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappely having an Absinthe, in a back booth, after a performance at The Hot Club.
The brothers have created a beautiful world here. From the tasteful Classical music, the dark rich woods and splashes of amber light reflected from liquor bottles on the back bar, to the food and drink and the location itself which gives the restaurant hip credibility and validation, the brothers have proven to be Master tavern-keepers.
There is a reference to the location in Jack Kerouac's book "ON THE ROAD." Neal Cassady lived in Denver.
  Although MY BROTHER'S BAR is "just" a booze, sandwich and burger place, it is one of  the best restaurant / taverns in Denver!  

buc
THE BUCKHORN EXCHANGE
"Denver’s Original Steakhouse" - 1000 Osage St.  Denver, Colorado (303-534-9505)    ($$$-Meat) THE BUCKHORN EXCHANGE Click
"Denver’s original steakhouse, The Buckhorn Exchange is located in the city’s oldest neighborhood, just 5-minutes from downtown Denver -- with a light-rail stop right across the street. This National Historic Landmark and Western Museum has been serving the finest in Old West fare since 1893. Prime grade beef steaks, buffalo prime rib, elk, salmon, quail, game hen, and succulent baby-back pork ribs are just some of the marvelous offerings on the Buckhorn menu. Exotic appetizers such as alligator tail and buffalo sausage are available, and no dinner is complete without the house specialty, Rocky Mountain Oysters." bull


 
BULL & BUSH -  4700 Cherry Creek South Dr; Denver, CO 80222 (303) 759-0333     (English Style Pub)
Dark cozy pub with fireplace, booths, booze, food and sometimes live music.
 

chicago

CHICAGO STYLE BEEF AND DOGS
6680 West Colfax
Lakewood, Colorado; 80214
Phone 303-233-0550
Although I have relatives in Chicago, I had the distinct pleasure learning about Chicago Hot Dogs from PORTILLO'S HOT DOGS - 8390 La Palma Ave,. Buena Park, CA The owner Dick Portillo opened Portillo's Hot Dogs, around 2005 on La Palma Ave in
Buena Park CA.  It was a crazy opening day and I just happened to be there.  
The high-quality frank in a sesame-seed bun, with yellow mustard, relish, chopped onion, tomato, pickle, sport-peppers and celery-salt is the combination which opens the lock - to one's taste-buds.  It's the real-deal.  And it's the real-deal in Denver at Chicago Style Beef and Dogs on West Colfax. 
This tiny but mighty restaurant with a half-dozen or so tables, and counter ordering up-front for take out is a little trip to Chicago which will leave you very satisfied, taste-wise as well as soul-satisfied.  Like Portillo's it's also the real-deal, pretty much guaranteed to please.
"Chicago is a family owned and operated restaurant, on West Colfax since 1997."
Chicago Style Beef and Dogs - Official Website


edge
Edgewater Inn

The Edgewater Inn

Edgewater Inn Interior
This is a vintage, North Denver Italian restaurant.  Bar Food, Pizza and booze...
"The Edgewater Inn: Last of the Continuously-Operated/Owned by the Same Family Italian Restaurants in The (Near What Used to be Denver’s Little Italy) Hood."
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From the Neighborhood Gazette
"As the reputation of the Edgewater Inn grew, it was rumored that high ranking Denver police officials would usher celebrities like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra into the Inn after hours. Frank was said to have proclaimed that the Edgewater Inn had the best pizza in Denver.”
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Check out the LasVegasBuffetClub BLOG Post for THE EDGEWATER INN.  More information coming.
  The Edgewater Inn is a TrueItalianTable recomended authentic Italian restaurant

El Tejado
EL TEJADO MEXICAN RESTAURANT                                               
2651 So. Broadway El Tejado
Denver, Colorado
80210-5704
303-722-3987 click to enlarge
El Tejado's Official Website
El Tejado is a good, traditional-old-school Mexican restaurant serving all the basics: Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas, Chile Rellanos, Tostadas, Tamales, Chimichangas, Flautas, Combinations and more as well as house specialties: Fajitas, Steaks, Seafood Soups, Cold Seafood and Seafood dinners.  Appetizers, Desserts and Breakfasts are also on the menu.
From the menu: Fajitas, served with sour cream, guacamole, beans, cheese, tomato and pico de gallo - Chicken, Steak or Combo ($13.00,) Fajitas de Cameron ($16.00,) Fajitas de Pescado y Camaron ($17.00,) Pork Fajitas (10.50;)
Also from the menu: Steaks ($12.75 to $17.00,) Caldo de Mariscos - combo seafood soup with two tortillas or crackers ($17.45;) Camarones Enchamarrados - Shrimp wrapped in bacon with cheese ($19.00;) #5 Combination - Chile Rellano, Enchilada, Tostada, and Tamale ($10.00.)  These are just a few items from the large menu.  Click the website link for more menu items.
The restaurant has two dining rooms with tables and high-back booths as well as a dinning area in the lounge.  The lounge has a full service bar with stools.   The rooms are nicely furnished; The ambience is bright and cheery with old-world Mexican accents.
What is the meaning of El Tejado?
There is on-site parking.  Happy hours / Mariachi group on Sundays, call.
[Information/prices are from 11/15/09]


FORT

The Fort  click to enlarge

 
The Fort Restaurant in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, just west of Denver, is situated on what normally would be considered "Sacred Native Land" (red-rock, up-cropping formations "worthy of spiritual respect")  A replica of famous Colorado architectural icon: Bent's Fort, the 1830s Colorado fur trade and freighting center on the Santa Fe Trail, was built from adobe bricks, made on site. "THE FORT IS LISTED ON NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES"
"Featuring fine beef, buffalo, game and seafood, The Fort's award-winning menu offers a tantalizing selection of old and new foods of the Great West."  "Dinner entrees range from $22 - $52, however some Chef specials may exceed $52."
Wild West appetizers such as: Roast Bison Marrow Bones ($18,) BBQ'D Duck Quesadilla ($8) and the Historians' Platter (Boudies ( homemade buffalo sausage,) *Rocky Mountain oysters, guacamole, bison tongue and jalapeños for 4 - $28) will start you up nicely!
The Fort will trade you: Bison (Buffalo) Steaks, Ribs and Prime Rib Dinners for $30 - $52 or The Fort's Game Plate "Our most popular dish!  "An Elk Chop, Buffalo Filet Medallion, and a grilled teriyaki Quail. Served with Fort potatoes and seasonal vegetable - $44."
Elk Chops, Beef Steaks, Pork, Fowl and Fish are on the menu - click the Fort's Official Website link for the full menu.
The decor, of course, is rustic adobe/hewn-timber construction; the real-deal - western style.
A Full Bar, Gift Shop and plenty of space to wander - inside and out - demand a stay of, at least, several hours.
* Yes, there is no Rocky Mountain Coast.  Rocky Mountain Oysters are bull testicles.
Access the Fort's Official Website, with full menu, photos, directions and more...

GB

GB Fish & Chips
Swell little Fish & Chips place on South Broadway's Antique Row.  Live British "Football" on TV'S;  Fish & Chips: COD, TILAPIA, PRAWNS, OYSTERS, SQUID, SCALLOPS and COMBINATIONS. Serving: HALF (A LA CARTE -$5.50-$7.95) HALF (MEAL - $8 -$10.45) FULL (A LA CARTE - $9.95 - $15.35 ) FULL (MEAL- $12.45 - $17.85;) BANGERS, SHEPHERD’S PIE, PORK PIE, PASTIES -$4.15 - $9.45; CLAM CHOWDER ($3.95-$5.95,) SIDES $1.50; Beer & Wine; Bench/table seating [prices from April '09]
GB Fish & Chips Official Website

ginza

Ginza
Click to enlarge, photo added to Yelp by Vincent N.
Ginza Sushi and Grill
2104 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80210
303.778.1111
   
In the Denver University area on South University Blvd. just south of the corner of So. University and Evans Avenue, Ginza Sushi and Grill, may be one of the best new Asian Fusion/Sushi restaurants around.  We'll give it some time.
Susan got a mailer and has been after me to try it out.  Done!  From the moment of entering, the vibe was good.  A very pretty, friendly face greeted us; we were going to do take-out but the place is so inviting we decided to have the meal there.  In the reception area there's a long, rectangular piece of art, looking every bit like a very, long fireplace, however, it's mechanical. The booths/tables are very comfortable, the room is warm and cozy, the people are over-the-top friendly.
The menu offers lots of choices including Sushi or Sashimi A La Carte; Sushi Entrees (Served with Miso Soup or Green Salad ($19.50 - $49.50); Rolls; Teriyaki Dinner (Served with Miso Soup, Green Salad & White Rice - $10 -18); Tempura Dinner; Noodle Dinners ($11 -11.50); Rice; Full Bar and much more.

Ginza's Official Website with Menus

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GRANDPA'S BURGER HAVEN
23 S Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80219
303-936-4463
This McDonald's-like fast food joint serves a tasty 6" burger / double-burgers with tomato, onion, lettuce and pickle.  You can pretty much customize your order.  The burgers are very tasty - not necessarily high-quality - but nevertheless tasty.  The meat patties are thin.  The food is cooked behind glass; you can watch your slice of cheese melt on the patty as it cooks.  Fries, Onion Rings, Shakes, Malts etc. are on the menu..  There is no indoor seating, just a few picnic tables outside.  You can eat in your parked car.
There's something about a Grandpa's burger!

JJ CHINESE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
2500 W. Alameda Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80219
(303-934-8888)
The first thing one sees, besides the door, when entering this modest restaurant is a wall of live fish. Live EEL, Crab, Shrimp, Lobster, Talapia, and more are on display in the tank. The tank is as clean and pristine as a home aquarium. These fish/crustaceans are also on the menu. The menu(s) that mention “Cantonese” consist of about a half-dozen pages of Chicken, Seafood, Pork, Beef, Hot Pot, Vegetable/To-Fu, [sic] Fried Rice, Porridge, Noodles/Lo Mein, Noodles with Soup, and of course Appetizers, *Beer, *Wine and Desserts. The basic meats /fish/vegetables include variations of Hot & Spicy, Szechuan, Sweet & Sour, Black Bean Sauce, Garlic Sauce, Brown Sauce, and Orange Sauce dishes, just to name a few.
Here are a few items from JJ’s menu: Crab Meat & Bamboo Fungus with Shark’s Fin Soup ($10.95 - for one,) Pig’s Blood & Intestine with Salted Vegetable Hot Pot ($8.95,) Kung Pao Shrimp ($9.95,) Sea Cucumber with Slice Abalone [sic] ($35.95,) Whole Dungeness Crab with Spaghetti in Cheese Sauce (around $16.00.) This whole crab is “drawn and quartered” and served - in shell - over a bed of spaghetti dressed with a melted cheese sauce.
JJ Chinese Seafood Restaurant is not terribly fancy, it’s rather plain. It is, however, very clean and tidy. It’s a family restaurant in an older neighborhood. None of that (except for the clean and tidy) really matters here, it’s all about the fresh, authentic, well-served food.
*The Beer & Wine choices are limited.

KARMA - Asian fusion on Broadway
22 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
ph: 303-871-0167
alt: 303-871-0338
Karma
click to enlarge
Entering Karma is like walking into a dream. The dining room is tastefully dark.  High, dark, wood paneling on the walls, behind tables, creates depth. A hostess-station/take-out counter/alter commands attention with an orange, acrylic, lit-from-within, sculpture of a large head (with large earrings,) seemingly watching over the room. A ruby-red, crystal chandelier hangs, mystically, above. Other brass-toned Asian art, a full size Buddha and other artifacts adorn the restaurant.
The menu is a fusion of primarily: Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines:  Asian Tappas, Wok, Noodles and Rice, Karma Pho, Thai Curries, Soups, Salads and more...
Link to a LVBC blog post for Karma
Karma's Official Website with menu

KONA GRILL
Cherry Creek Mall
3000 East 1st. Avenue
Denver, Colorado  80206 (720-974-1300)
The Kona Grill's Official Website (excellent website!)
The Kona Grill is nestled in a nook of Denver's Hoity-Toity, Cherry Creek Mall.  A covered, open patio (fronting a bar) faces the 1st. Avenue shopping district.  Tables around a fire-pit are perfect for cocktails and appetizers, or full meals.  Happy Hour is celebrated in the bar area.
The main dinning area is a large, dark space, reminiscent of an ultra-modern, Las Vegas hotel-restaurant.  Soothing lighting, large, illuminated "ceiling hangings" and a huge, bright aquarium - above a dozen-seat Sushi Bar - create a very serene ambiance.  High-back, platform booths around the room's perimeter provide cozy "dug-outs" for intimate dinners.
"From Miso-marinated Sea Bass to Angus Beef, Mango Tango Mojito to Macadamia Nut Chicken, Salmon Wasabi Sashimi followed by the Ultimate Fudge Brownie" [Excerpt is from Kona Grill's website]
From the menu:
 Appetizer examples: Onion Strings (Thinly sliced, lightly breaded and piled high. Served with pineapple chipotle ketchup and spicy mustard dipping sauce - $6.25.)   Albacore Tataki (White tuna, served sashimi style with a daikon-garlic vinaigrette $10.25.)
 Salad examples: House Salad ($5.95)  Sweet-Chili Glazed Salmon Salad ($11.50) or Seared Sesame Ahi Salad ($11.50)
 Soups: (Miso Soup $3.95,)  (Maui Onion Soup $5.25,) and Clam Chowder ($5.95)
 Two steak examples from the menu: Kona Steaks Filet (6 ounce) Served with Szechwan beans, white cheddar mashed potatoes and sautéed mushrooms $25.95.  Kona Steaks Ribeye (20 ounce) Served with Szechwan beans, white cheddar mashed potatoes and sautéed mushrooms $28.95.
 Seafood examples: Pan-Seared Ahi Served with sautéed baby bok choy, steamed white rice and a sweet-chili sauce $19.25.  Baked Seabass - Miso sake marinade, served with shrimp & pork, fried rice and Szechwan beans $22.95
 Chicken, Meat Loaf, Baby Back Ribs and Pork Tenderloin ($16.95 -$21.95.)
 Noodle Dishes $11.95 -$14.25
 Gourmet Pizzas $9.50 - $10.25
Sushi:
Traditional | Rolls | Kona Rolls | Chef`s Specials
Visit Kona Grill's website for Sushi menu/prices
Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3:00pm-7:00pm - Reverse Happy Hour Monday-Thursday 9:00pm-11:00pm - Friday-Saturday 10:00pm-12:00am.  Happy Hour Appetizer: $3.00 items, such as: California Roll.  $4.50 items, such as: Kuhuna Sliders, and $5.00 items, such as: Five-Spice Barbecue Pizza.  Discounted Drink Specials [Note: Hours of operation & prices may vary by location.]
Access The Kona Grill's Official Website for the complete menu, photos and directions

LE CENTRAL  "The Affordable French Restaurant"
PERMANANTELY CLOSED - 2015
112 E 8th Ave
Denver, Colorado
80203
303-863-8094
Le Central serves provincial French food.  "A surprisingly affordable French restaurant in central Denver offers Provence-style French food such as mussels et frites. A great choice for the fancy dinner without the fancy check." [Excerpt from Travel.com]
 
On the Dinner Menu:
1Hors d' Oeuvre ($6 - $12,) Soups ($2 - $4) & Salads ($3 - $9,) 2Meat Entrées ($15 - $19,) 3Fish Entrées ($15 - $21.)  Vegetarian Plate - $10.00, Prix Fixe Dinner - changes, around $25.00
Details of three items from the Dinner Menu:
1L' Ail, le Brie, et les Croutons - Baked whole garlic head, brie cheese, and toast
"Garlic is strong in its raw state, but cooked it becomes a subtle spread. With brie cheese on toast I would say it is sublime- add a glass of red wine and you will understand what France is all about" ($9.00.)
2Escalope du Veau a la Truffe - Veal scaloppini lightly dusted with flour and pan fried enlivened with a truffle infused demi glace ($19.00.)
3Carrelet sauce Vierge - Whole, bone in, flounder, sauteed with extra virgin olive oil and Provence herbs, finished with tomatoes, shallots and garlic ($16.00.)
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  • Lunches
  • Children's Menu
  • Sat. & Sun. Brunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Wines
  • Desserts
  • Box Lunch To Go
  • Take Out Catering
Le Central's Official Website - Complete Menu, Directions, Photos and more...
[Information is from April, 2009] PERMANANTELY CLOSED - 2015

LITTLE
LITTLE MAN Ice Cream in Denver   [click for Little Man's website] Access the LVBC BLOG post for Little Man Ice Cream Little Man Ice Cream Click
A Denver gem, just on the outskirts of downtown Denver, Little Man Ice Cream is situated in a perfectly scaled and finished, vintage, Cream-Can building. Reminiscent of 1940's - 50's Hot Dog or Donut stands which were built to look like an old shoe or a piece of food, this cream-can is fashioned from welded steel, then finished to look just like the real thing. The thing is, the Cream-Can is a perfect representation. This hip piece of pop-art has a Ghirardelli Square vibe! Yea, I know...
[photo is from Denver's Westword magazine]

LUCA
Luca d' Italia

Luca d' Italia  click to enlarge

711 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203
Chef Frank Bonanno is also the owner; The cuisine is California Italian Bistro.
From the menu: Hand-Rolled Potato Gnocchi – Lump Crab & Lobster Reduction ($13.00) or Colorado Lamb Chops – Lamb Shoulder Brasato & Goat’s Milk Robiola Fonduta ($36.00) or The T A S T I N G  M E N U: Traditional $65 / Paired with Wine $95 / Reserve Wine Pairing, $125 per person. View the full menu at their website (below.)  [prices from October 1, 2009]
The last time I dined at Luca d' Italia I had gnocchi in lobster sauce - oh yeah...
Luca's Official Website

MAGGIANO'S Little Italy
500 16th St Denver, CO 80202
303-260-7707
For a corporate entity, this is a pretty good Italian restaurant.  The downtown location has a large, active bar, cozy seating and decent food: the portions are large and the food is prepared well, with all the right Southern Italian nuances.  This restaurant also has an excellent patio - for cocktails, dinning and people watching.
"DINNER, Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Entree Salads, Pasta, Sides, Chicken, Steaks, Veal & Chops, Baked Specialties, Seafood, Little Italy Favorites, FAMILY STYLE DINNER, LUNCH, FAMILY STYLE LUNCH, DESSERT, WINE, BEVERAGES -
KIDS."
FAMILY STYLE DINNER:
Appetizers - Choose 2
Salads - Choose 2
Pasta - Choose 2
Entrees - Choose 2
Vegetables - Choose 2 for Additional $3.00 per Person
Desserts - Choose 2
  • Southern Italian  pasta dishes
  • Chicken, veal, beef and fish entrees
  • Variety of  appetizers and salads
  • Deserts
  • Extensive wine list
  • Full bar
  • Patio
  •  For the south-suburban location, click website!
Maggiano's Official Website

milos

Milo's Sports Tavern
6495 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80222-5809
(303) 691-3391 ‎
  Milo's management changed hands over a half-dozen years ago. I t  was a change for the good.                                                                                                                    Milo's Sports Tavern  Click
  This is a decent neighborhood bar & grill, with sometimes entertainment, a Friday evening bar-buffet with changing entrees such as tacos, fried-chicken, chili, salad, fruits etc.
 

The above-average (in the looks department) servers are up-beat and friendly.

A fairly full menu offers Sandwiches, Appetizers, Wings, Salads, Burgers, Mexican and more. 

  Check Milo's Official Website for the full menu.

NORTH WOODS INN
8109 Blakeland Dr.
Littleton, Colorado 80125
(303) 791-0500

"Yep!!! Throw your peanut shells on the floor!"

This latest incarnation of the North Wood's Inn "We moved to a new location in January of 1997" is sort-of a pine / stone mountain-cabin, in the (almost) countryside.  Plenty of room to roam, inside and out.
The North Woods Inn's dinning room is a big open area with lots of windows, sort-of like a pine-paneled "mess hall."
The North Woods Inn has been serving great steaks since 1961.
"Nowhere in the Denver area can you find a steak and prime rib like you will eat at the North Woods Inn. The famous soup is homemade daily and The Cottage Cheese is one of a kind. The Cottage Cheese mix and the steak seasoning are both prepared in our kitchen from private recipes created over 41 years ago. These seasonings may be purchased at the bar and are also available at your local supermarkets."
STEAKS ($12.25 - $29.50,) CHICKEN ($12.50,) CHOPS ($16.75,) FISH (around $17.50,) LOBSTER (Market Price,) PRIME RIB ($23.75) and SPECIALS (around $16.75.)
Two entrees from the menu:
Mountain Pan-Fried Trout $17.50
No, they are not from a Northwoods Lake
N. Woods Inn Porterhouse Steak $29.50
Bull Buckers of logging camp can handle this one
"Entrees include famous Soup Pot, North Woods Inn Cottage Cheese, Potato, Tossed Green Salad, and Hot Loaf of Bread."
Dinner Served
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:00-9:00 P.M.
Friday and Saturday: 5:00-10:00 P.M.
Sunday: 3:30-8:30 P.M.
Closed Mondays
Access the North Woods Inn's Official Website - with full menu, photos & directions.
 [Information is from April '09]

 
THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY
1215 18th St. 
Denver, CO 80202  P:303.295.1864 F:303.295.2205
THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY'S Official Website
OK, so I like this place.  The VERY ACCEPTABLE pasta dinners are inexpensive and complete.  Dinners include: salad or soup, a fresh-baked-bread-loaf (you slice,) beverage and spumoni ice-cream.  The pasta dinners start at about $7.95
A Lasagna and Chicken Marsala dinner goes for about $11.95.  I enjoy The Pot Pourri which is a sauce sampler: Browned Butter & Mizithra Cheese, Meat, Clam and Marinara sauces on a pasta choice (Spaghetti, Angel Hair, Whole Wheat or Gluten Free) - $9.65.
I also like the ambience: A turn-of-the-century original ceiling (*The Denver City Cable Railway Building,) dark woods, old-world: sofas, chairs, tables, and tiffany-style lamps, lamps with beads and fringe, and a dozen tables on an old train car make this a fun, vibrant place to dine.  It is a family restaurant, so expect the kids (lots of 'em) to enjoy it also.  The restaurant is huge, so one can expect a bit of a circus atmosphere at times.  On the other side of the meatball, though, because of the restaurant's size you are likely to find a quieter booth in an out of the way nook - there are a half-dozen partitioned areas, including a large bar in The Old Spaghetti Factory.
Click the link for the OSF website, which includes menus...
*The Denver City Cable Railway Building on Lawrence Street in Denver, Colorado opened in 1889. Originally built to house power and maintenance facilities for Denver's cable car system, it now houses a restaurant and office space.  It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

PARISI
PARISI Italian Trattoria                                                         Parisi                                                        click for larger image  
4401 Tennyson St.  
Denver, CO 80212  
 (303) 561-0234  
I drove past this place the other day and was compelled to return and try it out.  This authentic Italian Trattoria has an extensive Italian menu serving all the favorite entrees ($5.99 - $15.99) plus P A N I N I (6" $5.99 - 10" $7.49,) F O C A C C I A ($7.99,) Pizza, Calzones, Gelato, Salads and more.  
From the menu: Gnocchi Gorgonzola e Noci (Creamy gorgonzola sauce topped with walnuts $10.99.)  A dinner salad is available for $1.99 or $4.99.
  • Stand-Up Ordering
  • Dinning Area
  • Daily Specials
  • Patio
  • Special Take-Outs
  • Wine
  • Formal Restaurant Downstairs (Entrees to $32.00)
From the Firenze a Tavola's (Formal Restaurant) Menu:
Bistecca alla Fiorentina $32
The classic indulgence of Florence - herb marinated Porterhouse steak grilled medium-rare and drizzled with Tuscan olive oil, served with sautéed spinach, fresh lemon and oven roasted potatoes.
Official Website: http://www.parisidenver.com/
These prices are from 2012

pion
The Pioneer Bar
2401 S University Blvd  
Denver, CO 80210  
(720) 536-4802  
   
The Pioneer Bar near DU More information coming
   
Anglo/Mexican Cantina in the DU area; Specials; Happy Hours

senorrics
Señor Ric’s Mexican Restaurant Señor Ric’s Mexican Restaurant
Señor Ric’s Mexican Restaurant - Family Tex-Mex/ Happy Hours.
13200 E. Mississippi
Aurora, CO 80012
(303) 750-9000
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This traditional Tex-Mex restaurant in Aurora, Colorado serves all the Tex-Mex standards.  This large restaurant with several dining rooms also has two Happy Hours "Daily from 3-6pm & 9-11pm Includes: Traditional Margaritas, Fruit Margaritas, Domestic Drafts, House Wine and Well Drinks" in the lively, cozy lounge/bar.  Menu ordering is also available in the bar.
Señor Ric’s Official Website

sink

The SINK

The SINK in Boulder, CO  Click to enlarge    
1165 13th St
Boulder, CO
80302
(303) 444-7465
Boulder (University of Colorado) Colorado's iconic, watering-hole, opened in the 1950s, featuring wrap-around, dining-area murals by Llloyd (3-Ls for the L of it) Kavich. Kavich was born in Omaha and passed away in 2012 in Santa Barbara, CA.  Kavich's murals were cartoon-like based on social commentary. Actor Robert Redford's image is part of a mural; Redford was a janitor at the sink while attending school there.
The Sink is a multi-dining-area, cave-like restaurant/bar serving Burgers, Pizza, Sandwiches and, of course, full bar items, including beer.  The ceiling is covered with thousands of customer's signatures/graffiti.  President Obama signed his name in 2012.
This is the perfect place to cozy-in on a cold winter's night .
The Sink - Official Website
Virtual tour of Llloyd Kavich's Murals at The Sink in Boulder, CO
Llloyd Kavich's mural at Patsy's Italian Restaurant in Denver

Romanos
Romano's Italian Restaurant
5666 S Windermere St,
Littleton, CO 80120
Romano's Italian Restaurant  Click to enlarge 
Romano's is a Southern-Italian neighborhood family restaurant serving traditional "red-sauce" pasta entrées, pizza and more:
  *Spaghetti (thick or thin noodles,) Rigatoni, Mostaccioli, Cheese Ravioli and Cheese Tortellini - all priced at $10.95.
All pastas are served with "Romano's fresh tomato sauce and choice of meatballs, sausage or mushrooms."
  *Chicken and Veal dishes are also on the menu, such as: Veal Parmagiana with a side of pasta - $16.95
  *Baked Entrées, for example: Homemade Lasagna - $13.95
  *Combination plates - $12.95 and $13.95
  *House Specialties, such as: Fettuccine Alfredo - $13.95
 Pizza, Calzones, Sandwiches, Soups, Salads and Appetizers are also on the menu. 
"All Italian dinners are served with bread and butter and your choice of soup or salad."
Access the full menu at Romano's website.
The dining areas are warm and cozy with booths around the hardwood-paneled rooms; The booths are elevated, solid and comfortable.  Tables fill the center space of the restaurant.  If I have any complaint, it would be that the dining areas are just a bit too light for my taste (I would prefer dimmer candle-light) but this is first and foremost a family restaurant so... Everything else about this restaurant makes up for the excessive light.  Maybe candles on the tables would help.
On January 24, 2010 we shared a Combination plate - Romano's Triple Treat with (choice of thin or thick noodles) Homemade Spaghetti, Cheese Ravioli and Eggplant Parmagiana, with meatballs [choice of meatballs, sausage or mushrooms] salad and bread and butter ($13.95.)  I was in charge of the spaghetti.  The thick homemade noodles were cooked perfectly, the red sauce was rich, thick and tangy; The portion was huge and the salad was fresh with bits of cheese/pepperoni/black-olive and a cherry pepper.  The portions are not only large, Romano's is very generous with everything they serve, including a +portion of sauce with the entrees.  Everything else was also fresh, tasty and authentically Italian.  If you enjoy a traditional, old-fashioned/old-school Southern-Italian dinning experience, this may be the restaurant for you.  The only thing missing is the red-checkered tablecloth and candlelight.  This is a charming, neighborhood, family restaurant.
  • Beer and wine
  • Full Bar
  • On-site/street parking
There is a second Romano's location at: 32 W. Springer Dr. in Highlands Ranch, 80126 - 720-344-9530
Information is from January 24, 2010

SAM'S NO. 3
1500 Curtis St.
Denver, Colorado 80202
303.534.1927
"Original" location: "Sam's No. 3™ was the third of five Coney Islands [] opened throughout the 1920's. It was located at 1527 Curtis Street in the heart of downtown Denver."  Offspring reopened the restaurant in 1993.
Most noted for Big City Breakfasts.  Serving all meals - Specials - Full Adjoining Bar
Sam's No. 3 - Official Website - Full menu...
Second location:
Sam's Aurora
Parker & Havana
2580 So. Havana
Aurora, CO 80013
 303.751.0347

SWING THAI
845 Colorado Blvd.  (More locations - see below)
Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-777-1777
California/Modern/Asian/Fusion, this modern Thai restaurant serves a Pud Thai that makes me happy.                                    

Pud Thai: Rice Stick Noodles, Green Onion, Egg, Bean Sprouts and Chopped Peanuts. Topped with Sprouts, Carrots, Cilantro, & Lime.  Chicken, & Shrimp (2) - $8,50

Appetizers . Soup Bowls . Salads . Kids Menu . Fried Rice
Stir Fry and Grilled . Curries . Noodles . Side Dishes . Ad - Ons
Dessert . Drinks . Beer . Wines
  • Beef: Harris Ranch-Natural Black Angus Beef (Shoulder Tenders)
  • Chicken: All Natural-Random Chicken Breast (No Added Hormones or Steroids)
  • Tofu: All Organic
Location!  Location! Location!
301 S. Pennsylvania
Denver, CO. 80209
845 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO. 80206
4370 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO. 80212

Prices/information from May, 2009

SWING THAI - OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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TEXAS ROADHOUSE - All American Steaks & Such
3696 S. Natches Court Texas Roadhouse  Click
Englewood, CO 80110
Ph: 303-761-7427
"Hand-Cut Steaks, Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, Made-From-Scratch Sides, and Fresh-Baked Bread. Everything we do goes into making our hearty meals stand out. We handcraft almost everything we serve. We provide larger portions so you get more food for your dollar. And if you want an Ice Cold Beer or Legendary Margarita to wash it all down — well, we have those, too."
This is an All American Steak House serving classic American favorites including award-winning ribs, slow-cooked with a unique blend of seasonings and signature BBQ sauce, several Chicken dishes including COUNTRY FRIED CHICKEN, and PORK CHOPS, PULLED PORK, BURGERS & SANDWICHES, SALADS, a full, horseshoe-shaped, bar serving $3.00 wines and wells at Happy Hour (+ other specials) 3:00pm to 6pm Monday - Thursday, different hours Friday - Sunday.  Dinner Specials before 6:00pm, Monday - Friday and Saturday & Sunday till 3:00pm.
Lots of blonde wood, a bison head, Texas Longhorn horns, TVs, Country Music, cute servers and lots of energy.  This place is All American.
TEXAS ROAD HOUSE official website

THAI BASIL - Asian Fusian Restaurant in Denver, Colorado
“Thai basil is a cultivar group of basil. It has a more assertive taste than many other sweet basils. The herb has small leaves, purple stems and a subtle licorice or mint flavor” read more from Wikipedia

Thai Basil ( 5 locations in the Denver/Colorado Springs area) is a fresh “now” restaurant offering Thai-Asian-Fusion cuisine.

In a perfect balance of Yin & Yang ( 陰陽, ) Thai Basil balances the old and new. California-modern design mixes with old-burl table tops, old-country cabinets, and Asian bed-frames (used as a dining islands.)  We have been to: The Thai Basil Hang Out Grill (3301 W 38th Ave.) and the Washington Park location (540 East Alameda Ave.) The East Alameda location has the bed-frame; the TB Hang Out Grill incorporates the burl wood tables.  The Park Meadows Mall location looks fantastic with a second story bank of bed-frame dining booths.  Resplendent with very expensive-looking burl wood tables, chairs and cabinets, this location (we have not yet dined there) appears to be the "Mother Ship"...
Thai Basil - 8345 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree, CO 80124
Tel: (303) 799-8788
Fax: (303) 799-8967

I acquired a serious appreciation for Pad Thai in Southern California and Thai Basil serves a beautiful Pad Thai.

Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese menu items include: starters, salads, soups, meats, seafoods, vegetables, noodles, rice, deserts and more. Thai Curries, Vietnamese Rice Noodle Bowl, Szechuan Asian Eggplant, Crispy Duck and Fried Rice are just a few facets of the fusion. Some of my other favorites - besides Pad Thai ($7.95) are: Coconut Soup, Satay Chicken, Thai Spring Roll and Kung Pao Chicken.

Thai Basil has a full Bar with a good selection of Asian and domestic beers. At the time of this post, several locations (that I know of) are serving: (HANG ON TO YOUR HAT) $.25 cent domestic beers and $.50 cent imported beers. You have to order food & there is a limit. Call for more information…

Check the Thai Basil Website for menu by location; locations / addresses and other information..


 
  TOCABE - An American Indian Eatery   Tocabe Logo  Tocabe 
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Tocabe restaurant is sparkling, bright and clean, California / modern with a serve-yourself counter, tables & chairs in the main dinning area and on a patio. 3 huge ‘Hand’ sculpture-lights on one wall defiantly claim the space for Native America. A painting of a human hand is often found on teepees, and on Native arts & crafts.
There is a second location in South Denver: 8181 E. Arapahoe Rd. / Unit C Greenwood Village, CO / 80112 / 720.485.6738
From the menu:
“American Indian Fry Bread.” “Choice of black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans. Your choice of meat, topped with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, purple onions, sour cream, and choice of salsa.”
The meat choices are: Ground Beef ($8.00,) Grilled Chicken Breast ($8.25,) Shredded Bison ($9.75,) and Ground Bison ($9.25.) The Indian Fry Bread Vegetarian Taco is priced at $7.25.
VVisit Tocabe’s Official Website for the complete Menu

Information is from January, 2017


WHITE FENCE FARM
6263 W Jewell Ave
Lakewood, CO 80232; 303-935-5945
All American Country restaurant "Serving steaks, shrimp, fish, and their famous fried chicken."
  • Corral
  • Country Cottage
  • Barn
  • Pet the Animals
  • Silo
  • Carriage Museum
  • Aviary
  • Gazebo
  • Playground
  • Waterside Walk
  • White Fence
"Dinner at the White Fence Farm is served family style. All meals come with our famous hot corn fritters, pickled red beets, creamy coleslaw, scrumptious kidney bean salad, and special blend cottage cheese. All guests will also have a choice of baked, mashed or fried potato. We'll be happy to bring you more corn fritters and salads anytime you request. However, because of this take home containers are not allowed."

From the April '09 menu:

  • Our Specialty! Family Style Farm Chicken - One-half Chicken (4 pieces) per person ($13.75.)
  • Aged T-Bone Steak 16-18 oz. ($21.95.)
  • Light Dinner - Great for seniors, vegetarians and light eaters! Complete meal except entree (meat). Because we serve family style, this charge applies to any adult not ordering dinner ($7.95.)
Visit the White Fence Farm's Official Website for the complete menu, photos and more

[Prices are from April, '09]


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