Denver Restaurant Week is a foodie’s paradise, and this year it returns from February 24th to March 5th! During this 10-day long food frenzy, hundreds of restaurants across the Denver metro area will be serving multi-course dinners, at three reasonable price points: $25, $35 or $45. If you aren’t sure of which restaurant you should indulge yourself in (why pick just one) here are a few great suggestions from our Kentwood family.
Location: 321 17th Street
Why We Love It: “Best Kept Secret in Denver! With its old world decor, you may think to miss the Palace Arms, but if you love perfectly prepared, incredible cuisine, and some of the best service in the city, The Palace Arms is the best way to enjoy the glamour of the Brown Palace Hotel and fabulous food!” – Elizabeth Sacerdoti, Kentwood Cherry Creek
Recipient of “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator Magazine and consistently rated as one of the best choices in downtown Denver fine dining experiences, Palace Arms at The Brown Palace can easily be considered the hotel’s crown jewel. With inventive dinner options like Spring Foraged Allium Soup, Colorado Braised Pork Cheeks and the Palace Arms “Rossini” with perfectly matched wine pairings, and desserts like Local Honey Cake and Lemon Poppyseed Creme Brulee, Palace Arms invites you on an epicurean adventure.
Location: 2700 East 3rd Avenue
Why We Love It: “La Merise French Bistro is high on our list for their amazing Rosé (all year long), their cozy atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious fillet of sole – so fresh, light, and yummy!” – Christy Andrisen, Kentwood Cherry Creek
La Merise is a French bistro in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver. It offers the ambience and character of Paris combined with your favorite French dishes and an extensive wine list.
Chef Scott Burnham creates daily specials that emphasize seasonable produce, exotic meats, game, and seafood with timeless appeal. La Merise serves moderately priced French home-style meals in a cozy setting. Wonderful for a special night out or just a catch up with friends at lunchtime. During the warmer months, food and drinks may be enjoyed in the garden patio.
Location: 1201 Broadway
Why We Love It: “FIRE at the Art, a hotel, is definitely more than a restaurant – it’s an experience! From its jaw-dropping views of Denver’s Art Museum plaza to its unique cocktails (many of which include live fire!), to its romantic setting and delicious menu items. Denver Restaurant Week is the perfect time to try this great restaurant. Psst… don’t forget to enjoy some pre-dinner cocktails at its great outdoor patio area, that includes (of course) fire-pits.” – Mor Zucker, Kentwood Cherry Creek
Stemming from the desire to be authentic to the artistic mindset, FIRE introduces a fresh take on New American Cuisine. Like another work of art in the hotel, the cuisine is a melting pot of flavors, a fusion of farm-to-table flair that captures the American experience. Every meal is treated as its own creation at FIRE. Sourcing only the freshest ingredients, our award-winning chef and talented culinary team create a memorable experience for our guests.
Location: 2601 Larimer Street
Why We Love It: “The new Il Posto at 26th and Larimer is NOT to be missed! Sit at the bar, at the Chef’s counter or upstairs in the airy dining room with views of the Denver skyline. Andrea, the self-proclaimed “Italian ninja” brings his Northern Italian fare to Upper Larimer…you can’t go wrong with the octopus carpaccio, or the delicious homemade risotto, complemented by amazing Italian wines – and there is always Ossbuco Wednesday!” – Lea VanSchaack, Kentwood City Properties
Contemporary food prepared with ingenuity and genuine flair by an engaging Milanese chef-owner and served by a crew that’s happy to explain the complex daily menu has earned this cosmopolitan RiNo Italian spot a devoted following. Relocated from City Park West, its much larger space boasts a mezzanine, sculptural booths, dramatic lighting, an exhibition kitchen, and a full bar.
Location: 12191 East Iliff Avenue & 5971 Sky Pond Drive
Why We Love It: “Ambiance, food, and drinks perfect for a date night, yet casual enough for the whole family to enjoy! Bent Fork is definitely a family favorite!” – Jamie Slough, Kentwood Cherry Creek
A locally owned independent restaurant, Bent Fork serves a diverse offering of traditional dishes that are inventive, fresh, and flavorful in a distinctive environment of casual sophistication. With an award-winning menu, eclectic wine list, handcrafted martinis, art and architecture, the stage is set for the staff to deliver an experience that will melt away the stress, stimulate the palate, and leave you wanting more.
In a location heavily populated with chains, this family-owned restaurant serves unique meals from scratch in a casual and trendy environment. The Berkshire has been serving Denver since December 2007. Some popular meals include the bacon flight and pork tenderloin, which is served with house-made bacon jam and roasted cauliflower. While the dishes represent American cuisine–heavy on the pig–The Berkshire does serve lighter fare as well as vegetarian dishes.
Location: 1215 20th Street
Why We Love It: “This place is just down-right cool. Sexy décor and the mood lighting is perfect in every way. The food is awesome using responsibly sourced food, mostly local if they can. This beautiful historic brick building built in 1899 has a unique history from a brothel to a peep-show parlor, an adult book store to a gastro-brothel, which is how the owners define it. They play live music and have a great brunch.” – Andrew Gonzales, Kentwood City Properties
Ophelia’s serves as a restaurant, bar, and live music venue, with a boudoir-style décor that honors the building’s past; and Ophelia, the muse. Continuing the Edible Beats tradition of delicious, responsibly-sourced food, the upscale, gastrobrothel-inspired menu will include fresh, craveable takes on flatbread pizza, small plates, and burgers.
Location: 8100 East Orchard Road
Why We Love It: “Del Frisco’s in Greenwood Village is great. Delicious, excellent service, and you can hear everyone at the table, so it’s fun too.” – Martha Potter-Goldstein, Kentwood Cherry Creek
The lush interior of Del Frisco’s in Denver reflects its astonishing mile-high surroundings. The restaurant features warm dining spaces appointed with stone and mahogany to create an ambiance unlike any other. Guests enjoy fine dining with local touches in a grand yet intimate atmosphere. Located in the prestigious Greenwood Village area, it’s the perfect place to reconnect over an intimate dinner.