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Denver Restaurants Guide
©2006 Denver CVB From dining al fresco to indulging your taste buds in decadent cuisine, Denver has plenty of dining options for everyone in your traveling group.

It's a well-known fact that Denver is better known for its houses of steer than its temples of pho. But while the city's steakhouses continue to draw throngs of diners, Denver is unashamedly shedding its cattle-centric image in favor of a chef-driven culinary climate that celebrates world cuisines -- all of which translates into a smorgasbord of inspiring menus.

For the best steak in town, sans the chains, steer yourself toward Steakhouse 10 (3517 S. Elati St), a welcoming spot overseen by a tag team of Greek brothers who pride themselves on their Greek hospitality coupled with the kitchen's Prime grade "Gangster" steak and brandy-flamed Saganaki.

Denver touts an impressive caboodle of ethnic haunts, most notably Mexican taquerias, the best of which is El Taco de Mexico (714 Santa Fe Dr), a no-nonsense, bare-bones joint revered for their chile relleno burrito draped with excellent green chile.

For the best Vietnamese in town, look no further than the perfectly assembled spring rolls at New Saigon (630 S Federal Blvd), and for terrific dim sum any day of the week, head to Super Star Asian (2200 W Alameda), a convivial spot with rolling carts and an exhaustive array of shareable delights, including savory pork buns.

To sample the most authentic Chinese fare in Denver, sharpen your chopsticks and go to JJ Chinese Restaurant (1048 S Federal Blvd), where the wonderfully traditional menu will deepen your appreciation of real Chinese cooking.

The top burgers in town can be found at the venerable Cherry Cricket (2641 E 2nd Ave) and Steuben's (837 E 17th Ave), a hip neighborhood spot bedecked with retro stylings and two patios.

Mizuna (225 E 7th Ave), an upscale contemporary restaurant, generates raves for its decadent lobster macaroni and cheese, while Vesta Dipping Grill (1822 Blake St) has won both local and national accolades for chef Matt Selby's globetrotting menu featuring more than 30 dipping sauces paired with dishes like harissa-grilled chicken and venison bathed in coconut milk.

If you happen to be in town during Denver Restaurant Week  -- usually held the last week in March -- you can indulge in a multiple-course dinner for the fixed price of $52.80 for two, or $26.40 for one (not including tax or tip) at more than 150 of the city's best restaurants. Speaking of tipping, the average tip for a meal out in Denver is between 18 to 20 percent.

Are your bags packed? Before you walk out the door, take a peek at the next section for suggested itineraries that will enable you to hit on all the highlights of the Mile High City.

It's a well-known fact that Denver is better known for its houses of steer than its temples of pho. But while the city's steakhouses continue to draw throngs of diners, Denver is unashamedly shedding its cattle-centric image in favor of a chef-driven culinary climate that celebrates world cuisines -- all of which translates into a smorgasbord of inspiring menus.

For the best steak in town, sans the chains, steer yourself toward Steakhouse 10 (3517 S. Elati St), a welcoming spot overseen by a tag team of Greek brothers who pride themselves on their Greek hospitality coupled with the kitchen's Prime grade "Gangster" steak and brandy-flamed Saganaki.

Denver touts an impressive caboodle of ethnic haunts, most notably Mexican taquerias, the best of which is El Taco de Mexico (714 Santa Fe Dr), a no-nonsense, bare-bones joint revered for their chile relleno burrito draped with excellent green chile.

For the best Vietnamese in town, look no further than the perfectly assembled spring rolls at New Saigon (630 S Federal Blvd), and for terrific dim sum any day of the week, head to Super Star Asian (2200 W Alameda), a convivial spot with rolling carts and an exhaustive array of shareable delights, including savory pork buns.

To sample the most authentic Chinese fare in Denver, sharpen your chopsticks and go to JJ Chinese Restaurant (1048 S Federal Blvd), where the wonderfully traditional menu will deepen your appreciation of real Chinese cooking.

©2006 Denver CVB From dining al fresco to indulging your taste buds in decadent cuisine, Denver has plenty of dining options for everyone in your traveling group.

The top burgers in town can be found at the venerable Cherry Cricket (2641 E 2nd Ave) and Steuben's (837 E 17th Ave), a hip neighborhood spot bedecked with retro stylings and two patios.

Mizuna (225 E 7th Ave), an upscale contemporary restaurant, generates raves for its decadent lobster macaroni and cheese, while Vesta Dipping Grill (1822 Blake St) has won both local and national accolades for chef Matt Selby's globetrotting menu featuring more than 30 dipping sauces paired with dishes like harissa-grilled chicken and venison bathed in coconut milk.

If you happen to be in town during Denver Restaurant Week  -- usually held the last week in March -- you can indulge in a multiple-course dinner for the fixed price of $52.80 for two, or $26.40 for one (not including tax or tip) at more than 150 of the city's best restaurants. Speaking of tipping, the average tip for a meal out in Denver is between 18 to 20 percent.

Are your bags packed? Before you walk out the door, take a peek at the next section for suggested itineraries that will enable you to hit on all the highlights of the Mile High City.


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