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Located in the Ritz-Carlton, Elway's is a great restaurant for those craving a hearty meal. The restaurant was named after John Elway, an NFL Hall of Fame inductee and quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Known for their juicy high-quality USDA hand cut steaks, they have a mouth-watering range of steaks, from Filet, Prime Rib and Rib-eye to New York Strip, Sirloin and Porterhouse. Other specialties include seafood and fresh fish delicacies like scallops, Ahi Tuna, salmon, lobster and many other delicious side dishes. If all these choices aren't enough, the innovative restaurant even has a sushi bar with various chef's sushi specialties and sake too. To wash down the divine meal, the restaurant has an award-winning assortment of wines with over 350 choices. There is valet parking and their dining room is available available for private parties and personal events too. Call ahead for more.
A nice night out with delicious food is what you'll get at Panzano, an Italian restaurant located in Denver. With a menu that is as elegant as its decor - the vaulted ceilings are impressive and plush, metallic chairs decorate the room - Panzano has gained its good name from such delectable dishes as the Pastiche, a pasta dish layered with spicy meatballs, cheese, ragu and cinnamon custard. Complete your meal with a delicious cocktail or a glass of wine from their extensive alcohol list.
Rioja, this eatery on Larimer Street has an intimate feel to it. Glass fixtures, a unique bar with a copper-topped surface, and the serene ambiance lend it a relaxing air. Appetizers include Steamed Manila Clams and Mint-Grilled Shrimp. Among the main courses you can opt for a Chilled Gazpacho Soup or a Roasted Beet Salad. The Muscovy Duck Two Ways and the Grilled Hanger Steak come highly recommended. You can also seat yourself outdoors on the charming little patio – a perfect way to dine on a balmy Denver night.
Designed in a French Napoleonic style, the Palace Arms in the Brown Palace Hotel brings the elegance and regality of old Europe to America. The restaurant is full of fascinating period antiques. With all that ambiance, the food is distinctly American, with a hint of classical French. The pan seared lobster cake is a great way to start the meal. The rack of lamb is an excellent choice for the main course. The wine list is extensive and excellent.
Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, this charming spot is small and cluttered with tables. The atmosphere borders on chaos, with the staff flying about in a ballet of food service. Potager, which means "kitchen garden," can challenge the ears with its booming ambiance. But this is quite possibly the friendliest dining spot in the area. The menu, which is always changing, features chicken, tenderloin, pork and fish dishes. The wine list is extensive and the dessert selection often features berry cobblers and tarts, the perfect end of a treat.
Chef Frank Bonanno's Sicilian upbringing is evident in every aspect of this fashionable restaurant - from the menu to the decor. Named after his son, Luca D'Italia was voted best restaurant in western United States by Zagat. With pastel walls and numerous candles, it's a great pick for a romantic evening out. Savor dishes like Lobster Fra Diavola, Butternut Squash Agnolotti and Pappardelle Bolognese before moving on to Nutella Semi-Freddo or Caramelized Orange and Mascarpone Tart. When you're at the best, you can be assured that any choice you make is the right one.
Make reservations well in advance or you may never experience this spirited little neighborhood bistro that specializes in inexpensive, larger than life, family-style Italian entrees. No matter what night this place is always jammed and offers a large enclosed patio year round. Eggplant Parmesan makes for a wonderful main course, as do the many traditional pasta dishes. The extensive wine list offers a wide variety of reasonably priced selections. Most of the entrees serve two or more people. Valet parking available.
Despite the tuxedo-clad wait staff this place is upscale without seeming overly pretentious. Inviting leather couches surround a cozy fireplace, making its cigar lounge a special place for enjoying a fine single malt scotch. All of their steaks come in generous portions and are large enough to share. Seafood options like salmon, tuna and lobster are worth trying. But most impressive of all is the wine list, which is extensive enough to come with CliffsNotes! Whether you're wanting to have an intimate romantic dinner or a fancy business meal, the restaurant even offers private dining and boardroom meeting facilities.