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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.
Located in LoDo, in the old train station's Head House, a mere long ball away from Coors Field, the Chophouse is one of Denver's most popular restaurants. Following the railroad motif, faded pictures of locomotives and Pullman cars line the walls. The casual atmosphere is perfect for sipping also choose from wood fired pizzas, sandwiches and burgers. The menu offers traditional steakhouse grub like filet mignon, New York strip, swordfish and the classic Surf and Turf; however, you can make reservations, especially on game days, or you might be out of luck.
Located in the historic Icehouse, Rodizio Grill is a popular authentic Brazilian steakhouse where you can experience food in a setup that resembles South American styled eatery. The place is often crowded, especially when the Colorado Rockies are in town, so make sure you call ahead for reservations. For an appetizer, enjoy the Polenta Sticks or Banana Fritters. The salad bar offers an array of healthy treats, while the main menu features a hearty selection of 12 grilled meats. If you're a feisty eater, then go for their 'Full Rodizio' which features unlimited appetizers, salads and juicy grilled meats! You can even host your private events here. Call ahead for more details.
The Capital Grille truly believes that variety is the spice of life. No wonder you'll find a huge array of steak and seafood on offer at his grill. The specialty of the house is the 24 ounce Porterhouse, which is cured and prepared in the restaurant. Other must-haves include the grille steak tartare, roasted wagyu beef, smoked Norwegian salmon, dry aged sirloin steak and sesame seared tuna. Select your favorite wine from an award-winning list with around 350 choices and a special 'Captain's List' which includes rare wines from around the world. And if that's not all, you can round off your feast with mouth-watering desserts such as coconut cream pie, white chocolate mousse and key lime pie. The restaurant has private dining facilities too, with various room that can accommodate from 12 to 42 guests for a private meal, reception or celebration.
This establishment holds the oldest liquor license in the state and has been in operation for more than a century. Serving since 1893, this national historic landmark has seen countless Wild West icons having a meal here, including the legendary Buffalo Bill Cody. Animal trophy heads adorn the walls of the dining rooms which some diners might find uncomfortably distracting. The menu offers some eye-opening fare such as rattlesnake, yak and fried alligator tail. If you prefer the traditional cuisine, tenderloin, T-bone and New York strip and other options abound. It is also the place to try Colorado favorites like elk and buffalo. They have live entertainment four nights of the week, so you can groove to some Wild West music as you dig into the juicy steak!
Truly a hidden gem in the city, Bastiens has been serving delicious fare since 1937! They have even bagged a couple of awards for their excellent service and mouth-watering food. Delicacies and mouth-watering dishes abound. Try their Pecan Crusted Salmon, New York Strip Steak and Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon. Other must-try dishes include their Sugar Steak, Sugar Burger and Apple Pie. They are well-known for their desserts, so finish your meal with one of their signature desserts. And they have a share of red and white wines too. Check website for more.
Caution vegetarians, this place is not for you, so don't go visiting and then be disappointed! For the hardcore meat lovers, Shanahan’s is definitely a must-try. Taking up the expectation of what a steak should be, this place has an extensive menu. The food is well-complemented by the perfect wine pairing. Shanahan’s also has a children's menu, regular specials and a prix fixe menu on Sundays.
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.