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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.
Swanky and stylish, Jax Fish House is a popular after-work gathering spot for the business crowd and with fans heading over to Coors Field for a Rockies game. It is also the place for downing a few raw oysters. The restaurant is always jumping with energy (i.e. loud) and may not suit those in search of a quiet meal. The appetizers feature both hot and cold selections including tasty Blue Crab Cakes. The Chipotle Charred Ahi Tuna and Grilled Hawaiian Escolar are two of the more popular dinner entrees. Happy Hours are from 4p-6p daily.
Ocean Prime gives you an outstanding modern American supper club experience with their excellent steaks and seafood fare along with award-winning artisan cocktails. Nestled in the historic Larimer Square, the restaurant features a vibrant lounge called Blu, a piano bar with live music every Thursday through Saturday and lovely private dining rooms. Come for a breathtaking experience.
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.
Specializing in some great fresh seafood, The Oceanaire Seafood Room has a casual and elegant set up. The ambiance reminds you of a luxuriant 1930s ocean-liner. The restaurant has an extensive menu and you can take your pick from the steak cut Alaskan halibut, Wild King Salmon or the delicious Tombo Tuna. The fresh oyster bar is sure to appeal all oyster lovers. The menu changes daily as per the seasonal catch and the extensive wine list complements it perfectly. Intimate dining is possible and you can even hold private events, as the restaurant can accommodate up from 150 to 400 patrons. To know more, call ahead.
If you enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine, especially dim sum, then Super Star is a must-try! Located in Denver's unofficial Chinese district, near the city's largest Asian supermarket, Super Star is unassuming at first glance. The decor is decidedly modern and plain, with only a few lanterns and paper decorations on the walls. However, the tiny restaurant is always packed, and almost exclusively with local Asian families. The lunchtime rush for dim sum is particularly crazy, but no reservation is needed; the staff is efficient and the wait is rarely more than ten minutes for a table. The food is completely authentic, with no Americanized alternatives available. The dim sum menu changes subtly on a daily basis, and the prices are affordable. Super Star really is, by far the best dim sum restaurant in Denver.
This Washington Park neighborhood restaurant provides a fresh, island escape for beach-deprived Colorado diners. The interior of Max Gill & Grill resembles an old beach hut with an ambiance to match. The menu serves just what you would expect in a good fresh fish and seafood eatery. The grilled fish, crab and lobster preparations are all good choices. But it doesn't end there, they have plenty of grilled and spit-roasted options like Smoked Rib Platter, Sirloin Burger, Pulled Pork and more. The restaurant knows how important a good selection of wine, beer, and cocktails is to having a great seafood dinner and for downing those raw oysters. Save room for dessert, which is key lime pie, of course. A must-visit restaurant for seafood lovers!
Kiki's is, without a doubt, one of the best authentic Japanese restaurants in Denver. Run by Korean and Japanese families, Kiki's menu features the same favorites you would find in Japan. Very few Americanized versions are available on the sushi menu. The seafood is high quality and ranges from their delicious sashimi and eel bowls to kimchi, kitsune udon, and yakitori. Here, there is something for even the most discerning of tastes. Kiki's is decorated like an authentic Japanese eatery complete with bamboo blinds and J-Pop music. So if you're looking out for authentic Japanese food and culture, you will enjoy this amazing family restaurant.