Top 25 Restaurants // Denver

October 1, 2014
The latest issue of 5280 magazine is on newsstands now, highlighting the best-of-the-best in the denver dining scene. The 25 best restaurants issue is what this foodie/blogger looks forward to most every year so you can imagine I have been attached to it since it came out a few days ago.

There are over 10 new restaurants featured this year, showing that the seasoned players in denver better watch out for the rookies who are coming out-of-the-gates swinging for the fences (wow, did I just make a baseball reference... who am I!). Surprisingly I have only dined at 11 of the 25 restaurants which means I need to step-up an start eating my way through this list. 

1.   frasca food and wine (boulder)
2.   acorn (rino district)
3.   cholon (lodo) *
4.   sushi den (platt park) *
5.   mizuna (governor's park)
6.   fruition restaurant (cherry creek north) *
7.   the plimoth (city park)
8.   basta (boulder)
9.   colt & gray (lodo) *
10. bittersweet (west wash park) *
11. oak at fourteenth (boulder) *
12. luca (governor's park) *
13. bistro barbés (north park hill)
14. the populist (rino district) *
15. to the wind bistro (city park)
16. rioja (lodo) *
17. lower 48 kitchen (lodo)
18. stoic & genuine (lodo) *
19. barolo grill (cherry creek north)
20. work and class (ballpark)
21. old major (highlands)
22. beast + bottle (uptown)
23. potager (uptown)
24. duo restaurant (highlands) *
25. tables (park hill)

* = restaurants I have been to

read my previous years' top 25 posts... 2013 and 2012.


  1. Would you believe I haven't been to ANY of these?! I swear I am so sheltered... need to get my bf to take me out to dinner!
    xo ~ Lia | Smart n Snazzy

    1. Hi Lia, I had to look a couple of them up myself. I swear, there are so many new restaurants it is hard to keep track of them. I hope your boyfriend takes you out to one of these 25 options! If you go to one, I would love to hear what you think!

      - Jaime


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