Restaurant Roll Call for 2011

Categories: Cafe Society

The trucks stopped here: Biker Jim and other mobile vendors got grounded in 2011.
Close to 300 new restaurants opened in the metro area last year -- and with that much action, perhaps it's not surprising that two of them are named Cebiche, and two of them are named Chinook. But the local dining scene also lost a surprising number of mainstays: the 29-year-old Pearl Street Grill, the 34-year-old M&D's Cafe, and the 60-year-old Club 404.

Keep reading for our complete list of 2011 openings and closings -- and also the roster of restaurants that did both in the same year....

Elway's headed to the hills -- of Vail -- in November.


The 1Up, 1925 Blake Street
The 10th, Vail Resorts
32nd Treat, 2015 West 32nd Avenue
4G's Mexican Restaurant, 2788 South Federal Boulevard
5th Sun Cafe & Lounge, 3024 Speer Boulevard
95a Bistro and Sushi, 95 Arapahoe Road, Lafayette

African Mart, 1000 South Peoria Street, Aurora
Amaro Drinkery Italia, 2785 Iris Avenue, Boulder
Ale House at Amato's, 2501 16th Street
Ambria, 1201 16th Street
Altitude Sports Grill & Taphouse at Celebrity Lanes , 15401-15739 East Arapahoe Road, Aurora
Anythink Cafe, 5877 East 120th Avenue, Brighton
Arvada Beer Company, 5600 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
The Asian Cajun, 2400 West Alameda Avenue
Atomic Tamale, 649 Santa Fe Drive
Azitra, 535 Zang Street, Broomfield

Badger's Pub, 76 South Broadway
The Bar, 554 South Broadway
Belvedere Restaurant, 323 14th Street
Bento Japanese and Asian Cuisine, 890 South Monaco Parkway
Biker Jim's, 2148 Larimer Street
Bisque, 2817 East Third Avenue
Black Crown Lounge, 1446 South Broadway
The Blake, 1434 Blake Street
Bombay Bowl, 575 Lincoln Street
Bone Wagon, food truck
Boom Yogurt Bar, 3303 30th Street, Boulder
Boone's Tavern, 1135 East Evans Avenue
Brauns on Blake (BOB), 2401 Blake Street
Breakfast on the Edge, 2045 Sheridan Boulevard, Lakewood
Bubba Chinos, 88th and York, Thornton
Bubba Chinos, 1310 College Avenue, Boulder
Bubba Chino's, 1600 East Colfax Avenue
Bubba Chinos, 3900 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood

Cafebar, 295 South Pennsylvania Street
Caffè, 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder
Caminito Tango, 3555 West 38th Avenue
Carnitos Estilo Michoacan, 3001 West Evans Avenue
Cebiche Authentic Peruvian Dining, 7000 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
Cedar Creek Pub, 2100 North Ursula Street
Champa St. Burger Works, 7085 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood
Charcoal, 43 West Ninth Avenue
Cheapskates, 7501 Grandview Avenue, Arvada
Chef Vue, 14200 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora
Cherry, 231 Milwaukee Street
Chicken Kabob, 9678 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village
The Chili Guys, 5501 Federal Boulevard
Chinook Bar & Grill, 1950 South Holly Street
Clavin's, 17904 Cottonwood Drive, Parker
Chloe Mezze Lounge, 1445 Market Street
Cima, 126 Riverfront Lane, Beaver Creek
Cody's, 10253 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora
Colorado Cider Company, 2650 West Second Avenue
Coohills, 1400 Wewatta Street
Copper Kettle Brewing, 1338 South Valentia Street
The Cow, 753 Santa Fe Drive
Crash 45, 321 East 45th Avenue
Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge, 891 14th Street
The Crawling Crab, 781 South Federal Boulevard, Unit A
Crimson Canary, 141 South Broadway
Croc Soup Company, 16950 West Colfax Avenue, Golden
Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Cured, 1825 Pearl Street, Boulder
Curtis Park Delicatessen, 2532 Champa Street

Danny Cash Hot Shop, 3378 South Broadway, Englewood
Dean's Urban Market, 1415 Park Avenue West
Delvickio's, 819 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton
Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte Street
Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 East 17th Avenue
Diego's Mexican Food and Cantina, 1600 Champa Street
Dipper Ice Cream & Coffee, 932 Jersey Street
District Meats, 1631 Wazee Street
Don Emilio's, 14050 East Evans Avenue, Aurora
Dragonfly Coffee and Cafe, 7800 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge

East Meets West, 5480 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood
East Moon, 8162 South Holly Street, Centennial
Eden, 3090 Downing Street
Eggs and More, 9251 East Peakview Avenue, Englewood
El Olvido, 2200 South Broadway
El Senor Sol, 5117 South Yosemite Street, Greenwood Village
Elway's, 174 East Gore Creek Drive, Vail
Emily's Coffee, 1261 Glenarm Place
Empanada Express Grill, 4122 East Colfax Avenue
Epic Grill (formerly the four metro area Fatburger locations)
Estiatorio Axios, 3901 Tennyson Street

Fat Bros. Bar & Grill, 3763 Wynkoop Street
Five Star Burgers, 2330 East Araphoe Road, Suite 909, Littleton
Fleur Bistro, 1225 Logan Street
Fluff* Bar, 1516 Wazee Street
Frankie's Cheesesteaks, 2424 Larimer Street
Frank's Kitchen, 2600 High Street
Frijoles Colorado Cuban Cafe, 12095 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, 100 West Troutman Parkway, Suite C, Fort Collins
Georgia Boys BBQ, 237 Collyer Street, Longmont
Ghost Plate and Tap, 800 18th Street
Golden Spoon, 7505 East 35th Avenue, Suite 395, Stapleton
Greenhouse Cafe, 2190 South Delaware Street

Hash, 2339 West 44th Avenue
Healthy Asian Kitchen, 284 South Logan Street
Hideaway Steakhouse, 2345 West 112th Avenue
High Street Bar & Grill, 3862 High Street
Highlands Cork & Coffee, 3701 West 32nd Avenue
Hit the Spot Diner, 5637 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood

Ice Cream Parlor at the Bookery Nook, 4280 Tennyson Street
i-Fish Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar, 2200 Market Street
Iggy's Cantina & Kitchen, 669 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton
IKEA Restaurant & Cafe, 9800 East Ikea Way, Centennial
Ignite!, 2124 Larimer Street
India's Best, 1500 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton
Ismini's, 8 South Broadway
The Ivy at the Glenn, 6955 South York Street, Centennial

Jai Ho Bolder, 1915 28th Street, Boulder
Jalapenos Restaurant, 3120 South Broadway, Englewood
Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar, 123 North College Avenue, Fort Collins
Jay's Patio Cafe, 6380 South Fiddler's Green Circle, Englewood
Jelly, 600 East 13th Avenue

The Kitchen [Next Door], 1035 Pearl Street, Boulder

La Merise, 2700 East Third Avenue
La Polleria, 7422 South University Boulevard, Littleton
La Scala Trattoria, 282 South Logan Street
Larkburger, 340 East Alameda Avenue
Larkburger, 8770 Wadsworth Boulevard, Unit B, Arvada
The Laughing Latte, 2001 West 32nd Avenue
Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, 1512 Curtis Street
Le Mistral, 5970 South Holly Street, Englewood
Level 3, 1111 14th Street (at the Four Seasons)
Linger, 2030 West 30th Avenue
Little H Burger Co, 727 Colorado Boulevard
Local Market, 103 North Rubey Drive, Golden
Lone Tree Brewing Company, 8222 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton
Los Oasis, 2027 13th Street, Boulder
Lucile's Creole Cafe, 2852 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton
Lucy's, 2125 South Sheridan Boulevard
Lunch Matters, 9064 Forsstrom Drive, Unit B-15, Littleton

Machete, 2817 East Third Avenue
Manneken Frites, 5616 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza, Vallagio at Inverness, 10111 Inverness Main Street, Englewood
Marczyk Fine Foods, 5100 East Colfax Avenue
Margs Taco Bistro, 1519 Wynkoop Street
Maria Empanada, 5209 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood
Martines Bake Shop, 700 Lincoln Street
The Matchbox, 2625 Larimer Street, 1319 West Alameda Avenue
MaxLunch, 1899 Wynkoop Street
Mike's Tavern, 2301 South Broadway
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, 2656 West 32nd Street
Minglewood, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder
ModMarket, 1000 South Colorado Boulevard
ModMarket, 8575 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village
Mugsy's Bar, 7950 East Mississippi Avenue

Naked Pizza, 2207 East Colfax Avenue
Nanna's Teas, 2637 West 26th Avenue
Neighbors@Park Hill, 2202 Kearney Street
New Belgium Spoke, Denver International Airport
Noonan's Tavern, 13521 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora
Nova Yogurt, 2058 South University Boulevard

Ocean Prime, 1465 Larimer Street
Odelay Tacos, 3014 East Colfax Avenue (inside 3014)
Odyssey Asian Bistro + Sushi (formerlyL'Asie Fusion Bistro), 603 East Sixth Avenue
One Dollar Mexican, 2675 West 38th Avenue
Organic Pizza Co., 891 14th Street #120
Ozo Coffee Co., 1015 Pearl Street, Boulder

Park Burger, 2643 West 32nd Avenue
Pary's on 28th, 5021 East 28th Avenue
Paxia - Alta Cocina Mexicana, 4001 Tejon Street
Peacock Restaurant & Bar, 7401 East Colfax Avenue
Pearl Street Steak Room, 1035 Pearl Street
Phat Thai, 2900 East Second Avenue
Pho 123, 3624 East Highlands Ranch Parkway, Highlands Ranch
Pho 96, 2990 West Mississippi Avenue
Pho 97, 16748 East Smoky Hill Road, Centennial
Pho Bowl, 3298 South Broadway, Englewood (inside the Conoco station)
Pho Golden, 17211 South Golden Road, Suite 130, Golden
Pho Le, 1195 South Federal Boulevard
Pho Pasta, 295 South Pennsylvania Street
Pickled Lemon, 1155 13th Street, Boulder
Pig & Block Charcuterie, 3326 Tejon Street
Pinche Taqueria, 2301 East Colfax Avenue
Pizza Fusion, 571 East Colfax Avenue
Pizza Street, 1600 Champa Street
Pizzeria Locale, 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder
Polished Tavern, 1512 Larimer Street
Prohibition, 504 East Colfax Avenue
Purple Ginger II, 7340 South Clinton Street, Englewood

Radius Bar & Grill, 83 East 120th Avenue, Thornton
Ralphie's, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder
Ralph's Maid-Rite Sports Diner, 7470 South University Boulevard, Unit A1, Littleton
Red Robin's Burger Works, 8270 Northfield Boulevard
Relish It, 5350 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton
Renegade Brewing, 925 West Ninth Avenue
Rock Wood-Fired Pizza & Spirits, 7399 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood
Row 14, 891 14th Street
Riffs Urban Fare, 1115 Pearl Street, Boulder
Rock-N-Dogs, 3333 South Wadsworth Boulevard
Rocky Mountain Chili Bowl, 7305 East 35th Avenue
Royal Gorge Deli & Pizza, 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Englewood
Russell's Smokehouse, 1422 Larimer Street
Russo's Kitchen + Tavern, 10111 Inverness Main Street, Suite T, Englewood

Sabi Sushi (mobile restaurant)
Saigon Fusion, 8800 East Hampden Avenue (formerly Pho Fusion)
Satchel's on 6th, 1710 East Sixth Avenue
Sauced, 1320 15th Street
The Score Bar & Grill, 19878 East Hilltop Road, Parker
Senorita Frogs, 8990 Federal Boulevard
Shawarma Mediterranean Grill, 7593 South University Boulevard, Littleton
Shine, 2027 13th Street
Shiso Sushi & Oyster Bar, 2255 Sheridan Boulevard, Unit D, Lakewood
Shug's Low Country Cuisine, 2017 13th Street, Boulder
Skoops Ice Cream & More, 1209 East 9th Avenue
Smiling Moose Deli, 1685 29th Street, Suite 1264, Boulder
Snarf's, 891 14th Street, Suite 160
Snooze, 1617 Pearl Street, Boulder
South Philly Cheese Steak, 2070 South University Boulevard
The Spicy Pickle, 8000 East Belleview Avenue, Unit D 40, Greenwood Village
Spuntino (former Red Trolley), 2639 West 32nd Avenue
Steak 'n Shake, 8721 South Quebec Street, Centennial
Street Kitchen Asian Bistro, 10111 Inverness Main Street, Englewood
Stefano's Italian Bakery, 9296 West 58th Avenue, Arvada
The Stingray Lounge, 2911 West 38th Avenue
Sub Culture, 1300 Pennsylvania Street
Sugar Bakeshop, 277 Broadway
Sugar Lips at Copper, 275 Ten Mile Circle, Frisco
Super Mini Walnut Cafe, 2770 Arapahoe Road, Suite 116, Lafayette
Sweet Dream, 2680 South Havana Street, Aurora

Tacos El Fagon, 1145 South Federal Boulevard
Tacos y Salsas, 1531 Stout Street
TAG|RAW BAR, Larimer Square Walkway
Tailgate Roadhouse, 1055 Auraria Parkway
Tangerine, 2777 Iris Avenue, Boulder
Tao Tao Noodle Bar, 10400 East Sixth Avenue, Aurora
Tavern Littleton, 2589 West Main Street, Littleton
TD's Dogs, 1530 Blake Street
Tennyson's Tap, 4335 West 38th Avenue
Tenoch Mexican Coffee House, 8450 East Iliff Avenue, Unit 4
Thai Basil, 2045 South University Boulevard
Thai Gold, 714 14th Street
Thai Mango Noodle Bar, 609 Grant Street (formerly Tuk Tuk Thai Wraps)
Thai Monkey, 102 South Broadway
Thai Street Food, 11650 Montview Boulevard, Aurora
The Three Lions, 2239 East Colfax Avenue
Tiffin's, 2416 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Tossa, 2400 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Tree Haus Bistro, 1229 East 17th Avenue Parkway
Tres Pupusas, 2825 Wilderness Place, Boulder
Trillium, 2134 Larimer Street
Twin Peaks, 14055 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
Twisters Burgers and Burritos, 1535 East Evans Avenue

Uber Sausage, 2730 East Colfax Avenue

V2 Sports Bar & Restaurant, 333 South Federal Boulevard
Vegan Van, food truck
Vino Pho & Grill, 1630 30th Street, Boulder
Vinue, 2817 East Third Avenue
Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, 1260 22nd Street

Wash Park Sports Alley, 266 South Downing Street
Wazee Wood-Fired Pizza, 1631 Wazee Street
Wild Catch, 1033 East 17th Avenue
Wild Eggs, 300 East Alameda Avenue
Williams & Graham, 3160 Tejon Street
Wine & Roses Jazz Supper Club, 3995 North Lewiston Street, Aurora
Wit's End Brewing, 2505 West Second Avenue
The Wooden Table, 2500 East Orchard Road, Littleton

Yellow Deli, 908 Pearl Street, Boulder

ZaZa's Pizzeria, 2041 South University Boulevard
Zone Bar and Grill, 3425 South Oleander Court
zpizza, 1695 29th Street, Boulder
Zydeco's, 1730 Wynkoop Street

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Chef Vue, listed in the Opened section, also is closed already.  Went there in June, enjoyed it, went back in October, it was gone.  Bummer, as it was nearly as good as its same-owner US Thai in Edgewater.


Zengo Denver. If not closed, something certainly going on with extensive renovation....


Se7en is definitely still open. Ate dinner there last week. They were shut down for a week or so because of the liquor violations, but that was several months ago.


So, when alphabetizing a list like this you put 5 Degrees before 8 Rivers because the number is lower? Just wondering. I lost my Strunk & White. ;-)


Maxlunch opened October 12th... 1899 Wynkoop Suite #125Gourmet Deli, open Monday through Friday 7am to 3pmwww.maxlunch.com720-457-1731

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Se7en is most definitely NOT open. The dining room is completely empty (of furnishings and people).


Thanks for the update! Went passed on Thursday... yep, all gone. Word is they closed the night after I ate there. Sad.

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