Denver's top five patios for a long lunch

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...or by having a long lunch.
It may be a bit brisk for outdoor dining but as of this morning, spring has official sprung. For us, that means it's time to make an excuse to get out of the office for an extended lunch, grabbing a seat on a patio and enjoying some time in the sun...and away from the glow of our computer screens.

Here, in celebration of the change of seasons, are our five favorite decks for midday.

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Ignite! features a rooftop deck with downtown views.
Ignite!
Most of the roof-top decks downtown are at spots you're not likely to frequent at lunch, since they're the kinds of places that feature frozen drinks, beers by the pitcher and, well, bar food. That's why Ignite is such an asset to the outdoor dining scene: From its perch on Upper Larimer, the gorgeous roof-top patio, much of which is covered, features views of the Denver skyline,and you can eat sensible lunch food -- like pizzas, burgers and salads -- while you enjoy the fresh air.

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Domo
Domo
Dining at Domo is a little like dining in Epcot's version of Japan: The dining room is like a hosue in a dark, enchanted forest with tables made from stone slabs and seats cut from tree stumps. But the real place to relax is on the sunny oasis in back, where the restaurant keeps a lushly planted garden that lends a zen ambiance to a meal of Japanese country food. And after a bowl full of ramen and a pot of green tea, you might want to curl up on the spot and take a nap.

Location Info

Ignite Burgers & Lounge

2124 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Domo

1365 Osage St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Gaia Bistro

1551 S. Pearl St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar - CLOSED

891 14th St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Cafe|Bar - CLOSED

295 S. Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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Carly
Carly

For DTCers looking to escape at lunchtime, YaYa's has a great patio.

patty-o
patty-o

Row 14, really?  that's not a patio, it's a strip of concrete.  If you really have to go that way, try Osteria Marco.  And Linger, Vita, Amato's...or did the Highlands suddenly stop being hip when we weren't looking?

davebarnes
davebarnes

El Noa Noa on Santa Fe Bang! in West HighlandKaos on South PearlPaxia in Sunnyside

Mantonat
Mantonat

Are Linger and Vita open for lunch? Just askin'.

Walkinthegrass
Walkinthegrass

shut the fuck up about the highlands already! youre embarrassing!

Piny
Piny

Sure are.

Patty-o
Patty-o

Jealous much? You probably live in Arvada and don't even know what a patio is. I guess if you don't like rooftops, views of downtown, decent food then you're right, we should all shut the fuck up about the Highlands and stick to the best options for folks like you. There are some GREAT Taco Bells all over town with plenty of available indoor seating. Enjoy.

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