Four Colorado restaurants, including three in Denver, land on OpenTable's roster of best U.S. restaurants for foodies

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Lori Midson
The yellow corn souffle from Beast + Bottle.

OpenTable, the popular online restaurant reservation service, recently revealed its coveted list of the 100 restaurants in the United States that are most "Fit for Foodies." And the roster, which is based on more than five million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, trumpets four Colorado restaurants, three of which are in Denver and all less than a year old.

See also: Beast + Bottle: From farm-to-fork, nose-to-tail, this restaurant is full of delightful surprises

"Many OpenTable diners consider themselves to be foodies - they are informed, adventurous and, above all, appreciate unique dining experiences," says the verbiage on OpenTable's website, adding that only guests who have a "seated" reservation are allowed to vote, meaning that unlike a lot of other social media sites, which give free rein to anyone with a keyboard to comment -- and review -- their dining experiences, even if it's only to write, "Oh. My. God. It sucked!!!! My water glass remained empty for more than a minute, so I left," OpenTable reviewers must honor their reservations before submitting feedback.

The majority of restaurants that made the list are in California, which locked in nineteen shout-outs, while New York generated five slots, and Philadelphia, a whopping nine. And Denver? Three restaurants made the cut, as did one restaurant in Glenwood Springs.

The four that were ballyhooed were:

Old Major, the LoHi restaurant whose kitchen is overseen by Justin Brunson.

Beast + Bottle, Paul Reilly's restaurant in Uptown.

Squeaky Bean, the kitchen of which was originally bossed by Max MacKissock (he's now at Williams & Graham) and is now commanded by Theo Adley.

The Pullman, Mark Fisher's terrific restaurant in Glenwood Springs.

Lucky for you, all of those restaurants have availability tonight, although if you want to eat at Old Major, plan on a late night, because according to OpenTable, there's nothing available before 9 p.m. My vote goes to Beast + Bottle, where I recently had one of my best dinners of the year.



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Beast + Bottle

719 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Old Major

3316 Tejon St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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John Scruggs
John Scruggs

food will not be too important once starvation becomes the only way to judge success.

dinergirl
dinergirl

Congrats to all! Well deserved!

Jamie Park
Jamie Park

Lara Galante, you've been to 2 of the 3 in Denver! I'll have to check out the new Squeaky Bean. Was not impressed by them when they were in Highlands but sounds like they are totally different now.

Dori Corbari
Dori Corbari

I think The Populist definitely could have made the list.

Frank Tagader
Frank Tagader

Old Major is a great experience. I can't wait to go back.

lonigaudet
lonigaudet

LOVE The Pullman in GS.  Glad to see them getting some love.

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