25 most promising new restaurants of 2013

Categories: Word of Mouth

Acorn has already made its mark on Denver.
More than 200 restaurants have opened in metro Denver this year, with more hurrying to open their doors before the end of 2013. Some are updated versions of earlier restaurants, others are completely new. And while some are far too young to have been reviewed, they already look like they will be great additions to the local dining scene. See for yourself: We've just posted our slide show of the 25 most promising restaurants of 2013 -- all of which are eligible to be named Best New Restaurant in the Best of Denver 2013, coming on March 28.

See also: Restaurant roll call for 2012 -- over 240 openings

Our 25 most promising restaurants of 2013 (in alphabetical order):
1) Acorn
2) Adelita's Cocina y Cantina
3) Beast + Bottle
4) Bocadillo
5) Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria
6) BRU handbuilt ales and eats
7) Cafe Max
8) Chili Verde
9) Los Chingones
10) Comida Cantina
11) Corner House
12) Curtis Club
13) Harman's eat and drink
14) Humboldt
15) Lower 48
16) Old Major
17) Olive and Finch Eatery, Bakery & Market
18) Plimoth
19) Root Down at DIA
20) Session Kitchen
21) The Social
22) Spuntino
23) Sugarmill
24) Truffle Table
25) Udi's Pizza Cafe & Bar

We'll compile all the year's openings and closings in our Restaurant Roll Call for 2013, coming January 2. In the meantime, see the slide show here -- and comment on our choices below.

Location Info

Lower48 Kitchen

2020 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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WillieStortz topcommenter

Acorn is good but it just feels like the redheaded stepchild of Oak at Fourteenth.

I know the hipsters love The Source but it makes me feel like I'm eating in basement of a fraternity. I someone threw up a couple folding chairs and called it a semi-formal. Not the type environment I expect when I'm throwing down $85 for a pork shoulder.

I'm looking most forward to checking out the Lower 48 and the Plimoth. A couple of chef's really looking to make a name for themselves.

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