The ten best new restaurants in Denver

Categories: Best of Denver

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8) Plimoth
2335 East 28th Avenue

Peter Ryan, former executive chef/instructor at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, is proof that those who teach can also do. In October he opened his own restaurant, the forty-seat Plimoth, in an off the-beaten-path spot in North City Park. "We're doing approachable and classical European food in a relaxed and chill space," says Ryan. "This is simple food -- there are no spun sugar towers here -- done really well, and I have the most amazing staff with me. We're cooking the food we like to eat, and we hope that everyone else will want to join us."

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9) Session Kitchen
1518 South Pearl Street

Session Kitchen, which the Wynkoop-Breckenridge group opened this past October, is a stunning space, with enough art installations and independently designed drinking and dining spaces to make it look like a contemporary museum; it's the creative embodiment of "disparate things together." The menu, buzzing with ingredients from milk jam to black-truffle vinaigrette, is equally adventuresome, incorporating the creative concept director's "East-meets-West vibe" and what chef Scott Parker calls "the way people used to eat...preserving, pickling, fermentation, curing."

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10) Sugarmill
2461 Larimer Street

Upper Larimer is experiencing a serious case of sugar shock now that Sugarmill, the dessert bar and lounge that Noah French, pastry chef of TAG, opened in late November, is teasing everyone who walks through the door with extravagant display cases of cookies and cupcakes, French macarons and fat muffins, cakes and croissants, parfaits and tarts. The alluring sweets, all of which are created in an open display kitchen where French is front and center, are complemented by a lunch menu of sandwiches and salads and a dinner menu that highlights heartier dishes like turkey pot pie and short-rib tortellini.

And the five finalists according to Westword readers: Acorn, Adelitas, Beast + Bottle, El Chingon, Old Major. Vote for your favorite here.


Location Info

Olive & Finch Eatery, Bakery & Market

1552 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Beast + Bottle

719 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

The Curtis Club

2100 Curtis Street, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Harman's eat and drink

2900 E. 2nd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Lower48 Kitchen

2020 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Old Major

3316 Tejon St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

The Plimoth

2335 East 28th Avenue, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Session Kitchen

1518 S. Pearl St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Sugarmill

2461 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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81 comments
Jadababy Jadababy
Jadababy Jadababy

a lot, since half of these were on your last best new restaurants in denver list.

Ashley McSwain
Ashley McSwain

Most definitely. We should go for lunch so we can also check out the brewery, butcher, baker and florist in The Source. Check it out online!!

Ashley McSwain
Ashley McSwain

Sarah Ashlee Shuel check these out...Acorn is only 5 minutes from us :)

Jeremy Stern
Jeremy Stern

Lower48 Kitchen is fantastic! Go eat there if you want a delicious and exciting meal.

Brandi Amanda
Brandi Amanda

There is going to be a new one off Sheridan and 26th I believe. In Edgewater

Heather Wise
Heather Wise

Don't agree - we've had three separate horrible experiences at three on the list...two food related and one service related. We were so bummed :(

Mike McClure
Mike McClure

It's pretty early in the year to be recycling articles, isn't it.

Jen Neb
Jen Neb

Handy where is Beirut grill?

Josh Nadler
Josh Nadler

W&C opened this year and this only lists 2013 openings.

nmbutter73
nmbutter73

Session? Really? That has to be a joke, the list looks pretty good and then Session? It kind of makes the whole list seem shady...

Dena Booe
Dena Booe

Best new restaurant is To The Wind Bistro. Open to the public on Wednesday!!

Greg Hall
Greg Hall

i got to Harman's and had to stop. I bet that place won't last as long as Phat Thai did in the same location. they must pay for this kind of publicity.........

Erin Wolf Spatz
Erin Wolf Spatz

We recently went to Beast and Bottle. The service was outstanding and the food/wine was to die for. It is a nose to tail concept restaurant ( utilizing as much of the animal as possible) and locally source ingredients. Highly recommend!

Aaron Harmon
Aaron Harmon

Why do they always have to be in shitty places?

Mike Jasien
Mike Jasien

And Old Major should be bumped a bit. First two experiences there were off the charts incredible but i think the hype got to some of the cooks heads. Not Justin per se just some employees. The last time I went there it was atrocious

Mike Jasien
Mike Jasien

Been to all of them except the Curtis club. They got numbers 1 and 2 right on that list that is for sure.

Michael Allen
Michael Allen

I am going to make a reservation for next week at Acorn for one night when Lawrence Moller is working. #1 in Denver.

Edgar Mora
Edgar Mora

Beast + Bottle....check. Old Major....check. The Curtis Club next week.

Mary Maybee
Mary Maybee

Going to try these! Ah, Westword, finally an article that is not offensive! Thanks for cleaning up your journalistic act!

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