Denver Restaurant Week 2020

Denver Restaurant Week is back February 21 – March 1 for its 16th year of great food at even better prices. Hundreds of restaurants are participating all over the metro area with menus ranging from $25-$45. To help narrow your search, we’ve rounded up our favorite eateries whose interiors are as amazing as the food they serve.


Located inside the Source Hotel +  Market Hall, Safta is a modern Israeli restaurant helmed by award-winning chef Alon Shaya. The interior design was a collaboration between Alon & Emily Shaya, Wunder Werkz, and Davis Partnership. Safta (meaning Grandma in Hebrew) was conceived as a space with distinctively feminine sensibilities and soft tones evoking the expansive Colorado sky.


ChoLon’s second location opened this fall in the former home of Concourse — another restaurant concept from Chef Lon Symensma. The sultry interior was designed by LIV Studio and prominently features dark walnut slats rippling across the ceiling and wall in a piece created by UNUM Collaborative. 

El Five

The unique relationship between BOSS Architecture and restauranteur Justin Cuccui always produces innovative and exciting results and El Five is no different. Featured in our Fall 2017 issue, El Five offers two distinctly different panoramic sides of Denver from its perch on the fifth floor of 2930 Umatilla.

Il Posto

Chef and owner Andrea Frizzi prepares Northern Italian fare at Il Posto’s new location (as of 2017) in a sleek dual-level space in RiNo. Designed by LIVstudio, the vibrant interior’s many windows allow diners to look out over the infamous Denver skyline as they enjoy a delicious meal off the ever-changing menu.

The Bindery

Owner and chef Linda Hampsten Fox and Boulder-based Habilis DesignBuild made sustainability their number one priority in designing LoHi’s multifunctional eatery The Bindery. From lime plaster that absorbs carbon dioxide to geothermal radiant flooring, this experiment in culinary sustainability boasts an open floor plan that allows diners to catch a glimpse of the action in the kitchen. Read the full story on The Bindery in our Spring 2018 issue here.

Logan Street Restaurant and Bar

Occupying the space previously held by the much-beloved Park Tavern, Logan Street Restaurant and Grill features a large dining room, patio and private event space designed by Studio DH. Affixed to the restaurant is the latest iteration of Carboy Winery, featuring a tasting room and offshoot wine production.

Kachina Cantina

Located in Dairy Block, Kachina is a free-spirited, modern cantina inspired by the Four Corners region of Southwest America and Baja, Mexico. The vibrant interior — featuring bold murals, geometric tiles and a vintage Airstream — is courtesy of Brooklyn-based Creme Design, who also had a hand in the design of the adjacent Maven Hotel lobby.


Located inside the Le Méridien Hotel, Corinne is an all-day eatery offering comfort food in an equally cozy setting. Designed by Chicago-based firm Simeone Deary Design Group, the restaurant features a cool palette of whites and greys punctuated by wood and brass accents. Be sure to return in the summer for a drink at the city’s tallest open-air rooftop bar, 54Thirty. 

Woodie Fisher

A collaborative effort between local firms BOSS Architecture and Johnson Nathan Strohe, Woodie Fisher has breathed life back into the oldest building in Denver’s Union Station neighborhood. Known as Hose House No. 1, the 1881 landmark retains its original structure while a massive skylight illuminates a dazzling new interior featuring chandeliers made from old bicycle chains and firehouses.

Citizen Rail

Inside Hotel Born in LoDo, a rich corridor with inset handrails gently guides you to Citizen Rail, the hotel’s resident restaurant. Designed along with the rest of the hotel by Semple Brown Design and highlighted in our Winter 2017 issue, the space is kept comfortably subdued with custom steel window screens that act as both architectural elements and sensible buffers against traffic glare. 

Photo: David Lauer Photography