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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bakery
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“The breakfast here is amazing and the service is great. Be sure to plan ahead, as the line tends to be long especially on weekends!”
  • 142 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Modern Coffee spot. Good variety on the menu and good coffee. Maybe the most popular coffee shop in RINO.”
  • 131 locals recommend
Market
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“Restaurants: *Cultured Meat and Cheese: great charcuterie board, great breakfast sandwiches on Rosenberg bagels *Vero: BEST pizza in the city (according to Kat:-) *SKProvisions: elevated deli/diner food *Green Seed: Peanut Butter Soba time is a fab dish + Vegan! Huge salads + smoothies *The Local Butcher: Butcher counter plus also BBQ *Tammens Fish Market: Fish counter plus food- the Poke on seaweed salad instead of rice-sooo good. *Izzio Bakery: Bakery and pasteries to die for! Hopping Breakfast fare *Temper Chocolates and Confections: Local Chocolatier. Enough said. *High Point Creamery: The BEST ice cream w/any type of dietary restriction covered here. *Crema bodega: A proper bodega- get your eggs, cheese and oatmilk latte in the same place. *Curio: Bar-great drinks and cocktails.”
  • 133 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“CLOSED on Mondays. Great Fried Chicken Special ($10) on Sundays. Unique beer selection plus phenomenal cocktails. Very welcoming environment with tremendous waitstaff. Meals are meant to share-purchase meat dishes by the pound. Delicious!”
  • 121 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Gastrobrothel features Vegetable Forward, Globally-Inspired Dishes and a Live Music Venue ‘Electric Soapbox.’ ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“This isn't your typical Mexican food. A little twist on everything, but so delicious. We call it "Nouveau Mexican". If the weather is nice, opt to sit on the giant patio upstairs. Try the garden guac, or guac with rattlesnake chorizo! Great margs too! Always fun, whether eating or just grabbing some drinks. (A serious tequila lounge opens up downstairs in the evening).”
  • 76 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Pretty much cant go wrong with any bagel or bagel sandwich from here. Smoked salmon variety available. If you like to wait in a huge line then go on the weekend during brunch. Want to beat the line (weekends only)? Get there early they open at 6:00am.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Flea Market
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“VIEWHOUSE IS A CHEF-DRIVEN, CASUAL EATERY, BAR AND ROOFTOP THAT DELIVERS A SUPERIOR, INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH A LOCALLY ROOTED VIBE AND FUN ENERGY. THE ORIGINAL VIEWHOUSE WAS FIRST CONCEPTUALIZED IN 2010 AND INSPIRED BY COLORADAN’S FONDNESS OF SPORTS, LOVE FOR THE OUTDOORS AND LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE REVOLVED AROUND FOOD, ACTIVITIES AND ALL THINGS LOCAL. VIEWHOUSE BALLPARK OPENED ITS’ DOORS MARCH 2013 IN THE THRIVING BALLPARK NEIGHBORHOOD OF DENVER, CO. ACROSS FROM COORS FIELD AND QUICKLY BECAME ONE OF “AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR BARS 2014” VIA FOURSQUARE. THE SECOND VIEWHOUSE LOCATION OPENED IN CENTENNIAL, CO. NEAR THE DENVER TECH CENTER IN AUGUST 2014 WITH SIMILAR AESTHETICS OF THE ORIGINAL LOCATION, PLUS NEW ADDED COMPONENTS, LIKE MORE ROOFTOP DINING AND THE LARGEST LED T.V. SCREEN IN COLORADO, PERFECT FOR UNPARALLELED GAME-DAY WATCHING. THE THIRD VIEWHOUSE LOCATION OPENED ITS DOORS JUNE 2017 IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LITTLETON AND WAS LISTED AS THE “MOST ANTICIPATED SPRING OPENING” VIA EATER. FOLLOWING SUITE WITH VIEWHOUSE’S OTHER TWO LOCATIONS, IT IS EQUIPPED WITH A 170” LED T.V., A LARGE ROOFTOP DINING AREA AND AN EXCEPTIONAL VIEW OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. EACH VIEWHOUSE LOCATION PROMISES A VIBRANT ATMOSPHERE, ANIMATED STAFF, INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FLATSCREEN AND A VARIETY OF BAR ACTIVITIES, CATERING TO THE CITY’S BIGGEST SPORTS FANS, BACKYARD GAME JUNKIES AND CASUAL DINERS ALIKE. COME ENJOY THE VIEWHOUSE EXPERIENCE – ENRICHING YOUR LIFE WITH GREAT EATS, VIEWS AND FUN.”
  • 92 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The Populist is nestled further down Larimer street and has a very picturesque back patio. They do have community style seating options in an upscale environment and offer American cuisine in small plates and sharing style. ”
  • 108 locals recommend
Bar
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“Finns manor is an eclectic bar that has different rooms and they serve some funky cocktails. They have an outdoor area with live music and food trucks out back. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Arcade
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“If you are into video games, 1UP is a great place to enjoy drinking and old school video games. It is located right in the heart of downtown, so add it to your barhopping list for a little extra fun!”
  • 59 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“The second act from chef Tommy Lee of Uncle ramen is a major hit in RiNo. The menu focuses classic regional Chinese fare served family-style in a hip-hop fueled dining room. Diners should order the steamed eggplant (pictured here) and be sure to try the excellent cocktails, but don’t ignore the thoughtful wine list.”
  • 55 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A wood-fired cooking station dominates the open kitchen that anchors this RiNo restaurant’s dining room. Owner Steve Redzikowski (who also runs Oak at Fourteenth and Brider) charms diners with creative new American dishes that combine worldly flavors and classic techniques. At lunch, start with the kale and apple salad. For dinner, order the pork rinds and oak-roasted mussels.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“A modern jazz and supper club, Nocturne features live jazz nightly, carefully curated wine, beer and cocktail offerings, and a one-of-a-kind seasonal culinary program anchored by a jazz-inspired, five-course tasting menu.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Cafe
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“about 1.6 miles northwest is Snooze -they have several locations, but this one is in Union Station, a historical and touristy hip part of town. again, try to get here close to opening, Denver loves waiting in line for Snooze.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Tucked in a 640 square foot shipping container space in the heart of Denver's RiNo neighborhood, you'll find premium wood fired pizzas, freshly flown in oysters, prosecco on tap, seasonal market plates, Italian style spritzes, local brews and craft cocktails.”
  • 49 locals recommend