Dining out is one of life's great pleasures. A meal shared with friends and family means good food, good conversation and good vibes (hopefully). With this in mind, we present to you our guide to the best places to dine in the Denver, CO area. You won't find the trendiest or must-wait-three-weeks-for-a-table eateries on this blog, for that list, check out Eater: Denver. What you will find are restaurants in the Highlands Ranch, Meridian and DTC areas we think make the cut. So if you're new to the area, or just looking for a new place to scope, read on.
Old Blinking Light - Taos, New Mexico cuisine, chic atmosphere. Great date spot.
We just received the honor of being named the WINNER for the Date Night in 2013 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Family... http://t.co/EmHYbdnEeR
— Old Blinking Light (@OBL_HR) April 19, 2013
Lansdowne Arms - A great pub to chill and relax. Bonus, happy hour all day Monday. Which, judging by the number of exclamation points in this Tweet, they are excited about.
— Lansdowne Arms (@LansdowneArms1) October 28, 2013
CRAVE - O.M.G. Burgers. Delicious burgers. No joke.
Earl's - Located at Park Meadows, Earl's infuses soul into everything they do. It's obvious. The decor is chic, the food is beyond amazing. Check it out.
John Holly's - Located in Lone Tree. The creative Asian menu provides nothing less than the culinary equivalent of an exotic adventure.
CRU - CRU demystifies the world of wine, they keep it cool, and make hundreds of wines accessible to you in an elegant, casually hip environment.
Larkburger - Another rockin' burger locale. Larkburger is a burger you behold. Down to the last detail. It looks as delicious as it tastes. Behold:
Jing - Jing is "Essence." An extraordinary new concept by restauranteur Charlie Huang, Jing offers the best of modern Chinese in an intimate setting.
Tavern - Tavern Tech Center offers a warm environment featuring intimate dinning areas, fireplaces with cozy furniture in addition a large centerpiece bar with plenty of HD TV's to catch all the action.
Looking for more? We've got you covered, or...pinned. Check out Devour It: DENVER, our Pinterest board featuring more hot spots in South Denver.