Denver Marathon
Denver, CO USA
Sunday, October 20, 2013

Denver Dining

Considered a "city" of neighborhoods, Denver provides a lively mix of pubs, restaurants and coffee houses to please foodies looking for that little something special in the Mile High City.

Fine Dining
Fruition Restaurant voted Travelers Choice Winner, is an excellent splurge for a sampling of the best that Denver has to offer. Diners are treated to a cozy atmosphere suitable for a romantic evening or quiet intimate meal with friends. Fruition's menu focuses on fresh ingredients, generous portions, exotic wine list for some adventure, and a well-paced service. Favorite items on the menu include sliced lamb, River Sturgeon, and strawberry shortcake.

For a more causal and vibrant atmosphere, Root Down is the preferred choice by those who want to be seen in Denver. Located in the city's trendy and newly renovated LoDo (lower downtown) area, Root offers diners a fresh, seasonal, menu focused on American cuisine. Items can be ordered tapas-style for sharing. A full bar avails patrons with special, trendy cocktails like the "Don Draper" and premium draft beers. Those with allergies have a wide array of gluten-free options and vegetarians are well catered to with meat-free selections for any palate.

Breakfast/Family Fare
Those looking to indulge in a hearty pancake breakfast with a few twists should get in line at Snooze. Items such as pineapple upside down pancakes and thick slices of French toast and hash browns, keep customers waiting in line on a Sunday morning. This is not the place for a quiet business meeting, as the atmosphere is lively and loud. Smaller options of most menu items are available for those with lighter appetites and children are welcome.

The Delectable Egg provides a friendly, homey atmosphere where families can gather to enjoy a casual breakfast or brunch experience. There are plenty of regular and unique "morning friendly" items for every member of the group including the famous Denver Omelet, crepes, French toast, waffles and bacon.

Foodies in need of a brand new journey for their palates should find their way to Tocabe. Specializing in Native American Indian cuisine, Tocabe focuses on engaging the diner in a one-of-a-kind cultural experience. Menu items include gourmet tacos, nachos and unique salads all utilizing novel ingredients, which can be paired with homemade fry bread. Kids aren't left out of this authentic food with simple, yet quality made chicken, beef, Bison or vegetarian options for their own meals.

Healthy Fare
Mad Greens is most appreciated for its extensive options for plentiful, crisp salads; however, soup and sandwiches are also considered favorite selections amidst the locals. Nutritional information is readily available as is a complete allergy menu for those with food sensitivities. Customers can partake in building their own salad or choose from selections such as the "Edgar Allen Poe" or the "Crazy Ivan". Kids should find plenty of healthy options and with eleven locations in the Denver area, Mad Greens makes eating healthy easy and accessible.