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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Denver

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Denver? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Vin Rouge Wine Bar & Tasting Room restaurant
5.0
5 (164)
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Highlands
About the restaurant
Welcome to Vin Rouge Wine Bar & Tasting Room in the historic Berkeley neighborhood in West Denver!
We specialize in boutique natural wines from around the globe, local craft beers, and must-have light fare staples like cheese, charcuterie, and local desserts in the comfort of our cozy neighborhood bar. Last call is made 45 minutes prior to closing.

Top review
EmmettW
Dined on 17 Mar 2024
What a wonderful evening! My mother and I enjoyed the wine flight of the week and a delicious charcuterie board. Service was excellent, and the atmosphere was intimate and welcoming. We will be back!
A photo of Go Fish - Denver restaurant
4.9
4.9 (92)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Baker
About the restaurant
Go Fish Japanese restaurant fits right in amongst the trendy shopping, eating, and drinking destinations on South Broadway - packed with personality and local flavor, this well kept secret is a favorite of locals looking for some quality food to go with a night on the town. If sushi isn't your thing, Go Fish also has a whole menu of Asian goodness and a full bar, serving up traditional drinks as well as the occasional wasabi shot. A must-visit for anyone looking for quality Asian food in Denver.

20% Gratuity will automatically be applied to parties of 5+

Top review
AlieWvip
Dined 4 days ago
We have been coming here for over 3 years now and we LOVE it
A photo of Gusto restaurant
4.8
4.8 (32)
$30 and under
Italian
Sloans Lake
About the restaurant
Chef Lon Symensma’s newest concept, featuring playful interpretations of dishes from all over Italy, including pizzas, pasta and an array of antipasti selections!
Top review
EmilyK
Dined 1 day ago
Such a delicious meal with lovely wait staff. The bread with melted leek antipasti so so good! And then the salad, pasta and Amalfi pie did not disappoint. Lemon olive oil cake with candied olives was unique and super tasty. Will definitely go back!
A photo of The Velvet Cellar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (74)
$31 to $50
American
Denver
About the restaurant
We are happy to accept online reservations for parties of up to 10 guests. For accommodations of parties greater than 10 guests, please email contact@thevelvetcellar.com or call us at 720.676.9116.

If you are unable to find street parking, there is valet along Wynkoop Street while public lots and garages are tucked around near the corner of 15th & Wynkoop.

Executive Chef Jon Simoneau has developed a menu that features a range of New American dishes that can be enjoyed with your closest friends and family. We refresh our menu seasonally so our guests always have something new to look forward to. Sommelier Chris Dominey leads the wine program and has carefully curated an extensive selection of wines that is both approachable and would satisfy any connoisseur.

Top review
PBKWI
Dined 5 days ago
A great spot before theatre, sporting event, or when you want a great by the glass wine list. Always love the food and friendliness of the owners. One or both of them always stop by to say hi and make sure everything is ok. The tuna starter is amazing. Love the hanger steak and beet salad too. The only miss the last time was the crispy lions mane ragu. Would have been much better if the lions mane was just sautéed and not breaded and fried. The breading was too much and you lost the taste of the mushroom.
A photo of The Family Jones Spirit House restaurant
4.9
4.9 (420)
$30 and under
Distillery
Highlands
About the restaurant
The Family Jones Spirit House is a distillery and tasting room featuring crafted spirits and bites. It emphasizes the relationship between distiller, chef, bartender and guest, with a focus on hospitality that makes it a gathering place where all feel at home. Nestled in the space at 3245 Osage St., The Family Jones Distillery occupies the former Mancinellis Market building two doors from Root Down. Designed and built by tres birds workshop, the space pairs industrial elements with rich wood details. The roof was lifted to add a second-floor mezzanine where distillery operations are now perched above a sunken, curvilinear, concrete bar. Guests enter the space through a large, square, wooden door made from reclaimed, on-site materials. Inside, they are met with low-slung seating, deep blue booths and soft lighting. Two-story wooden louvers flank the Osage Street glass facade, offering passive temperature and lighting control, while drawing attention to the well-lit copper still.
Top review
TaraV
Dined 5 days ago
We had the 10 Carrot necklace as a birthday cocktail and it was delicious! Staff was knowledgeable and super friendly. Even bought some ready made cocktail to to take home. Decor was super cool.
A photo of Barolo Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3574)
$50 and over
Italian
Cherry Creek
About the restaurant
Barolo Grill, an award winning Cherry Creek North restaurant, prides itself on serving authentic northern Italian food while maintaining a comfortable, elegant ambience. Known for hand crafted modern Northern Italian cuisine, a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine cellar, and knowledgeable, attentive staff, Barolo can be a perfect choice for a special occasion or just a fun night out. Chef Darrel Truett's cuisine focuses on the Northern Italian provinces of Piedmont and Tuscany. Seasonally changing menus feature locally sourced ingredients, proudly supporting regional farms and producers.



Owner and wine director Ryan Fletter are proud to feature small family wineries that are dedicated to Earth-friendly farming and winemaking philosophies. Barolo Grill has one of the largest collections of Barolo wines outside of Italy.

Top review
Foodievip
Dined today
Excellent all around. Service was great. Summoner was very knowledgeable and guided our moderate wine budget very well. Food was outstanding and should be recognized with a Mechlin Star
A photo of Matsuhisa Denver restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2576)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Cherry Creek
About the restaurant
Featuring Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature new-style Japanese cuisine, Matsuhisa Denver anchors the ground floor of the Steele Creek luxury apartment building in Cherry Creek, Denver’s premier shopping, restaurant, and entertainment district. Our 7,800 square foot dining room is open for dinner service from 5pm nightly. Takeout available nightly from 5-9pm.

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s world-famous cuisine draws influence from his classical training in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world, showcasing signature dishes such as Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Black Cod Miso and Whitefish Tiradito.

Top review
MeganH
Dined 5 days ago
This was a great restaurant for a date night. We had so much fun trying all of the different foods, and the waitress was one of the best we've ever had (Kim). The menu is highly customizable, and everything was obviously high quality and fresh. Most of the things we ate were super good, and my cocktails were delicious. We should have stuck to what the waitress had recommended because when we went outside of that we weren't as impressed with a few of the dishes (still good, but not as good as the others). It is very expensive to eat here because you buy many small portions that are all expensive, but it's worth it for special occasions. We would come back.
A photo of Sushi Den restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1240)
$50 and over
Japanese
Platt Park
About the restaurant
For over 37 years, Sushi Den has been regarded as one of the premiere sushi and Japanese restaurants in the United States. Located in the historic Old South Pearl St. neighborhood in the heart of Denver, CO, the restaurant delivers consistently excellent cuisine made from the finest ingredients from around the world.

Master Chef Toshi Kizaki, the visionary behind Sushi Den, continually raises the bar & sets the standard for the restaurant’s high quality cuisine. Youngest brother, Koichi, lives in southern Japan where he makes daily trips to the fish market to purchase fish for the restaurant. The fish is dry iced and reaches the restaurant within 24 hours. Sushi Den’s mission is to maintain one of the nation’s top sushi restaurants through fresh ingredients, innovative, healthy dishes and exceptional service.

We utilize available seating at both Izakaya Den, our sister restaurant next door, and Sushi Den for all reservations through the Sushi Den portal on

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing experience. Awesome server. Absolutely heartbreaking you don’t offer a military discount
A photo of Williams & Graham restaurant
4.9
4.9 (896)
$31 to $50
American
Highlands
About the restaurant
Williams & Graham is an internationally recognized and awarded craft cocktail bar hidden behind a bookshelf. We have been recognized as a World's Top 50 Bar and Top Cocktail Bar in the US (2x). We offer a rich ambiance, wide variety of drinks, delicious food served until 1am nightly, and genuine hospitality.

We take reservations Sunday through Thursday with walk-in availability. We accept a limited amount of reservations on Friday & Saturday allowing more space for walk-in guests. Due to limited capacity and high demand, all reservations have a set maximum time of 2 hours to enjoy food and drink. Thank you for your understanding and consistent support!

This is a 21 and up environment, we apologize for the inconvenience but we will not be able to permit entry for anyone under the legal drinking age.

We look forward to sharing a drink with you soon!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
We had a fabulous time! Drinks are delicious, the staff is super knowledgeable, and the vibe is immaculate. Perfect spot for date night!
A photo of the plimoth restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2321)
$50 and over
American
Central
About the restaurant
WE LOVE FOOD

We believe in an eclectic yet approachable love for food. Our chefs draw from foundations in classic French and Italian cuisine, finding inspiration in seasonal and local ingredients that offer a modern twist to each dish. Our ever-changing menus reflect the efforts of our collaboration with unique purveyors, local farmers, and artisan producers. Join us for an elevated, unpretentious dining experience.


Our patio is now open! Reserve online by selecting "outdoor" option or give us a call at 303-297-1215 and we will do our best to accommodate the request. Our outside tables can seat a MAXIMUM party size of 4 only.

****PLEASE NOTE: Our patio is uncovered; in the event of rain, we will do our best to accommodate everyone inside but cannot guarantee a move is possible. Additionally, our patio is NOT DOG FRIENDLY.

Top review
Carnivore500vip
Dined 5 days ago
Once again perfect food, drinks and service by Matt
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