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Five Best Restaurants in Denver to Try Now

We’re happy to serve you breakfast, lunch, and dinner at FIRE Restaurant, but chances are you’re here to ask us if we can also recommend one of the best restaurants in Denver. From the neat streets of Capitol Hill to the edgy RiNo arts district, these are great spots to try now.

For Seasonal Dining: Potager

In the business of making food since 1997, Potager is a Denver staple. This restaurant and wine bar is one that actually changes with the seasons. “I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze,” reads their menu, which features dishes such as pappardelle with squash, eggplant rollatini, and other fall favorites.

For Fiery Latin Dishes: Leña

Leña, which means “firewood” in Spanish, is the perfect blend of Latin cooking and Colorado ambience. From a wood-fired grill, this restaurant serves South American, Mexican, and Spanish dishes paired with a world-class selection of tequila and mezcal cocktails.

For Pizza With a Twist: Cart-Driver

Located in a 640-square-foot container space, Cart-Driver fits at home in the industrial chic RiNo neighborhood. Open from 12pm-12am daily, this spot churns out wood-fired pizzas as well as oysters, seasonal plates, and cocktails. Go for happy hour — conveniently offered between 3-6pm as well as 10pm-12am.

For New York-Style Bagels: Rosenberg’s

Stop, drop, and lox. Rosenberg’s serves mile-high kosher eats, from New York-style bagels prepared with real New York water (rumored to be the secret ingredient of the city’s famous bagels) to smoked fish. Don’t just take our word for it. According to the New York Times, “Former Jersey boy Joshua Pollack has taken the quest for a decent New York-style bagel west of the Mississippi to heroic heights.”

Ready to dig in at the best restaurants in Denver?

When you stay at the ART, a hotel, world-class dining awaits at FIRE Restaurant. In the heart of downtown, you’re just minutes from the best restaurants in Denver.