Basitens is my favorite restaurant in all of Denver. The food is always great and the service is always fantastic! Whenever we have out of town guests, my husband and I always take them to Bastiens. It is a true piece of Denver history.
Best Low-End Steakhouse - 2008
Readers' Choice: Outback Steakhouse
While Denver certainly boasts more than its fair share of upscale steakhouses, there's only one Bastien's — a place where people feeling more Humphrey Bogart than Gordon Gekko have been going for great steaks for decades. With its own kind of strange magic, Bastien's pulls everything — service and food, booze, decor and history — into one seamless, inimitable, only-in-Denver whole. The joint has been serving (in one form or another) since 1937, and it looks as though it hasn't been updated since Hugh Hefner banged his first bunny. From the streetside neon to the indoor twinkle lights, the paisley carpets to the battered martini shakers, Bastien's stands as not just a great steakhouse, but as one of the most honest, revered restaurants in town.