Best Restaurant on Colfax Avenue Denver 2014 - Solera
Amid the tattoo parlors, fluorescent-lit liquor stores and celestial shops that promise to predict your future squats Solera, chef-owner Goose Sorensen's longstanding — and beautifully mature — restaurant. A jovial bar occupies one side of the space, providing a gathering place for spirit disciples to sip bartender superhero Matty Durgin's updated cocktails and oenophiles to explore the world-spanning wine syllabus — a list that's both familiar and whimsically eclectic. The other side is a romantically rustic dining room full of dark woods and pops of color against the white linens, where gracious servers deliver such delicious dishes as paella assembled with plump clams, fleshy mussels, slices of Spanish chorizo and saffron-scented rice. Or share that paella on the patio, an enchanting sanctuary inspired by picture-postcard-perfect courtyards along the Mediterranean that will transport you far from Colfax.