Bittersweet

500 E. Alameda Ave.
Denver, CO 80209
303-942-0320
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  • Tuesday through Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • $$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Fireplace, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Online Reservations Available
In a neighborhood better known for convenience stores and takeout Chinese, Greek and Thai, chef Olav Peterson and his wife, Melissa Severson, have carved out a reputation for avant-garde cuisine with an eye toward seasonality. Never pretentious or unapproachable, Bittersweet’s offerings instead delight with discovery while remaining grounded in familiar flavors. Thai, Mexican, Italian and French influences broaden the palate of garden-fresh dishes, enhanced by a stellar wine list and more than a few food-friendly beers hailing from everywhere from Colorado to Belgium and beyond. A summer seat on the patio surrounded by tomatoes and chiles ripening on the vine is as treasured as a fireside table in the winter; both come with an incredible basket of house-baked bread.

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