Le Central has been giving Denver a sit-down history lesson on the breadth of French cuisine -- from the haute to the basse -- since 1981. Over the years, chefs and cooks from far-flung locales have passed through this kitchen, but owner Robert Tournier has always kept a close eye on the proceedings. At dinner, Le Central can be one of the city's most romantic spots, and for a relative pittance you can have feuilleté d'escargot or one of a number of mussel preparations. At lunch, the restaurant is more casual, but still a good spot to linger over your meal. Check out the prix fixe menus, such as the lobster prix fixe for just $36.