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Le Central

112 E. 8th Ave. Denver, CO 80203 | Central Denver | 303-863-8094

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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.


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  • Cuisine(s): French
  • Hours: Sun 10am-9pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: Meters, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club, cash, check
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Business Dining, Catering, Kid Friendly, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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