Restaurant Roll Call for 2011

The trucks stopped here: Biker Jim and other mobile vendors got grounded in 2011.
The trucks stopped here: Biker Jim and other mobile vendors got grounded in 2011.

Close to 300 new restaurants opened in the metro area last year -- and with that much action, perhaps it's not surprising that two of them are named Cebiche, and two of them are named Chinook. But the local dining scene also lost a surprising number of mainstays: the 29-year-old Pearl Street Grill, the 34-year-old M&D's Cafe, and the 60-year-old Club 404.

Keep reading for our complete list of 2011 openings and closings -- and also the roster of restaurants that did both in the same year....

Elway's headed to the hills -- of Vail -- in November.
Elway's headed to the hills -- of Vail -- in November.


The 1Up, 1925 Blake Street

The 10th, Vail Resorts

32nd Treat, 2015 West 32nd Avenue

4G's Mexican Restaurant, 2788 South Federal Boulevard

5th Sun Cafe & Lounge, 3024 Speer Boulevard

95a Bistro and Sushi, 95 Arapahoe Road, Lafayette

African Mart, 1000 South Peoria Street, Aurora

Amaro Drinkery Italia, 2785 Iris Avenue, Boulder

Ale House at Amato's, 2501 16th Street

Ambria, 1201 16th Street

Altitude Sports Grill & Taphouse at Celebrity Lanes , 15401-15739 East Arapahoe Road, Aurora

Anythink Cafe, 5877 East 120th Avenue, Brighton

Arvada Beer Company, 5600 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada

The Asian Cajun, 2400 West Alameda Avenue

Atomic Tamale, 649 Santa Fe Drive

Azitra, 535 Zang Street, Broomfield

Badger's Pub, 76 South Broadway

The Bar, 554 South Broadway

Belvedere Restaurant, 323 14th Street

Bento Japanese and Asian Cuisine, 890 South Monaco Parkway

Biker Jim's, 2148 Larimer Street

Bisque, 2817 East Third Avenue

Black Crown Lounge, 1446 South Broadway

The Blake, 1434 Blake Street

Bombay Bowl, 575 Lincoln Street

Bone Wagon, food truck

Boom Yogurt Bar, 3303 30th Street, Boulder

Boone's Tavern, 1135 East Evans Avenue

Brauns on Blake (BOB), 2401 Blake Street

Breakfast on the Edge, 2045 Sheridan Boulevard, Lakewood

Bubba Chinos, 88th and York, Thornton

Bubba Chinos, 1310 College Avenue, Boulder

Bubba Chino's, 1600 East Colfax Avenue

Bubba Chinos, 3900 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood

Cafebar, 295 South Pennsylvania Street

Caffè, 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder

Caminito Tango, 3555 West 38th Avenue

Carnitos Estilo Michoacan, 3001 West Evans Avenue

Cebiche Authentic Peruvian Dining, 7000 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge

Cedar Creek Pub, 2100 North Ursula Street

Champa St. Burger Works, 7085 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood

Charcoal, 43 West Ninth Avenue

Cheapskates, 7501 Grandview Avenue, Arvada

Chef Vue, 14200 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora

Cherry, 231 Milwaukee Street

Chicken Kabob, 9678 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village

The Chili Guys, 5501 Federal Boulevard

Chinook Bar & Grill, 1950 South Holly Street

Clavin's, 17904 Cottonwood Drive, Parker

Chloe Mezze Lounge, 1445 Market Street

Cima, 126 Riverfront Lane, Beaver Creek

Cody's, 10253 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora

Colorado Cider Company, 2650 West Second Avenue

Coohills, 1400 Wewatta Street

Copper Kettle Brewing, 1338 South Valentia Street

The Cow, 753 Santa Fe Drive

Crash 45, 321 East 45th Avenue

Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge, 891 14th Street

The Crawling Crab, 781 South Federal Boulevard, Unit A

Crimson Canary, 141 South Broadway

Croc Soup Company, 16950 West Colfax Avenue, Golden

Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

Cured, 1825 Pearl Street, Boulder

Curtis Park Delicatessen, 2532 Champa Street

Danny Cash Hot Shop, 3378 South Broadway, Englewood

Dean's Urban Market, 1415 Park Avenue West

Delvickio's, 819 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton

Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte Street

Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 East 17th Avenue

Diego's Mexican Food and Cantina, 1600 Champa Street

Dipper Ice Cream & Coffee, 932 Jersey Street

District Meats, 1631 Wazee Street

Don Emilio's, 14050 East Evans Avenue, Aurora

Dragonfly Coffee and Cafe, 7800 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge

East Meets West, 5480 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood

East Moon, 8162 South Holly Street, Centennial

Eden, 3090 Downing Street

Eggs and More, 9251 East Peakview Avenue, Englewood

El Olvido, 2200 South Broadway

El Senor Sol, 5117 South Yosemite Street, Greenwood Village

Elway's, 174 East Gore Creek Drive, Vail

Emily's Coffee, 1261 Glenarm Place

Empanada Express Grill, 4122 East Colfax Avenue

Epic Grill (formerly the four metro area Fatburger locations)

Estiatorio Axios, 3901 Tennyson Street

Fat Bros. Bar & Grill, 3763 Wynkoop Street

Five Star Burgers, 2330 East Araphoe Road, Suite 909, Littleton

Fleur Bistro, 1225 Logan Street

Fluff* Bar, 1516 Wazee Street

Frankie's Cheesesteaks, 2424 Larimer Street

Frank's Kitchen, 2600 High Street

Frijoles Colorado Cuban Cafe, 12095 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, 100 West Troutman Parkway, Suite C, Fort Collins

Georgia Boys BBQ, 237 Collyer Street, Longmont

Ghost Plate and Tap, 800 18th Street

Golden Spoon, 7505 East 35th Avenue, Suite 395, Stapleton

Greenhouse Cafe, 2190 South Delaware Street

Hash, 2339 West 44th Avenue

Healthy Asian Kitchen, 284 South Logan Street

Hideaway Steakhouse, 2345 West 112th Avenue

High Street Bar & Grill, 3862 High Street

Highlands Cork & Coffee, 3701 West 32nd Avenue

Hit the Spot Diner, 5637 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood

Ice Cream Parlor at the Bookery Nook, 4280 Tennyson Street

i-Fish Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar, 2200 Market Street

Iggy's Cantina & Kitchen, 669 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton

IKEA Restaurant & Cafe, 9800 East Ikea Way, Centennial

Ignite!, 2124 Larimer Street

India's Best, 1500 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton

Ismini's, 8 South Broadway

The Ivy at the Glenn, 6955 South York Street, Centennial

Jai Ho Bolder, 1915 28th Street, Boulder

Jalapenos Restaurant, 3120 South Broadway, Englewood

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar, 123 North College Avenue, Fort Collins

Jay's Patio Cafe, 6380 South Fiddler's Green Circle, Englewood

Jelly, 600 East 13th Avenue

The Kitchen [Next Door], 1035 Pearl Street, Boulder

La Merise, 2700 East Third Avenue

La Polleria, 7422 South University Boulevard, Littleton

La Scala Trattoria, 282 South Logan Street

Larkburger, 340 East Alameda Avenue

Larkburger, 8770 Wadsworth Boulevard, Unit B, Arvada

The Laughing Latte, 2001 West 32nd Avenue

Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, 1512 Curtis Street

Le Mistral, 5970 South Holly Street, Englewood

Level 3, 1111 14th Street (at the Four Seasons)

Linger, 2030 West 30th Avenue

Little H Burger Co, 727 Colorado Boulevard

Local Market, 103 North Rubey Drive, Golden

Lone Tree Brewing Company, 8222 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton

Los Oasis, 2027 13th Street, Boulder

Lucile's Creole Cafe, 2852 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton

Lucy's, 2125 South Sheridan Boulevard

Lunch Matters, 9064 Forsstrom Drive, Unit B-15, Littleton

Machete, 2817 East Third Avenue

Manneken Frites, 5616 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada

Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza, Vallagio at Inverness, 10111 Inverness Main Street, Englewood

Marczyk Fine Foods, 5100 East Colfax Avenue

Margs Taco Bistro, 1519 Wynkoop Street

Maria Empanada, 5209 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood

Martines Bake Shop, 700 Lincoln Street

The Matchbox, 2625 Larimer Street, 1319 West Alameda Avenue

MaxLunch, 1899 Wynkoop Street

Mike's Tavern, 2301 South Broadway

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, 2656 West 32nd Street

Minglewood, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder

ModMarket, 1000 South Colorado Boulevard

ModMarket, 8575 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village

Mugsy's Bar, 7950 East Mississippi Avenue

Naked Pizza, 2207 East Colfax Avenue

Nanna's Teas, 2637 West 26th Avenue

Neighbors@Park Hill, 2202 Kearney Street

New Belgium Spoke, Denver International Airport

Noonan's Tavern, 13521 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora

Nova Yogurt, 2058 South University Boulevard

Ocean Prime, 1465 Larimer Street

Odelay Tacos, 3014 East Colfax Avenue (inside 3014)

Odyssey Asian Bistro + Sushi (formerlyL'Asie Fusion Bistro), 603 East Sixth Avenue

One Dollar Mexican, 2675 West 38th Avenue

Organic Pizza Co., 891 14th Street #120

Ozo Coffee Co., 1015 Pearl Street, Boulder

Park Burger, 2643 West 32nd Avenue

Pary's on 28th, 5021 East 28th Avenue

Paxia - Alta Cocina Mexicana, 4001 Tejon Street

Peacock Restaurant & Bar, 7401 East Colfax Avenue

Pearl Street Steak Room, 1035 Pearl Street

Phat Thai, 2900 East Second Avenue

Pho 123, 3624 East Highlands Ranch Parkway, Highlands Ranch

Pho 96, 2990 West Mississippi Avenue

Pho 97, 16748 East Smoky Hill Road, Centennial

Pho Bowl, 3298 South Broadway, Englewood (inside the Conoco station)

Pho Golden, 17211 South Golden Road, Suite 130, Golden

Pho Le, 1195 South Federal Boulevard

Pho Pasta, 295 South Pennsylvania Street

Pickled Lemon, 1155 13th Street, Boulder

Pig & Block Charcuterie, 3326 Tejon Street

Pinche Taqueria, 2301 East Colfax Avenue

Pizza Fusion, 571 East Colfax Avenue

Pizza Street, 1600 Champa Street

Pizzeria Locale, 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder

Polished Tavern, 1512 Larimer Street

Prohibition, 504 East Colfax Avenue

Purple Ginger II, 7340 South Clinton Street, Englewood

Radius Bar & Grill, 83 East 120th Avenue, Thornton

Ralphie's, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder

Ralph's Maid-Rite Sports Diner, 7470 South University Boulevard, Unit A1, Littleton

Red Robin's Burger Works, 8270 Northfield Boulevard

Relish It, 5350 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton

Renegade Brewing, 925 West Ninth Avenue

Rock Wood-Fired Pizza & Spirits, 7399 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood

Row 14, 891 14th Street

Riffs Urban Fare, 1115 Pearl Street, Boulder

Rock-N-Dogs, 3333 South Wadsworth Boulevard

Rocky Mountain Chili Bowl, 7305 East 35th Avenue

Royal Gorge Deli & Pizza, 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Englewood

Russell's Smokehouse, 1422 Larimer Street

Russo's Kitchen + Tavern, 10111 Inverness Main Street, Suite T, Englewood

Sabi Sushi (mobile restaurant)

Saigon Fusion, 8800 East Hampden Avenue (formerly Pho Fusion)

Satchel's on 6th, 1710 East Sixth Avenue

Sauced, 1320 15th Street

The Score Bar & Grill, 19878 East Hilltop Road, Parker

Senorita Frogs, 8990 Federal Boulevard

Shawarma Mediterranean Grill, 7593 South University Boulevard, Littleton

Shine, 2027 13th Street

Shiso Sushi & Oyster Bar, 2255 Sheridan Boulevard, Unit D, Lakewood

Shug's Low Country Cuisine, 2017 13th Street, Boulder

Skoops Ice Cream & More, 1209 East 9th Avenue

Smiling Moose Deli, 1685 29th Street, Suite 1264, Boulder

Snarf's, 891 14th Street, Suite 160

Snooze, 1617 Pearl Street, Boulder

South Philly Cheese Steak, 2070 South University Boulevard

The Spicy Pickle, 8000 East Belleview Avenue, Unit D 40, Greenwood Village

Spuntino (former Red Trolley), 2639 West 32nd Avenue

Steak 'n Shake, 8721 South Quebec Street, Centennial

Street Kitchen Asian Bistro, 10111 Inverness Main Street, Englewood

Stefano's Italian Bakery, 9296 West 58th Avenue, Arvada

The Stingray Lounge, 2911 West 38th Avenue

Sub Culture, 1300 Pennsylvania Street

Sugar Bakeshop, 277 Broadway

Sugar Lips at Copper, 275 Ten Mile Circle, Frisco

Super Mini Walnut Cafe, 2770 Arapahoe Road, Suite 116, Lafayette

Sweet Dream, 2680 South Havana Street, Aurora

Tacos El Fagon, 1145 South Federal Boulevard

Tacos y Salsas, 1531 Stout Street

TAG|RAW BAR, Larimer Square Walkway

Tailgate Roadhouse, 1055 Auraria Parkway

Tangerine, 2777 Iris Avenue, Boulder

Tao Tao Noodle Bar, 10400 East Sixth Avenue, Aurora

Tavern Littleton, 2589 West Main Street, Littleton

TD's Dogs, 1530 Blake Street

Tennyson's Tap, 4335 West 38th Avenue

Tenoch Mexican Coffee House, 8450 East Iliff Avenue, Unit 4

Thai Basil, 2045 South University Boulevard

Thai Gold, 714 14th Street

Thai Mango Noodle Bar, 609 Grant Street (formerly Tuk Tuk Thai Wraps)

Thai Monkey, 102 South Broadway

Thai Street Food, 11650 Montview Boulevard, Aurora

The Three Lions, 2239 East Colfax Avenue

Tiffin's, 2416 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

Tossa, 2400 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

Tree Haus Bistro, 1229 East 17th Avenue Parkway

Tres Pupusas, 2825 Wilderness Place, Boulder

Trillium, 2134 Larimer Street

Twin Peaks, 14055 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood

Twisters Burgers and Burritos, 1535 East Evans Avenue

Uber Sausage, 2730 East Colfax Avenue

V2 Sports Bar & Restaurant, 333 South Federal Boulevard

Vegan Van, food truck

Vino Pho & Grill, 1630 30th Street, Boulder

Vinue, 2817 East Third Avenue

Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, 1260 22nd Street

Wash Park Sports Alley, 266 South Downing Street

Wazee Wood-Fired Pizza, 1631 Wazee Street

Wild Catch, 1033 East 17th Avenue

Wild Eggs, 300 East Alameda Avenue

Williams & Graham, 3160 Tejon Street

Wine & Roses Jazz Supper Club, 3995 North Lewiston Street, Aurora

Wit's End Brewing, 2505 West Second Avenue

The Wooden Table, 2500 East Orchard Road, Littleton

Yellow Deli, 908 Pearl Street, Boulder

ZaZa's Pizzeria, 2041 South University Boulevard

Zone Bar and Grill, 3425 South Oleander Court

zpizza, 1695 29th Street, Boulder

Zydeco's, 1730 Wynkoop Street


The sleek new Chinook Tavern...not to be confused with the new Chinook bar.
The sleek new Chinook Tavern...not to be confused with the new Chinook bar.

Brewski's Pub & Grill, 2100 East 104th Avenue, Northglenn (reopened in new location)

Cafe Berlin, 1600 Champa Street, Unit 230 (reopened in new location)

Cebiche, 2257 West 32nd Avenue

Chinook Tavern, 6380 South Fiddler's Green Circle, Englewood (reopened in a new location several years after closing in Cherry Creek)

Cozy Cottage, 4363 Tennyson Street (moved from South Downing)

Fat Frog Cafe, 2530 West Main Street, Littleton (reopened after a renovation)

Oak at Fourteenth, 1400 Pearl Street, Boulder (reopened after a fire)

Trompeau Bakery, 2950 South Broadway (moved)


Apple Spice Junction, 723 South University Boulevard

Chef Vue, 14200 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora

Gordo Loco, 2637 West 26th Avenue

Hella Burger, 10111 Inverness Main Street, Englewood

Las Hamburguesas, Valverde Country Club, 1319 West Alameda Avenue

Mind Benders, 9262 West 58th Avenue, Arvada

Skew, 2070 South University Boulevard

Sound Kitchen, 753 Santa Fe Drive

Club 404 issued last call under its original owner, Jerry Feld.
Club 404 issued last call under its original owner, Jerry Feld.


5 Degrees, 1475 Lawrence Street

8 Rivers, 1550 Blake Street

Apres Dessert Bar, 3801 West 32nd Avenue

Argyll, 2700 East Third Avenue

Baghdad Cafe, 2655 South Broadway

The Bank Bar & Grill, 2239 East Colfax Avenue

Baur's Ristorante, 1512 Curtis Street

Big Game Restaurant & Lounge, 1631 Wazee Street

Big Papa's BBQ, 12652 West Ken Caryl Avenue, Littleton

Bisque, 224 Union Boulevard, Lakewood

Bombay Bowl, 12023 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial

Bookend Cafe, 1115 Pearl Street, Boulder

Boulder Draft House, 2027 13th Street, Boulder

Brasserie Felix, 3901 Tennyson Street

Brauns, 1055 Auraria Parkway

Brickyard BBQ, 4243 West 38th Avenue

California Cafe, 8505 Park Meadows Center Drive, Littleton

Cava Greens, 727 Colorado Boulevard

Club 404, 404 Broadway

Crooks' Palace Restaurant, 200 Gregory Street, Black Hawk

Davies Chuck Wagon Diner #2, 2601 West Alameda Avenue

Deli Tech, 8101 East Belleview Avenue

Deluxe Burger, 5325 East Colfax Avenue

Dixons Downtown Grill, 1610 16th Street

Eco-Burger, 2817 East Third Avenue

El Chile Rojo, 801 Santa Fe Drive

El Cuscatleco, 1550 South Federal Boulevard

El Gordo Loco, 2637 West 26th Avenue

Empanadas Argentinas, 16th Street Mall

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, 2045 South University Boulevard

Garden Spot Cafe, 3163 Larimer Street

Gindi Cafe, 3601 Arapahoe #181, Boulder

Grandma's Korean BBQ, 11650 Montview Boulevard, Aurora

Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe, 1530 16th Street

Guy Harvey's Perfect Spot, 8336 Northfield Boulevard

Happy, 835 Walnut Street in Boulder (now merged into Bitter Bar)

Heidi's Deli, 1643 South Broadway

The Hole, 3877 Tennyson Street

Illegal Pete's, 8283 South Akron Street, Centennial

India's Pearl, 1471 South Pearl Street

J.R.'s, 777 East 17th Avenue

Juanita's, 1043 Pearl Street, Boulder

Juke, 1400 Market Street

KimBa Grill, 1470 South Santa Fe Drive

Kokoro, 550 Broadway

Kuulture, 1512 Larimer Street.

La Crema Cafeteria, 2339 West 44th Avenue

Ling & Louie's Asian Bar and Grill, 1201 16th Street

M&D's Cafe, 2000 East 28th Avenue, Denver

Magnolia Restaurant & Sushi Bar, 1381 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette

Marie Callender's, 51 West Drive Creek, Littleton

Marrakesh, 1530 Blake Street

Mendelson's Deli, 600 17th Street

Micky Manor, 2544 Federal Boulevard

Mirch Indian Grill, 9234 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton and 8000 East Belleview Avenue, Englewood

Mona's, 141 South Broadway

Mt. Everest, 2125 South Sheridan Boulevard

Northwoods Inn, 8109 Blakeland Drive, Littleton

Novo Coffee, 1200 Acoma Street, Unit A

Ocean Forest Cafe, 11068 West Jewell Avenue, Lakewood

OiNKs! BBQ, 110 East Colfax Avenue

One Dollar Mexican, 2675 West 38th Avenue

Organixx, 1520 Blake Street

The Oven, 6955 South York Street, Littleton

Panera Bread, 240 Milwaukee Street

Pat's Philly Steaks & Subs, 1500 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton

Pearl Street Grill, 1477 South Pearl Street

Perk Hill, 2202 Kearney Street

Pho Havana, 10400 East Sixth Avenue, Aurora

Pho Pasta, 295 South Pennsylvania Street

Pho So 1, 1195 South Federal Boulevard

Pot of Pho, 12652 West Ken Caryl Avenue, Unit C, Littleton

Red Trolley, 2639 West 32nd Avenue

Rocky Mountain Diner, 800 18th Street

Rodney's, 7777 East Hampden Avenue

Sabor Latino, 4340 West 35th Avenue

Sae Jong Kwon, 2680 South Havana Street, Aurora

Santiago's, 180 West 84th Avenue

Se7en, 925 Lincoln Street

Shazz, 4262 Lowell Boulevard

Squeaky Bean, 3301 Tejon Street

Snarf's, 1310 College Avenue, Boulder

Swallows, 3090 Downing Street

Tarbell's, 6955 South York Street, Littleton

Tastes Wine Bar, 1033 East 17th Avenue

Toast, 222 Columbine Street

Tokyo Joe's, 1700 East Evans Avenue

Trios Enoteca, 1730 Wynkoop Street

Twisted Olive, 8270 Northfield Boulevard

Uptown Brothers Brewing Co., 320 East Colfax Avenue

Viejo Domingo, 3555 West 38th Avenue

The Village at Edgewater, 5700 West 25th Avenue, Lakewood

Virgilio's Pizzeria, 7986 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood

Walk-In Burgers, 2255 Sheridan Boulevard, Lakewood

Wash Park Underground, 266 South Downing Street

Wild Ivories, 1400 Market Street

Wolf's Restaurant & Lounge, 15691 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora

Wyland's Ocean Blue, 8316 Northfield Boulevard, #1610

Yum Yums Delights, 450 East 17th Avenue

Zingers, 2075 South University Boulevard

Know of a restaurant we missed? Post it below. And see our Restaurant roll call for 2010 here.

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