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Eating out is about so much more than just what’s on your plate. It fosters connection, sparks curiosity and nourishes both the body and soul.
As Denver’s food scene continues to evolve, we’ve lost some longtime favorites — and each beloved spot that’s shuttered has served as a reminder to revisit those that remain. Add to that lineup a host of new spots from creative chefs and resilient operators who have persevered through myriad challenges, and this city becomes a more delicious place to dine every day.
These 100 restaurants represent the best of Denver’s eateries, from fine-dining stunners and cherished classics to hole-in-the-wall joints and exciting additions over the past year. (To be eligible for Eat Here, a restaurant must have opened by Labor Day 2022.)
So get hungry, dig in, and savor the restaurants we can’t live without in 2023. — Molly Martin