Denver Restaurant Guide

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Chez Maggy

“Lots of French butter” and “a kickass burger you’ll have to eat with a knife and fork”: That’s what celebrity chef Ludo Lefebrve promised would appear at his first restaurant outside Southern California. And Chez Maggy, which opened inside the Thompson Denver hotel in February 2022, has delivered. The butter is so fancy that it even has a name (it’s “Rodolphe le Meunier,” according to the menu), and the gravy-doused Burger à la Française is making a name for itself thanks to its eye-catching appearance. But don’t expect too much old-fashioned French stuffiness: The decor is pretty but unfussy, and menu items incorporate Colorado touches, like chilaquiles on the brunch menu, and tartare as well as boeuf bourguignon made with bison rather than beef.
Thompson Denver
  • Price: $$$
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Garage available, Metered