Denver Restaurant Guide

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La Merise

La Merise is aptly named for the neighborhood that surrounds it. "Merise" means "wild cherry," and while you may not find anything even vaguely outlandish in the Cherry Creek ’hood these days, you will find classic French fare at this garden-level restaurant. Menu items include the foie gras and escargots to start; follow up with tuna Niçoise salad, beef Bourguignon or steak frites. For dessert, our pick is one of the sweet crêpes, alternately served with bananas and chocolate, Nutella, strawberry and tres leches or à la Suzette.
  • Price: $$$
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-9 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Metered