Best of Denver

The Ten Best Restaurant Tables in Denver for Every Style of Dining

This table isn't for those with acrophobia.
This table isn't for those with acrophobia. Danielle Lirette
Whether you're planning a festive night out with friends, an intimate experience for two or a VIP outing for you and your entourage, there's a perfect table waiting for you among Denver's hip, hot and posh restaurants. Plan ahead, reserve the table with a view or the one with the special service, then wow your dinner guests with your knowledge of the city's dining scene. Here are ten of the best tables at dining rooms in Denver and Boulder.

click to enlarge Every Wednesday, the prep island in the Bindery's kitchen (behind this pasta-rolling cook) turns into a dinner table for four lucky guests. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Every Wednesday, the prep island in the Bindery's kitchen (behind this pasta-rolling cook) turns into a dinner table for four lucky guests.
Danielle Lirette

The Bindery

1817 Central Street
If you want to be in the heart of the action, chef Linda Hamspten Fox has the perfect seat for you in her LoHi eatery, the Bindery — right in the middle of the kitchen. Every Wednesday night, an island prep station alongside the stoves, pasta counters and plating stations is converted into a dining table where four guests are led through a tasting menu of Mediterranean- and Mexican-influenced plates. If you're interested in partaking, stop in for dinner any night of the week and fill out a card to get your name on a waiting list; each week, a group is selected by a lottery system. Perfect for: gastronauts who missed their calling as professional chefs.
click to enlarge The best seat in the house at Concourse is back by the window. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
The best seat in the house at Concourse is back by the window.
Danielle Lirette

Concourse Restaurant Moderne

10195 East 29th Drive

Every table in chef/restaurateur Lon Symensma's Stapleton dining room, under an undulating wooden ceiling, feels special, and service is always stellar. But if you're a regular and the staff knows you by name, or if you're just looking to take dinner one step above, table number one at Concourse feels just a little more magical. It's right up against a floor-to-ceiling window, so you can enjoy westward views of the city and mountains, and the spacious circular booth provides extra room to relax and enjoy the culinary gems of chef Luke Bergman. Perfect for: those who want to be VIPs for a night.
click to enlarge It doesn't get much more fun than a cheese bar. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
It doesn't get much more fun than a cheese bar.
Danielle Lirette


400 East 20th Avenue

Chef's counters can be a little intimidating, the salumi bar a little confusing. But everyone loves cheese, so a seat at Coperta's mozzarella bar is just the thing for a cozy night of comfort food done Italian style — with an extra dose of hospitality. Choose from buffalo-milk mozz from Campana or domestic, hand-stretched cheese made from Wisconsin dairy (or just get them both), and supplement with suppli al telefono (cheesy rice balls), senise peppers and spaghetti carbonara. Perfect for: an indulgent night with boisterous friends.
click to enlarge Corrida's view of the Flatirons. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Corrida's view of the Flatirons.
Danielle Lirette


1023 Walnut Street, Boulder
Float above pedestrians and traffic with a serene corner table at Corrida, where the breathtaking view of the Flatirons is matched only by the stunning steaks. The two-top is just right for an anniversary dinner, though you may feel a little on display. But don't worry: The other diners aren't staring at you — they're just enjoying the panorama outside. Perfect for: romantic couples with a hint of exhibitionism.
click to enlarge The view from El Five's patio. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
The view from El Five's patio.
Danielle Lirette

El Five

2930 Umatilla Street
Restaurateur Justin Cucci always builds eye-catching eateries, and the swank, sparkly interior of El Five is no exception. But if you want some of the best dining seats in the whole city, wait for pleasant weather and sit out on the fifth-floor balcony, where you'll be able to look out across downtown Denver and count the construction cranes. If vertigo or bad weather keep you inside, the booths along the windows still offer excellent vistas — and you'll be that much closer to the bar. Perfect for: thrill seekers.
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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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